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2014-06-04 11:02:56 AM  
I honestly do not grasp exactly how these girls became so disconnected from reality that they thought that it was a good idea to try and murder a peer.

I would love to read a psychologist's take on the matter.

If there is a trial, will it be broadcasted?
 
2014-06-04 11:33:07 AM  
Me: hey, kids. You know that Slenderman isn't real and you don't get to go to his magic castle in the woods for stabbing a friend, right?

My kids, while looking at me like I'm insane: Yeah, we know that, he's just a character in a video game.

My son, thoughtfully: well, except for (he names our best friend's son). I don't think he knows.

:::shudder:::
 
2014-06-04 11:35:56 AM  
I lost an afternoon reading about Slenderman the other day when this article first came out, interesting stuff.
 
2014-06-04 11:36:40 AM  
So what punishment should these alleged slumber party stabbing plotters face?

Juvie until they hit 18 and then prison. Little psychos.

And what blame do you assign to Slender Man for allegedly inspiring this attack?

None. If not Slender Man, they would have picked some other fixation to blame. Little psychos.
 
2014-06-04 11:37:17 AM  
Is it wrong of me that the first thing I wonder is whether the original Something Awful Photoshop contest entrant has gotten any royalties for creating this guy?  Though the creation of the Slender man Mythose and how it led to this horrifying conclusion  feels more like a short Story by Harlan Ellison or Neil Gaiman than it does real life.
 
2014-06-04 11:37:24 AM  
mynerdobsessions.files.wordpress.com

it's behind me, isn't it?
 
2014-06-04 11:37:40 AM  
I'm willing to bet one of the girls is batshiat crazy and the other one has low self esteem, willing to do anything for the crazy one's acceptance.
 
2014-06-04 11:38:17 AM  
That's bullshiat.  I know by the time I was 12 years old, I had quit believing in fictional characters and the boogey-man.  That defense is as ridiculous as the twinkie defense.

They knew perfectly well what they were doing.
 
2014-06-04 11:38:20 AM  

Bunny Deville: Yeah, we know that, he's just a character in a video game.


Just as I suspected, video games are to blame here.  It's clear we need to ban them before more children get hurt.
 
2014-06-04 11:38:38 AM  
Shoot them.  Shoot them both.
 
2014-06-04 11:38:51 AM  
Slender people are a fairy tail in America.
 
2014-06-04 11:39:01 AM  

Bunny Deville: Me: hey, kids. You know that Slenderman isn't real and you don't get to go to his magic castle in the woods for stabbing a friend, right?

My kids, while looking at me like I'm insane: Yeah, we know that, he's just a character in a video game.

My son, thoughtfully: well, except for (he names our best friend's son). I don't think he knows.

:::shudder:::


Maybe  a dinner party or bbq might be a good idea. Just to be on the safe side.

:::shudder::: indeed.
 
2014-06-04 11:39:52 AM  
cdn.screenrant.com

Just look at the flowers, Lizzie.
 
2014-06-04 11:40:16 AM  
Wait, when did murdering a friend become part of the slenderman thing? Not that I've paid much attention to it.
 
2014-06-04 11:41:00 AM  

studebaker hoch: Slender people are a fairy tail in America.


I normally don't care for your posts. This one is amazing, however. Golf clap.
 
2014-06-04 11:41:46 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: And what blame do you assign to Slender Man for allegedly inspiring this attack?

None. If not Slender Man, they would have picked some other fixation to blame. Little psychos.


This, I'm afraid.
Not much else to say.

I am, however, very happy that the girl lived!!  That's a farking miracle!!
 
2014-06-04 11:41:52 AM  
Will Farrell should start telling kids to buy up as many copies of his movies as possible to appease the Anchorman.
 
2014-06-04 11:42:00 AM  

Magorn: Is it wrong of me that the first thing I wonder is whether the original Something Awful Photoshop contest entrant has gotten any royalties for creating this guy?  Though the creation of the Slender man Mythose and how it led to this horrifying conclusion  feels more like a short Story by Harlan Ellison or Neil Gaiman than it does real life.


He has creative control of the character and can get things he doesn't approve of removed from YouTube or whatever, however he apparently has optioned media rights to some unknown group.
 
2014-06-04 11:42:08 AM  

Stile4aly: [cdn.screenrant.com image 570x300]

Just look at the flowers, Lizzie.


YES!  Perfect reference.   also, "the internet made me do it"  STFU freaks
 
2014-06-04 11:42:30 AM  
He's the new spokesman for Weight Watchers.
 
