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MerlosTheMad


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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    31 comments · 2,315 views
  • 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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    26 comments · 1,252 views
  • 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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    27 comments · 994 views
  • 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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Sep
23rd
2016

Moving Forward, cause I'm back! · 8:16pm Sep 23rd, 2016

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.

If it's not obvious I was pretty hesitant to update because writing stories got harder as it went on, and not just because of changes in my life—although those happened, too—but because when I started out I really really didn't mind what others thought, too much. As time goes on though writers—even one as steely-eyed and cold-hearted like a wizard such as I, gets rather attached to their stories and goings on. And, well, seeing five or so down votes pop up every update got tiresome. It made it easier to just leave the stories unfinished and sort of know just keep the ending to yourself where it's nice and safe.

But I've never really been the type of person to write for myself or be that selfish, so I'm going to do what any self respecting writer determined to finish their prized work would do, and put tape over my computer screen so I can't see the downvote counter!

What, that won't work? Oh, fine, I'll just grow some thicker skin then and never mind things. ;P

Heh, onto seriouser business though, A Twilight Landing and My Little Marriage are, if you can remember this far back, still in the midst of a pivotal part of the story where Twilight Sparkle and Mary have rendezvoused in order to figure out what to do. This part of the story was blindingly hard to write, and is the second third of what kicked off this massive hiatus on my part. Telling the story from either character's perspective, I think, was still the right thing to do... but I wish that I had been a better writer so I could have done it in a much shorter and easier to consume fashion. One day I imagine I'll try to wade into the mess that is that is those four chapters and chop out about half of them...

Until then, I promise to move forward with both brevity and care in mind.

My Little Marriage updates Monday, everypony! Wish me luck. (I'll need it, hahhahaaa.... ^^')

Oh, and I've been invited to a stream by Flutterpriest of all things. I have no idea what to expect! I haven't watched a stream before so this will be fun.I think these guys are a little M rated and they might be asking some risque questions, but anyone that knows me knows I'm a bit of a prude for raunchy fanfiction stuff (other than humor) so I'll be steering it towards the side of rated E for everyone. ^^

Http://twitch.tv/mikesnipe

Stay tuned at 7 pm eastern tonight, folks.

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Comments ( 27 )

OH AND HEY YOU'RE ON A PODCAST TONIGHT. AINT THAT COOL? :D :heart:

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Ooohhh, should I post a link about where to find that? I dont even have one myself, actually. :twilightoops:

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Http://twitch.tv/mikesnipe

yay updates, and good luck,

I had to decline the podcast due to family showing up. I was looking forward to it, too.

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Aw, shucks. Well I'll give you a shoutout, Scar. Hope you make the next one. ^^

4223149 it's the second time in a row I had to decline...:fluttercry:

Holy crap, yes! I've watched so many of my favorite stories cancelled or seemingly abandoned. And it's been so long since any story in my favorites has updated at all. Especially in the past few days its really been wearing on me as I've been looking back though them and realizing just how long it's been since they've updated and how long it's been since some of these authors have so much as logged in. (It doesn't help that it's been something like a year since I've liked any new story I've tried to read.) Seeing a long dormant core favorite like A Twilight Landing active again is something I've desperately needed. I dearly want to see the Madverse completed. Anything else would be too much of a shame.

Woo! I may not read the updates the same hour they are posted, but read them I will.

Remember that far back? Pfft! Sometimes I er, uh, what was I talking about?
Anyway, I'll be reading them from the beginning again! I look forward to maybe having an actual ending by the time I get there:raritywink:

I just always thought your story got too epic for you and you felt like you couldn't deliver a satisfying ending... I'll go read the new chapter.

Twilight Sparkle and Mary have rendezvoused in order to figure out what to do.

Have you ever heard of the spoiler cover? :ajbemused:

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Oops, careful, now youre' doing it. >.<

My god...

I didn't expect this. I go to work and the whole world turns upside down while I'm gone.

Welcome back to the land of the living!:scootangel:

Well, congratulations Merlos. You've done what I've yet to do: update shit.

Also, how'd the stream go? I always wanted to pop into one of those, but I always get home too late :twilightangry2:

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THE MEMORIES! THE MEMORIIIIEEEESSSSSSSS!!!

Welcome back, Merlos. We missed 'ya. I saw your fics as part of a golden age, and i'm excited for their return.

Is this the real life is this just fantasy...

Woot!

Does this mean we're getting back with Mary is a Mare as well? Probably not, but it's been proven that miracles can happen! :)

4225642 lol, the blog says it'll be up monday

4225668 *chuckles* You know what, I have no idea what I was thinking when I wrote that.

4225668 Whelp it's 4:20am est TUESDAY, you lied to me. :pinkiegasp:

Tis but a jest, In all reality i'm super excited for this next addition to one of my personal favorite fics, and this gives me extra time to reread it all. :twilightsmile:

...

......I should probably be sleeping......:derpytongue2:

4224898 Caught in a landslide...

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Aaahhh sleep's over-rated. And yup, I didn't quite get it finished in time so it'll hafta go up today, instead. ^^ Ah well, Rome wasnt built in a day and all that. :x

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