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Greetings, I am Merlos the Mad. I am a dabbler of both words and wizardry in my free time. I also invite you all to partake in my musings. Take care though, as they are the product of a madman.

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  • 170 weeks
    *Cruises through*

    I was going through an old hard drive and found this sound file I never uploaded. If anybody likes listening to nerds from ten years ago talk about fanfiction with little ponies in it here's one I recorded with Hoopy Mcgee and Mrpockets at our heights of fanfiction. (Warning there is a little vulgarity. I was just out of the army when I recorded this I think. lol)

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  • 376 weeks
    Hello everyone, just an update.

    Well, suffice it to say, my renewed effort to start updating to schedule once again didn't pan out. It was maybe a bit naive of me to try and hold myself to that, especially considering how bad my track record had been the last couple of years. Still, I felt I had to try.

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  • 399 weeks
    Well, I bet we all thought this day was never coming.

    That's right, ladies and gents, an Mlm update.

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  • 400 weeks
    Moving Forward, cause I'm back!

    I probably don't deserve to use a song this awesome, but...

    Heeeello everypony. I hope you've been enjoying the updates so far. Or, at least, you know, tolerating them.

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  • 400 weeks
    Whoooa. Two blogs in one year? Who am I and what did I do with the real Merlos!

    It's true, I am in fact... a changeling! The real Merlos is currently locked in the basement of this stinky wizard tower, and I am readying Queen Chrysalis' eeeevil plan to take over all the fimfiction writers and then the whole world! Bwahahaha!

    Except not.

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I'm posting tomorrow · 10:03pm Sep 18th, 2016

And no one can stop me! Yah here!? (Not even me!)

If anyone wants to read the chapters early (Yeah, more than one) I need new pre-readers and such. Turns out not updating for years on end some people stop showing up to work. Hah.

Oh dear me. Well, anyone want to have a dialogue or ask questions? I'm down, and I oughta apologize for not communicating more too, I suppose. I guess there's not much to say though, as I'm sure we're all familiar with getting busy or losing interest in things. Although, in my case I think it's less that I lost interest in any regard for MLP and more I got distracted by things like games, and turned my nose up at a lot of the changes in MLP. Seriously that male Daring Do cosplayer from the new Daring Do episode is my spirit animal; I loved that guy, hah.

Well, I wish I could tag more than one story, but I'll leave it at Thunderstruck for now since that's the one I'm still tidying up.

Seriously, who's ready for me to get back to updating regularly? I mean, I don't know if I can, but maybe if I talk about it enough and stop hiding from updates yet made I'll get back into the right mindset.

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Oh wow, I was wondering if you had left the fandom, glad to see you are still here.

I've started reading your Madverse fics awhile back. I've finish A Twilight Landing and I'm four chapters away from finishing My Little Marriage : Mary is a Mare before starting one of the others.

So can we expect to see them being updated in a near future?


Hah, noooo I love the cute leedle ponies too much to do that. Thanks for reading, and glad to hear my absence didn't deter you too much.

Aaaand yup, I got an update ready for each story just about. >.> (They should all be finished but ah well.) I think I'll roll out an update a day for this week. Maybe that'll also help entice some pre-readers to come out of the woodwork to read them all, too.

Hopefully after this wave is deployed I can re-adopt a weekly update schedule from here out.

Holy crap my body is ready for an update after so long. Looking forward to it!

I need new pre-readers and such.

If that's a request, I'm happy to volunteer! :twilightsmile:


Oh Hell yes!

Totally waiting for this for what, a year now?!


update ready for each story

Like each each story?

oh wow, you're alive!


Well, except for I can't stop and Olts. Olts is on super hiatus and the eplogue for Trixie's cat fight story is still eluding me.


Hm, are you the UK bloke from Bronycon 2013? Or was it 2014... Well, I remember your name and your story Yonder bookshelf at least, but I can't recall a specific conversation really.

And if anyone's interested in pre-reading, shooting me a message on skype would be the fastest way to get links to the chapters. ^^

Oh, welcome back to the living writing!

And there is word of possibly updated Madverse?
That would be cool, heck; can I nostalgia because of times 2-3 years ago?
I think I just did anyway.

Nice to hear that you're still around, anyway; writing or not.

Now let's hype, both for some Thunder Struck and maybe more!


Thanks. ^^ And how've you been?

And hes back! From outer space!

