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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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!

Jun
12

SoftWar – a Card Battle RPG Visual Novel in Renpy?

SoftWar is a card battle RPG visual novel made in Renpy. If you don’t know anything about Renpy, you may miss just how cool that is.

Jun
09

The Story Within a Story in Takahashi-san is Listening

I don’t read a whole lot of manga. It’s why I don’t talk about it too often. I watch way more anime, and I play way more video games than I read manga. That’s why they pop up more. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it, however. I think it’s a more interesting medium than anime conceptually, to be honest. I just don’t take much of it in.

Jun
04

What The Pet Girl of Sakurasou Means to Me

Sakurasou tells a story very near and dear to my heart because I can relate to how the characters feel a lot. I get their pain. Many of the events in the story feel very real, and I understand perfectly why the characters often act as they do.

Jun
01

How I Discovered Anime – 6-Month Anniversary

In case you didn’t know, today, June 1st, marks a very important day for me. It makes 6 months since the blog really started. Not 6 months since it was created. I was working on the site since early November. But December 1st is the day I started to post things regularly.

May
31

Let’s Watch a Random Anime (#3)

Yo, you know the drill! Every month I generate a random anime to watch and talk about with the help of a simply wonderful site called  RandomAnime.com.  (Here are the others  #1   #2 .) This site gets you a single (or a list) of whatever random anime you could want.

May
26

What is Humanity? – The Duality of NieR: Automata’s War

I really enjoy stories about androids. They may be done to death, that I’ll give you, but I’ll just never get enough of seeing how an AI could gain sentience. I just won’t. It’s the little wannabe philosopher in me that enjoys these stories about humanity so much.