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Turns out Finland was just an illusion we were letting the Finnish believe. : fifthworldproblems. SCP-055. Item #: SCP-055 Object Class: Keter Special Containment Procedures: Object is kept within a five (5) by five (5) by two point five (2.5) meter square room constructed of cement (fifty (50) centimeter thickness), with a Faraday cage surrounding the cement walls.


Access is via a heavy containment door measuring two (2) by two point five (2.5) meters constructed on bearings to ensure door closes and locks automatically unless held open deliberately. Security guards are NOT to be posted outside SCP-055's room. It is further advised that all personnel maintaining or studying other SCP objects in the vicinity try to maintain a distance of at least fifty (50) meters from the geometric center of the room, as long as this is reasonably practical. SCP-087. SCP-957. Item #: SCP-957 Object Class: Keter Special Containment Procedures: SCP-957 is to be monitored via remote video surveillance set up within the location where it currently resides.


Personnel are allowed to approach and interview the entity when given clearance by four (4) Level-3 or higher employees. “Other People” by Neil Gaiman. “Time is fluid here,” said the demon.

“Other People” by Neil Gaiman

He knew it was a demon the moment he saw it. He knew it, just as he knew the place was Hell. There was nothing else that either of them could have been. The room was long, and the demon waited by a smoking brazier at the far end. A multitude of objects hung on the rock-gray walls, of the kind that it would not have been wise or reassuring to inspect too closely. “Come close,” said the demon, and he did. “What happens now?” “Now,” said the demon, in a voice that carried with it no sorrow, no relish, only a dreadful flat resignation, “you will be tortured.” Meat. I’m honored that this often shows up on the internet.


Here’s the correct version, as published in Omni, 1990. Deltaosiris comments on [WP] Combine two seemingly unrelated fields of study. Give it a name and describe a university class on that new field. Sesame Street Martians' Official Position On Whether Big Bird Is On Mars. A Twisted Comic About A Space Colony Where Medical Experiments Are Holy. The Great Filters : HFY. S3Prototype297 comments on [WP] Satan repents and wants to re-enter Heaven as Lucifer. God however, has a caveat. To prove his reform, Satan must resist an extremely tempting opportunity to sin. Daeger comments on [WP] You are a part of the middle generation on a colony ship. You never saw Earth and will not see your destination. Official Survey of The Button's Religions: Record your groups views on pressing, not pressing and The Button. : thebutton.

The chapter specifies that companies will be able to sue the state when they lose profits, or the expectation of profits, due to social conflicts. SCP-874. Overhead view of a pool of inactive SCP-874 Item #: SCP-874 Object Class: Euclid Special Containment Procedures: While not undergoing experimentation, SCP-874 is to be kept in a container such that no horizontal volume of the substance is shallower than 5 cm.


The fluid must be in constant motion, such as being stirred. With the Foundation's current supply of SCP-874, this is to be a cylindrical steel vat of radius seven meters and height 10 meters. Description: SCP-874 is a black, largely unreflective fluid with 30.87 cP viscosity and reflectivity less than a tenth of that of water. Assuming, as evidenced, zero gravity, an object propelled through the portal can travel approximately 3000 km before being totally obscured by the very light fog that fills the abyss.

Lemonyellowdavintage comments on Let's say The Purge has been around since 1980. Since then, it was written into every sitcom like a "christmas episode". What were our favorite characters doing for The Purge? JOHNOLIVER2016 comments on Let's say The Purge has been around since 1980. Since then, it was written into every sitcom like a "christmas episode". What were our favorite characters doing for The Purge? [WP] Create a "Choose Your Own Adventure" with an infinite loop. Bonus points for working as many choices into the outcome as possible. : WritingPrompts. First-Fantasy comments on TIL In exchange for Pepsi products, Russia gave the company 17 submarines, a cruiser, a frigate, and a destroyer making Pepsi become, for a few days, the 6th largest military power in the world by number of diesel submarines.

Sir_Ginger comments on [WP] Mars is actually the planet that was flooded by God in the bible. Noah got on a space ship and came to Earth. The Culture. The Culture is a fictional interstellar anarchist utopian[1] society created by the Scottish writer Iain M.

The Culture

Banks which features in a number of science fiction novels and works of short fiction by him, collectively called the Culture series. Overview[edit] The Culture is characterized as being a post-scarcity society, having overcome most physical constraints on life and being an egalitarian, individualistic, stable society without the use of any form of force or compulsion, except where necessary to protect others. In vesting all power in his individualistic, sometime eccentric, but always benign, AI Minds, Banks knew what he was doing; this is the only way a liberal anarchy could be achieved, by taking what is best in humans and placing it beyond corruption, which means out of human control. Fictional history[edit] Society and culture[edit] Moore-superman.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 447 pixels) RobotRollCall comments on What would happen if the event horizons of two black holes touched? Voyager 2 is experiencing very odd anomalies at the edge of the Solar System : space.

A Chronological Presentation of Fucks I Give., My sister asked if the events of “The Labyrinth"... RamsesThePigeon comments on Explain Death like your a 10 year old who has experienced it for the first time. What's the biggest missed opportunity in science fiction history? Pretty much every sci fi movie Will Smith has been in Hancock I Am Legend I, Robot Men In Black Trilogy You have a great actor in Will Smith, and all these movies had so much potential.

What's the biggest missed opportunity in science fiction history?

I would include Independence Day, but it has Vivica A. A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope (mirror) This is such a gem that I had to re-post it just in case the original gets lost in the churn of the interwebs.

A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope (mirror)

Originally © Keith Martin 2005. Computers are providing solutions to math problems that we can't check. JudiciousF comments on [WP] an immortal man who cannot be physically injured is a passenger on a jet that's going to crash. This may be the ocean’s most horrifying monster (and you’ve probably never heard of it) A rhizocephala bursting from the abdomen of a crab.

This may be the ocean’s most horrifying monster (and you’ve probably never heard of it)

Image source: wikipedia. When I first learned about rhizocephalan barnacles I lost my appetite. I was taking a parasitology course, and even though I’d developed a thick skin, something about this insidious creature deeply disturbed me. Even now, the thought of one makes me shiver. Not_Han_Solo comments on [WP] Two god-like beings, disguised as old men, play a game of chess on a park bench to decide the final fate of humanity. The players, however, are distracted by a couple seated across them... Watching.