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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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XxclaystarxX Mar 28, 2014  Student Artist
Clapping Pony Icon - Nightmare Moon 
Painted-Pen Mar 15, 2014  New member Student General Artist
*Last panel* Cuckoo!
I understand how Luna was feeling before she became Nightmare moon, cause I was never taken seriously either.
Well on another note I always enjoyed a night time stroll.
TehKyura360 Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
those eyes... they follow you... ._.
NinjaKitty2012 Oct 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hail the night o_o

I hope you don't mind, but I have loved this comic for a long time and have recently put together an audio version on YouTube.…

vanessaskydragon Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
make more to this
Poor luna, she doesn't deserve to be put out like that! Her night is beautiful and she just wanted some attention to it! It's all Celestia's fault! I hope she felt lonely after luna was sent to the moon, she should regret it!
emgrat223 Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
This is one of my favorite MLP comics I've ever had the pleasure of coming across
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