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IShallRiseAgain
Sep 12, 2008

Well ain't that precious?

spacetimecontinuu posted:

Although to be fair, the flyer in question insinuated it actually had anthrax on it, and it was only a few years after the anthrax mail murders here in the US.
Sounds like a completely reasonable reaction to me. If the paper DID have anthrax on it, and they didn't follow the proper procedures there would be hell to pay. That goon was a moron and I hope he at least got heavily fined.

Oh and I found the SCP-028 entry to be amusing.

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President Ark
May 16, 2010

Looks like you got a good deal there!

89 is probably the best one I've read recently. You read it and there's this sort of growing realization that this is leading into something really horrible but you're not sure what then suddenly it's there and your face becomes

l33t b4c0n
Aug 19, 2000

King of E/N

I don't mean to jump in and start an argument, but I feel like I don't quite "Get" why these are suppose to be creepy. The 173 one that started it all just sounds like someone was way too into the Blink episode of Doctor Who and wanted to write their own version. Some of them are just so outlandish that they lose that creepy, almost plausible feel. Plus the whole fake government agency thing just puts it over the time. I'm all for creepy poo poo but I feel like these ideas are mired in so much fiction that they lose whatever potential creepiness they have.

Maybe I just have bad luck with the ones I choose to read? I don't know.

gnarlyhotep
Sep 30, 2008

Mental toughness is the ability to accept the fact that you're human and that you're going to make mistakes -lots of 'em- all your life.

l33t b4c0n posted:

I feel like these ideas are mired in so much fiction that they lose whatever potential creepiness they have.

Yeah me too I like those fictional stories that are more real.

The MSJ
May 17, 2010

The only retaliation is to weaponise faces.


SCP-140 creeps me out to no end. It's a book that gets longer when exposed to blood, ink and other liquids used in writing. As it does so, it retroactively brings a hostile, blood-magic practicing civilization (the Daevites) closer to recent times. If it expands enough, the entire world history might change.

I like the silly ones too. I forgot what number they are, but there was a wheelchair that parodies the X-men and superheroes in general. Anyone who sit on it will become a bald genius and everyone around it will suddenly come up with codenames and a strong desire for justice (or injustice). Also all men becomes muscular, all women have bigger breasts and all of them wants to wear tight and garishly-colored outfits. Predictably, having this be in the same facility as multiple super-powered individuals can only result in hilarity.

Another one is a katana that is totally unsuitable for combat, but anyone who wields it becomes overconfident in their fighting abilities. This is obviously a reference to all the nerds who think katanas are the ultimate weapon.

The MSJ fucked around with this message at Jan 8, 2012 around 05:06

l33t b4c0n
Aug 19, 2000

King of E/N

gnarlyhotep posted:

Yeah me too I like those fictional stories that are more real.

Every rational person chalks up ghost stories as fiction. But a good ghost story sets the atmosphere in a way that gets the imagination going. Imagine being alone in a house at night, or camping in the woods far from civilization and hearing a noise you can't explain. It's that uncertainty or feeling of isolation that good ghost stories play off of, not the wacky creatures. The SCP takes the creatures from those stories and removes them from what makes them really scary: their setting.

I think some of the ideas are cool, but it would be so much better if it were a collection of reports documenting supernatural events rather than patient dossiers for the monster asylum.

straylightunity
Dec 20, 2005

Scapegrace.


Hot drat, I love [REDACTED] SCP. I dug up the .zip of the Fishmonger pages from the old thread, here's a download link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=NUOA6RX7

gnarlyhotep
Sep 30, 2008

Mental toughness is the ability to accept the fact that you're human and that you're going to make mistakes -lots of 'em- all your life.

l33t b4c0n posted:

I think some of the ideas are cool, but it would be so much better if it were a collection of reports documenting supernatural events rather than patient dossiers for the monster asylum.

Yeah it would totally be better if they were like every other collection of supernatural stories. Why try anything different?

illiniguy01
Feb 19, 2011

Sweat, Ubu. Sweat. Good paranoid schizophrenic.


Alberto Basalm posted:

My favorite SCP has always been The Empty World. The thought of something not explicitly deadly or scary, just trapping you in an empty and lonesome world for an indeterminate time, gets my skin crawling more than ANYTHING else on the site. I can't shake the feeling.

For this one I wonder how they survive with no plants or animals to eat.

SALT CURES HAM
Jan 3, 2011


l33t b4c0n posted:

I'm all for creepy poo poo but I feel like these ideas are mired in so much fiction that they lose whatever potential creepiness they have.

It helps that not all of them are supposed to be creepy.

