Your Homicidols Weekender #104

Good morning! Was anybody else paying attention to idol this past week? Like, am I completely off-base in thinking that, other than the things that yes of course we all noticed, very little of consequence happened? This was of course a benefit for ol’ Maniac, for my fancy newish Day Job has been eating up a lot of time and energy that I usually prefer to spend on girls in skirts who scream into microphones, and especially as we prepared for a Big Thing that happens early next week. So all in all, not a bad outcome! It would’ve been nice to have something better than the one genuinely big thing we did get, just for entertainment’s sake, but alas.

And now, the weekend. This is honestly my favorite time of year — crisp air, a chill in the wind, the smell of hearth fires, savory dishes, falling leaves. But actually the falling leaves are my nemesis, as Maniac Mansion is kind of out in BFE and what happens over a few weeks is all of the many, many trees drop their leaves in a pattern designed to tease and frustrate me, so back out there again today I will be to rake and blow those suckers into places where they will be retrieved by the county and not suffocating the rest of the living things. I’ll reward myself with some heavily alcoholic cider later.

May you have none of the above, nor devastating wildfires nor personal crises nor teeth-grinding election results to wait out. Relax! It’s Saturday. Play the Fun, idly pursue the idol game, and give yourself a chance to chill.

What Kind of Cider Now?

I had neither heart nor energy to try to make sense of why ex-HATEGLEAM SpookyTreat would release this after Halloween, so:

By the time I got a chance to listen to what looks like SAKA-SAMA’s final preview track, so much time had passed that … well:

Confession: PIIIIIIIN got me really hype about this announcement for a minute. It’s not that exciting!

Bad things afoot for Wonder Weed:

I defy you to find something more positive-sounding than this teaser clip from mishmash:

Great to have Weird Poppy back:

Still totally on board with Devil ANTHEM’s conversion to a full-time EDM unit:

Shiori is … not strong:

Idol in Focus

This week’s Idol in Focus is SHINGEKI, who introduced us to their newbies:

And that’s all I got! This was a really lame week!

Hbd to the best mullet in music:

Here’s some live Gu-Gu LULU:

Why does everything in every Hanako-san tweet look threatening?

I never get enough opportunity to talk up Lovely Summer-chan, so take this and enjoy:

Just imagine how good this WEAR demo would sound if it weren’t a .midi:

Karin is leaving THE BANANA MONKEYS:

Every now and again, Trash-Up!! releases something that I can’t pin down but also can’t stop experiencing:

Screaming Sixties completely redefining “party bus”:

STARMARIE showing off why you should get their new single:

Idols need to stop naming things “never ending” whatever; it’s never true!

Shidare’s face!

Have a great weekend!