Sunday, August 21, 2016

Noctis Noir: A new game-themed light novel series!

You can grab a copy at Amazon!

Or if you want to read it for FREE, you can sign up for Amazon's 30 day trial for Kindle Unlimited and read it there!

If you don't have the mobile Kindle app yet, you can download it here:

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

[Walkthrough] Ragnarok Valkyrie Uprising/ Path of Heroes - General Tips

It's been a while since I posted any guides. Been concentrating on my manga, but now this game is distracting me so I will be posting a series of guides and tips for the mobile version of Ragnarok for my guildmates.

Anyway, this is a summary of some information I've gathered from playing.

Leveling Up Fast

- The fastest way to level is to do your main quests.

- It's much faster to level in a party, especially if you kill faster with them than going solo. According to this post in the forums, the exp split in a party is 85% for 2 members, and 75% for 3.

- Having all 4 classes makes a great leveling party. The priest can watch out for health and give buffs, casting sanctuary around the area where the tank stands. The knight can either act as a tank or lure monsters. The assassin can lure monsters and stun annoying vvs monsters that get lured along. The mage can spam high damage spells and kill everything in its path.

- If you prefer to go solo or have no one to party with at the moment, you can head to the home screen and do the solo dungeon. Level up your mercenaries so they can take on stronger monsters and kill faster. If you have the 3x EXP item, you can use it here. You can earn around 10% exp per run (though that depends on your level and the dungeon).

- If you're trying to complete a hard quest alone, you can change to channel 3 or above where there's usually a few monsters. This will reduce the chances of aggressive mobs gathering around you.

- To save up on pots, you can warp to town and recover there then warp back. Your health recovers faster in towns. I usually stock up on white potions and orange potions. I use white pots for emergencies only (cause they're expensive orz) and place orange pots in the auto slot.

Earning Zeny Early Game 

- The auction house is your best friend

- I don't know how applicable this is for the other servers, but I earned 1M zeny pretty fast selling pumpkins, runes, cards, and other food items. (That's a lot of farming though) Forging materials sell pretty well too, but you're better off keeping them to improve your equips.

- I prefer selling things individually because the auction tends to arrange the items according to the lowest price regardless of whether or not each item in bulk comes out cheaper than the individual item listed first.
Ex. One bread worth 2,000 zeny would still appear first compared to 10 bread worth 3,000 zeny.

- When I get rank 4 equips, I auction them. Rank 2 and 3, I dismantle them for runes.

- I like killing vs Bear Kings cause they drop both bread and bear hides for increasing your inventory slots

- Always check the market prices before registering them at the auction!

What to Hunt When Farming for Ingredients:

Lan Forta

Pumpkin - vs Angeling
Sweet Potato - vs Trained Wolf
Sandwich Bread - vs Forest Golem
Bread - vs Bear King, vs Wolf
Strawberry - Smoke Spore
Medical Root - vs Scorpion, Scorpion, vs Orc Warrior
Bellpepper - vs High Orc, vs Carnivore Flower
Carrot - Moon Bunnies
Grape - vs Thorn Spore, vs Legend Bigfoot
Cacao - vvs Smoke Spore, vs kobita


Fresh Bread - Kukukings
Fresh Meat - Zombie
Fresh Sauce - Goblin Champions, Zombie
Fresh Honey - Ghostrings, Ghoul
Fresh Yam - vvs Happy Ghoul

Ingredient Drops at Dungeons

Khoa Khoa - Strawberry, Cacao, Mushroom, Medical Root, Sweet Potato
Mino Mano - Bread, Bellpepper
Spirit Graveyard - Fresh Yam, Fresh Mushroom, Fresh Honey, Fresh Meat
Forgotten Monastery - Fresh Medical Root
Sunken Ship - Fresh Meat

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Download Black Diary's OST for Free!

I decided to just release the tracks for free. This download includes 18 game soundtracks (including some unused ones), and 3 bonus tracks from my vocaloid albums.

