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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: Mentions of SCP-XXXX that appear in realspace are to be expunged and replaced when necessary. Amnestics are to be deployed in this role if required. The noosphere is to be observed for evidence of SCP-XXXX involvement.

Description: SCP-XXXX is the designation for a phenomenon that occurs to narrative creative media1 during creation. SCP-XXXX will typically occur when the creator of the media finds difficulty in continuing or finishing the work. SCP-XXXX takes the form of a conceptual group of paramedics (henceforward SCP-XXXX-1) who operate entirely within the noosphere2.

SCP-XXXX occurs when a piece of creative media (henceforward SCP-XXXX-2) is partially or totally abandoned by the primary creator of the work. Reasons for abandonment can include but are not limited to lack of interest and dissatisfaction in the current state of the work. The creator of SCP-XXXX-2 must be alive for the effects of SCP-XXXX to occur, and an incomplete version of the work (such as a draft manuscript) must exist. When a work fulfills the specifications necessary to be considered SCP-XXXX-2, SCP-XXXX begins. SCP-XXXX-2 manifests a symbolic representation within the noosphere. This representation manifests in the form of a sentient entity, typically a humanoid, in need of immediate medical attention. Observed injuries are typically symbolically related to the relevant SCP-XXXX-2 instance (for example, a narrative with weak structure will manifest a SCP-XXXX-2 instance with broken limbs).

Within 30 minutes of the SCP-XXXX-2 instance manifesting, two SCP-XXXX-1 instances will arrive at the location of the SCP-XXXX-2 instance within the noosphere and begin first aid protocols. SCP-XXXX follow a similar protocol to non-literary paramedic personnel (such as taking vital signs3). However, SCP-XXXX-1 are more prone to use medication over traditional paramedics. SCP-XXXX will refer to and use concepts such as “confidence”, “willpower”, and “inspiration” as medications.

If possible, SCP-XXXX-1 will treat SCP-XXXX-2 on location and release it immediately. Otherwise, SCP-XXXX-1 transports SCP-XXXX-2 to an unknown secondary location after completing the secondary survey, theorized to be a conceptual hospital. In 67% of cases, after undergoing an SCP-XXXX-2 will be successfully completed and released within a year.

Content creators affected by SCP-XXXX note a higher incidence of dreams involving medicine, doctors, ambulances, and snakes. Approximately 27% of known works completed due to SCP-XXXX contain statistically notable references to ambulances and lifesaving.

Addendum-XXXX-1: Selected SCP-XXXX event log

A Well-Oiled Machine, a novel by Magnus Merkabah Humanoid possessing several eyes over its body. 18 eyes were impaled with various objects, but the instance was not otherwise injured or bleeding SCP-XXXX-1 stabilized the impaled objects and transported non-critically Novel was released in edited form. Common praise used about novel was “visionary” None
"Half the Moon, Half the Sky", a narrative musical work by Weird Beryllium, a progressive rock band. Massive, Flesh based organism. Emitted a rhythmic noise that interrupted Foundation psychic observation Unknown. Foundation Observation failed due to the nature of SCP-XXXX-2 manifestation Full length album released. Major theme of the song “Did we do Enough” is failure of paramedics to save the narrators father, which is referenced throughout the album. SCP-XXXX related dreams were shared by all band members.
“Containment in the Modern Age”, a narrative essay by Foundation Researcher Fishman Unknown Unknown. Researcher Fishman reports issues with pacing prior to a sudden burst of inspiration and rewriting. Work possesses a lengthy analogy of containment being likened to the efforts of a medic to keep a soldier alive. Only known instance of SCP-XXXX affecting a directly Foundation-related work
White Desert by Sergei Vasiliev /Desert of Eternity by Nicolas De Castro Soviet Military Soldier, possessing several gunshot wounsd/Unknown Wounds treated, transported non-critically/Unknown White desert was an in-progress novel that underwent a SCP-XXXX. However, between the SCP-XXXX event and publishing, the author died. Elements of the draft work, including major themes and characters, occurred in Desert of Eternity, which circumstantial evidence notes likely experienced an SCP-XXXX event. Foundation efforts have confirmed no contact between the two authors, as well as the author of Desert of Eternity being unaware of White Desert at the time of pubishing. There are three documented cases where SCP-XXXX has caused similar phenomena
Cave art discovered in Thailand. Dated to 5000 BCE. Unknown Unknown 2 figures, bent over a third, appearing to preform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. The 2 figures preforming the resuscitation have their heads replaced with the Star of Life, a symbol created in 1977. There is debate as to whether this painting constitutes a true SCP-XXXX event, or some other anomalous phenomena
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