That's too bad. Maybe she'll visit tonight?>>473169>the power of autism compels me
Yah, with you there. I've been entertaining a story idea where a group of ponies, Followers of the Old Gods or whatever, would start hunting down the false alicorns Twilight and Cadence. Sadly I'm not much of a writer, but at least I can amuse myself with that~
>Celestia the pony
Oh yeah, I suppose you are right with that. Had forgotten about those scenes. I should really rewatch S1 again. Also I believe that was Pony Joe's, not Sugarcube Corner.
Luna, yeah, it is a bit sad, but to be fair I find it really understandable. It was a rather big fuck up, that one, one that hurt lots of ponies, including the one she probably loves the most and who'll be around when nopony else is.
>old men miss many dogs
Yeah… Me, I rather like the whole idea of how immortality, or at least living so long, is a huge burden but how they still manage to live with it and love their little ponies. It is sad, but still uplifting in a way, and I find it does a lot for their characters. Not that I'd necessarily want to see too much of that in the show, though, but in fanworks it can be really beautiful.
Agreed on that, the Nightmare being an external force really makes it seem Luna was just a poor, poor victim. Of course, the Elements possibly brainwashing a pony just seems… wrong. Of course, if we go say Luna and NMM were one and the same and that she wasn't as pissed as she was before, you could say she was simply robbed of her powers. She was still visibly afraid of Celestia when she was rainbow'd, after all. Which leads us to
>2 and 3
If we take what happened in the flashback in PTS as canon, she tried to kill Celestia before she was mooned. However, when she returned, she never really tried to hurt anypony, as you pointed out. The theory/observation that Luna might have actually tailored the obstacles to correspond with the Elements is one I've heard before, and it very much rings true. Only the first obstacle was truly deadly, and even then they had pegasi in their group, so… yeah.
Maybe she was super pissed at the time, grown tired of being overshadowed so much by her sister I'd assume it had taken years for her to reach this point, if not dozens of years
and just went mad. Not the most likeable image, I suppose, but one I could see.
Can't say yes or no to whether or not she was actually evil and wanted to harm others, but I really don't see that. She was pissed at the sun-loving little ponies in FiM when she returned, but she certainly wasn't hostile, and again, didn't do any of them any harm.
And yeah, I absolutely love the dreamwalking. It feels like a natural part of her character and adds so much, even if it can be ridiculously OP. It should be~ >>473195
I don't usually bother with those, EqD episode stuff and the comments there just tend to make me angry. I'll probably take a look, though.