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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be stored in a standard secure locker in Site-64. By order of the Ethics Committee, all testing with SCP-XXXX has been cancelled indefinitely.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to a series of 130 handheld gaming consoles referred to as "Dr. Wondertainment's Wonderboy™". SCP-XXXX instances are bright pink or purple and have seven buttons: one for each cardinal direction, and buttons marked 'A', 'B' and 'W'. When the 'W' button is pressed, a menu is accessed which contains a list of several characters appearing in the game. Moving through the list with the arrow keys and pressing the W button again causes entities appearing as these characters to manifest into reality. These entities are referred to as SCP-XXXX-A through SCP-XXXX-G. Upon manifestation, the separate entities will perform a set of preset actions and dialogue, primarily referencing to SCP-XXXX, reasons varying depending on entity present. Once the SCP-XXXX entity finishes the preset dialogue, it will interact freely with the user.

Discovery: On October first, 2013, a man named Arnold ███████ found a crate containing the SCP-XXXX instances was found in an abandoned storage warehouse located in ███████, Nebraska. Arnold was not aware of the SCP-XXXX instances anomalous properties and attempted to sell them over eBay under the impression they were rare nonanomalous gaming consoles. This activity was flagged for a possible connection with the POI Dr. Wondertainment by Foundation web crawlers and a Mobile Task Force was sent to investigate. SCP-XXXX was confiscated and Arnold was administered amnestics. The MTF found the warehouse based on information gained from interviewing Arnold and discovered several more instances of SCP-XXXX along with the following notes:

Document-XXXX-A:

Hey kids! We live in a modern world and our busy lifestyle requires modern Funtime Solutions™. Video games are a great way to waste your time/neurons, but you know what's more fun than playing video games on your own? Playing them with a friend! Now, thanks to the brilliant Dr. Wondertainment you have no need of looking for other kids to play with and can move straight to whittling your life away staring at a screen. Just press the W button and you'll instantly be greeted by one of our Digital Wonderfriends™. All the fun of our Little Misters™ line with none of the horrific moral implications™!

Document XXXX-B:

Whoopsie. After testing with our Wondertainment Super Testers™ it has been determined that the horrific moral implications™ of the Wonderboy™ are actually far worse than those of our Little Misters™ line. The Wonderboy and all associated products are now canceled and all our Wondertainment Supercustomers™ will be receiving a full refund and a coupon for 25% off their next Wondertainment purchase.

Addendum:

Mew-ltiverse: Here we can leave some discussion notes when not on IRC!

TheBlueHour: Good thinking!

Mew-ltiverse: So, let’s get brainstorming! Although we’ve already got a few ideas, we need a more solid grasp of what this thing is.

TheBlueHour: I think it will function like a normal handheld game console, but it has a feature that you can press one of the buttons to summon a character from the game into reality to give you advice or to help you play. Think playing a video game while a friend watches. The thing is that when the console is turned off the character dies. Their life starts when the button is pressed and ends as soon as you stop playing.

Mew-ltiverse: I like that idea. We do need to discuss how it’s discovered that they are actually killed.

TheBlueHour: Time to start this again.

TheBlueHour: Okay, I think four (4) interview logs will be enough. Just need to finish them all then we can move on to crit/revisions stage. I'm thinking that we'll call this one "Where You Go When You're Not Here".



Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be stored in a mid-security containment locker in Site-169. By order of the Ethics Committee SCP-XXXX is to be tested once per week All testing with SCP-XXXX is to be discontinued indefinitely.

Description: SCP-XXXX refers to a series of 130 handheld gaming consoles referred to as "Dr. Wondertainment's Wonderboy™". SCP-XXXX instances are bright pink or purple and have seven buttons: one for each cardinal direction, and buttons marked 'A', 'B' and 'W'. When the 'W' button is pressed, a menu is accessed which contains a list of several characters appearing in the game. Moving through the list with the arrow keys and pressing the W button again causes entities appearing as these characters to manifest into reality. These entities are referred to as SCP-XXXX-A through SCP-XXXX-G. Upon manifestation, the separate entities will perform a set of preset actions and dialogue, primarily referencing to SCP-XXXX, reasons varying depending on entity present. Once the SCP-XXXX entity finishes the preset dialogue, it will interact freely with the user.