(can you guess the reference?)

But seriously good to see your back Merlos.

4216216 Can't complain, I guess. Life's a bit more hectic nowadays, so I've not had time to read stuff here, more or less. Lately I've been trying to get back into reading, there's still a lot of good stuff here, both old and new! Though, I can't sign up for any promises regarding editing/pre-reading as of now at least, because there are only 24 hours in a day. :pinkiecrazy:

How have you been yourself?
Also, I'm kind of wondering which games it were that kept the mighty Merlos away from writing. Anything good?

Is this possible? Am I dreaming? Somebody pinch me because my eyes are getting watery over here.


Sshhh-shhh, hush now. Just pretend it was all a bad dream. >.>

I shall look forward to all of your updates. ALL OF THEM! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Wooo updates!! :yay:
I've never preread for anyone on here, and don't have Skype (internet is too slow to use it... >_<), but could swing it on gdocs if you're interested

It seems like a lot of my favorite authors have lost interest lately. C'est la vie, non? Glad to see that Thunderstruck will continue. :twilightsmile:

I'm posting tomorrow


Lol. I've never lied before, I'd like to point out. When I say I'm updating, I mean it. ^^

Look who it is! Glad to hear you are trying to get back into the Madverse. I hope everything's been good and if you decide to start churning out chapters again im excited to see where the stories go.


A wizard is never late, nor is he early, he arrives precisely when he means to.

Funny thing, as I was going through my bookshelves just this last week, I came across Thunder Struck in my tracking shelf and found myself wishing I had another chapter of it to read. That one always was one of my favorites. Heck, your stuff was always an instant read for me in general. Glad to see you got some time for it again.

4216492 Whatever you say, Abe.


I have so much for you to read this week. you just wait!

If you still need pre-readers, editors, or whatever, I'll volunteer.
I've only got one other project going on right now, so I have time.

Plus, your stories are awesome. I'll take any opportunity to help them get produced faster!

the muses are back another story rescued from the incomplete file of doom

Heeeeeeeeey, Merlos! How you doing? Glad to see you're still kicking around!

Slept like crap, runny nose and throat-full of phlegm, and I'm on my way to uni for a full day of examinations. Thanks for brightening this one's morning. :pinkiehappy:

I would offer to help with pre-reading, but school keeps me fairly busy these days. Looking forward to tomorrow!

We have survived this long...

Merlos! It's great to see you active again! :pinkiehappy:

Thunderstruck, oh my gosh, one of my all time favorites that I thought would never be updated again is coming back!


Why is everyone saying they thought it would never get another update? Hmph, when I say I'm gonna stick to something I mean it. When I tell you I've changed my mind... that's when you can worry!

Praise the moon! :pinkiegasp:Merlos is back!:pinkiehappy::yay::rainbowkiss:

4216846 Alright, that's good to know! :rainbowlaugh: I guess I just got discouraged seeing a lot of people give up on things over the last year or so. Shame on me for not knowing you aren't like that! :twilightsheepish: :pinkiehappy:

Holy shit it's the end times!

Good to hear from you.
I'll admit I haven't been reading as much lately, Urohringr is stuck at chapter 93 and I went back to the first chapter to make sure I had the numbering right and now I'm having flashbacks and oh dear Celestiaaa...

Anyway, has any game in particular ensnared you or just gaming in general?

4216762 Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.

Well that's such a relief! I thought this story might be dead! In any case, last time I checked, this story was the seconed most read on fimfiction, so don't stop.

I wonder if you got some inspiration from Rimworld and I squint.

I was just wondering about this story last week. it's one of my favorites of all time and i really wanna see how this ends I miss little sweetie bot.

As you may know, I'm a monster when it comes to correcting grammar, spelling, and punctuation. I look forward to helping make your story better.

I have plenty of free time in the afternoon and I do need some practice in writing and editing (hopefully) so you can count me in to help!


Sure ^^ Just get a hold of me on skype and we can make all the necessary arrangements to get you involved. ^^ Any help is always appreciated.

Ok, sent you a message on Skype.

4217872 Did nooot get it. >.>

Good things come to those who wait I see. I would love to see your Madverse stories finally get updated after all this time. I'm also willing to pre-read/edit/whatever the Madverse stories as well if you still need that. :raritywink:

My gosh! It's alliiive!

Good to see you again. Does this positive sign bode well for the other stories?

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