Tag Archives: fandom

AKB48 Election Voting and You

Voting is under way in this year’s AKB48 General Election. The preliminary results are out and there have been quite a few eyebrows raised at the way things have panned out thus far. Perhaps even the final rankings might not be as predictable as everyone thought they would be.  

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Eating Your Just Desserts

So, is it wrong to have idol music be your main diet? Because let’s face it, few exceptions aside, this is basically the frozen Snickers Cheesecake™ of the musical pyramid. A franken-food that takes well-established dishes and slaps on its own commercial, mass-marketable hook. These things are great! These crack-laced …

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Dae’s Idol 101

Many of us were asked what idols are, why they are appealing, and why we’re fans of them. This is my scrambled attempt at answering these questions, as well as giving a very basic breakdown of what this fandom consists of. If by some random happenstance you were interested in …

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It All Comes Back to ‘AKB48’.

The past is always more fondly looked upon than the present.  The most enjoyable part of any fandom is usually at the beginning. Everything is fresh and interesting; every new tidbit learned about your new hobby is like opening a present wrapped in the shiniest, most attractive gift wrap.  It …

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