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Thats all the questions i have for now, weird letter limit though. Cheers!!!

Hey guys, i'm a new member of the WL, i love this place but have a few questions being
1) (OOC) Are experts from each book part of the book, like pages in the book, or are they just like in the same shelf.

2) If the Serpent's Hand aren't the only people in the library, why is that their base of operations? How does the society contribute to the Library?


3) I've read somewhere,that the Library contains every single book that have been written and will be written. Did people across the ages contribute or did it just suddenly in the Library?

That's for now. Cheers!!!

Thats all for now. I've been scanning the web for ans, but sadly couldn't really find any. Cheers!!!

4) Do the Serpent's Hand society experiment on the SCP's or anomalies (We should come up with a new nickname :P)? Who exactly are the Serpent Hand? (Apart of being a group of people who want to expose the anomalies and make them considered "normal")

Sounds pretty darn awesome!!! Just 1 question tho, you have said that its an unknown state of matter, but you followed it up stating that it is gaseous. I think needs abit of a tweaking there, but the rest is cool. (pun not intended)

Hey, Im Thorlolking, the Laughing King of Thunder, Nice to meet you!

Re: Introductions thread by ThorlolkingThorlolking, 29 Mar 2017 18:37

The Vorrh is a pretty bizarre book full of weird imagery that pretty much perfectly captures the sense of oddity a lot of Library stories are going for.

Brandon Graham's comics and illustration are delightfully bizarre, leaning more towards the science fiction side, and have a great sense of whimsy to them. I recommend Prophet, King City, and Multiple Warheads. Heads up, some of the material is VERY NSFW.

This does a very good job of capturing the Library's tone and sense of humor, in addition to telling an interesting story. I'd like to see more bestiary-style entries like this.

by rumetzenrumetzen, 20 Mar 2017 13:12

It's an interesting bit of mythology. I'd have liked to seen each of the encounters extended a bit to show more detail though.

by rumetzenrumetzen, 20 Mar 2017 13:09

The Met has over sixteen thousand works of Japanese art online, in addition to a collection of over three hundred thousand photos and scans. All of it is public domain (CC0, specifically) for you to use.

If you're going to use the art as anything other than sheer inspiration (e.g. if you're going to include it in your article in some meaningful way), do a little bit of research on what the thing is and its social/cultural context, pls.

This was fun, I particularly enjoyed the narrators pov and the description of the creature. This kind of stuff is what the WL is all about.

Whether you like it or not, history is on our side. We will bury you!

I've written a tale upvoted by Djoric, Bright, Echo, Yoric, Moose, VAE and Voct, fite me irl if you don't respect

by RogetRoget, 06 Mar 2017 15:28

This is what happens when you have a vaguely D&D-sounding idea ("relic beasts"), and spend way too long sitting on it. This is also my first, but hopefully not last, entry for the current prompt. This is also my first, but etc., article for a prompt in general. The guy who wrote this is probably 75% right, 25% bullshitting.

The images come from the British Library's collection of public domain images, and can be found here and here. Many thanks to Roget and Rumetzen and WestyDude for looking at this.

by GaffneyGaffney, 06 Mar 2017 14:32
Re: New Articles 3 by GaffneyGaffney, 06 Mar 2017 14:25

It's well written, and 'm glad it was cathartic. It feels like this is the beginning of something, but it just sort of… ends. I still like it, so +1

by GaffneyGaffney, 05 Mar 2017 16:57

Also, how could I forget Don Herztfeld's Oscar-nominated short film The World Of Tomorrow. It's a sixteen-minute meditation on life, love, death, and art edited around the ramblings of Hertzfeld's then-four year-old niece. While it's a first for Hertzfeld insofar as it is his first work with digital animation, his art style remains the same combination of crude stick figures and mind-blowingly gorgeous scenery.

I cannot recommend this enough, both on principle and in terms of showing just how weird you can get with science fiction if you try. It's also available on Netflix, if you've got that.

Yeah, there's sort of a negative feedback loop of not having enough people writing and active, so no one writes and posts on the site. But it's still around, and I know there are some plans to add some new stuff. I plan to write something and post it in the next week or so, so there's that.

But yeah, look around; there's a lot of really cool stuff here.

Re: Is this (Great) site dead? by GaffneyGaffney, 24 Feb 2017 12:30


Sorry for yelling. Just excited.

I wouldn't say the site is dead per se, but activity has definitely reached a historic low.

Hi, I recently joined the site and I've noticed next to no activity on the site whatsoever. Can someone please explain to me if this site died? I know I'm probably just shouting into darkness.

I think, about the last question, it may be 'yes'. Because some customs may not breathe in air or without water. :)

by ilovecforeverilovecforever, 17 Feb 2017 14:22

I noticed that some of those do not have a tag Mónos. Maybe the Mónos could be added on the tag side.

by ilovecforeverilovecforever, 17 Feb 2017 13:51

Ok, so my basic idea is for the description in Howe's bestiary written similarly too the entry on Nigerian Lava Cats, except it's on a species of humanoid entities that exist in an unknown state of matter where the matter has enough energy to be gaseous and looks gaseous, but acts like a solid. The species would live in the Alps, with a subspecies in the Pyrenees mountains. Both species actively avoid humans and are critically endangered because of climate change. The species also can cause a sudden and rapid drop in the temperature of its surroundings as a defense mechanism, usually causing mild to severe frostbite.


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