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The Real Story, P1 "Miasma" by Nimaru The Real Story, P1 "Miasma" by Nimaru
[Part 2]

[Part 3]

[Part 4]

BONUS: For HARDCORE mode, listen to this while you read the story: [link]

Youtube Music version: [link]

This is part 1 of 3 in my explanation of what REALLY happened. I mean, 1000 years before episode one, they had light and cities. Why wouldn't there have been plenty of ponies out in the dark?

And why banish her for 1000 years? Doesn't that seem extreme? So many people say Celestia is a "troll" for this when in reality there was no other way.

More than anything, I am doing this comic series to defend Celestia who is probably the greatest pony who has ever lived in Equestria and it breaks my heart the way people treat her sometimes.

Now it's time to find out the REAL story behind the legend of the elements of harmony (I just hope I can do it justice with my current level of skill!)

This took about 3 to four weeks to do. The background graphic took 1 and a half weeks alone! I specifically used only Photoshop and not Illustrator for the backstory stuff to make it more rough (to mimic the style used in the show).

EDIT: Fixed a spelling error. Also, thanks for all the words of support! I guess I'm far from the only one who feels this way.

EDIT2: Looks like EQ daily accepted my submission: [link]

Hi EQD readers!
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flamep123 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
There r words in the miasma ._.
Nimaru Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup :)
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
I like this... even though there's no sign of it in the show (the comic's quite different on the subject) I always thought Luna shouldn't have done everything she did as Nightmare Moon by choice, because if so, then Nightmare Moon is who she really is and she pretty much got brainwashed into being the Luna we know. There should be some outside influence.
McCoda Featured By Owner Edited Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yep, there are many theories as to how she became nightmare moon. While the show doesn't really reveal anything, Luna did look quite surprised (and perhaps shocked) when the magical vortex spun around her and she began to transform. 

These include the supposed ghost of Luna and Celestia's old castle, a seed implanted by King Sombra, this unknown miasma or even her own accessories (Fallout Equestria goes in great detail about this).

Of course, one could also look at magic in the same light as the force. Luna slowly but surely gave in to her own displeasures and anger to the point when the darker side of her magical abilities went beyond her control. Thus, her own magic formed an alter ego and took over the body against Luna's wishes. Only too late did she realise this (hence the surprised look at the transformation scene). After all, magic in this universe stem from positive caring, compassion and love, thus making any use of magic outside these boundaries unnatural and  self-corrosive (like how siths lose their figure and become physically deformed over time. Case-and-point: Palpatine) A heavy price for short term power. 

The other possibility comes from the idea that Luna's more vulnerable to unearthly forces since her powers dwell with the light of the stars and moon that do not affect earthly creatures that rely on the sun. 
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EmoshyVinyl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then you not only don't have a soul, but people like me are supporting his story by putting it in our work and giving him credit.
herolewisXIII Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
if your talking about me, then go ahead and post mean things about me, I deserve it. its just that i've lost my true heart and have wandered so far away from it that i made up a fake heart to replace it and now i can't even find any good in me not even a little as a matter of fact i act nice but in reality i'm evil, i'm against the aternate celestia's but read those jokes and laugh,i act heroic but its all about me and heros put others first, just like you said i don't have a soul, a heart, or any good none at all and i want to be more but i'm just lowering my self down even more, so theres no point in lying to my self anymore so go ahead and post mean stuff about me, i'm just a villian any way
EmoshyVinyl Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoah, I didn't believe it was that personal. It's true that people
could get multiple personalities and get themselves down like how you are now, but there's a
way for those people to get back up. I should know cause I was
one of those people, I used to only look at the down side of things,
but now I try to reach my goals with the help of my friends and family.
PhoenixWolfii Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
Lol the Miasma say's Cupcakes, Trollestia,To the moon,Molestia, and Scootabuse
BloodLily16 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, so Luna was possessed? That makes sense.
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