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HAHA ITS MICHAEL

My name is Michael. I am a writer. This is my site (shared with my friend Mikell – see below).

My college degree was in Linguistics, with an undeclared focus in Creative Writing.

I have been involved in fandom and fan writing since 2012, mostly with a focus on A Song of Ice and Fire. Outside of fandom, I also write poetry and genre fiction. I have an ongoing massive fantasy project, “The Black Swords,” which will eventually see the light of day. I have published one short story professionally – “Linguapocalypse” in the Mad Scientist Journal.

I am a moderator on the /r/asoiaf subreddit under the alias Bookshelfstud. You can also find me @bookshelfstud on Twitter and on the Maester Monthly podcast (see the Other Projects tab at the top for more info). I have also dabbled in solo podcasting with my “Fantastic Transmissions” project; like all of my projects, I will return to it eventually.

In terms of gaming, I’m involved in a lifelong love affair with the Nintendo Entertainment System. I also used to play minor-league competitive Team Fortress 2, and currently I’m working towards THREE THOUSAND HOURS in Civ 5. The most current console I own is a GameCube.

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And I’m Mikell (or VK it changes depending on the mood I’m in) the new guy, a person of things.

I recently finished my undergraduate with a degree in both Political Science and History.

I mostly stalk the web trying to absorb as much information about as many topics as possible, listen to a plethora of podcasts,  watch an unhealthy amount of Netflix, and of course dabble a bit in the world of them things called video games.

I at one point ran a podcast called M&MGameTime, which is now part of the greater Bookshelf Productions family of products.

While my writing experience on the web outside of dank meme reddit comments is limited, I’m hoping this new experience gives me the chance to grow my wings and fly a little bit.

I have a pretty rad setup for streaming and recording myself playing video games but very little know-how when it comes to producing that content, hence why I’m here! We’re going to learn about all this together.

I am a Star Wars fanboy

I converted myself mostly over to being a PC gamer, however the Halo series tugs at my heart too greatly to let me part from leaving consoles behind completely.

TOGETHER, MICHAEL AND MIKELL CREATED A PODCAST (M&M GAME TIME). THEN, THEY EXPANDED TO WORK ON THIS BLOG TOGETHER. WHILE THEY NO LONGER ACTIVELY WORK ON THE BLOG, THEY ARE CERTAINLY STILL FRIENDS, AND THE SMALLFOLK WHISPER PROPHECIES OF THEIR RETURN…

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