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Item #: SCP-y

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-y is stored in a secure safe within a Level-3 primary containment chamber along with paper pulping equipment with a capacity for the production and storage at least 500L of pulp. The safe containing SCP-y is to be kept no more than 1.5m from the pulp storage tank. The level of pulp stored in the tank should not be allowed to drop below 200L outside of approved testing. Raw material for the pulping process is to be delivered as needed with the approval of the SCP-y project head, although proper recycling of new pages from SCP-y should minimize the need for new raw material.

A secondary containment zone is to extend at least 10m from SCP-y's containment chamber. The boundaries of the secondary containment zone must be clearly and visibly marked at all times. Signs warning personnel of the risk of damage to wood, cotton, and paper objects must be clearly visible both inside and at the boundary of the secondary containment zone; these warning signs should not be constructed from materials susceptible to SCP-y's effects. All personnel entering the secondary containment zone are advised to avoid wearing cotton-based clothing or carrying paper or wooden objects. Materials susceptible to damage from SCP-y are not to be used as insulation or structural material within the secondary containment zone. Printed copies of official documents are also not permitted within secondary containment zone.

A locked aluminum cover has been affixed around front cover and the first 343 pages of SCP-y. The cover may not be unlocked or removed outside of approved testing. Medium level infohazard protocols are to be followed

Once per day, a designated person with Level-2 clearance or greater is to remove SCP-y from its safe and write a passage beginning on the front-most blank page. Outside of approved testing, all entries must be written with SCP-y-2, using a black 0.5 mm rollerball pen, and following content guidelines listed under Document-y-161a. The number of blank pages should be maintained at approximately 10; the number should never be allowed to exceed 15 outside of approved testing. After the entry has been recorded, the designated person is to remove as many of the pages which they have written on during the previous days as possible. Removed pages are to be recycled into the pulping process.

SCP-y-1 is considered a probable infohazard. All documentation regarding the orthography and vocabulary of information about the orthography and vocabulary, as well as some details of the phonology and grammar, are restricted to Level 4-y clearance. Documentation

Attempts to identify and locate POI-y-6823 are considered a low priority.

Description: (stop reading here, this has not been revised)
SCP-y is a hardcover ring-bound journal measuring 16 cm in width and 22 cm in length. SCP-y contains a minimum of 343 A5 sized lined pages, with the exact number of pages varying due to SCP-y's anomalous properties.

SCP-y was originally used by a American college student, hereafter POI-y-6823, as a personal diary during the development of SCP-y-1. POI-y-6823 wrote 343 pages in SCP-y prior to its recovery by the Foundation.

Blank pages cannot be removed from SCP-y or damaged by any known means. If a person or persons visibly writes on a blank page, they will, after a variable amount of time, be able to tear the page out of SCP-y. Pages cannot be removed from SCP-y by anyone other than the person or persons who wrote on them. Once removed from SCP-y, these pages cease to exhibit anomalous properties.

The amount of time needed for a page to become removable varies depending the nature of the writing. In testing, the time has been observed to range from 12 hours to over 2 weeks. Variables known to affect the amount of time include the type of writing implement, intelligibility of the text, topic, length, language, and orthography. Testing has shown that the fastest times are produced by English text pertaining to the writer's current daily life, written in SCP-y-2, and using a 0.5 mm black rollerball pen. Full details of

SCP-y will continuously generate new pages at a rate dependent on the number of blank pages remaining in the journal. This rate is slowest when there are 10 blank pages remaining in the journal, at about 2 pages per day. The relation between the number of blank pages and the rate of new page production is roughly quadratic, reaching a rate of about 5 pages per day at 20 blank pages.

SCP-y-2 collectively refers to two alternate English orthographies invented by POI-y-2317, which are refered to in the SCP-y as Alpha and Beta. Both are featural scripts1 which can be used to write English phonemically based on a roughly neutral General American pronunciation. Although they share basic letter forms for the majority of consonants, Alpha is an abugida2 while Beta is an alphabet. SCP-y-2 All of POI-y-Alpha's journal entries were written using SCP-y-2, ostensibly to impede other people from reading the entries. A complete guide on writing SCP-y-2 may be found in Document y-Sierra-T.

The material for new pages in SCP-y comes directly from socks washed in nearby washing machines and dryers. Socks will disappear from these washers and dryer via unknown means. Testing of new pages in SCP-y shows that the composition of these pages matches the missing socks, including the type of fibers and any dyes present. Some mass from the socks is lost in this process. When the number of blank pages is maintained at 10, socks will only disappear from the closest operating washer and dryer; the range increases when the number of pages is not maintained at 10.