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Derpy's Lament by AleximusPrime Derpy's Lament by AleximusPrime
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Now before anyone accuses me of something, I just want to say right now that this picture is NOT directed at Hasbro, WeLoveFine, iTunes, or Studio B, this is directed at whoever has been sending these nasty emails to those companies complaining about Derpy's recent character portrayal in My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.

To whoever you people are, you really need to calm the hay down.....seriously. I have seen mentally handicapped people many times in my life before, they sit near me and my family every Sunday in church and I've been in high school classes with some in the past. Derpy and looked NOTHING like any of them, therefore, she is not some kind of hateful propaganda designed to taunt them like you think she is. If you want to change her name or have her taken out of the show, you might as well do the same to the other numerous cartoon characters that are clumsy and not very bright.

Now I will not say anything in offense to the companies because we still have yet to hear from them on their say with Derpy's future. Remember, Hasbro didn't come up with Derpy in the show, Studio B did and I highly doubt that they will take her away since they love her and love us bronies and wouldn't want to do that. We cannot be so hateful and rude to these companies guys, this is not their fault!

So that's why I'm asking you all to be as peaceful about this as you can possibly be and not send any complaints to them about "having Derpy's name removed" and junk. We can send them calm emails though telling them to disregard the hatemail they've been getting. I assure you this will all die down in the end. Just remember that this picture is only meant for anyone who is very sensitive about Derpy and is mean to get a point across to them, NOT the companies.

And as for Derpy..........I really hope this whole thing does die soon and she can stay. I absolutely loved how she was in Last Roundup and I can't wait to see more of her! I hope they make an episode someday about Derpy where everyone learns to accept her for who she is and that she's not stupid, retarded, or mental........she's just a bit clumsy, not very bright and misunderstood.

MLP (c) Hasbro
FiM (c) Lauren Faust
Derpy Hooves (c) Someone out there on the internet with a great imagination and an open mind

This could be a rumor, but good news has arrived! [link]

EDIT: I made a video version of this: [link]
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Critique by JackFrostBrony Feb 4, 2012, 5:10:55 PM
This is simple, but touching. The black background with the blurred and mostly faded words are a lot more prominent than if you'd just left them alone and untouched. It also gives the sense that Derpy is fading into obscurity.
The pony itself in the picture is beautifully shaded with the black background, dull coloring to make her almost seem to blend into the background. Which is the opposite of what we want done.
Overall the entire message is perfect, unlike Derpy who is wonderful with her flaws. That's life though, flaws are what make us all unique and should not be looked down upon as errors.
If we're to remove Derpy from the show then we too must remove every stereotypical, flawed character there is.
Pinkie for mocking those with personality disorders or ADHD, Twilight for being near Obsessive Compulsive, Dash for portraying the athletic female, Fluttershy for being a caring animal activist, Rarity for priding herself on being beautiful like a model and Applejack for being a 'redneck'.
Back to the picture though, the dark atmosphere and words floating in the abyss around Derpy's head to portray her exact thoughts on the situation are wonderful touches.

As a final thought, having Derpy should be the opposite of offensive. That there is a character that we ALL can relate to is wonderful. Some relate to the mane six and their elements of friendship. Others relate to slow, clumsy, silly Derpy Hooves and must have been thrilled when she became a canon character...and they should not have to watch their favorite Pony fade into the background and disappear...
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You get all five stars!!!

I loved this, absolutely loved it, the picture, the text, the message all seamless. You balanced it all perfectly and it is extremely impressive and moving.

This message had to be told, and you came out straight for it. I totally agree with you, and even if I didn't, I would still have to rate it 5 stars because it is an amazing piece of balanced art that you have created my friend.

You chose the perfect text for the picture and the perfect colors, I love every single tiny detail about it and always found it unfair about the amount of butthurt she got from people.

