An attempt to explore a certain sprawling series of dojin soft visual novels, starting with a murder mystery and elaborating over and over into metafiction, occultism, family trauma and epistemology. Expect tangents.
Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch
In which I go in with very little idea of what to expect. A murder mystery that turns increasingly supernatural, digressions into philosophy of science, and a lot of interesting facts about Japan courtesy of knowledgable readers.
Episode 2: Turn of the Golden Witch
In the second episode, we get thrown for a loop - which is to say, we take a different path through the same narrative, and unfortunately, an even more violent and unpleasant one. But hey, metafiction!
Episode 3: Banquet of the Golden Witch
The third episode, presently the extent of our liveread, starts to answer some of the questions we didn't know we had, but ultimately just raises more of them. Who are these witches?