Wednesday, 31 December 2014

2015 ~A New Year's Hopes, Dreams, Fears & Predictions~

A New Year is upon us, rather like Saorin is nearly on top of Maika... er, *ahem*

The fact that this isn't a Hello! Pro/MoMusu image is alarming
With 2014 coming to its close and 2015 happening in only so many hours, of course I only feel its right to once again return to my year-end bonanza that is my Predictions, Hopes, Dreams, Fears and much more for the on-coming storm that will surely be the year '15, and leave my last post of 2014 with what I think will happen in the on-coming New Year.

As per tradition here on the land of Okay! Musume Time, ever since 2011 in fact (old series is old!), I will be thinking about what I would like to happen, what I think will happen, and what I don't want to happen for 2015, whether it is Idol related or something to do with my personal life - whatever it may be, I write it here for all to see. The wishes/hopes/fears may be serious, some will be jokey, but no matter what, they are, for me, my own way of celebrating the New Year and the surprise it will surely bring us all.

So, without any further delay, let's get into the Predictions, Hopes, Dreams and Fears I have set for 2015, and run head-on into the New Year! It's not here just yet, but we're getting there, so to prepare myself, and maybe you guys as well, I have devised my own little thoughts of what could be into a list. I wonder, what will be on it?

You will have to read on and see...~

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

2014: And So Goes By Another Year... ~2014 Year End Review: The Extended Edition~

WARNING: I don't do short posts... at least, not on here. YOU ARE WARNED!
** Also, apologies if this is poorly written. Once again, I have pulled an all nighter XD

With the year coming to an end, it just would not be right to end without a Year End Review for my blog, and with only a day or so until the New Year officially rings in, now would probably be the best time to bring forth the post that everyone has planned, written, re-written and then cried over many times to my own blog, except... I never drafted it, I never cried over it. I just wrote it, like I always do.

There's no planning like, er... no planning, right? But, that's the way it goes here on the O!MT Bus, and that's the way it always will be. I wouldn't have it any other way, to be hones with you all.

So as we get into the Year End Review for 2014, why not grab yourself a drink of something, maybe a few biccies (cookies) and pop on a relaxing, nostalgic song as we turn back the clock and work over the year we are leaving behind us, ready to jump into the New Year. Even though we are in our final days of 2014, please, sit with me and take a look back? I would really appreciate it...

Monday, 29 December 2014

From the Top, Idols! ~Idol Rankings 2014~

All thoughts and opinions within this post are my own. What I state is not fact, but just my opinion, so take it as it is; opinion. If you feel offended, that is your problem, not mine. If you do not agree with me, fine, if you agree with me, also fine, but remember to not take things to heart - it's unhealthy!

With 2014 coming ever closer to its end, and the End of Year posts piling up here, I thought that it would be fun to add another list to the blog before 2014 well and truly shuts down, and what better than to do an Idol Ranking system for the year gone by?

For the end of 2014, this is my Idol Ranking! I wonder... just who made the cut?

Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Worst of 2014 in Song (for J-POP) ~According to Chiima~

All thoughts and opinions regarding what I feel are the worst songs of the year going by are my own, and please, take them as they are; Opinions. This is not fact, merely what I feel towards songs I didn't care for, so don't take it as fact. If you enjoy them, then good - you can appreciate what I can't, and I want that. It's just that I don't like these, so we will leave it at that. Thank you.

**Y'all can find my Top 30 J-Pop Songs of 2014 HERE to see what I actually did like this year, so yeah~

In terms of music this year, I have to admit that I really was not disappointed - I liked a lot of what I heard, and whilst my own music taste isn't as fabulous as everyone else's, I found the music produced this year enjoyable and worth the listen.

That said, there were a few shitty tunes thrown in there, so of course I'm going to note them! There aren't many, but hey, they need some recognition, so here we go!

Ah, terrible songs, what would I do without you? Granted, there weren't a whole ton of songs I actually hated or found pretty bad this year, but the ones that I did... well, they're ones that I wish I could burn, or just delete from my internal memory. Still, despite how short this list will be, I'm glad that there weren't a lot of songs I disliked... imagine if I did a Top 30 Most Disliked Songs of 2014!? That would be crazy! My poor fingers...

So, even though the list is tiny as heck, we're going to look at the Songs of 2014 that I found to be the worst of the bunch. Why do I dislike these songs, what do I have against them, and which song will reign supreme in all of its shittyness?

