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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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Meowasaurusrekx Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I was only comparing the eyes... Not the personalities...
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AfraidToDraw Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
The problem is this.

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The face "shes" a supposed transgender who got adventure time wrtiers sacked for that one Lesbian moment doesn't help either.

Or that after the drama died down she immediately tried to pick a fight on her journal about season 3.
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Jajamola88 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And what's wrong with being transgendered?
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AfraidToDraw Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Nothing, but if she deliberately caused the Adventure Time scandal then it would make her a hypocrite
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Mr-nin10do Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I respect bronies more then bubbaline shippers
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Itachisgirl93 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I still don't understand what the big uproar was over Derpy. I've only know of MLP: FIM for a few months now and I love it. I was born with a messed up eye, a lazy eye, whatever you wanna call it, but so what? I can't change it and I'm not going to whine when shows make fun of my condition. Those who go so upset over Derpy clearly have self esteem issues. Or know someone who is challenged and ran to the rescue. Whatever the case may be, I honestly disagree with them doing this to Derpy. She's cute and funny and so adorable in her own quirky way. If cartoons can't accept her as she is... then what makes people think that human beings are going to accept others who are like her? Honestly, but changing or 'fixing' Derpy, you're pretty much telling your viewers that she was broken. Derpy wasn't broken. She didn't need to be fixed. She was perfect the way she is. I think people need to open their eyes and see that not everything related to the mentally challenged is hurtful. If you made a character with a lazy eye, I wouldn't think it was offensive. I'd laugh and giggle and be like "Aww, she's just like me." They might have 'fixed' Derpy in the shows, but I don't think she's going anywhere anytime soon. Please know that I'm not angry or upset. I'm simply expressing my opinion on this matter.
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Danerboots Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Looks like people still blame Yamino. My favorite comment on her page "SUCK IT YOU DISGRACE TO HUMANITY! DERPY LIVES! YOU LOST! BURN IN HELL TRANNY BITCH!"

Just wow. :I
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Jazzpirate Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's absolutely terrible. I fully understand how they could think she's responsible, she is a big name on the internet, has great influence and is very outspoken on this matter, but that doesn't justify ANY of the unreasonable garbage being thrown at her. Watching people defend a show of this nature, with death threats and abysmally cruel insults just breaks my heart. Hate has never, EVER solved anything. :(
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darkdoomer Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
it's a bit sad that they didn't leave the opportunity to the studio to make like, one episode around her, and why not - inspired by the fanworks of her adopting a little unicorn. that'd have slapped all the politically correctness advocates at hasbro, i guess. they hold the money but haven't probably watched one single episode of what's just for them a product.
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Cadance-and-Cascade Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Even if they had watched the show, i doubt that they would make an episode revolving around fanon, especially when it doesn't even involve the mane characters or other "product" characters.
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tehboibrony Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
"love and tolerance"
What a joke. Taht phrase started out as an ironic joke by trolls. Then come the sperglords to take it seriously.
People that can't take a little joke like Derpy need to be skinned alive, and then boiled in acid.
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otakugal15 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow....you sure are preaching your "love and tolerance" nicely there, aren't you?

Proving, once again, how shitty the Brony fandom really is, especially when it comes other fans of the show and their differing opinions.
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tehboibrony Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Did you even read my comment?
Holy shit nigga.
People that take "love and rolerance" seriously are autistic overlords.
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Lucian05 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
HOW DID YOU SURVIVE YOUR SUCICDE HITLER?
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otakugal15 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't "love and tolerate" pieces of shit misogynists, abelists, racists (nice slur there), and such.
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BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I wanna ask ya. Derpy's not much in season 3. why's that? Just wanna know please respond...
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LovedaPopcorn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
why did you change her, i am a derpy too, and am slow with things, and i am having help writing this alone. But derpy was a pony i could relate to she was just like me, but ponies still loved her, it was like people like myself were getting recognized in society, but selfless people who think everything is racist have taken her from me, she was one of the main reasons why i watched the show, i could relate to her..... BRING HER BACK TO HER FORMOR GLORY .. i want my relatable lovable pony back...:(
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DoomMarine58 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
How could you relate to her? She had no personality or established character?
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NicoTheSerperior Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:sarcasm:
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ASmashingGentleman Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anyone listen to YaC's song about Derpy? That was just plain wrong
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Yuuichi89 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I find it amusing that they changed Derpy Hooves' name, eyes and voice. It only shows how much political correctness and butthurt soccer-moms that exist over in the US. Not to mention stupidity. I'm a Brony, but firstly, myself. I will love and tolerate the crap out of you, but there is something called a limit. Not to sound negative for a Brony, but I find the changes made to Derpy Hooves unnecessary.

