Golden Sonnet #599

When first I grasped a pen, began to write
My plan, my life’s roulette, was not yet formed
And yet the me who did appear at night
Had taken steps, accomplices suborned

Ah, innocent in youth we two did play
Our volumes shared, our wits we gleef’lly matched
But something darker when you went away
From there desire to outdo was hatched

Much ink thus spilled, the pages all cast forth
The bottles swallowed up by stormy sea
The answer’s south, but still I’m looking north
And hoping—waiting—you’ll come back to me

Yet I have learned, while lookers-on engorge

"Review": Umineko no Naku Koro ni

A few weeks ago I finished what I’ve been calling “that visual novel”:「うみねこのく頃に」, or “When the Seagulls Cry”. I was reading it in sync with a friend (a chapter at a time) so it took about a year and a half for us to actually get through all eight episodes.

And…wow. Totally worth it.

"Mado Kara Mieru" (Chiptune WIP)

Today for NaCreSoMo I took a hint from last year’s chiptune and made an arrangement of a tiny bit of Christopher Tin’s “Mado Kara Mieru”.