>>357611>I somehow deduced that you didn't care for LE when you explained your disdain for Luna 'til SiP.
"Disdain" is too strong a word, although I'll admit I might have felt some for fanatical Lunafags. She just wasn't developed, and it was clear that the writers hadn't put much thought into who she is. I didn't dislike her. I just put her in the same category as Derpy, Octavia, Lyra, Vinyl Scratch, Dr. Whooves, or any other background character.
>Like the very beginning of the very first episode where NMM's origins are explained, and they had nothing to do with expanding the empire.
I skimmed over the creators' backstory, but it wasn't obvious to me from the animatic's content. The first time I saw it, I thought it was just an extension of what Luna did in "Sleepless." See seems to care about kids.
Their fanon still doesn't bother me. I figure we've never been given any details about that point in Equestria's history anyway. I assume that whatever went down between Celestia and Luna was a lot more complicated than the series' fairy-tale opening.
I wouldn't even care if the show retconned the sisters' conflict. In the Pony Psychology fanfics, which I thought were very good, the author posited that the whole "Luna wouldn't lower the moon" bit was just a myth, a cover story, because what really happened was a whole lot darker. What she really did was create the Everfree Forest, thinking that a self-maintaining natural order was a beautiful idea. So, the weather there went out of control, animals started eating each other, natural disasters started occurring, etc., and everyone else — Celestia in particular — considered it an abomination. Luna stuck by her guns until it turned into a knock-down-drag-out castle-wrecking fight.
I liked that.
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