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Inspirations for Fisheye Placebo: Intro by yuumei Inspirations for Fisheye Placebo: Intro by yuumei
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People always ask me where do I get my inspirations, so I hope this post will answer some of those questions :) If you haven't read the intro yet, you can find it here [link] :D

I was supposed to finish and post Ch0 -part 1 last Saturday, but due to the sudden news about going Sakura-con, I had to prepare for that instead ^^; (more info here [link] )

Further readings and sources:

:bulletblue: Jake Davis - [link] [link]
:bulletblue: HBGary scandal - [link] [link]
:bulletblue: Bradley Manning - [link] [link]
:bulletblue: Leaked Collateral Murder video [link]
:bulletblue: Pepper Spray Cop meme [link] [link]
:bulletblue: Berkeley students beaten by police [link]
:bulletblue: Occupy Oakland [link] [link]
:bulletblue: Arab Spring [link] [link]
:bulletblue: Jacob Appelbaum speaks about Tor and censorship [link]
:bulletblue: Chinese internet pop-up cops [link] [link]
:bulletblue: Very Erotic, Vert Violent meme [link]


For more promotional art and character designs, check out the Fisheye Placebo gallery [link]

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:iconmyrethy:
Myrethy Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
There is often a massive difference between the idea of the police… and the people in those uniforms. 

Sometimes they are good people who really do uphold the concept of the police-who-protect.

And sometimes they are just as bad - if not worse than - the people they are supposed to be protecting us from. 
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:iconcallmelilith:
CallmeLilith Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eres absolutamente asombroso. No tengo palabras.
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NightFaLLOtaku Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  New member Student Filmographer
Nice one, the following stories are too intense and the truth about in this world. 
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:iconstrudel-monster:
Strudel-Monster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Police, by definition are meant to be good people, but you get the wrong person in the uniform and give them the wrong orders an training, it can lead to some very horrible things. 
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MelanoTReX Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The message is clearly shown in your art.
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Transocute Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is so unfair.. and i thought police were the good people
nope

thank you so much for sharing the information!
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:iconalice-shinigami:
Alice-Shinigami Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The censoring of the websites reminds me of when I tried to get to a website called thinkgeek, but I accidentally typed in geekthink, and it came up as 'Forbidden' and it said I didn't have permission to access it.
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:iconfinasol:
Finasol Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
This just reminds me of how blessed I am to live where I live. Violence like this rarely happens in my town, if at all. This kind of injustice happening in other parts of the world is just...maddening.
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AK-I-T Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same
Like one little riot (compared to these riots) and the whole country is shocked and freaked out
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:iconmadcom13:
madcom13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its a good list of real world reference. This story is an eye opener to the reader, and i love the way you present it in the most  gorgeous way possible for a web comic. I understand and agreed about the ideas about the protest and the hacks, the violence and destruction that follows, yet i have no skill to present it to the world like you are. So yeah, this kind of Story is what i really want to see. And you've done it very great!!
 Cheers, can't wait to see the ">>> Next (tbc)" button become ">>> Next"
:cheers: 
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:iconcalycia:
Calycia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh...I never knew things like this happen... I live in Australia and so we never hear of these things. All this propaganda and political injustice is maddening. So many people killed and injured no matter what they do...
It is a brilliant idea to base your comic on these things and my friends and I have been loving your work! :)
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:iconwhorelenore:
WhoreLenore Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey I live in Australia too and this kind of stuff happens of here too. All the mass media is owned by a handful of capitalist conservatives who keep a pretty tight reign on what they deem we are "allowed" to see and our corrupt politicians let it happen because they are racking in the profits too. As for propaganda merely look to the front page of the Courier Mail or The Australia and see the racist filth they spew as headlines. Political injustice? Tony Abbott is our Prime Minister... that is unjust all on its own, without evening bringing up the education and welfare cuts, the destruction of the environment for a profit we as the workers and taxpayers never see, the rampant tax evasion from the rich through loop holes that the government refuses to fix (So Gina Rinehart and Rupert Murdoch contribute less to society via tax than their secretaries; who is being payed a tiny margin of what the rich pay anyway) and finally our 'leader' (which I use in the broadest terms possible) is throwing away millions of tax payers money to fight a war in a country still so desolated from our last interference to supposedly 'stop terrorists' (though, sickeningly, we won't let those fleeing from these countries because of war find refuge in our own)  but won't send humanitarian aid to the hundreds of thousands of innocent people dying from Ebola. If you want to see political injustice, my friend, merely look around your own country... our fight is here just as much as it is across the globe and it is only when we are united as one we can stand to free all of humanity from poverty, injustice and violence and most of all fight for our freedom.

Wow... sorry haha got a little carried away there....

SORRY FOR THE RANT...
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:iconcalycia:
Calycia Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ranting is all fine by me! it was inspirational anyways. my family don't watch the news anymore because of all this stuff so I've been living under a rock for a while... well, after that i don't think it matters where we are, there's always something wrong. I'm an optimist so i try my hardest to be happy with what we've got. a song that would do well right now would be Where is the Love? by The Black Eyed Peas. Others should definitely hear what you have to say- your words hold a lot of worth. :)
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:iconwhorelenore:
WhoreLenore Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :) even if by me ranting at you and you've read it you are doing a lot better than 90% of the world who just don't even think at all. So right on for thinking!! :D

