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 How would you end a Slender Man Series?

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PostSubject: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:11 am

bouncebounce I was just wondering how everyone prefers series to end.

Do you prefer a happy ending? The main character dying? The channel just to suddenly stop uploading? Or should the series just keep going indefinitely? (Marble Hornets is how old now?)

Or is it something else entirely? I would love to here your thoughts !!
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:36 am

I kind of like how Angel's Game ended, personally. But then, not every series's Slendy is like theirs, so they couldn't all end like that. (/trying to be non-spoilery)

IMO, if you have to kill off your main characters, you could have your proxy, if you have one, snag the camera from their corpses and upload the video. That, or just upload the last video with no explanation and let people speculate/rage.
In the case of a blog, it'd be harder to handle. You could have your proxy simply announce that your protagonist(s) is dead, or maybe have the last post say that they're going to do something that they might not come back from. That way, people can draw the conclusion after a while with no updates that they've died.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:46 am

Angel's Game "ended"?

Huh. News to me.

The JAFool ending was the "leave people wondering" ending, and it was neat, but enough people were confused that the PM had to actually come from behind the curtain and explain it.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:30 am

I really want to see an explosion.

Just once.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:34 am

If I get my camera back you may be in luck. Otherwise it remains in blog format only.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:38 am

Cougar Draven wrote:
If I get my camera back you may be in luck. Otherwise it remains in blog format only.

I would give you my endless love and utter devotion.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:06 pm

Cougar Draven wrote:
Angel's Game "ended"?

Huh. News to me.

In the sense that it ceased being Angel's Game and became APCollection/Hiscollector.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:15 pm

I'm aware. I followed AG from fairly early on in the story.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:26 am

Endings are a bitch because everything's been done.

Personally, I'm all about the Dog Ending, but I appreciate that if people have put up with your shit for two years, it might not go over so well.

The obvious options are:

protagonist dies
protagonist goes missing, fate unknown (offering opportunity to bring the thing back later but if not, no biggy)
protagonist is somehow forced to stop vlogging indefinitely
protagonist finds some way to keep Slendro at bay indefinitely
Dog Ending.

And I'm inclined to say that all of those are obvious to the point of being tropes now - i.e. you are no longer under any serious obligation to avoid them as long as you do them in an interesting or meaningful way.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:28 am

Dog Ending sounds glorious, and I completely forgot about it. (win point)

Name one blog that ends with lots of explosions. That needs to happen.

:c



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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:31 am

You know, since people keep saying that, I may endeavour to end 90DC with lots of explosions. I can't think of how that's going to work in context, but fuck it, I'm amazing, so it's only a matter of time.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:34 am

PS you can't call it "Dog End", that means something else.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:37 am

Okay, edited.
Sorry, English lately for me has been getting worse and worse.
:/
Anyways, yes please explosions.
Lots of them, make Michael Bay look like a pussy.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:39 am

See, the thing about Michael Bey is, explosions make HIM look like a pussy.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:42 am

Explosions you say?
I'll try.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:44 am

But still, explosions.
Envoy if you end your series with explosions, you have have my undying love.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:32 pm

I haven't actually watched any of their videos, due to them being deleted from what I can tell, but I'm pretty sure Dark Dream Chronicle ended with Slenderman legitimately exploding.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:49 pm

What.. What..
AND I MISSED THAT!?
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:03 pm

I missed it too, but if it's any comfort, from what I know DDC and it's successors are very ARGy and extremely hard to follow for people late to the party.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:18 pm

Sigh.

I'm always late to the party.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 3:40 pm

Before I just kind of let my blog die off, one of my plans for the ending was to pull a Lemony Snicket. Keep introducing new plot elements, let everything get really convoluted and then pull out an ending that leaves almost everything unresolved. Of course, I think most people were following my blog more for just the main character being... well, himself than for the actual plot, so that might have actually turned out okay.

Seeking Truth did end with Zeke blowing up that warehouse. That's only a blog, but hey, it is an ending with an explosion.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:20 pm

And Zeke himself ended with both a bang and a whimper. *shot*
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:06 pm

It's really tough.
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:06 pm

My understanding, then, is that endings are the exception, rather than the rule?
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PostSubject: Re: How would you end a Slender Man Series?   Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:18 am

I guess it would be hard to say how to end them, considering how difficult it can be to tell the protagonists and antagonists apart. Like in Mlanderson and Marble Hornets. With so many ideas and theorys swarming the ARG's, I can see why most of of them have not ended yet. And maybe, that is what makes them so entertaining to read and watch. albino

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