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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a Level-4 Security Clearance High-Tech Refrigerator in the Dairy Section of Site-96. Any personnel who attempt to retrieve SCP-XXXX for culinary purposes are to be reprimanded and reminded of its memetic effects.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a psuedo-organic health supplement marketed towards high-density individuals, or those who lack the enzymes required to properly digest the nutritional compound C₁₂H₂₂O₁₁, known more commonly as "Lactose". SCP-XXXX is kept within an unmarked, plastic container, and at first glance, appears wholly non-anomalous.

SCP-XXXX's effects become present when an individual is made aware of the fact that it is not chemically equivalent to the popular milk product "Butter". Effected persons will become comprehensively convinced that this is a fabrication of the truth, meticulously defending SCP-XXXX's correlation to butter, and comparing it based on such qualities as:

  • Texture
  • Hue
  • Firmness
  • Caloric Value
  • Morality
  • Longevity
  • Aroma
  • Price
  • Ethical Pertinence
  • Taste

When exposed to SCP-XXXX for extended periods of time, individuals will gradually become more and more affected by it, finding it increasingly difficult to distinguish between their surroundings — including objects, people, animals, and buildings — and butter. At this point, SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties are able to persist despite a subject's proximity to it, and become stronger until the affected individual loses their grip on reality, determining themselves to be made of butter, and consequently auto-cannibalizing.



DATE: 2019/04/23

TIME: 06:19 UTC

INTERVIEWER: Dr. Margaret A. Rin

SUBJECT: Dr. Mill Qing

<Begin Log>

Dr. Rin: Alright, Dr. Qing, please explain to me what we have in front of us.

Dr. Qing: It's a… uhh, plastic grey container of some sort. Looks like tupperware, probably used for holding food, I would guess.

Dr. Rin: Please open the container.

[Dr. Qing opens the container. Inside is SCP-XXXX.]

Dr. Rin: What do you see inside the container?

Dr. Qing: Looks like butter. Like… yeah, just regular butter.

Dr. Rin: Would you like to taste it?

Dr. Qing: Sure, why not.

[Dr. Qing puts his finger in the container, and pulls a glob of SCP-XXXX into his mouth.]

Dr. Rin: How is it?

Dr. Qing: Not bad. Just tastes like butter.

Dr. Rin: Would you like to try it on a piece of toast?

[Dr. Rin places a knife and a plate with a piece of toasted bread in front of Dr. Qing.]

Dr. Qing: I… I guess? I don't really see what this has to do with anything, but whatever.

[Dr. Qing spreads a sample of SCP-XXXX onto the bread and consumes it.]

Dr. Rin: Well, is it good?

Dr. Qing: I mean, yeah? Again, just tastes like butter. I don't understand the point of all this.

Dr. Rin: What if I told you that what you just ate wasn't butter at all?

Dr. Qing: I'd say you were probably lying, I suppose? I mean, it was very clearly butter.

Dr. Rin: [Chuckling] Oh, that's the way it would seem, wouldn't it?

Dr. Qing: Yes.

Dr. Rin: Well, in fact, your senses have decieved you, for this is actually an instance of SCP-XXXX, and does not share any common attributes with butter!

Dr. Qing: SCP-XXXX? Impossible!

Dr. Rin: Not quite, for you see, what you have before you is a memetic mastery of the culinary arts. A dish so delicately created so as to fool you into believing without question that it is butter.

Dr. Qing: I… I know you aren't lying, but even so, I can't… I just cannot… it must be butter.

Dr. Rin: Go ahead Qing, let it all out.

Dr. Qing: I can't…

Dr. Rin: Can't what?

Dr. Qing: I can't… believe…

Dr. Rin: Say what it is you need to say, Qing.

Dr. Qing: I can't believe… I can't believe it's… it's not… I can't…

[Dr. Qing falls out of his chair, unconscious.]

Dr. Rin: Ah damnit, we were this close.

<End Log>

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