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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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Hello everyone, just an update. · 2:39pm Mar 6th, 2017

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.

At the very least, my laziness isn't all to blame this time around; I've got some bad news that I'm hesitant to share in that regard, and I've been putting off making a post about what I'm referring to. Still, I sort of feel like I can share such things here, and it really goes to show how highly I think of the my little pony community as a whole, many of you specifically, and the atmosphere here on fimfiction.

So, I'm sorry for hiding away lately.

This last summer my father was diagnosed with stage four cancer, and he recently passed away. I'm handling it well, but obviously there are a lot of changes going on right now in my family.

Well, I'm not too sure what else to say here, other than that I would really like to write again for you all. Some of the most fun I've had are moments after seeing how much these stories have been enjoyed, or times when I've worked with fellow fandom members. I'll blog about any progress or the like that's made in the future. Thanks for reading and I hope you yourself are doing well!

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Comments ( 31 )

Entirely understandable. Take as much time as you need. We'll still be here.

My sincere condolences for your father.

Don't worry about us, your family comes first. We will wait till everything sorted out on your side.

I have to agree, much condolences and take your time

My condolences to you and your family. Rest assured we can wait, so take all the time you need.

Allow me to send my condolences too. I lost my father to cancer nearly twenty years ago. It takes a while, but time has a way of smoothing away rough edges and pain.

We can wait, just take your time.
My condolences to you and your family.
*bows in respect*


Hey, I know where you're coming from, my grandmother died from cancer as well as a combination of things last year, aand my best friend's brother was killed in a car crash just last week. I'm glad to hear you're handling it well, because loss is never easy. You and my family will be in my thoughts and prayers and always feel free to shoot me a message on Discord if you'd like to talk about anything. :twilightsmile:

Oh no :fluttercry: I am so sorry. Since most of us can not do anything other type words to you, know that if you ever need to talk to someone, I'm sure that any of us will gladly listen to any problems you have :twilightsmile: Though, about the writing: don't put ponies before life. We've waited this long, we can wait for quite a bit longer. Sort out your life; don't worry about us :pinkiesad2:

My condolences. I too have lost family to that accursed fiend that is cancer, so I know how difficult it can be to get your life back to into a sense of normalcy after that.

Still, if you ever need help, I'm still here. Here's hoping you can get back into the old rhythm of things.

*proffers e-hugs* No need to apologize, you've gone through an unbelievably rough time. Take as long as you need and know you've friends here to help you through it.

That's rough. I've yet to experience a death in the family, but a few have been or are close to death's door. I hope you and your family have all the support you need and are staying strong. :pinkiesad2:

Im very sorry to hear about your father. Cancer is not somthing I'd wish upon even my worst enemy. That said, I find that writing in my journal after /during events like this is very therapeutic. I'm not sure if that will work for you or maybe translate into a story, but maybe its worth a shot?

While im glad tjat you want to write more and continue your wonderful stories (sweetie bot? :rainbowkiss:), life comes first and greving is nessesary.
I kook forward to seeing more from you,

Thanks for keeping you in the loop.

Aw, that's rough, man. Yeah, take your time to process that; that's definitely not easy. My deepest condolences.

Sorry about your Father, stay strong you mad wizard!

God dammit Merlos. I'm sorry to hear that, bud. :fluttercry:

Jeez, sorry dude. Don't sweat it. I just hope to see you around more often. Hope things get a little brighter for you soon.

I'm sorry to hear about your dad.

Take as much time as you need. Just keep us updated on how you are so we know you didn't drop off the face of the earth.

Aww. I'm so sorry to hear that. I've never had to deal with a death in my family so I can hardly fathom how it truly feels but know that I still feel for you nontheless. It must be hard to go on after something like that so take the time you need.

I appreciate you taking the time to keep us up to date.
Take care of yourself.

Just read this and you probably already heard this, but sorry to hear about your family. Keep up with the writing though I could wait two years for one and I'll still read it. Just finished the last chapter you published for thunderstruck. The story is great and I'll patiently wait for the next update. Also have a nice day.

my grandparents died of the same curse sorry to hear that hope you fair well my fellow wizard may your magic flow well

I'm sorry about your dad. I know I would be devastated if either of my parents died soon, and I'm not sure how much I would be writing either. I hope you and your family find peace, and that some new updates might be appearing soon.

You have my condolences, too. Take all the time you need. I'm patiently looking forward to your future stories.

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Merlos. Take all the time you need the grieve.

i shall hold my inpatient screams till you can write like a master once more

Hey. I hope you come back to writing. I started reading MLM and I loved it, then I got to the part where it crossed over with ATL and I thought "well crap now I gotta go enjoy this," and I really have. They're both amazing stories, and I just realised that neither of them are finished. I hope you get back into the swing of it, and know that you're still getting new fans despite a 4 year hiatus. I believe in you you madman!

Hope you come back your story is amazing and even to this day peapole come to read your story

Sorry for bad inglish

not dead at least, lol. nah im alright. just havent been doing the mlp fandom thing for a while

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