Friday Fun: What Else Is a Pen Light Good For?

Happy Friday everyone! Let’s talk about something that isn’t just relevant to alt-idol, but idol in general; penlights. At any idol show, there’s inevitably going to be a sea of colourful little glowing sticks lighting up the room like its Christmas day. Waving a penlight in your favourite member’s image colour is one of the easiest ways to show your support to someone who’ll probably never support you back (at least, not personally). But what happens after?

This is coming from someone who has never attended an idol concert and, unless someone throws a few thousand pounds my way so I can go to Japan, or a group I love comes to the UK when I can actually afford a London trip for once (looking@you, Babymetal), probably never will.

And yet, I still want an idol penlight of my very own. Why? There’s probably zero use for it outside of live shows. To show my support for my oshi? I can just buy specific merchandise like photos and t-shirts instead of something that usually has multiple colour options at the press of a button. This isn’t just me, either, from the looks of my Twitter feed. They even stocked Hello! Project penlights on Tokyo Otaku Mode for overseas fans to purchase! And yes, I almost bought one.

This is where your imaginations come in. Continue reading

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Friday Funday: When Necroma Reacts, You Listen

Kerrie’s on a serious roll lately; go buy some of her original art!

Oh lord do I love some of the things that come from drama. During times when we are worried, upset, all other kinds of negative emotions, sometimes absolute hilarity and beauty ensues as a result. You know what they say about the best art coming from tragedy. What I’m trying to say is, as suspicious as the ANFORT scenario may be, you guys brought some great things to the #BetterCompaniesThanANFORT hashtag. Great job!


After that mess, I think we could do with a breather this week. As much as Maniac probably wants me to arrange a Twitter funeral for Hauptharmonie and PiiiiiiiN (hey, we can do that too if you want!), it’s probably best that some good old-fashioned silliness came about. Not like #BetterCompaniesThanANFORT wasn’t already silly.

Luckily, this particular promotional photo courtesty of NECRONOMIDOL keeps popping up on my Twitter feed at the moment. Continue reading

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Friday Fun Celebrates Only the Worst Work Experience

It’s that time again! Time we express our love, our anger, our despair and whatever feelings we have towards the alt-idol community the only way we know how; dank memes, mockery and imagining scenarios that would never happen!

Last week we asked you to react to the Up Up Girls VR news by coming up with some idol-themed virtual reality games of your own. You brought some doozys here, folks. I think Watanabe’s tourbus might be scarier than than Silent Hills could have ever managed (RIP)


Speaking of Watanabe (what a transition, eh?), lets jump back a few weeks where he pissed off a chunk of us with his antics and my immediate response was to turn it into a hashtag party. That was a fun way of venting, right?

Think of this week as a quasi-sequel to #BetterManagersThanWatanabe (well, if you ignore the rest of the WACK trilogy that this mess prompted). You see, as much as we like to make fun of how much of shithead Watanabe is, turns out ANFORT may, arguably, be worse. You can read that article if you want to know the full details, but while the stuff with BiS could be argued as a likely staged, kind of mean-spirited publicity stunt; the recent blowout regarding Anna, Ice Cream Suicide, and ANFORT’s rather unsavory history with their idols in general has brought a bit of anger and concern to this community. And well, I already said in this article how I prefer to respond to concerning events within idol.

Really, it’s not fair at all that Watanabe gets to have all the ragging to himself. Continue reading

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Get Your Con On: Daemon’s Back with the Kawaii Underground

If you folks remember the halcyon, more innocent time of Homicidols.com, your friend and mine Daemon hosted a kawaii metal panel at Con Nichiwa in Tucson. That was almost a year ago! And now:

Love. Continue reading

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There Are Few Trainwrecks This Compelling

I was having some DM chatter with friends the other day, as one will, and it was shared that a project between community leaders was coming together, and that it would be wise to keep an eye out. Well, friends, that day is before us:

Or, specifically, today at 3:30 p.m. EST, 8:30 p.m. GMT or (my favorite part) tomorrow at 5:30 a.m. in Japan! Continue reading

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This Friday Fun Is Virtual Insanity

Previously on Friday Funday: Last week was #Deathless4Necroma, which was a lot of fun and we even got noticed and promoted by Ricky himself! Thanks dude! And thanks to everyone who took part.


