Gamers Against Weed is definitely a GoI that I can get into. I like this scip, because I think it holds up as something actually interesting while also being fairly funny. And I think that's what makes this a main-lister more than a -J. It answers your "Really?" with a strong affirmative and takes everything seriously. I'm into Project Crowdread. I'm happy for the meme boy.
Date: 11 Nov 2016 08:32
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Anyways, this is my spin on the Little Misters. Instead of trying to build an SCP out of a vague descriptor, try to squeeze one out of these rather weird and specific descriptors. Restrictions breed creativity, after all. If you write your own Mister Against Weed (or anything else by Gamers Against Weed) and want my help or input, feel free to message me.
tuxedo guy holding a sewing machine in front of a crashed truck
I'm really more of a "sick wheelie in front of a blowjob and dogs" guy personally
I'm very uncertain of how I feel about this. I suspect that it would work better if this was the only one of its series, but that is unlikely to be the case, knowing the site's propensities. As such, I would advocate that, as well as having to work with the names, each of the Misters Against Weed articles should have the Mister working for the Foundation in some capacity, as is the case here.
I suppose that could be interesting if used sparingly, but having them ALL be like that would just get samey and overly restrictive. Giving them all the desire to use their anomalous properties, I can get behind that, but if they're different personalities I don't see why they would all want to or be able to work for the Foundation.
Well I was considering having Mr. Original Character working for ORIA…
At this rate, is there any actual restriction that the Mister Gamers (or whatever they're called) have to be in the SCP format?
As far as I'm concerned, no. The Misters Against Weed could be a good opportunity to write Little Misters situated in GOI formats or tales IMO.
Honestly? It's refreshing and it gives this (sometimes necessary) feel that anomalies (and the website's writing properly adjust to our current culture from time to time. In fact, this skip is pretty human, which is good, and the article provides a plausible reason in-universe to allow it to help without falling into self-insertness1 Now, I am aware GAW is suposed to rip the hell off Wondertainment, but was it so necessary to add a discontinued Mr Ominous?
TL;DR: Neat, nice characterization and everthing works well. +1.
Glad you enjoyed it!
Now, I am aware GAW is suposed to rip the hell off Wondertainment, but was it so necessary to add a discontinued Mr Ominous?
If it's parody, does that mean that Mr. Litigation can't get involved (assuming GAW operates out of the US or other countries with parody protection laws)? Or will we get Mr. Original Character vs. Mr. Litigation in a cool tale?
Hmnn, this is a difficult one. On the one hand, the writing is pretty solid, but on the other hand nothing really stands out about it. On the one hand this is about the best you can get out of this idea, but on the other hand this idea really isn't good to begin with.
Sorry, but this will be a downvote for me. This might have worked better if it wasn't so overly long - none of the addenda really add that much to this guy. They do need to exist for this to be interesting beyond the basics of 'what does he do' but they're just too long. But most of all this just doesn't grab me, and I'm not sure you really can do anything with this concept to make it more interesting than it is.
Sorry that this didn't work for you, and thanks for leaving detailed feedback anyways.
I'm always open to the possibility that my articles are too drawn out — if you can believe it, the first draft was even longer, with even less characterization. Striking the right balance for length is where I struggle most as a writer, tbqh.
Did you find that there were any parts in particular that felt like a slog to get through, or that didn't add enough to justify their inclusion?