This is my Tiny-Whiney Worst Songs of 2014 List, and I'm ready to gripe a bit! Are you ready to disagree with me? Let's GO!!!

The Grand Top 30 J-POP Songs of 2014 ~Okay! Musume Style~

Regarding the Top 30 Songs of 2014 List I have compiled, please be aware that this post only contains MY opinions, and mine alone. I don't expect you to think this is a great list, or a list that is correct in terms of popularity, sales, views, etc... because it isn't, it's just a list of songs I genuinely liked this year, or thought were superb. If you do not like the choices, that is fine, but this is my personal taste, so please respect that.

2014 is coming to an end and, wouldn't ya know it, 2015 is coming down on us like a hawk that found a mouse for dinner! Okay, where the fuck do I come up with these analogies? XD And guess what? Like last year, I am SO not prepared! I never am! Still, like always, I'll do everything last minute, but still have fun whilst rushing things, or tearing my hair out over a post because it's nearly 6am, and I still. Have. Not. Finished. o 3o I finished. I was just typing what I thought! XD So tired!

Here. Have a banner. It's actually cuter than the last one~

Okay, so, I don't know what I drank or ate or smoked to get myself to do a TOP 30 post, but it must have been something strong because, like an idiot, I thought it would be the wisest thing to do 10 extra songs rather than my typical 20, and also thought I would find it easy. HA! No. This was not easy, but being the idiot I am, I did it somehow, and even though I'm tired and a little cranky and a tad delirious from being tired, I am happy that I finally completed it! Ohoho, yes, Top 30 songs, here we come!

Seriously though, it was difficult to do because it's 30 damn songs (plus 5 Honorables), but I am satisfied, and I feel content and complete now that it is finished. Okay, so I didn't listen to as many groups as I wanted to this year in terms of different acts or projects, but what I did listen to... I enjoyed it. Immensely. Next year though, I want to listen to more acts, rather than sticking to certain ones. I like diversity, and I didn't have that as much this year as I did last year. So yeah, next year, hopefully more acts will be in here, rather than a huge chunk of a certain collective.

By the way, here's a fair warning: This is a long-ass post, so if you actually are going to read it, then grab a drink of some sort, some crisps or cakes or something, and sit down in a comfortable position, because this ain't a fairy dance in the woods - this is the real deal, this. Is. SPARTA!!!


It's My Top 30 Songs of 2014, with the long-awaited question that is this; What is the #1 song of 2014, according to Chiima? What song will REIGN SUPREME, and which song impressed her the most? Who lays at the Bottom, but really, they are at the Top of the Food Chain in the Musical World of J-Pop? To find out, you must read on and experience the horror that is...

The Grand Top 30 J-POP Songs of 2014
(... According to Chiima!)

Let's GO!!! If I ramble and make no sense in this post, please note, I'm tired. Like always. So ignore me. THANKS!

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Musings & Mutterings Episode 3 ~Here It Is~

You can listen to the Podcast HERE!!!

Episode 3 of Musings & Mutterings is up, and honestly, I had no plan for this Podcast what-so-ever, so I just rambled. Because that's what I seem to be good at. Rambling, and making no sense! So, there we go~

That said, I still had fun talking about Christmas, blogging and the Up-Coming New Year here, and whilst I struggled with myself a bit for what to talk about (at around 8 minutes, I almost gave up, I was being so... well, none-talky. Ahh, editing, Y'ALL SAVED ME AND THE LISTENERS!) I managed to finish it up! It's not as long as I would have liked to have been, but what can I do?

Next week, I have a sort-of-plan, mostly to do with a film I hope to see, and my sister (and possibly nephew) making an appearance...

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this episode! It's the last Podcast of this year, and whilst I have only just started this new project of mine, I do hope that 2015 sees it to the end of the year, and to becoming more solid as a podcast series. Please, watch over this Podcast kindly in the on-coming year~

Until the next Podcast, I will talk to you all later! <3

Much Love,

The Okay! Musume Time PV Awards of 2014

All thoughts and opinions within this post = MINE! Don't like it? I don't actually care, just don't whine at me because I don't agree with you. This be mur blog, I post what I think/want on it, and these thoughts be mine, so they be posted here~ Got that? Goody!

That said, if you have your own list to counteract mine, PLEASE SEND! I like reading ^o^

It's nearing the end of 2014, so you know what that means, right? It's the END OF THE YEAR POSTS, that's what! So, what better way to kick-start the End of Year Posts than a post all about my Top PV's of 2014, aye? Best. Idea. EVER!

