Archive for the ‘Trivia’ Category

エエジャナイカ ニンジャナイカ (Dance Cover) Trivia

June 15, 2018

– This was filmed on May 7th.

– This is my 200th H!P dance cover~! ❤ (When counting my H!P dance covers, I did not include redone versions, tributes/medleys, collaborations of dances that I also uploaded a solo version of, other UP FRONT artists (UP UP GIRLS, Bitter & Sweet), or my dance cover of “Otakebi Boy WAO!” (due to its unavailability).

– I was worried that my outfit would look too much like the ones I had for my dance cover of “SAMURAI GIRLS,” so I tried to add a few things that those outfits didn’t have (namely the one sleeve and the headband).

– The sleeve and headband were made from the same cut of material that I used to make my “Iroppoi Jirettai” skirt’s ruffles.

– The arm accessories are actually 1) mesh, though you can’t tell in the video and 2) socks that I cut up to turn into arm accessories. XD Yes, mesh socks. I never wore them as socks; I bought them (on clearance) specifically to use as a dance accessory some day (I bought them at least three years ago). XD

– I loved this song right away~. It also reminded me very much of something Kanjani8 would sing (the musical style at least). =)

– This dance marks the last time I wore what I referred to as my “wakey wakey” socks (they were olive green with eggs and bacon on them XDD); after I finished filming the dance, I noticed a hole in one of them. orz … XD

That might actually be it for this one~. Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

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胸さわぎスカーレット (Dance Cover) Trivia

June 3, 2018

– This was filmed on May 18th.

– I’ve wanted to do this dance forever because it was (I believe) the first non-Morning Musume H!P song I ever heard, and I loved it right away~.

– I usually follow Momo or Captain for Berryz dances, but I had kinda sorta started “learning” Miyabi’s part waaaay back in the day (she was my initial favorite), so I thought I’d stick with that. … Plus, for that one move where I swing my head/hair back and forth and then pose, Momo and Captain have the secondary move that would look kind of weird solo. XD

– I had been planning this outfit forever! I bought the ribbon and gold medallions/chains something like… three years ago?! I bought the red pants on YesStyle last year specifically for this dance. (Isn’t it crazy how much they fly around?! XDD)

– I had always planned on changing the outfit a bit because the original wasn’t really my favorite. (A ruffly, light pink top with red-orange, super-wide-legged pants that have bright blue ribbons and gold chains…? orz XD)

– I love, love, LOVE the arm movements during the first part of the dance break! That was one of the reasons I definitely wanted to do this dance~. =D

– I’m not a huge fan of the weird leg-swinging steps during the intro/transitions/dance break. =/

– I had attached the blue ribbon to the pants by two safety pins each (top and bottom) and a bunch of double-sided tape. … As you can see in the dance, the double-sided tape lost its stickiness. XD I reeeally didn’t want to keep doing the dance over, though (that outfit was unbelievably warm x_x), so I had to leave it. orz

– … I’d kind of like to redo this dance in jeans and a T-shirt just to show that I can do it better when I’m not worried about my outfit falling apart. XD

– I think the same nerves that I had for “Nanchatte Renai” appeared for this dance… this song that is so special to me… will I do the dance justice? I did so many takes trying to get it right. You can see how red my face is. XD O__O

– I had originally planned this dance for my 200th H!P dance cover, but I changed my mind, because the next one I’m putting up is super-fun and happy-sounding. (^_^”) This is, instead, my 199th H!P dance cover~.

– I almost forgot to upload this today because I’m stressing out over a doctor’s appointment tomorrow. O_O Tomorrow is also my sister’s birthday~! =D

That’s all for this one~. I really hope it was okay. (^_^”) Thank you for watching and reading~! =D

~ Surimu-chan

そうじゃない (Dance Cover) Trivia

May 23, 2018

– This was filmed on May 1st.

– I had to pin my hair back because the wind kept whipping it in my face. XD orz

– I wore light blue in honor of Haa-chin: because I was following her part and because she’ll be graduating next month. orz (Also, I’m so unbelievably sick of white, silver, and white-and-silver outfits (and black with white and/or silver)! (-_-*))

– The special effects were for a little variation… and also the fact that there was some giant water stain or something on the garage door (?) so I had to edit it out in post, but I couldn’t fix the parts where I walked in front of it, so I had to change the camera’s focus. XDD

– I wanted to try to do a dance outside before the pollen got too bad… but it was already pretty bad at this point. O_O (It is unbelievably AWFUL right now. O___O TT_TT)

– I kind of wanted to split screen at the least part of this… but split-screening doesn’t work as well outside. =(

– I always like the arm movements during the chorus (… but there’s not too much to this dance…). (^_^”)

– This marks the first time I’ve done all of the dances for one of Morning Musume’s triple A-side singles! =D

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

~ Surimu-chan

涙の色 (Dance Cover) Trivia

May 13, 2018

– This was filmed on April 7th.

