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Surimuchan [Now] #25 – November 2017

November 30, 2017

Entertainment
– I saw Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League in theaters. I really liked Thor (I’ve really liked all of the Thor movies) and Justice League wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be (not a glowing endorsement, I know XD).
– Even though I didn’t really care about it much when the songs first came out, Morning Musume ’17’s “Jama Shinaide Here We Go!” has been stuck in my head a lot over the past month. I think it has something to do with how much I like the part I did for that song in my giant Momusu dance medley. XD

Purchases
– I got tons of H!P CDs (and the giant Blu-ray box sets of °C-ute and Buono!‘s final concerts)! I’m trying to get hard copies of all of the H!P album releases as well as significant singles (as well as singles from miscellaneous groups). =)
– I didn’t get nearly as much from the WWE Shop for this year’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, though I did get signed photos of some wrestlers (including AJ Styles, my favorite!). Besides that, I got a Shield T-shirt (way before Black Friday), and I pre-ordered a framed plaque commemorating the Finn Bálor/AJ Styles match at TLC; it has a piece of the ring canvas! =D
– For non-H!P, non-WWE stuff, I bought Wonder Woman, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Kong: Skull Island on Blu-ray (on super-sale). I also bought a little LEGO Beast and a Belle/Gaston/Mrs. Potts Tsum Tsum Stackables set to add to my Beauty and the Beast collection~. ♥

Happenings
– Work, and lots of it. O__O I haven’t had a ton of time to work on dances (I didn’t even have time to do that second redo dance I had been planning orz). It will be nice when work slows down a bit after the holidays.

Plans
– I have another Vlog Blooper video ready, and an auto-caption video is done being filmed but not quite done being edited. I plan on doing my usual Christmas dance video on December 22nd, like always~. I’d like to do more, but I don’t know what kind of time I’ll have, so I’ll probably end up uploading mostly miscellaneous videos for December. (^__^”)

Recommendation
The songs from ANGERME’s upcoming single, especially “Kimi Dake ja nai sa…friends“~! The first time I heard it, I immediately loved it and almost started tearing up during the chorus (and then the instrumental break, and then the layered vocals at the end…). TT_TT ♥♥♥

Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

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Surimuchan Recap – October 2017

October 31, 2017

Recap 10-2017

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

October 1stSurimu Stories #4 – Itsonvideoagain…
October 5thTsubaki Factory – Just Try! [MINI Tutorial]
October 5thOutfit for Upcoming 夜もすがら君想ふ Dance Cover
October 8thOutfit for Upcoming カラダだけが大人になったんじゃない Dance Cover
October 9thカラダだけが大人になったんじゃない (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 15th夜もすがら君想ふ (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 20thMorning Musume ’15 – Oh my wish! [MINI Tutorial]
October 21stOutfit for Upcoming ラブチーノ Dance Cover
October 21stOutfit for Upcoming 記憶の迷路 MINI Clip
October 21stSurimu Chance! Contest #3 Information and Rules
October 22ndSurimu Stories #5 – A Total Sneezefest
October 23rdSurimu Chance! Contest #3 – Assortment [Name That H!P Song, H!P Trivia, H!P Mystery Pictures]
October 23rdラブチーノ (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 25th魔法使いサリー (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 27thOutfit for 魔法使いサリー Dance Cover
October 29thSurimu Chance! Contest #3 Answers and Results
October 31stSurimuchan [Now] #24 – October 2017

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

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for 魔法使いサリー Dance Cover

October 27, 2017

Even though I already uploaded the dance… here are pictures of the outfit I wore for my dance cover of ANGERME’s “Mahoutsukai Sally.” ^_^

Sally 14

Mahoutsukai Sally Outfit

(Photoshop brush credit goes to Obsidian Dawn~.) I didn’t think it looked too bad for being thrown together in a couple of minutes (literally). XD

~ Surimu-chan

魔法使いサリー (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 25, 2017

– This is my first ANGERME/S/mileage dance cover since “Odorou yo,” and my first dance cover of a song that was released under the “ANGERME” name (instead of S/mileage).

– When I said I had to film this super-quick after work today, I wasn’t kidding. XD I got home around 5:35 or 5:40, wound down a bit from work, then got the outfit together and filmed the dance.