2014-06-04 11:42:37 AM  
Wanted for questioning:

www.juicytomatoes.com
 
2014-06-04 11:42:54 AM  

Mad Scientist: Shoot them.  Shoot them both.


I get to watch that scene play out in my mind (comically) at least once a week as the preferred solution to almost any situation.
 
2014-06-04 11:42:56 AM  

Cold_Sassy: That's bullshiat.  I know by the time I was 12 years old, I had quit believing in fictional characters and the boogey-man.  That defense is as ridiculous as the twinkie defense.

They knew perfectly well what they were doing.


And yet you cite no other motive.  A prosecution certainly should attempt to demonstrate that, but for a 12 year old to murder in such a brutal fashion over a meme indicates mental health issues of some kind, without some other motive for the crime.
 
2014-06-04 11:45:21 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: So what punishment should these alleged slumber party stabbing plotters face?

Juvie until they hit 18 and then prison. Little psychos.

And what blame do you assign to Slender Man for allegedly inspiring this attack?

None. If not Slender Man, they would have picked some other fixation to blame. Little psychos.


At least it isn't Obama's fault this time.
 
2014-06-04 11:46:25 AM  
I'm sure it's already written, but this would make for a good True Detective story.
/i hope this season is if at all possible as good as the first
 
2014-06-04 11:46:51 AM  

Bunny Deville: Me: hey, kids. You know that Slenderman isn't real and you don't get to go to his magic castle in the woods for stabbing a friend, right?

My kids, while looking at me like I'm insane: Yeah, we know that, he's just a character in a video game.

My son, thoughtfully: well, except for (he names our best friend's son). I don't think he knows.

:::shudder:::


When I was 11, I went to summer camp. One of our counselors jokingly claimed he played riker on next gen ( he looked a lot like him). I spent the first few weeks of camp believing he played riker.

For kids, the separation between fantasy and reality can be pretty blurry... Being 12 and not getting it to this extent is a bit unusual...
 
2014-06-04 11:47:57 AM  
...and there are soooo many other better mythical creatures to kill for.
 
2014-06-04 11:48:09 AM  
Not only did these girls think Slender Man was real, but they also thought that they would be able to walk to his mansion in Nicolet National Forest. Now, for those of you who don't know Wisconsin:

www.exploringthenorth.com
The attempted murder happened just west of Milwaukee. Walking distance from Waukesha to Nicolet NF: 195 miles, estimated by Google as taking 64 hours to complete. And that's assuming that Slender's mansion is exactly where Google has Nicolet NF; he strikes me as more of the Summerwind type, which is located right at the Michigan border. Walking from Waukesha to Summerwind is 259 miles, 85 hours.

TL;DR: these kids didn't think their cunning plan all the way through

/JFC that's a shiatty map
//I feel like they didn't distort the Upper Peninsula enough...
 
2014-06-04 11:49:07 AM  

Bunny Deville: Me: hey, kids. You know that Slenderman isn't real and you don't get to go to his magic castle in the woods for stabbing a friend, right?


Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. That's what I'd teach my kids if the court let me have any.
 
2014-06-04 11:50:59 AM  
I would never kill for Slender Man

I do, however, double park for Snuffleupagus.
 
2014-06-04 11:51:14 AM  
Come to think of it, I haven't seen Lowtax in a while...
 
2014-06-04 11:52:35 AM  
img.fark.net
Crazy is as crazy does.
 
2014-06-04 11:52:48 AM  

sweatybronson: Bunny Deville: Me: hey, kids. You know that Slenderman isn't real and you don't get to go to his magic castle in the woods for stabbing a friend, right?

My kids, while looking at me like I'm insane: Yeah, we know that, he's just a character in a video game.

My son, thoughtfully: well, except for (he names our best friend's son). I don't think he knows.

:::shudder:::

When I was 11, I went to summer camp. One of our counselors jokingly claimed he played riker on next gen ( he looked a lot like him). I spent the first few weeks of camp believing he played riker.

For kids, the separation between fantasy and reality can be pretty blurry... Being 12 and not getting it to this extent is a bit unusual...


The proper comparison to this story would be.....

When I was 11, I went to summer camp. One of our counselors jokingly claimed he played riker on next gen ( he looked a lot like him). I spent the first few weeks of camp transporting to the starship Enterprise and spending time on the holodeck.
 
