Archive for the ‘Upcoming Videos’ Category

~Update 61~

May 13, 2017

The “Iroppoi Jirettai” dance cover will be uploaded in a little while, but here’s what to expect for the rest of May:

5/16Darenimo Naisho (Original Choreography)
5/20SurimuChats #16 – Gross Food-Related Incidents
5/22H!P Vlogs #10: No Thinking! – Top 11 °C-ute A-Sides
5/23BRAND NEW MORNING (Dance Cover)

Why is it a “Top 11” instead of a “Top 10” for the H!P Vlog? I explain that in the video~. Please look forward to these videos~! ^__^

That’s all for this update~!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming 立ち上がれ 乙女達 MINI Clip

May 12, 2017

This is the outfit that I’ll be wearing for my upcoming MINI Clip of °C-ute’s “Tachiagare Otometachi” (the coupling track for “Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~”).

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Tachiagare Otometachi Outfit

This MINI Clip will be uploaded on June 2nd~. (I’ll be uploading MINI Clip #10 on June 1st, but I filmed this one first, so that’s why these pictures were posted first. (^_^”)) Please look forward to it!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming BRAND NEW MORNING Dance Cover

May 12, 2017

Here’s the outfit I’ll be wearing for my dance cover of Morning Musume。’17’s “BRAND NEW MORNING.” I’m glad I was able to finish this before my vacation was done. (^_^”)

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BRAND NEW MORNING Outfit

Rather simple and not very accurate, but that’s about the most I could manage. (^_^”) This dance will be uploaded on May 23rd~. Please look forward to it!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfits for Upcoming 誰にもナイショ Original Choreography

May 7, 2017

It’s been a while since my last original choreography~! This time, I made a dance for Bitter & Sweet’s “Dare ni mo Naisho” (from their second indies singles). I actually made this dance quite a while ago… but I’ll talk about that more in the trivia post when I upload this dance! ^_~

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Dare ni mo Naisho Outfits

I’ll be uploading this on May 16th~. (Bitter & Sweet will have their major debut on May 17th~!) Please look forward to it! ^_^

~ Surimu-chan

~Update 60~

May 3, 2017

Here are some updates! First of all, my surgery was successful. Apparently, I was able to hold a full conversation, make another appointment, and post a picture to Instagram (with relevant hashtags) without actually being fully awake or aware. 😄 I honestly don’t remember any of that. The first thing I remember after the surgery was resting my head against the back of the car seat. 😄

As I mentioned briefly in a previous post, the eye infection I had last year has returned, but it’s in my other eye. I’m using special eye drops for it right now, and I have another appointment on Friday to check on it. Because of this eye problem, I’ll probably be pretty slow to reply back to comments (AAARRGGGHHHH!). orz

As far as what videos I’ll be uploading soon, here’s a few of them:

5/4 – Vlog Bloopers #5
5/7 – SurimuChats #15 – Funny Quotes from My Mom
5/13 – Iroppoi Jirettai (Dance Cover)

Note: The “Funny Quotes from My Mom” is technically a SurimuChat even though I didn’t use the usual “It’s time for another SurimuChat!” opening.

So, that’s what you have to look forward to for now~! Also, the surprise that I mentioned in the last update post had to be pushed back a bit. Sorry about that! m(_ _)m Okay, I had better rest my eyes…

That’s all for this update~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Recap – April 2017

April 30, 2017

Recap 4-2017

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

April 1st – Abandoned April Fool’s Day Video Ideas
[[This video was posted before I explained my future plans, so I did not make a blog post for this video.]]

April 6th – New Plans / Upcoming Changes

April 7th – ~Update 59~

April 8th – Just Try! (Dance Cover) Trivia

April 17th – Outfit for Upcoming 色っぽい じれったい Dance Cover

April 17th – Surimuchan’s Terrible Tutorial Auto-Captions – Part 3

April 19th – Outfit for Upcoming かっちょええ! MINI Clip

April 20th – かっちょええ! (MINI Clip) Trivia

April 29th – Surimuchan [Now] #18 | Endings and Beginnings

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

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming かっちょええ! MINI Clip

April 19, 2017

This is the outfit I wore for my MINI Clip of Berryz Koubou’s 「かっちょええ!」 (the coupling track from their third single, 「ピリリと行こう!」). I had no idea what to wear for this. 😄

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Kacchoee! Outfit

It still makes me super-mad that my video editing software turns yellows into golds and ugly greens. (-_-*) Take note! The yellow you see in this picture is closer to the real color than the “yellow” you will see in the video. orz

I’ll be uploading this tomorrow~. Please look forward to it! ^_^

~ Surimu-chan

 

Outfit for Upcoming 色っぽい じれったい Dance Cover

April 17, 2017

First of all, I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter~. I apologize for not writing any greetings out on any of my sites. m(_ _)m

Secondly, I got another dance filmed late Friday night/early Saturday morning. It’s my dance cover of Morning Musume。’s “Iroppoi Jirettai,” which my mom requested for her Mother’s Day dance because she loves the song. (She’s the only one who gets to make requests~.) Here’s a preview of the outfit.

