No. It's not, anon. Unfortunately. We all like to say what WE'D do had we been in his situation, but in all honesty, what he did - is what made his story interesting in the first place.
The possibilities are endless, I'm sure, but had you, no - anyone else been b8man, or if not, at least been in his shoes, the story wouldn't have been worth telling.
He WAS a fucking loser. No matter how you try to justify it. Being a self proclaimed anti-social wizard, only to then molt into a beautiful social butterfly IS a fantasy.
Being regarded as a loser who needs the help of a stuck up self idealizing asshole of a high school female classmate in order to get popular is NOT a good thing. But it sure as fuck is the the right thing. Never forget where we are.