This does a very good job of giving a sense of "Oh sh-". Nicely done, but it's a bit of a pain to read with everything crossed out.
Date: 09 Mar 2012 03:52
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Wouldn't a working printer be the one labeled as an SCP?
This is my thinking. If I'm reading it correctly, the object here is a memetic sleeper cell printer that sabotages computer system. That isn't explained, per se. Unless you're arguing that all printers are that, in which case I'd give you points but argue it might qualify as a -J. I've been saying that printers are of the devil for years.
Everything up to O5 Directive is good, but needs a hook. O5 Directive can't act as one, and is bad, being too blunt and predictable. Honestly, I was reading stage 3 when I first thought "hey, it must've crossed out itself". Also, ultimate goal of the printer is too vague. Elaborating on it instead of doing "hey, it's escaped containment despite all our efforts and now we can't trust any of our documents" thing might change my vote.
I'll have to experiment with alternate formats.
Meh. I didn't really have any problem reading the crossed-out text, although it was annoying. I just don't find this all that interesting. So it's supposed to be an SCP explanation for the banking & mortgage irregularities/crisis, but it's really just an ordinary printer. UNLESS IT'S NOT!!!
The thing is, if this is just an ordinary printer, they wouldn't have found reason to suspect or contain it in the first place, and if it actually is anomalous, then it hasn't been explained, thus negating the -EX designation. Sorry, but since, in my opinion, it doesn't really meet the qualifications for an -EX, I'm going to have to downvote.
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It faked an O5 report to get itself classified as -EX