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:iconcommentplz: Thoughts and critiques are appreciated, as always.

Just 80 hours away from the big coronation! So, here's a more serious pic in regards to it.

Let's face it, Princess Twilight Sparkle isn't the first pony to get so much preemptive hate. Derpy and Cadance have both experienced this before.

As we all know, Princess Cadance was first seen in an early Royal Wedding playset alongside Shining Armor. When this was confirmed to be a scenario for the S2 finale, there was a lot of anger about her - being an alicorn, assuming that she'd be a Mary-Sue off the bat, and hopes that the wedding wouldn't end in any marriage. But after Cadance demonstrated her worth in A Canterlot Wedding, a lot of that was lost in the wind as praise came over.

Derpy wasn't so lucky, of course...She got a fairly-prominent role in The Last Roundup as the (accidental) cause of the wrecked town hall. Now, that was a nice nod to the bronydom's high respect for the sweet li'l airhead...except a lot of hate-messages came about it. Granted, it might've been a minority, but hate tends to be loud at times. It caused such a scare that her voice and eyes got edited! And the rage that followed didn't help - you know, I'm actually not surprised that Derpy didn't get any appearances in S3. {crosses arms and leers in disappointment}

And now, we have Twilight being crowned the next princess in Equestria's annals, as well as an update to her form. The two things that sparked a lot of anger was the alicorn status and the princess title. These have made a lot of gripes to give - she might leave her friends, the Mane 6 is "unbalanced", she's a Mary-Sue, the show is now OVAAAR...the list goes on.

...Granted, Season 4 was confirmed sometime after the alicorn news.

From all I've gathered for the upcoming episode, it's this - Twilight Sparkle will certainly prove herself worthy of this title. Equestria has already incorporated bits and pieces of the fantasy genre that the first MLP already brought young girls to (I can't begin to count how many pink structures and heart designs I've seen around the place). The princess title is no exception, and the writing group has dabbled in a deeper mythology for it. Meghan talked about the usual little girl's dream of being a princess (tough ones, too, in some cases). Well, Equestria's princesses are the ponies that best embody the valor of harmony - those that are trustworthy, noble, selfless, joyful, and kind. Essentially, Twilight Sparkle is knighted like a paladin. Given all she's gone through in these three seasons, she's certainly worthy by now.

And you know, while WHAT she is will change, WHO she is won't. Celestia's likely to allow Twilight in Ponyville for years to come. In fact, this could well tie in with her friends' cutie mark mix-up - you will always be you, no matter your destiny.

Just remember, hate is not the way to go (and it attracts the Windigos, besides). Cadance went through it, Derpy went through it, Celestia went through it, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Spike, many others have been through this mess as well on many degrees...Please, let's not put Twilight through this right now.

-= WORKING SONG =-
- [S3E13 SPOILER] [link]

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- My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (c) Lauren Faust & Hasbro
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SilverGriffinflare Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sunstar2 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awww...This is too sweet!
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Northgalus2002 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Keep calm and brony (or pegasister) on! For those who are keeping the faith, stay calm this too shall pass.
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Xylophon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Holy whoa, that is one wicked awesome background in this one. Loving the expression on Derpy's face ;D
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Shadestar24 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I feel bad for these three.....Derpy got hated by TEN FREAKING SOCCERMOMS, and her eyes and voice are changed in The Last Roundup. -_- Really, I think that's unfair. And I didn't even know about Princess Cadance having haters. And Princess Twilight............. T_T I feel REALLY, REALLY bad for these three. Cadance is my favorite out of Shining Armor and Cadance, and Twilight's my favorite unicorn, though I guess that's because I always get more drawn to the main protagonists than other characters. :/ But either way, these haters have GOT to be kidding. :facepalm:
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Agreed, I always liked Cadence and Celestia & Derpy/Ditsy and this idea was not a bad one in itself and was executed very well considering the time cap (Celestia;s song was magnificent!) Great piece very sweet.
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neme567 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Cartuneslover16, is she ever saw this (or if I show this to her), I guess that she'll agree.
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ElCidDeMaestro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] OBJECTION! There IS a VERY blatant Derpy sighting in this episode. THREE! This one is the most clear of the three...so I'm guessing fan input, both good and bad, stagger over to half a season later, since production is usually ahead of the episodes we see on TV. I guess Season 3 got slammed during the Derpy controversy, but this episode must've been made during the turnaround. Now all that's missing is Cadance in the same screenshot and you'd have a tri-fecta of lovers gonna love. I liked Derpy, Cadance, and Twilicorn...though I cheated by doing an RP with a Twilicorn LONG before this episode was confirmed. Surprised they could pull it off like it's still Twilight.
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Got it~!

Welcome back home, Derpy!
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ElCidDeMaestro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] And turns out a buddy provided an almost perfect screenshot of Twilicorn/Cadance/Derpy in one. Though Derpys hidden in the background, the wall-eyes are VERY visible. Hope this comment gets lots of love.
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ElCidDeMaestro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] And have a Derpy wink. Cadance/Twilicorn/Derpy are all in one special moment for an unexpected surprise of an episode.
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mRcracer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Well said, I for one believe we should at least give Princess Twilight a chance.
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Very cute pic, and very good rant to. :)
I agree they got alot of undeserved hatred, and while I love the brony fanbase, (I feel it's positives usually outweigh the negetives) those incidents probably don't help the situations. (Luckily the Cadance one, wasn't as bad as the Derpy & recent Twilight ones.) It lead to us losing Derpy/Ditzy, so it'd be a shame to have other things removed from the show due to fan-backlash, and such. So I kinda wish fans would be more careful with how they act.

