Friday, December 25, 2015

Twilight Sparkle is Not an OP Mary Sue - A Corpulent Analysis

Do your friends talk crazy like this about your favorite purple pulchritudinous poindexter pony princess?  Having trouble explaining why Twilight Sparkle is not an actual Mary Sue or OP?  Well my friend, have you arrived at the perfect video opportunity for you!  Ensconced within the confines of this digital video you will find the answers to these perplexing problems that plague you!

Featuring my new life size Twilight Sparkle plush by PlushWaifus.
TSIBP.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

No More Pony Tonite: The End of an Era...?

It's been announced already, but in case you weren't aware, Sheldon has decided to end the podcast known as Pony Tonite. We had a great run, but he and the others were getting tired of having on random fandom guests, many of which they simply didn't really have much of an interest in getting to know. We tried a couple times to go back to the original format of just some bros hanging out, but the last podcast was horrible and I was basically ready to leave it myself.
For a little bit I entertained the idea of relaunching the podcast and moving forward with some new hosts, reinstating the guest interview format. Unfortunately, due to a lack of interest on the parts of myself and others, I've decided to put those plans aside for now.
I'm also beginning to re-evaluate some of the other projects that I had in the works related to Pony Tonite, most notable Pony Tonite Radio, which was something I'd nearly already completely abandoned. Due to the dissolution of Pony Tonite, I'm thinking of also taking the radio station down. Surprisingly, in the last 30 days the station's had 329 unique listeners and a total of 28.8 listening hours. That seems like a whole heck of a lot! 
Pony Tonite Radio 30 Day Report
329 unique listeners in 30 days?!  That seems like a lot.
So before I kill the radio station, I wanted to know: Are any of you out there really enjoying the radio station and would like to see it stick around? I could take more of an active role in its management and try to make it better if the demand exists.
Hit me up in the comments below and let me know what you think.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Hooffields and McColts - Pony Palaver

It's that time again, time to hear what some random fat brony thinks about the newest episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.  Specifically, we're dealing with The Hooffields and McColts here, folks.  Really, it was an okay episode.  I like how there was further character development of Twilight Sparkle (along with more evidence she is not a Mary Sue) and Fluttershy.  Unfortunately, the plot was a tad on the predictable side.  Oh well, can't win them all!  What do you guys think?

Monday, October 26, 2015

Hearthbreakers - Pony Palaver

I purchased some new audio equipment (specifically Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones/Earphones and a Zoom H4n Handy Recorder) and decided to test them out on a new episode of Pony Palaver, taking a look at the newest pony episode Hearthbreakers, centered around Hearth's Warming (with some bonus content on The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows).
I really had a lot of fun with this episode, Nick Confalone delivered the goods here.  The dynamic within and between the Pie and Apple families was a true treat, almost as good as real apple pie.  Oh no, now I'm hungry.
Thanks everypony for watching, and I'd love to hear what you guys think about this episode in the comments!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Amending Fences - A Corpulent Analysis

Finally back with a brand new analysis!  I loved this episode, it's now possibly my favorite pony episode ever.  It took me three months to make this video, due to life always getting in the way.  I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, September 28, 2015

A Message to MisAnthro Pony

Unfortunately someone's seen fit to attack my character in a video with baseless accusations.  I felt compelled to make this video to clear some things up and I wanted to especially share it with you guys, my biggest supporters.
I have a real analysis video that I've been making good progress on for Amending Fences that should be out soon, hopefully by next weekend if I can find the time to finish up the editing.
Thanks again to you all for your support.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Corpulent Brony's BronyCon 2015 Schedule!

Where am I going to be at this year's BronyCon?  They finally released their schedule of events, and I put together a possible schedule for myself that I may or may not follow.  So, here's all the data you need to stalk me, you silly little stalker you!!!  I'll try and keep the calendar updated, so check back often!  
The number of stars after an event's name marks how likely it is I am going to attend:
  • * means maybe
  • ** means probably
  • *** means likely
  • **** means definitely
If you're going to BronyCon this year, what are you planning on doing?  Is there anything I'm missing?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Summer Convention Announcements

I'll be doing a couple cons this summer.  First off, this weekend (holy crap it's tomorrow!) is the Grand Brony Gala in Tampa, FL, where I'll be hosting a panel with Brawny Buck on Friday and Sunday at 1pm in Salon A called What Makes Pony Good: An Introspective Into the Brony Review and Analysis Community (a full description is below).
If you can't make it there, I'll be at BronyCon from August 7-9 where I won't have an official panel but will be doing a live Pony Tonite Podcast with DJ Tetsuo (which hopefully should be recorded but won't be livestreamed unless we get the proper equipment and broadband access).  We'll announce more details about the BronyCon event as the date approaches (which it is fast doing!)
Hope to meet some of you this year!

