Your Friday Fun? Give Us Bootlegs

It’s another Kerrie number, amigos, but WordPress is being butt to her at the moment, so I’m posting on her behalf. Buy stuff from her shop.

I can’t believe I almost forgot about this, but you know, its hard to keep track when WordPress is being weird about allowing me to log in and all (hence why the idol calendar has been so dead atm!) I was actually about to go to bed as or writing this until I suddenly remembered as I was turning off my laptop. The things I do for you guys.

But anyway, last week’s fun was in honour of Eurovision, namely, if idols took part in it. Here’s what you came up with:


I have a bit of a fascination with weird bootleg things. I’m talking the really weird stuff. Some of the nice folks from the alt-idol podcast, discord and Maniac himself might remember when I joined in the first-day WACK audition commentary and I was editing Pour Lui into some quality images I pulled from the @Bootleg_Stuff twitter (I even had the new!BiSwagon as my Twitter header until last week or so). Continue reading

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The Friday Fun Is a Great What If

Kerrie was having trouble logging in, gang, so she asked me to post on her behalf. It’s Kerrie, if you couldn’t tell. Go buy something from her.

Well, last week’s Friday blew up in ways I didn’t expect. Lots of people took part, and it somehow even made its way to Guso Drop themselves! Boss!Rei got some amusement from browsing the tag, the smile goddess herself Yurapiko has been hashtagging her selfies as #YuraSmile. Good job everyone! You got us noticed!


I was a little bit unsure how to follow up a Funday as successful as #YuraSmile, but then one of our regulars, @SalemBlack4Ever was kind enough to suggest something.

Well, I couldn’t resist. The annual Europe (and Australia)-wide karaoke battle where the results are in no way determined by politics whatsoever brings joy to many people’s lives. You do get some legitimately good songs in there, but everyone also remembers the camp and silly side too. It sounds like the perfect event for idols to show up at!

So, this week, we want you to come up with scenarios that would happen if idols entered Eurovision! Continue reading

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The Friday Fun Would Make the Joker Wince

Kerrie was off and running with this before I even knew what was happening. It’s terrifying. But she didn’t get around to finishing her homework, so here’s last week’s #AltIdolNewsShow results.


Back to Kerrie

You know what I really love about Guso Drop’s Yurapiko? Every live, no matter what, she’s smiling. She’s got that big goofy grin that makes me smile too. No matter what, when she’s on stage, it’s there, impossible to wipe off. The smile is Yura.

For your average idol, a perma-grin like that is everything. “Smile more when you’re performing” is a criticism a lot of idols hear from their managers, so for any other idol group, Yura would look both adorable and professional.

But when she’s in Guso Drop? That smile is terrifying. Continue reading

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The Friday Fun Is Redefining Binge-watching with Idol TV

I’m actually writing this one immediately after last week’s Friday Fun post, so I have no idea if you guys actually joined in with the #IdolCoversIdLikeToSee fun, but since you usually deliver, I’m going to congratulate you anyway! Good job everyone!


I can hear the groaning coming a mile away; “Oh boo, here goes Kerrie with her Hello! Project rambling again, kick her off the site already.” Yes, this is another Friday Fun inspired by Hello! Project. When you’re a fan of both alt-idol and more traditional idols, sometimes you see certain groups or companies doing one thing and wonder “what would happen if ____ did that too?”

I’ve ranted many times on Twitter about how I want to see WACK become the HelloPro of alt-idol, with shuffle units (A MoMo unit with BiS’ Momoland and BiSH’s Momogumi, anyone?), big joint events, the whole shebang (and to be fair, last month’s WACK Expo was like a smaller version of what I had in mind). Continue reading

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What Better Friday Fun Than Hearing Idols Ruin Your Favorites?

First off an apology; things have been a bit hectic what with job hunting, some art projects and my own personal health going down the drain, hence why I wasn’t around last week nor for that dramatic conclusion to the Hello! Project Samurai War! I’m not setting a good example as the Homicidol Gremlin at all! And to think, Maniac is still bitter about me winning the Alt Idol Podcast Zenkimi giveaway and not sharing my precious loot (It’s okay Maniac; I’ll send you a photo of my Megumi wristband so you can print it off and stick it to your arm, so it’s sort of the same thing, right?) and then I go and disappear too! Honestly though, I think you all needed a break from me anyway.

But luckily, Maniac was an excellent sport in setting up last week’s Friday Fun, and you were all excellent sports in participating!


This week’s Friday Fun is something that’s been on my mind ever since #UpcomingAltIdolEvents, especially since some of the suggestions we got could very well fit into this week’s hashtag. But really, this is just an excuse to post BiS’ cover of “Suki Suki Daisuki” once again. Continue reading

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This Friday Fun Is a Very Bad Idea

Hey gang. Kerrie’s on a special assignment today, and I was going to just let the Fun slide for a week, but then, naw, we always manage to make it a good time.

After all, last week’s #IdolBrandDeals turned out okay:


But I’m not right-way funny for this kind of thing, so I struggled a little bit with what to do. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Continue reading

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There’s ‘Fun’ in ‘Fund Drive’: Contribute to the Ongoing Health of Homicidols.com

Hello again, people who I in no way think are weird! I always imagined that, occasionally grandiose ambitions (and poorly executed jokes thereabout) aside, Homicidols.com would be just some kooky little corner of the Internet where a few roughly like-minded people would share music and tell their friends and no big deal. And that’s pretty much true, though there are way more of us than I reckoned!

To keep up with costs and maybe even get a little more ambitious around here, I’m introducing something that I definitely didn’t think I would ever want to, let alone need to, but here we are: It’s the Homicidols Fund Drive! Continue reading

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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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