yes yes yes yes yes
Works for me.
Yeah, that's what I said in the teaser post.
hell, yeah.first rating and first comment. :D
Sooo.... she got better?
Sure! Works for me! lol
Made sense to me.
Maybe they did it just because it looks better.
i would say points off for unoriginality but it works.
that was pretty much what I was expecting, so it works.
Only ponies with a magic level over 9000 can get the aurora borealis mane.
That is about what I thought.
I'm fine with how she looks, I wanna hug luna regardless!
We have an expression in Spain: "Whatever (insert person's name here) says, goes to Mass". This means, what Faust says is Word of God.Luna recovered her good side and that's represented with her magic mane. That's canon. Lauren Faust said so, so it's head-canon. For me, the discussion is over.
@FlutterfanWhat's the scouter say about Luna's power levels now?Doh ho ho. ;P
"I just made that up"I had a feeling about that. Oh well, I've waited so long for more Luna that I'm not going to complain just because she has a new mane.
Well of course, that explanation is perfect as it would also account for her extended absence until now.Carry on, now. Nothing to see here, carry on.
@FlutterfanSo, when does Twilight get hers then? ;)
Ok then. There's one mystery solved. Oh, who am I kidding? Its much more fun to endlessly debate things like this!
I figured this...I had some theories
Thank god she´s keeping that amazing hair.
Lol. "I just made that up."And it is now canon.
Exactly what I told my brother, lol.But now everyone knows.
Awesome.The episode's still going to be awesome, regardless of what Luna looks like.But, to be honest, I kinda wanna see her new form!
"Blah blah blah regaining magic powers"Sounds good to me."I just made that up".Ha ha, oh Lauren....STILL SOUNDS GOOD TO ME.
Actually there were a whole lot of theories similar to this that were discussed amongst the fans. So uh yeah not really suprised here but it makes sense.
Her explanation is exactly what I told myself when I saw those screenshots. It seems to make the most sense.
This is the most simple and best explanation.
That's my interpretation on her mane change as well. I assume it takes a lot of magic to get their manes to look like that anyways.
Good explanation, Lauren. ^_^ And it does make sense. Her mane is looking very Celestia-ish so that should help her new image.
I can dig this.
rofl, it's silly to say her explanation is unoriginal...the fandom has come up for explanations for pretty much everything, so whatever turns out to be canon was probably already thought of by us X3
Seems Legit. ...Not sarcastically. Damn this meme...
It's pretty clearly radiation poisoning.
>I just made that upIt's like... she understands the way we think... or something.
I figure this is how most of the inconsistencies and plot holes are patched while writing an episode.1. Ms. Faust comes up with an explanation off the top of her head.2. Everyone goes with it3. ???4. PROFIT!
Lauren explain what Luna's been doing the entire first season!
Good enough for me
@MattatattaWell yeah, that what happens when you sell your soul to the devil, man.
@BronyDude Recovering. Didn't you read what Lauren said?I'm all for cool manes but I think I'm going to miss the light blue mane. It was cute.
Lol, I love how she just goes "yea... I just made that up" xDGotta love her honesty, her theory is probably close to the truth though.
Hmm.. Sure! Why not. :P
Oh, that Lauren! -canned laughter-
This is now canon!
Faust has spoken.*puts on sunglasses*DEAL WITH IT.Feels good, pony. I personally love this new look. Very befitting for Princess Luna.
About as close to canon as we'll get. So, works for me. /shrug
"I just made that up"Oh Lauren, you are so random :)
I just started carving a Luna pumpkin for this week's episode. Haven't seen the new design yet and don't really want to but I'm pre-emptively going Damn me and my crappy timing!
It's official, hair = power. Now come on, someone go draw up Twilight in avatar mode with crazy astral hair.
Alright.Any Luna is good Luna.
I'm a bit scared we won't see Luna, that the Luna in the screenshot is Celestia transformed to look like her.
Any reason you posted that on the front page instead of spoilering it into click-only? There's multiple fans trying desperately to avoid any spoilers, and staying out of all the previous ones... but this time, it was sitting front page.
Call me cynical, but I'm pretty sure it was a joke -_-
You spoilered the Luna yet put this straight up and I always manage to catch things when skimming.Ah well its not to important. Its not as bad as when youtube decided ponies warranted giving me the Deus ex ending.
Makes sense to me! I honestly hadn't even thought about it.
Lol, it doesn't matter Lauren if you made it up. We are still gonna call it canon because you are just so awesome =).Anyway, that explanation makes perfect sense. Actually, that's what I was thinking when I saw Luna's new mane.Now we have a "Word of God" comment to counteract the "WTF DID THEY DO TO LUNA?" people. Bring on Saturday!
@Floof Catthis won't be in the episode....this is just Faust offering a possible explanation.
I love how she's as clueless as we are now. Hope she's pleasantly surprised by a few episodes this season.
...to be honest, that's exactly how I'd put it and exactly how I have it in my own personal head-canon.
That's exactly what I thought the reason behind her new look would be.
