πŸ“‹ SCP-4830 β€” Head Like A Hole
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SCP-4830

Author: DolphinSlugchuggerDolphinSlugchugger

Object Class: Keter

Hi SCPD, pb here. This is an article that's been generating a lot of controversy for being very weird and cryptic, so I'm hoping I can clear things up based on what I read in the comments.


Part 1: Containment Procedures

Like all DolphinSlugchugger articles, this one gets crazy before you even look at the content, as there's a (very beautiful) gif of a brain expanding and morphing. You might also notice that the page header has been edited, so instead of saying *Secure, Contain, Protect*, it just says *Secure, Contain*. Whatever this anomaly is, it's special enough to get meta-formatting.

Lets actually read the article now.

SCP-4830 is to be monitored for transmission from the noosphere [The collective of all human consciousness and thought.] into the infosphere [The collective of all information.]

Alright, so this object/entity is capable of moving information from human consciousness into the general informational cloud. Pretty standard so far.

In the case   noosphere-infosphere transmission or situations requiring neutralizing SCP-4830 at any cost, Scranton Guillotines are to be deployed around all Foundation sites and areas (save Area-13) until SCP-4830 is neutralized.

Guess not. This anomaly is special in how it moves information between spheres, and it's dangerous enough to bring out the incredibly cool-sounding *Scranton Guillotines* in the case it needs to be neutralized. Clearly this is a threat that they have to pull out all the stops on.

For those who don't know, a Scranton Guillotine isn't actually a guillotine with a big knife and everything like I had honestly hoped it was. Scranton Guillotines are combinations of Reality Anchors that form a small bubble of absolute unreality. They make existence highly unstable, so if the anomaly comes inside one it runs the risk of killing itself accidentally.

The next bit of procedures says that any personnel displaying signs of SCP-4830 will be forced into a Class-Z mnestic regimen. Remember, amnestics and mnestics go up the alphabet by power, so Class-Z mnestics should be powerful enough for no human being to ever forget anything ever again. This thing is a MASSIVE threat to the entire human memory- and judging by the blanked-out parts of the document, it might be a threat to you, the reader, too.

The Foundation puts the infected in a Scranton Guillotine and dumps their entire memory, replacing it with a backup. If their memory is deviated from what it was before, then it's a breach and they're transferred to Area-13, which at this point is looking like the Leper Colony for this anomaly.

Select cognitohazards      injected into the noosphere to      and stem the growth of SCP-4830. Collateral damage to               is a nonissue, as any individuals        present nonanomalous, early-onset degenerative brain disorders.

*They're putting cognitohazards in the noosphere to turn the frickin SCPs dead!*

This is actually a really creative way of using cognitohazards, since this thing affects brains- they'll likely have the same effect on SCP-4830 as they do on actual brains.

Also something about normal brain disorders- now we know what this is! The specification of *normal* brain disorders means this thing messes with your brain, and in a very bad way.

Disinformation Campaign                 pandemic                     [Airborne Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy] within scientific             .

And now we're going full cryptic.

This paragraph, if you can even call it that, seems to be centered around a Disinformation Campaign, likely to make the threat seem less severe should it ever escape Foundation containment. According to google, Airborne Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy is a bunch of words related to Prion diseases, which are diseases that eat brains. Not good.

The next paragraph adds to this disinformation campaign, showing that the Foundation spreads media about brain control, brain rupture, and other bad things about brains into horror media. Or at least I think- it's hard to tell when most of the words are missing.

And now, after all that, we move on to the Description.


Part 2: Descrpiton
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And thus ends SCP-4830. A Prion disease that can connect to the Infosphere- the entire scope of human knowledge- from the Noosphere, a.k.a your brain. And it eats your brain. So as this disease slowly destroys everything you know, it destroys it for EVERYONE. And because the Foundation didn't hide the document and restrict its access to as little people as possible, they now have to watch as all the knowledge of how this anomaly works disappears forever, likely with a lot more information following suit. SCP-4830 is a confusing, simple story of a truly fucked Foundation that has to deal with the end of knowledge and the world collapsing around them.
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But the image is really pretty, so who even cares?


Link: SCP-4830 - Head Like A Hole

Written By: plaguebearerplaguebearer, u/plaguebub

Date Published: March 24, 2019

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