Inco
Apr 3, 2009

I have been working out! My modem is broken and my phone eats half the posts I try to make, including all the posts I've tried to make here. I'll try this one more time.

illiniguy01 posted:

For this one I wonder how they survive with no plants or animals to eat.

To this I say "it's just a website, you should really just relax."

Bieeardo
Aug 21, 2000

Someone bold, someone blue, someone borrowed, someone new...


saberwulf posted:

There's only one DBZ-esque guy, and he is literally the only one to ever be allowed. If someone makes anything else like Abel, the staff purges the poo poo out of it. Hell, the only reason Abel is allowed is solely because "If you write something dumber than Abel and it doesn't have a J on it, we will delete that piece of poo poo. Maybe even if it has a J." People really don't even mention his stupid task force anymore, anyway.

I thought Clef or one of the other silly author stand-ins finally offed Abel during the last thread's tenure?

Anyway, my favourite SCP is SCP-100-J, the Steaming Pile of [REDACTED]

Slanderer
May 6, 2007

anger issues


illiniguy01 posted:

For this one I wonder how they survive with no plants or animals to eat.


My rationalization: canned foods from the spoooooky deserted cities.

Robot Randy
Dec 31, 2011

GOD IS GREAT


The MSJ posted:

SCP-140 creeps me out to no end. It's a book that gets longer when exposed to blood, ink and other liquids used in writing. As it does so, it retroactively brings a hostile, blood-magic practicing civilization (the Daevites) closer to recent times. If it expands enough, the entire world history might change.

I like the silly ones too. I forgot what number they are, but there was a wheelchair that parodies the X-men and superheroes in general. Anyone who sit on it will become a bald genius and everyone around it will suddenly come up with codenames and a strong desire for justice (or injustice). Also all men becomes muscular, all women have bigger breasts and all of them wants to wear tight and garishly-colored outfits. Predictably, having this be in the same facility as multiple super-powered individuals can only result in hilarity.

Another one is a katana that is totally unsuitable for combat, but anyone who wields it becomes overconfident in their fighting abilities. This is obviously a reference to all the nerds who think katanas are the ultimate weapon.
SCP-572 is the katana one.

Elentor
Dec 14, 2004

I believe... this are truly something awful.



Did anyone feel this like an ARG vibe of Warehouse 13?

Arkanomen
May 6, 2007

All he wants is a hug


Elentor posted:

Did anyone feel this like an ARG vibe of Warehouse 13?

I thought so too, but in reverse because this is way older than Warehouse 13.

fleshy echidna
Apr 11, 2010


Killing The Enemies And His Family Too, By Captain Dmitri Arkadeyevich Strelnikovov


By far my favorite scp article, I mean what can I say? The captain is just such an agreeable guy. VV

HogX
Aug 16, 2008



fleshy echidna posted:

Killing The Enemies And His Family Too, By Captain Dmitri Arkadeyevich Strelnikovov


By far my favorite scp article, I mean what can I say? The captain is just such an agreeable guy. VV

oh god, I loving love this one. It's great.

Also I always thought that someone who wrote warehouse 13 got the idea one night while browsing the SCP website.

Theglavwen
Jun 10, 2006

Frankly, I don't know anyone who likes Chinese bronzes, but I have one of the finest collections in the country.

Pretty good O.P., just one small error. Fixed it for you though, not to worry.

saberwulf posted:

Q: Is this "Foundation" a real thing that i have to conspire over until i drive away all social life
A:That's creepily specific but no. The S.C.P Foundation is a fictional government agency established sometime between 1900/1930 on the purpose of scanning global communications/the internet/myths and religions to discover various items that "endanger normalcy" and Secure, Contain, and Protect them so the truth about how horrible reality is never gets out Yes.

Elentor
Dec 14, 2004

I believe... this are truly something awful.



Arkanomen posted:

I thought so too, but in reverse because this is way older than Warehouse 13.

Yea I thought so. This is really cool.

Sammus
Nov 30, 2005



fleshy echidna posted:

Killing The Enemies And His Family Too, By Captain Dmitri Arkadeyevich Strelnikovov


By far my favorite scp article, I mean what can I say? The captain is just such an agreeable guy. VV

I've never seen this before, and I can't thank you enough for bringing it to my attention. I love how everything beyond the first paragraph is blacked out as well as mostly hidden behind another sheet of paper on the "His Family" page.

In It For The Tank
Feb 17, 2011

But I've yet to figure out a better way to spend my time.


Oh, I read this site for a little while when the first SCP thread got posted. I went and found some of my favorites that I remembered, plus a few that I just finished reading:

SCP-106: The Old Man - Despite the ugly photoshopped picture, the article is genuinely creepy.

