Really reminds me of 682
Really reminds me of 682
It really isn't that scary.
2. When reading, it's not as scary as it could be. I'll admit, the part where it says "If there are no living subjects in the picture, SCP-XXXX will look directly at the viewer" was a bit chilling, but that way it pops out and follows subjects around seems a little vague. Even though it's supposed to be vague, I didn't really find much reason to be afraid of it.
Still, a pretty cool start.
1. Yeah, I know. It's kind of a bitch to figure out the syntax, and after all, this is just the sandbox.
2. That's sort of the feel I was going for, based off the Nothing Is Scarier principle. If the article just flat-out says what happens, it's not really that frightening. It's like the Ring, where it just says "BUT WAIT GOAST GIRL WIL KILLED U IN SVN DAYZ K." It isn't scary at all, primarily because Samara Morgan can easily be thwarted by, I dunno, going somewhere with no reflective surfaces for her to suddenly pop out of, since you know when she's coming for you, right down to the second.
If you know what happens, you joke to take your uneasiness off, or you start formulating ideas to get out of it, and before you know it, it's not scary at all. It's more scary if you know little about what might happen to you if you fuck around with the object. It's supposed to feel vaguely unsettling at first, when you notice it far away, but as it starts to get closer, the SCP doesn't need any anomalous effects to make someone affected by it want to get somewhere with nowhere to suddenly pop out from Jason Voorhees-style.
Also, there is a format example in the site. The image syntax is there which makes it perfect.
I suppose my ultimate question is: should I put it on the site? Is it good enough for that?
Fuck, broken automerge
I think it's good enough, but you might want to revise some things such as the horse head's appearance. The Foundation would most likely have at least a very detailed description. Black stallion head, no visible pupils, skin appears stretched and thin/very little flesh on head, emaciated appearance/in early stages of decomposition maybe? Most other articles also have the numerical designation of the storage site written down, so I would put down a number, like Site 207 or something. Otherwise, I can't think of any changes to make. I'd go ahead and submit it.
I would say that SCP really has the same appeal as the Twilight Zone. You get to enjoy a good mindfuck.
I've had this idea for an SCP for a while, and I thought I'd share it.
Basically, it is a contained virus similar to Happy99,Except named "Happy00". In the first stage, the virus shuts down the user's computer, spreads through E-mails sent by itself, shutting down other comps whilst growing stronger, and finally at the last stage, spreads to miscellaneous electronic devices. Eventually causing y2k and throwing us back into the dark ages.
So it's a completely normal virus. I mean, even if they didn't have like, 5 computer virus SCPs as it was that isn't even an SCP by any stretch of the imagination
Anyway, if you must write a virus SCP, how about a virus which instils skepticism and a questioning spirit within any computer it infects? What if a computer would accept nothing simply given to it as fact? Perhaps the entirety of mathematics and science which it employs must be proven to it in order to perform certain operations. Maybe, citations and references in papers will require an electronic copy of the work available on the internet in order to confirm the presence of certain quotes. Spreadsheets couldn't really be edited without explaining why the apparently random change would reflect reality, and maybe even that wouldn't work.
It shares properties with other computer viruses in that it will make a computer completely unusable, however, computers infected could be rehabilitated and kept for studying. There could be experiment logs indicating how certain programs act, or how the skeptical programs run with other computer-borne SCPs. That said, virus SCPs suck and this idea really started to suck when I read it out loud to myself.
You know what we should do? We should make a virus that forces signal 17 to be sent and then when it is a little window pops up and it says 'We Are Cool Yet!'
Krinkels, you basically described Windows Vista, except instead of useless protection included, it's a virus.
Although a terrifying thought, indeed.
Just wondering, how do I add test logs to my SCPs?
I really like the SCP wiki, but sometimes shit just gets a little too ridiculous for suspension of disbelief.
If everything on the wiki is to be taken as true, the world has been destroyed three times by three different sources before the SCP brought it back, and then before then it was ruled by magic bigfoots that used birds as cellphones before a trickster god gave man the ability to use the birdphones.
Individually the stories are all nice but all piled up upon each-other they start to get ridiculous.
Weird thing is the Bigfoot article, ridiculous and poorly-written as it is, is one of the highest-rated articles on the site.
I think the site could do with a culling of the more overzealous articles just for continuity's sake.
also what the fuck is this
someone's fetish shit on the site and it's actually highly rated? come on.
And the Halloween article.
I really like the idea of Aperture-incompetent SCP. Like the research on Halloween actually made progress in the organization due to a combination of poor communication and worker insanity.
Also all of the articles are read by Cave Johnson.
"Alright boys, we've got this statue locked up in a closet that kills people when you aren't looking at it. Some funny guy thought he'd be clever and put it in the waiting room. Well, taking care of the problem seems pretty straightforward, just don't take your eyes off it and don't blink."
fifteen minutes later
"Alright evidently I didn't get across the message of 'not blinking.' Let me make this clear: don't blink when you're around that thing. It's that simple. Just don't- wait how did it get in here? Greg? GREG?"
In one wing of the building, they're very professionally experimenting on a potentially world-threatening object. In another wing of the building, a team of Doc Brown lookalikes are throwing things at a kid wearing a bedsheet in one of the most expensive observation chambers in the building and nobody's caught them yet.
Also the picture looks more like a pumpkin.