edit: **Alert, Bullshit Ahead. This shit's all false, corrupted data, and useless speculation, don't bother trying to make sense of it. I leave it here as a reminder of my arrogance, stupidity and downright dementia of a previous time. Take care**
Alright my friends, today's a big day for this blog. I have decided that now's a good time to unveil my belief about ole Gaunt. I've sort of dreaded this day since I put the pieces together because it's a bit exotic in belief. It's been conjectured by smarter people than I that the construct is really put together from our individual concepts of who he should be. This does allow for variances in attitude, abilities and sightings. Sometimes he 'talks', other times he writes, most of the time he doesn't do either, just having Hallowed do his work for him in that regard. If I explain to you my belief, and it doesn't pan out, if it is not believed. I'm not certain...maybe he'll change to represent that, and in a mild rebuke, I'll lose whatever slim credibility I am supposed to have.
So I decided to take the gamble, and do it anyway. 'Go big or go home', as I say when playing cards. First, let me ease you into the concept
Teleportation - almost always near instantaneous, to anywhere at any time. This means he has to have access from somewhere else, where time isn't an issue.
Alien Nature - For the most part, we can't fathom his goals or beliefs. He is outside our understanding. This could mean an alien nature, dimensional or planetary.
Malleable Body - Tentacles, multiple arms, inhuman features. He can adjust at will. This to me suggests two things, his body doesn't have standard blood and organs in it, and two, its a form he assumes, meaning he probably possesses it, or manifests it. While always similar, to some people he has different qualities.
Other Side- He's associated with fog, or mist. Greenlight followed him to 'somewhere'. A dark reflection of our world perhaps, but marshy. So we can assume that this is his home, this is where he comes from.
Substance- He was damaged by a fire extinguisher. My assumption is that he was only suseptable to it because it was fog-like in nature. It caused him to leave, and in doing so, left behind some goo of some sort. You Ghostbuster fans might call it 'slime'. I think it's appropriate enough. We also know that Robert has announced that a weapon coated in the substance can damage him. It needs something from 'beyond' to impact it.
Social Conscious- As mentioned several times, it's believed that 'we' made him, as a ruse, and it took form. We all focused on him, and it came to be. The vast potential of the human race, or at least the fragment that inhabits the internet, still reeling socially from the instant gratification and societal changes that ensued, saw ourselves free of rules. Reality didn't matter here, and our minds opened up. Let me say that a different way. Our minds put him together, our minds establish his abilities, and when he approaches one of us, that person's personal reflection of him is encouraged. People who watch Marble Hornets, or EverymanHYBRID have a visual representation, and generally 'tune into' that character.
So if you're still with me, follow me two steps further. First, we created him, using the untapped potential of our communal nature. Pooling our mental power accidentally.
There exists a place that allows for every single thing that TDF can accomplish. It's a place where dreams get their power, and where people can visit if they're gifted enough. Technically it has two parts, a mirror of our world, where all sorts of fantastic things may occur, as dreams run rampant, created from ectoplasm. Yes...Ectoplasm, the substance. The second part of this special place is, as I understand, full of shapes and energies, barely formed horrors and wild mystery, but I don' t think this is part of him...
This place is the Astral Plane.
I just took a deep breath, it feels good to announce my conjecture. This is also the reason I've taken up meditation, to see if maybe I can go there of my own volition. No luck on that by the way.
It makes sense though, ectoplasm needed to damage ectoplasm. all of his abilities are reflected in the abilities of malevolent ectoplasm. This is where, I believe, the boogeyman comes from.
Thank you for reading. I await your responses.