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Surimu-chan’s 2010 Wrap Up – Part 2: Surimu-chan’s Favorites

December 28, 2010

These are my top ten Surimuchan videos of 2010 (if I had included 2009 videos, you can believe that “恋のダンスサイト” would be in this list).

MY BOY – I think one reason I like this video so much is because of my outfits. XD I also really liked the fading in and out effect, and I was (and still am) quite proud of how the whole thing turned out, despite the timing being slightly off in parts. I was tired by the time I got around to filming Miyabi’s part, and I kept messing up, which was frustrating me, but I think that makes the finished product even more gratifying to watch, because I know how much work I put into it.

ルカルカ★ナイトフィーバー (Luka★Luka Night Fever) – This was my first non-H!P dance cover. I actually didn’t work on it as long as one might think (I hope that doesn’t sound too big-headed of me), because I really liked the song and the dance, so I just seemed to figure it out fairly quickly. Also… I really like this outfit, too. My mom had trimmed my hair just before I did the dance as well, so I felt all shiny and new, if you understand my meaning. XD

Bravo☆Bravo – I think the thing that I like most about this dance is how happy it made me. I remember being in an extremely good mood while dancing to this. It might have been because the dance was fairly easy for me, or because I knew a lot of the lyrics, or a combination of both. Whatever it was, even though the video wasn’t too terribly impressive, I had an awesome time making it, and that’s really the reason I started dancing in the first place. ^__^

好きな先輩 (Suki na Senpai) – Ah~, what can be said about this that I haven’t already said? I just love it. ♥ It kind of embarrasses me, because it’s so cheesy, and I cover my face every time I watch it. XD I think it’s because I really don’t see myself as being cute (in high school, one of my friends told me that my normal face looked like I was giving everyone a death glare orz), and this song is undeniably cute. But I think the simple charm of the video (ah, I shouldn’t be saying such nice things about my own videos (^_^”)>) emphasizes the cuteness of the song.

Surimuchan’s Bloopers – This video was a long time in the making. As I said in the description, I started saving bloopers when I was making “恋のダンスサイト.” This is also the first time I had my voice audible on YouTube (right in the beginning when I just say, “Uh?!” XD). (Did anyone else think the “ペッパー警部” blooper looked like it was in better quality?!) Anyway, I had fun doing the outdoor scenes where I was just running around and generally making a fool out of myself. It’s a good video for a laugh. XD

夢見る 15歳 (Yume Miru 15sai) – … Another outfit that I like. XD This dance was another one that came to me fairly quickly. I tried to put some power into my moves, which proved painful; I hurt my neck practicing the head snaps and couldn’t turn my head for a few days. (^_^”)> However~, I got over it, and filmed the video. =D I think it turned out rather nice. It had zero dislikes for the longest time, but, after it became a featured video, somebody had to go and dislike it. *sigh*

Surimuchan’s Special 50th Video – I had the idea to have appearances from all of my dance covers in one video for months before I got to work on it. It was an arduous task to film and put together all of the clips, but that made the final video so very satisfying. I believe this video will always be one of my biggest accomplishments. ^_^

Do it! Now – I believe I’ve explained how much I love doing older H!P dances. ❤ Other than that, I don’t know what it is about this one that I like so much. Maybe it reminds me of when I first started looking at H!P dances back in early 2008; I would learn a few moves and just do those parts of the dance during the song while I tried (and failed) to sing along. XD I really like the windmilling arm movements in this.