What Makes Pony Good

An Introspective into the Brony Review and Analysis Community


Join Corpulent Brony and Brawny Buck as they share their insights into the brony analysis and review community.  Why do so many analyze a cartoon pony show?  Does analysis still hold any value in the fandom?  Does it negatively or positively affect your perception and enjoyment of the show?  Together you’ll delve into these questions and find out what goes into making an entertaining yet informative analysis.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Slice of Life - A Corpulent Analysis

Join me as I take an emotional journey exploring my feelings about the One Hundredth episode of pony, Slice of Life.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Slice of Life - Pony Palaver with Mr. Dino

Mr. Dino and I got together to discuss Slice of Life, the one hundredth episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Hilarity is sure to ensure!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Make New Friends but Keep Discord - A Corpulent Analysis

It took quite a while, but I finally finished this fun collab I got to do with The Marefriend where we took on the Smooze episode.  Check it out below!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tanks for the Memories

Wow this took like forever, but I finally finished up my collaborative video with AnY Entertainment on MLP: FiM Season 5 Episode 5, Tanks for the Memories.  I worked a ton on this over the past week, hopefully you'll find it entertaining and enlightening.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

New Pony and New Videos!

Sorry it's been a while since I last rapped at ya, been busy with new pony, work, and school.  I know, same excuses as always!  I'm planning on working with a fellow brony analyst to do a proper review of Castle Sweet Castle, but wanted to let you guys know the Marefriend and I sat down together and recorded our thoughts immediately after watching the episode.  So check it out below:
Also, last weekend was an open server weekend for the wonderful pony game Legends of Equestria.  Even recorded some of the fun for posterity:
See ya later everypony!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

The Cutie Map - A Corpulent Analysis

Well, Hasbro has finally graced us with new pony again!  Please join me below as I take an analytical look at the Season 5 Premiere episode, The Cutie Map.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ride a Painted Pony PMV

It's been a busy few days.  The Marefriend put together a new review video which will be released tonight, I made a new episode review that will be released tomorrow, and I created that PMV I've been wanting to do for about a month now that I released last night.  Check it out below:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Corpulent Brony Anniversary

PARTY TIME!!!

Yesterday marked my one year anniversary as Corpulent Brony online and on YouTube.  It was on that fateful day a hasty and poorly thought out decision was made to record a video of myself promoting The Marefriend's Patreon account shirtless and to call myself Corpulent Brony.
I now have 1,050 subscribers, many of which I am very lucky to also call my friends, and I've created almost 100 videos.  I've had the privilege to meet so many awesome individuals and am very honored to have been afforded such an opportunity.
Art by CatAvenger
I obviously couldn't have made it this long with most of my sanity in tact if it weren't for all the help I've received along the way.  The number one pony upon which the bedrock of my humble success has been built is, of course, The Marefriend.  Many others have contributed, but to try and list them all here would be unfair as I would inevitably leave some out. 
So thank you everypony, and here's to another awesome year of pony!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Origins of Discord (He Is Not Starswirl) - A Corpulent Analysis

It's finally here: My Discord video!  A look at Discord and his origins, which are likely tied closely to the Tree of Harmony.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Discord Video Update

I recorded the live action parts of the video over the weekend, and I'm very happy with the way it turned out.  So happy, in fact, that I think I'm going to eschew the fully animated portions I had planned and just do the animation on top of the live-action video.  Most of that tedium was actually accomplished last night, leaving just some fancy After Effects editing that should take the thing to the next level followed by combining it with the introduction I have been working on for a while now.  I hope to have something rendered and released if not tonight then at some point tomorrow, with the latest being Thursday.  Not much time to celebrate, though, as immediately afterwards I must turn my attention to the Season 5 prediction video I'm planning to release the following week (and hope my predictions aren't proven true/false before I can even release the darn thing).  This is probably a good exercise in preparation for the new season, though!
Here's a quick and silly clip of me being facetious in a horse mask.  Enjoy.

Another reminder of my One Thousand Subscriber Q&A/Giveaway video!  You have a few more weeks to get your questions in and enter the giveaway:

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Official 1,000 Subscriber Channel Update Video!

I want to thank every single one of you for helping me get to 1,000 subscribers.  The Corpulent Cartel is truly an awesome force.  Please submit any questions you might have for the Q&A in the comment section of the video.  Submitting a question will gain you an entry to the giveaway, where I'll be giving away a core deck of the Twilight Sparkle Secret Shipfic Folder game or a copy of the Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack.  Check out the video description for full rules.  Thanks again everypony!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The #HorseFamous Scale

People often wonder, "Am I #HorseFamous?"  Well, folks, I'm here with the answer to your pressing needs: A #HorseFamous scale!  It's a very simple function and can be represented algebraically as:
 F   =  log(S  )
  H          YT
Basically, #HorseFame (F) is equal to the (base 10) logarithm of the number of YouTube subscribers (S) somepony has, making the #HorseFamous scale logarithmic in nature (much like the Richter scale).
Of course, one of the most obvious faults of my scale is it takes only YouTube subscriber count into consideration; as a result, somepony like Dustykatt would score a paltry 4.3 while Antony C (well-known in the analysis community, but not as much outside) a 4.5.  So perhaps this function should be constrained to those bronies who are #HorseFamous on YouTube for now, until a more generalized equation can be derived.

