“Have you lost your way, little one?”
Oh my god this just goes along with my terrible headcanon that Slenderman can tell when children are in danger and he’s super lonely and wants kids so when he comes across an abused or lost or soon to be in danger kid he just takes them and raises them and he’s THE GREATEST DAD EVER but then when his kids grow up ha has to make them forget and SHUT UP CHLOE.
that headcanon is too cute for slenderman
Okay, while I admit that that all sounds cute, The Original Slendy is in no way supposed to be ‘adorable’. It’s a-okay if you generate a ‘Slendy’ and make it cute or friendly like Trender and Splendor but it’s getting ridiculous now, especially when it comes to the Original Slender here.
He’s a semi-omnipotent being (if you can call him that) who silently yet surely hunts down all those who have seen him and either kidnaps them or turns them into proxies(?). He is NOT a tall guy who is uber cuddly as fuck and is willing to save your ass if you are about to fall off of a cliff.
If he was then why isn’t he going up to Jay in Marble Hornets and helping him figure out what the fuck is going on?
Just do us a favor and don’t idolize Slender like this, please. He’s supposed to be terrifying, not adorable.
On the other hand, you can create OTHER Slenders to admire and call cute. That’s what happened with Splendor and Trender and in a way, that’s a-okay.
BUT PLEASE STOP PUTTING BIG RED BOW-TIES ON THE ORIGINAL SLENDER AND MAKING HIM DO THE PON PON WEI WEI WEI DANCE IN FRONT OF FUCKING JAY OR ALEX. It’s getting really awkward at this point and even a bit inappropriate. He’s The Original, for fuck’s sake. Do it with some other Slender like Trender or Splendor or even the Enderman or make your own Slender even! I’m sure that that’s better than dolling up the Original here. :/
No, actually, you’re wrong, “alexlaughingalonewithslenderman”
In the original Slenderman mythos from 2005, the idea was exactly like what’s depicted above: he was sort of this odd creature that haunted forests and playgrounds, and while occasionally he’d stalk people, he often returned children to safe places or to their parents by essentially scaring the shit out of the kid to the point that they ran back to their parents. I mean, this is more than seven years ago, when all that was around of Slenderman was a thread on the Something Awful forums and a few kids who would photoshop the figure into the background of pictures of children playing in parks. The very, very original Slenderman was of this image.
It wasn’t until /x/ got ahold of Slenderman, and the first few Slenderman-related popular creepypastas started popping up, that the image of Slenderman as a stalker of adults appeared. Still in forests, still in playgrounds, all of that. I’d say this was probably between about 2006-2008, although I can’t be sure.
Marble Hornets was created in 2009, and that was before the craziness of Slenderman, too. There was another ill-lived webseries about Slenderman at the time, one whose name I can’t remember off the top of my head, the but the early entries of MH were based really, really heavily upon that original. MH brought Slenderman away from the “stalks people in forests/playgrounds” and brought it into the “he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awaaaaaaake” mentality where Slenderman takes an active interest in individuals as opposed to general swarms of lost children.
Your comment that he creates “proxies” made me laugh because it’s so fucking idiotic. The whole “proxy” thing is ENTIRELY Marble Hornets based. That is not, AT ALL, from the original mythos. IN THE SLIGHTEST.
Which brings me to why you’re a piece of shit, really, for being such a dick to the OP.
Slenderman is an amazing example of how folklore grows. Slenderman is fascinating, and Slenderman is probably going to be studied by anthropologists 50 years in the future. Why? He’s the very, very first piece of folklore that originated on the Internet. He is a piece of folklore that is unique to the kids who stalk Tumblr, Youtube, 4chan, Something Awful, ebaums; he’s unique to our generation in that he was not told through word of mouth, he was told through text and photoshopped images. That’s AMAZING! That’s so fucking awesome! The fact that we have created this amazing, living and breathing entity, this creature that even those who rarely use these sites at least knows something about, is really fantastic. It’s an example of how the Internet is shaping and changing our society; it’s an example of what the future is going to look like, in terms of folklore, mythology, et cetera; it’s an example of what amazing things people can do. It’s an example that humanity as a whole is getting smarter (since folklore originally deviated from spoken language, and now our folklore is clearly shifting towards written language, which is a huge leap that is being made in a relatively short amount of time by a relatively big group of kids from our generation). It’s an example of these amazing, totally awesome things, and all because there’s this piece of folklore and mythology that has grown so much over SEVEN MEASLY YEARS and has spawned so many amazing pieces of art, written works, et cetera.
So to hear you scoff at someone’s “headcannon” because it’s detracting from the original mythology? Makes me sneer at you. Buddy, this is what mythology is about! It’s about shaping and changing and examining cultural morals and values and fitting already existing characters into pigeon-holes in order to make the character fit the specific time period its related in at that time. What, you think Jupiter isn’t a knock off and embellishment of Zeus? You think there weren’t Greek pantheists back in the old Roman days who scoffed at the interpretation of Zeus that the Romans created into Jupiter? Or the swift change between Athena and Minerva? Or how about Ishtar and Hestia/Zeus? What about the shift from female-deities to male-deities? Was all of that a perversion of the original myth? No! It was an evolution, a change, a shift towards rapidly changing morals and ideals through the culture. They were edited each time someone told the story, in order to better fit the context necessary to make the story stick and be relevant to the listeners.
