Her Name was RioRio: Graduation Triangle Complete

May 19, 2017

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

I’m sure you’ve heard the news by now: Kobushi Factory subleader Fujii Rio will be graduating. Soon.

My initial reaction was basically South Kai in first scene in the Broly Abridged Movie (particularly 0:22-0:32… or 0:48. Also, language warning. Then again, if you’re familiar with Team Four Star’s work this may not be necessary).

Yeah… I took a quasi-hiatus from Twitter for the sake of my sanity (don’t ask) and despite getting weird vibes of something akin to this, especially regarding Fujii Rio (I honestly don’t why these things happen!), this was out of left field even for me.

Now that things have calmed down… let’s see.

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The Rain is Falling

May 5, 2017

I hate days like this
When it rains and rains
And rains and rains

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe,

Despite the cheer of the 200th Post, it is with sadness that this has to be Post #201 instead of a Country Girls review.

Why? The last full week of April ended in a surreal manner. While watching the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei lottery, I thought about Up Up Girls. Then again, it may be an imprint that I caught the odd tweet about them. Hours later, past 7pm, I got a notification on my phone about Kame’s post about their announcement earlier that day: Sengoku Minami and Sato Ayano announce their graduation.

“Am I psychic or something?!” I cried in my head. It was just so strange, knowing I thought about Sengoku Minami and her long tenure, reminded of her in the names of the current trainees.

However, despite the uncomfortably warm day (it was the first fully sunny and warm day in what felt like weeks. It’s been a very rainy and cool/cold April for me), it was set to worsen. Sure, rain was in the forecast, but… not at all like what’s to come.

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Halfway through…

July 2, 2014

If you’re reading this, then congratulations! We’ve made it to the halfway mark of 2014. Let’s review what happened so far…

262,800 Minutes… to 2015’s Midnight.

Well, since I’ve covered virtually the first quarter already, this’ll be about the second quarter. (Repetitive, I know.) Read the rest of this entry »


Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part V

June 15, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know. Also, obligatory mandatory epilepsy/light warning for the first PV covered here.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by!

Welcome to the fifth part of the Precision Past Perspective edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint. In this little post, we cover the year 2013. Shall we blast off?

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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part II

May 25, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by!

We’re at part two of the Precision Past Perspective Edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint. In this post, we cover the year 2010.

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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part I

May 18, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by! As noted in a previous post, I am going to cover the interim of my hiatus (March 2009-February 2014) in a special series of posts.

So welcome to the Precision Past Perspective Edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint.

According to Time and Date.com, it has been (with the final date itself in parenthesis)…

  • 4 years, 10 months, 27 days (4 years, 10 months, 28 days)
  • 155,001,600 (155,088,000) seconds
  • 2,583,360 (2,584,800) minutes
  • 43,056 (43,080) hours
  • 1794 (1795) days
  • 256 weeks (rounded down)

…since my last contact. (I’m not counting that rather useless Stay Tuned post, which I may delete at a later time. It should’ve been a page.) Therefore, we have a lot to cover (or in some cases, relive) so let’s get the show on the road, shall we?

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Walpurgisnacht H!P-mergency – Usa-chan says “Peace! I’m out!”

April 30, 2014

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I delay visiting Idolminded for about a day or so and guess what? Sayumi Michishige, the last Morning Girl from when I became a fan 11 years ago, is graduatinglater this year, even.

If the above sentence bothers you, allow me to genuinely, non-ironically, semi-snarkily* hand you a panic button or two to press to express those feelings (or sum up the initial mood).

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