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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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SnapCentino Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Writer
Absolutely heartwarming and amazing. Well done.
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ringtailmaster Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
woooow, could be an interesting episode, excelent job n_n
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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.
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MilitaryPoniesDA Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A bit like Pinocchio hu?
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TheNextAlicorn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aww Derpy Why so sad!
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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 ? :-)
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Darkkon13 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had the feels
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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...
:D
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cointosser888 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Wow...
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SashikobroAyumu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
daaw this cute
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Drow3323 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
im so very sorry but www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_i…
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darkkari Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
awwww
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elitenightmare Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
and as the good fairy. i can see that
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Animal983 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why do i not understand...
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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.
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Animal983 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooooooooohhhhhhh!! now i get it!!!
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1Heartless1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Photographer
I love this picture, I love how you got the star bigger than all the other stars. :)
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sapiking Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
this^ so much... the feels... can't talk... busy feeling... :')
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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.
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:iconthatgeekwitheclipons:
Very pretty. ^_^
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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.
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Jaimeelee123 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should do one with her reaction when she wakes up...
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Xarsha Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
...And that was the night when Derpbot Screws came into this world.
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Sephirath21000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...But, it's a wooden puppet, not a robot :/
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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.
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PonyXing Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All of my feels. :( (Sad) 
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zarakai Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Argh...my, my feels ;__;
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ContraSprite Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This is such a creative idea! I love it! :D
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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.
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The-Shipping-Killer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Lovely
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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
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
This is very good, like the concept and great detail
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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.
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HeraldDesign Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Seriously these pictures are way to bucking adorable to be allowed. Way to go!
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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.
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Author-Bat-Pegasus Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. That description was one of the most profound sentiments I've ever read. Well played.
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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.
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Roxy-Moxie Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love Luna
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theSILVERpotato Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
wow, u just worked some head-cannon-seption on me right there
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cobeoe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
u got this from Pinocchio right
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GuyKarat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is sooo cute... :aww:
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DJP15 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i thought ditzy was the name of the filly, this image is so wonderful, makes me love Luna even more :'D
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DPS003 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Cue the feels. The shading is amazing!
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AnonymousAuthor1998 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Oh wow... Luna as the Blue Fairy, that's amazing!
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ChocoCrazeh Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy must have made a wish when midnight came,then,when she was asleep.....Luna,granted her wish.
i can see that maybe Derpy wanted to make a filly but with gears,until she found out she couldn't.Luna helped,and created Dinky.all that i have to say for now.
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Firefly1910 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I cannot even put into words how gorgeous this is. Out of all the interpretations I've seen of Princess Luna, this has to be the most beautiful I've seen yet. In fact, I love ALL of your My Little Pony art work :D This is fabulous, everything about it is so wonderful. All the detail and textures...gah, this is magnificent.
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Faehl Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor lonely Derpy! I love how well Luna fits as the "blue fairy". It's also really interesting to think of her as such and being able to hear ponies that gaze up and wish upon a star.
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LordCronthus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Very :omfg: interesting interpretation! :thumbsup:

I like your style!!!! :D
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Austin-Comix-Inc Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
I'm absolutely in love with this. The characters, the colors, the shading, the potential story, and even the description all make me smile. :)
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