Before You Start: Some Things to Consider, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page External links], | caption=THE TEXT YOU WANT SHOWN UNDERNEATH YOUR IMAGE. Brandon Sanderson once said that the limitations on magic are much more interesting than the powerful aspect of magic. Some are anomalous due to magic. The very first thing you need to know when writing your article is that the motto of the SCP Foundation is Secure, Contain, and Protect. They're visually unappealing and unstimulating. would be much better, as otherwise it ends up like a superhero. Go to the page you want to add an image to. I'll let someone else comment, because the whole point of this forum is that many people have many ideas. View/set parent page (used for creating breadcrumbs and structured layout). It has luminescent red eyes and prominent incisors. Replace. Containment of an object should be clear and logical. Giving them weaknesses doesn’t help, because all superheros have weaknesses. Just needs to work with the SCP article. Test logs are also optional, but can make or break an article. This one is extremely hostile and can devour a human in a few seconds. Forum » Writing Help / Help: Ideas Critique » The custom SCP creator Started by: UltitechGamer Date: 18 Jun 2019 16:23 Number of posts: 5 RSS: New posts. You're reading How to Write an SCP 2.0. To post your SCP to the mainlist, follow these steps: To post your tale to the mainsite, follow these steps: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License, Safe class SCPs are easily contained. Change the name (also URL address, possibly the category) of the page. It operates in HTML5 canvas, so your images are created instantly on your own device. Humanoid SCP objects can be some of the most difficult objects to write. Unfold All Fold All More Options , , , , , New Post. The Meme Generator is a flexible tool for many purposes. and save your own animated template using the GIF Maker. (Not true. That doesn't need to be in the containment procedures unless its diet is special. Perhaps horrible things have occurred, but great discoveries made too. So is this SCP greenlightable? General Wikidot.com documentation and help section. Think of it this way: You want people to read your SCP, right? Custom Tier List Maker. Cross-links are at the heart and soul of our site, and it's how many people begin exploring the Foundation's universe. Please carefully consider the parts in the quotes above, though. Check out how this page has evolved in the past. For many reasons. ", "My SCP should NEVER come into contact with this old SCP. When inserting block quotes using the [[div class="blockquote"]] syntax as shown above, you don't need to worry about that. Then they are limited in what they can do, because if they make too many things they'll run out of body. Imgflip supports all web fonts and Windows/Mac fonts including bold and italic, if they are installed on If the procedures are redacted, how can personnel know how to contain the item? This is not a curse befalling all new members Wait for the page to finish loading and then paste the text of your tale, in its entirety, into the text editor. If you need it to be a different size (such as if the native size of the image is less than 300px), then you can optionally add a width attribute to the image block as shown here: [[include component:image-block Also, many authors try to write about people who are just like them, and it’s very hard to write a good story about a character who is clearly yourself. Hehehee. To get an effect like this: Note: When inserting block quotes with the > symbol, make sure you add a space after each > you use — otherwise your text won't show up as a block quote. Try to get a clear idea of what your SCP does before starting. Maybe some Sites cross-test SCPs, and others forbid all cross-testing. Be sure to replace everything after the equals ("=") sign to the pipesymbol ("|") or the closing brackets ("]]") with what's relevant to your article. Also, please note that posting a crappy SCP to 'get the bad luck out' does nothing except clutter the site up with crap. Here's a brief list of things to remember when writing your humanoid article: Remember, even though they are humanoid, they're still SCP objects in the Foundation's eyes. Break up walls of text with paragraph breaks, sub-headings, or bulleted lists. | name=THE NAME OF YOUR IMAGE FILE These are some of the most common formatting styles used: A blackbox (█), also known as FULL BLOCK, is used to censor information like brand names, dates, or Site designations. Use resolution of original template image, do not resize. Note: font can be customized per-textbox by clicking the gear icon. This will allow you to change the series page. It has dark hair and red/orange eyes, its bones have been infused with steel and its teeth replaced with screws. It has abilities sure, but don't most SCPs? "My SCP is better/stronger than this old SCP! First off, I don't have screw teeth, I don't have metal bones, I don't have red eyes, and this SCP was NOT created to resemble me in any way shape or form. Don't use longer words just because they "sound smarter" (unless they actually are more appropriate). It seems like you’re assuming all SCPs are in the same category, that anomalies all have the same source. The second problem is bigger. If you have any problems or questions about using images on articles, please contact a member of the Image or Technical Staff Teams. