Hello again, everyone! Thom Solo here, a name given me by the person who first pointed me to Sluggy. (My name is Thom, she knew I was a Star Wars fan, and so one night, under the influence of Captain Morgan, she gave me the nickname that has stuck with me ever since. :) My other interests include giant Japanese monsters, Doctor Who, SF/fantasy in general, comic books, and I'm getting more and more into anime.
I'm 34, 6'1", don't know my weight but I need to drop some girth *sigh*... I do have a mullet but wear it back in a tail most of the time. My glasses need replacing, and my beard often needs trimming.
I live in the Chicago area, and attend many of the local sci-fi conventions.
Though my first exposure to Sluggy was from the lass who nicknamed me, I didn't get into it seriously until around late 2000. Unlike many Sluggites, I found it in print first. I was at work--I work p/t at a bookstore in addition to my f/t job--and heading back for my dinner break, and I decided to stop in the humor section for something to read. What I found was Is It Not Nifty?, and I was hooked ever since... not only that, but some weeks or months later I was working the registers and someone came up with a User Friendly book. I mentioned that if they liked webcomics, I knew another one worth trying, and took them back to where Worship The Comic was sitting. (I had already purchased copies of the first two books for myself....)
Apparently they both got addicted, because the next time they came into the store, I was informed that it was all my fault. Since then it's become a running joke between us.
Anyway, that's my story. Now for a new haiku!
Grey clouds cross the sky
And birds fly through the chill air:
Thom Solo is here.
*distributes Legion flight rings to everyone*