Swamp Critter Roster

Meet the Swamp Critters!

The Swamp Critters are a group of individuals (staff, veteran authors, longtime experienced reviewers) dedicated to leaving helpful critique on final works posted to the main site. Their goal is to cultivate and curate an environment of constructive criticism on the wiki.

Though we all are experts on the basics for what makes a successful site author, we each have our own specializations and skillsets regarding the different kinds of writing you see on the wiki. Using this page, you will hopefully be able to contact a critter who is best suited for your particular style.

GUIDELINES FOR CONTACTING US

  • Please include a link to your article.
  • Please make sure to read through our individual profiles to find the best critter for you.
  • If someone doesn't reply promptly, please don't spam their inbox asking why they haven't replied. A lot of us have busy schedules off the site, so if you've been waiting more than a few days for a response, feel free to reach out to another critter.
  • Remember, all pages posted to the main site must be complete and final work. Don't ask us to review a draft!
  • Site Crit members may decline to review material when the basics1 are not met, or for other reasons (such as not being interested in the article or having real-life commitments/time constraints).
  • Please be polite! (We're unpaid volunteers here.)

A Random DayA Random Day ~ Callsign: Brown Recluse

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Moderator: Community Outreach Captain
Chat Nick: ARD ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC ~ Response Time: Fast
Will Crit: SCPs, Tales
Will Not Crit: Ambrose Restaurants
Strengths: Comedy, horror, action, clinical tone, prose
Likes: Short articles, articles with interesting containment procedures, articles without collapsibles

AbsentmindedNihilistAbsentmindedNihilist ~ Callsign: Rougarou

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Operational Staff: Site Crit
Chat Nick: AbsentmindedNihilist ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC ~ Response Time: 1-4 hours on IRC if I'm not actively there, 1-2 days on wikidot
Will Crit: Anything. Shove. Shove it at me. The Creole wolf within hungers.
Will Not Crit: There's nothing I won't crit. There is stuff I'm not the best audience for because I don't enjoy it (I am a hard sell on Anderson/Prometheus skips, for example) but I will look at anything you bring to me.
Strengths: Character, dialogue, imagery, cohesive anomaly aesthetics and ideas.
Likes: Psychological horror, witty puns, mythology, dogs. Also plushies.

cybersqydcybersqyd ~ Callsign: Caribbean Reef Squid

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Operational Staff: Forum Crit
Chat Nick: cybersqyd ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: Wikidot PM ~ Response Time: Fast
Will Crit: SCPs mostly; open to GoI-formats
Will Not Crit: Poetry
Strengths: Concepts, weird things, SCPs.
Likes: Short/Medium length SCPs; stuff that's fun, kinda weird or a bit horror-esque

Cyvstvi13Cyvstvi13 ~ Callsign: Cheetah2

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Critique Specialist
Chat Nick: Cyvstvi ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC ~ Response Time: Fast
Will Crit: SCPs, Tales, GoI Formats
Will Not Crit: -J's, humorous articles
Strengths: Tone, narrative, "Foundation lore", grammar, history.
Likes: History-themed articles, existing lore and GoIs, Lovecraftian horror, general horror, religious themes.

DrAkimotoDrAkimoto ~ Callsign: Otter

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Operational Staff: Site Crit, IO, CO: Seminars
Chat Nick: DrAkimoto ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC Chat ~ Response Time: Fast
Will Crit: SCPs, -J's, GoI Formats
Strengths: Dialogue, Con-Procs, Narrative development, humor, world-building, clinical tone, brevity, absurd horror
Likes: Short articles (<2000 words), anything to do with animals, religious, political, commercial, SPC, fridge horror, comedy, good things that do things.

FourMinorSixFourMinorSix ~ Callsign: Arctic Fox

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Critique Specialist
Chat Nick: FourMinorSix ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: Wikidot PM ~ Response Time: Medium
Will Crit: SCPs, Standalone Tales
Will Not Crit: GoI Formats, heavily interdependent works
Strengths: Checking SPaG, short-form articles, line-by-line and overall analysis.
Likes: Clarity, verisimilitude, works that tease out the magical from the mundane, honest explorations of human relationships.

gee0765gee0765 ~ Callsign: Snapping Turtle

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Operational Staff: Site Crit, Forum Crit
Chat Nick: Gee0765 ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: Any ~ Response Time: Fast
Will Crit: Basically anything
Strengths: Concepts, clinical tone, looking at the piece as a whole.
Likes: Humour, short or medium-length pieces, animals, unusual concepts, body horror.

MalyceGravesMalyceGraves ~ Callsign: Osprey

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Junior Staff: Site Crit, CO: Seminars
Chat Nick: MalyceGraves ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC, Wikidot PM ~ Response Time: Fast
Will Crit: SCPs, Tales, GoI Formats
Will Not Crit: -J, Humor in general, unfinished drafts.
Strengths: Grammar, clinical tone, consistency, law/procedure.
Likes: SciFi, body horror, Sarkicism, Circus, "realistic" magic.

