Please do not take my opinions to offence or take them seriously; my opinions are my own, not yours or anyone else's, and so you should only read if you have an open mind and can take on another persons opinions with a bit of humour, or knowing that it does not effect how you feel about the group, song and/or PV mentioned in this post... Or something like that.
... UFP are douche bags, you guys.
I was completely happy with Brainstorming as a PV, you know? So happy that I was actually anticipating how awesome a certain Kimi Sae Wah Wah would be despite the Flapper Pyoko dresses they were adorning. I mean I like the song, so with the epic PV that was Brainstorming, wouldn't this PV be just as epic?
... Yeah, fuck that shit, UFP are still the ass wipes we know and dislike greatly.
Now don't confuse my reaction to the video with how I feel about the song itself; I actually like the song and find it extremely enjoyable to listen to. In fact I love it, probably a lot more than Brainstorming. Why? Because it reminds me of rave music, and back in the day (when I was around 11, lol) I used to rock out too rave music at my computer desk, a few years before I found Jpop. I blame my brother entirely for this, of course; he loved rave music, and he got me and my younger sister into it, so hearing a smidgen of Rave-esque sounds in Kimi Sae Wah Wah is really nice. In a way, the song is subtly nostalgic.
It still has its problems, though.
|Fuck this shit, let's just dance aimlessly!|
thankfully it's pretty tasteful here, though Sakura and Ayumi's harmonising duet sounds quite horrible to my ears. But seriously... if you're going to harmonise, do it with girls who have voices that compliment each other, and don't make it seem like one girl is singing the whole damn line. It pisses me off.
Other than that, though, I do like the song. It's catchy and quite pleasant to listen to in my opinion, and I love attempting to sing along to it. Note, I said attempt.
|Thank fuck I'm leaving this joint|
Taking a look at the PV itself, I'm not kidding when I said I was really looking forward to it. Brainstorming was basically the cherry on top of the cake for me, so my expectations for this after finding out that I enjoyed the full song were pretty high. I was ready to cast away my judgements of the original PV preview and prepare myself for more awesome, only to find that someone had stolen the cherry off the top of my cake and replaced it with marzipan.
I hate marzipan.
|A majority of their faces... fuck it, all of their faces tell me that they want to burn this song to the ground.|
Both PV's are essentially just dance shots with curtains in the background, however this single seems to have a better budget because the girls are wearing different dresses, and they managed to spruce up the set a bit in order to differentiate it from the Brainstorming set, thank the Lord.
... Actually no, wait. This is basically The Matenrou Show's successor. Both have curtains, a dance shot and lights behind said curtains. The only difference is the number of members and the change of costumes.
|"Fuck yes, I have ALL the lines bitches!"|
Also, has anyone else noticed the daggers that some of the members are giving the camera's? Eripon especially.
Just pointing out the editing fail present in this PV. Maybe once the video is up and running on Morning Musume's youtube channel, they will have removed it and possibly given this PV a bit more variety and maybe even a storyline?
That's another thing... what the fuck happened at UFP headquarters? I mean looking at Brainstorming all you see is this beautiful, glittering (thank fuck it doesn't actually glitter) beacon of awesome... and then there's this. You would think that they would pull out all the stops for Reina's goodbye single, right? RIGHT? I mean yeah, the costumes are pretty bad to look at if you aren't into flapper styled costumes, and even the set is a bit half-arsed, but you would think that they would give more to the PV.
Because let's be honest here, not even the dance is that good for this video. Brainstorming was quirky, and even The Matenrou Show had something fun about it that made you like it, regardless of how lazy the set and costumes happened to be. But this?
I would at least expect more because the dance isn't that great, and also: IT'S WINKY'S BYE BYE SINGLE!!!
I swear, this was all that was going through UFP's head at the time they were creating the video:
Or maybe Brainstorming was an early April Fools? Like HA BITCHES... we're not really that awesome.
They're probably watching me cry right now, guys, because this is an awful 'PV'.
Actually, thinking about how 'half-assed' this video is... maybe it's a tribute to Winky in all of her half-assed glory? I mean we all know that she half-asses the dance in any PV now, so maybe UFP decided to tribute the entire half-assed video to her half-assery.
Yeah, that's probably it.
And this is how bored we feel watching this video right now. Thanks for showing me my exac expression as I sit here watching this, Spoony.
|Reina: "Mufufufu, I'm out of here! Onto greener pastures, bitches!"|
I can't get over how much of a Gremlin Reina looks here.
Okay so joking aside... this PV is basically a dance shot (and not even a very good one) with plenty of Reina and Riho shots thrown in there, and maybe a few others, but that is pretty much it. Of course we also have different ways of panning the shots which makes it a little more interesting... but it isn't enough to make me like it any more than the little I do right now.
|Riho: Hi, y'all! Back to steal the spotlight, even if it IS Baby Predator's time to shine!|
|Please please please, Lord Gaki master of mine, do not let anyone see me in this hideous garment...|
I have no idea how I managed to drag this post out, but yeah... this is the downfall of the Brainstorming/Kimi Sae Wah Wah single for me, and it is just the PV. The song is freakin' awesome, but the PV just ruined it. I have no idea what happened with UFP, maybe their budget was blown or something, but it seemed they went from awesome to absolutely... well, crap, in less than a day when the two PV's were released, and that makes me sad face a little.
But still... the song's good. I just wish that this PV had more than unflattering close-up shots (and not even everyone gets a close-up, it's pretty much just Sakura, Reina, Ayumi, Riho and probably someone else) and a dance shot.
Urrrgh... I need to shut up, or I will re-rant over this entire video.
Fuck you UFP... you dashed my dreams and stole my cake's cherry. Douche bags.
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