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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Jan
11

Explaining my Love for Madoka Magica with the Five Stages of Grief

Madoka Magica really meant a lot to me, so I talk about it the only way I can honor it, with the five stages of grief.

Dec
11

My 10 Favorite Anime Series

I finally decided to do something scary. This is a long one, but let’s talk about my favorite anime series.

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.

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.

This just in!

Jan
26

Akebi’s Sailor Uniform is Pretty, But Also Pretty Weird

Akebi’s Sailor Uniform is a pretty unique anime. That’s present not only in its art but in a few weirder places as well.

Jan
25

Cue Episode 3 – And Now Idols

This episode, the girls hear the results of the anime audition, but we also get a new project thrown into the mix.

Jan
21

In the Land of Leadale Episode 3 – A Ghost in the Colosseum

In this episode, Cayna finds a ghost and murders one of her only children. Fun times.

Jan
19

Marin is Already Best Girl of 2022 – My Dress-Up Darling

Only a few weeks into 2022, and I think we already found our girl of the year. Let me introduce you to Marin.

Jan
16

Cue Episode 2 – Lots of Auditions

Today, the girls at AiRBLUE put their newfound skills to the test for an anime audition.

Jan
13

In The Land of Leadale Episode 2 – The Royal Capital

In this episode, Cayna travels to the royal capital to officially become an adventurer and reconnect with her children.