An OELManga by Rikki Simons and Tavisha Wolfgarth-Simons (better known as Tavicat), originally as a full-colour comic book before being picked up by TokyoPop for a two-volume black-and-white manga edition.

It takes TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (well, OK, 2012--[[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] as an AlternateFuture), in UsefulNotes/LosAngeles Lakes, California. Collin Meeks, a young HollywoodNerd, finally has bought his Virtual Internet System helmet, allowing him to finally get into {{Cyberspace}}. He's got a rather lacklustre family, of course, as well as slacker friend Erk and would-be {{Hacker}} Maiko.

And a cat, Catreece. Cats, of course, get into everything. HilarityEnsues. Especially when Maiko's sister shows up, as well as a few friends that don't exist offline ...

The comic started as a six-issue comic; it was then picked up by another publisher, and the first six were reprinted in colour along with another six with their own StoryArc.

!! Tropes featured in ''Reality Check'' include:
* ArtificialIntelligence: Ranklechick and Pumpernick turn into these, as refugees from their television show. They don't know that they're in the Internet. Riggi Rabbit turns into one as a refugee from a video game. He DOES know he's on the Internet.
** AIIsACrapshoot: Riggi is definitely not just another video game rabbit, as events unfold. Much to his programmer's dismay. Mr Bunwah also seems pretty self-aware.
* AcceptableTargets: In-universe, Mr Bunwah, the lawyer. Riggi's {{Mooks}} are programmed to laugh at his expense. 'He's a creepy bunny.'
* BrainUploading: Riggi Rabbit was meant to be just a character, until programmer Simon Rosenberg adds a bit too much of himself. (The file is said to be 5 terabytes..) Ranklechick and Pumpernick don't have that excuse, though.
* CatGirl: Catreece's DigitalAvatar, of course. Justified by how all the AppliedPhlebotinum works. [[spoiler: Mimi's the same, for the same reason.]]
* ComputerVirus: The Puffy Cat virus. Its creator at least actually ''was'' a highly-trained programmer. FridgeLogic asks why he had one of those at his work computer.
* {{Cyberspace}}: The Virtual Internet System, accessed via Total VirtualReality (TVR) helmet.
* DigitalAvatar: Always you, how you are, as the TVR helmets analyse your body (somehow) before using that as your avatar. Justifies why Catreece's avatar is a CatGirl.
* DigitalBikini: The original comics had Catreece subject to FurryNudity to start off, although later she keeps normal human clothing habits. The TokyoPop release has her always dressed--fully in most scenes, an actual swimsuit in a beach area. Noticeable most when Collin thinks back in chapter 6 to his memories of Catreece--those images (in hazy distortion) are NOT altered. (A lesser example of the censorship principle is where a martini later on becomes an 'olive beverage'.)
* FurryFandom: A bystander wonders if Catreece is part of it, given her fuzzy appearance.
* JerkAss: Rod [=McFodder=], minor nuisance.
* PandaingToTheAudience: Maiko makes panda costumes up for the cast once they become a small squad. [[spoiler:Simon's made one too.]]
* PlayfulHacker: Maiko wants to be this, [[spoiler:Lili and Mimi]] are this, and Catreece and Ranklechick ''seem'' like this.
* RefugeeFromTVLand: In a way, Ranklechick and Pumpernick. Eventually their show is presented to them as a show, and they live in the other parts of the VIS.
* SiblingRivalry: Maiko, to Lili's programming knowledge.
** AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Lili, once in a while, to Maiko. [[spoiler: And Catreece and Mimi to each other.]]
* StatOVision: Used to gauge filesize. Also gives a readout on JerkAss Rod. [[spoiler:File name: Jerk head. File size: Jerk size. Description: Jerk.]]
* TheTelevisionTalksBack: Implied with 'Interactive TV'.
* UpliftedAnimal: Catreece, although she claims to have always had that level of intelligence. The TVR helmet just lets her interact on a more even basis with humans.
* VirtualCelebrity: Ranklechick and Pumpernick. Mr Bunwah is a VirtualPet Gone Horribly Wrong.
* YearInsideHourOutside: There's normal time, and 'VIS Quicktime', letting you live about 8 hours online for every 1 hour of reality.