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~ Herman Fuller's Circus of the Disquieting ~

Alas, our renowned founder and namesake is no longer with us. No one seems quite sure where he's got off to.

The Clowns say he suddenly saw the error of his ways and became a missionary with the Manna Foundation to atone for his misdeeds.

The Carnies say he finally ran afoul of a beast even he couldn't tame, and whatever's left of him now fertilizes a patch of brown grass somewhere.

The Man with the Upside-Down Face says good riddance.

Whatever his fate, it is certain that Herman Fuller is gone, and surely someone somewhere must mourn him.

But the show must go on.

Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages, Herman Fuller's Circus of the Disquieting is proud to announce our new Master of Ceremonies. She started off as just another runaway, but through sheer talent and determination she's clawed her way up from magician, to Clown, to troupe leader and now to the Ringmaster of the Circus itself! I give you the beautiful, the astonishing, the magical Icky!

Come with us now on a mind-boggling journey through the impossible. Glimpse the wonderous magic the powers-that-be conspire to keep hidden. Experience the awe and terror of a world that forever lies just out of view.

Welcome to Dread & Circuses!



Act I
  1. Former Assets ~ "You're not afraid of clowns, are you?"
  2. Fuller Than Full! ~ "He let out one final scream, and then popped like a balloon."
  3. Fuller's Fantastic Fun-lover's Funhouse ~ “Fun-lovers? That’s what you call those… milking creatures, right?”
  5. She Remembered Me ~ "Sing once again with me, our strange duet."
  6. Freaky Commodities II: Freak Harder ~ "I…may have left a Sarkist and a Mekhanite together in the same room.”
  7. There Are No Strings On Me ~ “Are you out of your mind? Do you know who you’ve got? Icky will send the whole Circus after you to get her back!”

Interlude I

So They Called Him Darke ~ "He immersed himself in the Darkness, sustained himself on the Darkness, empowered himself with the Darkness."


Act II

  1. A Scip Or A Star? ~ "Coarse, irritating, gets everywhere."
  2. Dark And Disquieting ~ "Lolly didn’t respond immediately, being transfixed by the sight of a bird wizard battling self-cannibalizing ethereal snakes."
  3. City of Wonder™ ~ “Lesbians are family friendly now. There’s like a whole show on Cartoon Network about space lesbians. It’s awesome.”
  4. The Sea Slug and the Showman ~ "He stood in the spotlight, proud as can be in his top hat and red-tailed coat, the most preposterously verbose and verbosely preposterous poppycock rolling off his tongue as he presented each new marvel."
  5. Freaks, Friends and Fiends ~ “Not even the weirdest part of my day.”
  6. Let's Get This Show On The Road! ~ "Can I get a Frapaccthulhu? Extra whipped cream, extra drizzle, extra existential horror? I can handle it, I'm a Clown." By RecursiveRecursionRecursiveRecursion !
  7. A Circus Come To Not ~ "Eat Lemon Meringue you son of a bitch!”

Interlude II

Undead, Insane and Fully Loaded ~ "Trust me, you want weapons that put the fear of the Big Boss into your enemies' hearts. You want them to go 'oh my god we're all going to die' because they are and it's common courtesy to let them know that."



  1. A Vale of Tears ~ “In the words of another interdimensional traveller, ‘don’t think about it’.”
  2. My Hovercraft Is Full Of Eels ~ "Ill-advised, you say? Duly noted."
  3. Oh, I Wouldn't Worry About Flaky-Os ~ "We recently started ultra-pasteurizing our Clown Milk, and we still haven't figured out what to do with all the surplus."
  4. The Apple Doesn't Fall Far ~ "I didn't think it'd be a rabid monster though! And it doesn't even have arms!" By Ellie3Ellie3 !
  5. More of Fuller's Crap ~ “We call it punditry; measuring how full of crap it is.”
  6. Dread & Circuses Jumps The Shark ~ "Enough chit chat. We've got sharks to punch."
  7. Not My Circus Not My Monkeys ~"Nobody turns one of my friends into a clownfish and gets away with it!"

Interlude III

How Is Your Name? ~ "Dr. Isabel Helga Anastasia Parvati Wondertainment V smiled the biggest smile since she had invented thaumo-nuclear Heelys two days prior."


Act IV


Special Attractions


0. The Warrior And The… Clown? ~ "Happy April Fools Mister!"

Rides and More!


"All the World loves a Clown." ~ Cole Porter

The main reason I created this series was to finish what PeppersGhost started. He briefly mentioned a female Ringmaster in SCP-2094, with the clear intention of setting up a further narrative that was never followed up on. PeppersGhost did have an overall arc he intended to tell with Herman Fuller, but this arc was left incomplete. In private e-mails with PeppersGhost he informed me of his overall plan for the Circus, and with his continued input I hope to complete it myself to the best of my ability.

Why do this? Well, I like the Circus partially because in some ways it's the exact opposite of the Foundation. When The Administrator found his first anomaly, he decided it was something to be locked up and kept secret forever. When Herman Fuller found his, he decided to pitch a tent and charge admission. My ideology towards the anomalous is actually closer to that of the Serpent's Hand's than it is to the Foundation's. Not everything anomalous is dangerous, and the Foundation's policy of locking every anomaly up 'just in case' is both immoral and to Humanity's detriment. One of my favourite SCPs is 8900-EX because it illustrates the Foundation's edict of preserving the status quo, even if changing the status quo would be a good thing. The Circus is a place where people can see actual magic, and where anomalous people have more freedom than they would in containment.

I also have a fondness for the early days of the Foundation; whacky senior staff, insane cross testing, etc. The Circus gives me a venue to write in that style that would otherwise not be acceptable.

I will do my best to continue the story PeppersGhost started, and maybe one day the tale of Herman Fuller's Circus of the Disquieting will be known in its entirety.

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