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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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Chelidonia Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
OMGOMGOMG, i'm in love with this comic! I'm in love with your art! Heart 
KatouMiwa Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that you have Anonymous Easter Eggs incorporated into this picture!
I think that's awesome~! ^^

archer-artillery Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(sorry haha)
Your art alone is absolutely stunning!! Putting your equally amazing story on top makes it so just awesome!!! 
ok im done fanboying
marcodudeFTW Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking at the posters. I think barely anyone noticed Nyan Cat! But everyone knew Ghost in the Shell! Ah people... XD
Burning-Heart-Brony Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is such a win! Love it! <3
miss-somnis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the Ghost in the Shell references. "I thought what I'd do was I'd pretend to be one of those deaf-mutes"
LibriLecor Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Yes, I saw the laughing man icon and suddenly wanted to go re-watch GITS.  Its so nice to see other people watch gits.
beneath-death Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
"We Are Anonymous
We Do Not Forgive
We Do Not Forget
Expect Us"

Hey what if the real world we see is just a illusion and the drugs is the real world that we don't see, maybe thats why the government doesn't let us take we wont be able to see the real world but instead we all walk in a wold that is just a illusion and nobody is even noticing it. The governments thinks that the world is there own world, that they can control it the way they want it to be and the people of the world is not even noticing it. What ever happen to the freedom of the people, what ever happen with peace, kindness, WHAT HAS HAPPEN TO THIS WORLD THAT WE ARE LIVING ON. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS EARTH...what...happen...what ever..happen to this world to turn out this way...? Did all of it was just nothing to the government, did non of it meant NOTHING TO THEM...if there is no kindness in this world then all there! We think to much and feel to little... People has power within them but the government is just shutting it away, but you can make a different in this corrupting world...

~AnonymousGuy Fawkes 
Kistunegirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
kriscahaya Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wos very spectacular :D
Martin-corps Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
is amazing
LucaWa1ker Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
This! Is! So! Awesome!!! Yandere Giffany Icon 
Laurenabees Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the Ghost in the Shell reference! :D
MARIEC79 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
right on man!
Artmaster543 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your part of them aren't you? Cool, just make sure your fighting for the good of man kind.
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 Digital Artist
Omg this reminds me of Mekakucity Actors XD
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December 28, 2012
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