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News for September/October 2016
Welcome to this installment of site news, where we hope you got plenty of tricks and treats in your pillowcases! Here, have two months of news for the price of one!
This is a series showing off news from the site, articles from the past month, and fan-content for you to check out and discover! Be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts!
- The featured articles for this month are SCP-1791 ("Mobile Homes") by astronautilus and Reach's Blueprint Folder by Dr Reach. One's about a home and family you can't get away from, and the other is all about the blueprints for the Foundation's advanced tech, with pictures! Check them out!
- The featured articles for October were SCP-1881 ("Arcade Machine") by zaratustra and Tales of the Foundation Force Five by CryogenChaos. One's about a game that you can't stop playing, and the other is about the heroic adventures of the Senior Staff Superheroes. Check them out!
- The featured articles for September were SCP-2031 ("Ant farm") by sandrewswann and SCUTTLE by pxdnbluesoul. One's about… SHIT. ANTS! And the other is about a system going oh so wrong. Check them out!
- The winners of the 2016 D-Class Contest were SCP-2439 ("SLOT UNALLOCATED") by Jack Ike, SCP-2669 ("Khevtuul 1") by Kalinin, and History by Humanmale. One's about convicts fighting an invisible war, one's about a space probe piloted by a deranged scientist, and the last is about the day-to-day lives of D-Class personnel. Check them out!
- September 19 was International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Yarr Gather 'round, and listen to Doctor Cimmerian and Faminepulse's tale of a ship in space, the crew of the voyajer, and their adventures.
- September 25-26 was World Dream Day! (Night?) Dreams can inspire us to make wonders of the blank slate that is the future. But what happens when something goes wrong with our sleep-time dreams? Consider the case of A Dream's Nightmare, by DreamwalkerFae.
- September 29 was National Coffee Day! Whether it's keeping you awake, functioning, sane, or some mix of the three, coffee is a pretty great drink! Just be careful if you're using that strange coffee percolator DrBerggren was talking about…
- October 14 was World Egg Day! Take a moment to think of the benefits of eggs. Such as the MAN EGG that azzleflux told us about. It seems a little questionable. DO NOT LEAVE EGGS OUTSIDE OF A COLD ENVIRONMENT FOR MORE THAN HALF AN HOUR AT A TIME. IF ANYTHING EMERGES FROM YOUR MAN EGG, PLEASE CALL █-███-███-████.
- October 28 was National Chocolate Day, a day to celebrate all things chocolate! Remember to watch out for that one chocolate fountain by Quikngruvn, though.
- October 31st was Halloween! Hope you had a happy All Hallows' Eve, mortals, enchanters, walkers of the world. Eat candy, spin stories, enjoy the night of fright with friends and folk alike. And, as Ihp will tell us of, let us Dance the Danse!
Rest of the News
- Holy cow, it's the one-year anniversary of the Site News! Everyone send Decibelles a thank-you for starting it and delivering your [bi-] monthly happenings on the site for the last twelve months!
- Congratulations to LurkD's ●●|●●●●●|●●|● for being the first Series 3 SCP to reach the coveted +1000 votes!
- The Site Rules have been updated! Self-upvoting (upvoting your own articles) is no longer against the rules!
- The Introduction Forums have been updated! Now all new users can congregate into one thread to introduce themselves and meet other fresh faces!
- The Grand Crosslinking is open for business! Crosslinking to other SCPs is once more welcomed and encouraged in your articles! And if you want to go back and add crosslinks to your older articles, feel free to do so!
Missing out on articles? Enjoy a recap on the articles from the past month two months. A Random Day handled the blurbs for September and the back half of October; rumetzen took care of the blurbs for the front half of October. As we gear up for Thanksgiving, enjoy!
This fall, the contest of the season was the 2016 D-Class Contest, challenging our authors to explore stories around those otherwise highly expendable personnel. The winners are above, but here's a full listing of all the entries. As usual, no blurbs.
Week of September 1st:
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a hobolloon!
- SCP-2371 ("A Secret Admirer") - The Foundation has a secret admirer. Not someone in the Foundation, the Foundation itself. Penned by Agent MacLeod.
- SCP-2763 ("The Tragedy of SCP-2763, A Modern Euclid Tale") - Was I born at the time and place of Sir Richard Gloster? Or minutes ago at your desk as you began transcribing this exchange? Written by Dr Solo.
- SCP-2924 ("Drifters") - Hoboes that turn into balloons. Enough said. Blown up by CapnThatguy.
