Title: I’ll protect you
Media: Video Games
Topic: Slender: The Eight Pages
URL: Chapter 7
Critiqued by Ghostcat
Happy Black Friday, beloved Patrons! I hope you’re enjoying and/or enduring America’s annual Festival of Consumerism.
The last chapter featured quite a lot of awkward face-grabbing and snuggling that I’m desperately trying to forget, so let’s move directly into this chapter!
Slender Man P.O.V.
Huh. Looks like we’re sliding right into Slendpai again. I think the lack of prefacing Author’s Notes may be a sign that the author is starting to lose enthusiasm for her fic.
A howl, no, a loud roar came from the forest.
So which was it? Those are two very different sounds.
A low growl erupted from my throat. The pesky creatures have returned to the town.
Oh, no! They might try to do stuff WITH THINGS!
I slowly propped myself up on my elbows, careful not to wake Thaddeus, and listened closely to the passing wind outside the house.
Stop listening to the house farting and concentrate on the howl-roar, dude.
—CONTAINS SCENES OF EXCESSIVE CUDDLING—
Hello, dear Patrons!
I hope you were having an enjoyable timepart, because I’m here with another chapter. Sorry about that.
In the previous chapter Thaddeus revealed his sassy bitch side while sniping with his sister before he decided to follow the anime trope path even further and make some home-baked goodies for Slendpai. Thaddeus ventured out to the store for ingredients to make apple tarts and had a brief yet awkward social encounter with Carlos, who is definitely suffering from a severe case of the hots for Thaddeus. Immediately after leaving the store Thaddeus was attacked by Designated Asshole Gerald, who threatened both Thaddeus and Slendpai before releasing the little sorrow sponge. Thaddeus panicked and ran off into the forest to find Slendpai, and to exactly no one’s surprise he became completely lost. He stumbled across a creature the narration later purported to be a wendigo, but was never attacked or even threated by the beast because Slendpai swooped in to rescue Thaddeus.
Thus far their relationship consists of Slendpai stalking Thaddeus and then rescuing the boy when he inevitably gets attacked by someone or something.
Happy Double Eleven Day, dear Patrons!
We’ve finally reached the halfway point of this meandering little fic! It’s become painfully obvious that the author has run out of ideas, as the last chapter was nothing but Slendpai walking Thaddeus home after the attack in the woods.
Aside from a few hints that Gerald is going to be seeking non-specific vengeance on someone, possibly Thaddeus but it is also equally likely that it could be Slendpai, that’s literally all that happens in the entire chapter. I’m not really looking forward to the second half of the fic.
The lack of proper punctuation almost makes it look as if this work was a collaborative effort with someone else.
Hello everyone. I have returned with another chapter to “I will protect you.” I apologies for the long wait, I’ve had terrible writers block.
Well, you’ve already admitted to running out of ideas for this fic and starts soliciting your readers for more. That’s usually a sign that you should take a break and come back to the work later, when you have a fresh pair of eyes.
I was also busy with my last year of high school. You can only imagine how stressful it was :P
Oh, you sweet summer child. If you think your senior year of high school is as bad as it gets, then life is going to kick your ass so very hard.
But now I’m back and I’m here to stay. I would like to thank UrBestCeilingFan for encouraging me to update. Thanks to them I got, how you say, inspired to write future chapter. I thank you humbly! And now here’s the chapter.
Ah, now we know who to “thank” for the rest of the fic.
Warning: this story contains Yaoi/ slash/ MalexMale, violence and sexual content.
You know when it would have been a good idea to add an extra warning? Back in Chapter 3, which featured the attempted rape scene. The fact that there was no warning on that chapter but there is one on this chapter fills me with apprehension.
A reminder! Slender man has been created in my own way. So whatever you think slender man is, he is not in my story.
Yeah, no kidding.
Hello, dear Patrons, and welcome to yet another chapter of Slender Man fic! Only :sigh: six more to go.
