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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: Musical projects under the effects of SCP-XXXX are to be terminated by any means possible, and any physical media storing recordings of SCP-XXXX-influenced music is to be copied onto a Standardized Type-C antimemetic storage device before being destroyed. Venues that have hosted SCP-XXXX-infected musicians are to be closed until such a point when it can be confirmed that none of the staff are currently affected.

As a precaution, Foundation agents in the music industry should seek to discredit "math rock" as a genre, until such a time when SCP-XXXX is fully contained. Relevant personnel should refer to Document XXXX-32 for more details.

Description: SCP-XXXX is an anomalous subgenre of math rock known as "NP Rock", defined primarily by a specific arrangement of instrumental configurations, subject matter, and esoteric musical technique. Evidence suggests that the culmination of these components is the cause of SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties.

Upon listening to an SCP-XXXX composition, subjects with musical experience will instantly identify SCP-XXXX as a distinctive musical genre. Furthermore,

Interview Log [XXXX-01]:

Interviewed: Veronica Fitzroy

Interviewer: Agent Hae

Foreword: Ms. Fitzroy, who played drums for House of Spades, maintained a public presence following its break-up, the only member to do so. The Foundation contacted her for an interview, under the guise that she would be speaking to a Pitchfork columnist.

<Begin Log>

Agent Hae: Good morning, Ms. Fitzroy.

Fitzroy: Please, Margaret, call me Veronica. Ms. Fitzroy was the long dead historical occult figure whose last name I stole…

(7 second silence)

Fitzroy:…too wordy? Eh, Izzy1 was the lyricist. But nah, Veronica's good.

Agent Hae: Very well, mi-Veronica, apologies. Well, to start off, I actually wanted to talk about your work in House of Spades. I've listened and I have to say, I'm impressed. It's not like anything out there, at least from the "out there" I've heard.

Fitzroy: Huh, thank you. Yeah, that was probably some of my best work, there. Got a favorite? Self Titled? David Cameron Fucked a Dead Pig? Highway Ash?

Agent Hae: As much as I'd love to discuss how you came up with…that, I have to say that I'm most interested in discussing the engineering work you performed on Highway Ash.

Fitzroy: Heh, nerd. Yeah, no, that was a ton of fun, but I can't really be taking all the credit for that. Jack2 was pretty much the eyes to my hands, and vice versa. Izzy helped, too, and Sara3 had her moments of useful idiocy. But it was mostly just us two. Easier that way.

Agent Hae: Even so, it's magical. I know Spades has been pidgeonholed into "math rock", but it truly feels like something else.

Fitzroy: Oh, yeah, that was deliberate. Not even mad everyone ended up copying us. Starting a new genre of music's always fun, 'specially when I get to name it something stupid, like "NP rock".

Agent Hae: It certainly is an interesting choice of name. You don't mind if I ask you why, do you?

Fitzroy: Okay, so, you know how P doesn't equal NP?

Agent Hae: Correct.

Fitzroy: NP rock wasn't some spur of the moment bullshit. It took careful planning and consideration, especially on the part of me and Jack. You ever try making a sound that doesn't exist?

Agent Hae: I'm…you know, I'm sure everyone has, at some point.

Fitzroy: What NP Rock is isn't easy to define. But it's easy to verify, once you hear it. Moreover, it's easy to copy…I mean, that's the whole intention, anyway. I wanted to shake-up a genre that's been stagnating since TTNG.

Agent Hae: Ah. Well, you've certainly revolutionized-

Fitzroy: It was more…sabotage, I'd say.

Agent Hae: …I beg your pardon?

Fitzroy: I don't know what Jack was thinking when he first floated the idea, probably something stupid. Weed plans tend to be stupid. But, again, I really only had one plan in mind: I wanted to turn the genre into a depressing sinkhole. With it, I wanted to take any joy Sara ever had, and crush it under my boots.

