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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.
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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!
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ijustloveit619 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I can't seem to see derpy in this 6.9
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DeRpYhOoVvEs Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
So Fucking Badass
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TyphlosionsKingdom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
dude your art work is badass!
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Balthasar999 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks man!
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TyphlosionsKingdom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
welcome
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LavaZombie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is kinda creepy.
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indySkye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Derp life :icongangstaplz:
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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
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