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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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  • Once Upon A Fright Nightmare Night has once again come to Ponyville. Once again, everypony has fun for the night by getting scared; almost everypony, that is. by MerlosTheMad 24,476 words · 26,905 views · 111 likes · 10 dislikes
  • School of Hard Knocks Fan-Fanfic Cinnamon Swirl is taken to the Doctor and the Dentist by his mother, will she be able to handle the torture of reliving these childhood trips? by MerlosTheMad 3,780 words · 2,971 views · 147 likes · 6 dislikes

Top Rated Stories

  • The Mane Makes The Pony Pinkie Pie gets a haircut, and the ponies of Ponyville don't know how to react. by MerlosTheMad 26,122 words · 16,986 views · 1,773 likes · 32 dislikes
  • Thunder Struck Stephanie's greatest home invention is named Sweetie Belle. It's a very advanced piece of machinery, as well as adorable. And it thinks it's alive!? by MerlosTheMad 75,553 words · 268,346 views · 2,194 likes · 58 dislikes
  • A Twilight Landing A strange girl has shown up in another strange girl's garage. Together, can they figure out just what is going on? Will they be able to get the strange girl claiming to be Twilight Sparkle home? by MerlosTheMad 247,193 words · 23,066 views · 1,229 likes · 36 dislikes
  • My Little Marriage : Mary is a Mare Stan has been married to his wife, Mary, for nearly fifteen years. They're happy and live a very normal, almost picturesque life. Sometimes... life has a funny way of pulling a one eighty when you least expect it. by MerlosTheMad 216,971 words · 18,184 views · 1,612 likes · 85 dislikes
  • Equestrian Rim : Elements of Destruction Great beasts from another dimension are invading Earth. Equestria itself is at stake, only the massive Jaegers, creations of the greatest Equine minds alive, can stop them. by MerlosTheMad 11,907 words · 2,717 views · 146 likes · 11 dislikes

A Pony's Guide To The Madverse and Merlos

The Madverse : A Contemporary Series of My Little Pony Fanfiction Stories, connected and interwoven with one another to follow several pivotal members of the show, as well as to share an original fantasy tale of an adventitious design.

My Little Marriage : Mary is a Mare
A Twilight Landing
The Mane Two : Contrail
Abhorsen : Friendship Is Freemagic
So Many Wonders
They're all up now!
Recommended Order : We have No Idea!


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Greetings, Lords and Ladies, I bid you welcome to my humble home. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Merlos, Merlos the Magnificent, of mystery and merriment, master of magic and today of literary device... Alliteration not withstanding of course. I greatly enjoy relaxing before a warm fire with pipe and a flagon of brew. Also and more recently, writing, song crafting and even some artsing. If you by chance have heard from, I likewise ask that you ignore those philistines claiming myself and my mind are mad. I'm not mad, I'm a magus. Moreover however move aside and allow an arcane analytically articulate artisan such as myself to magnanimously magnificate my most mysteriously magical mastery of word wizardry and worldly wisdom.

And done.

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Allies and Assistants: Ludicrous Lycan, Foals Errand, Hoopy Mcgee, Cold Spike, Firebirdbtops, Stormy Weather, MrPockets, RainbowBob, theRedBrony

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Pulled over by Balthasar999 (Click here for Balthasar's deviant and fimfic)

A Game of Geometry also by Balthasar999 (Click here for Balthasar's deviant and fimfic)

My Little Recommendations

  • Project: Sunflower As the Earth is under threat, humanity reaches out for one last hope of salvation. by Hoopy McGee 242,202 words · 35,438 views · 4,460 likes · 74 dislikes
  • Roll for Initiative Armed with swords, spells, snacks, and a bag of dice, five heroes test their mettle against brigands, monsters, and a necromancer's undead army in the saga of gaming night in Ponyville. by Prak 23,688 words · 17,134 views · 1,744 likes · 22 dislikes
  • The Turning of the Screwball - The Strange Case of Button Stitch First part of the "Screwball Trilogy". Mysterious goings on and strange transformations. by Warren Hutch 14,025 words · 6,357 views · 433 likes · 4 dislikes
  • Tinkermane Twilight discovers true love in the heart of a steam engineer. by Razorbeam 130,524 words · 7,125 views · 570 likes · 18 dislikes
  • Her Own Pony All of Pinkie's clones are gone. All but one. by Jorofrarie 55,102 words · 13,529 views · 1,484 likes · 39 dislikes

Collabs or stories I've had the pleasure of helping with.

  • Stormy and Merlos Adventures Stormy Weather, a pegasus youth, has been stolen away from her home in Equestria to an even more fantastic place. With only a grumpy new friend she's met for help, can she get home? Or will some nasty monster get the better of her. by NoisyPegasus 54,021 words · 1,289 views · 177 likes · 5 dislikes
  • A Gilda'd Opportunity Gilda's trip to Ponyville ended worse than she could have imagined. Not only did she end up losing her best friend, but she left with a problem she can't solve without her help. by Ludicrous Lycan 29,429 words · 5,985 views · 252 likes · 3 dislikes
  • SCP 2000-1 and SCP 2000-2 For Lyra and her amnesiac friend, a life of fun and friends was all they had ever known. Now, they're faced with the hidden horrors of a world of the supernatural, one which 'The Foundation' fight to keep secret... by TheWritingWorkshop 18,662 words · 8,277 views · 389 likes · 14 dislikes
  • Beyond The Sea An epic crossover based on the first Bioshock game starring the mane six. by MrPockets 94,053 words · 2,184 views · 126 likes · 3 dislikes
  • A very Mary Christmas with Erin A crossover between Project: Sunflower and My Little Marriage by Hoopy McGee 16,169 words · 4,401 views · 470 likes · 11 dislikes

Favorite Fandom Song and Video

Cider Slider!

By Donglekumquat

This is a close second.

Favorite Fandom video, by Antony C!


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

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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2516085 The show has airships. Sleeker, more streamlined ones at a clearly higher level of technical sophistication.

The movie once again took the ponies a step backward in that area as well.

At least we got... airships? Airships are cool.


The distance shots and close ups even looked like they were from different films entirely.


Ok, this is getting creepy. Our thoughts parallel too closely to be coincidence!

And on that note, I need to call SyFy with one heck of a great idea for a movie: "Conjoined Shark Psychics"!!


But anyway, yeah, I normally prefer substance, but in this case I'd have accepted at least an amazing style... over nothing. And that's the saddest and most disappointing part. With all the stunning art fans have made in dozens of radically varied styles... THIS was the best they came up with for the movie? Seriously, who was making the final decisions, here?

Yeah, I saw that too. The distance shots and close ups even looked like they were from different films entirely. I didn't care much about the film's art as much though, in this film age of all style and no substance we currently live in I'd much rather have a good story and writing. Unfortunately, the mlp movie didn't have style or substance.

2515219 Wow... are we telepathically-linked? Your objections are IDENTICAL to mine!

Capper was really aggravating, because his voice didn't at all match his design, style of dress, or his home location. And yet when he sang, the 'ghetto' vernacular and vocal tone vanished! Why was it even needed? Angry Video Game Nerd said the exact same thing! He found it laughable (he was actually laughing when he talked about it) and asked 'Why is he talking like that here?'.

So... the animation itself... did you also notice the sometimes drastic inconsistencies in style and medium? With character color saturation all over the map? And sometimes the vectoring was very jarring and make the character's skin look 'plasticy' when they turned their heads, especially for close-ups?

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