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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Any products bearing SCP-XXXX are to be intercepted. SCP-XXXX and any traces of it is to be removed by D-class personnel and incinerated.

At least one copy of SCP-XXXX is to be stored in a standard containment locker at Site-73. No personnel assigned to SCP-XXXX are to be allowed access to full information concerning it or its effects. Only D-class personnel may view, describe, or access descriptions of SCP-XXXX and its effects.

Anyone who had interacted with or experienced the effects of SCP-XXXX should be administered Class-A amnestics and then released.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an anomalous logo which appears on a number of commercial products, including writing utensils, notebooks, binders, lined paper, stick notes, and supplies generally used for school. SCP-XXXX will displace existing company logos. Any products affected will be left unaltered. SCP-XXXX manifests most commonly around 'back to school' sales events in large stores.

SCP-XXXX is a powerful memetic agent. Anyone who perceives the image of the logo, reads a description of the logo, or learns about the effects of the memetic agent in a comprehensive manner will be subject to its effects. As such, perusal excerpts of the testing logs have been found to be the most effective way of understanding the anomaly without falling subject to it. Enough information has been redacted that a reader may gain a general understanding of the memetic effects without risking exposure.

The content of the logo can only be described as ██████████ ████ carrying a ██████ ██████ █████ in its beak with ██████ █████ █████ ████████████.

Addendum XXXX-1:
The following is a recreation of a typical SCP-XXXX manifestation, as taken from a pack of colored pencils originally produced by Crayola:

Work Right:1. Satisfying your needs AND wants!

71 ██████ Avenue
█████, ██ ██████

Addendum XXXX-2: SCP-XXXX exposure.
Below follows an incomplete history of Foundation experimentation and incidents related to SCP-XXXX exposure.

No. Assigned: Incident XXXX-1

Date: December 19th, 1999.

Circumstances of exposure: Initially, the memetic effect of SCP-XXXX were unknown, and a research team was investigating the appearances of SCP-XXXX.

Subject(s): Fourteen researchers, including Senior Researcher Dr. Abbot, viewed SCP-XXXX directly. Descriptions of SCP-XXXX were sent to 49 personnel total.

Results: Reports of unusual behavior from Research Team XXXX were reported and attributed to the holiday season and work-related stress until January 7th, 2000, when Dr. Abbot suddenly left work, citing a sudden desire to find and reconnect with his son.

Dr. Abbothad disowned his son, Mark Abbot, and had maintained no contact with him. While being involved in the project, he had reportedly attempted to contact Mark numerous times and was unable to do so.

As Dr. Abbot's actions appeared entirely out of character, reports concerning the research team were reconsidered, and a pattern was determined. All members of the research team experienced a sudden desire to spend time with younger members of their family, became more open to other ideas and belief systems, and finally [REDACTED]. [REDACTED] was present at the time, but not noted. Thus, the full effects of SCP-XXXX were unknown.

Aftermath: All members of the research team were given Class-B amnestics and transferred off-project.

No. Assigned: Experiment 02/04814

Date: January 20th, 2000.

Circumstances of exposure: Experimental procedure. Subject exposed visually to SCP-XXX.

Subject: D-04814, a male subject in his early fifties. Notable that D-04814 had murdered both of his children.

Results: D-04814, who had previously never mentioned his family to interviewers, talked repeatedly about his younger daughter, stating that he regretted never he never bought her the pet dog he had promised. Afterwards, D-04814 mentioned [REDACTED] concerning his older daughter, and proceeded [REDACTED].

Notes: It is important to note that D-04814 never mentioned the murder, and did not voice any regret afterwards when questioned.

No. Assigned: Experiment 07/35669

Date: May 13th, 2000.

Circumstances of exposure: Experimental procedure. Subject exposed visually to SCP-XXXX.

Subject: D-35669, a female subject in her early thirties. D-35669 was an only child who had grown up in the foster system, with no meaningful family connections.

Results: D-35669 reminisced for several minutes about her childhood, remembering foster parts and younger children she had met in the system. D-35669 repeatedly mentioned a possible 'get-together' and voiced her desire to [REDACTED].

Addendum XXXX-3: Phone conversations.

After initial discovery of SCP-XXXX, four phone calls were made by Senior Researchers Jordan and Abbot to the number listed under SCP-XXXX during appearances. Each time, an automated message would play:

Typical response, recorded December 16th, 1999.

Unidentified female voice: Hello, and thank you for calling WorkRight! Unfortunately, it seems like our line is busy right now. Please leave your name and number after the tone, and we'll make sure to get back to you as soon as we can!

Dr. Abbot: Hello. Earl Abbot, ███-███-████. I've got a question about a product of yours. Please give me a call back.

No response was given to the messages, and, after Incident-XXXX-01, phone efforts were largely abandoned, with the phone used to make these calls still stationed in the research space assigned to SCP-XXXX. A call, the transcript of which follows, came in January 3rd, 2001.

Junior Researcher Schlesinger: Research Space XXXX, Rebecca speaking.

Unidentified female voice: Hello, is Earl Abbot around?

JR Schlesinger: Abbot? He was transferred off project. I think it's been about a year, now. Who am I talking to?

Unidentified: This is Julia from WorkRight. Earl said he had some questions for us — do you know where we can reach him?

JR Schlesinger: Oh— er, he was calling on the behalf of our company, actually, I can talk to you about it.

Unidentified: Oh, sure. Were you interested in making a purchase?

JR Schlesinger: Actually, we has some difficulties. You see, er, we got our hands on some pens of yours and while the quality is quite good…

Unidentified: I'm going to guess some folks left work?

JR Schlesinger: Oh. Yes. They left work, that's right.

Unidentified: We get that a lot.

Addendum XXXX-4: Incident XXXX-02

No. Assigned: Incident XXXX-02

Date: January 4th, 2001.

Circumstances of exposure: After realizing the comprehensive effects of SCP-XXXX, Junior Researcher Rebecca Schlesinger fell subject to its memetic effects.

Subject: JR Rebecca Schlesinger, Administrative Assistant Eugene Musgrave, Agent Tamara Nix.

Results: Schlesinger turned in her resignation on 01/04/2000, which immediately drew suspicion, as Schlesinger had previously been noted to be very ambitious and devoted to her work. When questioned, she cited a desire to reconnect with her younger sister, and to possibly start a family with her fiancee.

After further questioning, however, she reluctant admitted that, while in the lab the night before, she had come to the conclusion that the effects of SCP-XXXX ranged beyond those understood at the time, also including [REDACTED]. Spread of this information caused Administrative Assistant Eugene Musgrave and Agent Tamara Nix to also be subject to the effects of SCP-XXXX.

Aftermath: All those involved were quickly given amnestics and transferred off project. No lasting damage was done to anyone involved.