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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept deactivated in a file cabinet made from reinforced steel, connected to a Scranton Reality Anchor, at site-XXX. The anchor should only be deactivated when the next scheduled Procedure XXXXXXX is to be carried out. Upon the initiation of Procedure XXXXXXX, SCP-XXXX should immediately be deactivated and returned to the cabinet. No personnel should attempt to access SCP-XXXX without direct approval from the site director, even assigned researchers are prohibited from accessing XXXX outside the initiation phase of Procedure XXXXXXX. SCP-XXXX-2 instances are to be kept in a containment cell during the event. SCP-XXXX-3 instances are to be classified after manifestation.

Procedure XXXXXXX has to be carried out every 103 hours, in order to properly contain SCP-XXXX-1.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a black Amazon Kindle e-book reader, bearing no physical abnormalities. Upon activation, SCP-XXXX displays an anomalously high number of .mobi files, with titles consisting of first names, SCP-XXXX-3 instances. Individuals fond of reading and/or emotional tragedies will display traits of addiction when exposed to SCP-XXXX, which intensifies progressively as the exposed individual spends more and more time with XXXX.

Every 103 hours a formerly hidden file becomes accessible, SCP-XXXX-1. During an XXXXXXX event, the contents of SCP-XXXX-1 act as a Class VIII visual cognitohazard, and SCP-XXXX is capable of accessing local intranets and the World Wide Web to spread SCP-XXXX-1 upon the file being read by any exposed individual. Individuals who have read over 103 characters of XXXX-1 immediately become SCP-XXXX-2 instances.

SCP-XXXX-2 instances go through a multi-phase anomalous process dubbed an XXXXXXX event. The following is a summary of the process, Addendum XXXX-B details the event more thoroughly.

  • Phase 01: The anomalous matter starts by forming a “second skin”, that, at first begins occasionally messing with the five senses (ex: blocking out sounds, obscuring vision, not being able to feel the coldness/warmness of objects, etc…)
  • Phase 02: This skin thickens and disconnects from the real one, creating a small gap. The skin lets through air, however, it now consistently blocks out sounds (both from the outside, and the voice of the infected) and obscures vision.
  • Phase 03: The skin expands further, and it no longer lets the affected individual make physical contact with other living beings (the barrier gets too far from the individual to make a dent in it). Other living beings also experience a sense of dread and disgust when approaching the affected individual, and within an area with a radius of 3.5 meters (the field’s diameter is usually between 3-4 meters at this point), they obey a subconscious command to not get closer to the individual. It also gets progressively harder to notice and recognize the individual either via sight or hearing.
  • Phase 04: The area doubles in size, and now nothing can pass through the skin that the affected individual doesn’t want to. Locked in almost complete silence, cursed with a hazy sight and the near-inability to be noticed, the individual now lives in a world of solitude. Severe mental problems may be developed at this point.
  • Phase 05: The skin hardens and becomes invisible, along with the individual locked inside. Now not even air can pass through, and the individual is left to die. Upon death, two scenarios may occur: a) the skin and the field begin to shrink exponentially, and disappears (possibly shrinks to the Planck-scale) within a few seconds; b) the skin becomes elastic and deflates, the body inside is preserved.

After the XXXXXXX event has concluded a new SCP-XXXX-3 file will manifest on SCP-XXXX's storage, with the title matching the SCP-XXXX-2 instance's first name. SCP-XXXX-3 instances are not anomalous themselves; however, their contents are highly disturbing, and by the nature of their vividness, they may cause psychological problems for the reader.

Addendum: [Optional additional paragraphs]

This file has been updated on XX/XX/XX.