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Fisheye Placebo: Ch0 - Part 7 by yuumei Fisheye Placebo: Ch0 - Part 7 by yuumei
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If you're not familiar with the story, please read the Fisheye Placebo: Intro first. 

This strip is inspired by a personal experience I had as a child in China. Like in the story, I was in the car with my dad when a group of street children came begging for money. My dad immediately locked the doors and explained to me that these kids were known to stab and rob people when the passengers open the window to give them food or money. And like in the story, my dad also grew up in extreme poverty, having to eat rats for survival in his childhood, but instead of sympathizing with the street children, he believed that anyone can pull themselves up like the way he did so there was no need for charity. 

There is no moral to take away from this situation. I can't say what would have been the right thing to do at that moment, but I did gain a better sense of the class struggle that existed and still exists. I want to show in this strip how ignorant and spoiled Vance and Alex were, and the kind of country that Frey and Robin wants to change.  

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For more promotional art and character designs, check out the Fisheye Placebo gallery! 

Diamond Sky by yuumeiRise - Night Version by yuumeiFisheye Placebo: Cypherpunks by yuumeiUnderground by yuumeiFisheye Placebo: Solo for the Self by yuumeiAll City by yuumei
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:iconphoenuxx:
Phoenuxx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  New member
Reminds me of when my family was driving through Atlanta and we were stopped at a red late. I made eye contact with a homeless man so I gave him a friendly smile and waved to him and my parents said something similar...
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Krinmu Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
poor people on the street. i mean sereously! you had like a million red cow boxes!!
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SnowChild6 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Talking about poverty is difficult, but you made it so cool here, with the murderous children and the right imagery at the right time. It's utterly awesome. It's time we get to know the country more.
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Souchie-kun Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
Any society that forces children to kill in order to survive has no right to exists...
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ChocomintIcecream Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The cruelty of reality. 
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NightFaLLOtaku Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Filmographer
this is so amazing. can't wait what will happen if he sees Frey and robin. 
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sketchywhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this is so amazing... how long does it take to make this?
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Mufastang Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wow, this is ... Incredible.. Is this from a book or something because i'd love to read more!
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Arcamira Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Oh my, Is that a Shiny Rayquaza I see you have there, Vance?

>w<
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ImitationofDeviance Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Did anybody else notice that the little girl had a knife and had pulled it out right before they drove off? What a sneaky little deceiver!

... I still feel sorry for them. Even though I probably shouldn't after seeing the knife.
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taemart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
awesome i like it in the 2nd tab of this awesomenes thing the red caw box has indirect light reflected on the others that from the sun light that comes from the window that what makes it nice and looks real but yet that is what makes my background dont blend with the 2d characters any advice ?
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AK-I-T Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want Vance's shirt XD
Hell I want ALL THEIR OUTFITS
Though I can't rock em lol
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KatouMiwa Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I freaking love Vance's shirt!!!Chitoge Excited Icon
 
"Eye(I) heart(love) apple pi(pie)"

CLEVER!!

        -!Ri$
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snakehelix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist
its so short but sends a really good message
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mrfunkytoon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
wait a minutes does he make this ALONE *throws the graphic tablet* *burns the sketch books* *feeds the drawing mats to dog* yup im done never ever thinking that im good at drawing ever ever ever again
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Bowserboy129 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
No. OK no. Don't say that. Don't EVER say that OK! Just because you think that somebody is better than you doesn't mean that you yourself aren't good. Not does it mean that you won't ever get to be as good as the people you think you're worse than. So no, don't ever say that you're not good at drawing because somebody else's art may be "better", because that is bullshit.
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mrfunkytoon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow! i swear to good you sounded like my dad but you know what you are right ... LETS DO THIS *gets a new graphic tablet* *revives the sketchbooks with MAGIC* *points at the dog and says* "GIVE ME MY ITEMS BACK!!!" BTW thanks for the boost dude really needed one 
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MyHappiiDays Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No matter how many times I read this this part, I always start to tear up ( >A< )
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jitterwhack Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014   General Artist
The sad part is… it's true.
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T-Rexis Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
17. 11. 1989 The velvet revolution in the Czechoslovakia... I was very suprised. :)
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Rosanna24 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
*GASP*
He has pokedex 3D pro