In the last chapter, things went off the rails fast as Thaddeus the sorrow-sponge was chased through the woods by Designated Asshole Gerald and his assorted minions, who were quickly picked off by Slendy. Designated Asshole Gerald then became Rapist Gerald and attempted to sexually assault Thaddeus so that Slendy could swoop in and save him. Slendy dashed Gerald’s head against a tree, possibly killing him, and then Thaddeus thanked the terrifying tentacle monster for committing potentially murderous violence on his behalf.
Yes, this is a wonderful beginning for a healthy relationship.
It was also revealed that the author has completely run out of ideas and has started soliciting plot-bits from her audience, so I expect things to get much weirder at a much faster pace.
And there’s yet another Author’s Note. Great. I bet there’s one at the end of the chapter, too.
OMG I love your reviews.
Of course you do, they are overwhelmingly positive.
So on the last chapter I asked you guys “What would you like the next chapter to have?” and almost 90% of you wanted Thaddeus to elope with the slender man XD
… And apparently many of those leaving reviews endorse the idea of a child of indeterminate age marrying a paranormal entity that could be centuries older than they are. I blame Twilight.
I never had that idea in mind lololol
That almost earns you a redemption cookie, author.
Guys I’m not gonna make them run away with each other … yet ;)
:sighs: Never mind.
Lol but some of you guys did give me an idea on how to start this chapter off XD
I’m all a-flutter.
No, wait; that’s an alert on my cell phone. :checks screen: Ugh. Not again.
:puts phone away:
If I find out who showed Syl how to use SnapChat, I’m going to make them sorry.
Thanks for the many reviews BTW! I do have a story line on this and I will add most of your thoughts to this story XD Just give me more ideas and i might just add it XD
Technically “I want my OC and Slendy to have sex!” could count as a story line, but it’s not really enough to sustain a multi-chapter work.
That seems of all things unlikely.
—CHAPTER CONTAINS RAPE SCENE—
Hello, dearest Patrons, and welcome to another chapter of Slender Man fic!
I can feel your excitement radiating through the Intertubez. That, or Bifocals has been mucking around with my laptop again.
In the last chapter there was a rehash of the first chapter, this time from Slendy’s perspective, and he’s been turned into an obsessive stalker of our
fearful fearless protagonist, the living sorrow-sponge named Thaddeus. This would make for a very good Horror fic, but the author seems determined to try to paint Slendy’s unnatural attachment (literally in this case, since Slendy’s appendage-bit is still physically attached to Thaddeus’ ankle) as something positive and possibly romantic.
There are times when I truly worry about the youth of today.
Oh, right; this is one of those authors who likes to put Author’s Notes at the beginning and end of each chapter.
Important note! Did you guys get the email that I updated this story? It’s coming up on my story!
I don’t understand. There is an option on ff.net to have an email alert sent to you when one of your favorited fics updates, but that’s completely up to the person who favorited the fic. The author doesn’t have any control over it. Is she asking if the people who signed up for the email alerts got them, or what?
So this chapter is going to have a lot of P.O.V. changes. xDD
::picks up massive eye and throws it into the hall:
Goeth! What did I tell you about leaving your stuff in my room?
yeah sorry about that lol
I am unconvinced of your sincerity. If you don’t want to use POV Tags, then DON’T USE THEM.
For those of you who don’t know what P.O.V. means, it’s short for Point of view.
If you’re going to explain a term to your audience, then the place to do that would be in the chapter where there term firsts appears – in this case, that would be the previous chapter and not this one.
So yeah I hope it makes sense and that you like it.
Thus far, neither one of those things seems likely.
Enjoy! Thank you guys for the reviews btw! XD
There are currently eighty-two reviews for this fic; I glanced through them and, like always, most are positive. There was even one that pointed out that there’s “some rather delightful slenderman yaoi” located in the Mythology section under the Miscellaneous category.
I haven’t looked and I’m kinda afraid to.
Hello, dear Patrons, and welcome back to the Library! I’m here with another scoop of Slender Man fic, which I’m sure you’ve all been eagerly awaiting.
