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If you put her in front of a lava lamp, I like to think she'd do this for hours on end.

Now with audio! courtesy of ~ArtisticRender97 : :iconartisticrender97: who has done an amazing job of adding the much-needed dimension of sound! the music is Thomas Newman's Bubble Wrap! Also known as part of the Wall-E soundtrack.


***DERPY IS ALSO A SCREENSAVER***: Clicky for DropBox link (Windows installer)

Click for flat .SCR file

Mac version: [replacement coming soon! Sorry :(]

Mac version is rather temperamental (sorry, best I could do) but it coughs into life on my system, so hopefully it'll work for you.


Okay, so here's my latest animation snippet. Oh man, did it suck trying to cram this thing onto DeviantArt. Did you know you need permission to upload 'films'? Because I didn't until about an hour ago.

I am rubbish at Flash, which I've had to use as a stopgap, so, there are no fancy preloading bars or anything (if it runs like poop on your computer, I'm sorry, I will upload a YouTube mirror in a bit). EDIT: Here we go, YouTube mirror.

It's still a draft, so no sound and quite an 'unfinished' feel (and rubbish compression quality thanks to shoehorning it into a Flash container) but hey, it's been a couple of weeks now and I'm desperate to share something. :3

It's the intro scene of a much larger project which I'm working on. No ETA for that, but I hope it will be awesome... You know, when it's finished. In ten years. Pfft.

I'll be upping more experimental animations from time to time while I figure things out, if people are interested in seeing more snippets and bits and bobs.

*Screensaver is a slightly lower frame rate, higher res, no audio, few mistakes fixed while I was at it. Not amazing quality (free tool used to convert a freshly made SWF) but should look okay on 16:9 monitors and whatnot. Let me know what you think! (Should be virus free, I'm not responsible if your PC catches fire blah blah)

MLP (c) Hasbro and Lauren Faust, music is Thomas Newman's Bubble Wrap
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halolol101 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
Oh my god!
This animation is the reason i had became a brony.
The first time i saw this back in 2012/2013-ish i fell in love with it.
It was adorable in a way that made me feel tingly and weird...i loved it :D
So i decided to watch the show...
This also inspired me to draw somthing for the first time in 2 years.
(it was a crappy tracing of a still image taken from the animation)
i loved it. Then...i started my deviantart to show my drawings of ponies.
(but they're total crap compared to how i draw nowadays)
This animation is beautiful.
and the music sounds like a field of slow-mo running puppies.
and her gasping and laughing gave me a tingly happy feeling in my cheeks by how cute it was.
Thank you for making this animation. :D serously...I can't think of anything to top off how cute this animation is.
cutekissis Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg so adorable! I wish I had a pet derpy....Cry forever France (Crying) [V3] [crying intensifies]
ShiningRainbow99 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015
Nicely done!  Great job.
NWolfman Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Filmographer
I love the choice of music. It's appropriate: music to underscore a scene where a character finds wonder in something kitschy and banal.  
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
:iconartisticrender97: chose it, I agree, it was a good choice! Thanks for looking :)
HikkeNikke Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student
Nice job. Well animated!
UnleashedXbox77777 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
I used to have a lava lamp.

I have no clue where it is anymore.
SondowverDarKRose Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RedshiftTheFox Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much awesome. Derpy, I mean, Mailmare looks so serine looking at her Lava Lamp. I can't stop watching even though I have several lava lamps I was just staring at myself.

Might I ask, what's the song you used?
RohanSpartin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does this work with Windows 8? It works on my windows 7 laptop, but with 8 all I get is a black screen and the music and sound plays.
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
It very well might not - sorry! I need to find some software which can properly make screensavers for both windows and mac. Free solutions exist but as you can see they're a bit naff :D
RohanSpartin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually the problem was in my power settings. It was set to turn off the screen at the same time that the screensaver was set to activate. I changed it and now it works.
steam66 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Nice animation, but my Pony Destruction Trainer is beginning to activate:


The average Pony is too lacking in intelligence to understand the Lava Lamp due to it's non-magic power source. One will stand before it for hours on end attempting to magically control it oblivious to the aformentioned non-magical power source. Kill them while they're distracted!
SyddyGurl Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome....and utterly ADERPABLE!

