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There had to be some logical explanation why Starlight gets to stay in the castle.

Thanks to Midnight--Blaze for suggestions :)

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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, we really could've used something like this, to make it clear that her misdemeanors weren't simply swept under the rug without consequence.
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SilverStarApple Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Professional Writer
It's a shame the writers thing calling her redeemed and having the characters forgive her, then having Glimmer whine to the audience about how "Some People" still haven't forgiven her=a redemption arc.
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed. That's why my personal headcanon puts more emphasis on actually reforming her and putting her into the place where she has to earn forgiveness from the ones she wronged. As in, her redemption in the eyes of her town's villagers doesn't just occur in two cutaway shots in the middle of a montage.
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SilverStarApple Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Writer
Everyone who WANTS to like Glimmer... has to do what you've done. I don't look down on you for doing it, because that'd be dumb. This character had promise at the start, before the writers messed her up and made her a sinless perfect flying god able to beat Twilight twenty times in one day. This character could have been great, this character was already pretty good to begin with, but they ruined her by making her a perfect Sue nothing bad can happen to.

Everyone who still wants to like Glimmer has to rationalize away or ignore or mentally justify the dumb parts about her character with headcanons, even though she's the sum total of many different dumb parts and pieces of dumb bad lazy writing, and if you fixed everything wrong with her as a character, you'd be left with a well-written repentant character with her own strengths and weaknesses and flaws and redeeming qualities and purpose in the show, not the canonical badly-written always-forgiven Mary Sue that can defeat Twilight twenty times in one day and kill millions while being used as another unfunny sitcom character for "Cringe Comedy". You know, that thing where the "Comedy" derives from dumb people getting into dumb and awkward situations and failing at basic human logic and basic human social interaction. The thing with all the nervous smiles and awkward smiles and memefaces and "Glimmer whines to Trixie and wonders why some offscreen ponies and viewers can't stand her" garbage.

I could write her better. You could write her better. The kids who wrote "Naruto/Harry Potter becomes his own man" stories twelve years ago could have written her better. But the writers currently writing MLP think it's impossible to write her better, which is why they made this character so universally loathed, they're finally phasing her out and replacing her with Another New Mane Six.

We're going to have more bad OCs inspired by something people wanted back in season 1, and we're going to watch them for the final seasons of MLP before it all gets rebooted into a badly-written show where Twilight's a mud horse and Applejack becomes a splotchy hoodrat voiced by Garnet. Anyway, back to my original point...

There are only three ways you can like glimmer: Telling yourself she's not bad, telling others she's not bad, and the silliest option of all: Telling yourself and others "bad" is a social construct.
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AmrasFelagund Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Do you remember the days when Unicorns would be drained by casting too much magic? Remember in Boast Busters when Twilight was exhausted with her succession of spells to pacify the ursa minor? That doesn't happen with Starlight, not when she rips the cutie marks off of six ponies in quick succession; not when she levitates herself and casts spells in battle with an Alicorn; not when combines a speed spell and an illusion spell to make a double of herself; not when she hypnotizes five ponies at the same time. There's something kinda wrong here.

And speaking of casting spells on the Mane Six sans Twilight, I feel like Every Little Thing She Does should REALLY have been a mid-season two-parter. Keep the episode the same up till the last two minutes, and then make it clear that Starlight will NOT be so easily forgiven. Cue Part 2, when Starlight does her friendship lessons properly, and puts work into rebuilding those friendships. Instead of, you know, the five of them just randomly deciding that they feel bad about yelling at poor little Starlight.
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SilverStarApple Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Professional Writer
Dude, dude, look at me.

YES.

Finally, someone who gets it! Here, please join the literal club of people who get it.

