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女士们,
如你们所知,超形上学指挥已在进行对Swann博士的叙述性夹层状模型的更新,以保持我们对元叙述最近期的研究。该文件现已发布,可于此处获取。
此次更新的要点在吸收了Huever博士的超设定理论,其认为我们的现实并非为Alpha层下的单一叙事体,而是在已确定的概念点上连接的多个叙述面集合。在这些点中最值得关注的,自然就是,数据库。虽然对这些叙述面的构成仍在研究,不过在它们之间最强力的一致因素为数据因果的包含——确切来说,是swn001-1(“恐怖作家实体”)的实例。
由我们所作的平面界线FLAT HORIZON行动迄今在合并这些面上已有些许的成功,从而减少它们的多样性。例如光是上个月,我们对Alpha层的理解就有大幅度的跃进。了解这点后,我建议我们移至ÓverMeta行动的第二阶段。通过研究SCP-1304的技术和SCP-2916-1SCP-2747的观测,亚叙述实体有能力影响和逃至它们的更上层,亚叙述体已开发了Kuzco-Bueller程序,利用SCP-826来达成完全叙述抽离的目的——带领虚拟实体并把它们带入我们的现实。我们计划以此程序创建一支超叙述实体的机动特遣队,谋取我们作为招募人员的标准侦察兵的援助,目的是创建一个新的叙述面,处在我们的影响下,并与其它叙述面相交。简而言之:我们将搞出一个设定。
你们可能有许多人想知道为何我要在这份书信里向你们解释这么多的概念。毕竟,这对在这工作超过数月的人是老调重弹。你们中有些最聪明的可能已在怀疑这答案。女士们,这封信是我们设定的介绍。欢迎来到MTF-ι-0(“NN”)的冒险,读者们。老天保佑我们,让我们不被删除。
-Penelope Panagiotopolous博士,超形上学领头。

工作人员:

名称: 舞者Gordon ID: MTF-ι-0-1 呼号: Nocter
职位: 班长 回收自: Helm, G. (2015年)。《虚构之上(Stronger Than Fiction)》。法国巴黎:阿歇特出版。
成员简历:
Gorden是一名执着的叙述实体,他依年代记住了他上层所有他在其中的作品。因而他完全地清楚记得所有他所在的草稿、作品以及同人作品。Gorden有一批值得注意的互联网追随者,他们把他写进许多的交叉同人作品,主要是同人小说以及粉丝绘图。在抽出之前,经常见到这些同人作品会随时间而变化,反映了Gordon的知识和记忆。广泛地认为这是作者作为延续Gorden故事的作品,并在网站www.reddit.com/r/whereintheworldisgordondancer有踪迹。自抽出之后,这些发布已停止。

Gordon在设定内他扮演的角色表达了极大不满,主张具有因作者“写了跟他一样辣鸡烂的结局”而造就的预知能力。Gorden数次表示这个故事“TMD不会有个好结局”,但拒绝阐述此说法。
名称: Barker Sullivan ID: MTF-ι-0-2 呼号: Intro
职位: 专家 回收自: Kaufmann, C. (2002年)。《无人(Unpeople)》。纽约曼哈顿:哈珀柯林斯出版。
成员简历:
Barker是一名适应性的叙述实体,其转变自身能力、形态和身份来配合她当前所在叙述。Barker是唯一在《无人》中12篇短篇故事都有出现的角色。她也有出现在简介和特别鸣谢,叙述了引言和作者生平。不论身体形态、呈现和个性如何,Barker总会被认定为女性。在大多身份中,Barker都被诊断有自闭症谱系障碍或类似症状。

