Sunday, August 14, 2011
Good morning, S/mileage fans...
The aftermath/afterglow of the auditions is upon us, folks. Whether you're weeping softly into your microfiber towels, clearing out your A4 photo folders to make room for your favorite new member, or running around screaming "WTF KOSUGA" at the top of your lungs, everyone has one thing in common: wondering what the hell Tsunku is up to.
Several news sources have quoted Tsunku as saying "Based on their activities, I will decide if they will become official members." So, the new members are sub-members. Okay, we got that part. What I'm not quite getting is the "based on their activities" part. What the hell does that even mean?
Some theories have included grades in school and general stress. My theory? Scare the shit out of them so they work hard and fit in. He did the same thing to the original members before their debut. Makes sense--prove that they're diamonds in the rough. Polish them up (probably with their own sweat), put them on display and let them shine.
This is annoying. I'm not a fan of the new members' new positions. They are now in limbo every second of every day, and thus, the fans are too. What the hell are we supposed to do? Do we get attached? Do we get mad? Do we let our emotions run away with us and say things we may later regret about these girls? (So far, yes, yes, and oh dear sweet jesus if you can't say something constructive, don't say anything at all, anonymous H!O members.)
I'm truly happy for the girls who made the audition. I'm still a fan of S/mileage, and I always will be. But I really wish we could know what the fate of the group will be.