Reminder: Lisa the Tearable is Unmonetizable

Reminder: Lisa the Tearable is Unmonetizable

some commentary on Lisa the Tearer by his manager, The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo

At least you can still hope for us to remain small enough to be easily crushed by random account termination, right?


Previous Part: “Lisa the Tearable’s Upgrading Slimeball Branding”

First Part: “Introducing Lisa the Tearer”


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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.

Jin (Shizen no Teki-P) – After Story – TOB English Cover

My previous song cover was also a Jin song, it’s been two weeks since this song was released, and I impulsively made a straight-up English cover of it. Feel free to wield a higher level of heat if you’re gonna roast my translation skills, also~ And yeah, I uploaded this a day later than planned ’cause I’ve been such a slow guy about my day job stuff.

Anyway, it seems like it’s almost a decade since I started tuning into Jin and his work. KagePro has been pretty much the main reason for my interest in him, and while I can’t say a lot about his non-KagePro work, which I hadn’t been bothering to check out and analyze as much as I do KagePro (and I still haven’t fully read the light novels and the manga), this song makes me feel like he’s really going somewhere in terms of the creative quality of his non-KagePro work. Maybe it’s because of the KagePro sound influence, e.g. the “Remind Blue”-reminiscent melodies at the earlier parts of “After Story, as well, which, as Mekakucity Reload has shown, has evolved even further. And maybe it’s because of how wisely youthful it sounds, too, making me think that he is taking pages from his KagePro work really well, which I think he should keep up. On the other hand, I guess I can hope for a lot more throat-friendlier songs now if he’s going to make and release more original songs with him on main vocals, hahaha! XD

Still, I guess it ain’t gonna be a Jin song if it ain’t requiring a lot of power in terms of vocals. I mean, for example, I can do the final sustain/shout of this song, but I have a particularly hard time yelling the “Let the end of this notice all this now” part as well as Jin does, and I only have so much time to record, so I settled for a falsetto instead. And then there’s Shigeru making my vocals sound so freaking clear and youthful, freaking nuts! I think I’m at a loss for words about that now, hahaha! Thanks very much again, man!

With all that said, here’s the mp3, and here’s the lyrics sheet. Please credit and link me if you’re gonna use my stuff, yo~

Also, honest constructive feedback, please~

Lisa the Tearable’s Upgrading Slimeball Branding

Lisa the Tearable’s Upgrading Slimeball Branding

some commentary on Lisa the Tearer by his manager, The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo

Again, I use the stupid little term I call “actual freaking trap,” and this time, I’m using it to describe Lisa the Tearer here.


Previous Part: “Lisa the Tearable’s Harassment Habits”

First Part: “Introducing Lisa the Tearer”


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Tobby tried to sing “Yuukei Yesterday”

So, Jin’s “After Story” is freaking awesome, and you should check it out. Also, Jin himself is singing there.

Now, as for the Jin stuff that’s the main star of this post, I picked “Yuukei Yesterday” thanks to my own experiences with what I think might be my own brand of tsundere that I’m not gonna explain further so explicitly right now. That, and for a KagePro song, it’s pretty easy to sing. And then there’s how my more popped-up taste in music got me grooving to this more lately. Yeah, I think I realized how much this song really screams tsundere in a deep and profound way, especially with how it paints a picture of how hard it is for us foolish humans to identify and, by extension, wield true love. I mean, seriously, us imperfect nuts are supposed to love our fellow imperfect nuts? Yeah, that’s a question we foolish humans often struggle to properly ask and answer.

As for the more technical stuff in the making of this, I very much enjoyed putting character into my singing here, and I felt like I really have improved in singing with character. RERO definitely helped enhance how that sounds on the record, too, also helping me make my first KagePro vocal cover with actually decent audio quality, something I never bothered to have in the years before, hahaha…Anyway, again, thanks very much for your help, RERO!

Now, here’s the mp3 for this vocal cover, yo~

And hey, I’d like some honest constructive feedback!

Lisa the Tearable’s Harassment Habits

Lisa the Tearable’s Harassment Habits

some commentary on Lisa the Tearer by his manager, The Overlord Bear/Jem De Ocampo

And we’re back to this VTuber’s habit of talking people to death.


Previous Part: “Restless – A Lisa the Tearer Original Song”

First Part: “Introducing Lisa the Tearer”


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NCT 127 – Simon Says – TOB English Remix

Even as I thought that “Simon Says” would be an NCT song I’d be able to cover by myself, I once again found myself feeling how the original feels very much like a song performed by a group working together so well that they feel like they’re way more than the sum of their parts. And of course, there’s remembering that them boys trained very hard.

I feel like I’m improving, though, especially considering my performance in the bridge and, of course, my lyric writing in this remix. My certainty there increases when comparing this remix to my previous NCT cover, too. There’s also the feedback I got from Low Was Taken, who suggested that I add more backing vocals on top of doing mix and mastering, and man, I’d like to thank the guy very much for all that!

As for the visuals, illustrations were done by recent birthday man Genka! Happy Birthday and thanks very much again! And yes, we pretty much took pages from the visuals for my cover of BTS’s “Blood, Sweat, and Tears.” Of course, there are some new things, like a certain Roman numeral I’m making a pattern with lately…

Now, here’s this cover’s mp3, and here’s this remix’s lyrics sheet. Please remember to credit and link me if you’re using my stuff, yo~

Also, honest constructive feedback, please~