Creative thinking is everything I have

by Omi Nya

Original ONGOING Action Adventure Fantasy Female Lead GameLit Gender Bender Grimdark Magic Portal Fantasy / Isekai Reincarnation
Warning This fiction contains:
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Meet Orihara Satoru, a 33 y.o. Game Designer who was about to confess his feelings to an overly cute co-worker. Yes, he ‘was’, because his life unexpectedly came to an end.
He woke up in a new world.
In the world, where 99.9% of the population are reincarnated people like he is, and technology co-exists with magic.
In the world, where every few days Beasts are summoned by a Wave to bring chaos and disaster.
"How will I fare in a world, where everyone is an Isekai protagonist? Also, my build is a random mess and why am I a girl now? Oh, well. Creative Thinking is Everything I Have."

 

Who might enjoy this story:
- readers who love references to popculture/games/anime (also after the first chapter they are not that abundant)
- fans of an isekai/transported to another world genre
- those who dislike OP protagonists and prefer MC to grow stronger bit by bit and rely heavily on his friends.
- people who enjoy black-and-white-and-grey stories, where life is not always bad, but not always good, too.

 

Warning: you may find a bit of profanity and nudity (or minor depiction of sex-related content) here. Also, a lot of anime/game/popculture references.

I'm trying to make this story a little more adult and mature than usually advised in this genre. A bit more of 'reality' and details, usually omitted.

 

Another cover art that better portray's the tone of the story, belongs to Valerie Garnace.

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Table of Contents
Chapter Name Release Date
Ch.1: Mom will be sad ago
Ch.2: Hello, World. ago
Ch.3: Orisa The Scammed ago
Ch.4: It's all right because I'm here ago
Ch.5: Until my body is dry ago
Ch.6: Nine and Three-Quarters of morons. ago
Ch.7: Full Metal Witch ago
Ch.8: Limitless possibilities. One choice to rule them all. ago
Ch.9: Shower thoughts ago
Ch.10: Am I a wizard now? ago
Ch.11: Twin Lightning Strike ago
Ch.12: Engineering life in another world, right? ago
Ch.13: This has turned into a difficult situation. ago
Ch.14: If I need, I will cheat! ago
Ch.15: A New Hope. ago
Ch.16: A Work of Ice and Fire ago
Ch.17: Into the Breach ago
Ch.18/1: That's how Spellcasting works. ago
Ch.18/2: I'm a Living Legend ago
Ch.18/3: No Time For Caution. ago
Ch.19: Who's your daddy? ago
Ch.20: Greetings, my Lord. ago
Ch.21: Jikan desu, shujin* ago
Ch.22: The right hand of justice. ago
Ch.23: About Time ago
Ch.24: It’s where my Demons hide ago
Ch.25: Falling out of darkness. ago
Ch.26: Two there should be. No more, no less. ago
Ch.27: ...and three shining knights. ago
Ch.28: You got what you deserved. ago
Ch.29: Almost warm and fluffy chapter. ago
Ch.30: Young Maid ago
Ch.31: Childfree. ago
Ch.32: That one life that came to an end? ago
Ch.33: Lessons learned? Zero. ago
Ch.34: A teaser chapter ago
Ch.35: It was the only way. ago
Ch.36: I understand. And I'm sorry. ago
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e g Jameson
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GREAT START! (Hehe! I got to do the first reveiw!)

Six chapters in and kinda impressed so far. MC is definitely not OP. Maybe even a little under powered, but with a strong will. Grammar is good. Pacing is moving along, though it's still too early to really judge that. Good foreshadowing of the many possibilities the world might contain, but no info dumps so far.

I'm not going to start talking about character development and all that other stuff. It's too early. But what's there looks like a solid foundation . I'm excited to see more!

Dudebroelitekid
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Can't tell if it's good or bad.

