SCP thread

Discussion in 'Fan Town' started by al Fine, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    They took out some of the more blatant references.

    I'm also kind of annoyed they felt the need to make the Telekill alloy unusable. I really don't see why having helpful weird shit is such a bad thing.
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  2. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I think a lot of it was that people were using it EVERYWHERE and it made the containment procedures for mind-affecting SCPs a lot less interesting.
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  3. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Weren't they already restricted in that by the fact that they had a very limited amount of it? Now it's self-replicating but OH NO IT KILLS YOUR BRAIN, which just seems like trying too hard to make it scary.
  4. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Yeah, but people still used it as an easy out in LOTS of containment procedures. Like, the actual telekill page said they only had a half a ton of it or whatever, but everybody who wrote a mind-affecting SCP was putting stuff like telekill lining the walls/telekill-lined guard helmets/telekill weapons in. I think the problem was basically that 1) its use seriously kills a lot of the horror factor on mind-affecting SCPs, 2) not having it in use makes the Foundation look stupid, and 3) using it on just some SCPs requires a consensus on exactly how the Foundation apportions that limited resource, which is a recipe for bickering. Personally, I would have argued for instead saying in the article that all of it is currently being used to contain SCP-[DATA EXPUNGED] and they're desperately trying to find more, but.
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  5. Gyro Zeppeli

    Gyro Zeppeli Pseudo Anti Cult Leader

    See, I like the new take on it.

    OG telekill just seemed like a license to handwave containment procedures for cognitohazard skips and barely even worthy of getting an SCP classification, whereas the newer version seems to have the implication that cutting off telepathic interaction is bad for humans, and I kind of like that sort of metaphysical "humans are more weird than you'd think" sort of thing.
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  6. Gyro Zeppeli

    Gyro Zeppeli Pseudo Anti Cult Leader

    Tbh there's quite a few skips that seem to be unjustifiably up-jumped anomalous items.

    Like, I can understand some low level skips of the "brick that if you hold it makes you suicidal" type, because even if you can completely negate its abilities by putting it in a box, it at least has something dangerous about it.

    But like, skips like the hyper-sensitive anteater or og telekill just seemed like "normal thing with kinda weird aspects that is benign enough that you could leave it in a crowded shopping mall and you'd probably be okay."
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  7. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Is the hyper-sensitive anteater being contained for humanity's benefit or its own, though? Poor bugger.
  8. Gyro Zeppeli

    Gyro Zeppeli Pseudo Anti Cult Leader

    I mean, at least the anteater has a [Data expunged] reaction to copper, but I guess what I'm getting at is that some skips seem no more dangerous than the items in the list of anomalous items that aren't worthy of scp classification, like "an unbreakable lamp" or "Squirrel that only moves in slow motion"
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  9. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    I thought the squirrel was an anomalous object?
  10. Morgan Jae

    Morgan Jae pecure. sontain. crotect.

    it is.
    vivec was saying "some skips seem no more dangerous than some of the items on the list, like [examples of items on the list]"

    ..but i think you thought it was "some skips seem no more dangerous than some of the items on the list, like [examples of non-dangerous skips]" ?
  11. turtleDove

    turtleDove Well-Known Member

    I did, yeah. To be fair, I just woke up and haven't heard about the squirrel in a while.
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  12. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Anyone else headcanon that things like the Sleep Killers and the Maybe There Monsters have less of a body count than one would think because they also happily eat each other?
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  13. Birdy

    Birdy so long

    I think part of the thing is that the Foundation is super paranoid and will squirrel away anything even vaguely anomalous because "ordinary people can't handle it." (A lot of the jokes scps and the solved ones take this and run with it, which is always great.)

    All the things on the anomalous list are technically "in containment" even if they're just in storage somewhere, I think they're only separated from the SCP series by not having any research being done on them.

    Maybe some of the less dangerous scps actually started as anomalous items until some bored researcher wrote a proposal like "no really, this could actually be totally dangerous you guys." Or maybe they weren't bored and they weren't wrong.
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  14. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    I like the one which is a book which tells you you are a fish.
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  15. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

  16. devils-avocado

    devils-avocado tired and gay

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  17. roach

    roach hump rumpus professional

    ok but THIS is the best response/addendum to 231 i've found so far. i love it.
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  18. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member
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  19. keltena

    keltena putting the fun in executive dysfunction

    I stumbled across this thread and ended up reading through the whole thing over the last couple days.

    I blame all of you, personally, for the death of my free time. :P
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  20. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Is it weird that I really want to work on the Ethics Committee?

    Thought about 231 which is a modified version of the "loyalty test" idea; 110-Montauk does indeed involve "brutal [expungement of all hints about the fact that she doesn't really exist/is actually perfectly fine/whatever]" but they don't shoot those who try to rescue her; they go through staff quickly enough anyway. They just use that as part of a test sequence to tell which skips people are suited or not to working with.

    Other thought; if she wasn't in on the cult's plan and didn't have every intention of doing her best to get her foetus out and eating people beforehand, she certainly does now.
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