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Should Slender Man be Banned?

Postby The Great Zedong Dynasty » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:23 pm

On May 31, 2014, two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin, allegedly held down and stabbed a 12-year-old classmate 19 times; when questioned later by authorities, they reportedly claimed that they wished to commit a murder as a first step to becoming "proxies" (acolytes) of the Slender Man, having read about it online.[22] Due to the intervention of a passing cyclist, the victim survived the attack. The attackers were charged as adults and are each facing up to 65 years in prison.[23] One of the girls said Slender Man watches her, can read minds, and teleport.[22] Experts testified in court that she also said she conversed with Lord Voldemort and one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. On August 1, 2014, she was found incompetent to stand trial and her prosecution was suspended until her condition improved.[24]

In a statement to the media, Eric Knudsen said, "I am deeply saddened by the tragedy in Wisconsin and my heart goes out to the families of those affected by this terrible act." He stated he would not be giving interviews on the matter.[25]

After hearing the story, an unidentified woman from Hamilton, Ohio told a WLWT TV reporter her 13-year-old daughter had attacked her with a knife, and had written macabre fiction, some involving the Slender Man, who the mother said motivated the attack.[26]

On September 4, 2014, a 14-year-old girl in Port Richey, Florida allegedly set her family's house on fire while her mother and 9-year-old brother were inside; police reported that the teenager had been reading online stories about Slender Man, as well as an e-book called "Soul Eater". Eddie Daniels of the Pasco Sheriff's Office said of the girl, "She had visited the website that contains a lot of the Slender Man information and stories [...] It would be safe to say there is a connection to that."[27]


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man#Alleged_inspired_attacks
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Postby Farnhamia » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:24 pm

The Great Zedong Dynasty wrote:On May 31, 2014, two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin, allegedly held down and stabbed a 12-year-old classmate 19 times; when questioned later by authorities, they reportedly claimed that they wished to commit a murder as a first step to becoming "proxies" (acolytes) of the Slender Man, having read about it online.[22] Due to the intervention of a passing cyclist, the victim survived the attack. The attackers were charged as adults and are each facing up to 65 years in prison.[23] One of the girls said Slender Man watches her, can read minds, and teleport.[22] Experts testified in court that she also said she conversed with Lord Voldemort and one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. On August 1, 2014, she was found incompetent to stand trial and her prosecution was suspended until her condition improved.[24]

In a statement to the media, Eric Knudsen said, "I am deeply saddened by the tragedy in Wisconsin and my heart goes out to the families of those affected by this terrible act." He stated he would not be giving interviews on the matter.[25]

After hearing the story, an unidentified woman from Hamilton, Ohio told a WLWT TV reporter her 13-year-old daughter had attacked her with a knife, and had written macabre fiction, some involving the Slender Man, who the mother said motivated the attack.[26]

On September 4, 2014, a 14-year-old girl in Port Richey, Florida allegedly set her family's house on fire while her mother and 9-year-old brother were inside; police reported that the teenager had been reading online stories about Slender Man, as well as an e-book called "Soul Eater". Eddie Daniels of the Pasco Sheriff's Office said of the girl, "She had visited the website that contains a lot of the Slender Man information and stories [...] It would be safe to say there is a connection to that."[27]


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Postby Othelos » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:24 pm

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Postby The Great Zedong Dynasty » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:24 pm

I think he should at least be rated R for his violence against children!
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Postby Ifreann » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:25 pm

The Great Zedong Dynasty wrote:I think he should at least be rated R for his violence against children!

And who is it that places ratings on fictional characters?
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Postby The Great Zedong Dynasty » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:27 pm

Othelos wrote:What do you think?

I think his character is not a good example for the younger generation and frankly I want his stupid legend to end it's getting carried away.
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Postby Ad-Shabi » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:27 pm

Ifreann wrote:
The Great Zedong Dynasty wrote:I think he should at least be rated R for his violence against children!

And who is it that places ratings on fictional characters?

He means the game.

Dude the games are rated M...and Slenderman games aren't even anything but maybe E10+
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Postby -The Trade Federation- » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:27 pm

Jesus Christ, this is horrendous.

When grown adults do it, this is the limit...

But children that barely or didn't even hit their puberty ?

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Postby Farnhamia » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:27 pm

Ifreann wrote:
The Great Zedong Dynasty wrote:I think he should at least be rated R for his violence against children!

And who is it that places ratings on fictional characters?

The FCRS, the Fictional Character Rating Service. They're just down the hall from Accounting and the Department of Redundancy Department. Speaking of Accounting, you're behind on your expense reports again.
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Postby Vvarden » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:28 pm

I think the kids are dumb for believing it real.
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Postby Planeia » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:28 pm

Slender Man is so 2012. It'll die out soon like Rick Roll did.
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Postby Tyrinth » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:28 pm

People will be people. Always. With all of their faults.

