--> ''"About as exciting as anything else"''
--> - [[http://www.stillontheshelf.com/RegularGuy/?p=113 Regular Guy Chapter 2 Promo]]

[[http://stillontheshelf.com/RegularGuy Regular Guy]] is, despite its name, a [[ScheduleSlip not-so-regular]] webcomic chronicling the adventures of an EveryMan hero, Reg, and his two friends: [[FieryRedhead Anja Baker]], a high school love interest with a hairtrigger temper, and [[HypercompetentSidekick Arik Nolan]] who seems more concerned about the status of the yogurt in his refrigerator than any of the weirdness that befalls his friends.

In the first chapter, the trio are kidnapped, along with American Actress and Spiritual Leader Tori Spelling, by an alien spacecraft. They hold an extraterrestrial gay wedding for the Earth's fate, and stop a weapon of interstellar destruction with ThePowerOfRock. Readers have yet to confirm whether ItMakesSenseInContext or not. Then, in order to return to Earth, they jump through a "causality loop" in the spacetime continuum that de-ages Reg to a teenager.

The strip is written and drawn by Scott A. Williams. Though the writing engendered a certain amount of praise, the art itself is, by the [[http://www.stillontheshelf.com/RegularGuy/?page_id=2 author's own admission...]] [[SelfDeprecation not very good.]] [[SoOkayItsAverage But not terrible either.]]

The comic has been running since late 2007, but strips come out at a trickle and have never even professed to be on a real schedule. It has been on hiatus since September 2010, when Chapter 3 ended.

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!! This webcomic provides examples of:
* ArtEvolution: Although the art never gets ''good,'' it definitely has improved...
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Reg decides he needs to get to know Katie [=DeLorean=] on the basis of this.
* BerserkButton: Rory wants relish. Anja wants Reg and ''Whatsisface'' to stop bickering over her. Katie does ''not'' like other girls looking at Reg.
* TheCasanova: Not only was Nolan popular in high school due to his prodigious facial hair, he had his thingy declared a work of art. He seems only to use this power for good.
* CatapultNightmare: [[http://www.stillontheshelf.com/RegularGuy/?p=184 Combined with a]] BigLippedAlligatorMoment... of sorts.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: [[PlayingWithATrope Used, deconstructed]] and somewhat PlayedForLaughs with Reg and Traci's 1999 relationship.
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: There was no spoken dialogue (ie SpeechBubbles) until the 17th strip, using omniscient narrator and pictures instead. The page orientation was also inconsistent for a long while.
* TheEveryman: Reg is this. He's not cunning like Nolan, he doesn't fight like Anja, stuff just ''happens'' to him and he deals with it.
* FantasticRacism: The Queen of Ninurta is in a same-sex relationship, but they are forbidden to marry. [[SpaceWhaleAesop This is why they must destroy the Earth.]]
* FieryRedhead: Anja, who has been shown to be at least strawberry blonde in a few coloured strips, and though she mellows with age, is definitely not to be crossed.
* {{Flashback}}: {{Lost}}-style: piecing the characters' pasts together while also commenting (sometimes) on current actions. Usually clearly denoted to avoid confusion.
* GangOfBullies: Rodriguez, Chung and Hirschman, a multi-ethnic tribute to the [[WelcomeBackKotter Sweat Hogs.]]
* HyperCompetentSidekick: If Nolan is indeed Reg's sidekick
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: A lot of stuff.
* LastNameBasis: The bullies, whose first names are not revealed, and Arik Nolan, who mostly just goes by Nolan.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: Katie is introduced somewhat like this for Reg. [[SubvertedTrope It doesn't go according to plan...]]
* ModestyBedsheet: [[http://www.stillontheshelf.com/RegularGuy/?p=182 Completely averted here.]]
* MundaneFantastic: When an alien threatens the entire planet due to the lack of available relish, you're heavily accenting both words of this trope.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: ''Whatsisface'', whose real name is scrambled, ''Film/KillBill''-style, on at least one occasion (as is his face.)
** Katie [=DeLorean=] never seems to refer to Reg by his real name.
* PokeThePoodle: [[http://www.stillontheshelf.com/RegularGuy/?p=327 Hey, I DID want fries with this...!]]
* ThePowerOfRock: How do Reg, Anja and Nolan destroy the World-Breaker missile? With an impromptu performance of The Who's Baba O'Reilly.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: [[http://www.stillontheshelf.com/RegularGuy/?p=452 Anja executes a particularly lame one.]]
* ScheduleSlip: To paraphrase the "About" page: It doesn't have a schedule, which means it is never ''off'' schedule.
* SchoolgirlLesbians: Beans [=McCoy=] may very well be "The World's Worst Lesbian." And she is unkind to Sarah Petruzelli.
* SpaceWhaleAesop: You can take the gay marriage stuff in the first chapter seriously... or not.
* TruthInTelevision: [[http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20045242,00.html The business about Tori Spelling gay-marrying people.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: As Anja describes ''Whatsisface'', "Just because you can ''look'' like KevinBacon, doesn't mean you ''are'' KevinBacon."
* WebcomicTime: To an uncertain degree. Inevitable, even without taking ScheduleSlip into account.
* WhamLine: [[spoiler: [[ShoutOut I looked -- like --]] [[Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit THIS!!]]]]
** Also, in a sort of instance of "burying the lead," [[spoiler: [[http://www.stillontheshelf.com/RegularGuy/?p=401 "Katie told me you guys had a bit of a fling, but I forgive her as long as you promise it's over."]] ]] Ouch.
* WildTeenParty: Reg re-enacts the plot of {{Superbad}} for part of Chapter 2. The party itself seems rather subdued.
* YourHeadAsplode: Apparently used to happen to Reg all the time, when attempting conversation with girls during his awkward (original) teenage years.
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