And I for one welcome our new princess. ;) (I have a feeling it'll be temporary anyways, or even if she stays a princess, she'll still continue her studies in Ponyville, and still be friends with the others.)
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CynFinnegan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw... Would you look at that? Twiley's shedding tears of joy!
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kakyuuspark Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twilight Sparkle will always be Twilight Sparkle,alicorn or not.
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Dragon-of-Twilght Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I find the whole thing to be a massive over-reaction; Twilight getting wings will change little to no things in the show, since that whole theme of the show is friendship, and friends don't abandon each other just because one of them changes a bit.
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Glitch-Sketch Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How I see things: A little change is the way to go, but hate is really just wasting valuable time.
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess I can understand why so many would instinctively react negatively to the change - it's long-rooted that change is scary.
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Glitch-Sketch Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, change is necessary, if sometimes annoying. But, people will JUST have to live with stuff loike that. Also, speaking of change, there's a spin-off for MLP coming called Equestrian Girls... Seems that the Mane 6 will be human...for a while, at least. :iconderpyshrugplz:
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From what I hear, it's kinda separate from the main series. Kinda like an...alternate reality, if you would.
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Glitch-Sketch Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm watching this guy named :icontompreston:, and he gave the latest scoop on Equestrian Girls: The Mane 6 get transported to Earth, they're all human, and they have to live lives of humans. Though...I have no idea how they'll pull it off. Either cartoon girls in a real-world setting (sort of like EarthBound) or all cartoon.
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...And then we find that Twilight Sparkle visits the alternate world and with the help from her alternate friends retrieves her crown from a power-crazed Sunset Shimmer, then heads back, the portal staying closed for another 30 moons.

Not sure if this world does have another Twilight or not (I can't take Pinkie's word there as 100% truth). Or if it had another Sunset to begin with...
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Glitch-Sketch Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It probably does...but if it did, then that would end up being a paradox. Also, that was my favorite part of the movie: Pinkie Pie unintentionally breaking the 4th wall TWICE, then saying it was "just a hunch".
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Sky-Dragoon-Twilight Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really wish they'd stop doing this, there were two incidents with Alicorns like this that ended them contradicting everything upon the episode's airing. Those two incidents were Luna's S2 reappearance and the Wedding Episodes.

The brony community even has a cycle for this similar to the Sonic cycle for his video game series.
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadly, the canon isn't 100% our call. It's the call of the crew in charge (inb4 "HASBRO FORCED DIS"). I, for one, just go with the flow. If that means not minding any expansion to what's already known about something, so be it.
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Sky-Dragoon-Twilight Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I don't mind change, in fact nothing in the show has made me mad or acting like all the other Bronies. (Except Mare Do Well, I'm pretty sure unless you're not really a Rainbow Dash fan you can agree that episode was horribly written, that lesson at the end was completely contradicted by the other Mane Six members.)
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm...I guess in defense of Mare-Do-Well, they were using a quiet, modest hero persona as contrast to Rainbow Dash's developed habit of showboating, as more an example. (And yes, I am a Rainbow Dash fan)
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Sky-Dragoon-Twilight Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah but many say that's false because the other Mane Six kept boasting about Mare Do Well, which happened to be all 5 of them. (I'm sure Rarity was using a costume too.)

There are many fanfics where the Mane Six find a consequence instead of how the episode actually ended. Always with Rainbow showing they did not like what they did as the lesson they tried to tell her they didn't follow themselves.
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UMSAuthorLava Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, uh...looks like Dragon-of-Twilight said what I was too meek to say (Rainbow's inflated ego becoming a hindrance).

Ironically, speaking of Rainbow Dash, I personally think that her interest in reading was a WAY bigger change than Twilight getting wings.
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Sky-Dragoon-Twilight Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gonna be hard telling that to the fan base, the highest possible source of bronies I found i number last indicated over 11.5kk (11.5 million)

That's hard to beat.
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Dragon-of-Twilght Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I'm actually one of the ones that will defend Mare Do Well, and I'm the farthest thing from a Rainbow Dash fan. Some of the later episodes helped with that, Wonderbolt Academy in particular, but she's still low on the list.

Anyway, I have to point out that she was far from an innocent victim; while she may have been doing some good at the start and through the episode, it became more about getting recognition for her than actually doing good because it was the right thing to do. Her ego was getting in the way and likely would have led to her hurting herself and somepony else, so she desperately needed to get knocked down a peg or ten before it was too late.

I get that her ego is one of her primary character traits (though I don't like it), and that the flaws are what make the characters in the show awesome, but they shouldn't be ignored just because she's the fandom's pet pony.
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Sky-Dragoon-Twilight Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh that's a bit off actually, not many like Rainbow as you may think. Many polls I see when using the Main Six usually have Rainbow low in the scoring. And this is usually every 8 out of 10 polls. I'm pretty sure the fandom's pet pony is Derpy.
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Dragon-of-Twilght Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
That may be the case, I don't really pay attention to polls all that often, but my original point still stands.
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