Idol Blog Digest: Matsushima no Naku Koro ni
May 18, 2008
How you doin’, title reference?
Just when you thought I wouldn’t keep up with this! ROFL, I’ve just been busy with other things. You may say something like, “Oh, hush! You’ve been updating left and right!”, but to be honest? There’s spewing out a bunch of shit about idols and then there’s sitting down with a kanji dictionary and getting to work. One takes a whole lot more time than the other. Still, I can only get better, and that’s what I’m hoping this segment will aid me in.
After the jump: Matsushima Hatsune goes on a bloody rampage, Imai Yu attempts to eat an entire jumbo parfait in one sitting, and that’s just the weird stuff. Fun times are ahead!
I want to start with Yu as an apology for missing her birthday last month. She’s twenty-three now, and I hope she had a lot of fun at her birthday party, a nice, small-scale event which she invited her fans to attend. Happy birthday, Yu!
Better start landing some acting roles now or you’ll never make it!
Anyway, on her May seventeenth update, she remarks that this has been her first month as a twenty-three year old, but it turns out that there’s another reason why she’s updating… It’s Kobayashi Kana’s birthday! Kana, a close friend of Yu’s from AKB48′s Team K, just turned seventeen (so she’s, in fact, exactly six months older than me — November seventeenth here). I love Yu because she’s so sweet, and even though this part of her life has been over for more than a year now, there is never a time when she stops thinking about the friends she made in her time as an idol. For that, all I can say is… Yeah, those girls had damn well better appreciate her; Sato Natsuki, one of her best friends at the time, has already kind of “moved on” to Noro Kayo.
…What was I saying before? Oh, yes. Jumbo parfaits.
Now, this… I don’t know. In the title, she calls this her “new challenge,” but that just seems a little bit much. Also, someone in the comments helpfully advises her about tooth decay. Anyway, she did finish it! And, upon doing so, compared herself to Gal Sone. Oh, Yu! Not quite, but whatever makes you happy, bb. ♥
Oh, and she’s apparently getting involved in a small local idol(?) group, but I don’t really have any facts on that, so I don’t care. Here she is as a gothic lolita, because that’s just the kind of thing that appeals to me. Woohoo!
So that was all well, good and generically idolish, wasn’t it? … That means it’s time for Hatsune, because bitch is anything but.
Hatsune is… Well, Hatsune would probably be a hikikomori if not for her job as a gravure idol, so she’s pretty much addicted to the Internet. Which means that she updates all the time. And so, if you’re not checking her blog every day, it’s easy to get lost amongst all the new entries. Guess what I’ve been slacking on! Relatedly, if you check her blog regularly, she stays relatively sane. It’s not until you look away for a little while that she snaps and goes batshit insane and you sit at your computer thinking, “Oh my god, what just happened here?!”
I’m going to kill you
Her words, not mine. I don’t know sometimes, man. Is this why we love her, or… why other people don’t love her? Maybe I’m just desensitized to her weird outbursts, but I dunno, I just kind of feel like saying, “Come on, Hacchi, it’s time to take your meds…”
Ah, but it’s all in good fun. …I hope. Dear God, I hope.
In happier times a few weeks ago, Hatsune was right in her element, geeking out about all the new and upcoming game releases. She’s so excited for Metal Gear Solid 4! It warms my heart. On that note, she also registered a pretty cool new gaming blog, where you can really see her nerdy side in full force. What’s she been playing lately?
Grand Theft Auto: It’s all fun and games until you pick up a lethal weapon and start threatening your fans.
But, despite it all, she does look pretty fab lately. I’m pretty ecstatic that her hair is starting to grow out a little more, because if I had to look at one more awful picture of her when she had it, like… boyishly short? I’d have to go over there and do something.
Aww! You really can be charming, can’t you? That’s it. Now why don’t you put that saw down, okay, honey? Good girl!
Meanwhile, everybody else does their jobs. By which I mean Mizuno Manabi promotes Plume’s new single, Kaikawa Hitomi promotes her new photobook, and Ishiguro Aya… takes care of her fucking kids. What the hell else?
Yeah, they were all pretty boring by comparison today. I’m sorry. Next time?