It's well written and all but it's just a bit overly grimdark by the time I gave up. I can't place what the book is meant as since the only thing that has been established in these 12 chapters is that he's been teleported to the worst place imaginable, again can't place it if it's just dark or a bit too edgy. Also some weird rules I didn't feel fit, like the 'can't tell your own name'.

I can't say more than that you should try and see if it's for you or not. And the author should add some more genres.

Kleeia
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Great story, great characters.

It all begins with the usual. Guy trying to do the right thing getting trucked, dying, and waking up in a strange world, as a girl. 

But from there it goes from taking the usual and commonplace plots and characters and coating them in several layers of worldbuilding and backstories, complexity, and humanity that little by little reveal themselves showing us more of a character than what we see at face value. 

Orisa, the MC, is a character driven by kindness, pop references, friendships, and a desire to learn and improve herself and her friends and not die trying. 

And that's my short overly written and rewritten review. My honest review, whenever a chapter is out I try to read it as soon as I can, most stories in RR, I can wait.

FantasyStep
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Yeah,

It´s pretty good as of chapter 23. I actually got really addicted and felt super bad after catching up. You know that feeling that grabs you when you read a really good book for the first time? Like your most favourite books. I got that here and will stick around for more. Though waiting is suffering :(

Characters appear realistic for me and the world feels alive and well thought out.

 

I highly recommend this read.

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Orgil Altankhuyag
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dont know what to make of it.

Infuriating characters and world building , i`m not sure what to make of this hot mess. I can usually imagine the world and it`s surroundings of a novel in my head pretty good , but this time all i can see is gray mess . Mainly because the each scene has almost no time to set in , just as it sets in the scene it changes . As for the author`s choices and directions, I can see why the author made choices like these and its future directions, but this just makes me personally more pissed as i read more. Too much pity party for my taste . The focusing characters are just dour. As i mentioned before i dont know what to make of it. Maybe it is the pacing of the later novel. (Personal opinion) Good idea and grammar thou

SinSuzushi
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First of all, kudos for all the references and easter eggs. But, at the same time, this makes it clear that this story isn't for everybody. 

Strengths of the story:

1) Takes overused tropes but doesn't make it feel like the usual trash.
2) The MC isn't OP.
3) Good humor.
4) Good charactrs.

Weakness of the story:

1) The world building falls off.
2) Sometimes the humor gets past me (might not be the case for others).
3) The writing style sometimes feels off.
4) Signs of the MC(can't define its gender) leading towards smut flag. It honestly scares me.

 

Overall, a good read if you enjoy pop culture references and a bit of satire towards the mainstream story tropes.

Mecanimus
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Original world and complex characters

A very solid story, well written with interesting characters. The moral compass of the world is kind of gray which makes the reader question themselves, what is good and what is hypocrisy. The world building is also top notch. Definitely an adult read despite all the web references.

Rainli
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A Glance Review…

The premise for the story is super interesting and uncommon in the typical isekai genre. Creative Thinking is all I Have utilizes its unique concept by making many references to different anime, games, and other popular media in order to relate with the plight of our protagonist. While these easter eggs are pretty fun to spot, the novelty of a gender-bend isekai adventure lies within the main characters’ changes over the course of the first few chapters in which… many things seem to occur all at once.

The writing style takes a close perspective narrative on the main character who’s identity has drastically changed over the course of two chapters. What is difficult about the portrayal of genderbend novels is the female/male ‘brain’ or ‘ego’ and I can appreciate this story’s attempt at diversifying the isekai genre with challenging concepts. I say this because it’s clear that there’s a lot of confusion going on within the first few chapters about the ‘gender’ of the character such as whether or not Satoru should be referred to as a man or as the woman he’s been reborn into, Orisa. Along with a few other shenanigans such as sexual content, or ecchi moments, that really delve into the whole 'identity crisis.' The ongoing gender issue is somewhat sidelined when things get bloody and we have life and death stakes in play with the sudden introduction of ‘how to use this world’s magic system,’ which appears to be a combination of incantation, spellbooks, body art and possibly more.  