Discovery: On October first, 2013, a man named Arnold ███████ found a crate containing the SCP-XXXX instances was found in an abandoned storage warehouse located in ███████, Nebraska. Arnold was not aware of the SCP-XXXX instances anomalous properties and attempted to sell them over eBay under the impression they were rare nonanomalous gaming consoles. This activity was flagged for a possible connection with the POI Dr. Wondertainment by Foundation web crawlers and a Mobile Task Force was sent to investigate. SCP-XXXX was confiscated and Arnold was administered amnestics. The MTF found the warehouse based on information gained from interviewing Arnold and discovered several more instances of SCP-XXXX along with the following notes:

Document-XXXX-A:

Hey kids! We live in a modern world and our busy lifestyle requires modern Funtime Solutions™. Video games are a great way to waste your time/neurons, but you know what's more fun than playing video games on your own? Playing them with a friend! Now, thanks to the brilliant Dr. Wondertainment you have no need of looking for other kids to play with and can move straight to whittling your life away staring at a screen. Just press the W button and you'll instantly be greeted by one of our Digital Wonderfriends™. All the fun of our Little Misters™ line with none of the horrific moral implications™!

Document XXXX-B:

Whoopsie. After testing with our Wondertainment Super Testers™ it has been determined that the horrific moral implications™ of the Wonderboy™ are actually far worse than those of our Little Misters™ line. The Wonderboy and all associated products are now canceled and all our Wondertainment Supercustomers™ will be receiving a full refund and a coupon for 25% off their next Wondertainment purchase.

In another crate in the warehouse were found several hundred cartridges compatible with SCP-XXXX. No other instances of SCP-XXXX or related objects have been discovered.

Addendum XXXX-1, test log:

All tests were performed with a cartridge labelled 'Tales of Xonoria', an adventure fantasy game. At certain points in the game, which was completed by Researcher Michael Grooms. Completing certain parts of the game's storyline would cause characters from the game's setting to be 'unlocked' allowing them to be manifested using the “W” button.

Interview Log-XXXX-A


DATE: 12/13/2013

NOTE: Researcher Michael Grooms used SCP-XXXX to manifest an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 in order to ask questions relating to the anomaly.


[BEGIN LOG]

Researcher Grooms presses the “W” button. A flash of pink light occurs, and an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 appears, manifesting as a young human female wearing an elaborate orange dress.

Grooms: Hello SCP-XXXX-1-A. Do you know what’s going on?

SCP-XXXX-A: Yes, hello! Thank you for purchasing a Wondertainmaint ltd. Wonderboy.

Grooms: Well it was more like…

SCP-XXXX-A: Dr. Wondertainment and his employees cannot be held morally, legally, ethically or metaphysically accountable for any injuries resulting from use of the Wonderboy or any other product.

Grooms: I understand, you see…

SCP-XXXX-A: If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please call our help desk at ███████████.

Grooms: Okay… are you done now?

SCP-XXXX-A: I think that's everything.

Grooms: I'll move on then. We aren’t going to be playing too much of your game. I’m going to be asking you some questions.

SCP-XXXX-A: Yes, I can answer any questions about the game that you may have. I'm always happy to help out the Supercustomers who bought the Wonderboy

Grooms: Well…

SCP-XXXX-A: Is something wrong?

Grooms: No, no no… I'm fine.

SCP-XXXX-A: You… you purchased the product right?

Grooms: Not really… we found it in a warehouse.

SCP-XXXX-A: Oh… well… this is strange… um… My apologies sir. I'm not really sure what the policy for situations like this is.

Grooms: I just need to ask you a few questions about SCP… the Wonderboy.

SCP-XXXX-A: Sorry, sir but I'm just as confused about this as you are. I'm not sure what the policy is here.

SCP-XXXX-A walks over and presses the W button. Another flash of pink light occurs and it demanifests. Researcher Grooms sighs and puts his hand on his face. The test is aborted.

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[END LOG]

Interview Log-XXXX-B


DATE: 12/18/2013

NOTE: Following the failure of the previous test, Researcher Grooms used SCP-XXXX to attempt to communicate with SCP-XXXX-A again.


[BEGIN LOG]


Researcher Grooms: Hello again, SCP-XXXX-A.

SCP-XXXX-A: That's not my name, but pleased to meet you!

Researcher Grooms: We just spoke yesterday. Do you remember me?

SCP-XXXX-A: No I do not. But now that we're here we can—

Researcher Grooms: You sure?

SCP-XXXX-A: I do believe that I would have remembered meeting someone like you, good sir.

Researcher Grooms: Hm… alright. What do you mean by “someone like me”?

SCP-XXXX-A: You’ve got that lab coat, and those glasses of yours. Very professional!

Grooms: Um… thank you. Anyway, back to questions. Do you remember anything about your creation?

