Last week, while I was down with the weird miserable head cold I’ve been fighting, my friend Chris sent me a link to Maria Schneider‘s wickedly funny Pathetic Geek Stories. Like Jesse Reklaw’s masterful Slow Wave, PGS consists of reader-submitted material. Where Reklaw draws dreams, Schneider’s work is more the stuff of nightmares: true stories from readers detailing firsthand humiliating geekery. What’s not to love?
There’s a seriously impressive amount of archives to sift through, from rattails to inopportune giggles in class to falling asleep on the school bus and becoming the target for a prank. In addition, the FAQ is probably one of the more entertaining, well-written such documents I’ve seen on a webcomic’s site. Speaking of which, there’s also a subcategory–not illustrated–called “Functions.” You’re smart readers. You can figure out what’s happening there. I’ll merely caution that, depending on your workplace, it might be a little NFSW. Just so’s you know.
Submissions are welcome.