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What if the foundation is real, and they allow this site to exist so we think it is all fiction?
What if the sites admins are members of the foundation.

Meta Post Episode 7 by Sinchu9Sinchu9, 23 Oct 2014 07:41

Sorry if I'm a bit confused over this, but are you still soliciting critiques? Do you still look for help to improve your article?

But you shouldn't be making something that requires someone to translate it. You're writing something to be read by others, not something that the majority of your audience can;t read

This is a classic that has aged poorly. I'm downvoting, but hope that it can be rewritten at some point.

by Doctor GE SmithDoctor GE Smith, 23 Oct 2014 07:30

Yet another sentence rendered hilarious by the Shark Punching Center, which is now a Foundation PSA!

by Doctor GE SmithDoctor GE Smith, 23 Oct 2014 07:28

I'm not sure if the concept of a time machine on this site is cliche yet, and i've found about three existant SCPs that play off of that concept in one way or another. I tried to avoid imitating them to the best of my ability, all while tossing in a few other bizarre concepts to give this one its own unique flair.

I'm afraid parts of it may seem unnecessary, but hopefully the entire article clings together well as a whole. I am debating whether or not a picture would be necessary.

http://scpsandbox2.wikidot.com/quatral

Draft for an SCP. by QuatralQuatral, 23 Oct 2014 07:17

Love this. You are fucking talented Kate.


CI Wiki Administrator: | Tuum Est: It's up to you

by EdAWACSdenyYEdAWACSdenyY, 23 Oct 2014 06:55

This guy seems to be holding on by a thread. His food and ammo are running out and his health is fading (and he's no longer sleeping longer than the duration of a jazz piece). This seems to have been in Foundation hands for a while, so that raised another thought.
What if the anomalous effect tunes in to any of the infinite possible worlds where this guy survived a post-apocalyptic event to broadcast on this frequency? It might even shift between them when he (at least some of him) sleeps. That would allow for his health to have limited effect on the broadcast.
I am not seriously suggesting a link to any GOI, but that would be one hell of a AWCY creation. A radio that endlessly listens to one man on the cusp of dying in a devastated earth, interspersed with solid jazz programming.

by Doctor GE SmithDoctor GE Smith, 23 Oct 2014 06:54

Favorite non-SCP thing on the Internet? Like, a webcomic, a YouTube channel, another indie writing community (SCP derivatives like the Wanderer's Library don't count), someone's blog, whatever.

@Live2Die by Agent MacLeodAgent MacLeod, 23 Oct 2014 06:38

So I accidentally reverted this page back to an older revision and, quickly realising my mistake, reverted it back to the most recent version. Sorry about that.

Whoops by JARZMcPICKLEZJARZMcPICKLEZ, 23 Oct 2014 06:32

That was one of the most haunting trailers I have ever seen. I can tell that this'll be amazing.

by Dr HysteriaDr Hysteria, 23 Oct 2014 05:32
ZynZyn 23 Oct 2014 05:32
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » Aleph Room

eeeeeee this is going to be so cool :D

by ZynZyn, 23 Oct 2014 05:32

This is still really good. I fixed a few typos, mostly ".." instead of "…".

Didn't make with the belt, fuck - thank to Virgin Mary - hell.

This doesn't make sense; is that deliberate? I'd change 'thank' to 'thanks', but I'm not sure what was intended here.

EDIT: By the way, did you use "amnesiacs" on purpose, or might you mind changing that to "amnestics"?

by thedeadlymoosethedeadlymoose, 23 Oct 2014 05:25

The elderly, senile cosmic horror is an intriguing, pathetic figure, but what's really breaking my heart here is that Monsieur Blackboxes appears to be the mouthpiece for the cosmic horror equivalent of a seven-year-old who visits their grandfather in a nursing home and is a little freaked out by the old man's inability to connect with them, but still wants to cheer him up. So they made him a piece of macaroni art, only they used a pine tree and a cow instead of macaroni.

+1

by bramblepatchbramblepatch, 23 Oct 2014 05:20

My interpretation agrees with this; presuming the existence of an Isabel Wondertainment, she's unlikely to have made these particular Little Misters at least. I'd assumed a board of directors myself; a predecessor Wondertainment would work too.

I find it interesting how Ms. Sweetie thinks the one person behind the Wondertainment name has to have a penis

I intended her to be totally wrong there, because everything she's experienced says she has more than one creator, and it would be silly to imagine just one person was responsible for creating her. Likely most of them were dudes, but they weren't thinking of her as a person (even though she IS a person) any more than they think of the other Misters as a person (even though they all — or almost all — are people).

