Tobby tried to sing “Haikei Doppelganger”

So, I’m back with a song cover, and this one took a while, with one major factor being my inability to access the Niconico uploader for some reason. That aside, the cover’s here, and I still feel good about this one!

So yeah, I covered kemu’s latest comeback song and addition to the PANDORA VOXX series. Like, the one he uploaded after his four-year hiatus. Talk about long, but I’ve been expecting his comeback ever since he had that “Haiboku no Shounen” piano cover of his uploaded by his video effects pal last year. Also, yes, kemu is one of the dudes of Penguin Research, particularly the bassist + composer. I’ve gotten info about it before, but I was waiting for kemu’s more formal confirmation.

Anyway, about the cover production, I went and used the non-mastered instrumental. kemu’s mastered version was too loud for my vocal and mixing skills, so yeah. And the song’s speed and weight made recording a challenge. I think I broke a lot of sweat during the recordings, too, hahaha…Hard and loud singing can be fun, but it can also take a chunk out, alright, even if the song is within my vocal range…

Also, the shouts you hear in the bridge are mine instead of the ones provided by kemu’s production. That also did a number on my throat, though I think I managed to put some impressive weight into it. And again, keeping the volume balance between vocal and instrumental was a challenge, and maybe even more so with this hard-hitting sound that kemu produced.

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

And hey, here’s this cover’s mp3.

Too Childish

Author’s Note: This story was written in response to the following prompt in the WritingPrompts subreddit:

A professional mourner is paid to attend the funeral of a well-loved local schoolteacher, who died suddenly in a freak accident. The professional mourner can’t help but wonder why all the children won’t stop smiling…

This story was first posted on Reddit. It’s been a year since I wrote posted something in response to a prompt in r/WritingPrompts, and I think it’s good to be getting back in there, especially since I haven’t been exercising my writer muscles and burning all those carbohydrate-like ideas more regularly lately. I’ve been spitting out works in big bursts in irregular rhythms, and I don’t think it’s been getting my writing motivation properly stronger.

Anyway, here’s me with my latest r/WritingPrompts response. This time, it’s a short piece of horror. I wonder what you’ll think of it, dear readers?

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Stigma -Acoustic Arrange ver.- — Tobby’s Vocal Cover

Okay, due to my likely unavailability during the coming weekend, I decided to upload something already from my queue of works that are ready for upload. First off is this!

So yeah, say hello to my high notes and my Korean. I have more confidence in the former than the latter, but I do want to improve the latter as well!

Also, if you haven’t noticed it or forgotten about it, then I’d like to tell you that hey, I’m an A.R.M.Y. BTS has definitely become a part of my major inspirations, yo! And my bias? Well, there’s V…and Jin…and J-Hope…and the rest of the seven…Yeah, I find them that awesome. ^_^

And hey, Happy 4th Anniversary, BTS! I wish you more strength for more worthwhile stuff, too!

Anyway, more about this cover and production, well, among the solo tracks in WINGS and You Never Walk Alone, V’s “Stigma” resonated with me the most. Finding the instrumental for RYUSERALOVER’s acoustic arrangement (which is an arrangement with a piano and a guitar, specifically) got me wanting to cover it even more, and I’m glad that his arrangement also goes by a different key that my range can handle. Oh, and his vocal cover of “Stigma” with said arrangement is also worth listening to, by the way!

And yes, my main vocal consists of two separate tracks, as I wanted to do the lyrics covered under that sustained high note cry moment right before the last chorus. So yeah, that was me wanting to sing all the lyrics while trying to show off the higher part of my vocal range.

As for the illustration and video, I did the video effects and all, while Biwa drew the illustration! She’s someone I met online sometime after Uri’s The Hanged Man got released, and, in particular, I think I met her because of her fanart for the Strange Men Series. She draws well, if you ask me! Other examples I’d like to show include this one Weiss drawing I requested from her, and then there’s her fanart of the character I voiced in The Boogie Man!

Also, I think I’m getting better with AviUtl…but it’s still hard to work with, considering my comp’s specs…Oh well, gotta work with what I have for now.

And now, here’s a link to the mp3 of this cover.

Honest constructive feedback is highly encouraged and will be highly appreciated!

Milestones, Turning Points, and Activity Updates – May 2017

Right on time, yo! Well, kinda barely, I guess, considering how late it is right now here.

