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If they've got proper attribution, then I think so. I'll ask the Licensing Team to take a look at it. Mind giving us a link?

Re: Regarding Site Exposure by ZynZyn, 18 Sep 2014 17:41

Bast, I love this.

Also why do I have the mental image of demoted (after the heist he pulled with Salah to save Mary-Ann) Henri de Montfort attempting to teach a class of eight year olds basic practices and safety of artifact use?

dankaardankaar 18 Sep 2014 17:38
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-2046

No more than twenty-five (25) SCP-2046-A sufferers may be detained per year. […] No SCP-2046-A subjects are to be held for more than three (3) months, and may be administered amnestics upon release if necessary.

This is… VERY suspect.

"Hey, we've got 100 cases of this thing, but we can't detain more than a quarter of them!"
"Wellp, his three months are up, and he's still got it. Ehh, it won't come to any harm if we release him back to the public with a cover story."

Why take only 25 per year? WHY RELEASE THEM BACK IN THE WILD IF THEY STILL HAVE IT?!? That's like saying "We're trying to quarantine a deadly disease. But we'll only quarantine 25 people at a time, and if no treatments work after three months, we'll let the sick individual back to into the general population."

The point of an Anomaly is that it breaks the laws of science; it can't be explained 100%. Because of that, there's a chance it can get worse. And if it does get worse… would you rather it occurs in a nice containment cell or in the middle of Grand Central Station during the Friday rush hour? Having that part of the containment procedures is criminally negligent on part of the Foundation; it violates their core tenants "To Secure anomolies to understand them, to Contain them from harming the outside world, and to Protect them from the outside world." So there needs to be a very good reason that the Foundation would actually do this. And I'm not seeing it; "because it's harmless" isn't good enough.

by dankaardankaar, 18 Sep 2014 17:38

Ok… Scratch the nano-bot idea. Hmmm… Microscopic insects? Mites living on the artificial sweetner itself? How to trigger then… Phermones sprayed in the air? I like the idea of corporate sabotage. I was going for "disgruntled individual going after government employees" but the idea of corporate sabotage/terrorism is an interesting angle…. MC&D eliminating competition from a group trying to break into the "Weird Articles for Sale" market? Or maybe something more targeted… An individual who commits assassinations by using this product? I'm trying to work out how to re-work it to suit. Any ideas and suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks all!

I can't answer for the Foundation, but I can answer for the Initiative.

At least for the Scribes and the Shepherds (maybe not so much the Wolves), the formation of families is actually encouraged within the HI. There's the obvious bonus of having a support structure for members, but the primary focus is on the future. Since there are a lot of non-combat roles in the HI that wouldn't require a whole lot of specialist training (Mary-Ann did some clerical work for the Scribes when she got too big to run around shooting demons in the face, for example), and there's always stuff in the public outreach or support structure, there's room for the family members who can't run around shooting shit and slinging spells.

The kids themselves are brought into the work early - nothing dangerous to start out, always with supervision, but enough to get them involved and enough to get them set on the right path. Easing them into it with little things. A ghost here, a spirit here, some ancient texts simplified. Train them early, find the ones with the real gifts in the process, and by the time they're introduced to some gnarlier stuff, they already have the support structures to turn to, and their own experience.

It's the difference between an agent who panics when the furniture starts flying and one who has dealt with poltergeists since they were ten. This sort of experience is why I tend to characterize the HI as becoming one of the dominant forces in the anomalous world, because they have a killer insurance plan for the future. I always imagine that each of the big families has a big old field manual with all sorts of additions and marginal notes added over the years, handed down from generation to generation.

Essentially, the HI has taken a page from GK Chesterton (besides the one that says "The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people."), and that page is on the importance of teaching children that bogeys can be beaten.

The fact that the Foundation has none of this really adds to my dislike of them as a group.

I'm curious, the redacted effect orange is so terrible/mighty that we can't let slip what it may be in the containment documentation. But if you're really curious, you can ask nicely and we might give you one?

by OmegatronaclesOmegatronacles, 18 Sep 2014 17:20

I happened to notice that there is an app on the iPhone for the SCP Foundation and the author is charging $4.99 for it. Is that legal under the Creative Commons License? Just curious.