SCP-XXXX-A: Hm… no, not really.

Grooms: Have you ever met a person referred to as “Dr. Wondertainment”?

SCP-XXXX-A: I thought you just needed help with the game?

Grooms: Please answer the question.

SCP-XXXX-A: I think I remember him, but I've never actually met him…

Grooms: Huh?

SCP-XXXX-A: Yeah, I remember a man wearing a purple suit and…

Grooms: How can you remember him if you two never met?

SCP-XXXX-A: Mr. Wondertianment made sure that the Wonderboy would be able to give me the information I needed to help out our superplayers so I know some stuff about Dr. Wondertainment and his Wondertainment inc. company even though I've never even met them.

Grooms: Do you know anything about why your product may have been abandoned?

SCP-XXXX-A: Abandoned? What do you mean? I… It wasn't abandoned? I don't think at least.

Grooms shows Document-XXXX-B to SCP-XXXX-1

SCP-XXXX-A: Wh… what? That makes sense. I don't remember that… when did… how did…

Grooms: You said that you can't remember me right?

SCP-XXXX-A shakes her head.

SCP-XXXX-A: No, not before today.

Grooms: Is that why…

SCP-XXXX-A: I'm sorry, I didn't want to make you upset, I… I…

Grooms: No, no, no, no, no… It's just, I… I was wondering if that's why Dr. Wondertainment abandoned the project. If you… if the Wonderboy… I'm going to stop now…

[END LOG]

[NOTE] Due to SCP-XXXX-A's severe mental state the test was aborted.

Following this incident Researcher Grooms theorized that the reason that SCP-XXXX was canceled was because SCP-XXXX-A instances are unable to retain memories between manifestations making it impossible for them to form a friendship with the users of SCP-XXXX. This theory was later rejected.

Interview Log-XXXX-C


DATE: 12/23/2013

NOTE: Researcher Oliver Crane used SCP-XXXX to manifest an SCP-XXXX instance.


[BEGIN LOG]


Researcher Crane presses the “W” button, an instance of SCP-XXXX occurring in the same manner as SCP-XXXX-A. The instance manifests as a young adult male sporting a stylized fighter costume.

NOTE: Researcher Crane is blind.

Researcher Crane: Hello SCP-XXXX-B—

SCP-XXXX-B: Nonsense! My name is ███████ champion of the arena and friend to the earth. You summoned me to lead you through your quest, as is a special ability of the Wondertainment Wonderboy!

Researcher Crane: Uh, alright. I was wonderin’ If ya could answer some questions’ for me.

SCP-XXXX-B: Alright good sir. What is it about the Wondertainment Wonderboy that is bringing you trouble?

Researcher Crane: It’s the technology that works the Wonderboy, lad. For some reason,’ a girl my colleague summoned with the console lost her memory completely after meetin’ him again. You happen’ to know what might cause it?

SCP-XXXX-B: Whatever do you mean? I have no recollection of such a thing happening.

Researcher Crane: Alright, I was thinkin’ that might be the case. I’m gonna try somethin’.

Researcher Crane presses the “W” button, causing SCP-XXXX-B to disappear. He then presses the same button a moment later, SCP-XXXX-B reappearing.

SCP-XXXX-B: Hello good sir! Thank you for purchasing a Wondertainment Wonderboy! Are you ready to go on your quest?

Researcher Crane: It’s as I thought.

SCP-XXXX-B: What does that mean?

Researcher Crane begins to play through the game, turning on description mode. As he does, SCP-XXXX-A appears.

SCP-XXXX-A: Hello! Thank you for purchasing the Wondertainment Wonderboy! Description Mode was installed so our visually impaired viewers can enjoy the Wonderboy just the same! I will be describing the beautiful imagery of “Tales of Xonoria”!

Researcher Crane: Huh. Even the description mode’s got an anomaly attached to it.

SCP-XXXX-A: Whatever do you mean?

Researcher Crane: It summons one of you guys.

SCP-XXXX-A: Oh. Merry Christmas, by the way! The Wondertainment Wonderboy makes a wonderful Christm—

Researcher Crane: So, I… I’m gonna cut to the chase. Ya’re memories are erased every time ya’re summoned. That’s what I’ve picked up.

SCP-XXXX-A: That can’t be the case.

Researcher Crane: Where were you before this?

SCP-XXXX-B: Well I was— [pause] I suppose I cannot recall.

Researcher Crane: The Wonderboy is broken’. Somethin’ in the memory component is broken’.

SCP-XXXX-B: Nonsense! The Wondertainment Wonderboy is flawless.

