Hello friends and curators. I discovered SCP Foundation through a friend who lurks a lot on /x/ and other savory hangouts. I've been aware of this place without being aware for some time through snippets like the HL mod where you play as a response team trying to stop the Shy Guy (SCP-096). Until a couple weeks ago I'd never really dove into the lore and now I wish I had sooner. Many of the SCPs are very inventive, I'm impressed with how many are both vivid and succinct.
I haven't done much creative writing in a long time, I'm not exactly sure what I hope to accomplish here. At the moment I'm just absorbing whatever I can; writing guides, lower-rung SCPs, tales related to my favorite articles. Part of me wants to use the community as an opportunity to sharpen my writing skills and creative processes but I'm a bit worried and pretty poor at handling criticism.
One of my main concerns is coming up with a creative idea beyond "It's just 'X' mixed with 'Y'", something that a reader can't anticipate. Also I'm worried about writing something redundant or stepping on another writer's toes. After reading SCP-1981 and SCP-1733 I started musing over another SCP related to a well-known object or event: I thought that an article based around William Gibson's Agrippa could be interesting but I'm not sure if it's sacred to take a first stab at something so prominent or if I could do it justice.
Well that's me for now, apologies if this intro is too long and I look forward to getting in touch with some of you!