As chilling details emerged from a criminal complaint, a Waukesha County court commissioner set $500,000 bail for two 12-year-old girls accused of plotting to kill one of their 12-year-old classmates.
Looks like we finally made the news. Not in the way I had hoped, though. Apparently people see this and start calling the stories on the Creepypasta Wiki trash, garbage, and people ask me if I’m happy now that someone has gotten hurt from the filth this site hosts.
I love the knee-jerk reaction. I will not shut down my site because two children who should not have been on our site in the first place and who gained some bizarre beliefs about Slenderman from who knows where decided it would be cool to repeatedly knife someone. I have even had our site called a cult
People have done this with video games for years, but I have rarely seen it in connection to literature.
I do not censor for the benefit of the mentally unwell who cannot determine reality from fiction. I will not allow the internet to be censored because someone decides to go stab a person to death because they read it in a story.
Blame the parents who are not monitoring their children’s activities. The parents who are not talking with their children. The parents who are not paying enough attention to notice the warning signs. Do not blame literature. Ever.
Please circulate this. People need to see this.
I didn’t think people could take this so seriously. It’s heart breaking to know where the influence came from. Please carry the victim in your prayers.
Holy. Just holy fucking shit.
Where do I even start?
First off… You have two twelve year old girls going to sites like the CreepyPasta Wiki, a site with adult content not intended for children to see. Which you might see some big backlash because of this.
But what’s interesting.
Weier told police that Slender Man is the "leader" of Creepypasta, and in the hierarchy of that world, one must kill to show dedication. Weier said that Geyser told her they should become “proxies" of Slender Man — a paranormal figure known for his ability to create tendrils from his fingers and back — and kill their friend to prove themselves worthy of him. Weier said she was surprised by Geyser’s suggestion, but also excited to prove skeptics wrong and show that Slender Man really did exist.
So you have this “thing” to prove that slender man exists — And one of them was excited to prove it?
You know, I’m not going any further, this disturbs me, but not much because I can tell the world is already fucked up.
Parents, please walk in on your kids every now and then and have some talks with them. Honestly, I think I’m one of the few who can tell what’s real and what’s not.
Also a thread on /x/. Go look at it, OP has some good stuff
And that I hope the girl who was stabbed is going to be A-OK.
As bad as it sounds, it seems like one of the kids is the mastermind. I say this because the beliefs that you can become a proxy by killing or the fact that he is a leader of creepypastas seems like a very juvenile statement.
It sounds like two like minded individuals got together and one manipulated the other into stabbing the girl.
I’m glad they caught a future psychopathic killer early.