Hello hello, my faithful and/or easily entertained readers! I just got off work and I'm in need of something pony-related, so while I refresh Derpibooru every 5 seconds for new images to add to my 16,000+ collection (SHUT UP I'M NOT OBSESSED), I thought I'd hold a little poll. My question to you is: What is your most memorable MLP moment, be it from the show itself, or from the fandom?
(Note: I don't know why this text is smaller. FIMFICTION, Y U DO DIS)
For me, there can be only one answer: Derpy.
I was watching The Last Roundup on stream, just typing into the rapidly-scrolling chat box in anticipation. The episode started, and Dash was doing her pegasus thing, which was already a good start, and then...IT BEGAN.
I, like probably everyone else watching that day, did a double-take when Dash said "Now, careful, Derpy!"
WAT, my brain immediately screamed, unsure if I'd heard properly. The chat was starting to freak out. "Holy shit," they said, "she said Derpy!" And then Derpy appeared, in her wall-eyed glory, and the chat freaked out a little more. And then...
"I just don't know what went wrong!"
And the chat collectively LOST THEIR FUCKING MINDS and shit pure rainbows of joy. The chat exploded. Derpy's here! And she was called by name! And she spoke! Holy fucking mother of Celestia! As if that wasn't enough, Derpy kept talking even more, and was adorable and awesome enough to make absolutely everyone forget that Applejack was even in the episode, or that anything happened after Derpy spoke. It was, with no exaggeration, the single greatest collective outpouring of internet joy I have ever seen, anywhere, and likely will ever see. To me, that was the defining moment of MLP. I wanted to bow down and worship everyone who worked on the show more than ever.
...Aaaand then internet trolls made Hasbro butcher our wonderful, wall-eyed princess and completely fuck up her fitting voice in the name of political correctness:
I believe this summed up my reaction to the 'changes':
But you know what? They can't take away the single greatest memory of I have of this wonderful show, and the amazing fandom that has sprung up around it.
THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES, BUT THEY WILL NEVER TAKE...OUR DERPY!
So yeah, that's my favorite moment from MLP. Long live the mighty derped one.