Download Link: *******dancedancetigerm****
Length 1 minute 58 seconds =D
Foot Levels 4 / 7 / 9 / 0
Audio Edit, Background Design & Stepchart by TIGER M
Dancer / Player: TIGER M
Year Stepchart Created: mid-2003 or early-2004
Year Video Recorded: 2011
Song Name: Connected
Song Artist: Ayumi "Ayu" Hamasaki ^_^
Song Album [Compact Disc Album]: I Am...
Stepmania Version: 3.9beta
What Is It Time For: a "Dance! Dance! Revolution!! ^_^
Connected! TO TEH WORLD! =D
WHOO! This song most certainly brings back memories! Part of the memory of this song is that I almost did not ever hear this song -- or simply heard this song because I suppose not only was this stepchart supposed to be made and rendered into existence but also... a GREAT memory that may later positively affect the near future.
More on that later though. =) The way I received the Ayumi Hamasaki album [an album I hadn't heard of at the time] was through a misdirected eBay Auction from Asia. The purchase was made via eBay and at the time I had a mix album of Ayumi Hamasaki music entitled "" and had ordered a Utada Hikaru album. The kind seller had mistakenly sent Ayumi Hamasaki "I Am..." and when I opened the package covered in Asian-lettered stamps... I was surprised to see Ayumi on the cover looking like her usual gorgeous self. The image intrigued me. Next thought?
"Where is Utada Hikaru? o.o Hmnn... but I reeeally wonder how this sounds..." *STARES at the compact discc...*
I let the kind eBayer know that the item I had bid on [Utada Hikaru - Deep River] had not been received. Without any specific requests or suggested tone [that i recollect =)] the seller she was kind enough to say, "I will send you the right one. You may Keep the one that I sent.' WHOA! Unexpected! XD Positive feedback was DEFINITELY exchanged for that auction! =3 Shortly after that--I received Deep River! =D And I also had the "mystery Ayumi CD" that I was interested in hearing. This honest exchange lead to a friendship via e-mail--this was before popular social networks were huge and when forums and chats guided this path. =) To this day, this friendship is still greatly valued.
Connection Video Connections & Charts: Step To This Connection! ^_^
Although the title of this song at the time I first heard it was the only verbal-lyrical "connection" I understood... the music and the consistent flow of energy relayed an understanding to me that this song was about the various ways human beings and our world remains "connected" to the world in which we live. I wanted the stepchart to reflect that understanding and also to reflect the "cyber race" sound of the track as well. This was around 2003 or 2004. And at the time, I had not seen the video [just saw that in early 2011 after thinking about this song again =)]... but I knew I wanted this song to be FAST! What resulted was a stepchart that was uptempo, fun, and intriguing! ^_^
Or so I was told! =3
Bemanistyle absolutely LOVED it! =D A rating of 10/10 and boasted string after string [on the download forum for the chart] of positive comments and praise for the chart! ^_^ At the time, I went by the alias "Arcilius" on Bemanistyle****. This stepchart also showcased the beginning of "Baby-steps" in doing something about my growing passion for video production and "slide-show" style films [this was before YouTube, MetacCafe, and video networks were "pop"]. The background images were selected to share the idea of our "World Connection" and how we are all one and one is all of us!
The steps themselves reflect the vision of the background and energy of the tune and the beat "Pauses" and the points of "slow down" and "speed up" of the BPM [beats per minute] were not only fun to but together and share-- but also should prove fun to play! =D On Bemanistyle, it was often respected by a "chart, by chart" basis what the steps did and how the steps reflected the music [that is to say, a "Good Heavy Chart" was not the same as a "Good Standard" chart or "Good Light Chart"] and I will certainly say that players of all levels of should find enjoyment! =D Stay awesome! Stay connected! And stay YOU! ^_^
Enjoy The Stepchart - Connected! =D
Forever In Love With All That Which Exists
(That Which Is Seen & Unseen, Known & Unknown),
-WAM! Tiger M. Gales [LaDi! Saturday! =^_^= (3 ]
-11:29 AM (6/18/2011) [Eastern Standard Time, The Biding House, U.S.A.]
Who Is TIGER M? O.O
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