Except, everyone else has already done one, so there is that. Still though, I wanted to wait until Chrimbo was over before doing this... The Year isn't nearing it's end until Christmas is out of the way, in my eyes! And given that Xmas is done and dusted, it's time for me to crack on with the posts I have not even prepared properly.

So, crack on we will! ON FORTH, SON, FOR WE SHALL REVIEW THE YEAR! Starting it all off... THE PV AWARDS OF 2014!

Ugly banner is Ugleh
... Holy shit, I'm hyper o-o I suppose that's because it's nearly 5am, though... hrm...

Anyway, yes, this is the first of a few Year End lists for me, and whilst I have no specific order for any of these PV's, I do have two Top Categories that two PV's have won over the rest, though y'all will need to wait until the end of the post to see what Video has won my heart, and which one has won my distaste.

Now I would like to note that this year, my viewing of Idol videos was pretty... well, let's say it was sparse, because I was freaking out over a lot of things. I didn't have the time to care about Idols as much as I used to, and I wanted to focus on a lot of other things, so my life came first and Idols became something a lot less important to me, so a few videos went under the radar and I ignored many releases because I just couldn't find the time for it. So, if this post seems like it doesn't have much to it, that's because I've not viewed much.

Still, I find I have a decent list from what I have seen, and though I wish I had watched more this year, I am happy with what has been compiled from the videos that I have viewed. So, without further ado, I will get into my 2014 list of PV Awards for this year! Though it may seem mostly positive, I do have two PV's to throw a punch at here, so when you find them, have fun with the read, or hate me for my damned opinion! I don't mind, either way.

With that said, it's time to dive into the PV Awards of 2014, Okay! Musume Style. What will we find in my list of Awards today...?

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Seasons Greetings and Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas is once again upon us! So to everyone who is a part of this big Okay! Musume Time Family, I want to wish you all a Happy Holiday, and Seasons Greetings!


MoMusu know what I want for Christmas! SEND ME THAT ZUKKI!!!
Before I make this post any longer, why don't you have some Santa-fied HouPri members!? They're cute, I promise!

Ahhh, so cute~ Well, Idols aside, have you all had a wonderful Christmas this year? In general, I hope you have had a wonderful day and a great year, but on this day of the year especially, I do wish it the most. Are you healthy and safe? Remember Stranger Danger, too! All that sort of stuff, I think about it, so of course I hope you're having a good time, no matter what, even if you don't celebrate Christmas!

Just have a wonderful day! That is all I want for you guys, really.

For my own Christmas, I've had a really pleasant day. My youngest niece is not that conscious of what Christmas is and or its meaning (or the commercialism behind it) yet, however this year she got into it a lot more than she did last time! She got a lot more gifts than last year as well; we're a big family, so we have a lot of people getting/giving her things on this day, however the same applied to my baby nephew... out of everyone though, my youngest niece really did get a lot in terms of toys and clothes, but she really liked them all and she had a good time today! For us, that really was enough, because we wanted to make this Christmas special for her.

We may have succeeded... SUCCESS!!!

She was so cute when opening up her stocking!

And looked even cuter when she started to get dressed up in one of her favourite gifts! This kids a Disney Princess fiend.

Surprisingly, I got a few gifts that I didn't expect. The socks, I knew I would get them, I asked for them - I need socks - and the journal was something my sister bought for me (from my niece) whilst I was with her when she got it ! The rest, I didn't actually expect XD For me though, my favourite part of my gifts (aside from the awesome joke gift of a metal can opener - my dad did that, I liked that XD) was that I received a calligraphy set from my parents, and the journal from my sister/niece. It made me really happy! The writer in me is doing a jig right now, I swear, because it's so lovely to receive these sorts of things! Also, they're darned purty!

Really though, I'm just thankful for my family - the gifts are bonuses I never expected, at the end of the day, but I am happy to be here with my whole family (seriously, nearly everyone in my immediate kin was at the house today... of course, there was once again no room on the table...) and it was cosy and warm. This is why I love Christmas! It brings us together <3

I has Candy Cane, om nom NOM!!!
In a way, this has actually been a rather relaxed Christmas, even though it was exciting for my niece and also the first Christmas for my youngest nephew to celebrate! Next year will probably be a bit more hectic, I think - one of my sisters has another baby on the way (Baby Brother to my current Baby Nephew) and I think my niece will be well aware of what Christmas entails, so it may be more chaotic than expected... still, it was nice this year, though surprisingly calm and peaceful (or as calm and peaceful as a house of 10+ can get).

