While SCPs make up the bulk of content on the SCP wiki, it’s also supported by a massive bulwark of tales-- stories set in the SCP Foundation universe that deal with everything from death itself dying to a mother sacrificing herself to save her daughter from a mad god to researchers enacting family disclosure protocols in order to tell their kids the truth about their work. Tales that, to the annoyance of someone who has written over 100 of the danged things, nobody really seems to read unless they include Drs. Clef, Bright or Kondraki.
I’m aiming to change that, here. This post is a canon primer for a project that I’ve worked on for close to eight years now: S & C Plastics.
What is S & C Plastics? S & C Plastics
was born from the mind of Djoric/, an author known for, among other things, SCP-2845, SCP-2085, and the saga of Mary-Ann and Salah in the Et Tam Deum Petivi
canon. In his own words, it’s meant to be more of a slice-of-life look at the Foundation, as opposed to a grand-scale conflict. The lives of researchers and how they interact with each other and the world at large, for the most part. I took the idea and ran with it.
The canon is set in the town of Sloth’s Pit, Wisconsin
, and focuses on the lives of researchers at Site-87
, publicly known as S & C Plastics. Sloth’s Pit is located in the northwestern part of the state, in Douglas County, west of Superior and east of Duluth, Minnesota. It is a Nexus
-- an area full of anomalous phenomena that is nonetheless still inhabited by people who are used to it, and are therefore exempted from the Foundation’s policy of ‘amnesticize everyone and get them out of there.’
Sloth’s Pit is named for Jackson Sloth, its founder-- or more precisely, for his fate. On Christmas Day 1890, his manor was pulled into a perfectly circular sinkhole, exactly 100 feet in diameter, and said to be bottomless. With him in the house was his wife Imogen and son Jasper-- his daughter, Caroline, was in the hospital for reasons lost to history. Since this time, Sloth’s Pit has been affected by anomalies that conform to three broad concepts.
The first is the concept of Narrative Causality
. Jackson Sloth was somewhat of a budding author, and the Pit its believed to be a Narrative Singularity of sorts-- some will call it a ‘plot hole’, but they will be immediately discouraged by a sharp bonk to the head by their partner. As a result of this, events in the town will play out in a manner strongly conforming to some form of storyline-- several people have found a way to exploit this for personal gain.
As a result of Narrative Causality, beings known as Local Legends
have emerged. Taking the form of urban legends from around Sloth’s Pit, they’re immortal beings whose form is fluid and changes with the most recent or most popular retelling of their source myth. The Goatman
, for instance, is often portrayed as an axe-wielding anthropomorphic goat who torments teenagers in a manner akin to a slasher villain, but has taken on more demonic forms when a local Satanist convention comes into the approximate area. In one case, they’ve taken the form of a Union veteran from the American Civil War, after the Used-To-Be-About-History Channel aired a ‘documentary’ about the Demons of Gettysburg.
The second major concept is something I like to call Weirdness Magnetism
. Essentially, minor anomalous phenomena just has a tendency to crop up at random around Sloth’s Pit, usually in the form of cyclical or recurring events-- for instance, gravity on Main Street reverses itself once a week, and people make a sport of trying to jump up the buildings on the opposite side of the street. Then there’s the darker events that occur-- few people forget the time that Ted Mason, owner of the thankfully defunct Vegan Buffet, tried to serve human meat as a Vegan dish. However, anomalous phenomena can be drawn in from the outside as well-- for instance, a being claiming to be the goddess Pele has recently set up the Volcanic Glacier Smoothie Co., making drinks with real strawberry-banana hybrids.
The final major concept can broadly be defined as Seasonal Oddities
. This is mainly due to me writing tales in Sloth’s Pit set around Christmas and Halloween on an almost annual basis, but weird stuff happens around those holidays with startling frequency. Due to a massive amount of dangerous anomalies caused by this, American Independence Day is illegal to celebrate within city limits.
In addition, Sloth’s Pit has its own miniature Group of Interest in the form of The Union.
