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Wishes On Stars Are Her Jurisdiction by harwicks-art Wishes On Stars Are Her Jurisdiction by harwicks-art
I have no strong feelings about whether our fandom's grey pegasus makes her living as a mailmare, or whether she goes gallivanting around with a Doctor in a peculiar blue box. I don't mind at all the idea that she's a genius, or scatterbrained, or has an unhealthy obsession with muffins. I cast no vote on whether she lives alone or has a unicorn filly or even an adopted daughter on top of that.

For that matter, even though she'll always be Derpy to me, I harbor no resentment towards the name Ditzy.

I honestly love that there are so many interpretations of the character... after all, she's come to represent the many fans who love her, and those fans come in all varieties.

So thank you to all of the fans who carved out a bit of her personality in the countless creations that have been churned out. Everyone breathed a little bit of life into the cross-eyed mare, and something pretty special came from it.

As for Dinky, while I suspect that she was cast by fandom as Derpy's daughter for no reason other than a superficial resemblance, why not run with it? If some didn't want our pegasus to have to be alone, I can certainly support that sentiment. Everyone should have someone special in their lives... makes no difference who you are.

Besides, Luna had to be up to something for the year she was conspicuously absent following the pilot episodes. There was probably quite a backlog of pony wishes to clear from her in-box...
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Kittamaru Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
OH good God that just punched me in the throat 0o' That is amazing!
Saddust Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Beautiful and touching...
NoctemFenrir Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Pinocchio reference?
Aisheyru-Fox Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
randomfan11 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Derpy had dreamed of wanting children ever since she was a little filly. She loved the thought of little hooves running through the halls and hearing childish laughter every day. She always preferred a big family, maybe seven or eight foals. After all, children were greatly treasured in Equestria, and to have that many children was seen as a divine blessing.

But after a night of passionate lovemaking with her husband, a time-traveling stallion who owns a peculiar piece of technology called a "TARDIS", Derpy discovered that she was infertile. Not wanting to give up her childhood dreams, she tried everything she could find. Herbal medicines, fertility charms, even the occasional secret dark magic ritual. But alas, it seemed that the very universe forbade such a promising young mare from going against the laws of biology. Infertile is infertile, and that's that.

What made it worse was what happened after the secret got out. Ponies pitied her, but they shared no compassion towards one who could not bear a child. They murmured and agreed that a pony as clumsy as Derpy should not be allowed to have a child, let alone bear one. They even pressured her husband to dump Derpy and find a fertile replacement. Despite the stallion's deep devotion to his wife, Derpy slowly convinced him to leave, not wanting him to be burdened by an infertile mare.

In her despair, Derpy turned to one last resort. She worked hard and long into the night, carving and whittling at what looked like a wooden puppet that represented what Derpy's ideal child would've been, but never was. For months she perfected her craft, and when she thought she was done, Derpy collapsed and cried herself to sleep, whispering a desperate prayer that no one bothered to listen to.

Imagine her surprise when she found a little filly dancing on her table and calling her "Mommy!" the next morning.
PaperFoldingRabbit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, that's such a sweet story!

I really do wish this was canon! Alas, background ponies literally get no character description whatsoever ._.

Seriously, Vinyl Scratch could have a country accent and secretly be a changeling. 

Octavia could be actually only be 6 years old but grew up really fast and have a twin sister that's an alcoholic.

Carrot Top could actually be an alicorn disguised as a regular pony because she did not wish to live the life of a princess.

These could all be true because there really isn't any evidence pointing against it. XP
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Writer
And even after the hundredth episode, the only thing I can say in regards to this is "Octavia probably isn't six years old."
PaperFoldingRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I have no idea actually! :iconderpplz:
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Professional Writer
I assume, therefore, you have no idea what I'm talking about.

Among other things, this happened:…
PaperFoldingRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh ok 

I haven't been keeping up with MLP for a while

so whatevs
DerpyandMe Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It makes so much sense now.Oops! 
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Writer
Absolutely heartwarming and amazing. Well done.
ringtailmaster Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
woooow, could be an interesting episode, excelent job n_n
DracoDei Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The only objection I have to this is the idea that Dinky was ever as horrifically ill-behaved as the original this picture references.

I can ignore this easily by assuming that things fell out a little differently.
MilitaryPoniesDA Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A bit like Pinocchio hu?
TheNextAlicorn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aww Derpy Why so sad!
ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
"I have no strong feelings about whether our fandom's grey pegasus makes her living as a mailmare, or whether she goes gallivanting around with a Doctor in a peculiar blue box"

Why not both ? :-)
Darkkon13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had the feels
AgentBengalTiger Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Luna comes home from being banished on the moon for a millennium, checks her blue[fairy]ponyprincess mail for all the pony wishes from the last thousand years and sets to work...
cointosser888 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
SashikobroAyumu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
daaw this cute
Drow3323 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
im so very sorry but…
darkkari Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
elitenightmare Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
and as the good fairy. i can see that
CloudNoFeather Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist
why do i not understand...
Mariangela28 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
It's a reference to Pinocchio. Derpy plays the part of the wood carver and she has just finished carving Dinky into a beautiful wooden doll. But as the original movie goes, this is not enough and Derpy wishes on a star before falling asleep. What we see here is Luna granting that wish and giving life to Dinky.
CloudNoFeather Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
ooooooooohhhhhhh!! now i get it!!!
1Heartless1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love this picture, I love how you got the star bigger than all the other stars. :)
sapiking Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
this^ so much... the feels... can't talk... busy feeling... :')
Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Writer
The title of this just nails it for me. I love the Pinocchio theme here, it's beautiful.
GeekWithClip-Ons Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Very pretty. ^_^
gomogomo777 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This price is deep and beautiful, and it successfully brought tears to my eyes. 

Thank you.
Jaimeelee123 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should do one with her reaction when she wakes up...
Xarsha Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
...And that was the night when Derpbot Screws came into this world.
Sephirath21000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...But, it's a wooden puppet, not a robot :/
Xarsha Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Oh. XD I didn't get at the time that it was Dinky, either. I was kinda new to the fandom when I saw this.
PonyXing Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All of my feels. :( (Sad) 
Rossem-Klyn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013, my feels ;__;
ContraSprite Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This is such a creative idea! I love it! :D
LongshotLink Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think the idea about Derpy I love the most is that she's a fandom started self teaching lesson. We loved her at first because of her mismatched eyes, and that quickly led to jokes about her intelligence and things along those lines, but so many of the fandom love her, and write her as a kind pony. Perhaps a little clumsy, but that her appearance isn't all there is to her. It doesn't show what she's like within, and since none of this was on the show, we kind of created, hurt, and then built her back up all on our own. That's pretty incredible.
The-Shipping-Killer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
DerpySharkAttack Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
Your descriptions are poetry and your artwork is as beautiful as your words. Really appreciate your work here. *brohoof* XD
FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
This is very good, like the concept and great detail
timstro59 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
"When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you."

Better words never been spoken since.
HeraldDesign Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously these pictures are way to bucking adorable to be allowed. Way to go!
Moonbrony Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, just wow... Just discovered your art and adding it all to my favourites :) This is one of the best though, I just love the thought of Derpy wanting a special somepony in her life and Luna (best Princess btw) making her dreams come true.
Count-Author Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. That description was one of the most profound sentiments I've ever read. Well played.
Shytwi Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Headcanon, activate.

Maybe Derpy can't have foals so she made herself a little daughter? Or her real daughter died and she was creating a replacement?

Anyways, this is really cute.
Roxy-Moxie Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love Luna
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