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Advice from WrongJohnSilver
Many times, writing a single successful article will take multiple days, if not weeks. This is especially true for one's first article. So, if you find yourself submitting an article a day, and they all fail, it could be because you're not putting enough effort into any of them.
But what'll really help is knowing what kind of effort you need to put into an article. Coming up with the idea is actually the easiest part. Writing it down is more involved, but writing enough to have the draft formed is still pretty straightforward. The real difficult parts come from plotting out the story, understanding what you want to put together to tell, and most importantly, confirming that what you've written will be interpreted the way you want it to be by other readers.
How do you do that? That's where the sandbox comes in. Write your SCP there. Once you've got it where you think it's good, then you show it to others in the SCP community. Use chat and the Drafts forum to give other readers a chance to review and critique your work. Think about what they have to say. It'll likely show you that what you want to convey comes across differently. That's when you can go back and adjust, revise, edit your work, and make it better. This process can take days. Don't skip it. This is where you find out what really works, and what doesn't.
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> Many times, writing a single successful article will take multiple days, if not weeks. This is especially true for one's first article. So, if you find yourself submitting an article a day, and they all fail, it could be because you're not putting enough effort into any of them.
> But what'll really help is knowing what kind of effort you need to put into an article. Coming up with the idea is actually the easiest part. Writing it down is more involved, but writing enough to have the draft formed is still pretty straightforward. The real difficult parts come from plotting out the story, understanding what you want to put together to tell, and most importantly, confirming that what you've written will be interpreted the way you want it to be by other readers.
> How do you do that? That's where the [[[http://scpsandbox2.wikidot.com/| sandbox]]] comes in. Write your SCP there. Once you've got it where you think it's good, then you show it to others in the SCP community. Use [[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/chat-guide|chat]]] and the [[[http://www.scp-wiki.net/forum/c-50864/help:drafts-and-critiques| Drafts]]] forum to give other readers a chance to review and critique your work. Think about what they have to say. It'll likely show you that what you want to convey comes across differently. That's when you can go back and adjust, revise, edit your work, and make it better. This process can take days. Don't skip it. This is where you find out what really works, and what doesn't.
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Item #: SCP-845
Object Class: Euclid
Special Containment Procedures: SCP-845 and its imprinted target (hereafter referred to as SCP-845-1) are to be kept in a High Security Humanoid Containment Chamber of at least level 3 or higher.
Preference for contaiment will be given to subteranian containment locations, directly above the on-site nuclear warhead. Failure to obtain a location with these specifications will require a secondary on-site nuclear warhead below SCP-845's containment.
Rations provided to SCP-845-1 must be rotated between standard high-quality rations.
SCP-845-1 is to be provided with any and all requests, short of an active internet connection, or contact with anyone ouside of the SCP-845 team.
SCP-845's containment team are to be equipped with whatever equipment they deem necessary, and any and all requisition requests are to be approved on the director of the SCP-845 team.
Special Containment Addendum As of ██/██/██, SCP-845 is to be upgraded to Keter, and all security precautions have been increased. Members of MTF-Omega 88 are to be increased from 3 to 5. Additionally, members of MTF-Omega 88 are to be equipped with additional ammunition in armor piercing, standard, incendiary, and any and all experimental rounds developed by the foundation.
Description: SCP-845 appears to be a normal, oaken door on bronzed hinges, no sound emerging from either door or frame when opened, with no distinguishing marks separating it from other mass-produced doors from the same period. Material tests have revealed it to be normal wood, but all attempts to remove any material within 15% of the center of SCP-845 have met with failure, as it dissipates until the normal period during the night on the imprinted target, and reappears whole, and unharmed from the previous night.
The Foundation acquired SCP-845 from Dr. ███████ after review of his monthly psychological evaluation revealed a strange phobia of his own bedroom door. Foundation agents were dispatched to the doctor's home, and retrieved SCP-845 from its frame, with no problems or noticeable effects. Dr. ███████ was kept at site █ for observation.
At precisely [DATA EXPUNGED], SCP-845 appeared on the wall or Dr. ███████'s room, upsetting him in his sleep, and causing several anomalous sounds in the room, with no detectable vibrations accompanying as well as severe [DATA EXPUNGED]. After six minutes, Dr. ███████ awoke, and stared directly at the door, and started to speak about an apparent abyss beyond the door. No noticeable change occurred during this time, until 6 am, when the effect stopped, and Dr. ████████ requested to leave the room.
