Welcome to “Behind the Scenes”, the column where we look into the day-to-day life of members of the community. In this post, we will be looking at the life of Sweater, current People’s Imperial Confederation Commander and Club Penguin Armies Managing Editor.
Sweater currently holds the titles of People’s Imperial Confederation Commander and Managing Editor in Club Penguin Armies. He came across the army community in 2013 by joining the Special Weapons and Tactics. Later the same year, he joined the Dark Warriors and was able to become a staff in both armies. The time spent in both armies was limited, so he left the community the same year. Somewhere around 2015, Sweater returned to the community and joined Special Weapons again until its shutdown in 2017.
After three years of inactivity, Special Weapons was revived again in 2020 by Jaylen, S Cargo2, Sweater and Zuke. Moreover, they were able to max around 60 to 75 per event prior to its eventual shutdown. Sweater had also revived Fire Warriors that same year and in 2021, eventually going on to win the Challengers Cup II tournament. After a successful run in Fire Warriors, he went on to lead, you guess it, Special Weapons, and Penguins of Madagascar for small periods of time in 2023. He currently moved on to the Confederation as a Commander after his departure from Penguins of Madagascar.
Sweater is a great writer and an expert in editing. These skills allowed him to earn the role of Managing Editor in this league. In his free time, he usually plays video games with his friends. His favorite video games are in the categories of racing or shooter games. It seems that Sweater was able to combine his love for gaming and writing with greatly written articles about the army community.
Club Penguin Armies sat down with Sweater to further discuss his love for video games and his army career.
Why the name Sweater?
I came up with Sweater because outside of armies I play a lot of ranked shooters. I played Fortnite and Halo for years on end with my buddies and, in the latter, I was a lot better than them, so they would call me sweaty. I leaned into it and thought I should call myself Sweater as I try hard in video games.
Can you describe your favorite memories in the armies you lead?
I’m going to cheat and give you two answers. It might be the time I led Special Weapons [SWAT] to 100+ and toppled Light Troops to defend allied land. The battle was truly legendary for me and I had so much fun, especially because I helped revive the army for its first private server generation. Or it might be winning Challengers Cup II because me and my friends were just having fun and won a tournament[;] sadly we shut down soon after, though.
What does it take to become a good writer?
When you find out, let me know! I don’t consider myself a good writer at all. I struggle really hard with putting words to paper and it’s something I vented about as a Reporter to Max and Scorpion Demon, I think twice? I wish I was as talented as those two but my advice is just listen to criticism and act on it, and of course practice makes perfect.
What are your future plans in armies?
I would like to become Editor in Chief in Club Penguin Armies [CPA] and win a Challengers Cup (or major tournament) with the People’s Imperial Confederation [PIC].
Can you tell us more about your favorite hobbies?
Some people will say it’s sad, but my favorite hobby is playing video games. Games that are hard to master like Mario Kart, Rainbow Six Siege and Terraria are my bread and butter because I enjoy getting better and setting high standards for myself and other players. Outside of playing video games, I’m always trying to better my writing by taking on tough challenges such as CPA’s A Very Spooky Writing Competition.
From the interview, Sweater seems to have a lot of ambitious plans for the future. The time he spent leading PIC made him want to achieve more victories in tournaments. We wish Sweater the best in achieving those goals and we can’t wait to read his spooky story masterpiece this Halloween month. Will Sweater take home the big prize in A Very Spooky Writing Competition?