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

Re: Introductions thread by RogetRoget, 24 Sep 2017 03:39

Hey, it's fieldstone, from the SCP site. I love that page a lot and I'm having fun writing there, but it's inherently limiting to write about just one setting (however awesome) so I'm glad this is here. Hopefully I can do my part to help keep it alive.

Re: Introductions thread by fieldstonefieldstone, 23 Sep 2017 02:14

It's okay? The loss of the Library, this compendium of all knowledge of all of the worlds is just kind of handled in this "huh, wow, that sucks" way.

Also, I feel like the Jailors, or even the Bookburners as a force capable of ending the Library is a bit unlikely.

Re: Epilogue of the library by GaffneyGaffney, 22 Sep 2017 23:00

I enjoyed you very much and expect we'll be together for a while. I hope this isn't weird, since we just met, but I'm already thinking we might make little ones together someday.

by fieldstonefieldstone, 22 Sep 2017 21:32

A poem about the fall of the library.
Permission to open given.
Crit needed.
This work is incomplete but I would like to verify it is headed in the right direction.

Epilogue of the library by DrKevlarDrKevlar, 22 Sep 2017 19:13

Cool! Just remember that your pictures need to be compatible with the license you choose for your work. Anything that involves the Library is, by default, CC-BY SA. This restricts you a little bit, but still allows for some really cool stuff. PM me if you have questions about the license.

oh im far from done, ive never made a wiki so i didnt even know how to add tabs until very recently.

but i guess the idea is a maze in a maze, self-discovery, etc. Idk still working on formating, gathering pictures, etc

its still very raw lol so yeah

Re: Look, its something new. . . by onihkonihk, 20 Sep 2017 19:09

You choose a name for a new page you want to create (e.g. "onihk's great page of greatness"). You enter in the box on the sidebar and click "New Page." You go to a new page with that name and edit it. It's that simple!

As for the article itself, I'm not really sure what's going on. Part of this is the fact that there are a lot of run-on sentences and paragraphs that really should be four or five separate paragraphs. There are also a lot of places that are missing punctuation, making it more difficult to read.

Aside from technical issues, the reader has no real context for what's happening. I think there are some very lovely descriptions and images that you manage to convey, but there's not really any reason for them to stick in the reader's mind. I think that there's a lot you could do with this, but it's still in a very unfinished state.

I'm curious what you were going for with this piece. Maybe if you can articulate it, we can help suggest ways to make it clearer.

YMMV, but I always thought of the Library as more akin to a unified organism than something that relied on things like outside volunteers. That being said, I do think that the idea of someone intentionally becoming a docent is an interesting one. If you wanted to explore that - their reasons, their experiences, what they did afterward and how their experiences as a part of the Library did or did not shape them - I would be interested to check it out!

Feel free to post a draft if you write it up, or come into chat just to spitball, even.

Re: Volunteer Librarians by GaffneyGaffney, 20 Sep 2017 01:46

We're given no context for anything that happens in the story, nor any reason to care about any of this. "People can't hack it at the Library" isn't a bad concept, but this does nothing with the idea that's not immediately covered by the title.

Also, the "epistolary story of a guy losing it" reminds me of "Survivor Type" by Stephen King. -1

by GaffneyGaffney, 19 Sep 2017 12:58

My first story, you can read it if you want. I know it isn't amazing, but, hopefully it can be added.

Re: New Articles 3 by The_GeneThe_Gene, 18 Sep 2017 20:46

btw how do i add different pages/tabs or books? yeah im a total newb… srry

Look, its something new. . . by onihkonihk, 18 Sep 2017 01:12

My great grandmother was a librarian. My grandmother was a librarian. My mother worked in a bookshop. I used to volunteer at my local library signing up children for the summer reading program and occasionally re-shelving books. If I found the wanderers library I would probably try and find out how I could volunteer to work there. Would they simply grab me and mod me? Would they ignore me or refuse? Is there a class of library workers that are unidentifiable by patrons because they look like patrons? librarian secret police responsible for summoning docents if patrons start fighting in the stacks? perhaps the trustee docent from Family was not punished for an infraction but a volunteer? perhaps I would do better to stick my head in a bucket of water because no one cares about my gibbering?

Volunteer Librarians by Linak dekhyperLinak dekhyper, 16 Sep 2017 02:52

I am Linak. I had a dream. I was told to write it down and I thought it might go well in the library. this will be the second thing I have ever written. I am a fat old man who is a terrible writer, but i do it anyway.

I also am new but i am here too and writing a new thing. You are not alone.

Linaks dream by Linak dekhyperLinak dekhyper, 16 Sep 2017 01:28

I'd never meta story that could talk before, so this was a neat experience. Pleasantly self-referential, not too focused on laying down exposition, and a pretty nice read overall. +1

by MaliceAforethoughtMaliceAforethought, 15 Sep 2017 23:47

Blep. Hello everyone! I guess. Decided to leave my account-less lurking habits on this site and instead become a lurker with an account. Maybe I'll post something… Maybe.

Beep beep I'm (not) a sheepp by SwitchieSwitchie, 12 Sep 2017 22:37

Starting a Family is up.

Taken down for re-working.

Re: New Articles 3 by GaffneyGaffney, 09 Sep 2017 12:19

I feel like we have a lot of the "fanciful histories of places [mostly Elrich]," already, and this doesn't really do anything new with the idea. It's not bad, but it does feel pretty bog standard at this point, and I doubt I'll be able to remember much about it in two days' time.

Also, if you're going to end with

you have to go all-in. Make the entire piece build up to it, and make the audience groan when they get it. Otherwise, it's just sort of a semi-funny joke that gets introduced in the last paragraph. There's a reason that SCP-649-2568-J works.

No vote for right now.

by GaffneyGaffney, 09 Sep 2017 12:10
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