In all, it was fun! ^^

And with that, I want to leave you all with another Merry Christmas! I hope that everyone is safe and well, and having a good day, no matter what you are doing or how you celebrate this season. Enjoy the rest of your holidays towards the New Year!

And on that note, I will leave with this~

Until next time!

Much Love,

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

[12 Days of Idols] With the Magic of Christmas, Let's Journey to a Beautiful Wonderland... E-girls' 'Mr.Snowman' PV Review!

Within this post, any thoughts or opinions expressed are completely my own. Don't like what is said, then you don't have to read it, or if you do read it and want to vent, then vent to me, but fairly; if you're just going to whine/flame me, then don't expect me to answer you or play nice. Respect what is said, and others will respect you back: It goes two ways. So, don't flame, it's bad for your health! Thanks!

It's Christmas tomorrow! In some countries, it may already be that time of the year, however for myself and many others, we have one more day to go! In just a nights sleep, we will be waking up to the sound of Christmas bells and Santa's Sleigh...

Tonight, this is where the real magic begins. For on the 24th of December we begin to prepare for a wondrous day, and the joy of Christmas truly comes to life. As the children sleep with Santa in their dreams and parents putting the presents under the tree, we can only think of the happiness that will come with tomorrow's awakening. And then, when all arise for the morning and what it brings, we will see smiles and hear beautiful songs, coming together on a joyful time of the year. This is the magic of Christmas, and it is the preparation that truly brings about that happiness.

For a final journey towards Christmas, won't you join me on a journey to a Magical Wonderland? It's time to go...

On the Night before Christmas, our Idols brought to me...
A Magical Wonderland in an E-girls PV!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

[12 Days of Idols] Just like the Tears Upon her Face, the Snow will Gently Fall... Juliet's 'Yuki Love' Music Video Review

All thoughts and opinions regarding the group, music video and song within this review are completely my own. Please, respect what is said. If you feel offended by what I write, honestly, that isn't my issue; it's yours, because you're the one thinking it's a problem. You don't have to read what I write, but if you enjoy a bit of conflict in opinion, you may not mind so much. Thanks.

I harp on about how the Winter and Christmas season is so warm and loving, a time to be celebrated. Well sometimes, it's the opposite - sometimes the winter is as cold and bitter as how the wind feels, breaking our hearts along the way. It can't always be pleasant, but we make this time of the year a happy time, despite how we feel sometimes towards it.

Even when we're heartbroken or hurting in this period, we try to put the memories aside, though despite all the efforts, we may still feel the icy winds of a love turned sour.

With all of these memories within my heart, how can I move on from the turmoil you gave me during that snowy, blusterous love back then on that cold Winter's Eve...?

We Countdown to 2 Days, so Idols please hide from me...
Memories in pictures of what was never meant to be...

Monday, 22 December 2014

[12 Days of Idols] It's Crackers! It's Cray Cray! It's a Sugar-Dosed Meririririririririririririririririririririri CHRISTMAS! Ah, It's the Shooting Star Girls' 'Meriririririri Christmas' PV!

All thoughts and opinions within this review are my own and no one else's. What I say about the group, the song and PV within this post should not affect you in any way. If it does, why? Why should it affect you? It's my Damned opinion, not yours. If I want to be a cow, so be it, but it shouldn't affect your everyday life. Don't take what I say as fact, okay? That is all.

Okay, Christmas is nearly here! Ah it's so close, I can almost taste it! The jelly, the Christmas dinner on the table, my family bickering over something and the sound of Christmas crackers being pulled, not to mention wrapping paper decorating the floor! The delights of Christmas, I can't wait to see/hear/smell you all over again! I'm SO EXCITED!!!

And so, what better way to show off my excitement than a long screen-cap PV review, one of a hyperactive PV and song to boot!? Counting down the last days to Christmas, let's all dose up on sugar and get happy and HYPER! Are you ready to act cray cray with me!?

3 Days until Christmas, are you excited yet!? Let's go have some FUN!!!

3 Days, it's coming! What will the Idols send to me?

[12 Days of Idols] Awakening The Snow in Palet's 'SNOW DISTANCE'.

All thoughts and opinions within this post, they're mine. ALL MINE! Sorry if you dislike what I say, but again. Mine. Oh, and yeah, MINE! If you want to whine about it, do so, but if you want to have others hear your opinions, then write a blog! It's fun, promise~

*This review has come to you rather late due to the fact that yesterday I 1) procrastinated, and 2) was very tired when I eventually did begin to write this review. Because of that, I wanted to leave it a day before serving to you all a review, one that I deemed decent enough to publish. So, with many apologies, here is a very damn late review for my [12 Days of Idols] series!

