Archive for the ‘Dances’ Category

I NEED YOU (Dance Cover) Trivia

June 22, 2017

– I filmed this on June 12th.

– I actually had a couple different options for a “Momo graduation dance” besides this one: Berryz Koubou’s “Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai” (because it pretty much is Momo’s song) and Country Girls’ “Peanut Butter Jelly Love” (because it was the more Momo-like song from her last single). I didn’t do either of those because I decided that I’m going to follow someone other than Momo for those dances. (^_^”)

– Each place I danced had some significance: Location 1 (by the oak) was around the spot where I filmed my dance cover of “Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH” (the first single Momo participated in); Location 2 (by the birches) is where I filmed my dance cover of “Tamerai Summer Time” (just from a different angle); and Location 3 is, of course, where I filmed most of my video for “Kia Ora Gracias Arigato” (Momo’s solo song from their mini album partenza).

– I was originally going to film elsewhere for the first two locations: 1 would have been where I danced to “Crazy Kanzen na Otona” (which was also where I did my first split screen video: Berryz Koubou’s “Sprinter!”) and 2 would have been on that little slab of cement where I used to do a lot of outdoor dance covers. Unfortunately, there would have been a bunch of stuff in the background, so I changed my mind. XD orz

– As I said in the outfit blog post for this dance, I wanted pink for Momo and black to represent Buono!’s rock-ish edge~.

– The camera glitched a bit around 3:04 to 3:08. O__O I had already done so many takes, though, and it was so hot out that I just didn’t want to do any more. orz

– This was the first video in quite a while that I asked my mom to help me with~. ^__^

– I think I’ve mentioned this before, but Momo used to be my least favorite H!P member (I did one of those rankers/sorters and she was on the bottom), but, once I “got” her character and realized just how talented and professional she was, she quickly jumped up into my top rankings. (Her work in Buono! really helped, too~.) =D

I think that’s about it for this one. I had to get ready for work now, but if I remember any more trivia later, I’ll try to remember to add it. (^_^”)

Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Dance Cover Comparisons – Tokaikko Junjou [2010 and 2017]

June 12, 2017

Wow, the lighting and camera quality really improved on this one, too. I think I also had better control of my arms this time around; they looked pretty flail-y at times in the old one. XD

Ah… I don’t want to say goodbye to °C-ute… but they’re already done. TT_TT

~ Surimu-chan

都会っ子純情 (Dance Cover) Trivia – [Take 2]

June 11, 2017

– I was happy that I was able to relearn this one fairly quickly. =)

– I was also happy that I didn’t have a ton of mistakes that needed fixing~. =D

– I was also much happier with the outfit this time around. ^__^

– How about that saucy little wink during the “Are you ready?” line? XDD

– I just looked back at the trivia for my first attempt at this dance… I said, “I may eventually redo it,” and would you look at that! I did! XD … This one didn’t need it as badly as some others do, though. XD orz

– Yes, this song still reminds me of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Tacos at Midnight-flavored Doritos. I think it always will. *sniffles* MEEEEMOORIIIIIEEES!! TT_TT

I think that’s actually about it for this one. (^_^”) The comparison video will be up tomorrow… the 12th… °C-ute’s last day together… *sobs* MEEEEMOORIIIIIEEES!! XD

Okay, I’m done. Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

LALALA 幸せの歌 (MINI Clip) Trivia

June 5, 2017

– I filmed this on May 20th.

– I filmed the pink side first because it was the “other” side (the side I learned second), however, after filming the purple side and putting all of the videos on my computer, I was devastated to learn that the two sides didn’t line up. orz I had to do the entire thing again (both sides, six videos total). TT_TT

– As I said in the video description, this was my first °C-ute song (or at least it’s the first one of theirs that I remember listening to). When it first came out, I remember bringing my laptop into the living room in the middle of the night and playing the song for my mom during a commercial break in the news. I remember saying, “Isn’t it just so happy?!” XD

– I don’t think I ever want to use a feather boa in a dance outfit again. That thing was falling apart and going everywhere. FEATHERS. EVERYWHERE. Such a mess… XD orz

