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Twilight in her library by Celebi-Yoshi Twilight in her library by Celebi-Yoshi
Picture for :iconnielsolofbouvin: ~ :)

Twilight Sparkle is up late reading...

P.S. If anypony knows somepony who has a table at Bronycon, and might be willing to let me have a few prints for sale on the corner of their table, please let me know! ^-^ I may have a few leads already, but I am not sure.
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CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Edited Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Now spontaneously on, after I saw that it has just a little over thousand words:…

Some slight alterations to improve it were made. And I used your picture here as cover.
CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Edited Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
All around in the library, it was quiet. Spike was already long asleep and Owlowiscious outside to catch some mice. The only sounds in the library came from the reading table in the corner.
Twilight was sitting there, a book in front of her and a candle to her left. It was one of these nights where she should have been asleep already and yet stayed awake anyway to catch up on some of her studies.
The candle flickered slightly as Twilight turned a page in the book. She began to read the first lines as she suddenly felt a sharp pain flinching through her head.
She grimaced, stopped reading and leaned back in her chair. Slowly, she moved up her hooves and began to rub her temples.
"Seems like I have overdone it a little with reading this night," she thought to herself. Twilight knew that it wasn't wise. Especially not after she had already put her studious muzzle in various books for the whole day.
And yet she felt determined to read on anyway and to finish this one particular book in front of her. "Come on, Twilight!" she said to herself, sharply. "You know how important this book is. You're going to need the knowledge tomorrow!"
Twilight stopped rubbing her temples and directed her eyes on the flame of the candle, resting her head on her right hoof. She observed the slight movements of the small fire on top of the piece of wax and followed them with her eyes in hope it would put her brain enough at ease for her to be able to finish the book. She knew that she just couldn't go to sleep now. Too important was the task that lied in front of her. She had to prepare herself in the best way possible.
Continuing to follow the flame's movements, Twilight felt her mind slowly drifting away. Her eyes followed the flickering automatically now. She suddenly felt like she was in trance.
And after some minutes, her mind seemed to have coalesced with the flame now, a single tear ran down from her left eye. For a moment, the flame was flickering more violently, like a strong breeze was waving through the library. "I'm going to miss this place once it's gone....." she found herself muttering suddenly. A sob escaped her throat the moment after.
And all of a sudden, the mare was out of her trance state. What did she just say? She shook her head and leaned back again.
"What's happening?" she asked herself quietly. A very strong, bad feeling began to spread in her body. It started in her chest and mere seconds later, she could feel it everywhere; from the bottom of her hooves to the tip of her mane. It felt cold and threatening. A feeling Twilight never felt before. Another sudden sob escaped her throat, followed by some more tears flowing out of her eyes.
She moved her hoof over them and eyed the wet coat for a moment. "What's happening?" she muttered again. It was all that she could say. For a reason she couldn't explain, she felt like she was completely out of words.
Twilight began to look around in the library. Her instinct told her to look if her strange condition was caused by any outside influences.
Slowly, her eyes wandered over the floor and the interior, scrutinizing every corner. She couldn't see anything. But she felt something.
Suddenly, every spot in the library seemed to radiate something. To Twilight, it felt like a dark energy that threatened to wrap itself around her throat and to strangle her. And at the same time, it felt sad.
Twilight's friends and all of her family were still alive and yet, the only way Twilight could describe it as was the feeling that one had over losing a close friend.
And while she pondered what this feeling meant, she suddenly heard a whispering voice in her ears. "Goodbye!"
Immediately, Twilight got up from her seat and started to look around frantically. "Okay, who is there? Show yourself!"
No answer came. Twilight looked around attentively and listened for any suspicious sounds. But nothing happened. She could not see anyone. She could not hear anything and no more words were spoken.
The library was dead silent. The Alicorn shook her head again.
Now she felt frightened and started to worry. Something like this never happened to her before when she stayed up late to read a book. But now she had to admit that she overdid it a lot this time.
"That's the first time I heard voices from exhaustion after reading so much. I better stop and go to bed. This can't be healthy."
She walked back the few steps to her reading table, put a bookmark into the book and closed it. Then she bent over to the candle and blew it out.
Now the room was shrouded in complete darkness. Twilight lit up her horn and made her way up to her bed, silently, to not wake up Spike.
As she had arrived there, she lit up her horn a little more and looked around a last time to make sure everything was really okay. As she couldn't find anything suspicious this time either, she turned her attention to the bed again and climbed in.
As soon as she had rested her head on the pillow and covered herself with the blanket, she noticed that the dark energy was still radiating around her. It even seemed to come out of the walls. But now she shrugged it off as product of her tired and exhausted condition. No thoughts about a threat that was after her crossed her mind anymore.
Twilight nestled into the pillow and closed her eyes. It wasn't all that much time anymore before she had to get up again and she hoped that the few hours of sleep would be enough for her to get rested up for the travel tomorrow.
Celestia had personally invited her to greet the Duke and Duchess of Maretonia on their visit of the Crystal Empire tomorrow and even though unrolling a simple banner was nothing exciting and certainly nothing that could be an important princess duty, she did not want to disappoint her mentor.
As she slowly drifted away, she heard the word "Goodbye" resounding in her ears until she had finally fallen asleep completely.....
AplReach Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Student General Artist
oooh. My little Twilie is tired

'picks her up and puts her to bed'
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leathertachi Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
this is literally me! all hail the princess of friendship!
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Student
leathertachi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
Th3iPoDM0N Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
We all know that feel....

