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Have I mentioned how much I love Celestia.....

HA! I fit Celestia and Twilight together AND Celestia missing Luna into one picture....

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dragon567lover Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
why does she look sad?
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0rang3App3aL Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Because little Twilight cuddling against her reminds her of little Luna cuddling against her.
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SinatismArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Perfection
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Arancaytar Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
It takes a while to notice, but then... feels.
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kdlp313 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Me: "Why does Celestia look upse--OMG, THAT'S WHY SHE FEELS SO CLOSE TO TWILIGHT, BECAUSE SHE REMINDS HER OF HER ESTRANGED SISTER, HOW DID I NOT SEE THAT!?" o.O

Seriously though, beautiful work, Famosity. I particularly love the softness of the lighting and your depth of field.
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bluebell5656 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
The pic in the corner. Maaaaaaawwwwww!
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Nova-night Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perfection!Meow :3 
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lunathealicorn45 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
tia : * in her mind * i miss you luna 
this is what i think shes thinking really 
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SydneyitsSydneyYo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That is so adorable!!!
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AnimalAnimeFan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Tia, why u so grumpy? XD 
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wolf-lion-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is so cute!!!l let there be more on this in season 4!
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lordseth100 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
I didn't even notice the picture until just now. But man what a beautiful piece.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
This is a great and lovely piece. 
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Filly-napping.

You see, Twilight has parents. Princess Celestia tricked Twilight's parents into signing a release of custody for Twilight.
Twilight's parents thought it was a consent form to send Twilight to a school of higher learning, they only learned later that they could never see their daughter ever again.

Princess Celestia had legal custody over Twilight, and used the filly's young years to assert herself as her parental figure, replacing Twilight's original parents.

TRAGIC.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
You do know the tower Twilight was studying in, in episode one is the same tower she lived in with her parents before she got her Cutie Mark right? Where did you get this idea that Celestia "took" Twilight form her parents, why would she even do that? It would hurt her subjects after-all and that's the last thing she'd ever want to do. 
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I'm not saying your wrong, I just can't confirm that. I figured that was Canterlot Library and her parents lived somewhere else.
I got the idea from the hundreds of fan-artworks that feature Celestia taking a motherly role for Twilight nolycs.deviantart.com/art/Ther… . Or in this case, Twilight is in Celestia's inner sanctum as indicated by the picture on the desk. Wouldn't her parents want to raise their daughter when school ends?

Why would Celestia do it? Loneliness, and the longing desire to be a mother. Or in this particular case, raise Twilight and do it RIGHT, to redeem herself for what happened with Princess Luna.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
It's possible it was a library, but considering she was staying there after dark and had a bed there, along with there being no librarians , it strikes me as unlikely that it was a library and considering the building was the same one she was in before she got her Cutie Mark it seems reasonable to assume she still lived with her parents. 

This picture is in of itself fan art though, excellent fan art that I love, but still a fan creation with no bearing on canon as to whether Twilight ever stayed at the castle; though it doesn't seem unreasonable, to me, that Twilight "might" have stayed over at the castle once or twice, perhaps for astronomy lessons ETC. 

It seems highly unlikely, given Celestia's personality, that she would be selfish enough to remove a child from two loving parents and to raise her, herself; even if she was lonely she apparently looked after Spike when he was hatched anyway; but she dealt with a thousand years without her sister so it seems unlikely she'd ever do something like that. I can still see her as a surrogate, extra mother, to Twilight, but that sort of relationship, especially among mentor/student, can come up a lot without the mentor taking over the parents role. 
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I checked the episodes 1 and 23 for continuity. The library in Canterlot and the place filly Twilight was pouring herself into learning magic are two different places. However your right, there is no canon media that shows Twilight being raised by Celestia. I'm aware of it, and that's why I'm always quick to point out ""filly-napping" in fan works. Because that's what the artist unwittingly implies.

I never spoke of what's canon.

I never spoke of what's canon. But in defense of this art work, 1000 years is a LONG time to deal with loneliness, she cracked.
The fan artists apparently want Twilight's parents out of the picture.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Thanks for checking those locations! I'm not really sure how Celestia playing a maternal or affectionate role in Twilight's life is the same as filly napping. I mentioned canon, because in the initial post it seemed as though you were treating the assertion of 'filly napping" very seriously within the show; which as a Celestia fan worried me. Though I'm afraid I  can't see anywhere, where the artist said Twilight's parents had been removed from her life, within the "canon of the picture." 
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Oh its not me who thinks up the filly-napping scenarios as much as it is the fans who draw the numerous "where are Twilight's parents" scenarios.

That link I sent you, WTF, you can't say that's not strange. Sure its easy to get distracted by how eye bleedingly cute filly twilight is in that pic, but if you look through that cuteness you'll see that the artist is suggesting that Celestia knew all along that Twilight was going to grow up special, and set events in motion to get close to her.

According to the artwork Celestia has been taking care of Twilight for a very fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/i/201…
long time, even into the night time.