Again, good job.
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:icontyler2135:
tyler2135 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017
Those who hurt Muffin horse, will answer to me!
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TrixieLulamoon17 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy doesn't need "saving" anymore, everything is fine..  That incident was over 4 years ago and she got her own speaking role in the 100th episode as well as having a comical appearance in the finale this weekend.
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ninjab87 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy is best pony, though.
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EndertheDark Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
This to anyone who said those names: GO TO HELL
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:icongrimriper75:
grimriper75 Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student
Derpy i best pone
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RampageMeerkat566 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
*is pony*
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:iconaaron235:
Aaron235 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Oh crap... My eyes are teary. So glad she's still in the show.
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WildKrattsFanatic Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Y'know, I just don't see why people thought she was offensive. If it's the way her eyes are, there's nothing wrong with them. There are many people in this world who are like that, she is no different. If it was the way she was acting, look at Pinkie Pie, Snips and Snails, and Spike. If it was the way she was treated, Rainbow Dash treats everyone like that. If it's her voice, That's just the way she's made, don't knock her for it. She's a good character that deserves to be treated right.
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Prwtfalcon6 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
The Doctor is going to be so pissed.
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:iconmonkeyrofl901:
Monkeyrofl901 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
*pulls out sword*  I want names.
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
dude relax, this happened 3 years ago, it's all ok now
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:iconmonkeyrofl901:
Monkeyrofl901 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
I know.  I was just having some fun/defending lil' Derps.
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MLPRocks190 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the feels Cry forever Frozen - Elsa Crying Icon Komari Kamikita (Crying) [V5] 

Chisaki Crying Icon Miuna Crying Icon Icon - 048 Hironi (Sad Cry) Cry 
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MusicalEquestrian628 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that's really sad. Derpy isn't retarted or stupid. She just has a problem that makes her eyes different, THAT'S IT! What if you took Derpy's place? How would you feel? Do you believe she deserves better? Reply back to me telling me about what you think about this poor mare.Waaaah! 
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:iconcynfinnegan:
CynFinnegan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's been in several episodes this season, including "Rainbow Falls."
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you might want to check the upload date.
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Derpy-H0OVES Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
True DX
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EcliptorCalrissian Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
I notice that last we saw Derpy, she didn't talk at all and was just really expressive with gestures and such. Neat way to reference and avoid a repeat of Derpygate.
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't mind hearing her talk but there are times when a character can still be great and not need to talk.  :nod:
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Kaiserholt Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I remember a youtube video that said this as well, but it had the added line of her saying "I'm sorry"...broke my heart T_T
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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, that vid has the same dialogue.
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harobrin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
no i did not!! or did i???
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:iconaleximusprime:
AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why didn't you just reply to my own comment instead of starting your own new one?
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harobrin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014

IT OK DERPY THEY JUST MEAN U NONE OF DOSE TINGS IM A BIT LIK U I HAV MENTL PROBLMS LIK U IF I EVER FIND U I WILL GIVE U A HUG AND A DUMP TRUCK OF MUFENS KK CAUS I WUV U SO MUCH!!<3 :) U R DA BEST!!



           LOVE: HEROBRIN

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AleximusPrime Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you do realize you just said basically the same thing 2 times in a row right?  O___o
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:iconharobrin:
harobrin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014

it ok derpy u r none of dos things im a brony and i love u if i ever meet u in person i will give u a hug and i will give u a dump truck full of muffens because u the coolest pony ever besides dj pon-3 if u see her tell her i love her wubs plz but u r the moste epic pony ever in all of space and time!!! <3 i wuv u


           from your best bronyy: herobrin

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Shady-Daze Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
When I find the ponies who made derpy sad, I am gonna snap their necks
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Fox-Boy72 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Umm, we'll that's a perspective on life...

I do know what you mean though, my brother has asburges and we're fine with that, but for 3 years he was relentlessly bullied, and in that situation I wanted to do more than snap their necks...
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Shady-Daze Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Somehow Rip their bodies in 2  set them on fire ?
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Noble-Six-rulez Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
We love you Derpy!
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:iconcartoonanimefanatic:
CartoonAnimeFanatic Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Derpy....we all love you. Think about the us who care about you
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:iconannaart32:
AnnaArt32 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
It's ok Derpy. Crying
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lyricalmario64 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i just know how you feel derpy

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DragonKingAlpha Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Flash Fire: Know this anyone who hates Derpy or wishes to hurt her in any way I will charbroil you then bury you in the deepest crater in Equestria.  
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TheGrumpyWolfie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Writer
derpy is a part of us every time we think of her or get knocked into things by accident that's her inside us in spirits and hearts
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