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idol love Is The Most Fucking Amazing Blog Of All Time! Or At Least Very Funny. You Decide.

idol love

One of the great things about the revitalized Intl Wota is discovering new blogs that manage to excite me and make me feel great about the wotasphere we inhabit and call our digital home.

To start: the very first post of idol love features Mutou Mika! Seriously, this is like a total stranger coming up to me and saying, “Hey, why don’t you come over here and get a hummer from my good friend Katori Shingo?” It’s like we’re on the completely same wavelength! And that initial post starts with this description: “She was like a tragic version of Ayaya with dark circles. They have pretty much the same facial structure except it looks like Mutou Mika’s mother drank too much alcohol when she was pregnant.” Yes yes, that can be construed as offensive – but I was too busy laughing to care. The description of Kitahara Sayaka’s PV in the same post is hilarious, as well, and the video makes a lot more sense with her interpretation.

Danielle, the mad genius behind idol love, has a sense of humor that is crude and cutting and vulgar, but manages to deliver all this with a rapid-speed patter and finely honed sense of timing which continually catches you by surprise. She does video screencaps that remind me a great deal of Chiakii’s finest work, her jokes make me laugh out loud the way Vee often does. She has maybe fifteen posts up, but already she’s become a favorite.

And what’s even better, much of the humor in Danielle’s posts tie into bigger issues about the idol world, there is a very definite philosophy informing this massive barrage of snark. Writing about SHINEE in the post “NEVER HEARD DIS BEFORE”: “Key sells himself to me like a common whore and I eat it up. This is what idols are. There doesn’t have to be some romantic connection, but in some way you love or admire the character this person is playing. It’s a bond, a creepy stalker bond.” So yeah, it’s the same complicity mercenary pararelationship brand of idol worship that I subscribe to – but made more melodious and funny.

Reading the entirety of her blog should take no more than twenty minutes at this point, but it’ll be a glorious twenty minutes, I promise you that. If you want highlights, though, there’s “How to be a Kpop Fan: Hyuna edition” and “How to make a photobook” and this post comparing Watarirouka Hashiritai 7’s “Hettapi Wink” and DiVA’s “Cry”. And hopefully there will be a great more deal to come in the weeks and months ahead. Because now I can’t imagine my wota life without this blog around. (End on a creepy stalker note is good, right? Right?)