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Derpy's Lament by SuneGem Derpy's Lament by SuneGem
You can hide a lot behind a goofy smile...

The idea of this graphic story comes from how Derpy is always being potrayed as a joke and a "funny" pony, mostly due to her eyes. How her every (only) word gets thrown about by all and made into a widespread joke. It's almost as if she's getting virtually bullied by her own fanbase. All we ever see her doing is playing it cool in the background and helping other ponies by delivering there mail, through a lot of serious weather conditiions, that she herself has to create! Does she really deserve such ridicule?

I don't personally have anything against funny Derpy art, I just thought it was a good foundation to create a sad, graphic story on. I've already attempted epic, atmospheric and cute pony art, so wanted to try something different with this. :)

For those who think this seems a little out of character for Pinkie Pie, know that the intention was not for her to come across as a bully, but meerly to show her being her usual silly self, while being completely oblivious to the emotional damage she's causing others in the doing so.

EDIT: Now 20% sader. Derpy's ears are now down on the top and bottom picture. The text is now more blurred to fit in with the spirit of the picture better. Fixed some shading issues around the picture as a whole and generally smoothed it out and cleaned it up.
If you think the changes aren't for the best then I can always revert to the previous file.
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The use of black and white, instead of the normal full-color reserved for pieces like this, is what strikes me first. As you read further down and you find out what the comic is really about (and there's really nothing 'comic' about what Derpy is portrayed as going through), one starts to see that the choice of black and white was a good one, as it serves to emphasize the emotions being presented. Nothing in the piece serves to distract the reader from the emotions being attempted to be conveyed, but rather it enhances the feeling of sorrow that Derpy has when other ponies do not take the time to understand the unique circumstances. All in all, a very striking and solemn piece.
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ditzy-Doo-hooves Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Trust me, I hate anypony who hates Ditzy. I shall exterminate all of you...soccer moms...
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Shamrock95 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
So, how's that whole "love and tolerance" thing coming along?
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ditzy-Doo-hooves Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Since when do I know about love and tolerance?...
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Frosttailka Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Derpy :(
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ambenthal Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh, poor, poor Derpy....your perfect just the way you are, don't cry!!Waaaah! Waaaah! 
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CreepyLover1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i made one like this! wanna see it? it calls stop bully, 

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blue5645 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
will thee be a next part
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IHaveALolly Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
:'( i almost cried really sad
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venicelw65 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
this is sad derpy don't fell like that i will never laugh at you.your perfect.
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BenPanced-II Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Not ashamed to say that this had me crying my eyes out.
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