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Princess Luna hasn't held a Night Court for a while, on the advice of her beloved sister; she wonders if she even trusts her, wonders if Celestia is the one at fault, not her.

Being a good monarch, however, she tries first to see the fault in herself, contemplating the events of the first Night Court she has held since her return. Surely, she thinks, no amount of time could separate her from her subjects.

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How did I get here?

Oh dear...

I can't wait for her to start getting reports from the 'adventurers.' :rainbowlaugh:

Oh lawdy me!:rainbowwild::rainbowlaugh: I have pondered this; surely things must have changed over the centuries!

Please write more of this, that was hilarious :rainbowlaugh:

And the next day Applebloom and Spike were married Applebloom finally got her Ppad and Spike got the relationship he didn't know he wanted :rainbowlaugh:

Wha? :rainbowhuh: I .......lol :trollestia:


I... I... I can't... My brain... All I could say while reading was "oh god... Oh God... OH GOD..." This is... Oh Luna...

This is pretty amusing, but it'd be even better if it didn't butcher ye olde Englishe quite so much. Just sayin'.

Hah, Rarity will love her new brother-in-law.:raritycry:


But... he didn't butcher it. It was probably the most correct example of faux Early Modern English I've seen in years. And it perfectly fits Luna's antiquated antics.

Perhaps I came across too strongly, but it still has embarassingly elementary mistakes. To wit:

"From this moment, thou art known to be as one, and art of one soul."
Would almost be gramatically correct, if not for the fact that thou, the singular pronoun, is used to address two ponies. It's as wrong as it gets for selecting the pronoun.

"What has casteth ye under its wicked spell?"
-th is not participle form, but third person singular. Besides, it's "put under" or "cast upon". Thus it should've been "What hath cast upon ye its wicked spell?"

There are more in similar vein, though these were the most glaring ones. I do commend getting "ye" and "wherefore" right, though, most would-be writers fail horribly at those.

>Ye olde Englishe
>Would almost be gramatically correct, if not for the fact that thou, the singular pronoun, is used to address two ponies. It's as wrong as it gets for selecting the pronoun.

Ye grammaticere nis léoðwyrhta. :trollestia:

That being said, thank you. I've fixed the latter mistake, but I'm not sure that there's precedent for 'thou' being the dual. I'm somewhat sure that the dual case died out before the language evolved into Early Modern English.


I meant "is being used", ie. your Luna uses it to address two ponies, which is incorrect. Thou is only ever used in singular, so she should've used "you" or "ye". And yes, no Modern English had dual case that I'm aware of.

Again, grammaticere nis léoðwyrhta. She's referring to them as a single pony because they've been 'unified' in the eyes of the (old) law.

Fair enough. Just checking a few more things then: did you mean to have Luna use "contrition" (ie. "remorse")?. And also it seems to me that "Say thou no more" would be better than "sayest", that is, imperative form would be more natural here.

Oh, yeah, you're right. I missed these two. But heck, it's still a smaller error ratio than in some fics here written entirely in Modern Modern English.

Anyway, I'm no expert.

Yes, and fixed.

Bucking funny. There should be a chapter where she learns that she bucked up real bad.:rainbowlaugh::pinkiesick:dunno why i used the pinkiesick thing

Old English never had a standardised system of orthography; even if it did, you would be incorrect because the genitive plural of witan is witena.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.


The Wessex 'state' had record-takers, yes, and of course non-Wessex scribes of Old English tended to bring traces of their dialectical forms into the process, but at the time of the Witenagemot the genitive hadn't fallen out of use - in fact, given that the body predated both Alfred and the Norman Conquest, I'd trust their grammar and spelling more. It being a given that witan is a noun, not an adjective, Witangemot wouldn't make very much sense in any Anglo-Saxon context - I am ignorant of noun adjunction in Old English, however, and I'd appreciate your input on the matter.

I don't have a copy of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle with me, so I can't confirm if it was really spelt witena gemot; however, most modern English sources agree on the capitalised, compounded Witenagemot.

It's no issue.

That's SO Luna. Completely out of touch.

Of course, SOMEONE could have briefed her. :trollestia:

This story makes me wish there was a crying Sweetie Belle icon. :applecry:

Awww, poor Sweetie Belle, lol. :pinkiesad2:

That being said, this was hilarious. :rainbowlaugh:

I didn't get the last part with the cushions though :rainbowhuh:, oh well, it probably just went over my head. :pinkiesmile:

Thank you for sharing this with us. :scootangel:


I didn't get the last part with the cushions though

Celestia replaced her old cushions with made-in-China Griffonia reproductions. :trollestia:

Oh lol, that would tick her off wouldn't it, especially after a declaration of war. :twilightangry2:

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I spent the duration of my time reading this story both in laughing and slapping my forehead. I think that means it's a good story. Points for antikythera mechanism.

787788 How do you know so well the olden dialect from so long ago?


Grammaticere nis léoðwyrhta. She's referring

What does thay gobble-de-gook mean?

934667 First math geniuses, now this. Maybe I should stop reading the comments. I feel so uneducated compared to all of you.

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