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Go to sleep, Luna!

imageconstructor has made some fantastic embroideries of My Little Pony characters. I sold some pillow cases with them at my table at GalaCon. Really great work. There is one picture among them that I like particularly much because in addition to being well-designed and well-made it's an ingenious idea. It's a picture of Princess Luna lying down. Not sleeping, apparently, because her eyes are open. But if she would close her eyes, it would look just like she was sleeping. The ingenious thing is: She does close her eyes, when you turn out the lights. If you look at her lower eye lids in the light, you may notice that they don't look exactly right. But it's done in a way that makes it nearly impossible that anybody would notice this without being told about it. The other thing that's hardly noticable looking at it in the light is that the border of her body and her lower eye lids are made from -css -formula phosphorescent yarn. Now if the lights go out, Luna including her eye lids glow, but her eyes don't, which makes them invisible. This creates the effect of having Luna go to sleep when the lights go out and waking up when you turn on the lights. And it works really well. It really does look as good in reality as it does in the animated GIF below.

There are several different versions of this picture and multiple copies on different pillow cases. Princess Luna is one of the most interesting characters in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and sort of one of my favourites. So I kept one instead of selling it. Because I didn't want to scuff it, I cut it out from the pillow case and framed it. Works really well.

The one I have and still like very much after years is this one.There are more examples on Deviantart. Or, here, have an animated GIF attached to this entry.

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