okay guys here we go! I’m going to put down all of the characters backstories and why they were in a health clinic. Basically they are living at the puppets house as a sort of real world scenario so they can get back into society. Here we go!
Tony: Tony was a man who worked at a clock shop, making and building them and it would be safe to say that clocks were a bit of an obsession for him. He sought comfort in having things a certain way and having things in line. If things go wrong then he gets nervous and anxious until he gets things back on track. Before the incident happened he was still slightly OCD about time or the clocks and he lived a fairly normal life by himself. He was a quiet person who would keep to himself and didn’t make many friends because to him his work was his companion because time to him revolved around life. Time was life to him because everything is controlled by it even his own life and that’s what got him in trouble. An associate of his told him to take some time off and relax because everyone needs to relax for a little bit and at first he denied the request but then he gave in. He left his watch at the shop and then he went out for a stroll but during that stroll he was actually hit by a truck, the driver was drunk, and he was sent to the hospital. He suffered a concussion and without his knowledge the blow to his head scrambled his mind and “broke” a string in his mind that doctors later said had been on the verge of breaking due to stress.
He lost his sense of time while he was there and when he woke up he had lost three days. He demanded to know the time and when doctors wouldn’t tell him he lashed out and injured several of them. He was sedated and then a few weeks later was diagnosed with severe OCD and disassociative tendencies. They sent him to a mental health clinic where he would receive treatment for the next four months.
He was let go after that four months with four pill bottles, meal plans, and instructions on how to control his anxiety attacks. Now he’s living with the puppets and he still cleans the house to keep his mind off of clocks or time and this has led him to become some what of a perfectionist. Rosemary helps him with his panic attacks and she’s sort of like a daughter to him.
Sketch: Sketch is the youngest out of all of them and she was the most in need of help. Her father and mother had marital problems ever since she was born and it was heavy on her but the way she coped was by drawing and painting which is why it’s so important to her. Her mother disappeared one day and after asking her father he surprised her with a new set of paints. He later explained that her mother had left them and it was just the two of them now but it was okay because he loved her very much. However, sketch kept painting and this time she painted what she saw in her dreams and she say her mother often but mostly she saw a green eyed man who always went into his basement and came back out with color all over him. Soon enough sketch had a new mommy and she was nice enough but then one night the woman disappeared and her father came back with a new set of paintbrushes for sketch. He then also asked her to help him carry some big bags out to the dumpster, which she did. Then he explained that she had left them too, but that was okay because he loved her very much and after some time Sketch began to notice the women would come but never leave by themselves. Her father would always get things for them and he went to the basement a lot nowadays so she went to investigate one night.
She found bodies in the basement and she suddenly knew where the paints were coming from. Not only that but she had helped her father move the bodies. She called 911 and after that a nice man took her away from the house and she went to the mental health clinic for a while. She was let go about four months later with some pills to help her sleep and instructions on how to medicate her PTSD. She sees Rosemary as her foster mother and loves the woman dearly and treats Shrignold like her daddy, even though he needs to get used to her painting shenanigans.
Shrignold: Shrignold’s past is a bit of a mystery because not much is said about him besides the fact that he was in a cult. His and Rosemary’s stories go hand in hand, because when he was leading a cult member into the forest he came past a rotting cottage and heard a voice inside. He went to investigate and saw it was a woman, who was very beautiful. She was hungry is what she said and when Shrignold wasn’t paying attention the cult member was attacked by a number of mutated animals. They tore the member apart and the woman held Shrignold back by tendrils that were her hair as gore flecked across the room. The woman then ate her fill as well and when she offered some to him, Shrignold realized how hungry he was.
So he ate some too.
After a while Shrignold had found out the woman’s name is Rosemary and she had been left here to die so when he offered to take her into the cult. She declined his offer but said she would stay with him until he got back there. They traveled together but unfortunately Shrignold couldn’t find his way back and they were lost soon but they were somehow able to find a road. They wandered down it for a bit until they were picked up by a police officer who said he would take them home. After realizing these people didn’t have a home and they were covered in blood, the officer radioed it in and they were taken in for questioning.
They were both put into the mental health clinic where shrignold was to be un-brainwashed from the cult and Rosemary was to be treated for severe head trauma, insomnia, and memory loss. Doctors let them both go after three months with pills for mood swings from which Shrignold suffered from and sleeping pills for Rosemary.
