Hey everyone. It's been some time since my last update so I wanted to give a heads-up on some changes moving forward.
It's been a busy time. Projects like Pinkie Pie Says Goodnight comics, articles for Equestria Daily, Bronies React, Team Fortress 2: Analysis Anarchy, Curse of Strahd livestreams, Ponyfinder, the MBS Show, and several conventions have demanded much time and energy. The cost of this has been low productivity for my own videos. I've not forgotten my joke/self-fulfilling prophecy to review Friendship Games this year.
Recently I read an article on The Differences Between Busy and Productive People
. Looking at my own life I think I'm falling more into the former. I don't regret the projects I've undertaken, but I also recognize their cost. As such, I'm making an effort to reduce my list of commitments so I can refocus on After the Fact
Part of this change is reducing the number of collaboration videos. Collabs triple the production time as they require new OC vectors for various scenes and often more elaborate setups. Because of this, the next review video on "What About Discord?" will be my last collab for the foreseeable future. My intent is to finally complete season 5 reviews and go through season 6 without collaborations.
I apologize to
that the comic reviews we had slated will not move forward.
This also means putting my energy to better use at conventions. In the past, I've been a part of reviewer Q&A panels. These panels often featured at least 4 reviewers or more. The result being that it takes ten minutes for us to answer each question. I don't view this as an effective way to talk about starting a Youtube channel or interacting with our fellow fans. I apply to have a vendor table at each convention now so if folks have any questions you can find me there or at the panels I host. I won't be participating in future reviewer/analyst Q&A panels.
To be clear, this is not a declaration that I am leaving the fandom or abandoning all projects. I will still feature Pinkie Pie wishing everyone a happy weekend the night before a new episode. I still plan to post on Equestria Daily and present panels. The focus is not to cut away what I enjoy sharing with fellow fans, but to recognize the limits on time and energy and work within those bounds.
Thanks for your patience and I hope you will enjoy my future work!