I'm back from the Follow Fest. I wanted to make sure I visited everyone who participated, so I spent what little time I have doing that. First of all, a huge thanks to everyone who followed me on all of my other sites. I appreciate it! And welcome new followers!
Now back to business.
My son has been obsessed with a new video game character: Slender Man. He's this creepy, tall, skinny dude with a white, faceless head. If you look at him, he kidnaps you. Not cool. In the game, you're supposed to find eight papers. If you do, then you defeat Slender Man and don't get kidnapped.
Yesterday, my son came home from school with four sheets of notebook paper in his grimy hands. "Look, Mama. I found these papers taped to trees in the woods at school!"
I looked at the kid funny. "First of all, what were you doing in the woods? Second of all, why were papers taped to the trees?"
"It was recess, and we were allowed to go back by the woods. And I don't know why papers were taped to the trees."
Hmmm. "Let me see those papers," I said.
I examined them carefully. There were drawings of stick figures and squiggly lines all over them. "Do you think they're Slender Man papers?"
His eyes got big. "Yeah, mom. I think so. We got four now. All we need are four more!"
Great. So he's going to go back to school next week and see if he can find more papers taped to the trees.
Maybe you should start looking for papers in your woods, too. You never know when Slender Man might try to pop out and kidnap you!
I sat with my husband one night while he played this game. Slender Man is creepy! I jumped so many times during the game, and I don't usually scare easily.ReplyDelete
I haven't played the game with him, but I'm sure Slender Man would make me jump, too!Delete
Hi great to be back.ReplyDelete
My grandchildren are games mad, but as I don't see much of them don't know if The Slender Man is over here. Enjoy your Sunday and may it be peaceful.
Thanks, Yvonne! Kids sure do get involved with their video games, don't they?Delete
My wife has been into the "Thin Man" movies (they're old ones) recently, does that count?ReplyDelete
Ha! Sure. Thin, slender. Same thing!Delete
I wouldn't care for the blank face - how can you reason with something with no face?ReplyDelete
Good luck to your son finding more papers. . .
There's absolutely no reasoning with a blank face!Delete
That is almost creepy. Someone playing the game in real life?ReplyDelete
Probably another Slender Man-obsessed kid!Delete
Some other kid is playing a trick I thinkReplyDelete
There seem to be a lot of kids interested in the game, so it wouldn't surprise me.Delete
Slender Man sounds kind of creepy to me, but I'm glad Bubba is having fun with him. I wonder if he'll find more papers next week.ReplyDelete
If he does, I'll let you know.Delete
sounds like an international mystery to me... maybe even an intergalactic one.....ReplyDelete
It sounds just plain creepy to me!Delete
Slender Man would give me nightmares. I'm very sensitive.ReplyDelete
I visualized Bubba's wide-eyed expression. Priceless. :-)ReplyDelete
He really thinks all this stuff is for real!Delete
What started as a prank on Something Awful a few years back has galvanised imaginations the world over.ReplyDelete
Hi Sherry. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for visiting my site yesterday with the Blitz Team. Greatly appreciated. Lily.ReplyDelete
You're welcome! Hope you enjoyed your day!Delete
LOL maybe a teacher is putting them in the woodsReplyDelete
Ha! Yeah. Sneaky teacher!Delete
My eleven year old son wanted me to watch him play the Slender Man game, but he was so scared of being caught that he wanted ME to play the game for him. And he insisted that the game's sound be turned off too.ReplyDelete
Slender Man is a real creepy character! Can't say I blame him!Delete
Haven't heard of the Slender Man game. That picture is kind of creepy.ReplyDelete
I think the picture says it all!Delete
Slender Man sounds like one scary dude.ReplyDelete
Ohhh, sounds scary. I wouldn't want to meet Slender Man in the woods.ReplyDelete
I'm amazed your kid likes that game and isn't scared. I'm freaking 31 and I find it absolutely terrifying!!ReplyDelete
I'm freaking 42, and it scares me! ;)Delete
The slenderman creeps me out to no end O_OReplyDelete
I probably won't sleep tonight!
I always see posts about Slender Man on Tumblr, but never knew what the heck it was. Now I do! XDReplyDelete
Aren't you glad you know? ;)Delete
That would be a big mistake on Slender Man's part. lolReplyDelete
Ha! It sure would!Delete
I haven't heard of this game before but it sounds scary. A man with no face in the woods ? Eek..ReplyDelete
thats creepy !ReplyDelete
Maybe we follow each other ?!
If yes, let me know if you follow me & i´ll follow back :)
Sure! I'll stop by your blog and check it out.Delete
My students were obsessed with Slender Man last year. He wore out his welcome.ReplyDelete
I've never heard of this game, but I think I'm glad that I haven't.ReplyDelete
Slender Man sounds as creepy as Elf on a Shelf.
wow that does sound scary--i have never really known much about the thin man!ReplyDelete