Entry for #SixWordStories
`s Word Prompt: Call Me
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Slenderman "photo" from the TVTropes entry for the mythos, taken from the original Something Awful thread: [link]
My first attempt at photo blending and manipulation. Sorry if it isn`t any good. All done with fotoflexer online. Look closely! There`s a Slenderman creepin` about in there. "One of the most common beliefs about the Slender Man is that we essentially thought him into existence. In “The Tutorial,” M refers to this as the “Philip Phenomenon.” This is the “tulpa” part of “Golom Tulpa Anima’s” namesake theory. And on TV Tropes, the whole trope “Clap Your Hands If You Believe” deals with this. The theory is that, if enough people believe in something enough, it becomes real. And if even more people believe in it, it becomes stronger. The theory goes, essentially, that we believed the Slender Man into existence. There is also a related theory: that thinking of him calls him to you. He only exists for you when you think about him."
Mogadishu wrote, “The tulpa is manifest. All it takes is that split second of fear when the tree outside your window casts a shadow just right, and He knows.”