2014-06-04 11:53:26 AM  

LostInTO: sweatybronson: Bunny Deville: Me: hey, kids. You know that Slenderman isn't real and you don't get to go to his magic castle in the woods for stabbing a friend, right?

My kids, while looking at me like I'm insane: Yeah, we know that, he's just a character in a video game.

My son, thoughtfully: well, except for (he names our best friend's son). I don't think he knows.

:::shudder:::

When I was 11, I went to summer camp. One of our counselors jokingly claimed he played riker on next gen ( he looked a lot like him). I spent the first few weeks of camp believing he played riker.

For kids, the separation between fantasy and reality can be pretty blurry... Being 12 and not getting it to this extent is a bit unusual...

The proper comparison to this story would be.....

When I was 11, I went to summer camp. One of our counselors jokingly claimed he played riker on next gen ( he looked a lot like him). I spent the first few weeks of camp transporting to the starship Enterprise and spending time on the holodeck.


Oh yeah, then I stabbed Data 19 times.
 
2014-06-04 11:53:49 AM  

picturescrazy: Wait, when did murdering a friend become part of the slenderman thing? Not that I've paid much attention to it.


Even the article says there's a question how it's related so...why is it being mentioned? How is Slender Man more relevant to the story than any violent movie they've ever watched?
 
2014-06-04 11:54:34 AM  
So are we blaming Slender Man, the girls, or the knife? We're blaming the knife in this incident right?
 
2014-06-04 11:55:39 AM  
Read the article twice now, and still don't see any relation between the first half (Slenderman) and the second half (girl stabs friend playing hide-and-seek.)

Eddie Izzard links aren't that abrupt.
 
2014-06-04 11:59:36 AM  

Endive Wombat: I honestly do not grasp exactly how these girls became so disconnected from reality that they thought that it was a good idea to try and murder a peer.

I would love to read a psychologist's take on the matter.

If there is a trial, will it be broadcasted?


I have a theory. They know the slenderman excuse is bullshiat and are trying, in their 12-year-old way, to set up an "insanity defense."

Ten bucks the attorney gets them to cop to a plea involving the potential for release at 18.
 
2014-06-04 11:59:57 AM  

ikanreed: Cold_Sassy: That's bullshiat.  I know by the time I was 12 years old, I had quit believing in fictional characters and the boogey-man.  That defense is as ridiculous as the twinkie defense.

They knew perfectly well what they were doing.

And yet you cite no other motive.  A prosecution certainly should attempt to demonstrate that, but for a 12 year old to murder in such a brutal fashion over a meme indicates mental health issues of some kind, without some other motive for the crime.


OK, I'm not a psychologist but how does this work for you:  they were evil, rotten little biatches.  Happy now?
 
2014-06-04 12:00:24 PM  

Paris1127: Not only did these girls think Slender Man was real, but they also thought that they would be able to walk to his mansion in Nicolet National Forest. Now, for those of you who don't know Wisconsin:

[www.exploringthenorth.com image 425x298]
The attempted murder happened just west of Milwaukee. Walking distance from Waukesha to Nicolet NF: 195 miles, estimated by Google as taking 64 hours to complete. And that's assuming that Slender's mansion is exactly where Google has Nicolet NF; he strikes me as more of the Summerwind type, which is located right at the Michigan border. Walking from Waukesha to Summerwind is 259 miles, 85 hours.

TL;DR: these kids didn't think their cunning plan all the way through

/JFC that's a shiatty map
//I feel like they didn't distort the Upper Peninsula enough...


I went fishing in Iron Mountain 1993.

/CSB
 
2014-06-04 12:01:30 PM  

Endive Wombat: I honestly do not grasp exactly how these girls became so disconnected from reality that they thought that it was a good idea to try and murder a peer.

I would love to read a psychologist's take on the matter.

If there is a trial, will it be broadcasted?


The media, in its continuing quest for more political power, has been working diligently to sever the connection with reality for decades, ever since Jim Jones showed just how far a cult of personality could go. Incidents like this will only become more common as the disconnect grows wider, until Hunger Games becomes the new reality... not because we can't grow enough food to feed the whole world 20 times over, but because our overlords won't let us do so, or even imagine having the ability to do so.
 
2014-06-04 12:01:58 PM  
I predict that this will turn out like the Columbine coverage: the press jumped on the whole "trench coat Mafia" thing, which was totally off-base, but it stuck in the minds of the public because that was the initial, sensational "theory." Someday we will find out that the Slenderman angle was tangential, at most.
 
