Creative thinking is everything I have

by Omi Nya

Original HIATUS Action Adventure Fantasy Female Lead GameLit Gender Bender Grimdark Magic Portal Fantasy / Isekai Reincarnation
Warning This fiction contains:
  • Profanity
  • Sexual Content
  • Traumatising content

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."

I'm slowly adding illustrations. You can find them in chapters 1, 4, 9, 11, 13, 17, 22, 24, 26, 31, 36, 38, 44 right now.

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.


Special thanks to best bro Mecanimus for editing, helping, motivating me, and always being there. Check his work, please

  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score
  • Total Views :
  • 201,887
  • Average Views :
  • 1,960
  • Followers :
  • 668
  • Favorites :
  • 191
  • Ratings :
  • 191
  • Pages :
  • 1,034
Go to Table of Contents
Rate it
Fiction breaking rules? Report
Omi Nya

Omi Nya

1st Anniversary
Top List #1500
Word Count (13)
Fledgling Reviewer (III)
10 Review Upvotes
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
Ch.37: Come to me, baby. ago
Ch.38: Childhood's End ago
Ch.39: Orisa: Homecoming ago
Ch.40: Waving through clues ago
Ch.41: A true face of Science ago
Ch.42: Appropriate tools ago
Ch.43: Cannot be denied ago
Ch.44: Happy now? No going back. ago
Ch.45: Pure impurities ago
Ch.46: Not giving up. ago
Ch.47: The Goal of All Life is Death ago
Ch.48: The Overlord ago
Ch.49: To Seal the Deal ago
Ch.50: Sleep with me. ago
Ch.51: Cinnamon roll ago
Ch.52: Rubber duck debugging ago
Ch.53: Mates, Duets, Pairs ago
Ch.54: A Welcoming New World ago
Ch.55: Bugs Buggy ago
Ch.56: Back and forth to The Lair ago
Ch.57: The third step ago
Ch.58: Sean of the Dead ago
Ch.59: Not to be forgotten ago
Ch.60: Too Noble ago
Ch.61: HNG and Friends ago
Ch.62: Guesses ago
Ch.63: Onsen episode ago
Ch.64: Exit strategy ago
Ch.65: Law of unequal exchange ago
Ch.66: Names on the wall ago
Ch.67: Time for a crusade ago
Ch.68: The price of obsession ago
Ch.69: Path of Exile ago
Ch.70: Only getting started ago
Ch.71: Team L, Double Trouble ago
Ch.72: A terrible day for rain ago
Ch.73: Hot (pursuit) and Cold (meeting) ago
Ch.74: Morning Spear Technique ago
Ch.75: Mistakes were made ago
Ch.76: Elephant in the room. ago
Ch.77: I Am Thou, Thou Art I ago
Ch.78: High-end content ago
Ch.79: ASURA ago
Ch.80: The Watcher, a glimpse ago
Ch.81: Unexpected Spa-nish ago
Ch.82: PVP ago
Ch.83: Sleeping Beauty ago
Ch.84: Operation Quickpoint ago
Ch.85: Exodus ago
Ch.86: One of us ago
Ch.87: Tomb Raiders ago
Ch.88: Fallout Shelter ago
Ch.89: Days Gone ago
Ch.90: Seal the past, open the future ago
Ch.91: Hunt the hunter ago
Ch.92: AOG, assemble! ago
Ch.93: According to the plan ago
Ch.94: New Home ago
Ch.95: I know what you are trying to do ago
Ch.96: Snatch ago
Ch.97: The right thing ago
Ch.98: A good old friend ago
Ch.99: Taking out the trash ago
Ch.100: The truth? ago
Ch.101: A Straw Fortress ago

Leave a review

Sort by:
  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score

Creative Writing is Everything you have

We follow budding young woman Orisaformerly salaryman Orihara Satoruas she reincarnates into a world of magic and monsters. What sets Creative Thinking Is All I Have apart from the unwashed barbarian hordes of reincarnation fantasy invading Royal Road is that in the world of Lazra, almost every inhabitant has arrived with memories intact from other lives on other worlds!

Aside from a ruling case of home-born 'nobility' who by and large act anything but noble, Lazra has long since structured a means of acclimating newcomers in batches with language seals and basic combat training. The story thus far covers this arc in its entirety as Orisu interacts with her instructors and the assorted interesting personalities of her fellow reincarnatees.

Video game and movie culture references fly fast and heavy in the thoughts and words of our protagonist, interestingly enough not always going to waste as a few of her group hail from Earth. Unique in having an enormous mana pool and little to no capacity to use it effectively, Orisa is mocked in-story for having a crap character build, but with a little help and a lot of minmaxing she becomes a glass cannon the likes of which few want aiming their way.

Genderbend-wise, Orisa retains the preferences of her previous life, and realistically struggles (and often fails) to adjust her emotions, suffer through sexual harrassment, and all the awkward aches that accompany her new body every month. She struggles in her relationship with many of the supporting characters, situations rife with misunderstandings, assumptions, hesitant attraction, anxiety, and good ol' fashioned fear.

Readers who're already desensitized to the ordinary Isekai tropes will enjoy Omi Nya's writing, I'm giving it my strong recommendation and looking forward to future updates!

Clear Heart
  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score

Creative Thinking Is All She Supposedly Has

Reviewed at: Ch.39: Orisa: Homecoming

I'm stating plainly that I have not finished this story up until the hiatus, and I do not intend to read past the end of 'book one'.


