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Look at Me. by Esuka Look at Me. by Esuka
It's you, Celestia. It's always been you. You look right through me. I was only ever there for your convenience, wasn't I. I was only there when you wanted to see me. Well tell me, Celestia. Do you see me now?

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I've had an idea for an animation for some time, probably since I originally depicted these two. Lacking the skill or resources to make it happen, stills will have to do.

I know there's a lot of discussion about exactly what Nightmare Moon is, but allow me to explain my notion. Nightmare moon is, to me, a part of Luna's mind, part of her but separated. Fueled by her sorrow and her fury, everything that compounds those feelings makes the nightmare stronger, the voice getting steadily more powerful until, one night, it overcomes her rational thought. And from there, it's only a downward spiral.

MLP:FiM is (c) Hasbro
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:iconcelefin:
Celefin Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
That's really well done! A ton of emotion and action with lifelike characters. Good job.
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:iconwolfshamen:
WolfShamen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist
That's some powerful stuff.
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:icon2wingo:
2wingo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I always figured that the Nightmare was a quasi-demonic entity that seduced Luna toward evil by pretending to sympathize with her until she finally allowed it to possess her.
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Luna-Soresodthe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
his is a beautiful painting and a perfect line :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
great so you to luna is schizophrenic? lol......
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:iconartsylover109:
artsylover109 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
scary
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:iconlpzc:
LPZC Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Im my head, Celestia is Spyder-Man and Nightmare Moon is Venom, is just me or more peoples think like this ?
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:iconnightmare-melody:
Nightmare-Melody Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
:O

Aw snap
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:iconfirestalker48:
Firestalker48 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
YES. I have been looking for something like this!
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:icontenatious-brony:
tenatious-brony Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
You have some really cool art! Keep it up! 
*presses watch button
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:icontangledtabby876:
TangledTabby876 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013   Digital Artist
i'm loving the hair ! :D
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:iconle-escritor-vba:
Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Do you mind me using this for project of mine?
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:iconesuka:
Esuka Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Kind of depends on the project. What is it?
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:iconle-escritor-vba:
Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
It is a big head-cannon thing. i will put all my head-cannon in a PDF text, using both images and text to world-build the FiM world. Ex: i will explain how i think that the royal guard works, how they fight, how they train, this sort of thing.

for example i would use this to illustrate the battle between Celestia and Nightmare moon.
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:iconcalebfig:
calebfig Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is one of my favorite pieces of fanart ever. You captured their emotions beautifully.
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:iconthedemonofsloth:
TheDemonOfSloth Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:wow:
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:iconopalpastal:
OpalPastal Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NM: LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT WHAT I HAVE BECOME BECAUSE OF YOUR BLINDNESS!
Celestia: I'm sorry sister
NM: I am not your sister anymore
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:iconrainfiremlp:
Rainfiremlp Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twilight: you are right Luna I am
RD: Wait what?
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:iconroger334:
Roger334 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Just superb !
Love it !
<3
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:iconmariokidd319:
mariokidd319 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is it weird that the first thing that came to my head when I saw this was that scene from Game Grumps Sonic '06. Y'know, that scene.
"IT'S NO USE! AAAAAAAAHHH!!"
"YOU'RE DEAD, SON. YOU'RE MOTHERFUKING DEAD, SONIC!"
"I WIN, MY WIN."
"ARIN WINS, SILVER WINS, SONIC WINS."
*Jon whimpering about the police or something*
"WHY AREN'T YOU LOOKING AT ME?!"

Well, mainly that last part but, you get what I'm saying.
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EnteringTheNethery Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
WELCOME TO THE NEW AGE!
[link]
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:iconqueeneverfree:
queeneverfree Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student General Artist
celestia... what have you done?
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:iconlucyallocca:
LucyAllocca Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Artist
LOOK AT ME WHEN I TALK TO U!!!
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:icondoughnutjoe:
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Wow, very pretty and emotional. I can really envision the scene playing out like that.
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Nice =D
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:iconyour-good-at-art:
your-good-at-art Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
you are absolutley right... thats what i think
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:icongummythemlpalligator:
GummyTheMlpAlligator Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I CAN ANIMATE! Not with that amazing quality you have, though!
Beautiful piece!
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:iconbnka:
bnka Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kill her !
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:iconmoppypuppy:
MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Ponies don't turn into dark powered rage monsters simply because they feel "resentful" or cannot grasp the concept of other ponies sleeping at night.

Some pony f***ed up bad. And it was covered up by that overly simplistic story of two regal sisters.
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:iconlaqb:
laqb Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Look at my eyes...
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:iconlaqb:
laqb Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Look at my eyes...
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:iconbezthepez:
BEZthePEZ Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FAP FAP FAP
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:iconsarduka:
Sarduka Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Awesome! Really nice work. I love to see Celestia so.
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:icondell-ad-productions:
Dell-AD-productions Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, love the art work.
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:iconthe-necromancer:
The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice conveyance of emotion.

Nightmare Moon is best pony!

...

...

Well, at the moment.
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:iconarcticshadowfox:
ArcticShadowFox Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
background kinda looks like an alien hive to me
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:iconcjbronyten:
Cjbronyten Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
This is really great and amazing:)
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:iconenteringthenethery:
EnteringTheNethery Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I featured this here

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:iconesuka:
Esuka Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Thank ya kindly.
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:iconenteringthenethery:
EnteringTheNethery Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
ya like the song?
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:iconagistar:
AgiStar Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
That emotion is so intense...
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:iconmurtaghgirl101:
Murtaghgirl101 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
KOOL
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:iconturbolover175:
turbolover175 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Night Mare Moon is to Princess Luna what The Hulk is to Bruce Banner. The most powerful force in all of Equestria, and very useful if controlled wisely. But on the other hand, it's almost impossible to control.
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Diego0920 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Awesome :D
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metapsionic Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Wow! I like it!
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:iconsirjames314:
SirJames314 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Intense piece! :omg: Well done packing in all that emotion.
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almightybooda Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Ok, time to put my theory on alicorns in general out there. I believe that they are a physical mass of magic, which explains why Luna changed between seasons, she was regaining her magic. Therefore, such things like emotions have a much greater effect on them, even to the point of changing their appearance.
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:iconricarlos:
Ricarlos Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
i'm playing with an idea in my mind...

what kind of power would have Luna if she accepts her dark side completely with her "normal" side?
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:iconpreanubis:
Preanubis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Or what power would she have if she found her "light" side?

The stars and moon represent hope to me; I like to think that Luna, at her best, is a light in the darkness.
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