wow: I wonder what's up with Twilight. :0 The coloring and lighting on this is lovely work: it's so soft and very fitting of the setting. Panel 2, 7, and 8 I love for the expressions and occasional adorable factor. (spike's face in panel four reminds me of an old timey cartoon, oddly enough. XD)
Like the mounting anticipation I am now experiencing for S2E3, so too am I now wishing for the continuation of your comic... I look forward to finding out why Twilight's got her mind stuck on that book...
I THINK I KNOW THE REASON! Twilight's cutie mark is a six pointed star with six white stars off the side of it, right? Well, she probably got it because each star and each point represents her and her friends, and how on earth did she get her cutie mark before she met her friends then?
Not every pony might know the *full* meaning of their cutie mark, the very moment they get it.
For Twilight Sparkle... it meant 'magic', but she didn't *fully* know the extent of the kind of magic involved when she got it. For her and others, it was just 'Magic', for Celestia, well, I'm quite sure she knew... somehow.