How’s it going out there, team? It could not be a more perfect autumn weekend lined up here at Maniac Mansion, so of course I’m going to be spending it doing things that are not just not particularly seasonally appropriate, but are also not terribly enjoyable. Like doing a full system flush on the Maniacmobile! Great times.
Welcome to Saturday! Is it autumn where you are? It’s basically August here, and very strange, because it was October in August. Oh well; they’ll never take the hayrides away from us! I’m thinking maybe some (spiked) cider and s’mores, bust out the ol’ fire pit for the first time in the calendar year and hope that the fact that it hasn’t rained in something like 122 consecutive weeks won’t lead to my burning down half of the county.
But yes, this is a good one for the relaxing, I think. If you like major league baseball, the playoffs are happening; if you like NHL hockey, the season just started. Football? Coming out of your ears. Even basketball’s back in our lives, to make no mention of that weird sport that people in other countries like, the one they erroneously call “football” that mostly small children play here before they graduate to real sports. For you, though, if getting hammered while screaming at people you’ve never met on the TV isn’t an attractive option, there is of course the entire Weekender, the Fun, and debating with yourself who the real debutante of the year is.
So last week’s class went well! My wrangler or handler or whatever KCDC calls them kept reiterating a belief that maybe two or three people would come, and we actually did way better than that, as I had been saying, because “people are interested in this, trust me.” It wasn’t a packed house, of course, though I was happy with the attendance, and the (anonymous) comments afterward were positive. But! I wanted to share the playlist with you; I was going for more of a narrative than a straight listen-and-learn thing, hence some of the random insertions.
Happy Saturday! Did you have a good week? Idol sure didn’t. I mean, there was some good stuff, but also stuff like Cococo, which was bad. It all goes to show that all the feel-good and aw-shucks in the world can’t save anybody from the inevitability of death graduation.
If you haven’t checked out the hashtag for this weeks’ Fun yet, you must, because Kerrie put out a call that has resulted in some true horrors indeed. Why not make one yourself? And then think about whether you want to join me for an hours’ worth of overwrought idol analysis!
I Had a Good Week, Though, Maniac
Good for you!
You’ll Melt More! released the track list for their upcoming EP, plus the name of the tour, which is named after one of the songs:
I think it’s time to quit my job, gang. There’s a tremendously awesome piece that I really want to write, and I need to prepare for my class, and I just know that idol’s going to pop in Q4 (COME ON, JYU JYU!), and here I am with time for none of it. Phooey.
Still, it’s the weekend, the blessed, blessed weekend. And this is that great time of year, too, as autumn (or spring, depending on your hemisphere) gets going and time outside can be spent in nature’s splendor without all of the sweating. Gonna do some of that! As should you. Yes, play the Fun, and wish Yuna well, but definitely make sure to do something other than stare at the Weekender.
So It’s Good Then?
Oomori Seiko at that Summer Monster event:
Did you want to see Babyraids JAPAN dance-cover a K-pop hit?
Which is a shame in a way, because Pour Lui failed her DiET OR DiE challenge and has been placed on hiatus by Watanabe, probably for as long as Chitti was relegated to towel girl for failing her challenge last year:
True story: Back in 2016, somebody associated with Bellring Girls Heart was running out a ton of English one day, so I tweeted a greeting. The response? “I am lizard freak!” Other than who-else-would-say-that, things like this are why I’ll always believe that it was Kanreko:
pomeranian and shunauza- mix INU ita!!! uresi—-!!! kawaiiiiiiiikatta!!
I have very little to say! Rare, I know. But we had another decently cool week in idol, and I’m sorry, it’s football season now and my mind will officially be even more on other things for the next little while, and then hockey and basketball also start and I’m going to re-dedicate myself to personal music after the new year (read: after wounds heal), so my mind’s a-wandering a little. But double hockey sticks to the H-E, somebody is idol is always going to do something interesting.
If you’re anywhere in the path of a natural disaster right now, I really hope you manage to stay safe. In fact focus on that. You other guys can worry about the #IdolHeaven Fun on behalf of those who need a pick-me up.
Enjoy this full live from MIGMA SHELTER:
The PiGU sister unit, CECiL, which also includes both members of PiGU, somewhat launched the other day:
Happy Saturday! You may or may not know that the United States, the country whose official religion for approximately 70 years was anti-communism, decided some time ago that this May Day business was dangerous stuff, so They invented Labor Day for the first Monday in September, which then semi-officially became the last weekend of summer. The permanent upshot? Three-day weekend! Being the industrious Maniac that I am, I will of course be spending a good bit of that time not only laboring for Day Job, but also making upgrades to Maniac Mansion. Labor indeed!
However, you’re not here for that stuff; you want the Weekender. And good for you! Very little of substance is happening in idol right now, so this little junkyard of the random and weird and not-worth-a-post honestly covers a lot of ground. You can kill a few minutes here, go play for the Fun, shake your fist in impotent rage directed in the vague direction of an idol industry that seems to have priorities other than your happiness … really, there are lots of ways to be productive!
Make with the Goods, Maniac
Can you tell me why this is my favorite tweet in a long time?
Welcome to Saturday! I had a bad week. But we had a great one! #WorldDotmination was our most successful fan-to-idol tribute event yet, and … well, it was actually kind of a slow week, or it seemed like it because I had a bad case of the Trying to Dies. I’ll try to avoid that in the future.
Summer’s almost over, too, it suddenly dawns on me. Time to make some lemonade and chomp on a cigar while mowing the lawn! If I had kids to swear at, I’d do that, too. As for you guys, play the Fun and take a fun little stroll through the Weekender!
This Is Gonna Be Stupid, Isn’t It?
Friend of the show Amina du Jean has me very excited about her project:
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.