By TreeOfLife 14 Comments
I joined this site a few years ago, but never really got involved with it in any way. Part of the problem with that was because I was in a long term relationship at the time, and my girlfriend was not so keen that I read comics (she thought they were immature and didn't want to date a "comic nerd"), so I gave them up in order to keep her happy. This meant that I did not have as much to contribute to this site as I was not really technically a comic fan at the time so I more or less joined and then forgot about it. Recently after a six year relationship (going back all the way to high school - ugh) we have gone our separate ways over irreconcilable differences. It is strange to be in a couple, which by itself has its own identity and then to become a single person again as that gives a new sense of identity. The good and the bad goes along with this (and there is a fair amount of bad, like having to organize friends to check out a new restaurant or going to a movie instead of just having her with me) but in terms of rediscovering my identity I think it is a pretty amazing thing. It is like having a new chance to discover everything in life which can make me happy. I guess most people can guess because of my presence here now, that one of the things which I have rediscovered is the medium of comic books. So bear with me, I may seem uninformed at times (or misinformed) but I am going to try to get myself back to do the things that I love, and maybe find out who I am again.