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Surimu Chance! Contest #2 Answers and Results

August 4, 2017

The second Surimu Chance! Contest is over~! Thank you to those who participated!

1) Berryz Koubou – Shining Power (Part of the background)
2) C-ute – Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko (Maimi’s hat and background from her solo close up version)
3) Berryz Koubou – VERY BEAUTY (Window and Yurina)
4) Buono! – MY BOY (Suit of armor)
5) Berryz Koubou – Koi no Jubaku (Signs on wall by stairs)
6) C-ute – Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita (Post and Nakky’s arm)
7) C-ute – Soku Dakishimete (Basketball hoop, ball, and Megumi’s shoulder and hair)
8) C-ute – Ai no Seidenki (Yarn and some of Airi’s sleeve)
9) Buono! – Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! (Airi’s hair, hand, and bracelet)
10) Berryz Koubou – 21ji Made no Cinderella (Tree in background and Chinami’s hat)
11) Buono! – Natsu Dakara! (Background)
12) Berryz Koubou – Loving you too much (Maasa’s hair and hair bow)
13) C-ute – Meguru Koi no Kisetsu (Blackboard, fall backdrop, and part of Maimi’s face)
14) Berryz Koubou – Otona na no yo! (Risako’s outfit)
15) Berryz Koubou – Nanchuu Koi wa Yatteru YOU KNOW? (Maiha holding phone)
16) Buono! – Rottara Rottara (Background and a bit of Miya’s dress)
17) C-ute – The Power (kaleidoscope background with Nakky)
18) Buono! – Hatsukoi CIDER (All three members in one of the “window” shots)
19) Buono! – Honto no Jibun (Airi’s outfit)
20) Buono! – JUICY HE@RT (Background plus a little of Momo’s head)
21) C-ute – Edo no Temari Uta II (Erika’s outfit)
22) Berryz Koubou – Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama (Risako and Yurina’s leg + props)
23) Buono! – So La Si Do ~Nee Nee~ (front of Airi’s go kart)
24) C-ute – SHOCK! (Background and part of Maimai)
25) Buono! – Gachinko de Ikou! (Miya’s card hand)
26) Berryz Koubou – Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~ (Bus side and Risako pointing)
27) Berryz Koubou – Futsuu, Idol 10nen Yatteran Nai desho!? (Picture of “Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba” outfits)
28) C-ute – The Curtain Rises (Light and part of Chisato’s face)
29) Buono! – Our Songs (Background and Miya’s jacket)
30) C-ute – Ooki na Ai de Motenashite (Part of Kanna and background)

I thought #27 might seem like a bit of a trick question, but no one was fooled. XD The winner got 27/30 correct; I’ll be contacting them soon~! ^__^

Be on the lookout for at least one more contest (hopefully before the end of the summer)~! =D

~ Surimuchan

Surimuchan Recap – July 2017

July 31, 2017

Recap 7-2017

Here are links to all of the videos and blog posts I made this month. (My H!P Vlogs can be found on Chotto Ikashita PURE BLOG.)

July 1stハッピーサマーウェディング (Dance Cover) Trivia

July 8thチュッ!夏パ~ティ (MINI Clip) Trivia

July 12thSurimuChats #18 | My Nervous Habits

July 12thOutfits for Upcoming スプリンター! MINI Clip

July 13thスプリンター! (MINI Clip) Trivia

July 17thAdded Task Dance Challenge – Chu! Natsu Party

July 22ndOutfit for Upcoming れでぃぱんさぁ Dance Cover

July 22ndOutfit for Upcoming CAT’S EYE MINI Clip

July 22ndOutfit for Upcoming セクシーキャットの演説 Dance Cover

July 22nd~Update 63~

July 30thSurimu Chance! Contest #2 Information and Rules

July 31stSurimu Chance! Contest #2 – H!P Mystery Pictures – H!P Kids

July 31stSurimuchan [Now] #21 – July 2017

And that was my July for 2017~. Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Chance! Contest #2 – H!P Mystery Pictures – H!P Kids

July 31, 2017

Please read the Information and Rules post completely if you choose to participate~.

Here are the pictures.

Mystery Pics 2, 1-10Mystery Pics 2, 11-20Mystery Pics 2, 21-30

Please comment on this post with your answers. Your comment should be a list with your guess next to the number of the picture, like this:
1) [[Guess for Picture 1]]
2) [[Guess for Picture 2]]
etc.

Remember, you only need to say the name of the song for the music video that picture was taken from. You don’t need to say exactly what is in the picture or which version of the single’s music video it is from. =) Also, if you can’t figure it out/don’t have a guess, you can leave the number blank.

One more note: BeriKyuu songs and songs by groups that were only partially made of H!P Kids (ZYX, High-King, etc.) were not included in these pictures~.

This contest ends at 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time (US)) on Thursday, August 3rd.

Good luck, and have fun~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Chance! Contest #2 Information and Rules

July 30, 2017

It’s time for the second Surimu Chance! Contest (aka Surimuchan’s H!P Appreciation Contests)! This will be a Hello! Project Mystery Pictures Contest (credit for this idea goes to Celestia of Bikkuri Project, which was a Hello! Project blog I read a lot when I first found H!P; she hasn’t updated for a while, but I really liked this idea). The theme is H!P Kids.

