100 Days of Tsurzure, Day 48: Respite

Somebody must have gotten to Cococo, because this is consecutive days when it looks like she’s striving for humanity. Yesterday, watermelons; today, a bento box for tomorrow’s fan thingy.

Komachi, perhaps out of a sense of satisfaction and perhaps for a breather, put on a period-appropriate hat …

… and hit up a classic car show, revisiting what may be her greatest personal interest. Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about Signature Sounds

Considering what’s about to come out in a little while here, I didn’t necessarily want to drill down this particular shaft right now, but the timing is what it is, and, you’ve probably seen and heard the new Maison Book Girl, right?

Man, the reacts to this sucker sure were positive! For instance:

I’m not calling out our Papermaiden here — she’s just an example. The reality is that people in the altisphere were all like FUCK YEAH MAISON BOOK GIRL yesterday and are probably still giving each other high-fives across time and space. And I’m glad that you guys like it, and MBG is doing well. Continue reading

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Your Homicidols Weekender #32

Welcome to the weekend! I feel like we earned this one. And this is a hell of a Weekender, if I do say so myself. We got the Fun, with some pretty great results so far, and there are some events this weekend (like Mistfes!) that will probably flood the world with video. Good times. Good summer.

Let’s Get to It

Teratani Mina did it again:

Oh, and happy birthday, Yui-chan. No wacky conspiracy theories this time. Continue reading

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 47: Chrysalis

Go ahead and figure out this one, you guys. After Komachi’s (imaginary) dive into the Tokyo sewer system to locate the transmogrifying Cococo, the penguin-stricken subject emerged earlier to … go on a legendary discussion about watermelons with her fans:

Honestly, it just begins there. Her feed is currently a wonder of summertime fruit enjoyment and her verification as being aware of Kenny’s murderer.

The (imaginary) hunt left Komachi exhausted, though: Continue reading

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Non Idols On

How about that for a title, huh? It actually undersells the whole, but I don’t know of very many people who don’t dig on ex-DEEP GIRLer Non. She’s back, in case you couldn’t tell, and not in the way that she tended to pop up here and there for her random jazz vocals and the like — no, she’s back, with a posse, doing something that I’ve legit never seen before.

This is the group:

Which I surprised to see when Trigger Warning shared it with me yesterday, and then it popped up in the group — I’ve been seeing Candye Syrup something-or-other for a long-ass time, which their Twitter profile confirms, seeing as they go back almost two year at this point, and have historically rubbed elbows with a lot of our idol mainstays because it’s a, uh, hair salon.

Anyway, this is a big ol’ step into the unknown. In addition to Non and her mouth piercings doing yume-kawaii, they’ve managed to take that whole image and not super-idol it the way Rinahamu’s various projects tend to; no, they took yume-kawaii and made it nasty:

Of course, they won’t exclusively do that and will dabble, but sweet holy moses, I love this juxtaposition of pastels and cotton candy and screaming. I love it mucho. Also trying to figure out how many of those members are people that I know from other things, because I swear that it’s more than just Non. OH WELL.

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Like Being John Malkovich, Except Really Pour Lui? The Friday Fun

Hi everyone, how’s the week been? I actually had to check back on last week’s Friday Fun entries because I’m half-asleep right now (thanks heatwave) and forgot! For shame! Last week’s #BadIdolNames certainly brought some good (or should I say terrible) suggestions.


I want Tentenkocococococokoto to be real.

I was stuck for ideas for this week’s Friday Fun. I had a few in the bag to be chosen, I just didn’t know which to go for.
But then like she was reading my mind, Pour Lui went and tweeted this an hour ago (as of writing):

I mean, what kind of fans would we be to let her down like that? Continue reading

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Man, Killed in Sadness Sounds Awesome

This is a wacky little coincidence: Yesterday, while I was passing through Twitter for a minute, I spied a Killed in Sadness promo tweet for their upcoming second one-man, and thought that I’d ask Jul — arguably the Western world’s leading expert on PAC IDOL projects — if they’d shared out anything lately. That led to the discovery of the below.

At basically exactly the same time, Luis shared the exact same chunk of stuff in the alt-idol group.

That’s cool. We’re cool. We like cool stuff. And there’s even more cool stuff this morning!

Anyway, the whole point of this is to share Killed in Sadness, who (as if the intro weren’t fairly explicit on the question) are part of the PAC IDOL stable and indirectly carrying on the legacy of Lolisyn (way better than REBOOT ever did; hell, way better than Lolisyn’s former members not named Waka ever did). I got to talk about them all of once before, because, again, PAC IDOL.

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100 Days of Tsurezure, Day 46: Solstice

INT. TOKYO SEWERS – NIGHT

MARE A KOMACHI (20s) slinks quietly along the catwalk. Her jaw is set, her mission clear.

KOMACHI
(quietly)
Cococo!

Only dripping water greets her call. Komachi’s face says it all: It’s about what she expected.

A RUSHING SOUND up ahead betrays one of the system’s main intakes. Komachi heads toward it.

INT. TOKYO SEWERS – CULVERT – CONTINUOUS

Komachi views the scene before her: Amid churning storm runoff and SAFETY SIGNS left over from a recent maintenance project, all would be normal, but for the STREAKS OF RED BLOOD on the wall and, just above the culvert’s mouth, DEEP SCRATCH MARKS.

ANGLE ON: A single link of BLUE CHAIN stuck on one of the signs.

Komachi NODS grimly. She’s closer now. Continue reading

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I’m So Mad That I Almost Didn’t Even Want to Share These GANG PARADE Photos

Because I hate everything right now, I’ve been in transit hell for going on 24 hours, and yeah, I got some PiGU to soften the blow, but I’m just way beyond the point at which I actually give a crap about anything other than … well, getting to work. What a world.

But. So. GANG PARADE. They announced this jazz and I was like “The hell? Didn’t they just do a new single? And also that title’s really familiar” and then was like “I DON’T CARE I WANT TO PUNCH THIS BABY.” But then I ate a sandwich and things started to fall into place.

“Beyond the Mountain.” John did that, hence my confusion. So this is all the art that they’re using for it. Continue reading

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I’m Indulging in These PiGU Videos Because

Good morning team! I’m going to tell you a little story: Yesterday, I was to return to Maniac Mansion after a fairly long trip away. Business! No big deal. But when I got to the airport to fly back, my flight was super delayed, meaning that I’d miss my connection, meaning that I needed different flights, meaning that I wasn’t going to be on the original timetable at all, and also meaning that what originally felt like a pretty accomplishable Thursday ahead was going to be a whole bunch of butt instead. Boo!

Fortunately, I remembered that PiGU had put out some additional pro-shot live video of some stuff that we’ve experienced recently, so I decided to just make a post about that because it made me feel a little better about being stuck in an airport way past the time when any human being who isn’t a Tom Hanks character should be.

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