The Union is an organization of anomalously skilled workers that refer to each other by their job titles, like The Stocker, the Electrician, or the Orchardist, rather than by name. They are stationed within the woods of Sloth's Pit at the Union House (which is more of a tower than a ‘house’), a building which reveals itself only to those who are looking for it. Much of their power stems from the Nexus itself which is harnessed within each employee's Charm-- a tool representing their position of employment. Headed by The Janitor, The Union's main purpose is to handle upkeep around the town, such as by stocking the shelves of an abandoned grocery store, fixing car problems, or keeping track of the local animal population. People slip up every now and again, but if you really screw up, you’re going to get fired-- so they’re hoping that HR never comes breathing down their necks.
The Foundation began running the city in 1977, through a combination of taking over the government and making all of the citizens E-Class personnel-- civilians who are somewhat in the know of the Foundation, insofar as ‘a research organization is monitoring the town’.
The overall tone of the canon is a fair bit lighter than some parts of the wiki-- Djoric specifically cited Gravity Falls, Twin Peaks and Hellboy as inspirations, so this is definitely an urban fantasy setting. At the same time, there’s a great deal of flexibility-- S & C Plastics has stories about everything from rampaging Christmas trees to a man’s first day on the job at a weird grocery store to someone realizing they’re losing a very old friend of theirs to Alzheimer’s.
Where To Start
Here are a few suggestions for what to read to ease yourself into the canon. Multi-U 101:
Introduces the Brothers Bailey. Friday and Stratagem:
The first two ‘Official’ S & C Plastics tales, written by Djoric. Halloween at S & C Plastics:
The first thing I ever wrote for this canon! About vandalism and Halloween. Playing with Flames:
Acts as the introduction to Dr. Katherine Sinclair and Montgomery Reynolds, a pair of fairly major players in the canon. Local Legends:
Introduces the eponymous concept in the form of the Goatman. Satyr’s Reign:
Introduces several major task force agents in the canon. S & C Plastics Actually Does Their Job:
S & C Plastics… making plastics. Starlow Grocery:
A tale about a Civilian in Sloth’s Pit trying to adapt to his new job. Serves as an introduction to the Union.
Site-87 has four above-ground floors and thirteen sub-levels. The Director has an auxiliary office above ground on the top level, while their office proper is on Sublevel 2 with the rest of administration. The remainder of the aboveground is used for storage, with the exception of a reception area.
There’s no real concrete location for most of the places in Site-87, with a few exceptions: Ground Level:
Reception and entrance. Greenhouses used by the department of botany are located in the back of the building. Sublevel 1:
Barracks and headquarters of Mobile Task Force Sigma-10, “The Sloth’s Arm”, a task force dedicated to the containment of anomalies in the Sloth’s Pit Nexus Zone. Also houses the main armory and firing range. Sublevel 2:
Administration. The Director's office, department of accounting, and offices for liaisons to various organizations are located here. Sublevel 3:
Residential areas. Site-87 is capable of housing one-thousand members of personnel at any given time, though several members of staff choose to live in the town itself and commute to work. In addition to living quarters, it also hosts a weight and cardio room, two different rec rooms, three auditoriums and a cafeteria. Sublevel 5:
Metaphysical studies. Theology, thaumatology, memetics, ontology and pataphysics are all headquartered here. Conceptual and thaumic containment cells are all contained on this level. Sublevel 11:
The Department of Multi-Universal Affairs. Sublevel 12:
Maintenance sector. Several redundant power generators, heat sinks, boilers, and a small-payload Penzance Device, capable of erasing local reality in a twelve-mile radius, are down here. The Penzance Device requires approval from the Site Director, Regional Command, and at least one member of the Council to activate, and will destroy the Nexus and everyone and everything within it when it detonates. Sublevel 13:
Due to superstition, Sublevel 13 does not exist. Sublevel 14:
Over 200 meters beneath the rest of the site, housing high-level containment cells.
With the exception of Level 14, all levels also have a break room, restrooms, an intercom booth, security station, emergency bunkers, and access to small arms available to personnel who have a weapons pass.
