So Sandra was playing her game late last night, and, having finished our "science for the science god", we decided to sit on the couch and watch. So Matt and I are on the couch, Sandra's sitting on a cushion in front of the TV, Preston's being agreeable for once and sitting in my lap, and Slender's on the floor watching the game intently.
We mostly watched the game, asked a few questions about the plot and stuff (Sandra never looked away from the screen, the game was that interesting), and got to the topic of the bad guy. That led to villain tropes, and I made a comment about how many seem to think they're so perfect, while glancing pointedly at Slender.
SM: *writes on mini-chalkboard* Thecreationcannotsurpassthecreator.
L: Meaning...what, humans did make you?
S: Seems plausible.
M: So a bunch of shared thoughts on an urban legend on the internet sparked the creation of Him?
S: Considering the legends of Der Großmann and sightings from before computers or even electricity, it goes back way-hay-hay back when.
M: How do you figure?
S: Well, since the beginning of time, parents have warned children of horrific creatures ready to punish them when they're naughty, or attack them when they went somewhere they shouldn't. While humanity doesn't possess the power of giving life aside from birth, we do have mental strength unparalleled by other creatures. As mothers whispered in hushed tones, stories of the fair folk and witches, the combined imaginings of well meaning parents took a sinister turn, be it some manner of the supernatural or simply the will of the human psyche.
L: Hm. A good theory. Is that why He show occasional moments of altruism.
S: Seems so. As much as His image remains one of murder, He has shown a somewhat humane said, possibly held over by the instinct that He was meant to scare children to keep them from harm, not to be said harm. Even when you don't take our situation into account, I've read some stories of Him skipping over innocent people in favor of slaughtering bad people. Hell, I've heard on more than one occasion that He stopped a potential rape.
M: Stopped it, or cau-
SM: *sits up and "glares"*
M: *shuts up*
S: Okay, I'm actually considering getting into a discussion of whether or not He has the equipment to do so, but let's not make Preston's little head any more warped.
P: *peeks up at the sound of his name* Chirreep?
S: Any-huh-WAH, what I'm saying is that, by imagining up horrific things to keep their children at bay, they endangered their on children, and hundreds of generations since.
L: I see. *to Slender* Any input from you?
SM: *writes* Plausible. Ican'tsayforsurehowIcametobe,butthatexplanationdoesseemtotakeintoaccountseveraldetails.
M: What about ///It///?
S: Same dif. ///It/// was created by children. They were certain that the boogiemen were real, and indeed very dangerous. Thus, the parental attempts at keeping their children safe backfired twice. However, the childrens' creation shows no mercy.
L: Nice Job Breaking It, Hero?
L: So...how are you immune?
S: Ahdunno. Part of me thinks it was because my parents never used old wive's tales to keep me in line, and went to great lengths to make sure I never believed that there were monsters in the closet. It also helps that I very quickly realized that things like Santa and the Tooth Fairy were fictitious, but thought up for good. Remember the movie "Skeleton Key"? Where the hoodoo could only hurt the main character if she believed in it? Maybe that's how it works.
L: But wouldn't living with Him around change that? You know for a fact He exists now.
S: Like I said, I'm still not too sure how that works. Just a theory. But it does seem to make sense when you realize my parents grew up with fears of the monsters under the bed, and look how it turned out for them. They felt the fear, and the need to run. I never did.
M: So..wait. *to Slender* Does all that mean you like killing people, or do it for necessity?
SM: *writes* Itisnotthefaultofthecreationwhatthecreatormakesit'spurposeouttobe.
L: So you don't like it, or what?
SM: *writes* IdowhatIdo. Whetherornotitisenjoyableisnotrelevant,andvariesastimegoesonandsituationschange.
M: I guess that all makes sense-
S: *finds something in the game* Wait, I see a window. Says I can see a room through it.
L: Raise the camera, see what it is.
S: Alright. *raises camera in game* Okay, I think I- *little ghost boy pops up* JESUS IN A BATTLEMECH!!!! *screams*
At that point we all freaked, and Preston started running around and bumping into walls. Even Slender jumped.
Again, Fucking Tecmo.
We were all too excited by the scare to continue our discussion, instead cheering on the ghost battles and screaming like bitches.
So...your thoughts on Sandy's theory?