Your Homicidols Weekender #34

So you’ve probably encountered that whole Tokyo Girls thing from the BBC by now. It took me a while to watch it, and it took me a while to want to even really respond to it, and by then the takes were as many as they were diverse, but almost completely united around “seriously, another fucking hit piece?” So I’m not going to add anything to that, and I’d just as soon let the film go down the memory hole (at least this one approached the subject with a quasi-insider’s eye), so: No additional clicky stuff for that. In the meantime, though, I will repeat what I’ve said before, which is that idol fans need to police idol fans around the worst behaviors, which can also be applied to just about everything that has fans, because fans of things can be horrible people, but there’s nothing wrong with being a fan. Protect what you say you love, in other words.

Anyway. It was a pretty cool week in general!

This Format Is Getting Boring, Maniac

Dots in black:

Weirdo:

Hoshina Fumimi, who is cool and good, is ready for you to show up to buy her EP:

Still at it:

More You’ll Melt More!

C-Style uploaded this promo video the other day; it’s incredible:

This is a hell of a script thing from You’ll Melt More!:

Thanks, Caleb, for introducing me to NATASHA’s producer and also for the fact that there’s going to be a NATASHA announcement soon:

Tenten released this trailer for her latest CD … R:

Checkmate!

sora tob sakana!

Neat!

Discuss:

Idols and cats:

I couldn’t in good conscience make this STARMARIE MV its own post, but you might like it anyway if you like STARMARIE:

The award for Art Design in Idol Merch and Also Logos needs to go to Wagamama Rakia:

Next week, PiGU does this for real:

But without Momokan:

Manatsu …

Great outfits, or greatest outfits?

Enjoy your weekend!

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Here’s a Whole Awful Mess of Cure Live

You guys know that I love me some Cure, and that I also love me live video, and that I additionally also love me chances to share good content without having to work very hard — as mentioned earlier, I am quite tired this morning! — and Viz Major sharing this set of videos yesterday provides exactly that.

Cure had themselves a one-man of sorts, with (most of) the new lineup, and frankly in a nicer venue than I’m used to seeing them play. It also includes some material that I’m not as familiar with (which, great, please do more new stuff):

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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 #30

Happy weekend, everybody! Did you have a good week? Me, I’m glad that mine’s over. Kind of fortunately, there wasn’t a whole lot going on in the Idolverse compared to some other times in the past, so being astonishingly, hellaciously busy didn’t mean missing out too much.

The Fun is ongoing as usual, but it’s also that time of year when you should be looking toward doing stuff outside. Idol’s portable, you know? Take the playlists with you.

All Right, What Else?

Hauptharmonie had their final live last weekend. Sad. Their guests were, randomly, GANG PARADE and Party Rockets GT.

Their “Kidnapper Blues” video has 17,000+ views on YouTube, which is a great deal for most idols. I still can’t understand why this gloriously cool project couldn’t be continued. Continue reading

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It’s #PainfullyViolent Day! Show Us Your Worst!

All right, team, it’s time to get real: Brian made the call for the #PainfullyViolent campaign, and it’s time to bloody up.

Follow these instructions, and remember to use the #PainfullyViolent hashtag, and tag @gu_dro if you can. Yurapiko was completely blown away by the #YuraSmile Friday Fun a few weeks ago, and the whole darn Guso Drop team got behind it, so you know that they’ll get a kick out of this one.

Make your sign, bloody/goo-up your face, whatever works! And if you aren’t on Twitter, feel free to share in the comments, and I’ll tweet it out for you!

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Your Homicidols Weekender #26

Happy Saturday, you weirdos! I have some nice pieces for the weekend, and also an incredible mystery, and I’ll go ahead and tease the next community activity by mentioning that there’s going to be a community activity organized by Brian!. Basically, things have lined up well.

But how are you? It’s been a weird spring here around Maniac Mansion, and currently chilly and rainy after we inexplicably had 80-degree days in February and March, and I fear that actual jungle societies will begin to spring up in the back yard between now and when I’ll finally get to mow the lawn again, but you’ll have that. I hope you’re enjoying 100 Days of Tsurezure, and of course the Fun is still up for your creative grabs.

Neat day ahead. And wow, we’re now halfway to a year’s worth of Weekenders. Have mercy.

Wherein the Week’s Margins Are More Interesting Than the Details

Necroma let the fans decide their setlist by picking favorites. What do you think?

Also, all of the Guso Drop members wanted to be like Sari; Sari wants to be like senpai:

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Oh Hell Yes! 969 Is Well and Truly Back

Well, my weekend just became exceptional. 969, arguably my favorite indie idol project ever because they’re so much of what I would do if I were an idol manager, and who delivered on their promise to come back from the dead, just popped out the proof of just how alive they really are:


Now featuring harsh vocals!

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John’s Cracking Horrifying Mysteries for the Benefit of Us All

This is a fun little saga. You know the cover of Necroma’s NEMESIS? And the skull in the foreground with the cryptic writing on it? Ever wonder what that says?

After some hard work by a member of the Alternative Idol group we were able to figure out the meaning of the mystery characters on the skull. If you are feeling a bit lost by the previous statement have a look at this: NECRONOMIDOL – NEMESIS: The Mysterious Glyphs. I think the end results might […]

via NECRONOMIDOL – NEMESIS: A Mystery Solved — Straight From Japan

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I Might Be Wrong, But This Was All the WTF I Could Handle for Tuesday

Hey team! So there’s plenty of “normal” stuff (that is, music videos etc.) today, or as normal as it gets for this whole business, but … you know how idols can get kind of creative in how and when they screw around, and how that tends to wind up on video, which then winds up on Twitter, when then winds up burning itself into the ancient reptilian part of your brain, which is probably exactly what they intended?

So Yannderu Ame, among the latest in sick-plus-disturbed-plus-crying idols, recently had themselves a little moment like that, I think. I say “I think” because what looks to me like a moment out of Ringu could simply be how they start the day, or part of a more elaborate bit of play-acting, I don’t know, don’t judge me.

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Introducing The First Official Homercidols Competition!

This is obviously a big transition period at the moment. Not just for me, your new overlord, but for Maniac, our old overlord and you, the reader-underlords too.

I know not all of you are keen on the idea of me taking over from Maniac, so how about a competition to sweeten the deal, huh? I’ve got some great prizes for you!

Remember Especia: The group that’s been sometimes called the “Vaporwave Idols” (Discuss in the comments below if they’re actual vaporwave idols or not) sadly disbanded this week. We’re all going to miss them all.

In honour of our fallen idols, today we make Especia the first Simpsonswave Idols.

I literally want you all to make a Simpsons AMV with Especia’s music, and tweet it to us under the hashtag #ESimpsonia by April 2nd.

The first place winner gets this gently used copy of The Simpsons Movie that I just happen to own. Second place gets some homemade crumbly maple fudge that I made yesterday:

Aren’t these just the best prizes? Good luck everybody!

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