– This is the first time in a LONG time that I’ve posted the video before the outfit pictures!

– The outfit was inspired by the character the song is about: Sally the Witch, from an old anime.

– It’s kind of hard to see, but I’m wearing a wide, red belt. It’s the same kind of belt as the black and brown wide belts I’ve worn in other dances (like “Shiroi Yuki no Princess wa” or “Twinkle”).

– I was going to wear a witch hat like ANGERME did in their video, but I couldn’t find one that had a small enough brim and a point that wouldn’t stay straight up (since I had to swing my arm over my head). orz That’s why I decided to (sort of) cosplay as the character instead.

– I pinned the white parts onto the shirt (I know I don’t have the right collar for it to be accurate) and used double-sided tape for the red circles.

– I went out of frame a few times, but I didn’t really want to film it again. orz

– I had originally planned on doing the short version, but I happened to find the full dance shot, so I thought it would be a waste to not use it~.

– That’s all for the trivia! Outfit pictures coming soon (hopefully)~! Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Chance! Contest #3 Information and Rules

October 21, 2017

It’s time for the third Surimu Chance! Contest (aka Surimuchan’s H!P Appreciation Contests)! This will be an Assortment Contest (including Name That H!P Song, H!P Trivia, and H!P Mystery Pictures). (Credit for the Mystery Pictures 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).

Contest Information and Rules

The contest begins at 12:00 AM on Monday, October 23rd.

– The contest post will include the following:
1) Ten short audio clips of H!P songs to name (artist and song; any H!P artist past or present is an option)
2) Ten H!P Trivia questions to answer
3) Ten H!P Mystery Pictures; these are small pieces taken from H!P music videos (artists this time include: Smileage/ANGERME, Juice=Juice, Country Girls, Kobushi Factory, and Tsubaki Factory); name the music video each picture was taken from

That means there are a total of thirty “questions.” The person who gets the most right is the winner~!

– Submit your answers in a numbered list in a comment on the contest post. Answers 1 through 10 are for Name That H!P Song; answers 11 through 20 are for H!P Trivia; and answers 21 through 30 are for H!P Mystery Pictures.

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~.

Answers are due by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (US) on Friday, October 27th. 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 winners for the previous contests are not be eligible to win. 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, 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

~2016 Wrap-Up Post~

January 14, 2017

My year-end post is a little late. (^_^”) Here’s a quick breakdown (the split-screened and solo versions of “Magical Christmas” are considered two separate dances, and Up Up Girls (仮) is not considered H!P):

– I did a total of twenty-nine dances in 2016.
Three of these dances were original choreographies.
Five of these dances were MINI Clips.
Nine of these dances were non-Hello! Project dances.
Five of these dances were part of my “Agent 36” series.
– Of the twenty H!P dances, twelve of them were from singles/albums released in 2011 or earlier.
– Also, nine of the twenty H!P dances were album or coupling tracks (including “Iron Heart” for the °C-ute Dance Tribute).
One dance was one that had already been done previously.
– For each H!P group, I had the following number of dances – Morning Musume (any year) = 9; Berryz Koubou = 1; °C-ute = 2 (including the dance tribute); S/mileage/ANGERME = 2; Juice=Juice = 2; Country Girls = 1; misc. H!P (Buono!, Abe Natsumi, Mano Erina) = 3

Instead of giving a few comments for each video, I thought I’d just give a few general comments.
As far as my favorite dances, I was actually rather happy with the MINI Clips. They were each short and fun with something different (background, split screen…), so I still have fun watching them. The full dances though… orz Maybe I’m just being harder on myself than usual? I had had high hopes for “Shiroi Yuki no Princess wa” to maybe be another one of my “big” dance covers, but it didn’t do as well as I had hoped it would. (^_^”) I was pretty happy that I got a video uploaded on February 29th. XD “Daisuki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai” didn’t turn out too badly. I think I might have ended up liking the “Agent 36” episodes more than the dances that corresponded with them. XD orz “Party People Alien” was kind of fun. “Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!” and “Rival,” while okay were more of a relief to get done than anything, I think. (^_^”) I was super-excited with the warm reception for “Utakata Saturday Night!” ^__^ I feel a little bad about my °C-ute dance tribute; while I did work very hard to make everything work out and flow well, I can’t help but feel like it seems a bit rushed… because it kind of was. XD I only had, what, a couple of weeks or so to get it done in time for °C-uteの日. Just like with “Utakata Saturday Night!,” it was kind of exhilarating to be able to do a newer dance with “Oh my wish!” “Every Day Halloween” and “Magical Christmas” were fun dances to make because I got to be creative; “Every Day Halloween” will forever remind me of when I first got into watching wrestling because it has a bunch of references in the dance, and “Magical Christmas” was fun because I kind of love doing partially seated dances. =D I was proud of my improvement after I did “Kimagure Princess” again (ugh that first one… XD). And finally, “Kira Kira Fuyu no Shiny G” is a dance I had planned to do for Christmas for years, so it was nice to finally do it~.

