How come there aren't any books / short stories about SCP? Seems like a gold mine for writers.
Other than the question, feel free to talk about ideas and rough drafts about such stories
The antimemetics series of stories is pretty clever, actually. Probably the neatest idea on the site. I'm also partial to http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2521
Because that shit is just fanfiction circlejerking about mary sues
>EEEH AND MY SCP 13113 IS LIKE INIFINE GOD AND IMMORTAL AND CAN BEND SPACE AND TIME AND IS INIFINITE AND STUFF XD [DELETEDE] XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
173 is widely regarded as shit, but it gets mentioned/respected because it's the very first SCP that was written. It was a literal creepypasta from /x/ that gave birth to the idea of a fictional organisation that protects the general public from spooks. There are actually decently written ones (http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-835 and what it does with the exploration log comes to mind, though beware the page image is disgusting), mostly the newest series, 2000-onwards. Though obviously, if you compare them to actual accomplished writers they're gonna fall short.
>Though obviously, if you compare them to actual accomplished writers they're gonna fall short.
That's why I think calling it a "gold mine" is ridiculous. Even if some of them are decent, there's nothing special about any of them. You'd be far better off ripping off the Greeks or the bible like everyone else.
I'm not OP, I agree about them not being a proverbial gold mine.
Although the ones that can be called decent are the ones that are in fact special, ie the ones that take advantage of the medium, which you'd know if you'd actually dug up the better ones. Or if you have actually read them, I guess your standards are simply higher than mine.