I was hoping that BiS’s announced announcement this morning was going to be an MV or update on the new single or whatever, but it’s not one of those at all:
— BiS−新生アイドル研究会-オフィシャル (@BiSidol) September 19, 2017
You know that I played with the Peri Ubu situation for a minute, speculating that WACK might be using her health as a screen to change up some things; what I left completely alone except for a throwaway joke in the Weekender was Pour Lui’s suspension for failing at DiET OR DiE.
Why leave it alone? Because Pour Lui’s BiS career doesn’t end without fanfare (at least not without her complete consent).
So then why auditions? Because Ubu maybe. Because trolling maybe. Because Watanabe woke up one morning and decided that there wasn’t enough news churn around his company, or that there wasn’t enough reaction to the Pour Lui thing, or that the single needed more lead in the media, or whatever.
It’s Watanabe. He’s managed to make everybody hate-love him, and he knows it, and he knows that tongues will wag the second he implies that something will happen, or that there will be consequences, and so much of what comes out of the various stunts is nothing more than a cartoonish Faustian outcome that takes words particularly literally.
Dude plays the fans like a fiddle, and all we do is reward him for it. It’s diabolically brilliant.