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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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Killuanatsume Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
I would have slapped the girls and try to be friends with the guys but that's just me.
Polliniti Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Excaliburfaceplz (fixed) XD 
KristyApril Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  New member
SilverandZuko Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Student General Artist
Lawl the Excalibur face
General-Blackjack Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty cool!
Frikkan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student Artist
Haha, this is so trueee, there's actually a guy in our class that could be the lost twin of Death The Kid (love him), but god he's so unattractive and annoying in my eyes x)
thisisCHAOS9000 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
oh the irony
madworld-guy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
reality sucks
CandyReaper-Malloko Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist

Am I the only person who doesn't do that?
Cat-Alin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
L never struck me much as Asperger's (being an Aspie myself) but more a slightly stronger variety of Autism. Though it would explain his obsession, which I can relate to. Though his insane mind that is similar to Light's... can't really say that has something to do with Asperger's (though if it was, it would explain, since I can follow Light's train of thoughts pretty well)

And yes, it's most likely because we get to see the personality behind the... strange... exterior. Which is pretty neat, though it would be cool for it to happen in real life, too. Maybe because the socially awkward people tend to have problems expressing themselves well, so it makes it more difficult and take more time to see what's behind the appearance.

biscuit-4-me Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
yes, sadly this is true.  No, I disagree! 
Mira416 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT IS EVIL and it's probably true XD
finnfni Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
oh the irony
GOLDGAME Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Student Filmographer
MaskedMenace833 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
That is a classic!
kingozzo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is ALL TRUTH!
scanomon Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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!
IDreamOfTheWind 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) 
Naehja Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Ho no, I found them cute personally XD
mertonna123 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
EliTigre Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
Facepalm1 Facepalm Facepalm Yugi Facepalm Facepalm2 Facepalm6 Kirby Facepalm Emote Facepalm5  Need I say more ?
darklordAWESOMEDUDE2 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
That comment speaks for itself. XD
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
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
Mixellulu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
and L is cute!!!!Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4] Anna squee Anna squee 
nyanmeowth Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Artist
this is exactly the popular people at my school
DF2222 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
*Excalibur face*
Kuraudiachan Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, so true xD
AnataHana Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I actually tend to befriend people like L. My presence attracts people like him and boy don't I love it. :D
Karacolours Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist
so true!! :iconhakaselolniplz: 
TheDagmar Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is ridiculously true! Another good example would be BBC's Sherlock. If girls knew him in real life, they wouldn't fawn over him, they'd want to beat the crap out of him. 
Clovis-Acker Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, my gosh, this is so true! In my school. There's this kid named Severus and he looks like a less-scruffy better-treated version of Harry! But... he gets bullied a lot (even by people who say they'd totally be friends with most of the HP characters).
makaraCharm413 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Dude, I think that wont be true for me, cause I would just stare at them and probably ask if they are that character (ex. Chihiro, Jade) but that will be weird XD
DoctorSin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think you're missing the point somewhat.
makaraCharm413 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Oh, sorry •-•
TheAdamBryant Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What you said in the discription  .
fionafox938 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Wait a second.... is that Lucy??
AnimeFanFlutters Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Artist
That face on the black haired girl at the last panel...Why does it remind me of the Soul Eater face?
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