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How is Slender Man Internet Folklore? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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Published on Oct 30, 2013

Slender Man very well may have been "invented" by the internet, but he's been a part of our subconscious forever! Like cultures across the globe, the internet has developed its own stories and characters. Generated by the collective web, Slender Man is our nightmares manifested in digital form. Why do we create these scary tales, indulging in worlds are beyond reality? What is the role of this folklore, and is Slender Man a part of it? Watch the episode to find out more!

Post your longer scary stories on the subreddit! http://bit.ly/1h1WC2s

Check out Jamin Warren's GameShow episode about Gender Swapping in Videogames!
http://youtu.be/WFOVVAhnAns

See Mike Response in this week's Episode of Game Show:
http://youtu.be/sJJdNS79PC8?t=5m57s

Mike's Know Your Meme video: http://www.viddler.com/v/2255d949

Slenderman stories: http://creepypasta.wikia.com/wiki/The...

Fan Art:
Slenderman by Damien Worm- http://damienworm.deviantart.com/art/...
Slender Man by ApocalypticPorcelain- http://apocalypticporcelain.deviantar...
The Last Attack by Alimika- http://hell-alka.deviantart.com/art/T...
Slenderman Resource/Stock 2 by Dimelotu- http://dimelotu.deviantart.com/art/Sl...
Slenderman by IGzIz- http://metysis-kamelot-vian.deviantar...
Slenderman vs Jeff the Killer- by Fleur- dRae- http://fleur-drae.deviantart.com/art/...
Slenderman by UndeadKitty13- http://undeadkitty13.deviantart.com/a...
Slender Man by Ahali delaGrosa: http://victor-surge.deviantart.com/ar...
by genesplicer- http://www.wendingourway.com/imagesfo...
slender man by Corpse- Boy- http://corpse-boy.deviantart.com/art/...
The Slender Man by thebigemp3- http://www.deviantart.com/art/The-sle...

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Sources:

BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01nl671

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Music:

"Europe" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

"Carry on Carillon" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

Level 5: Room for the Homeless
http://bit.ly/10N0Ykm

"Bouncy Castle" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

":P" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

Binaerpilot "Geeks"
http://bit.ly/10N0UBf

"Squarehead" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)

Outsider "Explore"
http://bit.ly/197EQnY

StatueofDiveo "Final Days"
http://bit.ly/GYljwI

Chiptune - Kenzalol
http://bit.ly/15vKwpN

EatMe
http://bit.ly/17ludvN

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