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12 February 2014
REVIEWS WILL BE ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
Hello there guys.
I've been writing reviews for new episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic since the finale of Season 1, that is I've been writing reviews since "The Best Night Ever" first aired. Ever since I've maintained a fairly positive attitude that has followed me up until today, and I have the feeling it's going to continue like this for a while.
However, I am going to stop doing episode reviews for a while, and there are a couple of reasons for this.
The first one, and most important one, is that writing reviews takes a lot of time out of my day that I use to work on commissions, personal projects, and group projects that have to be completed. I run a Pony Ask Blog, I'm working on a Wild West Pony Comic, and I have a chunk of commissions that must be completed. Writing, editing and posting a review takes an entire day for me, and I can't afford that expense. I need to prioritize.
The second reason, and fairly important too, is that I don't think I'm getting the same amount of feedback anymore. A couple of years ago I was getting a lot of traffic here, but not anymore. I know this is because video reviews are a lot more seductive and easier to watch than sitting down and reading about the newest episode. If I had thirty different people commenting on my articles then I wouldn't stop doing this, but the lack of feedback is just discouraging. I don't know who do I do this for anymore, and not seeing enough comments takes a lot out of my motivation to do this.
And the third, and this is kind of a big one too, is that I am getting tired of reviewing this show, and of seeing this show reviewed by other people. I love MLP, and one of my ways to appreciate it is by talking about it, and discussing it. But now everybody is doing it. We have so many Brony Analysts on YouTube and other websites that it's getting nauseating, and I don't want to help add to that. I want to sit down and watch this show and just enjoy it for what it is. I don't want to spiral into madness like every other reviewer has done and start finding connections with Kafka or arguing how the show has suddenly become racist (seriously guys, what in the actual fuck!?).
So with all of these reasons, I am going to stop writing reviews until further notice. Does this mean I am going to stop reviewing the episodes? Not really. My friend Norman and I have a weekly review podcast where we talk about the newest MLP episodes. It's easier to do, and you guys can listen to it. I will post the videos here instead of writing a review like I used to.
I will also keep writing my editorials, so don't give up on those either. I am just taking a step back, I'm not leaving forever. If you want to see my work on other places, I'll leave a series of links down here that you guys can check in the meantime.
See you all guys on the other side!