Absolutely. Noodle Implements were made for this kind of thing.
Can I actually use that? That's freaking brilliant.
(no guarantees it will actually make it in if it can't be smoothly inserted, but I'll credit you if it does).
Unless, I make some really entertaining things for people to remember.
That would be the idea.
Test was abruptly halted by D-8823. They refused to explain why, but mentioned that they suddenly remembered an embarrassing situation involving a mask of Pres. Richard Nixon, talcum powder, two pounds of rubber bands, and a cat.
I feel like this could easily be inferred by the fact the car itself lacks a gas tank or exhaust system
True, but I talk about the main part of the car there, and the engine here. I feel safer leaving it in, on the account that The Foundation would probably be that thorough. It's only half a sentience.
It kinda feels like hand-holding
Agreed, that could probably be cut down. Some people were saying the technical language was making it hard to infer the secondary effects, and I might have gone a bit overboard to make sure that didn't happen.
Alternatively, run a few more tests before the doctor comes to that conclusion
While it is true that the Foundation most definitely would, I'm trying to keep the length of the test log down as a multi-faceted effort to keep it not-boring. Unless, I make some really entertaining things for people to remember. Maybe there's a third option? I'll look into it.
There's the seed of something good here, but the presentation was a little disjointed. You already established the orbital and gravitational anomalies of the object, so when you reveal the jealousy thing, it doesn't make sense for it to be hiding behind the sun.
But it still comes off as a bit of a tone breaker since it is a bit unprofessional.
Yeah, I'm trying to decide between whether to reword it or cut the test altogether.
However, SCP-XXXX-A differs from any known internal combustion engine in that it requires no gas to function, and produces no exhaust.
I feel like this could easily be inferred by the fact the car itself lacks a gas tank or exhaust system, which was mentioned beforehand.
Also, you might want to remove the doctor's note on the second-to-last test. It kinda feels like hand-holding, what with the test showing that it restores memories and the doctor immediately says the same thing. Alternatively, run a few more tests before the doctor comes to that conclusion, which would lessen the blow.
Normally I think of it as the personnel acting unprofessional like using the SCPs to play jokes on each other. This was more a researcher made an honest screw-up testing this thing like he should. I kind of like this part so I'll ask some more people about it.
It probably isn't LOLfoundation now that I think about it more. But it still comes off as a bit of a tone breaker since it is a bit unprofessional.
SCP-2325, "Desperate Times", my entry for the Short Works contest, has been self-deleted at +24 because the comments made me feel sad and also because TwistedGears wouldn't leave me alone about it.
More like Weekly World News. I'd say they're hidden in plain sight, and the bizarre nature of what they publish prevents them from being taken seriously by the uninformed public.
I mean the organization is interdimensional, with embedded correspondents and offices in other dimensions and the like. Most of their reporters are human or parahuman, of earthly origin. I imagine they have a fairly high attrition rate, but their hardcore reporters have seen some shit.
Perhaps they get their funding from otherworldly beings. MC&D might run some advertisments among the typical new age tinfoil dross.
I was trawling for ideas etc. Because what I've typed is pretty much what I have at this point
I mean I have a few ideas for connected items/stories, Like a soul-stealing Polaroid camera (which is an anomalous item, really, it's too "easy" to require special containment) and a lost pilot for a "Ghost Chasing" type show where the mostly-green crew runs into a notorious SCP and gets eaten or whatever.
Alright got the context for addendum 2 down and replaced the fallout bit. Thank you.
This kind of Cognitohazard Containment Unit is also referred to as a Vegas Room, because what happens there stays there.
Wheeler was privately hoping that it contained a secret spa for Antimemetics division chiefs.
Pretty certain this "working site model" has already been done.
a light-hearted interview in which it is made clear that it's making a lot of this stuff up
I won't say "made up". The part about Sha Wujing is not unfounded, since several Japanese adaptations of Journey to the West give kappa aspects to the character. His research is real, just as misguided as the guys finding Atlantis.
And yes, the mole person is an inspiration. However, the difference is that 2622 made up the story of his life and history based on fiction (is 2622 the only mole person?) while 2511 is still a legitimite academic (as far as the Foundation can get behind him).
I was unsure at first, but I think this is a really clever extension of the antimeme idea. It's such an impossible problem, and I'm very interested to see where this goes.
Having come back to this months later, I have a better appreciation for it. I still think the story seems a bit strained and forced at times with how it presents its details, but given that it's all in service for the story (which I think is really damn cool here) and how it makes the cognitohazard + compulsion effects really interesting, I'm all for this now.
This was fantastic in every way. I especially loved the bits about the architect - it added a huge amount of depth and believability to a very conceptually dense piece. Can't wait to see the next part.
This follows a very similar format to SCP-2622 ("Ambassador from the Mole People"). You've got a weird talking humanoid creature claiming to be both a representative for an entire species of similar creatures and an inhabitant of a magical place that probably doesn't exist, a light-hearted interview in which it is made clear that it's making a lot of this stuff up, and an addendum detailing all the things it was carrying at the time of recovery - including works of popular English (in this case, translated from English) fiction.
Adding the fact that this is essentially a rote description of an established mythological creature (albeit with a humorous twist), I'm hesitant to upvote based on the level of originality I'm seeing here.