I downloaded it as a screensaver! This oughta be cool!
Momo-MuddyCakes Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O______O best thing ever.
Derpy's giggle is absolutely adorable!!!

Derpy Clapping Icon 
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Aderpable, you might say... :D
DoodleyAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy's chameleon-like eyes allowe her to watch two moving objects at once.
Ilquira Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfekt. I can watch her for hours.
Can I use it as a webcam?
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Sure, go ahead :D
Ilquira Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Huggle! 
xX-Fluttershy-Xx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh~ Lava lamp!
Eminemstan101 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
SOOOOO CUTEEEderpy hooves icon 
Mjolnir007 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014 amazing...

Remember how you said you'd believe Derpy would watch the lamp for hours...?

I can watch her watching that lamp for hours...

You captured her PERFECTLY...

Thank You for this wonderful screensaver...!!!

ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
No problem! Thank you for the thoughtful feedback! :)
PencilPonies Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU WERE THE ONE WHO MADE THIS?! I love this video! It's one of my all time favorites! So glad I found it :D
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Yes that would be me! :D I wish these were easier to make, I'm not particularly good at animating (it's really fiddly) and there isn't much animated stuff out there for us. Having said that, there are some amazing animators in the community who have put out some awesome MLP stuff. Their stuff looks like it came straight from the show. Really impressive!
Dauntedpony Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Interface Designer
You probably get these requests all the time, but do you think you would ever do a screensaver of Twilight sparkle reading a book? (maybe a small fire in the background) I think that would be a fun screensaver.

Alternatively a balcony view of Equestria (trains coming and going, clouds swishing through cliffs of the canter lot mountains) as the princesses take turns every few minutes raising and lowering the sun and moon. Now that would be an epic screensaver...

-an ardent admirer
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I like those ideas! I did used to get a few requests but not so many for screensavers recently :D 

I'm not sure if I can add them to the list or not right now. That stuff was really time consuming and I'm slow enough with static comics as it is!! But if I were to make some more... yes, those ideas would do nicely :)

Thanks for commenting!
Timelord909 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Photographer
can I use this as a Webcam
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Sure, go for it :)
Timelord909 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Photographer
herpaderp357 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
It's great but can you make a 1920x1080p version?
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Thanks for the feedback! It would slaughter most computers if it were so high res, I fear - I'm not sure it would look much better if it were sharper either as there isn't a ton of detail there to bring out. On the fence about that one!
herpaderp357 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
LaTigressa6268808 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, Derpy, you're admittedly the cutest pony ever X3
SubWubs Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is somehow sooooo~ relaxing :3
DerpyFlutterDash Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awwwLove Heart Hug Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
warriorcatriversoul Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FlutterDerpy20 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
...I may have solved your "Mac Screensaver" problem, :iconparallaxmlp:!

What I did was that I saved this to my desktop, and went on over to the webpage for "ScreenTime", downloaded the free trial, and opened 'er up, and placed the SWF file into the "Main Screensaver SWF" box, and clicked install, twice.

Hope that solves the issue you're having! ^^
lockedpromise Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Do you have the version without sound??
Darksunrise957 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loudovski Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Pourrais-tu faire un lien de download sans le son car il peut devenir gossant la longue

TeddyBear101ish Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
No Mac version? :( let me know when you get around to it being done please.
xscaralienx Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just switched macs and I need this back in my life.

seemed to work just fine before, what seems to be the problem?
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
New operating system? I haven't had it working since OS X 10.6, I think...

I do want to find a solution that works on EVERYTHING but there seem to only be expensive commercial solutions or naff freeware ones (like the current one)... sigh!
xscaralienx Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw, well that sucks :(.

but hey, it's not like it's your duty or job to get it working, so dont worry yourself over this kind of stuff :)
sirtalbot Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
cuteness is overloading at maximum levels.
amelokello Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I absolutely love this! I mean, who wouldn't?
Kaya-the-collie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
i knew i heard this music from somewhere
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