This is a rough timeline of events, leading up to the first canonical S&C Plastics tale in the ‘modern’ day. 1879:
Aspiring lumber magnate Jackson Sloth founded a town he would call New Toronto, Wisconsin. December 25th, 1890:
Sloth’s Manor sinks into the ground, forming Sloth’s Pit. 1892:
Following a massive spike in anomalous activity, the town is renamed Sloth’s Pit, and largely abandoned. A small number of people remain, and the community grows from them. 1895:
The first sighting of the Goatman is reported. His original tale claims he kills couples who have children out of wedlock, before cutting open the mother’s womb and taking the child for himself, to either eat or raise. 1897:
The first sighting of the Gallows Ghosts
are reported-- specters that apparently climb up an invisible set of gallows, before being hung from them. Sloth’s Pit’s gallows have never been used, as far as public knowledge is concerned. 1903:
The first sighting of Sinning Jessie
, a Local Legend born from a series of advertisements promoting the virtue of abstinence, is reported. She’s depicted as a prostitute missing her left eye, and is known for eating a certain… male organ. 1918:
Caroline Sloth, the last known member of Jackson Sloth’s line, dies from the Spanish Flu. She and over 400 others are buried in the largest mass grave in Wisconsin, which over time turns into the Grave Bog
Josef Macek, a native of Sloth’s Pit and veteran of the Great War, murders three women over the course of a week. As a result, he’s coined the King of Knives
and after his death, is incarnated as a Local Legend. 1950s:
A WWII veteran named Sebastian Balreich, his left hand replaced by a primitive ‘hook’ prosthesis, becomes the subject of fear and ridicule from local children after myths of the Hook-Handed Man
begin to spread across the USA Sloth’s Pit does its thing, and Sebastian is reshaped into the Hook-Handed Man archetype, having to fake his own death in the 1960s as a result of his newfound immortality. October 31st, 1969:
The County Fair burns down, and several prominent members of the community disappear. The Legends term the period of time this takes place during as the Black Autumn
, and agree to forget about it, because that’s easier to do when you’re a pataphysical construct. July 1976:
The Foundation learns of Sloth’s Pit from an unknown source-- specifically, they learn of an anomaly affecting a local summer camp, Camp Krakow
. The camp is overrun by creatures formed from the nightmares of homesick children who attend it, but is protected by a guardian spirit known as Big Bear. The Foundation raids the camp in the middle of the night, flooding it with amnestic gas, and takes the Big Bear totem. The next day, the entire camp is found torn to shreds by nightmares creatures. The events here are depicted in the tale Last Days at Camp. September 1976:
Site-87 is formed in a small industrial building on the eastern end of town, to monitor the camp, as they think it’s the only anomaly in the area. They are quickly proven wrong, as Phillip Verhoten
, a Foundation physicist from South Africa, finds several dozen minor anomalies within a single block of Main Street. This helps develop his theories on Nexuses as a whole. Summer 1981:
Parapharmacologist Nina Weiss
is thrown down the Bottomless Pit by an unknown malefactor, only to crawl her way out. Director Gregory Westphalen is found dead a few days later, and posthumously is discovered to be a member of the Chaos Insurgency. Philip Page is appointed as director. 1982:
Physicist Tyler Bailey
and his research assistant Johnathan Everett King
manage to do three impossible things in the course of a single year: firstly, they manage to create a stable portal to an alternate universe. Secondly, they manage to send matter through it and retrieve matter from it. Thirdly, they get help with this from counterparts in another universe who send them blueprints for a completed device to allow this, known today as the Multi-Universal Transit Array
. Dr. King would later be known for his contributions to studies on string theory, free will as it applies to the multiverse theory, and being that guy with the apple seeds. 1983:
Site-87 is made the testing ground for the Kinder Foundation Initiative
, following a series of psychological breakdowns throughout the organization, due to its cruel treatment of humanoid anomalies and even colder treatment of staff who attempt to do something about it. Personnel are encouraged to socialize with each other, host events such as movie nights, and a proper rec room is installed with more than just a foosball table and a TV that picks up NBC once in a fortnight, as well as instituting mandatory counseling. 1990:
Nina Weiss is appointed director of Site-87. 1997:
Tyler Bailey dies of a brain aneurysm. He is survived by identical triplets-- Thomas, Tristan, and Trevor, all of whom go on to careers in the Foundation’s Department of Multi-universal Affairs. December 25th, 2008:
Happens. Exactly what the Incident
was is unknown, but it involved several things, including:
* The disappearance of Site-87’s entire Paleontology department
* Dreams of candy-cane fingers
* Pieces of mistletoe being found in the air ducts for decades to come
* A very bad batch of eggnog
* The reassignment or disappearance of over a tenth of Site-87’s staff
* An acute phobia of the concept of Santa Claus that persisted in most staff until 2015. 2012:
Phillip Verhoten publishes his first edition of The Crossroads: A Study of Urban Anomalous Nexuses in the United States
, a nonfiction book that catalogs and analyzes all known Nexuses. Sloth’s Pit is the focus of Chapters 2 and 3. The tales Stratagem
Characters Bios Director Nina Weiss:
As her title suggests, she is the director of Site-87. She’s first mentioned in Halloween at S&C Plastics,
and first appears in Attack of the Keter Skeeters
Nina Weiss had to literally claw her way up to where she is. She’s a parapharmacologist who got her start attempting to develop an antidote to an anomalous toxin she encountered on an expedition to the Amazon to find medicinal plants, and was recruited after she managed to save a quarter of her expedition. She was one of the first staff at Site-87.
