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A Derpy Day Message by Balthasar999 A Derpy Day Message by Balthasar999
OH WHAT THE HELL one more little comic or whatever.

Apparently it's Derpy Day, so I'll hop on the bandwagon but with a little positivity and forward-thinking. Everyone loves that crazy kid.

EDIT: You have no idea how hard it was for me to not title this "Can't Keep a Good Girl Downs." I hope Derpy migrates back to the female Homer Simpson or Tommy Chong voice I always imagined, and my super-secret hope is that these little comics I've drawn on here make it back to the animators and bolster their spirits.
My only qualm is that the fans decided Dinky is her daughter and not her lil' sister. What? Derpy gotta be free to follow whatever whim pops into her head, not take care of some kid. Plus I read her as being, like, 20. I guess I can see the impetus to make her seem healthy by giving her a family, but fie! Fie upon a sacrifice of funny in the name of acceptability! Man, I'm pretty drunk...
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:iconwheeljackson:
WheelJackson Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   General Artist
The soccermoms must pay!!
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RANDOMNUMBERS8192 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student
onomatopoeia (n): The property of a word of sounding like what it represents.

Sooo... 'derp' is a sound? Learn something new every day! LOLJK, you're awesome, Derpy!
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't have any proof, but I'm certain it's supposed to represent the kind of nonsense stutter you might involuntarily make if you were thoroughly cheated in the brains department.
Like "duh" was back in the early '90s - Now it just means "obviously" but people used to say it in this really exaggerated, cross-eyed way at first that made it clear it meant "only a literally drooling helmet-wearer would think this isn't obvious." I remember people getting in trouble for being un-PC for saying it when I was really little, but now it's lost all of its sting and it's inevitable that the same happens to "derp." I think you could argue it just means "brainfart" now - People saying "I derped" and such.
But mainly I like it because "derp" is a cuter-sounding coinage of this century with just a bit of an edge to it, while "ditz" just feels too '80s and passe, and I don't like the hard "tz." Plus it's just interesting how the meaning of slang changes over time as it gets divorced from its origin. I think it's "the cat's pajamas", which must have been a reference to something specific really cool people were all about back in the 1920s, but now no one cares what it is and any sane person would only use it ironically.
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NumberSevin Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
press the red button? NO! Not the one on the wall! *She presses the one on the wall* You just launched...all the nukes.
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yamauchi1889 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
lol "think fast". love the friendship motivational poster on the wall.
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berp1 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
man derpy is such a ditz
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BorisCalija93 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist
long live Derpy
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I gave the Derpy salute, which is just letting your eyes de-focus and whanging your shin on something.
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pyrotigre Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
drunk? why??????????????????????????? funny though.
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well it was a Thursday, dude! Just for some reason I got it into my head to go on DA after coming home from a night out. At least it kept me off Facebook...
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pyrotigre Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
so what? you can enjoy the alchohol and stave off the drunkeness. it is actually one of the worst insult to a host where I am from.
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JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Great comic. Kinda wondering what it says under "Friendship".
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Me too. It's a little too long for "is magic," so I'm guessing "is magic, bitches."
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JaySG2010 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Heh, nice.
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Short-Takes Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*Slams head in to desk*

FINALLY, someone who gets it. Thank you, my dear!
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YeaImABrony-GotAProb Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm putting Derpy day on my calandar.

Shit, this is hard to do with hooves.
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
They make writing with a pen in your mouth look so easy too, wtf?
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YeaImABrony-GotAProb Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, I found a chatroom, and MOLESTIA is there. Completely random, but she is freakin nasty.
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nemryn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Nah, Dinky's a smart kid, she can take care of herself.
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
The first three panels remind me a bit of the lame salesman of the simpsons in the video presentation, lol, really good point.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Cool comic style.
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Matva-The-Ysalamiri Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Why can't I hold all this d'aaaw? :3
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
You need the Large D'Aww Bag, which you get from the Frog Pope on disc 3.
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QuanticChaos1000 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I always imagined Derpy as being extremely intelligent just clumsy and having Bosemans simplex...

But instead of going that route with her they take the low road and do what they did...
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
I had to google Boseman's Simplex, and now I have to watch "On the Air".

Yeah, I figured she was one of those characters who would be a genius in another universe, but in this one her thoughts don't make any sense, or who is completely out to lunch but has all sorts of arcane, esoteric knowledge or insight into things everyone else misses.
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DarthFeffer Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I like this. Great job!
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Nova225 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Her name is BOTH Derpy AND Ditzy, you know...
Both are good, and both are can technically be used.

It's kinda like 'Pinkamena Diane Pie : Pinkie Pie'... in a way.
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OldSchoolHylian Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wonderful, simply wonderful
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AnarchySong Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
/)^3^(\
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I love this comic, man. The style is a nice change of pace and has this quasi-realistic feel. (I know, I know, "realistic with cartoon ponies?" I didn't say it made sense :P ) And I'm glad you made the point about "Ditzy", since I recall a time that was an insult as well.
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ponies aren't real!? *cancels all-Europe castle tour* (The shameful truth is that I don't know how to do vector art)

Yeah, I sat on the words in that panel for a little bit trying to come up with a good phrasing. I think I'm *just* old enough to remember when people started saying "duh" (or at least when little kids started saying it) and it really *was* an explicit parody of the developmentally disabled, so you'd of course get in trouble for saying it (which I never did because I was much more mature when I was 7). But now its become completely decoupled from that origin and you see people use it on, like, social justice blogs, where they're even especially attuned to that sort of thing. But then I remembered all these other words that now just mean "stupid" were, in like the 1910s or something, coined as medical terms for low IQ people (and were replaced by the softer and more progressive "retarded"!) . So I googled the origin of "ditzy" and yeah, it apparently was coined in the early '70s as an explicitly sexist insult. I mean, I guess it's still an insult, but the anti-feminist angle faded away as people became used to broads takin a break from making em sandwiches am i rite fellas.
The problem with coining any disparaging word about intelligence is that it's going to be politically fraught as long as intelligence is how our species defines itself (and individuals are bestowed with tragically unequal amounts of it), i.e. as long as we're capable of defining anything at all.