– This was originally going to be a solo MINI Clip with the purple outfit (Chisato’s part), which is why I started the lip-syncing on that side (even though it was Maimi singing and she was wearing pink), but then I realized, duh, I can easily make a pink outfit (and it looked better than the purple one). So, yeah, that’s why the lip-syncing is kind of backwards as far as what colors were worn by the member singing. (^_^”)

– The purple outfit actually includes five different colors: the dark purple tank top under the light purple tank top, the medium purple skirt (which looks more blue on this camera (-_-“)), the blue shorts under the skirt, and the solid purple hair tie (that you can’t even see). Quite a collection… o_O

– For the border, I took a screencap of the video, selected a square from the skirt, pasted that square in, and then stretched it out to make one side of the border. I think it looked a lot better than just selecting a color from the skirt and making a solid border. ^_^

– The movements during the “dekiru yo” line just before the chorus weren’t planned/timed like that, but it worked out so well. =D

That’s all for this one~! Oh dear… I’m running low on finished videos. O__O I need to get back to work! orz

Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

立ち上がれ 乙女達 (MINI Clip) Trivia

June 2, 2017

– I filmed this on May 10th (after failing to film “BRAND NEW MORNING” multiple times orz).

– As I said in the video description, I always really liked this song and was a bit surprised that they hadn’t performed it more (I only found one performance to learn the dance from). O_O Besides that, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone mention this as a °C-ute song that they really like. Is it forgettable or is my taste really just that different?! XD

– I was rather proud of this outfit because I took some long pieces of light pink tulle and tucked them behind my belt in five different spots. They hung all the way down to my boots and sparkled when I moved… but none of them were visible on camera! orz TT_TT

– I used some of that same light pink tulle as a headband.

– The ring I’m wearing on the index finger of my right hand is one of my favorites: it has multiple little golden “medallions” (discs) hanging on it~. It was my mom’s, but she gave it to me a while back~. =)

– I don’t know why, but I felt like this outfit needed purple (hence the shorts, which are purple even if they don’t really look it). (^_^”)

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

~ Surimu-chan

まっさらブルージーンズ (MINI Clip) Trivia

June 1, 2017

– I first filmed this on May 15th.

– I kept looking at my original take and trying to figure out what didn’t look right when I realized it was my outfit. It wasn’t the fact that I was wearing jeans (I was dead-set on wearing blue jeans for this dance XD), but rather the fact that my tank top(s) wasn’t (weren’t) rolled up to look more like a crop top. Not only did it not look similar enough to their outfits, but it actually looked like I was wearing hospital scrubs. XD orz

– I re-filmed this on May 25th.

– I kind of wanted to have my hair down, but it kept getting in the way, so I put the sides back. Even that was getting to be a bit of a pain, but I put even more of the sides back. (^_^”)

– The arm swings were, of course, my favorite moves. They’re the reason I really wanted to do this dance.

– When I was trying to come up with something to replace the infamous chorus hip thrusts, my main concern was getting a move that fit with the beat. I think it worked out well enough. I believe that was also the first move that I tried. =)

– You can see a leaf fly in from the left side of the screen near the beginning of the video. I smile after it flies by. XD It stayed there throughout the dance, and I actually picked it up and saved it. (I hope to use it on the page for this dance in my dance cover scrapbook… which I still haven’t started (^_^”)).

– I had to edit a “One, two, three” count in before the song because it starts so suddenly.

– It was pretty windy out… though you could probably tell. (^_^”)

– I couldn’t help but go “PAH!” in time with the beat after the last “Love me do.” XD

– Because I’m so short, I had to fold the bottoms of the jeans under and pin them in place so I wouldn’t walk (more like trip) on them. XD orz

That’s all for this one~! Another °C-ute MINI Clip will be out tomorrow! Thanks for watching and reading~. =D

 