Contest Information and Rules

– The contest will begin at 12:00 AM Central Standard Time (US) on Monday, July 31st.

– The contest post will contain thirty mystery pictures. These pictures are small pieces taken from Berryz Koubou, °C-ute, and Buono! music videos. All you need to do is write out the name of the music video each picture was taken from. The person who gets the most right is the winner~!

– Submit your answers in a numbered list in a comment on the contest post. Comments will only show up if I approve them, so, as long as I don’t approve them, no one will see your answers except for me~.

– Pictures are from official Berryz Koubou, °C-ute, and Buono! music videos; A-sides, B-sides, or album tracks that have had official music videos made for them are all eligible options. Different versions for music videos (Another Version, Close Up, etc.) are also eligible options.

– You only need to write the name of the song and not exactly what is in the picture or which version of the music video it’s from.

Answers are due by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (US) on Thursday, August 3rd. The person with the most correct answers will win the Prize Box! If there is a tie, I will use a random number generator to determine the Prize Box winner.

– This contest is open to everyone worldwide~!

Please Note: Winners will need to provide a mailing address to receive the Prize Box; after all, I need to be able to ship it to you! [[Addresses will ONLY be shared in a private message/e-mail; they will NOT be made public.]]

Please Note: The winner for this contest will not be eligible for the next two contests. I’d like others to have a chance to get prizes, too!

The Prize Box will contain:
– 1 regular edition H!P single CD of the winner’s choice
– Set of eight Ivybourn Workshop buttons of the winner’s choice
– Various bonus prizes (The winner will be sent pictures of the bonus prizes to choose from; there are some new ones since the last contest!)

Remember, this contest starts at midnight (12 AM Central Standard Time (US), Monday, July 31st). Also remember that it’s the person who gets the most right, NOT the first person to send in their answers who wins~. =)

Good luck to those participating~!

~ Surimu-chan

スプリンター! (MINI Clip) Trivia

July 13, 2017

– I filmed this on July 7th.

– I had everything filmed and done… and then I put the clips together and noticed that the camera had moved just enough to throw off the split screen. orz So, I had to do it again… and then the camera was off AGAIN, so I had to film everything over AGAIN. (-_-*) I’m just glad it wasn’t a full song.

– A download-only video of me dancing to this song was actually the first time I even split-screened a video (back in 2010). I filmed it outside, and I was wearing a pink shirt on one side and a green shirt on the other side. I thought about revisiting those outfits, but I think I got rid of the green shirt. (The pink shirt was actually the one that I just wore for my dance cover of “I NEED YOU.” =D)

– I was “closer” to myself in my first video for this dance because my old Movie Maker could create a smooth split line instead of the usual hard cut (but I think my dancing was a little better in this one).

– For Miyabi’s part, I’m wearing a Beauty and the Beast tank top, and for Captain’s part, I’m wearing (wait for it)… a Captain America tank top. Ahahaha… XD

– I was rather happy with how the border turned out, though I really wish I could get my Movie Maker to stop messing with the colors. orz

– Like I said in the video description, I’ve loved this song forever: from the first listen (which wasn’t too long after I started listening to Berryz Koubou).

That’s all~! Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Outfits for Upcoming スプリンター! MINI Clip

July 12, 2017

These are the (super-simple) outfits I’ll be wearing in my upcoming MINI Clip of Berryz Koubou’s “Sprinter!”

Sprinter! Both

Sprinter! Outfits

A bit blurry… argh. orz … Who remembers when I first danced to this song? It was actually my very first split-screened video, but it was only available for download on my blog (about seven years ago)! =D

This MINI Clip will be uploaded on July 13th. Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan [ Now] #20 – June 2017

June 30, 2017

Entertainment
– I bought all six of the Marvel Oz comics on my Kindle (art by Skottie Young), and I’ve gotten through four-and-a-half of them~. I’ve always loved the Oz books, but I’ve been so frustrated with most of the adaptations because they always seem to stray so far from the books. These do a wonderful job of bringing the books to life, though! I only wish they could have done all of the original Oz books for this series… but I’m content with these few~.
– I saw Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales earlier this month. I definitely preferred it to the last one, but nothing will ever, ever beat the first one.
– I played through Castlevania: Symphony of the Night again~! I actually did it about two hours faster than my fastest playthrough… but I had to sacrifice 0.1 percent completion to do so. orz I only had 200.3% instead of my usual 200.4%. Ah, well… XD
– For music this month… lots of °C-ute early on, then lots of Berryz Koubou, Country Girls, and Buono!… but I had a few super-random songs stuck in my head for a while. My brother was telling me how he had randomly watched the videos for some songs that had been popular a while back and he started played one. I was only half listening at first, but once the music started I automatically started singing along to his surprise (and mine actually XD). That song was “The Way You Love Me” by Faith Hill. After that, I also listened to “This Kiss” (also by Faith Hill) and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” and “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain. They were all really popular when I was in about 3rd grade, so they made me really nostalgic. =)
– As usual, I’ve been watching RAW and SmackDown every week. I also started watching some older NXT episodes on the WWE Network.