So, basically… my MINI Clips were probably my favorites from my 2016 dances. I think I did more vlogs and “other” videos than I did dances (well, I definitely did), but that’s because I’ve been trying to upload at least once every week (which I have since the around the second week of October in 2015!!).

How about all of you? Which of my 2016 dances were your favorites? How about from my non-dance videos in 2016?

As far as 2016 in general… well, let’s just say I feel rather stupid about last year’s wrap-up post. XD What can I say… I was excited and hopeful, but then life just kind of slapped me upside the head. (^_^”) Thanks for continuing to put up with me~. =) (Also, it seems this is my 500th post on this blog~! =D)

~ Stephanie
“Surimuchan”

踊ろうよ [Shorter Vers.] (Dance Cover) Trivia

August 7, 2016

– When S/mileage’s first album came out, I loved all of the new album tracks, but this one was my favorite (the Tsunku rap is especially awesome XD)~.

– Like I said in the video description, I learned the dance from watching the concert performances from the 4nin’s concert with °C-ute and the one from their 2011 autumn tour (first tour with the second gen.). I actually followed a lot of °C-ute’s movements for the dance. (^_^”)

– For the dance break… I literally just woke up on a day off and immediately started working on it. I figured it out and fine-tuned pretty quickly.

– I really wanted balloons for this video because I thought it would give it a fun, party time feeling. I was a little irritated that my video editor messed with the colors as usual, though. (-_-*)

– The crazy flail at the end was just me excited about finishing the video. XD

– Though you can’t see the design, I’m wearing my Vaporeon socks in this video. =D

– I almost forgot to upload this today because I was binge-watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix. XD (It’s so good, though, oh my goodness!)

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

~ Surimu-chan

恋にBooing ブー! (Dance Cover) Trivia

February 7, 2016

– I filmed this dance cover on January 20th. That was over two weeks before I filmed the corresponding episode for the Agent 36 series.

– It took forever to figure out how to directly link the dance cover to the Agent 36 episode, but I got it to work out. I had to leave out a bit of the dance’s opening to finish up the “acting” part, but I’d say it turned out okay~.

– I had originally planned on having a pig tail, too, but I felt it probably would have caused problems (same reason I didn’t wear the mask for the whole dance). (^_^”)>

– My first choice for the outfit was to have a wide white belt instead of a black one, but it almost looked like I was wearing a swim top, so I switched to the black one. O_O

– After I finished filming the dance, I realized how little the pig ears I had on actually looked like pig ears. XD Instead of filming everything again, I decided to work a joke into the Agent 36 episode to address the fact that they don’t look like pig ears. XD

– I seem to remember a lot of people disliking this song/MV/concept when it first came out, but I thought it was adorable~! As I said in the video description, the music video for “Koi ni Booing Buu!” had to be one of my favorite’s from S/mileage / ANGERME. I wish H!P would do more videos like that again. orz

– When I first started looking at this dance (when it first came out), I had been planning on following Kanon’s part (because I usually followed her part), but I really wanted the “Mou… BAKA!” line that Yuuka has, so I followed her part instead. =)

– On a slightly-related note, I desperately wish that °C-ute had an animal-themed single, but I don’t see that ever happening with their current style. orz

That’s all for this one~! Thanks for watching and reading~. Buu! Uh… Bye! XD

~ Surimu-chan

~2015 Wrap-Up Post~

December 31, 2015

It’s time for my year-end post~! I got a few more done this year than last year; I was happy about that! Here’s a quick breakdown:

