Think of All the Money on Duty Charges This Friday Fun Could Save You

Hello again! Already halfway through December! Make sure you’ve cast your votes and opinions for Best Of 2017 if you haven’t already! Your wota points depend on it! And once you’ve done that, take a good look at last week’s Fun!

Its another one of those nights where I’m up at stupid o’clock looking at idol merch I can’t afford. And I thought, “there’s really some types of tat that’s really heavily associated with idol, huh?” I’m talking muffler towels, penlights, bromide photos, those figure plate things. Sure, you can sometimes see this type of loot in other fandoms such as anime, K-Pop and the like, but let’s be real here; most of you associate such items with idols.

So it got me thinking, what would happen if other celebrities got merchandise like what you’d find at an idol show? Continue reading

Get into the Season with an Idol Advent Calendar

Let’s play a game, shall we? No, not the Friday Fun, though we should all of course play that, especially if it’s Watanabe-related, as doing so gives Garry the vapors. But no, today, I thought that we might all enjoy becoming part of a big ol’ community wide project of appreciation that’s perfect for this time of year and even have a handy-dandy existing model to ride shotgun with.

If you’re Christian, or even just familiar with Christian (and Christian-derived and/or Christian-appropriated) holidays, you know that Christmas is right around the corner. You may also be aware of the church season called Advent, which is basically the equivalent of watching the BiS audition, except that you know who wins before it even starts, and also it’s several weeks long. Many people, in fact, dispense with the liturgical trappings and cut right to the chase, turning Advent into a functional Days in December until Christmas thing. And, because it’s cool and good to find ways to spruce up the holidays despite their high degree of pre-existing spruce, folks often have Advent calendars that, on a daily basis, dispense candy or toys or booze to mark the passage of time until baby Jesus’s birthday.

Basically, Advent calendars are boss as hell, and Things That Are Boss As Hell is a category that includes idols, so it only stood to reason that somebody — in this case, our very own Papermaiden — would find a way to combine the two: Continue reading

Friday Fun: Resurrection

What a week I’ve had. Maniac suspended me from the site for gaining a whole 5 grams, he even took my laptop away from me under the guise that it had broken! Then he started a search for other UK-based writers who are also Hello! Project fans who also like bad puns! It wasn’t until the other contributors for this site staged a 15-minute “squat-in” that I was finally allowed back! Screw you, Maniac! Hahahaha!

Cue the Twitter feed!

I’m writing this at 2:00 a.m. on a Friday morning last-second, I have no good ideas. Shouldn’t you all be debating something about the Best Of 2017? So I’m going to be lazy and take my surprise comeback as inspiration; who do you actually want to come back? Continue reading

The Friday Fun of Questionable Choices

Hi everyone, it’s Friday again! Have you been doing your work on the Best Of 2017 nominations?
Speaking of nominations, last week I asked for some alternative idol campaign posters and send some appreciation to WACK/Miss ID runner up, Aono. I think those two hashtags meant there was a lot less entries than normal, but hey, we still got a couple!

This is hashtag I’d been considering ever since seeing a tweet by Homicidols friend and podcast-man @Ramenshuriken a while back, of which I can no longer find but it was along the lines of “lol wtf predia?” Continue reading

A Friday Fun for Liberty and Justice for All

Did you know, last night I had a dream where we had a proper awards ceremony for the Best Of 2017, it was live streamed and everything. Keyakizaka46 were there even though I’m certain they’ve never even been covered on this site, but take what we can get, right? Anyway, it came to a close halfway through, because Maniac had to go and do emergency office things, and someone I haven’t spoken to in a decade suddenly appeared and threw my laptop into a ditch.

Anyway, here’s #IdolAttemptsAtGoingGlobal!

God damn it Watanabe, you just make Friday Funs way too easy, I both love and hate you (mostly the latter though). You know that anecdote about the dream I just gave? Swap a few roles around and I think this is exactly how the election results are going to be announced. Mark my words! Kenta will suddenly disappear and a horde of angry WACK fans are going to throw Watanabe’s laptop in a ditch and then there will be seven new documentaries about it.

I was just going to let this election slide by because let’s face it, Aina’s going to win. But then I saw all these fanmade election posters going around on the Japanese side of Twitter and thought “I gotta get in on that.” Continue reading

This Friday Fun Is Idols Going Global

It’s Friday again! How’s it going?

Last week we took a look at the best of #IdolPets; And I totally forgot! Sorry guys.

Praise our beloved dark lords for opening their international fan club to the rest of the world. Necronomidol work so hard at including the international fandom alongside the native fans, something that in the world of alt-idol, is usually too costly or difficult to achieve. Aside from Babymetal, the international market seems like a lost cause for even the most mainstream groups. And with recent Western idol coverage being less than favourable (to the point where one such instance is even a Letdown Of The Year nominee!) being a Western idol fan can feel a bit lonely sometimes. And idols trying to make it overseas isn’t something new either. In fact, idols trying to cater to a possible American demographic resulted in one of the most infamous TV flops of all time!

What the ever-loving hell?

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This Friday Fun Is for the Animal Lovers

We’re finally in November! The best of 2017 nominating spree is underway, I’m already debating whether to put up my Christmas tree, those of you in America are probably already starting fights in Walmart over turkey or something, I’m not sure. And last week we celebrated #IdolHalloween!

It looks like a lot of you have caught on to the fact that I’m going through a Friday Fun dry spell right now because you’ve been suggesting some ideas of your own!

You know what Christian, that’s a genius idea! Anything that will allow me to spam Twitter with photos of my cat has got to be a good thing, right? Continue reading

Let’s Give Cosplay an Entirely New Meaning

Hi everyone! Last week you brought us the most scandalous theories and predictions in idol, and unlike last week, not a single one has come true yet! Thank goodness! But the year isn’t over yet. Who knows when another Zenkimi Hell or a Watanabe publicity stunt gone too far will occur? Lets just cross our fingers and tap some wood for the rest of the year.

You know what time it is? It’s the last Friday Fun before Halloween! Last year we had #IdolNightmare, which was a lot of fun, so this year has got to be something similar, right? Well … there was #IdolHell, I guess but we just had that… and we don’t really have any prizes ready for another #IdolNightmare, unless someone out there wants a cruddy art commission by yours truly.

Let’s just make things broad and simple this week, shall we? Halloween is a fun holiday, so let’s have fun! Continue reading

This Is the Most Contrivedly Shocking Friday Fun of All

Can you believe it? Can you believe that just last week I somehow managed to predict Duso Grop via #AnnouncementsWeActuallyWant, its a Homicidols miracle
May all your dream idol announcements come true too.

I feel like I’ve probably done this one before, but whatever, if I can do #Idolsthetic twice, I can do #FutureIdolScandals multiple times too. Once upon a time, when I frequented a certain popular Hello! Project forum, I made a thread about this for giggles, expecting nothing but joke answers, but can you believe this? People took it seriously! And we can’t be having that now, can we? So I’m bringing it back! Continue reading

This Friday Fun Ought to Be Interesting: #AnnouncementsWeActuallyWant

It’s that time again! Hows things? Last week, I asked for your idol tourist traps, stores and places of interest for #IdolEstablishments. I counted at least THREE Watanabe entries! Wow, you guys sure are salty!

After so much sal,t we should probably have something a little happier. Not saying last week’s Idol Establishments was sad or anything, but do you ever feel that we’ve been getting a lot of negative idol announcements lately? Disbandments and graduations are par for the course in idol, but it doesn’t make it any less upsetting. Then there are half of WACK’s announcements that are both upsetting and uncommon in idol, but I digress.

What idol announcements do you really want? Continue reading