This is a rewrite of an article ("Nyctophobic Omnivore", same number) created by Spaztique on April 5, 2009; I will be uploading screencaps of the original article and discussion soon.
Date: 09 Dec 2013 08:39
Number of posts: 30
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The mayor breeding a big dragon to eat the homeless feels more like a Captain Planet villain than a SCP.
e: I think it's well written, but don't like that back story.
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Eh, I dunno. Certainly doesn't feel Keter. I mean, they're hard to find, yes, but not overtly hard to contain it would seem.
It's more so that it's nearly impossible to keep them from killing people.
Because they need them to reproduce? That's hardly "inimical to human life" though. I mean, yes, it regularly needs to kill a person to survive, but so do a lot of other things that are only ever Euclid at best.
Yeah, but it's not all that hard to keep contained. It's hard to detect sure, but it doesn't really have any mechanisms that will help it escape a generic cage.
Also, in terms of appearance from the description, I'm uh, imagining a lobster-bat-snake-scorpion, was that your intent?
1. I view "containment" as not meaning just "how to keep it locked up", but also "how to keep humanity safe from it." These are uncontained, hostile, and invisible, which makes containment (in a broader a sense) a massive pain.
2. More or less.
That's a slightly better explanation.
They possess a wingspan consistent with the order Chiroptera
I forgot to point this out earlier, but this doesn't make sense unless you're saying the length across their wings ranges from 15cm to 1.7m.
I'm slightly confused by what you're asking/pointing out; the wings are consistent with bats, but proportional to the size of the creature.
A Wingspan is by definition the distance from one wingtip to the other wingtip, it's always a measurement - not a structural descriptor.
The phrase you want is 'Wing Morphology'.
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SCP-631, or How Mayor Bloomberg Solved the Homeless Problem
I mentioned this on the last version of this, and it bears repeating. The description of this makes me think "murderous Gligar". Or Gliscor.
Either way, the actual writing is very good. +1.
I honestly imagined Gligar when I first read it months ago.
Due to these factors, the lifespan of SCP-631 can be as short as 24 hours.
In the absence of sustenance, SCP-631 are capable of surviving on average for thirty days.
So, the ones that eat, die quicker…?
Love the in-character dissection of the critters' habits. Must've been hard working around the constraints posed by the original article.
Then, it will quickly consume the victim's internal organs, replacing them with fertilized eggs produced via its tail.
Does "fertilized" mean that they're self-fertilizing hermaphrodites, which produce both eggs and sperm? If so, that's fine, but the article should note it.
I am honestly not sure how I feel about someone made an invisible pokemon to kill the homeless.
One thought it seems OTT.
If some scientist somehow had the incredible knowledge and technology to build a new species of from scratch AND make it invisible as well, not sure why they are wasting time with local politicians.
I see it as keeping the campaign promise to "clean up the streets" and "deal with the homeless problem." Statistically speaking, if people notice there are fewer people sleeping outdoors at night, they will assume they found places to stay, not that they're being turned into more nonproductive-citizen-removers.
In my headcanon they were expected to die in a day or three, making the problem disappear when there weren't enough homeless to reproduce on. The actual lifespan of thirty days combined with a much higher reproductive rate than necessary (by overdriving that need to kill/reproduce) created a problem. But i bet it got the mayor reelected.
+1 for the negative impacts of GMOs
I see the mayors motive, it's the scientists motive I'm not sure on. This is technology & knowledge beyond Foundation capabilities , not sure why they working for a local politician for presumably not very much money Unless they are really desperate for funds.