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Small little rant here actually, so sorry ahead of time.

But holy moly I get so irritated with shipping sometimes. Because I play Derpy and I do a series with Doctor Whooves and Derpy, I get the brunt of this quite often.
Now, I'm all for shipping Doctor and Derpy. It's my favorite pony ship. But good GOD does everyone have to be so assholishly RABID about it?! It's really freaking me out. If I put the Doctor with ANY other pony at ANY point, even if it's NOT a ship, people throw a giant temper tantrum "NOOOOO IT HAS TO BE DERPY THIS IS STUPID DOCTORxDERPY FOREVERRR"

It's annoying and extremely rude, okay? I cater to the shippers a lot. I have a few videos, images, and series which ship the two blatantly, such as the Derpy Love Story dub and Lovestruck Derpy. I love the ship but I also am open to other ships and can even enjoy them if they have logic behind them.

To be honest, I just like shipping the Doctor with all sorts of things. I like to play around. Understand that he's a character who has been in multiple different relationships, been married on multiple occasions (by accident and by choice) and he's got a lot of open ground and a lot of life in him. His companions can never stay forever, and neither can his spouses. He moves on, always, or they move away or get hurt. So people who ship him with Derpy... Are essentially setting the two up for inevitable tragedy. As he's said in show, "You can spend the rest of your life with me, but I can't spend the rest of mine with you."

So... Yeah... Just...
Stop being jerks about your headcanon ships. Please.

And don't harass other people just because they might not agree with it, either. Poor Doctor Whooves Adventures gets a lot of flack for having the Doctor take Twilight as a companion, and they havn't had any romantic implications at all. It's not fair and it's not right.
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Timelord909 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Photographer
I understand it Im sorry to hear this.
as a DXD shipper. I ship him with other ponies
and have images with other ponies.
Im happy you wrote this because it IS annoying.
Cierrakahana Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You sir deserve a medal for this!
Timelord909 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Photographer
I ship him with many ponies but
i prefure Ditzy....
Its adoreable
SEGASister Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I personally prefer the Doctor with Twilight Sparkle, simply because he's the best choice for her. ^.^ Doctor Whooves Adventures and your Discord Whooves blog got me shipping them :)
TailsFan1 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the Doctor and Derpy ship, but seeing just how common it is, drives me to ship the Doc with others, my current favorite is Doctor and Vinyl, as seriously, the DJ pony of Equestria with the Time Lord of Gallifrey. It makes me think that they would have similar chemistry as 10 and Donna. Except with a bit of romance down the line.
Timelord909 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Photographer
I cant say it anybetter myself
MewMewToYou Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Exactly what you said! I hate it when people say 'No, he'll only ever love and be with Derpy/otherpony!'
Most of the time, I just look at them and say 'Have you even WATCHED Doctor Who?!' Because your quote of Series 2 (10th Doctor/David Tennant Era) is spot on - he loves every single one of his companions, but each in a different way and for a different reason.

People who think he'll only ever love one individual are wrong; the Doctor himself has admitted that it's only too easy to fall in love (why he didn't want Martha onboard after Rose; because he could tell what was going to happen), and also, the Doctor isn't really very good with his emotional side - when he gets emotional, usually something gets destroyed (say, a planet?).

I agree wholeheartedly with your opinion! *waves Sonic Screwdriver in agreement*
SwiftestShadow Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Yeah... kinda sad that more often than not, people consider shipping "serious business", and is often the bait for... arguments.

In fact, any pairing will more often than not create some flame. I'm sure even the Doctor/Derpy pairing spouts similar argument.

Speaking as a fanfic reader, I personally don't mind any shipping so long as the story is well written. I'm personally fond of Twilight/Doctor pairing (it being the first pairing I've encountered), yet I've read stories where it was just... badly written.

