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Fandom vs. Reality by Tenshi-no-Hikari Fandom vs. Reality by Tenshi-no-Hikari
I made this comic to show a strange observation (and because this theme is very personal to me...and I guess to some of you, too).

Characters like the ones mentioned in this comic are extremely loved in the fandom while real people like that aren't. They often even have their lives made hell by fellow humans. Because, as sad as it is, society hates the ones who are different. They are picked on and become social outcasts.
I think, especially L is a typical example, since he shows signs of the asperger's syndrome. (Those who know what that is will know what Iím talking aboutÖ)

I guess, this is because in fiction, people get to know the characters from the inside and learn to appreciate them 'as a whole' but in real life, people often see only the outer side and label them as 'strange', 'freaks', etc.

Btw, the guys in panel 5 are supposed to be (young) Snape's and L's 'real life equivalents'.
And the shallow and hypocritical behaviour of the bitches girls in this comic is meant to represent the 'offending side' (I know itís still very harmless here compared to what often happens IRL.)
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TheAmatureAnimator Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is ALL TRUTH!
scanomon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
I definitely see exactly what you are saying with this(a very serious message too), and find the comic funny in-and-of-itself. Although in all fairness, those guys have neither magical powers or an artifact of death shaped like a book.=P
ML3mae Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
I've noticed that about a few characters that remind me of myself.
It surprises me because I usually love those characters because they ARE nerds. Though most intelligent guys are either too shy to notice that they are smart or completely full of themselves. I need to develop nerd radar.
snoopcat99 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so accurate.   Thanks for making it!
turtlesrocktheworld8 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The guy reading HP looks a bit like Snape...
furrytaku Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Maybe because thats the joke. :V
Mistywishs Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Oh, that's because he is not wizard but human Snape... I think... right?
Sebistara Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gods, im so lonely. ;n;
BoxxMannDA Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so true these girls just want the looks even though another argument can be that that's nontrivial what the series is about but I understand shows like free to be fangirld because it's not deep it plain out fan service and the fangirls what their supposed to do that is made strictly for them
emin2000 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought they were cute.... :( (Sad) 
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