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Arron and Nick have been friends for about ten years. But after Nick's parents are hurt in a car crash, Arron takes Nick in and they start living as roommates. Wanting to cheer Nick up, Arron convinces Nick to make a vlog with him and put it on YouTube. Being Lovecraft fans, they call it Strange Aeons. However, the vlog quickly falls apart after Nick becomes depressed and antisocial, avoiding cameras at all times. Wanting to do everything he can to help his friend, Arron starts posting all the videos he took of Nick on the vlog channel, to create some form of documentation in case Nick were to seek help. He soon discovers that whatever was affecting him may have been more than just depression.Strange Aeons is a recent entry into the ever-expanding Slender Man Mythos, having started in early July 2012. Like most vlogs of late, it starts off with a few videos where not much happens, focusing on the relationship between Arron and Nick. But it soon takes a hard left turn into "what the hell is going on?!" territory, especially when Arron ceases being the only one contributing to the channel. Its YouTube page can be found here, along with Nick and Arron's Twitter page.
The story provides examples of:
Adults Are Useless: Where the hell are Arron's parents?! Couldn't they help him with finding Nick?
It's justified with Nick's parents because, you know, they're seriously injured.
Apparently Arron's parents haven't been watching his YouTube series. All they've heard about his situation was the news report of police calling off the search for Nick. He explained what was going on to them when they visited him in "Parents Weekend", but it seems like all they'll do is try to get Anna to contact him.
Arc Symbol(s): Two glyphs have appeared in the series so far. What they mean, we have no idea yet.
When the Sketchbook was released, we got three more glyphs, labeled "FOUND", "FETTERED", and "FREED", respectively. Considering two episodes have been named after two of the glyphs, they seem to be important.
The Blank: When the Slender Man is involved, this goes without saying.
Breather Episode: "Atlantic City". For the first time in weeks, Nick seems happy and healthy. At least until he goes for a glass of water.
Tranquil Fury: Nick refuses to speak throughout "Friend" even when he's choking Chris to death.
Unreliable Narrator: Possibly Arron. He claimed that he couldn't see the clips in which the Slender Man makes an appearance, but suddenly could after "no he didnt" was posted.
Urban Legend: Arron says he believes the Slender Man to be this in "'no he didnt' Talk".
Wham Episode: "Addendum" shows that Nick is more disturbed than we thought. And that he's in so much more danger than he knows.
"The 'Missing' Posters" shows something leaving its mark on a blanked-out missing poster of Nick.
"no he didnt" is a seemingly inexplicable clip that is filmed by neither Nick nor Arron. But whoever did film it, has the same pursuer as Nick.
"didnt mean to" is another video by the guy who uploaded "no he didnt". We see that he is clad in some sort of jumpsuit as he emerges from the forest. He pours a ring of salt around the entrance to a bus stop, for unknown reasons. Whether he meant to or not, he's teleported away when he stops to rest.
"seeing me again" is the whammiest episode yet. Jumpsuit Guy wakes up the next day in the same place he started in "didnt mean to". He finds the ring of salt dissolved by water and a glyph marking the floor of the bus stop. He runs until he reaches the front of a building. He then marks the railing around a sunken window with the same glyph seen in "The 'Missing' Posters". Then we hear a faint voice coming from the window. Nick's voice. From the clip in "Compilation" and in real time, right after Arron and Nick filmed "SA Vlog #1". THIS IS ARRON'S HOUSE. And THEN we see him pour a ring of salt around the entrance, only for Slendy to appear right behind him.
"Fettered" brings it to another level John AND SLENDY appearing in Arron's house. Not only that, but we get the most evidence yet of Nick's whereabouts after the gang's search in the woods.
Wham Line: "Well, you did tell me to be honest." has been used twice so far in two very whammy, VERY different contexts. The first time the line is uttered introduces audio distortion, making it known that Strange Aeons is a Slender Man series. The second time, we suddenly understand when the Jumpsuit Guy videos take place and exactly where he was the whole time.
What the Hell, Hero?: If "Fuck you Arron" is any indication, Arron posting the "documentation" videos was seriously bad.
Those same videos were brought up by Nick again in "Interviews / The Phone". He is seriously pissed off.
You Do NOT Want To Know: Nick warns Chris to not look up the videos in the Strange Aeons channel after he asks about them in "Interviews / The Phone".