SCP Foundation

Hey, did you know that for the past couple of years I've been writing fiction for the SCP Foundation wiki?

Here's my author page.

Ebooks

You can buy my complete Antimemetics Division saga as an ebook from these places:

It should be about three dollars.

(There will not be an Amazon/Kindle release, because Kindle Direct Publishing's terms of use forbid the publication of non-exclusive content.)

Updates

2020-06-13

The epilogue of Five Five Five Five Five is Champions Of Nothing.

The end! Thanks for reading!

2020-06-06

The final full-length chapter of Five Five Five Five Five is Tombstone.

This does not fully conclude the story. There will be an epilogue in the next week or so.

2020-02-29

Five Five Five Five Five continues in Blood/Brain.

2019-12-11

Five Five Five Five Five continues in Wild Light.

2019-08-27

Five Five Five Five Five continues in Unthreaded.

2019-06-11

Five Five Five Five Five continues in Ará Orún.

2019-05-05

Since a few bits of fan art turned up, I've gone into more detail about what I think Marion Wheeler looks like. (Also Adam Wheeler.)

2019-04-11

I'm not totally sure how to go about cross-linking my SCP Foundation wiki contributions here on my own site, but the latest chapter of Five Five Five Five Five is called CASE HATE RED, so now you know.

Discussion (51)

2018-11-24 15:17:17 by Quite Likely:

Oh that's you? I love the anti-memetics series.

2018-11-24 16:17:11 by qntm:

Yep, that's me. And thank you!

2018-11-24 20:20:23 by Giraffe:

I worked this out a couple of months ago. Seconding the antimemetics division series, it is my very favorite~

2018-11-25 06:55:09 by David S:

Is "CASE HATE RED" a broken link by accident, or is the implication that it is missing in-universe?

2018-11-25 17:12:14 by Omegatron:

It just hasn't been written yet

2018-11-25 23:53:16 by corasaur:

that dang CASE HATE RED tease on the timeline. or have i already read it and forgot. oh god i said that as a joke but a chapter legitimately missing from the story because 3125 would be amazing and infuriating

2018-11-26 00:05:52 by corasaur:

also I understand why Immemorial worked better without the silly conversation with the totem-thing but it was still amusing.

2018-11-26 00:49:12 by qntm:

Yes, "CASE HATE RED" is the planned title of the next part. As a general rule I will not lie directly to you readers about what's going on in the story. There isn't, like, a kayfabe thing going on here. It's disappointing about the conversation with SCP-8473, but you wouldn't believe how much material I throw out for most of these chapters. Actually, what's most disappointing is that that segment was intended more as sad than silly, highlighting that Wheeler doesn't really have a personal life, or any friends or loved ones. They are all gone, and she's retroactively been a total loner for years and years, and she doesn't even realise how much she's lost. Anyway, what with the rest of the chapter, that prologue was irrelevant and distracting. Sometimes you have to get brutal and cut perfectly good content because it isn't appropriate to the tone of everything else. Film editors make equally tough calls all the time. It may come back in some form. I'm working on it.

2018-11-26 06:48:23 by v5-zm:

I too quite enjoyed reading the antimemetics series a few months ago without realizing who had written it (or even that they were all by the same person). Is there a way to get an RSS feed of updates?

2018-11-28 00:26:40 by qntm:

The SCP Foundation wiki has an RSS feed of most recently-created pages here: http://www.scp-wiki.net/feed/pages/pagename/most-recently-created/category/_default/tags/-admin/rating/%3E%3D-15/order/created_at+desc/limit/30/t/Most+Recently+Created But it's high-volume feed and statistically very few of those new entries will be Antimemetics stuff or by me. You can also follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/qntm But again I tweet about a lot of things which aren't new Antimemetics Division stuff. If you have an SCP Foundation Wiki account, you could try "watching" this page for changes: http://www.scp-wiki.net/antimemetics-division-hub This will send you emails, not put anything into an RSS feed. But recently I've found that watching pages doesn't seem to work...? Sorry I can't be of more help.

2018-11-28 20:29:05 by corasaur:

oh yeah i definitely got that the 8473 conversation was supposed to be tragic. i just found it darkly humorous because i'm a bad person. and I understand needing to be brutal in editing. All this month, for nanowrimo, i've been realizing which fun things will probably not survive a revsion shortly after i've churned them out.

2018-12-09 23:23:19 by Lemma:

I guess this means it's time I started reading SCP Foundation stuff~ Well. I'm *tempted* to, anyway. There's a *lot* of stuff there, right? I don't really have time to be reading something as big as Homestuck. But, if the antimemetics stories are self contained then I may read those on their own.

