Hyde’s Musings #2: Multiverses

 

Hello again, friends.  Hyde has returned to ponder some of the greater mysteries surrounding Our Mutual Friend.  Today, the topic I’ll be covering is that of multiverses.  What does this have to do with the Slender Man, you may be asking?

Everything.

A recurring term I’ve been hearing lately is “Dimensional Bleeding.”  Our friends at Observe and Terminate first noticed it when PTC member B2 began showing up in multiple places at the same time.  It’s a fairly self-explanatory theory: alternate dimensions are bleeding into each other.

So what does this mean for us?  What purpose does this wonderful thing called Dimensional Bleeding serve?  Simply put, it explains everything.  All the small inconsistencies running through the blogs that cannot simply explained by unreliable narration.  When one deals with a subtle Slender Man and another deals with one that is highly aggressive, how can we then explain this?  Why is it why some of us fight armies of “proxies” and others find the concept so ridiculous that we put the term in quotes.

Simply put, so very many things can be explained by the fact that we all inhabit different dimensions or realities, which all bleed into each other.  Perhaps the internet serves as a sort of hub where messages from all these dimensions converge.

What this means, naturally, is that every last word is true.  And every last word is real.  And at the same time, they’re all completely false.  Perhaps in one reality, Marble Hornets is a web series created by film students Troy Wagner and Joseph DeLage.  But perhaps, in another reality, it is a series of videos chronicling the very real journey into hell of Alex Kralie and Jay [Undisclosed] (while the [Of No Consequence] and [Undisclosed] families are often cited as sharing many common ancestors, I regret that Jay and I share no relation).

What exactly causes this Dimensional Bleeding?  Well, there is a good chance that it involves one or more of three things: the Bleeding Tree, the Slender Man, and the Path of Black Leaves.  While it is nothing more than a theory, I would speculate that the Path of Black Leaves is the “What,” the Bleeding Tree is the “How,” and the Slender Man is the “Why.”  What do I mean by this?  Allow me to explain.

The Path of Black Leaves is what is causing the Dimensional Bleeding in the first place.  Consciously or subconsciously, both sides are traveling through it.  Sometimes the Path warps space and time, creating a sort of wormhole from one location in space to another.  This much has been all but confirm, and likely explains any sort of teleportation used by our tall friend.  But it is quite possible that the Path can create what is less of a wormhole and more of a portal.  A portal to another dimension.  We pass through these portals almost unconsciously, jumping around from one world to another and unintentionally wreaking general havoc on the universe.

Good job, Hyde.  Now you’re thinking with portals.  You must be the pride of [Subject Hometown Here].  Also, I think that that last statement requires an obligatory “Nice job breaking it, hero.”

Sorry, sorry.  I’m done here.

The Bleeding Tree could quite possibly explain how the Path of Black Leaves works.  After all, what sort of leaves would you expect to fall from a tree that bleeds?  A tree that is incredibly hard to find.  A tree that may even be mobile.  Perhaps the adjective refers to more than actual blood.  Perhaps it is what causes the dimensions to bleed in the first place.

But why would any of this be happening, especially when it wasn’t happening before?  The “why” is explainable when you bring the Slender Man into the picture.  He utilizes the path, ripping holes in the fabric of reality.  Perhaps proxies are able to utilize the path because he allows them to.  Perhaps other times whatever wormholes or portals he creates when he shifts between dimensions merely get left over.  Perhaps he even pulls us between dimensions.  Who can say for sure?

These, naturally, are all just theories.  Musings.  Far be it from me to claim to be right.

Good Luck and Godspeed,

-Hyde

Hyde’s Musings #1: Lost Time

 

Hello again, friends.  The Pretentious Punster has returned!  You are all well, I trust?

How I wish that rhetorical question could be answered with an honest “yes,” for I know that none of us are well, or can ever be truly well again.  But I’m rambling, aren’t I?  I’m here for a purpose, so why beat around the metaphorical bush?

You see, I have quite a curious little mind (thanks to Jekyll’s overthinking), and I often ponder the greater mysteries that Jekyll quite frankly doesn’t care about.  Allow me, for a moment, to talk a bit about Lost Time.

Do you all remember the inability to remember?  I trust that you recall the mistrust of self that comes with a lack of recollection.  Perhaps you have never experienced it yourself, and remember it solely from the tales of old, in which hours, days, weeks, or even months would disappear from one’s head.  But that is specifically what makes me curious: no one ever seems to find the time to lose it anymore.  No recent revelations of missing hours spring to mind.

Why should this be?  Why are we so immune to his effects?  I have no answers, but I have my theories.

Theory #1: We have simply become prepared enough to prevent it.  Knowledge is our metaphorical pen to combat his sword.  If we are prepared for lost time, we can recognize when it happens and prevent it from happening in the first place.  It is natural selection at its finest: we have simply developed our “sixth sense” to the point that we have erected mental barriers as a defense to prevent it.

Theory #2: This theory relies on the theory that lost time is due to the Breaking process.  When one is under the Dapper Businessman’s control, they are simply unaware of anything and consequently lose time.  Why does this mean that lost time has been lost?  Well, it means that he simply has enough willing volunteers that he does not need as much extra assistance.  As a tie-in to Theory #1, only the mentally weak or those willing enough to join him in the first place are in his employ, and they are losing either no time at all, or have no time at all of their own to lose.

Both of these theories assume that the Dapper Businessman works both subtly and directly.  While stalking relies on his target noticing him, and evisceration or disembowelment are perhaps the most direct path he can take, some processes rely on his target’s complete obliviousness.  Lost time is part of this, and is likely related to the Breaking process.  While I do not believe that “hallowing” is an appropriate term, it is this process that I am referring to.  Once he has Broken a target, they become a mere puppet whose strings he can yank; a toy that is barely a step above an inanimate object.  However, even if this theory is true, there are, of course, exceptions.  Some targets he has Broken resist it, and are in a constant state of semi-consciousness, aware enough to know that they’re under his control, but unaware enough to have any control of their own.

Theory #3: He simply does not do so anymore, due to his constantly changing nature (which I plan on elaborating on in a future post).

Those are my theories.  Any others are greatly appreciated.  Discuss, please, for I’m sure everyone else is as eager to pick your brain as I am.

Good Luck and Godspeed,

-Hyde