Did you guys have a good week? I have two more left in Maniac’s Human Alter Ego Goes to Hell, which is how I’ve decided to call this Day Job project that needs to be done by the end of the month. It’s a little stressful, so thank goodness for idols.
I don’t want to talk about the week that was, gang; I want to talk about the week to come.
100 Days of Tsurezure is coming to an end in just a few more days. I don’t even want to talk about that, really, except to acknowledge it and note that the latter half of the week will introduce Oshi Watch Digest, which will run ~weekly and document that activities of the Official Oshi of Homicidols.com, Sari from NECRONOMIDOL. I also add this because she did something Weekender-worthy that won’t make it because I’m saving it for Oshi Watch. If you enjoyed the 100 Days, you may like Oshi Watch; maybe someday, when the mood strikes, we’ll do another 100 Days, too.
However! It’s the weekend. For most of us, it’s summer. Enjoy the time, try to get out and have some fun, stay the hell away from idols, etc., but do play the Fun because this week’s is something special for everybody.
Stop Talking, Start Posting
In case you missed it, CY8ER put on an all-time endurance show this week, cranking out 53 songs in a single appearance, and they broadcast it via Periscope:
Wow. So this was a really fun week, and not just because of Queen of the Scene, but also largely because of Queen of the Scene. We have our winner, and it’s Sari. Am I surprised? Not really; I did a little mental handicap after the first couple of days, just based on how people were responding to the different matchups, and even though it was obvious that Aina and probably Su-metal and a couple of others would surge up toward the top, Sari (and Yura, for what it’s worth) seemed to have some staying power. I wouldn’t have bet on her, but she definitely earned it.
What does that mean? It means that Sari is now and until the next Queen of the Scene (gods willing, not until next year), Sari is the Official Oshi of Homicidols.com. While I’m sure she’s thrilled, the main thing is that I’ll be doing a thing featuring her, probably as a weekly digest or so, after wrapping up 100 Days of Tsurezure, which is heading for its final week anyway.
All that said, Hail Sari!. Imagine that Ghost’s “Year Zero” is playing while I say that.
This was a busy week, gang, and it was also a bad one. Guso Drop.DEEP GIRL (though anybody could have seen that coming). Losing Kerrie to “Splatoon.” I’d just as soon never do it again! We inevitably will, though; idol idols on, and I think just about everybody likes video games.
Anyway, good stuff! PassCode MVs. A really neat look at Dots and their creative process coming up in a little while (plus the look behind the curtain). The Friday Fun, which is hugely ambitious and may also reveal how you really feel about idols. QUEEN OF THE SCENE, for which nominations close today, you bunch of weirdos — get your input in before I start making idols do virtual ladder matches next week!
What Were Things That Happened, Maniac?
Screaming Sixties was on TV again. Their fans performed the greatest Wall of Death of all time:
Hey gang! I’m still reeling from this week. In the end, I got a better-performing website out of the deal, and a nice shot of vigor. I feel badly, though, because it was a pretty good week for idol and I was sitting there with my thumb up my ass while jerks jerked all over this thing of mine. Happy ending, though!
So you’ve probably encountered that whole Tokyo Girls thing from the BBC by now. It took me a while to watch it, and it took me a while to want to even really respond to it, and by then the takes were as many as they were diverse, but almost completely united around “seriously, another fucking hit piece?” So I’m not going to add anything to that, and I’d just as soon let the film go down the memory hole (at least this one approached the subject with a quasi-insider’s eye), so: No additional clicky stuff for that. In the meantime, though, I will repeat what I’ve said before, which is that idol fans need to police idol fans around the worst behaviors, which can also be applied to just about everything that has fans, because fans of things can be horrible people, but there’s nothing wrong with being a fan. Protect what you say you love, in other words.
Good morning! Do you have anything fun planned for the weekend? The timing’s off, but this is the big Independence Day weekend+ for us in the United States; in fact, depending on which version of the story you believe, it may have been on this day 241 years ago that we declared our independence from Great Britain and then fought a war for a few more years and then another war a generation later to prove it. The important thing, though: Holiday weekend. Barbecues and beers and hilariously mawkish displays of patriotic piety by people because bitchin’ fireworks are in the sky while a PA system plays Beethoven or Sousa or Holst.
UPDATE: AND TODAY IS ALSO CANADA DAY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANADA!
I kid of course. I’m looking forward to the break from work! And also, Kerrie and Krv are going to be interviewing NECRONOMIDOL ahead of their big London gig on that same day; yes, at approximately the same time that I intend to be putting the last of my personal meat responsibilities on the grill and being just a little bit too drunk, our fine friends will be face-to-face with the Girls of Darkness. Pretty cool. They have a small window to chat through, so we’re trying to stay disciplined about who and how and what gets asked, but feel free to suggest a question, and it might make it into the list.
Welcome to the weekend! I feel like we earned this one. And this is a hell of a Weekender, if I do say so myself. We got the Fun, with some pretty great results so far, and there are some events this weekend (like Mistfes!) that will probably flood the world with video. Good times. Good summer.
Good morning! I hope you all had a good week. Mine was interesting. Programming note: I’m traveling this coming week, but, unlike the last time I had to get away for a few days, this one’s a lighter load, and I’m going to try to catch up on some administrative things that I’ve been meaning to get to.
Right now, though, it’s the weekend. The sweet, blissful weekend. Play the Fun, and think about how TIF’s only like six weeks away or something like that. Do as little as possible that isn’t really fun.
What Happened This Week?
You saw the latest from CY8ER, yes?
I think Rina put to bed the debate of how to say their name
I’ll remind you that this video includes one young woman who used to perform “Paprika” and quit BiS over the literal headbanging and homoeroticism of the original MV, and one young woman whose greatest moment to this point was simulating her own suicide and psychological abuse, and then one other who basically precipitated the end of an entire agency
Happy weekend, everybody! Did you have a good week? Me, I’m glad that mine’s over. Kind of fortunately, there wasn’t a whole lot going on in the Idolverse compared to some other times in the past, so being astonishingly, hellaciously busy didn’t mean missing out too much.