**Once again, I apologise!

There are only a few days to go even fewer now because of procrastination but Christmas, it will be here soon! However until the 24th, it is still traditionally winter in the minds of others. So, to celebrate what winter brings us all, I wanted to look upon the beauty of the snow, one we may not see with our own human eyes...

When the bell rings out in the woods this winter, the snow drops will slowly awaken from a year long slumber to bring forth winter. Are you ready to look upon the true beauty that is the winters snow?

With 4 Days till Christmas, these Idols sent to me...

Snow in the distance, under wooded trees...

Saturday, 20 December 2014

[12 Days of Idols] A Battle of Snow and Story, It's E-girls VS. GEM in The Single Showdown: 'Mr.Snowman' VS. 'Star Shine Story'. Who Shall Prevail...?

All thoughts and opinions within this post are totally, completely and inexplicably my very very own and no one else's. I swear, I did not steal these thoughts or ideas from the brains of others, because I am not an Idea Zombie. If I was, I would probably have better ideas. That said, please respect my opinion, no matter how idiotic or weird or opinionated it may be, and pipe down. Respect what is said, otherwise I won't respect you. Thanks~ Zombie Chiima, OUT!

*** (Due to extreme tiredness, this post may not make sense. I apologise if you wonder at some point in this review, 'What the heck was Chiima on?' The Answer: Lack of Sleep, that's what I was on. There we go~)

Christmas is nearing, Christmas is nearing! Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling? The sound of Santa-san's footsteps on the roof of your house, or the slight beating of the reindeer hooves as they gallop into the sky? What about the sounds of the Idols singing sweet Christmas tunes this year?

It's so nice hearing all of the beautiful sounds that remind me of winter and Christmas, but when it comes to songs at this time of the year, it is really hard to choose just one to like the most. That said, I am a tad greedy and enjoy many songs, however if I were to narrow it down... Well, I would compare them! Because comparing is the way forward, clearly!

And what better way to find a Christmas song I like better from a certain company, than to put them up against each other to see which one wins!? Actually, that's a great idea, because I really do like both songs! So let's try it, shall we?

Maybe it will be Mr.Snowman, or will it be a Star Shine Story? Hm, I wonder which one I will choose...?

5 more days, then Christmas, so Idols bring to me...
Mr.Snowman VS. Star Shine Story~

Musing & Mutterings: Episode 2 and Away!

My second episode of my Podcast is now up, and this week the focus is more on writing than anything, though I also talk about my first week back home from University and some Idol stuff as well, however writing is the main focus this week, as I wanted to talk about strongly for this podcast. I talk about the forms I write in, writing about Idols and what inspired me to start writing for the first time ever. Yeah. WRITING!

I think I became more confident in this Podcast, that said, it could be because I'm really tired (have not slept since yesterday, basically, because I couldn't sleep in my boiler of a bedroom!) and typically when tired, I am hyperactive.

Once again, I just talk and mutter and ramble here! YAY!

Hear the Rambling on Writing and Idols and Family HERE!!!

I think I have somewhat improved on flow, however I think that is to do with my environment more than anything; I'm back home where I am comfortable and also familiar, so of course I would probably break out of my shell more. When I return to University in about two or so weeks, we will see if I revert back to the shy Chiima on her podcast xD

Anyway, I will leave you with the podcast. I hope that you enjoy my random mumblings, and I hope that you all have a wonderful week! For now though, I am ready for a nap. I kind of need it!

Until next Saturday~

Friday, 19 December 2014

[12 Days of Idols] Winter's Coming in Negicco's 'Hikari no Spur' (Single Review)

All opinions regarding the music and artist mentioned within the post ahead are completely my own and no one else's. Please respect my opinion, and in turn I will also respect yours. If you don't want to respect what I say, then don't expect me to respect you back. I have my own way of thinking and saying things, as you do. That, my dear, is called an opinion, so let me have my opinion here. Ta~

Christmas is slowly creeping towards us, silent like a ninja, but as noticeable as a reindeer on your roof if ever you were to see one! There are only a few short days left before the bells toll on Christmas Eve to summon upon us all that one day of the year we either dread, or look forward to; CHRISTMAS! Still, it's not here yet, so until then we can relax (or panic, depending on how you prepare for this money-grabbing day of the year) and listen to some peaceful music as we await for the day itself to come.

