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Our Dear Celestia by DigitalDasherBot Our Dear Celestia by DigitalDasherBot
I've been wanting to do this comic since the Season 2 finale, but things kept pushing it onto the back burner. I had hoped to finish it before season 3 started, but that just wasn't happening.

This comic takes place right after the Royal Wedding. I remember how floored we all were when our Alicorn-Sun-God went down. Then I started thinking about how SHE would
have felt about it. As usual, that led to lots of exposition.

I suppose this comic works as a bit of a companion piece to my Goodnight Luna comic, [link] but really it's made to stand on its own.

Now maybe I can go back to playing Guild Wars 2.
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Edit: I've added the original script and thumbnails to my Scraps folder, [link] since it seemed like the kind of thing people might be interested in and it literally took me two minutes, so why not?

Edit edit: Youtube voiced version done by MindlessGonzo and IMShadow007! [link]
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:iconjcsstudio:
JCSStudio Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Such sentimental heart-to-heart talk! I love it! X3
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goldorakx69 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
me to i love this comic
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goldorakx69 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
lovely
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:iconmephilesthedark2182:
MephilesTheDark2182 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I love this comic to pieces. DigitalDasherBot, I salute you; you've made something truly special.
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:iconbronyno786:
BronyNo786 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
some ppl seriously need to listen to twilight here.
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:iconmrtoon1999:
MrToon1999 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
Joshscorcher would be proud
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:icondaggerbark:
DaggerBark Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Indeed he would :3
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:icontheclancat:
TheClanCat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Clapping Pony Icon - Complete Mane Six Clap :clap:Tard Clap Tard Clap Cheers and Applause - NaNoEmo Day 8 

Celestia smile Celestia Cutie Mark (Emoticons) 
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moonshadowluna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
i think Luna is best Princess but this is just soo true! we do need every single person in our life to work together and save the day.
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DaggerBark Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Tia is best princess!
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:iconmoonshadowluna:
moonshadowluna Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh please, she sits on her plot all day! Luna actually does stuff. Tia could not even defeat the queen of the changelings!  Luna is best Princess! 
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DaggerBark Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Luna is overrated!
Celestia is best princess! 
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:iconmoonshadowluna:
moonshadowluna Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Please, she redeemed herself from nightmare moon! what has Celestia ever done that was so great?
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:icondaggerbark:
DaggerBark Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yes, She kept Equestria save for a thousand years!
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:iconmoonshadowluna:
moonshadowluna Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
and yet she lost the power to weld the elements because she lost her only friend and sister.
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:icondaggerbark:
DaggerBark Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
And I feel really bad for Tia :(
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jackalmoth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
This was a beautiful and very interesting take on Celestia. Usually when talking about her regrets, people focus on the incident with Nightmare Moon, and when talking about her failures, they go into NM and Chrysalis, but this is the first fan work I've seen that explores just how impotent Celestia might have been made to feel after such a direct, crushing defeat where she actively stood up to face the foe and was immediately and soundly defeated.

I like having it pointed out that Celestia wasn't arbitrarily foisting the world-saving off onto Twilight the Mane Six because she "didn't feel like it" or "had other duties to see to" or whatever, but rather because she knew she couldn't win, as she didn't have the Elements of Harmony anymore. Without them, even Celestia can't stand up to a reality-bender like Discord or her own sister empowered by the Nightmare, and she was forced to acknowledge that and let the new Element-bearers take the field. When Chrysalis and the changelings showed up, though, she had no reason to believe her alicorn power alone wouldn't be enough, and when the love gathered from (supposedly) a single pony was weaponized against her and won with a brief clash...yeah, that can't have been easy for her to take.