Avery Strange with Spark (a fanfic) called it! Luna starts off weak, and slowly grows in stature and her hair gives off its magic aura as she gets stronger. cool!
Lotsa neat stuff today.
So we can expect Twi to get a shiny mane and tail too? Because I can see her, through fully learning her magic potential, slowly over time gaining massive magical power and that will show through her somehow.
@Floof Cat It honestly doesn't matter. None of the story was revealed... none at all. Argument, I'm guessing, from your side, would be that you found out that Luna looks different, so what? You can't have grown attached to her appearance after just a few seconds of time on screen, it honestly doesn't matter.
Argumentum ab auctoritate. I think most of us would agree that Lauren Faust remains authority when it comes to MLP.
"I just made that up."Considering that that sentence can be applied to the entire show....
@MysteriousBoom Twilight maybe powerful but I don't she's THAT powerful. Only the goddess alicorns have shown their manes to show that attribute.
I think her new look isn't bad at all. I figured Celestia had a normal mane before her magic level went over 9000, so why not Luna? PLUS, you can see in the screenshot she still as her cute little curl in her mane. <3I appreciate that the creators tried to make the mane different from Celestia's too. From what I can see, there's little stars in it. How lovely! <333
The Faust has spoken!
"I just made that up."PURE BUCKING GENIUS RIGHT THERE FOLKZ!!!
You know, with all of these spoilers, I wonder if we are actual going to get a video of a scene in the episode?
I miss the cute Luna already :(My thinking is she's only like that in public so ponies won't be so afraid of her; she might be thinking if she looks more like her sister people will be more comfortable around her... Well comfortable in that they don't just run away.But part of me hope it's just an act and we see the Luna we've seen in season one
Word of Faust. Pretty much canon.
In other words:We felt like changing her appearance but you guys want an explanation within the physical realm of the pony universe, so here you go.Thanks, Lauren, you know us well. That should calm everyone down.
@naahdudenaah dude it's lupus.
Now we need to know:1. Why Twilights magic turned red.and2. Why Celestias magic turned yellow.
Wait... so that teaser image is not her in a costume? That is going to be her new look?
Wasn't there supposed to be another Luna episode where she reclaims the castle in the Everfree forest or is this the only episode we'll see Luna?
@Benschachar Who knows.. we still don't know what the rest of the episodes will hold.
"I just made that up?"Sooooooo... That means that is ISN'T the official explanation since she's not attached to the show anymore?
So, a ponies mane is a reflection of her current level of magic.Well that explains Luna's sudden hair change as well as why Celestia's always looks that way.Wait, what does that say of Twilight when she cracked last episode?Love the, "I just made that up." I would have followed with a, "...and if you got a better explanation I'd love to hear it."
"I just made that up."Faust why you so awesome
To add, if this is canon, "Word of God" explanation Lauren just wrapped up the whole, "Where's Luna?" question and probably doesn't even know it.Answer: She's been recovering.
What Lauren said was what my head canon was going with already.
@AltherixWorks for me I guess.
WAIT A MINUTE!!So that means that Lauren't own "Faust Alicorn" Character doesn't have much magical power?
Sometimes a simple explanation is the best explanation. I'm sure I'm not the only one who can say this pretty much fits how I've always imagined it. I might have thought it'd take longer than a year, but eh.
Her mane looks shooped... NahahaThis explanation seems legit
It's just the magic of friendship, yo.
hmmmm the thoughts of rarity and twi with aura manes.......id love to see some good talent working those angles!!!!
That being said, my idea was that she just didn't want to style it that way. Celestia styles hers like that every day because she's very extroverted and outgoing and Luna is more conservative with her mane and is rather introverted so she kept a simple haircut....At least that was MY idea...Actually, while I won't REJECT this explanation (I mean, come on, It's Lauren) I'm still a little disappointed since this seems to be the explanation posed in a ton of fanfics. I was hoping the real explanation would be something more... original. Or at least subverting of expectation like mine.
Faust for the win! :D
You guys should really consider adding no-spoilers tag :xI was scrolling through the news, avoiding spoilers like a bawss and suddenly a wild screenshot and title appears. :/
Take a black hole.Measure it's density.The figure you get is less than or equal to the amount of pure Awesome Lauren Faust is.Also, I love the new banner! Anypony else get the reference? Its one of my all-time favorite Japanese movies.
Oh boy, more feeding into a horrible fandom explanation. Why can't anyone in this show just have layers? Would it really be so earth shattering that one absolute monarch wanted more power than the other? Do you have to make up some "evil" thing, divorced from her personality, that controlled her actions?I realize that it's really not a kid's show's job to examine moral relativism, but this is an aside. You don't have to pander so much in an aside.
Faust is the only one who can makeup an explanation for MLP and have it become instantly canon.
I figured that would be the explanation. I really liked Luna's "normal" mane. OH well can't have anything you like.
@JamesI really hope you mean "everything". Otherwise, that's a seriously depressing comment... lol
So, according to that logic, when Twilight got her cutie mark, her hair should have temporarily been all cool and flow, since she had extremely powerful magic for a few moments.