The week before that, you came up with some wonderful #UpcomingAltIdolEvents that will never be added to the Homicidol calendar but we all got a few laughs out of it, and that’s all that matters, right?

[Maniac: Twitter’s doing that thing where it eats feeds again; just go here to look at the fun stuff]

I really, really want that Koutei Camera Gull album.

This week’s hashtag is similar, but more specific. The context is the Up Up Girls VR app; laughing at Saki’s drunk face was plenty enough entertainment for me, but VR is what all the cool kids are into these days it seems, so I’m sure kissing members of UUG isn’t going to be the last foray into this space-age technology that I remember from the 90s that we’re going to see from idols. So let’s predict the next ones! Continue reading

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Prepare to Get DEATHLESS

Friday has already begun in Japan, and it’ll be creeping (like death!) up on the rest of us in due time. And you know what that means …

It’s Time to Get #Deathless4Necroma!

Once again, the overall details are here, and right here are the really relevant bits:

  • Friday, Feb. 24 (that’s today/tomorrow!)
  • Corpse paint and/or spider
  • On your face
  • Snap a selfie (or, gods forbid, a group photo)
  • Update your social profile picks for the day, and/or relentlessly show the world your commitment
  • Use #Deathless4Necroma and tag @NECRONOMIDOL on Twitter or Facebook or maybe even Instagram
  • And remember to tell your friends!

Also remember, in the wise words of the Supreme Nothing himself: Have fun with it. You don’t need to go wildly down the road of making yourself into a member of Abbath’s backing band; smash some white paint on your face, trace some black around your eyes and mouth, grimace/stick your tongue out at a camera, profit. If actually painting your face isn’t your idea of a good time, or if paint is hard to come by or the opportunity doesn’t present itself etc., you can also tweet out images of other black metal stuff, or of Necroma, or turn your profile pics white-and-black. The only limit is your imagination!

Here’s a fresh tutorial to show you how it (the painting) is done:

You can also follow Brian’s advice and accessorize!

For real, if anybody goes full Gorgoroth for this exercise, I’ll send them a very nice note via email. WHAT AN INCENTIVE.

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You Clowns Inspired This Friday Fun by Being Clowns

Hi everyone! It’s Kerrie, speaking from the past! How spooky. Is future Kerrie still as sleepy as past Kerrie is? How will I know, I’m writing this about a week in advance. But before I go into any further rambling caused by 2 nights without sleep, let’s have a look at last week’s party. I asked you all to come up with potential idol movies. I can’t wait until some idol big-wig sees this and goes “hmmm, let’s fund this” when they saw their group.


This week’s party is one I’ve been holding back on for a while now due to different circumstances –cough- The Watanabe Trilogy –cough- but I figured to get this out of the way before I forget or before yet another idol hell approaches –cough-Watanabe-cough-Trilogy-cough- and it’s all related to our event calendar.

Remember that? I keep updating it whenever I can, so consider this event to also be a reminder to continue submitting any release dates or important events in idol fandom, because I’m only one person and I can very easily overlook something I didn’t spot before.

Also, some cheeky has been submitting fakey releases to us: Continue reading

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Next Friday, We Go #Deathless4Necroma

Hello everybody! I wanted to share this quick reminder about the next big community idol support project, this time to celebrate NECRONOMIDOL and the release of their DEATHLESS album that I could not be giddier about.

The overall details are here, and right here are the really relevant bits:

  • Friday, Feb. 24
  • Corpse paint and/or spider
  • On your face
  • Snap a selfie (or, gods forbid, a group photo)
  • Update your social profile picks for the day
  • Use #Deathless4Necroma and tag @NECRONOMIDOL on Twitter or Facebook or maybe even Instagram, I dunno
  • And remember to tell your friends!

So. Continue reading

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When Senpai Notices: Billie Idle Loves Your Dance Videos

Man, this is just proof positive that we really are the best fans.

Ashley shared this in the Idolmetal group, and I was going to make a little bit of a deal out of that, but then this happened:

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