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. To insert the file in the article so that it is played with an HTML5 player, please use the following syntax while referencing the file as was done in the example for placing an image: [[include :snippets:html5player If you wish to avoid repetition (which is not mandatory), you can instead use terms such as "the organism", "the specimen", "the object", "the artifact", "the entity", and so forth, or just restructure your sentences. Overall, containment must strike a balance between logically and successfully containing an object as well as current technology is capable of, and being reasonable in its demands for resources. This is not just a fact of life or a universal truth. Collapsibles may be used to hide long logs or lists without taking up page space. Some are truly inexplicable. Watch headings for an "edit" link when available. We have limits — we're not the Chaos Insurgency — but scientific research is more important than excessive caution. We broke it up here to avoid getting a horrible horizontal scrollbar. ", This makes us roll our eyes. Notify administrators if there is objectionable content in this page. And you're writing in Series 5 or 6 with the rest of the current writers, right? Click here to toggle editing of individual sections of the page (if possible). Avoid giant blocks of text. posters, banners, advertisements, and other custom graphics. If it does matter, you'll have to convince us of that. This means that if the containment of your SCP is not dependent on something in the containment procedures, it doesn't belong there. It would be contained in a large room made of reinforced steel, have to wear a powerful shock collar, and be constantly monitored. The concept of this SCP is a creature with the ability to change the features and abilities of various entities and objects and even create any entity it can describe. Don't write its containment procedures to essentially be "Give it What it Wants". Don't go into an inordinate amount of detail regarding the humanoid's appearance or personal tastes. General note: for further reading, please see the Wiki Syntax page and/or Advanced Formatting and You. Perhaps researchers may only cross-test above a certain rank or clearance level. Also, don't put stuff in your containment procedures that is self-explanatory. Its vocalizations universally trigger a fear reflex in human subjects. Find out what you can do. Summary: A "normal" teenage boy. Avoid ambiguous or flowery wording. Also: don't redact anything in containment procedures. Its mouth can open twice as far as a normal human's and it has the ability to regenerate. No flourish, no extraneous resources; every SCP should be provided with what it needs, no more, no less. Your article doesn't need to be a stand-alone, but it needs to be interesting even if the original article disappeared. Put actual work up on the site. Instead, it means that we can lock them up and not have to worry about them. Q: Y U NO give us this for free instead?!? Not because they don't have emotions, but because letting that slip into their writing makes them seem less objective and makes the writing more emotionally charged. Use metric and not imperial units. See if the idea is salvageable, find out what worked and what didn't in terms of writing. I'm not going to greenlight this, but someone else might. Yeah, I know. This is a rarely-used class and for good reason, as it's incredibly hard to write one successfully. Locate and select the image(s) you wish to use, and click, If you are a new author writing your first SCP, you will need to get your concept greenlighted by two experienced reviewers before you can post a draft thread. Animated meme templates will show up when you search in the Meme Generator above (try "party parrot"). Something does not work as expected? Make cursors in browser. Make jokes in chat. If your article concerns a living creature, you can assume it's fed. You can either copy-paste this from other articles, or press [ALT]+219 to get the character. Safe class objects come in all shapes, and include, Euclid class SCPs require fairly specific containment procedures, but if they're followed, the SCP is easily contained. That is, making a humanoid with "powers", instead of an anomaly with a story. ← Transparency color. In addition, remember that the Foundation is cold, not cruel; yes, we could stick anomalous fellow human beings in an empty concrete cell without windows, but that will only get us terminally depressed SCPs. Click here to toggle editing of individual sections of the page (if possible). To do this, first be sure that any images uploaded are in the proper format (.jpg, .jpeg, or .png) and are downscaled to the proper size (please don't upload multiple-megabyte images), then follow these instructions: At this point, the image has been uploaded to your page. Go through the text to make sure that all references to your SCP's number match that of the one you chose off the list. Not Destroy, Destroy, Destroy (or we'd obviously be called the DDD or D3 Foundation.) or Imgflip Pro Basic. Avoid using personal pronouns; refer to the SCP as 'it'. imgflip.com/ai-meme (warning, may contain vulgarity). If you use "subject", make sure you don't confuse the reader, because "subject" usually refers to experiment subjects like D-Class personnel or people involuntarily exposed to SCPs. You can customize the font color and outline color next to where you type your text. ), No one likes cross-links — you'll get downvoted! | caption=THE TEXT YOU WANT SHOWN UNDERNEATH YOUR IMAGE Append content without editing the whole page source. operating systems may support fewer fonts unless you install them yourself. Certain articles use other, more author-specific object classes; indeed, there's no rule saying you can't use a different object class. This class includes. Don't just say "Might be connected to X popular SCP"; give us more material! Another major view of the Foundation holds that we do, in fact, cross-test SCPs. Be precise: Avoid ambiguous wording. Euclid class SCPs are some of the most varied on the entire site; this class includes, Keter class SCPs require extremely specific containment procedures, and are simply so difficult to contain effectively that they need higher levels of care and resources to suppress. After all, the more you know, the less caution you really need, right? I failed to catch this error as what I implied was 1 or 2 entities. Spend some time to get an idea of how the site works. It changed it to be able chew through metal (Except for steel) and to be able to shoot fire from its mouth up to two feet away.