Welcome to Side Of Fiction. The best side, really.

I write about the things I enjoy here. If you like anime, videogames, storytelling, and the like, I hope you stick around. Basically, if you’re into nerd culture and overly sarcastic people, you’ll like your stay.

Even if you decide to leave right away, I want to say thank you. I really appreciate it anyway, and I hope you have a great life. If you decide to stay, thanks again. It means a lot.

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Sep
16

How to Write Blog Posts (My Way)

The only reason any of these posts get made is because I make them! Wow! If you’ve ever been interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff, this is the post for you.

Aug
10

Do You Need Good Characters or a Good Story?

We can all agree that to make a good piece of fiction, you need good characters and a good story. But if you could only have one of them, which is more important?

Jun
19

Why Anime is (in my Opinion) the Superior Medium

I’ve often questioned why it is I like anime. That may seem kind of pointless. I like it because I like it. Everyone has their own preferences, and not everything needs to have a reason. You can just like something.

May
08

NieR: Automata’s Poetic “True” (E)nding

I liked NieR: Automata a lot. Like a lot, a lot. Even so, I could still sit here and tell you many ways the game was unpolished. It was far, far from perfect in regards to the gameplay, that is.  This  was but one of my numerous experiences with this game’s oddities. That one was pretty fun, though.

Mar
11

Was it Really That Bad? – Haruhi Suzumiya’s Endless Eight

For those of you who don’t know what the endless eight is, it’s a story arc in the original light novel that lasted a fairly short amount of time. No longer than many of the other short arcs, at least.

Feb
28

So, I Made a Visual Novel And it Was Interesting

I imagine you may have just a few questions after reading that title. The first is probably something along the lines of  “Didn’t you just play your  first visual novel  like a month ago? Aren’t you skipping some steps?”

Jan
04

Little Busters! – My First Real Visual Novel

No, you didn’t read that title wrong. I know, I know, you feel lied to. You feel betrayed. You feel like you can never trust me again. “How can this weeb who just talked about an  anime for Christmas  for over 5000 words a week ago not have played a visual novel before?”

Dec
24

Toradora! – It’s a Christmas Special!

Point is, you should watch Toradora! in December. Even though Toradora really isn’t a Christmas anime. Sure, it’s about love. That’s in the air this time of year, and the last third of the series takes place in winter, but that’s about it.

This just in!

Nov
25

Why Ufotable’s Unlimited Blade Works is so Good.

We’ve talked about Deen’s attempt at Blade Works. They tried, that’s for sure. Now let’s talk about Ufotable’s, you know, the good one.

Nov
21

86 Season 2 Episode 7 – Disinfection

This episode we get even more build-up to the suicide mission. Also a giant plane and lots of death.

Nov
19

Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 6 – Komi Can’t Tell Jokes

Komi does all manner of things this time, ranging from telling dad jokes to staying awake at night with crippling anxiety!

Nov
17

Overanalyzing Anime Plots That Don’t Exist

I don’t really know what this is. I analyze and write plots that AI generates, I suppose. Please forgive me.

Nov
15

Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 5 – Komi Can Form Blood Pacts

Komi has made quite a few friends now. She’s getting the hang of befriending people, but it’s about time she makes a blood pact instead. You never know when you’ll need one.

Nov
11

Komi Can’t Communicate Episode 4 – Komi Can Choose Friends

Komi attracts all kinds of weird people. Today it’s a stalker that may or may not be a murderer as well!