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Farewell, Derpy. by SterlingPony Farewell, Derpy. by SterlingPony
Dear Princess Celestia,

Today I learnt that ponies who could possibly be seen as having a disability, no matter how loved, are not good enough and should be hidden away or changed.

Your faithful Student,
Sterling

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Farewell, Derpy. 99% of us love you. You may be gone, but your legacy cannot be quashed.

Part 1.

Part 2.
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:iconbronyofequestria142:
BronyOfEquestria142 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good bye my cross-eyed friend
its been truely a honor finding you every episode
you may be gone from the show but you will always be in our hearts
-salutes-
Farewell Derpy/Ditzy
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Hunter-Trapper Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
so very, very sad....  alas, the world is too cruel a place for one so kind
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knightr33 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
For know you are gone
I refuse to say goodbye
For in this world memories never die....
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:iconfanan2009:
fanan2009 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Whatever happens, I still love you (DERPY HOOVES)
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fanan2009 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
[link]


I <3 U
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ccaskey92 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Derpy is unlike anything before or since. Cartoons have background characters all the time, but Derpy... Derpy had no name, no story, no voice, no life, nothing. And fandom came in, took one look at her, and breathed life into her, a life greater than anyothers. I can understand why some people were upset, I can understand why Hasbro responded the way they did, but if Hasbro had taken one look at just the stuff on DA, they would have realized that removing her completely would cause a greater uproar than leaving her on. Combined, all the artwork for Derpy gave her, in essence, the persona of what kind of friend the mane six are all a piece of, and want as a friend. I see Derpy as a kind, loving, caring, hard-working, though often absent-minded, a bit of a cluts, and often, misunderstood, with a soft, cheerful voice. This is what I invisioned for Derpy, and if Hasbro did not jump-the-gun, they could have, easily, thought up a persona like this for her. And I'm certain, the fandom would have enjoyed Derpy even more if Hasbro gave her the chance. May Derpy live forever in fandom art, because you can't have heart, without art.
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sonamygurl234 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NOOOOOOOO DERPY :crying: :sniff: w-why?? WHY?!
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:iconjlipper:
Jlipper Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
NO! HASBRO WILL PAY FOR ERASING DERPY!!! AND WHO EVER LOVES THIS WILL ALSO PAY DEARLY!!!!
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sonamygurl234 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AMEN!!!
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Badunius Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They can take Derpy away from the show, but they can not take her away from our hearts and minds.
We love Derpy, that is why she's immortal.
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N00BL Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Noh, Derpy.. NOH OH GOD NOH DERPY!! DERPY!!! YOU GOTTA COME BACK!! DERPY!! PLEASE!! *Shaking Derpy's dead body, tears are running freely" You got to come back.. *Commenced suicide*
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I-am-knot Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What!?! They removed her?
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blueberrypuppy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its not Hasbros fualt.. ITS ALL THE PEOPLE WHO THINK SHES OFFENSEIVE
SHES NOT OFFENSEIVE
SHE HELPS DISABLED PEOPLE KNOW THEIR NOT THE ONLY DISABLED ONES OUT THERE
ARE YOU WITH ME PEOPLE?
TAKE A STAND!
~Blueberrypuppy
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LionfrostWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Depression is setting in. :(
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:iconheartinathepony:
HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:cries:
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:iconkittythecatworlf:
Kittythecatworlf Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
nooo
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:iconpunkyponyface:
Punkyponyface Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is she completely gone now?
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:iconpikavic23:
pikavic23 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
why... WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconchibi-clouds:
Chibi-Clouds Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I are crying I have a derpy plushie and I hugging it right now
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armordude1 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Artist
When I saw this I cried. Not because of any emotions towards Hasbro, or The Hub, but because of how awe-inspiring and caring the brony community can be at times like this. I know that this is long over, but I still cry tears of pride seeing this knowing that this is just a bit of what our people can do.
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ThatGiy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
We took this WAY too seriously, YaC especially.
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ThatGiy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I mean, I can understand that the censoring of the character was completely and utterly pointless, but we took this WAAAAAAAAAY too seriously. We have remind ourselves that, hey, it's just a cartoon. A good cartoon, but a cartoon, never the less. I've also lost all of my respect for Yelling at Cats for that song he made, he acted as if Hasbro literally injured a part of his family.
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lolhooplacatz Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Artist
Dear Princess Celestia,