The author really delivers the story’s premise in a unique way, which can be rewarding to readers who want to tackle worldly issues while enjoying an isekai story.

FoxKing
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Ok, the first note, I hate gender benders I find them infuriating, but this book does it well. 

I actually really like this story I read it every time I got a chance too. I actually read everything in only a day or two. I really like the characters and the world. The characters (well most) don't seem 2d and actually had some back story and reasons to do what they do. They feel like actual people rather than robots saying a phrase. The humor of the characters are amazing and I found myself laughing so many times. 

The world seems very real and living. It's like the town you live in. You don't see what's happening to everything but you know there are things going on and this is how this book feels. 

I only have a few problems with this book though. I feel like there's not enough work with the setting. It doesn't get very descriptive so it's hard to make an image in my head. Other than that I don't really have a problem with this book and it's an overall great read. 

 

 

Cestarian
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 I only read 11 chapters, dropped on the 11th chapter because of foreshadowing for the genderbent MC going all homo on us. (E.g. His sexuality doing a 180 and he goes fucking guys in a girls body; you know TSF monogatari) admittedly until this point he's been acting entirely opposed to the idea but I know better than to keep reading, not the first time I see this kind of shit. (For the record I'm not saying there's anything wrong with a story going that route, just that it's really really not my thing). This is not the basis of my review though, just the last straw that made me finally drop it.

To sum up the story until this point it's been extremely boring yet somehow also very rushed. For example at the start it seemed like she passed out for a few hours but suddenly that became like a day (because... why not?) and then right after she woke up it was like she left to go to somewhere else than her point of entry into the world, but in the middle of the journey it's all of a sudden like she'd been awake for 3 days before going... inconsistent..

And the author start inserting information about what happened over these 3 days that never seemed to have happened about something some guy said to her and items he gave her that conveniently helped out in the situation...

Yeah I don't know, the start was confusing, incredibly rushed, yet still managed to be boring, there wasn't really much going on, at best it was an infodump, a very slow one. (It doesn't make sense that something so rushed can be so slow, it must be some kind of talent)

Some character interactions are also very forced, like she barely met someone and all of a sudden they're 'like family' and someone says 'welcome home' when she goes to her temporary dorm room in some training camp and she's already attached to this person from walking for 2 minutes with her, and feels better, like she is 'home'? What the hell? Who would feel at home in a fucking training camp dormitory? (And since when do military training camps have proper dorms for few people? Don't they usually just have huge areas loaded up with bunks?)

The worldbuilding also sucks, in a world where 99.9% of the people are infertile, locally born people are 'nobles' and everyone else is isekai'd over... The 'nobles' (lol) are actually getting away with bullshit stereotypical jackass holier than thou 'noble' behavior, in a world where they are the 0.1%, a world where the remaining 99.9% of the world are summoned heroes, overpowered fighters, every single one. There's no way that would be sustainable, they piss off the wrong faction of summoned heroes and poof, nobles get exterminated, there's no way that wouldn't have happened already by this point in the story.

Feels like the author just wanted to have asshole wuxia style nobles in there and so he made it happen, damned be the feasibility of it.

So far there just hasn't been anything in there to keep me invested in reading, so naturally at the first sign of things possibly later on going somewhere I wouldn't like, I dropped it on the spot.

It is legible though, the grammar is pretty ok, it's not good but it is passable. Some issues with the style (like referring to the protagonist by 2 separate names) but overall it's just a third person style, nothing special about it.

The story seemed to have potential right? A dark fantasy world where everyone is a summoned hero fighting for their lives against constant hordes of (I assume summoned) monsters that are so strong it takes mlutiple heroes to deal with each one. But I feel that the author kinda blew it, he didn't really make the most of the setting, the introduction has been very boring, the world seems to be haphazardly put together on the authors whims without much deep thought, it's just meh, the story is mediocre.