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
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
Hello all! I’ve been looking forward to the responses to last week’s #CensoringWatanabe and I wasn’t disappointed. I actually laughed out loud at some of these! Good job kiddos. I’ll see you next time Watanabe pisses off the fandom.
So anyway, idol cafes are a thing. The most famous is probably the AKB48 cafe, but we’ve also got fine dining from the likes of Chubbiness and a temporary Morning Musume cafe celebrating their 20th anniversary. (Now anyone heading to Japan soon knows where to eat and drink. You’re welcome.) Some of the more popular idols also have their own physical stores that you can enter and buy whatever tat you desire!
But don’t you wish there was some more of it, especially those targeted towards those of us in the alt-idol community? I mean sure, there’s that WACK/Tower Records collaboration right now, but don’t you wish you could visit Momoland or Momoko Gumi Company for real? No? That’s probably a safe bet. Continue reading
It’s that time of week again! Last week you guys did some ugly album covers. Some of them were outright terrifying! And it even inspired a whole new challenge, so maybe we could try that in a future Fun? What do you think?
My personal favourite was @PleiadesRising’s touchpad-drawn recreation of Makai Shinju so as promised… good job! That Pikarin haunted my dreams for days!
Now, I might have hinted this in a previous Friday Fun a few weeks back. Continue reading
Man, I’m on a roll right now! I only wrote last week’s Friday Fun and the week before’s a few days ago and already I have another lined up! Expect a fun drought for the next few weeks ahead!
Do you remember when it was a trend in certain online communities to recreate album art terribly with MS Paint or clipart? I sure do.
Look, I try to perform necromancy on old memes pretty much on a daily basis, but I really think this time we can make it work! Idol covers can be pretty easy to recreate nowadays. Why, some official covers already look like they were made in MS Paint! Continue reading
Hi everyone! It’s Kerrie from the past! I’m writing this a couple of weeks in advance because if everything goes according to plan, I should be in London on a post-Juice=Juice high as you’re reading this. As much as I tend to contaminate Homicidols with my Hello! Project rambling, this time I won’t be interviewing or even meeting them (VIP tickets are so pricey!) but I should hopefully get a sweet t-shirt if the tour merch is anywhere as good as what Up-Front craps out whenever their groups go overseas!
Dat Morning ‘Murica towel
Anyway, onto last week’s Friday Fun, #IdolHeaven! I have no idea how well this turned out, but Idol Heaven has surely got to be good,right?
Scroll past the weird stuff that keeps winding up on our hashtags
Anyway, I’m pumped about Juice=Juice so let’s drag Hello! Project back into this (sorry) with an old-ish tweet discovery I made a while back:
If you were going to go “Kerrie, is this Friday Fun seriously furniture?” then damn right!
Let’s face it, not everyone can be a loud, open wota like the type always at the front row of idol shows. Sometimes we choose to showcase our fandom in more subtle ways. This week, if you’ve ever been reminded of idols by every day items, whether that be a shop display or some food packaging, now’s your chance to tweet it!
I don’t expect too many responses, but if I see anything in London I’ll make sure to let you know! Tweet your idol thingymabobs with the hashtag #EverydayIdol. Perhaps we could get a subtle idol shopping catalogue going.
‘Sup everyone! Last week I asked you to come up with your ideas for #IdolHell! I counted at least three Watanabe mentions! Good job!
It got a little weird because apparently 2D fans use the same tag
Speaking of whom, originally this week’s Friday Fun was going to be another “let’s bully Watanabe” theme but then I thought:
- There’s already been way too many Watanabe Friday Funs this year
- If I do decide to do another Watanabe Fun then if anything it should be on the anniversary of SiS’ disbandment and my subsequent meltdown
- Wouldn’t it make more sense to do an “Idol Heaven” after last week’s “Idol Hell”?
Happy first Friday of September everyone! Last week I asked you to dust off your VHS tapes and outdated product placement and make some dank aesthetic goodness with #Idolsthetic!
Now, I made a little whoopsie making last week’s as Maniac pointed out. #Idolsthetic had already been done last year, as a fun looking for the prettiest MV footage in existence! So as per the Homicidols Code Of Conduct, I’m going through the harshest of punishments. I’m taking a little trip into #IdolHell! Continue reading
I’m writing this over a week in advance! Ain’t I good?
And speaking of good, what good causes did you all come up with in idoldom? Let’s see which #IdolFundraisers are worth donating a spare quid or two to.
When I was writing last week’s post, literally but a few mere hours ago, I was half-asleep and kept having this nagging feeling within me of “wasn’t there another idea I was going to use this week?” and now, at almost 1:00 a.m., I just remembered. Continue reading
We’re just a few days away from our #WorldDotmination effort, friends, and it really could not be easier to take part. You can also invite your friends to take part — after all, even the Darkness Girls are in love with Dots:
“But Maniac,” you say, “what if I have any of several frequently asked questions that will allow you to fill column inches to better justify creating a whole new post on this topic in such a way as to manipulate more participation in the latest fan effort?”
I’m glad you asked! Continue reading