Weeto
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Registration Date: 09-27-2014
Date of Birth: 02-08-1980 (39 years old)
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Location: Erskine, Scotland
Bio: I'm a 35 year old guy from Erskine, just outside Glasgow in Scotland.

I'm a huge tech fan, especially vintage computers like the Sinclair ZX Spectrum and Commodore Amiga as well as the latest stuff like PS4 and modern smartphones and tablets.

I'm also watch a lot of TV and movies and I'm really interested in the media. I had ambitions of working in technology journalism for years but never seriously persued that type of work.

I owned my own printing and graphic design firm although my college education was more geared towards administration and application software and going towards desktop publishing and graphic work was using some of my skills but not the more database and spreadsheet orientated work I had focused on in education.

I'm a huge sports nut too and while soccer and rugby are my favourites to watch normally, I'm also a huge pro wrestling fan and have ambitions to promote shows locally.

At the moment, I'm looking after my elderly parents on a full time basis and this is restricting my ability to work full time. I'm looking into the wrestling promotion idea and it would probably be easy to handle bookings from home and go to shows at night and have all the shows on a very local basis, which would be pretty easy to handle.

As far as comics go, I was into comics in a big way as a kid and I was an avid reader as a young child and could read at least a couple of years ahead, which led to me reading a lot of comics from the age of 6 or 7. I originally read a lot of adventure based British comics like the Eagle, before moving on to the more mature stablemate, 2000AD which I've been reading on and off since 1989 or so. I hadn't read many comics from about the age of 13, apart from a few returns to 2000AD.

In 2003, I got into watching an interesting show on the short lived CNX channel (Cartoon Network Xtreme) which showed anime, action movies and a lot of adventure and action orientated shows. The show was based on a second tier comic book from DC and wasn't that well known outside comic fandom. It was called Birds of Prey...

As the show was ending, I heard about a new writer starting on the title and it sounded like she was bring something interesting to the book. I was interested and ventured into my local comic store, only managing to start from the second issue of Gail Simone's run (although I managed to get the digital version some time later of her first and had read a borrowed copy before that) but I soon became hooked and that one book a month soon became three, then five, seven and so on until it hit 44 or so. I had been suffering from anxiety and depression related issues because of neighbours who had been religious bigots and were really antisocial but comics helped me with my concentration and gave me something to look forward to every week.

I continued following comics regularly since, apart from a couple of periods where my health has been a bit poor. I'm completely digital now, apart from a few trades and graphic novels and of course, my older books.

I finally attended my first con in July, the Glasgow Comic Con and got to meet the person who got me back into comics and a real life Wonder Woman in my eyes, Gail Simone.

If I hadn't got into comics back in 2003, things were getting really unbearable for me but having the books to read and even more importantly, the wonderful fanbase that Gail has, gave me something to live for on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

We had neighbours who were religious bigots and used to chant terrorist slogans, play songs that had pro terrorist and religiously bigoted lyrics, scream abuse at us and were to blame for broken windows through friends of their drug user son. We wanted to hold out initally but we couldn't get anything done for years until things started going our way and the father lost his job over his actions and the son ran into serious legal problems and had issues with a major badass and fled to England. Poetic justice was done when the people who moved into our house turned out to be a more extreme mirror image of our neighbours and they didn't have the patience we did.

We moved to a much nicer and more affluent town I had worked in a few years before.

As things have been pretty good since, I've been following comics and the Gailverse in particualr for over a decade now and I'm a huge fan of female led comics especially. My current favourites include Batgirl, She-Hulk, Red Sonja and Harley Quinn. I do like team books a lot too and I'm really looking forward to the return of the Secret Six! I find female led books don't tend to have one dimensional leads and tend to be more fun and have more variety.
Sex: Male