Re: Regarding Site Exposure by MadCatUSAMadCatUSA, 18 Sep 2014 17:19

Dude, they are more popular because they are older.

by TagliafierroTagliafierro, 18 Sep 2014 16:59

Wrote my first SCP last night. Checked this morning and found that it made lowest rated page. Everyone wanted it deleted so badly that I took a look a the comments for ways to improve before deleting it for them.

"Many first SCP articles fail miserably."

Cripes, they weren't kidding.

For your first SCP I have to say this doesn't look too bad, however main issue I see that the incident log feels rather long and cluttered, kinda bothered me a little but otherwise I'd say it looks pretty good to me.

The sky is naught but dying stars

Re: First SCP by Dallas Parker NormanDallas Parker Norman, 18 Sep 2014 16:33

…this and SCP-312 baffles me. Plasma Hand Dryer and Maneating Jellyfish are more popular than some really well written articles. I weep for humanity.

by Narsil098Narsil098, 18 Sep 2014 16:30
AMP02AMP02 18 Sep 2014 16:19
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-369

I like the idea that there are some anomalies that actually DO want to help us.

by AMP02AMP02, 18 Sep 2014 16:19
Re: forgotten by VivaxVivax, 18 Sep 2014 16:18

Here we go!

TLDR: This is… bad. There's no story in this tale. No characters really and it all goes to a clumsily executed moment that works about as well as the "and then a skeleton popped out" example of a bad creepypasta.

Here's what I recommend:

Read tales. Read like, actual short stories. I don't get the sense that you understand the flow of these things or the structure.

Think about what story you're actually trying to tell and who the characters are. In this "story" we have a bunch of mundane things being done by a hollow character that leads up to… scalping? I don't get what this story is supposed to be or if it's actually supposed to be anything.

Please come onto the chat for feedback and continue to ask for help in the forums.

It's a pity there are no available containment cells on the Moon. That seems comfortably outside of the reincarnation radius.

by MerleBluesMerleBlues, 18 Sep 2014 16:11

Good evening all, I'm looking for any feedback on my first SCP

Thanks in advance for your time and consideration

First SCP by OmegatronaclesOmegatronacles, 18 Sep 2014 16:08

SCP-2096, an icky tapeworm, taped over with reruns of Sesame Street at -23 and 4 staff votes. VAE, if you need the source, it's in my sandbox.

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Captain of the Technical Team, member of the Community Outreach Team

My understanding of a fair is you buy $10 worth of tickets from the booth, you go on a ride and give those tickets to the owner of the ride, at the end of the day the owner of that ride hands in your tickets back to the booth and get's his $10 (Minus whatever the cut is) So while the tickets are worthless to normal people, they have value to ride owners.

…the value to whichever one of the Fair Folk currently is in possession of it

This makes me think that the Fun fair works the same way as above and the Fair folk are individual people rather then just one big collective (English Vocabulary Lacking)

So if the fun fair of working on that system and if i'm reading correctly, the actual favuor/emotion/ect can't be taken until a person has paid for a ride with his/her ticket and given their ticket to the fair folk that owns the ride, who then uses it for it's own purposes.

But then it kind of contradicts with the following line

Civilians and Foundation personnel who purchase tickets will display a variety of mental, emotional, and behavioral abnormalities for up to 7 years.

This kind of says that the value of the ticket is taken regardless of if the user has spent their tickets or not. What if they don't spend their ticket after 7 years? What if they buy a ticket and then give it to someone else?

Also building up on the idea that each person is an individual, if a favour buys 100 tickets and a person spends those tickets on different rides, how do multiple people share a single favour?

by Genderless_NekoGenderless_Neko, 18 Sep 2014 16:05

Link's broken

Re: Personnel Mugshots by TagliafierroTagliafierro, 18 Sep 2014 15:54

These look cool.

Re: SCP Foundation Journals by Live2DieLive2Die, 18 Sep 2014 15:47
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