– I was going to wear jeans like Nakky did, but I don’r own any jeans that are skinny enough to fit into boots comfortably. XD orz

– My hair might look a bit strange… I just had a few pieces sectioned off and twisted back before pinning them. (^_^”)

– The dance break took the longest to learn… probably because it kept switching angles in the dance shot. (-_-*)

– The opening/transition moves are my favorite~. =D

– This was my 700th YouTube video (including Private and Unlisted videos)! (If we’re only counting Public videos, though, it’s video #671.)

– Last year’s Mother’s Day dance was “Iroppoi Jirettai” and 2015’s was “Black Butterfly”… I’m sensing a pattern. XD (2016’s was “FOREVER LOVE” because it had some faster moves.)

That’s really about it for this one. Thank you for watching and reading~! =D Happy Mother’s Day, Mom~!! ♥

~ Surimu-chan

江戸の手毬唄Ⅱ (Dance Cover) Trivia

April 21, 2018

– This was filmed on April 2nd.

– I got the costume from YesStyle (though I don’t believe it’s available anymore T_T)~.

– I pinned hair ties to the inside edges of my sleeves so that I could wear them around my wrists and control the sleeves a little more. (^_^”) … Though I really love how the sleeves look, they were still a bit bothersome to dance in. orz

– The black socks look kind of dumb, I’ll admit, but I needed to wear them to slide more easily on the carpet. (^_^”) orz

– I did quite a few takes for this one. I had it done at one point, but then I noticed a couple small mistakes that I wanted to fix, so I did it again. (Good think I hadn’t changed out of that outfit.)

– I like how sharp the arm extension around 1:02 turned out~. ^__^

– After so many takes, the lunge right away in the beginning was killer. XD

– I had to hunt around quite a bit to find performances in which I could see how to do a few of the moves. o_o

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

~ Surimu-chan

I know (MINI Clip) Trivia

April 15, 2018

– This was filmed on April 5th.

– The hardest part of the dance was mostly just trying to figure out exactly what they were doing (because most performances focused on Ayaya, who didn’t do as much dancing).

– Figuring out the outfit was almost more difficult than the dance. XD I wanted to use that blue hair extension, so I tried to base the outfit around that.

– My favorite part of the dance is during the line “ちっちゃく!OH YEAH!”. =D

That’s all for this one! Not much to it… Thank you for watching and reading! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

風に吹かれて (Dance Cover) Trivia

April 6, 2018

– This was filmed on March 18th.

– I bought that shirt (on sale, of course XD) specifically for this dance. It was just a plain, kind of loose-fitting, light yellow shirt, but I cut it up and added ribbons to pretty it up~. The ribbons were not only to make it fit better but also to add a fluttery effect to go with the “blown by the wind” theme of the song. =)

– I actually really rather like how the outfit turned out~. I’ve always like draping ribbons (so I’m kind of happy about that being a trend right now… though it might already be going away XD orz), and I’ve also always liked cold-shoulder tops (which was a trend not too long ago as well). I thought the colors went well together, too (they were supposed to kind of match Kanatomo’s from the original video).

– I had this dance mostly learned… I can’t even remember when… a couple years ago, maybe? But then I got distracted working on other dances and never did film this (much like the situation with “Heroine ni Narou ka!”). (^_^”)

– I started practicing this one in early February (around the time I filmed a lot of my dances for March), but I had to stop for a while because I was getting a pain in my foot that felt similar to the time I had tendonitis… and I didn’t want to deal with that. O_O

– The arm movements from around 2:50 to 2:53 were also killer on my shoulders, which haven’t been in the best condition lately. orz

– My hair kept getting in my face, but I didn’t want to tie it back because, again, “blown by the wind” was the theme, so I wanted the free movement.

I think that’s it…? Yes, I think that’s it. Thank you for watching and reading! =D

~ Surimu-chan

Final Fantasy VII Chocobo Dance (Dance Cover) Trivia

March 31, 2018

– This was filmed on March 22nd.

