It’s Day 3 now and I’m gonna post something I’ve never posted on here before. Bad art time, guys. These are the original concept sketches that eventually led up to the creation of this blog!
2 years ago, I was originally drawing these for the @lunadoodle blog where I drew a doodle of Luna a day to submit there. But I kept drawing Luna with Celestia and I absolutely loved it. I really enjoyed drawing the two of them just being cute and interacting together. So much so that I made this tumblr.
In the description for the first doodle: “
Who knows maybe I’ll use it in a comic someday.” pffhaha little did I know. It’s really cool to just see the style develop, and just remember where I was back then.
Anyway yeah enough with me rambling. Hope you guys enjoy this little piece of blog history ^^
Sorry if it's already been brought up, but what are Celestia and Luna up to in the arranged marriage AU?
Celestia and Luna are the rulers of the Crystal Empire in this AU, a diarchy in which they are both titled “queen”. They are still alicorns in this AU and still have some influence over the Sun and the Moon, although I don’t think they’d be known to raise/lower them. Regardless of that, they are celebrated by their country as the “Queen of the Sun” and “Queen of the Moon” respectively, and both are loved equally. In this AU Luna never transforms into Nightmare Moon, but I’ll probably go with King Sombra attempted to overthrow the Crystal Empire but the sisters fought him off in a war, and won. Or instead, maybe he’s the one who’s kinda instigating the current wars in a quest for power and ownership of all countries globally, but I dunno.
Er, anyway, the Crystal Empire at the moment is the country that is least likely to be attacked or engaged in war because of the Sisters, but it doesn’t hurt that they have the most resilient (crystal ponies are naturally more resilient against damage because of the magic properties of their fur, just think when they have on armor) and strictly-trained soldiers in the world, despite their army being relatively small in comparison to others. Equestria is actually an annex of the Crystal Empire despite it being larger (in my headcanon and some of the other AUs it’s the opposite), and Equestria’s ties to the Crystal Empire is part of the reason why they’re so formidable (one of the reasons why Saddle Arabia sought out an alliance with them; they get the support of Equestria and, in a small way, the Crystal Empire).
I was gone all day yesterday but HOLY CRAP!!!!! I just finished watching A Royal Problem AND SO MUCH SHIT WENT DOWN!
This episode was so good ohmygosh– like, I’ve been wanting an episode focused on Luna and Celestia for a while but this is the most extravagant way possible– I’m shook!
There was so much shit in this episode and I have to scream about it.
STARLIGHT GLIMMER WAS CALLED BY THE CUTIE MARK MAP
HOLY FUCK! TWILIGHT’S FREAKING OUT
Starlight Glimmer shows up and Luna and Celestia are both underappreciating each other and start arguing when Starlight tries to get them to talk through it
So Starlight panics and does the impulsive-logical thing to just straight up switch the cutie marks of two deities.
Twilight: IS SHOOK
Also, little Twilight ballerina
I CAN PLAY COMFORTING MUSIC!! ?
Luna and Celestia’s role switch though was really SO WELL DONE, and like, with their characters it made it even more powerful because their personalities are like polar opposites so not only did it make the point but it really showed how important each of their roles are
The very least we can say is that Luna doesn’t quite have a sunny personality (I think she might actually have depression? am I projecting?), so the whole thing of putting on a good face and being a public figure and smiling is definitely not for her and when that causes a problem for someone she was supposed to help, she winds up dwelling on it and wanting to make it right while it sort of haunts her– she takes everything very personally and with so many things in a day she can hardly keep up.
With Celestia on the other hand, as soon as the night begins she starts to feel alone, staying up and watching over the night.
Oh, by the way, the entire time in this episode Starlight was low-key panicking, damn she’s good at suppressing her emotions….
