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SCP-XXXX-1 in containment.


A promotional film poster affected by SCP-XXXX-2. Click to enlarge.


Film credits affected by SCP-XXXX-2. Click to enlarge.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX-1 is to be contained in a standard humanoid containment cell. Standard humanoid containment procedures apply.

Foundation webcrawlers are to search for references to directors, screenwriters, and miscellaneous film crew named "Tim Sieverson". Any movies affected by SCP-XXXX-2 are to be edited to remove all references to the name "Tim Sieverson", and prevented from distribution if necessary. Foundation operatives in the DGA1, WGA2, and SAG-AFTRA3 are to ensure the creation of rules which halt the production of films affected by SCP-XXXX-2.

SCP-XXXX-1 is to be allowed a personal computer with no internet access, which is equipped with Microsoft Word. All screenplays written by SCP-XXXX-1 are to be documented, and resulting films are to be preempted early in development.

Description: SCP-XXXX-1 is a 38-year-old human male, formerly Tim Sieverson of Boulder, Colorado. SCP-XXXX-1 is biologically normal in all aspects, and has never demonstrated any inherent anomalous properties of its own. Prior to containment, SCP-XXXX-1 had written several drafts of screenplays, most of which were never submitted to producers or otherwise published. To date, all films affected by SCP-XXXX-2 have been identical to screenplays created by SCP-XXXX-1.

SCP-XXXX-2 is a phenomenon affecting approximately 1.67% of all theatrical films released in the United States, in which the name "Tim Sieverson" manifests in the credits, usually as a screenwriter, editor, producer, or director. To date, instances of SCP-XXXX-2 have never been the sole example of their role in a film's production, and have always been listed alongside actual members of the film crew. Promotional posters have also been affected, though this is less common. Third-party documentation such as Wikipedia and IMDb has not been affected.

Individuals involved in the production of films affected by SCP-XXXX-2 have consistently demonstrated unfamiliarity with the name "Tim Sieverson", and have expressed confusion upon discovering SCP-XXXX-2's effect on their films.

SCP-XXXX-2 was discovered following several trailers for the film Foodfight!, which listed the name "Tim Sieverson" a varying number of times in the credits. Interviews with the film's producers revealed that no individual with that name was involved in the production of Foodfight!, and all hard drives containing the film were seized in accordance with Acquisition Protocol 0014. Initially believed to be the result of an unknown SCP, this first instance of SCP-XXXX-2 was classified as Anomalous Object #39525.

Over the following years, several other films with the same properties as AO#39525 were discovered, and on 02/20/2006, AO#39525 was reclassified SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX-1 was discovered shortly afterwards, following its posts to the Usenet newsgroup "alt.movies" in which it claimed "Hollywood" was "hacking [its] computer" and "stealing [its] ideas".

Following containment, it was discovered that despite SCP-XXXX-1 having no means of producing new screenplays, new instances of SCP-XXXX-2 were still being created. Subsequent interviews with SCP-XXXX-1 revealed that it had continued to envision new ideas for films, all of which matched new SCP-XXXX-2 instances. As a result, SCP-XXXX-1's containment procedures were updated to expedite future monitoring of SCP-XXXX-2 instances.

Addendum XXXX-01: Partial transcript of SCP-XXXX-1 interview.