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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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katara11yue Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student
*.* Amazing!
konata-katsu Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
at the bottom there is a nyan cat and that meme Lulz
Bezzra Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Filmographer
Big Like (Y)
Vinchinderlous Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Shadow123482104 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
sammerthekittyxx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
I read this and it was aweѕoмe! вeѕт мanga ιve read ѕo ғar. :3
ShadowInTheRain1990 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
JARoten Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Unless it already is because that would be bad
JARoten Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style and art is amazing get a writer, or just write a story yourself and turn it into a show. Who knows it might take off.
Souchie-kun Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
When you scale the wall virtually you see the freedom on the other side but once you log off... the contrast is all the more apparent.
iXesou Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love all of the drawings that have to do with the blue sky. Seriously, you make the sky so beautiful. I'm fascinated.
Sephiroth2142 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the story associated with this image. Very insightful and inspirational. I do love the various hacktivists and protesters spin on the ideal of democracy or it's interpretation these days.

Very well done and one of my favorites.
ckxvanilla Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
i love your artwork. they hold a lot of meaning for me.
SomethingInspirin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
We are anonymous. We do not forgive, we do not forget. I was looking at this and the first thing I saw was Anonymous.
NightFaLLOtaku Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Student Writer
This is so inspirational, my dream is to be an Animator. xD and can't resist this. 
yazzaru Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
iarakanata Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
wwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwClap :happybounce: 
RiaMishra Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Your works are so inspirational! thank you so much for Posting them!
TrossGilmore Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is so awesome!
London13b Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Great artwork
Eminavel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heee? We can't buy a print of this? Oh Noes 
burungkakaksudahtua Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
can someone tell me how to save this img?? i want to use it as wallpaper.. its awesome!!!
MelanoTReX Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should make a tutorial ya know.
Spazzman1337 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the I heart apple pi shirt so much I burned a screen and printed one up of my own I hope you dont mind…
bunterlolli Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
I love it!!!!
i can't sayanything else. I am just so flashed by your work. I love you style and i love Frey! Idk why though...
DropThePress Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Free Bradley Manning
Absoleum Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
XD yay my gang again. ! 
AMazing art keep it up! <3
FruitnCreme Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i love apple pie too,vance :)
spider123357 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Writer
No porn? Nooooes! 
charactermaker27 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student Artist
The new Hogwarts Trio!
funkycat339 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg this reminds me of Mekakucity Actors XD
YourBox Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So awesome ;;;;
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
i know i typed it before but youre a true genius :)
ColinSydney Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Photographer
the detail is amazing...
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
When is more coming out T_T. I love your art style, very lovely indeed, wish I could do the same as you haha :D.
HuorNolatari Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
I love your style, and the theme is also among my personal favorites. I'll keep following your artwork for a long time  Clap 
BaGamman Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dawn, that's not fair, such...
such talent at everything, the author herself is a extra beautiful girl, and she has so much creativeness, drawing skill, and productivity.

But she's my model, I'll do my best to succeed myself
Tetriko Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
RejectedAngel903 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
Because manga and anime makes everything look generally better I'm Get Ya - JonTron 
Foxy-Scarecrow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
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!
IsmaPkm Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!! Stoked 
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December 28, 2012
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