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That is Not How you Run a Race by Invidlord That is Not How you Run a Race by Invidlord
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I don't think Derpy is dumb, I just think Derpy enjoys being different. And possibly, enjoys enraging Rainbow Dash. Who hasn't brought a set of checkers to the track and challenged the fellow racers? And honestly, I shout incomprehensible stuff all the time.

A bit rushed, an odd pose, I don't know... I like how it turned out, but I still think it can be improved (obviously). Getting the forehooves into a good position was a struggle, even with all the clap references online, the proportions and poses were often funky compared to the way Derpy's sitting.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (C) Hasbro and :iconfyre-flye:
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:iconmariokidd319:
mariokidd319 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i lol'ed
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041744 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bingo! I sunk you're battleship and captured Antarctica! Checkmate in 4 moves!
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:iconinvidlord:
Invidlord Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I... that...

touche...
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:icon041744:
041744 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconderpyclapplz: yay! The undefeated Derpy wins again!
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SuperErdrick Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Checkmate!!! I've sunk your battleship!!
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TrevMaster3K Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Pshht more like, FARKLE!
...Sorry about that.
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JusticeSnake Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
This is inaccurate! Clearly, Derpy needs to claim, "Checkmate!"
Whilst in space.
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:iconajaceshigh:
AJAcesHigh Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Is that Calvin and Hobbes text I see?
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:iconsavestate:
Savestate Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, just yes.
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MetaSyke Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Aaaaand this is why I never try to understand our favorite mailmare, I just say D'Awwww, then move on. XD
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:iconinvidlord:
Invidlord Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed, trying to understand what's going on here can only cause you injury. Better to just nod your head and move on. Thanks!
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And also that's not how you play a game.
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:iconinvidlord:
Invidlord Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that depends greatly on what game you're playing, and on what game she's playing. I would doubt they are the same at all.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What I mean is the checkers, and saying Yahtzee is not ideal as it's also not in checkers. Derpy ain't always that smart after all.
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ApocalypsePenguin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Slightly confused/rebelling Derpy is best Derpy.
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:iconinvidlord:
Invidlord Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Rebelling Derpy? Are you implying she's purposedly rejecting the status quo? Refusing to run races for a system she cannot abide? Instead, she carefully places her checkerboard, places all the pieces, and defiantly glances at the lookers on, daring them to question her as she cries "Yahtzee", the cry of freedom!

Because if that is what you're implying, I can get behind that.
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carback99 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
the tittle don even make sense ... ah what ever is derpys who need logic
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Punisher143 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I didn't even notice that Boss Pony was even on a race track. She probably already won and is just killing time.
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:iconinvidlord:
Invidlord Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was afraid the race track wouldn't translater, thus why I subtley (not really) named the image as I did... but I feel if you just notice the checkerboard and her shout of Yahtzee, you get the joke. Then you notice the race track, and there's a whole extra (same) joke. The comedy savings are passed on to you! Thanks!
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Scyphi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, clearly she knew it wasn't checkmate. :P
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:iconinvidlord:
Invidlord Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My first draft of the joke was to have her saying "Stra-Te-GO!", but that joke felt a slightly too obscure (meh, probably not).
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Nothingsuspicious Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Jenga!
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Felixavier Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha! This made me laugh audibly. Hilarious idea and pulled off really well. Great job :)
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:iconinvidlord:
Invidlord Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! Glad to hear that! I appreciate the comment!
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:iconsilfir:
Silfir Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Huh, you can't play checkers with the pieces set up on different colors ohisee.
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:iconinvidlord:
Invidlord Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, but if you put them on the same colored tiles, they don't show up in the picture of my poorly drawn board!
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Silfir Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Also it reinforces that Derpy has no idea what she's even playing! MIND = BLOWN
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ARNie00 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I wonder what type of review Zero Punctuation's Yahtzee would give to Fighting Is Magic.
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SirUncleDolan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Upside of making your own games: You always win.
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:iconinvidlord:
Invidlord Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES, exactly! Take all your board games and combine them into a single monstrous game with a terrifying rules set that only you understand! That is how you win! And also how you play Strate-clue-opoly Ship.
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