2018-12-12 15:35:47 by Revan:

Lemma, I would read at least a few SCP entries just to get a feel for the grimdarkness of the world, then dive into the Antimemetics Division Hub. The main arc following Marion Wheeler is great. There's another antimemetics story arc that isn't written by Sam, and it's pretty good as well.

2018-12-15 01:08:57 by Mark:

I've been following your antimemetics work pretty much since SCP-055's first inception. Fell in love with the idea of an antimeme from the start. I was thrilled when the antimemetics division stories were released (YEARS later).

2018-12-17 02:17:25 by Thallori:

I've always thought that everything outside of the anti-memetics tales was made by different people. That even you were inspired by SCP-055 to make it. Learning that you were behind every awesome antimeme is, erm, woah... It's kinda amazing.

2018-12-27 12:31:39 by tahrey:

Well, there's the better part of 4500 main-list "objects" by now, and a huge scad of various canon and not-quite-canon add-on tales, all of which can vary from about one printed page of text to the equivalent of a short novel... not to mention all the joke, explained and decomissioned articles, the logs of extranormal items/events/places, personnel files, everything to do with the non-foundation Groups Of Interest, all the international divisions, etc. And of course the List Of Things Dr Bright Is No Longer Allowed To Do At The Foundation. It can be pretty daunting even for a longtime fan trying to keep up with it, let alone a newbie. There is a "top rated" list on the site, however, IIRC, as well as a curated page dedicated to "the classics" which are largely those items which kicked off the whole idea when they started appearing on 4chan's /x/ board. Some of them are grimdark, others come under just plain weird, or even kinda funny, as well as some that are pretty deep psych horror and really shouldn't be read late at night when you're alone in a dark house unless you have a strong mental constitution. Though thankfully the one which had a flavour image which did something bizarre and primal to my hindbrain and induced instant inhuman terror has long since been consigned to the bin because the attached article was actually a bit shit. I might have a little troll through later on and pull out some of the lighter or easier to grok favourites... but, honestly, if your intent IS to read the entire thing, that WILL be a Homestuck level mission because of the sheer amount of material. I'm nowhere near close to that and don't intend to ever get there. The sheer amount of stuff being written and added to the site on a weekly basis would take up most if not all of a typical person's free reading time.

2018-12-27 12:32:39 by tahrey:

correction: the curated page is the "Heritage Collection". Definitely worth a visit if you're new to it all.

2019-01-12 23:19:23 by JustAnotherLurker:

+tahrey Challenge accepted

2019-01-29 17:08:42 by AbraxasGadoliniumMacGuile:

Nice one! Still, where's the anticognitohazards?

2019-03-31 00:21:43 by Fnorfensuld:

Great stories. I await CASE HATE RED. Also I notice something. 55 is the first antimemetic by publication date, and 3125 is 5^5. Did you plan this?

2019-03-31 03:21:11 by qntm:

SCP-055 was written in 2008. I didn't start work on the Antimemetics Division concept until 2015, so the connection with Fifthism, the number 5 and the number 3125 must not have happened until some time after then. So it's just a happy coincidence. It was just the earliest unassigned number which was available at the time. It could very easily have been SCP-067 or whatever (and that wouldn't have affected anything).

2019-04-13 08:32:44 by axolotl:

I was amused by the surname of Bart *Hughes*. But that name is from 055, so it has to be a coincidence. Right? Do you even recall ever having met the author who picked out that name? On an unrelated note, there's only one Bart Hughes famous enough for Wikipedia, and he's famous for self-trepanation.

2019-04-13 09:09:27 by Zim the Vixen:

I appreciate this post getting bumped whenever you post an update. That way, it's a little easier to check whether a new antimemetics story was posted. Also, absolutely loved case hate red!

2019-04-16 00:47:25 by e:

Just tell me one thing. I won't ask if this story is going to have a happy end, but will it at least have a, a *non-eldritch* end?

2019-04-16 00:51:55 by qntm:

This story will definitely have an end.

2019-05-14 15:39:45 by John:

My feeling is that Adam Wheeler is going to have his "People in this division are as competent on day one as they'll ever be" moment coming up shortly. I'm wondering if the Samsara cavalry are going to be coming for him.

2019-05-14 20:55:58 by John:

Just hacked into the SCP-3125 containment (that's a lovely bit of set decoration, I must say), and read the final note. I am even more eager to read the next chapter, when it comes out.

2019-06-14 20:55:36 by John:

Having now read Ara Orun, looks like I was pretty close. Welcome to the Foundation, Mister Wheeler. This is your first day.