And that’s what is happening right now. Okay, yes, changing “Slenderman” into “Slendy” is kind of annoying, and having people who think Slenderman is “cute” is obnoxious too, because they’re just being shitheads. But…how do we know Slenderman really isn’t just lonely? Maybe he just wants a friend. Maybe he’s the last of his species—an alien race, crash landed on Earth many millennia ago, who have helped take care and nurture early-man until suddenly, early-man stopped caring about them, and as a result the species died out, and Slenderman is a last survivor. Maybe all he wants is to remind someone of the wonderful, beautiful things his species did for humanity, before he dies. Oooor maybe he’s a bloodthirsty shadow monster bent on destroying people and creating “proxies” for his own purpose.
I don’t know. And that’s the point! So shut the fuck up and let people think what they want to think. What the hell does it matter to you if someone wants to have the headcannon that Slenderman is lonely? How is that fucking with the quality of your life in any way? Get your head out of your ass, go read the ample amounts of creepypasta that depict Slenderman as evil, and let the mythology evolve and transform the way it’s going to over the next year/few years/decade. I know that I’ll be sitting by and watching, absolutely delighted by the way the story has changed since I first heard wind of the creature on /x/ back when I was 13 years old.
Reblogging for Slenderfacts.
lmao. SA goon here that was around for the original Slender Man stuff.
“In the original Slenderman mythos from 2005, the idea was exactly like what’s depicted above: he was sort of this odd creature that haunted forests and playgrounds, and while occasionally he’d stalk people, he often returned children to safe places or to their parents by essentially scaring the shit out of the kid to the point that they ran back to their parents. I mean, this is more than seven years ago, when all that was around of Slenderman was a thread on the Something Awful forums and a few kids who would photoshop the figure into the background of pictures of children playing in parks. The very, very original Slenderman was of this image.
It wasn’t until /x/ got ahold of Slenderman, and the first few Slenderman-related popular creepypastas started popping up, that the image of Slenderman as a stalker of adults appeared. Still in forests, still in playgrounds, all of that. I’d say this was probably between about 2006-2008, although I can’t be sure.”
The original thread where Slender Man first appeared was called Create Paranormal Images and was started up in fucking 2009, not 2005. The poster who created him is Victor Surge. He posted these two images, with these captions.
“‘we didn’t want to go, we didn’t want to kill them, but its persistent silence and outstretched arms horrified and comforted us at the same time…’
1983, photographer unknown, presumed dead.”
“One of two recovered photographs from the Stirling City Library blaze. Notable for being taken the day which fourteen children vanished and for what is referred to as “The Slender Man”. Deformities cited as film defects by officials. Fire at library occurred one week later. Actual photograph confiscated as evidence.
1986, photographer: Mary Thomas, missing since June 13th, 1986.”
Totally sounds like a character that’s meant to be pals with children. I guess.
“Marble Hornets was created in 2009, and that was before the craziness of Slenderman, too. There was another ill-lived webseries about Slenderman at the time, one whose name I can’t remember off the top of my head, the but the early entries of MH were based really, really heavily upon that original. MH brought Slenderman away from the “stalks people in forests/playgrounds” and brought it into the “he knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awaaaaaaake” mentality where Slenderman takes an active interest in individuals as opposed to general swarms of lost children.”
Except no? Here’s part of a story posted in the exact same thread, by Viktor Surge himself.
“Both subjects were hunting in the Steinmen woods four hours before sundown. Surviving subject states that while hunting both men grew uneasy as fog levels rapidly increased. A constant murmuring sound accompanied by a low hum eventually became apparent to the two men an hour after the fog increased. An object falling out of tree stuck one of the men in the left shoulder causing him to discharge his weapon. Object said to be the body of a man of unknown age. It was very precisely dissected, with major internal organs still contained within the rib cage in what looked to be clear bags. Surviving subject placed organ bag within backpack. Attack followed several minutes later after a “low children’s laugh, like a giggle”. Surviving subject ran until he reached his vehicle. Subject then drove to assumed safety.
Surviving subject is classified as a B7 witness. B7 witness to be placed in quarantine “Blind Box” until resolution.
2007:Investigation team discovered twenty-two bodies of both genders and various ages impaled on broken tree branches in a radiating circle pattern with chest mutilation as often noted with Slender Man. Upon confirmation, lead investigator ********* called for an immediate evacuation of investigation team at 1700 hours. Bodies first discovered at 1100 hours. Deadline for safe evacuation of team with only viewed physical evidence of Slender Man approximately 1730. Lost contact of team at 1725. Safety procedures fell well within established protocols. Reason for abnormality is unknown. Second team recovered camera equipment one week later. Slender Man safety procedures require this incident’s physical photographic evidence to be disposed of by no later than 10/20.”
So there you have an attacked individual in the original mythos who is not a child and certainly not a swarm of children. And some other (adult) people aside from him.
I would go on and on, but I don’t need to.
In short, I don’t think you have any earthly idea what you’re talking about, and being so oblivious while telling others to shut the fuck up is pretty damn lame.
Make your headcanon, have fun with it, but please don’t claim it as fact and don’t try to back it up with bullshit.
tl;dr: fangirls try to make shit suck 2012 edition