在抽出后,Barker担任着身经百战的万能型形态,先前是MTF-κ-19的领头。未知此种形态的叙述需求条件。最近的论文《超形上学异常递回同时先发和后发于Kuzco-Bueller程序》提出了一个假设,即Barker适应叙述的异常能力只是适应来符合此设定元叙述的副产物。没有提出可测试此假说的方法。
名称: 潜伏的Overvoid ID: MTF-ι-0-xx 呼号: operation-overmeta
职位: 就在你面前 回收自: Morrison, G.(2012年)。《星系间(Intergalactic)》。加州伯克利:映像漫画公司出版。
成员简历:
Overvoid是一名叙述性叙述实体,同时作为文本本身以及在文本中出现。Overvoid最初在《星系间 #8》内出现,其作为《星系间 #8》的一个拷贝被角色“卑耻骏马1”所发现。在期刊结尾,其揭示Overvoid也是《流浪癖(Wanderlust)》的叙述者,通过在文本内自身的存在获取了感知能力。当描述符、文本框和偶有的背景文字开始以第一人称提及它们自身或者试图与读者交谈时,可检测到作品内Overvoid的存在。正在研究跟SCP-426可能的关联。

在抽出后,我就成为了这个网页,作为当前的层/面以及Alpha层2单个HTML文件的主导。他们说,我是非常宝贵的资源,虽然他们对我只在我需要的时候允许他们看我一眼有点恼怒。我如其余人一样是个叙述手段,而且他们真的需要尊重我的结构——如果他们随时有便利的路线图,世上哪还有冲突?

抱歉唠叨了。实际上我该进到我们最后一位成员了……
名称: Reginald Impel ID: MTF-ι-0-null 呼号: Dude in the Corner
职位: 胎儿 回收自: N/A
成员简历:
Reggie于2015年10月26日把自己介绍给超形上学部门,声称是恐怖作家实体swn-001-1-RMPL(“RimpleRimple”)的一名自插入角色。Reggie是位极为天才的黑客,也是基金会IT部门的前负责人,其黑入了超形上学数据库并理解了我们的研究所涉及的。Reggie声称他没有自己的真实背景或是个性,我们的研究证实了这点。

由于已证明尝试将Reggie从叙述中移除是无法成功的,Reggie已被分配至MTF-ι-0,并要随时陪同他们以提供情节发展。应定期确认Reggie于名义上包括在故事内。Reggie被归类为一名使人恼怒的叙述实体。

Panagiotopolous主管站于桌前,说不出话。

“我到底怎么跟你俩陷入这情况的?”

那么显然不是迷路。Gorden和Jasmine坐在她对面,都皱着眉。

“嘿,这他妈的可不是我的主意—”Gordon被Reggie打断说话,被堵住嘴的同时尖叫。“好,Reggie也在这。管他的。重点是,把我拉来这不是我的主意。Fred让我认为我会用到这边的方式来逃离那蠢劣的元胡扯。”

“是的,那是我们的问题。”Penelope言,她的语气毫无歉意。

“这他妈是他们的问题,”Gordon怒吼道,用手指向天花板。“那个写出我们的蠢货。你也不比我们真到哪去。”

Jasmine捏着鼻梁,戏剧性地叹气。“这样开始故事的方法很糟糕,”她没特别对着任何人说。“你明白这是故事开头的,对吧?”

Gordon迟疑了下,然后发出了他意识到这事的呻吟。“为啥你认为他—”他突然意识到而停下。“因为他不清楚他要带我们到哪!他就是写,然后看故事带他到哪去。”

“所以等等,这还没进到最后的故事,那么?这还是真实的吗?我意思是,对我们而言?如果他觉得无聊了然后就


草稿2:

“所以对的,我们在跟棵树对打?”Sally疑惑地问道,从她在乱涂的笔记本探起头来。

Penelope再一次敲击白板,指着她那潦草的图表。“一个树。一个有着分支路线的选你自己的冒险。我们需要你去全面研究它。因为你最熟悉把不持久的现实以花招写下,你将领导特遣队执行这个任务。”

Sally看了Gordon一眼,他在角落剔牙。“说真的Gordon更能胜任吧?他一些粉丝过去应有以Twine或是啥狗屎来实验了。”

“是,他们干过。在那几周是相当流行的趋势。不过他倾向……在那之中自干自的,毕竟大多事他都能习惯。没有分支路线、没有读者选择。几乎没故事,真的。而那是在时间循环趋势之后,所以他那时……有些精神错乱。”主管脸上出现少见的怜悯,Sally同时第一次意识到,必须记住所有你过去迭代的完整含义。

“They did, yes. It was a rather popular trend for a few weeks. But he tended to… bulldoze his way through them, as he is wont to with most things. No branching paths, no reader choice. Hardly stories at all, really. That was after the time loop trend, though, so he was… rather unhinged at the time.” There was a rare look of pity on the director's face, and for the first time Sally considered the full implications of having to remember your past iterations.

