I'm thinking of writing about a sentient humanoid. Something that can't talk and feeds off of people's memories and/or emotions until they go mad, maybe. Thoughts? Advice?
… you're kidding right? Are you intentionally trying to face-plant on the cliche list?
On the off chance that you are actually serious:
- Humanoid SCPs are a terrible idea for your first SCP. Please read the Essay on Humanoid SCPs.
- Joke SCPs are a terrible idea for your first SCP. Please read the Essay on Joke SCPs.
- Keter-class end-of-the-world SCPs are a terrible idea for your first SCP. There's a reason why there's a eight to one ratio Safe and Euclid objects to Keters.
- Things that make you go crazy are cliche.
In fact, in general, you may want to go read the Guides again.
As I said before, it is an idea and not something that I'm planning on doing yet. I read the guides yesterday and the day before, so it's fresh in my mind. I thank you for your advice, although I don't see how it's a bad idea at all. It just presents more of a challenge. And well, if it gets a bad vote, so be it. Again, thank you for taking the time.
I would advise that you don't use ideas that can be descirbed as any of the things Mackenzie listed for your first article. It "just presetns more of a challenge" in the same way trying to hang-glide without equipment does.
I see your point. It's just an idea at this point and I probably won't ever end up writing it unless I've given it all the thought I can. Writing something right off the bat and expecting it to work is not something I'm fond of. Thank you for your advice.