Aliya N. Anindita

Writer | Translator | Hobbyist Programmer


Hello! I'm Aliya, a 19-year-old from Jakarta, Indonesia. I dabble around, with interest in linguistics, literature, video game industry, and how absurdly big this world is.

I'm always open for contact on Twitter and my Wordpress blog.


Reviews Fictions

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Every Man's Watchman

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

What You Find Between the Pages

(Ramblings thought on) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Screw the Rules, for We are Pirates

We Are Pirates by Daniel Handler

Steam Engines

Raising Steam by Terry Pratchett

Dark as Night, Sweet as Sin

American Gods by Neil Gaiman


Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

Video Games

Dari Matahari Terbit sampai Terbenam

Civilization VI karya 2K Games dan Firaxis.

The Night is Silent

(Short thoughts on) A Dark Room

Bukan Sekadar Zombi di Kereta

Review bahasa Indonesia The Final Station karya Do My Best.

Kehidupan Distopia dalam Segelas Alkohol

VA-11 Hall-A karya Sukeban Games.

Kehancuran Sunyi

Hyper Light Drifter karya Heart Machine

Bahaya di Balik Dunia yang Indah

Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight karya Bombservice

When Adrenaline is Relaxation

Hyper Light Drifter by Heart Machine.

Every Level a Gamble

Invisible Inc. by Klei.

Explore, Take Chances, Lose your Mind

Sunless Sea by Failbetter Games.

Discovering and Transistor

Transistor by Supergiant Games.

Short Stories

His Night Off

A cheesy fun fantasy action romance

“So what’s your name, tiger?” asked the blue-skinned girl. She had bronze hair, and lean, seductive red eyes with a sharp little smile. Her body was humanoid, invitingly feminine, leaning (...)

Partially Stars

A love story of a sort.

He was the most charming person she had ever met. His dark eyes shone with the alacrity of stars. When he smiled, it was a supernova shattering her world and (...)

The Small Print

A surreal, asynchronic story, based on a song.

He introduced himself as Emerald, a visitor to the Netherworld. When they shook hand Paris could already see what he was after, what he had done that warrant the trip, (...)


A fight against writer's block

"Oh, bloody hell," she said, as she stared at the paper that keep insisted on being being empty. She had his pen out, the same pen her uncle gave her, five years ago, before he was shot a year later, shortly after he told her to write his biography.


Flash Fictions

Three Sentences Stories

For a challenge in my college club.

On his deathbed, my father told me he would become immortal after he died. I asked him how could that be, you can’t live forever once you’ve passed, but he (...)

Game Point

Chess metaphors abound.

I learned most of my life lessons from playing chess. The first lesson I learned was to focus on the king, the target, the big game. All those other pieces–the (...)


I mostly program in Python 3, but I also do some bits in C++ and PHP for web back-end. I do front-end web development with vanilla HTML, CSS, and jQuery, with some basic Javascript.

I make games with RenPy, Twine, and Love2d although so far there's nothing solid yet.

I'm an unapologetic Windows 7 (also known as BEST OS) user, utilising Notepad++ and the basic Command Line (also known as WORST TERMINAL but I like it anyway). For my writing works, I always strive to use plaintext + Markdown first, formatting later.

Some of my codes can be seen on GitHub.


Only for fun, so far. I mostly do English-to-Indonesian, but I've tried my hands on Indonesian-to-English.

I've translated some literate works (short stories, parts of a story) on my blog. The Touhou music CDs can be more easily found with this tag.

I was one of the contributors for Touhou Patch Center's Indonesian translations of Touhou games. Most of my contributions (translating, proofreading, image-editing) are on Double Dealing Character and Perfect Cherry Blossoms.