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Sprocket Doggingsworth

I write horse words.

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Help! My Heart is Full of Pony - Daylight Savings 2021 · 6:36am Nov 7th, 2021

Reblog from 2016

When Princess Luna returned to Equestria, she did not re-integrate easily. Forgiven though she was, she still felt great shame for her deeds - her life as Nightmare Moon. Worse yet, though she had reunited with Celestia, and had rediscovered sisterly love, Princess Luna found that as time went by, she still developed feelings of resentment and jealousy. She was still stuck in her older sister's shadow.

For a long, long time following her return, Luna was not seen by the public. She was hiding, training, growing back to her normal size, and learning to come to grips with all of these conflicting feelings. Love. Guilt. Jealousy. Insecurity. Fear.

...Until one day, Princess Celestia approached her with an idea. It was clear that the feelings that had made Luna transform into Nightmare Moon could never be fully destroyed. Burying them deep down inside was no solution either; that would only result in torment for Luna, and danger for all of Equestria, (the Tantabus).

So it was agreed that the two sisters would cast a spell together to let Nightmare Moon out for a short time, but still keep her from doing any lasting harm - a controlled explosion of sorts - G-Rated version of The Purge.

They threw all of their magic, and all of their will power into it, and the spell worked. It worked so well that they figured out a way to keep Equestria safe from Nightmare Moon.

It happens once a year, for exactly one hour. Princess Celestia and Princess Luna work together, and they let Nightmare Moon gallop free. The villainess has one hour all to herself, stolen at the expense of the Day.

It may not have destroyed the Tantabus, but it stabilized Princess Luna, and allowed her to return to the public eye.

Tonight is that night. Her night. Tonight belongs to Nightmare Moon. Remember to set your clocks back one hour. If you don't, she may gobble you up.


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Comments ( 7 )

It's called Daylight Savings Time because it's time we offer to save the rest of the daylight.

Heh; thank you for this public service announcement. :)

The only issue I have with time change is that we don't turn an hour back on a Monday morning and turn it forward on a Friday at 12pm. :derpytongue2:

...I am once again not understanding you, it appears; sorry.

Well, what else would a mare do if she had an hour?:rainbowdetermined2:

Ah, thank you for the explanation.

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