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!

Sep
18

Sonny Boy Episode 10 – Thoughts

This time we have a character that can read minds! And a gun! And hotdogs! Welcome to Sonny Boy.

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.

Sep
13

The Detective Is Already Dead But Also Weird

The Detective Is Already Dead has got to be one of my favorite titles to a story in a long time. It really makes you want to experience it, but the anime is a bit weird, you got to admit.

Sep
12

Remake Our Life Episode 10 – Deadlines

Hashiba’s getting used to his new life for the second time now! But unfortunately, no story is complete without a conflict. It’s time for Hashiba to figure out whatever he has to, damn it!

Sep
10

Sonny Boy Episode 9 – Cats

This time, Nagara and the gang travel to ice land where two twins are trying to kill each other over a strand of hair. And talking cats!

Sep
05

Remake Our Life Episode 9 – Sorry

Hashiba continues to enjoy his remade life until he doesn’t anymore. The man has a guilty conscience, but let’s face it, he’s just never happy.