Hey there, new to the site and one of the reasons I joined is to write an SCP or two. I have read the "how tos" and have read a large amount of SCPs in a frighteningly short period of time. However, I'd like a little aid from those willing to lend it.
The problem I have always had when I write is that I have too many ideas. Of the ideas I do get, many are cluttered and over-complicated. Others are just bland. I have a few ideas that I will post in summary here and I'd like outside opinions on which ones should be developed more. I am looking to narrow it down to two or three.
Himoldt Hill: An 1800s farmstead that houses a possibly extraplanar entity of unknown malicious intent. The hook is that tragedies began occurring before the first known instance of the entity, so it is uncertain if the tragic events attracted it or if it simply remained undetected while it initiated said events. Containment must be on-site because of this entity's "spawn", which are difficult to track, but relatively easy to contain once located. The site also has a number of "traditional" haunting locations within it that may or may not be connected to said entities.
My concern is that this is a big site with multiple active areas of interest. It seems too complicated and the proceedures of containment seem unrealistically extravagant (easily technologically feasible with even 1970s technology, but expensive and time-consuming). However, not everything is defined about this site, allowing for a great deal of expansion by those interested in doing so. Also, the potential for an extensive experiment log is there as well.
Staff of Life: This one is pretty simple. It's an oak staff with a squirrel integrated into one end. Both wood and animal are alive and in no apparent distress. Upon physical contact with any living animal, all injuries and diseases are cured immediately but the downside is aging to a degree corresponding to the maladies healed (terminal illness or mortal injury results in maximum age for good health).
I am hesitant to use this one because there are already a number of SCPs with healing properties and aging side-effects.
Hyperdrive: A strange idea I had in a dream. Consists of three notebooks and the device itself. One notebook contains a physicist's notes on how faster than light travel is possible. The second is an engineer's notes on how to build a device to take advantage of the physics. The third is a DIYer's journal cataloging the construction of the device itself. None of these three individuals can be found, but all of their mathematics and theoretical assumptions are correct. The device itself would work, except that no known source of energy generation is capable of producing enough power.
Not sure about this one, it seems too much like a cliched "object of the future".
Shark Attractor: A simple SCUBA mouthpiece (or entire breathing apparatus) that upon exhalation, produces bubbles that when they reach the surface, transmute into chum and blood of ordinary sort except that it attracts sharks with unusual speed and in unusual numbers. This attracts any sharks appropriate to the area (including fresh water, where bull sharks have been observed and caught hundreds of miles inland).
No particular reservations. Might be a good starting piece. It's simple and to the point.
Tesla's Heart: Appears to be a crackling sphere of electricity that pulses like a heartbeat. When placed in any animal that has a relatively human-sized heart, it behaves as a normal heart would, even though it is made entirely of electrical energy with no apparent power source. Note- not actually attributed to Nikola Tesla. The name is derived due to Tesla's connection with electricity.
A good candidate, though there seems to be an abundance of "body replacement" SCPs out there.
Glass House: Code for an internet forum message board that has a unique property. Insults hurled at other members through this chat are immediately met with physical response relating to the insult in question. The physical response is always violent in nature (ie- the one doing the insulting calling someone an idiot will have some sort of accident or attack befall them that results in brain damage that reduces their cognitive function).
Again, no reservations. I am specifically asking if something similar in concept to this exists.
And for something silly (thought not necessarily a joke SCP)…
Cheap Sunglasses: A pair of dollar-store sunglasses with dark lenses, black frames and bright, neon pink arms. Has the memetic effect of convincing the user that they are "much more attractive" with the glasses on than off, and that they can see much better with them on, no matter the lighting conditions.
Again, might be something similar out there already.
I will edit this post as I am able if I find items that are too similar to those listed.