– I did a total of twenty-three dances this year.
Three of these dances were original choreographies.
Four of these dances were non-Hello! Project dances, two of which were my most popular uploads for this year.
Nine of these dances were done in the last four months of the year (after I had quit my job).
Five of these dances were Berryz Koubou covers, four of which were done in the first three months of the year due to their indefinite hiatus.
– Not counting original choreography, for dance covers with other H!P group songs, I had the following – Morning Musume (including ’14) = 4; °C-ute = 2; S/mileage/ANGERME = 1; Juice=Juice = 2; Country Girls = 1; misc. H!P (High-King) = 1.
Two of these dances were part of my “Agent 36” series.

So that’s how that worked out. =D Now I’d like to give a few comments for each video~.

Nijiiro Miracle
– I actually really enjoyed something about this one, though I’m not 100% what it is. Maybe the fact that this was the last video I did before I got braces? orz This is one of those dance covers that makes me miss my long hair because it was totally cooperating for this video. XD (Too bad most of my iDOLM@STER videos are still unavailable in the US. (-_-*))

Dschinghis Khan
– This was learned for the only collaboration I did this year, so that makes it special in one way, and it was also the first dance I did after I got braces. I remember not lip-syncing most of the song because I was having such a hard time getting used to the feel of the braces. orz XD Actually, this was also the first outfit that I took multiple pictures of after the video, but I never did post them because I was still reluctant to show off my braces. (^__^”)

Heroine ni Narou ka!
– I actually reeeaallly like the outfit for this one along with the weird, crimped sort of style of my hair (that’s called the “putting your wet hair in a braid and not taking it out for two days” hairstyle XD). This was the first dance voted for in the Berryz Dance Cover polls that I did in late 2014, so it reminds me of that, too, because I’ve always loved seeing the results for polls on this blog, though I don’t usually get many votes. XD (Also, I know I still have one more dance cover left from those polls… but it ended up being part of a project, which is why I’ve held off on doing it. ^_~)

Ooki na Ai de Motenashite
– Well, there’s a hairstyle I’ll probably never attempt again. XD I actually thought the overall video looked cute (no pun intended), but I was really worried about how it would be received, because I’m obviously no Sayu or Momo or… anyone else who worked the mega-cutesy angle. orz XD

Towa no Uta
– AAARRRGH, the feels! TT_TT I did so much work on this one! I mean, I actually filmed everything in front of a green screen first, and then re-filmed everything when the green screen clips didn’t work out… and I didn’t even go into despair-mode like usual! XD Even more than my original choreographies or my most popular dance covers this year, I think this was my most ambitious video of 2015. I learned some of the dance backwards so that I could flip it and make the room look bigger! I did the entire dance for ALL SEVEN parts! The more I talk, the more egotistical it sounds… but I am honestly so proud of what I achieved with this video! If only I could have fixed the quality on some of the editing, it would have been almost perfect, but I still feel like putting this dance cover on my “Crowning Achievements” list. ♥

Shining Power
– I was surprised by how good a fully red outfit could look. XD This was always one of those dances where I was like, “Yeah, I’ll do that one… eventually.” I’m not sure when I would have actually gotten to it if it hadn’t been voted for. XD That being said, I actually really liked how it turned out! ^__^

Okochama Sensou
– Here’s one of the big ones! I think this has been my most popular dance cover since…  “What is LOVE?” maybe? It’s already overtaken “Spring Shower,” “galaxias!,” and “Hello/How Are You” in terms of views! =O I had a lot of fun tweaking this one and acting out the sibling rivalry in the dance, so I’m happy it’s doing so well~. ^__^

Renai WARS
– This has to be my favorite of my original choreographies this year~. I always love interaction being worked into dances, and this song was perfect for that, so I had a lot of fun fighting with/teasing myself in this dance. XD Also, you know, the fact that the songwriter tweeted my video (and retweeted my tweet linking to the video!) only helped its case. =D

10 Carat no Kirameki
– I couldn’t believe that this had never been performed live, but it worked out better for me, so I’m not complaining. XD I might actually go out on a limb here and say that this was my favorite outfit from this year, and, if not my #1 favorite, definitely top five. There are some points in the dance that I wish I could improve, but there were other points that actually really liked, so it all balances out~. =)

Black Butterfly
– The dance itself has a good balance of flowiness and snappiness, so that was a fun combination to attempt. This is one of those dance covers that I don’t know if I’d really be like, “I want to watch this one right now!,” but, if it happened to be on, I wouldn’t mind watching it. XD I kind of liked how this outfit turned out~.

Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe
– I had wanted to do this one since it came out, but I had the same sort of feeling about this as I did with songs like “Nanchatte Renai” and “Sakura Mankai,” which is, “If I do badly on this video, I don’t know if I can forgive myself for ruining such a wonderful song.” XD Though it definitely wasn’t one of my stronger dance covers this year, at least I don’t feel like I ruined it. XD This was also the first dance cover I did after having my two baby teeth removed, so I remember trying really hard not to smile because I was embarrassed. (^__^”)

Chotto Ikashita PURE BOY
– The song itself has a lot of special memories associated with it (I even named my H!P blog after it~), but the dance hasn’t quite reached that level of sentiment yet. XD Although this video was rather complicated in terms of editing, the dance itself was rather simple, which was intentional, but also a bit disappointing. orz I feel like it wouldn’t look too bad with an actual group of eight people, but one person spaced out kind of sterilized the fun feeling a bit, in my opinion. =/

Shouganai Yume Oibito
– I finally got another one done from my “Surimuchan’s H!P Medley Challenge” list of videos! XDD This was another song that I didn’t want to wreck with a bad video. Again, I felt it wasn’t my best, but I don’t hate it. And I didn’t ruin the song for myself. XD I suppose this was a good dance to do for my last dance cover with super-long hair at least.

Shortcut
– I had this one planned for so long! =D I will admit to snickering quite a few times with this dance, not only while learning the dance and knowing what it was going to be used for, but also while reading the comments after I uploaded the video. The reactions… XD I thought this was a cute outfit, too. It’s something that I wish I had the confidence to wear outside of the house. XD You know, I don’t think I’ve ever worn any of my skirts outside of my dances. It’s kind of a shame…

The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~
– I love the technicality of °C-ute’s dances, which is why it’s so disappointing that they have so many dances with moves that I’m not comfortable with. TT_TT I find it funny that this was the first dance cover I did after quitting my job; some of the work-related gripes that are in the lyrics may or may not have applied to me… XD

Romance no Tochuu
– The scavenger hunt video~! =D This was a song that I was on the fence about dancing to for the longest time because of some of the weird movements, but I got over it and really enjoyed doing the dance. ^__^ Still a little sad that I couldn’t do a three-person dance break due to lack of room, but that’s neither here nor there, I guess.

Cinderella\Complex
– Soooo happy to finally be able to do this one! Memoriiies~! XD I was still in school the year it came out, but, because it came out in the summer, I had a chance to watch the video and listen to the song a billion times… and learn just the arm movements during the chorus. XD I remember really loving the “rolling version” of the music video. As far as my dance cover, I really liked the outfit and was quite proud of how close I got it to the original. The dance itself made me feel so cool. =)

Twinkle
– I started watching this video to see if there was anything I wanted to mention for this one, but I ended up getting distracted and only watching the video; it’s already half over as I’m typing this! XD This song and dance is just so happy~! I will forever be in love with てぃ☆イン!’s choreographies~. As for my video, I really loved this outfit and was happy with the background and my dancing, so I’d say that’s a win! =D

Happy Halloween
– Heeere’s the other big one! I honestly have to wonder how popular this one would have been without all of the Ib references… but that doesn’t matter now! =D I love the headless mannequin. XD I was happy that it worked out as well as it did. This video was just all-over fun from the costumes, sets, and props, to hyping it on my Facebook page for the preceding week, to the dance itself. Good times!

Wakatteiru no ni Gomen ne
– I actually thought this one turned out pretty cute, which is why I’m kind of sad that I uploaded it while H!P videos were still blocked in the US. I think it definitely hurt the stats for the video. =( I wanted everyone to see and love Old Lady Surimuchan! TT_TT … XD Okay, maybe not, but I still liked this dance cover~.

