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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:55 am

That's exactly what we discuss! There are dozens, if not hundreds, of fictional blogs and video series about the Slender Man all over the internet. This site is for fans and creators of those to get together and discuss them with each other. If you have an interest in that, you're very welcome to stay and browse the many pages we have on these series, see what catches your eye and maybe gives you some ideas of your own :]
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:57 pm

I found this really cool breakdown of the woodcuts and hieroglyphs somebody made on DeviantArt:

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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:14 pm

I've done plenty of research as well and what Zander posted is everything I know too. It's all there really IS to know, but of course, many people make their own speculations.

I have one moderate solution to the question as to why the Slender Man makes electronics fuck up:

If anyone's done any demonology studies, you will probably know of this thing called "Bio-electricity" or "Bioelectromagnetism" which is a real thing. It's supposedly found commonly in supernatural beings such as demons. Now, I'm NOT going into anyone's religious views, OR saying Slenderman's a demon. I am saying it's commonly found in Supernatural beings such as Demons and that that is where it's commonly found and heard of.

So my guess is that perhaps the Slender Man has an excessive amount of bio-electricity which can also fuck up brain-waves with enough intensity going through your mind.

This effect can cause massive headaches, pressure enough to cause nosebleeds and bleeding from the mouth due to the rupturing of veins in your head and neck region. Depending on how close or how much contact with Slenderman one has, it appears the worse headaches and illnesses can get.


BUT! I will add that this is just simply a theory of mine that I have deducted due to the fact I spend a LOT of time not just studying modern Mythos, but many many mythological creatures and making personal and slight scientific attempts to explain phenomenons that occur regarding them - though I still keep in mind how they are obviously merely myths.

^ It's a hobby of mine.

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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:43 pm

Packfong posted a similar theory to this, something along the lines of Slendy emitting a very minor electromagnetic pulse, which ducks up the electrics. The observatory logs that I'm writing are going to work along the same theory. A sci fi take on the mythos, if you will.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:31 pm

I'd like to add that all electricity, including bio-electricity, results from the flow of electrons. And all the energy from that flow creates heat.

Now think back to some of the older Slenderman Creepypastas and stories. There are some stories in which he's burned down schools and other buildings, and I believe even caused a forest fire (correct me if I'm wrong here) in one tale.

Now hear me out. If we take the theory of the Slenderman having bio-electricity flowing through him to be factual in-context, and we also accept that he can somehow start fires, then what if he can somehow use the bio-electricity to generate enough heat in order to light something ablaze?

Other theory on this is that he has an excess amount of phosphorous in his body, and that it can work somewhat like a matchhead if he strikes his hands, tendrils, fingers, etc. against an object with a suitibly rough surface. I wouldn't begin to know how he then puts the fire out - but I'd assume once there weren't enough oxygen to feed the fire it would go out as normal. Perhaps he can control that in some manner, or perhaps he relies on the smoke to do so. Just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:52 pm

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I'd like to add that all electricity, including bio-electricity, results from the flow of electrons. And all the energy from that flow creates heat.

Now think back to some of the older Slenderman Creepypastas and stories. There are some stories in which he's burned down schools and other buildings, and I believe even caused a forest fire (correct me if I'm wrong here) in one tale.

Now hear me out. If we take the theory of the Slenderman having bio-electricity flowing through him to be factual in-context, and we also accept that he can somehow start fires, then what if he can somehow use the bio-electricity to generate enough heat in order to light something ablaze?

Other theory on this is that he has an excess amount of phosphorous in his body, and that it can work somewhat like a matchhead if he strikes his hands, tendrils, fingers, etc. against an object with a suitibly rough surface. I wouldn't begin to know how he then puts the fire out - but I'd assume once there weren't enough oxygen to feed the fire it would go out as normal. Perhaps he can control that in some manner, or perhaps he relies on the smoke to do so. Just a thought.

No, this actually is very supportive of the theory and would make MORE than enough sense. Electrons bouncing around like that - maybe with a snap of some electricity he could more than EASILY start something ablaze. Which - doing so is apparently VERY common of Slender victims. So this theory actually might work and explain a lot of other things that were known to occure to Slendervictims.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:06 pm

Slenderman is a walking EMP with pyro kinetic abilities, he's from another world and he murders, disembowels and strings up kids? That just sound like a good time to me dragon-meets pies piper-meets Vlad the Impaler.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:25 pm

Oh hush, Etreo, theories don't have to make sense and this Mythos is built on Epileptic Trees. XD
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:22 pm

