This still squicks me right the fuck out. Upvoted.
Date: 09 Oct 2011 16:15
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The crossed out part in description along with the note in the addendum, erk, reminds me of Harvested Man.
I wonder two things however, that should be explained better as in, not clear from text,.
The small human copies growing from his severed appendages. Do they live for about 2-3 years (faster life cycle 20x , as you said) Do they also regen like that?
Also, if you transplant his organs into someone, what happens? Does it still undergo the above spawning, or does it stay fine? Or it stays fine and then , when it'd be rejected (normal transplant) it suddenly spawns into a homunculus inside someone?
In my mind they have pitiful little lifespans of about three months or so. I'm on the fence as to whether it would be a good idea to state that.
And regarding the organs, I feel like the majority of readers wouldn't be that interested in something like that and I'm not sure how I'd add that in. :/
I'm actually really appreciative that he didn't mention organs, because it seems that between the recent surge in notice for Herr Chirurg and at least one new SCP involving organ transplantation, I'm getting really sick of hearing about organs. Organs organs organs.
Neat concept, but there's a few minor tonal issues niggling at me, particularly in the neighborhood of that final addendum.
I dunno, the "looking like a potato comment" kind of made it for me.
"SCP-893 has started to taken the appearance of an underground tuber" doesn't quite have the sane ring to it.
I really don't like the addendum. The article is good and squicky without the "oh yeah and we're cutting bits of him off for like, spare tissue or something" bit. Maybe if you got rid of the "I understand what a resource this is" bit because I'm not really sure it's a resource. So neutral vote for now.
I assumed he would be valuable to the foundation for study with respect to his regenerative properties, growth (cancerous), and cloning. I'm reading it over now to see if I can write something more blunt about his usefulness, but I think that would take away from the mood a bit.
If I was too subtle, the photo caption reads "893-256", meaning they would've had to take 255 tissue samples before getting to that point.
I am dissapointed you removed the potato comment.
What oh what could I do?
My, our standards have changed in two years.
I would upvote this purely for the interviews if it were posted today.
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Eek, puts a whole new spin on Mr. Potato Head! +1
893-X exhibit limited intelligence although many instances identify by SCP-893's name.
I feel like that should be "instances/examples of SCP-893-X exhibit", or "SCP-893-X specimens exhibit", or at least SCP-893-X instead of 893-X (that'd still read weird though, since exhibit as a verb should take a plural noun and (SCP-)893-X reads as singular).