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Have Your Cake And Eat It by loomx Have Your Cake And Eat It by loomx
The old saying "you can't have your cake and eat it" often confused me as a youngster. This comic strip reflects that confusion with Derpy, unfortunately, being the one confused by the proverb.

All she wants is a muffin...

(Background by RusselH [link])

There is now a follow-up to this comic ([link]). Thanks for all the comments, favourites, etc. :)
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:icontawog11:
tawog11 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Aww Poor Derpy.....WAAAAHOOOO!!!! 100th commenter
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:icongrismalice:
Grismalice Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your comic was stolen roosevelt123.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconbluefoxycat:
bluefoxycat Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope. Doesn't exist.
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:iconshadownight108:
Shadownight108 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Applejack! How dare you make Derpy sad! Shame on you D:<
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:iconmightysmiter1:
mightysmiter1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
BLASPHEMY!!!
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:iconzdforrest:
ZDForrest Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Filmographer
That face! 
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:icondbzfan12:
DBZFan12 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've never understood that old saying before, either. I mean, I think it's perfectly reasonable to want to eat a cake that you have; there's not much else you can do with it.
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:iconshase-rooney:
shase-rooney Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you could throw it at someone/some-pony's head
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:icondbzfan12:
DBZFan12 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Or maybe hide in one if you're a birthday party stripper :iconspikeyuckplz:
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:iconthebleen12:
thebleen12 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
........I don't get it
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:iconponymix:
PonyMix Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Poor Derpy :(
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:iconmlplover1992:
MLPlover1992 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Poor derpy Sad dummy No, I disagree! 

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:icondaisysong907:
DaisySong907 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
poor Derpy :(
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:iconmasterchief01:
MasterChief01 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
You know, I never understood that saying. What the hell else are you supposed to do with a cake?
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:iconmetagenki:
Metagenki Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I think it just means you can't have two things that conflict with each other. You can have cake, or you can eat it. If you eat it you no longer have it, and if you hold on to it, you aren't eating it.

If she eats her muffin, she won't have a muffin anymore. :`(
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:iconmasterchief01:
MasterChief01 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
That's actually one way to look at it, I suppose.
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:iconraygreens:
Raygreens Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
throw it at hipsters?
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:iconmasterchief01:
MasterChief01 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
There's that, too.
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:iconchibipikagirl:
Chibipikagirl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Poor derpy...
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:iconelfman83ml:
elfman83ml Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Actually I was confused too.. so I find an urban dictionary and the reverse order ""You can't eat your cake, and have it too" makes much more sence.. :)
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:iconxmaster555:
xmaster555 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wait, Derpy thinks the muffin is a cake? Harsh. :|
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:iconiaintyourmailgirl:
iaintyourmailgirl Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i don't get the saying still
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:iconsmall3907:
small3907 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Loooool
Poor drepy :D
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:iconmichael1st:
Michael1st Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
what just happen, i don't get where this story is going at all, but still it is kinda funy.
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:iconfirefunny:
FireFunny Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
:RainbowDashPlz: Awesome
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:iconkimlasca:
kimlasca Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:lo: Poor Derpy.
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:iconarizmartinez18:
ArizMartinez18 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Aww...wait, isn't she supposed to have cross-eyes?
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:iconformorian5:
formorian5 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
When there are muffins concerned, her focus is unwavering.
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:iconixistyler:
ixistyler Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:(
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:iconincarnation982:
incarnation982 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
daw poor derpy.*hug*
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
I SOOO want to know what it was those two were arguing about, its nagging at my mind! Im going insane thinking of all the things that could have led up to that statment. I must Know!
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:iconthanos-san:
Thanos-san Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I don't get this expresion either.
Prolly 'cause english ain't my first language, but still xD

Anyone care to explain, please? *derpy puppy eyes* ^^
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:iconformorian5:
formorian5 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
If you eat the cake, you won't have it anymore.
If you don't eat the cake, you won't get to taste it.
It means ( I believe) you can't get good things without giving up other things.
This is taken from Wikipedia, it might be clearer:
"As an example, an individual who is engaged to marry someone but is still dating others romantically would be said to be having one's cake and eating it too. i.e. someone should not be held to a higher standard (marriage) than said individual (still dating). The individual is having his cake (someone is proposing devotion) and eating it too (dating outside of a relationship)."
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:iconthanos-san:
Thanos-san Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh! Thanks =D
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:iconformorian5:
formorian5 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Don't thank me, thank my obsessive hatred of ignorance.
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:iconthanos-san:
Thanos-san Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*shrug* Fair enough. xD
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:iconraebyppilf:
raeByppilF Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaww...
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:iconrangergxi:
RangerGxi Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I feel sorry for derpy...
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:iconjoebrony:
JoeBrony Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
There, there, Derpy, apparently I'm not supposed to eat mine either, so here.

*gives Derpy a muffin*
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:iconpeppermintfeathers:
PeppermintFeathers Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love her experession in the last panel. Poor Derpy.
Turns out she can BE cake tho'.....
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:iconclaustrophobicvamp:
ClaustrophobicVamp Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I still don't really get the meaning of the phrase, I've just dismissed it as fucking stupid.
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:icontylerlegrand:
TylerLegrand Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
The original phrase is "you can't eat your cake and have it too". Makes sense now?
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:iconclaustrophobicvamp:
ClaustrophobicVamp Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Nah, but I spotted someone else's comment that explained it for me.
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:iconimmortaltanuki:
ImmortalTanuki Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Bahahahahah! Poor Derpy!
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:iconyamathan:
Yamathan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student Writer
I ... Here's a question. Is Applejack, ahem, shaming Carmel in the mist of transitioning to Carmello?

Because that's ... less cute, maybe.
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:iconbluesub06:
bluesub06 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
It's okay Derpy, you can eat the muffin.
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:icontrowavidel:
TrowaVidel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Adorable
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
cuz caramel looks very sad.
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
i simply must know what those two were arguing about!
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:iconhoshimyaichigo:
HoshimyaIchigo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Derpy! All she ever wanted in this moment in time is to happily eat her muffin!
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