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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.