Purchases
A bunch of older H!P CDs – They’re used, but in very good condition (it’s so much cheaper).
– A handful of songs on iTunes – Besides the five that I mentioned earlier (yeah, I bought them XD), I got some more WWE themes. (Tye Dillinger’s is super-catchy~.)
TICKETS~! I got tickets to an NXT show next month as well as tickets to this year’s TLC in October (the day before my birthday)~~!!! They were a bit spendy, but I’m really excited~.
– Misc. WWE merchandise – Against my better judgement, I bought a few more wrestling shirts (NXT, Breezango, and Sami Zayn), as well as a few mugs (two of them were gifts; the third was a clear Bálor Club mug), a Money in the Bank lunchbox (to store my dog tags), and the WrestleMania 33 Blu-ray (it wasn’t the most amazing show (it was SO long), but it had a few great moments, and it was the first WrestleMania since I started watching, so…)

Happenings
– °C-ute and Tsugunaga Momoko graduated from Hello! Project. This obviously has nothing to do with me, but I just feel a bit empty. TT_TT
– The first Surimu Chance! Contest began and ended… only two participants. (^_^”) Maybe no one wants to give out their address? Maybe I should try to change how I do these contests or something… orz
– In happier news, I had an impression taken of my upper teeth, so I believe my next appointment will be the deband check, which means my braces should be coming off sooooon~~~~! I can’t wait to eat trail mix again. XD

Plans
– I wanted to do a few summery MINI Clips next month, but I don’t know how much time I’m going to have. =/ I have one of them done (Chu! Natsu Party), along with one dance cover (Happy Summer Wedding), but my hours have been pretty much maxed out at work every week, so I don’t have a ton of down time. You may have to put up with a bunch of Surimu Stories in the meantime. m(_ _)m

Recommendation
– The original Oz books (by L. Frank Baum) and/or the Marvel Oz comics! I feel like Oz is one of those forgotten fantasy lands (even though there has been to~~ns of content coming out for it; it is public domain after all).

Let me know your answers in the comments~!! ^__^

Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Recap – April 2017

April 30, 2017

Recap 4-2017

Here are links to all of the videos and blog posts I made this month.

April 1st – Abandoned April Fool’s Day Video Ideas
[[This video was posted before I explained my future plans, so I did not make a blog post for this video.]]

April 6th – New Plans / Upcoming Changes

April 7th – ~Update 59~

April 8th – Just Try! (Dance Cover) Trivia

April 17th – Outfit for Upcoming 色っぽい じれったい Dance Cover

April 17th – Surimuchan’s Terrible Tutorial Auto-Captions – Part 3

April 19th – Outfit for Upcoming かっちょええ! MINI Clip

April 20th – かっちょええ! (MINI Clip) Trivia

April 29th – Surimuchan [Now] #18 | Endings and Beginnings

And that was my April for 2017~. Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

かっちょええ! (MINI Clip) Trivia

April 20, 2017

– My first MINI Clip edit of this song was only 57 seconds long. I edited it again to include the dance break.

– I had originally planned on doing a MINI Clip for a different Berryz coupling track, but I didn’t have enough time to learn it really well, so I decided to go with this one instead because the dance is so simple.

– The part of this MINI Clip that took the longest was figuring out the outfit. XD At first, I had a white shirt with a cute picture of Dumbo on it, but I decided against it. I had a pink tank top over the blue tank top at one point. I also thought about wearing my Ultimate Warrior arm tassels (but they would have flailed around too much) or arm accessories that had a Ferris wheel on one side and ice cream on the other side.

– THE. TOP. IS. YELLOW. It doesn’t look like it. But it is. *shakes fist at Movie Maker*

– My first idea for that scarf was to have it pinned to the back of the straps of my tank top(s) so that it hung down kind of like a cape, but I went with the forward drape so it looked more like a vest instead.

– I’m wearing rolled up arm accessories (cut-up knee-high socks) on my wrists.

– I think I’ve said this multiple times… I love those shorts (and the blue, purple, and pink ones just like them). They’re so comfortable! =D

– I was having a little trouble lip-syncing in this because my jaw is kind of stiff and screwed up from the elastics I’ve been wearing on my braces. (^_^”)

– I probably could have done the full song just as easily… it was only one minute longer, and it used pretty much the same moves. XD orz

– The border originally had yellow triangles, but Movie Maker made the yellow a really ugly light orange sort of shade, so I changed them to blue. orz

That’s all for this one~! Thanks for watching and reading! =D

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming かっちょええ! MINI Clip

April 19, 2017

This is the outfit I wore for my MINI Clip of Berryz Koubou’s 「かっちょええ!」 (the coupling track from their third single, 「ピリリと行こう!」). I had no idea what to wear for this. XD

Kacchoee 6

Kacchoee! Outfit

It still makes me super-mad that my video editing software turns yellows into golds and ugly greens. (-_-*) Take note! The yellow you see in this picture is closer to the real color than the “yellow” you will see in the video. orz

I’ll be uploading this tomorrow~. Please look forward to it! ^_^

~ Surimu-chan