DERPY DISCUSSION DETECTED
LURK MODE ACTIVATED
DISCUSSION MODE ACTIVATED.
RE-SCANNING CURRENT DISCUSSION…
Geez, allot of different views on this topic. Where to start, where to start…
How about why people started this.
This all started when people started saying Derpy was offensive to mentally disabled, and quite frankly, I’m not surprised. With how she was portrayed in the show, I can see why people would say that. But, as badsitrep pointed out, they’re just being a little too sensitive about it. They (the people running the show) were just trying to please the fanbase with making a character, that was originally just an animation glitch, a canon character with the personality the fans created for her. Is it specifically pointing out possible brain-issues she may-or-may-not have? Nope. And nukefire brought up another good point; other shows have done it before. This is really a stupid thing to get mad over. But, still people will always seem to find something offensive. Hell, could walk out into the street and juggle kittens and people would find it offensive. Life’s sometimes just like that.
Now, for the actual subject at hand. ^This has led to WeLoveFine to change the name of their products, and there are some rumors about what Hasbro might do floating around. Is this really such a big deal? Allow me to go over it all. First, WeLoveFine’s name changing. Honestly, I can’t see why there’s much of a problem. Even though they took the name off the products, they still sell them, correct? So what if she’s called ‘Pony’, or not called anything at all? We still know it’s her. We’ll still buy it. It won’t change anything, really. Sure, it could make it harder to search for Derpy products, but other than that, nothing to get worried over. And Hasbro really doesn’t have much to worry about. I’m sure that they will realize that a few people over-reacting over a character that was shown for about 3 minutes at most isn’t anything to get worried about. If they need to, they can make Derpy a little less clumsy and a little less silly, and it will all be fine. The Brony community is large, and doing something that could anger them, when there are better alternatives, wouldn’t be a very smart move. And if they do decide to take her out of the show, for whatever reason, yes there will be allot of raging and sorrow across the ponynet. But in the Brony community, Derpy has become a big thing. Bronies everywhere treat her with as much, and possibly more, respect as they do with the main characters. She was but an animation error in the beginning, but we saw her differently. We gave her a name, a personality, an occupation, a daughter, we gave her life. She is, and always will be, in the hearts of Bronies everywhere. And with all the fan art, fanfiction, tumblrs, ect, she will not die easily.
So, I will ask again. Is this really such a big deal?
(Holy crap this took a while! Now my hands hurt, and i have to sleep. But, I believe it was worth it. So, ’night everypony! I hope my time typing this was well