虫のこえ (Mushi no Koe) – I think this, like my 50th video, is another of my greatest accomplishments: a quadruple split screen dance and animated borders. I pulled out quite a few stops to make this (… including that crazy headband XD). I rather like the mostly same-y-ness of the outfits as well. This is almost like a proper PV, except, you know, it was filmed in my basement. XD

抱きしめて 抱きしめて (Dakishimete Dakishimete) – This is one of my favorite H!P dances ever. Even back when I didn’t know the dance properly, I felt so cool dancing to this song. I was going to say, “I especially like the first thirty seconds of the song,” but then I kept watching, and I realized that I really just like the entire dance. =)

—Honorable Mentions—

LOVE & JOY – This one caused me a lot of trouble, because, if I messed up, I’d have to wait for a while to try again; it took a lot of energy out of me. I remember, on one take, I messed up in the last twenty seconds or so. I felt like crying. T_T However, I can honestly say this may be one of my most accurate dance covers. ^_^

都会っ子 純情 (Tokaikko Junjou) – I really love the beginning of the dance (well, not quite the beginning; the part after Maimi finishes speaking) and the dance break. Also, this song reminds me of Tacos at Midnight-flavored Doritos and the Colosseum area of “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.” XD Those are always the first things that pop into my head when I hear this song. (^_^”)>

ぴったりしたい X’mas! (Pittari Shitai X’mas!) – I think this is another one that I like because it reminds me of when I first started listening to H!P music; I would dance to the chorus of this song a lot. =D I was also pleased with how my video turned out, despite the split screen problems. (^_^”)>

BONUS~!

Here are my mom’s favorite 2010 Surimuchan videos!

MY BOY
ルカルカ★ナイトフィーバー (Luka Luka Night Fever)
恋愛レボリューション21 (Renai Revolution 21)
LOVE & JOY
夢見る 15歳 (Yume Miru 15sai)
あなたなしでは生きてゆけない (Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai)
RIVER
Do it! Now
PARTY TIME
抱きしめて 抱きしめて (Dakishimete Dakishimete)

Honorable Mentions

好きな先輩 (Suki na Senpai)
MADAYADE
チャンス チャンス ブギー (Chance Chance Boogie)

She hated picking because she said she likes them all, and I kind of have to agree. There’s something about each of my videos that’s special to me, be it a memory that I associate with the song or dance, a kind comment that someone left, or the fact that it was the first “something” (request, special effects, PV, etc.).

So… do you have a top ten~?

~ Surimu-chan

Going On! (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 15, 2010

– This dance was frustrating me because I practiced it in my room, which doesn’t have too much room to move around in. XD I finally got it, though. ^_^

– The yellow bow I’m wearing just might be my favorite of the ones that I made for these dances. =D

– When I was putting on my skirt, I noticed that I had small black-and-blue marks on both of my shins. o_O I have no idea how that happened; I guess I ran into something without realizing it… What a klutz. XD

– With this dance, I finally meet the goal that I set for myself back in June (“learn and upload all four ガーディアンス4 dances before my next birthday”) with about a week to spare! やった~! (These were, by the way, the collection of themed dances that I talked about a while ago.)

~ Surimu-chan

PARTY TIME (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 13, 2010

– This video was filmed immediately after “おまかせ♪ガーディアン,” but I wanted to upload them in order, so I waited until I had “School Days” up to put this one on.

– I had three different green bows to choose from for this outfit: the first had a marble-like pattern and was a forest green, the second had the same pattern but was a brighter green, and the third was plaid. I had just found the plaid fabric a day or two before, and I immediately thought of this song, so I ended up using that for the video. ^_^

– I actually recorded this dance outside a couple of weeks ago with a different outfit: the same white, button-up shirt, the bright green bow, the black long-sleeved sweater from “好きな先輩,” and black shorts.

– I didn’t use the outdoor version because it didn’t look as good; it was harder to spin on the pavement. XD Also, some people were driving ATVs on the path behind our house and being very loud and distracting. (-_-”)

– This dance took two takes; in the first take, when I punch out with both hands, I accidentally hit my hands together and started laughing. Also, during both takes I was laughing because my mom told me to smile and be energetic, so I started out with a big, silly grin on my face and made her laugh really hard behind the camera. XDD

– This is my favorite ガーディアンス4 song~. Also, it’s either my favorite of their dances, or it ties with “School Days.” =D

– I was going to have someone blow bubbles during the last part of the song, but I couldn’t because 1) my sister’s bubble fan type thing (I’m not sure what it’s called, but the hand-held thing that does a lot of bubbles at once) is missing, and 2) we were inside. Obviously. XD

– Since I put my hair back really quickly, I didn’t do it properly, which resulted in a couple of painful minutes trying to get the hair tie out. Ouch. (>_<*)

~ Surimu-chan

School Days (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 12, 2010

– The bow that I’m wearing in this video has the same pattern as the one being worn by the Surimu-chan in the white mask in my blog’s October header except in blue.