Anyway, I still have confidence in saying that this month has been a month of good progress! I managed to pass all of the subjects I took during the recently ended university semester, and I’ve been managing to post some more content here as well!

Of course, I still need to be of help in the house and all. Along with learning the ways of being more independent, I gotta be a good son and brother as well, you know! And hey, I gotta work out more too, which I’ve been trying to do lately. I’ve really gained a lot of weight in the recently past months, see. And I gotta get more rest and care for hygiene more. Like, I pretty much need to care for my health more, and that includes my mental health as well. And speaking of which, I’ve been thinking real hard about my social life real hard lately, particularly in terms of people I usually hang around with and how I hang around with them…God Almighty help me there….

Also, books have gotten my interest a lot more lately. Special mention goes to them Wattpad-popular stuff and them religious books. They’ve been getting me thinking about my future in worthwhile ways, you know.

Anyway, on to the stuff I posted during this month:

  1. a cover of twenty one pilots’s “Ride”
  2. six instrumental tracks I produced some time ago
  3. a cover of Mikito-P’s “Yonjuunana” with Bikkuri’s acoustic arrange
  4. “Nasisilawan na Harang,” a short story I wrote in Filipino
  5. the tenth chapter of Wandering Weiss

Also of note is a reblog I did of a post by Medieval Otaku, a dear friend of mine. That, and there’s the release of Uri’s The Hanged Man, the final main-line game in her Strange Men Series. Unlike The Boogie Man, I’m not a voice actor in it, but it’s still a game I’d recommend, not only because of my involvement in the production of the series, but also because of the content. I’ve thought of making a Recommendation Yell for it, but I’ve lost interest in doing such posts, as I’ve been finding more fun in having art experienced with 10% advertising and 90% discovery, if you get what I mean.

So yeah, that’s pretty much it for this post. Gotta sleep soon, too, so yeah, don’t forget my usual reminder about honest constructive feedback, which is highly encouraged and will be highly appreicated.

And with that, see you again in the den, nutshellcrackers!

Wandering Weiss – Chapter 10

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: Refreshing Rain

First Chapter: A Change of Path

Chapter 10: Confidence

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Nasisilawan na Harang


Nasisilawan na Harang

isang piraso ng kathang-isip na sinulat ni The Overlord Bear

bineta nina SarcasticGrey at Revienne

at ginuhitan ng cover ni Raishii

Buod: Magulo ang pamumuhay ni Jojo Alejandro, at kasama na din doon ang kanyang kakaibang mundo ng mga panaginip, kung saan ang kanyang superpowered na katauhan na si Harang Salpakan ay nakikisalamuha at nakikipag-away kay Silaw Nangaraw. Pagkatapos ng sunod-sunod na talo sa pantasyang babae ng araw, napaisip ang nauulanang binata tungkol sa pagsunod sa payo ng kanyang mortal na kaaway sa panaginip…

Ang kwentong ito ay pwede ding basahin sa Wattpad.

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With an acoustic arrange, Tobby tried to sing “Yonjuunana”

So, I’m back with a cover of a song about an idol…and speaking of idols, I’ve been into a bunch of K-Pop idol groups lately. For example, I fanboyed about BTS on Twitter today.

Anyway, yeah, hadn’t done this in a while. I had this made spontaneously and quickly, like, some weeks ago, but the uploading was delayed due to some troubles and more important things, so yeah. I don’t think I should be feeling so down about letting this be delayed, though, considering that this is pretty much a side thing in my life right now…and maybe even in the future. My university years are not over yet, and spitting out creative works willy-nilly shouldn’t be a major part of my life. Along with that, I’ve been really letting myself break down a lot more lately. Like, really, as of this post’s writing, I’m suffering from another fever again, a few days after I suffered one and had some recovery.

So yeah, I guess my upload frequency here will still be all over the place, as usual. I still hope that you find worthwhile things and give worthwhile feedback as well.

Danganronpa and Divorcing Hope from Theology

A dear friend of mine wrote a freaking worthwhile article about a favorite video game of mine, yo! \(^o^)

Medieval Otaku

Below is a link to a post on Beneath the Tangles I wrote on hope, Danganronpa, and the imagination.  It might be a little academic, but I hope that my dear readers enjoy it.

Danganronpa and Divorcing Hope from Theology

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