And what better way to relax than to listen to some calming Negicco, hm? So grab that mug of coffee and sit yourself down, because it's time to relax as the onslaught of winter engulfs us all...

6 Days, then Christmas! What will Negicco send to me?

A calming Winter Medley~

Thursday, 18 December 2014

[12 Days of Idols] For A Lifetime of Happiness, please, Stay with me... - P.IDL's 'Stay with me' PV Review

All thoughts and opinions written within this post regarding the group, members, song and music video are completely my own and no one else's, unless otherwise stated beforehand. Here is where I voice my opinion, so please respect the voice I have. If you do not respect the voices of others, then really, how can you expect to be respected yourself?

Christmas is a sentimental time of year. For many it can bring forth happiness, sadness and nostalgia. For myself, Christmas reminds me of happy times with my family, where we all sit around a table and talk, tell really bad Christmas cracker jokes and also where we have fun and sing Christmas songs, or just plain old annoy each other! Either way, it's a fun time of the year for me in both memory and in the present, so each year I look forward to Christmas.

No matter what, it brings my family together, and that is the time where we all seem to be happiest; because we've come together and we know we all appreciate who we are, and where we come from. For that I am thankful.

So for the season of sentimentality, I thought that there would be an appropriate-sounding song to go with the tender side of the winter season, one that was less energetic and more... peaceful in its composition. For this time of the year, please Stay with me...

Now it is 7 Days till Christmas, so the Idols gave to me...
The gift of P.IDL's Stay with me...

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

[12 Days of Idols] It's A Very Fluffy Christmas Time! So Let's Become Adorable with SKE48's '12-gatsu no Kangaroo' Music Video! Let's Get FLUFFY!

All thoughts and opinions regarding the music video, song and group mentioned in this Review are completely my own and no one else's. If you become offended by what I say, then simple: Do not read what I write. We have a thing called freedom of speech, so I will use it on my blog. You don't have to like what I say, but please respect my opinion. Thanks.

Christmas is the time of year where we can dress real cute. Well, we can actually dress really cute all year round, but when it comes to the Winter season we can become these fluffy bundles of cuddles that are warm, cosy and adorable to look at! Sure, it's a pain in the arse to layer up because of the cold, but we look downright adorable doing so! Think of all those fluffy hats, the stylish coats and pretty scarfs... ahhh, the Winter time is truly a year of fashion and fluffiness!

Still, when we do it wrong, we look like divs who have no clue how much fluff they're putting on, but who really cares? WINTER FLUFFINESS, it's so good! And what better way to celebrate the true cuteness of winter clothing than SKE48?

In all of its adorable Christmas glory, how cute will SKE48 become? Tis' the season to be fluffy...~

8 Days and Counting, Oh please Idols send to me...

Christmas Kanagroo's via SKE!

S/mileage No More, but instead: ANGERME! The Angriest of Angels Tears!

All thoughts and opinions are my own, suck it up, kinda likeI have to eventually suck up the fact that this gross name is here to stay.

... Well. I think I've found my contender for the worst decision of 2014, in terms of Hello! Project decisions at least.

And here we all thought Morning Musume '14 was shit. Yeah!

So finally, after many many months of speculation and waiting, S/mileage have officially changed their name to ANGERME. According to various sources the meaning behind the name is actually 'Angels Tears' in French (ange + larme), and when put together we have ANGERME.

Except, it looks more like ANGER ME!!!! than it does Angel Tears, and honestly, it looks really ugly as a name. It's not sweet or girly, or elegant and gentle like the name Angel/Ange suggests. It just sounds and looks... well, gross. It really doesn't suit the image the image of S/mileage, not unless they suddenly became a heavy metal band or something...

and, given that they are apparently releasing a song titled 'Revenge of the Maiden', maybe they are going heavy metal!? That'd be cool, though a good chunk of the members wouldn't suit that style of tune... still, though. It would work with the new group name, at least!

But yeah, that name isn't attractive and honestly, I will forever think of it as an angry notion to being angry rather than a group name, I believe. That said, the way the title is styled is totally different; it reminds me of Final Fantasy in how it looks! Actually no matter what the name is with that style of writing and the tiny wing logo, it looks pretty appealing in its own way, but only because of the font and how professional it looks. Still, the actual name itself, that's gross beyond compare.

