Last edited by Bolt the Cat; 15th October 2012 at 5:47 PM.
Last edited by matt0044; 6th October 2012 at 6:28 PM.
Just found this kinda old article on the Derpy voice change. Good read and makes thing a lot clearer for people who are still mad about it.
I was so proud at that moment...
Last edited by Dragon Trainer X; 7th October 2012 at 3:17 PM.
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Yeah, my mom is always open to new things, even if they aren't exactly easy for her to follow. She honestly though Derpy was pretty cool, even though she didn't watch the show much. She liked the idea of how this fan made character was put into the show to give a shout out to the community. That's why I think my mother is pretty cool.
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Yeah, my parents have grown to like her too. She's kind of a favourite of mine. =3
Personally, I just pretend the voice change etc. never happened. I stick with the original. The people who want the change win, yeah, but the same way, I don't lose out. I prefer the original Derpy's voice, it may be low, but it has emotion in it. I really feel like in that version, she feels a little sorry, and is just generally a nice pony who may be a little clumsy. In the redone version, it sounds like she doesn't care for the destruction, and may even be rubbing it in Rainbow's face a bit. Thus, the first version fits the way I see Derpy pretty much perfectly - as a silly but kindhearted pegasus with a lazy eye.
As for the term being offensive? I don't see it. I've seen 'derp' used to mean silly faced or a funny mistake. That's it. Never as a slur. I think the people complaining purposefully read too much into it.
That, and I have to say something, something I mentioned in an earlier discussion about Scoots. I see it as more offensive to remove her. Why? Because, it feels like in many cartoons and things aimed at kids, disabled people are mainly used in very special episodes to show how disabled people are people too, or to add diversity (thus having their focus episodes be about said disability). The disabled characters don't get to actually BE characters most of the time. We only saw two minutes of Derpy, if that. We can't make a judgement. We see her knocking down stuff? That was needed for the plot to kick off. Character yelling at her? I would accept that as evidence of being offensive... if said character was not Rainbow. She's brash and a bit of a jerk - she ISN'T going to treat her nicely! I understand that it could be misconstrued as offensive. Isn't it up to us, though, to play with the stereotypes and make them not be offensive?
Ha. Maybe soapboxed too much there. Ah well. That's what I think of this whole thing, anyway. (9w6)
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Yeah I had this type of thought when Season 2 was still airing, I was hoping it would been Rainbow Dash...but now...meh!xD I still lol'd at the MAD sketch w/ EeyorexTwilight.1. One of the Mane 6 falls in love (genuine love, no magic involved).
I agree, I guess she'll be Cadence's little sis.:P2. Princess Skyla is NOT Shining Armors and Cadances daughter.
Not just an episode, maybe playing a role in any villain two parter.3. Luna get's another episode.
4. Big Mac and Cherrilee go on a REAL date.
I so agree w/ Bolt the Cat, it'll just defeat the purpose of Hearts and Hooves episode.:P
It would be nice to watch her unleashing her rage but I think Fluttershy as a dragon would be enough.5. The return of Flutter*****.
It could happen yet I think she'll join the Wonderbolts when the series ends.6. Rainbow Dash gets to tryout for the Wonderbolts.
lol now that is an interesting idea!7. Twilight has a dream where she is Princess Celestia.
Ooh I wish that can happen but the soccer moms...>_>8. Derpy returns for a speaking role.
It would be a really cool episode but it's sorta confirmed that Derpy will just resume her Where's Waldo status9. Derpy gets her own episode.
It depends on how much time has passed10. Mr and Mrs Cake have another foal.
I actually don't like the idea of love being introduced to the mane six. Spike's crush on Rarity is more than enough in that department. This kind of stuff leads to shipping and weird people making extremely weird things about the show. I'd rather things like that didn't happen. ):
How can Spike choose between Rarity and her sister?
I didn't even notice he danced with Sweetie Belle, so it was probably just a background thing that wasn't meant to get much attention. Unless my memory is just bad. It's also painfully obvious that he likes Rarity, so I don't think a single dance would change any of that.
For anypony who has no Idea what I'm talking about.
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Try this, but this has the animations.
Both Spike and Sweetie Belle represent little kids, so it just looks like they're having some fun. Nothing to be shipped about there... please!