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You're the most basic of jokes.


Shortly after the defeat of Nightmare Moon, Celestia comes to Luna with a question, one that has haunted her for a thousand years. She wants a full and honest answer, no matter how hard the words are to hear.

Of course, sometimes words just aren't enough. Some things in life can only be seen.

Cover art: Forgive me by ElkaArt on DeviantArt. Used with permission.

Conceptualized pre-season 4.

Chapters (4)
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Comments ( 55 )

Excellent characterization. Looking forward to see where this goes

"attempted mass genocide"

Genocide is by definition "the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic, racial, caste, religious, or national group" and thus can't not be "mass genocide".
More precise terms might be omnicide - the killing of one's own species, populicide – the slaughter of the people, or xenocide – the act of killing an entire alien species.
Genocide works though. It just doesn't need the "mass" modifier.

Why do I get the feeling that this isn't going to end well?

3492323 I knew I'd regret not running this through my editor. :fluttershyouch: Thanks for adding a new word to my vocabulary; I'll fix that straight away.

This has my interest.

The USS MOAR is now departing, to deliver a critical shipment of "YOU MUST UPDATE NAO!", courtesy of your local ClosetBrony.

In case you didn't notice, this is my subtle way of asking you to update, because this has the potential for so many feels, and I'm looking forward to them! :twilightblush:

3503436 You've just found the cover for my next fanfic. :rainbowkiss:
3503458 Glad this is living up to the Sad tag!

“I’m not going to leave you here in this Faust-forsaken land to wither away!

Did...,Celestia just break the fourth wall?:trollestia::pinkiegasp:

I cried so hard. Like you have no idea! How hard I cried

Phew, finally got this up! Almost didn't make my deadline!
Eleven hours until Season 4.
MY. HYPE. :pinkiehappy:

Wait! Luna was doing drugs

See kids, if you do drugs, you get sent to the moon. Or prison.

Looks like Celestia got what she deserved

3526715 3526884 3527761 I love how the point everyone's commenting on was just a last-minute addition that I was the least certain of. :rainbowhuh:

So, Season 4's premiere seems to have for the most part left this story's headcanon untouched, except for the aspects of 1) the details of Luna's actual banishment, and 2) the Everfree Forest being corrupted by Discord's magic instead of NMM/Sombra. While I won't be rigidly conforming to Season 4, expect edits on some of the recent flashbacks (yes, which may include druggie-Luna :pinkiecrazy:).

:raritydespair: WAAAAH... that was, beautiful *sniffle* you have earned my everything and then some... enjoy the watch:twilightsmile:

Amazing. Absolutely loved this story!

Comment posted by The Snide Sniper deleted Dec 2nd, 2013

Too few authors really consider what Luna has been through. Those that do rarely give it the attention it deserves. You have done both, and the result is superb.

This is the only fanfic I have read that has actually brought me to tears, this was great, thank you


What he said. I can't agree more.

I often thought that Celestia owned at least half the blame for Nightmare Moon. And too many fics have Luna being a guilt ridden mess because of it, or being talked down to.

But you, my friend, have restored justice to the world. And vindicated Luna and all she went through. With a story and ending like this, which should have been cannon, harmony could, should, return to Equestria.

The flashbacks were incredibly powerful. And moving in ways I haven't seen in very many stories.
(A term I never use. Since I dont want to sound like some jackass hipster.)

This is something I will come back to read over and over. I already posted a link to your story at another site I go to. I hope it helps get you more readers.

this is the best fanfic i have ever read!

Wow. This is the BEST fanfic I have ever read! It was so emotional and I couldn't stop reading!!

3566367 3563826 3565008 3566887 3567320 3571123 3572108 3573407 You guys are the reason I spent this morning running around and screaming incoherently. I'm so glad you liked this little project; it means the world to me. Thanks for making my week. :pinkiesad2::twilightsmile:

3572108 I'd really appreciate that extra support! Just out of curiosity, if I may ask, what is the name of the site?

sent IM since the actually site has a zombie forum, so there's no telling what kind of nonsense they're likely to get into...


3574676 Glad you made such good use of your time

This is, by far, the best story I have read...made me cry :fluttercry: ....you have an amazing talent for writing!

3787782 Wow, thank you so much! It's great to hear that other people enjoyed this story! I'm just a 14-year-old girl who's been writing fanfiction for 1 1/2 years, so I still have much to learn, but I'm eager to continue practicing with support like this. Right now I'm working on a companion story to Letters from the Moon, so hopefully people will like that too!

3792043 See I told you, best story ever, even this pony 3787782 knows it

I... I cried throughout this whole story... :fluttercry::pinkiesad2::raritycry::raritydespair::applecry: It nearly broke my heart...

I guess I can't not add this to Sad Luna :fluttercry:

The feels....i'm drowning in my feels.....and they were shattered like glass....This story is a masterpiece bravo i say bravo.

94 likes to 0 dislikes. Must… read…

*screams incoherently in pure awe


5371916 Haha! :rainbowlaugh: Do I take it that you liked the story?

Beautiful. I put on the ending music of Far Cry 3 (Brian Tyler - I'm Sorry) for this chapter, and it went so well with your story. I loved it. Thank you for this half an hour of my life. This fic was amazing.

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