By Jeremy Robert Johnson
Author note: creation by way of Stephen Graham Jones
Publish yr note: First released February tenth 2005 through Eraserhead Press
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Meth-heads, man-made monsters, and murderous Neo-Nazis. Blissed out membership young children demise on the velocity of sound. The un-dead and the very soon-to-be-dead. They're all right here, attempting to claw their method free.
From the radioactive streets of a war-scarred destiny, the place the nuclear bombs became self-aware, to the fallow fields of Nebraska the place the children are mainlining lightning insects, this can be a global either alien and extremely human. it is a position the place self-discovery comprises scalpels and horse tranquilizers; the place the medical professionals are extra doped-up than the sufferers; the place obsessive-compulsive acid-freaks have unlocked the gateway to God and can't shut the door.
This isn't really a secure position. you could flip again now, otherwise you can head instantly into the center of...
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But by Shifman’s definition, the Slender Man myth was not viral. Henry Jenkins, Sam Ford, and Joshua Green, in fact, suggest that the concept of virality is itself flawed—imparting agency to the media and not to audiences who actively distribute digital materials—and suggest that we not focus on, “a theory of media distribution that makes a media text sound . . ”11 Jenkins, Ford, and Green suggest the concept of “spreadability,” wherein audiences share content through participatory practices, much like one might spread peanut butter.
There is no bloodletting here—only a discomforting feeling that something is very wrong. Because of the elements of familiarity, humans already somewhat know the uncanny when they encounter it, but can never fully understand it. Sudden awareness of this untraversable gulf triggers the feelings of horror. To come to terms with the feeling, those who encounter him might see themselves in the void of the Slender Man’s face (or lack thereof), suggests Sigmund Freud’s account of the uncanny. A. Hoffmann, titled “The Sand-Man,” in which, according to Freud, a man, Nathanael, recalls his boyhood fears of the titular “wicked man who comes when children won’t go to bed, and throws handfuls of sand in their eyes so that they jump out of their heads all bleeding.
28 The more its users contributed media about Slender Man, the more popular the thread grew, and the larger the audience became. Then, that audience melted back into the creative community, making their own contributions. By mid-June of 2009, most of the discussion on this forum centered on the Slender Man, with few other posts or comments about other paranormal images. ”29 While Victor Surge was primarily providing the fiction and photos at this point (with a few exceptions), other users began to suggest that Slender Man would make a good horror film or book, and began comparing the myths and images to other media objects (primarily films, books, and television shows).