Say someone made an SCP by first deciding how it must be contained, and then figuring out what it actually was from how it had to be contained. Would that yield something interesting? Should this be how we should do it in the first place? Maybe it's just another way to write SCPs.
I usually try and figure out what it is/does first and then go with the containment. I suppose you could do it the opposite way, if you have an interesting containment procedure in mind.
Might look like this.
SCP-579: [DATA EXPUNGED].
Bear in mind that 579 is quite controversial. It's only net +12, but has more total votes than I care to count at the moment.
I've got something of the sort percolating on my back burner at the moment, actually: jut a photo and a half-sketched containment procedure. I'm not sure where it's going or whether it's any good, though.
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