Where Do I Fall?

Well, now that ONE THOUSAND awesome people have joined the Corpulent Cartel and subscribed to my channel, I officially rate a 3.0 on the #HorseFamous scale.  Since it is logarithmic, I am still far from people like Minty Root (4.2), JHaller (5.2), or Living Tombstone (5.9).  Still, it's something, I guess, though not really...because, at the end of the day, being #HorseFamous or not really doesn't amount to a hill of apples.
But what does matter is all of you and how grateful I am to you awesome people for endorsing my shenanigans seasoned with occasional bursts of analysis.  I am deeply humbled and honored to have earned each of your subscriptions.


For fun, I created a chart showing where some of the people on my subscription list fall on this silly little scale.  Hope you enjoy!

Obligatory #HorseFamous Song

(Warning: I might be releasing my own version at some point.)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Corpulent Brony Goes Shipping

I'm posting this little update here, since nobody checks this blog at all and I kind of want to keep this a surprise.  I just ordered a printing of a Corpulent Brony card for the Twilight Sparkle Secret Shipfic Folder game from Horrible People, an awesome card game that's been hugely popular at brony conventions.  I'm planning to pass them out in lieu of a business card because they're much more fun and can even be played in the game!  What do you think?
So far I'm planning on attending BronyCon and Grand Brony Gala.  I submitted applications to be a community guest at TrotCon and Everfree Northwest.  If you'd like to help me become a community guest at either of those, please contact them and let them know!  In any event, if our paths cross at any of these conventions feel free to say hello and ask for a card!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ride a Painted Pony

Discord

Well I've been quite busy lately.  I've been able to put some time into the Discord analysis video, but it is nowhere near being complete.  I'm about 60% done with the silly introduction; the rigors of work, school, and normal life are getting in the way of me being able to devote an adequate amount of time to the endeavor, so I fear the deadline I set for myself of the end of the month is no longer obtainable.  This will be the first time in a while, possibly ever, that I've gone a full month without releasing an analysis video, though perhaps I can find some consolation in the fact February is the shortest month.
Source: http://csimadmax.deviantart.com/art/discord-is-ok-262699587

Tears of a Podcast Guest

There have been several moments in recent podcasts that have merited a silly new video from me, resulting in the inadvertent creation of a series of sort called "Tears of a X" (where X so far has been weeaboo, twifig, and animator).  I link a few of these videos below, the third one of which is as of yet unreleased.  I try not to feel too guilty making these videos, they literally take minutes to produce and provide a much needed distraction from editing the other project.  I hope some of you find them a little funny.

Music

For about the past month, I've deviated away from listening solely to pony music and have returned to what for me is a more normal mix.  Regardless, I find myself constantly wanting to make PMVs for various songs.  Right now I really want to do a particular PMV, but time devoted to it would inevitably detract from the Discord project.  I guess I'll play it by ear and see how things go.

Future Projects

Finally, before the onset of season 5 (my prediction date of April 25 is as-of-yet still possible), I have a number of other videos I want to release, to wit:
  • Season 5 predictions
  • Something for reaching the 1,000 subscriber milestone (I have no ideas here)
  • A special beginning of month April video
Feel free to drop any ideas you may have for me in the comments here or on any of my social media outlets.  Here's a song about ponies: 

UPDATE 2/25/2014 - Another Sneak Peak!

Hey so I'm releasing that video I listed above officially today, the Tears of an Animator.  In order to keep this little blog post relevant, and since I am linking it in the description of that video, I've decided to go ahead and show you guys what the intro to the Discord video is shaping up to look like.  Keep in mind there are still many details to complete, so please don't judge this work in progress too harshly.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Hello World!

Who is Corpulent Brony?

I make videos on the YouTube about ponies.  I specialize in analysis videos, but since these take so much time to put together I often release silly little things in the interim.  Additionally, I co-host a number of podcasts, including Pony Tonite Podcast, Limbo Podcast, and, after the hiatus finally ends, Equestria Confidential.

What is this?

I'll be posting new updates here that are too long to really put on my other social media sites, as well as cross-posting new videos I upload.  Which leads me to...

What's new?

Thanks for asking!  I've been hard at work on an analysis video taking a closer look at Discord, sort of as a response to other videos I've seen on the same topic.  I've been bogged down with the introduction, strep throat, and school lately, but I still am hoping to get this out before the month ends, though it may be difficult.  Also, the Legends of Equestria bonus open server weekend the next couple days could take some time away from this project! If you are interested, keep reading, at the bottom I'll throw in a bit of a sneak peak of the intro for this video.

What's next?

After releasing the Discord video, I plan on doing a quick video covering my predictions for Season 5.  I think they'll be very different from most others you've seen so far.  I then might try to do an episode or two from an earlier point in time to try and come up with some methods I can employ once Season 5 does begin to allow me to create and release episode analyses in a more timely manner.


Well, thanks for reading so far and here's the teaser I promised.  Obviously the audio is going to be completely changed (it's actually already been recorded), and there will be more stuff added in eventually.  Enjoy!