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Celestia's Eternal Burden by SilFoe Celestia's Eternal Burden by SilFoe
Some days, that sun can be so damn cranky and has to be started up the hard way.

Quick drawing caused by over thinking what the thing around Celestia's (and Luna's) neck technically is. I'm guessing its a metaphor for the burden they pull.
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:iconpokekid963:
Pokekid963 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If that's what Celestia does I don't wanna know what Luna has to deal with
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guy-named-Paul Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
...

The same thing, but at night?
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:iconpokekid963:
Pokekid963 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah but Luna's the Princess of the Night. That's a lot of stars and galaxies to deal with :P
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SketchyStart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that's is a really cool concept!
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Clockblockers Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to make a Luna version. :3
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SydneyitsSydneyYo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional
Beautiful!!!
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:iconkironstrife:
KironStrife Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.  A very good interpretive piece.   
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:iconfriendshipismetal777:
FriendshipIsMetal777 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaaaaand now I wanna go play God of War.  I think this reminds me of Cronos carrying Pandora's Temple, somehow.  Very well done!
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Featherthefurry Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist
nice concept, and I love the sketchy look!
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the rough texture in this!
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:icononlyanaccount:
onlyanaccount Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I don't know why but I would to see the mane 6 watch Celestia raise the sun this way, it would be so amusing.
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Expectations would be shattered. AJ would love it.
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:icononlyanaccount:
onlyanaccount Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Gasp! They would never get over the fact that Celestia can only do so much!
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
And it would be GLORIOUS
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onlyanaccount Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Really!? Enlighten me, Why would it be so Glorious for everyone to see Celestia stuggling to pull the sun up cause it's probably october where the days are shorter and the nights are longer.
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SilFoe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Glorious in how much it would shatter all of their perceptions of her and her powers. I think seeing an alicorn, a very powerful magical pony, having to pull something like an earth pony would be strange to them.

Also, why would the season matter? It takes the same amount of time for the sun to come up past the horizon every day of the year, even if it doesn't stay up as long. (Also, not entirely certain were you got October from, but whatever)
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onlyanaccount Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Well I heard in October the nights last longer. And that is true! What would also freak everypony out is that in the Everfree forest the sun and also moves by themselves.
Probably gives Celestia and Luna a break.
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ssumppg Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it. :+favlove:
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MisterJones4899 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
She'll be kicking herself later when she realizes she left the parking brake on!
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Digital Artist
D'oh! Hate it when that happens.
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GameCheat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Celestia: Sun wake up
Sun: 5 more minutes
-chains the bed-

Celestia: NOOOOOO I SAID UP!!! I HAVENT HAD MY COFFEE YET SO UP NOW

SUN: UGHHHH FINE
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Somehow, I imagine that conversation happens the other way around most mornings.

Except that coffee bit. Celly needs her coffee!
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:icongamecheat:
GameCheat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XD
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:iconkopaleo:
KopaLeo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
With great horsepower comes great force times velocity.
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012   Digital Artist
<3 best comment yet
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:iconwolfdog7:
wolfdog7 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
what a fantastic metaphor for the burden of royalty and leadership. faved!
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:iconwolfzero00time:
wolfzero00time Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
wow that reminds me of myself in the morning dragging myself out of bed
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:iconstickman00:
stickman00 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
reminds me of Atlas for some reason
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angelic-rhapsody Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
LOVE the take on this. Though I think she looks a little at ease for a burden so great, it is a beautifully rendered piece, and you have my appreciation (for whatever that is worth).
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SirJames314 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I concur! Kudos for a very lovely piece and thoughtful theory. :handshake:
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:iconiamli3:
iamli3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
>something on earth pulling the sun around
....just lol.....
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner May 26, 2012   Digital Artist
I figured it was no more ridiculous than raising the sun from earth with magic.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
By the by, your image made it to Equestria Daily!
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:iconaffiejay:
affiejay Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
ah! Badass!
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:iconenmar123:
Enmar123 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
indeed
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Danfish77 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Oh man, I love this concept! It really feels like some kind of mythological tradition...
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:iconenmar123:
Enmar123 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
True dat!
It's so kewl,
and like the comment stated above
Badass!
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:iconsupermeneer:
supermeneer Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Never thought about it that way, I always figured it was just because the princesses always dress in style.
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner May 22, 2012   Digital Artist
No, that's just Rainbow Dash.
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:iconsupermeneer:
supermeneer Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Silly me
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:iconpyrobug0:
Pyrobug0 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
I'd just leave the damn thing where it was if it's gonna be that way, but whatever works for her. Love this style, too.
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:iconattack193:
attack193 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
"Switching to manual!" Nice! =D
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:iconwash-iii:
Wash-III Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Manual override.
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GreenFrogRibbit Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Celestia: I don't care that you've got sun spots, or if you are having flares, or that you're "tired". You are going to get up in that sky and GO TO YOUR ECLIPSE MR!!!
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GreenFrogRibbit Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
WOW that is amazing!!! will you please do a Luna pic like this for contrast? This is sooooo cool!!
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Digital Artist
I probably should...
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thunderspeaker Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is now the basis of my religion. thank you kindly.
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:iconsilfoe:
SilFoe Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Digital Artist
Life Goal #31:
Providing the basis for a religion. Check.
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StarflightThePegasus Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have let me witness EPICNESS!!!!
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firefanatic Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm. that's a new way of thinking what that thing's for. you have my approval.
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