We now present an account of the life of Lord Blackwood, explorer and gentleman, from the point of view of his humble and unusual valet.
Date: 02 Jun 2012 10:04
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The legend grows. I didn't read the draft of this you posted in chat because I knew I'd want to hit the +1 ASAP. I was proven very correct. Will we ever get any clear answers or heavy hints to the mysteries of Lord Blackwood?
There's a pretty subtle hint in there about what might be the origin of Lord Blackwood and/or Mr. Deeds. Nobody in the thread has noticed it yet, though.
Hint: It involves an SCP I wrote.
Is it SCP-1237? He dreamed that Blackwood was a slug and then Blackwood became a slug?
I read it all in the voices of Fry's Jeeves and Laurie's Wooster; it made something good ten times better. +1
I personally imagine Deeds looking like Stephen Fry myself.
You mean it's he DOESN'T? Lies! He's Stephan Fry I tell you! I've certainly never seen them together…
As for the tale, there are several points that a gentleman's servant wouldn't speak of where he does.
Otherwise, I love it. Lord Blackwood lives on.
It's in keeping with how he's addressed in the original article's interview log. That article doesn't even name him SCP-662-1 at all, probably because it's an older one and that usage hadn't been standardized yet at the time. I created that designation for this tale because just calling him Mr. Deeds in the intro felt inappropriate, but it works in the log himself since we want Deeds to cooperate and calling him that seems to make him comfortable.
(If we want to really get picky, convention would dictate that a valet be addressed simply by his last name without the courtesy title, so he should be "Deeds" and not "Mr. Deeds", but i'm not going to go rewriting someone else's SCP for the purposes of my tale.)
Ah, okay. Rebuttal accepted. :D