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Dignity by Geomancing Dignity by Geomancing
"Cancel all my appointments this afternoon. It's a lovely day and I intend to spend it enjoying myself, not listening to droning voices in a stuffy audience chamber. Yes, including his. The ambassador can go visit a museum and come back tomorrow."


My family has horses, and from personal experience I can attest that there is very little as undignified as a horse rolling on its back. But hey, Celestia's well over a thousand years old; dignity is for those who have something to prove. A warm afternoon in the shade is far more important.
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ardashir Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
So rare to see art of Celestia just being a horse like this. Or so well done, either.
RuneSoldierDan Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Pinkster7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
D'aww. She's too adorable. I bet next to no one ever gets to see her like this. Even if she could have anything she ever wanted just by asking for it (or conjuring it up herself) there's nothing like the simple pleasures.
TITANOSAUR Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Celestia is still a pony, she has to play every now and again. plus she works hard for her ponies she deserves it. we need an episode of this. where Celestia just takes a day off to be a regular pony. maybe disguise herself as a regular pony?
Flexico Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"dignity is for those who have something to prove"

Hah, perfect.
AN343 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
aww that's so cute of her
The-Pyromanecer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
PRINCESS. WHere  is your sense of dignity. Oh yeah it's gone off and ran on to the title.
KingdomHeartsEWY Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Awwwwwww, she looks so cute! <3
kxp71 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
aww I think sompony need a belly wub :meow:
DAVESPRlTED Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I, Princess Celestia hereby pronouce a day of rest in my name and call it Solar Resting day. Enjoy it, My Little Ponies. I know I do.
GamerStunner27 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think I'm gonna give her a belly rub.
CedarWoods Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Cute picture. I wasn't aware, until my family got horses a few years ago, that they roll around on the ground and stretch like cats or dogs. To be honest I'm a little surprised that they've never really featured such behavior on the actual show (I mean talk about cute).
ToxicITZI Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
It wasn't very focused, or shown from a sideways to be obvious, but this was done once in Feeling Pinkie Keen, if I remember. Pinkie was in one shot rolling sideways on her back and I think I remember this from one video about MLP:FIM references / shout outs.. but that was a while ago anyway.
CedarWoods Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember that. :)
Scarheart76 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait...she's not allowed to relax and frolic and behave like other ponies!!

:*dies from diabetes*:
Celestia828 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student General Artist
i have my rights to dignity, im princess celestia for my sake
Woona-tic Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
She look so peaceful, this is really well done and captures a truly playful side of Celestia ♥
mushroomjardin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Le-escritor-VBA Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Do you mind me using this for project of mine?
Tokageki Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
4 sum raisin. this still seems regal...

iIsMe95 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Time for tummy rubs~!
pytko3 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
blackgement Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
luckyjoe234 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
"This grass......oooooh my meeeee this grassss........awwwww yeeaaaah......"
MPHeinz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
aww yissss
mother freakin grass!
jrseals Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
If the artist add a character doing a belly rub on her we'll REALLY start getting heart attacks.
cyberhorn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
even a princess over 2K years old needs a break to just roll in the grass
Kendell2 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
ardashir Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Celly looks so cute when she's just being a horse.
PeppermintShine Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Acting like you don't have anything to prove actually does prove something. It's like saying, "I'm so much better than all of the rest of you that I can act like THIS and still get invited to fancy parties," and then challenging anybody to call you on it, something that only somepony with higher status than those with high status could get away with. Bonus points for casually dismissing it as just being true to yourself, or some such, since everyone of your inferiors who hears that will be reminded of how little they can afford to do the same thing.

Countersignaling, I believe it's called.
Smirkypony Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Or maybe it's just a goddamn tired immortal who's been dealing with this crap for well over a thousand years and just need a break.

Though yes, what you said could be true, just a little judgmental don't you think?
PeppermintShine Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm not saying she's being duplicitous, just that everything we do says something about us, even if our motives are innocent.
Smirkypony Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
True, but there are many ways to take that. For example her servants could be sympathetic instead of feeling small and unimportant.
PeppermintShine Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, her servants, certainly. But see, her servants would never mistakenly suspect themselves to be Celestia's equal. Ambitious members of the upper nobility just might.
Smirkypony Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
To me this scene happened privately, just her and a servant who was reading her the schedule for the day. It does not pay to say or do things like that to the nobility, no matter who you are and Celestia would know this.
BrownieComicWriter Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh the adorable irony.
KamenRiderPantsu Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
rub the royal tummy!
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is adorable! :giggle: I love how happy she looks lazing about. XD
RurouniGemini83 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Adorable! (and her pose also kinda reminds me that cats sometimes do the same thing too; yet there's times when they are caught, they do their best to try and 'say' that 'you didn't see me doing that'... ^ ^;; )
LunarSpoon Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, exactly what The Magician's Nephew says!
MisterKaos Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You go, princess! :D
HeWhoIsBob Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Celestia's a senior, she can do whatever the hell she wants. Luna's objections go unheard.
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
:iconfeatherweightplz::iconsays3plz:What a scoop! Photograph of the year!
Wirlog Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Without any fancy accessory Celestia can be more cute
Cavenerd20 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Nice to see Celestia being cuddly. This picture helped me to see her in a new light.

Good job. :-)
Sceptilianblade Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you gave me...
Yep. I've got diabeetus now. Thanks.
Dancewithknives Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
and on the 6th day... not a single fuck was given.

By the way, its good to see a good picture that isnt Celestia emo about Luna, being a prakster/troll, sex addict, teacher, evil bitch or in bondage wear for a change.

good job
Geomancing Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel the same way, thank you. :)
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