Starlight is of course, panicking in her sleep and brings the attention of FUCKING NIGHTMARE MOON (yes I’m pretty sure she’s real– Nightmare Moon first came to Luna and took advantage of her suffering in a dream). Also Daybreaker shows up (audience is sHoOk) and either is Nightmare Moon-possessed Celestia or Celestia’s equivalent to Nightmare Moon Nightmare Moon?
Anyways, faced with this Celestia has no idea what to do and feels alone so she goes to her sister for help and Luna encourages her and gives her the strength to stop the Nightmare.
After all of that, Celestia and Luna finally know what they each have too put up with and Celestia finally recognizes and admits that Luna has so much strength for being able to do what she does, and that particular moment means so much to her and validates her and holy fuck I’m crying.
This episode was so good oh my gosh!! In other news, Luna is definitely not a morning person, and loves the Cronch. Also, these sisters are so great hly crap– best sisters in the world, they love each other so much.
Seeing as Halloween is just around the corner, could you make some headcannons for what the Dangan Ronpa 1, 2 or a mix think or do
HAPPY HALLOWEEN GUYSSSSS! -HUGS YOU ALL AND GIVES YOU LOTS OF CANDY- This is pretty much a HUGEEE post, but these are all pretty fun and some of them are HILARIOUS! I didn’t put it under a “Read More” because Tumblr’s mobile app can’t display “Read More”s correctly and I expect some people to be on their phones during Halloween, hahha. >_@creakie and @atalantaz for some of the ideas! ~ Mod Narii
In order of things I thought up for each character: costumes/ what they’ll be doing on Halloween evening/ extra comments
Dangan Ronpa 1:
He’s handing out candy to children and melting at how adorable the children are.
He’s James Bond because he didn’t want to scare the kids.
He’s probably dressed up as something “Great Gatsby”-esque because it’s a “peasant’s festival and there is no better place to be at than my mansion”.
He secretly loves Halloween because it’s a reason for him to show his wealth, so he’s ordering the servants around for the many, many trick-or-treaters who all come to the Togami mansion for three digits worth of candy .
She’s giving candy to children. She’s quite awkward though, but she smiles at them a bit oddly, so the children feel a bit awkward and mumble a thank you before leaving quickly.
If teens come to her, she’d tell them off with a “Don’t you guys have anything better to do?”.
She’s handing out candy to children because Komaru told her to and that it’s for just one night. Komaru and her are having a Halloween-themed sleepover night, with horror movies.
She secretly likes seeing the smiles on the children’s faces when they receive candy.
He’s quite shy about handing out candy, but he has to since his father bought wayyy too much candy. He loves seeing the children smile though.
When the children compliment his costume, he gets very flustered and shyly thanks them for the compliment.
She hands out candies to her fans during a huge Halloween-themed concert while singing Halloween songs.
A vampire noble
Decorates her house in a fancy, luxurious mansion theme and plays Diabolik Lovers or some creepy, dark-themed game with handsome men.
She wouldn’t open the door even for trick-or-treaters.
Sailor Moon (YESSSS)
She’s handing out candy quite happily and she actually gets very into character, saying speeches about protecting the children.
The children who were kind of apprehensive of visiting her all love her afterwards.
She’s hovering around Junko as she’s giving out healthy candy. Junko orders her to stand in a corner without moving then scare the passing children.
Something sexy and revealing, like a sexy nurse or policewoman.
She’s giving out healthy candy that tastes bad and the path to her house would be filled with really scary contraptions that scare the living hell out of you.
He hands out candy to children from a suitcase to fit the theme, but parents think he’s handing out shady items such as drugs, so they all prevent their children from going to his house. He ends up spending a pretty lonely evening, but he gets all the candy to himself.
A Disney princess
She’s handing out candy with Sakura. They’ve prepared some homemade candy together the day right before as well during the day of Halloween.
She’s all giggles and smiles when the kids refer to her as her costume
He’s handing out “healthy” treats to every children he crosses while explaining safety precautions to them.
