Howdy all! I've been making my way through the archives and I'm really excited to be on here. While I honestly doubt I have a single creative bone in my body, what I DO have is an extensive background in biomedical research, experience working in biosafety areas and familiarity with modern medicine SO: ASK ME QUESTIONS! I can give you all the plausible-sounding science crap you want for your SCP, and then you creative types can pick and choose what details you want to actually use. On that note, as I'm going through the archive don't be surprised to see messages from me RE any glaring scientific errors with current SCP's. I'll tell you what I think can be changed and in return you can tell me to "mind my own business because it makes for a good story, damnit!"
Welcome to the SCP Community!
We do appreciate having more scientifically minded members around, but I suggest you hit up IRC and get to know us (and for us to get to know you better) before you do something like systematically comment on every biological SCP on the site.
(On second thought, you probably shouldn't be doing that anyways. It's a little frowned upon.)
Hi there! Great to have you here.
On that note, as I'm going through the archive don't be surprised to see messages from me RE any glaring scientific errors with current SCP's. I'll tell you what I think can be changed and in return you can tell me to "mind my own business because it makes for a good story, damnit!"
Keep in mind that the older the SCP articles are, the more likely you are to find inconsistencies and scientific errors. Nevertheless, it's great that you're willing to help bring up the standard! It can take some time for your suggestions to be addressed or implemented, though, since the staff make sure to honor the original authors' intent when making substantial edits.
Also, I'd definitely recommend meeting fellow personnel in the IRC chat, either to make your ideas known or to help out anyone who might happen to need advice regarding a biological SCP. The chat moves a lot faster than the forums, so you're more likely to be heard there.
Welcome to the site!
All above said, thanks for your comment on SCP-135. I replied in the discussion thread with an explanation, but I'm not 100% sure if or how I should go about clarifying that in the actual article.
Also, I'd love to hear your thoughts on SCP-811. Outside of a few caveats (e.g., why it's unaffected by its own digestive mucus, how whatever was in that needle could do what it did), I tried really hard to keep it hypothetically biologically plausible while at the same time being most definitely not like life as we know it on Earth.
Piffy is an SCP Foundation Moderator, Lv. 9001 Squishy Wizard, and Knight of the Red Pen.