Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Slender Man

Slender Man-
Now I know that this isn't at all related to Shakespeare, but with Shakesfeare... anything goes! If you don't know what Slander Man is, here are some descriptions found on the web that will shed some light on this dark and mysterious being(I just describe a creepy date haha):


The Slender Man is described as very tall and thin with unnaturally long arms(that can also form into testicles), which it can extend to intimidate or capture prey. It has a white, featureless head and appears to be wearing a dark suit. The Slender Man is associated with the forest and has the ability to teleport.
Do you see it?


Hmm... "very tall and thin with unnaturally long arms" it is "white" and "appears to be wearing a dark suit". It kinda sounds like a familiar face... well this one actually has a face.


The Slender Man was created in a contest launched on the Something Awful forums on June 8, 2009, with the goal of editing photographs to contain supernatural entities. On June 10, a forum poster with the user name "Victor Surge" contributed two black and white images of groups of children, to which he added a tall, thin spectral figure wearing a black suit Previous entries had consisted solely of photographs; however, Surge supplemented his submission with snatches of text, supposedly from witnesses, describing the abductions of the groups of children, and giving the character the name, "The Slender Man":
We didn’t want to go, we didn’t want to kill them, but its persistent silence and outstretched arms horrified and comforted us at the same time… 1983, photographer unknown, presumed dead.
One of two recovered photographs from the Stirling City Library blaze. Notable for being taken the day which fourteen children vanished and for what is referred to as “The Slender Man”. Deformities cited as film defects by officials. Fire at library occurred one week later. Actual photograph confiscated as evidence. 1986, photographer: Mary Thomas, missing since June 13th, 1986.
These additions effectively transformed the photographs into a work of fiction. Subsequent posters expanded upon the character, adding their own visual or textual contributions.

There is even a video that did a documentary on Slender Man, It's pretty creepy:


What I want to try to do is incorporate Slander Man in Shakesfeare. I will have him do the thing he does best in the woods. I think he would work perfectly with "A Midsummer Nightmare!"