Well, I don't know if anyone's heard/read or not, but apparently the peeps at Hasbro have decided that, starting with the 2-part Season 9 Premiere, both Princess Luna and her sister Celestia (in that order, note) will be officially...
Yes; you read that right. Apparently, the Main McGuffin for the Season Premiere will be that Luna & Celestia have decided that, after ruling Equestria for over 1,000 years, it's time to step down & retire and place Twilight & her friends in charge of running things from now on (which, I suppose, sort of makes sense, since the Mane 6 have saved Equestria so many times in the past, they've certainly proven their worth.) Which pretty much settles the issue as to whether the Royal Sisters will be returning in the final season or beyond (i.e., the proposed second MLP movie and the G5 version): This seems to pretty well settle it that they won't. (Sheesh, they're retiring Luna and yet they'll probably still drag out the over-used crutch-for-lazy/incompetent-writers known as Discord yet-again? Yeah, you watch; they probably will... Go figure...)
So...I'm still feeling pretty sulky about the whole thing, both the show ending at all and the prospect of never seeing my beloved Princess of the Night from now on, and & very likely I'll continue to stew about it for quite some time to come yet. (And I'll bet it'll sure as hell put a damper on the overall mood at BabsCon next month...)
(Sheesh, both MLP and Dreamworks Dragons got started in 2010, and they're both coming to an end in 2019?!? That's what's known as a "double suck.")
Anyway...Fare Well, dear beloved Princess of the Night; you had a devoted following for the time we were able to enjoy you.
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