Another week, another fairly quiet, overdue Withdrawn Wednesday summary. Not so much because of a lack of ex-oshi content, but more because of technical difficulties.
With that being said,
Your Lost Oshi: Where Are They Now?
Who wants to hear the first of Peri Ubu’s post-BiS songs?
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, I actually managed to think of something on time for once! Let’s celebrate by admiring last week’s tweets!
You know how I pondered last week about whether or not CARRY LOOSE would make free song downloads a weekly thing until their album comes out? I think I might be right. Come grab them while they’re still fresh, kids!
Good morning everyone! Last week, you all made freakish frankensteins from your favourite idols!
Hi everyone! It’s been a while. Truth be told, I’ve been having computer troubles at home, so I’ve ended up having to significantly reduce how much content I’ve been able to write until further notice (which I’m sure all of you are very happy about!).
Thankfully, the rest of the team have been doing a fantastic job without me, with last week’s Friday Fun by Brian being one of the most successful ones yet!
Now, with how much fun last week’s challenging fun was, I wanted to do another fun that makes all of you think, laugh and go “god damn it, why didn’t I think of that?”. I wasn’t sure what to do though, until I saw this video appear in my YouTube recommendations.
Thanks Barshens! (And RIP)
Now, this shamelessly-copied fun takes a few steps:
- Dig through your collection of idol photos and find two photos of different idols
- Go onto morph thing (or any other site that lets you morph faces into one, if there is one) and morph your two idols into one beauty! (Or monstrosity?)
- Post your brand-new idol onto twitter, with the hashtag #Idolstein
- Wait and see who guesses correctly!
Here’s an example I made earlier this week to start with.
GOLLIPOP RECORDS new group, The Grateful a MogAAAz are here to rumble as the new bad kids at Idol High, ready to take on everybody else’s gang and steal their bikes!
They’ve released a first MV, which is also our first look and listen at what the group is going for sound and vision-wise, and that’s the best place to get started. A lot of you Melon fans have probably already checked it out as quickly as I did, but ultimately I have only my own first impression to go by, which was a resounding…
Last week, we had fun at the expect of one of my more recent best girls!
Summer’s almost over, huh? When I was a child, hearing those words filled me with dread and sadness; no more sunny weather? Back to school? Please, no! But, now that I’m an adult that dislikes children (excluding kids that I’m related to, and certain younger idols), and climate change is gradually turning the planet into a a ball of flames, I just feel relieved now. Autumn is my favourite season when it used to be my most disliked; the kids are back in school, it’s cooler, not to mention all the typical “white girl with an instagram” perks of Autumn like pumpkin spice and pretty falling leaves. Where am I getting at with this? Well, now that Autumn is creeping upon us, its also the time that we begin to take a closer look at our best-of list, and begin planning for our annual voting period in late November/early December. And with silly internet awards on the brain, why not come up with another last-minute Fun idea? Well, maybe I should have waited until the actual awards season, but who knows if I have to push out another #WackAuditionPredictions post by then?
So, think back, not just to the awards you know and love like the Oscars, but also stuff like the Kids Choice awards, or any award show that offers prizes for “sexiest actor” and “best onscreen kiss”. What exactly is the idol equivalent of such, arguably, insigificant awards? What would it be and who would win?
Think up some prizes to give out to deserving idols using the hashtag #BadIdolAwards and who knows, maybe we’ll steal some ideas for our own best-of?
2019 has been an eventful year for Kaqriyo. While their sobriquet hasn’t changed, they have renamed from Kaqriyo Terror Architect (with archaic kanjis, as it is customary for Codomomental) to KAQRIYO TERROR. The fact that all three founding members (the Architects) are no longer part of the group has certainly played a part in this.
With this rebranding, Kaqriyo has also changed their image/theme from heavily supernatural & Folkloric (Yokai) to a Circus theme. Their main lyrical subject, however, seems to have stayed consistent; it is still about being a “freak”/out of the boundaries of society and common sense.
What prompted this article now (in addition to unexpected free time!) is that they just welcomed two new members. Say hello to DKI (pronounced Doki, like a palpitating heart beat) and Noa Rondo (I won’t put an H, it’s not about that dude with the Arch)
Little is known of them so far, except that Noa is pretty shy and that DKI is a tall amazon. Should you have any more info, feel free to drop them in the comments or on Twitter.
Briefly, my impressions are the following: while the Architects were a legendary lineup, 5 members is the perfect number for Kaqriyo, as it allows a certain harmony in the chaotic dynamic on the stage. 4 is too symmetrical.
While Sumomo, Saint-Namidamaru (I can’t believe I was wrong this whole time) and Komariyuu have been killing it live as a trio, Noa and DKI are electrifying Kaqriyo again.
Look out for Lilith Pride, the first single with this lineup, coming on September 11.*
*I thought of that joke too. We don’t need to actually say it.
Suddenly we went from Withdrawn Wednesdays being drawn out over weeks due to lack of content, to a burst of news in one go!
Your Lost Oshi: Where Are They Now?
Yasui Yuuhi/Mahiruno Yuzuko will be performing on stage again!