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Some ask, "Where do you get your ideas?" but I don't understand that. What I want to know is "Where can I get rid of my ideas?"

The Author

About the Author: Sirpudding lives with his wife in Southern California (although in a relatively quiet part), where he is over twenty years into attempting to finish the longest Biology degree in the history of education. He has worked as a convenience store clerk, boy scout camp counselor, movie theater projectionist, QA for a major software company and environmental services technician. He is currently employed as a resident aid at an outpatient addiction recovery clinic and also has published some roleplaying game articles in SJGames' Pyramid Magazine. In 2008, while serving in the USMC Reserves, he deployed to Al Anbar, Iraq, and participated in mobile operations there.

He has been a participant at the Southern California Renniasance Faire since 1993, where he currently portrays the upright man (a Renniasance mob boss) of a coney catching gang (con men). He also does post-apocalyptic events with The Juggers of the Wasteland, and plays chain for the Army of Los Angeles. He blogs about tabletop roleplaying games at Of Paper Men and Plastic Monsters.

A Word from the Author: Hello, I'm sirpudding. I'm relatively new around here (joined in April of 2015, I believe). I'm here to write short fiction, improve my writing, and generally get the demons out of my head (and have fun doing it). I'm happy to answer questions in the discussion thread for this page, the appropriate page or by PM. My sandbox might have whatever I'm working on at the moment, but I do a lot of writing offline, so it might also not.


SCPs

SCP Number Rating Comments Created Last Updated
SCP-3519 370 131 07 Apr 2017 15:42 25 Mar 2018 02:34
SCP-2111 323 127 01 Nov 2015 17:12 10 Mar 2018 23:43
SCP-2140 162 184 24 Jul 2015 07:00 07 Mar 2018 18:13
SCP-2523 152 79 01 Oct 2015 18:00 12 Apr 2018 20:02
SCP-2323 136 68 06 May 2015 00:20 24 Jul 2017 08:32
SCP-2631 102 43 23 Jun 2015 07:57 06 Jun 2017 11:58
SCP-2673 101 35 24 May 2015 19:25 04 Apr 2018 18:22
SCP-2890 62 41 22 May 2015 06:03 22 Nov 2017 02:46

Supplements

SCP Number Rating Comments Created Last Updated
SCP-2673 Containment Maintenance Log 14 20 14 Apr 2017 19:51 18 Apr 2017 18:25
SCP Number Rating Comments Created Last Updated
Operation AZURE PEREGRINE 70 25 28 Feb 2016 22:21 08 Feb 2018 02:51

Groups of Interest Formats

SCP Number Rating Comments Created Last Updated
SPC-140 83 46 01 Apr 2016 18:09 18 Feb 2018 19:42
The Lord Of Endowments 71 28 05 Mar 2016 15:47 01 Apr 2018 07:22
SPC-682 68 37 02 May 2017 16:45 21 Feb 2018 15:43

Tales

Title Rating Comments Created Last Updated
In the Trenches with the Dead 59 24 06 Mar 2018 18:37 21 Apr 2018 15:57
A Witch's Tale - Mistakes Were Made 35 16 13 Oct 2015 04:41 30 Apr 2016 14:03
A Thin Dangerous Line 33 10 02 Apr 2018 07:11 24 Apr 2018 14:07

Collaborative Entries


Commentary


Little bird, little bird, what do you see?
Nothing that you can, singing in a tree.
Little bird, little bird, what do you hear?
Screams of my prey, impaled on a spear.
WrongJohnSilverWrongJohnSilver

For my first article I wanted to make sure that I had a solid idea that wasn't treading any well-trod ground. I spent a few weeks brainstorming and then wrote this. I'm not entirely sure where I got the idea from, except that I have always found shrikes to be a little creepy in a "red in tooth and claw" kind of way. They are songbird-raptors. They also use tools to feed. Some people didn't seem to get it right away, but it definitely seems to have found an audience. Ironically I feel like it maybe was too good for a first article, it took until my 6th article (SCP-2523) for anything I have written to surpass this one in rating.

As a general thought about your first article, that certainly was very much in my mind at the time and that I haven't really seen articulated elsewhere:

Ideally the author's identity should be irrelevant to voting, but realistically readers have more patience with familiar authors. If you want to try something expiremental or unusual, or something that requires a lot of thought to unravel, or even just perceived as difficult (humanoids, Keters, format screws, Thaumiel, etc.) it is probably a good idea to do something simpler first and try to establish yourself. Otherwise you may very well post something that is quite good, but never given any chance to succeed.

This article has Chinese and Japanese translations!


Foundation Universe


Here are some of the elements of the world of the Foundation that I've introduced in my articles. Feel free to use them (with attribution) in other works as appropriate!

Omicron-13 ("Trick or Treat")

Mobile Task Force Omicron-13 is tasked with the containment of SCP-2523. It is a secondary duty assignment for most members, which activates annually in mid-August and stands down in mid-November. Due to the antimemetic nature of the anomaly, members are on a regimen of mnestics during this period.

Sigma-31 ("Damocles Shield")

Mobile Task Force Sigma-31 is tasked with carrying out a 99-Tripurantaka order in the event of an SCP-2631 activation. Members are standing servicemen in armed forces worldwide, who in the event of a Tripurantaka Ready order are detached and placed under Foundation command. MTF Sigma-31 includes ground, naval and air assets. Host nations are required to maintain MTF Sigma-31 assets at a combat ready status at all times.

Tau-5 ("Samsara")

Mobile Task Force Tau-5 is a platoon sized special operations task force, tasked with extremely hazardous missions as well as field-testing paratechnology. MTF τ-5 is built around the four SAMSARA program troopers, constructed biological shells made from the cells of a dead god and operated by mind-scanned personalities derived from deceased special operators. Samsara squad can replace casualties in only a few weeks by printing a new trooper and downloading their most current scan. Their supernaturally durable bodies, combined with their paratech implants, weapons, and gear, make them a considerable force multiplier. Instrumental in the events following the escape of SCP-2970. See also the Third Law Hub.

Psi-10 ("Maslow's Motivators")

Mobile Task Force Psi-10 is a worldwide network of psychologists, sociologists, and memeticists, most of whom are reserve Foundation employees assigned ad hoc, tasked with detecting, identifying and tracking anomalous memes and behaviors in the human population. Active in tracking SCP-2631 and SCP-3519 related effects.

Omega-0 ("Ará Orún")

The "saints" of MTF Omega-0 are informational constructs with the memories of deceased Foundation personnel able to manifest through access of the Foundation's intranet terminals. Using Identity Warfare Training (IWT) they protect their living comrades against informational threats and entities. The existence of MTF ω-0 is unknown to most or all of the living members of the Foundation. For more information, see SCP-2111 and In the Trenches with the Dead.


MTF ω-0 Roster

The following personnel are possible candidates for Mobile Task Force Omega-Zero ("Ará Orún").
Requirements: Candidates must:

  • Be Foundation personnel (including researchers, field agents, and task force operators but typically not D-Class4.
  • Have died in a previous work on the wiki.
  • Deaths should be roughly in the period from 1976 to 2018, but some fudging around the borders is possible.
  • For developed characters (e.g. not one-off MTF operator red-shirts who died in logs), their creator needs to be available for contact, as I feel that character death is often something that author's have strong feelings of artistic integrity about, and I chose to respect that.

Feel free to suggest additional candidates in this thread. I'm especially interested in less interesting candidates at this time: redshirt MTF operatives, Foundation maintenance staff that were in the wrong place at the wrong time, ect. and candidates who died before 2000.

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