On another note I am completely in love with your artwork and I would do anything I could if it meant I could make artwork like you do. You are my inspiration and all your work holds something significant for me.
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Narnia4719 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
(( DAMN! I LOVE THIS!!))
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Kuragiri Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember Durarara!! replacing Red Bull with Red Snake lol
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NekoWaity Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
so realistic 
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bruiser128 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Just wondering but WHO do you think should be blamed for letting things get this bad.
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EliDCamacho Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's up with the website!? It's creepy lol, especially since your story involves a virus person and the theme of freedom

I'm talking about www.FisheyePlacebo.com I feel like I'm gonna get hacked just for visiting that site o.0
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blackdragonflower Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I didn't know about the site so thanks for educating me about it. Haha. I smiled really big at the song, but it was super weird there was nothing else up yet but the censor bar.
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EliDCamacho Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah exactly! Lol xD, It totally weirded me out for some reason. Your welcome by the way! Haha :D
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ShadoWing13 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I believe it's a prank Yummei pulled on us fans a little while back. She said Fisheye Placebo had gotten a homepage and linked it in her journal, but the link simply led to that homepage with the 'trolololol' song. So yeah, nothing mystic going on there just a simple joke ^__^
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EliDCamacho Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I know lol. It's just that that joke is THAt much creepier because of the story xD
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ShadoWing13 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Yeah okay I see it ^__^
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:iconelidcamacho:
EliDCamacho Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yeah
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Momoriin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow too realistic it actually hit a spot O.O
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HuorNolatari Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
love your work, very inspiring and though provoking
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thefadedpanda Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe I like packet sniffing...
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yoshiga123 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow
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Mia-Pia-Moo Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the first part i've found of this story ^.^ it seems real interesting and i really love your style of art.
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MaggieLovesWho Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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angiepictures Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
a break in the wall, maybe a brik in the wall eh, eh ? pink floyd ?
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:iconisidoramichaelis:
IsidoraMichaelis Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
that's what I was thinking too :))
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alexus0977 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Feels like my country, though they don't strike...well not too often....
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FateZerofangirl Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Artist
Right!I agree.Here in our country,street kids will knock at your door then rob you or stab you.I'm from the Philippines and that happens very often.I just got snatched last Wednesday.He handed me a flier then took my phone and itouch.
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alexus0977 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I live in the same country bro, ngunit hindi pa 'yan ng yari sa akin.
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FateZerofangirl Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Artist
Really??Beware then....Thieves nowdays have no specific place to hang out.That happened right in front of my aunt's house in broad daylight.They could be anywhere.
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alexus0977 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
my friend saved his friend once by just a split second as his friend was being chased.
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AlanaReed Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colors.  The scenes are dramatized in such a realistic way; it is really intriguing.  The starving orphan's face was really fantastic.
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sweetlacie Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:'( That feeling when you know you can't do anything. But just hope that they can pull themselves out of whatever mess they're in...
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tsukimimi-chan Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I was never allowed to give any food to the beggars too. I usually give some to the small kids when my dad isn't looking. But sometimes the beggars, as poor as they are, are really picky.
Beggar: Alms, alms please.
Me: Can I buy you food instead?
Beggar: No thank you. Money please.
Me: It would be better to buy you f--
Beggar: Don't you understand lady! I need money!
Me: *silence*
I handed a small bill and I stepped back and ran back into my bus (it happened during a field trip).
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rikibose Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
they are (well i don't know for sure) working under someone who collects the money they earn through begging, so they're reluctant to take food etc instead. it's happened to me many times, too.
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Areksandura Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Writer
here in the Philippines, there are quite a lot of beggars like that. 

They don't rob, but they do lots of things just to get money from you. 
They work for people. BAD people.
They call those BAD people "sindicato."
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