Title: General SCP series topic
scythemantis - August 7, 2011 08:57 PM (GMT)
Most of you are likely familiar with the SCP foundation
, which grew from this
legendary one-off creepypasta into an entire massive continuity wherein a secret agency collects and contains things that threaten the safety and sanity of mankind, ranging from harmless but unexplainable oddities to mind-bending doomsday horrors. One of its key gimmicks is that we're only seeing snippets of leaked information, with a lot of the more disturbing and serious details left to our imagination.
They vary in quality, of course. Personally I dislike the overly religious/supernatural/mythological SCP's and prefer they be more original and vague than that, though some of those are still written pretty cool and creepy.
Some of my personal favorites:The severed human head that thinks it's a crabThe animated fossil seabed.The flesh that hates
- one of the really epic ones. Read the "field logs" at the bottom for a great piece of horror fiction.The giant "coral" monster
- this is a rather special one, designed to give readers an idea of the horrifying secrets the foundation hides from the public. The entry itself just describes a rather unremarkable reef-like sea monster, but the report at the end and the two links below it disclose a full report revealing a lot
more to the thing, and if you're into the kind of stuff I design for Mortasheen and write about for Bogleech, it might end up your favorite thing on the site.The Architect
- an object which somehow adds expansions to any structure it's contained in without changing the outside, and never ever stops. The longer it's allowed to do so, the more wrong
things go...and once again, you can find out more from the log linked at the end. It's delightfully creepy.The cancer garden
- implying a sinister secret behind cancer itself. You know, more sinister than just cancer.
Rasec Wizzlbang - August 7, 2011 11:45 PM (GMT)
A featurless humanoid creature that turns you... NORMAL! :o http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-811
A scary swamp woman who enjoys having her hair shampoo'dhttp://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-562
A parasite that employs some human mimicry in order to implant its parasitic offspringhttp://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-163
An Elder thing-like and evidently homesick alien creature stranded on earth
OuthouseInferno - August 8, 2011 01:38 AM (GMT)
I really like SCP-261, the crazy vending machine, and SCP-914, the "processor" machine, because those two have crazy lists of experiments done on them.
I also just want to note how blatantly awful the search function on that site is.
scythemantis - August 8, 2011 02:32 AM (GMT)
How could I forget the HEART OF DARKNESS?
It's so over the top, but in a wonderful wonderful way. The nonsense it spouts in the interview is some of the most well-written nonsense I've ever seen, expertly sounding like it should
Lightquake - August 8, 2011 01:24 PM (GMT)
Organometallic Anathema - August 8, 2011 10:16 PM (GMT)
Browsing through the new articles, I found this
A pretty neat twist on the ol' parasitic infection idea.
Rasec Wizzlbang - August 8, 2011 10:30 PM (GMT)
"TASTE ME, I'M DELICIOUS"
dodoman1 - August 8, 2011 11:11 PM (GMT)
I like this proposal for SCP-001.
I also like "the Worst Thing in the World"
because there's not a lot in the description that completely bars the possibility of it just being a regular, completely natural Port-A-Potty. Port-A-Potties are pretty horrible in their own right.
OuthouseInferno - August 8, 2011 11:21 PM (GMT)
It's gotta be either that one, the garden of Eden angel, or the universe lock. The other three don't feel "significant" enough to take the slot.
scythemantis - August 9, 2011 12:08 AM (GMT)
What's the universe lock?
An SCP consisting of "future" SCP files does seem like the only thing that makes sense for #1, since it seems like the most logical way for the foundation to be formed at all.
OuthouseInferno - August 9, 2011 12:50 AM (GMT)
Basically it's a safe object but it's the knowledge of that thing that is most dangerous to the human race. or something.
The angel basically told the founder of the SCP to do stuff too, that one and "the list" seem to be the only entries that would lead to the founding of the organization.
dodoman1 - August 9, 2011 01:52 AM (GMT)
I also like the SCPs that aren't really dangerous or scary at all, they're just kinda weird and unexplainable. They're a minority, but they do exist. Like Mr. Chameleon!
Or my favorite SCp ever, the Tickle Monster!
Rasec Wizzlbang - August 9, 2011 02:35 AM (GMT)
scythemantis - August 9, 2011 04:11 AM (GMT)
I love the harmless weird ones too, like the insult box
Revereche - August 9, 2011 09:25 AM (GMT)
|The larvae encysted in the central nervous system secrete a compound that in most cases has two effects. First, it leads to a marked increase in altruism. Victims of SCP-833 are generally described as becoming kinder and notably more generous. Secondly, victims gain the conviction that their tissues are extremely delicious, nutritious, or pure. Due to the increase in altruism, the host will try to "help" others by feeding them pieces of his or her own flesh.|
But yeah, the "Safe" ones are my favorites. Much more unpredictable.
I love the repeated crossovers we get with 682.
Shoggoth - August 10, 2011 12:42 PM (GMT)
is a favorite. I also apparently can refer to it in the third person! Yay! Most of an Allosaurus
is one of my favorites.
SmashedPumpkin - August 10, 2011 07:33 PM (GMT)
is my favorite. It's a bunch of sheets of paper that take on the properties of whatever you fold them into. It's definitely one of the more fun/goofy SCPs, as evidenced by this quote:
"Folded Into: A paper boat/hat - When placed in water, became self-propelling at speeds of up to 60 km/h. When inverted and placed on head, subject's physical attractiveness was greatly increased in the eyes of viewers. When both were performed simultaneously, both effects were achieved, with subject reported as looking 'dead sexy' while scooting around the water upside-down."
