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Castle_BravoCastle_Bravo 19 Dec 2014 10:25
in discussion Forum Discussion / General » SCP-231

Everyone who comes to the site will quickly come across SCP-231 and get a proper wiggins. I came across it the first day I found out about The Foundation. When I read it I quietly closed the page down and felt weird the rest of the day. It's creepy and off putting in a way all the great scips strive to be.

But I just heard about the poem and how to read it. And I did. And I got a proper wiggins all over again. This site really does have some of the best fiction ever.

So, I was wondering. Who wrote the poem? Not who wrote the poem, but … who wrote the poem into the scip? Canon wise. That question is the third wiggins I got from one scip over the course of several years.

And who wrote the warning at the end? I feel like the poem could have been added by an employee of The Foundation, but the warning at the end smacks of outside observance.

SCP-231 by Castle_BravoCastle_Bravo, 19 Dec 2014 10:25

You know what would be fun?
Let's set up a room just like the one on the other side of the glass and have someone see how many SCP-1218-2 are on the other side. Then get that many researchers and just start copying them. Every time an SCP-1218-2 writes something, a researcher writes something. If one leaves, a researcher leaves. Just troll them. Then again, that would probably get us all fired.

OOC, now I have to wave hi at every mirror in case someone is watching. This is another great one. +1

by Ganon2012Ganon2012, 19 Dec 2014 10:01

You'll probably get some sound upvoting advise and end up with a solid portfolio. But you may be the target of an insider trading investigation by The Foundation. I wouldn't risk it.

by Castle_BravoCastle_Bravo, 19 Dec 2014 09:44

Cancer rates of Selkirk, Manitoba. I lost my shit right there and then. +1 Love to see stuff close to home.

by Castle_BravoCastle_Bravo, 19 Dec 2014 09:42

It's not going to fly unless perfectly written. And that's iffy, as people will immediately draw comparisons between it and 579.

Maybe as a -J, but we already have several -J's that amount to "Bunch of containment for something harmless/non-anomalous."

In short… it can be done, but that's because it's already been done before. Any more will likely be downvoted to oblivion unless written absolutely perfectly.

There is a fine threshold between creating a sense of mystery and just plain not giving enough. In my opinion, 579 works because of the containment procedures (especially the line about Israfil-B failing, which is one of my favourite lines on the site), but if you're going to create something that doesn't actually tell you about the thing, I think that comparisons with said article will be near-impossible not to draw. Also, returning to that threshold I mentioned, this is just going to make people want more, and not in the good way.

Since you mentioned 1048, let's do a thought experiment; if the article cut off before the addenda, would it be anywhere near as good as the current article? Same goes with the new 715.

This is all just my opinion, and I'm not exactly a prolific writer, but I'm extremely skeptical as to whether this could be done. Sorry.

I'll admit, I tried to click on the links out of curiosity. Otherwise though it's iffy, this is funny but "Foundation employees make their coworker an SCP as a joke" has been done before. No vote.

by CyclopianCyclopian, 19 Dec 2014 07:25

Honestly, I really like the current picture. Perhaps a good fix would be to expand on the notion of the photo being taken at initial containment and add a comment that the matches were never subsequently found within the matchbox. That would keep the evocative picture and add to the notion that the box is more than a blizzard-engine.

by Doctor GE SmithDoctor GE Smith, 19 Dec 2014 07:19

I've seen quite a few SCPs with Safe Keter or Euclid Keter as designations, representing the SCP initially being seen as harmless before the Foundation realizes how dangerous it really is. The Builder Bear is the best example I can think of.

My idea was to have an article about what seems to be a Safe-class SCP. Maybe an animal that has some sort of harmless anomaly. However, the Object Class would be Safe Keter, the containment procedures would be extremely precise and restrictive, and right below the description of the animal with the harmless anomalous effect, there would be a big "[DATA EXPUNGED]". I realize this concept could be executed extremely poorly - There's a reason SCP-579 is one of the most divisive skips on the site. Do you think this could be done well?

Seemingly harmless creature by CyclopianCyclopian, 19 Dec 2014 06:50

Downvoted on principle. SCP-173 is creepy as hell and the reason the site exists, yes, but if it was written today it would be seen as low quality.

by CyclopianCyclopian, 19 Dec 2014 06:37

I like this concept, but the execution really hasn't aged well.

by phyrestormphyrestorm, 19 Dec 2014 06:18
RaiethRaieth 19 Dec 2014 06:18
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-715

+1 from me!

I just read the old article a while back, and I really like how you've updated it. Although I do agree with comments that something of the entities motives should be more evident. Even just a glimpse of something other than, 'want human faces'.

Also, I highly approve of using Dr. Bright and Dr. Rights in this manner. Honestly, they're just names and tie back to history of the site this article references.

Good job!

by RaiethRaieth, 19 Dec 2014 06:18

Oh boy!


"Do it? Dan, I'm not a Republic Serial villain. Do you seriously think I'd explain my master-stroke if there remained the slightest chance of you affecting its outcome? I did it thirty-five minutes ago." - Adrian Veidt

+300 by Dr HysteriaDr Hysteria, 19 Dec 2014 06:16

SCP-2067, Rainbow Dash ripoff from MLP, summarily deleted for plagiarism and being an unfinished work at -19 and four staff votes.

This is done well despite the limitations of the grandfather stuff. A very nice deconstruction of the X-Men syndrome. +1.

by CyclopianCyclopian, 19 Dec 2014 04:52

Well, what I do is just ask "what if?" Then I take the what if and try to find a narrative to fit that what if. I have a work-in-progress that revolves around the question, "What if John F. Kennedy's older brother had survived World War II and became President, then pressed the Big Red Button?" My first SCP, which somehow survived despite my mediocrity, revolves around the question: "What if the Foundation had to contain a chemical spill?"

DrBarciDrBarci 19 Dec 2014 03:59
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-2735

Oooh! Me likey likey.

by DrBarciDrBarci, 19 Dec 2014 03:59

But does it have to be metal? Corals can do some impressive things, and leave behind exoskeletons when they die. We assume technology means metal, but why couldn't things be built of rock and calcium deposits?

That'd hide them better too, if their tech looked like odd rocks. And as for radio signals, make that somehow work like electric eels do? No clue how to turn electricity in radio waves, but you can get electricity out of aquatic beasties.

by Argenti AertheriArgenti Aertheri, 19 Dec 2014 03:55

You guys are so hot.

+1

by CyclopianCyclopian, 19 Dec 2014 03:52
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