Like the basic test: Safe, Euclid, Keter.
Fairly cool story, can't really say much more about it.
Date: 30 Jul 2011 00:52
Number of posts: 11
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I don't really like the answer to the initial scenario; feels like a bit of a cop-out. Overall this is solid, nothing special, just a more creative way of phrasing the locked box test. Would probably be a solid addition to the introductory reading, though.
The deep space object answer is something I actually said to someone at work when they were asking me stupid questions. I was browsing SCP later and thought to myself that that's the kind of thing the Foundation would actually look out for and be able to handwave away with "nope, been there, done that." In retrospect I don't think the overall tone is as pithy and absurd as I had intended, but I'm OK with how it turned out. I unfortunately agree with you that it's nothing special, but I guess that's to expect from a first try.
It's a good first try, don't get me wrong; solid is a lot better than most first efforts, and it's even better than most first versions of a posted article. It's just…it doesn't even feel like wasted potential; it feels like you went with something that didn't really have the potential to shine.
Keep it up, though. The good-not-great stuff might not make the top rated list, but it'd be a quality addition to the SCP list.
I'm not aiming for the top-rated list, honestly I haven't written any fiction since middle school so anything I write that's good enough to not be deleted is an accomplishment. This was pretty much a jump from a one-off joke to "hey, maybe this could make a few SCP people laugh."
Containment specialist would be the best job.
I have this image in my mind that the same same people that redesignated garbage men as "Sanitation Engineers" would make guards "Containment Specialists"
Personally, I wouldn't want to work with almost ANY of them!
In AD canon, containment specialists are researchers whose job is designing and refining standardized containment units for SCP objects, and reviewing preexisting containment measures to see what can be improved.
I played one for a while, since editing containment procedures is my favorite part of proofreading my articles.