Indie Rock Pete, poseur extraordinaire
, is the token loser
character in the web comic Diesel Sweeties
He is usually unemployed, and claims to be a member of an indie rock band, although he has never offered proof of this statement. Other characters' disbelief of his membership has often resulted in him exclaiming, "I am a rocker. I rock out." He uses this statement to avoid conversations.
Something that he does do, however, is read buzzboy.net. He once dressed up as Buzzboy for Halloween. Pete spends other holidays "drinking a lot and not answering the phone". Pete probably doesn't drink coffee on holidays, though -- because it makes his "pickle water" smell "real funny". He also likes soda pop but thinks it makes him pee too much. He resents Clango on this point: as a robot, Clango does not need to pee.
Indie Rock Pete likes spreading gossip, especially if it happens to result in him getting dates -- like the one time he convinced Lil' Sis (Maura's sister) to go out with him (instead of some computer programmer who was pretending to be a porn star). His other girlfriends in the comic have included Pale Suzie, the kind-hearted goth chick.
Pete is quite gullible, though, and ends up buying girls a lot of gifts but never getting any play. He is aware that this causes him to act like an ass. Also, he has commented on the fact that he has more sex drive than common sense. For example: he once gave a girl his phone number -- written on the back of his credit card -- because, as he said, "I was out of scrap paper and she had a hot ass!"