23rd Oct: It's time for the Second TV Tropes Halloween Avatar Contest! Details here
Tirac: The Rainbow of Darkness, the darkness sends. Now, begin the night that never ends!
Nightmare Moon: Well, well, well! Somepony who remembers me. Then you also know why I'm here?
Twilight Sparkle: You're here to... to...
Nightmare Moon: Remember this day, little ponies, for it was your last. From this moment forth, the night... will last... forever!
And though the Sun may plead and threaten,
The Moon will stand her ground
And all will know the wonder
Of my dark and jeweled sky
When all the world is wrapped
In an eternal lullaby
So say goodnight at this,
The final setting of the sun
Tomorrow dawns in darkness
The nighttime has begun!
Sapir: If the curve holds true, the sun will set at 3.01 pm on Thursday and will not rise again. There will be no sunrise on Friday.
Cameron: But how is that possible?
Sapir: It's not.
Cameron: Then how—
Sapir: It is what it is. <sobbing> It just...is.
I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came and went—and came, and brought no day,
And men forgot their passions in the dread
Of this their desolation; and all hearts
Were chill'd into a selfish prayer for light.
— From Darkness by Lord Byron