The kids find his costume cool and listen to him with awed expressions.
He organizes a haunted house in his gang’s lair. His henchmen and him work all night at scaring anyone who wants to try out the haunted house. His attraction is actually really scary, but when told that, he denies it with a “Whatttt? That’s not scary at all”. The kids get too scared, so he asks his henchmen to make it less scary, but it’s still one of the scariest places on Halloween.
At the end of it, the kids would get a bunch of candy, so they wouldn’t complain at all.
He goes trick-or-treating for free candy. Or at least, tries to. His goatee rats him out immediately. He ends up asking some kids to get him some candy and they actually do it, because he pretends to be a legit policeman.
He tries hitting on attractive passerbys.
Mangaka with lots of those winged pens and even nerdier glasses and plenty of manga storyboards in his hands.
He’s reluctantly handing out candy to the kids who pass by his house, although he’d prefer continuing writing fanfic.
The only reason he dressed up was for the kids. They know where his cosplay comes from; they are surprisingly big fans of Bakuman.
Dangan Ronpa 2:
Vampire (oh geez he’d be so attractive)
He helps design haunted houses and yards of people. He carves creepy faces onto pumpkins and decorates with eerie tombstones, lanterns, skeletons, etc. He has nothing else to do and too much time and money on his hands. His house would be one of the creepiest. When children ring the doorbell, already scared, he quickly opens the door because he’s so excited to see children, but they all run off.
Pokémon trainer, with one or two Pokémon plushies
She’s trick-or-treating, although she ends up battling kids with Pokémon on the way many, many times. She ends up giving lots of kids her EV-trained and shiny Pokémon.
She’s walking around with a first aid kit, making sure all the children are unharmed and enjoying themselves. She’s also putting cute Hello Kitty reflective tape on them so they’ll be seen in the night. The children complain that she’s ruining their costume though.
Succubus (those horns though)
She’s trick-or-treating and hiding in bushes to scare children.
She also teams up with Mondo at some point when she gets bored to scare more people.
She goes trick-or-treating with Mahiru. Her small size and baby face gets her all the candy she wants!
Alice in Wonderland
She’s giving out with sparkly eyes foreign candies from Novoselic to children. They think it must be amazing candy from her enthusiasm, but they all really hate it once they try it, asking each other if what they ate was even candy.
She actually believes that the children are monsters, hearing that it was a night when “monsters and humans join together”.
Demon overlord “HA I can finally show you my TRUE FORM! Witness my hidden prowess, BWAHAHAHA!” Also, the Dark Devas of Destruction are wearing little costumes that he made himself, like hats and capes as well, because he wants them to be a part of the celebrations.
He’s probably walking around and making sure no “demons” attack the trick-or-treaters aka the children.
He gets quite embarrassed when they tell him his costume is cool, but he huffs quite proudly and hands them “my secret ingredients” aka candy.
He’s definitely trick-or-treating for the candy. He finds it amusing how people always question why he’s trick-or-treating, since he’s supposed to be Byakuya. He ends up saying “Why don’t you do something with your life instead of complaining about a stranger trick-or-treating? Now give me the candy”.
She goes trick-or-treating with Hiyoko, although she is too busy snapping pictures of the Ultimate Traditional Dancer as well as all the beautiful costumes and settings she sees.
Volleyball player or some kind of athlete
She’s SUPPOSED to give out candy, but she ends up eating everything. Nekomaru, when he passes by, is shocked that she couldn’t bring the joy to the children, but he laughs it off heartily.
She’s lurking around Fuyuhiko when he’s giving out candy in case any enemy yakuzas come by. She secretly loves how happy he looks, although he will always deny being overjoyed about Halloween.
He would go trick-or-treating. He actually planned everything out, mapping out which route was the most time-efficient and which houses to avoid (Junko’s and Taka’s). He also wears a mask, so people would just think he’s a tall kid. He eventually goes to see Hajime and Fuyuhiko so they would join him.
