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Slender Man
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The Slender Man was created at the Something Awful Forums in a thread entitled "Create Paranormal Images." He is described as wearing a black suit strikingly similar to the visage of the notorious Men In Black, and as the name suggests, appears very thin and able to stretch his limbs and torso to inhuman lengths in order to induce fear and ensnare his prey. Once his arms are outstretched, his victims are put into something of a hypnotized state, where they are utterly helpless to stop themselves from walking into them. He is also able to create tendrils from his fingers and back that he uses to walk on in a similar fashion to Doc Ock, the Spider-Man villain in the Marvel Universe. The superhuman stretching ability could also be seen as a similiarty between himself and Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four. Whether he absorbs, kills, or mearly takes his victims to an undiclosed location or dimension is also unknown as there are never any bodies or evidence left behind in his wake to deduce a definite conclusion.

Not much is known, as no specific information has been found about origins, but his objective and habitat are made very clear. He has the need to kidnap children, and is seen right before the disappearance of a child or multiple children. He seems to prefer fog enshrouded streets and wooded areas as a way to conceal himself from being noticed. It should also be noted that children have been able to see him when no other adults in the vicinity could. Children also have dreams or nightmares concerning The Slender Man before their disappearance. Confiding these stories to their parents are met with the usual parental admonition: overactive imaginations.

Even though The Slender Man is fairly new in the media, people have already claimed sightings. He appears to the unwitting mostly at night, and most always peering out of wooded areas or near rivers. He has also been reported to peek inside left open windows and to walk out in front of lone motorists on long uninhabited roads. The Slender Man or men, have appeared everywhere from Japan, Norway, and America to name a growing few.

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evo
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Good post :)

Shows how culture influences what you see when you don't have enough info to go on.

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evilolive
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I love the artistry in that picture... he's smack bang in the middle, seeing that the photographer is looking.. It really draws me in...
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monkeydog
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RE: Slender Man
It's a computer game character
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evilolive
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monkeydog  Wrote: (09-05-2012 02:09 PM)
It's a computer game character

and now a sex icon on Tumblr.
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monkeydog  Wrote: (09-05-2012 02:09 PM)
It's a computer game character

did you even both reading the post ¬_¬

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RE: Slender Man
evo  Wrote: (09-05-2012 02:11 PM)
monkeydog  Wrote: (09-05-2012 02:09 PM)
It's a computer game character

did you even both reading the post ¬_¬
It's a game character based on a meme created in 2009 ... I am agreeing with the post
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evo
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RE: Slender Man
monkeydog  Wrote: (09-05-2012 02:13 PM)
evo  Wrote: (09-05-2012 02:11 PM)
monkeydog  Wrote: (09-05-2012 02:09 PM)
It's a computer game character

did you even both reading the post ¬_¬
It's a game character based on a meme created in 2009

yep, explained by the OP in the first sentence.

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Every thing I have ever heard says slender man came from the Something Awful forums and was completely thought up there. What video game are you saying he was a character in?

This is the first time I have heard someone say he was a video game character.

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RE: Slender Man
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Only Theodor Kittelsen predates the Slender Man theory/meme/hoax, and even by this his drawing is depicted as a Norwegian Giant than any supposed entity lurking in the woods.

Seems peoples imaginations run more wild these days chuckle
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RE: Slender Man
look up Slender Man videos on youtube.


Best viewed when alone at night with no lights on.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zg48-LIc...re=related

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Strategos  Wrote: (09-05-2012 02:32 PM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm6PGh2fvTg

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Slender Man (a.k.a Slenderman) is a mythical creature often depicted as a tall, thin figure wearing a black suit and a blank face. According to the legend, he can stretch or shorten his arms at will and has tentacle-like appendages protruding from his back. Depending on the interpretations of the myth, the creature can cause memory loss, insomnia, paranoia, coughing fits (nicknamed “slendersickness”), photograph/video distortions and can teleport at will. The urban legend has inspired fan arts, fictional creepypastas and a mockumentary series in the style of the 1999 indie horror film Blair Witch Project.
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On June 8th, 2009, a “’paranormal pictures” photoshop contest was launched on the Something Awful (SA) Forums.[1] The contest required participants to turn ordinary photographs into creepy-looking images through digital manipulation and then pass them on as authentic photographs on a number of paranormal forums. Something Awful users soon began sharing their faux-paranormal creations with layered images of ghosts and other anomalies, usually accompanied by a fabricated witness account to make them more convincing. On June 10th, SA user Victor Surge posted two black and white photographs of unnamed children with a short description of “Slender Man” as a mysterious creature who stalked children.[2]

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/slender-man

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RE: Slender Man
SimmerSam  Wrote: (09-05-2012 02:18 PM)
Every thing I have ever heard says slender man came from the Something Awful forums and was completely thought up there. What video game are you saying he was a character in?

This is the first time I have heard someone say he was a video game character.

It's pretty newish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1tfQBMgF1U

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