I like how you developed it. And giving a character actual personality is NOT mary sueish. Well done!
Hello everyone. This is my first time sharing my ideas with the site, but by no means go easy on me.
First idea: Broadway Lover's Collection
This is a collection of CD's of cast recordings of various Broadway musicals. When each CD played straight through, no anomalous properties appear. However, when you skip to certain songs on each CD, anomalous properties occur depending on the song being played. For example, the cast recording of Damn Yankees won't fuse two seemingly-random nearby objects together unless you skip to the song "Two Lost Souls" and dead organic material won't spring back to life unless you skip to "I Am Not Dead Yet" on the Spamalot CD. When the CD's songs are transferred to another listening device such as a laptop music library or an mp3 player, the anomalous properties are retained but are only activated if the entire album is skipped through as opposed to directly selecting the song displaying the effect. These effects don't appear on any other known recordings of these Broadway shows.
I was thinking that the Foundation seizes it after reports of strange incidents in an apartment in New York City, high heel shoes breaking, small plants growing to large sizes and then wilting away within a span of three minutes, and green objects floating to the ceiling and then dropping to the floor.
Second Idea - A Digital Town
The idea behind this is a town that only appears when viewed by accessing Google Street View or a similar method. When people go to the actual physical place where the town should be, they only see a heavily wooded area. It could be written off as just a glitch initially, since the town resembles an actual real-life town, but is put under Foundation surveillance after several people appearing in the town are identified as being missing persons from all over the United States and Canada.
See, this is why the genocide of D-class is not merely monstrously evil in a way that makes "cold, not cruel" a joke, it's a also a terrible, terrible idea.
On top of the immense costs of acquiring, transporting, disposing, and covering up the people you are murdering (it is murder and they are murderers, there are no two ways about this), you are dealing with a series of very persnickety objects that tend to do Incredibly Bad Things if they are not interacted with in exactly the right way. D-class personnel are the people you use to interact with them. And every single month you are killing the people you trained to do this, and bringing in a new batch who must be retrained from scratch. Whoever tried to implement this policy would have been murdered by the HR department and nobody else would claim to have seen a damn thing.
Fair enough. I had a lot of fun writing this, and that's the most important thing to me. I probably could've worked harder, but I love what I've done with it as it is right now. I respect what you've said, but won't be changing a thing about this for the time being.
I thought so. How serendipitous finding this posted just a few hours after getting back from that movie.
Wow, this probably got the "youngest article to
get featured" record.
It was basically the last of a few I'd watched.
I just watched the movie Oculus, which is an Attack-Of-The-Cursed-Killer-Whatever Movie with a bad ending just like what you described. Is that one of the movies you saw?
Ehhhh… I don't know how much I can say about the tone, I just don't like where you go with the premise. The money-mangoes forcibly drive you crazy by getting near them/ percieving them, and kill you/make you kill yourself, and reproduce through your corpse. That is like 40% of all SCP objects. "Makes you crazy and then you die" is really common and, to my eyes, really lazy, and draws focus from the actual unique component, which is the money-mangoes themselves.
Why does it need to drive you crazy and kill you? Why can't it just be mangoes that, for some reason, people think are super valuable, and chaos and weird shit comes from that? Why do the mangoes have to make you violent, instead of plain old human avarice?
Why can't we get an old guy at the grocery store shouting "HOW DARE YOU NOT TAKE MANGOES AS PAYMENT! I FOUGHT FOR MY COUNTRY! I KNOW MY RIGHTS! YOU HAVE TO TAKE THIS MANGO!"
yes this shark punch was very well written
Good tale and upvoted. Just this little glitch:
forget her had a wife and kids
I was just about to downvote until I reached the addendum. Well done.
I laughed. Not quite sure what direction to take this in, though. It's funny, but idk if it'd be a tale? Maybe a collab?
Get what you meant to do. Honest. Enjoy what you attempted for sure. But you could have worked harder to pull the concept off. The concept deserves more than three hundred words to truly be great. Shouldn't be too hard: look at Gadsby, half a hundred thousand words, sans the letter "e". And he couldn't use "the"! Plus you have some needlessly odd phrases such as "the Apple Company." Why not use "Apple Computers"? Sure, not an exactly correct term, but that way surely sounds less awkward. You could use "smart phone" to be more clear too, shouldn't be a huge tone problem. So currently, no +1.
(My comment may sound harsh, sorry. Had to keep to the purpose, no tangents. Granted, to compose text styled as so presents constant obstacles. That last sentence was probably the hardest.)
Holy fuck. That hit me hard. I don't know why. Also, rating module.
The rates are very reasonable, I'm sure you'll find. Not like you'd be able to argue them with me anyway. d:
(probs I'd just make you quest for me maybe buy my groceries kkthx don't forget the lemon poppyseed muffins)
That's classified! Redacted! REDACTED!
Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!
Erm… Though there were five notable (and thus recorded in the article) results, only 4 of the "over 18 years trial" individuals received messages.
Is there a reason behind the preference for "fewer" over "less"? I'm debating whether to change it; it seems inconsequential but then there's always the chance that the current wording is idiomatically incorrect.
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I actually thought of the drink Fuzzy Navel. With rose and king, you could make the story rather posh. Coat for a direction, wheelchair for emotion.
Envision an abdicated ruler huddled in a wheelchair at his former favorite haunt, running fingers over the embroidery on the coat he wears beneath the rough cotton cape, sipping from a fuzzy navel because it reminds him of the sweetness of the key trade of his kingdom, luxury roses. He was more, once.
Well, I haven't written anything lately, and I wanted to put this to paper, so I did.
I was inspired to write this after watching a few Attack-Of-The-Cursed-Killer-Whatever movies, and most of it comes directly from my own mind. I am the oversentitive dink who feels a bitterness that the Cursed Killer Whatever sometimes doesn't get its just desserts. So I decided to write these feelings as someone in the Foundation who gets to find solace that in the Foundation Reality, the Cursed Killer Whatever does get discovered by people willing to believe that it's a Cursed Killer Whatever, and makes sure nobody else gets killed.
I suppose that a story about a Foundation employee taking a random SCP (I didn't have any specific SCP in mind as I wrote this) out of containment to gloat is kinda Mary Sueish, but my intent was more that the character needed to gloat for his own sanity.