Last week, you let an AI do all the hard work for you!
I’m scribbling this down real quick, as I’m currently a mess at almost 5:00 a.m., looking at old tweets from three years ago about the BiS Reformation Audition (the first one, the 2016 one) for information to put on my little side-project, the WACKi.
Ah, sweet little Kerrie. Remember how I was the biggest SiS fan for exactly one day because that’s how long they lasted? Remember a time before the chaos of this year’s BiSgeddon, when GANG PARADE’s (relatively small, in comparison. They lost what, two people? That’s less than what BiS loses in a week!) repeated fallouts had become a running gag in this community? Times were so much simpler back then.
This nostalgia really got me thinking of things that could have been. If SiS actually survived. If Coco Partin Coco actually managed to get into BiS like everyone thought she would at the time? Then, I got a metaphorical light bulb over my head for this week’s fun. Continue reading
Last week, it wasn’t me who ruined everything for once.
It’s the last weekend before Halloween, everyone! So, you know what that means! It’s time for our (sometimes) annual #IdolNightmares hashtag! What does that mean? Well, it’s all down to your interpretation! Continue reading
Wow, last week’s Friday Fun was pretty beautiful! Kerrie once again fulfilled her role as the nexus of idol fan energy and nurtured some positive vibes. We all should occasionally remind ourselves that while we do indeed love idols, the interconnected family that is the fandom community is perhaps an equal, if not greater draw to what keeps us here. Last weekend was even better for that little love-in, and we should indeed take a bit of pride in ourselves and each other for this thing we’ve become a part of.
Alas, Kerrie is still suffering through her frustrating technical difficulties, so the fun is falling onto the substitute squad’s shoulders. Thanks to Daemon and his mad mind though, we’ve got a very fun….well, Friday Fun!
You know what we need in the movies these days? Less Moody-McMoody superheros and more idols! So that’s where you come in! Imagine you’re pitching your concept for an idol-themed movie to an executive or investor and use a tweet to sell it to us!
It can be an idol-specific storyline, or perhaps a remake starring your oshi, or just about any wacky (or serious) thing you can imagine! Tweet your #IdolMoviePitch and wait for the offers to flood in! We’re waiting and have millions of dollars ready to throw at you! (Okay maybe not, but how about a $7 box of Raisinets?)
Time goes by quick! It was at the very end of August when we hosted a Friday Fun dedicated to the joys of fan art, and it came together quite nicely, and YOU deserve all the credit for that! Literally every single post with the #idoldoodles tag was wonderful, I mean that! That kind of positive, creative energy really makes my day, and is truly one of my very favorite things about being a part of this fandom.
One thing you may recall is that we’re intending to maintain a regular feature here on the blog where we share a few of our favorite pieces with the masses. We’ll be revisiting the aforementioned hashtag, but also keeping our eyes peeled for any other terrific idol-themed artwork we happen upon. I’m not sure how often we’ll do a round-up yet: semi-weekly, monthly, probably most likely when we feel like it, but I really want everybody who cares about the wonderful artwork in this community to participate in any way they want. If you make art, (any kind of art) let us know! If you see some else’s art you especially like, also let us know!
We’ll link the twitter or Instagram posts here, and if you see something you appreciate, by all means, please visit their account and let them know you like it! You’ll be surprised how much a simple click of the heart, or a nice comment, or a retweet can mean to a person brave enough to put their work out there. If you do that, they’ll feel compelled to make more art, maybe even score a commission, or just plain feel more confident in what they do. Everybody wins!
With that said, here’s some stuff from the last month that we really liked…
Wow, it’s Friday again, huh? Team Homicidols has been combining our minds together to help with the Friday Funs since Kerrie’s laptop went down, and one thing I think we’ve learned: Creating Friday Fun is actually pretty tough! Kerrie’s been doing this for quite a while now and when you realize how much effort she puts into entertaining us by dreaming up activities for the pre-weekender, it’s quite an impressive feat. But anyway, the crew came up with a new one and I think you’ll all have a good time with it!
But first, last week’s Fun was near and dear to us on a personal level, since it brought together fandom and creativity through fan-art. It was the positive and supportive rally we were hoping for, and please keep in mind that we intend to keep #idoldoodles going well into the future! We’re hoping to revisit the theme on a semi-regular basis and share more fan-art as a Homicidols feature, so by all means keep your pencils/paintbrushes/digital tablets sharpened!
More #idoldoodles to come!!!
Okay, now for this fine Friday! Have you ever played Pictionary? We’re doing something similar to that where we’d like you to utilize images and place them together to create references to idols, song, titles, album titles, etc. You can create a sequence of images, or even a single image to allude to something in the idol world. And for extra fun, leave them unanswered so people can guess at them! Here’s an example that Daemon came up with… Continue reading