Complete transcript of all noises and words from SCP-845 directed to its imprinted targets is available at: [DATA EXPUNGED]
When Dr. ████████ was moved to a different location the same effect occurred each night until [DATA EXPUNGED] at which time it was determined that SCP-845 had "imprinted" on D-238, who was moved to isolation for study. Subject reports extreme unease sleeping around SCP-845. Subject claims to hear noises akin to whistling, and moans, as well as creaking sounds that only occasionally show up on surveillance equipment. The noises coming out of SCP-845 seem to be specific to each person's fears, such as Dr. ████████'s fear of his life ending prematurely, and D-238's fear of spiritual entities.
SCP-845 has been observed to have a small entity appear in the frame of the door when left open at night, referred to as SCP-845-2. Entity appears to be a small child, dressed in all white from a period around the turn of the 20th century. During these manifestations, all auditory monitoring equipment in the containment chamber malfunctions, and subjects have said for the room to become silent, with them all describing it as "Quiet as death". Entity does not appear to be hostile at this point, but causes the imprinted target to be transfixed for the duration.
SCP-845-2 was observed to walk through the frame of the door on date ██/██/██, staring at D-73844, the current 'imprint', and holding up a hand, pointing at the subject, and speaking rapidly. D-73844 experienced heart failure at this point. D-73844 expired several minutes later, and it was found out upon investigation into D-73844's past that they had committed violent crimes towards children. Incident Labeled SCP-845-D-1.
As of incident SCP-845-D-1, SCP-845 has targeted only those who have either committed violent crimes towards children, or have children themselves. Possible upgrade to Keter status, or upgraded threat levels is being evaluated.
As of ██/██/██ SCP-845-2 has become hostile towards all imprinted targets, causing severe psychological and even physical harm. D-287 who had not been convicted or suspected of any crimes towards children experienced severe burns upon his torso, when SCP-845-2 approached him and touched him on the upper chest. These burns appear to be caused by an extremely high temperature flame, or heated object, the brief touch exhibiting third degree burns. Upgrade to Keter status has been moved to active review. Containment procedures have been revised accordingly.
The cause of this change is unknown, but current theories hold that SCP-845-2 has become hostile towards all adults. In addition to these hostile changes, auditory equipment has picked up several noises now during the manifestations of SCP-845-2. These noises were unintelligible, except to D-287 who refused to repeat them. Termination was withheld, until SCP-845 imprints on a new target.
Special Addendum As of the new special containment addendum, SCP-845-2 has become extremely hostile towards every living being around the imprinted target, creating a need to contain SCP-845-2 as quickly as possible. Further tests have concluded that during these violent outbursts, that SCP-845 becomes much more dense, and difficult to damage. Sustained ballistic fire, or large explosives can cause SCP-845 and SCP-845-2 to retreat until the next night. Permanent containment procedures are being devised, but for now ballistic termination of SCP-845 on a nightly basis is the only way to keep it from becoming public knowledge.
So far containment efforts have kept it located in [REDACTED], Germany for several months, and it is considered stable.
Upgrade to Keter status is still pending. Upgraded to Euclid/Keter for now. Until we get a handle on this thing, do not let it escape containment again -O5-5
After eighteen successful months of containment, upgrade to Keter status is denied. It's contained, keep it that way. -O5-5
Item #: SCP-XXXX-J
Object Class: Keter
Special Containment Procedures:
Description: SCP-XXXX-J is a humanoid male of Middle Eastern descent, who claims to be known as "Yousuf, جو کپاس وسلم تکتا ہے". SCP-XXXX-J has influence over plant life grown in the immediate area up to and including seven kilometers around it, specifically cotton plants. SCP-XXXX-J was recovered from BLAHBLAHBLAH, Pakistan on DATESDATESDATES.
SCP-XXXX-J came to the attention of the foundation through a confidential source in BLAHBLAHBLAH who informed Foundation assets of anomalous activity in the area, with regards to crop growth of local cotton plants.
SCP-XXXX-J was identified as the cause of this anomalous growth, which consisted of crop yields exceeding four hundred percent of average annual yield. The confidential source described SCP-XXXX-J as a hermit who would visit local villages once a year for tributes and sacrifices.
SCP-XXXX-J is cooperative, and Researchers Stavros and Dillinger were assigned to study SCP-XXXX-J's effect. Researchers Stavros and Dillinger normally would not be considered for this role due to their personal involvement with each other, however, as experts in the area and local folklore, they were considered the best fit.
