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'We Are Pilots' by RizCifra 'We Are Pilots' by RizCifra
Holding close my secrets
Naked broken pieces
From the madness in what you do
The fingers point right back at you

What about my problems?
The people try to solve them
I guess I'm under the weather
Since no one else belongs here with me

Hello Mother
Some news for you
I'm really not that crazy
Hello Father
I'm curious
Why you think there's something wrong with me

Sunday I cried all night
And it hurt so bad
But if you try to understand

This is who I am

Color coated sweetness
Swords beneath my clean dress
I'm making sense of shattered dreams
Because I want you to be proud of me

What about my problems?
The people try to solve them?
I guess I'm under the weather
Since no one else belongs here with me

Hello Mother
Some news for you
I'm really not that crazy
Hello Father
I'm curious
Why you think there's something wrong with me

Sunday I cried all night
And it hurt so bad
But if you try to understand

This is who I am

"We Are Pilots"
by Shiny Toy Guns


For anyone who has ever felt misunderstood...

For anyone who has ever felt like he/she wasn't accepted for who he/she is...

For anyone who didn't know what to do with his/her life...

For anyone who has ever felt lost or alone...

There are brighter days that await you.

There is a place out there for you with people who care about you.

A place where you belong.

Never give up and always stay true to who you are.

You'll find it.


Original Tumblr post with audio: [link]

Uploading here because :iconkeinzantezuken: told me to using Canterlock ;_;

I wish I could explain what this hot mess that I threw up is, but like I enjoy doing with certain songs, I'd rather have people make their own story or apply their own meaning -- especially since this isn't at all what I originally planned. After hearing from a few friends who were going through tough times and learning of a fellow brony who was kicked out of his home for liking ponies, I just wanted to draw something for all those people who feel out of place or are going through a rough patch in their lives. I know the style and content are cheesy and clichéd, and I apologize.

I was originally going to draw a person, then a generic pony, but Ditzy Doo/Derpy Hooves came about and she is kind of the fandom mascot. It's like I see her and read all the fandom stories, and I can relate! Despite what some people say, despite her klutziness, she still carries on with a smile and that adorable wall-eyed expression. I admire that about her, and I admire that about many of you.

And ha! For once, I left off the cutie mark intentionally instead of by accident like I usually do. The reason is because before I started reading Ditzy Derp fan fiction and fan comics, I imagined that she could have been an older blank flank -- because I love the idea of adult blank flanks? Hey, adults can feel lost too! -- and I had it in my mind that she got her cutie mark, not necessarily because she found her one special talent, but because she found the one place where she truly belonged.

Ahaha, but that's me being silly and that doesn't necessarily apply to this comic. She could just be lost here because she's a silly pony!

Oh, and those are special bubbles. They survived the rain for a reason. Perhaps Celestia enchanted them? =] Maybe they're more spiritually symbolic/metaphorical? Who knows. That's up to you. I don't know squat, and it's always far more fascinating to hear other people's interpretations and ideas. X]

Thanks to everyone who came by so late and sacrificed sleep to drop by the stream! I'm sorry I was working so slowly and had to cut it off because of my headache.
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Culu-Bluebeaver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016
This is so wonderful, I wish I could fave it twice :+fav: 
julian0123 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Great and deep comic :D
SeaSwirl82 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Cat-bloodclan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
i hate derpy
But this is AMAZING
Blitzwriter Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I feel a fanfic coming on!!!
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
I think she can dive/hold her breath for a long time... 
nice try but cant help on that cutiemark thing .... it has to be a talent :)
Lacking-Lucidity Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Apple jack got hers when she realized she belonged with her family so it's possible
ZombieFX Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015
Well, its the APPLE family... everyone got a apple...
so... what pony is related to her and does bubbles?

Dinky doesn't comes into place i figure :)

But i get the idea... 
life doesnt has to be sound of 1 drum :p

Maybe DrWhooves screwed something up and cause that to happen?
Meadow105 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
It's so beautiful! I love how fussy the panels are at the edges.
FallenChibiAngel Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It goes well with the song by Derpidety/Kind Tide c:
Vercinacox Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I thought this was simply beautiful. :)
widward202thesecond Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
I saw this on a pl account
segamarvel Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
This... picture... is so AWESOME! Please tell me you do commissions? I would GLADLY pay you to draw something as awesome as this!
SugarCookie310 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Beautiful.... *Sniff Sniff*
DallasBlack Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Love what you've done with my favorite pony! Beautiful, epic, amazing, gorgeous, etc.
Den-drummer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
dat last panel is one of my wallpapers :dummy:
mister-games Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing... Simply amazing...
HerobrineFanGirl123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
So Cute I Love it Clap Meow :3 
CrimsonFangX666 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This puts me in a mind of a sort of back ground story for Derpy. She was wandering around, alone, because no one understood her and though she was a blank flank freak because of her derpy eyes, and it was those bubbles that lead her to Ponyville, where she found a home and friends.
MLPegasis4898 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This comic is simply wonderful and gabe me the feels too... I just love it!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Excellent job!!! ;)
Pikachu1089 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this is so touching, I am bullied a lot and I have ADHD, and Aspergers, I am teased a lot thank you for this
residentsmile Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Same here except the bullied part.
SnapCentino Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Writer
You're making me cry.

No, don't stop.
Jakeito413 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Thank you. Thank you so much
pugsarecutesy Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Clap Words do not describe.
Jordan179 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
It is literally-impossible not to love Derpy.  Those who don't are probably possessed by the Shadows.
CanadianDesperado Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A beautiful piece to accompany a beautiful song. Thanks for providing the song for context, I'd never heard the song before, and I needed to.
Luvponehs2 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oooooooh, da animation
blue-pancake Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
This art style is beautiful. And the animated parts look fantastic. I have been going through lots of your art now and I really appreciate it :) Keep it up.
Corsair43 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Thank you. I'm going through a rough patch in my life right now, and watching the last panel for a few minutes made me feel a bit better about tomorrow.
It's a really beautiful piece.
Jiao27 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
This is absolutely beautiful.
Clockspur Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DrakeRenar1 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Wow, just wow!
GEWB2105 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Cool piece of work. It's really nice.
DracoDei Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Why are her eyes straight? Did she not pick up her condition until later?
BaDWOLF907 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
blue5645 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
cool effects
shadowbracken Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
hell yeah i have link to derpys story CHECK IT OUT
-------------> [link]
MoonLightNest Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
And let the manly tears being to fall from my eyes!
Fappingspider Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I really cant seem to find the words that properly express my reaction to the emotions im feeling from looling at this comic
This pic really is "breathtaking"
smokeybacon Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such beauty in this comic, and not a single word was needed.
DowaKaDay Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
the game is also awesome as this
Renin-Sa Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
here, take this heart :heart:
that has just been broken
LightingAshley25 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work!~
skidude2000 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
This is awesome!
TwilightSniperHue Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't really think that I could even begin to describe how moving this is to me. This is absolutely beautiful regardless of how cheesy or clichéd you say is. Just.. wow.
I'm actually quite jealous of your talent as well.
GhostWolfHybrid Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is touching
PsychoTD Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dashierainbow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
FyedeeMutt Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my favorite song
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