This SCP seems too dangerous for a Euclid rating. Perhaps it should be reclassified as a Keter?
Date: 03 Aug 2008 13:46
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It's close, but I'd still consider it Euclid.
1) It's easily contained. Heck, it even helps us. It hasn't displayed any ability to move through walls, as well.
2) It's a biological organism, requiring sustenance. Removing sustenance could be an effective control. Heck, dousing the room in napalm could be an effective control.
3) The song displays no psychological impact or memetic hazard.
There's a huge potential for Keter I'll admit — and if any of the above 3 points change, it should be reconsidered for assignment to such.
Remember, Keter isn't just about danger potential. It's also about that unique mix of brixshatting danger combined with herculean effort to keep it contained.
why can't someone just throw some baby powder in there or use a infrared camera to get a general sense of what the creature looks like? The infrared camera could also be used to track it's whereabouts and see if the fibers have any heat to them.
One would assume something similar has been tried, for the camera..I'd think it'd be just about standard procedure for the SCP to use cameras capable of visual, IR, and ultraviolet pickups for non-visual hazards…as for the baby powder, that'd be hard to get in there with a great enough volume to grant any sort of real image, without leaving the door open for a while and really getting the stuff all around, and probably runs the risk of pissing it off or driving it out of containment.
Plus, who's to say it's even *big enough* to see using such a method.
I'd love to know how they captured it though….
If 183's fibers are too small to be seen by the human eye, what if there was a special lens that magnified it? Essentially it is able to see things that are entirely too small to see with regular cameras, but the intensity of its magnification whites out everything else. I don't really think this violates the principle of it being invisible, as we could only get one shot of its current state, which would be useless for "defending" against it, if it were to escape. I'm adding a picture of what I think it would look like, and if you don't like it, remove it.
Bigger version of the picture here, although it shows less detail when shrunk down to size.
Thought I should note than this article links to another that no longer exists. Probably should be fixed in the interests of tidiness.
It's quite a unique little (or not) SCP. I'm not sure how I feel about it, to be honest. It's 'quirky' but dangerous as well. I think the main thing is how mysterious everything is; from the obvious invisibility to the unknown need to play music on the strings
What bugs me is how is the size of the container "unimportant". There must be at least an approximation on how large is the SCP and, the fact that humans can actually enter the container tells something about a possible size. Or I might be reading too much into this. It's just… odd.
How did they manage find and contain this thing in the first place, what with it being invisible and all?
Seconded. I think this thing needs an aquisition record, STAT!
A bit late to the party but I concur, I can imagine some horror story sounding acquisition record, because uncontained this thing sounds strait out of hell. Imagine being on the recon team to have to attempt to traverse a house where people appear to be randomly sliced to bits and disappear, coming across a person bleeding out, missing multiple limbs due to flailing about, pleading for help. Creating a clever backstory for its capture would be difficult though…