- SCP-2398 ("Interdimensional Courier") - Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor the laws of physics stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Delivered by Doc Expletive.
- Charon (Part 1: Nekyia) - And lo, before me stood a ghost brought about by the nekyia. And I inqured it of its origins, but it would not tell. The price of knowledge was a soul, and my own was paid; and lo, it then spoke, its words birthing horrors to my mind. Unlocked by Jack Ike. Continued in The Keysmith's Bootstrap.
- Closure - Relationships are tangled bundles of sadness, mania, stress, and joy. The nexus of anomalousness that is Sloth's Pit only exacerbates that. Written by Ihp.
- Person of Interest File #2273/01 - In the aftermath of the Broken Masquerade, a man from another world ponders his place in this one. Written by Agent MacLeod.
- Matryoshka: In this nine-part spy thriller, The Coldest War heats up as the KGB and Foundation clash over an old man and young woman. Written by Kalinin.
Week of September 7th:
Deum ex Machina mortis.
- SCP-2927 ("Soundspots") - You can hear it, can't you? The sound coming from nowhere? What happens when they meet? Written by CapnThatguy.
- SCP-2949 ("Observable Televised Feline Migration") - Tyger, tyger, burning bright, in this dim cathode-ray light. What your mortal eyes can see, are cats coming out of your TV. Recorded on VHS by minmin.
- SCP-2630 ("Stock of a Sort") - The butcher's livestock market, now being used to predict the economist's stock market. Don't get too close or your insides will become tomorrow's forecast. Played by Aiden Eldritch.
- SCP-2820 ("Vaishnavastra") - The Lord makes his presence known in many forms - including an AI-controlled death ray. Fired by A Random Day.
- SCP-2608 ("Anomalous Indicator Species") - Anomalous canaries in an anomalous coal mine. Written by gemcuttlefish.
- SCP-2904 ("Temporary Immortals") - I've done a lot of awful things to make the world a safer place. If only I could live in it. Written by Humanmale.
- SCP-2974 ("Dried and Salted Lizard") - SCP-2974 was recovered in its current state after reports of a "mummy lizard" from the University of ████████, ███████ ████ were investigated. Questioning of the involved students revealed that the anomaly was discovered in an on-campus vending machine in a bag of trail mix. Packaged by SpectralDragon.
- SCP-2466 ("Slay Dragon Save City") - Pokemon Go Contain Yourself. Played by Communism will win.
- SCP-013-J ("The Cuttlefish of Ultimate Wisdom") - DEATH RACES FOR US IN ATTRACTIVE YET FUNCTIONAL FOOTWEAR! And unless Foundation Commander ███████ greets all whom she interacts with, with her warmest of hugs, IT SHALL COME FOR HER! Predicted by DomeAcolyte.
- SCP-2883 ("A Rainbow, Holographic, Crystal Dinosaur") - Art, uh, finds a way. Written by Mf99k.
- SCP-2415 ("One Half of a Two-Hander") - The middle of the sword might be missing, but all you need is the tip. Forged by WrongJohnSilver.
- A Great Idea, Probably... Sit down with SCP-2020 and brainstorm some ideas for your new SCP!
- Portrait of Two Choreographers - Art is messy. Relationships are messier. Painted by LordStonefish.
- A Love Letter to a Lady Mantis - Truly, the Lady Zakuro's beauty is matched only by her craftsmanship and swiftness of blade. Composed by Zyn.
Week of September 15th:
I've got my (evil) eye on you…
- SCP-2957 ("The Lunar Watchers") - The Servants of the Moon always have something for sale. But beware the Koboldes - to speak of them is to summon them… purchased by coffeepunk, Dr_Grom, and Zyn.
- SCP-2283 ("Spirit Bomb") - This weapon doesn't need five episodes to charge… detonated by researcher_tm.
- SCP-2729 ("The Throats of the Earth Hum and Howl") - Can you hear it? The music of the Earth? Written by DarkStuff.
- SCP-2795 ("The Can-Do Helper") - "The easy to use pal who will keep chores out of your mind and give fun times that are out of this world!" Written by deku_link.
- SCP-2624 ("Evil Eyes") - Two in the pinkeye, one in the stink eye. Written by Communism will win.
- SCP-2376 ("Crow's Revenge") - The spare scarecrow he had nailed up three days before had been replaced with the body of his son. Written by AbsentmindedNihilist.
- November Sun: In the conclusion to the thrilling Bones of Autumn trilogy, Jordan and Sandy confront the beast that plunged the world into eternal fall. Written by trennerdios.