But I agree, people should really calm down in this matter. People have differing opinions and one has to learn to accept that.
Professor-Evans Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Personally, I think the 'reason' behind the derpyxdoctor craze is the interaction shown in the series. You see those two together a lot. but never Twilight and the Doctor. Then the shipping started, and it would appear that some people chose himxtwi, himxderpy, himx random-stallion, himx someothermane6member. Then most people chose him and Derpy to be their otp

I prefer DoctorxDerpy but I won't complain if he is paired with another character. Besides, all it is, is another persons imagination of love between two made-up characters. That's it.
CrystalEevee7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly, i love doctorXderpy but i would never get OVERLY obsessive with it. I hope the other people understand :)
DolphinBuster Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's people with an "OTP". They can be extremely frantic and obsessive about them at times...just ignore them if they're pestering you. Do what you want. It's your stuff ;D
Goldenflight Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like shipping the Doctor and Derpy. And I'll admit, sometimes, when I'm in a bad mood, I get irritated for no reason when I see people pairing Doc with anypony but Derpy. But I don't go "OMG, WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT! DOCTOR CAN ONLY BE WITH DEERRRRPYYYY!!!" In fact, I usually just ignore it and say nothing. HECK, part of me likes OctaviaXDoctor! Basically, I ship everypony with everypony, and everything with Doctor. But MAINLY Doc/Derp.
Plus, I make crack ships like Thunderlane/Twilight, so I can't really complain. :shrug:
Ominousprime7 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I love the idea of different dimensional stories with DW&Twi as well as DW&Derpy. It's actually only because of you I became a freaking brony...

While I hold to preference for romantic relationships I do prefer Derpy as a better companion, but as long as the story is good I'll enjoy any of the ships. I agree that people should not make such a huge deal out which character is with whom; just keep in mind that your characterization of Derpy is so incredible that people have absolutely come to love Derpy and especially your voice.

You make Derpy crazy, fun, and personally I feel as if she is quite intelligent regardless of her faults; as do we all. Which makes the character that much more dynamic.

In conclusion, you are awesome and everyone should stop making such a big deal about the awesome characters we all have come to love. Enjoy the stories and lets all love and tolerate. Besides, the ships are in two different dimensions anyway. :D
rangerkom Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Personally, Doctor and derpy is my favorite ship, but that doesn't mean I'm mean if someone likes a different pairing.
On-A-WHM Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I hear ya.

To be completely honest, I am a bit excited at the prospect of multiple companions and possible love interests (or at the very least one-sided crushes) that the pony version of the Doctor will inevitably pick up within the series' run.

That has always been my favorite moment, when an assistant or companion meets the Doctor for the very first time. This is when they first experience his bravery, his curiosity, his smarts, and most importantly, his eccentricities. God, I love that look of confusion on their faces! :D

The point is, I have always loved seeing the Doctor interact with new companions, and hope to do so with Time Turner in your series. And if you decide that the new pairing may become more "amorous" than some of us fans may be used to, with somepony besides Derpy... well, we should give it a chance. At least roll with it and see what happens. That's the best part of watching, or in this case, listening, to the Doctor: finding out what happens next.
AkiraHazami Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know the feeling. Of course, I still am a shipper and will always disapprove of UlquiHime, but there are other ships out there that humans can sail. They're just too thick to even consider shipping them. And, if they disapprove of the pairing, why cross into the domain? That's my logic.

Also, saying it MUST be DoctorXDerpy? NO. That's like saying Tom Baker is best Doctor only because of his scarf. Go ahead and give the next Doctor a scarf like that, along with some amazingly good looks, then make him/her (never know with Time Lords) the worst Doctor known to the universes. Does that still make that regeneration the best? No. There would be numerous fanfics from the start about him/her already regenerating in the most painful way. At least, that's what I think would happen.

Sorry 'bout the tangent.
akaiLV Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I like shipping, but it's more like I like to see what shipping occurs.

You could ship a parasprite with a horseshoe for all I care, if it's cute I'll still go d'awww.

I just don't see the point of making a ship have to be the end all be all. It seems more fun when things are open to interpretation. Funnier that way too.
SM51 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
And this is why more Bronies need to watch Doctor Who. So many forget, don't realize or even worse ignore the fact that he is a near-immortal time traveler. You tend to say a lot of goodbyes when you are the last of your species of near-immortal time travelers and you happen to enjoy the company of an extremely short lived species, compared to you. And this is just for the new series. The old series was even worse for long-term companions because he WASN'T the last of the Timelords back then.

