History Headscratchers / MarbleHornets

2nd Jan '16 10:36:20 AM nombretomado
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** There are several differences between the original Slender Man & the Operator from Marble Hornets. The version of Slender Man from the SomethingAwful forums (where the concept/character was created) had tentacles, a face that was supposedly different for each viewer, a growing cult surrounding him/it, a draw towards water/fire/children, & a history of rearranging people's organs. The Operator has no face/fingers, teleports off-camera, messes up people's memories, & does a lot of standing around. While the Operator is clearly inspired by the original Slender Man, they are effectively two different characters. A lot of the confusion stems from the fact that the Operator's "name" wasn't revealed until the series was well under way, coupled with the relative obscurity of the original Slender Man meme. Marble Hornets largely popularized the meme, even though the Operator only superficially resembles the root idea.

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** There are several differences between the original Slender Man & the Operator from Marble Hornets. The version of Slender Man from the SomethingAwful Website/SomethingAwful forums (where the concept/character was created) had tentacles, a face that was supposedly different for each viewer, a growing cult surrounding him/it, a draw towards water/fire/children, & a history of rearranging people's organs. The Operator has no face/fingers, teleports off-camera, messes up people's memories, & does a lot of standing around. While the Operator is clearly inspired by the original Slender Man, they are effectively two different characters. A lot of the confusion stems from the fact that the Operator's "name" wasn't revealed until the series was well under way, coupled with the relative obscurity of the original Slender Man meme. Marble Hornets largely popularized the meme, even though the Operator only superficially resembles the root idea.
7th Jul '15 7:11:20 PM nombretomado
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* Why have the creators of this not been hired by a movie or TV studio? This series is much better than the majority of "found footage" films that come out in theaters, and certainly better than many of the {{Lost}} clones populating TV. Obviously the format would have to change once it moved off a web medium, but still. The talent!

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* Why have the creators of this not been hired by a movie or TV studio? This series is much better than the majority of "found footage" films that come out in theaters, and certainly better than many of the {{Lost}} ''Series/{{Lost}}'' clones populating TV. Obviously the format would have to change once it moved off a web medium, but still. The talent!
6th Feb '15 6:05:08 PM Leetroper
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*** Actually, it's implied that Slenderman has killed at least two people. [[spoiler: Seth in #22 and Brian in #51.]] He also seems to "eat" people.However, it would appear he's just randomly creepy and uncanny.How does it feel to be watched everywhere you go while you are almost completely oblivious?

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*** Actually, it's implied that Slenderman The Operator has killed at least two people. [[spoiler: Seth in #22 and Brian in #51.]] He also seems to "eat" people. However, it would appear he's just randomly creepy and uncanny.How does it feel to be watched everywhere you go while you are almost completely oblivious?



** Can't remember exactly, but there have definitely been clues regarding something being off about him. He starts freaking out when J mentions Marble Hornets, he displays the ominous cough & feeling of coldness(aka some degree of Slenderman influence) and is shown to be taking some pills that later ended up in the house where Masky was. If anything, I'd complain that revealing that Masky was actually [[spoiler:in-universe Tim]] as opposed to just being portrayed by the same actor was a bit predictable and took a bit away from the sense of mystery regarding the masked figure, but it's only been one entry and I'll retract all my complaints if they use Insane/Possessed/Whatever [[spoiler:Tim]] as Mr.Exposition who'll expand(or really, establish) the mythos.

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** Can't remember exactly, but there have definitely been clues regarding something being off about him. He starts freaking out when J mentions Marble Hornets, he displays the ominous cough & feeling of coldness(aka coldness (aka some degree of Slenderman Operator influence) and is shown to be taking some pills that later ended up in the house where Masky was. If anything, I'd complain that revealing that Masky was actually [[spoiler:in-universe Tim]] as opposed to just being portrayed by the same actor was a bit predictable and took a bit away from the sense of mystery regarding the masked figure, but it's only been one entry and I'll retract all my complaints if they use Insane/Possessed/Whatever [[spoiler:Tim]] as Mr.Exposition who'll expand(or really, establish) the mythos.



** There is indeed a movie in production.



* Do I have to watch other Slender mythology series in order to understand this one?
** Nope, it's pretty much stand-alone. I don't know if it's supposed to be in the same "continuity" as other Slender works.

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* Do I have to watch other Slender Man mythology series in order to understand this one?
** Nope, it's pretty much stand-alone. I don't know if it's supposed to be in the same "continuity" as other Slender Man works.


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** In fact, this series would probably be the very best place to start the mythology, since it introduces a lot of concepts that are the groundwork for later works.
6th Feb '15 6:01:41 PM Leetroper
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** It's probably supposed to be Slender's backstory, based off the original creepypasta in the Something Awful forums.

