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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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I barely understand it. But I appreciate your work
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:iconklosx:
Incredible! Watch my comic is about Anonymous too Thanks! klosx.deviantart.com/art/Facis…
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81Scorp 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 Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
But I'm not going to hate on whoever supports them. 
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FabianMonk 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 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 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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LohceAzcry Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I love you.
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Bansini Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There we go! You are welcome, and I love you too! :heart: ^^
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FabianMonk Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I don't disagree with you outright, but one thing:
anonymous (as far as i understand) is just a concept, an outlet. It's not one solid group of people and it's certainly not organized. there is no clear "they" to even speak of. I don't actually know, but it would stand to reason that the people who for example attacked sony, or league of legends, have nothing to do with the people who exposed a ring of pedophiles.
Anyone can be anonymous. As such, the name can be used or misused for whichever action a group of individuals seem fit (which is kinda what this comic is about). The name itsself has no positive or negative value; it is neutral. The individual actions taken by anonymous certainly can and should be judged on a moral basis, but anonymous as a whole, cannot. Because said whole does not exist.
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