Pleases take a look, and let me know what you think.
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The attempted humour in the article is pretty unnecessary, and honestly falls flat. We already have the "-J"s for that sort of thing. Unless you want to make this a "-J"…
Otherwise, I dunno. Seems like a pretty "meh" idea. Nothing special, but not particulary bad.
It's supposed to be a relatively mundane item that, taken in a harmless context, can be mildly amusing. There are a few nods towards it being a bit more dangerous in certain circumstances though - Dr. Greenwich's experiment using SPC-343 (why is it Dr. Kincaid commenting on it, not Dr. Greenwich?), and the acquisition details referring to the previous owner dying through complications following her 97th Cosmetic Surgery. Too subtle, or too over-ridden by the more light-hearted stuff?
I'm nowhere near to a point where I'd post it on the 'official' SCP listings; I'm putting it out there because I want to see what other people think would make it less 'meh' - it's got the potential, I think, to produce all sorts of strangeness when used in experiments with other SCPs (and possibly even staff members). SCP-953, SCP-682 (shudder to think what'd show up), Abel and Dr. Clef have all been suggested as potential candidates…
Hmmm… It's not very thrilling as it is right now. As far as I can see, it's just a mirror that lowers a looker's self-esteem. To make it more interesting, I think you should do one of two things with it:
1. Make its effects more serious in an effort to ramp up the "creep"-factor.
2. Add more supernatural power to it; perhaps image distortion isn't all that it does.
Also, it's generally not a good idea to have an SCP ride on how it affects other SCPs, mostly because SCPs on this site get edited or deleted fairly often, including some long-runners. Ideally, an SCP should be an interesting object unto itself in addition to what it can do for/with other SCPs.
Only taken me more than a year - added some extra stuff to this to try to make it a bit creepier and weirder. Any thoughts?
This feels alot like the mirror from the Snow Queen. Am I alone in thinking that?
Regardless, I kind of like it. It could certainly use some tightening up, though: you definitely need to expand more on the effects of the shards make the whole article a little less ridiculous, but aside from that, it's pretty good. It's A somewhat original concept (There are already about 5 mirror based SCPs) that's suitably well written, bizarre and interesting.
I was thinking a seperate Test Log linked from the main entry regarding the shards. There's a connection to the two effects (the dismorphic mirror itself, and the hostile facsimilies caused by the shards) in there, but I don't want to make it too explicit.
I'm also not sure if I should make it so that anyone wounded by the shards gets duplicated, or only people killed by the shards… The first probably makes more sense, but might be overkill… I don't know.
If I were you, I'd call the duplicates "SCP-XXX-1", instead of the shards, as the shards are technically just fragments of the mirror. Or you could just call the duplicates "SCP-XXX-2". Or not change anything. It's your article.
And it seems to me that making the people who kill others using the shards should get duplicated. That's far more interesting.
I can see your point, I kinda like the 'victim is duplicated' part, though. There's no compulsion involved, so it's a rare thing to have happen without it being induced - I'm not even entirely sure how a test log would really work, so on that basis I might adjust it to being anyone who is cut by the mirror fragments.
I've modified the designations, though.
Gonna work on the secondary (shard) test log tonight, and then take it from there. As-is, whichever way I go with it the entry will work; the Foundation just got 'lucky' in that nobody scratched themselves during cleanup of the mirror until the D-class murdered someone with a bit of the thing…