250 Followers! (and update on 200 followers too)

Aramis Fox got a little more popular recently with the addition of our 250th follower, which is nice. As per the rules established around the time of follower 200, Zoe Dattner, who was the one who got the counter ticking one past 249, hasĀ been included in Aramis Fox.

Zoe appears as a colleague of Aramis’s who has a particular interest in superhero costumes. The two strike up a chat at a work do along those lines, giving Aramis more to think about in terms of his “work wear”, so to speak. The full conversation has already appeared on the twitter feed, and will be ensconced here in the archives shortly.

Heath Graham, our 200th follower, has also made his appearance in the story since he became follower 199 + 1, appearing as The Mystery Squid, a blogger-superhero looking for another powered person to team up with. Will that person be Aramis? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. The Mystery Squid will also appear in these archives very soon. Meantime, please to enjoy the excellent logo that Heath devised for Mr Mystery Squid. All squids are mysterious, but this one is SUPERmysterious.

Meantime I’ve adjusted the rules a little bit so that every 50 followers it’s not the person who tips the scales to an evenly-divisible-by-50 follower count who gets written in, it’s a random actual human follower chosen from the 50 most recent followers. That way I’m encouraging a steady stream of interstital real-people followings to accumulate among the twitterbots instead of people waiting until, say, 297 followers before jumping on board.

So yeah – if you aren’t a follower of @arfox yet, what are you waiting for? Mild and transient internet fame and fortune could be yours today!



This afternoon I noticed that Aramis Fox had 199 followers.

To encourage the acquisition of the obvious and impending milestone I put a call out on my personal twitter offering the opportunity to be featured as a character in the story to @arfox’s 200th follower.

Five minutes later we had a winnah. So congratulations to Heath Graham aka @mysterysquid, who’ll be turning up among the tweets in due course.

I was so pleased by the way it all went that I’ve decided that every 50th follower will now get some kind of input into the story – if you’re keen to get a piece of that, best bet would be to follow me at @adamatsya – all future announcements will be happening on that channel.