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In the Drawfriend! [link] (#24)

Used (With permission) in this fic as cover art: [link]




I literally had my mouse over the submit button right when I remembered Celestia has wings... Close one.


In case you don't get it, the idea is that Celestia married when she was young and obviously outlived her prince. Here she is at his grave when she determines to never subject herself to that pain again.

This one started out as a 1-hour challenge in my livestream today, but I finished it afterward. ( Top left: [link] )


Completion Time: ~5 hours
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:iconeminem417:
eminem417 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
aw man, them feels :(
nicely done btw
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10-0-0-1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
a very nice wordless piece that conveys the message better than any words could. Something often forgotten about immortal or near immortal characters is that they will outlive everyone they know, watching them grow old and die. One of the best moments in Snowdrop was Luna talking about it for just a moment.
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gxfan537 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Princess Celestia: *sniff* I miss you, Prince Solaris.
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CaptainPrower Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My idea is much the same as this, however her lover is very much alive.
Except that he's currently a statue in Canterlot Gardens.
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sakuravera Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why am I finding so many sad things that involve Tia without even looking fir them? Someone tell me before I die from sadness...

anyways
This is hard stuff
That's gotta be a terrible thing to go through... I feel bad...
new headcannon for Celestia, I was kinda wondering what to do with her
so thanks for that... :cling:
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Zigzaquaza Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
An immortal cannot afford such feelings. Never, no matter what.
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:iconchaucer345:
Chaucer345 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Just letting you know that the picture swap has taken place!
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wait, what?

I'm confused. What's the picture swap?
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:iconchaucer345:
Chaucer345 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Long ago, you said it was okay for me to swap out the picture on my EQD fan-fic for this picture. The conversation we had was earlier in the comments and you can find the update post here:
[link]
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I remember now. Thanks.
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Wolf-fox9211 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thats sad :(
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah.. That was the goal, admittedly.
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Wolf-fox9211 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:D lol you made it then
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Maxus-the-HedgeFox Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This made me cry. I shall favorite.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That was the intention! I'm glad it worked.
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Maxus-the-HedgeFox Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats man-pony, mission accomplished.
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:iconkeaton-furman-prower:
I feel kind of empty when seeing this pic...

And even worse, I can't help but worry about Cadance and Shining Armor... Since, you know, Cadance is an alicorn like Celestia...
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
My headcanon says that Cadence is a "fake" alicorn, and won't live very long.
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:iconkeaton-furman-prower:
oookaaaaay...

I actually heard a theory that, as a deity of love (similar to Celestia and Luna's roles as solar and lunar deities, respectively), Cadance actually goes through cycles of death and rebirth, due to the fact that love, while eternal, is fleeting. Personally, I find that idea a bit more appealing.
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Emperordaniel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Hmmm...that could explain why Cadance appears to be pretty young for an Alicorn in Twilight's flashbacks. :)
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:iconkeaton-furman-prower:
Indeed :nod:

Of course, that leaves open the question of whether she gets a different lover with each reincarnation, or if Shining Armor has been reincarnating along with her for 1000+ years.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Huh that's interesting.

I only have my headcanon because it fits in with my own game's story.
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Ah, I see.
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ItsTigzz Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;_;



Although being immortal would be good, I wouldn't be able to handle the anguish of losing everyone close to you. Forever.

Amazing work btw, this looks just great.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I would absolutely never choose earthly immortality.

Even if there were others.
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ItsTigzz Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it just would be terrible in the end. :(
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mikkikal Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
can anyone tell me why we assume that celestia had pink hair when she was younger?
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Because the intro to the pilot shows them both when they were younger, and her hair is pink.
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mikkikal Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
What? How the hell did I miss that?!
thanks though
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Hawkbittern Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student General Artist
All you need to do is play Queen's 'Who wants to live for ever' and this is percfect.

Actually Celestia reminds me a lot of the hero of Highlander. She outlives everyone she loves, she can't have children and most of her fellow immortals seem to want her head. Still at least she's got Philomena (and she's got Luna back now, which is nearly as good XD)
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thewickedrainbow Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
*Thinks about Princess Luna's Prince*
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Now you're gonna make me cry for Luna!

What if he died while she was in the moon?
I think that would almost justify her actions upon returning.
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Pirill-Poveniy Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Grats on the EQD feature! Interesting backstory you got going on there.
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25Carrot Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
I like exploring the more vulnerable side of Celestia. She would have had to become stoic and guarded with her emotions to rule a kingdom for as long as she had, but I like to see her more complex side.

After something like this occurring, I could see how any relationship would be difficult.
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Subitoforte Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
That's a really sad, dark, and interesting concept.... I think you captured it perfectly!
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! That means a lot.
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Sebastian1314 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
D=
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:O
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Sebastian1314 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
(the image is awesome, by the way)
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
(Thanks, by the way)
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Sebastian1314 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
(:iconfluttershyyayplz:, by the way)
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RGB64 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
If this really happened, she's probably be so depressed that she might be Driven to Suicide.

And if she can't be killed, then all her suicide attempts would fail.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Maybe Equestria is all one extremely elaborate suicide attempt...
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Chaucer345 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I know this is odd, and not the story you had in mind when you made this comic, but this image would be a massive upgrade on the one I currently have for my fan fiction on Equestria Daily "The First Prince":[link] .

I was wondering, I'm currently working on the next chapter of said story and I would love to use your image as a header instead of what's currently up there. Do I have your permission to request the swap? I would really be honored.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm a little curious how different the story is from my idea.

And I'm sorry, I don't have time to read it.

Mind telling me what it's actually about?
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Chaucer345 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
The basic premise is that Prince Blueblood is given a teary, tackling hug by Princess Luna. Prince Blueblood, being who he is, instantly pushes her off and yells at her. Princess Luna is deeply distressed and tells him that it's clear he wasn't who she thought he was. Then she teleports away, leaving him behind (and more than a bit perplexed).

Later, when he's dragged in by Princess Celestia to discuss some back taxes the districts under his care owe, he mentions the incident. Celestia is at first confused and angry that Blueblood was so cruel to her sister, but realizes that Luna probably hugged him because he looks very similar to the founder of his family line, an earth pony union organizer who Celestia adopted into the royal family in order to resolve a massive racial/labor dispute (the titular "first prince").

The story is largely a framed narrative. In the inner frame we learn about the first prince and the early lives of the princesses (the adoption occurred right after Celestia ascended to the throne, at the age of ~14). In the outer frame we learn a bit about Prince Blueblood and his relationship to princess Celestia.

The picture here fits because basically what Princess Celestia did in the story was lose a brother and preserve the family line of the pony who was once so close to her, and her sister.
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DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Alright, sounds like it fits alright to me.

Go ahead and use it. (Don't know what it involves)
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TheSpaz179 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Do... Do you think Cadence will have to live through the same thing, or is she not immortal?
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:icondarkflame75:
DarkFlame75 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Depends on your headcanon. My headcanon says she's not a true alicorn.
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avatar237704 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Hey DarkFlame. I was at that livestream, yesterday. Imagine my surprise when I saw this on EQD! Congrats!
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