It's not a very big club, but we're working on that. discord.gg/jkXrrQ
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ZanarNaryon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, princess authority
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NateNate60 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017
Amor et tolerant.
Exceptions: 17 (I counted!)
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Artision Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017
 Cough- community service -cough...
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BronyVideoGamer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017
If only they'd say something in the show about why she gets to stay in the castle. Otherwise, this is the PERFECT explanation!
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Setakarn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
Oh hehe
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Sami17 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
Seems that it'll only last until the next season. Though I wonder whether Starlight would get used to dropping soap in prison like Rarity...
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erictheblue Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
oh, the first think that came to mind was an adult story on Fimfiction called "song of change", a scene where Twilight joked about putting a BDSM-style dungeon in her castle...

and i agree, the way Twilight ORDERED Starlight to "go and make a new friend" in "no second prances" was really stupid. but when she came back with Trixie...THAT was funny!
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erictheblue Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2017
whoops, got the name wrong, it's called "shifting melodies"..and yes, there are lots of old-style Changelings in it...
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lunchymunchies Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
I've always disliked how they decided to have Twilight teach Starlight. Why is Twilight trying to teach friendship out of books and like it's a class? It's like "Okay, kids! Open your textbooks to the chapter on friendship!" That's not how real people learn it, and that's not how Twilight learned it. She learned it by going out into the real world and interacting with others. Why isn't she teaching Starlight like Celestia taught her!? This is actually a subtle flanderization of her character because in the very 1st episode, she learned that friendship was different from and on a level above books/science, which were everything to her. But in season 6, the writers absorbed her love of friendship into her love of books and made her regard them as the same thing, and no.
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Radzha Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Pfft, bring it, Twi. Your Marry Sue ass can't keep in touch with Starlight's might. So put your head out of your arse, blurple.
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Radzha Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Oh Cheesus, I just saw that I've already commented it with mostly the same words! Haha, so embarrassing... ^_^'
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EpicFable101 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Love how no one knows what a Mary Sue is
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Radzha Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Which probably makes you a special snowflake since you are the only bearer of such knowledge, right?
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EpicFable101 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
No its common knowledge.  A mary sue has no faults.  The bitch clearly has faults
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Radzha Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Dude, I know what Mary Sue is. It doesn't help much seeing her as one though.
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ATLAaddict18 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
Well Starlight, it sure beats being banished to the moon, encased in stone, or imprisoned in Tartarus.
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woonjy2011 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Lol, there are some funny people who actually gets mad at a cartoon horse character and wants to say something to them. XD
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Radzha Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Pfft, Twilight, shut the fuck up. You couldn't take her out before and you won't do it now. You have no power to back up your bluff and threats whatsoever.
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BrightSparkDev Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol this makes lots of logical sense.

btw anyone else prefer having a few good friends then big groups?
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Radzha Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
Every introvert person ever prefers that.
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FlareEmerald77 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She'll never make it  XD
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meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Edited Oct 24, 2016
MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Envy Covet Spite Speaking of parole, WHERE is your GPS horn bracelet I've installed for you??
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GryphonStar5678 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Starlight: I put it on Spike's tail.

Twilight: Well that explains all those trips to Rarity's house.
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meiyeezhu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016
How the heck did you unlock that bracelet anyway? It's secured by an 8-rune spell lock!
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lynx318 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
A 10 rune Enigma solver!MLP Emote Twilight Sparkle Stumped Dunno Shrug 
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martinique1907 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
If Starlight signed up for Facebook and just asked everyone to friend her, would that count?
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Lakword Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Having too many friends can be problem as well. I mean jsut think of maitaining all those friendships. Its imposable to give everyone the attention they require
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
twilight is a bitch here =p
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Radzha Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016
She was always a bitch since the first season. That's a well known fact.
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Lakword Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yea. 
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
besides starlight glimmer can kick her ass easily as we have seen
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Lakword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeap
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
flik can too :3
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Lakword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Flik got unstable dark magic XD So yea
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W0nderbolts Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
but it doesnt always work properly, like on that card of himself
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Comeha Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Student General Artist
*friendship dungeons

What? Twilight can have dungeons.
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Lakword Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sounded more like Molestia thing XD
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Comeha Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Student General Artist
It does. XD
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Lakword Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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Flimflanboy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Meanwhile Tirek's down there like "It's the nights that are the hardest..."
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
 Emoticon - Twilight Sparkle Grin 3: You really thought I would have her run around just like that, didn't you? I also implanted a tracking device that will explode if she tries to remove it.  
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
A tiny teleport flash appears on Starlight Glimmer's body, followed by a huge explosion in the sky.

"You mean that tracking device?"

"... Yes..." 
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016
Should have made it magic proof...
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Tiavik Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
Starlight did mine control and no one gave to ticks, i don't think they care about how they make friends, as long as there friends, so Starlight shored just use a gun to make them her friend X3
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