Archive for the ‘Dances’ Category

セクシーキャットの演説 (Dance Cover) Trivia

August 9, 2017

– I filmed this on July 21st.

– The cat ears I have for this dance are actually bunny ears that I bought around Easter. XD I wound them around the headband to make them shorter and more cat-like. When I saw a grey bunny ear headband for a dollar, I figured there had to be some way for me to turn them into cat ears so that I could do this dance.

– I got the cat paw fingerless gloves a while back from a Doki Doki Crate~.

– I wasn’t going to have a tail at first, but it seemed a bit off without it. (^_^”)

– That hairstyle is not only practical in that it kept my hair out of my face, but it also kept the headband in place. =D

– I wanted to do something cat-like for a special ending clip, so I had to think, “What do cats do a lot?” … Push things off of tables/counters/whatever, right? XDD

– I resolved to follow one of the three “cat” parts early on because the dance for the rest of the members is pretty ridiculous. XD orz

I think that may be it for this one~. That’s the last of my Neko Dance Set! I hope you enjoyed them all~! Thanks for watching and reading~~! =D

~ Surimu-nyan (Last time! XD)

CAT’S♥EYE (MINI Clip) Trivia

August 6, 2017

– I filmed this on July 16th.

– I know a lot of people didn’t really care for this song because of all of the auto-tuning, but I actually really liked it! I thought it worked out well in the song~. =D

– I had a good take for the dance, but then I did it again because some of my hair got caught on my cat ears when I snapped my head to the side and that kind of bugged me. orz However, after watching that take and the second take again, I decided to go with the first one after all because my hand twirl around 0:30 was so much better on the earlier take. XD

– Even though I had the little half-skirt thing on my shorts, I didn’t swing it back and forth in the dance like they do in the video because the fabric didn’t fall/move very nicely. (^_^”) I could have used the smooth red or black fabric (as seen in my dance covers for “Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS,” “Iroppoi Jirettai,” or “Happy Summer Wedding”), but I didn’t want ANOTHER red, or black, or red and black, or black and red outfit. XD orz

– I was super-happy that I had saved the spotlight effect for my video editor. The site that had all of the different effects that I used is no longer available, so I only have the few that I saved from before. (T_T)

– ARGH, that ONE little piece of hair out of place drives me insane. (-_-*) I couldn’t see it when I watched the playback on the camera, and, by the time I put the video on my computer, I didn’t want to do any more takes. XD (^_^”)

– I think the dance break is my favorite part of the dance; it took me a little while to figure out which move went where after I cut the music down, but I think it turned out all right. =)

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

~ Surimu-nyan XD

れでぃぱんさぁ (Dance Cover) Trivia

August 3, 2017

– Does the outfit look familiar? =D It’s pretty much the panther costume from Episode 3 of Agent 36. I just changed the hairstyle and wore different boots (ones that were easier to dance in). ^__^

– Because I felt that there wasn’t too much to this dance, I wanted to add a little something extra to this video, which is why the (rather adorable) little paw print border is there~.

– I don’t know why, but one of my favorite moves is during the line “goro goro goro goro amaechau” around 1:25 (or maybe it’s just one of my favorite parts in the song…?). I also like the little shimmy during the “nakami wa lady panther” and “wagamama lady panther” lines. XD

– I actually bought a leopard print ears headband for this dance, but the coloring was too bright, so it didn’t go with my tank top at all. orz Instead, I just used the same outline ears headband from Agent 36 (their coloring was closer to the tank top, though you can’t really see it).

– For a little while, I practiced that one part during the chorus by bending my knees inward each time because the live performances I watched didn’t show what they were doing. I eventually found one that showed the actual moves being “out, center, in” for the knee movements, so I had to fix it. (^_^”)

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

~ Surimu-nyan XD

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

Surimuchan [Now] #21 – July 2017

July 31, 2017

Here’s this month’s Surimuchan [Now]~! Don’t forget that my second Surimu Chance! Contest is open until 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 3rd! It’s the post just before this one!

Entertainment
Anne with an E (Netflix) – I rather liked it, but I was a little surprised by how dark it got sometimes. Having never read the book(s), I wondered about the opinions of those who had, so I checked out reviews on imdb.com to find that the show had indeed deviated from the books and added some stuff. I also learned that I should probably check out the version from the 80s because a lot of people seem to love (and prefer) that one.
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (Netflix) – Okay, so this might be on the same level as some of the “cheesy Hallmark-type B-movie fantasies,” but I watched this after a lot of not-so-great days, and it was pretty much exactly what I was looking for. ^_^
La Belle et la Bête (Netflix) – A live-action Beauty and the Beast~. As much as I love the Disney storyline (it is my favorite of the Disney Animated films), it was actually really refreshing to watch one that followed the original fairy tale more. It’s in French, so I couldn’t really work on anything while it was on, but that’s fine because I would have missed the lovely sets and costumes.
– As for music, one song that got stuck in my head a lot was, oddly enough, the entrance music for Mike and Maria Kanellis: True Love. XD
– I started reading “Phantastes, a Faerie Romance for Men and Women” by George MacDonald. I’m not too far in, but it’s got some rich imagery from what I have read~. =)

Purchases
Gachinko de Ikou! single – I really wanted a physical copy of this one, because it’s one of my favorite Buono! singles~.
– Some more wrestling stuff… I got some Jeff Hardy arm sleeves, but, unfortunately, they were too big. T_T A couple of the items were gifts (a List of Jericho clipboard for my mom and a Becky Lynch lunch box for my sister).
– A couple of items from the “Tsugunaga Momoko Memorial Event: Momogatari” (the USB as well as an A5 photo set).
– A Blu-ray copy of “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone” – I’ve been waiting to see this since it was announced back in January~. I liked it! (HBK being in it was an added bonus~.) =D
Two C.S. Lewis books, both with various pieces from his various writings (Mere Christianity, A Grief Observed, Miracles, etc.)

