Your Homicidols Weekender #101

Hello friends! That was, uh, that was quite an ending to the idol week, wasn’t it? And not even the lowest point, in an ethical or moral sense. I don’t want to be that guy, but as both a Yui wota (original oshi, no less) and a clear-eyed realist with a heart of stone, I’m enjoying the reactions to her graduation. For every rational response, there’s at least one other person fomenting conspiracy theories from whole cloth so hamfistedly that I — yes, even I — have to applaud. I even thought about doing a copypasta kind of post, but I don’t have the energy.

Nonetheless, yesterday was like an acknowledgement by the Gods of Idol that it’s a different world now. It’s felt that way for some time; the possibility of there being no Babymetal, or of Babymetal being a completely different kind of animal, basically seals the edges from lingering attempts to argue for any appreciable difference between idol that is loud and idol that is not. Where idol goes, idol does.

Potent lesson, no?

Well, I don’t know about you all, but autumn is probably my favorite time of the year, and I have a huge ol’ project to get to on what might be the last Saturday of the year to have sunlight past 6:00 p.m., so you go play the Fun and then get Weekendering, and I’ll get cranking on a few other things, and we’ll all be happier for it. Deal?


This is an awful story, and it’s a predictable one, as is the response to it by mainstream coverage:

Amina has the right of it:

The first real track from Marionet:

Sharing for the general interest:

I actually kind of dig this WACK family photo:

But not as much as this one:

I got a kick out of seeing Tenkou Shoujo doing a mall live:

I’ll just keep ramming live Toricago down your throat:

And sure, a photo gallery while I’m at it:

New Ladybaby doing old Ladybaby live:

You’ll Melt More! with yet another fun-as-hell video:

This Kaqriyo Terror Architect RT promo (which you can still join!) is the hit-bull-win-steak of idol giveaways:

Philosophy no Dance is better than everybody else:

Idol in Focus

This week’s Idol in Focus is 969, who continue to stray ever further from the project that I first fell in love with but are nonetheless still doing the lord’s work. Here’s a clip:

This was inspired by not the above, actually, but by these instances of idol-on-idol cover activity, from A.N.otheЯ:

These are the little things that make me happy.

I appreciate NEO BREAK:

On-stage injury for BiS:

My girls in AIBECK got involved in iCON DOLL LOUNGE:

Woltanative got a membership overhaul:

This is the first time that KINGRAGE played this song, and I can see why:

If you aren’t a Negicco fan, I’m not sure that we can be friends:

Have a great weekend!