Another page of my Disqord headcanon. <3 This one took a little longer, but it was worth it.
I feel I must add, that this graphic story is not really about romantic rejection being a catalyst for evil (though if you want it to be, then it can)... My point is that he was always evil. He was always meant to cause discord. And even if it was only about romantic rejection, how does that make Celestia responsible? She's obligated to be with him so he won't become evil? How is that fair? Why should she put herself into a bad relationship? Are people (or ponies) obligated to sacrifice their happiness to satisfy the happiness of others? Just a few things to think about...
Individuals are responsible for their own behavior and no one else's. If you take rejection badly, that's your fault. Everyone has a choice when it comes to their behavior... Rejection may be difficult, but allowing it to poison the rest of your life is worse. Unlike Disqord here, seize the opportunity to strengthen yourself. Keep yourself busy with important things--be productive.
One more page... Hopefully I can get it done by tomorrow night.
Just a thought I had... If they had to restore balance, they could have gotten their cutie marks that way. If there were no other alicorns to raise the sun and moon (something extremely important), they would have had to take over. I liek ypur comics :3
This is why I pity and also favor characters like discord, you really hit it on the money there! and seeing how this is only discords pov, who's to say that Celestia was actually THAT disgusted by him? I don't judge unless I hear both sides of the story.
"Everyone has a choice when it comes to their behavior... Rejection may be difficult, but allowing it to poison the rest of your life is worse."
As an asexual, it's hard for me to be concerned with love or sex. But let's say I am Discord for a moment.
The love of my life has called me the worst of things. I feel wretched for it. My heart is really quite broken - Shattered. It's not like Rarity's drama. The one thing you'd wish for has turned on you.
Did Discord overreact? Maybe he did. I believe he simply reacted badly; under the circumstances, and from his point of view, he has been terribly wrong. Celestia herself went against the Elements of Harmony.
I believe, from this story, that Discord was justified in his turn. Being so brokenhearted, his future was certain, even if he was destined for it. Heck, Chaos would have been the one beckoning with promises of healing those wounds.
Actually, I just really like Discord, a tragic villain.
every now and then, i see something so amazing in either it's subtlety or grandure, and inspire's such emotion in this cold, internet hardened heart that i officially take on said creation as headcannon.
every single detail of this story is a perfect example
I really like how you make Discords inner thoughts about Celestia really hard to see, I didn't notice on my first read through! Wonder What I'll see on the others! P.S Is there pictures of just Luna and Celestia in your gallery, like for a wallpaper or something? That would be awesome! Time to go raiding, then, lol!
He was always evil, you say? From the day he was born? I think this isn't true, things just can't be that simple, sure, it's easy to say: "He's evil, always was, let's torture and kill him, it's a good thing to do". But the world is grey, not black and white. Though, if you want to paint yourself white in the eyes of others, then of course someone should be painted black. Unfortunately, the point of view "the villain is pure evil and he's always been like that" is too common, and i wonder why everyone are ok with it? It makes characters unrealistic, sometimes even grotesque.
As for Celestia, well, you know better (since you've showed us only Discord's point of view). But i saw this: In the first page Celestia doesn't look very polite, i'd say she looks arrogant (and in the 4th page Discord is specially saying that the Alicorns view themselves as morally superior) + Discord saying that she has always seen him as a monster. And i was keeping in mind the ugly story about Luna's exile. All this makes hard to believe that Celestia is completely innocent and not responsible at all.
I disagree with your philosophy completely. That's what they want you to do, to suffer at their hands and just sit there and take it. Act like nothing is wrong, keep busy, be productive, all the while they deprive you of the only thing that means anything in this world. And it never comes. Then you die. Alone. Forever.
I never said to just "sit there and take it..." or to "Act like nothing is wrong..."
I said: "Everyone has a choice when it comes to their behavior... Rejection may be difficult, but allowing it to poison the rest of your life is worse. ...seize the opportunity to strengthen yourself. Keep yourself busy with important things--be productive."
And by that, I mean that you accept the pain, but choose to move on; and the best way to move on, is to be productive in bettering yourself. Eat healthy, exercise, practice what you love --enrich yourself as an individual. Happiness is a choice, not a condition.
You can choose to only act like nothing is wrong, you can choose to pretend to be okay, you can choose to remain bitter and alone, and you can choose to let it all poison you. But why waste all that energy only pretending to be okay? Why would you choose to make it harder on yourself? Why not actually make an effort to overcome the pain? Why would you allow this other ["they"] person to be the one in control of your happiness? No, it's not easy to move on... And no, you're never going to feel like you want to move on... But that doesn't matter, because when compared to the alternative, isn't it better to try? Isn't it better to put your effort into something that will move you forward, rather than remaining stagnant with hopelessness?
You can allow yourself to be jerked around by your emotions and feelings, but it won't do you any good... Emotions are only chemicals, and your mind and body are one and the same. So if you take care of your physical health, your mental health will be cared for as well --be productive in maintaining your health. You can start with something as simple as drinking more water. Failing to take care of yourself makes you a slave to your emotions and weakens your ability to cope with the external (the world) and internal (your mind). Your goal should be to respond to the emotions you feel, not to react. This involves reasoning --and you cannot reason effectively if your brain is lacking the nutrients it needs. Your mind and body must be in balance. And I know this sounds like hippy-new-age crap... but before you dismiss it as such, think about it: Everything that exists in nature has a balance. Your mind is no different. Just as a flower requires just the right amount of water, sunlight, and nutrients to bloom beautifully... so do you.
Happiness is a choice, and it's a choice you have to make for yourself. Seize the opportunity to strengthen yourself. So my advice to those wallowing in despair--pretending to be okay--convinced that some external force is depriving them of happiness... is simply this: Shut up, get out of bed, and eat a goddamn apple. You will feel better, but only if you want to.
I take it as Discord trying to be good at first, trying to fit in and by doing so opening to someone he loved, even though he was perhaps mentally and/or emotionally weak at the time; only to have Celestia reject him based on something as dumb as looks. (as most young people/teenagers do)
So after that, he has nothing more to be good for, so he accepts his true nature, and spreads discord throughout the land.
luvmonkeysFeatured By OwnerDec 6, 2011Student General Artist
Hmm I think, in my opinion, that Discord might have been causing choas and havoc on pure accident due to his nature.
Then when Celestia rejected him it made him say "Ah screw it, I'm just gonna kill em. That'll make me happy."
So i guess we both have a general idea on why Discord became evil. That or he was always causing chaos, but when he met Celestia for the first time he was like "She's so pretty...I want her..." and then she basically kicked him to the curb and he embraced his true nature.