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PostSubject: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 4:46 pm

I want to make a Slenderblog of my own, but I've got some missing pieces, mainly a name for my blog.

The concept of it is a girl (probably high school or college) that likes hiking, and how it helps her clear her thoughts and stuff.

I'll probably use the name Blue Eyes for that too, so there's no issue there. I just don't know what to call the blog itself.

Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 4:48 pm

The Hiking Fiend
I mean what.

If you have enough of the story planned out, you can use the title as a place for foreshadowing, or have it related to the theme/tone you're planning to create later on.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 4:53 pm

Well I want it to be like she has no idea who Slender Man is and all that.
She'd discuss her hiking trips and the interesting things she sees during them. She'd see something Slendy related and then it would all go downhill from there.

So I wanted to title to be something casual at first, with no hint to Slender Man.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 5:05 pm

okay here's a good question, are you wanting to tell an abject story, or be part of the community and react to others happenings? if the former, I might suggest disabling comments.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 5:11 pm

No hint of Slender Man? Than how about a Hint of Serend- *shot*

No but really, if you want it to seem innocent at first, be straightforward. You don't need to get really creative if you're making it look like just another blog. It actually seems more legit if it's generic.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 5:14 pm

I want others to be able to comment and all that, so I guess I would want it to work with other people, but I'm not sure how I would make it work with other people's.

I'm going to have it like she posts most of the time, but when things really start to get bad, her boyfriend, scared out of his mind about what's going on, tries to see if anyone can help him.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 5:35 pm

My advice:

+If it's supposed to start off like a normal blog, then don't choose a name that screams out "THIS IZ SLENDERMOONZ STOREE!" I'd recommend thinking of what you'd call your own personal blog, and use that.

+Unless you are absolutely, 100% confidant that you can do this in such a way that your blog will remain a horror story: NO SUPERPOWERS

+Just because you allow comments and may even talk to other people involved, doesn't mean you absolutely must follow the same plots everyone is. There are ways to work around it: have your character stay away from the action, perception filters, maybe she even dismisses the other blogs as too fantastical or the ravings of madmen.

+Lastly, if my own recent experience is any indication, turning evil is a good way to gain attention. Razz But seriously, tell the story that you want to tell. If you occasionally take detours from your plot to do crossovers, that's fine, but your priority should be telling your own story.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 5:40 pm

Good luck!

And remember; nothing is a substitute for good writing and storytelling. Not even explosions, Michael Bay.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 5:43 pm

Alloflifedecays wrote:
Good luck!

And remember; nothing is a substitute for good writing and storytelling. Not even explosions, Michael Bay.

Unless the explosions are really, really cool. Then they totally can substitute.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 5:52 pm

...Are you saying you like Michael Bay? On the internet? In front of a guy who (kinda) runs a pretentious film blog?
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 5:56 pm

Alloflifedecays wrote:
...Are you saying you like Michael Bay? On the internet? In front of a guy who (kinda) runs a pretentious film blog?

Maaaaybe.
Or maybe I'm just expressing a love of explosions, completely detached from Michael Bay.

YOU'LL NEVER KNOW WHICH.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 6:02 pm

Yeah, that's a good point.

Here's the storyline sort of thing I have so far.

Post One : Introduction (I"m doing this blog about hiking blahblahblah)
Post Two : Normal hike, nothing weird
Post Three : Normal hike, nothing weird, found a few birds that were interesting.
Post Four : Operator symbol carved into a tree

And then it'll progressively go downhill from there.
When things really start getting out of hand, she'll post a more serious post that is summed up to "I'm scared."

Then as things get really worse and people around her start noticing a change, her boyfriend will then make a post wondering if anyone was actually reading her blog and that he was worried. That he wants to protect her, etc etc.