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** It's probably supposed to be Slender's The Operator's backstory, based off the original creepypasta in the Something Awful forums. forums.
** That story does have similarities to some of the old Slender Man stuff, but it doesn't match up with any of it in particular. I think it's just there to suggest the idea of legends with The Operator's motifs, implying he could have been around for a long time. Or a RedHerring meant to confuse people looking for concrete backstory.


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** Other works related to the Slender Man mythos actually explored this further, by implying that he causes people he's following to compulsively want to keep a record of him. It's not implausible that this could apply to Marble Hornets too.
31st Jan '15 11:42:50 PM Sarjinn
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** [[spoiler: Alex watches the entries too. It's likely that he came up with the "source" idea after watching Entry 60.5 and realizing that it was Tim who was initially showing signs of being influenced by The Operator. He states in Entry #85 that he initially thought he himself was the cause of The Operator appearing - which might have just been the only thing he could come up with, given there wouldn't have been much to tell him otherwise - so after seeing Entry #60.5, deciding that Tim was "the source" isn't much of a jump. And Alex probably isn't all that lucid and rational at that point to begin with.]]
31st Jan '15 11:39:22 PM Sarjinn
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* I don't understand why so much of the plot of season three revolved around [[spoiler: stealing Tim's pills. He was glad to help Jay get a prescription of his own, so presumably it's not some kind of very controlled medication that doctors will be hesitant to prescribe. It seems like it would have saved everyone a lot of trouble.]]

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* I don't understand why so much of the plot of season three revolved around [[spoiler: stealing Tim's pills. He was glad to help Jay get a prescription of his own, so presumably it's not some kind of very controlled medication that doctors will be hesitant to prescribe. It seems like it would have saved everyone a lot of trouble.]]
**Presumably this was to show us [[spoiler: how unhinged totheark had become. Later entries have Tim describing totheark/Hoody as a "shell of a person," implying that totheark doesn't really think along rational lines and is somewhat feral. Also, when Tim suggests that Jay get his own prescription, he seems to mean it in the context of Jay having to constantly visit the doctor, as evidenced by him saying that Jay needs to "get help." This doesn't seem like something totheark/Hoody would be willing to do. Plus it seems that to some extent totheark/Hoody just enjoys torturing both Jay and Tim, even if he is at times "helping" them.
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24th Jan '15 10:45:39 AM Asarelah
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** The crew said during panel interviews that Jay might have a trust fund, or be using [[BoringButPractical Student loans.]]

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** The crew said during panel interviews that Jay might have a trust fund, or he might be using [[BoringButPractical Student student loans.]]
24th Jan '15 10:45:00 AM Asarelah
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** Or, you know... [[BoringButPractical Student loans.]]


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** The crew said during panel interviews that Jay might have a trust fund, or be using [[BoringButPractical Student loans.]]
16th Jan '15 9:46:56 PM Mesmiranda
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** It's probably supposed to be Slender's backstory, based off the original creepypasta in the Something Awful forums.


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** Don't forget, the guys still have an upcoming movie planned out.
29th Dec '14 5:58:49 PM MegaMeganekko
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* So...does this sum up the series? [[spoiler: So the Operator was tied to/'infected' Tim from childhood for...some reason, then he went away for a while, then Tim auditioned for Marble Hornets, which for some reason woke the Operator back up, who then started stalking the crew, which drove Alex nuts and made him destroy the tapes, except he gave a bunch of them to Jay for some reason, which drew him into this mess, and then there was a whole big mess with Jay and the Marble Hornets crew and the Operator screwing with all sorts of stuff, and when it was all over most of them were dead and there was no purpose behind anything beyond 'This crazy entity be mean, yo'?]] Because even with the whole 'true horror means not knowing every detail' factor, that's kind of lame.

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* So...does this sum up the series? [[spoiler: So the Operator was tied to/'infected' Tim from childhood for...some reason, then he went away for a while, then Tim auditioned for Marble Hornets, which for some reason woke the Operator back up, who then started stalking the crew, which drove Alex nuts and made him destroy the tapes, except he gave a bunch of them to Jay for some reason, which drew him into this mess, and then there was a whole big mess with Jay and the Marble Hornets crew and the Operator screwing with all sorts of stuff, and when it was all over most of them were dead and there was no purpose behind anything beyond 'This crazy entity be mean, yo'?]] Because even with the whole 'true horror means not knowing every detail' factor, that's kind of lame.lame.
* I don't understand why so much of the plot of season three revolved around [[spoiler: stealing Tim's pills. He was glad to help Jay get a prescription of his own, so presumably it's not some kind of very controlled medication that doctors will be hesitant to prescribe. It seems like it would have saved everyone a lot of trouble.]]
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