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The Cloptimist

do not mistake peace for quiet


Derpy drowns her sorrows after getting some bad career news... but when one door closes, another opens.

One of Equestria Daily's 22 Best Fanfics to Read for Derpy Day, March 2021


6.9/10, My Little Reviews & Feedback
7.25/10, Reviewers' Mansion

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Comments ( 14 )

This was...sweet. It's rare that I see a fic focusing around Derpy's start as a mailmare. And you, I think, have done the show justice with this portrayal.


Nice. :)

This was nice. Just hope that Derpy doesn't fall back into the same vicious cycle and get fired from her mailmare job as well.



Just hope that Derpy doesn't fall back into the same vicious cycle and get fired from her mailmare job as well.

According to "The Last Problem", she didn't. (Yay!)

Very nicely done 😁

Thank you all for taking the time to leave nice comments - I'm really glad people seem to have enjoyed this!

Yes! I had that in the back of my mind - I know we see her doing other random jobs at various points, but I really wanted this to feel like... Well, it must be terrifying for a pony to be fired, in a world of cutie marks and predestination and angst over interpretation. I wanted it to feel like this was a plausible path for Derpy to take, to find a job she could happily do for the rest of her life, without it necessarily being her destiny as such. I liked the idea of her feeling it was OK to be a ditzy klutz, and nopony caring (so long as she remained a happy ditzy klutz) because she has a heart of gold.

Thank you for writing. :)

Magnificent story folding together many of Best Pony's seemingly contradictory presences in flashbacks, including the heartbreaking montage from "Parental Glideance." Good to see her still trying to stay positive at her lowest point, and wonderful to see somepony else offering their help. Thank you for this.

Thank you so much for taking the time to say so, it's really appreciated. Glad you enjoyed it, as an aficionado!

Thanks so much, both for reading and for the carefully considered criticism!
...That means every E or T story I've written has been reviewed by your group - much appreciated.

No problem! If you have anything you would like to discuss, feel free to ask. :)

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