Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – May 2018

Although I call this ongoing and end-nearing two-week vacation (I chose to go for a summer term as well this year, see) a long vacation now, I’ve still been feeling more like taking it easy with the Tobbyworks. And hey, life outside Tobbyworks also has lots of fun, and Tobbyworks can give me as much struggles as IRL stuff does.

And speaking of IRL stuff, I got myself some above average overall grades for some of my Creative Writing classes, and the appreciation I’ve gotten for ’em from my loved ones has me feeling more like uploading them online sometime! Of course, the lessons learned from those classes are another main reason for that feeling boost!

As for my other writings as Tobby, well, they’re going slow but sure. The same can apply to my music works and whatever other creative stuff I put out here. Why I felt like reiterating that is because of a review on the FanFiction.net upload of that Fate fanfic of mine, “Crawling to the Dawn,” which made me chuckle because the reviewer thought I wouldn’t be updating it anymore due to the long wait I’ve been causing. Of course, as such a work, like a lot of my other works as Tobby so far, is pretty much a side project of mine, projects I work on while I’m not working on IRL stuff, so yeah, I don’t think it would be worth it for me to mope so much about causing such a long wait. I’ve been moping too much in my life already, and if it would mean losing some impatient followers, then alright. I’m sure them peeps can still find other ways to brighten up their days…and I’ll have to pray to God to make that more certain, too.

Speaking of music, though, I’ve managed to get some more guitar practice in again lately, although irregular and with a borrowed guitar. To be more specific, I’m learning how to play my own composition (a currently unfinished one) better. A lot of my favorite hits would have to wait until my fingers become more flexible and all that, hahaha…

And I suddenly remembered how I used to own a diary…which was filled with a lot of teenage angst. Welp, thank God very much that I’ve improved, then, hahaha! XD

Anyway, I only have poems and some music stuff uploaded for the month of May this year! Check all these out, yo:

Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! \(^o^ )

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Tobby’s Freestyle Rap Practice Compilation 5

I had headaches while making the first three freestyles, which were made in the same day (the fourth was made some weeks later), and I felt like I was really pushing my skills to the limit there.

Rest is still important, though, so yeah, better take care of myself better.

Also, I decided to rap over famous beats this time. Below is a list of the beats I freestyled over in the vid above:

  1. Drake – Hotline Bling
  2. Migos – Get Right Witcha
  3. Eminem – The Real Slim Shady
  4. Desiigner – Panda

I’ll have to warn you, though: PARENTAL ADVISORY – EXPLICIT CONTENT

I hope your parents are truly mature, though, kids.

Anyway, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! \(*A*)/

ephemeral – TOB Vocal Arrange Cover

To be honest, this was delayed for some months due to visual production reasons, but hey, this is now here, and I’m feeling pretty confident about it!

…well, unless you’re talking about the illustration. I’m not sure if I ever grew up much with that…

Anyway, though I like how I got my lyrics flowing in terms of sound, how they flow in terms of ideas is something that probably needs more work, considering what I’ve learned in times like Poetry classes. As I’ve learned, I got skill with sound, but I tend to tell more than show when it comes to my ideas and messages and stuff.

And hey, I’d like to thank Isaac Owens very much for letting me write and record over his track! His work here makes me think of outer space, if you ask me!

Now, here’s a link to the lyrics sheet, and here’s a link to the mp3.

Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! \(^o^ )

Suck It, Morning Rush

Today’s breakfast is Hotchix,
With spice and rice, so oiled and crisp
But there’s no lovely health, just a quick fix
Running on gut instincts
That bottled water will just swish.

My shoelaces unravel with telekinesis
That makes sense because of my raging
Which I threw out like garbage
But I took hold of that purple force
And said “Suck it, morning rush.”

I won’t skip away from the building
Even with no fire exit waiting
Because I still have more to learn
Like the many ways I can say “I love you”
Even while we’re stuck in a corner.

Even if this bracelet on my right wrist
Holds a bunch of roses always white,
With a crown of thorns, it’s still alike,
So I should bear it with humble breaths
So flow on, apologies and thanks.

Now let’s go take the next morning rush
And let it go suck all of our sun
While we beat it up with our loaded guts
‘Til it blows to send the light back up
So yeah, I’m back, my love.

SIM PLAY

God the Father already knew how stubborn we were
Yet He sent His Son to live and die on dirty Earth.

I hear His simple call
To follow Him around
Yet when he BRRRRRINGS! my cross,
I’m hating leaning down.

I can’t change my number
‘Cause I don’t get His wares
Of Divine Tech Support
Which wants me fixed in here.

I do as the Pharisees do, calling myself good
But God, don’t let me hang like Judas Iscariot would.

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – April 2018

And the only post I have for this month is my cover of Mikito-P’s “Yuudachi no Ribbon.” Welp.

But really, though, it’s been a whirlwind of worthwhile ordinary for me this past month, even with the challenges, and even with today and last night being a particularly tough time for me, as I had spun my head off thinking about my music playlist in relation to my phone’s memory, followed by recently realizing that I forgot to write up a monthly update post past all my rushy working and lazy chilling. Creative Writing classes have already entered workshop phase, I’m writing and revising my pieces while struggling to crush my pride, and exams and final papers and activities in other subjects are coming up…and I still don’t feel like calling this sort of time as “Hell Week,” even as I realize that I need to be more flexible as I strive to do my ordinary duties extraordinarily well. God Almighty and all the loved ones and even all the tough challengers He has for me, well, they get lots of thanks from me for that, alright. ^_^

And speaking of creative works I’ve been making in my Creative Writing classes, maybe I’ll even post them up online too. I’ll have to see what grades they get after I’m done with them first, though.

And before I think of doing stuff like posting up those poems with readings of mine on queue, writing more of my fanfiction, and making music videos for a bunch of my music stuff, I should get to working on the rest of my academic requirements more first. Again, they’ll show up suddenly, so yeah.

And of course, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! \(^o^ )

Tobby tried to sing “Yuudachi no Ribbon”

Brought to you by instinctive picking and working, trial-and-error performance and engineering, and long-ass uploading and marketing. And lately, the third one takes the most effort, it seems. I guess I understand better how my fave singers and musicians take so long with their uploading and all that again, then. Welp-dee-doo.

Anyway, I guess this is a somewhat appropriate upload, considering the rain here lately. Why I picked this song to cover last month, well, it came from wanting to record some singing during my free time in my family’s house, and I guess I was feeling like going dramatic, so yeah. Perhaps a renewed interest in Mikito-P through having bunch of his works in my Spotify playlist also had major involvement there, too.

Oh, and going more into making vocal recording cut-ups in the making of this cover was a fun experience, yo~

English subtitles? Well, I haven’t been feeling like putting those up lately, unless the official vid has English subtitles. That, and I feel like challenging you all to learn the language yourselves, though I still understand if you’d rather look for a conveniently present translation. But hey, things get lost in translation, so…yeah.

Now, here’s the mp3 of this song cover.

And hey, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! \(^o^ )

whatchu mean

whatchumean

W H A T C H U M E A N

Artist’s Note: Why did I not think of updating this part of my blog with stuff like this during the past 2-3 years?

On second thought, I think I know why now.

Also, this is the first time I posted under this category with art I made on a PC drawing tablet. So yeah, yay~

And of course, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated~ \(^o^)