And anyway I just prefer "Derpy" because it's a little fresher (I don't want to say anything as unhip as "it's more hip," but you know what I mean) as an onomatopoeia, and the "p" sound is much cuter than the hard "tz" sound.
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Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Ya pretty much hit the nail on the head, there. I can't really say much more than that, than "eeyup."
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Zexoguy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
It's good to see she's taking it better than most of US are.
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coronasBlaze Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
If you can herp and derp. Can you hiddly and diddly? DERPY!
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Deviatealittle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Honestly, I'm perfectly happy with Ditzy Doo (I think that sounds like a much more "show accurate" name rather than Derpy Whooves, which sounds kinda silly if she was an actual character) being the little "Where's Waldo" cameo fan shout-out. Thats fun! And honestly, there is just no way they could portray Ditzy in the show without SOMEONE being dissatisfied. It's a tall order to meet the imagine fans have of what they perceive to be THEIR own creation.

Personally, I didn't much care for the original version of her appearance, but I was damn right ECSTATIC that the fandom willed a character into existence through sheer strength of devotion. I'm kinda neutral now...

Oh, and REALLY good artwork in this btw. The quality of form and detail is impressive. Good job, nice message.
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Dragnmastralex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah Derpy, back to being a nameless background pony with only a very slight wall eyed look now... never again to be named or speak just to be silently in the background because some retard's mom won't keep her big mouth shut. I'm still waiting for the lesbian crowd to bash Rainbow Dash or the black community to say something about Zacora... being politically correct censors things so badly we end up with shows like Adventure Time and Tim and Eric Awesome Show Good Job, which makes us all retarded when you watch them... the irony.
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
The terribly ironic thing is that the woman who wrote that episode is herself the mother of a disabled son (I hear). I don't want to imagine the icy hand that must have closed around her organs when people accused her of being "ableist".
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9Summers Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Actually, I have a feeling that the lesbian community will end up adopting Rainbow Dash as a mascot. After all, she's strong, fast, fearless, loyal, and AWESOME!!
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Dragnmastralex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its not how awesome she is, it's the fact that they portray a rainbow sporting pony girl as a tom boy... which means, they may take offense that its stereotyping the lesbian community as all boyish types that are all into nothing but fitting in.
they will take offense to her... no matter HOW awesome she is and how everyone loves her, just like DERPY!
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh shit! I never even made the connection with the rainbow before. That's pretty much a lock, isn't it?
I mean, if I had my druthers pretty much all girls would act like RD, so I was all like, "now *that's* setting a good example" but I think people will leave her alone since it looks more like they're saying "massive tomboy is *also* a legitimate way for a girl to be, and here are 5 other examples," she's has enough screen time to come off as more than a single characteristic, and butchness is "officially" enfolded into lesbianism by the same kind of touchy, humorless authorities who would pitch a fit in the first place. And unlike the mentally handicapped, LGBT people don't tend to trigger people's "How dare you pick on them!" righteous protective instincts to nearly the same degree if handled with anything but the utmost seriousness and delicacy. Especially since while there's nothing inherently funny in being gay, "people acting stupid" is a fundamental "atom" of humor, so mental disability advocates have to be on this constant treadmill to be taken seriously.

Of course I could be completely wrong and six months from now DA will be flooded with appeals to Save Rainbow.
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9Summers Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I can't tell you how many of my lesbian friends are offended by Rainbow Dash...

...because they aren't.

Basically, lesbians have pretty much adopted Peppermint Patty and Velma from Scooby Doo as their own, so I don't see how Rainbow Dash will end up being any different.
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Slaven-Harkin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist
I've seen a picture of a girl holding a Rainbow Dash sign that says "There's more than one way to be a girl" at a Lesbian support protest. :D
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lulubellct Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Really? Some "retards" mom?

PS: Adventure Time is far from politically correct.
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
And far from stupid - Adventure Time is amazing.
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Dragnmastralex Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes a retards mom, mothers of the retarded kids are more protective and offended by Derpy than the retarded kids that watch the show themselves. I've only met one handicapped person that was offended himself and he wasn't retarded just had muscular issues which made him confined to a wheelchair. Most the people that were offended didn't even watch or know anything about the show, they just attacked because of the 1 scene in the episode when Derpy talked... if they had known the character was in the background of MANY of the episodes all throughout the show they would have been demanding they changed all of them. Thankfully it was the actual writer herself that changed Derpy and not some editor from a 3rd party hired by Hasbro. All tho my original statement still holds true, you will never hear the name Derpy again, see a full wall eyed stare, nor will you see her speak or have anything in the foreground to do.

it may be far from politically correct but they don't have everyone else normal and 1 retard they are ALL retards so you can't single out 1 character to attack. Most parents today don't care about the drugs their kids do, the crowd they hang out with, or the activity they do outside the house but soon as they watch a pony show with a wall eyed character then they become super parent and demand that everything good be censored because hey its offensive to show anything on tv that may be bad in real life... complete and utter BS.
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CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
:iconderpy-hooves: "Hello, I'm Derp McClure! You may remember me from such educational films as 'Humans: Fact or Myth?', and 'Ponies vs. Griffons, the Road to Victory!'"
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha I almost did one of these.
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Reashi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Excellent, my thoughts exactly.
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Prancey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic. Simply, fantastic.
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PyroBrony Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Amazing, people are starting to get she wont be gone forever. Great shading!
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