The grammar's pretty good for an English as a Second Language speaker, nothing is lost in translation and the errors can be smoothed completely by context. 'Advice her' and 'suggested them' and such errors are coommon enough flaws and I suspect the author had no one to explain how to express the concepts expressed here. When asking for advice, the noun 'advice' becomes the verb 'advise' wherein the voiceless hiss of an 's' becomes a resonant 'z' sound (We English speakers apologize for our language. Yes, it's spelled with a 'c', sounds like an 's' changes to an 's', and sounds like a 'z'). Further, though 'advice' and 'suggestions' are similar, they are not quite interchangable and at one point you mix them up.


Things tend to meander and I think you lost your focus at some point. I might be wrong, but this doesn't read like you've planned the story very well. This leads to a storytelling style wherein instead of focusing on the premise (genderbent guy goes to a world with tons of other reincarnates and has to survive basically on their creativity and wits) you concentrate almost entirely on the angst of: the main character, side characters, and main character interacting with side characters. You seem to focus more on this than the actual problem solving, creativity, the world, you have several tone shifts. If you were intending to write something angsty from the start, I suppose add another star to style.


Book one is about angsting about relationships, personal failings, and cardboard characters, and also sometimes about the end of the world and very rarely about creatively solving problems. You start off very strong but after boarding the train, it starts going downhill quick. The nobles are pointlessly antagonistic when they're hilariously outnumbered. If even 1% of the other 99.99% of the population hates the attitude and condescension or the status quo, they're all outnumbered 100 to 1 or so, in favor of the reincarnates. Nobility that aren't too stupid to live would not, under any circumstances, allow their crotch-goblins to try to rape and slash or kill people they meet on the train, and alienate everyone they meet that they don't know on sight (consider the train ride interaction). This kind of 'My shit has more value than your entire family could ever have' attitude would spark the same kind of people from Earth alone (to say nothing of other worlds) that got fed up with that in their first life and, for example, lopped off a Queen and their ruling classes heads. France, Russia, etc. Your world was believable up until then and degenerated into basically a high school drama.


There's some interesting characterizations and I really can't fault your development. Now if only you could do so without focusing entirely on trauma and emberassment and negative interactions. See above for nobility. Your main character also spends more time talking and thinking on 'screen' about how everything is going wrong, and as time went on less about how to solve it. A lot of things felt hamfisted too, like that 'pacifist' thing. It's more drama for the sake of drama. Pacifism is only significant when it's a choice, and if you can make the decision to actively work against that limitation, it's not the choice you're making.


I can't recommend this story with its current stated premise, and tags as of book one. The world is interesting, the magic system is engaging, the problem and history are inspired. Its greatest weakness is its characters and in particular, the angst and drama bogging down everything. You didn't even focus on the protagonist's development as a threat during the training montage. She just went to the gym a lot but did the actual work offscreen, resulting in frequent percieved power spikes that kept jolting more significantly than the last.

  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score

Fun and endearing story

Fun and endearing story.


it is Gender-bender... while not really being it (as it has yet to be of impact, save a few embarassing reactions)

it is a "transmigrated in another world", but the situation is so common in that world that our MC is clearly not going to be OP too soon.

it is "weak MC grows into Strong" but not too quickly, and not without going (quite) deep into the how and why of magic.

and you get interesting relationships being built, misplaced jealousy, stupidly started hatred, friendship, soft manipulation, taming of wild holier that you nobles..etc

all of this happens in a world in endless war against beast waves, mixing political background, end of the world scenario (probable) and the author's take on psychology and philosophy.


give it a try !


  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score

 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.

Orgil Altankhuyag
  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score

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

  • Overall Score

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.

  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score

Good story, References, and Dark Themes.

Reviewed at: Ch.77: I Am Thou, Thou Art I

Let me start by saying you likely shouldn't judge this story by its start, as I think its it at its worst due to the writting getting significantly better in the latest chapters, and because it's Isekai and Grimdark.

Let me explain; The start is a bit of a slog due to the Imfodumps that plague it, as well as dealing with heavy themes that really can make you feel rather down.

The other thing I feel should be adressed is the genderbender tag, and I how believe it was well handled; Genderbender and Grimdarm could lead to some very, very uncomfortable themes, and I'm glad the author avoided those.

As for the story itself and it's characters... It is Isekai, but has no system, the MC is powerful but not OP, and it focuses a helluva alot on the characters and their interactions, which I think is necessary or this book would either be extremely short, which leads to my next point.

The feeling I get from this story is 'rush' and 'stress' not because it is rushed, but because the MC in particular is under a constant and unrelenting shitstorm, couple that with the sense of impending doom due to SPOILER and thats what nags it the Grimdark tag in my opinion, as most of the story takes place in a short ammount time. I was surprised when I looked back and realised how little chronologically the story moved, and just how little time chatacters had to cope (or not) with the shit they've been through.

Overall I'd rate this book as not for everyone, it's chockfull of references to gamer and otaku culture, ad well as dealing with complicated stuff such as relationships, trauma, and ethics somewhat. 

Also worth mentioning this is not a binge-reader, I dont believe any grimdark is, unless you want to feel gloomy for the rest of your day. So I believe its better taken in short sessions.

If thats your thing go for it, but I gotta say this feels like a book the author wrote for himself, more than any other I've read before.

  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score

I can definitely recommend this story. The world our MC has been tossed into is a joy to read about. No noticeable spelling or grammatical errors, and for the most part the charaters are very well written. To the author, Thank you for Writing!

  • Overall Score

So far Im enjoying it and the world the MC was thrown into.

  • Overall Score
  • Style Score
  • Story Score
  • Grammar Score
  • Character Score

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.