Wota Wonderings 4

I thought this would be a hard one to answer, but I don’t know, it seems quite simple really.

Are You a Shallow Wota

Imagine your favorite idol switched bodies with someone you don’t find “visually pleasing”, would it affect your love for that idol in any way/shape/form?

Umm, yes. Wait, that’s the answer to the second question, not the first. I’d be surprised to find anyone who could honestly say no to that. Though I guess “visually pleasing” can be left pretty open to interpretation. My idol, with the same personality, the same voice, the same dance moves, the same mannerisms… yet stuffed into an unsightly box, would definitely lose some appeal.

Would You Still Love Me?

Would you still love me?

How much, well that is a hard one to quantify. I fell in love with the whole package, any drastic change such as a body swap would be jarring on some level. Knowing it was the same person underneath however, I wouldn’t be able to help but to continue loving them.

And at the same time, they’re idols, it’s pretty simple to draw a distinction between them and real people. That sounds a bit shallow doesn’t it? Or not. The idol relationship is a fantasy, a feux love, and so it it easy for me to differentiate between the two. When they start becoming more than idols to me, and I’ll admit there’s a fine line, then and only then will I begin putting a little more thought into it. Now, I’ll also recognize that they’re not “just idols” to me and a whole lotta wota out there, but still…

Ultimately, we’re talking our favorite idol here, the top of the crop. After growing so attached, all things the same outside of visual appreciation, they’d still have my love and support, but maybe I’d be more likely to pass on a photobook or something.

Wota Wonderings! A group of english-speaking Japanese music bloggers brought together once a month to answer questions posed by johpan. We strive to be creative and entertaining, and we may even shed a bit of new light on interesting musical and cultural topics. Any questions about how we work should be directed to johpan. Don’t forget to check out the other posts from this month.

WW04 – Are Looks Everything? (Tsuyoki de Yukoze!)
Wota Wonderings: On looks versus abilities… (boylikesmusic)
Wota Wonderings 004:Looks Or Talent? you decide (take off is now!)
[Wota Wonderings 04] It’s what’s outside that counts. (Renai Revolution 21)
Wota Wonderings 004 – Are You In The Shallow End Of The Pool? (Selective Hearing)
Wota Wonderings 04 – Case of the Body Snatchers (fields of maiZe and berryZ)
Wota Wonderings 004 (H!P Fangirling like Nobody’s Business)
[WW] Would I love Airi if she weren’t adorable? (Tsuugaku Vector ☂)

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