Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – September 2021

Considering how much work I have in my day job lately and how I got a lot during Christmas season last year, combined with how I’d like to create content without getting in the way of my family’s vacationing, I guess -ber months really are my life’s peak season, at least right now. Fortunately, I’ve been having more fun here than before, despite and through all the pain I have to experience (e.g. late uploads), so yeah, praise and thanks be to God Almighty very much again.

And speaking of religious and spiritual stuff, I wrote and posted two prayers this month: one for worthwhile times, and one for God’s Word to challenge and guide us fools’ word. Like, the first one has an emphasis on how we deal with the past, the present, and the future, and the second has an emphasis on how we live with language.

As for other writings, I wrote and posted two Honkai fanfics that also happen to be about Mei Raiden: one where I go angsty and then heartwarming while imagining how she’d be right after Kiana saves the world, and one where I make a joking reference to Raiden Shogun, her Genshin counterpart. And I still haven’t gotten back to playing Honkai, hahaha~

Meanwhile, Lisa the Tearer lived for another month again, with the void background making returns. One vid’s about love teams, and the other vid is about…

…well, it’s been a year since Calliope Mori (and holoMyth and hololive English) debuted, alright. So yeah, with added effort, I decided to commemorate that with an English remix of a certain Mikito-P song. While I think the original is very wholesome, I don’t think I can say the same about mine, hahaha…

As for other embarrassing stuff, I haven’t been making and posting a lot of meme vids and vlogs lately. I hope it’s a sign of improving quality control there, too, because if I have to rage and stuff like that, I’d love to do it more healthily.

Also, I did some rebranding. Like, I changed my tagline ’cause it feels too “nice guy,” and I’d like to further shed that personality of mine off.

Oh, and October’s coming. Spooky Month, Rosary Month, All Hallows’/Saints’ Eve, yup. Music posts may not be very spooky. Lisa the Tearer posts, though? Now those should really up the spookiness, of course. And if God would like me to make and post more reflections, then so be it. May He keep on helping us all.

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

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – August 2021

Okay, I’mma start this off by saying that my “spiral tones” remix made it into the Top 30 of the fanwork event. Praise and thanks be to God Almighty very much again~

Now, I guess I can also say that this month has had me pushing myself to be prompter about Tobbyworks, especially with the Lisa the Tearer work being back to the usual, and speaking of Lisa, here’s him being buff, here’s him in drag, and both of them are even sleazier than before. Obviously, we’re making pitching to the next Mediums harder and harder.

As for more wonderful stuff, there are my music covers: an English remix of NCT 127’s “Simon Says,” a vocal cover of Jin’s (Shizen no Teki-P) “Yuukei Yesterday,” and an English cover of Jin’s (Shizen no Teki-P) “After Story.” And then there are my writing pieces: an essay on the probable specifics of Ayano’s Happiness Theory and a Fate fanfic starring Big Sis Illya.

Meanwhile, day job’s still going and going with the big stuff, and even with the weight piling on my mostly self-inflicted suffering, I feel pretty honored as an employee of a company being entrusted with so much, especially since I like the job I have in it. I don’t see it being my final job, though, but I feel like I’m in a good place with it at this point in my life.

As for the vlogs and the meme vids, I think I’m going even slower about it lately. Considering the sort of stuff I make there, I think that’s a good thing.

Regarding upcoming works, which I didn’t really write much about during last month’s activity update digest probably because I was feeling pretty secretive on top of forgetful there, I’d like to say that I got a fanfic on the way along with even more music and Lisa the Tearer stuff.

Oh, and before I forget, and if I remember correctly, this blog’s gonna be eight years old tomorrow. I don’t know what to say about that other than I still feel both child-like and childish, and I’d like to be more child-like. And to all you nuts who bother to do your best to put up with me and put me in my proper place, thank you very much again. And God Almighty keep on helping us all.

And again, honest constructive feedback, please.

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – July 2021

So I kinda recently remembered that my bucket list is actually three bullets right now because of the Lisa the Tearer Project. Anyway, yo, really busy month be ending soon, and despite and through all the pressure that came with this month I helped make this busy, I’m glad to be able to do a lot of what I want to do. Still, I definitely can do a lot better, so yeah, praise and thanks be very much again to God Almighty, and may He keep on helping us all.

