Much like the other “first-timers” here, I just wanted to say thanks for being allowed to join this community. After finding this site about a week and a half ago (from a certain imageboard no less), I couldn’t help myself from pretty much reading every article possible, SCPs and Logs alike. I dunno, the style of the site really compels me, and I’d love to be able to contribute my ideas, as sparse and “meh” as they sometimes might be. In general, I think that I have quite a few interesting ideas and offshoots that could help some of the current SCPs as well. I have some rather very rough drafts of two of my own original ideas (by the way, is it okay to add an SCP that has already been neutralized? I have some cool ideas for some, but for the most part I don’t see reason as to why they wouldn’t have been neutralized due to certain circumstances, such as the potential for a security leak in my second one)
The first is a seemingly normal hedge clipper. When used simply as normal hedge trimmers, they have no supernatural effect on the hedge, and it is not until the hedge is fashioned into an animal that the clippers “recognize” that anything happens. When animal is fashioned, say a giraffe or an alligator, the hedge becomes animate and begins to act identical to said animal in behavior. These replicas are often stronger than the animals themselves would have been, and plant cells have more energy due to an optimization of photosynthesis on an unprecedented scale. However, they still are “just” hedges, and burn/are destroyed easily. (might be a potential for weapon-ization? i dunno.)
The second would be a three to six foot tall bookcase. When any book of any type is place into the bookcase, it appears normal until removed. The removed book is always a book of comparable page length with a worn leather-bound book engraved with the title “MY DIARY”. The book is only visible to those who saw the original book being put into the bookcase. Any person who opens the book will then have the book record their thoughts, so long as the thought is communicable easily in words. So far, the book has only been able to translate terrestrial languages, although further testing could yield different results. The book stops recording when the pages are completely filled (not sure what size font to put it in yet.) I was thinking that this might be already neutralized just because of the potential for a security leak.
By the way, I encourage Comments and Suggestions on any of my ideas, especially rough drafts. I normally wouldn't consider myself a huge write, but I find myself really energized.