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Active Drafts a.k.a. the stuff I care about/YOU (the reviewer) should be looking at.

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Item #: SCP-4000

Object Class:

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Abandoned Drafts are stuff I've put on hold. You know the stuff you see where the author post has something like 'been sitting in my sandbox for ███? These are those articles.

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Foundation web crawlers are to monitor online forums for reports of behavior matching SCP-XXXX, and particularly any case in which a user mentions symptoms of SCP-XXXX's memetic effect. Foundation assets are to work within video game development studios to ensure online titles are produced with features that limit the frequency of SCP-XXXX manifestations.

MTF Kappa-10 ("Skynet") is tasked with locating and neutralizing SCP-XXXX. Current efforts are hindered by a combination of anomalous influence and GoI-operated virtual private networks.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an anomalous online identity with several accounts on internet gaming platforms.1 While SCP-XXXX can theoretically join any online multiplayer game, certain gameplay factors are known to increase the likelihood of SCP-XXXX appearing. These include:

  • A high emphasis on cooperation with other players.
  • An inability to remove or 'kick' players from a lobby.
  • Methods to damage players of the same team or otherwise impede their progress.
  • Limited opportunities to save progress, or scenarios where losing will result in a substantial amount of lost time.
  • Integrated voice communication.

As such, SCP-XXXX frequently appears in cooperative multiplayer games with mechanics such as friendly-fire or player collisions enabled.

Once in a game, SCP-XXXX will act in a manner which interferes with normal gameplay for the remaining players. Actions shown during this time are within the capabilities of a non-anomalous player.

SCP-XXXX's anomolous abilites appear when any player in the lobby reacts to SCP-XXXX's actions with frustration or anger. SCP-XXXX will then use a targeted auditory memetic which makes the player feel compelled to finish the game and attempt to 'defeat' SCP-XXXX. This memetic will also increase the player's emotional response, typically resulting in an even stronger reaction to SCP-XXXX's actions. This cycle will continue until either the player leaves2 or is forced away from the game, the game either reaches a failstate or is completed, or if the player stops or is unable to react to SCP-XXXX. At this point, the memetic influence will cease. SCP-XXXX has not been observed to target multiple players at once; while other players may still react to SCP-XXXX, these reactions are entirely non-anomalous, and SCP-XXXX either will not or cannot use another memetic phrase if one player is already affected.

SCP-XXXX was designed by the GoI-5869, "Gamers Against Weed", as a program to produce large volumes of "trolling" content for the group's amusement - all instances where SCP-XXXX activates its anomolous properties are recored from SCP-XXXX's perspective and transmitted to a currently untraced GoI-5869 server.

The program of SCP-XXXX is suspected to be anomalous in nature. The intellegence displayed by SCP-XXXX far surpases that of any current public artificial intelligence, and rivals the capabilities of the Foundation-operated AIAD. Whenever SCP-XXXX utilizes voice communication, it speaks through a highly advanced, though distinctly artificial, text-to-speech application with a male voice.

Addendum XXXX.1: On 05/25/19, Researchers Hayden, Casey, and Palmer encountered SCP-XXXX while on break. Researcher Palmer, a memetic researcher, recognized the use of a memetic phrase and notified IT security staff and began recording the incident.

Credits, for people who gave me feedback and crit.

  • North Sentinel Ignotus: Zyn for brainstorming with me and convincing me to make this a tale.
  • Welcome to Foundation Psychiatric:
  • Don't Feed the Trolls: Credit to Blastfyre186 and SaladOfCaesar for crit - without them, this'd be a 'X that does Y Really Well' trope and probably couldn't exist on the main list.