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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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Karacolours 2 days ago  Hobbyist
so true!! :iconhakaselolniplz: 
TheDagmar Mar 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist
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 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).
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 Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think you're missing the point somewhat.
Oh, sorry •-•
TheAdamBryant Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What you said in the discription  .
Wait a second.... is that Lucy??
AnimeFanFlutters 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?
Potato4Life2 Feb 20, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
why is this so true ;^;
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