In 1981, Director Westphalen attempted to have her assassinated for her work on something called RHNOBTL (pronounced “Rhinobeetle”)-- essentially, a super-strength serum that, when injected, would make your body burn thousands of calories an hour, before leaving you to collapse and die of starvation. She used a sample of this to climb out of a ledge on the bottomless pit that her would-be assassin threw her into, and was found by Foundation agents, whereupon she devoured every single hamburger at three different restaurants just to be able to walk again. Director Westphalen was found dead of starvation a few days later.
Since this time, Weiss has carried a pearl-handled revolver with her everywhere, and judging by the number of times members of personnel have seen her at the range, she knows how to use it.
She has a niece, Jane Weiss, that’s part of MTF Theta-90 (“Angle Grinders”), and may or may not be based on the character of Nina Sharp from Fringe
. Dr. Katheirne Sinclair and Montgomery Reynolds
: The only two members of the Occult Studies division at Site-87, first appearing in Playing with Flames
Dr. Sinclair was largely disrespected when she first joined the Foundation, due to entering the anomalous community as a member of the Serpent’s Hand. She quit the Hand after her cell, organized by her ex-boyfriend Ben ‘Burnout’ Carlisle, attempted to atomize her alma mater due to having a grudge on a single faculty member. As a thaumaturge/Type-Blue, she specializes in ritual invocations and enchantments, but lacks the focus for deeper studies of occult lore. Her hair is the same color as the magical fire she wields, and her skin is pale and freckled, reflecting her half-Irish descent. Her passion for the art of magic is only matched by her curiosity and need to experiment and find more.
Montgomery Reynolds was originally an alchemical consultant from the Global Occult Coalition’s Sunspotting program-- an initiative to identify and recruit individuals who may have Type-Blue abilities before they can become a liability. Reynolds possesses little talent himself, but was snatched up by the GOC at only fifteen after a recruiter found him having an argument with an owner of an occult bookstore in New York City over a forged copy of Ex Dorminus
. He was given to the Foundation as part of a Personnel Exchange, and while Sinclair originally thought Reynolds was going to be a hyper-militant GOC-sucker, she was pleasantly surprised after coming into the lab one day and finding him making notes on several tomes she had been meaning to catalog for months. Rotund, dark-haired and tall, his physique might be intimidating, but it’s his mind you have to watch out for. He’s carried a flame for Dr. Sinclair since they first met. Drs.Thomas, Trevor and Tristan Bailey:
Three triplets, first appearing in Multi-U 101.
In the Foundation, family lineages are relatively common. The Brights have a dynasty going back at least a century, the Anboroughs are widespread and ambitious, and it’s speculated that Simon Glass’s daughter will follow in his footsteps after she gets her doctorate. Then we have the Baileys. Tyler Bailey was best known for inventing the Multi-Universal Transit Array. His three sons, Tristan, Tom, and Trevor, continued his legacy.
