Tobby tried to sing “Additional Memory”

The end of the current semester is nearing, and surprisingly, I managed to make this along the way. At the same time, it’s also surprising to have free time, so much that I end up feeling confused about what to do next when I do realize that I have free time. I guess that’s some sort of inertia, then? Well, at the very least, it’s another reason for me to thank God Almighty very much again, yo~

Now, I am also surprised that not only I have sung this KagePro song with an MV before another one with a music video makes it more outdated, I can also sing this song in the original key, way unlike most of the previous KagePro songs I’ve tried to sing so far. I thought I couldn’t at first, but that was actually because of a sore throat I had when the song and its MV first came out, so yeah.

Also, I think I’m managing to be more aware of how I mix audio. I’d like to thank Pat yet again very much as well because of that, otherwise y’all nuts would probably find yourself drowning deeper into my voice, so much that you’d forget that there was an instrumental in the first place. Gotta give a chance to that freaking awesome instrumental too, yo~

Oh, and working those harmonies and ornamentations sure has been going more fun for me lately. Pop songs be helping me appreciate all that more, too~

Anyway, here’s the mp3 for this song cover.

Now, I gotta go chill in further preparation for the big final weeks of this uni semester…and hey, gimme some honest constructive feedback, yo! \(*A* )

Ah, and by the way, Mekakucity Reload is freaking awesome~

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Flash Fiction: Return

Here’s a story about someone known as a light bearer.

The Dark Netizen

Praises be sung, our lord has returned victorious. 

The cheers and chanting continued throughout the capital as its ruler made his triumphant return. The citizens lit torches and kindled celebratory flames in order to welcome their light bringer. They sang praises of his exploits in battle, how he alone destroyed half the enemy army. They celebrated their victory over their greatest enemy, one who was threatening their very way of existence. The roads leading to the palace looked like rivers of gold, and the palace itself shone like the sun.

The Festival of lights marked the Demon king’s return.


Word Count: 99

Prompt: Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Challenge Nov 1

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Goblin Slayer and the Root of Horror

My friend just increased my interest in Goblin Slayer. Whoop-dee-doo~

Medieval Otaku

The Halloween season has given me some impetus to think about the horror genre.  A while back, an academic named E. Michael Jones was on the Patrick Coffin show explaining how he thought about the horror genre.  He has written at least two works on this subject: Monsters from the Id: The Rise of Horror in Fiction and Film and Sex with Monsters.  Jones believes that the modern horror genre arose as a reaction to the free love movements of the 19th century and reached its full flowering following the Sexual Revolution.  Many persons were hurt by the myriad problems which inevitably arise from sexual licentiousness and enjoyed a cathartic reaction from a central message of many horror stories: sex can kill you.

School Days You all know how this story ends.  Or, if you don’t, School Days should be on your list.

School Daysmight be the anime locus classicus

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Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – October 2018

Been making big progress with schoolworks lately, and I can feel myself becoming more like a diamond in a lot of other things, too~

Also, I think I’ll read my previous update post whenever I write a new one more, even if it can be embarrassing. That’s something I should’ve been doing before, too…

Oh, and my voice is working better now. Even managed to start working on the next freestyle rap practice set, and I have more confidence in singing a certain new KagePro song!

Anyway, gonna go chill out some more now, especially since this week is a week of no classes for me. Better not forget certain pieces of homework, though, even if all that’s left for me to do is to print ’em out and keep ’em with me until I can submit ’em…

Ah, and before I forget, here are the posts of the month:

And hey, honest constructive feedback. Don’t forget that.

God Almighty keep on helping us all.

Also, Happy Halloween, I guess? If “Aspiring Devout Roman Catholic” counts as a monster, then yay, no more costume worries~

Crawling to the Dawn – Chapter 5

Crawling to the Dawn

a Fate series fanfiction written by The Overlord Bear

Summary: Shirou Emiya ends up summoning a certain treacherous Knight of the Round Table as his Servant for the Fifth Holy Grail War, and said Servant is a somewhat sane Berserker to boot…a Berserker who then ends up wanting to smack some sense into him and a bunch of other people.


WARNING: MATURE CONTENT!


Previous Chapter: And There Was Much Rejoicing?

First Chapter: E-Rank Luck


Chapter 5: Unleashed


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Penman No. 325: Free to Think, Free to Speak

A refreshing piece about the university I wanna clown lots yet still thank very much.

Pinoy Penman 3.0

IMG_0438.jpgPenman for Monday, October 29, 2018

I’VE BEEN seeing frothy messages on the Internet calling for the University of the Philippines to be shut down because it seems to be producing nothing more than anti-government critics and rebels (and, uhm, five out the seven new National Artists announced last week).

It’s no big secret that rebellion and resistance are coded into UP’s DNA, because it has always encouraged critical thinking, which in turn encourages—at least for a while, until complacency sets in—an attitude of dissent, of anti-authoritarianism, of rejection of the status quo. That’s how knowledge happens, as every scientist since Galileo has affirmed. Learning to lead requires critical thinking; learning to follow demands nothing more than blind conformity.

