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I hope the nightmare moon comic is not lame.
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Glad that terrible they are 1000 year old thing is finally over, I never for a moment thought they were. However if I was going to write a they fell into the future thing, I would have it so they emerge at the same time as Sunset Shimmer. Like they got sucked in the mirror like magic cryo and Sunset Shimmer going through broke the seal and spit them out.
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Seriously, we need more different writers to work on Equestria Girls related comics. I'm a bit tired of seeing his name on them, if I'm being honest.
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The show and novels establish Starswirl works with time spells. And that he's bad at it. It's not a stretch to assume he sent them to the future as well as the alternate dimension.
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If they were banished by Starswirl 1000 years ago, Shouldn't they be in the time before any settlers came to America, or where ever the city of Canterlot in the human world is?
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@Masem
seems to me that the mirror system hasn't been fully understood to know what does what exactly.

twilight,spike and sunset went through the mirror willingly, the sirens did not (as well as being magically sent there). so the results came out differently?
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Pbbt. Really?

This doesn't exactly contradict anything (as Masem pointed out, the mirror properties could be different considering where the Dazzlings landed as opposed to Twilight, but given the rest of the comic's writing I doubt this was intentional by the writers). But at the same time, it's just…lame. Twilight's ten second explanation for the sirens was better than this comic.

People who defend this by bringing up the cafe scene in the beginning of the film…I dunno. I always just chalked that up as the movie's writing pandering to the kiddies.

I'll consider this one non-canon and continue believing the more exciting headcanon of the Dazzlings living on Earth for a thousand years throughout history. I seriously do want to know why the writers for this comic tried so hard to stray from that headcanon when it's been pretty much accepted by 99% of the fans.
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Wait…. Ok, I can accept the idea that the Dazzlings were sent to the future…. But the way it was portraited was simply a stupid one.
Come on Ted, YOU WROTE THE SPIKE & CELESTIA COMIC! YOU KNOW WORLD-BUILDING! YOU KNOW STORYTELLING! THOSE ARE YOUR FORTE! WHY TRY DOWNRIGHT COMEDY?!
Man… he just has lost his touch! This comic was just… totally missed the chance to make the Dazzlings threatening and dangerous, yet hilarious and likable (Like they were in Rainbow Rocks), and instead put them into basically ANOTHER Battle of the Bands… except without everything that made Rainbow Rocks awesome (And just so you realize what this means: the SEQUEL to the movie that made the Mane 6 INTO TEENAGETS IN HIGH SCHOOL made the villains much more SMART, CHARISMATIC, AND REALLY THREATENING throught the whole movie than the comic designed to showcase the best of them. That should tell you how hard they dropped the ball)
Seriously, Sombra's comic had some little nitpicks, but overall I loved it. Tirek's comic I ABSOLUTELY liked it and I can say it has potential for a followup, maybe a full arc of Tirek's Rise to Power… But this one? DISAPPOINTED!!!
I really, REALLY, REAAAAALLY hope Nightmare Moon's backstory is at least interesting… I don't care if it messes up the continuity of the show, if it's good, then it's worth it.
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It was Ted. He was the one who wrote the holiday special one, and the less said about that travesty, the better.
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As another point — note they aren't coming out of the CHS statue base, but out of mid-air. This further implies this traversal through the mirror is different from what Sunset and Twilight experienced, and could be complicated by them being Sirens, that Star Swirl was using magic to open the mirror at the right time, or one of a number of mirrors he had created.

However, at the end of the day, I think what this comes down to is that while this has no contradictions with anything in the movie and other materials, it's just not the most interesting way they could have handled the Sirens' banishment without contradiction. The idea of them surviving 1000 years, swapping identities, for example, is rather interesting. I wouldn't call this lazy, but just not as inspired. It works for all purposes of a kids comic to start with.
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For some reason I only just noticed that they didn't come out of the horse statue at CHS!

Is this perhaps because their trip through the mirror was due to a spell and involves time travel?

It helps to differentiate this trip from normal mirror use at least.
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I think it was Ted Anderson, who I'm pretty sure has written all but maybe one of the Equestria Girls related comics, which I find kind of frustrating because scandals & such aside he's mediocre on a good day writing-wise.

I really think they should let more people try their hand at writing for the Equestria Girls related comics.
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Well, at least Starswirl was decent enough to make sure they had some clothes when they got tossed into EqG Earth.
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yes but that wouldn't be magical. :D
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I just don't think that they really cared.
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@Philosopher Stone
More likely just lazy writing.

It'd be interesting to consider that something has upset the natural balance the royal sisters managed to set in place however.
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Or 1000 years is easier to say than "1068 years, 5 months, 2 weeks, and 3 days ago."
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@Itsthinking
Given that the comic has them in their hippocampi forms quite visible to the public and far from disguising themselves, that approach doesn't seem like their MO.

But at the end of the day, someone had to extrapolate on what little there was given in the script of RR — "they were banished by SS long ago by using music to instill discord", to build out something. As with all these stories, they're only vetted by Hasbro for content but not for continuity with anything they had planned.
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More interesting perhaps, but it would contradict the opening scene of Rainbow Rocks.

If they have been there 1000 years, why would Adagio have to explain to Aria how magic is different there? Sonata might need hand holding but Aria isn't stupid.
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Hmmm Twilight was supposed to born 1000 years after that. Maybe problems started because of her born or Nightmare Moon's release. I still wonder how Tirek got away and why Discord waked after 1000 years too. Almost every villain from before had appeared but why now. Is it plothole or they plan something bigger in the story?
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@soundtea
…… the comics are classified as secondary canon. normally i promote we should take them into account. this is one of the very, very few comics that i say burn. this is just fucking stupid. this is ruining what could have been an epic encounter, or at least interesting, and turning it into trash.

who wrote this idiocy? was he high, or did he not look at those oldey time drawings they made for the movie and realize that the sirens were not pony sized, did not perform on stages, and basically acted like a plague to equestria rather than three idiots galavanting around where everyone could point at them and say 'hey its those sea horses that have been causing trouble. get em!!!"

if you excuse me, i am gonna go bash my head into a wall for a few hours. normally i am not this harsh on the idw comics, but this, this is just jumping the shark.
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@Masem
And there will continue to be dozens of theories that are thrown around while the one that actually makes sense and is interesting will continue to be the general interpretation.

It's incredibly interesting when you have immortal people trying to hide their immortality by adopting a new life every century. It made the concept of the Dazzlings more interesting in theory…
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@Masem
You ever heard of traveling? They've had 1000 years. They go to a community, cause some ruckus, and leave before they attract too much suspision. Given the size of the world and how long they've had. It would have been trivial to just wait until the community forgot about them through time.
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I'm the kind of person who makes 50,000 character headcanon topics discussing headcanons on pony forums, and even I don't understand what's trying to be explained differently, here.