Now, more about my activities during July 2021. Lisa the Tearer finally ends his two-month music upload arc, with this month’s music featuring a vocal cover of Rico Blanco’s “Amats” and an original song titled “Restless.” I also made an English rap remix of DECO*27’s “The Vampire” and a vocal cover of Kiara Takanashi’s “SPARKS.” And then there are two fanfics: one for Ao-chan Can’t Study! and one for Nijisanji. And yeah, lot more impulse posts here, alright. Definitely a challenge, especially with my day job’s workload having grown heavier, but again, I think it’s all pretty worthwhile one way or another. Besides, everyday’s gotta be a worthwhile challenge, right?

Also, about the vlogs and meme vids, I feel like I’ve gone a bit slower about making and posting them, but I also feel like I’m improving as a public speaker, among other things. And I don’t know if you’ve noticed before, but it’s not like I won’t be posting new vids there in between the time after this sort of blog post and before the next blog post. Oh, and seriously, those vids are also supposed to be another “Crap guy who needs to improve and get help here, you’ve been warned” sign, if not a clearer one, for everyone who wants to follow me around.

And with that and another request for honest constructive feedback, I’m ending this blog post, yo~

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – June 2021

So the second half of the year is about to start, and I feel like my life is currently having a big redirection again. I mean, among other things, my bucket list’s been reduced to two bullets, and my blog post schedule seems likelier to undergo a sudden big cleanup on top of the rearrangements and additions it’s been having recently. I’d be lying if I said that all that’s not making me feel worried, but at the same time, I wouldn’t trust myself to be right about even my own feelings most of the time. At the very least, though, I can be right, and if that happens, then that’s God’s work, not mine, hahaha~ XD

Anyway, this month has them music posts as planned: my English remix of Rikka and Calli’s “spiral tones” for the fanwork event, Lisa the Tearer singing “Take Over” from Persona 5 Royal, and Lisa the Tearer singing Yorushika’s “Burglar.” And then I went above and beyond what I promised in terms of June 2021 posts with a post about perversion inspired by Medieval Otaku’s reflection on a Combatants Will Be Dispatched! anime episode, and then there’s my attempt at a parable. More music shall come next month, and in terms of writing stories, I’m gonna post a fanfiction at the very least.

Also, the memes and vlogs continue, and while the updates are less frequent, I like to think that I have a bit better quality control on those productions now. And I’m back as Shohei the Shota in a hololive fan animation by AK Enoch~

Now, I think that’s as far as I should talk here. Looking forward to more honest constructive feedback, then, and God Almighty keep on helping us all.

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – May 2021

Easter’s ending and Ordinary Time’s starting. The middle of the year is coming, too. A lot of times, I wish I could do everything I want, but life reminds me that I can’t do that. I don’t think not being able to do everything I want is necessarily a bad thing, though, especially not with my propensity towards stupid little dreams and all that. Praise and thanks be to God Almighty very much again, then.

And speaking of which, this month’s posts started off as a pretty striking reminder of that too. Had to delay posting that mainly because of a collaborator having to deal with more important life stuff and me wanting the final product to be the best quality it can be. As much as I’d like to practice working with deadlines more and better, I’m kinda glad that I’m obscure enough to not be bugged so much about being late with my self-imposed deadlines right now.

And then there’s the twice-a-month posts with Lisa the Tearer, which were also juggled with yet another music upload. Then there’s that TRY where I also try to make up for being so freaking cringe to my favorite Anglophone Vocaloid producer. And speaking of which, the next month’s posts will be pretty much music uploads. I’m really excited about it, though, especially about the first upload again.

Though while the blog posting has been pushing me to be more organized and punctual about my work, my work on them memes and vlogs has also been reminding me about how I shouldn’t underestimate slowness and spontaneity. I wish I could keep on being a daily poster with those vids, but trying to put that into action has often been getting me trying to cut corners not only in those YouTube videos but also in the stuff I make dedicated posts for here on my blog.

And speaking of YouTube videos, I got another voice acting role thanks to JustinD.G. Oh, and there’s how I got a haircut recently. I didn’t expect Mom to go that far, but eh, at least it can help me deal with the summer heat better. And I think the last time I had that sort of cut was when I was a kid?

And now I’m pretty much out of important enough stuff to talk about here now. Well, aside from asking you to give me honest constructive feedback, of course.

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – April 2021

Again, Happy Easter, everybody! We still have the power to mess things up, but still, this season is a pretty good reminder about how we can be better along with how things can be better, if you ask me. Praise and thanks be to God Almighty very much again, then!

