We Have One Month to Make the BiS Rumor Mill as Hype as Possible

No matter how much Pour Lui and WACK insist that real-deal auditions are happening, every little hiccup in the membership of a BiS successor group or suspicious activity by a former BiS member sets off alarm bells all over the idolverse.

Let’s face it, the original BiS (all three major versions thereof!) was transgressive and disruptive by intent. And as we discussed on the A-to-J podcast the other night, idol has caught up to that influence; what’s disruptive now about BiS’s return to life is that it’s returning to life.

Which is not to say that it isn’t kind of a big deal anyway! We can speculate all day long as to why Pour Lui would do this and do this now, but what’s much more fun to speculate about is to just what the new BiS will look and sound and be like.

And per A-to-J Justin’s suggestion, I went ahead and made this thread in the idolcore forum specifically to gather bonkers idea-making about BiS.

The plan:

  • If you have a weird, wild idea about a potential member of New BiS, post it.
  • If you have a weird, wild idea about what New BiS might be or sound like, post it.
  • If you want to start a completely unsubstantiated rumor about Pour Lui, WACK or anything related to New BiS, post it.

This will honestly be entirely for our own amusement, but it will also be cool to see how much we might get at least somewhat correct. Just to give an example, the Heresy threads on the Westeros.org forums started off as a way for people to kick around alternative ideas about the world created by George RR Martin for the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, and to date a few of the notions first introduced there (IIRC) turned out to be “true,” like (ugh OBLIGATORY SPOILER ALERT) how the Children of the Forest created the Others/White Walkers.

Anyway, have at it. I’m pre-populating the space with some things we already “know,” plus some additional speculation. It’s our sandbox; let’s build a weird, wild castle with it.


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