Guys complaining about spoilers. It's NOT a spoiler. It's how Faust would explain Luna's look which you haven't seen yet if you are avoiding spoilers.Faust's word is effectively fanon now, so her explanations aren't spoiling anything except by coicedence.Fon. You realize it is possible for fandom and the creators to end up with similar ideas right. It doesn't have to always be them pandering to fandom.Especially when their words are NOT to pander to us.
@Fon ShaolinI doubt it was intended as pandering considering that the staff can't read fanfics for various reasons (liability being one),
@metaXzeroIt is a spoiler, through a relatively minor one. It is spoiling that Luna HAS a new look AND that said new look includes a "magic mane".
I'm... worried, as to what will become of the fiction department here at EqD. It's gonna all go to Pony Hell in just a few weeks.
@A BardI wasn't clear - I meant pandering to classical cliched personalities and plots. How many shows do there have to be where a good ruler is turned bad due to some metaphysical influence (or evil adviser) before someone pushes an envelope? That's what I was lamenting.
-shrug- My explanation was that the princess's manes change form whenever they are using their powers to control the sun/moon, but I'll go along with Faust.
@Fon Shaolin What I'm hoping is that she transformed herself into Nightmare. While her personality may have been warped by this I like to think that she was the only one responsible for said warping.
I don't think Twilight and Rarity will EVER get cool flowing manes. They are unicorns, but not ALICORNS.I know Twilight's specialty is magic, but I honestly believe that alicorns have more magic. Alicorns have the combined magic and innate talents of all 3 races. Twilight is only a unicorn, and while she can cast spells better than anypony, she has less magic than Celestia and Luna because she is only a unicorn and does NOT have the genetics of the other 2 races to provide her with more magical ability.I'm not ruling out the possibility that someday in the future Twi may become as powerful as Celestia, but for now I don't see it.
@Fon Shaolin Where does she even imply that it was an outside force that transformed Luna in the first place?
I can live with that explanation.
so when can we expect all the rehab fan fiction love to know what luna had to go though in a luna vs ... theme
Alternatively,MAGIC. ITS FUCKING MAGIC.
Glad that got nipped in the bud.
To be fair, I have no idea who's currently running the show now (I never read the ending credits to Lesson Zero), but I will accept this as an explanation for it.
Since Luna was gone for the entirety of season 1, I will now accept this explanation of "Because Luna was recovering." There, now we don't have to feel bad for Luna never appearing. Instead of the real reason, which was "We couldn't find a place to fit her in."
I accept this as canon!Of course I treat everything I see on EQD as canon until the show proves otherwise. Especially after Derpy became canon.
I'm completely okay with this.
Aw, Lauren is so awesome!
Yes, Lauren, you just made that up. You and pretty much every single other person.
We could write up an epic tale of how Luna got her hair back through awesome adventure and/or something grimdark like Luna cutting off a piece of Celestia's hair causing the entire world to break into the verge of catastrophe... Or we could just go with this.
And that's why we love you, Faust!
Yeah, well I don't like it :< Should have left her with her awesome haircut she had before.
I like Luna's "new groove."And I was thinking exactly what Lauren had said before I ever saw this.
Our Princess of the Night will be welcome open hoof and bowed head, no matter her appearance or demeanor.
Brilliant as always. I can't wait for the new episode.
So... Does that mean the more magic a pony has, the more her mane changes too the wavy star like look? AWESOME. Time to FANART!
First : I totally agree with Faust on this one. A lot, really.Second : Had sent this in a recent email... I wonder if it comes from there ?
So... is this canon? Or does it exist in the newly-created no-man's-land in between fanon and canon?
Because of that Statement, I'm going to consider Celestia's "Pink Mane" Cannon.
it's funny i came up with the exact same theory as her before reading this :D
I love how close this explanation matches the one from Past Sins by Pen Stroke. That fic really is THAT great.
Makes about as much sense as the other theorys I've read about over the year.I pretty much figured that was the case anyway.Sometimes the simplest explanation is the best either that or Lauren never put much thought into it back at the pitch phase and just went with.
I already LOVE Luna's main look...fffine, but make sure she's CUTE!
it's just the most natural simple and direct explanation.that would be 99% the explanation the showrunners made up ( if they made up one at all).in the 1% probability the showrunners made up a different explanation of the mane's origine they would have set up an epic badass explanation.
@EonMasterI think it's sort of a measure of how much celestial magic they're holding onto. Kind of like how Pinkie's hair is her sanit... er, happiness.
Just made it up huh? [Shakes head slowly] Lauren, Lauren, Lauren. When will you learn that everything you say becomes cannon to the fans. You could make up something totally crazy we would just accept it.But seriously this is as simple, logical and straight forward an explanation as any and will most likely be the official explanation that the crew uses.
Okay, I'll buy this. It's simple and makes sense.
I said something just like this as my own theory. Only, I somehow wasn't able to explain it in so few words. I can't seem to do that.