Didn't the Ideas forum already tell you that this is a thinly veiled wish fulfillment magic item that has no hope of working?
It's a wise-cracking but wish-fulfilling random-item-generator. I would downvote this with extreme prejudice.
The vast majority of your critique implies that it's the "opposite day" book, which it isn't.
That doesn't really change what it is.
It does, actually. It's a completely revised skip. You have valid points, however.
It does, actually. It's a completely revised skip.
Not really. Instead of a reverse wish fulfiller, it's now a direct wish fulfiller with other, even more cliche SCPs mixed in.
If anything, it's almost worse.
This is a pretty interesting idea, but I have to ask. How many machines has this thing BROKEN?
"The parts these machines consist of are found within a 1km radius and gravitate towards SCP-1297, traversing through matter and possessing an apparent invulnerability to damage."
Since you don't mention the parts being reformed and the machines made are fairly intricate, I get the idea that it's pulling gears and specialized parts from all around. Which also might require a larger than 1km radius, though I guess airports, engineering colleges, and Foundation Sites have a higher concentration of intricate machinery than normal.
But it pulls the gears and structural objects from somewhere right? What happens to another machine missing vital components appropriated by SCP-1297? Worse, what if those machines are part of the containment of a different SCP?
I feel like you might need slightly more stringent containment protocols.
On an unrelated note (well, slightly related), the whole sapient + forms machines from things around it to handle tasks activates my splurghy sense (which is good). We know this thing can refuse commands, right? What if someone wrote in it to make a machine that could write commands? At that point, SCP-1297 gets to be a much higher security threat. Not that anyone is likely to do that, but what if the book begins to not need the written commands?
The SCP-1297 doesn't exactly scare me, but it definitely has the potential to be dangerous despite (or because of) its apparent morals. It regards some people as innocent, but what happens if it deems someone guilty? Will it act of its own accord?
I have no real problems with the formatting of this SCP, though after the [Irrelevant Argument Expunged] I would have liked a "So you DID create the notebook?" Because TECHNICALLY he didn't explicitly say he did in what you wrote, though it is strongly implied.
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Addendum III: Reclassification Request
SCP-1297 exhibits a capability to construct any conceivable machine, no? This poses a frightening possibility - what if it created something with identical traits? What if it created an iteration of itself without morals?
Due to this, I'm requesting 1297's immediate reclassification. Until further testing is conducted, we need to be…careful.
Request denied. It's contained, hence the classification.
You know, this wouldn't be an issue at all if the containment procedures for this object weren't patently retarded.
I've never even watched Death Note, and yet my mind is telling me "this is a ripoff of Death Note".
So make of that what you will.
It's hardly a Death Note ripoff. It doesn't directly kill anyone, it possesses morals, and it creates machines.
I've said this three times in the last week, so here it is again:
It doesn't matter whether you think it's sufficiently dissimilar or not.
Your audience has the power to vote it off the proverbial island, and if they think it's a rip-off, then they will downvote it. Plain and simple.
When I wrote my prophetic eye parasite, I wasn't thinking of Naruto. I don't even watch that shit, but it still killed my article. You are not an exception to the rule.