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Staff takeout of "A Normal Lamp" at -4 and "Peter Thompson" at -3 following a 5 day countdown.

Looks like the guy just took the lamp and ran shouting "My precious.", all the way out into the desert.

Fighting Monsters and Language since 2016.

I appreciate your enthusiasm and will be looking forward to your future works.

Next time just give us a heads up, so that we can help you iron out some of the kinks that might still be in the work.

Fighting Monsters and Language since 2016.

I have noticed that, besides the POI file and audio log, there are practically no items or tales about SEPIA. I find this strange since the group has enormous potential, coming from the fact that they would be completely opposed to almost all other groups of interest. I do have intentions of writing articles about SEPIA such as the Agent of Thule mentioned in the POI file.

Popularity of SEPIA. by Marius RosewoodMarius Rosewood, 25 Jun 2020 14:36

The Camera man is having a blast.

Welcome back.

Fighting Monsters and Language since 2016.

Re: The Campfire by Meta WonderratMeta Wonderrat, 23 Jun 2020 19:02

I'm back, baby. your favorite moderator (that's not true) has finally finished her exams, I'm waiting for the grades but I'm going to be much more present on the wiki to keep an eye on him. I also plan to get back to writing by starting Shanalick's rewrite.

But for now, it's dancing time :

J'ai deux nouvelles, une mauvaise et une bonne
La mauvaise nouvelle c'est que je ne peux pas forcer les gens à m'accepter ou à m'aimer
La bonne nouvelle c'est que j'en ai rien à foutre

Re: The Campfire by Miranda RichsterMiranda Richster, 22 Jun 2020 18:16

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by DrCaduceusDrCaduceus, 08 Jun 2020 14:22

Thanks for answering. At the moment it does not seem that anyone has a problem on this side. The original author has not been back in a while, so there is a chance we could rewrite him - as well as many other agents. This would be done to avoid similarities and to separate it from a widely used trope.

In any case, as I said before, killer shadows are too common in this type of fiction (The Foundation practically has at least three SCPs that are man-eating shadows).

So no problem for now. I will keep you informed of anything that comes up in the future.

by Yorick1Yorick1, 08 Jun 2020 01:18

Honestly, I had no idea that this article existed. I gave it a read through google translate and I'm shocked by the similarities. I don't necessarily think that the fact that they kill people, work as part of a team, and that they wear hats is the freaky part. As meta says, killing is pretty much in the CI job description. And teams are just a good idea when on majority operations. The main reason he's in a hat is because I didn't want him bald and I couldn't figure out a good hair design.

The parts that I find uncanny are these (Keep in mind that this is just through google translate, so I could be wrong on the meaning)

tends to play some pranks or harass new Base-7 personnel


Maintenance Required / Armament : Combat knives.

The reason I had the Knave as a prankster was to enforce the childish factor of him. My intention was to have him a fairly young member of his species. Hence why he looks like a teenager in total darkness.

As for the knife part, I figured that if he interacts with shadows, aiming a gun with accuracy might prove difficult.

If any part of this still bugs you, list your terms and I'll see if I can change the article while still keeping the concept of what I was going for.

I try and carry a tarot pack with me wherever I go.
I don't know why, but it works.

by ScaledDaturaScaledDatura, 07 Jun 2020 04:53

I need some help with the cohesion and readability of this. I know I have a tendency to assume others know what I know so I wanted to make sure that the story can be read and understood on its own as well as part of an ongoing story. The ongoing story is a bit bigger than the parts that are currently up on the main site and I wish to introduce it gradually. Sadly my knowledge of "the whole thing" makes it hard for me to judge whether a pieces of the whole is understandable.

Fighting Monsters and Language since 2016.

Clean Floors by Meta WonderratMeta Wonderrat, 06 Jun 2020 23:51

I think I can ease your concerns. Maybe they are both members of the same species or maybe they are completely unrelated. This could be a case of convergent evolution (of the species or respective articles). Hats are not unique and were developed across cultures independently (my characters also ware hats (and are arguably incorporeal)). Not being hindered by corporal barriers and working for the Insurgency almost predestines one to be a killer. I am usually not fond of using such abilities in such a primitive way, but I always had strange ideas on what to do with anomalous powers. Lastly, tactical teams are just the natural place for an agent like this to end up. Most of our agents don't work solo.

Fighting Monsters and Language since 2016.

by Meta WonderratMeta Wonderrat, 06 Jun 2020 23:24

I couldn't help noticing when I translated this article that it looks quite similar to Agent Hat created by carabina30carabina30 in 2017.

I'm not implying that there was any kind of plagiarism but it's just that they are quite similar and eventually someone was going to notice it.

Honestly the concept of humanoid shadows is not new, but the fact that they are both used for murder, they both wear hats, and they are both members of a tactical team worries me a bit.

by Yorick1Yorick1, 06 Jun 2020 16:46

Image use
Both images were taken from Wikimedia Commons. The second image has been edited slightly.

Thanks to QuispyQueems, Meta Wonderrat, PanicAtTheSmith, Never part, Miranda Richster, and all the other members who read my draft and gave me feedback. I tried to answer as many of the questions you had in Discord or PM and made edits accordingly. You guys were all tremendously patient with reading such a big chonk of an article and gave me the motivation to see this thing finally published.

Haos bless!

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Attribution by DrCaduceusDrCaduceus, 03 Jun 2020 15:18

And there goes the need for hour long dinging in the internet archive and the "view this revision" button. It seems that even I with my large excavation efforts have not unearthed everything.

