My pointless musing of the day: my three favorite members — Ayumi Ishida (Morning Musume), Mizuki Murota (ANGERME), and Konatsu Furukawa (Up Up Girls) — have fairly similar looks, skillsets, and personalities. I don't know why I never realized it before, but there it is. The cover of Murotan's photobook clinched it; at first look, I thought it was Konatsu and I was surprised that Amped had posted it in that thread. I guess I have a "type" after all.
Are they intentionally not having C-ute perform their latest single on The Girls Live because there's no reason to promote them anymore? I seriously don't understand how they organise the show. It's so frustrating.
Could be that C-ute themselves are asking to wind down their promotional activities because there are other things they want/need to wrap up before they graduate. It's like on a job if a staff member is leaving, not only will they not be assigned certain projects that they would by virtue of time leave unfinished, but they might also to some extent feel less committed = not working as hard toward the end, and they also might be using some of their remaining time catching up with various people before they go.