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Recap – May 2017

May 31, 2017

Recap 5-2017

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

May 3rd – ~Update 60~

May 4th – Surimuchan’s Vlog Bloopers 5

May 7th – Outfits for Upcoming 誰にもナイショ Original Choreography

May 7th – SurimuChats #15 | Funny Quotes from My Mom

May 12th – Outfit for Upcoming BRAND NEW MORNING Dance Cover

May 12th – Outfit for Upcoming 立ち上がれ 乙女達 MINI Clip

May 13th – ~Update 61~

May 13th – 色っぽい じれったい (Dance Cover) Trivia

May 16th – 誰にもナイショ (Original Choreography) Trivia

May 18th – Surimuchan’s Terrible Tutorial Auto-Captions – Part 4 (+ Bonus Auto-Captions)

May 20th – SurimuChats #16 | Gross Food-Related Incidents

May 23rd – BRAND NEW MORNING (Dance Cover) Trivia

May 26th – Outfit for Upcoming まっさらブルージーンズ MINI Clip

May 26th – Outfit for Upcoming LALALA 幸せの歌 MINI Clip

May 26th – Outfit for Upcoming 都会っ子 純情 [2017 Vers.] Dance Cover

May 26th – ~Update 62~

May 30th – Surimuchan [Now] #19

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

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan [Now] #19 – May 2017

May 30, 2017

I’m actually rather excited about writing this instead of filming it~. XD

Entertainment
– For the first couple weeks of May, I listened to a lot of radio shows from the 30s and 40s because I couldn’t do much else at that time. orz
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 – I enjoyed it. I’m not sure if I like more or less than (or about as much as) the first one, but it was definitely fun~. ^_^
– A handful of documentaries on Netflix (American Experience: Black Out; American Experience: War of the Worlds; Return to the USS Atlanta: Defender of Guadalcanal; Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne; Tales of Irish Castles; and a few episodes from Ken Burns: The Civil War) – Interesting stuff!
Cool Runnings on Netflix – MY CHILDHOOOOOOD~~~! TT_TT =D ♥
Pokémon XYZ on Netflix – Am I the only one who gets extreme satisfaction when I get the “Who’s that Pokémon?” right? … I am? Okay… XD
– For music, I’ve been loving “Judas” by Fozzy, “Bibia Be Ye Ye” by Ed Sheeran, “Fantasia” by Tegomass.

Purchases
– An Undertaker T-shirt – It’s going to have to be my last wrestling T-shirt for a while. (^_^”)
°C-ute’s Complete Single Collection [Limited B] – All of the music videos~~! =D
Country Girls Music Video Clips Vol. 1 – YESSS! Dance shots for “Boogie Woogie LOVE” and “Koi wa Magnet”~!!! (Wish I would have known they were going to include these before I did “Ran Ra Run” ahahaha… orz)
– Miscellaneous stuff on YesStyle.com – The Stationery section of that site always ends up eating all of my money. XD

Happenings
– At the end of April, I got that same eye infection that I had last year (though it was in my left eye this time). That meant a few weeks worth of eye drops and blurry vision (due to the dilating eye drops). That’s why I was listening to so many radio shows. (^_^”)
– I had that stubborn tooth extracted on May 1st. Apparently, I held a full conversation, made an appointment, and posted a picture to Instagram (with necessary hashtags) without being fully awake… or aware at all, actually. XD The first thing I remember is resting my head on the back of the car seat while my brother picked up my medicine. XD My brother also told me that, when I was told I could sit up whenever I felt able, I immediately sat up like the Undertaker. He said something like, “Whoa, you looked like the Undertaker,” and I guess I said, “That’s what I was going for,” with a thumbs up. XD I don’t remember ANY of it.
– After the extraction site was healed over pretty well, the stitches started to come loose, but nothing fell out completely. It felt like a spider was nesting in the socket that was left after the extraction. O_O I finally had a piece of one of the stitches fall out last night. I put it on a piece of tape with a couple of the little bone chips that also fell out and made a smiley face. XDD orz

Plans
– If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that June is my gaming month~! Specifically… Castlevania: Symphony of the Night~~! This will be my eighth year in a row to play that game in June. =D
– If you’ve been keeping up with recent posts then you already know about these, but I’ll be uploading some °C-ute MINI Clips and a redo/Take 2 dance cover (plus the comparison video) in June before °C-ute disbands. I’m also working on something with a song that heavily features Tsugunaga Momoko since she’ll be graduating. orz

