First, let me say that I am so sorry about the death and your family and I hope that you all are feeling better. The grieving process isn't easy, but I hope it goes by without much pain. Anyway, I had never heard of the Slenderman archtype until this blog post. It makes complete sense though. It seems that the capitalists want to take us all over. Sometimes if you don't think about it, you don't realize it is happening. When I watch tv now, companies are constantly bombarding us and children with their products and wanting us to get them. Not all businesses are like this, but it seems that you can't go anywhere without being bombarded by companies and their products or services anymore. I think Slenderman is a part of this. Thanks for the post and I look forward to another post soon.
Thank you for your kind words. Tess' death was tough; she was only two, and she died of two types of cancer. We never expected it.
Actually, kids and teens seem to know Slenderman better than adults in many cases. But I actually find that somewhat encouraging, assuming it means that younger generations are seeing capitalism as increasingly fearful and encroaching. I don't want them to be too scared or anything, but capitalism is really dangerous and fear isn't at all, to my mind, an inappropriate response.