A Gorilla
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This is not Researcher Harrison. This is SCP-XXXX.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a modified human containment cell. A sign with the following statement is to be displayed outside of SCP-XXXX's cell:

SCP-XXXX IS NOT A HUMAN
SCP-XXXX IS A GORILLA
RESEARCHER HARRISON IS DEAD

SCP-XXXX does not need to be fed. Personnel who attempt to communicate with SCP-XXXX or enter SCP-XXXX's cell must be accompanied by an armed guard and a trained animal handler1.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a silverback gorilla of indeterminate height and weight. SCP-XXXX exhibits a strong memetic effect wherein personnel perceive SCP-XXXX as the late Researcher Harrison. Any grunting, "writing", or other forms of communication are also perceived as coherent english.

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Researcher Harrison's Office

Prior to SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties manifesting, SCP-XXXX was a pet owned by Researcher Harrison. SCP-XXXX was kept within Researcher Harrison's office during working hours, only leaving to use the bathroom and to be taken home by Researcher Harrison at the end of the workday.

Researcher Harrison was killed in a workplace accident involving multiple anomalies. This accident is also believed to be the origin of SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties2. Following Researcher Harrison's death, the Foundation began containing SCP-XXXX.


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To Whoever Gets This In The Draft Swap:

The main issues I ran into with this draft are the following:

  1. The collapsible just sort of tells the reader the story.
  2. The 2nd document in the collapsible repeats the information given by the 1st document.
  3. The reader doesn't really have any reason to care. They hardly know anything about Harrison, and there isn't any sort of injustice for the reader to generally feel bad about. Look at SCP-1152 and SCP-4773. These are both sort of similar to my draft, but the main difference is in both of these cases, the anomaly is mistreated by the Foundation because they don't know any better. In this draft, Harrison isn't being mistreated. He was deliberately and repeatedly acting out-of-line, and he got punished. Since Harrison isn't given any character development and there isn't any sense of universal injustice, the reader doesn't have a reason to care. It's just a bad thing happening to a bad person.
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