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So, how bout those edited cartoons? They sure are… edited.
For those out of the loop, the MLP episode “The Last Roundup” contained a scene that referenced our favorite pegasus Derpy by name, and gave her speaking lines. Shortly after airing, the episode was pulled from iTunes without explanation.
Well it’s back! And this time it’s… different. The derpy scene was altered with a different voice, more underped eyes, and the reference to her name was removed. Why? There’s a lot of speculation, but nothing concrete. I’m pretty sure of a few things though:
It wasn’t Apple that requested the change. That wouldn’t make much sense. I would be VERY surprised if I were wrong about this.
It wasn’t because of some legal issue with the name. There would be no reason to edit the entire scene for that.
I saw a few (emphasis on few) complaints about her portrayal, but none so adamant that they would strike me as leading to massive amounts of genuine hate mail.
Which leads me to believe it was non-genuine hate mail (I’M NOT OFFENDED, BUT I’M OFFENDED ON BEHALF OF THIS PERSON OVER HERE WHO ISN’T SAYING THEY’RE OFFENDED BUT I’M PRETTY SURE THEY ARE!), and a corporation (coughLOWEScough) playing it WAY too safe.
I know, on the scale of things that are a big deal, this is probably not as high as Obama trying to kill your grandparents (It’s true BTW, I saw the death panels in a satellite photo. They had flowers painted on them to make them look nicer, but don’t be fooled!), but it feels like just another step in the wrong direction.
On the subject though, I’d like to applaud JCPenney for doing the opposite of this and standing up for Ellen when they got a bunch “OMG SHE’S GAY!” complaints. I guess all is not lost.

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Dragonpone
Unamused - Derpi Supporter
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Solar Guardian - Refused to surrender in the face of the Lunar rebellion and showed utmost loyalty to the Solar Empire (April Fools 2023).
Flower Trio - Helped others get their OC into the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
King Sombra - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of The Crystal Empire!
A Lovely Nightmare Night - Celebrated the 12th anniversary of MLP:FIM!
Elements of Harmony -
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Philomena - For helping others attend the 2021 community collab

Moderator
Badge Dragon
If this cute Derp wasn’t here before, I’m glad it is now.
God you even included the full description from the furaffinity post as it was written in the moment twelve years ago.
There are so few people who actually include the source description I would never discourage those who do from doing so.
I actively encourage it, in fact.
LemonDrop
Duckinator - Same nonsensical quacks in every pond
Pixel Perfection - I still call her Lightning Bolt
Lunar Guardian - Earned a place among the ranks of the most loyal New Lunar Republic soldiers (April Fools 2023).
Crystal Roseluck - Had their OC in the 2023 Derpibooru Collab.
Elements of Harmony - Had an OC in the 2022 Community Collab
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Twinkling Balloon - Took part in the 2021 community collab.
Ten years of changes - Celebrated the 10th anniversary of MLP:FiM!
My Little Pony - 1992 Edition
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab

C++ Crazed
@Myahster
Derpi is an archive, it is not your personal “current work gallery”. If people have a problem with their stuff being posted they can submit a DNP, otherwise it’s fair game.
Course I do think something like a “originally posted at” field could be useful metadata as your desire to sort things by recency is not invalid, but yeah that’s more of something to suggest as a feature, not say people shouldn’t be uploading important pony artwork that may be lost to time if not archived on reliable sites like Derpi. Regardless I went and suggested it here.
Seiken
Non-Fungible Trixie -
Artist -

@Myahster
Well its not a repost if it never was on here. Just because its old, doesn’t mean it has no value being shown on another platform. Zero valid reason to complain about this. Imagine an artist of whose pony art never was on Derpi is discovered that is years old. Should we refrain from posting them for your weird sensibilities?
Some people use this as a gallery for current works, and a lot of these artists choose whether or not to upload their work here as apposed elsewhere.
I gotta tell ya thats a very specific usecase and if an artist wants to pick and choose what gets uploaded then he would just use the DNP list.
Myahster
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Artist -

Mystery Brew & co.
@Seiken
Complaining about seeing old art, sketches and drawings from a decade ago. Uploaded anonymously from a third party.
I thought I had filtered the culprit, but now I’m dealing with anonymous posts.
I can’t filter these types of reposts by date.
Myahster
Solar Supporter - Fought against the New Lunar Republic rebellion on the side of the Solar Deity (April Fools 2023).
Friendship, Art, and Magic (2020) - Took part in the 2020 Community Collab
Wallet After Summer Sale -
Artist -

Mystery Brew & co.
People reposting art from twelve-something years ago like Derpibooru is an archive gotta stop. There are sister sites that are better suited for archiving stuff from the past.
Some people use this as a gallery for current works, and a lot of these artists choose whether or not to upload their work here as apposed elsewhere.
God you even included the full description from the furaffinity post as it was written in the moment twelve years ago.