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Iroppoi Jirettai Outfit

This was the first time in a long time that I had finished edges on the material I used in a dance costume. 😄

This dance cover was filmed su~~~per early (four weeks!), so it will be a while before you see it. I’ll be uploading it on May 13th (even though Mother’s Day is May 14th). Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

~Update 59~

April 7, 2017

I’m actually super-excited that the changes I’ll be making were well-received~. Thank you~! ^_^

So~, here are a few things you have to look forward to:

4/8 – Just Try! (Dance Cover)
4/17 – Surimuchan’s Terrible Tutorial Auto-Caption Pt. 3
4/20 – MINI Clip (?)
4/29 – Surimuchan [Now] #18

Remember, there are only two more “Terrible Tutorial Auto-Captions” videos left (Pt. 3 and Pt. 4). Then I’ll have a blog post with more auto-captions that I didn’t mention in the videos. I have a question mark after the MINI Clip listed for the 20th because I don’t have anything learned yet… or even picked out… 😄 I could always upload a blooper video on that day, but I didn’t want April to only have one dance cover. =/ I’ll try to get something done.

I’m also currently working on the dance my mom picked for Mother’s Day as well as a Morning Musume dance, but I won’t say what either of them are until they’re done~~~.

Remember the scavenger hunt I did in 2015? Well, I have a surprise for all of you coming soon… not another scavenger hunt… but something kind of fun~. I’ll let you know when I get all of the details ironed out~! ^__^

That’s all for this update~!

~ Surimu-chan

New Plans / Upcoming Changes

April 6, 2017

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been looking into changing things up for a while now. I had multiple polls on Twitter and I’ve mentioned a few things on my blog.

When I first started this channel, I never planned for it to have anything other than dance covers. Heck, I didn’t plan for it to have anything other than Hello! Project dance covers. But of course that changed when I started doing Vocaloid dances; that changed when I started making tutorials; that changed when YouTube Red hit and I decided to make vlogs so my viewers in the US would still have something to watch. Another change was my use of social media. I used to just post dance cover trivia and random posts on my blog, but then I got a Facebook page, and Twitter, and Instagram, and a Wiki page, though that one wasn’t made by me. So now I have all sorts of different videos that I make and, like I’ve been saying for a while, you can find me in a whole bunch of other places besides YouTube.

At this time, however, I’d like to scale back on what I’m doing. The thing I’ll be scaling back on the most is vlogging and other videos in which I talk a lot, and that’s for a few reasons.

1) Coming up with content – I don’t really do anything or go anywhere, so I don’t have much to talk about (I do still have some ideas saved up, though).
2) Messing up a lot – I trip over my words a LOT and sometimes I’ll completely forget what I was talking about.
3) Tons of ambient noise – The furnace, water going through the pipes, others walking around or talking, the dog barking, dishes rattling, the washing machine…
4) Perfectionism – I will sometimes not use a perfectly good take because I have literally one hair out of place. I’ll just film again and again and again… orz
5) Lots of filming and editing for very few views – Surimuchan [Now] #16 has been up for over a month and only has 87 views; Surimuchan [Now] #17 took me 55 takes to complete. O_O
6) Lack of motivation to film because of all of the previous problems

Just to quickly go over the types of videos I have:
Dance covers and MINI Clips – These will be my main focus.
SurimuChats – These will remain, but they’ll be about as frequent as they are now (which is not very frequent).
Surimuchan [Now] – The last one will be up at the end of this month. The questions/categories will then be answered in monthly blog posts.
H!P Vlogs – I have a few more topics that I’d like to dicuss in videos, but then I’ll go back to just posting this kind of stuff on my H!P blog.
Matching Costume – I can still explain the outfits in blog posts, but I will no longer be making videos for them.
Dance Challenges – These will continue.
MINI Tutorials – These will continue, but will be few and far between because they take a lot of time and effort. Even though they’re shorter than full tutorials, I still need to write out the tutorial, record the audio, film the steps, and then edit everything together.

Another thing to be aware of: this is the 78th week in a row that I’ve posted at least one video. I will no longer be forcing myself to upload something every week. Instead, I have very specific days on which I’d like to upload videos. They could be just a couple days apart, or they could be over a week apart. Whatever the case, I’ll be focusing on those days from now on.

As far as Surimuchan on social media, here’s what I’d like to try for a little while:

– Instead of updating my Facebook and Twitter pages with every video, I will instead post all of my videos on my blog, and then link to all of the posts for each month in one post at the end of the month, and then I’ll share that on Facebook and Twitter. (I won’t start doing this until May.)
– I’ll update my Wiki page at the end of each month.
– Instagram will continue to be updated regularly.

I started my YouTube channel to have fun (and bring some attention to H!P music), but now I seem to be constantly trying to outdo myself or even just keep up with myself and my goals. For the past year and a half or so, I’ve been keeping very close track of the number of views, subscribers, likes, follows, etc. I have. I would actually do the math to figure out how much I needed each day/week/month to make my goal by the end of the year. I turned into a number chaser, which is exactly what I never wanted to be. I never wanted to be saying, “I want to make it to this!” instead of “I want to make this!”

So, like I said, I’d like to go back to how it used to be (in a way), by focusing on H!P dance covers and my blog. I’m not giving up the other stuff completely (at least, not right now), so don’t worry about that. I’d just like to try to get back that happiness that I felt in my first year of dancing. I’m sorry if you don’t like some of the changes, but this is something that I felt I needed to try for a bit.

I hope you understand! Thank you for watching and reading~!

~ Stephanie
“Surimu-chan”