I hate it when people who have no idea what they're doing cover that up with 'I have it under control.'
No you don't have it under control because if you had it under control you would know what you were doing. I have no idea what I'm doing and I don't have it under control. But I know what I can do and I know how to do it. So far it seems to be working, but I have no idea if it actually is or not. Either way it's all I can do, and I'm not dead yet so I think it's ok. It's not under control, but it's not out of control.
I guess I should start out with the 3 rules.
I don't want this blog to become some 'how to', lesson a day thing. That just sounds stupid. Maybe I'll have lessons sort of, but not straight up 'today's lesson is how to jump from roof to roof at night' kind of stuff (you have to learn that on your own, it's an important skill). But still, I need to put up the 3 rules. The 3 rules I've learned from being on the road for the past few months. The 3 rules that will keep you alive.
1. Get up high
I come from a place that's like 80 percent of America, meaning that it's covered in trees and woods and close enough to a road so that you could get to the mall or the 7-11 easily. I lived in a normal, wood house (ok maybe the wood wasn't a normal part, but my dad liked to build stuff so there you go), that was 2 stories high and had a view of nothing but trees. You could have jumped from the highest window and you would have been fine. So when stuff started to get weird I was confused as to where to hide. I thought that if you just stayed inside you would be ok. Away from the trees.
I was wrong. We were ok until people started disappearing. He takes everybody who comes between Him and who He wants. Friends, family, anybody. If you're thinking about them, then He'll come after them, just to get to you.
It's hard when you call everybody on your phone and nobody besides your brother picks up.
My brother was smart though. Near my house was a water tower. We had gone up there a few times when the weirdness started. Nothing weird ever happened up there. You could spend a whole day holed inside, hearing sounds outside your window, take a long drive and keep seeing things out of the corner of your eye, run from Him for half an hour though the fucking woods and still every time we went up to the water tower, things became like they were before. I think my brother realized that. I think that's why he stuck me in the water tower for a whole night. I don't think he actually knew if it would really work or not (how could he?), or how high you needed to be, or if the house was safe, but he knew something about the water tower worked. He went back to the house. I don't know why he did that.
It was only after I went back to my house I realized it.
My brother wasn't as smart as I thought he was.
My brother was gone.
But He wasn't. There's something about running down your own hallway in a blind fear that just makes you have epiphanies. And mine was 'Get to the roof.' I stayed on the roof for about 4 hours, though it seemed shorter. The whole time He never came to get me. I never saw Him . It was like He knew he couldn't get me and He left. And that's when it all fit together.
He can't get you when you're up high.
You have to be up pretty high. Like I said, 2 stories weren't high enough, but my roof was and that only 2 stories or so higher. I don't actually think it's the height either. That would be stupid. Slenderman is pretty tall, so the idea He couldn't get you just because you were too far up to reach is stupid. I think it more has to do with the fact that for some reason He can't see you as a person. That's the thing, it's not easy to out run Slenderman, but it's easy to trick him. I think being up high probably makes him confused and not read you as human. Humans are all shorter then Him, so a taller human makes no sense. That's the other thing about Slenderman, He's not that smart. I realized I had to go to a place that had lots of high places that were easy to get to. So I started to walk and I walked all the way to New York. And that brings me to the next rule.
2. Keep moving
You can't stay up high forever. As easy as it is to get onto roof tops and into tall buildings, there's not a lot of food or water up there. Even if there was you'd probably go crazy from being stuck inside all the time (which happens to a lot of people who are hiding from Slenderman). You need to go out and walk around for whatever reason and you will need to change location. Because even if Slenderman can't get you people can. And Slenderman is good at getting people to do things for Him.
You have to keep moving, whether it's around the city, or area of the country or wherever you are. And every few months it's good to move to a totally different area if you can. Walk, drive, take a us, it doesn't matter. Just keep moving, or else you are screwed.
3. Keep your eyes open
You probably already know this rule, since Marble Hornet pretty much single-handedly willed this into existence, but still it's important. You have to keep your eyes open, and always be watching because Slenderman can't get you if you look right at Him, or He think you're looking right at him. This by the way, doesn't mean filming Him or yourself all the time helps! People think that filming themselves at all times helps, but it doesn't! It does nothing! If you look at Him through a camera it doesn't work! It's just like closing your eyes. The only thing it does is mess up perfectly good film. This also brings me to another point which is, wearing masks can help, but they're not needed.Masks are good because Slenderman is easily tricked by masks into thinking your eyes are still open even if you're asleep or not looking at Him (this also falls into the Slenderman is stupid category). You don't really need them, but they're good if you're in a bad spot (in certain parts of India the people wear masks on the back of their heads so that tigers think that they're looking at them and won't attack them. It's sort of like that). So, keep your eyes open and He can't get you, or at least not as fast.
This rule of course has a problem which is that you need to sleep and again, He can get some of his friend to do annoying things like take your mask off (I just want to note really quick I don't actually own a mask, so it's not really necessary).
There is 1 exception to this rule and that's if you're blind. There's a girl out there who's name is Mimi Shrawts. I don't know what happened to her. I had to leave. But she's out there, with this problem and still she was beating it. I asked her how and said that even though she couldn't see she still had a pretty good mental image of what was going on around her. Not in the same way we do (I asked her to explain it and she couldn't really, but I think it was mostly in sound and touch), but still it was pretty accurate. So basically if she kept Slenderman in her mental image of the world when she knew he was there she was ok.
That's all for now. The people around here are giving me looks like I need to go. Also I need food. Try to stay alive, and Mimi, or anybody else, if you're out there, let me know.