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Anonymous by FabianMonk Anonymous by FabianMonk
FULL VIEW IS LARGE.

Okay so this started as a random train of thought last summer when I was reading up on the online collective Anonymous. I was also reading a lot of science fiction back then and this kind of spiralled off from there.

I find the theory behind Anonymous to be a very interesting one and I think it's even more fascinating that it works, in its' own way.
That being said, this comic is purposefully vague. There are several different ways to interpret it, and if it's not crystal clear in its' message, then that is because there is none. Well almost. I guess the only thing this comic has the balls to really say is that, however many (hundreds?) of years later, Anonymous is still around.

Let me know what you think.
Done in Photoshop.
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S4M0 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Artist
awesome. 
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Koogleblitz Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think what i got out of it was "the roles have changed", anonymous of the future is somewhat like an oppressive govt that they would  originally oppose, they "became the monster they were trying to slay" so to speak. Hence, " while we were busy telling the world to expect us, we failed to remind ourselves to do the same".  Its also possible that anonymous has split into two factions, one being the "traditionalists" and the other evolved into one that is lead by the tyrannical artificial intelligence which at one point needed humans to maintain them, but have now surpassed that level. The AI anonymous are probably the evil extremist version of anonomys where as the human side wants compromise, the ai wants to eliminate the human anon because they are inefficient and not extreme enough
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's certainly a viable take. 
Essentially it's a matter of perspective. Both sides here consider themselves to be the true Anonymous. 
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heraldodelmoro Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I barely understand it. But I appreciate your work
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klosx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Incredible! Watch my comic is about Anonymous too Thanks! klosx.deviantart.com/art/Facis…
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81Scorp Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist

Nice twist. For me it first seemed that the white haired guy was gonna be anonymous since the other guy seemed a bit authorative and had the upperhand.

To me it always seems like anonymous is the underdog.

 

Cool comic. :)

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LohceAzcry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
But I'm not going to hate on whoever supports them. 
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I for one am neither a supporter nor a hater of anonymous. I just liked the general idea, it provides a good basis for speculation (and fiction).
Thanks for all the input!
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LohceAzcry Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I think the concept* of Anonymous (*don't you wish there was a italic option?) is quite grand in the fairy-tale type. A brave group of anonymous hackers/knights fight against the evil tyranny/king that calls itself a "government". It's a wonderful idea. But that's not what I see in Anonymous. Maybe, in the beginning, they were that fabled group, but now I see them as a mass of hackers/trollers who will attack anything that displeases them and usually put people's privacy on the line for it. Sony tires to stop hacks on the PS3? Anon gets ticked and compromised almost a million accounts and pulls down websites. They tore down the CIA website, attacked Paypal (who lost about 5.5mil) and other companies when they denounced WikiLeaks after the site released hundreds of classified US diplomatic cables. They take user information like social security numbers and post it publicly for sh***s and giggles, they take down entertainment sites like Minecraft and League of Legends "for lolz", they attack government websites and used polices' stolen credit card numbers to donate to different causes.
Their attack on anti-democracy in the Middle East, homophobia, child pornography, censorship, tyranny and abuse of power is appreciated and thoroughly applauded, but compared to the enormous amount of problems and chaos they create Anonymous has done much more damage than repair. 

There's my two cents. Don't kill me. : )
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Bansini Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is an italic option, you need to use html.
< i>insert text </i > 
without the spaces near the < and > should do the trick. ^^
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