- log 1
SCP-XXX-J has shown us significant insights in to its influence over plant life. It appears to be able to spontaneously stimulate growth, akin to conditions of high rainfall. This effect
Item #: SCP-XXXX
Object Class: Safe Euclid
Special Containment Procedures:
SCP-XXX is to be contained in a standard humanoid containment chamber, furnished to comfort levels for a non-dangerous humanoid entity. It is to be observed remotely for anomalous behavior.
SCP-XXXX is not to be allowed to leave the site after delivering its baked goods.
Deliveries made by SCP-XXXX are to be scanned for anomalous composition, once weekly, then disposed of.
Due to the nature of SCP-XXXX, containment shall consist of accepting SCP-XXXX's daily delivery at 0700 hours each morning, followed by psychological counselling at Administrative Site-217. Staff are encouraged to interact with SCP-XXXX, and are to report any unusual activity involving SCP-XXXX immediately.
SCP-XXXX is not to be allowed to leave the site after delivering its baked goods.
Deliveries made by SCP-XXXX are to be scanned for anomalous composition, once weekly, then disposed of.
Containment Procedures Rev. 3
As SCP-XXXX has become hostile to the Foundation, and Foundation personnel, SCP-XXXX is to be terminated on sight by security staff. Failure to do so before SCP-XXXX makes its delivery will result in SCP-XXXX remaining uncontained until the next manifestation event.
In 87% of all successful terminations, SCP-XXXX has rematerialized adjacent to Site-217's security perimeter. All other foundation sites are to be placed on high alert.
All delivered baked goods are to be incinerated at first opportunity. At no time are SCP-XXXX's baked goods to be ingested.
Description: SCP-XXXX is an anomalous humanoid entity which appears at a fixed location and time each day, making a delivery of donuts and bagels to Administrative Site-217. SCP-XXXX dissapears at a fixed point in time later the same day.
SCP-XXXX is an anomalous manifestation of James ██████, former owner of a local bakery, Donut Jimmy's Bakery. Donut Jimmy's Bakery was contracted to deliver baked goods daily, for distribution to break rooms throughout the Site.
Foundation records indicate that James ██████ attended the California Institute of technology and received a PhD in Chemistry in ████.
James ██████ was considered for approach by the Foundation for employment, before being screened out due to lack of aptitude in his field. Further records show that multiple applications to various employers were denied due to lack of applicability of his research work, and a general lack of aptitude.
James ██████ opened Donut Jimmy's Bakery with a classmate from his secondary school (George Callaghan) in ████, four years after obtaining his PhD.
SCP-XXXX was determined to be anomalous on September 1, ████, when Administrative Site-217 accounts payable had a discrepancy in the food budgets for refreshments, leading to an investigation by Agents Donnelly and McGill. Donut Jimmy's Bakery was observed to have been closed for several days. Local business owners claimed that the bakery had not opened since September 1, ████.
Remote observation of SCP-XXXX after it made its daily delivery to Administrative Site-217 showed that SCP-XXXX will disappear from view at a distance of .72 KM from the entrance to Administrative Site-217 and will reappear at precisely 0700 hours each day.
Analysis of SCP-XXXX's delivery confirmed that all food was non-anomalous. Chemical Analysis confirmed them safe for human consumption, and as such, are to be distributed as normal.
SCP-XXXX was contained on September 3, followed by an interview about its deliveries. SCP-XXXX claimed to have no knowledge of any of the events or effects surrounding SCP-XXXX and was place in to standard humanoid containment chamber. SCP-XXXX was extremely distressed and agitated, when informed of the anomalous context surrounding it.
On September 4, ████, SCP-XXXX dissapeared from its containment cell, and appeared .72 km outside of Administrative Site-217, with the usual quantity of food for delivery each morning. Containment procedures were amended to include an expansion of Site-217's perimeter.
In light of SCP-XXXX's manifestation each morning outside of the facility, Administrative Site-217's perimeter was expanded to include the area of manifestation. Thus far, SCP-XXX has not changed its manifestation site, and continues to make daily deliveries.
Ongoing interviews with SCP-XXXX have lead to increased agitation, and distress, as each time SCP-XXXX is informed of its nature, SCP-XXXX claims to remember each other encounter with Foundation staff since containment.
As such, at this time, it is recommended that SCP-XXX is not informed of its nature, and remote observation continue, barring any further incident.
On March 1, ████, SCP-XXXX's delivery occurred at the expected time, however, the contents of the delivery contained irregularities.
