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Call her Derpy.... by Serendipity-Kitty Call her Derpy.... by Serendipity-Kitty
AndrewStillnight actually wrote a fix about this >> www.fimfiction.net/story/11719… 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.
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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
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kururusgirlfriend Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
*tears*
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ZeoZentnights Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THE FEELS, THEY HURT SO BAD.
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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
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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:
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SweetHeartCupCake Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so sad =( 
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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.

[link]
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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]
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Serendipity-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I put it in the description~
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AndrewStillnight Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it. I just put up the second chapter, so if you'd like, have a look!
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AndrewStillnight Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, it looks like I was a bit too hasty - it's too short to be put on FIMfiction right now, so I'll get back to you on that later.
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nialleririshgirl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i call her derpy as a cute little nick name but not to make fun of her we all are derpy at points
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Timechaser1998 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
If I was a close close friend of Ditzy, then I would simply say this... IF YOU EVER CALL HER "DERPY" EVER AGAIN, I`'LL WRAP YOUR TAIL AROUND YOUR HEAD &THROW YOU OUT THE WINDOW!!! So, could you kindly leave her alone please? Thank you! ^u^
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gaybiez Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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Timechaser1998 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
^w^
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Allfather-Vohas Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is where one of my OC's came from. His name is Derby. Big Brother, Big Temper, and a Big love for his little Sister. So, He typically hurts anyone who calls Ditzy that.

I, Myself, have a Very Strong Aversion to saying it. It just seems so... Wrong.
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Timechaser1998 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
well... what about the Doctor? thinks that the name Derpy is melonious and cute! She even LETS him call her that! I think It's adorable, actually...
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Allfather-Vohas Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I'm not very strong with DxD myself. However, Acknowledging that they are great friends no matter what, I will admit that that is an amazing sign of Love (In any Form) and trust. It's like this, People do call her that. That's true. Do I, No. I, as being the person I am, Only refer to the nickname I give people or by their real name as a sign of respect and affection. So like Me, Ditzy has chosen to let the ones She care about call her that and that's okay. Basically what I am saying is, I show her my love and respect by calling her Ditzy, but she shows you love by letting people call her that.
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Timechaser1998 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You have a very valid point sir. Miku and Luka (Brofist) [V1]  well put.
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Allfather-Vohas Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, My Good Sir.
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Timechaser1998 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I'm a girl.Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Yay Hurray) [V2] 
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Allfather-Vohas Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well that's A-okay. My Good Ma'dam.
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dcblackstar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
she runs down the hallway and bums into a strange giant dark blue unicorn pony with a black mane and glowing white eyes and a white outline over its body"Hello honey"it's mouth doesn't open but its horn glows when it speaks"whats wrong?"the small filly keeps crying and doesn't look up*"Oh I was never good with children ummm ah I know*the pony levitates a muffin to her which stops her crying*"There you go dearie"*It says then it wipes her tears and lifts her on it's back to class if i can find it,the big goof as i am i always get lost"*the small filly giggles as the giant pony walks down the hallway*"Ah a laugh thats better"
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Timechaser1998 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"wait!" she said running up to him. "I... I'm lost, too... and i'm scared..." she said looking up at him, holding the muffin, tears still in her emerald green eyes., she had a sky blue and midnight blue striped mane, with a light blue coat. She had an Hour glass- shaped cutie mark with a shooting star behind it. "can you help me, Mr.?"
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creepyponylover Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
i would do much more that is just wrong to make some one cry that much to do that
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Timechaser1998 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
true, very true.
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sweetymimy22 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
poory dizzy
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tItan-hood Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I all ways thought it was a cute nickname! D':
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Serendipity-Kitty Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Aaand you're blocked from my account. Think before you comment.
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dcblackstar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
she runs down the hallway and bums into a strange giant dark blue unicorn pony with a black mane and glowing white eyes and a white outline over its body"Hello honey"it's mouth doesn't open but its horn glows when it speaks"whats wrong?"the small filly keeps crying and doesn't look up*"Oh I was never good with children ummm ah I know*the pony levitates a muffin to her which stops her crying*"There you go dearie"*It says then it wipes her tears and lifts her on it's back to class if i can find it,the big goof as i am i always get lost"*the small filly giggles as the giant pony walks down the hallway*"Ah a laugh thats better"
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derpyhooves10 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
I usually have "derpy" as my username. I do not like whoever makes fun of her. Usually I consider derpy me. Whoever makes fun of me are idiots. Don't get me started on how people say I'm dump just because I consider myself derpy. And Joe, shut the fuck up
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BlakeDaDog7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
LEAVE DIZZY ALONE
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cormy1 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Ditzy*
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BlakeDaDog7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
oh
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Eh, I already gave in and joined the chants of "Fluttershy can hardly fly" at recess. I might as well double down and make fun of this Derpy too. ;)
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Serendipity-Kitty Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
You're sucha dick, Pony Joe.
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
:D
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SparkStorm19 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
:hug: Ditzy Doo, I will promise here and now, to make those ponies know that Derpy's not your name, and to make the pay for this!!!
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XxgoldknightxX Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
NO why did it end that way why come he didn't go after her! but for real I have seen this happened before but sad to say I made someone cry like that only because they started it but I took it to far =(
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Zenrix Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
The wickedness of the young
Knows no bounds,
Never realizing mean words
Can be evil deeds through sound.

But yeah, I've seen a couple fics and such that have it that her actual name is Ditzy Doo but everypony's been calling her Derpy Hooves for so long that they all think that's her name, and in this one's case, I'd say she's long since given up trying to correct them. On the other hand, I recall one fic in which she took on the name Derpy Hooves after her parents died while she was a filly, because she loved making derpy faces and they used the nickname lovingly before they died, but she told those she truly cared about her real name.
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Dark-Wolf-Spaniel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sometimes i don't feel like calling her Derpy or Ditzy, because both of these are bad ideas. i did call her Dizzy because of her different nickname.
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Serendipity-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
I never head dizzy before, I think that's kinda cute =w=
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Dark-Wolf-Spaniel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks.
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Avoan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Most offten not what you say is important, but how you say it.

With love or hate?
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Serendipity-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
THis is my favorite comment so far.
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Avoan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Good godZ. You, would be the first artist that actually appreciate my comment. And Im like +2 years on DA.

First time... GodZ I love this fandom.
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OokamiPincess14 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
TT>TT it makes me sad you guys remember all the commotion about her name the first time? i don't see the problem since Hasbro gave her a worst name "Dizzy Do" seriously Hasbro? that should have made it worse not better! some people need to learn their word definition.

on a side note awesome picture and a nice story to go along but i really shouldn't read this in class I'm really about to cry
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vicse Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconthefeelsplz: oh god dem feels! ;A; Ditzy nooooo~ muh fave pony is all sad! but its a really nice drawing! keep up the good work yo.
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