Researcher Blasko
  • This duck is black, with the eyes and beak appearing "Redacted" through anomalous means
    • Furthermore, any image of the duck will redact all information in a small area, but an image will not reproduce it's effects
  • EFFECTS:
    • Upon viewing the actual SCP (not a reproduction or image, reflections are also exempt from the effect), personnel will begin to become paranoid at the prospect of being identified.
      • This will escalate over the course of a week until they forcibly remove all identifiable material from their bodies (Gouging out eyes, Burning off fingerprints, etc etc). If no tools are available bare hands are used. If they are bound or incapacitated the material will "fall out" through anomalous means.
      • This is accompanied by a subsequent normalization [removal of mutations] and then breakdown of the DNA through anomalous means, and all identifiable material, along with any parts of the body they used to belong to, will "Redact" in a manner similar to the main SCP, although the anomalous effects cannot be transmitted. The subjects will then go dormant.
  • When exposed to The Focus, information redaction AOE increases and symptoms progress faster.

Again, this SCP is meant to confront, whilst being more unique and esoteric compared to The Weapon.

Needs some sort of twist…

  • I want to do something with the text of the page itself, but that really limits me
  • NO COMPULSION EFFECTS ALLOWED
  • Scary, Disgusting Or Interesting?
    • Ideally I want a cross of Intriguing and Scary thing
  • Some sort of virulent effect needs to be used here beyond just occular exposure to the original, otherwise it's just sorta there, with no genuine threat unless someone walks into the vault.
    • Recreations cause the effect?
      • Too similar to 1875 though
    • -A instances go violent at some point?
    • Subjects retain consciousness during Redaction process?
      • INTERVIEW LOGS I think that's what I need instead of the experiments
        • Turn it into a slightly more unsettling piece with the dialogue, emotionally charged too
  • Relate the fear of identification to techno phobia, spies etc???
  • What if it's a Wondertainment toy that removes bad memories, experiences etc?
    • THAT WOULD EXPLAIN THE D CLASSES GOUGING EVERYTHING OUT
      • They're criminals right? So they gouge out their eyes, which have seen terrible things, cut off their hands, which have done terrible things etc etc
  • Maybe not compulsion, but overriding guilt?
    • Moving too far away from the intended effects now
  • Memetically virulent?
    • Has potential, but then that raises the question of what would infecteds look like/do (-A instances are supposed to be completely seperate, prey or victims sort of)
  • MY BEST IDEA AS IT STANDS:
    • Interviews throughout the transformation process
    • Probbably 4-5 interviews?
      • 1. General distrust of personnel and unwillingness to reveal personal info. Otherwise cooperative, describes object
      • 2. Winces at D-Class designation, becomes more skeptical, general blab about a feeling of slight unease
      • 3. Interviewer uses D Class designation one too many times, subject becomes too frightened to cooperate
      • 4. Subject expresses immediate fear that the foundation knows his identity but he doesn't even know his interviewer, interviewer shares some personal information to calm the D Class
      • 5. Final day of interviews, absolute schizophrenia before XXXX-A symptoms culminate midway through the interview, the subject screaming about "being nobody, why do you know me, etc etc" before gouging identifiable material, and then speaking in black bars. Interviewer cannot comprehend, interview ended, instance contained with camera viewing him constantly.
      • 6. Final log, in cell, subject speaks at camera, mass of black bars with only a few words visible
        • Needs to be something really emotional or confronting
          • "I'm Nobody Now…" Throws self against wall, killing self, redacted blood spilt over floor.
            • Too visual, I need something better expressed in writing
          • Maybe just sobbing before suicide
      • OR Addenda saying that a D Class of that designation is not in the foundation database, despite physical evidence (Clothes etc)
      • Either way the D Class would look progressively more scarred each interview