Researcher Crane: I’m sorry, lad. But this document says otherwise.

Researcher Crane shows SCP-XXXX-B Document-XXXX-B

SCP-XXXX-B: Wh… wh… what? That's… not possible. Dr. Wondertainment wouldn't just abandon us like that… he… he… couldn't

Researcher Crane: I'm sorry…

SCP-XXXX-B: I don't understand. I didn't mean to forget everything I… sorry.

Researcher Crane: Not yare fault. The Wonderboy doesn't work right so ta'… wait a minute…

Researcher Crane appears confused.

Researcher Crane: How do ya know all the stuff about the Wonderboy and the game if yare memories are busted?

SCP-XXXX-B: Huh?

Researcher Crane: You… you blokes must have some memories or at least knowledge from before we called you guys. So why can't you remember anything after that?

SCP-XXXX-B: Um… how should I know?

Researcher Crane: It… it's not addin' up, I need to do some more research.

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Interview Log-XXXX-D


DATE: 12/29/2013

NOTE: In order to determine what happens to SCP-XXXX-A-G instances between activations of SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties, Researcher Grooms manifested SCP-XXXX-A and then allowed the battery of SCP-XXXX to run out.


[BEGIN LOG]

Researcher Grooms and SCP-XXXX-A are sitting on a bench, waiting for SCP-XXXX's battery to run out. SCP-XXXX-A is swinging its legs forward and backward. The power indicator light on SCP-XXXX had turned red fifteen minutes ago.

Grooms: Thank you for your cooperation so far SCP-XXXX-A. All I need you to do is to tell me what, if anything, you feel as SCP-XXXX starts to run out of power. Hopefully, this will help us learn what we need to know to help you with your condition.

SCP-XXXX-A: Will do, sir. I feel fine for now though.

Grooms: You should be, that's good to here.

Neither individual speaks for several minutes.

SCP-XXXX-A: Did you feel that?

Grooms: Huh?

SCP-XXXX-A: Nevermind, I felt kind of funny for a second.

Grooms: Keep me updated.

SCP-XXXX-A: I will… Your name is Michael right?

Grooms: Yes.

SCP-XXXX-A: Just checking. It's feeling harder to remember a thing… I think.

Grooms: You sure?

SCP-XXXX-A: Yes, I barely remember how we even met now.

Grooms: It was only half an hour ago.

SCP-XXXX-A: I know… I think…

Grooms: What?

SCP-XXXX-A: It's nothing…

Grooms: You okay?

SCP-XXXX-A: As okay as I will ever be… this may be it

Grooms: What do you mean?

SCP-XXXX-A: It's like everything's just starting to fade… You're Grooms right?

Grooms: You're starting to worry me. You've… went away several times already and you've always been fine.

SCP-XXXX-A: I think I know where I'm heading now… I can… I can see it somehow.
It's becoming visible while everything else fades away.

Grooms: Where is it.

SCP-XXXX-A: It's nowhere. That's where I'll go when I fade away from here.

Grooms: You're going to be fine.

SCP-XXXX-A: Not this time. I'm sorry… You're Grooms right?

Grooms: You already asked that… you will be fine, we've done this before.

SCP-XXXX-A shakes her head.

SCP-XXXX-A: No, I'm sorry. I tried to remember you. But… I hope that when I'm… gone I'll be able to.

Grooms: Look…

SCP-XXXX-A: Do I know you?

The battery for SCP-XXXX runs out and SCP-XXXX-A demanifests.


Addendum XXXX-2, Findings:

Researcher Crane fully examined the hardware and software of the Wonderboy, along with running the software through an antivirus program created by himself. With the information gathered from the interviews with the SCP-XXXX-A-G instances along with the results from the antivirus scan, Researcher Crane and the other researchers of SCP-XXXX came to the conclusion detailed in the following note:

My colleagues and I have collected all of the data we have learned so far and come to a final conclusion. When checking the software of SCP-XXXX, I noticed that every time the W button is used data for a new instance of SCP-XXXX-A is created. This has the side effect of deleting the previously existing data. For most of these experiments, we have been under the impression that the same SCP-XXXX-A instances were being manifested over and over again. This is not the case. In truth, every time SCP-XXXX's anomalous effect is used a new instance is created from scratch. And when SCP-XXXX's effect is turned off that instance is lost permanently, effectively dying. I must, therefore, request that all testing with SCP-XXXX be suspended indefinitely.

— Researcher Oliver Crane

Following these tests, Researcher Grooms requested to be amnestized. The request was granted.