By the way, according to reports the name was suggested by Gorilla-chan, our dear Nakanishi Kana. Girl, I am disappointed XD

Honestly, I can't get over how... well, how overly bad this is! I'm either laughing at it or lamenting the name change. No matter what though, this is quite possibly the worst decision of 2014 in terms of all decisions made, and honestly, I thought the decision to shuffle some random NG46 members into AKB and vice versa was a shitty decision!

Nope, H!P somehow topped that. Way to go, Hello! Pro. You dun fucked up good this time!

No matter how much you try to convince me of the meaning behind the name, I will find it ugly as fuck no matter what, for however long I feel is necessary to me. Why? Because we went from such a cute, meaningful name to something that looks and sounds ugly when written or spoken (because I will say it as it looks; ANGER ME!!!!!) so of course, I'm going to lament and whine about it. Honestly, I doubt I'll ever get used to the name, because to me this group is S/mileage no matter what.

I'm not happy with this decision, obviously, but at some point or other I will have to suck it all up and accept what has happened; that S/mileage are, literally, no more and ANGERME has officialy replaced them. No matter how much I bitch and whine, and no matter how stupid I think Hello! Project are for actually agreeing to such a god-awful name, this is what has happened and this is how we will have to view S/mileage from here on out: as ANGERME, the angriest form Angel Tears I will ever know.

Once they were S/mileage, and now they are ANGERME, the grossest name in history. Goodbye to a good name, hello to a disgusting one. Sayonara, S/mileage. Y'all be no more!

I'm going to go and cry now, because this is just ew.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

[12 Days of Idols] Will You Become my Pinky Santa this Christmas? BOYFRIEND's 'Pinky Santa' PV Review!

All thoughts and opinions regarding this song, the music video and the group behind it all are completely my own and no one else's. If you dislike what I have to say, then you know what? Don't read it. I don't have to appease to the way others think just because they believe I have no right to speak my mind. This is MY blog, and here is where I have the right to speak my mind. The End~

Christmas! It's a time that is not just for family and friends, but also romance! I wonder if romance will bloom for anyone over this beautiful Christmas period? If it does, then I hope that snow will fall on their beautiful date and create the perfect atmosphere, in all of its cliched glory... ahhh, if only...

That said, we don't always need to have cliche's at Christmas when it comes to romance, do we? But I suppose the cliche's in the season of spirit are what makes it so... so magical and lovable in a way. It can also make it cutesy and sickening, somewhat unbearable I suppose, but when used correctly it can make the romance of Christmas feel very warming and sweet! Still, cliche's can be annoying regardless! So, let's review a PV of cliche's and cuteness!

In all of its cute and cliched glory, what will we unwrap today on this lovely Christmas date?

Oh 9 Days to Christmas, Idols please send to me...
BOYFRIEND and cliche's under my tree!

Monday, 15 December 2014

[12 Days of Idols] A Winter Date's Symphony - Sunmyu's 'Hatsuyuki no Symphony' PV Review

All thoughts and opinions regarding the song, music video and Idol group discussed in this Review are completely my own and no one else's. I do not intend to step on toes, however if you feel I have offended you and stepped on your toes, then I will be blunt and say that you don't have to read what I write. If what I say really annoys you, then why bother reading it? I can be ignored. In fact, I'd rather be ignored than be harassed for having a voice that I like to use. Ta.

What's your favourite thing about the Winter season? For me it's the lights, the cheer and the fact that even when it's dark and cold, we somehow manage to banish away the Winter blues by lighting up the world and singing happy songs whilst spending the days of winter with the ones we love! This time of the year fills me with happiness, especially when I see my family enjoying it as well!

Another part of the season that makes me happy is listening to and watching the music and PV's provided by Idols filled with Christmas cheer and love, each one different to the other but always something to look forward to! So with that in mind, let's take a look at the next installment in the [12 Days of Idols] series as our Idols embark on a Winter date with a gift wrapped up in love and warmth! I wonder what we will be presented with today?

For the date today, what will you give to me? I look forward to the present!

There are 10 days to Christmas so the Idols gave to me...
A Winter's Symphony~

Sunday, 14 December 2014

[12 Days of Idols] Remembering Douyou Pops! A Look at "The Douyou Pops 1 Christmas to Fuyu no Uta Shuu" Album Review

All thoughts and opinions regarding the album/artists within this post are completely my own and no one else's. Please respect my opinion, and I will in return respect yours. If you dislike what I have to say, then sorry but that's MY opinion, not yours, so you don't have to read it. That said, if you feel offended by my words, why? My opinion in no way affects you. At least, I hope it doesn't. Still, if you don't like it, you don't have to read it! Thanks~

Do you know what would make Christmas even more perfect here on Okay! Musume Time's Winter Wonderland Idol Bonanza? Snow. Snow is what would make this place perfect for the season of festivity! Sadly we don't have snow littering about anywhere, so instead we will have to make do with some joyous songs and a few Carols to keep our spirits up! When snow is out of the question, turn to music!

