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I'm Lee. I made this channel to keep you guys informed of some strange things happening in my house. Having people to show it to makes me feel a bit more secure, you know? I'll do my best to keep you guys up to date whenever I find something out.

After hearing some scratching noises against his door and unintelligible but human-like whispers from his attic, Lee decides to hire an exterminator to see if there is some feral creature hiding in his house. However, upon seeing his attic, said exterminator left the house immediately, stating that he did not find anything except a large hole and expressing the possibility of it being a possum. Things get From Bad to Worse.

An ARG that focuses are the more well-known creepypasta of a creature called "The Rake", but has also, on occasion, featured a tall man in a suit.

The main YouTube channel can be found here. The series also has an in-game Twitter account.

This story provides examples of:

  • Always a Bigger Fish: When The Family has surrounded Lee, Mo, and Story and is about to kill them, the Slender Man steps in and teleports Lee, Mo, and Story away and kills several members of The Family in warning that they are not to mess with Story. Basically, Lee and Mo are saved by accidentally inciting an eldritch Mob War.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Rather understandably, after Lee was tortured by The Family, he's a lot harder and less reluctant about violence and very nearly directly tortures Shiny / Sean until he realizes nothing he could do is as torturous to Shiny as being deprived of The Speaker's voice — then just leaves Shiny in the basement to suffer from the withdrawal with the knowledge that no one is coming to save him. And as of "Death Sentence", Lee officially declared war on The Family and on Lexx in particular.
    From his Twitter account: This is too fucking far. I know you're reading this Lexx. This isn't a threat, this is a promise. I'm going to fucking kill you. I'm going to be there while the life drains out of you, and I'm going to enjoy watching it happen, you crazy bitch. Sleep with one fucking eye open. -Lee
  • Big Brother Instinct: After Lee's attack from the Rake, Mo jumps right in to Lee's protection. He usually never leaves his brother alone, or is at least very reluctant to do so.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Linnie in "The Viaduct" and Mo in "Rescue."
  • Blood from the Mouth: After the Slender Man splits up Lee and Mo from Story, teleporting them to their home, they both cough up blood.
  • Blood Magic: The Knife requires the blood of its Carrier to transport him to another dimension. In "The Other Side" it forces Lee to cut himself and thereby throw himself into the other dimension.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: While Lee is a prisoner of the cult, he's locked in a metal storage unit for months while he suffers frequent beatings, is "cut and flayed", deprived of food and water, has one of his fingers cut off (for use in a ransom note), and on at least one occasion is Mind Raped by the Rake and Forced to Watch his loved ones die in various (and probably increasingly) horrible ways. And that's just what we KNOW ABOUT.
  • Call-Forward: During one video, Lee mentions that to Linnie that he once encountered a strange man in New Jersey who had no idea where he was. Fast-forward to Valentine's Day 2014, and we find out the identity of that man. It's Noah Maxwell.
  • Companion Cube: Since Mo's death Lee appears to hear the Knife speaking to him; it is unclear how much of this is Sanity Slippage or if he is actually hearing it say something to him — since it is an eldritch item, it may be a bit of both.
  • Crossover: In the three-part episode "Thompson Park"/"Story"/"Separation", Lee and Mo assist Story Parker, the protagonist of The Slender Man Mythos series Keratin Garden).
  • Clingy MacGuffin: The Book and the Knife, which (once they have chosen a Carrier) can only be passed on to someone else by the present Carrier (Lee) giving it to them. Lee also burned the Book, but it reappeared on his kitchen kitchen table as if nothing had happened.
  • Creepypasta: The Rake, the main focus of the series, has its origins in one. Word of God has it that the creators wanted to do an ARG, but didn't want to make another Slender Man series.
  • Defiant to the End: Mo.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Sean at first appears to be the Big Bad, being the one in charge of the Rake cultists, but then he's captured by Mo and Lee and the Rake decides to pull a You Have Outlived Your Usefulness
  • Distressed Dude: Expecting help, Lee and Mo visit a supposed fan to help translate the book only to knock them out with their special tea. They take Mo hostage in exchange for Lee to "willingly" give up the book. They make the trade and rush to get out of there only for the Rake to snatch Lee in the forest. The Rake's followers hold him captive for several months until Mo is able to pinpoint his location and mount a rescue mission.
  • Et Tu, Brute?: Lee, after having been tortured by Shiny Mask for months, has a Heroic BSoD after learning that Shiny Mask's real identity is Sean, one of his friends.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Lexx and Shiny Mask.
  • Heroic BSoD: Lee, twice so far throughout the series.
  • Humanoid Abomination/ Beast Man: The Rake, naturally.
  • Hostage for MacGuffin: The cult after Lee asks for the book in exchange for his brother's freedom.
  • It's All My Fault: Lee blames himself for Mo's death.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: Lee is a Carrier, chosen by eldritch items to be their bearer, leading to The Family and the Rake coming after him for one of them, the other one edging him further towards insanity.
  • Killed Off for Real: Sean and Mo are murdered (off-camera) by followers of the Rake in "Death Sentence".
  • Laughing Mad: Lee when leaving Sean to deal with the torturous withdrawal of being deprived of The Speaker's voice.
  • Leitmotif: Unlike similar ARG blogs, Rake's presence or a supernatural occurrence is usual indicated by a resonating chime heard in the background.
  • Religion of Evil: The black-garbed cult that honors the Rake. They're bad news.
  • Sanity Slippage: Even Mo calls Lee out on it. And its just gotten worse since his torture and Mo's death.
  • Slipping a Mickey: Mo and Lee are drugged by spiked tea.
  • Waking Up Elsewhere: If his confusion upon waking up is anything to go by, Lee experiences this at the start of the video The Past Year is this.
  • Will Not Be a Victim: When The Family captures Lee they think it will be an easy job to break him and get him to give them the Book, and while he does ultimately give them what they want, he lasts months of continuous torture without giving in and The Speaker itself has to take a hand.