Hippo B


Structure

Episode 1: The Archival Division

SCP-172 vs SCP-1914?

Episode ?: Parawatch

Episode ?: Olympia

Two archivists enter an abandoned Foundation black site laced with Telekill (using tinfoil hats to protect themselves) to recover important files — only to discover some of the skips are still active, forming their own bizarre (weird) underground ecosystem. They find and recover Olympia. Joke about how 'don't you dare even fucking suggest Alpha-9'.

Episode ?: Kids from Command

Characters

Adam Saxon

  • Ex 'Cold War' operative (Pentagram/Foundation experience).
  • Prosthetic head (with digital brain-copy) based on outdated tech.
  • Very sensitive about his fake heads.
  • 'Sees' via echolocation (effectively blind, reads braille). Speaks via vibrating the rod coming out of his neck.

Chelsea

  • Spooky girl-ghost.
  • Can only possess girly things.

D-131413 ("Lucky")

  • Fired as D-Class.

Olympia

Gearman

  • SCP-172.
  • Present during October Revolution.
  • Couldn't save the Czar's children (was set to 'Nanny', couldn't do anything but comfort the children).

The Enemy

  • Dr. Gideon/Mr. Nobody?
  • Exists only in stories/memories?

Notes Dump

i have a lot of thoughts about the archival division (i also really like this name) — I don't want to define everything to the point where i breed disinterest (on account of you not getting to define your own corner), but there's a couple of themes i really, really like, and want to hit on:

  • obsolescence, the stories we've left behind, unfinished stories, historians of the foundation — ghosts of the past (figurative or literal) rising up to haunt us — broken things that don't work right anymore and can't be fixed because no one knows how
  • all of the characters are, in some sense, obsolete; they are all pathetic in some sense — the world we know has left them behind. they're not all literally old, but they're all 'old' in the sense of being forgotten or otherwise incompatible with the modern world. all the characters are living anachronisms — literally, figuratively, and/or emotionally
  • the stories aren't epic in scope — i'm thinking psul's golgatha stuff as a standard; like, a lot of the stories are about weird shit, but even the stuff that seems like it ought to threaten the world never quite works right (broken technology, etc)

regarding the structure of the narrative itself, i also really like:

  • episodic format (each story is self-contained; you might have a two parter here and there, but otherwise, each story can be consumed and digested as its own thing)
  • each story focuses on a weird quirk or idea of the foundation canon — some piece of weird lore that tends not to get much attention or focus
  • there's an overarching plot that spans across the whole series, popping up again and again until the end (i have an idea for this)
  • there's maybe… five, six characters? we can each define three, maybe? but we can pass them among each other and play them however we like
  • the main character/our primary anchor is olympia. she's not in every story, mind you, but she's kind of like Hellboy in regards to how we're introduced to the BPRD: She's almost kind of the unofficial mascot. More about this:

- Olympia doesn't know she's Olympia. She's introduced in an initial first story (i'm thinking the O5 kid story isn't the first story; it might be the second — I'm going to work on the introduction/orientation story at some point when I'm feeling less messed up) where she's essentially shuffled to the Archival Division because no one knows what else to do with her.
- She effectively has amnesia, and part of the reason she's in the Archival Division is to look herself up and figure out who she is (I realize amnesia is kind of a cliche, but I really like how functional this makes her reason for being here: Where else would you go to find out your past but the Archival Division?)
- Her arc involves her working for the Archival Division and discovering her past, along with her relation to the villain (more on that later, depending on how you feel about all of this)


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