All donuts commonly referred to as "jelly filled" were instead filled with peanut butter, consistent with Donut Jimmy's Bakery peanut butter used in other baked goods. All donuts commonly referred to as "Boston Creme" were filled instead with mayonnaise, again consistent with other Donut Jimmy's Bakery baked goods.
SCP-XXXX was asked about these discrepancies, and was reluctant to answer, asking if the Foundation was requesting a termination of the contract with Donut Jimmy's Bakery. Foundation agents denied this was the case, and SCP-XXXX grew more agitated. SCP-XXXX disappeared from view in containment at 0700 hours, as per usual.
On June 1, ████, SCP-XXXX was confronted, and asked about the products it was bringing to Administrative Site-217. SCP-XXXX began to cry uncontrollably, and psychological staff were called in. Interview with SCP-XXXX is below with Dr. Jamesson.
Dr Jamesson: SCP-XXXX, my name is Dr. Jamesson.
SCP-XXXX: My name is █████ ██████.
Dr Jamesson: Apologies, Jimmy, may I call you, Jimmy?
SCP-XXX calms down significantly at the use of the given name
SCP-XXXX: Sure…I'd prefer it
Dr Jamesson: Jimmy, why are your donuts and bagels wrong lately? I've never heard of you bringing the wrong food before.
SCP-XXXX: I just want this to stop…whatever it is, I just…it never ends.
Dr Jamesson: You're saying you remember all of it?
SCP-XXXX: Of course I remember all of it. I thought I was going crazy. I would bring the food, then sometimes people would lock me in a room, and interrogate me…I had no idea what was going on. All I could do is make the donuts wrong. I don't even remember baking them, but I thought about what would happen if the jelly filled had peanut butter, and the Boston Cremes had mayo in them and…
Dr Jamesson: We had no idea, James.
SCP-XXXX: Why is this even happening to me?
Dr Jamesson: One second.
Dr Jamesson radios to request permission to explain the situation to SCP-XXXX. An affirmative response is returned.
Dr Jamesson: Jimmy, how much do you know about this facility?
SCP-XXXX: It's just an office. You guys get a bunch of food, and you're my first delivery of the day usually.
Dr Jamesson: I see. Jimmy, that's not really what happens here. I'm not authorized to tell you much, but we're an organization that's…well, we protect people.
SCP-XXXX: Oh come on, I've been delivering to you guys for six years, and you're telling me this is some kind of— Oh God, is this some kind of government black site? Am I gonna go to a prison somewhere? Are you gonna lock me up again?
Dr Jamesson: No. We're not with the government. We're…well, I can't really tell you everything, but we protect people. From things like what happened to you.
SCP-XXXX: So why the hell didn't you stop whatever happened to make me this way?
Dr Jamesson: You're the first person this has happened to. We'd like to try and figure out what happened, though. And make sure the effect doesn't spread.
SCP-XXXX: I just want to go home, doc…
Dr Jamesson: We'll do what we can, Jimmy. We'd like to help you though.
SCP-XXXX: How? What are you gonna do?
Dr Jamesson: Tomorrow, when you make your delivery, I'd like to talk to you again. If you're willing.
SCP-XXXX: I…I think I'd like that.
Since receiving psychological counselling on a regular basis, SCP-XXXX has produced expected types of baked goods during its regular deliveries. At this time, SCP-XXXX is considered contained.
Dr. Jamesson's note:
Continued psychological counseling should give SCP-XXXX a stable mental state for the foreseeable future. SCP-XXXX is considered contained at this point. What I would like to stress, however, is that SCP-XXXX is an anomaly. Not a person. Psychological counseling is the easiest way to keep it contained, however, it's vitally important that we do not relax around SCP-XXXX, and continue standard security sweeps on its deliveries. Judging by the initial psychological screening report for James when he was considered for Foundation employment, I would also recommend avoiding agitating SCP-XXXX.
On November 22, ████, SCP-XXXX confronted Dr. Jamesson, and requested again the use of foundation resources in order to assist the research staff.
Dr Jamesson: James, you requested to speak with me?
SCP-XXXX: Yeah, doc. Look, I've been delivering everything like usual, but I have nothing to do the rest of the day. I've asked before but I'd really like to help. I used to do chemistry before I got in to baking, and I think I can help, like, significantly.
Dr Jamesson: Jimmy, I understand, but we can't allow you access to our resources like that. There's security involved that—
SCP-XXX appears significantly agitated at this.
SCP-XXXX: Oh come on! I'm bored out of my mind, with nothing to think about but bagels, and donuts!