And although I don’t know how better I’ve exactly become this month of April in the year 2021, I’m quite confident that I have gained some sort of improvement, such as in my new short story “Telegraphed Trap.” Other blog posts I put up this month are one prompted short story, a reflection with prison themes, a reflection about smartness and dumbness along with heroism and villainy, Lisa the Tearer madness, a reflection about owing and God, and even more Lisa the Tearer madness.

Also, the more or less daily video posting on YouTube continues, whether memes or vlogs. How I’ve been getting more and more into it lately has also factored in my decision to have next month’s blog postings happen every Sunday instead of every weekend.

And speaking more about factors involved in how next month’s post frequency will be every Sunday, day job’s getting busier again, and I’ve been making a bit more progress on a certain big fanfic project of mine that’s been in the works and still yet to reach 50% in terms of overall draft completion for more than a year now.

Other stuff this month that I consider worth talking about in this post? Well, there’s AK Enoch using a vid of mine as a prop for his wonderful first live action upload, which is basically a humorous vid about Ramadan.

And I guess that’s that for this one. Again, honest constructive feedback, please~ And God Almighty keep on helping us all!

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – March 2021

So I’m now a regular at my day job, and of course, the wild ride I got here as Tobby ended up different than I expected. Like, as if I couldn’t get any more normie, I’m probably becoming a daily vlogger as well. Oh well, at least it feels more me, I guess. And this suffering feels quite in the spirit of Lent! Praise and thanks be to God Almighty very much again, then.

Now, what else have I been posting this month? Well, I got one prompted short story, another prompted short story, some random hololive fanfiction, Lisa the Tearer madness, a vocal and arrange cover of my favorite BTS song, a Recommendation Yell for my favorite manga, and even more Lisa the Tearer madness.

Also, speaking of which, AK Enoch released a hololive parody animation, and I’m voicing in it. And I almost forgot about them meme videos I’ve been uploading this month. And that’s not all the evidence of my latest hardcore simp burst, but for the sake of personal energy conservation, I’m not gonna list literally everything there, of course~

As for my plans for the coming month of April? Break out of my shell of excessive hiding some more, budget my artistic investments some more, and pray to God Almighty for His humbling guidance upon me and my giant ego some more. I guess that’s basically it without spoilers? Yeah, I guess so.

Now, as usual, honest constructive feedback, please~ And God Almighty keep on helping us all~

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – February 2021

So peak season’s done at my day job, and the increased free time in my hands got me doing things I didn’t expect myself doing. Things like, you know, trying to go VTuber (and I have two videos there now, speaking of which). Working on that stuff then got me deciding to put trust in commissioning more skilled folks. Aside from the VTuber stuff, my latest song cover is also a product of that. Praise and thanks be to God Almighty very much for those good folks I commissioned, alright, and I pray for more worthwhile times with such people, too.

In the more usual news, I got two Honkai Impact 3 fanfictions and one Persona 4 fanfiction out this month. Aside from one big project that’s still in the works after a long while, I haven’t had much motivation for writing fanfiction lately. Putting more focus on YouTube content creation is certainly a factor in that. I still have motivation for stuff like insomniac musings, though. And hopefully, I’ll be able to get a new TRY up in the coming month.

Now, speaking of more YouTube stuff, Third Eye Storytelling’s getting some older Bullet Born episodes out on YouTube lately. And I voiced Siegfried Kaslana in a Cooking with Valkyries anime fandub. Oh, and I kinda added to my meme vids on YouTube this month, too?

As for other stuff, well, it seems like I’m having some good weight loss lately, also. And there’s me feeling like I might end up in a really wild ride during March and April this year. I don’t know how good and/or bad it exactly is, but I’m feeling like that. Though whatever happens, I pray that it all be according to God’s will.

So, I’d like some honest constructive feedback again now, as usual. And may God Almighty keep on helping us all.

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – January 2021

Happy Feast Day, Saint John Bosco!

I guess it’s a nice way to finish this month, which has been another wild ride for me. I really felt crunch time at my day job and somehow got through it better than I expected, I started trying to meme everyday (especially with videos) and kinda broke through (even got wonderfully featured in a nice meme compilation), and my fanfic plans got taken over a lot by impulse hololive fanfic writing yet still managed to get one Monthly Girls’ Nozaki fanfic and one Infinite Stratos fanfic out here. Oh, and I’ve been working more closely with a Malaysian friend, and then there’s another insomniac musing. Praise and thanks be to God Almighty very much again for any good that comes out of those attempts of mine at being a more proper youth and a more proper adult.