Today I learned HASBRO IS A JERK TO BRONIES.
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:iconfox-called-ninetales:
fox-called-Ninetales Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
They better get ready to taste some nuclear missiles
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Hyper4eva Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
-committed suicide-
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lesha5016 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
WHY????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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:iconformorian5:
formorian5 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Derpy is not so easily squashed. She's different from Twilight and AJ and the others. Hasbro gave her a face, but we gave her soul. The faithful mail-pony, devoted mother, muffin-loving little grey pegasus will live in our hearts.
Derpy, the cries of the few who hate you are lost among the chorus of your loyal and loving fans. Hasbro might be cowardly, but we stand by you.
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Jukito14Minecraft Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Im so sad, poor derpy :(
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sooperevee Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Derpy should stay, shes one of the best friends ever.Regardless of what you say,i will support for the derpy stay.It matters between postive and negitive numbers of emails.There where many more postive emails so that should have decided that Derpy should stay.And its sad to think that people though a way of derpy being retarded.It was orginaly used for Awkerd and Embarrassment.People should really read what words mean these days.Its making things go downhill because of misunderstanding.
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Rajdziu Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I heard that Derpy is saved :3
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:iconsterlingpony:
SterlingPony Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly, that's a no.
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:iconaskdurpyhooves:
AskDurpyHooves Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Artist
Actually,They saw over 200 positive e-mails and are now deciding whether to keep me or not.
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SterlingPony Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to disappoint, but the decision was made quite a while ago.
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semerl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
The war is not over even if we're letting Hasbro and Apple walk on us.
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SterlingPony Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Apple has nothing to do with it.
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:iconsemerl:
semerl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
What makes you think that?
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:iconsterlingpony:
SterlingPony Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could throw that question right back at you. What happened, really, was Hasbro bowing to the complains of a few and that's pretty much the crux of the situation.
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semerl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Lots of petitions is not a bad idea. [link]
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SterlingPony Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Petitions have been made, signed (in massive numbers), and for the most part ignored by Hasbro. The messange on SaveDerpy.com [link] is the most we've gotten as far as a reply. The deal is done. Derpy had her moment and despite any censorship that can't be taken away, even if she is absent from season 3.
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semerl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Keep petitioning. I have hope.
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DZM-Sketcher05 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wat derpy's gone y thats not fair and i have many disabled friends and i do care for them and kinda think it was rong but couldnt they just change her name like they say in the website www.savederpy.com its unfair and derpy will be missed especialy by me we love u derpy and ill miss u now i feel like crying cuz she was truely a great pony and my favorite *sob* *sob* goodbye for ever [link] [link] [link]
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ZS3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
I think I have an idea on how to get good ol' Derpy back.

Write a well-written, understanding letter to Amy Keating Rogers about the issue and with it, send along an idea for a Derpy-centric episode that will please the fans, silence the critics and put this all to rest at last.

It's late at night, so long story short: The friendship report is that it doesn't matter how smart somepony is or not, as long as they are of a kind and loving heart. And that everypony, no matter who they are or what they do, have an important role to play in society and should be respected for that.

And tell her to pass the letter on to the Execs in Hasbro.

How's that sound?
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SterlingPony Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds reasonable. Logical. Sensible. Won't work. It's Hasbro's call, not Amy's. Hasbro is perfectly aware of the backlash from their censoring and thousands of people have said pretty much what you just did. It's fairly evident they don't give a damn.
Had this whole thing not fired up, you can bet your ass there would have been a Derpy episode.
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ZS3 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
I'll also write that she passes it along to the Hasbro execs. Also mention that if they DID make a Derpy episode, then the ratings will be INCALCULABLE.

Where there's a will, there's a way.
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ZS3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Anyone else still hurting from this?
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entertheplace Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
She's not gone. It's just that episode. She's appeared in recent ones, cross-eyes and all. Even with a muffin on her backpack. :) Smile, people.
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SterlingPony Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember, the episodes are animated and completed long before they appear on television. Almost all of Season 2 will have been finished and sent to the network to be aired before the Derpy Debacle even began. Have a look at the preview for the Royal Wedding. Derpy's there, but her eyes are uncrossed.
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imperiom Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wait....she is really dead?
... what about the cause?! what about all the fighting we made for her ?!
This can not be the end !
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SterlingPony Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep an eye out for her in the season finale. I bet you ten bits she doesn't have a role and that if she appears in the background, her eyes will be uncrossed. And I'd make the same wager for season 3.
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imperiom Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I now remembr that in the new episode she appears and with crosed eyes and all (as we know Derpy). Hopefully, the hasbro people dont changer more.
(PD: I really love the new voice... and do not like the first... as the writer of the episode says in his note. So, for me if she appears again I want to hear the new voice, but do NOT want any changes in her name, appearance and all. Want "the original Derpy" that we all love, but with the second voice :) )

and yeah, her role will never be of importance. She is a secondary character. However, if hasbro really thinks things: They could make an entire episode of her! then, create toys of her and sell them like a "rare item" (so, then they will get more money, haha), and promote "equalness".
but, "nooooo" now people want "Barbies"....fffshhh... stupids. _
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