You can use these tracks for any non-commercial work.
I'd appreciate it if you'd add my name in the credits though. ^^

Download Here.
^ Mediafire download

Random photo just to take up space.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New Manga Release! The Society of Fujoshi Cat Ladies

Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life

The daily lives of a group of fujoshi and their two guy friends.

Fujoshi (腐女子) = lit. "rotten girl", someone who enjoys reading BL/Yaoi (content involving romance between two males)

Manga-ka Notes:

The characters are basically based off my friends and I. We had so many funny manga-esque moments that I couldn't help turning it into a series. It started out with me making a few pages for them to read until I finally decided to just release it to the public.

I have plans of releasing a Japanese version once I decide which site to put the manga on.

I hope you'll enjoy reading the rest of the series!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Black Diary: Design your own Ayase shirt!

Ayase's sprite is now up on the Spreadshirt marketplace. You can create customized items using the design like totebags, phone cases, etc. Just check out the link below!

Check out our Spreadshirt Shop for other products! We'll be adding more in the future.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The City of the Sleeping God: A mystery novel with hackers, androids, and urban legends

I recently just published my NaNoWriMo novel from last year. Overall, it took around one month to write (because NaNoWriMo) and two months to edit. It's not so bad for a 70k word novel. Quite a lot of work squeezed into three months though.

I'd recommend this book for:
- People who love mystery
- People who like insightful dialogues
- People who like subtle romance
- Otaku (I placed in a lot of random references only anime otaku will understand)
- Haruki Murakami fans (Oh yeah, I added Murakami references too)

Topics this book also deals with (just a heads up):
- Suicide
- Death (the terminal illness kind)


Once there was a city loved and protected by the god Sariya. One day, the god vanished mysteriously, leaving the city in the hands of those who wish for chaos. Strange events and an online bulletin board site bring together a mix of different characters: A mute detective investigating the incidents surrounding an urban legend called the Black Rabbit, a suicidal cellist whose first love appears before him again as a completely new person, a girl with a terminal illness who claims that there’s a giant goldfish in the sky, an android singer in search of her creator, and a feisty girl who vowed to stop all suicide attempts within the city.
Can they prevent the city from being destroyed? What are the true motives of the cyber terrorist group that’s causing trouble?

There are 2 main POVs in this novel: Viola, a girl working for the detective agency, and Daniel, a high school boy recruited by the underground hacker group Unknown. Rather than having a single main character, I wanted to show several perspectives and opinions on a single event.

I'll discuss the characters in more detail on another blog post.

You can get a copy of the novel here:


It's also available on Kobo, Barnes and Nobles, and Google Books.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

[Translation] ロボットやめたい I Want to Stop Being A Robot - A mobile game that will give you nightmares

My friend Tatsu requested this translation. It's such a creepy and disturbing game by COCOSOLA despite its simplicity.

If you're interested in the game, you can check it out here. It's made by the same person who did Alpaca Evolution (a less creepy game, but still gets creepy later on).

I want to stop being a robot.
I want to become human.

Even if it's just my form, I want to change.
Even if it's just my outer appearance, I want to become human.

I want to get along with humans.

If everyone works together,
I can surely become human.

What's it like to live as a human?

(From the game description in Google Play)

No. 1

Year 2013. When the robot woke up, he longed for humans.
He wanted to become close to being human. He wanted to get along with humans.
He thought he should start by making himself look more human.
He intended to get the cooperation of humans of the world, remodel his body, and become a bit closer to being human.

No. 2

The robot now is planning out the control circuit in his neck.
To have a more human-like appearance, first he must attach a head.
His moving ability may become a bit affected.
That is where his whole control circuit is gathered.
However, because his neck and head aren't connected well, it can easily become disconnected.

No. 3

A robot with an attached torso.
Because his data on balancing still isn't enough,
It was uneasily decided, but he feels pretty good.
"Am I human?" he asked the system. Without an answer of "No", he felt relieved.
At present, he is in the middle of testing out his walking motion.