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Fisheye Placebo: Cypherpunks by yuumei Fisheye Placebo: Cypherpunks by yuumei

Fisheye Placebo

:bulletblue:Original webcomic by Yuumei (Wenqing Yan)
:bulletblue:Genre: Cyberpunk, Cypherpunk, Fiction, Psychological
:bulletblue:Estimated Release Date: hopefully before March 2013


Living under an authoritarian regime is not fun. Extensive censorship meant no Facebook, no Youtube, and no porn.

Fortunately for Vance, being a hacker makes scaling the Great Firewall a walk in the park. With the free web at his fingertips, Vance should be happy but heís not. Maybe thereís something missing in his life that porn just cannot replace.

Maybe itís a girlfriend.

So itís not weird at all to hack into the university to assign himself a hot female roommate, right? Thatís just taking fate into your own hands, or something along those lines, right?

Too bad fate had other plans in mind and Vance is dragged into a crazy conspiracy to overthrow the government by his most-definitely-not-female roommate.

College is meant to be exciting, but not this exciting. Between failed dates, failed grades, and maybe not quite failed hacks, Vance will slowly come to question the morality of his actions and the true price of freedom.

Is this what democracy looks like?

Animated work progress is now on tumblr [link] :D

Btw, I noticed a lot of people on my fb and tumblr mistook a few of the posters so I'll just clarify them now. The one on the bottom left with Nyan cat and Like a Sir is the banner for hacker group LulzSec, not a random meme insert. The Nyoro~n behind Vance is the icon for Kayla, a lulzSec hacker. The hourglass logo on the top room corner is the Wikileaks logo, not my "Countdown" drawing. Basically, all the posters in this drawing is either related to hacktivists or protesters, if you think it looks like a random meme or something else, it's not in the context of this drawing. A lot of hackers like to use memes as their symbol so it can easily get confusing ^^;

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Foxy-Scarecrow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  New member
WePePe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the story like about digital hacking and thing but the drawing style not making it look like so "geek" with the cyberpunk style so it make the comic more interesting and cool, but there's something that I didn't get it.. why it's called Fisheye Placebo? I kinda new to read your comic.. so yeah..
YukiArashix Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
i wanna say i love your artsyle and i will be asking my mom to buy me a Axent gear for it is my birthmonth but my bday was on 23rd just turned 14 and i hope you don't mind i made a facebook album all about axent i'm a fan of the gear and don't know yet which color to choose they're all amazing and colors i love my friend/brother hiroshi will also be getting one of your headgears guarenteed , i had a familiar idea to yours but instead itd be bunny shaped with hearts on the side hehe oh and i'm working on my own fanfiction axent wear art i love chu! your fan ~Yuki
thedecembrist Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Your work is awesome. Can you name the inspirations for the characters' appearance? As for me, Vance looks almost identically to Jake Appelbaum and Frey reminds Julian Assange, but it's all about hair :D

well, anyway. it's incredible. i'd never think i'd find anything like this on my personally favourite topic. please continue, the world needs these comics.
Yu-Yuliacchi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Like always Yuumei Sensei!
Your art is damn awesome >w<
mayu17 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I love this! The drawings and the story so far QwQ This is great!!! You are amazing!
Keythedrawist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student General Artist
LOL the Nyan cat with mr.Gentalman over there. Love it.
HoshmandFox Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
It's a beautiful pic, I liked , and thanks <3 .
shadowvixen1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
i like the pic you did a good job drawing it
Hitotsumami Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love those posters in the background. Great colors too! Nice job!
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