DAE think the Foundation wastes a lot of space? We have very large rooms to contain very small inanimate objects, and underground construction is expensive. In my headcannon, it would make more sense if there were rooms with locked drawers in the walls for small items, like the inside of a bank vault. What do you guys thing
Of course we use drawers. We just have to wash them more frequently.
seriously though your headcanon can do whatever; most people seem to think about locked safes embedded in walls, which basically seems to be what you mean, I think
Sure we do. I have some small items contained in High (or Low) Value Containment Area B or some such, which I imagine as a vault for Safe SCPs that just need to be locked up when not being tested. Even some Euclid items like SCP-911 can go in there.
Not every item calls for interesting containment procedures.
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Of course, of course. I almost alway just say "held in a standard containment cell". Occassionally though I feel the urge to put smaller things in drawers specifically and didn't know if anyone else felt the same.
I picture one or two warehouse facilities that are just row upon row of security lockers. Kind of like the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark but more sterile and organized. Those are for all the small-ish, safe-class items that are relatively understood and not likely to get out of hand no matter what the circumstances.
But for a vey large number of items, possibly even a majority, I don't think that the Foundation would want them that close to other objects for fear of "crossing the streams". They give even relatively benign objects their own room for the same reason that cross-testing is very heavily discouraged.
Besides, money is not an object for The Foundation. You can have all the underrground construction you need when you have a vending machine that can dispense gold on demand.
Now I suddenly want to see an SCP creature that nests in sock drawers.
A number of Safe SCP's mention them being stored in lockers, or site armories, or even people's offices (though that always struck me as dumb, and the tendency for authors to create SCP's solely to claim them as toys for their inane self-insertion avatars is a goddamned cancer).
I imagine very few SCP's merit their own containment sites. The foundation is wealthy and has lots of personnel, but not enough to have a gigantic staff of guards and an individual facility for each SCP. At least in my head canon.
The whole "SCP-whatever is to be stored in Dr. Insert's desk" is mostly a leftover thing from the good old days of the site, it's really hardly ever done any more.
Except over on the Log Of Anomalous Items page, things that are weird little whatsits but not quite full SCP's.