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Re: The Slenderman

Postby Sakura Blossom » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:57 pm

Yeah, I saw that! However, being in the psychology field, I am pretty positive they are just suffering from some mental health issues, and I personally don't agree with trying them as an adult. The fact that they're only twelve years old, and still young and easily influenced, I think there was a legitimate fear (that I gathered from the article) that slenderman was really going to go after them and the fact that they are 12 and did something like this, just shows they're suffering from a delusional state and need mental health help rather than a life time in prison.

But of course, that's my personal feelings. I'm not excusing what they did, that's not okay and I'm usually all for trying them for something like this, but with a situation such as this one... I really feel strongly that they're just mentally unstable. But it's my personal opinion. (: Not meant as an argument starter, or anything of course!

I do think, however, that legends could spurn from ancient traditions and paintings. However, another theory I have is that the whole idea of witchcraft is self empowerment and also using the power around you (in a lot of cases, that is) and so I wouldn't be surprised, if someone believed SO MUCH that they were able to some how will it into existence. I've seen something similar happen with dark energies, but who knows?
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby Falcon_Heart27 » Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:00 pm

Vesca wrote:It looks like the OP isn't the only one who puts weight to the Slenderman figure.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/0 ... 34675.html


I just stumbled across a video on this subject a few minutes ago! Truly terrifying stuff..... it makes me wonder why any little girl(s) would do that. It's sad and sickening. My condolences to the victim and her family. :(

I don't know much about The Slenderman, but I know enough to know that I certainly regard him as only a fictitious character....

Here's the video I saw.

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Re: The Slenderman

Postby firebirdflys » Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:30 pm

I got a security warning when I tried the Huffington Post link

should I worry?
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby Vesca » Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:41 pm

firebirdflys wrote:I got a security warning when I tried the Huffington Post link

should I worry?
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I wouldn't worry, but if you'd rather not click it there are several dozen other articles with the same story that pop up if you type "slenderman murder" into a browser search field. :)
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby Nightwatcher » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:59 pm

Read the article. I personally think Slenderman is a work of fiction. Now, even going on the assumption that he's real, no where has it ever been documented that Slenderman demands a "sacrifice" if you will. The people are simply taken suddenly. No bloodshed, no nothing. As if the vanished from existence.

In my opinion, something is wrong with those girls. I hope they get help and condolences to the families who lost their child both physically and mentally.
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby HippieWitch » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:10 am

Slenderman was created in a photo contest on 4chan. The whole idea of it is make believe, and believing otherwise makes you delusional.
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby Sakura Blossom » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:53 am

Hippie Witch, I don't think believing in something like that would make you delusional. I do know some people who believe if you give enough power to something, something similar to it can manifest and take on a form. This doesn't mean that it's true, as there's no right or wrong thing to believe, but I don't think anyone would be delusional if they wanted to believe in something like this.

Now, going out and stabbing a young girl just because they believe in it -- that's definitely not okay. Anytime you harm someone, that is far from being alright. It's fine to believe in whatever your heart desires, as long the actions you take doing so are safe for other people.
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby random417 » Sat Oct 11, 2014 10:06 am

When the slenderman myth was created, a thought form was created at the same time. Essentially, when the myth was created, the entity was as well.

Now, slenderman took off, and so has access to the energy of all the people that think about him, even if they think about him as myth. I think he's a great example of egregore creation. Was he real when he was created? Certainly not, but there is an entity now.


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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egregore

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Re: The Slenderman

Postby Sakura Blossom » Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:34 pm

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Thank you for sharing this, Random! This is exactly what I meant in my above post, so I'm glad you could elaborate a bit more. (:
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby Siona » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:04 pm

HippieWitch wrote:Slenderman was created in a photo contest on 4chan. The whole idea of it is make believe, and believing otherwise makes you delusional.


It was over at Something Awful, actually, but yeah, same idea. It was a deliberate creation, a work of fiction, like many other horror stories, memes, and all that. I understand thoughtforms and how they play into some paths, but I dunno, maybe it's because I remember this meme being created, taking off, all that, I just can't take it as more than the fiction it was meant to be.
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby HippieWitch » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:05 pm

Same here. It's hard to take any fiction like Slenderman seriously at all. It's a fun story that scares the teens and uninformed, but that's about it.
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby random417 » Sun Oct 12, 2014 11:40 am

Which I can understand. I came from a background in Chaos Magic though, and I'm just as likely to invoke Gandalf as Merlin. (More actually, as Gandalf has a better attitude for me)
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby samlouise01 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:15 am

The Tall Man chased my grandfather one night (I say chase, he walked faster, the tall man walked faster). He got to his door and slammed it shut behind him only for him to beat the door to try and get in. My grandfather's mother was waiting up for him (as you do when your son is out on the town for the night at 15!) so this would be around 1947 in the middle of Irish countryside. I am not sure who or what the Tall man is, but my great grandmother told my grandad that is who it was (when he described him to her).
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby dualhands » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:56 am

Did anyone of you read or remember when those two adolescent girls lured one of their friends into the woods. Stabbed her repeatedly as to make a sacrifice to slenderman? Mental illness is such a sad thing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man_stabbing


On another note, I played the slenderman videogame for xbox. Its a fairly simple game where you bassicly just fiind your way through the woods and various abandoned buildings. The controller will vibrate and slenderman will appear. If you continue to look at him he proceeds to come towards you. If you don't run you die. All you have in the game is a flashlight. It's pretty fun to play in the dark if you want to scare yourself.

Slenderman isn't real. People who see him want to believe they saw him. I agree with hippie witch, when she says. Anyone who believes in him isn't willing to do any research on the origins of him. aka when you read an article saying he's seen throughout history in old photographs. Those old photographs were doctored for a contest on photoshop.

Seeing shadowmen are a real thing. And they are usually tall. Just my 2 cents.


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Just noticed the stabbings had previously been mentioned.
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Re: The Slenderman

Postby Naudia Threng » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:50 am

It is an actual fun too of the mind to alter something that we see, but cannot comprehend, into something know. So, if you saw a very very old, very very powerful, and primal spirit, whose presence filled your veins with fear, your brain may have shown you slender man. Something you know.
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