Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – March 2023

I seem to have been spending an awful lot of time with FE3H, Pokemon Violet, and Blue Archive this month. And this month’s servings of stress, especially more recently, somehow be getting me to want to read light novels and manga some more, especially Natsume Akatsuki’s Combatants Will Be Dispatched! Though speaking of which, I have read one manga volume this month, that volume being the latest localized volume of Ren Kawahara’s newlywed couple manga We’re New at This.

Still, I feel like I’ve been pretty dry this month, thus my surprise at how I’ve made four posts here. I mean, I think I only had two posts planned as this month started, those two posts being the poem Your Breaking of This Strong’s Bamboo and my cover of Tempus’s Always Tied. But then came two holo fanfics in the form of Wiling Time Away and Bridge in Troubled Waters, both a bunch of likely envelope-pushing stuff that’s safe enough to post here. There’s also a new lewd upload in a certain site, but of course, please search that at your own risk.

And speaking of more dryness, the VTuber clipping got hit by that too, though the one clip I did manage to upload this month has me feeling impressed because hey, it’s a clip I released a shorter time after the livestream turned into a video-on-demand compared to how I usually release clips long whiles after the streams turned into VODs. Also, working on that one clip got me into Mel Yozora’s Twinkle Star Magic.

Now, plans for the coming month… I am considering yet another holo vocal cover and yet another holo fanfic, but with how dry and heavy I’ve been feeling, they seem likelier to be plans right now. At the very least, I can chill with my backlog of video games and (mostly electronic) books and music, and my day job also feels like a getaway from my nebulous pursuits of passion. And indeed, what a fitting mood for Lent, huh? God Almighty keep on challenging and guiding us all, of course.

Bridge in Troubled Waters

Bridge in Troubled Waters

a hololive fanfiction by The Overlord Bear

inspired by Tripsout2’s “Brick by Brick” and “Of Mountain Kings and Men”

Summary: Altare spends a 3AM with an underwater house and a friend’s friend.

Continue reading “Bridge in Troubled Waters”

HOLOSTARS English -TEMPUS- – Always Tied – TOB Vocal Cover

I gotta admit, this short and sweet song is my favorite Stars EN original song so far, especially with how much I’ve been looping it lately. Happily dance-worthy on top of solemnly fantastic and filled with powerful vocal synergy, it’s something I consider easy to sing by oneself but a lot more fun sung by a group. Now, if I felt like a more easily sociable person, this would’ve been a group cover.

Anyway, as for what I like in particular about my work here? It would be the pronunciation fixes. And the determined tone. I’d also like to send big thanks again to k. for her audio engineering work, especially her clarity, and making it even better is how she finds this song super fun to mix!

And it seems like this commentary will be short like the song I covered here, huh? Well, considering how daunting I tend to get when I talk longer, I guess this is a good thing. Anyway, here’s a link to the mp3. Looking forward to your honest constructive feedback as well, peeps!

Your Breaking of This Strong’s Bamboo

Your Breaking of This Strong’s Bamboo

a poem by The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo

“I am flexible and thick-skinned, but only to my whims
Hiding within this shell of a tree, I have diamond skin
Over my heart of burning stone, I consider this my strength
I am Strong with a capital S, The True Superman,” so I said.

So a sign I asked from You, and You said I’d get none
But that hollow broke my own, and now I am someone.