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Item #: SCP-####

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-#### is to be stored in a 0.5m x 0.5m x 0.5m Safe in Site 64, the combination to which is to be kept by the Site Director. SCP-#### is to be locked with a leather strap and a small padlock with the key in possession of the senior researcher assigned to work on SCP-####. If no experiment is ongoing, the key is to be in possession of the Site Director. The book and strap are to be wrapped in plain brown paper secured by two pieces of twine tied around it.

Access to SCP-#### requires the approval of two class four personal. Anyone reading SCP-#### is designated SCP-####-A until the book is finished, at which point they are redesignated as SCP-####-1. SCP-####-A is to be furnished with one reading desk, a lamp, a glass of water, reading glasses or contacts if needed, and SCP-####.

Description: SCP-#### is a blue hardcover book, titled "Choose Your Own Adventure" in faded gold lettering, with no author's name present. Examination by remote drone shows 188 pages, though subjects report the book as much longer, ranging from 512 pages, reported by SCP-####-1.9 to 1254 Pages, reported by SCP-####-1.13. The average length of book is 874 pages.

The book opens to a preface of 4 pages marked with roman numerals. These pages have no anomalous effects but have some anomalous properties. (See addendum SCP-####-L-1)

The only page reported consistently the same is page 1 of the story, which says “You are (name of SCP-####-A), you are the author, and this is your story”. From here the book will tell the story of SCP-####-A, (SCP-####-A will be referred to as just -A herein). The first 16 years of the Subjects life are reported as being accurate, regardless of choices made. As the youngest reported -A was 17, it is unknown how it would affect a subject below 16. Assuming the subject is above 20, the years 16-20 will be fairly accurate. Names and exact dates will change, and the tale will have some embellishment, but the general story will be accurate. At this point the memories made by SCP-#### will be explained away by -A as just fiction. Events occuring 20 and 25 will have even more changes and embellishment, with only the barest of details remaining similar. By this point, the subject will begin to question true memories and start to lend increasing creedence to the memories of SCP-####. Between 25-30 the story of SCP-#### will begin to diverge entirely from reality if -A is above 30 or become increasingly fanciful if -A is below 30. At this point Amnestics are still effective in removing all memories created by SCP-####.

Between 30-40 all vestiges of accuracy with -A’s real life are gone, and the stories will become even more unrealistic. After age 40, -A will begin to ignore real memories and believe SCP-#### based memories religiously, discarding all memories that disagree with ####’s version of events. At this point, application of Amnestics will have a permanently damaging effect on -A’s psyche. Deployment of class-A Amnestics on -A.16 on 5/11/2009 led to -A.16 being reduced to a childlike state, with all memories being wiped out.

After this time another one of SCP-####’s anomalous effects appears.Once past the age of 40, memories created by SCP-#### will be unaffected by application of amnestics. Even class-A Amnestics will only be effective for a few minutes before memories start to filter back. From ages 40-75 the effects of SCP-#### will grow worse, memories totally disconnecting from reality. SCP-#### based memories will become fantastic and in some cases physically impossible. By this point -A will become obsessed with SCP-####, by age 50 refusing to put the book down and becoming violent if seperated from SCP-####. In one experiment -A.15 was moved from containment room where he was reading to a live firing range, where several MTF members were practicing weapon drills. -A.15 repeatedly requested that they “Turn that dammed racket down” but never looked up from the book, which escorting personal reported as blank.

Finishing the book, which uniformly occurs when the book reports -A as turning 75, -A will become SCP-####-1. -1 will always refer to themselves as being 75, regardless of whether they are biologically older or younger. -1 tend to be highly paranoid, often claiming they are being followed or stalked for some reason. (See Incident report SCP-####-I-A). -1 will also write or type long, rambling letters to no one in particular. These letters describe -1 memories, worries and beliefs. The letters contain numerous grammatical mistakes. In one case an entire 2 page letter consisted of one run-on sentence.

Use of Amnestics on -1’s has the opposite of intended effects, use of class A amnestics on -1.11 lead to all memories not caused by SCP-#### to be wiped out, and the personality of the subject before reading the book will be gone, fully replaced by SCP-####-1.

Recovery Log: SCP-#### came to foundation attention after 7 people (SCP-####-1.1-.7) in the town of ███████, British Columbia, Canada, were admitted into a local mental hospital with severe mental problems. All claimed to be 75 years old and were suffering from severe hallucinations. After incident SCP-####-I-A, PTF-####, operating under call sign Omicron 26 “Book-worms” was formed to investigate the town and secure SCP-####. SCP-#### was found in the possession of -1.9 who engaged foundation personal in a brief firefight, lightly wounding one agent. -1.9 was shot once in the arm and leg by foundation agents in order to contain them. Since then ██ further instances of SCP-#### were found and secured. At the moment only SCP-####.1, the original instance, is to be used for research purposes. MTF Omicron 26 is to be mobilized whenever an instance of SCP-#### is reported, or someone with symptoms similar to SCP-####-1 is reported.

As of 8/9/2017 ██ Instances of SCP-#### have been reported. In total ██ instances of SCP-####-1 have been reported, of which ██ have been from foundation experiments.

Addendum SCP-####-L-1: The Preface (Consisting of pages I-IV) of SCP-#### report the same information. The first page is blank, except for a page number of I. Page II says the book was published by the ████████ ████ Publishing Company. All instances of SCP-####-1 claim that SCP-#### was published in Los Angeles, however ████████ ████ Publishing has no facilities in Los Angeles, and hadn't been founded until 1983, several years after all instances of SCP-####-1 claim the book to be published. For further information see Incident report SCP-####-I-B.

Incident report SCP-####-I-A: 3/█/1993: SCP-####-1.8, who had written several long letters claiming that 3 individuals, one female and two male, had been following her for 5 years, attempting to kidnap her to extort a large sum of money from a lottery she believed she had won. At 11:15pm, three individuals, matching the description of the three stalkers walked in front of -1.8’s home. -1.8 stepped out the house with a handgun and engaged them, firing nine shots at the three, scoring six hits. One of the males was killed instantly, shot in the chest and neck, the female died on scene later, bleeding out from wounds in the leg and stomach. The other male was hit once in the back before -1.8 moved closer and fired one shot into his head from close range. Local police arrived at 11:23 and began a standoff with -1.8, which was ended by officer Jack L█████, who, at 11:31 hit -1.8 five times from close range with a standard side arm. The three dead were co-workers from the █████ company on a business trip to the area and had been returning from a restaurant to their hotel when they were killed.

Incident report SCP-####-I-B: On 6/5/2007 a contract renewal date of 6/5/2007 appeared on the second page of the preface on copy of SCP-#### in foundation containment, now referred to as SCP-####.1. How this appeared is unknown. Since this time publishing of more copies of SCP-#### has begun on a fairly small, but growing scale. On 12/8/2009 PTF-#### was officially permanently mobilized into MTF Omicron 26 after a raid on a library in █████, Mexico lead to the containment of three instances of SCP-####, the first time more than one had been seized from a location. Note that before the renewal date, SCP-#### was assumed to be a single copy.