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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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Thezerovirus1000 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Dan50 Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Can you please reupload the file? 
alatrylinus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
the link doesn't work it says it does not exist please fix it i really want this screensaver
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
gmrnNO Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm sorry to be a bother, but The screen save link doesn't work, drop box says the file doesn't exist.
Princess-of-Trolls Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016
I used to do this when I was young, too. X3 And I still would!
tophxomi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cuteness overload!
MJNSEIFER Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
I remember this.  Derpy's giggle is the best part in my opinion.  :aww:
prowerfoxboy Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
I totally called it. This music soundel like Wall-E even before I read that it was
Lurking-Reader Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016

What I like about this is it shows that her eyes are an ability, not a disability.

She can watch 2 things at once.

Bluemansonic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
I just got a new computer and thought I could just move the file from one computer which it did work for awhile but then about 2 daysago, it's all of a sudden showing just a blank white screen with no sound...thenI try to reinstall the screensaver using the install file but then it says this before the end "This screensaver requires Adobe Flas Player Active X component that in your system. Would you like to download it?" then I choose yes and it takes me to… which has a link to » Flash Player ActiveX component download which at first seems to take me to the correct link with the istall for Adobe (… ) but then after about half a second the URL changes to this (… ) but it just shows a blank white screen and nothing else..................HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chimcharlover13 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional Writer
This is EXACTLY what just happened to me! I have no idea how to fix it, either. :(
RockingScorpion Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It has been years now. I'm still coming here every now and then to watch this. :)

here, have a pic I just made.…

you rock. ;)
pinkiepiebrony Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
Not sure if it's relevent anymore, but do you have the silent version of the screen saver? I'm not really a fan of the one with sound. 
Jellypox Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Student
That's just what I came here for. I used to have this as my screensaver back before it had sound, and I have fond memories of it, so I decided to see if I could find it again, but the sound just ruins it for me. Including a simple setting to disable it would have been nice.
lykaspars Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
isnt work universe extract without administator! with people download screensaver! im confused Computer addict. 
lykaspars Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i see fullscreen in screensaver :P
AGPokeFan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
I don't suppose there is a way to have the wallpaper without sound? I feel like sound on a wallpaper is...a weird idea, tbh.
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
I'm not sure the screensaver *did* have sound... can't remember... think there was a version with and without? Have you downloaded it and it has sound?
AGPokeFan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Yeah I downloaded it and everything and it has sound. Its not a BIG deal, but I figured it was worth bringing attention to. Its still adorable!
halolol101 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist 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.
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
...derp, clicked submit accidentally too early...

....anyway! I'm glad you were inspired, keep doing what you're doing! :D 
ParallaxMLP Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
Cool!! Thanks very much for this comment :D

The show was what inspired me to get back into drawing too. Definitely the best decision made in a LONG time... plus the avid community really gave me the motivation to get to a point where I liked my scribblings enough to want to continue doing them instead of stopping.

I actually use my 'abilities' (such as they are) quite a bit at work as well as a hobby, doing graphics and artwork and character designs and stuff. Such things would only ever be tangentially related to my usual line of work but even so, in a way, MLP contributed positively to my career I guess?? How weird is that?!
cutekissis Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  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  Professional 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  Hobbyist
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 General 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 Digital 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!
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