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Would there be any interest in a trope page for the SCP Foundation?

It's mentioned in several places on TV Tropes and it's very cool and full of Nightmare Fuel.

Thoughts?

Listmaker

edited Fri, 20 Feb 2009 20:46:42 by FastEddie

2 Noaqiyeum20th Feb 2009 08:53:30 PM from a thought-experiment gone horribly wrong , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Yes!

(Biased? Me?)
"I know I raised more questions than I answered, but I hope now we are all confused on an higher level and about more important things."
I approve.

Incidentally I was just reading about the SCP Foundation in the High Octane Nightmare Fuel pages.

Coincidence or not, keep the Hell away from me.
4 MetaFour2nd Mar 2009 08:54:29 PM from a house for thieves
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This website is so horrible and amazing that I had to go and make an article for it.

If we get a few more tropers hooked on this site, I think it could easily earn a place on Trope Overdosed.

edited 2nd Mar '09 8:55:27 PM by MetaFour

cautiously pessimistic
Why has no one showed me this website before?
life is the sleep of no dreaming; stories allow us to dream again
6 GGCrono3rd Mar 2009 08:00:41 AM from Waterbury, Connecticut
The Torterra Moves!
While this looks seriously cool, it also looks seriously...big. Where's a newbie to start to get a good taste of what this whole dealie is about?
"Honesty is the best policy but insanity is a better defense."
I don't get the joke. Is this some sort of Big-Brother joke?
It Just Bugs Me! - a place to discuss media, real life, and other topics.
8 MetaFour3rd Mar 2009 02:11:44 PM from a house for thieves
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About the SCP Organization is a good introduction to what the SCP Foundation is all about.

SCP-173 was the item that started it all.

This page is the index of SCP Objects. These files are the backbone of the whole thing. I've been working my way down the list and I'm in the 300's now.

edited 3rd Mar '09 2:20:38 PM by MetaFour

Okay, could I get an out-of-character description?
It Just Bugs Me! - a place to discuss media, real life, and other topics.
10 MetaFour3rd Mar 2009 02:21:04 PM from a house for thieves
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I don't get the joke. Is this some sort of Big-Brother joke?
Part that, part MIBs, and part Cosmic Horror Story. Some horror about the reality-warping and sanity destroying things lurking in the shadows; some dark humor about the complete soullessness (and occasional stupidity) of the shadowy organization trying to protect us from them. Hence: a dry, clinical report about how to contain a statue that will kill you if you break eye contact with it.
11 Number874th Mar 2009 07:38:09 AM from planet Earth!
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Okay, could I get an out-of-character description?
The thing about the SCP Foundation is that [DATA EXPUNGED]
can't think of anything witty enough for my sig line
13 GGCrono10th Mar 2009 09:50:00 AM from Waterbury, Connecticut
The Torterra Moves!
Damn you people! I was up until 3 AM reading this stuff last night! Like I really needed another website that eats my spare time like a black hole. *shakes fist*
"Honesty is the best policy but insanity is a better defense."
There's some very cool stuff here, but Sturgeon's Law bites it hard. The pages that are actually worth reading are maybe a couple percent of the total. And even a lot of those start to lose their luster after you stare at them for a while, either because they're derivative in subtle ways or because it becomes obvious that they're some kind of wish-fulfillment exercise.

Call me a killjoy, but there it is.

edited 10th Mar '09 2:06:26 PM by Nornagest

I will keep my soul in a place out of sight,
Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.
Wish fulfillment how exactly? O_o
Wish fulfillment in the sense that any Mary Sue is wish fulfillment. Quite a few entries seem designed to be as dangerous or as badass as possible; some of them do it reasonably well, but more come off as the kind of monster a fourteen-year-old might doodle in the margins of his math notebook and make up a backstory for over lunch.

There's also wish-fulfillment of a more obvious kind; for example, I remember seeing more than one description of a cute, nerdy girl with superpowers.
I will keep my soul in a place out of sight,
Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.
17 BobbyG10th Mar 2009 05:56:32 PM from the Silvery Tay
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Some of them seem like definite Mary Sues. Many of these are so awesome that it doesn't bother me.
18 MetaFour10th Mar 2009 06:02:02 PM from a house for thieves
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@ Nornagest: From reading a bit of the forums and discussion pages, a bunch of the admins and regulars agree with that assessment and are trying to do something about it. For example, there seems to be a consensus that SCP-076-2 is the Mary Sue cutoff point: Any new SCP Objects deemed more Suetiful than 076 are decomissioned or terminated.

edited 10th Mar '09 6:06:12 PM by MetaFour

19 BobbyG10th Mar 2009 06:11:23 PM from the Silvery Tay
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That's funny. I can never remember the numbers, but SCP-076-2 is precisely the one I was thinking of in terms of being just awesome enough.

That said, the insult box is also awesome, in its own way.
Bwahaha!

Also, why does SCP 076-2 remind me of Highlander?
21 MetaFour10th Mar 2009 09:24:39 PM from a house for thieves
22 Matrix10th Mar 2009 10:15:21 PM from The Matrix, Canada , Relationship Status: Less than three
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From SCP-000:

"A 30.48cm (12in) SCP-076-2 action figure, with interchangeable wardrobe, accessories, and carrying case shaped like SCP-072-1."

I WANT ONE!

23 BobbyG11th Mar 2009 01:03:16 AM from the Silvery Tay
vigilantly taxonomish
So, how long has this site been around? Was SCP-173 created after the similar Doctor Who alien, or does it predate it?
24 Matrix11th Mar 2009 01:29:47 AM from The Matrix, Canada , Relationship Status: Less than three
quidf scire vis?
SCP-231... D:
@Meta Four (re: trying to do something about it): Good for them, then. I read through it a few months ago; things may or may not have changed since then, but I have little desire to get sucked into another wiki.

076-2 is the Abel one, right?

edited 11th Mar '09 2:10:22 AM by Nornagest

I will keep my soul in a place out of sight,
Far off, where the pulse of it is not heard.

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