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No! NOOOOOOOOO!

―Moses from Joshua and the Promised Land; this has since become a recurring meme on Saberspark's channel

Stephen Carver (born October 11, 1988 (1988-10-11) [age 35]), better known online as Saberspark, is an American YouTuber known for reviewing obscure cartoons and animated films and for his analysis videos on the folly of a certain franchise or studio. He also streams regularly on Twitch where he mostly plays games and watch films along with his viewers.

Background[]

Stephen Carver was born on October 11, 1988 to Welsh immigrants. He was raised in a Christian Household where he grew up with Veggietales. Despite becoming Agnostic in adulthood, Stephen has remained very respectful toward organized Religion.

About[]

Saberspark created his channel on September 18, 2007 but did not upload his first video until four years later on December 7, 2011 which was a college thesis titled "Ballad of the Brony" discussing the Brony (adult male My Little Pony fans) subculture. He then released the 2-part Kickstarter documentary, "The Brony Chronicles", tackling the history of Hasbro, the My Little Pony franchise, and the rise of bronies. His earlier content besides these were sketches and PMVs (Pony Music Video) before moving on to making the content he is now known for.

Saberspark has discussed the history and problems of television channels and animation studios ranging from Cartoon Network to Sony Animations. On March 2, 2017 he began the series What the HELL is... in which he reviews interesting and/or bad cartoons and animated films. The episodes are usually followed with a video titled Let's Watch in which he watches and comments on the reviewed cartoon or animated film with a group of friends.

Personality[]

On his channel he can come across as a rather typical YouTube reviewer that mainly covers animation and films, but a significant difference is that he covers the ones that aren't part of the mainstream. The films he covers are either forgotten or ignored, which usually means that they are very, very bad. Every once in a while, however, he does cover a movie that's good or at least one that he considers interesting. He interacts a lot with his fans, talking to them about what he'll cover in his next video, taking suggestions from Twitter, sharing thoughts about movies and displays some of his fanart at the end of his videos.

Outside his channel, he is more loose and a little wackier. His jokes can get pretty satirical and topical and he is also very good at improv comedy. His close friendship with ACRacebest and Black Gryph0n make them look like the 3 Musketeers (or Stooges), partnering up with Race on panels or podcasts and commenting a lot on Gabe's videos. Not only is he a brony but a bit of a weeb as well, liking Attack On Titan, One Punch Man, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and Pokemon. He also LOVES Godzilla. His favorite pony, by the way, is Sunset Shimmer.

Controversy[]

Chip Chilla[]

In a series of tweets made by Stephen while reviewing the animated series Chip Chilla, it was revealed that he had paid an annual subscription to the service providing the show.[1]

This streaming service in question is Bentkey, a service owned by The Daily Wire; which in turn is a right wing outlet hosted by Matt Walsh and Ben Shapiro.

When confronted about this, he responded saying that he couldn't find a pirated version of the show.[2] This was later disproven as it was later discovered that a service had the whole show on their website.[3] Stephen responded saying that he "didn't want malware" despite many saying for him to use an adblocker on the site.[4]

Series[]

Video Essays[]

Saber talks about a certain topic regarding animation or animated series and its industry.

History of…[]

Saber discusses the History of something, mostly about animation.

What's RUINING/RUINED...[]

Saber discusses what led to the downfall of certain franchises or studios and what contributed to it.

What the HELL Is…[]

Saber reviews obscure animated movies that are either critically panned, box-office failures, rip-offs, uncanny valley, or all-of-the-above. But every once in a while, he comes across a movie that's actually good. This is arguably his most popular series.

Let's Watch[]

Saber and his friends watch a movie he covered in the "What the HELL is..." series. The people featured can vary and interchange with each video.

Weird Episodes[]

Saber covers a controversial episode from a certain animated series.

Nerd Echo[]

Some commentary on random stuff. This series has since been discontinued.

Subscriber milestones[]

Note: The following dates are according to Social Blade. Dates may vary by one or two days due to differences in time zones.

  • 1 million subscribers: April 16, 2020
  • 2 million subscribers: March 16, 2024

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • One of Saberspark's former editors was Cosmodore. However, he cut ties with him after Cosmo confessed to knowingly dating a 15 year old. Saber also unlisted any videos featuring him out of respect for the victim.
  • On Twitch, whenever anyone subscribes, he plays the infamous "We come from the mayor's" clip from The Christmas Tree.[5]
  • He also hosted the Joshua and the Promised Land: Reanimated Collaboration.
  • The Kingdom Hearts series helped him through his parents' divorce.
  • Due to Saberspark being openly critical of NFTs, the cartoon Red Ape Family featured a character that was a parody of him portrayed in a negative light. The character even used audio from one of Stephen's videos.[6]
  • Saberspark guest starred in an episode of AnimationEpic's Inanimate Insanity Invitational, in the episode "Title TBD", where he played the character Zoetrope.
  • Like any other YouTuber, he hates Johnny Test, and views it as a ripoff of Dexter’s Laboratory. He may plan on doing a full video on how Johnny Test was doomed from the beginning
  • Stephen has trouble pronouncing names from other countries, which has become somewhat of a running joke on his channel.

References[]

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