It’s Rossmom’s Birthday!
Some of you long-time fans have noted the presence of a long-time lurker on the site. A commenter, known as “Rossmom”, seems to comment on just about every comic on the site. As most of you may know, this is in fact my mother. For a while I didn’t let her in on the project but the MINUTE I DID she began to post. Every day. On every comic. Ever.
This has since led to some interesting results. I’ve been asked many times at cons why I write these posts pretending to be my mother. I’ve been asked whether my mom would comment on other people’s comments. I’ve also been asked (oddly enough) if she would attend some of these cons herself (lord help me).
From her perspective, she does not believe these stories. She does not believe that people actually read her comments much less go out of their way to find them. An email I got from her recently stated:
People really do talk to you about my comments? […] Perhaps I should cease and desist commenting?
Clearly she hasn’t seen your love lately, but NOW IS YOUR CHANCE. Today, March 26th, is her birthday. What a perfect day to comment on this post and show her some love! Comment away, I’m sure she’ll reply back to some soon!