- The Pattern: Interlude. In this brief stop-off from Aleph-Null, the Foundation struggles to make sense of the men and women who disappeared into the House. Written by Eekium.
- Sunday Funnies. Slice-of-life comics in the Foundationverse. Drawn by Randomini.
- Eli Crailey's Personnel File: EC knows AWCY and the E(thics) C(ommittee) like the back of her hand.
- CapnThatguy's Personnel File: Please leave a message after the MEMETIC HAZARD EXPUNGED.
Week of September 22nd-30th
This week in Things We Didn't Know We Wanted: lesbian wendigoes!
- SCP-2804 ("Fire and Forget") - You wanted a deck, I got you a deck. So what if it's floating above the Pacific Ocean? Built by Communism will win.
- SCP-2766 ("Aqua Caligula") - Way back when, the Romans chained some workaholic spirits to an aqueduct - and they aren't pleased to be on vacation… Written by ch00bakka.
- SCP-2912 ("Clowny Clown Clown") - I'm Dick C. Normus, and this is my clown farm. Milked by Metaphysician.
- SCP-2919 ("Protect Kalmaris!") - If you are excited for wormhole transportation, write "Y" on this note! Y Y Y YY Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y. Written by 9Volt.
- SCP-19316-J ("Improper Terminology") - How about you contain my middle finger? Written by Communism will win.
- SCP-2646 ("Water Tower") - Water, water, everywhere, and too many drops to drink. Drunk by CirclesAndSquares.
- SCP-2877 ("it h8s it here") - Gr8 h8 4 8 m8, I r8 8/8. Written by TheShrike.
- SCP-2388 ("CRUISE.EXE") - there is someTHING WEIRD GOING ON HERE. Written by CapnThatguy.
- SCP-2676 ("For S") - Love makes fools of us all. Written by TL333s.
- SCP-2794 ("Cutesy Wutesy Pootesy NK Ladybugs") - We're in deep shit now. Written by Fingo7.
- SCP-2462 ("I'm so tired of fake friends, drama, liars, being ignored, and getting hurt") - Just… leave me, myself, and I with my thoughts. Written by Communism will win.
- Whoa, Here She Comes: In the strangest love story ever told, Lakshmi Agarwal must contain a man-eating bone wolf by going on a date with it. Continued in Show You What All That Howl Is For, The Beast You've Made Of Me, I Keep The Wolf From The Door, and I Slip, I'm Still an Animal. Written by AbsentmindedNihilist.
- To Be Noir Not To Be: I'm gonna level with you: At some point in the twenties we figured out how to literally insert ourselves into fiction, and now your job is to stop the intra-literary war between hardboiled detectives and mob hitmen, all armed with weapons straight out of a bad sci-fi novel. Written by Aiden Eldritch.
- Inside/Outside: Doors were opened, rooms were crossed, halls were walked, but no exit. No exit. There was no out. Was there an outside? Did an outside even exist? Written by CapnThatguy.
- Not to Disappear - 3: The local arm of the Foundation has detected a breach, and springs into action. An old friend is met, and grievances are shared in Part 3 of Hannah Cho's search for her mother. Written by minmin.
- Paddy's Last Jest: Fuck censorship! Fuck the children! Paddy's had it up to here with your bullshit! Animated by daveyoufool.
- The Line of Duty: At what point do your commitments to the world outweigh your commitments to your loved ones? Written by Apoplexic.
- AbsentmindedNihilist's Personnel File: AbsentmindedNihilist's author page!
- HexaDon's Arthur Page: Not a typo. In fact, you can't have a typo in an author page that is LITERALLY A COMIC BOOK!
Week of October 1st:
- SCP-2531 ("The Pumpkin Man") - Do you know the Pumpkin Man? He lives in Mulberry Lane. Grown by Jonathan Whitney.
- SCP-2934 ("WTF I hate Ndrec Gega now!") - If you can't trust the man in your dreams, who can you trust? Written by Buttfranklin.
- SCP-2379 ("Roach Motel") - Sometimes, you live in the parasites. Roget's the night manager.
- SCP-739 ("A Mirrored Booth") - There is so much to do. We are ready to complete our work. We will earn your acknowledgement. Originally written by DWR, rewritten by Sirens and Jack Ike.
- SCP-2385 ("Somewhere in the Between") - There's life in these caves, and they long to return to the world outside. Shepherded by Shaggydredlocks and Xenomorph666.
- SCP-103-2 Confirmed Sightings - They're everywhere! Wake up sheeple! A collaborative log started by Communism will win.