Thank you for making this comic for us all to enjoy and ponder. :D
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:iconhenryseville:
Henryseville Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
Agreed on everything!
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timmainsson Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Thank you so much for this
I wish I had seen this years ago. I love this show and the Princesses hold a very special place in my heart, so when Princesses Celestia was defeated in one on one combat I was not only hurt but disgusted with Chrysalis (a distain I hold for her to this day).  I knew there had to be more to this story and the lesson there in and I thank you again for bring that lesson to the forefront and through the only vehicle who could deliver that insight.
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zsocreed Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
That was beautiful! I never thought about Celestia that way, but it opens a new perspective into her point of view. Well done! :D 
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KingNicholas1 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2016  Professional Writer
This very comic reflects the true beauty of MLP and what it means to be a Brony. We're more than just a fanbase - not just a community. We are friends. We look out for our own. And if times are tough, we'll give each other strength to pull through.

And of course, even the best of us need a little encouragement now and then.
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priyan26 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Student General Artist
that 7th panel... philomena!!!!
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:iconphoenixinator:
Phoenixinator Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
YAS!
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fotland42 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016
And let us not forget the fact that Equestria does need a leader who has the fortitude to make unpleasant but necessary decisions. And when those unpleasant decisions say that somepony has to charge into danger, it needs a leader who can inspire that pony to do so wholeheartedly.
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this wonderful Comic, I appreciate Princess Celestia even more now be it powerful or not (;

...but she still has a Princess Complex though XD
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:iconrbd9510:
RBD9510 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
Bla bla namby pamby talking i wanna see action
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MLPSUP Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LPS
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LordKane666 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
man that was good with that was in the show would of been epic and bring a lot more character to both of them 
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HyperGurl4010 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
don't you just hate when you greet your friend and they start blabbing about their life problems all of a sudden
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:iconazulong94:
azulong94 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Harsh bro.... but funny
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:icontigreanpony:
tigreanpony Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016
Daaaw that was good, it's a shame they never show this in the canon.
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:iconjustjoeking:
JustJoeKing Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Hmph..... I coulda said that....
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:iconajr001:
AJR001 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Nopony is perfect Celestia.
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DaggerBark Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
She was never perfect.
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urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
very awesome!!!
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Ajedi32 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2016
Woah... this needs to be an episode. Maybe even a two-parter. I'm serious.

The only problem is this seems very out of character for Celestia. I have no doubt she has her own insecurities like the ones depicted here, but I find it very hard to believe she'd share them so easily, especially to one of her students. I think it can still work, but there needs to be more build up. The fact that Twilight is no longer Celestia's student and the degree to which she's grown and matured since the events of A Canterlot Wedding might also make a scene like this more believable.

Also, if this does become an episode, I'd love for it to end with Celestia getting her own heroic moment, leading the charge against the villain of the episode (who she probably failed to defeat previously in the episode) and defeating him with the help of everyone she's mentored over the years. We need to see sunbutt being a badass more often.
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DaggerBark Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
How is Tia out of character?
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:iconzsocreed:
zsocreed Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Amen!
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:iconhenryseville:
Henryseville Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
So beautiful! ALL HAIL SUNBUTT!
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:icondaggerbark:
DaggerBark Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ALL HAIL THE BEST PRINCESS!!!!! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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:iconhenryseville:
Henryseville Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
HAIL!
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:icondaggerbark:
DaggerBark Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
TIA RULES!!!!! ^U^
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Mavraster Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
MUH FEELZ!the feels :iconohyoublushplz: feels

We all love you, Sunbutt!  And I say that with extreme reverence on the summer solstice, Celestia Day.

And yes, please, we need to have a Celestia-specific episode, perhaps a season 6 finale!
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whitebearboy Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Beautiful comic!
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:iconluckysweep:
Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
Now this is the kind of interaction with Celestia I want to see in the show.
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Jmodene Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016
If they ever do a Celestia episode, this would make a good one.
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guardmn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
Now this one was a good one.Even Celestia can doubt herself some days,but with Twilight around,she can always count on somepony to cheer her up.And give the occasional pep talk.
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ILoveArt24680 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Aww your right Twilight !Follow your own lessons!Judy - Icon 
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DeskManiac Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016
This comic is so meaningful. Gives me feels every time. And it gave me feels again. T.T I really hope to look back at this comic every time I fell down or useless.
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