I tried to update with revised version, but the original crashed and it had to be taken down. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks for the feedback. Yet again, Happy belated Nightmare Night!, and to all mexican deviants: ¡Feliz Día de Muertos!
Update: EQD feature! So awesome! On a side note, so many people pointing out how similar the transformation is to that of Venom... can't unsee that now.
Update 2: Well, other than the fact that what consumed Luna wasn't gooey and she wasn't grieving at the time it happened, it seems this theory of "darkness takes over" might actually be correct!
Silly Celestia. That will only work until Luna learns how to use her wings. Expect part 2 in about a thousand years.
The idea was given to me for nose boops. An image alone - while cute - just didn't seem enough to me. I decided to try something new and make a comic out of it. Even with heavy reuse, it has still taken me a very long time to finish. But I'm very happy with this result - it was everything I hoped it would be. I really hope you guys like it too!
Celestia's Bedroom background from episode 1x05: Griffon the Brushoff. Canterlot Royal Guard from episode 2x25: A Canterlot Wedding, part 1. The Princess Celestia, Princess Luna and guard pony characters and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic are the property of Lauren Faust and/or Hasbro and/or others.
Argument and Photoshop montage art by Invisibleguy Ponyman. Thanks to ~SFaccountant and ~Human-pon3 by the grammar help! ^_^ Full vectors and pieces credits - dragongirl983, dayzeehead, 90sigma, rildraw, zutheskunk, crisx3, stardustxiii, celticfan91 and misterlolrus. My Little Pony FIM, are property of HASBRO. All rights reserved.
We all like to think about Luna sitting on/in the moon for 1000 years and how horrible that was. I won't deny that, but I like to remember that Celestia had to live 1000 years alone too.. In fact, it was a different kind of loneliness, a kind of loneliness where she couldn't express it. She had to hide her feelings. She became the sole ruler-protector of Equestria overnight, and banished her own beloved sister for 1000 years. Worst of all, she knew she could have prevented it. Yet through this, she had a kingdom to rule and a war to recover from. I like to think that Celestia ended up creating rituals like this one to remember her sister. The first night alone after raising the moon herself must have been more painful than any battle wound she might have sustained in the past.
Here's a sort of sequel to this one:
This was made for the 3rd Newbie Artist Training Grounds. Today's prompt was Draw a pony litigating / Draw a professional pony.
So the next Artist Training Grounds have begun. I figured I'd use this as an excuse to try and draw a little more frequently. Also, I just realized that I had never drawn Best Princess Luna before up until now. That must be some kind of punishable offense or something.
The first day was "A character staring into space/ with a glazed look"
READ THIS --> As many have pointed out, I know "she wont out live her friends". I know that the writers have said that. But is that really such a big deal when watching fan work? If you do think so, please keep it to yourself, I've already heard every version of disagreement now.
Twilight "only" thanks Pinkie because when the filly is offering to give away her balloons to cheer up the princess. And when saying "Thanks you" to the filly, Twilight is reminded of Pinkie Pie in that specific moment and thus uses her name.
I didn't forget Rainbow Dash. She is represented by the prism in panel three.
I tweaked a few little things from the original to make it look a lil' purdier. When I was drawing this, I had originally intended it to take place before the first time Luna became NNM. But then some people pointed out that it's actually funnier in "present day," and I have to agree.
First off I would like to thank anyone who reads this description, as it reviles a deeper meaning in this comic.
Okay, so If you have already read it you know about the Kid Friendly massage in this comic, about a true friendship. Well stop right there because there is a much deeper meaning to this comic.
As you might have noticed, this is a really long time to be worried about a promise made such a long time ago; and it should have been resolved by now right? I mean Twilight is an Alicorn that's pretty for ahead in the story.
This comic is about closure, I know all to well the need for closure, and being too scared to try and get it. This is my explanation of why Celestia did not say it up till now: Fear of the response.
-And happy ending she managed to get hers.
This comic, the idea of closure is how I became a brony...
Warning this is going to be very personal
For those of you reading this thank you even more, This will explain why I made the comic. While Celestia managed to get her closure, I on the other hand did not.
My closure never came because three years ago, the one man I needed it from...my own father died of kidney cancer. They thought that they got rid of it when they took the kidney out.
He was doing fine for about a month until the symptoms came back, we went back to San Antonio to have him checked again. He had an unknown aggressive cancer, It was already in stage 4. On the 4th of July 2010 my father passed away while I was watching him.
Seeing a parent you love die right in font of you is one of the most horrible things you can experience.
I realized very quickly that I had never got closure for one of my biggest regrets I had not told him about. Soon all of the things I could have told him rushed into my mind, I quickly became suicidal.
This is where I became a brony...I used to lie all the time saying that I just became a brony this year; but that is not true. One day I picked up the remote and turned on the TV, and there was the episode that changed me.
I laughed more then I have in months.
It took the pain away, I continued to watch it and soon I was hooked.
This comic is in a way my closure I never got, MLP saved me (much to my family's disapproval)
This comic is from the heart, Thank you My Little Pony
After 52 hours of work, and listening to Lullaby for a Princess on repeat 484 times, I am finished with Lullaby for a Princess and can now move on. I love this page the most because it flows so nicely. (also because it was the fastest and most efficiently I have ever been able to finish something this huge. It only took my 13 hours!)
Parts of this were done at 1 am, if you notice a derp point it out so I can fix it
Also, huge file is huge. Yet I wish it were longer (like 900 x 15000) so that I could stretch it out and add a few more pictures but sai's size restriction wouldn't let me.