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in discussion Writing Help / Help: Drafts and Critiques » "May or may not have", a tale for the Broken Masquerade Hub
This might have absolutely been done before/might be a dry idea, man. Tell me if it's lame or not. Tale here, under "May or may not have".
in discussion Writing Help / Help: General Advice » An unusual question related to Project Resurrection
Actually, I lied. It's one question split into two questions, though they're related.
1. In-universe, how much time is there between the Iris Incident and MTF Alpha-9 becoming an Official Thing That Does Stuff?
2. Within that time period, do you think it would be realistically possible to teach SCP-2735-1 and/or -3 (assuming they're willing to learn) to communicate effectively enough in sign language to be able to do limited research?
Done and done. Thanks! ^^
I personally think this is a great idea (I'm new so wait for some more expericed ppl to ok this idea) the image of a entire city dancing and attacking ppl outside of there dance group sounds really funny to me
I'm not commenting on the quality of the article, because I don't either like it or dislike it.
However, can I fix the part where it says
1, 2, 4, 8, 18
It's bothering my math-orientated brain.
The Blood Empress is a reference to *the* Daeva herself. Who, I mean, one on one could be a threat to Ion perhaps. Both are players in a larger game, and Ion is a sort of usurper. Both rely on anomalous objects to augment themselves. Ion steals his initial relics from the Daeva, looting their reliquaries as he triggers revolts. He doesn't conquer all regions under their influence but does end up controlling a sizable former Daevite territory… before *something* happened, lost to history - causing Ion to pull away from the world and the Daeva to vanish. And in its wake, the chaos that brought the Bronze Age world into darkness.
Adytum is the city-state, formerly loyal to the Daeva, where Ion begins his revolution and his cult.
Of course, all of these are presented from the biased accounts of different cults. Dracula Factory is biased in favor of Ion, the villagers obviously holding him in reverence. Actual history but cloaked in legend.
The Red Death is a type of plague, based on the Red Death of Poe's Masque of the Red Death. Ancient biological warfare ;p
Edit: I'm actually going to touch on Sarkicsm with a Foundation document soon. I want to keep things open enough so that other writers can build it up as well, just like the CotBG and other GOI. It will be written by Dr. Judith Low and be a sort of "What we know so far" document.
in discussion New-Hire Orientation / Introductions » Staff Thread: Ask Dr. Bright! But be warned... he will answer.
If you were forced to spend an hour in a locked room with any SCP currently on the mainlist, which one would you choose, and which one would you absolutely not choose?
We need to establish power levels here. It's odd that we are more curious about the Sarkic menace than the CotBG (which this article should be centred around).
The draft I'd like feedback on is here: http://scpsandbox2.wikidot.com/angfal
My biggest problem with it is that the twist in Addendum C isn't exactly mine. I got it from Peter Watts' Echopraxia, where it's a semi-major plot element from the very beginning (incidentally, read Blindsight if you haven't), although some cursory research has shown that it's been tossed around by Steven Pinker and several other prominent members of that field since 1874 or so. So maybe it doesn't matter. I named two of the researchers after Watts' biologists and the Site Director after Watts to try and hang a lampshade on that, but I don't know whether that's even worse than the original problem.
Anyway, some feedback would be appreciated. Worst case, the tapeworms'll be mental replicants of their hosts while turning the original brains to mush or something.
Just thinking about him made her heart race.
Stahp it. Don't provoke the fanfic writers.
Seriously though, this is a good tale. +1.
oh ok thanks for the info
The SCP Foundation IS, in fact, a prison camp, and does not care if the entities it contains are uncomfortable, as long as their situation does not cause damage or increased likelihood of a breach.
DrLucan, you're close. The better comparison, as I've been told by a fellow writer, is asylum rather than prison camp. The Foundation is cold, not cruel, and an SCP will be given amenities as necessary to keep it compliant with experimental procedure or whatever the Foundation has planned. Naturally, if said amenities prove to be excessive, then the Foundation may use force or other methods.
Of course, the Foundation is definitely not a hotel, but giving the bare minimum for sustaining life/repair just to prevent damage or a breach would likely not further data collection, especially with sentient SCPs.
This SCP is a dance. The name of the dance is going to be "The Perlacha" because I think that sounds catchy and delicous, but in the article, it would be "The ████████" because reasons.
The SCP has a chance of taking effect whenever a group at least 7 people are dancing to a song who's title and singer's name both begin with a "P".
(I could change this, because this is kind of a stupid way for an SCP to take effect, but it's just a starting idea.)
The initial group of people will find it impossible to stop dancing The Perlacha once they start. This isn't a compulsion. If any person sees the group of people dancing, they will join in. Again, this isn't a compulsion. For some reason, the person will always take the dance as a kind of threat, and always come to the conclusion that joining in on the dance will serve as a kind of peace offering.
Anyone who joins in on the dance will also be unable to stop. Once the group of dancers reaches a certain number, (I'm thinking something a little over 100) they will all express hostility to anyone outside their dance group, and attack them with powerful limb movements involved in the dance. Now you have a group of 100 people that are dancing other people to death, and you don't know what to do.
What do you think? Any and all critcism is welcome, because I genuinely love this idea, and I really want this to become a mainlist SCP, because I think it could work.
Edit: Thanks, moogoescow. I too find an army of dance warriors quite funny.
I would doubt it. The Archons are, I'd assume, like second only to YALDABAOTH in terms of power. I'd assume that would mean they're more powerful than Ion, and the Blood Empress is explicitly not as powerful as Ion.
So much yes is in this.
Olympia back? Let's do this shit.
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On that note, is the Blood Empress in Dracula Factory considered as among the Archons?
Steeltitan is correct. Admins and mods are the only members able to delete posts and threads, and only do so when rules have been broken. It's encouragement to think before you post, or at least make use of that edit button correctly. ;)