ManyMeatsManyMeats ~ Callsign: Hippopotamus

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Operational Staff: Site Crit
Chat Nick: ManyMeats ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC, Discord DM ~ Response Time: Fast
Will Crit: SCPs, Joke articles, Stand-Alone Tales
Will Not Crit: Interdependent works / Series
Strengths: Dialogue, Clinical Tone, Direct Ideas
Likes: Religious Themes, Occult Themes.

Mew-ltiverseMew-ltiverse ~ Callsign: Red-Crowned Crane

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Junior Staff: Site Crit
Chat Nick: Mew-ltiverse, Mew-ltwoverse ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC ~ Response Time: Fast
Will Crit: Most SCPs, tales
Will Not Crit: Most GOI formats (AWCY is an exception); do ask first, Js or anything humorous, Anything over 2500 words
Strengths: Internet SCPs, psychology, AWCY, character building, concepts, narrative building
Likes: Internet based stuff, insects, media, psychology, AWCY, personnel focused things

MrAnakinSpecterMrAnakinSpecter ~ Callsign: Weasel

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Operational Staff: Site Crit, Chat
Chat Nick: MrAnakinSpecter ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: Chat or Wikidot PM ~ Response Time: Medium, most likely
Will Crit: Whatever you can throw at me.
Will Not Crit: Anything dealing with metaphysical concepts — that stuff always goes right over my head.
Strengths: Grammar, conceptual details, and wording.
Likes: Ghosts, phantoms, specters, mysterious apparitions, visitors from beyond the grave, and the material culture of humans.

rattlesrattles ~ Callsign: Rattlesnake

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Junior Staff: Site Crit
Chat Nick: rattles ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC ~ Response Time: Medium3
Will Crit: SCPs, GoI formats
Will Not Crit: Tales, unless I'm in that tale mood.™
Strengths: Extensive knowledge of existing site lore and a love of sensible technobabble, clinical tone, and PROSODY.
Likes: Horror, scifi, fantasy, history, religion (especially GoIs), politics (particularly relating to corrupt institutions), and humor.

RockTeethMothEyesRockTeethMothEyes ~ Callsign: Flathead Catfish

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Moderator: Site Criticism Vice Captain
Chat Nick: RockTeethMothEyes ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: Wikidot PM ~ Response Time: Medium (2-3 days)
Will Crit: SCPs, Tales, GoI Formats
Will Not Crit: Poetry, Essays
Strengths: Condensing, Short-form, English grammar
Likes: Short and sweet, distressing, dark humor, sad endings, happy endings, Wondertainment, MC&D

SoullessSingularitySoullessSingularity ~ Callsign: Alligator

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Administrator: Site Crit (Captain)
Chat Nick: Soulless, soulonphone ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC, Discord ~ Response Time: Medium
Will Crit: SCPs, Tales, GoI Formats
Will Not Crit: Humorous articles or jokes, dialogue
Strengths: Prose, horror descriptions, architecture, line by line, concept crit
Likes: Horror

TanhonyTanhony ~ Callsign: Duck-Billed Platypus

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Junior Staff: Site Crit
Chat Nick: Tanhony ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: Wikidot PM, Discord PM ~ Response Time: Medium
Will Crit: Pretty much anything
Strengths: Brainstorming, line-by-line, clinical tone, dialogue.
Likes: Weirdness, history, religion, GoI's.


TheMightyMcBTheMightyMcB ~ Callsign: Mudskipper

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Moderator: Site Crit, Forum Crit, CO: Seminars
Chat Nick: TheMightyMcB ~ Currently Not Accepting Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC ~ Response Time: Medium
Will Crit: SCPs, Tales, GoI Formats
Will Not Crit: SCPs and GoI Formats longer than 3000 words
Strengths: Brainstorming, line-by-line, scientific literacy, fluff/prose removal, US history, potpourri knowledge, grammar and spelling, clinical tone.
Likes: WTF articles, fridge horror, interesting subversions, comedy, psychological/body horror, obscure historical references, accurate science.

Uncle NicoliniUncle Nicolini ~ Callsign: Cuban Tree Frog

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Moderator: Community Outreach
Chat Nick: unclenicolini ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: Private Message Response Time: Medium
Will Crit: GoI Formats, Tales, SCP
Will Not Crit: Humorous articles
Strengths: Site lore, GoI Lore, Clinical Tone,
Likes: Wilson's Wildlife Solutions, Canons, GoIs, and dogs.

UraniumEmpireUraniumEmpire ~ Callsign: Wombat

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Moderator: Community Outreach, Forum Crit, Internet Outreach
Chat Nick: UraniumEmpire ~ Accepts Crit Requests
Preferred Contact: IRC, Private Message Response Time: Medium
Will Crit: SCPs, Tales, GoI Formats, Essays, Hubs
Will Not Crit: Anything that requires me to read more than one extra article
Strengths: Jewish culture/mythology, computers, dialogue, bugs, romance, gut-punchers, music
Likes: Psychological horror, Sarkicism, Bronze Age history, bugs

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