2019-07-16 16:28:03 by Abraxas Gadolinium MacGuile:

I'm back, QNTM. Just call me AGM or The Apocalyptic. I have a K-class scenario idea. RK-class 682 Invulnerability Events happen when the aforementioned SCP survives one of the following: a nuclear blast, a gravitational singularity, direct contact with antimatter, or another sufficiently dangerous K-class scenario, such as GK-class Hostile Greenhouse or QK-class Quantum Degeneracy. By definition, an Omega-K-class End of Death scenario would be the ideal situation in which an RK-class occurs, since the former causes the latter to be more easily resolved.

2019-08-07 02:57:44 by Ciber:

I think this site might have some anti-mimetic properties. I remember enjoying reading its contents, but a day later I cannot recall anything about them...

2019-08-27 02:24:01 by Abraxas Gadolinium MacGuile:

Finally managed to join the Foundation! Look for stuff by The Apocalyptic!

2019-09-01 18:37:44 by Xander:

Every so often I re-discover the fact that you authored SCP-055 and proceed to re-forget that fact. I think this is irony of some sort.

2019-09-07 16:00:39 by cdonnelly:

Wonderful as always, and always worth the wait.

2019-09-12 16:00:09 by The Apocalyptic:

LOL Ciber & Xander. You two may be right, tiough. I almosu forgot about the skip when looking at this page, but an editorial anomaly of unknown orign made the skip in question #0048, not #0055 (or #0048-J).

2019-11-28 16:52:30 by The Apocalyptic:

*though *almost

2019-12-14 18:48:57 by John F:

Hates the thought of being uploaded, check. Put a Do Not Upload instruction into his will, check. Got uploaded into a germ... check. Just another day at the Foundation for The Germ Formerly Known As Bart Hughes.

2019-12-16 22:15:10 by Fnorfensuld:

2256 is a good SCP. I’m happy that you mentioned it. ...I reread the page for 2256 and there are blacked out parts that I don’t remember. Did you add the black bars later?

2020-02-16 03:38:09 by The Apocalyptic:

4766 mentions a *quote* QNTM-type memetic analysis engine *unquote*. Your doing?

2020-02-26 18:47:30 by John F:

I lurk past your sandbox periodically out of interest in your writing process. An alternate interpretation of one of the lines in your current work under revision gave me a very vivid impression that there are now a number of other uploaded Foundation germs working alongside Hughes by now.

2020-03-01 22:23:36 by Luna:

Do you have any plans for what you'll write for the Foundation after 55555 is done? Or do you even plan to at all, for that matter? Whatever the case, I'm excited to see where you go next.

2020-04-14 07:29:35 by Orrbulous:

Hey, I love your works. Thanks for the read, and I hope to continue the story of the antimemetics division in the future.

2020-04-20 20:54:50 by Yerps:

Hiya, just re-read the whole series for the nth time. Much love, I hope you keep going with it. Ironically, I don't even remember how long ago it was that I first started reading your content. Still, as ever, hyped to see it's conclusion. I'm sure it'll be memorable.

2020-06-09 17:40:55 by John F:

It was once believed that ideas were bulletproof, but the SCP Foundation's done some pretty impressive ballistics research since then.

2020-06-10 17:31:26 by John F:

Having reread Tombstone, I see that my prior comment about other Foundation researchers was generally correct in spirit, but not so much "alongside Hughes" as "inside Hughes".

2020-06-13 15:58:44 by itaibn:

Broken link: "Champions of Nothing" leads to the page for "Tombstone".

2020-06-14 00:37:38 by Klisz:

Is just reread SCP-2256, and I'm curious: are the Maikitian words given in the article ("Maikiti" itself, "teùkoka", and "polo'ongakau") based on actual Polynesian roots?

2020-06-14 08:36:55 by eyqs:

Wow, I remember reading up to Your Last First Day three or four years ago when I first discovered SCP. After I read Ra and Fine Structure, I had no idea the author was the same. Glad I'm here to read it all the way to the end.

2020-06-17 15:04:27 by Rob:

I have to know, is C. gigantes referring to themselves as "They Who Walk Very Slowly" a Guardians of the Galaxy Drax reference?

2020-06-17 16:07:39 by qntm:

No, I don't understand that reference, sorry. Also, "The Ones Who Walk Very Slowly" is not C. gigantes' name for themselves, it is the name given to them by Polynesian natives who first observed them in the wild.

2020-06-17 21:19:21 by MadcapPomposity:

Glorious. I've read pretty much everything on qntm.org, and obviously all of There Is No Antimemetics Division and Five Five Five Five Five. Between Fine Structure, Ra, and what I can only think to call the Wheeler Tales, I see a whole lot of interrelated themes and elements reconfigured in different contexts; and I think this is the best iteration yet.

2020-06-19 13:51:38 by theTrueMikeBrown:

As much as I am not usually into the SCP universe, I have to admit - that was a very satisfying story. Keep writing! I will buy whatever you publish, and I would support you on Patreon if you ever get around to making one.

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