- SCP-2868 ("Concept Cordyceps") - I knew I'd been seeing more of those fucking street performers lately. Written by SpookyBee.
- SCP-2951 ("10,000 Years") - What's the worst thing you could meet in the belly of the Earth? Yourself. Excavated by djkaktus.
- SCP-2287 ("Mr. Headless") - Ichabod Crane might not be too worried about this one. Written by Voct.
- SCP-2549 ("Animal Assassins") - Sometimes nature bites back. Written by TheShrike.
- SCP-2296 ("Emperor Penguin Tube Mommas") - I don't remember seeing this on Planet Earth. Written by Buttfranklin.
- SCP-2947 ("Hot and Cold Running Dogs") - Everyone likes mini-dogs, right? Drown in them. Written by Jekeled.
- SCP-2664 ("Q U A C K - Q U A C K") - Turns out Gilbert Gottfried was actually a giant were-duck wearing a mask made of Gottfried's skin. That's the sane part. Played by A Random Day.
- Old Kansas Sector ~ 12: Laugh is Okay - Have enjoyable laugh please! Foundation likes to laugh. Do you want to smile with Foundation? Directed by Faminepulse.
- The Lord Judge - The standards are high. The punishment for failure brutal. But the fruits of success? Limitless. Crafted by Smapti.
- Why is Five Afraid of Seven? - What is the true number of the universe? Written by SunnyClockwork.
- Up To No Good - In the latest Resurrection tale, it's time for a «road trip!» LurkD called shotgun.
- All Hallows' - Memories of Halloween's past come together. Summoned by Jacob Conwell.
- Counterpoint - The story of SCP-012 continues with the interrogations of a researcher and a dangerous anartist. Led by psul.
- KOI Format - SOME HUMANS ARE BAD HUMANS WHO WILL ATTEMPT TO HURT THE SCHOOL. EAT THEM. Fed by SpectralDragon.
- How to Become a Better Critic - Interested in improving the quality of feedback you give? This may be a good place to start. Written by Communism will win.
Week of October 8th:
- SCP-2632 ("No Fury") - When the early Jesuit fathers preached to Hurons and Choctaws, they prayed to be delivered from the vengeance of the squaws. 'Twas the women, not the warriors, turned those stark enthusiasts pale. For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. Written by Doctor Cimmerian.
- Di Molte Voci:
Maybe I could write some format screw for the summary? Something posted from the perspective of a made up a doctor discussing the scip. Wait, I don't think that would be meta enough. - rumetzen
- SCP-2559 ("I've Heard There's Something Going Around") - Hypochondriacs beware. Contracted by Rimple.
- Allison Eckhart - Hey, who approved Charlie Kaufman's application? Written by Allison Eckhart Aiden Eldritch.
- Melting in Diminished Time - Routine leads to boredom leads to madness. Written by Jekeled.
- SCP TV Pilot: Into the Deep End - Coming soon to your local public broadcast station Sunday 10pm-11pm viewing block. Screenplay by trb456.
Week of October 15th:
- SCP-2784 ("My friends have made a net") - Even in death Andrew didn't want to inconvenience anyone. Written by Lex1nat0r.
- SCP-2943 ("In Case Of Emergency, Break Glass") - Tis a lesson you should heed: Try, try, try again. If at first you don't succeed, Try, try, try again. Written by Jack Ike.
- SCP-61231 ("An Honest Buck") - SCP-61231 is a female of the species Cardisoma armatum, commonly known as a dollar bill. Written by TheShrike.
- SCP-2607 ("Herpes ERPlex") - Be aware of STDs: Sexual Telephone Diseases. Written by ch00bakka.
- SCP-2685 ("Thinking in Abstraction"): You can't discuss this SCP if you try using Anglo-Saxon Symbol #5. In fact, this blurb was truly difficult to whip up. Analysis by ObserverSeptember.
- SCP-2773 ("Panic Attacks") - How on earth does an apartment building have panic attacks? Oh man, I'm getting a panic attack just thinking about it… Written by Okami069 and Zyn.
- SCP-1851-J ("Fibber Lake") - I caught a fish THIS big! See? Oh shit did it just eat Jenkins?! Caught by Erazm.
- SCP-1026-J ("Mr. Somebody") - Sorry [DATA EXPUNGED], what was your name again? Oh, right, it's [REDACTED] isn't it? Oh, no, wait, isn't it [SUCKS TO BE YOU]? Forgotten by Mf99k.
