On Morbidity and Madness

Mad ramblings about a visual novel.

Doki Doki Literature Club is a pleasant little visual novel made by the three-man-band Team Salvato. It’s about being in a literature club in school, where you hang out with cute girls and exchange poems with them. It’s very much a slice-of-life. Its romance elements don’t come out too forward, so it’s enjoyable even to those who aren’t into dating sims. I particularly like how it highlights the role of literature, and how it uses this theme to convey its characters.

It’s available for free, so I don’t see what’s stopping you from just trying it out. Even if visual novels aren’t your thing, it’s definitely worth checking out.


Warning: This game is not suitable for children or those who are easily disturbed.

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The Reclaimed

“Death is no excuse to stop working.”

I wrote this in two sittings for a four-days writing challenge from my college club.

The Reclaimed


Miriam was not particularly known for her kindness. She scowled often, she glared at all the kids who came by her house. She lived alone in a small house surrounded by camellias, and only her more observant neighbours knew that she had one child, a daughter, who visited her every other weekend. Miriam was old, older than most people would guess, but she looked much younger. Or would have, if she smiled, which was not a thing that she did. Every morning, Miriam would go outside to water her plants, and then she’d sit on her porch, either reading or weaving one of those intricate quilts people had seen decorating her windows. Continue reading “The Reclaimed”