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Dear Princess Celestia,
The brightest lights cast the darkest shadows...

You bitch


Gaaaaawd I hate Celestia XD I want to cut her out of the picture soooo bad, but I told my self I wouldn't.

Lookit you! All smug and shiny. Luna is best pony.

This is to beat art block, don't read too much into it. It's also huge! Please download :D

Mini story by :icontelaros:

Plotting to take control of both Sun and Moon; Celestia called upon the powers of the Elements of Harmony and sealed her sister within the moon. Before Luna's banishment, she had warned Celestia that her stars would aid in her escape and reclaim the night, for with she will then make it; Eternal!

Celestia scuffed at those words. Until she unleashed the powers of the Elements in her cruel and selfish desire. The Elements of Harmony were forced to do the wicked deed but, in turn they cursed Celestia with a vision of her future. A vision of her sealed within the blazing sun with her wreathing form eternally burning; her everlasting blood regenerating her flesh just as quickly; causing insufferable torment. She would see her sister's dark return, the hate and look of betrayal in her eyes. Celestia would feel the weight of her sins every waking moment for the next thousand years.

The Elements of Harmony, being abused and their power spent on such impure thoughts and desires did one last thing to spite Celestia. The Elements had turned to stone. The warmth and unity Celestia had once shared with her Sister, forever lost to her.


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Nine hundred years have past since Luna's banishment to the moon. Celestia had grown weary of her solitude. No amount of love from her subjects or her escorts could fill the emptiness and regret. She's all but resigned herself to her fate, regretting her actions. All she could do is wait, and pray she can utter the words she's longed to tell her sister for the past 600 years... should they reach her. "I'm so sorry Luna, if taking your place would bring you back from the monster I forced you to become, then I gladly take your place. If only I could bring you back..." It was not till then that her heart was once again pure and true, that she received a vision. A vision of a mare, giving birth to a child. A child that would one day, with care and proper guidance, could free both sisters from Celestia's selfish act so long ago.

Her name, her name shall be Twilight. A mare born to be the pillar between both Sun AND Moon.

Celestia, almost a thousand years, allowed herself to smile. She began to rule and guide the wheels of fate as best she could as to what she interpreted the dream visions to be. The rest is what we would now call, History.


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HeartsOverClover Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist
I agree, I love Luna so, so much~<3

Also, I love the story :meow:
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Sakradesu1992 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Luna is better than tha ugly celestia!!
celestia is a lazy princess!!! always making twilight do the job!!!!
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luckycheifd Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
love this picture, yin and yang

I've always wondered how Celestia's banishment would be, and that sound about right, the opposite of Luna's cold dark prison.

Celestia I never really liked that much she always sounded so smug

I liked Luna the best and I think I like her because I believe she represents mystery, curiosity and adventure.
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah i much prefer luna over celestia, celestia just kinda seems really full of herself
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luckycheifd Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
I know, trolestia
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bloostormbrony Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's such a kewl way of looking at it! :D and...I have never seen anyone get the princesses manes to look as good as this....
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thanks! those manes were so annoying! celestia's especially, took me forever to get it right
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bloostormbrony Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Y welcome :3


Urrrr... Celestias mane is just too floaty and tricky.. You did an excellent job :iconwelldoneplz:
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REV6Pilot Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Just to count, Luna is a hot-headed bitch that never deserved less than what she got and was only re-accepted because Celestia is a very good pony, because anywhere else, she'd get her neck broken as soon as she was purged. Her looking smug and shiny is only existent because of the good sister.

But hey, I'm talking about canon. You can wallow in your "irrational hate of Celestia", as you put it yourself, and whine about her sue-ness or whatever the hell you wish. It's your insignificant little headcanon anyway. Actually, why don't you go gush over the Lunaverse and stop giving Celestia shit in your descriptions, hm? There are plenty other Celestia haters there for you to socialize with and pass the time.

That said, the deviation looks nice. Really nice. The light's rays on the right, from the shadows on Luna, do actually come from the single point you seem to have intended - her horn - and you didn't forget that light in dust actually diffuses, an effect you applied extremely well to the nebula of particulates they seem to be in. Another nice touch is Celestia (accurately) casting a shadow bigger than herself behind her, one large enough to "hide" her sister from whatever light source Celly is in front of.

I'm amazed by the art and disgusted by your ideals, so I shall remain neutral about this.
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
1. That's you're opinion and that's fine although the word 'purged' makes me think you have the same kind of sentiment as me but to the opposite sister.

2. I'm not wallowing in anything, like it says clearly in the description "this is to beat art block please don't read too much into it" it was a momentary idea i did because I had no others at the time. I haven't wined about sue-ishness, not once and it's not a head cannon, at that time I was feeling a particular dislike for that character which is why I described it as 'irrational' I had no real reason for it and I don't particularly feel that way anymore.

