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MLP: Mid-Autumn Festival by tan575 MLP: Mid-Autumn Festival by tan575
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A comic to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. Since Princess Luna is the princess of the night and the one who is in charge of raising the moon, I think it is fitting to have her dress up as the Chinese moon goddess, Chang'e and having mooncakes.

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Just to clear things up. The Bat Ponies in panel 2 are Luna's personal guards/servants not the diplomats. They are presenting the diplomats' gifts to her (Since Hasbro has not yet shown us any ponies from China, unless of course you count the shopkeeper that sold the Alicorn Amulet to Trixie).
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:icongoldorakx69:
goldorakx69 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
japon
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:iconraventhedoll:
raventhedoll Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
wow  Luna rule
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:iconbruiser128:
bruiser128 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Glad to see Luna get some holidays in her honor.
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:iconkrzypilot13:
krzypilot13 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Yes, Luna deserves some extra gifts.
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:iconbluberysmile5108:
BluberySmile5108 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AHHH SUPES CUTE!!!
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:iconmewmew718:
mewmew718 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
i love these comics Pervy Pinkiplier 
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:iconpinkaloha31:
pinkaloha31 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I wonder what the french would give her, she probably wouldn't like it unless it was french bread. Or a foreign video game. 
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
This is an awesome idea!
maybe some other moon goddess dress up?
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:iconchiyawa:
Chiyawa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Happy Mid-autumn festival, tan575.
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:iconchiyawa:
Chiyawa Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
For those of you who are wondering when is the festivities, it's at 13th September 2015 (1st day of eighth month in Chinese lunar calendar) until 27th September 2015 (15th day of eighth month in Chinese lunar calendar). The date varies each year, though. Chinese usually celebrate grandly at the last day of festivities, under the beautiful night sky of the full moon.
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:iconcatwarrior172:
catwarrior172 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
should be a black dress
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:icondavidark-thegunter:
DaviDark-TheGunter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't you mean...

black and blue? e-e
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:iconkamideregoldentime:
KamidereGoldenTime Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Artist
I get it... XD
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:iconjunk0-fr1ends:
Junk0-fr1ends Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Student Artist
I GOT IT TOO HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH........................................ I think I laughed too much :P
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:iconkamideregoldentime:
KamidereGoldenTime Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Student Artist
it's okay, I laugh too. (sometimes, I laugh like a yandere)
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Junk0-fr1ends Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student Artist
Haha yeah................................................... HEHEHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHEHEHLlama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1] 
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:iconkamideregoldentime:
KamidereGoldenTime Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student Artist
Broken Fighting Dome (Kawaii Please) Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] 
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Junk0-fr1ends Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Student Artist
Tea, M'lady? Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] 
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NewportMuse Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Luna looks fantastic in that dress! The Mare in the Moon design on the moon cake is a nice touch. The Princess of the Night clearly loves these gifts of goodwill. Her bat pony servants look very nice and regal, including the female. An excellent homage to Chinese culture.
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:iconchiyawa:
Chiyawa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Still need a rabbit. As I recall, Chang Er has a rabbit in the legend (that's why most Chinese claims they saw figures of a female carrying a rabbit).
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:iconskyilere:
Skyilere Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Correct. But in the oldest records of the tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chang Er was evil,greedy. 

Red is the Chinese lucky color,so I'm not curious about why the dress was red. 
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:iconprincessluna55:
princessluna55 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
cool dress
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:iconlucyloo9090:
lucyloo9090 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
i love luna i
love this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconthegodsquadalphateam:
TheGodSquadAlphaTeam Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Scarlett: I love it! I think I will make an outfit inspired by this.

P.S. Scarlett's a character I made up, She's like Rarity with a different hairdo. And she's a cat XD
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:icongrassfur:
Grassfur Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yas chineseness!!!!!!
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:iconmaitaniyamaghostmag:
MaiTaniyamaGhostMag Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Writer
luna looks so beautiful~
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:iconflairthedark:
FlairTheDark Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Artist
um is htis ment to be a reference here im not seeing?
But since its bat like folk we're seeing here Id thought it be more along the lines of buttering her up before they suck luna dry....
vampire bat-pony things....
thats what my impression was at least....
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:iconhitorazekaiju:
HitorazeKaiju Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
they're not vampire bat ponies. They're just showin her love. Also the closest thing to that would be the changlings
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:iconflairthedark:
FlairTheDark Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Artist
call it what ya like, fangs, bat wings, their vampire bat ponies if u ask me.
I wonder what a pony verion of DRACULA would be?
I dont know enough pony puns for that joke...
PONY DRACULA
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:iconhitorazekaiju:
HitorazeKaiju Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
hmmmm angel being bunicula could work into a pun
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:iconflairthedark:
FlairTheDark Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Artist
Skeptical Flair Is skeptical
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:iconhitorazekaiju:
HitorazeKaiju Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i'm just trying to agree with that pun idea that you mentioned, no need to be angry about it
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:iconflairthedark:
FlairTheDark Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Artist
skeptical and angry are 2 diff things.
and besides its just a common occurence in mlp to have a horse pun about things from the real world. such as MANEHATTEN
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:iconhitorazekaiju:
HitorazeKaiju Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
i know and i was trying to help you think of a pun
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:iconnickijicki:
nickijicki Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at this very second, I wish I was princess luna.
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:iconminniemee1234:
minniemee1234 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student Filmographer
yay
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:iconxemnas-sama:
Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Asian Luna yay!!!
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:iconaussiegriffin:
AussieGriffin Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Ah, the Neighponese style. ^_^
A.G.
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:iconkraangtheconqueror:
KraangTheConqueror Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Luna looks more cute in this!
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:iconkatrueyumenikki:
KatrueYumeNikki Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
gimme gimme gimme moon cakz
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:iconstormcutie:
StormCutie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Writer
Awwww :3
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:iconpagesofangels:
PagesofAngels Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Writer
It's about time Luna gets the recognition she deserves! :XD:
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:iconpepsi-coia:
Pepsi-CoIa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
the last panel is awesome, heck it is all awesome
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:icon123cupcake:
123cupcake Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
first panel luna iz like: omigoshgiftsgiftsgiftsformeyay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :3

epic last pane btw lol
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:iconstormalchemist15:
StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Luna is cutest Luna is best Luna
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:iconcadencerox:
cadencerox Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome. Love the last panel
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:iconmisora-hunter:
misora-hunter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder what diplomats from Japan would bring then?
Let's see... there's the festival where they watch the moon, and my personal favorite; the Tanabata Festival in summer where they watch the stars, specifically constellations of lovers coming together once a year.
Everyone watches the stars, makes a wish; it's really fun to take part in.
The entire legend of Tanabata is your typical star-crossed lovers fare, but it's always a very special night.
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:iconsturmlion1:
Sturmlion1 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
In one part of the world Luna is Queen.
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:iconrosiemoon:
Rosiemoon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist
YAY Luna is happy ;)
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:iconamericanohooker:
AmericanoHooker Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Luna is very happy :aww:
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