Love this picture!
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Student
FlutterDash75 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this looks awesome,i love her expression,great work
HairyFood Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
ilanagirl Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
nice drawing. ^-^
im inspired to make one to :D
lojinga Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
shes an alicorn already :0 and she lives in her castle after the library exploded :0
CMC--Scootaloo Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what fanwork is there for. She will live on with it.
ManithMagesinger Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Wow I really like how you did the eyes, they really stand out, really like the crimson red color you went with too, very eye catching, well done.
filipinowhiteboy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
aww man, Homework all-nighters are the worst
CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Twilight was watch the butterfly.
Panlew Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Can you please get a goddamn dictionary?
Ill-Fated-Jedi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Twilight in her library. All's well in the world.
Rainz05 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww she looks so cute... :iconawwwplz:
starfightxx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
she looks bored..boring
IDragonWishI Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Dat look... o-o
Nouthriss Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
TomFraggle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Looks great! Love the detail! :+fav:
Szirru Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Attention accidental comment readers!

I must share an impression with you, an impression I always have when considering Twilight.
If you're still in high school, please pay attention to lessons you find less important. Care for Your common knowledge.
Go learn a short history of some small distant country. Check what species is that tree you pass by every day. Take some time to find out how to predict weather in Your area.
Value history - it may seem not much important right now, but sooner or later You will find that history tells us more about present than expected.
Finally, physics and math - they are all really nice and rewarding if You only get interested just ONCE and try to figure out something for yourself.

I'm nearly finishing the studies at my University now and I do have perspectives to have a quite challenging work, but - believe me or not - the time I had when I COULD learn about almost everything I wanted in high school (and earlier) is truly priceless and treasured to me now.

Please don't get caught in the trap of "you can find everything on Wikipedia" (although you can, but that's not the point!) and "you won't ever need that in life".
Truth is, everything is important and the older You will get, the more responsibilities you will have. The time to learn as much as You can is now - never ever in Your life will you have such a great opportunity to understand the world around than You have now.

Thank You for reading, if You made it this far ;)
miniapplejack Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Great advice! Something else to pass on to my kids.
Psychosityc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
(careful bout da butterfly now.....)
Fir3Chi3f Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I know that look well.

Love the work, keep it up! =)
Apodes Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BadgerQWERT Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
be carefull little butterfly!! :nuu:
Kinglorshi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Writer

My brother had this picture, and I liked it, and it took me forever to find it. :(

But now that I have found it, I love it. It's really well done, and it features the first or second best pony! Awesome work, I like 'dis. :D
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student
Heheh. Thank you so much!~ ^_^
Kinglorshi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
no problem.
KeybladeHero Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Is it alright if I use this for a fanfic cover? ^^
MagicWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Magic ^^
Joakaha Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! ^^
JaySG2010 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Twilight looks bored, I guess even she would be after reading so long. I know she would certainly hold out longer than I would. Great work.
Masterkid1230 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Hi! Um… I'm a brony musician and well I'm working on a huge project right now and the only thing I need is a cover, I think your work fits my song perfectly cause the song is about Twilight being homesick at night, it's actually a 9 minute long song, but I prefer to divide it into two parts, an instrumental one and a vocal one, but well… I'll stop being boring and ask you instead. Would you please let me use this image for the cover? Please? Thank you for your time…
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student
Hello there ^^ I am flattered that you want to use my picture and ordinarily I would say go ahead, but since this picture was commissioned, I cannot give others permission to use it :( I'm sorry about that. Perhaps you can take it up with :iconnielsolofbouvin: , as he was the one who commissioned me and he may give you permission to use it.

Your project sounds very interesting, and I would love to hear it when it is done :3
Masterkid1230 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Oh well, that's okay. And of course I'll link you to my project when it's done, whether I use this image or not.
WGIJ Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Me - 6 hours before an exam... >.<
Fantastic piece of art, though I do find the eye colour a bit strange =\
Dragoon694 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really nice xD I usually just stay up late to check out youtube...
25Carrot Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Lovely. The thick, oversize books help make her appear (and probably feel) diminutive.

I have some questions about the moth. Is it meant to be symbolic? Is Twilight beginning to feel that her studies are consuming so much of herself that she's afraid that she's going to burn out, or is she beginning to reach a level of magical proficiency where the study and research itself is becoming dangerous?
Celebi-Yoshi Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student
Thank you! :)

Nice job reading into the picture :D The moth is supposed to be drawn to the flame, where it will die. Twilight happens to glance up from her reading and see the moth--but she knows that there is nothing she can do to stop it. (Since I made this picture for someone using their description, I am not sure of the greater thing that this scene with Twilight and the moth represents.)
HungryChickens Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Digital Artist
This is absolutely stunning!!! I love the lighting and twilights expression!! Amazing work :D
HALOPONY3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice work.
K4nK4n Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
She looks so pretty... and lonely. I'd love to keep her company, but the "Anti-OC Brigade" and the "No Shipping With Twilight Sparkle Squad" are always at my back.
cajobif Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
With all those books..... not wonder for a bookworm.

This is very beautiful work you've done. She's very lovely.
EverlastingJoy Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
I know that feeling Twilight, all too often.
Artizluv Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful and cute, I love it. <3
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