3. If you want me to not 'give shit' in my descriptions on characters then please show the same standard and don't show 'give shit' for characters when you comment. "Luna is a hot-headed bitch" for example. Even though as I painted the picture it is my right to put what I want in the description.

4. Luna is no longer my favourite character, I like drawing her because I like darker themes ponies and I'm not that deep into the fan verse that I delve into the ...lunaverse as you put it.

5. Thank you for your opinion on my piece, it's nice to see you're not just here to tell me off and that you actually took time to look at the picture and the work I put into it.

6. This picture in no way show's my ideals, an ideal is an idea of what is perfect or optimum in a situation, an opinion is what I have derived from my view of things. Different.

7. If you had remained neutral about this you would not have taken time out of your day and mine to tell me that you are disgusted with an assumption you have gleaned from looking at one of my pictures I told people to not read too much into.

Thanks for commenting.
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Ruaniamh Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Dude, people are entitled to their own opinions. If you don't like her view on Celestia, alright, but you don't have to be rude about it and be all "in your face" like that. =/
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthumbsdownplz:
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm sorry you don't like it?
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Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your perception of Celestia, barring the possibility I didn't misunderstand the things you said, is ridiculous. That is all.
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your perception of the idea of an opinion is ridiculous. seriously. next time you say or do something based on an opinion i'll go out of my way to insult it. that is all.
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Moonkelpie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
:iconcannotevenplz::heart:
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahah XD :heart:
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Moonkelpie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Is the illustration's title in reference to the saying, "Two Sides of The Same Coin"?:? That's what came to mind when I first read it.

Yeah, Celestia does look quite smug in this...I wonder if she'd still look that way if Luna eclipsed her--pun intended. Hey--would you consider a follow-up piece to this, with that very scenario, if someone commissioned it in the future, StickFigureQueen?:?
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If someone commissioned it I''d be more than happy to do it XD not really planning a follow up for my own reasons though
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Moonkelpie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
:iconexcitedplz:Well, once your commissions re-open, I'll be ready...hopefully I'll have saved enough, that's very important, can't buy a commission without money.^^;
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahah hope you have ninja skills, i only do 5 at once and they're in high demand XD
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Moonkelpie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Ooooooh...I'm going to try...I'm going to try....:icondeathstareplz:
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe
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cherryjjv Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconlunaclapplz: Yay for Luna!
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ yus
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Dino-Mario Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks epic!!! And the story is nice
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ^^
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cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
There's a plausibility in your short story. It sure makes the original story looks childish, but I prefer to stick to the original story, since we don't what elements would be told in the futures episodes.

As for the drawing, I really like it. It is quite wonderful work. I like to see them both together. I love Luna mostly like you, but we'd need more of character development to have a good idea of both princesses personalities.

A full episodes about them would be great. We'll see.
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ^^ i would like to more interactions with the sisters and not just luna popping up at the end like "hi sis!"
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cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Lot of people share that same feeling.

An entire episode about both of them would the best. Some said a episode entirely in Canterlot in the life of the royal family.

That would be great, no? Well, we'll have to wait.
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stickman00 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
foo.l Celestia is the better princes Luna is just young and naive
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
was there really a need to call me a fool? that's just kinda childish
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stickman00 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
and I apologize for that
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stickman00 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
not really
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Jucii-chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Digital Artist
That's totally awesome *_*
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :D
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Jucii-chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Digital Artist
No problem ;)
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dummy:
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NikoAccampora Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:iconfacehoofplz:...seriously? MORE hate on Celestia?? I hoped people have gotten over it already.
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm entitled to my own opinion on characters, assuming it's a phase that people 'get over' is a little shortsighted.

I don't like Celestia because personally I am not fond of her character in general. I am not asking you to dislike her, I'm not saying you should. Please respect my personal feelings.
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NikoAccampora Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
OK, i get it. You hate Celestia. I'll respect that. But i sure hope you have good reasons to.
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just told you! I don't like her character! I'm not gonna go beat down someone who says they like her just because I disagree. Have you never watched something and not liked a character? Has anyone come to you sounding almost threatening saying that because you do there had better be a good reason for it?
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NikoAccampora Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Fine, fine, keep your bloody hair on. I'll leave you alone now.
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey you were the one with the problem, don't get hissy at me. Peace out.
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NikoAccampora Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
*ahem* I don't have a "problem". I'm just quite exhausted of all the senseless hate that's constantly thrown at Celestia, which is mostly for stupid reasons.
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be fair your exhaustion is probably from starting arguments with people about it. Or at least saying provocative things that make me want to argue with you. Bolding and italicising your words isn't helping either. If you're exhausted then stop getting involved, you didn't have to comment on my picture, you could have made your own conclusions about what it meant and then you wouldn't have this problem. People are entitled to dislike cartoon characters just like they're entitled to have a favourite. Don't let it get to you.
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unitoone Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.

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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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unitoone Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a bit speechless. xD
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Stickaroo Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hurrr :iconhurrplz:
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