I once attempted to rewrite "Stickity Stick" with nothing but the name to hand. It did not help that I misread it "Sticky Stick" for about half a year. I eventually even tracked down a copy of the thing. Yes, the stick still exists.

failure on our part to comply with SCP suggestions

Is this an Insurgency tag-line? Yes, yes it is.

  • Don't worry. A rescue team has been dispatched. They have Cake.

Hiding your sins is not nice (if you want you can look into my past back to the very first things I posted), but since that stuff has been hidden since 2016, I guess I cant blame you. Hidden does not mean forgotten and someone with an interest in dinging might still have a copy.

Also yes, the history and those old tales were entertaining.

Fighting Monsters and Language since 2016.

Site admin checking in.

Better hold on to the EDGE OF YOUR SEAT because I'm going to brazenly disclose site lore to you guys so you could realize I really am full of wisdom and knowledge:

Topic: History

  • First tale on this site: Storm Brewing.
    • Martin Caduceus (the character) has a tense meeting with the director of Base Six because the Serpent's Hand stole the Staff of Hermes and the director wants the guy named after the Staff of Hermes to join the task force to take it back.
  • First tale of this writing community (from the old site:) When Doctors Collide.
    • Victor Strate and Kenneth Hockenberry were the characters of two ancient members from the old site. In the story, they are tasked with finding the Physics Engine. I don't know how the story went but they found it in the back of a Foundation airplane and the Staff of Hermes was apparently also present because they turned the Physics Engine into a bottle of water.
  • Next time you use Base Six or any other facilities codenamed Bases, thank SerenaJFlemingSerenaJFleming (Dr. Creed) for creating the concept after they made Base Four. Base Four was the setting of an CI Wiki precursor on Wikia/Fandom of which Creed was the admin.
  • The Archangel of Scorn used to wear a suit that burst into flames whenever she was activated. I had no reason to include this at the time aside from it being fucking terrifying.
  • The Archangel's backstory is only an appendix in the report, but I had a richer version of it I never rewrote. In the deleted tale, Of the Forgotten Angel, you'll find out more about Angus Remidi, the mysterious Insurgent from Project Aleph 11 Tango and one of the "historical" legends of the Insurgency.
  • The Bell of Entropy is responsible for Taco Bell. It says that on my forum signature but I am repeating it for emphasis.
  • The most famous humorous Item report never published was Manly Missile, which was an ICBM that carried a payload of tremendous quantities of testosterone, and flew using the sheer force of two burly biceps on its sides. It is the loving child of ChumagenChumagen, founder of the Spanish Branch.
  • The most famous humorous Item report published was either Polapups or Stickity Stick. They were based on very primitive jokes (yes I wrote them). Polapups was a group of polar bear cubs that cured depression, written because I love polar bears. Stickity Stick was a tree branch with mysterious powers, namely causing staff to murder whoever poked them with it. Very refined humor.
  • The CI Wiki has tried to get official SCP recognition in the distant past, in case the question is ever raised. It's a long, complicated and controversial story but the practical matter was the low quality of the site at the time of SCP Staff review and the failure on our part to comply with SCP suggestions. Several staff members of the Foundation have been very kind to join the site and offer their time and attention in building our wiki and managing the staff, chat, forum, licensing and other affairs.
    • Our very own infobox (yes, that really is what we called it) in the Item report was designed with a few SCP staff recommendations in mind.
  • I'm being held against my will.
  • Procedure Aleph 11 Tango had no planned ending. It literally was just planned as a free-for-all for members to depict an Insurgency civil war in the last decade.
  • Haos is bio-mechanical.
  • Have you heard of the Creation of Darwin? It was a tumor that evolved according to its environment, adapting to new stimuli rapidly and harvested for useful things like poison glands or scales which were grafted onto military personnel. Everything was well until it was realized that the Item was basically baby 682. (I wrote that as well. My sins are many.)
  • SEPIA was created to be a foil for the Insurgency, their main objective being to remove anomalous properties from existence, turning anomalies into mundane things. How do they do such things? Focused reality anchors? Anomalies of their own? Throwing explosives at an Item until all that's left is a non-anomalous pile of ash? Time will tell.
  • The Psychotronics Division once had an .mp3 embedded in its main page that played a Russian marching song at very loud volume. Needless to say, it was a great way to awaken visitors like me to join the cause of the Motherland.

The site's history, especially in its early years, is labyrinthine and oftentimes a place of mystery for the members today. I thought sharing some of this ancient knowledge would be useful to understand the trajectory this site is taking these days, and at the very least entertain you.

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Gotcha, I checked the poll earlier. No further changes to the site will be made at this time.

Send Message | One time, the Bell of Entropy made it rain tortillas, and that's why we created Taco Bell.

So I asked the Discord server with a poll and so far an overwhelming majority state the navigation is never an issue for them.

It is fine.

The fact that there was a conversation actually makes me proud. From the implementation of something new, to resistance, to some form of compromise (and someone coming late to the party implying interest beyond the end of the conversation).

A proper chain of events with a satisfying conclusion.

Fighting Monsters and Language since 2016.

as usual I arrive after the battle.

so, I guess the new sidebar is fine.

J'ai deux nouvelles, une mauvaise et une bonne
La mauvaise nouvelle c'est que je ne peux pas forcer les gens à m'accepter ou à m'aimer
La bonne nouvelle c'est que j'en ai rien à foutre

I'd be happy if you do. I'm usually on when most of us there are offline and we would gain more responses that way.

After considering what you said earlier, the links and design have been readjusted. Thank you for the help.

Send Message | One time, the Bell of Entropy made it rain tortillas, and that's why we created Taco Bell.

Could someone ask around for me?

I will do it on the Discord.

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