Ouch. I felt for Penguin. Makes me wonder what would happen if my fifteen year old son had anomalous powers.
That's… not a comfortable train of thought.
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<Voct> one of the details I like is the baby
<Voct> imagine that you're a sapient being
<Voct> *in the exact shape of a baby*
<Voct> and you *aren't going to grow up*
<Voct> and you *know* it
<Voct> you've got an adult mind in a baby's body
the "Prenda protocols" - those involve getting videos taken offline by lying about their copyright. It's a reference to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenda_Law
This is really interesting. It takes a look into the concept of an artist breathing life into their creations, which is interesting. But the kicker for me was the view of the artist. That the artist can so carelessly hurt their creations in an attempt to make the perfect piece. It's amazing, +1
I don't even remember what article was here before, but I really like this. The interview with Penguin really did wonders for characterizing the statues and the sculptor.
To paraphrase, the old 237 was basically an anomalous tinkerer who made little dudes, like this guy - except there was no darkness or levity to it, and it was one of those articles that wound up being one giant in-joke for the users and SCP objects referenced in it. If memory serves, they made a chibi version of Able.
Really, really like it. I'm a newer user, comparatively, so I don't quite know what the environment of the site was like when the original 237 was written, but it came off as very Mary-Sue-ish and the big log of its animate chibi children seemed mostly to consist of in-jokes and references to big-time SCPs. Nothing interesting, unless you have a huge hard-on for retro SCP objects, or are worryingly into chibi.
This takes the same idea and turns it into something more dark and twisted, and it's almost like a bringing-it-down-to-earth satire rather than a simple rewrite. Almost everything's kept the same, the sculptor and his (new cast of) creations are still here, but highlighting the suffering and stress befalling his chibi babies makes everything much more interesting.
I almost want more on 237-1 - I want to know what would happen to a man's mind after years of creating new lives with his bare hands, and learning to toss them away without a second thought. Is he aware and regretful of the "deaths" he causes? Is he sociopathic? Why did he make his creations without the capacity to hate him, and why did he make them anyway? I guess I'll make my own headcanons.