- SCP-402 ("Obsidian Absorber") - Did it absorb the water, or did it absorb the concept of water? Written by an unknown author, rewritten by QuantumApples and then rewritten by Communism will win.
- SCP-2285 ("Cloud-Eating Birds") - SCP-2285 used Rain Dance! SCP-2285 used Hurricane! It's super-effective! Summoned by DragonManipulator372.
- SCP-2467 ("A Sum Greater Than Its Parts") - Beware the DV Toluca. The song it sings makes you want to stay… and then you end up as cast-off detritus. Captained by Dr Balthazaar.
Week of October 22nd - 31st:
Hope you guys had a frightfully good Halloween!
- SCP-2964 ("Cryonic Tea Party") - How can William Boeing be burning up in the atmosphere if he was cryogenically frozen? Written by Jekeled.
- SCP-2968 ("Predatory Bus-iness Practices") - You know, I'm glad that these bus-eating silicon monsters are considerate enough to let passengers off first. Driven by Jekeled.
- SCP-2668 ("Blood Eagle") - Look, I'm sorry, but unless you improve your performance this quarter, you will be let go. Then disemboweled. Written by Erazm.
- SCP-2486 ("Pomegarrotte") - Pomegranate zombies. Harvested by Communism will win.
- SCP-2315 ("Mother Always Knows") - I'm very disappointed in you, honey; you were supposed to complete the ritual sacrament and carve this nice man's heart from his chest before I came home! Written by WrongJohnSilver.
- SCP-2535 ("Printers that Eat, and Eaters that Print") - Hewlett-Packard's new integrated business solutions weren't quite what these employees expected. Scanned by minmin.
- SCP-2973 ("Ihct͟o̢ga̴m͠a̢t")- Remember to feed your Tamagotchi o̧r̨ í̵t͝ w҉il̛͟l̸̀͜ ͘͢g͜͠e̶͜t̀͡ H͏U̴͞N̨͟͝G̴R̕Y̢̛ F̸̷OR̕ ̧̢Y͢͢Ó͏̴U̶R̡ S͜͢O̷̶͢UL̸̀. Kept by SpookyBee and Faminepulse.
- SCP-2318 ("Country Club Nuisance") - His wife isn't the only thing Tiger Woods cheated on. Played by nimz0.
- SCP-2958 ("Marooned") - Talk about getting stuck in traffic. Written by Penton.
- SCP-2863 ("がしゃどくろ") - Just when you thought Japan couldn't get crazier, they tried weaponizing giant skeletons. Conjured by Dr Solo.
- SCP-2396 ("Ms. Sweetie") - Meet Ms. Sweetie, the newest Little Missus from Doctor Wondertainment! Purchased by kinchtheknifeblade.
- SCP-2338 ("An Unorthodox Adoption") - Just some cute kids in Halloween costumes! Definitely nothing more to it than that. Adopted by Rimple.
- SCP-SPOOKY-J ("A Veteran Of The Skeleton War") - TIME TO SPOOK THESE FUCCBOIS. Dug up by SpookyBee.
- Dreams of Flowers, Grass, and Snow - Part 1 - Jenna Thackery must investigate poisoned soup and stolen cash in the Archival Department's newest misadventure. Written by Jekeled.
- Holding On - In a small room, a man who sometimes exists greets a man who should no longer be. Written by Jack Ike.
- Laughter - The second entails me being placed into a body that goes around and makes people kill each other in a blind panic. I am an evil man who takes great joy in this, only wishing that I could take control of my body and do it more often. Written by Communism will win.
- Not Fade Away - How could you forget the bodies in the water? Recalled by Shaggydredlocks.
- In The Dark - A man and his monster shake a poor sap down. Negotiated by Doctor Cimmerian.
What's been going on in the community aside from our site? Well…
- Has there been stuff in the fandom that I keep missing? Still could not find anything for either month. If you know of something, please let me know, and I dearly apologize for missing it!
Art from September
- Daily-SCP has, true to his name, been creating fan art of one SCP every day for more than two years! Check it out!
Art from October
- 伊倉甍 treats us to a lovely sketch of classic SCPs going trick-or-treating!
- It wouldn't be Halloween without something spooky. Luckily, noeeel is here to scratch that itch with a containment breach in progress...
- Everybody's favorite dansen is at it again with some more 2521 fanart!
- This piece by 時果 depicts Roget's SCP-031 looking for love in all the wrong places...
- mitasa's got plenty of moe-SCPs to peek at, from 173 to 2999!
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