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Shadow of Victories Past by TotallyAnAlicornGuys Shadow of Victories Past by TotallyAnAlicornGuys
Damn, it must have been hell for Tia getting constant praise and gratitude for what she considered her greatest failure. I never realized just how much that must have sucked until her comments in the premiere today. No wonder the Equestrian education system seemed to gloss over the whole Nightmare Moon affair.

EDIT:OMC&L AH MADE DRAWFRIEND!!!1!!112!
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TeddyBear101ish Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Filmographer
:iconjudgementboyplz::iconsaysplz: It was your choice! Now live with it.
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SeaSwirl2001 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waaaah! 
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Damn, it must have been hell for Tia getting constant praise and gratitude for what she considered her greatest failure. I never realized just how much that must have sucked until her comments in the premiere today. No wonder the Equestrian education system seemed to gloss over the whole Nightmare Moon affair.

Hear, hear. A thousand years of living with the guilt of having had to send her beloved sister to the moon, and nobody to share her feelings with, nobody to talk to about how difficult every new Summer Sun Celebration is for her - Princess, you really have my heartfelt sympathy.
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Crystalitar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Filmographer
Those few lines were rlly good, and made me appreciate Celestia more
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I never thought about this before. I wonder how many sculptures honoring her glorious victory she had to endure in the following years? :)
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lordseth100 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Beautiful...
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Zamora1986 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
I like this one. Not only the painting, but around it as well. It shows two sides of the aftermath.

The painting shows the ponies' perspective, their ruler despite being battered and beaten rises up and ultimately either banishes or vanquishes Nightmare Moon, a demon to their eyes. They merely wish to commemorate such an achievement for future generations to see.

Then there's everything outside of the painting. It shows Celestia's anger, remorse, and disgust at herself and the ponies for never giving Luna the attention and love she deserved which ultimately caused her to fall. She doesn't see the painting as her crowning achievement as a ruler, but her greatest failure of being a sister.

Now that I see it this way, I wouldn't be surprised if Celestia forbid any and all forms of art the commemorate that night essentially censoring a generation or so of art, stories, poem's, music just because she doesn't want to be reminded. Instead of punishing the ponies for their ignorance she focuses her efforts into seeing the night not as something to be feared, but admired which brings about an age of renaissance in astronomy.

The only thing she could do for Luna until she returns.
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
It makes you wonder about her reaction to the development of Nightmare Night. Did she try to discourage it, or did she realize that some folk traditions can't be squashed even by royal decrees?
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Zamora1986 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Now that's something interesting to think about. I'm sure she may have tried to abolish the holiday as it demonizes her sister, but each attempt only sprout a few rebels that kept it alive until she gave in as the holiday was just too popular.
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