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About the Author: Sirpudding lives with his wife in Southern California (although in a relatively quiet part), where he is over twenty years into attempting to finish the longest Biology degree in the history of education. He has worked as a convenience store clerk, boy scout camp counselor, movie theater projectionist, and QA for a major software company. He is currently employed as an Environmental Services Technician for a small company serving the offshore oil industry and also has published some roleplaying game articles in SJGames' Pyramid Magazine. In 2008, while serving in the USMC Reserves, he deployed to Al Anbar, Iraq, and participated in mobile operations there. He blogs about tabletop roleplaying games at Of Paper Men and Plastic Monsters.

A Word from the Author: Hello, I'm sirpudding. I'm relatively new around here (joined in April of 2015, I believe). I'm here to write short fiction, improve my writing, and generally get the demons out of my head (and have fun doing it). I'm happy to answer questions in the discussion thread for this page or by PM1. My sandbox might have whatever I'm working on at the moment, but I do a lot of writing offline, so it might also not.


SCPs

SCP Number Rating Comments Created Last Updated
SCP-2111 183 116 01 Nov 2015 17:12 27 May 2016 17:21
SCP-2523 116 72 01 Oct 2015 18:00 31 Jan 2016 09:57
SCP-2323 90 60 06 May 2015 00:20 21 Feb 2016 16:27
SCP-2140 83 146 24 Jul 2015 07:00 11 Jun 2016 02:34
SCP-2631 78 42 23 Jun 2015 07:57 23 Nov 2016 18:12
SCP-2673 55 34 24 May 2015 19:25 12 Oct 2016 16:40
SCP-2890 44 40 22 May 2015 06:03 15 Jul 2016 16:39

Supplements

SCP Number Rating Comments Created Last Updated
Operation AZURE PEREGRINE 49 23 28 Feb 2016 22:21 03 Dec 2016 10:44
SCP-2673 Containment Maintenance Log 28 33 24 May 2015 19:25 09 Dec 2016 02:21
SCP-2111/READ THIS 4 2 01 Nov 2015 17:12 08 Mar 2016 17:36
SCP-2111/RED TALISMAN 4 0 01 Nov 2015 17:12 08 Mar 2016 17:35
SCP-2111/WARNING 4 0 01 Nov 2015 17:12 08 Mar 2016 17:33
SCP-2111/REVENANT THEORY 3 0 01 Nov 2015 17:12 08 Mar 2016 17:36
SCP-2111/RIDDEN TONGUE 3 2 01 Nov 2015 17:12 16 Nov 2016 01:15

Groups of Interest Formats

SCP Number Rating Comments Created Last Updated
The Lord Of Endowments 40 27 05 Mar 2016 15:47 14 Oct 2016 06:38
SPC-140 39 43 01 Apr 2016 18:09 16 Nov 2016 01:50

Tales

Title Rating Comments Created Last Updated
A Witch's Tale - Mistakes Were Made 30 16 13 Oct 2015 04:41 30 Apr 2016 14:03

Collaborative Entries


Commentary


Little bird, little bird, what do you see?
Nothing that you can, singing in a tree.
Little bird, little bird, what do you hear?
Screams of my prey, impaled on a spear.
WrongJohnSilverWrongJohnSilver

For my first article I wanted to make sure that I had a solid idea that wasn't treading any well-trod ground. I spent a few weeks brainstorming and then wrote this. I'm not entirely sure where I got the idea from, except that I have always found shrikes to be a little creepy in a "red in tooth and claw" kind of way. They are songbird-raptors. They also use tools to feed. Some people didn't seem to get it right away, but it definitely seems to have found an audience. Ironically I feel like it maybe was too good for a first article, it took until my 6th article (SCP-2523) for anything I have written to surpass this one in rating.

As a general thought about your first article, that certainly was very much in my mind at the time and that I haven't really seen articulated elsewhere:

Ideally the author's identity should be irrelevant to voting, but realistically readers have more patience with familiar authors. If you want to try something expiremental or unusual, or something that requires a lot of thought to unravel, or even just perceived as difficult (humanoids, Keters, format screws, Thaumiel, etc.) it is probably a good idea to do something simpler first and try to establish yourself. Otherwise you may very well post something that is quite good, but never given any chance to succeed.

This article has Chinese and Japanese translations!



Foundation Universe


Here are some of the elements of the world of the Foundation that I've introduced in my articles. Feel free to use them (with attribution) in other works as appropriate!

o13 Mobile Task Force Omicron-13 ("Trick or Treat")

Mobile Task Force Omicron-13 is tasked with the containment of SCP-2523. It is a secondary duty assignment for most members, which activates annually in mid-August and stands down in mid-November. Due to the antimemetic nature of the anomaly, members are on a regimen of mnestics during this period.

σ31 Mobile Task Force Sigma-31 ("Damocles Shield")

Mobile Task Force Sigma-31 is tasked with carrying out a 99-Tripurantaka order in the event of an SCP-2631 activation. Members are standing servicemen in armed forces worldwide, who in the event of a Tripurantaka Ready order are detached and placed under Foundation command. MTF Sigma-31 includes ground, naval and air assets. Host nations are required to maintain MTF Sigma-31 assets at a combat ready status at all times.

τ5 Mobile Task Force Tau-5 ("Samsara")

Mobile Task Force Tau-5 is a platoon sized special operations task force, tasked with extremely hazardous missions as well as field-testing paratechnology. MTF τ-5 is built around the four SAMSARA program troopers, constructed biological shells made from the cells of a dead god and operated by mind-scanned personalities derived from deceased special operators. Samsara squad can replace casualties in only a few weeks by printing a new trooper and downloading their most current scan. Their supernaturally durable bodies, combined with their paratech implants, weapons, and gear, make them a considerable force multiplier. Instrumental in the events following the escape of SCP-2970.

ψ10 Mobile Task Force Psi-10 ("Maslow's Motiivators")

Mobile Task Force Psi-10 is a worldwide network of psychologists, sociologists, and memeticists, most of whom are reserve Foundation employees assigned ad hoc, tasked with detecting, identifying and tracking anomalous memes and behaviors in the human population. Active in tracking SCP-2631 related effects.

ω0 Mobile Task Force Omega-0 ("Ará Orún")

MTF Omega-0 are informational constructs with the memories of deceased Foundation personnel able to manifest through access of the Foundation's intranet terminals. Using Identity Warfare Training (IWT) they protect their living comrades against informational threats and entities. For more information, see SCP-2111.

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