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I just finished a second version of my draft. Would appreciate any notes that folks could provide:

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."
-Kurt Vonnegut

Cognitohazard Camera v2 by TheMadStorkTheMadStork, 24 Jul 2014 00:24

Another "reset button" scenario. I think I've seen enough of those now.

As for the meat of the article, it's interesting enough, but even without the it's/its errors, I don't generally care for documents which serve to codify (however informally or even unintentionally) site pseudo-canon, which can have the effect of focusing criticism on whether a piece correctly used some bit of minutiae or not, rather than overall quality.

by KalininKalinin, 24 Jul 2014 00:24

I'm not going to be writing with this in mind as (like you said) it conflicts with my headcanon pretty heavily. But still, cool thing. Which is apparently exactly what you were going for anyway.

Very much upvoted.

by TwistedGearsTwistedGears, 24 Jul 2014 00:08




by WhathopercyWhathopercy, 23 Jul 2014 23:48


YES, this does conflict with existing headcanon.

NO, this is in no way meant to be a guide.

This is just meant to be a one off thing I've wanted to do since I joined. It's meant to be an interesting read and nothing more.

by LurkDLurkD, 23 Jul 2014 23:46

Not super jazzed about my writing here. Hopefully the content leaves less to be desired than the form.

An Old Rocking Chair by RedrockRedrock, 23 Jul 2014 23:17

More like, Blue-Rigged from the start.

I enjoyed this more than the previous installment. I do enjoy the alternate history stuff.

by BlueRigingBlueRiging, 23 Jul 2014 23:12

Could I rewrite this? I would like to see what I can do with it… I also would feel more comfortable editing a pre-existing article than starting my own with nothing to go off of.

Re: Staff Post - Deletion Vote by HyspyleHyspyle, 23 Jul 2014 23:10
HyspyleHyspyle 23 Jul 2014 23:08
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » SCP-2340

Well the ball knows exactly when you will die, regardless, so that scenario is impossible.

by HyspyleHyspyle, 23 Jul 2014 23:08

I made some changes, additions and revisions to my article. how does it sound?

Re: Siren's Song by Delta-DelphiniDelta-Delphini, 23 Jul 2014 22:46

I got permission from Bright to write a tale based on SCP-902 a long time ago, but I had an incident and went inactive. I'm back, and I finished the first draft for the tale. Please let me know on grammatical errors, tone issues, you know, the works. Feedback on the atmosphere of the story is greatly appreciated as well. Thanks


The only collapsible, named "Tick"

Tick: SCP-902 tale by EndmanEndman, 23 Jul 2014 21:23

part of that series I'm parenting it as. Rather heavily dependent on SCP-2084 backstory and the MCF GOI contest tales

by AndarielHaloAndarielHalo, 23 Jul 2014 20:45
Re: Staff Post - Deletion Vote by KalininKalinin, 23 Jul 2014 20:38

I sent you a PM, but you havn't replied yet.
I am almost certain that the image is a photoshopped version of this stock image:

by JarbatalapusJarbatalapus, 23 Jul 2014 20:36
KalininKalinin 23 Jul 2014 20:31
in discussion Per Page Discussions / Per page discussions » Hands

The second person narrative is distracting, and if the intent was to make the reader more inclined to imagine the events of the story happening to them, you're working against yourself by giving the protagonist specific character traits (which, shockingly, happens to be a dude in his twenties who eats tv dinners and plays video games), which at least in my case happened to have the opposite effect in making me not care at all about the protagonist's/my own fate here. Now granted, given likely site demographics you're probably accurately characterizing most of the readership, but I think that expanding our narrative scope to include the experiences of people who aren't necessarily college kids on 4chan is something to strive for.

Also, the little comic asides feel jarring and inconsistent, considering that what you're going for in this piece is unremitting terror. I respect what you're trying to do here, but in my reading of the piece, this isn't really accomplishing that.

by KalininKalinin, 23 Jul 2014 20:31
Re: Staff Post - Deletion Vote by EskobarEskobar, 23 Jul 2014 20:22

Beginning early deletion vote at -29.

Anyone wanting to ask for the opportunity to rewrite may respond to this post. Do not 'vote' if you are not staff.

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Staff Post - Deletion Vote by CrayneCrayne, 23 Jul 2014 20:15

Nonstop, hyperaggressive whimsy. Use of the "footnotes as ever-so-wry meta commentary" device. Integration of the already-dated and formerly omnipresent doge meme. And another example of the bizarre dynamic wherein someone writes something that goes out of its way to be zany and different, but at the same time contributes to increasing calcification of site tropes and reinforcing pseudo-canon.

This one definitely isn't my cup of tea.

by KalininKalinin, 23 Jul 2014 20:08

As long as it is below a collapsible, length doesn't generally matter. I've done line-by-lines that take a huge amount of space, but as long as it is collapsed, all should be well. You may just want to warn people that the text is long.

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