Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – August 2016

Hey there, peeps. I’m The Overlord Bear, and I’m here to talk about some stuff I’ve been through and stuff I’ve been up to. I don’t think a lot of people check out my posts here much, but hey, I’d like to do this monthly update-posting thing to help me set my priorities straight.

So, this month, I’ve started going through another semester of university classes again. Surprisingly, I’m taking it well. Maybe having Japanese classes are a major factor there, and I guess the professors are a big influence there as well. And although I do them kinda less frequently, I’m still doing household chores at home, with dishwashing being the household chore I do the most.

Still, I think I’ve been impulsive when it comes to my activities. On one hand, my impulsiveness, combined with remembering the need to do things like household chores, gets me working without being asked to do so, but on the other hand, I don’t like getting carried away by my whims, which has been happening a lot to me lately. Thank God for schoolwork, household chores, and my parents, though, ’cause even though I feel annoyed at them whenever they remind impulsive me to stay focused, following them usually becomes freaking worthwhile.

Now, as for my activities as an artist here in the Net, I’m being more active in writing activities again, although I’m currently more focused on fanfiction writing. (And speaking of which, I need to have my knowledge of certain stories updated, so yeah, better set time for them before their next updates overwhelm me…) I joined a forum in fanfiction.net, and getting feedback on my writing, particularly honest constructive feedback, is really refreshing despite the nervousness I tend to feel before I read them. I’m also getting into learning about audio engineering some more while I continue to do music stuff, and speaking of music stuff, I’ll be uploading song covers and, at the very least, one original song in the coming month. I’ll be working on a video for a song cover of a song made by a Japanese friend of mine, and I’ll also be working on a video for an original song that I had finished mixing some time ago this year. AviUtl will be used for the production of those videos, too.

And now, to end this post, here’s a list of links to my posts from this month, and all of them are song covers:

So yeah, see you again in the den, peeps! \(^o^)

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Tobby tried to sing Kagerou Daze

This creation process of this cover is something that surprises me, really. Specifically, the cover I decided to make mostly out of Heat-Haze-Day-commemoration-related impulse ended up reaching the end of encoding stage yesterday, and I considered my vocals and mix impressive enough for me to push through with uploading it. Maybe some lack of sleep is messing me up, though, and there’s a little lyric slip-up (“fuurin,” not “fuuin”) that I feel embarrassed about, especially when I think about mentioning it in my video upload descriptions. (Oh, and my “Kanashimi no Nami ni Oboreru” cover has a little lyric slip-up too: “shihatsu,” not “shinhatsu.” I really need to work on reading Japanese without the help of romaji more as well…) I don’t feel like rerecording right now, though, as I have a bunch of other more pressing matters to deal with in my life right now, such as classes and homework, plus other art stuff I want to focus on, like writing stories, and there’s also me struggling with trying not to push my body too hard. So yeah.

Anyway, I’m still looking forward to honest constructive feedback on this. mp3’s here too, yo.

With an acoustic arrange, Tobby tried to sing Yobanashi Deceive

Yo. Classes have begun again, and I’m taking Japanese classes this semester, too.

As for this cover, I feel pretty confident about my singing and my mixing here, although I feel somewhat put-off by my tuning attempt here. Maybe it’s because a part I tried to tune has the signs of a voice cracking hard. Hm, I guess I should care for myself some more, then.

Speaking of which, if my previous song cover post wasn’t obvious enough to you, then, well, I’d like to say that I’ve been having a tough time lately. I don’t feel like sharing a lot of the particulars about it here, though, and I need more sleep, offline interaction, and a lot of other important things. This part of this post is also a call to them trustworthy peeps in my life, I guess.

Indeed, I really need to get more sleep, and I need to sleep earlier as well.

Now, here’s this cover’s mp3. Also, I’ve noticed that my YouTube Channel’s subscriber count has gone past 100. Although I think that not all of them are really tuned in to me and my stuff there, I still want to send my thanks to those who support me there. Again, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated. 🙂