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This is my first story so please be brutal. I already got some feed back a different workshop on a different site (where I was told it fit more on this site) but I'd still like more. Thank you

Swamp Apes by ArempylleArempylle, 18 Jan 2018 14:34

Draft is here, under 'Cleanliness is Next to Godliness'.
My main concern is the length and presentation. With this, I tried to capture a dark and unsettling atmosphere, with a setting that could be almost anywhere at any time period. I also tried to make the reader feel like the narrator did, as if they're only seeing a part of some larger, terrible picture.
Please, let me know if you like it, and if you have any issues with it!

(I'm obviously not the most qualified guy ever to give crit, so standard 'take this with a grain of salt' disclaimer. That said, I'll try my best!)
I really liked this story overall, it's a pretty nice! The 'branching' puns are especially entertaining, as is the buildup to the reveal, and the description of hellscape Pollensbee.
That being said, it does drag on a bit in the middle, in my opinion at least. I feel like some of the bits in the middle (the bit about the notes in particular) could be condensed. While they do get the point across that she's trying to fix the town, they ultimately don't add much to the story other than a plot device to get her out of the house.
Really enjoyed this, it's great at creating an almost dream-like feel to it, especially the descriptions of how her reality bending works! Hope it does well!

A medium length story, told from the perspective of a young male Orchid Mantis. I hope you like it!

by RecursiveRecursionRecursiveRecursion, 16 Jan 2018 05:48

Far too short, filled mostly with irrelevant information, not particularly funny. I don't think that the "comprehensive look at __" is a good angle to use for reasons I've already stated.

by GaffneyGaffney, 11 Jan 2018 10:47

Showing the horrifying truth of angels with A comprehensive look at Angels

Re: New Articles 3 by Doctor CoyugaDoctor Coyuga, 11 Jan 2018 01:20

Going for a new look with the 'A Comprehensive Look at…" series. Let me know what you think!

by Doctor CoyugaDoctor Coyuga, 10 Jan 2018 17:05

It's a story about a woman who had big plans for a small city. Under the first tab.

The God of Pollensbee by GaffneyGaffney, 10 Jan 2018 11:46

The idea of a great chain of fae is a good one, particularly when you get into stuff like the lesser fae and their abilities (or lack thereof) with magic. I also think that an academic look at an odd creatur makes for a very dull tale.

This has potential as an idea, but I would suggest working into something other than "this is a X."

Re: A Closer Look at Fairies by GaffneyGaffney, 05 Jan 2018 02:38

So my idea is for an academic-style report on numerous kinds of fairy species. There would be a fine line drawn between an actual fairy and what people call a fairy.

The true fairies would be small and insectlike, lacking any intelligence. Other extremely tiny humanoids that are called fairies by the layman are explored as well.


A Closer Look at Fairies by Doctor CoyugaDoctor Coyuga, 04 Jan 2018 16:21

Introducing a new story, that will hopefully make you hungry, and whet your appetite for cuisine beyond our own world!

Also, though it's only outright stated in a footnote, this takes place in Oneiroi’s dreamlands. The name 'Zoog' is based on a creature from H.P. Lovecraft's dream cycle stories, specifically Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath!

I hope you like it, but please let me know if it isn't quite to your taste in any way!

by RecursiveRecursionRecursiveRecursion, 04 Jan 2018 06:46

The staff are hard at work on an updated version that presents the questions and answers as a series of epistolary koans, each referencing a different couplet from Farid ud-Din Attar's Conference of the Birds.

We are also working hard on an update that people will actually be able to read and understand. Part of the issue is that most Library stuff is so intentionally nebulous that most questions comes down to educated guessing and personal preference (this is true both in- and out-of-universe). That being said, are there any questions that you would like to have answered?

Re: Pls update its been a year by GaffneyGaffney, 26 Dec 2017 12:54

I joined this site like 6 months ago but I never actually got around to introducing myself.

I'm Westrin, real name Colt, and I've been apart of the SCP community for about 3 years, 2 of those years being a lurker, and I, like other people in this thread, am a bit tired of the grimdark/serious/grandiose style of the site, and I would like to see something different. Hope y'all have a very nice day.

Only nerds have signatures

Re: Introductions thread by WestrinWestrin, 25 Dec 2017 04:49

Maybe it's because I…

Welcome! My reason for coming to the library was just the same: SCP is too serious, and a bit too restrictive (although I still do "dark and serious" on this site, so maybe not 100%.)

Actually I have an incomplete story on my desk, with a character who needs to reach the Library without using a Way (for certain reasons), and he walks through parallel dimensions in a manner somewhat like walking the shadows in Chronicles of Amber, except it's done by intense reading. So I'd say it's definitely a possible thing.

We could reeally use some more edits to this page!

Pls update its been a year by CrowbornCrowborn, 24 Dec 2017 00:49

here is the draft, if anyone can tell me how to improve it in anyway/improve my wiriting in general i would gladly listen

Weird Fantasy-esque story by DoctorshopdoDoctorshopdo, 23 Dec 2017 02:37

Thanks for the suggestions! We've been talking them over in our staff chat. A WL contest is very likely to happen in the near future, and how to best implement canon in WL is something we've been discussing for a long time, though we're not quite ready to do anything concrete on that front.

Re: A few proposals by rumetzenrumetzen, 20 Dec 2017 04:44

I have a few proposals that might help to reinvigorate the site, and give a boost to the amount of activity:

1: Make the five most recently created articles visible on the homepage, with links. This'll give the newest articles a chance to be properly critiqued, edited, and deleted as necessary.

2: Perhaps the wanderer's library should have some sort of basic canon, like the SCP Foundation. What I mean is a series of set values that are almost fully inflexible, but still a lot of room with what you can do with it. The SCP site has done this extraordinarily well, given the over 3000 total scp articles.

3: Perhaps a reachout is in order. Perhaps the Wanderer's library should have a contest involving the SCP Site, perhaps one site has to link to the other somehow, idk, that's up to the mods to decide.

4: Finally, maybe instead of making shelves based on unusual names, perhaps they should be based on subject, or time period.

A few proposals by Doctor CoyugaDoctor Coyuga, 19 Dec 2017 02:58
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