STORY Oct 6, 2017
 

Make Yourself Look More Lively by Sticking an Electric Fan on Your Selfie Stick!

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Previously, I wrote an article about how blowing wind on someone who's working makes them look cool.

Just blowing a hair dryer from the side to someone who's working in front of their PC can make them look cool. The wind's power is amazing. Fluttery hair makes people look livelier.

I was wondering if there was a way to bring that kind of wind with me anywhere I go, so I tried attaching an electric fan to a selfie stick.
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Labor work to attach the electric fan to the selfie stick.

Let's immediately make the "Wind Blower Selfie Stick!"
A selfie stick I bought on a trip that has never been actually used. This thin, unreliable stick...
A selfie stick I bought on a trip that has never been actually used. This thin, unreliable stick...
...will receive this somewhat large portable fan attachment. I bought one that looked like it packs a punch, using four D size batteries.
...will receive this somewhat large portable fan attachment. I bought one that looked like it packs a punch, using four D size batteries.
I want to combine these two. Now, where should I start...?
I want to combine these two. Now, where should I start...?
My only option was to use ridiculous amount of tape. It really doesn't have a single hint of style.
My only option was to use ridiculous amount of tape. It really doesn't have a single hint of style.
The Wind Blower Selfie Stick, complete! I should've at least bought a white fan.
The Wind Blower Selfie Stick, complete! I should've at least bought a white fan.

Let's test it outside at once!

I was happy with how it turned out, so brought it outside right away.
This is how it looks when I bring it outside. Strangely makes me feel like an assistant director of some sorts.
This is how it looks when I bring it outside. Strangely makes me feel like an assistant director of some sorts.
Testing it on myself would be a waste because my hair is so short, so I asked Mrs. Ai Hinishi?another writer with long, silky hair? and her friend Mrs. S to tag along and help me.
For now, we entered the restaurant Torikizoku, a place with no wind inside, to test its effects. They asked me why I made this.
For now, we entered the restaurant Torikizoku, a place with no wind inside, to test its effects. They asked me why I made this.
We started by testing it on myself. Set the button on the right to high...
We started by testing it on myself. Set the button on the right to high...
...and the wind blows!
...and the wind blows!
My brain still couldn't keep up with the weird idea that wind will blow from a selfie stick before I take the photo. And the photo of me in my phone was laughing twice as hard seeing wind blow indoor.
This is the captured photo. Apologies for the closed eyes in the
This is the captured photo. Apologies for the closed eyes in the "before" picture, but they're wide open in the "after" picture. My forehead came out a lot more than I'd like, but it feels very lively. Hard to get a good angle.
"Let me try for a bit." Mrs. Hinishi took on the challenge.
This is Mrs. Hinishi in her normal state. Her hair flows down calmly.
This is Mrs. Hinishi in her normal state. Her hair flows down calmly.
We began to blow the wind. And the captured picture...
We began to blow the wind. And the captured picture...
...looks like this. This is a TV commercial. This expression and fluttering hair are something you can usually only take with the sea in the background. The slight blur is just perfect. It's like we were no longer at Torikizoku.
...looks like this. This is a TV commercial. This expression and fluttering hair are something you can usually only take with the sea in the background. The slight blur is just perfect. It's like we were no longer at Torikizoku.
"Wait, this thing's so good." "I've never seen a photo this lively indoors." "Feels like a shampoo commercial when you blow it from below, I like it." "I see something like this a lot in the Instagram of models in the summer." The amazement just wouldn't stop.
We've verified from the long-haired test that blowing from below gives the best result. Blow it...
We've verified from the long-haired test that blowing from below gives the best result. Blow it...
...and it looks more natural than before. This is a such a curious picture of me drinking beer with the wind blowing.
...and it looks more natural than before. This is a such a curious picture of me drinking beer with the wind blowing.
"Let me try it, too." Her friend gave it a try as well. Her hair fluttered more vigorously compared to mine or Mrs. Hinishi's. I wonder why.
Seems like your hair type matters a lot. Mrs. Hinishi's hair is rather dense, while her friend's is finer.
Seems like your hair type matters a lot. Mrs. Hinishi's hair is rather dense, while her friend's is finer.
Two people researching and comparing hair types. We concluded from our research that we need to change to angle and distance depending on the person.
Two people researching and comparing hair types. We concluded from our research that we need to change to angle and distance depending on the person.
After we finished taking pictures, we shared our impressions. "I never thought I'd feel this good looking at my hair fluttering in the wind." "Such a mysteriously refreshing feeling." "I feel reluctant to part with this when I turned it off." This Wind Blower Selfie Stick is amazing.

While I'm at it, let me share some photos I took at various places.
At store I went into to eat yakiniku.
At store I went into to eat yakiniku.
Fwooosh. I'm getting the hang of it. I just realized it now, but when the wind blows, a person's expression becomes softer.
Fwooosh. I'm getting the hang of it. I just realized it now, but when the wind blows, a person's expression becomes softer.
Even in my own, dull home.
Even in my own, dull home.
It looks cool just by blowing some wind. And my expression looked more determined thanks to the wind. I feel like I can hear T.M.Revolution's
It looks cool just by blowing some wind. And my expression looked more determined thanks to the wind. I feel like I can hear T.M.Revolution's "HOT LIMIT."

Wind Blower Selfie Stick you'd want to bring to any indoor event.

Blow the wind to make your drinking party or your house look strangely livelier. If it didn't look so embarrassing I think this is something I can actually sell. But well, the embarrassing look really means that it's not a good idea.
It would have been better if I turned the wind on even with multiple people in the shot. My bad.
It would have been better if I turned the wind on even with multiple people in the shot. My bad.
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