When some insane person stabs someone and claims to have done it to appease... I don't know... let's say Spongebob. Should that be banned as well?
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Postby Vvarden » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:29 pm

Planeia wrote:Slender Man is so 2012. It'll die out soon like Rick Roll did.

So true...
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Postby Torsiedelle » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:29 pm

Why not ban Soul Eater, too? That Florida girl was obviously influenced by Slender Man AND the Kishin to commit arson.

But really? Hell no. It's an overratted fictional character. It's the stupid kids that take it too seriously and start stabbing folks.
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Postby Amacia » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:30 pm

The Great Zedong Dynasty wrote:On May 31, 2014, two 12-year-old girls in Waukesha, Wisconsin, allegedly held down and stabbed a 12-year-old classmate 19 times; when questioned later by authorities, they reportedly claimed that they wished to commit a murder as a first step to becoming "proxies" (acolytes) of the Slender Man, having read about it online.[22] Due to the intervention of a passing cyclist, the victim survived the attack. The attackers were charged as adults and are each facing up to 65 years in prison.[23] One of the girls said Slender Man watches her, can read minds, and teleport.[22] Experts testified in court that she also said she conversed with Lord Voldemort and one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. On August 1, 2014, she was found incompetent to stand trial and her prosecution was suspended until her condition improved.[24]

In a statement to the media, Eric Knudsen said, "I am deeply saddened by the tragedy in Wisconsin and my heart goes out to the families of those affected by this terrible act." He stated he would not be giving interviews on the matter.[25]

After hearing the story, an unidentified woman from Hamilton, Ohio told a WLWT TV reporter her 13-year-old daughter had attacked her with a knife, and had written macabre fiction, some involving the Slender Man, who the mother said motivated the attack.[26]

On September 4, 2014, a 14-year-old girl in Port Richey, Florida allegedly set her family's house on fire while her mother and 9-year-old brother were inside; police reported that the teenager had been reading online stories about Slender Man, as well as an e-book called "Soul Eater". Eddie Daniels of the Pasco Sheriff's Office said of the girl, "She had visited the website that contains a lot of the Slender Man information and stories [...] It would be safe to say there is a connection to that."[27]


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slender_Man#Alleged_inspired_attacks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution
Also are they talking about "Soul Eater" as in the manga/anime? I don't think it's for kids but it's not macabre in any since, it's a more like if Tim Burton made an anime.
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Postby Faustin Land » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:30 pm

Tyrinth wrote:People will be people. Always. With all of their faults.

When some insane person stabs someone and claims to have done it to appease... I don't know... let's say Spongebob. Should that be banned as well?

Spongebob has degraded over the years. It has to be put out of its misery.
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Postby The Great Zedong Dynasty » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:30 pm

Tyrinth wrote:People will be people. Always. With all of their faults.

When some insane person stabs someone and claims to have done it to appease... I don't know... let's say Spongebob. Should that be banned as well?

Well Sponge Bob isn't depicted as a child molester and killer
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Postby Bezkoshtovnya » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:30 pm

Uh...no? Should we ban everything that a few people may take too seriously and cause themselves or others harm?
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Postby Digital Planets » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:31 pm

No, we shouldn't. In fact, we should encourage people to worship Slenderman.
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Postby Kirav » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:31 pm

Why not just ban teenage angst? Round 'em up on the eve of their thirteenth birthday and send them to the penal colonies until they're 17.

We do still have the penal colonies, right?
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Postby Rabotnikisoyedinennyye » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:31 pm

Are people really this stupid? Just... No, I can't take this.

EDIT: Ok, maybe not stupid, but very mentally ill. It's actually really saddening now that I think about it.
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Postby The Great Zedong Dynasty » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:32 pm

Well I think it's ridiculous that a person makes an excuse for their own actions.
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Postby Ad-Shabi » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:32 pm

The Great Zedong Dynasty wrote:
Tyrinth wrote:People will be people. Always. With all of their faults.

When some insane person stabs someone and claims to have done it to appease... I don't know... let's say Spongebob. Should that be banned as well?

Well Sponge Bob isn't depicted as a child molester and killer

Cry a ricer. it's a game that's not even that good of a game. It's a made up story someone put on a message board to scare little kids. Nothing else.

As for Soul Eater if you don't know is a completely separate concept.
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Postby Vvarden » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:32 pm

Faustin Land wrote:
Tyrinth wrote:People will be people. Always. With all of their faults.

When some insane person stabs someone and claims to have done it to appease... I don't know... let's say Spongebob. Should that be banned as well?

Spongebob has degraded over the years. It has to be put out of its misery.

Well, Spongebob's laugh is very creepy. "Daiaiaiaiaia!"
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Postby Benuty » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:33 pm

We shouldn't ban works of fiction, especially since we let the Turner diaries go unbanned despite being nothing but a genocidal white supremacist wet dream sponsored by gun nuts who do far more harm than a few psychologically unhinged teens.
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