About Side Of Fiction
Hello! Hello! Welcome, welcome, my dear readers. Welcome to Side Of Fiction. My personal favorite side of the world, believe it or not. My name is Jacob, and I’ll be your lovably sarcastic guide on this literary adventure if you come along, that is. Freewill is a wonderful thing, as I’m sure you know, and I respect it greatly.
I have a wide variety of interests, and Side of Fiction will, of course, showcase that. However, many of those interests fall into similar areas. The main area is a little thing I like to call “fiction.” Hence the name. Fiction covers a wide variety of things, those things that are considered fictional if you can believe that.
“Literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people.”
Yeah, what the definition on Google says. Just that it’s no longer confined to just literature.
The stuff that I will discuss here may vary from time to time, but it will always follow the “fiction” trend I mentioned above. I like to discuss video games, anime, literature, my thoughts on writing in general, stories, delving into the mental states of characters, why they do certain things, maybe how I would change stories myself, highlighting my favorite aspects of stories, stuff along those lines. Or maybe I’d even write a 1000+ word post about why I love Orange Vanilla Coke! Ok, that last one would be a bit much, I admit.
Also, my love for Coca-Cola isn’t fictional; that’s as real as it gets. Everything else is fair game.
If any of those things sound interesting to you, I’d appreciate it greatly if you’d support me, whether that’s by clicking on a post for a millisecond before leaving, giving me some feedback, or actually following all of my stuff. It all means a lot. I assure you, I don’t take your time for granted.
About Your Overlord And Founder
It’s nice to meet you. I’m Jacob, if you’ve forgotten. Don’t worry; I’m terrible with names as well. I’ve been involved in the fictional world ever since I first played Pokémon Diamond on my DS at the young age of four. I remember always asking my parents to read the text in the game because I had no idea what was going on. Still, I enjoyed it like nothing else, even if my little brain had no clue what was happening.
This world that has consumed many of my interests has been a light in my life. If I was ever upset, this world was there for me. If I fell apart, it could put me back together. I think people often wonder whether fiction has any power. “It’s just entertainment, right?” I would argue against that.
I would not be the person I am today if not for fiction. It made me who I am. It was almost like a third parent to me. A parent just as supportive as my others and showed me that anything I can imagine is in my grasp. All I need to do is reach my hand out to it.
When I see a character in fiction fight and fight against all odds and come out on top, it inspires me. Sure, they may be fighting some demon king, but It can help me in my real life as well. When I see a character that tries, it makes me want to try as well. To conquer my own demon king, you understand? Fiction makes me a better person, but even more important than that, it makes me want to be a better person. I want to do my best – to be my best – because I see others try their best.
One of my favorite quotes, though there are many forms of them, go similarly to a cheesy line like this:
“You’re the author and main character in the story of your life.”
I don’t mean that arrogantly, far from it. I don’t mean I am the main character, and you are all side characters or anything like that. Although supporting characters are the only reason the main character can often do things in the first place. That’s true in my life at the very least, even if It took me years to realize it. I mean that we are all our own main characters. Yet, we are the ones with the power to write our stories all the same.
We may not be able to erase the previous chapters, they will always be a part of our legend, but we have the power to turn the page and begin writing our next chapter. We have the ability to fill that chapter with whatever we want—the ability to make it better than the last. The sky’s the limit – even beyond that! There are no limits. That is why I love the power of fiction.
Our lives, just like it, is a story with infinite possibilities that have yet to be written. A story without a name that we, and only we, have the power to tell. Even if we don’t leave behind a grand legacy, even if we just coast on by in life, not “leaving a mark” as many say, we will still leave our own personal stories behind. It’s something nobody can take from us. It’s something unique to every single one of us.
And I believe Side Of Fiction is the next arc in the story of my life. I don’t know how long that arc will last. I don’t know if it will be a good one. I don’t know whether I will wish to erase it or not. I don’t even know if I’ll like it in the first place. You may not even be reading this right now.
However, It’s where I want to write my next chapter regardless. I hope with all my heart you enjoy it, and I’d appreciate it deeply if you’d let me be a side character in your story, even if I’m just that one comedy relief guy that always gets the short end of the stick. Lightening the mood is important too.