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Derpy Hooves is secretly a changeling.

Nopony particularly notices, or cares.

(New 9/15/19: Spanish translation by Spaniard Kiwi! Thank you!)

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This is going on my Read Later list.

Derpy is best changeling.:pinkiehappy:

nemryn #3 · Mar 5th, 2013 · · 1 ·

Oh, Pupa. :facehoof::derpytongue2:

Aww. That was adorable. Heavy things falling on minor villains has been seriously overlooked as a plot driver ever since The Wizard of Oz, and I was delighted to see it return in fine form here. There were some truly clever moments, like poor Derpy's attempt at describing Cadance on the fly (pun!). Of course, what Chrysalis doesn't know is that it was sweet little Pupa who saved her life by averting the inevitable coup. Not only did I smile throughout, I was prompted to learn what Malphigian tubules are. Great story! :twilightsmile:

Commence read.

Good ol Derpy.

I was honestly expecting Derpy to catch sight of Diamond Tiara instead.

Alright so I get cross Derpy off my X pony is a changeling bingo card. Hooray! And yes, this is excellent as usual from you.

One funny thing is how well this can fit into cannon. Why haven't we seen much of Derpy in season 3? She was lying low of course, just in case. Why was she around the mane 6 so often? Spying on the friends of the pink pony princess of course in an attempt to understand her target better. I might be able to keep going, but I'm too lazy to find out.

As always amazing and fun story. This would so be my new headcannon if I hadn't already written a more timelord-ish one into a story.

Oh, and the funniest thing is of all the (fill-in-the blank) is secretly a changeling (whether they know it or not) stories, I think so far Derpy is the only one to successfully keep her secret.

Lovable Derpy at her (changeling) best. :twilightsmile:

This mission's going to be perfect.
The kind of thing of which I'd dream if I had known.
Though my sister I have crushed,
I have Chrysalis's trust.
I just know I will love living as a pone! :derpytongue2:

Pupa is among the best Derpies I've ever met. Wonderfully done.

This is now head-canon.

Okay, the one problem I have with this is that it seems a little off for Pupa to catch on to her mistake that fast; I was expecting her to deliver her report about Pinkie anyway, so I kept trying to apply the report Chrysalis got to Pinkie and it didn't work.

I did like the bit about her 'previous experiences with royalty', though. I see what you did there. :raritywink:

Cute. Makes perfect sense, too. Really, the changelings couldn't have gotten better intel?
And this is why.

Bravo, Bravo.

Oh snap

Prepare yourself featured box. LESS THAN AN HOUR TO BE FEATURED.

Read later :D

I was smack dab in the middle of plowing through Contaptionology! when this pops up! Wazzupwidat!?

Anyway, stories about changelings generally don't do it for me, and this was no exception. So yeah.

I will upthumb this for the title alone. :pinkiehappy:

Commencing read.

I enjoyed of all of this.
You've easily earned your place in the feature box with such an awesome story.

Read it later list, pooey! This went on my Read-It-Right-Now list. And it was worth every word All Hail Princess Pinkie! :pinkiehappy:

Very nice story I laughed a lot.

Are you kidding?! :pinkiegasp: READ NOW!!!! :pinkiehappy:

This needs to be changed from a one shot to an ongoing series. It's amazing.

That was for above and beyond the call of adorable. :derpytongue2::derpytongue2::derpytongue2::derpytongue2::derpytongue2:/:derpytongue2::derpytongue2::derpytongue2::derpytongue2::derpytongue2:

This story is the Best Possible Thing. That is all. It's been an absolute joy to pre-read and an absolute joy, too, to re-read. I give it four Derpy-stars out of four :derpytongue2::derpytongue2::derpytongue2::derpytongue2:!

Absolutely brilliant! It could almost be canon, too, if it weren't contradicted in the comics.

Skywriter, your stories are officially on a "drop-everything-and-read-now" basis. :pinkiehappy:

OMJay #29 · Mar 5th, 2013 · · 1 ·

Brilliant from start to finish. An excellent premise and quality writing.

Also Mister Shocky.

All the adorableness. In the world. Right here. :heart:

Cadence sounds a lot like Chrysalis, does she? I wonder why that would be the case? :trollestia:

I spent much of the story trying to figure out how Dinky was going to be fit in. Does she exist in this reality?

This needs MOAR. I loved it so much.

If you don't ever plan on writing a sequel that'd be ok. sequels are worse than the original sometimes.
(But please consider continuing!)

A fantastic, endearing piece of work. I did enjoy!

If I may offer a critique, the massive emphasis on Malpighi in the introduction and the subsequent divergence from all of Malpighi is a rather distracting structural feature of the work (and, I believe, breaking one of the main rules of short-stories, with no redeeming feature coming from this violation). To expound, the only apparent use of Malpighi is to establish the Queen's expectations for her minion, give exact definition to the mission as intended, and counterpoint the qualities of herself and Pupa/Derpy. I am of the opinion that the narrative could be a bit stronger if these points were made with the emphasis on our protagonist. Not exactly a minor point, I'll admit, but at the same time it did not heavily detract from the story overall.
Also, the tone of the introspection at the very end seemed rather ill-fitting with the whimsical and (heh) bubbly nature of the rest.

To counterbalance the above criticisms with some praise, I loved loved LOVED and completely believed how Pupa mistook Pinkie for her target, and how everything situationally snowballed from there. The characterizations were all splendid and consistent, and -- perhaps as important -- these characters were fun to read in every sense.

Well... that escalated from "comedy" to "oh God the feels" quite quickly... truly excellent :heart:

Freaking heck. Why is my smile so wide? I don't think I stopped smiling even once since pupa put on her derpy disguise. :pinkiehappy: And it makes for such a simple headcanon that explains the "why did chrysalis suck so bad at something she does for a living?" issue so well.

Dang it, sky, you're making me lose a little faith in my own lovely, yet convoluted and angsty headcanon.:raritydespair:

"Yep!" said Pinkie Pie. "But everypony loves her anyway!" Damn right we do!

Absolutely, completely fantastic! :pinkiehappy::derpytongue2:

NSFW #39 · Mar 5th, 2013 · · 1 ·

so cute :derpytongue2:


My mom was watching, and... she does not approve.

2214957 Beautifully said! <3

I think the story is a little longer than it needs to be--it could've been cut down at some points, especially some of the earlier parts--but otherwise this is pretty good.

There have been stories for just about every character being a changeling... I'm just waiting to find one where EVERYPONY is a changeling, and ponies actually don't exist at all, but none of them notice. Or maybe I'll write it myself at some point...

I love the edits you made, eh! You've managed to wrap it even more comfortably around both the canon story as well as features of actual cartoon that the fandom has noticed, eh! As usual, it's a pleasure to get to pre-read this, and I'm looking forward to your next piece, eh!

Interesting concept...it also makes Chrysalis' plan a bit more...well-made.:twilightsmile:
Good job, Author.:pinkiehappy:

Wow just wow.
It was good, it was better, it was one of best thing i read lately.
And that plot why Chrysalis act like that. Great one

Just the name by itself would be worth an upvote, even if the rest of the story wasn't as fantastic as it is. :twilightsmile:

I have the happy feels now. Awesome story.

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