Apply that to the political sphere, and not surprisingly, UP has for the past century been a crucible of protest, against both internal and external forces seeking to influence its constituents’…

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Save Me — Tobby’s Vocal Cover

If you were expecting me to sing “I’m Fine” because of that intro, then I’d like to send you my apologies.

Also, preparing to work on each part of this took way longer than actually working on ’em. I guess Mom’s right about planning taking more time, then…

Anyway, I’m back with a new song cover, bricks, and I should take it easier when it comes to thinking about Tobbyworks, alright. I already have enough on my plate with school and chores and all that, yo…

Oh, and I enjoy the ad-libs and the effects on this one. I should keep the power of harmonies in mind more, though…And as for the video, I really had fun with them layers along with the illustrations, so yeah, sending pats to you, Pat! \(^o^ )

And now, here’s the mp3.

Now, I need to get back to schoolworks soon, ’cause deadlines be closing in…

Tobby’s Freestyle Rap Practice Compilation 9

If you find the above link showing up weird, then that’s because I didn’t start writing this post on my computer, which messed up hard on me again.

But that aside, I’d like to say that I still had some worthwhile times with these despite the harder struggles. Oh, and I got sick trying to be sicker, alright, hahaha~ XD

Now, shout-out to Pharaoh Beatz, yo. Every beat used in this set is a beat made by him, see. 🙂

  1. BREAKDOWN (Dark Underground Type Beat)
  2. LIGHT (Migos Type Beat)
  3. STREET FIGHT (Dark Hard Trap Type Beat)
  4. DINERO (Old School Boom-Bap Hip-Hop Beat)
  5. Syrup (Young Thug Type Beat)
  6. Whippin It (Drake x Tay Keith Type Beat)

Now, I’mma go chill some more. Do leave me some honest constructive feedback as well, yo! \(*A* )

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – September 2018

This month has been a month of big and sharp ups and downs for me. Thank God Almighty very much for helping me get through it with strength and worthwhile times, then, especially with other people out there.

Still, I got a long way to go, and it’s quite a pain, but at least I can progress. More thesis research and other class assignments need to be done, but all the hard work along with all the moral support got me thinking of a likely interesting and more detailed ideas for not only my thesis but also my other pieces of homework. I also practiced rapping so hard that I got myself a sore throat and a runny nose, but I also found myself improving with it through doing IRL stuff as well, especially school stuff. And I angst in public silence with my complicated dislike for the classroom discussions I’ve been having lots lately, but at least I can still manage to reach out to my loved ones, people who’d stay with me and help me improve even as I have thoughts that piss them off or, at least, make them very worried and disturbed. Oh, and my egotistic ambitiousness be making me mix up being just and being petty, among a lot of other bad mixtures, but at least the knowledge of the good I’ll be losing and missing hits me harder later on…though that doesn’t sound as awesome as I try to make it out to be, now that I think about it again.

So yeah, apologies and thanks to y’all. You know who you are…Well, I don’t even know if you bother reading this stuff, but still. Sorry and thanks very much again. And I’m sending that to God Almighty as well, ’cause He’s always here for me and everyone else, bugging us about living truly better lives despite Him getting ignored a lot.

Now, here are my past posts from this month:

Also, I’d like to send shout-outs to Roa and Pharaoh Beatz. I worked for Roa as a translator + narrator for his short 3DCG film titled “ANIMA,” while I went tsundere over Pharaoh Beatz and his beats after he promoted himself in the comments to my FRPC No. 7 (like, I really really regret deleting his comment over there, too, so do give at least a listen or two to his fire).

As for hints about my future posts, well, Crawling to the Dawn is going nuttier with the action and drama so far, my next FRPC has me pushing my limits even more, and I still haven’t started on a video for any of my finished and video-production-queued music tracks…and I even have a building pile of spontaneously started yet still unfinished music projects, still. Original short stories? Well, the closest I have to that are my schoolworks, but that’ll take a long while before I really release them online, (especially the thesis creative output, if it’s even possible for me to publish outside the academic archives). And I haven’t even factored my gaming and my browsing there yet!

So yeah, God Almighty keep on helping us all, and I’d like to ask for honest constructive feedback yet again. Insert weird sound signifying nutty exit here. Perhaps a “Zoom!” trailing off with a “zzzzzzz…” instead of an “mmmmm!” after the “ooh” hits a high note can work…?

Penman No. 320: On Academic Freedom

Well, this is quite a refreshing read, alright. Makes me feel less like I’m being forced into silence whenever I’m in class, yo~

Pinoy Penman 3.0

Avatars.pngPenman for Monday, September 24, 2018

Let me dwell this week on the idea of academic freedom, which has been in focus again recently in the light of controversies involving conflicting ideologies on campus. It’s important because universities are the natural home of ideas, and therefore for clashes of ideas, which then take various forms of political and cultural expression.

Modern (and especially secular) universities stand on the bedrock of academic freedom, which at its simplest means one’s freedom to choose what to study and what to teach, and giving value to knowledge—not power, not money, not superstition—as our best guide to the way forward. That knowledge can be gained through research and reason, through experimentation, debate, and creative intuition. Hopefully that knowledge will yield better options for a thinking citizen.

That’s the basic concept, and while it sounds like something no one should quarrel with, the fact is that…

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