Life with the Doctor is terribly, terribly amazing, spectacular, brilliant, beautiful and dangerous. People die and do to the nature of Time, you can do nothing to save them most of the time, despite having a time machine. He could just travel alone, but when he travels alone for too long he tends to do horrible things. It is ever so easy to become jaded after living for 1000 years. So he has companions. They act as stabilizing factors in his incredibly long life. One step better, they are his friends. They, like real friends, sometimes go away, but like real friends are forever with him.

So having the Doctor only be with Derpy in EVERYTHING goes against what makes him the Doctor. Eventually he'll have to leave Ponyville, Derpy will die, she'll get locked away in some alt. universe, or she will lose her memory of her travels with the Doctor. He'll continue on, though. He always does, no matter how much it hurts. This is nothing against having him with Derpy, of course. I love him and Derpy! I also loved him with, Amy and Rory; Donna; Martha; Capt. Jack(although he may return); Rose; Mickey; Sarah Jane; Ian, Barbra and Susan. Unfortunately, he was torn apart from each and every one of these people through various means and ways.

tl;dr? He can travel with more than one pony.
MillennialDan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Preferably not at the same time though.

I don't usually give anyone flak for their shipping personally. Most pairings do annoy me, but I'd rather not sound like Mr. Negative about everything.

If I were to speak up about just one thing that drives me crazy, it'd be characters that are supposed to be the hero being portrayed as promiscuous runarounds who will get it on with just about anyone who smiles at them, regardless of who they're already in a relationship with. It's just a loyalty thing to me, I suppose. At the very least, it bugs me that such actions would be treated as perfectly okay.
SM51 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Preferably not at the same time what? Traveling with more than one pony? That doesn't indicate a relationship, but rather a friendship.

And I agree with you, when said behavior isn't considered a problem or has no consequence. If it provides a character flaw and consequences, then I'm fine with it(as long as the character develops out of it).

Also that 'hero' you described reminds me of Capt. Jack Harkness,albeit with less loyalty to his partner.
MillennialDan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist
Hm, true.
Orhblin Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
When i commented on that discorded whooves i didn't mean it like that. Sorry.
GrimWolf001 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Honestly, I like your rants, they have so much reeason behind them. Also I loved the Mayor-Doctor pic you did, its beautiful, also sounds like a good ship
shellbullet17 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Doctor x Derpy is cool but sometimes its fun to jazz it up. I hear Doctor x Twilight is popular as is Doctor x Octavia. Dont get me wrong, DoctorDerpy is my favorite but having some of them fight over the Doctor like they do in the show is great too
NinjaKasuga Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I support your rant. I admit back in my younger days I could be opinionated about ships, but I can say I never tried to force mine on someone else, just explain why I thought a pairing was awesome if someone wanted to hear it.

Sadly the internet gives voices to to many wankers who have no tact or are so single-minded they go all Dalek if you try to express a pairing alernative to their head cannon.

To each his own, and respect the opinions of others even when they don't mirror yours.
DuplexFields Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Total agreement.
AnonGirl88 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I know, it irritates the hell out of me. Last I checked MLP fans were supposed to be all about the love and tolerance.
RookieOwl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agree, happens with all the ships. I actually a bit picky when comes to The Doctor, he can get all the ladies, but I like him more with Derpy, of course if is the Discorded Doctor then I would rather ship him with Twi :meow:
BluesKirby Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ever wondered why I chose to stay non-shipper?