Recommendation
Oreo Chocolate Candy Bars~!! I posted a picture on my Instagram a while back. I’m totally addicted to them. I bought two of the big bars and two of the King Size two packs on Sunday, and I finished all of them by Tuesday morning. XD

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

Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

BRAND NEW MORNING (Dance Cover) Trivia

May 23, 2017

– I first tried to film this early in the morning May 10th, but it wasn’t working out, so I filmed something else instead. I eventually filmed this early in the morning on May 12th.

– I was really excited when I finally found some red shorts in a store. XD I’ve been looking for some decent ones for YEARS (proper color, no holes/cuts/distressing).

– The jacket/sweatshirt I’m wearing has only been used in one other video: the “LOVE Machine” collaboration (for one of the small sections).

– I felt like the marching part of the dance was kind of boring because it just doesn’t look as good with one person (as is usually the case for any of these formation dances with marching). (-_-“)

– I tried only tying back part of my hair, but it kept getting in my face (as you can see in the split-screened part), so I had to put it up in a ponytail. (^_^”)

– I was still using the dilating eye drops for my eye infection when I filmed this, so the combination of the blurriness from the drops and the bright lights threw me for a bit of a loop. XD

– The chorus and the first half of the dance break are probably my favorite parts of the dance. =D

– I had to pin some black fabric behind the blinds in the window to block out the light so it wouldn’t mess with the lighting for the split screen. The result was a nearly flawless split~. ^_^

– Speaking of the split screen, that was kind of a last-minute decision. I really liked how the dance for the chorus looked, so I quickly learned the other part before I started filming. =)

– YouTube deleted my dance cover a couple of days after I uploaded it because it was a “duplicate upload.” The problem is, I always need to upload my dance covers at least twice because YouTube always offsets the video and audio (the videos always a bit too fast), so I need to re-edit the video and then re-upload it. (-_-*)

I think that’s it for this one~. Thanks for watching and reading!

 

~ Surimu-chan

誰にもナイショ (Original Choreography) Trivia

May 16, 2017

– I originally started working on this choreography in late September of 2015. I had pretty much everything except for the dance break figured out, but then YouTube Red hit, and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to use the song, so I stopped working on the dance. By the time Up Front music was made available again, I had already started working on a handful of other dances and videos, so I kind of pushed this one aside. After my other laptop stopped working last spring, I lost some of the choreography notes that I had for this dance, so I had to just remember what I could and fill in the rest. (Thankfully, I was able to remember most of what I had done.)

– After all of those setbacks, what took me the longest was learning the other side for the split screen. In doing that, I actually had to rework some of the first side, too. The first fifteen seconds or so were kind of a pain to learn in reverse at first.

– I had originally planned to wear corduroy pants on both sides, but I figured, if anyone wanted to learn the dance, having shorts on one side would make it easier to see knee movements. (^_^”)

– Just like I did with “Renai WARS,” I choreographed Moemi’s side and then just “learned” Asahi’s side.

– I feel like the outfit I had for Moemi’s part looks… incredibly 90s. XD

– I love the tomato shirt I’m wearing on Asahi’s side. =D

– My favorite part of the dance (and maybe the song) is the little hop forward around 0:55. I also really like the strings in the song right after they sing “motto amaku” (when I look to the right and left) the first time.

– I was absolutely determined to get that weird, walking-in-place part in there, even though it seemed to be a little more difficult in shoes (since I usually practice barefoot or in socks). XD I just thought it looked neat.

– If I remember correctly, the first moves I choreographed were the ones that go with the lines “Darenimo naisho de.”

– I usually do my dances at night, but I did this one during the day… I didn’t even think about the effect the sunlight in the window would have on the video’s lighting. orz I think that’s one reason the lighting for the two sides was off. (-_-“)

There might be more trivia for this… but I can’t remember any more right now~. Thanks for watching and reading~! =D

~ Surimu-chan