Dr Jamesson: Jimmy, you were a baker for twenty years, I'm not sure your skills at Chemistry are—
SCP-XXXX stands up and slams his hands down on the table
SCP-XXXX: I WAS A SCIENTIST GODDAMMIT! I have a fucking PhD in Chemistry! I'm tired of sitting around. You have to help me, Doctor. It's your job!
Dr Jamesson: Jimmy, calm down. I—
SCP-XXXX: I've been doing this shit for years now, fucking bagels and donuts, and sandwiches! I have nothing! My entire life is wasted on these stupid fucking donuts! I went to goddamned Cal Fucking Tech! Doesn't that mean anything!?
Dr Jamesson: SCP-XXXX, calm down, or I'm going to have to call security
SCP-XXXX: What did you call me?
Dr Jamesson: Apologies. Jimmy, relax. Come on, there's no need for this.
SCP-XXXX: I see. Sorry doc. So please. Even just if I could help find out what happened to me. I'd really like to just help. I just need to read some books or something about whatever it is you think happened. I'm sure I could—
Dr Jamesson: No. Our resources, and materials are restricted. I'm sorry James, but I really can't budge on that.
SCP-XXXX: I see. I'd like to go back to my room now.
Dr Jamesson gestures to the camera
Dr Jamesson: Escort them back to their containment chamber, please.
The next day was the first incident of SCP-XXXX delivering baked goods containing toxic substances recorded.
Below are relevant excerpts from Dr. Jamessons' personal log and journal regarding SCP-XXXX. Following the events on April 7th, SCP-XXXX was upgraded from Safe to Euclid.
Following the death of Dr. Jamesson, SCP-XXXX is currently pending Keter designation.
- April 24
- James shows signs of improvement. He's been talking less and less about feeling alone, and more about his time while he's demanifested. He claims it's like sleeping.
- June 7
- James has shown marked improvement in the last few months, and has begun to view his time de-manifested as "sleep" rather than something to his detriment.
- August 21
- James has shown interest in the Foundation, and has asked if he could potentially do something during his time while manifested other than sit around and wait to dissapear. I approached Dr. Lornth about this, but the initial assessment of their Chemistry skills appears accurate.
- October 14
- James has insisted repeatedly that he be allowed access to Foundation materials and resources in order to provide some kind of assistance to the Foundation. This interest is unusually strenuous, and is slightly concerning. I've added a note to his psych profile, and I've been trying to gently dissuade James from pursuing the subject.
- December 18
- Since a hard denial of SCP-XXXX's request to be granted access to Foundation resources on November 4, his conditions have deteriorated. Several deliveries have been made in error, with similar defects to the initial errors. When questioned, SCP-XXXX said he didn't know what was happening.
- April 7
- SCP-XXXX has not manifested in four days. Security personnel have been placed on high alert, and a general notice has been put out to other nearby sites.
- April 16
- SCP-XXXX has been sighted making deliveries to several other Foundation Sites. Baked goods were shown to contain several toxic compounds. One injury, zero fatalities, but it's probably time to upgrade to Euclid. I've made a note to distribute containment protocols regarding deliveries by SCP-XXXX to other sites.
- May 1
- Attempted termination of SCP-XXXX has successfully lead to containment. Demanifestation takes place almost immediately after death, and prevents materialization until subsequent mornings. SCP-XXXX is re-contained. Psychological counseling is obviously to be terminated.
- No Date Given
- I just wanted to help, Jamesson. I wanted to be something more than a fucking donut maker. I saw your goddamned notes, Jamesson. Fuck you, and your 'Foundation'. See if I'm good enough now. I hope you enjoy your morning bagel, you son of a bitch.
- Dr. Lornth's Note
- Dr. Jamesson was found dead in his office of acute liver failure, from Vinyl chloride poisoning, on May 12. It is highly likely SCP-XXXX was involved, considering the entry in Dr. Jamesson's journal. SCP-XXXX is to be considered extremely dangerous at this time. Upgrade to keter pending.
Without fate what does that mean for heroes? Do they still exist?
SCP-XXXX: I have the dirt of the day and the living, the dirt of the earth and the happiness on my feet. That which covers my feet, creates that which you know, and destroys that which you love.
SCP-XXXX: They have the dirt of existence, and yet you deny me happiness. You hold m here, and do not let my feet tread upon the strings of their fate. You cage me, and hold me. I will howl here in the darkness forever, until my feet once again tread upon the woes of human fate.