– I briefly considered buying some large feathers dyed yellow to use for the outfit… but then I realized how ridiculous it would be to do that for a dance that’s less than forty seconds long. (^_^”) orz

– The wings are, of course, from my dance cover of “Pyoko Pyoko Ultra.”

– I did multiple takes to try to make it look… as good as it could for what it was. XD

– This “dance” is made up of five moves: a jump, kicks, hip shakes, arm flaps, and a head swivel (left to right, right to left, or both). I watched a few videos of that part of the game to make sure that there wasn’t a set order to the moves… and there wasn’t. =)

– I actually followed the music/beat a little more closely with my dance than the… chocobos did. XD

That’s all for this… dance cover? XD Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

桜チラリ (MINI Clip) Trivia

March 19, 2018

– This was filmed on February 16th.

– This is one of those dances that’s so simple that it’s easy to make it look bad. O_O I actually had to be very mindful of how to move my arms/bend my elbows and how big my steps should be.

– The boots might not fit the outfit, but anything else I tried didn’t allow me to turn as easily. (^_^”)

– I tried to be careful about making the outfit look different from the one I had in “Ooki na Ai de Motenashite,” because that also used pink, white, and little pink and white flowers.

– My favorite part might be the fast, tiny steps that I take just before the first verse. ^__^

– I had debated as to whether or not I should do a full dance cover for this one… but there’s really not much to the dance, so I felt I couldn’t really justify it with so many others left to do. orz

I think that’s it for this one~. Thank you for watching and reading! =D

~ Surimu-chan

低温火傷 (Dance Cover) Trivia

March 11, 2018

– This was filmed on March 5th.

– It only took me about a day to learn this dance~. It helped that I loved the song and had a clear dance shot to learn from~. ^__^

– The gloves I’m wearing are the same ones I wore for my “Isogaba Maware” dance cover last year… but I painted the backs dark grey. (I tried coloring them with permanent markers first, but that didn’t work. XD)

– I was outside for most of the almost-two hour process: from the start of filming to the end of the “photo shoot” that I always do for my outfits. O__O

– Because I was wearing an almost sleeveless dress, I decided to add a few things to be a bit warmer: two pairs of shorts under the dress, tall boots instead of short ones, and two pairs of knee-high socks (folded down a bit so that you couldn’t see them above my boots). The hat, capelet (just a scarf pinned to look like a capelet), and gloves were just to match the original outfit a little more. The belt was there just because I thought it looked good with the outfit. =)

– My dress is actually dark grey, though it kind of looks dark brown in the video.

– There were a few points during the dance where the wind almost completely cut the music out, so I had to just keep dancing and pray that I was in time with the music. XD

– There were also multiple times when the wind started blowing directly in my face (usually bringing a bunch of snow with it). One such time is at around 2:04, which happens to be one of my favorite parts of this video because it’s such a neat effect~.=D

– I did many takes, but I only got through the entire dance three times. The first take was the clearest because the wind wasn’t blowing as hard, but I felt like I was a bit too far away from the camera, and I wanted to do a couple of the moves a little better. The second take was closer, but a giant snowflake hit the lens early on and obscured the left half of the screen (and there were still a couple of moves that I thought I could improve on). The third full take was the one I used~.

– For the first two full takes, I was dancing a little further back, but I eventually had to move up because that spot had become so slippery. O_O

– I actually straightened my hair for this, but all of the snow that accumulated in my hair tangled it into waves. (^_^”)

– I have at least a couple of bloopers where I had to stop because I got a face full of snow from the wind. XD

– I was going to say that my favorite part of the song is from 0:29 to 0:43 (for some reason, I love how Kiki sings “shiroi”), but I also love the chorus, so I was going to say 0:29 to 1:13… but then I realized I just love the whole song. XD

– I had to laugh at the fact that the wind started to pick up just before they mention snowboarding in the song. XD

– This has quickly become one of my favorite dance covers that I’ve done just because I like to watch the wind blow the snow (and that branch in the lower left XD) around. I did an okay job on the dance, but that production value with the setting! XDD

– I wasn’t actually terribly cold while filming this; the cold was hardest on my hands. The move at the beginning of the chorus was a bit difficult to do because my fingers were so cold (which you wouldn’t think would be the case since it’s just flipping your hand back and forth). orz

– Yes, I did actually kneel in the snow for those two parts. O_O XD orz

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

~ Surimu-chan