Hey everyone. I'm sorry for being gone so long, I got pretty down in the dumps for a while, so bad that I had to drop out of college again for the semester. Fortunately, life is looking up, and my creativity is returning to me. I plan on drawing some new things soon, and maybe being a bit more active. I got a parakeet for my birthday and I named it Derpy. It's already improved my mood a lot, and I'm sure little Derpy will inspire me a lot too. You might be wondering why I'd name it such a strange and possibly rude name, that question can be easily answered. The explanation is a bit long, sorry in advance.
Being half blind, inspiration comes from things most people don't notice, or just blow off as funny or entertaining. Last year in October, a horrible event happened and I've been dealing with depression ever since. Watching My Little Pony :: Friendship Is Magic helped me somehow. Seeing Derpy Hooves doing her best and seeing her enthusiastically trying to help others, It brought me joy and gave me hope. Derpy may look different, or act a bit different, but inside she is just like any other pony. Like me, I may not see how everyone else sees or act how others act, but I'm the same as everyone else on the inside. Aspergers syndrome and rare eye issues leave me feeling alone and alienated a lot, so depression can creep up quickly. This past year has been a roller coaster and without Derpy Hooves and MLP, I know I would still be stuck in that deep depression and have given up hope. So, as you can see, my parakeet brings me joy too, and seeing as Derpy Hooves is so special to me, I decided to give her that name.
Now that I have Derpy the Parakeet, Derpy Hooves the pony, my friends, and all you lovely folks here on DA, I know my future will be good. Thanks again for all your support in my time of need. <3