The flashback in today's comic is somewhat based on a true story. When we were in college, my best friend took fencing lessons, while I watched The Princess Bride a lot. One day we bought a couple of plastic lightsabers and I challenged him to a duel, thinking my flare for drama would be equal to his valid schooling.
What is based completely on the truth is Dominic's huge glasses, acne and horrible mullet. Those were mine. Getting through my younger years with those was tough, but you know what they say... that which does not kill you makes you nerdier.
That's enough from me for now.