Happy early 4th! Please be careful this weekend. Kids: don’t handle fireworks!
Category Archives: Misc Series & Website
Memorial Day: Thank You
Thank you to all our fallen heroes who have given their lives to protect our freedom.
Please support their families and friends.
“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”Martin Luther King, Jr.
Websites Update April 2022
Websites should be updated by later today. Missing images should be back up.
I have moved my fanwork, Bleach: Across the Dimensions (Bleach: Cross) from my fanfiction website to its own location at Shirahime: Heaven’s Princess Reincarnation.
I’ve had a lot of fun working on this. Not only have I liked adding in stories at different points in the timeline, but this has given me the opportunity to explore the problems presented by reincarnation. The most awkward relationship has to be the relationship between a certain reincarnated husband and wife.
Please enjoy. M and MA rated stories are not intended for minors.
Websites Redesigned and Online
Hello Readers and Fans!
The blog has now returned as most of the entries have been imported. Some dates are estimated from the recovered original posts.
Most pages here are up and some, including the guide and scrolls section, are to be updated.
The Age of Merrik’s Official Website:
The Age of Merrik’s Official Website was already redesigned, so go visit the site to experience the new layout. New content is included, including Q & A. You will also see some related Q & A here.
Fanfiction Collective & Reviews:
My Fanfiction Collective has returned to a new location, now renamed and located on this domain. Check it out. The pages are up, and entries will be added as the stories get reformatted.
I first decided to add Musings Reviews to the Collective in a combo, but the fansite structure is so large that I might give it its own directory. I will update later.
Enjoy the redesign.
Thanks again for visiting my websites and supporting my projects!
Updates: March 2022
I hope you all are staying safe out there and connected with your friends and family.
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Happy (Lunar) New Year to you all.
Though I believe in “Resolutions” at any time, if you are just a fan of “New Year’s Resolutions,” here’s another opportunity.
Happy New Year – Welcome to 2022
Happy New Year all!
I hope you and your family and friends are safe and well.
May this year be better than the last for everyone.
Anytime is a good time for “New Year’s Resolutions,” so just believe in yourself and try out your goal. Go for it! If you don’t try, you certainly won’t succeed.
Wishing you all the best
I hope you all are doing well. This is not an easy time for anyone.
I know some of you would love to engage in the “Does the Federal or the State government have the right to require me to wear a mask?” or the “Does a mask actually do anything?” but I don’t invite drama here. (Waiting for the flaming I received in my EXO Facebook post (see my previous blog post).) For those of you not in the US, you may have similar questions. Again, no politics here. I’m also not discussing legal matters here. Debate by yourselves or engage a lawyer for advice.
Though this I will say. For those of you who go out and do not wish to wear a mask, if you go in somewhere (ex: a store) and an employee tells you that you must wear a mask or other face covering to be in the store, please don’t give that person a hard time. That person is doing his or her job. There is no need to be cruel to that person. There is no need to be rude. That person is likely thankful for the job and does not wish to risk losing it. I am sure that if you think about it, you may remember one of your earlier jobs you may have had, even an unpleasant one. Imagine being that employee.
You do not have to go to that store (or other business). With the exception of a few kinds of businesses*, you do not have an actual RIGHT to go in that store. As in you cannot just demand entry and believe that no one can deny you.
I am not a fan of using “you” in a post, but here I will make a rare exception.
Website and Blog Updates:
I am switching over to a new blog service. I have found some old backups of blog posts, so I have updated the blog to include those. I have updated already recovered entries to the correct date and time. There is a big gap – 2009 to 2011. Some of the posts listed under 2011 may have come earlier, but I don’t have the right date and time for them.
I edited and deleted some entries due to spoilers I included. I decided not to spoil some surprises coming up.
I will be updating my website next. Note that my story published in Elfwood’s Woodworks, A Modern Medieval (Picture Perfect), is no longer available at that website as Elfwood is now offline. It is currently available in my blog here or on FictionPress.
I may update a bit more this year. I seem not to be receiving as much unwanted attention from those “certain person(s),” but I would not be surprised if one or more of you are reading these words.
Sorry readers if it sounds strange, but such “unwanted attention” is a reality that some people face.
It reminds me of many years ago when Battle Angel Alita was first was in production (or at least in planning). I sent in my information for an audition, and a friend warned me what might happen should I get that role. All that attention from the manga/anime fanboys. Possibly a small reference to (insert reference to the “mature” related material here). Kids, please don’t ask what I just hinted at.
Thanks again everyone for visiting my blog and stay safe!
As I recently stated on a public Facebook post:
As you all may see from my profile, thanks to unwanted attention from certain people, I do not post much on social media. In fact, read it from my official blog. I did not post much before, but I certainly do not now.
In a brief return to social media this past week, a pro EXO comment led to a very much unwanted discussion about politics. Even using the disclaimer that my Facebook wall was not a place for politics was not enough to keep my EXO post a drama free zone.
I do not intend to use my social media accounts for discussion of certain subjects such as politics.
As I have often said in person before:
“I get paid to be dramatic, but you – you do it for free!”
(No this isn’t a specific “you” – that is just my quote.)
No drama is necessary on my social media feeds. Nor is it wanted.
Now as EXO is touring with EXO Planet #5, I have to say goodbye a bit more to social media right now. If anyone thinks my social media space is up for grabs to discuss politics, no worry. I am not making any additional space for that now.
I have great love and admiration for EXO and all its members – past and present. I was first a fan of EXO-M, influenced heavily by my fond memories of my Mandarin Chinese Language classmates, where I first discovered a different group, Transition.
I suppose the reasons why people like what they like and who they do can often only be understood by the individual person.
So, one last post for some bit, Keep Calm and Love EXO. Life – no matter how long it may be – is too short for negativity and stress.
Have a prosperous year everyone.
I will no longer be updating social media or this blog for now. Expect only minor updates or downtime for website (technical) updates.
Perhaps sometime I might return again to social media and to updating this blog.
Have a prosperous year everyone.
To My Merrik
Thank you everyone for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. My precious (furry) boy Merrik passed on earlier this morning, exactly one month shy of his fifteenth birthday. Though I’m heartbroken to see him go, I try to remember the fond times, and I know he was happy with all of us and knew he was very loved.
I have recently moved to a dog friendly place, and I am glad he got to see it. I don’t regret any of my many years with him. He was surrounded by his close family and always knew he was loved. I will miss him very much, and I am thankful for his time with all of my family.
He loved us unconditionally, and no day passed when he did not show his love for us. He made our lives so much fuller.