Being a fan of an idol group doesn’t always involve logic. I was contemplating this because, in retrospect, it was a little ridiculous to go to both Doll☆Elements concerts. At the same time, what I did could be considered completely normal behavior for a hardcore fan. Which reinforces the original premise that being an idol fan doesn’t always involve logic. For instance, I wouldn’t know how to explain my Doll☆Elements fandom to non-believers, at least not coherently or objectively. If you aren’t a fan of teh Elements, you just wouldn’t understand.
Which makes Doll☆Elements exactly like Apple Jacks!
Apple Jacks are a kid’s cereal that had an extremely stupid series of commercials back in the late 80s to mid 90s–the golden age to be a kid. The commercials shared the same format: a group of kids hanging out, eating Apple Jacks, and having to explain to adults or older siblings why they liked eating Apple Jacks so much–even though they didn’t taste like apples. Only their explanations for why they liked Apple Jacks made no sense and basically amounted to them saying they liked them because, well they just did! It was like, “Mom, I’m addicted to Apple Jacks, deal with it!”
This should make more sense after watching the following, which is considered the best Apple Jacks commercial of all time by some person on the internet:
That is exactly what idol fans sound like when discussing their favorite group.
Billy: I’ll trade you ten Rikapyon limited edition cards for one Runapon bikini card.
Theo: Don’t make me laugh. I should punch you in the face and burn down this garage for that ridiculous proposal.
Dad/Mr. Henderson: I thought you kids were building a robot.
Zack: We’re building a doll house, Mr. Henderson. D’uh! And we’re just chilaxing.
Dad/Mr. Henderson: And talking about Doll☆Elements again, I see.
Theo: “Hey, what’s wrong with you kids? Doll☆Elements don’t taste like apples… I mean dolls.” Your dad is so lame.
Hercules: Yeah, that isn’t why we like Doll☆Elements!
Dad/Mr. Henderson: Then why do you like them?
Zack: We like them because… well…
Billy: It’s like… umm…
Theo: Yo, Mr. Henderson is like a math teacher with these crazy questions!
Zack: Yeah, he’s killig my ☆Elements high. Obviously we like them because…
Billy: Runapon wearing a bikini!! *falls into a coma*
Hercules: I think Billy died again. Anyway, it’s like this… we like them because… uhh…
Zack: We just do!!
Everyone except Billy: Yeah!!
“Doll Elements, we push who we like”
Theo: Billy, can I kill your dad? I got that itch again. And the only cure is killing Mr. Henderson with my bare hands.
Billy: I think you need more Apple Jacks. Apple Jacks make you happy, remember?
And that is why making idol recommendations is ineffective. We like who we like. There’s no logic involved and that’s simply how it’s always been–even when we were living in caves and hunting dinosaurs. “I like stegosaurus!” “That’s great Lancelot. But why do you like them?” “I just do! Deal with it!”
But, seriously, Doll☆Elements are the best.
Yukino: Kawaii pose everyone!
Runapon: That’s the only pose I know.
Izumin: That’s the only pose I know too… except when I’m in ossan mode.
Gonchan: Rika, hold me! Hurry, no ones looking!
Rikapyon: I am holding you!
Gonchan: Hold me with your face!