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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 I’m talking about…)

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 it’s still very harmless here compared to what often happens IRL.)
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Naehja Featured By Owner 20 hours ago
Ho no, I found them cute personally XD
mertonna123 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
EliTigre Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Facepalm1 Facepalm Facepalm Yugi Facepalm Facepalm2 Facepalm6 Kirby Facepalm Emote Facepalm5  Need I say more ?
YoshiMAN555 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
You made me now want to read Death Note, I'm curious how many other simularites me and L share. :D
MarieWalker Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Im a fangirl but love the real ones (cosplayers) too.
Mainly cause i am one of the ones labeled a "Freak"
Do yeah
JakeCrusher4 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Writer
Fan girls in a nut shell!
Sorami-san Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Ah that is so true ;3;'  I have been labelled as a weirdo pretty often since early years, so I became rather shy towards people in real, in the closest environment, but I always try to give others chance and never judge anyone. I think that's all I can do to be a good person, I think that's what it is about more or less.
It's a really good thing that You touched this topic, showed it in such a way, You surely deserve respect for that! You've done good job!
And once again, Your drawing style is very very nice to look at :)
canttel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OMMMGGGGGGG LOL IF I SAW L IN REALL LIFE i would fangirl spams and then i would talk to him all day but he better be hot and have al the sexy features or ill ditch him xD
MrSausageFace Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  New member
Snape was based on Rowling's Chemistry teacher and, let's face it, L is just a particularly good detective.
CreepypastaNekos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Their Faces In The Last Panel xD
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