And when it comes to Christmas music, I have the perfect soundtrack in mind to fill my 12 Days of Idols with sweet tunes and festive cheer! Are you ready to sing along with me?

With 11 Days till Christmas, the Idols sang to me...
The Douyou Pops Christmas CD!

Musings & Mutterings: Oh Look, Episode 1!

Due to over-excitement at the idea of creating my very own podcast as well as the positive reaction it garnered, I decided to record the very first episode! It is about 15 minutes long, give or take 30 or so seconds, and I talk a little about going home for the holidays after the end of my first term in University, the positive feedback on creating the podcast from readers and also a bit about Idols and also why I stopped my Digest.

Basically, I just talk, as I said I would. I am making progress!

You Can Listen to Episode one HERE!!!

I'm still at a stage where I can't make my words flow properly, however this is just the first step for me, so eventually I will get better at this. I had fun recording it, even if the first few minutes were in total silence before I edited it to make it look like I was prepared. Honestly, this is scarier than I thought it would be, but I am enjoying it so far. Hopefully you guys will enjoy my rambles as well!

I aim to update every time I upload a podcast, and if not, I should have updated the newest tab added to my blog beneath the banner! If not, then simply check the website link that should be there; I want to try and do this regularly, at least once every week or bi-weekly if I'm busy, because talking is a lot easier than writing or creating a video and it will allow me to keep you updated on different things I believe.
 That, and it will be fun to do a series again!

That is the update for now. I hope you all have a lovely day/afternoon/evening, and enjoy!


[12 Days of Idols] Make Way for The Nutcracker Army! GEM's 'Star Shine Story' MV Review!

All thoughts and opinions within this post are my own, no matter what. If you dislike what I have to say, don't read what I write. Unless you have something constructive or balanced to say, don't comment with hate-fueled intent. I'd rather be criticised fairly than flamed because of dislike towards my opinions. That is all, thank you.

A tad late, but hey! What's new? I'm always late! WHEEEE~

It's that time of the year again! The Candy Canes are hanging on the tree's, lights are a twinkling and the eggnog is being poured! Of course it's time for Christmas, and when Christmas comes around, so do the Idols in all of their Christmas glory! So let the festivities begin as I take on 12 Days of Idols this festive season, in all their festive spirit! Are you ready?

It's 12 days to Christmas! Let's get started!

There are 12 days till Christmas and the Idols sent to me...
GEM dressed up in Tapestry!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Musings & Mutterings - Basically, I am starting a Podcast

This is going to be a quick post, so if it seems rushed, it's because it is rushed. Apologies!

In random News, though this isn't that random for myself, I have created a Podcast. As in, I have an introductory Podcast right now. Following episodes should ensue.
Link to the site = HERE

Okay, so here's the story for this; I've been pondering about whether or not I have wanted to do a podcast for near on 2 years now, probably around the time before the Digest came about, and very recently I realised my desire to do this was stronger than ever; this is because I want to do something in place of my videos, and also because I like talking.

I also want this podcast to try and motivate me to bringing my Digest back, as I want to briefly touch on news and such in this in the Idol world... However, I do not want this to be completely about Idols, I want it to be diverse. So, I will be talking about other things such as film, my life in general, comments, my thoughts and such, and also this blog and Idols, of course.

You never know, I may just give mini reviews in the podcasts! Who knows?

Anyway, the first episode is simply an introduction to Musings & Mutterings, which is the name of the podcast. Why Musings & Mutterings? Well, as I explain in the small introduction itself, I wanted a name different and more distinct to Okay! Musume Time, so I didn't want Okay! Musume Podcast or Okay! Podcast Time, two names which I did want to call it... no, because I want it to be about Idols and other things away from Idols, I wanted it to have a nicer name, or at least one that was different. So, I thought musings would be good, as I do that a lot, and Mutterings, because I mutter like nobody knows! So, there we have it. My title for my new podcast.

Sadly the embed thing isn't working on the site for this blog, so I will instead post a link to my Podcast site, and if you do listen to my ramblings and mutterings, I hope you enjoy!


Until next time (which I hope to be rather soon) I will bid you adieu and tata!

Much Love,