Derpy Hooves were in no way meant to be offensive to people with eye problems or people who were clumsy. She was meant to show that even if you are different and unique in your own way, people still love and accept you for who you are.

However, there still lingers hope that Derpy Hooves will return. Actually. It would be awesome if she had an entire episode for herself. Now THAT would be awesome.
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Yummixx2 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Tara herself said it was people in the community, not moms.
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Pikmanipulator Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
May we have the source of this?
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Yummixx2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
[link] @ 22:50
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Pikmanipulator Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Thank you.
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Yummixx2 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Np
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Loveboy01 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer

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GhostPony750 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Love and Tolerance"
That's exactly why I'm against Derpy remake. If we are supposed to love and tolerate, why remove her?
There is alot of people who have difficulties or any mental problems in the world. But we help them to go through this situation.
But she's been rejected... by erasing her name, changing her voice, modify her personality and ''fix'' eyes.
I'm really sad that she's been ''erased''. She was my 2nd favorite pony after Applejack. :(
So please bring her back and leave things as they are.
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NicoTheSerperior Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
...:iconheaddeskplz:
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GhostPony750 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, I have no idea how this website work! xD
~Do you still see my drawing? I removed it.

And if you're "talking" about the quality of my drawing, I've improved by alot since.
Check this: [link]

I want to continue drawing, so well, do you have any requests? :/
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StarshineBeast Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I actually like her new voice, but I hated that they changed her eyes and erased her name.

To me, Derpy is a naive, clumsy, navigationally challenged pony with a streak of bad luck but good heart, helpful nature, oddball personality, muffin obsession, optimistic attitude, and is a pony who would love you no matter what. I love her. She actually makes me really happy.
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CurseYouPikachu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I actually kinda like the news voice. I think they should also put her voice on speed and make her talk really really fast and then fall down. Ridiculous, I know. But seriously, that image makes me LOL.
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CurseYouPikachu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
*new voice
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Astral-wing Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
The communities reaction to this was by far the worst possible behaviors I have ever seen by bronies. I really hope this serves as a commodity on how NOT to act.

The creators could have left Derpy out of the episode completely, but they didn't. Even though they changed her, I still appreciate the gesture. Thanks Hasbro and makers of MLP for keeping us in mind even though this unfortunate event happened.
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Ashkihyena Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Okay, I feel this warrants another post. Season 2 just came out on Netflix, and guess which version of The Last Roundup they used. That's right, the awful, awful edited version. I know you didn't have anything to do with it, but son, I am disappoint.
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fr1endshipismagic Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I saw the edited version, and while I was not mad at Derpy's voice change, I didn't like how the quality of Rainbow Dash's voice (in technical terms, not in terms of the VA) was degraded. They could do a better job than a quick voice edit that sounds kind of distorted.

And if you guys flame me, when she says "Huh?" in reaction to Derpy's lightning bolt, it sounds alright. But when she says for Derpy to be careful, it sounds low quality and slapped on.
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Ashkihyena Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Yeah, as I keep mentioning, it wasn't just Derpy that got hit with the edit, but Dash got got affected by it pretty badly as well.
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Ashkihyena Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
All I can say is that while I'm still a fan of the show, I'm severely dissapointed with how this situation was handled. Hasbro, Apple, whoever it was should've just ignored the minority and continued leaving the scene as is, but nope, they bowed down to the minority and a shitstorm ensued. I am disappoint.

Now I know it's probably not going to happen, but if full seasons of this show get released on DVD and season 2 has the edited version, I'll be skipping that particuarl episode. I can't skip the season outright since it has Luna in it, but I can skip the episode. Quite the shame as well since it was a good Applejack episode. Shame it's been marred by Political Correctness.
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xjuggernaughtx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
What I would really like is for Hasbro to bring her eyes and her original voice back, and then to dedicate an episode or part of an episode to why Ponyville loves her and wants her around even though she's her own natural disaster. Think about it. She must have some amazing traits to make Rainbow Dash work with her despite all that clumsiness. That could be a great episode and a great lesson. To just change her after all this time is saying that there was something really wrong with her and I just doesn't see that.

The one thing I could agree with is changing her name. I like Derpy, but I could see where it would have too negative a connotation to continue with. Maybe they could just change her name to "Dee". That could be a shortened version of both Ditzy and Derpy.
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YAMINOBURNINHELL Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
im still angry, but i am a little less angry now. still angry though.
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