Until around 2013, Trevor Bailey was head of the Department of Multi-Universal Affairs, before he took drastic measures in containing an important Keter-class anomaly by shoving it into a pocket dimension, shutting the portal, and scrambling its coordinates so that it could never be found. He’s been stuck at a desk job since, acting as a diplomat and bean counter, which is a major waste of his talents-- he’s smart enough to redesign the entire M.U.T.A. to run on solar energy, if they gave him a chance. Stationed at Site-19, feels like he’s constantly put-upon by everyone and everything.
Tom “Bombadill” Bailey is an explorer. His boots are first in the ground in any newly-discovered universe, the stranger, the better. He’ll revel in the oddness of the infinite worlds, the new stars in every sky, the feeling of wind in his hair underneath two or three or five suns. He’s currently commissioner of Site-1483.
Tristan Bailey is probably one of the most influential physicists in the Foundation today. His work on SCP-2000 helped further the understanding of how the facility works. He’s mainly a diplomat, nowadays, due to the fact that he helped design a multi-universal translator. The only brother stationed at Site-87. He has a sharp mind and sharper wit, though he acts odd for his age-- whatever that may be. He's romantically involved with Claire Hennessy, the current head of the Department of Multi-Universal Affairs.
The triplets all have an odd quirk about them-- while they always look identical, barring facial hair or the odd suntan, their age is hard to define, and their date of birth might even be classified. Tom claims they were born in the 60’s, while Trevor swears it was the 1970s, and Tristan shrugs and says ‘I grew up watching Carl Sagan’s Cosmos
, does that tell you anything?’. They look anywhere between 20 and 40 years old, due to their cells being scrambled as a side effect of constantly crossing universal barriers, a mechanism also observed in SCP-507. Dr. Keith Partridge:
A botanist, first appearing in The 12 Days of Site-87’s Christmas
Dr. Partridge is a private person, often not getting along with a large part of SIte-87’s staff. What he has been willing to share is that he’s half-Romanian on his mother’s side, has a bachelor’s in horticulture and a botany doctorate, and was part of an expedition to contain a species of anomalous plant that he refers to as ‘triffids’ in Guatemala. What happened in Guatemala is largely classified, but during his time there, he became competent with skills ranging from plumbing and navigating with an improvised sextant to safe ways to eat raw meat and the use and maintenance of an AK-47. He’s haunted by his past, though tries not to show it too much. Has a tendency to get transfigured into plants. Researcher Christopher Hastings:
Research assistant to Dr. Partridge, first appearing in And I Feel Fine.
Christopher Hastings is that one weird guy. You know, the guy at work who seems nice enough, but you think is happier alone in his own little world. And largely, you’d be right. Hastings only joined the Foundation in 2011, and while he’s not amounted to much research-wise, he’s known for having various life-saving protocols and guidelines memorized down to a T. He’s a wiry little twerp and may not seem like much, but the words ‘scarily competent’ have been used to describe him on more than one occasion. Consequently, he’s also quite paranoid and smells conspiracy in everything. Dr. Claude Mattings and Dr. Cassandra Pike:
A biologist and a cryptozoologist, respectively, introduced in Closure
Dr. Mattings and Dr. Pike have been together since 2012, and have gone through several public arguments, a very
nasty breakup, dozens of tearful counseling sessions, and eventually, marriage (though Pike still uses her maiden name).
Dr. Mattings is a man who constantly sounds like everything he says is snide or sarcastic, even if he’s being sincere. He’s tall, gaunt, and wears glasses that always seem to shine in such a way that they hide his eyes. He seems like an entirely humorless human being, except in two areas: firstly, his wife, who he refuses to stop loving for even a second. Secondly, his D&D group, which he runs every Sunday in the common area. The group consists of him, Dr. Pike, Dr. Bailey, Dr. Sinclair, Reynolds, and (when they can find time) Dr. Partridge and Agent Pryce.
