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Keep Your Head Up! by Skatoonist Keep Your Head Up! by Skatoonist
"Itís true, some days are dark and lonely.
And maybe you feel sad,
But Pinkie will be there to show you that it isnít that bad.
Thereís one thing that makes me happy,
And makes my whole life worthwhile!
And thatís when I talk to my friends and get them to smile!"

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Regardless of the possible outcome that will arise from the Derpy situation,

She WILL always exist. She will ALWAYS be there.

Why? Because she is more than just a cartoon character.

She is a symbol. A symbol that cannot merely be destroyed by mere political correctness.

So for those who are saddened by the current happenings regarding Derpy, keep your head up!, because she will never leave, if you want her there! and if you believe that she never left nor was taken away in the first place!

and if it's not enough.....? Well, let's just say she's in good hands!

after all, Pinkie's there to make her smile! :iconpinkiehpie:

For those interested!~
[link]

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Artwork wise, I put my heart into this, hope you guys like it!~

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:icontheworgenwarlock:
theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
ha, she got de cute little angst-turned-joy smile
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:iconmereline100:
mereline100 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Why this picture makes me cry :iconemotionaldashplz:
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ccblackmaiden45 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student Artist
cheer up derpys all of use love you we care for not the haters *hug derpy* your not alone anymore
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ccblackmaiden45 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Artist
so cute
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SHADOWLOUIX Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Artist
Pinkie make me smile too X)
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:iconask-kaalai-m:
Ask-Kaalai-M Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*imagines Nepeta in Pinkie's spot and me in Derpy's*
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:iconmars-san:
Mars-San Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Why didn't they do this in the song!?

This would have made ALL the Derpy fans happy!

:iconderpyhoovesplz:
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:iconareyesram:
areyesram Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Beautiful.
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:icongalacticrainbow:
GalacticRainbow Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cheer up Derpy, here have a muffin! ^^ Pinkie pie!
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Aquarior Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No one can take Derpy away from us. But they can take Derpy away from the series, and that is what people are worried about :( Most characters live a very rich life outside of the series in countless fan works, but it is nevertheless special when something is officially canon. If necessary, I am willing to discard canon in favor of my own preferences, but I would be happy to avoid this :nod:
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Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
True, although the difficult part about canon, it's that majority of it all are being monitored by the higher ups, them peeps who censor things that others may deem "offensive"

thus the situation now...

I personally think that derpy isn't offensive at all, i mean look at other characters such as goofy, Patrick Star, and snails!
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:iconaquarior:
Aquarior Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup, I will write a Journal Entry about Derpy tomorrow on Derpy Day in honor of this remarkable character :eager:
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Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Here's the current response from the episode writer (if you haven't seen it yet :P)

[link]
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:iconaquarior:
Aquarior Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks, I really had not seen it yet! I am glad someone "official" finally responded. Unfortunately, this is the explanation I feared most. The pessimists who assumed that a vocal minority of neighsayers 'killed' Derpy have been proven right, after all.

I have quite some things to say about the very concept of disabilities, the widespread superstitious attitude towards words or the popular strategy of getting things banned by whining about being offended. It saddens me deeply that "My Little Pony" is not only unsafe from these major nuisances, but makes the worst possible decisions when it comes to it. I was pretty relaxed about the whole Derpy issue so far, but this specific attitude really pushes my rage button...nevertheless, I am grateful that Amy Keating Rogers responded at all :meow:
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Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
You share my sentiments on this situation entirely!~,

and it truly makes me sad, that we live in a world where the vocal power of the "few"

outweigh the many.... But what can I say, that's Political Censorship for you...

