Friday, April 1, 2011

Slender Man and Humor

Before I talk about anything else, it is vital that I cover this:
Last week, I received two hits on my site from people searching “did slenderman kill hitler?”

As I would not wish it to be said that Encyclopedia Slenderia lacks the information which its readers are looking for, I shall answer that now.

Yes, Slender Man killed Hitler.
The story about him committing suicide was a cover by the Soviet Union.
Remember to write this down on your next history exam for extra credit.

Anyways.

Slender Man and Humor

I was going to write a very long post about all the parodies within the Slender Man Mythos.
But then Doc Cairo beat me to it by a day.

So instead, we’re going to talk mainly about the parody blogs. If you want to learn more about video parodies of Slender Man, follow the above link.

Da Watcha

This was a blog that started out normal enough. Someone being stalked by Slender Man, slowly breaking down, etc. The main character, John Davis, did act more aggressively towards Slender Man than most people were at the time, charging at Slendy with his baseball bat, although compared to the shenanigans going on in the Mythos right now, it’s pretty tame. It also has one of my favorite lines from a Slenderblog ever, “BRB BASEBALL BAT.”

Then poor John Davis is taken, and we are to assume that he is another of Slendy’s victims….
Only for the next post to be “BRB, SLENDER RAVE”.
We then learn that Slender Man throws the most awesome parties ever.
And that is how it ends.
I will fight anyone who dares say the ending is not canon.

Why Are You Running?/Splendorman/Raking the Leaves

The personal blogs of Slender Man, his brother Splendor Man, and their friend The Rake.
Ya rly.

Slender Man is portrayed with a frat boy personality here, who just wants to hang out with his bros and party. Splendor Man, of course, is the personification of love, joy, friendship, and happiness. The Rake’s blog isn’t as long, so characterization isn’t quite as clear, but he seems to have a similar personality to Slendy. Also, he likes Halo. They’ve been inactive since February; last we heard, Slendy had to broken out or prison after being arrested for several, several charges, and was considering going to Canada.

A New Blog That’s Not Mine

I love this blog much more than I should. It started as a parody of a phenomenon which happens on the Unfiction forums: oftentimes guests will post topics saying, “Hey guys, I just found this blog that I think could be a Slenderblog!” Usually, said posted blog has only two or three posts, is not well written, jumps straight into Slender Man territory without any buildup, and is obviously run by the guest who posted the topic. ANBTNM takes that and runs with it; the Unfiction topic thread can be found here. Behold its wonder.
The blog is focused on a guy named Aaron, who is possibly one of the most intentionally genre blind characters I’ve seen (ex: “EMH? Marblehornets? Never heard of them. Hmm... maybe I should watch them and see if they're somehow connected to my current situation?”) He also is awesome. We know this because he tells us so.
Sadly, the blog is inactive now, but it got up to some pretty crazy stuff during its run. Among my favorites was his twitter conversation with Zythers (a serious, ingame blogger). Said conversation covered all manner of things from Mudkipz to superpowers, and also managed to drag in some poor proxy who just wanted to post cryptic messages in peace.
Now that it has ended, I can only assume that Aaron successfully defeated Slender Man, but at the cost of his own life. Goodnight, sweet prince.

Videos

While DocCairo may have covered the videos already, there are two which I believe should be mentioned here anyways. The first is the originator of the “no wifin in the club” and “you owe Slendy twenny dollarz.” The video claims to have found the missing audio for Entry #6 of Marble Hornets. It is there we learn that Alex owes Slender Man $20 for wifing in the club.


And now, I have saved the most GLORIOUS for last.
The video is called Slender Madness. It is a video which made me want to drop Slenderia forever, because nothing I could ever post could possibly compare to it. Maybe if I made nothing but perfect posts every day for the rest of my life, I might achieve a fraction of its majesty.

Upon watching this video, you will gain complete enlightenment about the Slender Man Mythos. You will have achieved Slender Nirvana, and become a bodhisattva. There will be no need to read or watch anything in the Mythos anymore, for you shall already know all that has passed, and all that will come to pass.

Behold.

(Warning: May contain Ke$ha)


Useful Links
Da Watcha: http://watchingfromthedark.blogspot.com/
Why Are You Running?: http://whyareyourunning.blogspot.com/
Splendor Man: http://splendorman.blogspot.com/
Raking the Leaves: http://rakingthehouseofleaves.blogspot.com/
A New Blog That’s Not Mine: http://anewblogthatsnotmine.blogspot.com/

8 comments:

  1. I do believe there is NOTHING wrong with that video.

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  2. Truly, enlightenment has been revealed unto me.

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  3. <3 A New Blog That's Not Mine <3

    Also, I seem to have to read Da Watcha XD

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  4. BRB, SLENDER RAVE.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4c330A8Lck&feature

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  5. Oh my goodness, Omega, you flatter me. The video isn't that good, haha! XD And it was honestly something done super fast. Still contemplating if I'll make more videos for the mythos as well. 8I

    But these blogs = <3

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  6. @ Omega: He throws the greatest parties.

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  7. Nothing odd about the video and all. And your entry kinda made my day.... With the video and all...

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