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Last Day [ANIMATED] by PrincessSaros Last Day [ANIMATED] by PrincessSaros
This is an animation that I did over the period of the last 3 months or so. I recommend watching this in the highest quality you possibly can.

youtu.be/_f3BFPqWIaU


Description: Though, I'll let you all decide what preceded these events, I like to think that Celestia witnessed a catastrophe that she simply couldn't come to terms with.


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After about three months of planning and work on this rather small video, I've finally finished it.

While the initial concept was relatively simple and meant to be an experiment in animation, I was able to learn a lot about, well.. everything. However, I added so many things onto the composition that it had abruptly been warped from a simple motion exercise to even making the sky move.

While it is far from perfect, I've certainly learned a lot, especially about limiting myself to what my computer can handle, and how to bypass some bottle-necking issues. Overall I'm very happy.

Disclaimer: I do not own the character in this animation, nor do I own the music used in its creation. I invoke the fair use policy as I have no intent to use this project for profit or commercial use. It is created for the purpose of education and for artistic appreciation.
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jardape Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I think it could be simillar scene like in Babylon 5 about the last day of Earth. Celestia came in her Spaceship to remember the days she lived in Equestria. Few seconds before the planet is consumed by dying star she says godbye and flyies back to her family. Back to Luna, Twilight, Cadance and her ponies that live on many colonized worlds in galaxy.
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jardape Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
It could also be first day.
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
The fires of Hell shall rain from the skies, and all things shall burn, for it shall be the End of Days.

Awesome!
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MalsaraNightShadow Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Amazing job!!!
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LegionRed Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Making this into an animated dreamscape background for windows. Because reasons.
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Incredible! 
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Gerpie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know this might be a lot to ask, but do you think it would at all be possible to turn this into a screensaver? so far I've not been the only one interested in it...

If not, just say so, would be amazing if it could though!
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not really sure how I'd even do that :3 If someone else can and you can find them, all I ask is that they give me a link of the screensaver as well so I can view it!
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PrincessLadonna Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful. It's so inspiring that I could almost picture a story been written about it. 
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ghostcrab311 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
yeah, that was an epic video. the flame effects of her mane and eyes were awesome and the music was perfect. just terrific work here!
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Caerdwyn Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
This is beautiful work. Well done.
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Frosty35 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Celestia the Light-Bringer confirmed for new League of Legends champion.
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ho lightbringer. I'd buy her.

Diana is Luna in any case. She even says "The night will last forever"
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IAMCONELRAD Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I loved it 
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DavidCurser Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
impressive
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Beau-Skunk Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
This is very dark, yet very awesome, and the animation on the Youtube link is very well done, and smooth. You did a great job on this. The mountain details, and firey details really make it very apocolyptic looking.

I also like how you leave the image's "story" up for interpritation.
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Enmar123 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
o-o
Corona
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Foxtrack Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Nightmare sun
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mylittletabbycat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
the wings in the animation are what got me, beautiful!
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much appreciated :3
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BenRG Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
To me, it is the last day, the day when the dying sun finally consumes the world of Equis. After billions of years, the last long chunk of which she has been agonisingly alone (to the point where she has often drifted into dementia), Celestia now impatiently awaits for the moment when she will at last be freed to rejoin Luna, Twilight and all her other friends and kin.
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Usagi1992 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Beautifully put, sir. I thought "Dying Sun" by ShinePawPony was a well-done depiction of 'the last days' of Equis, but this picture surpasses it, and you pretty much gave it the perfect backstory.

But to me, Celestia wouldn't just sit quietly and wait for the end to come. She, after finally enduring the loneliness that comes with being the last inhabitant of a dead/dying planet, would declare "I'm off...to join my friends", and spread her wings, and take flight for the last time. With tears in her eyes, but a fierce determination in her heart, she flies up and makes a beeline for the sun, her namesake, at top speed. The closer she gets, the hotter she becomes, until she feels like she could burst into flame. "I see the earth!"

And when she reaches her peak, all of her remaining life-energy, which has been keeping her together, is ready to disperse. She cries out "FOR EQUIS!" and explodes in a shower of light.

And with that, all life is gone. This planet, once populated with many colorful talking ponies and other sentient creatures, is dead. :(

Just my thoughts on how I'd imagine it.
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Usagi1992 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
P.S. - This is the moment that inspired my little story. ^_^

www.youtube.com/watch?v=anhnMT… (very appropriate, considering this is a fire-based boss)

"Luna? Twilight? Can you hear me?"

"I'm coming home." (that line to me really sums up how Celestia would feel to finally 'let go' and die)

Just thought you'd like to know. :P
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theOwtcast Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nightmare celestia <3
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Cpt-Firespit Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Amazing!
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LanceOmikron Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Artist
"And so it is written, that Equestria's brightest day shall herald its darkest hour..."


I'm a sucker for Solar Flare/Evil Celestia. My own personal headcanon for the sort of situation portrayed in your animation is that Celestia has completely succumbed to her own fear and self-doubt. To me, Celestia is scared, more than anything else, of not being able to save the ones she loves. She couldn't save Luna when she first became Nightmare Moon. She was powerless against Discord when he escaped his imprisonment, leaving Equestria at his mercy. Chrysalis defeated her in a straight-up fight in front of hundreds of her beloved subjects.

These situations all turned out okay in the end, but if it keeps happening, it terrible fates befall Celestia's loved ones while she's completely powerless to stop it... it could break her. If she finally decides that she is completely incapable of protecting her people, she could, if under enough emotional stress, rationalize that burning Equestria and everypony in it to a crisp would be much more merciful than letting her people fall prey to monsters that she can't protect them from. A very dark idea, yes, but that's why headcanon is so convenient. ^_^
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bently96 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Well, it is a fairly intriguing job. props to the fiery mane effects. :)
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bently96 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
HALF A YEAR...............just for your information.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Seen the video. Nicely done. 

I suppose Princess Celestia finally gone mad in the premise of your work and is bringing forth the end of the world? 
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PrincessSaros Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I wouldn't exactly say that shes gone stark raving bonkers. Certainly not Discord-esque mad. I think, in my own head, she has lost touch. She simply doesn't have the capacity to care. I doubt that she is specifically benevolent at someone. The way I look at it is she's seeing red. Blinding anger. That's why I have an inkling that what I was referring to was the loss of Twilight, perhaps dead, or though to be, or turned to an evil villian where she's forced to defeat her, which ultimately breaks her composure. Or perhaps that of her sisters resurgence back to Nightmare Moon.

Though, the former is more likely, since I'm a sucker for Twilestia related fics. In my mind, that would tear her apart from the inside. ;-;
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