For those that don't know Slender Man (or slenderman) he is a paranormal figure who has existed for many centuries. He is known by other names: Fear Dubh (The Dark Man), Takkenmann (Branch Man) or Der Grobmann/Der Grosse Mann (the Tall Man).
Slender Man is wrapped up in the very emotion of fear. His stories are full of mystery and though he almost kills children exclusively, no one knows his true objective. He can be found in the woods, but pictures have circulated showing him slaking children in town. What really gets Raven scared is that it is told...or warned...that Slender Man enjoys stalking people who become paranoid about his existence. The more you Fear him...The more he desires to hunt you down.
Well...last night I tucked her into bed, and walked into my room. I popped on Lost Girl on Netflix, and who should appear in the episode I was watching? Slender Men, (he even noted he was called many names throughout history...one he added was the Pied Piper). I was pretty excited, so I reversed it. Got Raven, who was still awake. Told her to sit down...I pushed play thinking she would be excited to see the Creepypasta character on a television show. The two ladies on Lost Girl are walking down a hallway...and Slender Men comes up from behind them...His arms grow....Raven's Eyes grow.
Raven jumps up and said: "Thanks Mom, Now I am going to have nightmares." And promptly leaves the room very upset.
Oops...I walked over to her room, the poor girl was in tears. Apparently she is really, really, really afraid of Slender Man, and as she knows: The more you Fear him...The more likely he is to come and hunt you down. I felt so bad. Telling her it was just a story doesn't help. So I had to pull out the big guns.....My own favorite fairytale.
What were you afraid of?
Well Folks, that is all I have for you today. Have a beautiful day!!!