Cassandra Pike is a woman who has blonde hair, teeth that are uneven and fang-like, and psychological issues. She’s quiet and reserved normally, but is prone to bizarre fits of rage and paranoia followed by crushing despair and anxiety, which resulted in her first truly Massive Fight with Claude. She’s been placed under psychological observation a number of times, and she knows she’s on her last strike-- but she has been improving, with a combination of therapy, medication, and support from her friends. Lt. Seren Pryce:
A sniper, and member of Squad 29, first appearing along with the rest of her squad in Satyr’s Reign
Seren Pryce is a veteran of Afghanistan, having been honorably discharged in 2005 due to her repeatedly humiliating her C.O. and him wanting to get her out as quickly as possible. She briefly worked for a Private Military Contractor, before her ‘Initiation’ happened.
An Initiation is Foundation slang for when a member of the Armed Forces has their first encounter with the anomalous. Seren’s first encounter occurred after seeing one of her buddies die in a hospital-- but a few hours later, he’s wandering around the camp, confused. Seren put him to rest, inadvertently disturbing his corpse in the process, resulting in her being fired. The Foundation recruited her after her story was overheard by an agent at a bar in her hometown of Carol Stream, IL.
From her recruitment in 2008 until 2014, she was a guard at Site-36, which housed SCP-089. She was severely injured during the events of the tale Empire of Dirt
, which resulted in her reassignment to Site-87, where it was believed her life would be less hectic and that she would have more time to recover. Cpl. Ruby Williams and Sgt. Blake Williams:
A pair of fraternal twins, first appearing in Satyr’s Reign
. Ruby is adept at breach-and-clear maneuvers, while Blake specializes in stealth tactics.
Ruby and Blake are fairly inseparable-- they were in the same unit in the military, fought in the same battles, like the same food. In some ways, they’ve always been part of the anomalous world-- they have an uncanny ability, like many twins do, to perceive what the other is thinking.
Ruby has what her counselor charitably describes as ‘anger issues’ and fits of paranoia. Blake, on the other hand, is far more mellow and diplomatic, resulting in his higher rank, but can’t handle active gunfights as well as his sister, preferring to be more of a stealth operative when possible Ruby has been together with Christopher Hastings since late 2018. Col. Raymond February:
An agent of Squad 29, first appearing in Satyr’s Reign
. The first explicitly African-American character I wrote for S&C Plastics, and is one of the few characters who is explicitly religious-- in this case, he’s an Episcopalian.
Sigma-10 is February’s third assignment in the Foundation. He originally joined it out of college, during a phase where the Foundation was experimenting with recruiting task force members under the banner of the contractor “Silver and Crimson Protectorate”.
His first assignment was as part of Stoker’s Stakers, a task force dedicated to the research into and eradication of various species of vampire. Unfortunately, his neglect during an assignment resulted in his then-girlfriend, Leah Cribari, being infected and slaughtering a large part of his squad. Leah was given medication in time to prevent a full-on change, but she’s vampyric enough that she has to be kept in the eternally dark and grim nexus of Eventide, Oregon.
Following this, he was assigned to MTF Chi-13, “Choir Boys”, tasked with guarding SCP-1983. Admittedly, there wasn’t much activity following its neutralization in 1989, but reports of similar phenomena popped up around the world, and he was tasked with investigating.
He got sent to Sigma-10 in 2013. Lt. Allison Carol and Lt. Robert Tofflemire:
A pair of agents first introduced in SCP-4040
Alison “Alice” Carol thinks the world is grimmer than it actually seems. She always sees the dark side of everything, knows there’s a conspiracy around every corner. She’s a pessimist by nature, and her experiences in the Foundation haven’t helped. She joined in 2013, and while she didn’t have a true Initiation in the way the other agents introduced here did, she didn’t need it--she saw plenty of horrors in Mexico, where she was part of a cross-border anti-drug task force with the US Marshals. ‘Cynical’ would be a good way to describe her, but even the harshest cynics have an ounce of joy in them, and it can usually be drawn out by her partner.
Robert ‘Bob’ Tofflemire has been with the Foundation for two years longer than Alice has, despite being about two years her junior. One of his seminal experiences was seeing his friend, Kirk Wright, be carried off by SCP-106 into its dimension. He requested amnestics, only to find out he was deathly allergic to a compound present in them. He trailed into a spiral of nihilism as he was unable to forget the screams of his friend while being dragged into a hellish netherspace and having nightmares of him begging for his death. After a fair bit of counseling, he realized that fatalistic thoughts like the ones he was having were a waste of brain space. He may have overcorrected in the other direction-- everyone finds his jokes insufferable, most of all his partner, who is the only one who can ground him.