Lauren Faust herself, had to "defend" rainbow dash's persona due to the accusations of her being portrayed as a stereotypical lesbian...
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Aquarior Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Many attacked those who complained, but I have no problem with them. Haters gonna hate, I expected nothing else. What really disappoints me is the official reaction. They are the ones who bear the responsibility for this decision. No one censored them, they brought it upon themselves. Would it really have been so risky to defend Derpy Hooves the way she is? :(

Yes, I read about that. I think she should not have responded to that though. Do not feed the trolls, the golden rule of the internet :D

By the way, I featured your wonderful deviation here :nod:
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Skatoonist Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Indeed, indeed!~

you should totally check this article

[link]

oh and thanks for the feature! :P
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Writer
This is so very adorable and the heart shows ^^ *applauds*
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Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Thank you!~ :p
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Writer
No prob!
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marcusfenix102 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
This derpy crisis has taken a toll on the community, but it brought out so much awesome and cute art like this that shows that we care about our wall-eyed Pegasus :) nice job
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Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Yeah despite the crisis, It has united some groups together to band for Derpy!~

Thanks for the compliment!~
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marcusfenix102 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
no problem, keep up the good work :)
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colonel210 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hush little Derpy don't say a word,
I'm gonna make your voice be heard.
If that voice isn't heard don't cry
I'm gonna make sure you never die.
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Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
:clap: :iconclapplz::icontwilightclapplz::icontrixieclapplz::clap

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:iconcolonel210:
colonel210 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*takes a bow* thanks!
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:iconannieieonhardt:
annieIeonhardt Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww! I love this :heart:
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:iconskatoonist:
Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thanks! XD
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makafromsouleater Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
awww that makes me cry
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:iconjonashley:
Jonashley Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
:icondarthvadernoplz: That song again!
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:iconskatoonist:
Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Indeed the song hehehehee!!
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:iconsketchfan:
Sketchfan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
don't forget kreoss' message
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:iconskatoonist:
Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I'm fully aware of his message! :P

in fact, made this before seeing it~
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:iconsketchfan:
Sketchfan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
of course,so derpy is safe
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:iconmizuthemage:
MizutheMage Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist
This is adorable! I love Pinkie's bright expression. :aww: I hope the ordeal is fixed, though.
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Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I hope so too! :p
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Reikomuffin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You told me you're not good with humans. But look at this! Pretty amazing, man! Keep it up! :iconpinkiehithereplz:
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:iconskatoonist:
Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Hahaha thanks!, i think this comes from the effort i put in this one hahahah!~
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ShiroUdon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I wouldn't mind if they used the current version of The Last Roundup when it aired so this whole issue wouldn't have blown over. Putting it honestly though, there are waay more things that are supposedly "offensive" with the show than with the deal with Derpy Hooves.

Anywho, enough of that. Awesome work as always man. :iconpinkiesmileplz:
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Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Thanks brah!~

Agreed, additionally There are way more offensive characters out there than Derpy

and it grinds my gears to see political correctives get the better of something fun and enjoyable to the majority.

Heh, what would kids think if Goofy was censored for being... well Goofy

but yeah enough about that!~

Thanks again for the compliment :highfive:
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ShiroUdon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
No problem, brah. :highfive:
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Dark-Pen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, what a sweet drawing. I really do hope that this Derpy situation works itself out :(
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Skatoonist Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
I bet it will!~ :P
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Dark-Pen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, I feel a little pessimistic about what's going to happen. Does Studio B and DHX support Derpy? Yes. Does the fanbase support Derpy? Yes. Is Hasbro willing to risk having a pony character that is seemingly handicapped in some way? Not a chance.
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original2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist
The bigger problem with Derpy is that her implied mental handicap endangers both property and ponies around her, including herself. I say - bad stereotype to teach to children.
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Dark-Pen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's entirely based on how she could be portrayed. There's precedent for retarded characters actually being most endeared by children in media, based on how they acted.
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original2 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Yes, Derpy had the potential to be perfectly lovable, metally handicapped character that wouldn't teach children damaging stereotypes.

Unfortunately MLP authors went the wrong alley with Derpy "the curse" and now Hasbro is dederping her, because it is easier than decursing her now.
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