Password is 0
– Awww yeah, Agent 36 begins! =D Two things immediately came to mind with this dance cover: 1) how long it took me to learn the fast movements in the first twenty seconds of the dance and 2) the disappointment I felt after I realized that I wouldn’t be able to do it in my taller black boots because it hurt too much to jump in them. Oh wait, 3) how UNBELIEVABLY EXCITED I was when H!P videos were made available again~! (*^__^*) I was going to wait until I had all of the Agent 36 stuff filmed (like, EVERYTHING) to start uploading them, but I was so excited that day that I decided that I didn’t care about it being on a regular release schedule; I had a dance ready and I wanted it up to celebrate~!!

ThePeace!
– I didn’t realize just how weird the Agent 36 tie-ins would look until I did this dance cover. XD I have so many good memories with this song (along with the other “classic” MM songs), so it was great to do the dance for this even though it didn’t have a dance shot~. Not to mention the fact that I got to wear a costume that was a tad bit silly for it. XD

Romance wo Katatte
– It didn’t hit me until just now that the first and last H!P dance covers I did this year were for Berryz songs. O_O I actually have the giant, $160, first press limited edition version of their last concert (a hugely surprising gift from a friend), but I haven’t watched it all the way through because I’m still in denial about their hiatus (or, let’s face it… graduation orz). XD Anyway, I was pleased with this dance cover: dancing, outfit, surprise ending, and all~. ^__^

I didn’t really choose any favorites, because there was something I liked about all of them~. How about you guys?

► Is there any dance cover that you particularly liked this year? Top five? Can you put them in order from least to most favorite? ◄

As always, thank you all so, so, SO much for your support for the past year~! I couldn’t do it without you~! I dealt with so many different things this year: getting braces, having surgery, putting on a scavenger hunt~, leaving my job, realizing the extent of my anxiety, making the decision to bring tutorials back, challenging myself to post on YouTube every week, losing H!P then getting it back… Lots of stuff~, and you were watching my videos the entire time~. Thank God for that, and thank God for you! Your support honestly means a lot to me. ♥ Aaaand now I’m crying. XD

Going into 2016, I’m a lot like I was when I started my YouTube channel: no real direction with my real life, an almost empty bank account, and no clue how things will turn out… but I’m going to look at it as a fresh start. I’m going on an adventure~! It would mean a lot to me if you came along~! ♥

Thank you, and have a Happy New Year~!

~ Stephanie
– Surimu-chan

ショートカット (Dance Cover) Trivia

July 19, 2015

– I don’t know how long I’ve been planning this dance cover (not learning; just planning)… but it’s been a long time. I knew I’d have to cut it eventually, because it was getting rather unhealthy, so I made sure to learn this dance because it was so unbelievably fitting. XD

– The sweater (well, it’s more of a knit top) I’m wearing says “Paris France” and has a picture of the Eiffel Tower. It’s actually my sister’s; I bought it for her earlier this year.

– The plaid shirt I’m wearing under the “sweater” belonged to my grandfather.

– I bought that skirt for this dance (which I don’t usually like to do, but it’s generic enough that I can use it for other dances, and it was cheap because it’s kids’ clothing XD).

– I was originally going to have pigtails/twin tails, but if I turn my head too quickly they smack me right in the face, so I decided to go with a regular ponytail. (^__^”)

– My mom actually cut my hair~. I just put it in a ponytail and moved the hair tie down so that she could just cut right above it. It was a bit more difficult than that, though, because my hair is ridiculously thick. XD I should have put it in multiple ponytails…

– I had to cover up a bruise on my right leg with makeup. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was from running into a table or something. XD

– This was always the S/mileage single that I would kind of skip over back when it was just the four of them. I didn’t hate it; I just liked the others more. Now, however, it has significance attached to it, so I’m sure I’ll freak out and do a happy dance every time it comes on. XD

– Like “Shouganai Yume Oibito,” this has been on a bunch of my “Dances to Do” lists for a long time. It was really satisfying taking it off all of those lists~. =D

– This might actually be the shortest I’ve had my hair since I started uploading videos to YouTube. O__O

I think that might actually be it for this one… I couldn’t think of much. (^__^”) Thanks for watching and reading~!!

~ Surimu-chan