Monday, December 24, 2012

The SCP Foundation Christmas

For you fellow Foundation fans. And also for myself. Trying out a new-ish kind of blogging with this: aggregating posts on topics I like.

 Qwantz posts this comic riffing on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer just in time for the holidays. Note: Comic is funny even if you don't know what the SCP Foundation is.

The Official SCP Foundation Xmas thread is here. Mostly full of people being nice to each other (including me), but you never know, it might not last.

No one's yet posted any winter holiday related tales or SCPs this actual winter holiday, so I've dug up a few that are related:

SCP-2412-J, the Laplander. A joke article. Bit of a cheesy joke, but it's a classic article. (From 2008, the year the site was created. That makes everything better.)

Christmas is a collection of holiday-themed creepypasta from a year ago. No understanding of the SCP Foundation is required to read.

Silberescher's On the Seventh Day of Christmas, a story about SCP-1802, "Skip". A word of warning: "Skip" is a riff on the core concept of the site itself, so you may not want to make it the first article you read. Or, hey, maybe that's a plus.

Sophia Light's Joy to the World is another meta-themed story, though the point of this one is in itself a joke. Definitely a fun read if you know what the SCPs mentioned are, or are willing to look them up. (One tidbit: SCP-504 are tomatoes that fling themselves at you if you make a bad joke. Somewhat central to the story.)

And, finally, Smapti's How Dr. Clef Saved Christmas is another story full of in-jokes. Goddammit, I didn't realize when I first started gathering these links about how self-referential we all are. Maybe I ought to have considered that in advance! Much too late now, though.

On that note, if you don't know what the SCP Foundation is, and you're interested, and you like creepy/horror-themed stuff with the occasional bout of hilarity or over-the-top action, start with the list of the most popular pages on the site and dive in. 

Happy miscellaneous winter holidays.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christ, I've had this blog for a little over five years. And yet I've still only posted in fits and starts. This blog is turning into one giant pool of guilt hanging around my neck like... Wow, that was a pretty fuckin' mixed metaphor right there. Maybe I should stop with that while I'm ahead.

Stuff happens, and life goes on.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Everything I Have Ever Written Is Terrible

Such are the thoughts that streak through your head when you managed to write half a book in a month and then hit a brick wall of a poorly-conceived-yet-integral plot thread and have to spend three motherfucking weeks trying to work it out it. Which resurrects your personal favorite bugaboo of "what if everything else in this book is just as terrible as this part was?" Oh hello there, Obsessive-Compulsive Editing Syndrome! I thought I'd locked you up in the dark corners of my subconscious two months ago.

 And then you spend the week after that struggling with insomnia and trying to get your lost momentum back, and decide to write a blog post to break the writer's block and you can't even think of a topic goddammit. Although I guess that part isn't true anymore, at least!

I'm twenty-six, and I am probably going to die before this book is done. No, bad Jake! I'll finish it by the end of next month.  Yeah, that's the ticket.