Frankenstein (His ahoge is the antennae)
He’s carefully preparing the candy to give to the children, organizing them neatly. When he hands them out, he asks all of them if they have any allergies, what kinds they like. Kazuichi comes and drags him to go trick-or-treating at some point though, so Hajime reluctantly joins, saying “Uhh Kazuichi, we’re way too old for this”.
He’s handing out candy to children because he secretly loves how happy they look when they get candy. At some point, Hajime and Kazuichi come over and ask him to join them (K: “Eyyy”, H: “h a l p”). He’s the one who proposes the haunted house to Kazuichi and mentions the large amount of candy prizes. He secretly does it to see his reaction.
He’s giving out candy to children while giving them tips on how to become stronger later on, judging them by how small/slim they look. He’s very pumped up and screams motivational quotes and the children are always very excited after going to his house.
He’s dressed up as a musketeer, because it’s suave.
He hands out delicious candy that he made himself during the week. The children love it, so they always come back to his house. Thankfully, he was prepared and had made plenty. His house is one of the most popular.
For the attractive individuals, he gives them chocolates that he considers “aphrodisiacs”.
Leon goes trick-or-treating at Junko’s house and flirts with her. She rewards him with some healthy, horrible-tasting candy.
When children compliment Mukuro, Junko gets jealous and exclaims that she’s the one who did her makeup and thought of the idea of the costume.
Kazuichi, Hajime and Fuyuhiko would try out Mondo’s haunted mansion for the enormous amount of candy at the end. It’s way too scary for Kazuichi though, so he ends up running away and/or crawling into a ball in a corner and calling for help.
Hajime’s pretty scared as well, but he ends up taking care of Kazuichi until Mondo comes. Fuyuhiko’s just laughing at Kazuichi, but he soon gets scared as well. Peko comes flying in, to the rescue. Mondo, once he arrives and sees the odd situation, would probably laugh and give them some compensation candy.
Kiyotaka, if he sees Leon as a policeman and telling the children to get candy for him, would get upset and start scolding him about taking advantage of children and using an administrative and honourable job as a costume.
Komaru is a black cat, to match with Touko’s witch costume.
Kiyotaka and Mikan team up to ensure a healthy and safe environment for kids. Taka’s way more loud than Mikan though, and the kids get scared of Taka and gather around Mikan, who gets even more flustered.
Everything was going smoothly. Gentle and Celestia had been dating for close to a year; Their relationship progressing more and more each day. They even had a few dates just staying in the Palace. Her staff bringing them what they needed… well almost. The food was provided by them, but the ‘dessert’ was provided and shared between the two of them. Gentle could recall every date in detail. He couldn’t get enough of his Goddess, and always wanted more. When they parted it was always difficult for him, but he left knowing more lovely moments were on the way; Celestia not showing any signs that she wanted their courtship to end.
Another date had ended wonderfully. A beautiful opera, a wonderful kiss, and a promise to see each other again. Gentle thoughts were always of every little thing, every detail of her beautiful features, every smile, every tear. Her emotions plainly evident all throughout the night. His love forever wandering inside his head.
He soon arrived at his tent, removing his tux, and hanging it carefully. He didn’t have much in his 'home’ but it was enough. The best feature being a beautifully framed picture of the two of them, taken by one of her staff. He usually kept it on his makeshift night stand. Their relationship was not public as of yet, so he sadly kept it hidden most nights. He didn’t have a bed, but a very comfy blanket, that was just as good in his mind. He wrapped it around himself as he slowly drifted off to sleep.
Gentle woke up slowly, stretching his limbs and and yawning widely. He then realized something was different. He wasn’t laying on the hard stone he was use to, it was actual flooring and he recognized it. He stepped out slowly, a large table with Celestia sitting close by, sipping her tea as usual with some papers and documents spread around. She looked a to him.
