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"All the World loves a Clown." ~ Cole Porter

~ Herman Fuller's Circus of the Disquieting ~

Alas, our renowned founder and namesake is no longer with us. No one seems quite sure where he's got off to.

The Clowns say he suddenly saw the error of his ways and became a missionary with the Manna Foundation to atone for his misdeeds.

The Carnies say he finally ran afoul of a beast even he couldn't tame, and whatever's left of him now fertilizes a patch of brown grass somewhere.

The Man with the Upside-Down Face says good riddance.

Whatever his fate, it is certain that Herman Fuller is gone, and surely someone somewhere must mourn him.

But the show must go on.

Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages, Herman Fuller's Circus of the Disquieting is proud to announce our new Master of Ceremonies. She started off as just another runaway, but through sheer talent and determination she's clawed her way up from magician, to Clown, to troupe leader and now to the Ringmaster of the Circus itself! I give you the beautiful, the astonishing, the magical Icky!

Come with us now on a mind-boggling journey through the impossible. Glimpse the wonderous magic the powers-that-be conspire to keep hidden. Experience the awe and terror of a world that forever lies just out of view.

Welcome to Dread & Circuses!

Opening Acts:

  1. Herman Fuller Can Shove It Up His Ass ~ "You're going to want to insert it rectally."
  2. Clown Breeding 101 with Prof. Richard C Normus ~ "My Grampie once turned a kid inside out, I shit you not."
  3. Upside-Down Cake ~ "I can’t tell you how much pleasure it gives me to finally see your face the right way up after all these years."
  4. A Real Humdinger ~ “Tom, if I didn’t know better I’d swear that someone up there has it out for me.”


Act I

  1. Former Assets ~ "You're not afraid of clowns, are you?"
  2. Fuller Than Full! ~ "He let out one final scream, and then popped like a balloon."
  3. Fuller's Fantastic Fun-lover's Funhouse ~ “Fun-lovers? That’s what you call those… milking creatures, right?”
  5. She Remembered Me ~ "Sing once again with me, our strange duet."
  6. Freaky Commodities II: Freak Harder ~ "I…may have left a Sarkist and a Mekhanite together in the same room.”
  7. There Are No Strings On Me ~ “Are you out of your mind? Do you know who you’ve got? Icky will send the whole Circus after you to get her back!”

Interlude I

  1. So They Called Him Darke ~ "He immersed himself in the Darkness, sustained himself on the Darkness, empowered himself with the Darkness."

Act II

  1. A Scip Or A Star? ~ "Coarse, irritating, gets everywhere."
  2. Dark And Disquieting ~ "Lolly didn’t respond immediately, being transfixed by the sight of a bird wizard battling self-cannibalizing ethereal snakes."
  3. City of Wonder™ ~ “Lesbians are family friendly now. There’s like a whole show on Cartoon Network about space lesbians. It’s awesome.”
  4. The Sea Slug and the Showman ~ "He stood in the spotlight, proud as can be in his top hat and red-tailed coat, the most preposterously verbose and verbosely preposterous poppycock rolling off his tongue as he presented each new marvel."
  5. Freaks, Friends and Fiends ~ “Not even the weirdest part of my day.”
  6. Let's Get This Show On The Road! ~ "Can I get a Frapaccthulhu? Extra whipped cream, extra drizzle, extra existential horror? I can handle it, I'm a Clown." By RecursiveRecursionRecursiveRecursion !
  7. A Circus Come To Not ~ "Eat Lemon Meringue you son of a bitch!”

Special Attractions: 0. The Warrior And The… Clown? ~ "Happy April Fools Mister!"

  1. ...And I'm the Star! ~ "I'm a motivated worker, most of the time, and I don't mind getting my hands dirty. Anymore, anyways." By DarkStuffDarkStuff !