There's also a pretty interesting setup where one of the other SCPs turns sheets of it into "evil paper", with mildly sinister effects.
Dreamer - August 11, 2011 02:11 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (scythemantis @ Aug 9 2011, 04:11 AM)|
| I love the harmless weird ones too, like the insult box |
Holy shit, its like somebody took Leader and turned him into an SCP.
Chupacabra - August 11, 2011 02:30 AM (GMT)
I don't think Dreamer is familiar with neo-Jared.
Chiropto Necrolus - August 11, 2011 02:42 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Dreamer @ Aug 11 2011, 02:11 AM)|
| Holy shit, its like somebody took Leader and turned him into an SCP. |
That'd go more like this:
|Dr ????? (touching SCP-735 awake): Hello, 735.|
Dr.: I'm coming to pick up where Dr. ?????? left off with you.
Dr.: No, I'm here to talk about you, today.
Dr.: That's not true, and you know it. Anyway, as I said, I'm here to talk about you, not me.
Dr. (becoming visibly agitated): Alright, now you know that's really uncalled for.
Dr.: Shut up! Shut up! I can't help it! I work in this hole all day just to afford that house she made me buy! I can't help it if I never have time to go to the gym!
Dr.: She said it was on sale!
Dr.: YOU PIECE OF [expletive]! YOU TAKE THAT BACK!
Dr.: YOU [expletive] PILE OF [expletive], I'LL KILL YOU!
Dr. ????? proceeds to pick up SCP-735 and slam it against the wall repeatedly, before throwing it on the floor and kicking it across the room.
Dr. (still physically assaulting SCP-735): [expletive] YOU! [expletive] YOU!
(At this point in the recording, security personnel enter the room and forcibly remove Dr. ?????.)
735: You pussy.
Dreamer - August 11, 2011 02:53 AM (GMT)
:lol: Also, SCP 056
is interesting in that it seems like his entire power is to be the biggest, smug jerk around.
leesamfish - August 11, 2011 12:19 PM (GMT)
I just want to say: fuck all you guys, because now I have to go through and read ALL these fucking entries, and my social life and/or sleep patterns will suffer greatly for it.
Chupacabra - August 11, 2011 03:00 PM (GMT)
Dreamer - August 12, 2011 09:30 PM (GMT)
While browsing, here's some of the neater things I found:SCP-367
A horrible blob monster which can dissolve things at the atomic level, that for some inexplicable reason disguises itself as an adorable brown puppy. That just happens to exude slime tentacles from its eyes and mouth if it isn't fed.SCP-387
One of the more adorable "safe" SCPs, it's a box of legos that makes anything made out of it coem to life! Just don't put Megabloks in there or [DATA EXPUNGED]SCP-412
A mirror that mutates people into, essentially, a flesh-suit for some alien being.SCP-417
A creepy tree with a bizarre method of reproduction involing bugs.SCP-440
A type of sand which can create an entire ecosystem out of itself.
dodoman1 - August 13, 2011 01:51 AM (GMT)
Veninax - August 13, 2011 03:35 AM (GMT)
dodoman1 - August 13, 2011 03:41 AM (GMT)
I never realized until I watched that that the entire SCP foundation stemmed from a Creepypasta that was completely ripped off from the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who.
scythemantis - August 13, 2011 04:14 AM (GMT)
Oh no, the original SCP pasta pre-dates those. It's been around a long time.
They get that all the time, though.
Not like "thing kills you when you stop looking" is all that hard to come up with, I'm sure it goes back even farther.
Rasec Wizzlbang - August 13, 2011 06:14 AM (GMT)
Dr. Gears proposal for SCP-001, probably my favorite.
Admiral_Aorta - August 13, 2011 06:30 AM (GMT)
While that is cool, I'm not sure it's really suited to being 001.
Chupacabra - August 13, 2011 08:10 AM (GMT)
A parasite which makes use of the reproductive system.
OuthouseInferno - August 13, 2011 08:21 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Admiral_Aorta @ Aug 12 2011, 10:30 PM)|
| While that is cool, I'm not sure it's really suited to being 001. |
The way that lets that one work as 001 is that that monster, otherwise mundane in the face of all the later SCPs, was simply the first one they found and it was just a thing and that was that.
Also see Dr. Hermann Keter in that article, whose untimely death led to the category of SCPs bearing his name.
Shadow Goo - August 13, 2011 03:33 PM (GMT)
Scythe already posted my two favorites (the flesh that hates and the coral monster) but I also love The Startling Statue
Revereche - August 14, 2011 02:22 AM (GMT)
A relative of the original SCP?
dodoman1 - August 14, 2011 02:31 AM (GMT)
I love that one. I had never read it until now.
It's cool in how it's both really threatening and totally harmless.
scythemantis - August 14, 2011 04:54 AM (GMT)
always loved this one, too. Short, simple and cool.
scythemantis - August 17, 2011 08:42 AM (GMT)
and now I've written my own for the first time. I hope they like it well enough, a lot of new SCP's are quickly deleted.
OuthouseInferno - August 17, 2011 10:21 AM (GMT)
I'm not entirely sure how [DATE EXPUNGED] is supposed to be used but I think it fits better than at least one of the [REDACTED]s.
Chupacabra - August 17, 2011 02:34 PM (GMT)
That was really cool. My favorite note:
Well, that was…weird. Too bad about the square cube law, I'd have loved to observe it further.
SmashedPumpkin - August 17, 2011 03:54 PM (GMT)
I had to stifle the urge to laugh uncontrollably when I read "braincase contained a liver."