"Good morning, Gentle. I wanted to wake you sooner, but you’re just so cute when you’re sleeping.“ her expression then soured. "Gentle, you lied to me. You lied to my staff. I don’t appreciate that.” she stood and moved toward him. Gentle looked up to his much larger marefriend.
"I never lied, Tia… why would you think th-“ she cut him off by stomping her hoof, cracking the flooring. "ENOUGH!!” His eyes widened, he had never seen his love this agitated, or heard her voice so loud. “Why didn’t you tell me you were still homeless?!” Gentle was not too stunned, his meager shelter behind him. Clear evidence of her words.
"I… I just didn’t want you to worry about me… I’ve been homeless on my own for-“ "Fourteen years, yes I know. We’ve checked your background thoroughly once more.” she frowned. “After you’ve said 'no’ to my offer to live with me so many times, I had to assume there was a reason. Something you weren’t telling me.” Gentle nodded. “I guess that makes sense….”
Celestia’s eyes widened. “You guess!? You guess it makes sense?! Gentle if you didn’t want me to worry, you should’ve just taken my offer!! I didn’t think you would EVER lie to me!! Because even after a full year you haven’t! Except for this!! One lie over an entire year!!”
Gentle was backing up a bit, as she hoof stomped again, pieces of the flooring scattering around them. “REMAIN STILL!!” he stopped in his tracks. “Tia… I’ve just… I’ve just been on my own for so long… I’m use to surviving on what I have… It’s not like I don’t have anything! I have bits, I have work, I have you!! I’ve never been comfortable taking help from anypony!! It’s hard for me to let go of how I’ve lived for so long!!”
The princess’ eyes held anger and a bit of betrayal. “Could you not trust us?! Were we not good enough to earn your trust?! We KNOW what you’ve been through!! We have seen all the documents!! The horrid tale of a young colt surviving desperately on his own, despite having nothing and nopony to help!! We may not be able to comprehend fully what you’ve been through, but that is NO reason for you to lie to us as you have!!”
Gentle was shocked and a bit scared. He had heard Luna devolve into the 'Royal Canterlot Voice’ every now and then, but he had never heard Celestia do so. He he had seriously hurt her, and betrayed her trust. He just hoped it wasn’t to the point of their courtship ending.
"Tia… I never meant to hurt you… but I have and I am so sorry… You’re my Goddess… my Sun… I should’ve never thought to lie to you… but you’re everything I’ve ever wanted… The most beautiful and kind mare in all of Equestria… I didn’t want to risk it… I didn’t want your staff to see me unfit to court you… I don’t think I would’ve been able to take it… Losing you… before I even had you…“ he sighed. "You deserve better…” Tears were building up in his eyes.
Celestia composed herself. Realizing, for the first time in awhile, that she hadn’t fully rid herself of the 'Royal Canterlot Voice’ either. She pulled him into a hug. “Gentle… what I deserve is for me to judge.” Her face softened as she held him. “If I feel you belong at my side, that you should have my love, then I will give it freely…”
She then paused for a second “…but you can’t keep things from me. Maybe you could with any other pony, but you know I’m different. Even a small lie could mean the difference between life or death.” She nuzzled his cheek and gave it a soft kiss. “Imagine… if somepony learned of our relationship, and they found out you weren’t with me in the Palace. You could very well be captured, held for ransom… or worse…” Tears were now forming in the Monarch’s beautiful eyes. “Though I am immortal… everlasting… the ones I am close to, the ones I want by my side. I never forget them. Would you have me mourn your loss, before our time together has barely begun?”
Gentle closed his eyes, crying silently. “No… I would never want that… I would never want to be a lost soul… another painful memory for you to hold forever… If you want me by your side… in your Palace… Then I will be here… as long as you’ll have me…”
Celestia hugged him tightly, silently crying herself now. They held each other in silence for a while before Celestia spoke. A soft whisper floating gently to his ear. “Thank you…”