Here’s How Kolokol Tried to Ruin My Christmas

There I was, friends, basking in the holiday glow and more than a little hung over from pounding eggnog and various mulled things, waking up way later than usual and hoping against hope that absolutely nobody in the extended Maniac clan was going to muck up what I had very deliberately arranged to be a quiet, obligation-free day. Let’s enjoy Christmas together! With family and friends! And have even more confectionery and booze!

Alas, idol doesn’t given a sweet flying crap about anything that you, a person, especially you, a person who does not live in Japan and does not live to empty your wallet for tiny photos, may have planned in opposition to idol. It’s rude, but it’s business, and Idol Christmas is one of the High Holy Days of Wotadom, so of course there was going to be idol stuff.

In this case, Kolokol, whose debut several months ago warranted excitement, and whose little-sister relationship to PassCode hopefully works out better than NEVE SLIDE DOWN’s, dropped this, clearly because they hate me and wanted me to know that I had idol to deal with. Of course it ruined my plans!

Not completely; I waited until after the booze to look!

This is new, right? It’s not on Kolokol’s awesome first-shot album. Maybe it’s part of the grand plan to lead up to their first one-man, coming … in a little while:

Good for Kolokol! I am also officially getting ready to have a significant headache at the time of this writing, so let’s wrap up this post and visit with some of the other stuff that happened yesterday, which is still today because hey I get to write things ahead of time!