– Unlike “おまかせ♪ガーディアン,” this dance took me more than one take. T_T The first time I got through the whole dance, but, when I played it back, I noticed an obvious mistake, so I wanted to redo it. For the second take, I was concentrating so hard on the upcoming moves, that I messed up on the one I was doing at the time. XD The third time I forgot what the next move was, and the fourth time (the one I used) I still managed to mess up. (^_^”)>

– The black top I’m wearing (which is actually a tank top and not a vest) is terribly hot; after so many takes, I was starting to feel sick. (>_< )

– The part of the dance with the different “members” fading in and out (right after the dance break) was hard to edit because the clips were so short.

– Just before I filmed this, I had taken the pictures for my banner, so the makeup around my eyes was really thick. XD Luckily, I remembered to clean most of it off so that I didn’t look odd in the dance (though that’s debatable… XD).

– I was wearing different hairstyles for the different parts after the dance break, which means you can see what the ones for “PARTY TIME” and “Going On!” will look like (in which I will be following Yurina and Saki, respectively).

– For each of those parts, you may notice that the only one lipsyncing along is the main one (Risako’s part); that’s because I was counting out when I had to move for each of the others’ parts (i.e. Yurina’s part moves on counts 1, 5, and 9, etc.). XD

~ Surimu-chan

~New Header~

October 12, 2010

Hey, everyone! I finally got a new header up for October. What do you think? I rather like how it turned out, even though I kind of look like a guy in the white mask. XD My brother said that the pose I was doing for that picture reminded him of Vega from Street Fighter. XD I still really like it…

Anyway, I’m writing out the trivia and comment box information for my dance cover of “School Days” right now, so I’ll try to upload it as soon as I finish. Hopefully it won’t take forever to upload like it has been. I still can’t get Mediafire to upload at all. T_T

~ Surimu-chan

おまかせ♪ガーディアン (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 11, 2010

– I’ve been planning on doing this dance since June, and I even made that goal that I wanted to learn all of the ガーディアンス4 dances by my next birthday. I didn’t forget! I have less than two weeks to get the other three uploaded!

– This may be my least favorite of the ガーディアンス4 dances, but the song still has a special place in my heart, because I listened to it a lot after I graduated from college and high school.

– I also listened to it a lot when I played Final Fantasy VII for the first time. ^__^

– There were a couple of videos I wanted to upload to my Treasure Box (as it’s going to be called) before I started uploading these, but I’m having some problems with Mediafire (if they persist, I may have to cancel the Treasure Box completely; ah, how annoying…).

– For the ガーディアンス4 dances, the outfits will be the same except for the bow and my hairstyle.

~ Surimu-chan

Update ~13~

June 18, 2010

Two more dances have been added to the list~! ^__^

Also, I rearranged the order of the upcoming dances a bit according to my priority list. “バラライカ” is still first, because I plan on filming it in the next few days, but “Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!” and “おまかせ♪ガーディアン” have been moved down, while the three Berryz songs have been moved up. I don’t know “Kiss!3” as well as I thought I did (because I like to try to get all of the fine details), so it’s been pushed back. (^_^”)>

This doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll have all three Berryz songs learned before “Kiss!3;” it just means that I will focus more on the requested ones, so I’ll spend, for example, twenty to thirty minutes working on each Berryz song and five to ten minutes working on the other two. I may still get “Kiss!3” done first, because it’s one continuous shot and a simpler dance, but I’ll be working hard on the Berryz dances! ^_^

~ Surimu-chan

♪ Kusumi Koharu – Balalaika
♪ Berryz Koubou – Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai
♪ Berryz Koubou – MADAYADE
♪ Berryz Koubou – Dakishimete Dakishimete
♪ Buono! – Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!
♪ Guardians 4 – Omakase♪Guardian

~Another Request~!

