Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – October 2016

Yo there, peeps. The Overlord Bear is here for a monthly update post again. Also, I should get back on schedule on Wandering Weiss, which I’ll certainly do on Tuesday.

Anyway, this month has been filled with fanfiction writing and song covers. Special mention goes to making that video for my cover of my friend Wata’s “absurd,” my “Souzou Forest” retake cover for Jin’s/Shizen no Teki-P’s birthday, and then there’s my consecutive weekly updating of Wandering Weiss, which got broken at the last Tuesday of the month.

As for school, I’ve gone past the midterm point of the current semester. Learning is still interesting, but I have struggles with trying to get to school on time in the morning. I tend to spend too much time on surfing the Net and doing stuff with my computer on nights before school days, and the price I pay for that is heavy, indeed. I need help with that, alright.

As for other aspects of life in my house, the importance of chores and family bonding continues to be learned with the help of struggles. It’s like exercise (which I haven’t been doing much, ugh), in which it’s painful but worthwhile, especially when learned properly. Also, dish sorting, dishwashing, floor sweeping, floor mopping, trash bag disposal, and dog-crap-cleaning are the chores I’ve been doing lots in my house lately. Oh, and I think that my bond with my younger sister is improving, mostly thanks to art, stories, and stuff.

I also feel like my bonds with some close friends of mine are growing again. We’ve had some freaking worthwhile chats recently, yo!

Also, this month has been filled with reblogs about Makoto Shinkai’s “Kimi no Na wa.”/”Your Name.” Really, it’s one of my favorite movies now, and if you have interest in watching it, I highly recommend watching it without being spoiled beforehand. I also wrote a fanfic for it, too, one that’s set after the events of the movie and is shown through Yotsuha’s perspective. Oh, and then there’s RWBY Volume 4. Hanging around the RT upload comments and the Professor Arc Forum got me reading mixed reviews, with important points for thought mostly coming from the latter…which is also a place filled with shenanigans…shenanigans that I also participate in, for better or worse…

Okay, so now, I’d like to give shout-outs to certain peeps:

And now, as this post is nearing its end, here’s a list of the stuff that I posted on this blog this month:

So yeah, see you again in the den, peeps. Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated. 🙂

P.S. Here are some things to look forward to in this blog in the coming days:

  • More song covers, including at least one English cover
  • That one original song of mine and its music video that I should start working on
  • More Wandering Weiss updates, though there’s a chance of them not going weekly ’cause of the currently airing RWBY Volume 4
  • An original short story…probably…

For Jin-san’s birthday, Tobby tried to sing Souzou Forest again

This is a late upload, with me having decided to make it a day before Jin’s birthday (which, I guess, is better than uploading it ten days earlier). Still, I’m confident in this retake of a song that’s freaking dear to me. I find my voice sounding better with a raised key, and I think I can say that the audio quality of this is better than my previous attempt at covering this song. Also, this cover has no harmony track, as I think that my singing sounds more natural that way.

Oh, and even though I can’t really watch it, I’m freaking excited about the KagePro MX4D movie! Special mention goes to sidu having the director role and to the character designs, yo~ Also, I wanna sharpen up my Japanese skills and properly get my own copies of the light novels and the manga! Oh, and then there’s Mekakucity Reload! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…

Ah, and speaking of KagePro, I might do rearrange covers of Momo’s songs sometime…and emphasis on “might,” ’cause I got other things I gotta focus on, like school and homework, household chores, and that one music video I haven’t started working on yet.