  1. Saccharina Sweet's Sensationally Sublime Sugar Babies! ~ "They love alliteration at the Circus."
  2. Lil' Lollipop's Little Lollipops! ~ "There's a sucker born every minute."
  3. The Marvellously Macabre Mechanical Marionette Matinee! ~ "If I ever get free, I'll be hellbent, on making them my merry merry marionettes!"
  4. Papa's Precociously Provocative Pickl'd Punkz! ~ "Does a mind-controlled, fusion powered mech-suit count as reasonable?"
  5. The Menagerie of Mayhem's Mind-bending Mewling Monstrosities! ~ "I only got scratched… twenty-something times? And that was when they liked me." By RecursiveRecursionRecursiveRecursion !
  6. The Sumerian Sorcerer's Sadistically Satanic Saddle! ~ "In its active state, living horses (Equus caballus) react with panic upon becoming aware of SCP-3886's presence." By Ember16Ember16 !

Promotional Materials:

  1. Herman Fuller Presents: Icky the Magic Clown ~ "I decided at a young age that I wasn't going to let fear stop me from being who I am."
  2. Herman Fuller Presents: The Amazing Zoltan ~ "Anyway, he comes into the shop wanting us to make him a philosopher's stone out of molasses."
  3. Herman Fuller Presents: The Skeleton Dance ~ "For as long as the preternatural performing arts have existed, men have reanimated the dead for entertainment." By PeppersGhostPeppersGhost !
  4. Herman Fuller Presents: Nixie the Nereid ~ "My sisters and I are Mermaids. Not nereids, not sirens, not sea nymphs; Mermaids!"
  5. Herman Fuller Presents: The Dread Behemoth ~ "It was sheer chance I was there that day - I had an appointment with my haberdasher about expanding the storage capacity in my top hat - but what good fortune it was!"

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Marshall, Carter & Dark

  1. 'Osteotronic Cubes' (VXY33/F7RQ3/9XAD1) ~ "I named mine Sans, like from Undertale, and now he's gone. You owe me for pain and suffering!"
  2. 'The Dark Web' (DKE79/O2RG5/4JLW6) ~ "It really goes to show that good ethics is good business."
  3. 'Kaiju Caviar' (OCN39/T5FG6/7HJL2) ~ "Nonetheless, I must state frankly that I consider eating the eggs of a sea monster frivolity to the point of insanity."
  4. Micky D's ~ “Carter, I am not manipulating the global economy to drive McDonald's out of business just because they share our initials."

Doctor Wondertainment

  1. Vend-a-Friend ~ "My suitcase was at my feet because I didn't trust leaving it alone; if anyone were to see my stuffies, watercolors, and risperdal I'd feel terribly judged." By DarkStuffDarkStuff !

The Utterly Bazaar

  1. Utter Depravity ~ "The catacombs were a perfect abode for a noble such as himself; vast, ostentatious, dark, and amply stocked with the preserved remains of peasants to feast upon."

The main reason I created this series was to finish what PeppersGhost started. He briefly mentioned a female Ringmaster in SCP-2094, with the clear intention of setting up a further narrative that was never followed up on. PeppersGhost did have an overall arc he intended to tell with Herman Fuller, but this arc was left incomplete. In private e-mails with PeppersGhost he informed me of his overall plan for the Circus, and with his continued input I hope to complete it myself to the best of my ability.

Why do this? Well, I like the Circus partially because in some ways it's the exact opposite of the Foundation. When The Administrator found his first anomaly, he decided it was something to be locked up and kept secret forever. When Herman Fuller found his, he decided to pitch a tent and charge admission. My ideology towards the anomalous is actually closer to that of the Serpent's Hand's than it is to the Foundation's. Not everything anomalous is dangerous, and the Foundation's policy of locking every anomaly up 'just in case' is both immoral and to Humanity's detriment. One of my favourite SCPs is 8900-EX because it illustrates the Foundation's edict of preserving the status quo, even if changing the status quo would be a good thing. The Circus is a place where people can see actual magic, and where anomalous people have more freedom than they would in containment.

I also have a fondness for the early days of the Foundation; whacky senior staff, insane cross testing, etc. The Circus gives me a venue to write in that style that would otherwise not be acceptable.

I will do my best to continue the story PeppersGhost started, and maybe one day the tale of Herman Fuller's Circus of the Disquieting will be known in its entirety.

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