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Call her Derpy.... by Serendipity-Kitty Call her Derpy.... by Serendipity-Kitty
AndrewStillnight actually wrote a fix about this >>… It's pretty good too.

"Come on, call her Derpy, It'll be fun!" a classmate said to you, "I mean look at her!" he speaks as if she's a freak.

You stare at the new pegasus in class, a blue bow in her hair placed there lovingly by her mother. She's grey in tone, with vibrant yellow eyes, brighter than the sunrise. But her eyes seem to be the problem.

She's looking down at her book, pretending to read page after page but she can't focus, the filly is fighting back tears as she hears the giggles and insults circulating.

"Come on." The classmate says to you again, "Call her derpy, we're all going to do it."

You feel conflicted, you don't even know her real name, but even you're not perfect. You snicker when you catch a glimpse of her eyes looking off in separate direction. You never thought past that point to what problems they may have caused her. You smile, and nod to the classmate.

The teacher leaves the classroom, the students stand up.

The filly lowers the book as you and your classmates circle her. She looks more and more nervous, trying to look at everyone at once, afraid that if she looked away for a moment someone would attack.

You do attack, not with punches or kicks, but with words. Everypony around her starts to chant, 'Derpy! Derpy! Derpy!' methodically.

You start in, a smile plastered on your face as you make fun of the new filly in class for a sin she didn't commit. Somepony went as far as to throw a sandwich at her, ruining their lunch, but it seemed that if they could make her day tangibly worse, it would be worth it.

Your smile fades as she mumbles something and bursts into tears, they others don't stop however. She simply cries more and more with each wave of chanting. The filly frantically looks around, tears dripping onto the floor as her cheeks flooded with a scarlet tone. She yelled out, something between 'Stop' and 'Shut up', it was choked by tears and flustered thoughts.

She runs out of the room, pushing passed classmates and the teacher in the hallway.

Your 'friends' exchange laughs and hoofbumps, proud of what they just did. 'Call her Derpy' runs through your mind, over and over, the image of the crying filly burned into your memory.

Come on, call her derpy. It'll be fun.

Let me clarify a couple points. I don't hate derpy as a name, or a character. It's simply some head canon for the walleyed princess.
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sphynn Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Yep, this takes me back to second grade or so (through grad school).  Children (and adults) can be cruel and heartless creatures, particularly in a pack.  To quote Agent Kay from MiB: "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. "

I was always part of the outcast "weird group".  Somehow my friends and I made it out without any suicides or other horrible things that can result from such behavior.  With all the cruel nicknames, I doubt most of the people I went to school with even knew my real name.

I really heart this picture, because I think it captures what life may have been like for our little princess.  As much as we want to believe that Equestria is all smiles and friendship, the darker nature has certainly shown itself.  Babs was called out for it in the "very special episode" (if anyone here remembers those), but we have seen this behavior from other foals and adult ponies.
Morlord Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Very very sad :(

My oc eagle eye had a bad nickname in his class.
Since he could not fly so well like the others at that time by its rather small and not as strong wings, he was often ridiculed as a dodo eye. And in the real I know how kids can be cruel (and teens: ()
You are not alone Dizzy

(sorry for my bad english
kururusgirlfriend Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ZeoZentnights Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nightmare-Moon-Fan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Its ok Ditsy, they're nothing but a bad dream. in our world your nick name has a meaning. being a lovable pony, and having friends who will be by your side. and no one can change that
Static-Dr0p Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconoptimusplz:"Autobots, protect this pony at any cost!"
:iconbumblebeeplz:"Sure thing Opti!"
:iconshiaplz:"What about me?"
:iconoptimusplz:"NO." :iconnomemeplz:
SweetHeartCupCake Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so sad =( 
AndrewStillnight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Little one-shot inspired by this - I might turn it into a full fic, depending on the feedback I get.

AndrewStillnight Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, so I've decided I'll turn it into a full fic. Here's a new link, in case you're interested - [link]
Serendipity-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I put it in the description~
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