Now, thinking about the coming month, what easily comes to mind are Lent and Valentine’s, and I get the feeling that the pain I’d be associating with those times had just paid me an advance visit this passing month. And of course, I still expect them to come around during the expected schedule. But unlike last year, I don’t think I’ll not post anything here on March. I mean, I think that it’ll be better for me to be busier now, especially considering how I’ve been discontinuing a bunch of once treasured Tobbywork plans and how I should be handling the weight of my remaining Tobbywork plans on top of them basic adult responsibilities, so yeah. As for Valentine’s? I’d like to receive a Friendzone Special from a cute lady at the very least.

I guess that’s it for this one, then. So, honest constructive feedback. Hand ’em over, folks. And may God Almighty keep on helping us all!

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – December 2020 + 2020 in Review

Merry Christmas, everyone. And I’d like to send some advanced New Year greetings since for the sake of some vacationing, I’m not going to post stuff here after this post and until the second Saturday of January 2021, so yeah, Happy New Year too.

And speaking of Christmas, I’ve been remembering the circumstances of Christ’s Nativity here on earth. Like, you know, Israel’s under Roman rule, Roman law demanded poor St. Joseph on a trip back to his lineage’s land, Mama Mary was forced to give birth in some cave, Jesus had to sleep in what was practically some cattle and horses’ bowl, King Herod was proud enough to have a bunch of kids killed, and the Holy Family was made to hide away from their native land and its King for a while in Egypt of all of places. I’m sure that St. Joseph and Mama Mary experienced pain and confusion thanks to what they had to deal with, but I’m also sure that they still followed God Almighty’s will. And that stuff’s just the beginning of Jesus Christ’s life here on earth!

So, is today’s normal really that new, then? Am I supposed to consider every single problem I have to face the end of my faith in God Almighty and His Creation He works through everyday? Am I supposed to think that the stuff I put out here in public can’t ever affect other people as well? And am I supposed to think that I can’t ever be better?

The me of December 2020 has been holding back on scheduled posts and going nuts with impulse posts. The me of 2020 has been building a small trove and cultivating a giant minefield online. The me that went from 23 years old to 24 years old got a new and more liked job and broke up with his precious yet more abused first. And the me right now that’s on freaking fire still has a lot more humiliation to undergo and a lot more growth to gain.

But if the perfect God Almighty can come here and save us despite and through fools like me, then let His will be done. If I still have to suffer even while following Him, then still, let His will be done. If a lot of my plans have to be discontinued and replaced by His better plans that I usually don’t have much and good expectations about, then alright, let His will be done. And if I have to have a wife who’d prefer stubbornly believing in humanity more than in God, then fine, let His will be done.

Now, with that pep talk done, time to highlight some posts, starting with the ones for December 2020:

  1. “Always Cherish, Never Brag” – I reflect about two usually mixed-up things. Also, it somehow managed to inspire an older and wiser man.
  2. Crawling to the Dawn Chapters 10, 11, and 12 – I finally complete that so-so Fate fanfic with strange popularity that I began around three years ago. Now I can move on to projects I have more passion for, too.
  3. “Smothering Surprise” – An original short story about a troublesome son, his promiscuous mother, and their beautiful guest. I also wrote this for my birthday and commissioned an artist to draw its cover and character designs, and I’m pretty confident and happy about it.
  4. “On Fate/stay night’s faith, especially in the Heaven’s Feel route” – Superheroes vs God Almighty makes a hopefully better comeback after around two years with some talk about the Fate series. Though it’s funny how I feel more confident in a piece with source material I need to go through more than in a piece with source material I’ve gone through over and over until I got all the Steam Achievements for it.

Now I’d like to highlight some other posts from the past months of the year 2020:

  1. June 2020 – I spent a month making and posting prayers and a reflection about prayer. I’m also still surprised that my dad likes one of those posts.
  2. “Souzou Forest” Tagalog Cover – The song’s that precious to me, you know?
  3. “Expanded: Death’s Most Wanted?” – That Reaper woman revived my rap interest big time.
  4. “I Wanna Say ‘I Love You’ At Least” – Along with that rap interest revival came some music production priority changes.

Other stuff I’d consider 2020 Tobbywork highlights are my audio/visual production features, my fiery meme piles, and a playlist for fan vids based on my works.

Okay, now I’ll go focus on having a vacation while I still have time for it. Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated. And God Almighty keep on challenging and guiding us all.