One of my favorite entries so far. I love the slow build up of the narrative into batshit insanity and the highly evocative writing.
Date: 27 Mar 2017 21:47
Number of posts: 62
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Very good. The horror comes in two parts - firstly, it's very much like SCP-579 and 2798 in that we arent told what it is. We have to rely on the experiment log, which paints a picture of a descent into madness framed around the pink light. And secondly - what elevates it above SCP-579 and makes it truly scary - is not that the description is hidden from us. It's simply because we flat out lost it. And now it's out there. Waiting.
A top tier entry and a strong new scion in the family that includes 055, 579, and 2798.
First it's a socialist political system, then it's a way to cook pork using special equipment. I managed to scrape it into a bucket and stow it in a locker. When I check in on it, a party game stares up at me.
This is a major return for me: the first SCP I've written in years (aside from a certain last-minute contest entry), the first time I've written serious horror since 1425, the first time I've made a full-fledged return to a certain setting concept in about that long… and I'm thrilled with the reactions so far.
Thanks to everyone who gave me motivation and feedback: Roget, rumetzen, Kaktus, vezaz, Lazar, my friend Lin, and anyone else on the list.
Part of me wants to quibble that a single site wouldn't have the only copy of a containment document, but that's probably headcanon. This is a marvelous read.
Time: Five (5) (five)
This shit gets me, man.
Part of me wants to quibble that a single site wouldn't have the only copy of a containment document, but that's probably headcanon.
It might be headcanon, but it also just makes sense. Plus there'd be emails about discovery/containment, creation and staffing of the facility, etc, from which you'd be able to infer some things about the SCP. But maybe the containment breach event also corrupted all off-site information about it.
That's why I included the tidbits in the log about the database failing — it's likely there were issues with the data long before the site was actually destroyed.
That's why I included the tidbits in the log about the database failing
The database would have backups. If the SCP had anomalous meta effects then it could have corrupted the backup tapes after the backups were made.
I love this. I don't know what it is or if it even makes sense, but I fucking love it. I upvoted right at the moment this line came up.
An ██████'s safe on shore but it's the last thing you want to hold when you're drowning.
Blackbox is 6 characters long. You know what else is six letters long? An anchor. Just kinda liked that tidbit.
To quote Borges: "In a riddle whose answer is 'chess', what is the one word that cannot be used?"
Wait. Wait a second.
I need to tell a director or an overseer or anyone who can tell everybody to stop using those ███████. All of you. They're chained and lobotomized …
I am now headcanoning a connection to my PI article. Please never tell me if I'm wrong :)