Thomas Wallace, or Tom, is pretty much the main protagonist of the story. He is
weirdly naive and trusting and a brilliant computer programmer. His interests
in science range far and wide and is easily fascinated by any cool tech type
the he happens across. He moved to town following his old girlfriend Alexis who
had moved before he finished his degree. He still loves Alexis and is confused
by his feelings towards Lisa.
(Staying the Course)
(Uber Geek Strip)
(Ugly Green Monster)
(Enter the Matrix)
(Guilt Part Deux)
Reese Worthington is an interesting person. He thinks of himself first, his
friends and family second, and the rest of the world not at all. He has degrees
in Marketing AND Accounting, making him possibly the the most socially irresponsible
person you'll come across. Beware the Ka-ching! He was turned down for a date
by Devon long ago and his ego now insists that he do all he can to get dates with
Devon to prove it was a fluke. His spare time is spent in a gym.
(Nob or Nobility)
(Reap what you Sowed)
(It's Dead, Jim)
Cathbodua O'Branagain, more commonly referred to as Cat by her friends, is Reese and
Tom's original roommate. She is an independant person and likes solitude. She is very bookish
and is often studying for school. She's a med student studying to become a neurologist
and can get very cranky if her studying is interrupted. The only thing that can
usually pry her away from her books is playing pranks on Reese, her occasional
concern over Tom's wellbeing, and Lisa's well-meaning teasing. She is Lisa's best
friend. She does have a bit of an Irish temper. Fear the temper.
(REAL First Appearance)
(Temper? What temper?)
(Talk to the Coder)
Lisa Lewis is Cat's best friend. She is everything Cat is not. Out-going, social,
easy-going, and disinclined to spending time indoors. She rides motorcycles VERY
well, loves baseball, and will match anyone beer for beer. She is infatuated with Tom,
for reasons nobody is quite sure of. She is currently in a coma after being shot by an
"Agent" when she was interfacing the internet with a neural induction helmet trying to
save Tom's life.
(What a BIKE!)
(Two Tom Fantasy)
Aidan McShee is a ghost that has was living in the building before Tom
and Reese bought it. What's his past? His future? Only time will tell.
But DANG if he don't have the cutest Irish Accent!
(An Irish T'ing)
Carl Steadman is a man's man. Literally. Carl was the first Human Resources
person Tom ran into. Carl is dedicated to his job. REALLY dedicated. He was
a football player in college and is adroit at tackling prospects and dragging them
in to interview for jobs. He is also far wiser than one would expect, and helped
Tom get some perspective on Gay and Lesbian issues. He is gay and not ashamed of
it in the slightest.
Devon Chow was the Quality Assurance manager at iPose when Tom worked there
and Tom recruited her into the new company. She is smart, calm, collected, and
a hard worker. She keeps herself and her staff and even OTHER PEOPLE'S staff
working at a high efficancy. She is amused at Reese's quest to date her. She
uses this as a way to annoy Reese, which she enjoys very much. Sure there may
be a bit of a sadistic streak in her, but she's CUTE! So it balances out, right?
Tom 2, also named Thomas Wallace, is from a parallel universe where Tom moved
WITH Alexis, and so is still dating her. In his universe. He was brought to
Tom 1's universe through the combined efforts of both Toms. He is bitter that
Tom 1's jealousy over his still dating Alexis caused their attempts to send him
back to his universe to fail. He is currently searching for a way back that
doesn't rely on Tom 1.
(Green Tom Show
Mark Rodgers was the VP of Engineering at iPose and is the new company's CEO.
He is a remarkably nice guy and is fairly good at soothing everybody's tempers
and organizing a team effort. He occasionally goes a little overboard on the
teamwork and "Us against Them" mentality, but is otherwise pretty normal. Except
for his extreme love of Pop-Tarts that is. And I do mean EXTREME!
(Pop Tart Rage)
Alexis Hamby was Tom's girlfriend back in Montana. She graduated first and
applied to Berekeley to get away from Montana and see "the big city" and
"explore the world." She asked Tom to transfer and come with her as she really
did love him. But she hated being a "small town girl" even more. She started
dating Pierre, who is very french, soon after moving to Berkeley and is currently
living with him. She is working on a masters in anthropology.
Pierre d'Baguette is French. He is VERY French. Just ask him! He is from
a small town in France outside of Marseilles. He never wanting anything more than
to be an artist. He started out at a young age painting murals on the barn with
whitewash and making sculptures out of mud. Eventually his mother convinced his
father he shouldn't be on the farm and rather should be sent to an art school.
His father grudgingly agreed and that was the happiest day of Pierres life. He
is currently in Berkeley doing a masters in Art History while he continues to
paint. And paint. And paint. And paint.
(Pierre on Love)
(Sparks are Flying)
The Lego Mindstorm(tm) Robots were built by Tom and Tom 2 to demonstrate the
flexibility of the Collaborative Computing Architecture paradigm. Things got
a little out of hand and resulted in the Military buying up the company thinking
the 'bots would be a good military technology to investigate. This lead to the
creation of the "Agent" software by the military that Tom, Reese, and Lisa ran
into during their foray into the internet, Matrix style.
Toasty isn't really in the comic. Despite that, he's one of the most popular characters.
Don't ask me. I don't know anything about it. But trust me, were Toasty actually
IN the comic, he would kick butter. And make lots of yummy toast. He's had cameos
in other comics, believe it or not. That's how weird it is.