Hello All. There's been a growing concern amongst folks that I've abandoned episode reviews in favor of my archetypes videos. I wanted to present this update so I could be more transparent with my fellow fans.
First and foremost, I have not stopped doing episode reviews. It's never been my intent to stop. I do enjoy character studies and learning more about what my favorite characters might represent. Yet I apologize if the wait between reviews has given this impression. Part of this due to overload. Scare Master
was my last episode review, which doubled as a Halloween special and featured a collaboration between myself and seven other reviewers. The next few episode reviews are slated to be collaborations as well.
Let's break down what's coming up:Everfree Northwest:
I'll be attending EFNW along with Dr. Wolf and Thespio, plus a slew of talent from the show and the fandom. My panels will be Dissecting the Mary Sue
, Story in a Box,
and Vectoring with Silver Quill
. I will also be hosting Q&A panels with members of the show staff and look forward to seeing friends both old and new. Brotherhooves Social:
A collaboration with
that tackles one of Big MacIntosh's biggest appearances. I'm currently gathering resources including guest vocals and custom music. Thankfully, I'm nearly done with gathering the resources and after EFNW I will be devoting my energy to finishing the review before May closes. Crusaders of the Lost Mark:
This will be a solo review. I've had a lot to say about the CMC and the idea of a group cutie mark, and so this is an important one to cover. I'll also be doing a supplement video on the idea of a group cutie mark and what I think it means. Neigh Anything:
A comic review collab with Sketchy the Changeling
We're going to take a look at the comic's take on how Cadance and Shining Armor began their courtship. This one will likely take a while to produce due to a high graphics demand. June 20th – Celestia Day:
I've heard folks talk about Celetia's rule versus the alternate future we saw where Nightmare Moon reigned. I'm going to take a look at the two worlds and offer my own views. Because this is a hard deadline, I may have to delay other projects to meet it. Thankfully, character reviews are usually less graphic-intensive so I can go to editing earlier. The old rule still holds true, however. One minute of video translates one hour of editing. The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
: A solo review in which I'm going to try to give Pinkie Pie her due, even though the temptation is to talk about Cadance and Shining Armors expected foal. It'll be funny to look back on it given what we've seen with Flurry Heart since. Crystal Mountain Ponycon
: Details on this are still in development but I have every intention of attending this Utah-based convention. Root of the Problem
: Another comic review with Commander Firebrand
. This review has been pushed back multiple times and Firebrand has shown tremendous patience. As with Neigh Anything, this will require a lot of graphical work. Newbie Dash
: Jumping ahead for this one because it's a collaboration with DustyKatt
. We're going to take a look at a very controversial episode that means different things to different fans.
Aside from Celestia's video, I can't offer set dates for these reviews because of many factors in my life. In addition to a day job and friends outside the brony fandom, I will continue with written reviews on Equestria Daily, Pinkie Pie Says Goodnight comics, my Imani comics, and group projects such as TF2 Analysis Anarchy projects. I appreciate everyone's patience as I work on these videos!