Modern Artists Capture the Strength of St. Joseph

I hadn’t thought about the strangeness of Saint Joseph doing a move with his family to Egypt until you mentioned it! God certainly works in strange yet amazing ways, indeed… 😀

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St. Joseph was a worker, strong, capable but spiritual enough to see and hear messages from God. He was courageous enough act on those commands even though they went against all common sense.

His young betrothed pregnant yet a virgin?

A move to Egypt, the place of slavery in the minds of the Jews?

How many of us could obey such ludicrous messages?

Modern artists reject sappy images of St. Joseph, choosing to capture a strong, loving man but supported by divine strength.   He was a man married to a beautiful girl, yet he remained celibate even though celibacy was not a virtue to the Jewish people

Salzillo: El sueño de José.

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b649cd08d8fe252ddd7c4c34fd1bb387 Wichita’s Catholic cathedral

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Tobby’s Freestyle Rap Practice Compilation 4

I’m back with my longest freestyle rap practice compilation so far, with a big chunk of it being me trying to freestyle over a certain song by Bruno Mars…and I just realized that I had some little slip-ups with the chorus lyrics.

But eh, I don’t care. Send me your honest constructive feedback, anyway, yo.

Also, sending thanks to my sister for them shades~ \(^o^)

Oh, and as for the first two clips, they’re in Filipino. So yeah. 🙂

Cynical Romance – or Why Love Sucks

Not as cynical as it seems, alright~ 😀

From A Clogged Mind

You know you’ve said it. More times than you care to admit. Even in marriage. Hey, we all go through it. No one is immune. Those who say they haven’t are lying, delusional or scared to face it.

But that’s ok. The trick is to get through to the other side. Cynicism doesn’t have to cloud the happiness that true love gives in return.

Here’s a poem to ponder when love sucks and you just don’t want to believe it.

Cynical Romance

Moira said to me

And in no uncertain terms

That she loved me

I was taken aback

I never had love

I mean

Love was glitter

Unicorns and BS

Yeah it’s a cynic rant

That’s just how I feel

Telling her I felt

The same way was

A sucker move

She’d leave anyway

Like most do

It’s in their nature

For people to tell you

what they want


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Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – February 2018

I think this is quite a good time to say “The struggle is real.” orz

But hey, I also think I shouldn’t take not having posts this month as a big deal. Especially with me facing my emotional and spiritual issues (e.g. oversensitivity, fame-lust, self-loathing) more along with facing them IRL responsibilities. Thank God Almighty that my loved ones have been helping me there, indeed.

Still, I managed to write up some poems and lyrics for Tobbyworks. I can’t guarantee quicker processing, especially with how I am right now, though.

Also, I managed to write and submit a short story for a contest in my university. Along with that, I’ve been learning a lot of interesting stuff about literature and creative writing in English along with Japanese stuff through the struggles of homework and discussions. Special mention goes to my Non-Realist Fiction Writing Professor who’s like a nerdy doctor dad, along with my Japanese Language Professor who’s a real hilarious blast, too~

I also have a Spotify Premium subscription now, and I’d like to share my general faves playlist to y’all~ (Note: Also includes explicit content, so yeah, you’ve been warned~)

Ah, and I’d like to plug the Steam release of the Strange Men Series as well. Linking the Bundle Details here, yo~

Anyway, I can’t promise lots of updates here right now, so yeah, upcoming releases will be more like surprises as usual. Still, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated.

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – January 2018

IRL stuff is still tough, but IRL stuff also feels more fun now. Thank God Almighty very much.

Yeah, that’s pretty much me last month, and probably will be more me this month and the next months. Not like I don’t like Tobbywork anymore, but I can only do so much of the things that I wanna do along with the things I need to do, so yeah, I need balance, indeed.

And hey, despite slower updating, I still think I can get some good stuff, or, well, stuff I’m pretty confident in, made and posted. I guess that should be expected, especially considering how my favorite artists take considerable amounts of time between releases, and I haven’t even mentioned the effort required to actually get the releases out and a bunch of other important things that are likely to send me off the rails if I try to discuss them all right here and right now!

Anyway, last month’s posts:

Now, I need to get more sleep and pull myself together better, so yeah, see you again in the den.

And hey, don’t forget the importance of honest constructive feedback!

Terminally Challenged

Terminally Challenged

a piece of fiction by The Overlord Bear

beta-read by TheOtherGabby

cover illustration by The Overlord Bear

Summary: Two rich yet terminally ill men have neighboring hospital rooms. One is a cynical comedian who wants to die, while the other is some dude who awaits death with a smile and a lot of beloved companions. Somehow, they become friends before death.

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The Demonic Scale

The Demonic Scale

a piece of fiction by The Overlord Bear

beta-read by TheOtherGabby

cover illustration by The Overlord Bear

Summary: A mysterious “Herald of Justice” saves and raises a poor young pair of brother and sister away from the cruelty of the streets, but the Herald named Scale has quite a process of succession…


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The Most Beautiful Challenge

The Most Beautiful Challenge

a piece of fiction by The Overlord Bear

beta-read by TheOtherGabby

with special thanks to Inthretis

cover illustration by The Overlord Bear

Summary: A marriage between a typical noblewoman and a strange nobleman happens, and the woman wonders why she actually fell in love with the man. The man is happy to explain that, too.

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My First Set of GarageBand-Produced Tracks

I tried out GarageBand on my phone last month and produced the two above tracks, much to the annoyance of one visiting friend of mine whom I had invited for a birthday/Christmas hangout at my family’s house, as I had been focusing more on getting a better handle on the app and making “Hiphoppity” while he was sitting across me. That very likely also had something to do with him calling the track something that can be usually found in low-budget porn some time later when I showed it off to him and our other visiting friends as well.

Anyway, although I don’t think my technical and theoretical music skills are that sharp yet, how the tracks turned out makes me think that I may have more of an inclination towards music than I thought. With that, I’m missing playing an acoustic guitar even more…

So yeah, honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated. 🙂