Has this been done before? I gave it a shot, since I've not seen an attempt yet. I'm sure there are some formatting issues, but the [DATE EXPUNGED] are intentional if you read far enough. I dunno if it's actually funny, but I thought maybe someone could punch it up or even rewrite it if the idea seems worthy.
Just so you know, this will probably come across as sexism. Also, I'm almost positive that you mean [DATA EXPUNGED], not [DATE EXPUNGED]. Although [DATE EXPUNGED] could be pretty funny, if not used throughout the entirety of the document.
It's aimed at either sex, and hell, even at my younger self. And I do explain the [DATE EXPUNGED] in the interview part.
I don't find this particularly funny, I'm afraid, and I don't think there's much to be done about that. The flaw is in the idea. While this isn't the pile of misogynistic crap that I feared it'd be, it just doesn't work regardless.
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This is rather amusing, though, the [DATE EXPUNGED] thing.. how come Steve had an access to a file that directly is related to him as a subject of research?
Even in humorous writing you shouldn't have odd occurences like that if they don't add to the joke - otherwise it breaks the setting.
Looking at it again, cut the log as well.
I liked it ending with the addendum that (some name you got there) is the biggest generator of SCP-8085 or somesuch on site.
I considered his access to the file a bit odd as well, but really they only knew it related to him after he changed it. I will definitely consider getting rid of the log if I feel there's enough support for the idea.
You know, if this SCP was described as an actual "zone" of some kind, you know? Instead of just something that happens… I think this would fly a lot better.
Also, I know it's not geared towards one sex in particular, but using the name "procedure ManUp-129" doesn't help much. :|
I wrote it pretty quickly, but I think I wanted to do more with the idea, and go beyond it just being an "anomaly". Unfortunately I couldn't really figure out what to do with it without making the article too long.
Procedure ManUp-129 is mostly supposed to be a parody of the reactions some guys have towards the idea of the "friend-zone", rather than a jab at the people who claim to be in it. I know that's not obvious in anyway in the article, but I thought I'd point it out that the entire thing was written to parody those complaining about the friend-zone as well as those who criticize them.
Since this seems to be a recurring thing in the recent spate of "gender war stereotypes are the entire joke" SCP attempts, let me spell it out: Just saying a thing does not equal 'parodying' it.