Well, thank you for taking the time to read my humble little introduction post. Thank you double if you respond!
Currently I work in the gaming industry and in a professional capacity I have written a few technical manuals. For personal enjoyment, I have written a couple of stories that I feel are similar to the feel of what I have come across on this site. I have no preconceptions that I will immediately be able to produce something worthy of being voted up, but I do look forward to the opportunity to get some much needed criticism/feedback/thrashing for whatever I may present.
Before I go any further, I must say that I totally loved SCP-261! I read that entire thread just last night when I came across it; had a dream or two that surely was spawned from it; and then thought about it at work today. I don't think I'll look at our break room vending machine the same way again. I sincerely hope that I'll one day earn enough Foundation "cred" to throw some Yen into that bad boy and see yummy things I get to (force others to) snack on. That story and all the contributions other writers made were just plain fun.
I wanted to mention the serendipity behind how I found the SCP. For my partner's 41st birthday I decided to secretly make an adventure for him à la "The Game" starring Michael Douglas. To this end I sent my partner many emails and files for which he had to solve puzzles to get passwords and learn how to use PGP decryption to obtain gear lists, time-lines, location coordinates, etcetera. Much of the electronic communication he received looked very similar in style to posts on this site (ie: data expunged, redacted). To help create the illusion that I had hired a company to do this I brought the help of friends, family, and coworkers to bear. It's amazing what you can do with a little planning, fake email accounts, and a few throwaway phones.
Anyways. After allowing him to make interactive decisions that ruled out adventure locations such as Devil's Tower and Waverly Hills Sanatorium, we ended up staying in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at the Crescent Hotel. Have any of you been to this area? Talk about a place where you could snap a random photo and come up with several different story ideas. It was somewhere between searching for additional content to throw into my emails, and doing research on Eureka Springs that I came across the SCP-087.
Surfing and looking for creepy things about the hotel and area I somehow wound up on the weird side of YouTube. I couldn't resist checking out a user clip for the "Endless Staircase". Then I had to search for the game. One thing led to another and my horizons were opened!
Again, thanks for taking the time to read my first wall of text, and for taking me on.