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It seems there has been alot of buzz about Derpy being "fixed". I saw the New version of Derpy in "The Last Round-Up" and I do admit it didn't settle well with me. I still enjoyed the original. I didn't like the reason why they had her change. It didn't seem at all offensive in my opinion. When I first saw the scene in the animatic, I literally burst with joy. But I had a feeling that it might not settle with some fans and some people. Especially since people already have their own version of Derpy and people might get the wrong idea of her character.

Its not often that cartoons show fan content. Cause sometimes when you include Fan content, it usually can result to something negative (to fans or to others). And sometimes it also endangers the identity/essence of the show. Or if people like it, they will probably expect a lot more.To the point they might expect TOO much. So you could imagine my surprise when they decided to name Derpy and give her a voice.

Derpy has became more than just some fancy Easter egg in the show. She's became an Icon, a symbol to the fans of MLP:FIM. Though Derpy was created in a studio, her character was created by the fans.  You can probably say that she represents all Bronies everywhere. Fans have enjoyed Derpy whenever they see her in the background until the point when she talked. The entire studio loves her as well. I was there in one of those Livestream chatrooms when people first heard her talk. It was quite entertaining how happy people were. So its no surprise to see people get really upset by this.

In a way, I understand why majority of fans are upset but blaming, pointing fingers and throwing hate around is not the way to do this. You're forgetting your own motto "Love and Tolerance". You bronies are one of inspiration and our greatest achievement. Don't sully your name by spreading Hate and intolerance. Remember, Tolerance is not the same as acceptance. If you are upset with something, display it in a more positive way. You'll get your message across much better than lashing it out with hate. Show some respect. Show some humility.

Oh I also want to address on a artist name Yamino. I've heard that she has been garnered a lot of hate by the Brony Community due to her not liking Derpy's portrayal. Let it be known, that she had NOTHING to do with the sudden change. She expressed an opinion on Derpy. That is all. She did not ask me to do this or anyone on the staff. I had to say this because the hate she's been receiving is unnecessary. So leave her be.

Also don't spam notes and messages to the people who work on the show. You're probably not going to get much out of it.

On the issue on Derpy whether she'll have the same Derp face expression and stuff. The show will still go on and I hope you will continue to support the show. Though Derpy is a great character, she is not essentially the reason why the show is awesome (though she is one of the Reasons). If Derpy never existed on that fateful scene in the first episode, would MLP be a bad show? Remember MLP is a great show because for what it is. I didn't know about Derpy until someone from the Studio pointed it out. I hope you'll still enjoy the show no matter what happens.

I hope this message will ease some of your minds. Thank you.
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AceOfSpadesProduc100 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I consider her to be very cute and lovable anyways.
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DarkmageRector Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
SHE'S BACK MOTHERFUCKS
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LunaHasawa996 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it true Derpy was 100% removed from season 4?
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ElecrticBlitz Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, I saw Derpy in the season finale of season 4.
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Evil-Rick Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, and to all thos epeople who still believe Ymaino had a valid point, let me show you here, right now, in her own words, how she's acepting that being so judmental on a fictional character or setting is complety wrong as such fictional setting does not mean or imply any people pretends to re-enact in real life such things. Yeah, you know? Like that gray pegasus cartoon she claimed it was highly offensve beyond conception, at the point of being entirely an ableist character, what are the friggin' odds?

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Evil-Rick Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll just say I'm highly dissapointed with Hasbro and the crew who take the desition of censoring Derpy. It is quite sad that in the end they decided to please a bunch of White knight/moral fags like Yamino (you know, people in need of atention who want to make us believe "they care" by taking a senseless rage & anger filled with imature drama over a harmless cartoon that certanly ofended none and in the end making truly nothing in favour of the people they're so "concerned" about) instead of pleasing, I don't know... The fans? You know? The pople that support your show and are the main reason it's such a big hit?

What angers me most is that Yamino got this much attention (at the point of getting respone from official crew members from the show)when she truly deserved none, I bet in real life she doens't give a frigg about mentaly disabled people and her whole draa wa sjust the oportunity she took to take the stage and being the center of attention. I have friends and I know people who actually do stuff, like signin in organizations, donating, even offering their services & time asking nothing in return to help handicap kids and kids with cancer, you know? People who actually do help thes epeople instead of raging & whining on the internet over a cartoon that is hurting none.

From all the bad desitions Hasbro has made in regard to the show, censoring Derpy is by far the worst.
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Jajamola88 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how everyone is writing essays here and whining about political correctness

It's a TV show character people

You have 45 sad, 24 mad, and 24 love.
Of course, it's deviantArt.
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CiderArts Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
People who cried about Derpy were just looking for attention. :<
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Meowasaurusrekx Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
:| What's next? Is Lemmy Koopa gonna look normal, without his trademark derpy-looking eyes? I wouldn't like that... I mean, Derpy is Derpy, same as Lemmy is Lemmy (just using him as another example of a face with those eyes). To all you who want to change Derpy and are against her looks, go ahead. Change her. Just dont remove her. But let me tell you haters this: Derpy is Derpy. Those who like how she looks, we will see her that way and continue to draw her (or animate her that way... if you do that) that way and such. We like her how she is. She has become an icon for Bronies, and that will stay like that. Go ahead, Haters, hate. We will still love our Derpy how she is.
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Kradakor Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're forgetting the simple fact that Derpy is not like Lemmy in any way. Lemmy is malicious and insane (Yes, insane, not "derp"). His "derpy" eyes are meant to make him look crazy, not... derpy.
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