2014-06-04 12:06:03 PM  
How it all relates:  http://fox6now.com/2014/06/02/two-girls-in-custody-now-accused-of-pla n ning-to-kill-friend/

"It is on this website that Weier told police she learned about "Slenderman" - the leader of CreepyPasta. Just below Slenderman is the killer. Just below the killer is the proxy. In order to be a proxy, Weier explained, you have to kill someone - to show your dedication to Slenderman, according to the complaint.
The complaint says Weier told police many people do not believe Slenderman is real - and she said she wanted to prove the skeptics wrong.

The complaint says in December of 2013 or January of 2014, Geyser told Weier - "We should become proxies of Slender." Weier told police she said: "Okay, how do we do that?"
That's when Weier told police Geyser said they needed to kill the victim in this case to prove themselves worthy to Slender, according to the complaint.

The complaint says in February, the girls decided they would kill the victim in this case on May 30th.
The complaint says the girls were able to learn that "Slender" lives in a mansion in the Nicolet National Park - and the girls planned to kill the victim - and then walk to Slender's mansion and become one of his proxies."
 
2014-06-04 12:07:28 PM  
Maybe I'm retarded, but I don't get this slender man bullshiat. I don't Internet much so I only vaguely read that some dude on SA created him for a meme. What is the back story here? I need someone to dumb it down for me.
 
2014-06-04 12:09:44 PM  

Tatterdemalian: The media, in its continuing quest for more political power, has been working diligently to sever the connection with reality for decades, ever since Jim Jones showed just how far a cult of personality could go.


I've got a really good Jonestown joke, but I'm afraid the punchline is too long.
 
2014-06-04 12:13:11 PM  

Paris1127: Not only did these girls think Slender Man was real, but they also thought that they would be able to walk to his mansion in Nicolet National Forest. Now, for those of you who don't know Wisconsin:

[www.exploringthenorth.com image 425x298]
The attempted murder happened just west of Milwaukee. Walking distance from Waukesha to Nicolet NF: 195 miles, estimated by Google as taking 64 hours to complete. And that's assuming that Slender's mansion is exactly where Google has Nicolet NF; he strikes me as more of the Summerwind type, which is located right at the Michigan border. Walking from Waukesha to Summerwind is 259 miles, 85 hours.

TL;DR: these kids didn't think their cunning plan all the way through

/JFC that's a shiatty map
//I feel like they didn't distort the Upper Peninsula enough...


Maybe they thought it was by Nicolet high school...

Also.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-04 12:13:21 PM  

Onkel Buck: Paris1127: Not only did these girls think Slender Man was real, but they also thought that they would be able to walk to his mansion in Nicolet National Forest. Now, for those of you who don't know Wisconsin:

[www.exploringthenorth.com image 425x298]
The attempted murder happened just west of Milwaukee. Walking distance from Waukesha to Nicolet NF: 195 miles, estimated by Google as taking 64 hours to complete. And that's assuming that Slender's mansion is exactly where Google has Nicolet NF; he strikes me as more of the Summerwind type, which is located right at the Michigan border. Walking from Waukesha to Summerwind is 259 miles, 85 hours.

TL;DR: these kids didn't think their cunning plan all the way through

/JFC that's a shiatty map
//I feel like they didn't distort the Upper Peninsula enough...

I went fishing in Iron Mountain 1993.

/CSB


You probably didn't catch anything: you're supposed to fish in a body of water....
 
2014-06-04 12:13:57 PM  

Tatterdemalian: Endive Wombat: I honestly do not grasp exactly how these girls became so disconnected from reality that they thought that it was a good idea to try and murder a peer.

I would love to read a psychologist's take on the matter.

If there is a trial, will it be broadcasted?

The media, in its continuing quest for more political power, has been working diligently to sever the connection with reality for decades, ever since Jim Jones showed just how far a cult of personality could go. Incidents like this will only become more common as the disconnect grows wider, until Hunger Games becomes the new reality... not because we can't grow enough food to feed the whole world 20 times over, but because our overlords won't let us do so, or even imagine having the ability to do so.


I hear copper works better than tin foil....give it a shot.
 
2014-06-04 12:14:39 PM  
mooseyfate

studebaker hoch: Slender people are a fairy tail in America.

I normally don't care for your posts. This one is amazing, however. Golf clap.


cdnet.myxer.com

Thanks
 
2014-06-04 12:15:22 PM  
art.penny-arcade.com
 
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