Happenings
– The main thing, of course… I went to an NXT show on the 29th~! It was a lot of fun! I was super-excited to see wrestlers like Drew McIntyre, Hideo Itami, Ember Moon, and others~. ^__^ We stopped by Treasure City before the show, and I got a giant German chocolate doughnut sort of pastry after the show. XD
– I think it was near the beginning of this month… I was looking at something that was posted on one side of a door, and someone came through the door really quickly. I had been holding the paper on the door up to look at the one underneath it, so my arm was up and I took the door square on my elbow. O__O I haven’t lifted weights since, but I should be healed enough by now to start again. (^_^”)
– Another stupid injury… I was grabbing some boots from my closet while sitting on the floor. I had one hand on the floor while I opened the closet door with the other hand. I didn’t notice that the hand on the floor was so close to the door, so I ended up jamming the door into the fingernail of the middle finger of my right hand. It bent the nail back far enough for it to start bleeding, and I was in excruciating pain for the next couple of days. (The pain actually woke me up at one point.) orz But that’s all healed up now, too~.

Plans
My Neko Dance Set will be uploaded early next month. After that, I have a couple more SurimuChats to upload before I switch over to the shorter Surimu Stories for vlogs.

Recommendation
Lisa Michelle on YouTube~! She does amazing H!P song covers! =D

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

Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

~Update 63~

July 22, 2017

Here’s what you can expect for the first half of next month~!

August 3rd – Lady Panther (Dance Cover)
August 6th – CAT’S EYE (MINI Clip)
August 9th – Sexy Cat no Enzetsu (Dance Cover)
August 13th – SurimuChats #19 – What is Surimuchan’s Accent?
August 14th – Surimuchan’s Dance Bloopers 3
August 17th – Bitter & Sweet – Darenimo Naisho (Original Choreography) [Mirrored]
August 19th – SurimuChats #20 – Surimuchan and Makeup

These videos are already done~! =D I’m not giving myself any time to rest; I’ll keep working on more videos even though I’m set for a few weeks~. ^__^ [[8/11 Edit – I will be uploading a mirrored version of my original choreography for Bitter & Sweet’s “Darenimo Naisho” on the 17th and moving the 20th SurimuChat to the 19th~.]]

~ Surimu-chan

Added Task Dance Challenge – Chu! Natsu Party

July 17, 2017

It’s been quite a while since my last dance challenge (February, I think?)! The most frustrating thing about this challenge was the fact that I kept forgetting to press the “Continue” button after each question, so it took a little longer than it should have. XD orz

Thanks for watching~!

~ 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

チュッ!夏パ~ティ (MINI Clip) Trivia

July 8, 2017

– I filmed this on June 16th.

– This is just one of the songs that I specifically bought that pink wig for. However, after seeing how it looks… I don’t know if I’ll be wearing it for any others. XD orz

– This is quite possibly my most embarrassing outfit yet. Yes… even worse than the chicken (I, for one, thought the chicken was adorable). o_O

– The yellow flower hair accessory is something my mom crocheted years ago.

– I hadn’t worn those sandals in many years. After I tried them on (to see if I’d be able to do the dance in them), I had a ton of black… something on my feet where the straps had been. Some sort of powder or something? Whatever the case, I had to wipe the sandals down before I wore them for the dance.

– I have two different yellow skirts; the other one shows up as more yellow (instead of gold) after editing, but this one had better movement.

– On my wrist, I’m wearing a slap bracelet that I got in fifth grade (when they were all the rage) as well as the wristband from a Polly Pocket watch I had years and years ago. XD

I think that’s about it for this one. … Even if it isn’t, I need to go to sleep. XD Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

ハッピーサマーウェディング (Dance Cover) Trivia

July 1, 2017

– I filmed this on June 25th.

– I remember “practicing” this dance waaay back in 2007/2008 when I first found Morning Musume’s music. =)

– One thing that kept me from doing this dance for so long was finding a proper outfit. … What I ended up with wasn’t amazing, but it worked, I guess. XD orz

– I had a bunch of extra red fabric left over from the stuff I bought for my “Iroppoi Jirettai” outfit, so I just hemmed the edges and pinned it in certain places to make a sort of skirt. I didn’t want to cut the fabric up in case I needed it later, so I actually had a ton of the extra fabric tucked into the waistband of my shorts. XD

– The gold headband I’m wearing was originally going to be used for a veil, but the tulle that I have is too stiff/scratchy to fall nicely. (^_^”)

– As I said in the video description, I incorporated the 4th generations moves during the chorus into the dance, but I also tried to continue with the main singers’ movements… it didn’t look too great in the end. orz I probably should have just used the 4th gen. dancing throughout, but it’s too late now~~~… orz

– I had originally wanted to split screen the choruses in this dance so that I could do the main part and the 4th gen. parts separately, but I just decided not to. Maybe I wanted it to be like a throwback to some of my earlier dance covers… or maybe I’m getting lazy in my old age. XD TT_TT

– Another effect I thought about using was an overlay of a close up of me doing the spoken part during the dance break, but I figured that would take away from the actual dancing, so I decided against it.

– I wish I could have done a better “Pa Pa Pala no ACHAA” kick, but that skirt wasn’t terribly easy to move in. (^_^”)

I guess that’s about it~. Thanks for watching and reading~! =)

~ Surimu-chan