What happened in the last chapter? Not a hell of a lot; communal whipping boy Thaddeus stumbled around a forest while hearing a mysterious voice and being chased by a mysterious figure that he assumed was the fic’s designated asshole even though the figure looked and sounded nothing like said designated asshole. He then found a piece of paper and was touched by the mysterious figure, which surely would have resulted in an in-game death but is likely a prelude to more physical contact between the two.
Oh, good; an Author’s Note. These are always fun.
OMG! I just noticed how short the last chapter was DX My bad!
Chapters don’t have a required length, they can be as long or as short as they need to be. It could even be argued that a Slender Man yaoi slashfic would be better with shorter chapters, or even no chapters at all.
Lets see what I can conjure up for this chapter XP LOL ENJOY!
I assume that means the author is making things up as she goes, which rarely goes well for the audience.
—CONTAINS REFERENCES TO PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABUSE—
Hello, dear Patrons, and welcome to that compendium of regrettable life choices that we call the Library of The Damned!
Admiral Sakai’s recent explorations into creepypasta have inspired me to pull out a fic from the Slender portion of ff.net that was written by an author I’ve already featured twice. For those of you unaware, the Slender series of video games features one of the Intertubez’s favorite creepypasta memes, The Slender Man, whose origins can be traced to a 2009 Photoshop contest on the Something Awful forums.
The first game, titled Slender: The Eight Pages, has a deceptively simple premise; the player, armed with nothing but a flashlight, must find eight pages hidden around an open world containing thick forests (with gradually increasing fog) as well as several empty structures all while avoiding a faceless antagonist who slowly stalks them. Much of the dramatic tension comes from the intense atmosphere of the game, since the player must rely on visual and auditory cues to avoid Slender as there is no defense against his attacks. (It’s one of those games where if you don’t have a good pair of stereo headphones you’re going to die early and often.)
There’s not really any back story given in the first game, it’s never revealed who the young protagonist is or why Slender is chasing them, and the pages collected don’t offer much information regarding the characters.
Well, not any background information.
The sequel, Slender: The Arrival, does expand the world significantly but never really explores the antagonist’s motivations or origins. This is actually true to the character; The Slender Man doesn’t have an established canon written by a single creator as the character’s mythos has been built up from a variety of sources – including fanart, creepypasta, and AR video series like Marble Hornets – and each version varies slightly. (I’ve even written one myself, which you can read here.) There are some common characteristics; Slender is depicted as being a tall, thin figure with unnaturally elongated limbs (that are often revealed to be tentacles) wearing a dark man’s suit with a white shirt and either a black or red tie and having a featureless, paper-white head. This figure slowly stalks victims, which are typically children or young adults, for unknown yet presumably nefarious purposes. Being in Slender’s presence can also cause what is called “The Slender Effect” in the chosen victims; symptoms include (but are not limited to) paranoia, nausea, auditory or visual hallucinations, intense fear, and can eventually lead to permanent insanity. The origins for the character, if they are even given, typically fall into three categories; paranormal entity, mythical cryptid, or alien monster. In nearly all of his depictions The Slender Man serves as the work’s antagonist; he is literally a blank canvas that the creator can use as they see fit.
And then there’s that tiny portion of the population that takes that blank canvas and fills it with something entirely different, as evidenced by the summary of this fic;
He wandered the woods, hoping to escape from reality. “I wish I could just die!” Thaddeus cried as he leaned against a tree. Who would have thought that a tall Slender man would change his life for the better? Yaoi! Slash! boy x boy! lolol enjoy XD
That’s right – this is a yaoi slashfic prominently featuring a pairing between what I assume to be an OC and The Slender Man.
Can it get worse? Of course it can! Those two other fics I’ve worked on that were written by this author? If you don’t recognize the author’s name, let me help you. The fics in question would be the Beast/Gaston slashfic Beauty within the beast and I don’t want to be alone again!, the Gaston/Prince Adam rape fic.
Could it get any worse than that? Why, yes it can! This fic has fanart!