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That would make a good addition to the anomalous items list.

by CyclopianCyclopian, 21 Dec 2014 19:22

So I made a photo of this thing's retrieval. Please criticize. Would something like this be useful? I can make more lickity-split. I would have added it to the page of images but… I'm not done learning to edit yet and I was afraid if I cut the blue wire instead of the red one by accident the whole site would blow. So I put it in my Bucket of Photo instead.

by Gabriel OffuttGabriel Offutt, 21 Dec 2014 19:17

This is good but what about all of the other dangerous SCPs on Earth that wouldn't be harmed by that type of attack?

by GuillimanGuilliman, 21 Dec 2014 19:12

I really wanted to like it based on the image, but it stands as a half-cooked mainlister (or the raw ingredients of a -J).

by LordSpyLordSpy, 21 Dec 2014 19:10

Here's my first idea : The Foundation detects a bizarre, encoded and unusually powerful radio stream from an unidentified source. After decoding said stream, they find it to be full of high definition video, audio, as well as unknown text and a possible unknown language. The video and audio appears to be a live broadcast from the inside of a home, apparently encased in a jar, and facial recognition from the homes occupants leads the Foundation to the devices location. It has the appearance of a ladybug, but microscopic analysis shows it to be made from electronic and metal parts as well as a semi-sapient AI capable of communication with the before mentioned radio waves. It claims to be from 7.5 billion years in the future, and has been sent back in time to record the lost history of man, going even as far back as mans first appearance in Africa, by sending the radio stream to a planet roughly 7.5 billion light years away. However, analysis shows that it uses more energy than could be physically produced in this universe for a devices as small as it. Further measurement shows that it also produces a very slight, but measurable affect on the space time continuum in a small area around it. Analysis of this affect from physicists shows that the ladybug could possibly be housing a very small, contained singularity within in itself. This means that it actually is using a lot less energy than it could be, and this prompts the Foundation to wonder if it is actually broadcasting to an alien race with hostile intent using an as of yet undetectable, possibly faster than light, form of communication as a reconnaissance device, with the radio wave merely acting as a decoy in the event it is discovered. Considering both possibilities, the bug is allowed to view various news channels showing live events, and be shown documents requested by the device so long as they do not contain revealing or dangerous information (e.g.: Books relating to history, culture, and religion). Questioning the device over future events is to be avoided, to prevent a time paradox.

I just wanted to say: the idea sounds good, but there are many grammatical and punctuation errors in this article. If you fixed these, it would be easier to understand it.

by Lantern2814Lantern2814, 21 Dec 2014 18:55

I know it's not the same thing but it reminds me of the house that turns anyone who enters it into a mental copy of the same woman.

There is half a joke here, so +.5
I'll keep the balance in escrow until I see the other half.

by Michael AtreusMichael Atreus, 21 Dec 2014 18:41

Derp, ignore my first statement. This is awkward.

Re: Idea: Zodiac Wheel SCP by CyclopianCyclopian, 21 Dec 2014 18:35

I know this is a necro, but I don't believe the SCPS Ockham is a manned spacecraft. I think it's just a modified ESA probe.

by Agent MacLeodAgent MacLeod, 21 Dec 2014 18:30
Re: Idea: Zodiac Wheel SCP by Dr TaurusDr Taurus, 21 Dec 2014 18:25

I highly doubt it has killed that many people and animals. I'd heavily decrease those numbers, or just not mention how many people it has killed. Better yet, just don't mention it's killed people. The amount of people something has murdered does not correlate with how scary something is. For example, SCP-087 is arguably scarier than SCP-682, and SCP-2317 is arguably scarier than SCP-087. 682 has killed most likely hundreds of people, 087 has killed at least one person, probably a little more, and 2317 has killed nobody yet.

Re: Idea: Zodiac Wheel SCP by CyclopianCyclopian, 21 Dec 2014 18:04

Huh. That's waay more horrifying than my "make them D-Class" answer. Mine was all complicated and involved convincing them they were criminals. OP, hate to break it to you, but this seems to have stolen your thunder.

I got this idea while working on my other SCP, and I've decided since it's more straight forward, and since I'm tired of knocking my head against a brick wall with the picture frames, I thought I'd put the other skip aside (for now) and throw this at people to see if it'll stick.

The idea is pretty simple: it's a wishing well that grants one wish per person, per lifetime. The cost is something of personal value that is irreplaceable. You say the wish out loud and throw the item in. If the well accepts your item, it never returns. If it doesn't, it'll reappear in your hand. The wish takes effect after you go to sleep.