It's very likely some of those did try to make her stupider for sexist reasons; but some of the people involved with that likely had other motives, like trying to make her personality more appropriate, or just trying to make her less dangerous considering her superpower (is scary as fuck). Ultimately, this is supposed to be left up in the air.

But, I mean, just look at Mr. Clumsy. There's absolutely no chance he started out that accident-prone, even when you account for the supernatural add-ons to force accidents to happen when he won't cause them on his own. Mr. Mad gets waaaaay too angry too often to have begun that way; he has also been mentally altered. Mr. Mission has had a total personality overhaul. There's been some pretty hefty work done on these people. Pretty hefty indeed.

by thedeadlymoosethedeadlymoose, 23 Oct 2014 05:17

It's the genitalia of the Broken God! :) … :| … 8|

by Doctor GE SmithDoctor GE Smith, 23 Oct 2014 05:14

Hi there!

It's great that you're interested in writing for the site! Looks like you've already got a sandbox, so good on you. :D

In the meantime, if you're looking to read SCPs for inspiration or know-how, I recommend reading the high-rated Series II and III articles (SCPs with numbers from 1000 to 2999), because those better represent what the site is looking for nowadays. Also, you can read the Essays on Style, where some writers of the site talk about their personal writing processes and idea development strategies.

Talking about SCPs can be done in discussion threads of corresponding pages, or the IRC chat. I recommend hanging out there anyway, to get a feel for how critique is given there and to get familiar with some of the passersby, if you haven't yet. Furthermore, if you've got any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to PM me or another staff member.

Welcome to the site!

Re: Judge, Jury, And Executioner by ZynZyn, 23 Oct 2014 05:14

, gender exploited for *ear-piercing screech*.

This is pretty fucking goofy feedback, though. And an anti-feminist cliche; anything women regarding women's rights (or even saying anything beyond stereotypical lady shit) is regarded as 'shrill' and 'screechy'. Bravo.

Why could this character not just be a character that was female?

Have you paid literally any attention at all? :P Her entire concept is "the girl one". She's the manufactured Smurfette. Every other Mister (with the notable exception of Redd) has some sort of Theme beyond their gender. But this character is literally called "Ms. Sweetie". The entire point is for her to be exaggeratedly female, not even necessarily realistically whatsoever.

As for psuedo-feminist cliches, yes, there are a couple there. "If there's a single person behind the Dr. Wondertainment moniker, you can bet that person has a penis" in particular is not something an actual decent feminist would say for any number of reasons, not least because of the transphobic equation of penises with men with male behavior.

The reason for this is — well, VAE is actually pretty on the money there. Living the way she does has got to be pretty freaky, and she has some barely-suppressed issues with even identifying as a woman. She's been forced into a gross Smurfette parody, probably on purpose, and almost certainly not directly for reasons of misogyny (though that likely had something to do with it indirectly); Wondertainment patterned the Misters after 80's-90's children's toys. Them's the rules: a shitload of dudes and one lady who has to fill all the lady stereotypes. They probably didn't intend for that to cause her to act a bit more adult than the rest of them, nor for the other Little Misters to treat her the way they do, but it's an unsurprising result.

But, I mean, the psuedo-feminist cliche stuff is a rather small part of this piece. If you dislike it on those counts, very well, but it's a bit odd to claim it's 'every cliche in the book'. That just makes me think you're not particularly familiar with the book.

(Or, perhaps you're including the parts where she's full-on feminist, IE where she tries to embrace her own agency and refuses to play the victim role. In which case, I simply disagree.)

And perhaps I should change the negative parts lest it come off as an endorsement, but… I also don't want to make her a perfect rainbow of a person. Seems a bit against the character concept. Though given that I'm genderqueer, maybe the transphobic stuff in there is particularly a bad idea, but… eh, I dunno. I'll have to think about it.

by thedeadlymoosethedeadlymoose, 23 Oct 2014 05:06

I've come to this site in the hopes of learning a new writing style. I have a piece of fiction I'm working on with friends. I'm hoping that my time here will teach me a few things about the writing style I'm looking for.

I won't be divulging much about this particular piece of fiction for now.
Until the time is right I will be talking about nothing but SCPs. Maybe
write my own in time.

I hope we all get along.

Judge, Jury, And Executioner by XamrinXamrin, 23 Oct 2014 04:27
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