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PostSubject: Other Genres To Explore   Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:28 pm

What genres have you explored/plan to explore? Do you feel that we should only stick with horror, or mix genres so we can pull off more rounded storylines?

Personally, I feel that there's a lot of potential genrewise with Slenderman; for instance, what about a romance blog, where the blogger plays with their stalkerish love for a proxy or some shit?

Really though, I'm tired of Action and Fantasy elements only being used. /:
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:29 pm

Comedy? 8D

The blogger's new roommate appears to be a bit...pale...
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:38 pm

Comedy has been used before. Romance has been included in a lot of blogs. It fuels the characters to do things for the ones they love.

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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:57 pm

I was thinking of using a western, or maybe an American Indian, type story somewhere down the line.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:03 pm

^ Native American culture is MADE for shit like this, man.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:26 pm

Comedy's been done (CUT!).

Action/Fantasy elements are overused, which is why the Mythos should stick to things which minimise the chances of these two things bleeding into it. Comedy leads naturally into Action (by making Slender Man seem an easier target) and should thus be avoided unless done properly.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:37 pm

As I've posted on other threads, this is my attempt at a cyberpunk Slender Man story. Now, cyberpunk is dystopian science fiction, which easily mixes with the usual horror/action of normal Slenderblogs. The only hard part for me is actually figuring out what futuristic elements I should include.

A genre I would love to see as a Slenderblog, however, is noir. I know Seeking Truth was similar to that (starring a detective), but it would be interesting to see old-school noir - private eyes, femme fatales - and how it could mix with the normal Slender Man Mythos.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:39 pm

OHFUCK YES NOIR.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:44 pm

Funny thing about that, one of my blogs involves a romance/obsession with a proxy (she's a proxy wanting to stalk another). But that's a side thing. She still enjoys murder.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:57 am

CuteWithoutThe wrote:
...for instance, what about a romance blog, where the blogger plays with their stalkerish love for a proxy or some shit?

That is really close to the current thing I've got going with my blog. Except it isn't so much as stalkerish as...well, I haven't reached that point, but because it's crap anyway...
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but I haven't expanded on that too much...yet.

And I will get back to the Space blog I was writing at one point. I got my current idea though, and decided that I wanted to implement it right off the bat. And I wanted to plan my space-blog more thoroughly. Basically from what I've got so far, it's Firefly meets 7 Days a Skeptic, crossed with a touch of Alien. But a Sci-Fi blog would be great to see. Just blame dimensional bleeding, and you'd be set.

Not sure what other genre's I'd like to see though...Noir sounds good. Or some kind of Mecha thing, if only for the weirdness. Though I have to agree, action and fantasy are becoming a tad over-used.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:56 am

Shayde wrote:
And I wanted to plan my space-blog more thoroughly. Basically from what I've got so far, it's Firefly meets 7 Days a Skeptic, crossed with a touch of Alien.

...I would read the hell out of that.

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Not sure what other genre's I'd like to see though...Noir sounds good.

A Noir style slenderblog?

"...I would read the hell out of that."

If it read like the Noir-ish chapters of Century Rain, I could probably die happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:01 am

American Advert.

"HEY KIDS! KIDS! KIIIDS! YOU WANT FUN? YOU WANT EXCITEMENT? WELL! LETS ALL GO DOWN TO THE WOODS WHEN IT'S MISTY AND LET SLENDERMAN TAKE YOU!"
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 9:25 am

It depresses me that the first genres which come to mind as used a lot are action/fantasy and not horror.

But I reckon a proper noir one would be fascinating.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:13 am

Alder wrote:
It depresses me that the first genres which come to mind as used a lot are action/fantasy and not horror.

While I enjoy most of the blogs I've read, I agree with this statement. Tis why I am planning my next blog to be much more horror-y than anything else (well, maybe cosmic horror but still).

Anyways, I would love to read noir Slendy. Western Slendy sounds like it could be very interesting as well. And Shayde's space blog, because I was actually reading the first one and was kind of disappointed it got deleted (with no wild Slender shennanigans IN SPACE).
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:22 am

I've tried my very hardest to make mine straight up horror. None of the action and very little of the fantasy elements. Just a small-scale story of two people having their lives ruined by a force they can't stop.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:04 am

Aeri Tyaelaria wrote:
American Advert.

"HEY KIDS! KIDS! KIIIDS! YOU WANT FUN? YOU WANT EXCITEMENT? WELL! LETS ALL GO DOWN TO THE WOODS WHEN IT'S MISTY AND LET SLENDERMAN TAKE YOU!"

In what way is this even close to American Advertisement?
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:16 am

Mr. Jeebles wrote:
Aeri Tyaelaria wrote:
American Advert.

"HEY KIDS! KIDS! KIIIDS! YOU WANT FUN? YOU WANT EXCITEMENT? WELL! LETS ALL GO DOWN TO THE WOODS WHEN IT'S MISTY AND LET SLENDERMAN TAKE YOU!"

In what way is this even close to American Advertisement?

We need the ShamWOW guy for this..

and I know. I'm taking it from the advert joke from Family Guy
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:34 am

We should have a "Slendy in Other Genres" Contest. Have a list of genres and cross-genres and have people pick from that list to make a Slendy story.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:51 pm

So, inspired by this topic, I made A Romance blog.

Don't click on it, though; I'm notorious for having shitty blogs. XD
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:03 pm

CuteWithoutThe wrote:
So, inspired by this topic, I made A Romance blog.

I'm 12 years old and what is this
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:05 pm

.... a romance blog?Razz


Okay, not completely romance, but still.

People should post there experiments here, so I don't feel like such a whore. >.>
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:49 pm

Okay, so I set up a blog to explore different genres: A Different Shade of Pale.

Here is the genre list and here is the first story I wrote, a story of the Slender Man on a pirate ship.

Does anyone else want to contribute? You can PM me the stories and what genre they are and I'll post them on the blog.


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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:56 pm

...and this is why I named you the unofficial leader of TheFearMythos way back when, Alli. XD

That was a nice and creepy story!

I might contribute, but I don't think my prose is strong enough for a one shot story.
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:53 am

What about a Steampunk Slenderblog? Has that been done before? Combined with the Noir, that could be pretty interesting...
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PostSubject: Re: Other Genres To Explore   Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:53 am

And here's a Slender noir story: Black and White and Red.
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