I'm neutral to it, but I think it could honestly go. I think it's implied that only top-level staff are going to know.
Really? I think it makes things spicy~
It hugs! It loves the information very much.
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So, I was ready to downvote when I saw that it was yet another long-ish article with a nice note explaining everything at the end so the author could wrap it up all nice and neat without much in the way of pacing. Then, when I saw it was memetic fuckery that required a convoluted explanation for likely inadequate payoff, I was ready to double-downvote.
Then I read to around halfway through the first note, and was actually kind of intrigued, perhaps even ready for an upvote. Then I got to the final note, and the drawn out, boring-ass explanation and saw my suspicions were confirmed. -1
Gonna be honest - I downvoted at the clearance thingee at the beginning. Sick and tired of that trope and I want it to go away.
in discussion Writing Help / Help: Drafts and Critiques » New SCP ("Illusion Rock"/"Trophonius") Near-Final Draft
All of your suggestions have been very helpful. I guess this SCP has a bit of a 3000-type feel, but I don't think it's quite enough, I don't think I have the site knowledge to work in THAT many cross references and I don't want to wait that long. I'll try to diversify Trophonius's SCPs a bit. 2000, 1055 and 682 have to stay (no real replacements for them), and I'll probably keep the 001, but all of his examples of contained things can be other stuff, and I guess the 173 reference is probably the most blatant "for fans" bit, since in-universe it's just a mildly annoying well-contained homicidal Euclid.
While I provided counter-arguments for most of your major points, that doesn't mean that I'm not going to take them into consideration. I think (assuming that I don't get any more feedback) that I'll probably spend another week or so going over everything you suggested, making edits, clarifying things and trying to cut back as much as possible (at least on the early iterations) so it's not as much of a slog for the reader. I'm almost done, but I want it to be, well, not perfect so much as highly polished. Because I want this SCP on the mainlist, and I'm the only one who can do it.
Once again, thank you for all of your thoughtful help.
They were a definitely some sort of research corporation.
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I'm not certain, but I believe the key lies in the pattern of the letters, rather than the letters themselves.
I am extremely impressed that you managed to make a CD a Keter-class SCP. (slow clap)
Also: those lyrics are fucking amazing.
What if bees had corporate competition?
One would imagine. A telepathic line to one specific number? Safe. Being able to call anyone at all from the afterlife? Euclid. Oh, so very Euclid.
"Engage with sidearm…" LOL
Lol Lil Wayne in an SCP. Fuckin' great. +1
Taking the hint. Changing the name of the tall dudes. (not to "Tall dudes")
Prisoner Name: Fae
But yeah, this was pretty cool. Good worldbuilding. +1.
A lot of people say they didn't find this funny, which is a shame. I was happily amused by it.
The debate on whether this could be a mainlister is probably long gone at this point, but I do actually think this could work as a non-J, imo.
Yeah, I would have gone with "Giants".