But yeah, that's all I've got so far. I'm not a very good writer....
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 6:16 pm

Hiking Fiend's already been done, so people would think it'd be ripping off of that idea. Also, some people tend to frown upon using Operator Symbols outside of MH.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 6:23 pm

I have no problem with the symbol, actually. It's a good way to tip the reader off about what's really going without tipping the protagonist off as well.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 6:37 pm

That's the way I see it. Anyone aware of the Slenderverse will know the Operator symbol. I myself don't really have an issue with the use of it outside of Marble Hornets. I think it ties the world together a little better. But that's just me.

I've got a few names on the brain, but I don't know if any of them are worth anything :
- Keep Walking
- Something About Hiking
- Oh The Places You'll Go

Other than the Operator Symbol, what do you guys think of how the story will progress? I know the posts themselves are what really matters, but what about the general concept?
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 6:44 pm

Just keep in mind that you shouldn't over abuse the Operator Symbol. Having it appear occasionally is fine, but if it's showing up everywhere, you start getting people shouting "theyre totaly riping off MH!!!" or something similar.

Out of those three, I really like "Keep Walking".
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 6:44 pm

Blue Eyes wrote:
Yeah, that's a good point.

Here's the storyline sort of thing I have so far.

Post One : Introduction (I"m doing this blog about hiking blahblahblah)
Post Two : Normal hike, nothing weird
Post Three : Normal hike, nothing weird, found a few birds that were interesting.
Post Four : Operator symbol carved into a tree

And then it'll progressively go downhill from there.
When things really start getting out of hand, she'll post a more serious post that is summed up to "I'm scared."

Then as things get really worse and people around her start noticing a change, her boyfriend will then make a post wondering if anyone was actually reading her blog and that he was worried. That he wants to protect her, etc etc.

But yeah, that's all I've got so far. I'm not a very good writer....

I do like projects that start off normal and get progressively slender-er - hell, one of my blogs is still a film blog (and neither blog writer has figured out that the stalker is anything other than a very tall man) and I've been going for about two months now.

As for the Operator Symbol. Be VERY CAREFUL. I personally don't like when other projects use it, as I think it's cheapening what Troy and Joseph put a lot of thought into. Feel free to prove me wrong, but tread softly.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Tue May 03, 2011 6:54 pm

Okay, so think up a new symbol. There's actually been one that I've been using just around school, but it might already be used for something.



¤


Eyes Open


But that might be already used. It is something relating to M's Tutorial, and how the Operator Symbol looks like an eye. I think it looks like a closed eye, and then this symbol looks like an open one.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Wed May 04, 2011 7:14 pm

Crap. Keep walking is already taken.
Any other ideas?

Zander, when you said that Hiking Fiend had already been used, do you mean the term or the whole idea?
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Wed May 04, 2011 7:23 pm

Hiking Fiend was a blog on Tumblr about a hiking enthusiast who moves to a small mountain town and starts encountering a local creature called "the Gentleman". Three guesses who that is.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Wed May 04, 2011 7:27 pm

Oh. Well shit, there goes what I thought was an original idea.

Back to the drawing board. Has there been any bird watcher blogs?
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Wed May 04, 2011 7:31 pm

Bird watching is kinda taken as well, it seems:

http://studyinpurple.blogspot.com/
http://brightasylum.blogspot.com/


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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Wed May 04, 2011 7:34 pm

*sigh*

Erm.......let me guess, something involving plants is taken too?

I don't have many ideas, all I know is that I want it to be based around spending time in the forest, blogging about shit that they find and what happens blahblahblahblahblahblahblah
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Wed May 04, 2011 7:37 pm

Plants? As in what exactly?

There's not really anything I can think of, at least not that I've read.
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PostSubject: Re: So I decided to make a blog.....   Wed May 04, 2011 7:39 pm

I had a friend once who I couldn't call anything but a "plant watcher" because it was the same thing as bird watching, but he looked for plants, and kept a journal and all that. It's a stretch. Or, even though it's probably taken, I could be interested in geology.
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