Hello, brand new poster.
I've been lurking on and off for a few years now - discovered the SCP Foundation through TvTropes (naturally). It was great, I loved every article I wrote, immediately thought of a great new SCP to add to the website, checked the Newbie Guides, and promptly realized my cool and original idea was violating at least three of the Things What Are Cliched. :/ So I slunk off in shame, and forgot about it for a while.
Now I'm back, with way too much free time to spend reading SCPs, and enough time to consider trying to write one. Hoping I can avoid more than one cliche this time around for my first submission, or at least disguise it well-enough that no one notices.