And remember political apathy is the death of democracy.
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th-eatrics Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what is the font used here?
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Shadowlord-Ookami Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
I didn't know if you were aware of it or not, but your comic is on tenmanga. tenmanga.com/book/FISHEYE+PLAC…
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oscars11 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
i have complained about it so i hope they ask for permission to host the comic
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:iconfrom-time:
From-Time Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This happens all the time in my home town, it's no surprise... 
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angiepictures Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i would like to say that in spain there was a similar situation where hundreds of students were beaten by the police. The policemen didn't wear the badge with their licence number, wich means you could not bring suit against them. The police men went to the hospitals to scare the dostors and they tried to stop them from writing the reports of the injuries. Spain  is supposed to be a democracy, but it really felt like some kind of dictature.
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Somashicksal Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
By the way, if you pay close attention you'll see that those infact are the Muslim brotherhood supporters dressed up as military personnel who were undressing the woman. I have seen them do it countless of times, it's a trick they use in order to tarnish the reputation of the Egyptian Military. If you don't believe me then go onto any website belonging to an Egyptian news channel and see for yourselves, it's all live and all true. And i forgot to mention, all those people ''supposedly killed'' by the Egyptian Military are not actually dead. I want you guys to search them all and i bet that you cant find more than 20 or 30 while they're claiming that 5000 have been killed but i can tell you the name of every police officer,detective and soldier killed by the hands of the Muslim brotherhood protestors. www.thenewamerican.com/world-n… check out the link and you'll get a preview of what the Muslim Brotherhood can be like
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ArianaPL Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
In recet years I have really bee interested in the flaw of "the system" and your work conveys these things that mere words cant.
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JenDrowned Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Did this come as inspiration if possible? static2.businessinsider.com/im…
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:iconnightcool:
Nightcool Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow... because I was a brat in 2011, I didn't understand things that well. But now I do think I have recollection of this. Either way, it's depressing to hear how people die for what they either go against, or go with.
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xelanesque Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I do not care about Bradley Manning he is a traitor to me and I do not care who reads this.
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EverAfterEden Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's true what he did was traitorous to his country but the people who killed those innocent bystanders are murderers. I guess it is just perspective on which is worse.
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RocCenere Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In Ch1 [][][][][][][][] it seems like you also have some inspiration from Banksy in terms of his political graffiti?

The development of your story is really interesting, thanks for sharing your inspirations!
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Gunjo141 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Interesting
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:iconneodios:
neodios Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so interesting, i hope you'll do more inspiration studies about this comic *_*
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doodlemancerArt Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Great story... I personally find China's (government) reasons for censorship to be rather BS... it's really just a retarded excuse to hide information deemed shameful (by the government), like how Mao Zedong was an incompetent asshole who conveniently got rid of his dissidents through the "cultural revolution"...
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Alkali777 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Wow...
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DannyCDLC Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
spoiler: Jen dies.
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OnlyGreat1 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
I followed some of the strips last year and lost track...came back to complete the first chapter today. I didn't reailse the roots were so deep, and many based on actual stories.  I've followed some of these stories through documentaries, and couldn't quite pin-point the origins at the time of reading the first time around.

Great story and artwork.

Hopefully the Fisheye Placebo universe can expand into something greater and be a true voice for those affected and for what's really happening out there.
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:iconmonoyuki-san:
Monoyuki-san Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I love you Yuumei-sensei * q *
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:iconmiszke:
miszke Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have an amazing imagination and a true talent when it comes to drawings. This story is amazing! Thanks for sharing your inspiration. I knew about most of the facts here, but I didn't link them to your story. Now it is even better! :)
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SpaceKidLex Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is a fantastic story and it really hits home for a lot of people in the world right now, with the unrest we face in many different countries.  I cannot wait to see how it unfolds.
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:iconniirin:
niirin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's actually so deep! You have such wonderful inspirational art, and just as wonderful imagination for coming up with it with simple prompts.
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phagocyte-osis Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm guessing this was posted before Manning came out as trans*, but I'd suggest maybe adding an edit in the comments section mentioning how she's Chelsea Manning not Bradley Manning, just to avoid continued misgendering/misinformation about her
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:iconhazingga:
Hazingga Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist
the guy fawkes mask.. oh yeah! V for vendetta!!! <3 love this, and you are awesome!
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:iconwondergay:
WonderGay Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of what happened at the G20 summit ("I believe") in Toronto. It was all over the news here in Canada.
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:iconsearz:
Searz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
So much thought went into this. I'm amazed.
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DeMontez Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great story.. and helluva artwork. not to fond of anime art style, but i just love how gritty and profound the story is.


by the way what ever happened to the occupy movement? did the people win? or the government squash them with their version of "democracy"
(which is plain old totalitarian with better PR)
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AwesomeDisease Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist
While movements like the occupy protests make valid points and raise very real concerns, I have a lot of trouble supporting them because all the material they put out about their ideals feels like sensationalist reporting and propaganda.
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zaphyrae Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, Psycho-Pass. The robot and the seal both resemble those of Psycho-Pass's characters and organizations. >.>
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:iconmoenettewashere:
Moenettewashere Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I... I never heard about any of THIS in the news. THIS is what's been going on!? Is it really this bad? What the hell else has been happening?
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StarclansLastHope Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
you won't hear much. Try news sources from other countries. And while I feel like there's a little exaggeration, look up The Daily Sheeple. 
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:iconwinyelaceta:
Winyelaceta Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah there's a lot going on that mainstream news hasn't said, and doesn't put out there....
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:iconariijazmiin:
AriiJazmiin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
Well, this type of news is bad publicity for the policy so so that's why I think is not made public.
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DeltaSquadProduction Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank God I live in Canada, even though we'll probably get mixed up in something like this at some point...

 

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ariellexsin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You should look up the Kent State Shooting in Ohio. It reminds me a lot of your inspiration for Fisheye Placebo.
I think you'd be interested in it.

It was a bunch of collage students protesting the Vietnam war, the rioted the streets and set things to fire. 
Finally, military troops got called in and began shooting students for no reason at all on campus.
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