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Descent into Madness: Luna by Inkypad Descent into Madness: Luna by Inkypad
I've been thinking about what happened to Luna before the whole Nightmare Moon thing lately, so I finally buckled down to draw my idea (Which took forever! Confound these ponies!) I haven't seen much of Nightmare Moon originally being Luna's friend, companion, etc since she is often portrayed as evil and possessive. And I thought, "Why couldn't Celestia give Luna a chance or do something when she knew Luna was probably suffering over the fact that her hard work wasn't being received and was being ignored. She could have been suffering from depression, loneliness, or problems with her self-worth over the fact. Where was precious older sister in all of this?" Just a thought :)
Might do a Pinkie Pie origins since I've drawn some of that on paper... I dunno.
Too much pony! Listened to Bronyville Podcast while drawing this. First podcast I've ever listened to. Had a ton of fun listening and drawing this. Hope you like it!

EDIT: Fixed some spelling mistakes. If you see any others, please tell me! :)

EDIT2: People keep accusing me of making Celestia a tyrant and being too one sided. Here is my comment:

"Oh I really don't think Celestia is a cruel tyrant. But when I tried to make Celestia's reply softer it didn't work as well. I think that Celestia must have had a lot of work to do, and because she was the eldest she would also have to watch over Equestria and deal with the more governmental issues, such as paperwork, laws, etc. I was imagining that for this Celestia was getting a bit tired and just worn out. Luna was much younger so she might have been up to antics before, and Celestia just didn't have the time or nerves to deal with her. I like to imagine that Celestia has her flaws too! Probably after this when Nightmare Moon is banished, Celestia has a lot of regret over not paying closer attention to her. But like I said in the description, these are just my thoughts."

I'm making another comic for after this, showing new sides of Lulu and Celi

MLP FIM and characters (c) :iconfyre-flye:
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buddertrixierules Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  New member
omg dat face is creepy in last panel
ringtailmaster Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
interesting, give us a complementary view of what circunstances transform Luna into Nightmare Moon, great job
ChasexSkyelover7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok....this is why Celestia is my least favorite princess.....
Prince-Polaris Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
holy mother of Linux if I was able to have dreams that Luna at the end would give me a NIGHTMARE
Space-Debris Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww. Poor Luna. Good thing I always stay up until the sun rises, then I fall asleep.

Also: MY GOD, THAT FREAKING STARE. *shudders* God that's scary...
Bomerman3001 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
1cosmiconsciousness Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
All the work, and none saw it. She tried to tell Tia, that she needed to be noticed, to be loved, to be needed, but treated like a child, work before helping sister. An artist creates masterpieces, spends days,weeks,months,years, a lifetime, several to make it, putting thier soul into it, and noone notices it. :(
One day. One day without sun, how much harm could be done? Tia could even take the whole day off. But no, don't let Luna get loved, a share of the love. Waaaah! None.
jardape Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Luna is becoming G1 pony. What a horror. :D
WoonaArt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I check comic with Celestia few minutes ago. If i can write a letter to Celestia, i will write:
Dear Princess Celestia,
Luna is not a child. She is not a child. She also has feelings. She is over 1000 years old. Celestia, don't raise the sun for one day in (only) Equestria. That will be fine. Luna is alone, and you are busy. That's why Luna try to kill you and change to Nightmare Moon. Don't you understand? It's your faulth. Don't raise the sun for one special day, like Summer Sun Celebration, before it say to everypony about this. Play with Luna games, like chess. Try to make her looks beautiful, buy her beautiful white dress and let her go to meet other Ponies. Maybe she will find a boyfriend. You are thinking about yourself. She is not a baby. I know you willdestroy this paper, get it to the fire and get Luna to the moon and don't listen to me, and that's one reason i like Luna more. Thank you.
Persona22 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I once read that the greatest fear of an artist is a blank page or canvas.
Basically, it means that the greatest fear of an artist, poet or writer is that one day they might run out of ideas.

I, personally, don't think that's true.
The greatest fear of an artist is to have much of their talent to share, but nobody interested in it.
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