TheKowalskicore Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
some people are so dumb they write "NOOOOO IT HAS TO BE DERPY THIS IS STUPID DOCTORxDERPY FOREVERRR"? oh god.
CykoHedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think this is the first time I've faved a journal...
TheTrollBread Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
doc x derpy is my favorite paring as well but I don't get why people have to say things like that doc can't be with other ponies I mean in discorded doctor he's with twittlelight spickle (this is what I call fandom twilight)and has memorys of derpy but can't go near her because he'll get all angry but seeing him with another pony is like a change from the original making it interesting seeing as though he has feelings for both mares.of course doc x derpy is my OTP and my sisterz but she doese'nt seem to get how interesting it is to see a change so shes like one of those people.even though i like to see who doccy gets paired up with I was kinda sad he wasn't with derpy in the movie theater in one bad apple.oh and I've seen lots of your derpy videos where you voice act an i have to say its amazing:).
AzaratheDragon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
I love to ship the Doctor with random people/ponies/objects too. The Doctor is for both sexes and the in-betweens and non. He doesn't have to be with Derpy, and Derpy alone. Eventually she will die, and the Doctor will find a new thing to love. Hes been doing it his whole life. So DerpyxDoctor fans, just call you little titties, and except that the Doctor loves everyone, thing, pony, person, existent and imaginable.
bookfangeek Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Really? They are? I haven't gotten any flack for my Doctor and Rainbow Dash pairing, well, my friend does get protective of her ships, but you know what I mean.... heh ^^;
Police-Box-Traveler Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Oh thank god. I thought this was a rant about "the Doctor and Derpy for lyfe!" but it's not XD Yeah people take fannon WAY too seriously. It's like when I hear people rant that RD and AJ ONLY or however many other combinations seem to be popular. That sort of thing is really obnoxious. Remember what happened with the Hearts and Hooves Day episode? Ohhh man. XD People really should just think of this sort of thing like it's all alternate universes. Works for me. XD
krimsonfury Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have to agree with ya 100% on this one.
KrissieKat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I freggen know right!?!? I ship Doctor and Derpy hardcore but that doesn't mean I don't like the idea of him and twilight!! It's good for a change and fresh start. I enjoy blogs like your discorded Whooves because yet while I see the little hints of Derpy na dDoctor it still has DoctorXTwilight in it! Ugh It really pisses me off when stuff like this happens.

by the way what is the Derpy Love Story dub?
I've never herd of it .-.
bookfangeek Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
The Derpy love story is right here, Jitters would be Derpy [link]
KrissieKat Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Ahh I see thankies

And I think my feels broke...ow..
bookfangeek Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
It is sweet isn't it :3
Mynder Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have put the Doctor and my OC togethor as companions, but never as to ship them. Good grief, I do like Derpy as his companion but, people, it's sad that we get all huffy over it when it's any other character besides her. Sometimes I'm sad to be human! D:
Robinstar99 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously. I have like, 4 or 5 different ponies I ship with the Doctor, but more in a companion-y way than anything.
VirTaAshi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
You are right. Even in the main series, the Doctor had multiple companions. Sure, one or two stayed the longest, but most of them went on their way.

Hell, if you look at the MLP series, you'll see that there are mixes with Carrot Top, Sparkler, Raindrops.

I understand the favoritism with Derpy, but seriously, even Rose moved on.
CourtneytheHedgehog Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
You're 100% right. Yes DerpyxDoctor is a great pair I'm all for it. But there are other ponies great with him too. And it's your choice on what you create, not theirs.
Pinkypiedash9000 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I agree with this completely! But maybe that's because sometimes I make my OC like the Doctor :P
thatrevmans Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No, wait wait. Doctor x Anypony AND Butter = OTP. there we go
thatrevmans Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Doctor x Anypony/or butter = OTP XD
FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
People take their imaginary little worlds way too seriously.
Ted4ever Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I Do Ship The Doctor and Derpy But Its More Like Hmm Lets See
Derpy Is Almost Like A Equivilant Of Rose Tyler
And Twilight Is More Like Uh I Dunno Martha
But that leaves Donna Uh I Think She Should Get her Own Ponisofified? I Think thats How its Spelled
For Some Odd Reason I Think Some Of the More 'DOCTOR ALWAYS BELONGS WITH DERPY' Shippers Ether Have
1. Have Watched At Least 1-4 Episodes Of Doctor Who
Or 2. Are Like Those Tennat Fangirls Who Hate On Matt Smith For Becoming The Next Doctor
Its just my oppinoin Ok
disneydamsel98 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i personally am cnfused but ok withthose picture...
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