Hey guys,
this is my first post and i don`t know whether i revive this topic or i post this in the wrong topic but let me start.I`m a Slenderman Fan know and i started to search about the slenderman myth.When i searched on the internet i found a guy who visited the black forest in germany (I´m from germany too) and he said that he thinks the slenderman is from germany.I think every slenderman fan has seen the woodcut "Der Ritter".It is a german woodcut too.so the guy said that the blackforest is the right spot for the slenderman to live in, the black forest is a huge pine forest and mountain region.When i read the german wikipedia site about the blackforest to find anything that is connected to the slender myth i remembered that i read a book in the school which plays in the blackforest.
Its about a normal guy who works as a charcoal maker,who wants to be rich and famous. so he heard about a tiny man who lives in the forest.this guy gave him 3 wishes.The main character wasted 2 wishes,he got much money and he was famous but then he runs out of money.So he went to the wood to look for another guy the "Holländer-Michel"(I`m sorry theres no translation for this name) he is a man who is described as an unnaturally large man.he also has the ability to increase his arm and leg lenght.He also can fulfill wishes but everyone who wants to have whishes from him has to give him his heart. I think that he is like slenderman he also normally just appears and disappears in the forest.
It is a novel by the german author Wilhelm Hauff.It is actually a fable,but everyone knows that the core of a fable is a true story.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:34 pm

Are you... Posting in character? I can't tell, but if you are, please try not to, it is one of the rules. This is the part where I put my hads on my hips, raise my eyebrows and say "Oh you!".
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:11 pm

maximeister wrote:
It is actually a fable,but everyone knows that the core of a fable is a true story.

Please read the very first post on this topic. Slender Man isn't real, he's simply a creation from the internet. If you would like to put your post into your own creation you could make a trailhead here for it, but please don't post in character, if it is what you're doing.

Also, please make a Welcome thread in the SN Community section to introduce yourself, so the rest of the users can say hello. Happy foruming!
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:03 pm

just a question that I never got answered,
do the symptoms of slender sickness all happen in uniform (ex.you get nose bleeds and fever before coughing) or are they random. Also does the cough start small and get worse over time or does it just show up. If you know a bit more about this than I do than it will be appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:37 pm

DJKrabcakes wrote:
just a question that I never got answered,
do the symptoms of slender sickness all happen in uniform (ex.you get nose bleeds and fever before coughing) or are they random. Also does the cough start small and get worse over time or does it just show up. If you know a bit more about this than I do than it will be appreciated.
I thought this might fit here but if not, I'm new here
Well it mostly happens at random. Also, you should make a introduction thread so you won't go as invisible or anything and we could all welcome you.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:59 am

SeaSwirl wrote:
DJKrabcakes wrote:
just a question that I never got answered,
do the symptoms of slender sickness all happen in uniform (ex.you get nose bleeds and fever before coughing) or are they random. Also does the cough start small and get worse over time or does it just show up. If you know a bit more about this than I do than it will be appreciated.
I thought this might fit here but if not, I'm new here


Well it mostly happens at random. Also, you should make a introduction thread so you won't go as invisible or anything and we could all welcome you.

While most of the time it does happen at random, some symptoms seem to stay with some people, such as Tim from Marble Hornets. He always has a cough, or maybe he was just sick or the cough came from his smoking.

Also, yes, you should make a Welcome thread in the SN Community subforum to introduce yourself. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:18 am

I agree with sethlapod, they do seem to happen at random.

But I'd like to add that I think the symptons usually get more and more worse, the longer that slenderman has been in your life.

Atleast it looks that way in some series.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:05 pm

There's no canon, so you can present it however you like. You could have SlenderSickness getting less severe as the victim became accustomed to them.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:43 pm

Etreo wrote:
There's no canon, so you can present it however you like. You could have SlenderSickness getting less severe as the victim became accustomed to them.

This. The mythos is still surprisingly flexible.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:16 am

Hullo, wonderfully comprehensive descriptions. I simply adore SlenderMan, and love researching it and its 'history'. However, if my memory serves correctly (which, given my track record, it quite possibly _doesn't_) there's something left out. I believe I read somewhere that, in the early days of SlenderMan, it would remove its victims organs and place them in plastic bags. After that, they would either be returned to the chest / stomach cavities of the victims- still in their plastic holdings -or hung from tree branches. But hey, I'm no expert, just someone interested in the Mythos. Other than that, I found this to be one of my favourite descriptions of SlenderMan as of yet.

Oh, my younger brother is also an avid Slender-searcher, and says he found some pages to support SlenderMan being of "celtic origin". Not sure how accurate that is though, just figured I'd mention it.


^Rough image inspired by the plastic bag theory. /ignoreykeyboardplzkthx
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:40 am

Nice drawing. Welcome to SN, feel free to post an introductory thread so we know who you are. I must admit, I never knew of the plastic bag theory...

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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Sun Apr 21, 2013 12:59 pm

Fantastic read. I didn't think there were so many people who contributed to Slenderman


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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:55 pm

YoursTruly wrote:
I believe I read somewhere that, in the early days of SlenderMan, it would remove its victims organs and place them in plastic bags. After that, they would either be returned to the chest / stomach cavities of the victims- still in their plastic holdings -or hung from tree branches.

That actually is one of the very first things to become Slender Man canon back in 2009 and 2010 when the mythos has just begun it's building stages. I still absolutely love that part of the history.
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PostSubject: Re: The History of "The Slender Man".   Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:15 pm

It is said that Cabadath  or as he is normaly called " The Tall Man, The arrogant prince" , was/maybe the inspiration for the slenderman.
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