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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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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 
Glitterwater Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing and it looks like freedom...
TBOTO Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014

Tor, Anonymous, Ghost in a shell, Wikileaks, LulzSec, etc. Awesome!  

EngelicArts Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Dude make a clothes store with that fisheye placebo hoodie. ID BUY SO MANY OF EM LOL
neoromantique Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
'dat sky.
Fefo6644 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm the only person that is here because of ENM Dubstep Tops?
XNarakonaroX Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Merii-Chama Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
That Nyancat!! Haha
Your art it's amazing!!
I don't know how do you make your digital art, it's sooo awesome!
Keep doing it, it's beautiful :33
Greycloud1995 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
idk what to write here.... it's just so amazing
Sitaw777 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Gosh, breathtaking. 
Kuzay-i Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this drawing is amaamamamamaazzinnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
Kuzay-i Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
nyan cat!
Satizfaction Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
is it all hand made in this concept or partially mixing with photos? anyway - fantastic! thanks for good impressions)
NintendoFanKimmy Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! I adore your Fisheye Placebo series ^^. Keep it up!
Oldschool13 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Really really cool man :O!!
BaneHalllow Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
i am loving this setting/concept :D
sira Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Wonderful sky!
Zinniss Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao Nyan Cat with a Random Gentleman face XD
Excadriller Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
SukiRutski Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
is that the laughing man logo 
jeffthekillar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
nyan cat
Matsunome Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
This would make a fantastic print if you ever thought about offering this one. You've done a great job with the characters, so we very quickly get a sense of who everyone is in the scope of the story.
SilentMockingbird7 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I found that there's a shocking amount of research that's gone into this project. You've included everything from Guy Hawks, V for Vendetta, and the hacktivists, Anonymous,  to "put your bodies upon the gears" from Mario Savio's stirring speech at Berkeley and even as recent news as Chelsea (Bradley) Manning's breaching of the Espionage Act in 2013.
Even the bubonic plague doctor antivirus in the comic, sorry, graphic novel.
You're doing an incredible job with this story, and I really hope you continue to follow it through!
It's exciting and worthy of attention. :)
play1245 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw it on Youtube.
Here ist the Link.…
Hope i helped
0DarkSoul0 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask what program yo uare using for drawing? :)
LOL9061 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i see a nyan cat poster in the left bottom corner 
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