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NATG3 Day 23 - Lifetimes of Regret by DarkFlame75 NATG3 Day 23 - Lifetimes of Regret by DarkFlame75
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.
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Acting as the sister comic to the previous one; this one is more or less the same as the other save this time it's Celestia is the one who is grieving.

Once again you have a wonderful art style. It has a unique dark feel to it while still having that reminiscent style from the show itself.

From Celestia's point of view she had just lost a dear sister and she knows that she wasn't able to help her and had to send her away really put's an emotional impact on the audience. Even though we probably can't relate to that kind of situation; we still feel emotionally tied to Celestia and that is a very important aspect of impact that you have captured within this comic.

In conclusion this comic is a great example of good comics don't need dialogue.
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Cavenerd20 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
In the show, Celestia actually cries when she banishes Nightmare Moon. It's easy to miss, but if you look closely you'll catch it.
Celestia needs love, people. :iconcelestiapuppyfaceplz:
Freefox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
great comic, both parts
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I love it.
xelianthought Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Sad but excellent pic. 
iamli3 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
im pretty sure being lost in a sea of morons is nowhere near as bad as being lost in a sea of loneliness.....
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not sure you can really fairly compare either one.
iamli3 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
sure i can , i have examples , solitary confinement will have negative effects on a person's mental state within less than a year , bradly manning was forced to demonstrate that to us...
and a moral from a movie which should have been a doc about a person that wanted to leave materialistic society and live purely off the land in solitude had the character's final words be 'happiness is only real when shared' , which i would concede is a fair statement....

now as for the scenario of 'couldn't express it/had to hide feelings.' , i only have 1 friend that i know of that has an intelligence or certain mental awareness level that i do , but we no longer live in the same town , so for much of my life i've had to deal with being 'alone' in the part of nobody around me could comprehend anything of importance that i could convey to them , but i've managed to keep my sanity by learning more and seeing others who are smarter than me convey important information in ways that i can understand it......
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fair enough, but I'll just present this thought: a dozen lifetimes will magnify and change those effects more than we can imagine.
iamli3 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
well yes of course it's quite likely that in such a prolonged period of time both scenarios would prove detrimental to the socially based mind sets that we operate by , but the point still stands that being alone is the far worse of the 2 scenarios......
Peterbrony Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Completely unrelated to the comic (which was awesome, by the way), but...AHHHHHHH! Equestria Daily has changed their format! I'm going to freak out over this, rage about them "fixing" something that wasn't broken, and after a while accept it and move on!
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