In the course of my experiments I shall restrain myself to one st s time, and concentrate on thought experiments, this all come from my notebook I don't use it to keep track of lost time lost time is exactly that, I use it to keep track of thought as my mind wanders alot, these posts have gone on meandering tangents that I've had to delete it is time consuming, And sorry if I got carried away yesterday, except in the 'real' world my opinions and actions accounted for naught, so being accepted and praised for my contribution I got abit over exubrant and posted first thought later, Dia if You wish to talk I shall talk, if you wish to listen, My game is not sinister, nor condescending, nor even selfish, I just want to revive the old intellectual thought experiments of the old days before people rushed into battle before knowing the full capabilities of their enemy, I wan't to reduce the loss of life, increase knowledge, increase understanding, even Slender Man if he is autonomous I'll try reason, if he kills me then at least I tried. If he is a creature of instinct then I can not admonish him as he is like a tiger you cannot blame a tiger for killing a man when all it is doing is complying to its nature. Anyway emotional tangent over, back to work.
How free are we the runners, the fighters, the old sages, the old scientists, are we more or less free than the 'slaves' who follow Eldy?
WE, have supposed autonomy, that allows us to choose not to kill, not to face Eldy, not to put those we love in danger. Or is this just influence form our pursuer? As we know some of our 'good' guys used to, or still do, have their autonomy stolen effectively leaving them like the numb. Also we are forced to kill to preserve our life, we cannot love like others love if we love it burns brief, maybe bright, like a sparkler in the wind. we cannot live lives like we used to, we cannot have normal families, normal jobs, normal friends the'll always be crazy or in danger.
THEM, or the proxies, hallowed as some like to refer to them as, the revenents, they may have their autonomy taken from them, but this is shown to be quite rare in practice as those such as the messenger, the late Luke Cifer they were/are proxies but have their own autonomy that is/was coerced into acts they may not want to do. They can also have lives outside this 'world', in smiting the gods, we are shown the example of Javert he may have been brainwashed but he obviously had his own autonomy, and his own family, messengers benefactor, of his own free will supports the proxies in his area, and throws dinners for them, apart from his financial and social connections he lives whats called a 'normal' life. So it may seem the 'slaves' to Eldy are more free than us they are constrained by the same things but have more freedoms than us.
Also, none of us are free to die on our own terms, Eldy decides the moment, if one of his proxies comes up to us and tries to kill one of us if Slendy is not finished playing then the proxy may be killed or called off. If we try to commit suicide before Slendy allows us to die then he can show up and cut us down, and still make us suffer. AS in many blogs there is evidence of this phenomena I call 'spoilt slendy' where he is like a spoilt child who has a toy he won't let others play with but when he is 'done' with it he discards it.
The proxies Don't have the freedom to die on their own terms either, they may die because they chose to face a particular runner, fighter, (I'm getting bored of doing commas I'll refer to the 'good' guys as RFSS, Runner, fighter, scientist sage) of their own free choice, but still it was allowed by Slendy as he was finished with them and wanted them to be killed.
I suppose the problem is none of us are free, no more free than we were in the 'real' world, constrained by laws and states, in reality the only change that has occurred is the transition of power from the state we were subject to, to Slender Man who has his own methods.
Stay Safe, Stay Sharp, and most importantly Stay Alive
TBP: I wish I could be free, free to dance amungst the stars and the moon, know the secrets of the earth, and the tales of glory shouted by the wind. I want to love again with out fear of loss, this may only happen in death, but if so I shall open them so with open arms once I know my work is Done. I shall maintain my life and humanity, as in the words of Dr Samuel Johnson, "Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.", and hopefully his more famous, "He who makes a beast out of himself, gets rid of the pain of being a man", Also my experiment with Eldy leads me to expect sever Mental strain in close confinement and battle of wits, so I shall write in my notebook and transcribe my finding after a suitable time frame to here.