June 18, 2010

Another dance has been requested! This time it’s “あなたなしでは生きてゆけない” by Berryz工房. “バラライカ” will be uploaded first (because I already know it), and I’ll probably finish learning “Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!” before I finish “あなたなしでは生きてゆけない,” but I will try to learn it as soon as possible~! ^_^

Also, I’ve gotten a request to do a tutorial for my dance cover of “女子かしまし物語.” I may try to learn a few other parts of the dance before I upload the tutorial, though, so I don’t know when I’ll get that done. (^_^”)>

I updated my “♫ Upcoming Dances ♫” list today; I added “あなたなしでは生きてゆけない” and “おまかせ♪ガーディアン,” so please look forward to those as well~! ^_^

Thank-you~!

~ Surimu-chan

Update ~11~

June 7, 2010

Okay, well, I was sitting on my bed yesterday, and “都会っ子 純情” started playing, so I started doing the arm movements. To my surprise, I went all the way through the song. I think there’s only about four seconds worth of the dance break that I’m not sure about, otherwise, I guess I already know the whole thing. o_o I’m going to wait just a few more days, because this time I want to be 100% recovered before I record another dance, but that one should be coming sooner than I thought. Hopefully. (^_^”)>

I also started learning another dance yesterday morning; it was one that was suggested to me a long time ago, but, every time I tried to learn the dance, the video would be taken down. (-_-”) I finally found the video again, though, so I started learning it, and I figured out about 65% of the arm movements in less than a day. o_o Could I have a memory for dancing?! … Probably not. (^_^”)> I still have to learn the steps, but, like I said, I’m going to take it easy for a bit.

I’ve been looking at a lot of videos to figure out what to do after the ones on my “Dances to Do Soon” list (including the surprise dance) are finished. I’m thinking the next list will have “Do it! Now,” “おまかせ♪ガーディアン,” something from ミニモニ。, something from a soloist, and maybe “Greed’s Accident.” My priority list is as follows:

– Requests (assuming that I can find a clear dance shot/performance(s), and also that I’m comfortable with the dance)
– New releases
– Suggestions (like when someone says, “Maybe you could do this…” or “This one is good;” if the wording is a bit vague like that, I put new releases first; sorry. =(  )
– My own choices

That means, if I get five requests, the dances listed above will have to wait. ^_^

Also, I’d really like to start working on a new PV-type video; I have one in mind, but it would take a lot of effort on my part. There would be next to no video editing or dancing (which almost doesn’t make sense), but I would have a lot to memorize. o_o がんばります! ^_^

~ Surimu-chan

Update ~10~

June 6, 2010

Another dance has been added to my “Dances to Do” List! Well, actually, my “Dances to Do” List is about 60 dances long and growing, so I should say another dance has been added to my “Dances to Do Soon” List. ^_^ So, here is that list:

☆ °C-ute – 都会っ子 純情
☆ 久住小春 – バラライカ
☆ モーニング娘。– 青春コレクション
☆ Buono! – Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!

Also, I have a new goal! It might be a little far-fetched, but I’d like to learn all four Guardians 4 dances before my next birthday. That means I have a little less than five months to do so. o_o

I did learn the first forty seconds of “都会っ子 純情” (plus a little more), a couple of days ago; I want to try to record the dance before the first (official) day of summer.

I’m taking a small break right now, because, even though I didn’t snap my head to the side as hard as I did before (for my last dance cover), I still managed to hurt my neck again… and then I slept on it wrong and made it worse. (^_^”)> Sorry for making everyone wait longer for more videos! m(_ _)m

~ Surimu-chan