The Friday Fun You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Good day everyone! I’m sorry I totally forgot about #IdolValentines and so Maniac had to do it! Well, too late now. Here’s what should have been #IdolValentines last week:


Speaking of me and screw-ups, I had a bit of a mind-jumble last week on Twitter, when it was suggested to do a clickbait-inspired Friday Fun, but I could have sworn we already did that! And yet, when I looked it up, there was no record of it!

Pictured, me

Well, now I’m baffled. Continue reading

Send the World Your #IdolValentines

Good morning everybody, and happy Valentine’s Day! Halloween and Christmas and Twin Tails Day are the days most tailor-made for idols, but this day, this one’s set up for wota — even particularly weird wota like us who are into particularly weird idols! Brian requested — nay, demanded — the other day that we bring back #IdolValentines for a new iteration, and I think that’s a fine idea.

Here’s last year’s (and some of this year’s, because you guys are wild) entries:

How you do it? Continue reading

The Friday Fun, Guest-starring Your Favorite Idols!

So, Kamen Joshi, huh?


Sorry, that’s all the intro I had. Honestly, that’s all the words I could come up with. In fact, I was struggling for a whole new Friday Fun, but what else is new? (Seriously, if you have any suggestions, feel welcome to tweet me at @weeaboowitch, it’ll be a big help!)

But I was browsing through Netflix sitcoms after finally finishing Friends for the 70th time, and I remembered, “wasn’t there that J-Pop boyband that inexplicably turned up on Fuller House?”


Yes

Celebrities showing up on TV shows is nothing out of the ordinary. But a Japanese act showing up on an American sitcom is a rarity for sure. So let’s come up with scenarios for future idols to cameo on TV! Continue reading

A Friday Fun Like Krusty the Clown Would Do

Wow, that time again! Not for me, I’m writing this on a Sunday morning, but for you guys!

What about last week’s Fun, then? And as of writing not a single Watanabe replacement joke! Well done, I know it was an easy opportunity but you restrained yourselves! I restrained myself! Until now. Oh.


Not to toot my own horn, but remember a few months back we had that #2018IdolPredictions Fun? Well, turns out one of my own predictions is already on its way to becoming a reality: Continue reading

Friday Fun: You’ll Never Replace the Time You Waste Replacing Idols

So about those photobooks. Not gonna lie, I’d probably buy some of them. Especially that sexy Watanabe one, oh baby.


So here I am, trying to think of a new Friday Fun that doesn’t involve coming up with predictions and conspiracies involving WACK Fes, because let’s be honest, you’re all sick of that, when I remembered that I’ve really gotten into Gokigen Teikoku lately. I mean, I was a casual fan the past year or so, but this month I’ve really gotten into them. Indies Best is one heck of an album!

And that, in turn, made me remember this thrilling saga of Ichiho going on sick leave and being replaced by a blow-up sex doll, only for it to face a violent and tragic demise.

For some reason, I thought, “that should happen more often!” Continue reading

Celebrate What Least You’d Want to See in the Friday Fun

I want to give yet another formal apology on behalf of Homicidols. Two weeks ago I did a graduation-themed Friday Fun, only to accidentally trigger Pour Lui to announce her own graduation, cementing me as the cursed wota, so last week to make up for it, I tried to make a Friday Fun based on our hopes and dreams so that maybe, just maybe, we’ll get something good from idol for a change. And nothing happened! So once again, sorry I only ever jinx the worst part of idol, but for now why not browse over what you all wanted last week?


Let’s talk about photobooks for a second. About 90 percent of the time, its usually the same-old same-old; pics of your faves posing in bikinis, maybe doing other irrelevant things, because lets face it, you just came for the bikini-clad girls, admit it. Then every now and then, we’ll get a photobook with an actual concept. I mean sure, there’s usually still bikinis involved, but its themed bikinis! Continue reading

This Friday Fun Will Make It All Better

First of all, I’d like to issue a formal apology on behalf of us here at Homicidols (but mainly me); when I originally started last week’s #WorstReasonsToGraduate fun, it was mostly to air my grievances with the fact that my Hello! Project oshi (and to a lesser extent my AqbiRec oshi) was leaving us. Little did I know that by doing so, I unintentionally cursed BiS and now Pour Lui is jumping ship and … look, I need a sit-down. It’s only a week into 2018 and I’m already losing three of my oshis. 2018 already sucks. Sorry for making the queen of WACK graduate.

Ugh. This week’s summary is going to be bittersweet.


So if I’m capable of bringing such a curse, I can at least use my power for something good, right? Please? I hope I can bring some positive changes to idol for once.

So this week’s hashtag is #Change1ThingImproveAnIdol.

What one thing could that be? Well, it’s all up to you. Could be a name, could be a member, could be the girls of Negicco actually becoming part-onion, you decide what one positive change you’d make! And maybe next week, instead of a tragic graduation announcement, we’ll get the news that CoCoCo is back in Tsurezure. Fingers crossed guys!

(Oh, and by the way, don’t think I missed that sweet #YuraSmile namedrop at the BURST GIRLS debut. I was practically bouncing in my seat when that happened!)

Ha-has in the Heartbreak for This Week’s Friday Fun

Oh no! I thought it was much earlier in the week than it actually was and now I’ve got to pull something out of thin air! Or, I could be lazy and let #2018IdolPredictions go on another week, but is that cheap? But last week’s predictions were really really good!


Now, let’s see… what recent events in idol have been on my mind that I can exploit for a weekend hashtag?

If you follow me on Twitter, then you’re likely aware of the latest idol loss that has gotten me freaking out even more than the SiScourse, even more than Guso Drop ruining Splatoon 2 release day; My Hello! Project kamioshi, ANGERME space queen Aikawa Maho, who previously cameoed in past Homicidols articles, has officially graduated after a year of being on sick leave for panic disorder. I am not okay. How can I make this fun?

Let’s come up with stupid reasons for an idol to graduate or disband! Continue reading

The 2017 Year in Review in Review

2017 is all but dead. 2018 has already started in much of the world. So let’s let GANG PARADE’s new year’s message take care of things to start off:

Great. I wanted to publish this look-back-then-look-ahead yesterday (the first day of the year and all), but I, uh, had some complications like a raging headache and desire for lots of naps to work through instead. I don’t think anybody missed this jazz too much, though.

Nonetheless! Continue reading

The Friday Fun Is a Crystal Ball

Hi everyone! How was your Holidays? It was so hectic on my end that I almost forgot to write this week’s Fun!

On with last week’s festive fun!


I am so learning how to knit to make that bootleg Pour Lui sweater, try and stop me.

2017 is nearly over, the Best Of 2017 festivities have been wrapped up, and I’ve been looking forward to this Fun for over a year. Yeah, it’s an obvious rehash of #2017IdolPredictions and #StateOfIdol2020, but you know what? I love those prediction-themed Funs. We can get some really hilarious entries, and as it turns out, those kinds of fun bring in people from all ends of the idol fandom. It’s almost like a holiday family reunion of its own, if the Hello! Project and 48g fandoms were your aunt and uncle, Stardust and iDOL Street were your cousins, Showa idol fans were your grandparents and whatever non-Homicidol underground group fandom exists at the moment is your distant cousin’s new husband who’ll probably get cheated on once 2018 hits. Of course I’m going to make this an annual thing! Continue reading