They had been released without the doctors knowing that they both had practiced cannibalism.
Colin: Colin was a drifter to say the least. He liked computers and was extremely good at solving problems which made it possible for him to get any job having to do with computers. Not that he would keep them for very long because he was always moving around to a new town and strangely under a new name. It took a while for police to catch up but they did and he was found to be guilty on several counts of identity theft. That was only the beginning of things because after he spent a few months in jail he was released and he moved to a new town where he got a job at a computer software company. He spent several hours in isolation and much like Tony he only liked his work and found comfort in it. Unlike Tony Colin made several efforts to befriend people and try to be kind to them but they all just ignored him and thought he was a waste of time. They also liked to mess with him because Colin didn’t like people touching him and was actually quite germaphobic, up to the point where everything needed to be sprayed with Lysol every ten minutes. They would frighten him and make fun of him by dropping their garbage in his cubical or leaving it on his desk, or sneezing towards him. He would have a temper tantrum most of the time and he was almost fired several times and this kept going on until something happened to a co-worker.
A garbage truck had hit them. Then if that wasn’t enough, the garbage was poured onto them.
Several other things like this happened and soon Colin’s boss suspected foul play and promptly fired him without a second thought. Without a job Colin isolated himself even more and did nothing but work on his computers or the ones he had acquired over the years. Three months later his landlord found Colin nearly starved to death in front of his computer and in the other room there were several pictures of his dead co-workers all with X’s on them and the words ‘don’t touch me!’ scrolled across them.
Colin later went under a psychiatric evaluation and was found to have OCD, agoraphobia, and social anxiety disorder. He was put under intense care for six months and was released mentally sane with pills for his anxiety attacks. He has become good friends with Sketch and sometimes they sit and color together or pay hide and seek.
Rosemary (my oc): Rosemary started out as a nature activist who loved the animals of the forest and took great care of them and she was one of the people who went up against a lumber company planning to tear down the forest. A pulping mill was there as well and they were throwing waste into the rivers and polluting the air which was having a drastic affect on the wildlife which would become much worse later. Rosemary had gone to the CEO of the lumber company and had asked and pleaded with him to at least spare a part of the forest so the animals could have a place to live but then the man said he would in exchange for something. She asked what did he want and then he attacked her. She put up a really violent fight and when she bit him on the neck, trying to get at his jugular he picked her up and hurled against the window which caused it to break.
She fell from the third floor onto a concrete parking lot.
The man thought she was dead but he didn’t see the animals from the forest come and take her away. They kept her in the forest for weeks and nurtured her with fruits and vegetables that had been mutated by the horrible sludge that came form the pulp mill. Strangely the more she ate the more she regained her strength but little by little her sanity went with the pain and after finding a stray worker from the pulping mill, she attacked her in a fit of horrible rage. She tore her up pretty bad and after she was dead Rosemary ate her heart, liver, and brain. She was later joined by the mutated wildlife that had become more horrifying and actually disjointed.
She stayed in the forest for a total of three months feeding off of stray workers and mutated fruit until the night she and the mutated monster animals took over the pulping mill. She chased the workers into the “haunted” forest where they were all mauled and devoured by the mutated animals and then Rosemary went and got rid of the boss by throwing him into a pulping machine. When the day of the demolition came for the lumber company Rosemary and her entourage went in for the kill and she took the CEO into the forest herself and had him watch as everyone of his workers were brutally torn to pieces. Then she took him back to the rotting cabin where she lived for four months and after forcing an apology out of him by way of her hair tendrils (which was a side affect of the mutation) she stuck him in a log then stuffed him full of honey and milk.
Then she let the bugs and lizards eat him to death.
She was found by Shrignold much later and then they were both sent to the mental health clinic together. Rosemary does love Shrignold desperately and she wishes to become his wife someday but even though she no longer practices cannibalism she will resort to it if her loved ones are threatened or hurt. She loves the puppets as well and treats them like her kids much like she treats sketch. Rosemary is sweet and caring but she is still very unpredictable and hard to read. She suffers from nightmares still and has a habit of going into the “haunted” forest to see her mutated animal friends.