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Derptown Girl by Balthasar999 Derptown Girl by Balthasar999
So apparently they decided to bowdlerize Derpy a little bit. That's... Well, that's fair enough, but since the cat's out of the bag already I think a more elegant plan would have been to immediately write a little exchange into a future episode which would retroactively make her seem more legit in the original scene (Sheepishly showing ideas for a new town hall to build or something), and let the voice drift to more of a surfer or Tommy Chong vibe (which is always what *I* imagined anyway).
There's something kinda untouchable about a character who was created from an animation gaffe and so whose special talent is, naturally enough, fucking up. And c'mon, "derp" just means, like, "brainfart" now. When I was real little "duh" was considered verboten, and now look.

In any case, it's always interesting to see exchanges such as creating a character between media and its audience; it's like TV's version a rock show where the band and crowd really get in synch.
Edit: Actually, I bet that's a big part of the reason people are so especially sad about it - They put together this whole character among themselves that got to the point of public acknowledgement and now they're all like, "Derpy was *ours*! Back off, media cops!" on top of the sting of being accused of collectively having a go at the cognitively disabled. When I first saw that scene (actually the second time, once I'd stopped going "eeeeee!") I *did* wonder if someone was gonna be upset, especially with the poor enunciation, but now she doesn't sound like *any* manner of doofus, and like entropy, loopiness in a comedy must always increase.
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Isazel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you draw inspiration from an album cover? I keep thinking I saw this on an KINO album.

Regardless, great work. This is on my (mental) top ten most awesome pone art list.
Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hahaha thanks. No, it's just plain old city livin'. Really glad you like it, though!
ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can't seem to see derpy in this 6.9
DeRpYhOoVvEs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
So Fucking Badass
TyphlosionsKingdom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
dude your art work is badass!
Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man!
TyphlosionsKingdom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
LavaZombie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is kinda creepy.
indySkye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Derp life :icongangstaplz:
Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sippin on cider, wall-eyed

With my mind on my muffin and my muffin on my mind
Scythe-7 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Badass Derpy is Badass!
Zegaroth Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Not sure what to say, good good.
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