A Slenderblog/vlog/ARG should be pretty focused on the main element and his victim, with everything else secondary, in order to make it effective. Proxies, puzzles, threats, and all other elements should stem from exposure to His Slenderness, and there should be pretty direct delineation in order to keep people happy, with enough subterfuge and mystery to keep people tuned in.
The project I am working on will accomplish this in a fairly straightforward manner, but there are several minor concerns which I would just like outside opinion on - three questions.
1. Number of characters and side characters in the piece:
- Main character
- Veteran character
- Snoopish character
- 2 "Proxies"
These characters can be considered essential to the plot, but there are also several characters who could presumably be considered extraneous, and can go with minimum mention just for the sake of realism. What is the maximum amount of side characters that you feel would effectively be able to contribute to the piece without going overboard on names and faces that you don't really want to remember?
2. Number of social media websites/formats utilized:
- Email/Phone Number/Mode of Contact with outside world
These websites are commonly used in relation to ARGs, but typically only 1 or 2 are employed per individual game/program. Are all five used in the same game too much to keep track of? Would that still be so with links posted on the main blog-page?
3. Number of other antagonists/annoying stalkers:
Any? Should something like this come up, it would not be the Rake, or a vampire, or anything that has been done so far. We have been hesitant to include anything else for fear of diminishing the oomph that the Slender Man possesses. Is a secondary antagonist as such overkill, especially an anomalous one?
Your thoughts and opinions will be greatly appreciated and will definitely contribute to making this project awesome. Thank you for reading this.