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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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:iconrainboom-kiwi:
Rainboom-Kiwi Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
This hate :( dont hide your beautiful eyes they are different but there is no reason to hide them. Derpy best background pony <3
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:iconamyrose12xx:
AmyRose12xx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*derpy is awesome
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:iconamyrose12xx:
AmyRose12xx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww Ditzy don't cry! You are l lovely...omg the feels this is so sad..
But come on guys. Pinkie I'd the element of laughter
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:iconamyrose12xx:
AmyRose12xx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww Ditzy don't cry! You are l lovely...omg the feels this is so sad..
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:iconwildkrattsfanatic:
WildKrattsFanatic Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
To all the haters: I will kill you all... With kindness. My caring nature will stab your heart. My love for the weak will kick your legs from underneath you, and when you ask me to stop, I will look at you, and help you up.
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:icon2no1self:
2no1self Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sad.... :'(
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:iconditzy-doo-hooves:
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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:iconshamrock95:
Shamrock95 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
So, how's that whole "love and tolerance" thing coming along?
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:iconditzy-doo-hooves:
ditzy-Doo-hooves Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Since when do I know about love and tolerance?...
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:iconmlpsonicflashofdoom:
MlpSonicFlashOfDoom Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Since you decided to become a Brony
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:iconfrosttailka:
Frosttailka Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Derpy :(
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:iconambenthal:
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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:iconcreepylover1:
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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:iconblue5645:
blue5645 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
will thee be a next part
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:iconihavealolly:
IHaveALolly Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
:'( i almost cried really sad
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:iconvenicelw65:
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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:iconbenpanced-ii:
BenPanced-II Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Not ashamed to say that this had me crying my eyes out.
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:iconxxawesomesauc3xx:
Xxawesomesauc3xX Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Right in the feels! :c
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:icon26sonicboom:
26SonicBoom Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Poor derpy,she fine like she is
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:iconmrdagon:
mrdagon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
*Gives Derpy a BIG hug, and looks at her with sad eyes* Pleas don't Derpy the world would be so much less without your fantastic eyes and attitude, I would like to tell you not to be sad, but everyone has to be sad sometimes, but we don't have to be sad for long.
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:iconpegasisterinaction:
PegasisterInAction Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student
I think there's something wrong with my face. Water is coming out of it. :(
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:iconozgur31:
ozgur31 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
ohmygosh... manly tears have been shed ;-;
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:iconrainbowdashuk:
RainbowDashuk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
*hugs Derpy*
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:iconnickolieshepard:
NickolieShepard Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
............................THOSE FEELS MAN
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:iconvulpicuno13:
vulpicuno13 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
poor derpy /l、
(゚、 。 7
 l、 ~ヽ
 じしf_,)ノ
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:iconsummer30:
Summer30 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is a sad picture and is heart breaking. How did you do this pic? Did you use air brush and then scan it? It's that good.
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:icontorrentofdeath:
TorrentOfDeath Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't mind me while I sob in a corner.....
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:iconwekm:
WEKM Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Daaaaaamn.
That hurts. That hurts A LOT!
I have always been a huge fan of Derpy. Being the father of an autistic daughter, who is DIFFERENT, I look on Derpy as a personal hero. A pony that despite a handicap, tries her best to help out, and do what she can.
I have felt the same things from time to time myself. It is always right there under the surface, waiting to spring forth. And it is a fight whenever it rears it's head.
But I keep slogging on. For me, for my daughter, and for all the other "odd" ones out there. I smile and laugh, and pack the hurt down once again, and move on. And take solace in the fact that most of the time, when I see Derpy, she has that smile on her face.
But I can see the hurt underneath, that mirrors my own, and I share my same shallow smile with her.
And we know.
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:iconrailenthe:
Railenthe Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I wasn't gonna log in but omg. The feels.

I love seeing this pony because she brightens my day, but now I want to give her a hug.
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:iconjeriih:
Jeriih Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
D:
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:icondolphin64575:
dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
v deep, clearly v well thought-out and stunningly executed. I can totally see Derpy just pretending everything is fine, when it's really tearing her up inside.
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sims3man68 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Derpy Hooves,
Please don't hide your eyes from us. I understand that there are some who make fun of you for your eyes. But you can't give up. You have to know that there are people who love you. I'm one of them. We love your silly, carefree attitude. We love everything about you, even your beautiful, joy-filled eyes. Don't believe the ones who call you "retarded" or "offensive," because you're not. You're special, in your very own way. We will never stop loving you. You will always be our Derpy Hooves.
Your loyal friend,
Joseph
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:iconarkangel04:
ArkAngel04 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't wanna see you cry derpy, so I'll simply hug you till you feel happy again
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:iconspyrosis:
Spyrosis Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwww :( Hearts to Derpy :heart::heart::heart:
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:icondarkmoonwolf22:
darkmoonwolf22 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. And I agree with you. I love Derpy! She should be seen the same as any other pony, maybe as a better pony. And a little laughter is ok now and again. It is good to laugh at yourself. :)
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:iconhyaray:
HyaRay Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist
EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO DROWN IN MY OCEAN OF FEELS.
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:iconperfectblue97:
PerfectBlue97 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That .... well ... it's just amazing.
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:icontoothlesslover101:
toothlesslover101 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
DEEERRRPPPYYYYY NOOOO I LOVE YOUR EYES NOOOOO DONT KEEP THEM CLOSED FOREVER NOOOO
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DracoAntares6 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so sad!!! great comic!
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:iconsilverstream34:
Silverstream34 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
im gonna cry!!!
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:iconstudentofdust:
studentofdust Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh god... i think i'm about to cry
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:iconmarkdraco12:
markdraco12 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice. I'm not a brony, I just knnow her. Beautiful.
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:iconaliroz-the-confused:
Aliroz-The-Confused Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is not bullied by our fanbase. We love Derpy. We do not ridicule Derpy, no, not at all.
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Syndicate-Member Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Waaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!! I wanted a happy derpy pic after the last one i saw..

Mission failed!
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:iconfestivecolors38:
FestiveColors38 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
NOOOOO DERPYYYYY!!!
:cry:
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:iconwakatboy02:
wakatboy02 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
This has got to be the saddest, most pathedic mlp Picture ever. My heart was ripped in half T-T
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:iconwakatboy02:
wakatboy02 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
This has got to be the saddest, most pathedic mlp Picture ever. My heart was ripped in half T-T
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:iconhazeleyedowl:
HazelEyedOwl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Poor Derpy :(
<3
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:iconthe-sanrio-fanboy:
The-Sanrio-fanboy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
TV Tropes sent me here.
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