And I upvoted.
Date: 02 Mar 2012 21:31
Number of posts: 32
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I should mention that credit for the idea belongs to Reject & Sorts.
EDIT: And The Raven, as this began as a rewrite of his version of 086. See below.
I was all off for a weekend and didn't get to vote until now, it's good to see that folks liked the idea as much as I did.
No credit my way, this works specifically because you did a good job of writing it up.
The CT scan description is what got me interested— the idea that their state was created for unknown use by unknown thing is unsettling. Leaning toward an upvote, but several bits like:
"it has been determined that the cranial antenna of an SCP-1116 specimen can function as a phased array transmitter with beam-forming capabilities. SCP-1116-7 used points of constructive interference while transmitting in the 60 GHz band to produce localized pockets of heated air"
— while certainly clinical in tone, are pretty laborious to read. It's almost too much detail, or too specifically worded, and kills the eerie feeling.
It might be creepier if there were hints that there's still some subjective awareness or vestigial personality in these things, such as pain response or tuneful humming. Maybe if you give one a pencil, the hand draws something while the rest of the body lies stock-still on a table.
I didn't want to imply they necessarily had any personality to begin with.
I almost want to spoil it by mentioning what the actual idea was, but then again the fact that the Foundation hasn't figured it out was kind of the point. :3
been trying to figure this out for a while and unless it's simply the obvious (vat-grown cyborg clone rc spies) i am stumped
I'm sorry, I don't like to be mean, but I thought this was boring and I'm not sure how it could be less boring. Downvote
edit: I hate to leave it like that… but there just isn't enough here to interest me. There needs to be something deeper for me to get into it. I'm not creeped out, I'm not intrigued, I'm not amused. Those are my three big criteria. One of them has to exist for an upvote for me, but those don't exist here. I need a little more
Uh…I don't mean to sound like a dick…but wasn't this the in-progress rewrite for 086 that you asked permission for? I don't care that you posted it as a new SCP, but you could at least mention that.
Reject and I are still working on that rewrite. This one started off as one, but veered off, and Sorts told me I should put it up on its own.
Sorry, didn't mean to step on toes.
I don't like how it [DATA EXPUNGED] to kill people (this is seriously overused), but the rest is great.