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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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:iconhawkeye1041995:
Hawkeye1041995 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
That was... wow... I don't know what to say even so I'll just leave this here.... Wow! 
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YKQian Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  New Deviant
I was reading the comments in 'Oldest First' mode and when I saw somepony saying anti-Celestia words I was like 'No! Really? Even this comic can't move you?' Very well, once again it is proved that haters are going to hate and, more often than not, they look for reasons (sometimes even excuses) in attempt to rationalize their hatred instead of choosing their opinions on characters according to an actually reasonable interpretation of the show.

Which is why I struggle every time when reading comments of Celestia-related comics. Tia is one of my favorite ponies and, in my mind, the most underrated character (about which I wish I am wrong). It is therefore a great comfort for me to finally see somepony expressing opinions about Tia that agree with mine, and that over 700 ponies else share my viewpoints. Tia's true feelings deserve to be heard by more people. Sadly, though, after typing the previous sentence, I realized that haters would choose to go on hating no matter what they hear.

Maybe the fact is that lovers and haters both form their opinions based on first impressions or personal preferences rather than reasons. After all, we can't help being driven by emotions. My only choice seems to be to constantly come back to this comic so that whatever I hear from haters I can tell myself that I am not the only lover of Tia and there are many people behind the fourth wall to understand and support her.

I'm a English learner so if I have made some grammar mistakes above, I am really sorry.
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jhall1989 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015
absolutely fantastic work!
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:iconannaandmazie:
AnnaAndMazie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2015
26 panels, wow!
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:iconprincesscelestiayay2:
PrincessCelestiaYay2 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome but why is twilight floating in the last panel
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:iconroblox-t1ffanyomg:
ROBLOX-t1ffanyOMG Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Student Artist
maybe she was jumping?
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:iconamateur-artist-163:
Amateur-Artist-163 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful...
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:iconkawwaiiwatermelone:
KawwaiiWatermelone Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
picture four : somethings wrong 
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:iconrubyruh2007:
Rubyruh2007 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
"Let's go get some wedding cake before Pinkie Pie finishes it all" Lol,Pinkie Pie,You never get old. :P
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sapphiremantis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Best. Princess.

:heart:
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:iconunkownbrony52:
Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
This is cute and touching( celestia reminds me of raiden from mortal kombat, both can screw up royally but still have friends to help them out.)
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ponymaker55693 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 5, 2015  Student Artist
Longest Comic I Ever Read But I Liked It Good Job By The Way :iconsendhertothemoonplz: :iconlunaclapplz: :iconnightmaremoonclapplz:
 
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Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is one of my favorite MLP fan comics :D
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
I don't if I ever said this, but I tribute this scene in my fanfic. 
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:iconlyricaldownygazebo:
lyricaldownygazebo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
there should be another frame.
*Pinky sitting next to a plate of crumbs with a big stomache* PINKY!!!
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:icondragonblitz85:
DragonBlitz85 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
There needs to be a moment like this in the show.
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:iconseiya-meteorite:
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I agree entirely, and there also needs to be a Celestia episode.
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:icondragonblitz85:
DragonBlitz85 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH big time.
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:iconseiya-meteorite:
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yeah...
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:iconfurrykeo:
furrykeo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My therapist couldn't have put it better, thank you for the massive feels.
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:iconthe-waith:
The-Waith Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Student Artist
This was amazing, and beautiful. It gives some major insight to Celestia's feelings, and shows how much Twilight has helped her to come to grips with her past mistakes. You did an amazing job on this. Well done.
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:iconwarmtomatosoup:
Oh my god....the feels are too great, I feel all warm inside. VERY positive comic and VERY INSPIRING AND UPLIFTING
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:iconmlpfangirl64:
MLPfangirl64 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this was so cute 
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:iconsirkidd2003:
sirkidd2003 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow....
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:iconmarharkid:
MarHarKid Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
LONG.. BUT GREAT!:RQ: Cupcake Icon 
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:iconteatimereal:
TeaTimeReal Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
I love it!!!
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:iconsupersexyghotmew95:
supersexyghotmew95 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
AWWWW
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:icondragonbrood346:
DragonBrood346 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That was beautiful.
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Snowdog-zic Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
Nice comic, good job pep talking Celestia.
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CrystalDiamondSparkl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
AWWW
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:iconcontrasprite:
ContraSprite Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Love this! It shows Twilight acting like and becoming the princess of friendship before she even became an alicorn. Beautiful conversation. :]
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CheesycheeseoCheese Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student
The amount of letters are over 9000 I)I
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:iconnovemberlilly:
NovemberLilly Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
wow!
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:iconponyfanlover87:
ponyfanlover87 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
does anyone else see that twilight is flying with her wings UNDER her dress. shouldn't they be OVER her dress.
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:icondigitaldasherbot:
DigitalDasherBot Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This comic is circa the Royal Wedding (Season 2 Finale), so it's pre-wings (Season 3 Finale).
She's not really flying in the last panel, just jumping a bit. I should have put a sound effect in.
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Just-Call-Me-J Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist
I can't believe I haven't seen this until now :(
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HybridFurryHusky Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
After all Celestia, "You are a princess, you'll play your part."
(If you get that, high five x3)
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SeaSwirl2001 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*High five* :D
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fnaf-foxina-the-fox Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Professional Photographer
*High five* Celestia smileprincess LunaTwilight Sparkle (happy cry) plzHappyCadencePLZ 
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:iconhybridfurryhusky:
HybridFurryHusky Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hallelujah!
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:icontekkenguy777:
tekkenguy777 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
so deep
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:icongameaddicteddragon:
GameAddictedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
Such deep lessons...
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
I loved it
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:iconpowerzzz21:
powerzzz21 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Panel 10
2 hooves up
Quadpedal
Fuck Gravity
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:iconlupineborn:
Lupineborn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That was deep... gosh I loved it. Wish that scene was in the series lol
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GamerSpax Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
This was a very well made comic and definitely pointed out some of the big issues with Celestia and how Twilight and others view things.

The only part I would disagree with in some regard (though what you wrote wasn't untrue either) is when Twilight was talking about fighting against the changeling army and failing.  I just simply saw the Mane 6 being escorted back peacefully without and bindings or any battle damage.  To me, that comes off as they give up without an actual fight and I hated that.  If they really tried to fight to the end to victory, I would like to see more battle damage on them and maybe them in chains or the goo that was being used to restrain some of the ponies.
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ProPony Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE FEELS!
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angelinavonsweets Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Artist
I stopped reading when i waa at the middle cuz i was like "TO MUCH READING!!!!"
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Persona22 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
What a pity.
This is probably one of the best, most epic pony comics on the internet.
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LittleBearCub25 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Same.
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