(Agent Hae attempts to say something, but is interrupted by Fitzroy)

Fitzroy: Sara only ever had two things: music, and a flighty, hedonistic shitbag of a girlfriend. Between cutting her fingers off and ruining math rock, well, one would land me in jail, and the other puts me up there with Mike Kinsella and Zach Hill. Sorta wished Izzy would've offed herself first, but I guess watching her become Brinegash4 is as good a consolation prize as any.

Agent Hae: I…forgive me, that's an awful thing to say about someone. Moreover, I'm…not certain what this has to do with Sara's relationships.

Fitzroy: …okay, serious question. Do you people always play dumb?

Agent Hae: Excuse me?

Fitzroy: You somehow know jack shit about NP rock's composition despite listening to it, agreed with my statement about P and NP despite no public proof, and most importantly, Pitchfork hasn't given a shit about me since they gave my solo album a 2.6. You're either some government occult coalition g-man, in which case holy fuck you're bad at this, or one of Brinegash's girls, which is fucking rich considering that killing me won't bring back Sara, and I'd know, cause Ashy's still dead!

Agent Hae: Ma'am? Are you okay?

Fitzroy:Is that what this is about? Are you just…checking up on me? Well then, tell Izzy she won. I'm a miserable ██████ hag who threw her away shot at a happy life for the sake of petty revenge. But Sara's still dead, and Izzy will never tune a bass outside [REDACTED] again. So how's that?!

(A loud crashing sound can be heard, which Agent Hae reports came from Fitzroy flinging a vase at the wall behind her. Several seconds of silence follow, before Fitzroy settles back into her chair.)

Fitzroy: My manifesto's in my bedroom, and my will's on the kitchen counter. It's been a pleasure, man. ████ ███ ██ ███ ████ █████.

<End Log]>

Closing Statement: Immediately following the conclusion of the interview, Fitzroy pulled a revolver from under her cushion and shot herself through the temple.

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be kept in a lightless cell manned by Automated Containment System GGM-2677, the containment system responsible for the automated care, containment, and hypothetical recapture of SCP-XXXX. Automated Containment System GGM-2677 is expected to shine a yellow light on SCP-XXXX at 00:00, 08:00, and 16:00 for a duration of 30 minutes. Aside from this, Automated Containment System GGM-2677 may decide to schedule activities for SCP-XXXX, submitted for approval at least one week in advance. Automated Containment System GGM-2677 is scheduled for maintenance on a bimonthly basis.

Following Incident GGM-2677-G, SCP-XXXX is to be placed in a Type-B Canid Containment Cell removed from Automated Containment System GGM-2677. Feeding is to be done manually for 30 minutes once every 8 hours, and activities are to be scheduled by the current head researcher.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a hairless quadrupedal entity approximately 2 meter in height and 3 meters in length. SCP-XXXX currently weighs approximately 130 kg. SCP-XXXX exudes a translucent viscous substance that is corrosive to human skin. SCP-XXXX's limbs end in pointed tips. Aside from an eye spot, SCP-XXXX lacks any noticeable facial features.

SCP-XXXX appears to posses a light-based metabolism. If SCP-XXXX's eye spot is not exposed to light between 550 and 650 nm wavelengths, it will become lethargic and gradually lose weight. If exposed to the same light for extended periods of time, SCP-XXXX will display what appear to be signs of agitation and will gradually gain weight. Currently, 90 minutes of exposure per day appears to keep SCP-XXXX at a stable weight.

SCP-XXXX's behavior is similar to that of a domestic dog. SCP-XXXX shows an aversion to humans, to the point of attempting to refuse feedings in their presence.

Addendum [XXXX-192]: Excerpt from Containment Specialist Nasser's report.

Following Incident XXXX-2A, after several months of construction, Automated Containment System GGM-2677 was successfully installed to help facilitate a better environment for SCP-XXXX. As of 22/12/2122, one month after SCP-XXXX was introduced into the cell controlled by Automated Containment System GGM-2677, SCP-XXXX appears to be more active than it had previously been, actively engaging in play with Automated Containment System GGM-2677.

Addendum: [XXXX-263]: Following Incident GGM-2677-G, SCP-XXXX has been removed from the care of Automated Containment System GGM-2677.


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