Oy, don't post while I'm still adjusting things from your last post! XD
I'll respond for real in a few minutes, I'm just cleaning up the draft. Oh, and you might want to reload the tab, I edited my post near the bottom.
Okay, I've finished, I think…
The generic staff damage has been removed. Besides, I already establish how dangerous the crying thing is through
"If the subject begins to enter a SCP-XXXX-1-T Event, personnel are permitted to use deadly force to prevent a breach in containment."
"…underwent the first confirmed SCP-XXXX-1-T event, SCP-XXXX-1-T-0, killing approximately ██ civilians."
Some staff, not all. SCP-XXXX-1 knows it's cute, but this obviously isn't its anomalous effect. It takes advantage of suckers, but those are very few and far between in the Foundation. The idea is that staff rotation was put in place after they noticed this becoming a pattern. No staff would just do whatever he wanted from the beginning.
I need to establish some of this. It's literally a little kid (most of the time, anyway. It can occasionally get up to twelve.) that you're not supposed to let cry. Hell, it even gets so young it winds up in diapers half the time. (Which, for professionalism-based reasons, is not included in the article. I hinted at it in one of the tests, where he can't walk anymore.) Once you're told of an SCP whose threat is crying, of all things, and then had to change it a few times, it becomes a lot less threatening over time, and you drop your guard. Cue containment breach when you leave keys on the multi-purpose room's counter thinking the three year-old in another room is asleep. With the six-week rotations, staff don't really have time to drop their guard, and SCP-XXXX-1 can't really form a bond with them. (Maybe I should reduce it to three weeks, hmm…) By the time the person rolls back around to SCP-XXXX duty, they'll be rehardened from dealing with enough "serious" SCPs to keep them from softening too much before their turn ends.
I wrote this article with the researchers themselves in my mind's eye. I should probably take your advice and do it through the mind of the reader if I want to get anywhere with this.
I'll probably reduce the request log to a couple sentence note about how it's requested forms of entertainment, being outside, etc.
I originally meant to write a tale if I got this established as an SCP. My big plan is to write two more Egyptian-based SCPs to go with this one, where there'd be enough info to write a tale based on the point-of-origin.
What do you think of directly mentioning other established SCPs? It's kind of taboo here, but I need to get across just which sapient SCPs he's trying to communicate with. Right now, it just says he knows of SCP-████ four times.
I'd also like to specify the locations of the markings on its body; I'm concerned it would be a lot of text for a small amount of actual meat.
Thank you for your contributions, Zyn. I've modified the draft with each post, and I believe it's much better now.