Minor Characters Dr. Merrick Palmer:
Site-87’s resident counselor. An older gentleman. I toyed with the idea of using him as a POV character to write in-universe psychological dossiers for other characters in this canon, but that never came to be. Dr. Jonathan West and Dr. Harold West:
Identical twin brothers. John first appears in Halloween at S & C Plastics,
and Harold first appears in SCP-3773.
I’ll admit, they mainly came about because I accidentally thought that John’s name was Harold when I wrote about him after years of forgetting he was a character.
They’re minor characters because I haven’t really given them much of a personality, despite John literally both the first character I wrote for S & C Plastics, and the in-universe author for my 001 proposal. Dr. Jason Hendricks:
Cryptozoologist at Site-87, appearing in Attack of the Keter Skeeters
. Has a crippling fear of insects. Panicky, paranoid, accident-prone. Has a trout-shaped birthmark on one of his cheeks. Isaiah H. Pickman:
The former archivist of Site-87. Presumed KIA in 2017. Cpt. Nicholas Ewell:
An agent sometimes appearing with Squad-29. Not much in the way of personality, but has a criminal past, and due to someone accidentally spiking the punch at a Halloween party with an anomalous chemical, has a tendency to turn bright yellow when he’s frustrated. Dr. Ryan Melbourne:
A memeticist at Site-87, first appearing in Stratagem
Melbourne doesn’t have any particularly big achievements under his belt. He tries to fly under the radar most of the time, in part due to the fact that he’s a compulsive gambler. He’s been part of Gambler’s Anonymous for almost a decade now, and carries his chip everywhere. Cmdr. Harold March:
Commander of Sigma-10. Dr. Claire Hennessy:
Head of the Department of Multi-Universal Affairs. Red-headed, slightly curvy, and has an amount of sarcasm to match that of her partner. I've not gotten to do much with her, sadly-- I need to change that.
S & C Plastics co-exists with quite a few other canons on the site. Aces & Eights (alt)
: A version of Sloth’s Pit, termed New Toronto, appears in the tale It was a night in Lonesome October
, a loose retelling of the first two Black Autumn stories. Antarctic Exchange:
Thomas Bailey, commissioner of relations between the Foundation and the Third Antarctic Empire, is the identical triplet of Tristan and Trevor Bailey, as detailed above. Dread & Circuses:
The tale “Herman Fuller Can Shove It Up His Ass” takes place in Sloth’s Pit. Spoilers for the Black Autumn tale series. Et Tam Deum Petivi (alt):
The events of the Mary-Ann and Salah series are canon, with one major exception: Mary-Ann survives her confrontation with Moloch, instead of succumbing to her wounds. Stealing Solidarity:
It’s not made explicit, but SCP-2117 ends up jumping into the S&C Plastics universe, where it remains to this day. Third Law:
Several pieces of supplementary material for the canon make reference to Site-87, and Dr. Katherine Sinclair appears in Suspect Ratio. War on All Fronts:
Hy-Brasil is mentioned at one point, and was meant to be the focus of a tale that I sadly didn’t have time to finish. Wilson’s Wildlife Solutions:
Again, a tale I didn’t have time to finish would have focused on an anomaly from Sloth’s Pit making its way to Boring, Oregon.
To Wrap Up
As I said, I've written over 100 tales, the vast majority of which are part of this canon. S & C Plastics is currently the second or third-largest canon on the site, having... 87 works in it, how about that? It's something I've been building up almost eight years, and this is my attempt to make it more accessible to a wider audience that may be intimidated by the scope, breadth, and sheer amount of works in it. There's a lot more here than I've presented-- the Black Autumn series, I.H. Pickman's 001 Proposal, and a few SCPs that mention it besides. I like to think it's been fairly influential on the site, but the fact that it seems to have trouble getting traction in the larger fanbase has kind of bugged me, so I'm hoping to rectify that with this post.
If you've made it this far, thank you for reading, and I hope you have a great day.