SCP-1000: Bigfoot - Just read it. You know you want to.

SCP-5308-J: The Collection - [DATA EXPUNGED].

And this:

Revised Entry - What if SCP 173 multiplied?

Lord Solitaire posted:

Do they ever do something about Class Ds getting killed by the truckload?

No, but they sort of address it, I guess.

In It For The Tank fucked around with this message at Jan 8, 2012 around 07:49

genesplicer
Oct 19, 2002

FORUMS SENIOR CITIZEN Ask me about:
joining the AARP; Social Security; prostate exams; why rock music is too loud; wearing orthopedic shoes and prescription pant

Well, this existence of this thread explains why I got two phone calls on the hotline today... Things have been quiet for the last few weeks. I need to order more stickers, I'm running low.

I've been putting them in out-of-the-way locations. In public bathrooms you often see little metal doors on the wall over the toilet. I open those doors (they usually have some sort of screw-based lock) and place a sticker on the inside. They may sit there for months or years before they are discovered. In paper towel dispensers, so they are only seen when restocking. In baby changing stations when you lower the baby-holding tray. Places like that.

I was putting them on various boxes you find along the road, like the traffic control boxes and phone junctions, but it turns out most people don't seem to notice warning signs on things like that, and unless workers show up, they just aren't being noticed.

FPzero
Oct 20, 2008

Sandcastles are not practical.

Ah, I missed this thread, I was sad to see it had been closed one day. I wasn't aware that they had opened up another 1000 entries. I'm glad they did though. Eventually they'd have run out of entries. The Bigfoot article is pretty well written with an interesting twist at the end.

Mr. Samuel Shitley
Jun 15, 2007

by XyloJW


I was going to submit an entry awhile ago, but I couldn't decide whether it was poo poo or not. After learning that most of the rejected articles are some sort of Mary Sue animu katana modified M1911 magic handgun scary-little-girl bullshit I think I might start writing mine again.

If only the system to become a writer there wasn't so byzantine...

e: and to make it clear, I wasn't writing a creepy article, I was sort of going for the 'scientific oddity, that might will gently caress over some government agencies' angle.

Mr. Samuel Shitley fucked around with this message at Jan 8, 2012 around 08:53

genesplicer
Oct 19, 2002

FORUMS SENIOR CITIZEN Ask me about:
joining the AARP; Social Security; prostate exams; why rock music is too loud; wearing orthopedic shoes and prescription pant

Mr. Samuel Shitley posted:

I was going to submit an entry awhile ago, but I couldn't decide whether it was poo poo or not. After learning that most of the rejected articles are some sort of Mary Sue animu katana modified M1911 magic handgun scary-little-girl bullshit I think I might start writing mine again.

If only the system to become a writer there wasn't so byzantine...

e: and to make it clear, I wasn't writing a creepy article, I was sort of going for the 'scientific oddity, that might will gently caress over some government agencies' angle.

Sadly, there are people who will downvote things that are not overtly creepy/evil. I've had several entries that I deleted because they were heavily downvoted. Perhaps I will rewrite them some day. I just prefer the weird Twilight-zoney kind of things to the 'gonna destroy you and eat your entrails as you scream' things. I currently have only one entry up that is over +20.

Lord Solitare
Feb 9, 2010

by Ozmaugh


genesplicer posted:

Sadly, there are people who will downvote things that are not overtly creepy/evil. I've had several entries that I deleted because they were heavily downvoted. Perhaps I will rewrite them some day. I just prefer the weird Twilight-zoney kind of things to the 'gonna destroy you and eat your entrails as you scream' things. I currently have only one entry up that is over +20.

It's a shame because most horror stories I've read lately have just tried to be blood baths like in the movies. Where's the horror stories that make me jump at every little noise for the next few days?

Someguy
Jul 15, 2001

by Lowtax


genesplicer posted:

Sadly, there are people who will downvote things that are not overtly creepy/evil. I've had several entries that I deleted because they were heavily downvoted. Perhaps I will rewrite them some day. I just prefer the weird Twilight-zoney kind of things to the 'gonna destroy you and eat your entrails as you scream' things. I currently have only one entry up that is over +20.
You should post the ones you removed, let us be the judge and not some animu dummies, something tells me your entries are probably more interesting then most of the crud that gets up-voted these days anyway.

MrSmokes
Jun 18, 2011


Been forever since I looked at these, time to see the new stuff. SCP owns.

Way back when anyone could just make their own SCP without an account, I wrote SCP-145. I got the idea from the Matrix and those stupid torture porn movies that were popular back then (Saw, Hostel etc.) Glad to see it's still around and has been heavily improved on.