Okay, so now, here’s this cover’s mp3, yo! \(^o^)

And of course, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated! 🙂

Wandering Weiss – Chapter 6

Wandering Weiss

a RWBY fanfiction by The Overlord Bear

Summary: Were it not for a wandering musician’s cynical words, Weiss Schnee would have continued on the path to becoming a Huntress. Now, a disinherited Weiss lives as a wandering singer, trying to be a hero in a different manner, with that wandering musician named Jaune Arc as a companion…


Previous Chapter: Patchwork

First Chapter: A Change of Path


Chapter 6: Patching Up


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Wandering Weiss – Chapter 5

Wandering Weiss

a RWBY fanfiction by The Overlord Bear

Summary: Were it not for a wandering musician’s cynical words, Weiss Schnee would have continued on the path to becoming a Huntress. Now, a disinherited Weiss lives as a wandering singer, trying to be a hero in a different manner, with that wandering musician named Jaune Arc as a companion…


Previous Chapter: Ante Up

First Chapter: A Change of Path


Chapter 5: Patchwork


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Tobby tried to sing absurd

It’s here, yo~ \(^o^)

So, here’s my cover of “absurd,” a song that was made by Kujou Wata, a Japanese friend of mine. It’s a song that was originally sung by IA, and as for what it’s about, well, there’s the captions in the video and the transcript that I’ll be adding below in this post.

Also, I worked on the video for this cover, with the illustration made by Isagane, who gave me permission to use said illustration. I used AviUtl for the video effects and stuff again, which I previously used for the video for my arrangement + vocal cover of Itou Kashitarou’s “Sayonara Dake ga Jinsei da.” It’s somewhat hard to work with, considering the specs of my computer, but I still had a worthwhile time with it! I took a considerable while with it, though, with my skill level and some more important stuff outside the Net being some of the major factors there. And compared to the production of the video, I think the production of the audio took a shorter while. All this took a lot of effort, alright, and I’m very glad about being able to reach this point!

Now, here’s this cover’s mp3! Also, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated!

Oh, and right below this is a transcript of the lyrics of this song, along with Romaji transliteration and English translation.


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Tobby tried to sing Setsuna Plus

Yo yo yo, after more than a month, which included suffering sore throat and runny nose and all that crap, I’m back with a song cover! This time, it’s Mikito-P‘s “Setsuna Plus”!

So, this one had its recordings untouched for a while, maybe a month or more, ’cause I was thinking of having someone else mix this cover. Eventually, though, I became more confident in my mixing skills and in trying to do trial-and-error with mixing, which is why I ended up mixing this myself. I worked my own sound engineering into the unmastered instrumental of this song, too, ’cause Tomodachi Boshuu-P’s instrumental mastering was too loud for me. Oh, and I’d like to know what you think of my mix as well, dear peeps!

Ah, and speaking of audio mastering, which I need to learn about some more along with other stuff about audio engineering, I’ve been trying to do that with the unmastered versions of various offvocal tracks lately. Using the equalization and the compressor in Audacity has never been that fun before, yo! And hey, if you have tips that you’d like to give, then feel free to give them!

Now, here’s the mp3 of this cover.

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

Meanwhile, With The Fourth Leaf…

Meanwhile, With The Fourth Leaf…

a Kimi no Na wa./Your Name. fanfiction by The Overlord Bear

Summary: Yotsuha Miyamizu still considers her older sister weird. Also, Mitsuha and Taki’s relationship continues to weird Yotsuha out.

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD. WATCHING THE WHOLE MOVIE FIRST IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


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“Kimi no Na wa.” / “Your Name.” Claims 1st Place in Sixth Week, Surpasses “A Wind Rises”

All them feels are coming back again…aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…

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A pleasant surprise: “Your Name.” (Kimi no Na wa.), Makoto Shinkai’s latest movie that has been attracting a lot of attention in Japan and worlwide, has just passed Hayao Miyazaki’s “A Wind Rises” (Kaze Tachinu) in sales.

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Wandering Weiss – Chapter 4

Wandering Weiss

a RWBY fanfiction by The Overlord Bear

Summary: Were it not for a wandering musician’s cynical words, Weiss Schnee would have continued on the path to becoming a Huntress. Now, a disinherited Weiss lives as a wandering singer, trying to be a hero in a different manner, with that wandering musician named Jaune Arc as a companion…


Previous Chapter: Steps, Stumbles, and Safeguards

First Chapter: A Change of Plan


Chapter 4: Ante Up


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