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Feb. 3rd, 2012 @ 01:52 pm Other MLP fan memes I hate
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Date:February 5th, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)

There are reasons, you know...

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In most cases, the reason she doesn't tell Twilight Sparkle *everything* is because doing so would mess things up. Had she let Twilight in on the plan to defeat Nightmare Moon, for example, a certain magical pony would have been trying to make friends to save Equestria... not making friends because she liked the ponies involved.

To be fair to Celestia on the matter of the G.G.Gala, stuffy, quiet parties with chamber music aren't for everyone. In fact, they're usually for *no one*, since it typically means the entire party is following a Tradition that was laid down long before. If anything, this shows Celestia likes the Mane Cast a lot more than she likes the people she *has* to invite.

OOC, the reports are an excuse for the Moral Moment. Otherwise, you have to shoehorn them in, like the old cartoons in the '80's did. IC, it's to get Twilight to contemplate what she's learned, digesting it down into something she can easily remember.

(And to be fair, as soon as Discord escaped, Celestia told Twilight everything that was going on. It didn't help much, but she told her...)

Just because someone's cryptic doesn't mean they're being purposefully manipulative.
Date:February 5th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)

Re: There are reasons, you know...

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Celestia's plan for treating Twilight like a mushroom leading up to Nightmare Moon's return could have gone bad in so many ways. For starters, what was Twilight's initial plan? To rush through her official royal duties as fast as she could and completely ignore the command to 'make some friends'. She'd then hole up in the library trying to research the legend and what might happen. And her canon first response to having a location for the Elements? To run off *by herself* to get them.

It took five others wedging themselves into Twilgiht's life and plans for Celestia's plan to come off.
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Date:February 5th, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)

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True. But narrative necessity, and all that.
We couldn't exactly watch Celestia take ten or twenty years carefully nudging the six elements together, now could we?