Chamale
Jul 11, 2010

I'm helping!


In It For The Tank posted:

No, but they sort of address it, I guess.

The first two are 173 and 231, but I don't recognize the other SCP that story refers to. Do you know what SCP corresponds each pair of lines?

Scratch-O
Apr 27, 2009

My goodness!


Chamale posted:

The first two are 173 and 231, but I don't recognize the other SCP that story refers to. Do you know what SCP corresponds each pair of lines?

The fourth one is 176, one of my favorites (sorry, can't provide a link right now). No idea about the third and fifth ones.

Nombres
Jul 16, 2009


genesplicer posted:

Sadly, there are people who will downvote things that are not overtly creepy/evil. I've had several entries that I deleted because they were heavily downvoted. Perhaps I will rewrite them some day. I just prefer the weird Twilight-zoney kind of things to the 'gonna destroy you and eat your entrails as you scream' things. I currently have only one entry up that is over +20.

Aw, poo poo, really? I'd agree with you, I find the Twilight Zone-type more interesting and scary than the super-violent slasher types, and I was even beginning to flesh out an idea along those lines for my first entry (maybe, someday [probably not]). It's kinda discouraging to hear that they heavily downvote non-murder ones.

PlatinumJukebox
Nov 14, 2011


Oh man, haven't been on SCP for a few years now. And hey, they've still got my old stuff! That's nice of them

Looks like they've got a ton more entries now... not sure I'll have time to check them all. Any recommendations from the more recent stuff (~1 year)?

scalded schlong
Sep 20, 2003



Chamale posted:

The first two are 173 and 231, but I don't recognize the other SCP that story refers to. Do you know what SCP corresponds each pair of lines?

I'd like to say the third pair is the Ball of Green Slime, but that's unlikely.

The fourth pair is the Observable Time Loop

Fifth pair is the Sadist's Tumbler

Everything else is melodrama.

Wild T
Dec 15, 2008

The point I'm trying to make is that the only way to come out on top is to kick the Air Force in the nuts, beart it savagely with a weight and take a dump on it's face.

I can't believe my Space Reagan not only wasn't deleted, but is still in the green votewise. I guess total absurdity works sometimes.

ElMaligno
Dec 31, 2004

It's not gay if you're underway.


PlatinumJukebox posted:

Oh man, haven't been on SCP for a few years now. And hey, they've still got my old stuff! That's nice of them

Looks like they've got a ton more entries now... not sure I'll have time to check them all. Any recommendations from the more recent stuff (~1 year)?

A.S.S. and Other Low-threat Groups of Interest - There was a small explosion of new groups during the last years, this is making fun of them.
The Happy Ending - What if everything was decommissioned?

ElMaligno fucked around with this message at Jan 8, 2012 around 16:18

StrawmanUK
Aug 16, 2008


Ah excellent, I really missed the old thread as SCP is a fantastic website.

Wild T
Dec 15, 2008

The point I'm trying to make is that the only way to come out on top is to kick the Air Force in the nuts, beart it savagely with a weight and take a dump on it's face.

It's been a while since I read through the site; I like that they added more numbers for the increasing amount of articles. So far, my favorite is still The Pan-Galactic Vending Machine.

Edit: poo poo, I'm dumb. Though that one is good, I meant the coffee machine.

Wild T fucked around with this message at Jan 8, 2012 around 17:14

A Terrible Person
Jan 8, 2012
I AM A SELFISH, RETARDED DIPSHIT WHO WANTS TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE. YOU SHOULD ENCOURAGE ME TO DO SO AT THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY.

In It For The Tank posted:

Oh, I read this site for a little while when the first SCP thread got posted. I went and found some of my favorites that I remembered, plus a few that I just finished reading:

SCP-106: The Old Man - Despite the ugly photoshopped picture, the article is genuinely creepy.

This one seems... oddly familiar. It's almost as though it were loosely based on the idea I suggested shortly before being turned down for the site during their old recruitment test, the idea itself in turn being loosely based on a blog I'd written about a weird waking-nightmare I had which was also called "The Old Man" involving a rotting corpse, etc. etc. etc.

Probably just coincidence, though.

(The link is to a site that copied my story, word-for-word. I would post the original link to my Facebook notes, but I'm not sure if that's allowed.)

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Laserjet 4P
Mar 28, 2005

What does it mean?


The SCP Foundation is

I think http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-035 is one of the scariest - it's pretty much unstoppable. I wonder what it would've done if they left it in the sealed crypt it was found in.

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