Welcome to Army of Puppets
More meat than web comics, less gristle than fanfics and no walls of text to climb! The Army of Puppets marches to bolster your weekly diet of entertainment with incredibly short, stand alone stories that also build into something larger.
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My Fictional Life
Out Of The Loop, March 05, 2014
Dentist again tomorrow. I’ve talked about this before. Teeth suck, but ironically enough, sucking is also all you can do without them. So much pain I could have done without, and yet I still drink Coke. Wishing that maybe you did things differently is also where Arad finds himself tonight, although the matter at hand is something a little more significant than failing to brush twice daily.
You Don't Want to Sell Me Death Sticks, February 26, 2014
As promised when six went online, the ninth entry in Fritters IV is the continuation of that story, picking up after three years have passed. I generally dislike characters who have lost their memory (I’ve done it once, for someone who got used twice, and I don’t really intend to do it again), dislike characters who are writers (I might have had one of those, although only in passing at the moment), and dislike time skips. However, thinking about it now, time skips are one of the pillars that support the format of this site. It might be time to go home and rethink my life.
Never Close the Book, February 19, 2014
I wouldn’t be telling the whole truth, now would I, if I said that I always knew poor dead Scuttle (later Tuttle) from Comedy George or deep-fried Lyrus from Disaster Keith (who isn’t even named during it!) would later become quite so important. Of course, those stories were also written long before the site went live, and before I was thinking quite so much about long term connections. I do that a lot more now (we even have a baby/toddler in the mix!), but tonight’s story marks an opportunity I saw only recently. I never use the word “closure” around here, but sometimes it’s nice to offer up even just the illusion of it.
Big Time Skip No. 1, February 12, 2014
One issue with writing stuff ahead of time is that, once I get to actually uploading it, I’m a bit disconnected from where my head was while writing. This can mean I don’t have much (or should that be, even less) to say than normal. Although this isn’t strictly the case today, as tonight’s update isn’t finished yet even as I write this, it's been what feels a life age of the Earth since I uploaded Infinite Dirty Apes, so I’m not really sure where I’m coming in from. Anyway. I’m becoming busy with work again, which is nice, but I’d better keep things moving along!