Thursday, June 23, 2011

Slumberland Trail

Hah, creepy dreams and proxies with handguns! Oh Slenderman you lovable scamp, whatever will you think of next? Seriously though this is getting old rather fast, if it weren’t for the encroaching fog and vanishing citizenry I’d almost be tempted to call the thing a one-trick pony. Well a three-trick pony I guess, it also likes putting on spontaneous performances of the broadway classic “And now you’re missing a friend.”

So yeah… I’ve starting having the dreams again, same dreams I was having around the time Henry started seeing Veronica… the ones where it isn’t a monster. While it’s better than the nightmares I can’t help but find myself unsettled by their return, last time… Well last time I had them he pulled me through the city and had me watch as he whisked away a little boy. I think it’s part of some glamour… an illusion or a willing or something of that nature… it’s like he tried to confuse me into being what he wanted me to be instead of who I am. In the dreams he stands at our window and beckons me, he waits patiently until I come outside and then he slowly makes his way behind the hotel and into the woods. Though I don’t follow him in I watch him leave and then the sky splits and I wake up. The geography of this particular dream has been slowly growing more accurate, much more accurate in fact than most dreams I’ve had, I’m not quite certain what it means if anything at all… but I cannot help but find it somewhat concerning.

That dream was from last night, and basically the every night we’ve spent here… It’s been eating at me for most of the day. Well really every one of the dreams I’ve posted up here, and to Father of Light, has been that way… unique and consuming, or at the very least highly peculiar. I’ve considered Niles’ advice about not sitting around with our thumbs up our assess and talked to the others about the dream. We’re going to follow the path it showed me into the woods. We’ve talked about it and decided it’s probably some sort of trap, but that all the same it’s worth looking at. JD and Henry seem to think it may be a way out… but me… well I’m not so sure.




  1. I'm afraid all I can offer at this moment are my prayers and wish you good luck.

  2. Ohwow. That seems, uh... smart! Yeah, that's th'word for it. Because He'd totally be like
    "Yeah, I've been stalking you and ruined everything you cared about, but I really can't turn the fog machine off and it's making me feel like a douchebag, so yeah, here's the way out, see you next week for a cold one!"

    Dear god, has everyone lost their heads recently? THINK, for god's sake. Want to get out? Let's not go for the obvious trap.


    Or we can all throw caution to the wind and freak the fuck out and get killed in the process. That works too.

  3. Well personally I'd be looking for where all the utilities meet since they had power, water and internet so these must be feeding through a Rosen-bridge from our continuum. Find a place where all these are close together and they should find their way out.

    My boss once said that once you know a trap is a trap then it becomes a trap for your foes. But you have to give them what they want; you have to take that chance and walk into that trap they've made. Then at the right point you snap it closed around them.

    That is dramaturgy at it's raw beating heart; understanding narrative and how to use it for things. The entity is trapped on narrative rails because that's what created it, narrative. It's a living story. That's why it has its own entry on TVtropes.

    Of course I'm a dramaturge so of course I'd think that dramaturgy is the solution to everything.

  4. ...You know, a kid on the team once brought up a good point. Hero's journeys are all well and good, but you know what?

    Sure, the hero can do everything right. Find the mentor, band together, obtain the sword from the belly of the beast;

    But they don't always /win/. Keep that in mind.

  5. Don't confuse the narrator with the hero. At the risk of getting a little meta I could make a convincing argument that the entity itself is the antihero of the aggregated narratives that feature it.

    Which has potential for its defeat.