If Twilight is studying in the day time with Celestia, and stays around Celestia even in the night time, at what point does she go home?

Fan images like this: fc03.deviantart.net/fs71/i/201… make perfect sense to me, Celestia is giving Twilight individual attention.
However images like this: fc00.deviantart.net/fs71/f/201… show me that something is amiss.
Fanon Twilight doesn't even go home when she's sick: th03.deviantart.net/fs70/200H/…

So, your right about one thing, Twilight was not filly-napped. Too high profile, however my theory is that Twilight's parents didn't read the fine print on her School of Magic enrollment form.


The enrollment form doubled as a RELINQUISHED CUSTODY form regarding Twilight, which Celestia designed from the beginning.
In some fan works, Celestia WOULD filly-nap Twilight late at night right under Twilight's parent's noses: th07.deviantart.net/fs71/200H/…
Twilight is WAY too young in this picture. Even before Twilight began studying her first spell, Celestia was acting as her mother like some sick ghostly apparition!
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knightcommander Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ever hear of boarding school?  Or do you just hate Celestia?
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Sorry but, you yourself are creating these scenario, along with other fans, and then posting them in comments on art work; so you sort of are thinking them up. I honestly don't see what's strange about the image you sent me, ponies have shown themselves to be quite affectionate in the past and both Twi and Celestia had different models than form the show so her exact age isn't clear. 

As I said, in the past a mentor played almost as integral role in a child's development as the parents did, so Celestia being a sort of "third parent" to Twilight makes a good deal of sense. I don't see any reason to try and make it somehow unhealthy or unseemly. 

I did not suggest Twilight spent "every night" at the castle, but I did say her staying over every now and again for astronomy lessons does not seem unreasonable. 

As I said, all the evidence you are posting to support this idea that Celestia "stole" Twilight comes from fan art, or your own head-canon as opposed to anything grounded in the show; so it seems unfair to criticize Celestia based on fan art. 

How is there any sort of "fine print" problem? Twilight was still living with her parents at the start of the series. Like I said, it's fan art, there are picture with Celestia and Luna riding Autobots into battle, but we don't think that those "fan-works" actually reflect how wars are fought within Equestria.

As for your previous point about loneliness; I find that unlikely as I said, she had Spike after that and apparently played a large role in his early years, plus she had Cadence; that's ignoring all of the theoretical ponies/others species whom she might have made friends with. Losing Luna was likely incredibly painful, but it doesn't seem to have broken her. Plus she sent Twilight away to learn the magic of friendship at the start of the series, so there isn't really any evidence of "possessiveness" either. 
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Necroant Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
And now imagine Celestia with another filly, and TWO pictures on a table.
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Knightrider5050 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Celestia looks pissed off
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Necroant Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Celestia is a creep. Can't do anything about it, she just is!
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Mlpfimgurl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Omigod I just noticed the Luna and Tia pic xD this is so beautiful!
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PONYIX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pissed celestia is best celestia :D
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Thysania Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist
I see the picture on the table now....
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Painfulldarksoul Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Celestia too. Seriously! Why did she had to have such a great personality and beautiful appearance? I always have the wish to kiss her, whenever she is on screen.
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Tailsnick Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
It looks like Celestia is angry with Twilight. It looks like as if she despises her...Which is an interesting thought. But it is really cute picture.
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Rickbeast Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I think it's more like she's worried about Twilight's future. Also since this is filly Twilight, Celestia is likely thinking of Luna and missing her sister.
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SirJames314 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I almost missed the photo! Excellent, excellent piece. :tears:

All my love for the two sisters. [link] :hug:
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Brony2893 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Can I use this in a story?
All credit will go to you of course.
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Famosity Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
Of course
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Brony2893 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Thank you.
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Molecular1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So creative!
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ardashir Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
This is heart-meltingly sweet. Dawww!
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Ragnarokia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very adorable.
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Astaenes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
I always love artwork that shows Twilight and Celestia together like this. Very touching, and very well done!
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Cloperella Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Writer
If you have mentioned it, you could always mention it again. I never get tired of hearing Celestia praise.
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RyanGuardianRanger Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love seeing Princess Celestia and Twilight together.
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ShadowWing09 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Adorable =3

Although Celestia looks kind of sad about something :(
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SymzTew Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012   Digital Artist
She misses Luna.
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d715 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
she's really focusing on hugging that twilight
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Shockand-Awe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
oh...so many feels...my heart can't take this many feels...
And whats with everyone saying she looks angry? She looks sorrowful to me :\
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Famosity Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
That's how I tried to portray her.... I don't see how she looks angry at all....
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ShiningStarNova Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
In the picture with Luna, she looks a bit angry. If you cover up the last part of the eyes so the white is gone (like in the picture) she looks a bit angry.

But I love your drawing very much, it's so beautiful ^^ You're a really talented artist
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MrWestCoast Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
loooooliiiiiiicoooon
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wolfstorm56 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
This is so wonderful.
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very nice piece. :)

I really like how you did the composition. The picture with Celestia and Luna is a wonderful touch.
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