I need feedback on this, because I like so much this idea.
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You should have gotten the basic concept polished up in Ideas and Brainstorming, since there are a lot of issues with the believability of the writing, and this is kind of a generic magic humanoid kid. Maybe read over this essay on common SCP pitfalls to get an idea of what elements to avoid putting in an SCP article. Humanoids, incidentally, are actually one of the most difficult types of articles to write successfully; if you're really set on writing one, then take a look at the humanoid writing guide.
I'll go over just the first paragraph of the description, to give you a sense of what I mean:
SCP-XXXX appears to be a male Caucasian human being in his late teen years. It is much weaker and more intelligent than the average boy his age. Subject can transpire, on will or in danger situations, a mixture of hormones from his skin. Hormones appear to be unknown, but all of them seem to be steroids very similar in structure to testosterone.
Yeah, I understand what you mean. Would it be better if I made the hormones/glands the actual SCP and have the boy just as a host? (By the way, the hormones bind only to the muscular cells, so the protecting aspect is actually memetic)
Would it be better if I made the hormones/glands the actual SCP and have the boy just as a host?
I personally think so, since then you get the interesting problem the Foundation has to deal with when they start finding more hosts, and it makes the boy seem like less of a super-special-one-of-a-kind-magic-kiddo. I recommend getting some other opinions on that though, since the way I would write it might not be the way most people would like to read it.
(By the way, the hormones bind only to the muscular cells, so the protecting aspect is actually memetic)
Memetics refers to the spread of information, and there's no anomalous information (a phrase, a series of musical notes, an image) being exchanged that I can see here. Maybe you mean mind-affecting? It's not the same thing, though it does get confused now and then.
Memetics refers to the spread of inw anformation, and there's no anomalous information (a phrase, a series of musical notes, an image) being exchanged that I can see here. Maybe you mean mind-affecting? It's not the same thing, though it does get confused now and then.
Yeah, I meant mind-affecting, but in a psychic way, not organic (I mean, they're not pheromones)
(Heck of a typo on my part there earlier, lol.)
It might actually be more interesting if the anomaly was pheromone-based, since we've already got a few things out there that trigger protective or obsessive qualities within viewers/people who interact with the object.
Consider doing some research on how pheromones do affect humans. For example, there have been some studies that found that females living together find that their monthly periods end up occurring at around the same time, and how having a stepfather is associated with earlier puberty in a female child. The thing about pheromones and humans is that while we don't obviously rely on them or even feel aware of them at all, they still affect aspects of our bodily functioning.