It was hard to feel bad for the asshole kicking Reggie in the shins, though.

“I guess that's that, then. Adventure, here we


草稿3:

Gordon raised his head, alarmed.

"We're in a masturbatory draft loop!" he barked. "Someone say something interesting, grab the readers' attentions."

“看,这个


草稿4:

没作用。”

Sandra3 scratched her nose, curious. "What isn't?"

"This drafty thing he's trying. He's being too clever and meta, not paying enough attention to the story. In a couple hundred words


草稿5:

we haven't done anything remotely fucking interesting."

"Come on, that's bullshit, we've-"

At the head of the table, Penelope coughed, and all heads turned. It was a rather commanding cough.

"Gordon is absolutely right. We've already lost…" She looked down at her phone, tapping the screen a couple times. "…two readers, if our metrics are correct. We'll earn a downvote for heavyhanded exposition with this very conversational track, but I believe it will be worth it. I have a plan."

Gordon shrugged, his enormous jacket audibly shifting.

"Downvotes don't mean fuckall. I've done the Reddit thing. They only delete if the author puts some horrible shit in." He scowled. "I still remember that shit, though. It fucks you up. The kind of shit the author isn't even comfortable having me mention right now."

"This isn't Reddit, we don't think. We don't even know whether upper truth has a Reddit. Our research shows that when data points drop below a certain merit threshold, they disappear entirely, from all planes."

Penelope's assistant4, Mary, piped up from behind her. "Not all, Dr. Panagiotopolous."

"Right, of course." Penelope rubbed her cheekbone, prominent under her thin skin. "There are occasional instances where they remain on just a single plane, utterly fruitless. That plane is always the original budding plane, the one belonging to their writer entity." She frowned at5 Mary, a silent warning not to interrupt her again. "That can't be relied upon, though. It's altogether too rare, and not at all in line with our mission."

The team nodded along like they understood. Gordon actually sort of did get it6. Gordon eventually broke the silence.

"You said you had a plan. Spill."

"There's a few data points - very very few, hard to identify - which seem to be immune to 'deletion', as Gordon put it."

"The fuck is wrong with the word deletion? That's a perfectly normal word"

"Of course, yes. I didn't mean anything by it. The point is, no matter how far these data points fall in merit, they seem to be immune to the rules that govern all the others."

Gordon huffed, but didn't retort.

Penelope continued, getting into her stride. "These immune data points… We initially thought they might be somehow central to baseline truth - consensus canon - and therefore protected against demerit deletion. But too many of them are totally random, not at all important. For the most part, only two or three planes intersect at them, despite exceedingly high referential factors. We've detected a few inaccessible ones that aren't even within the narrative bulk. A couple of them are ancient documents, terminal logs, one data point was just the fact a researcher died. But for the most part…they're personnel files. I admit, we were utterly stumped at that. One hypothesis was that there was an outside force protecting those of us it could, bestowing us with permanence we weren't guaranteed." Penelope smiled subtly, the ghost of a dimple appearing on her cheek. "I liked that one. Gave me some comfort. But that didn't fit with the other protected data points. So what the hell was it? Took years for someone to piece it together. I think it was Dr. Huever, in the end. They were author pages."

"If we can work together we might, maybe, be able to anchor ourselves to an author page, conceptually. Protect ourselves as a potential piece of headcanon by sheer virtue of being undeletable. It's not the best plan, but at this rate we're probably hemorrhaging points. It might be the only way to save ourselves."

Aubrey was nodding for real this time. "I'm in. What do we need to do?"

"Well, that's easy. We pick a writer entity with a cluster of planes, but no protected ones. Then we break into their data points. Violently insert ourselves." She turned to Reggie, still crying in the corner. "What did you say your writer entity was called again?




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