They want to change Derpy's name due to some people having found it offensive. Apparently, Derpy is a slur against mentally disabled people. But we all use it (I hope) as just an expression of something funnily silly or stupid.
We all have a little bit of Derpy in us, I like to think. So please go to this petition [link] and sign to not let them change Derpy's name. Because we love Derpy and Derpy loves muffins and there can be no muffin love without Derpy!
If ANYONE should be offended by Derpy, it would be me. I have had eye problems all my life (I have a glass eye) and have been teased MERCILESSLY as a child because of it. A lot of harm was brought upon me by my eyes.
However, Derpy is a beautiful, fun and caring pony. She has become my favorite. I squealed when she spoke and was so happy! I felt I had a comrade in the Brony community.
Derpy is not an offensive name in the least. A Derp is a type of Oopsie.
By the way, I also have a son who has Asperger's Syndrome. And he LOVES Derpy
...That is ridiculous. I'm all for being respectful and thoughtful, but this is a matter of people being overly sensitive. There are plenty of characters who act "derpy" in series, the ONLY reason people are taking offense to this character in particular is because of her eyes. Having a lazy eye/wall eyes is in no way an indicator of mental disability. They are completely separate issues.
Exactly! Everyone gets offended over minor things. For me, it's bad grammer and spelling issues, people who leave their turn signal on long after they're done changing lanes, and cucumbers. They do offend me. But in all seriousness, people need to grow up a little bit and realize not everything is an attack on them. I personally have always thought of her eyes as those googly ones you buy to stick on things -- sort of funny and they go up and down. Poor Derpy, she just wants a name too...
On another note, what table number are you??? I'm 34~ I hope we get see the floor plan soon! And then I gotta figure out what I'm doing for power; what they're charging is insane!
I agree completely. If people could just relax and say, "It's all good" the world would be a much better place.
I am #81. At the moment I have no idea what that means xD
For power, have you considered getting something like this?: [link]
They are a little pricey at first, but if you plan to do a lot of conventions they pay for themselves. My friend has one and it's been used to help people with flat tires, run our laptops, jump cars, etc.
I hope they post the arrangement soon. That'd help me more than just a number. The bad thing with mine is that I seem to be surrounded by studios that have 2 or 3 tables. Number 34 is a single person, but on either side of us are these huge groups. I don't want my poor table to get overshadowed xD. If I'm lucky, maybe I have a corner?
I've been thinking about it, but they're awfully expensive. I'd like to go to more cons, but ACEN is sort of my test run to see if anything even sells/I do decent business. I'm not sure what else is in the area that's a bigger con and doesn't have outrageous AA fees.
A sewing macihne would be so neat to take. I'm sure a lot of people would come over just to see what all the commotion was I hate that there's no free wi-fi too. I mean, tons of coffee shops offer it now, I don't understand why they can't just route us some. And the same with power. If you say you're only going to have one thing plugged in (like printer, unplug laptop while printing) it casn't really use that much power D: I know they're trying to make money too, but everything is overpriced. $15 for a garbage can?? And what's the point of the water coolers and stuff? xD
The problem really lies in the fact that convention centers HAVE to charge for internet. ACEN has 23,000+ people, imagine if they all tried to access either the power outlets or the internet at the same time.
It makes me sad, but I totally get it from a business perspective :\
As for garbage, they have large bins all over. Just keep a plastic bag and toss it occasionally xD
I like see their new name choice to make final judgement. Aswell if this means more her in future episodes with more lines sign me up for the name change. To the internet community the name will still be used this just for the show. Also never know she may get her own figure in the toy line.
I guess it all depends, but I don't think they should change the name because some people got offended. People get offended by things everyday and it was never meant to be hurtful. I hope they keep her name the way it is.