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International Derpy Day

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This event began 2011-01-21 and repeats every year until 6099-01-21

WARNING: Season 2, Episode 14 SPOILERS!




In today's episode, Rainbow Dash called Derpy by name, rendering her previously fanon name official. Derpy then went on to have a full speaking role for a good minute or so in which she destroyed part of Ponyville's town hall, much to Rainbow Dash's frustration.




This event is significant because it proves, once and for all, that the show's creators are well aware of their fandom and listen to their viewers. Derpy originally began as a simple animation error in the show's pilot episode, but became a hit character among the fans.

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I bet the trivia will be a breeze. With a derpy kind of questions, what can go wrong?


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  • Brohoof 2
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 I think you mean, Happy Derp Day.


  But y'all got it wrong. Ditzy Doo is more than animation errors or fandom clinginess. 

  She got left in for a bit out of sheer laziness. The effort for the backgrounds have always been repetitive & a make-do operation. Why bother fixing something that isn't supposed to be important?... until one specific group came along, assumed that it meant something & Hasbro, not wanting to hurt any feelings or jeopardize business tucked tail & tried to fix something they never meant to mean.

... then the fans caught wind. We rallied, we wanted the company & group that gave us happiness to not cower in fear for what they assumed others wanted. The voiceless majority sticking up for those that actually do have something to lose, lending a metaphorical hand to say that its already to portray what you will, to create for your own freedoms & not just to meet a paycheck. The world momentarily cried out that it was okay to be flawed. Okay to stick out or not amount to much. That's what she is. A creation of love.

 To Derp is to Love, my friends!

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Ah, Derpy. I saw art inspired by you before I even knew what the new MLP was - and I got into the show a handful of episodes into season 1! Amazing to think what a huge following something that small can have.

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