The catch is, you have to be very specific in your word choice, or your wish will backfire dramatically. If you're wishing to be "just like person X" you may very well wake up and find you've swapped bodies. A wish for physical items result in those items disappearing from their current location to you, so money would disappear from a nearby bank and potentially be traced to you.

The well can only work with what is currently in the world, with a few "magical" effects (like the body swap). Illness I've not decided for sure on. Possibly it gets transferred to someone close to the wisher, maybe a connection to the item (someone who gave the person the item, doesn't really hold up if it was self-purchased or the person is dead). Trying to revive the dead would usually end in failure, esp. if the person is already buried/decomposed/badly injured. The wish can be reverted within a 28 day grace period, but you have to give up another item, be physically at the well, able to speak, and if the wish affected more than one person, you have to have everyone there and consenting to the change.

If you near the well, you feel a compulsion to make a wish, which grows stronger the closer you are. Unless you have severe self-control issues, it's not hard to walk away, though every time you get close and the more knowledge you have on the well's wish-granting abilities, the stronger it grows.

The idea is based off the well out of Well Wished, though I have fiddled with the rules rather significantly, especially the wish reverting. That well also had this amazing little scene in it - a bird with a nest and a tiny egg that slowly froze over as the well tried to convince one of the main characters to make a wish and it wasn't getting its way. I want to be able to have something like that, but I didn't want to make it too similar to the source material, which is why I'm only mentioning it now.

Too meh? Overdone? Let me know. :)

"Wishing Well" SCP by IraKeyIraKey, 21 Dec 2014 17:58

Thanks for all of the input. It's good to know that if I have any problems with writing (when I eventually get to it) there are plenty of people to give advice.

Calling it. This kid's dad graduated with the Class of '76.

by Agent MacLeodAgent MacLeod, 21 Dec 2014 17:57

I chuckled, and upvoted, but I agree that this would work better as a mainlister.

by CyclopianCyclopian, 21 Dec 2014 17:55

The SCP is a 5m by 5m circular tablet composed of typical stone found in the Sumatran jungle, the tablet is carved into twelve different sections with the symbol of one of the twelve zodiac signs in each section, starting with the symbol Pisces at the top then going on in order from; Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, capricorn and Aquarius in a clockwise formation, SCP shows anomalous properties every day from 10pm until 6 am the next morning, starting from 10pm a single section of the tablet will glow either blue, red, green and yellow, corresponding to the 4 elements the zodiac signs are associated with, depending on which sign is glowing, the effect can last from 4 seconds to 34 minutes, after which a physical representation of that sign will manifest somewhere in the cave where it will wander out of the cave and attempt to incapitate and sometimes kill anything in sight, if it's victim is incapitated it will take it back into the cave and leave it there, but if it's target is killed it will then spend the rest of its active state trying to devour the thing it has killed, since the tablets discovery on */*/20** these are the known specimens killed by each creature ;
###foundation personnel
####D-Class personnel
13 Bengal tigers
400+ mammals of different species
2000+ marine life of different species
100+ air life of different species
All of the creatures are extremely dangerous and should be killed immediately once manifested.
Descriptions of each creature
1. This creature resembles the sign of Aries, it is a ram 2m 21cm in height and 3m 2 cm in length, the ram has 4 horns instead of 2 which all appear to be on fire, but thermal footage has debunked this to be just an illusion, the ram is extremely aggressive and since its discovery has manifested 452 times, in which 21 occasions ended with the death of personnel and 78 times when personnel have been injured, this creature is said to be the least dangerous of the 12 and only needs one personnel to kill the ram with a standard issue 9mm pistol.
2. This creature resembles the sign of Taurus, it appears to be a normal Spanish fighting bull with an abnormal size of 4m 20 cm in height and 5m 30 cm in length, it's hooves, teeth and horns all show a higher concentration of metals. The bull is passive until it sees movement in which it will try to kill the target by penetration of its horns, the bull has manifested a total of 452 times since discovery with 41 occasions ending with the death of personnel and 112 occasions ending with injury, the bull is the 2nd most dangerous creature and has killed ###foundation personnel and ###D-Class .
I'm too lazy to do one for each sign, should I make this into a real SCP? Is this a good idea?

Idea: Zodiac Wheel SCP by Dr TaurusDr Taurus, 21 Dec 2014 17:53

This is a good one.

by DecibellesDecibelles, 21 Dec 2014 17:37
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