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What this is

A bunch of miscellaneous CSS 'improvements' that I, CroquemboucheCroquembouche, use on a bunch of pages because I think it makes them easier to deal with.

The changes this component makes are bunch of really trivial modifications to ease the writing experience and to make documenting components/themes a bit easier (which I do a lot). It doesn't change anything about the page visually for the reader — the changes are for the writer.

I wouldn't expect translations of articles that use this component to also use this component, unless the translator likes it and would want to use it anyway.

This component probably won't conflict with other components or themes, and even if it does, it probably won't matter too much.


On any wiki:

[[include :scp-wiki:component:croqstyle]]

This component is designed to be used on other components. When using on another component, be sure to add this inside the component's [[iftags]] block, so that users of your component are not forced into also using Croqstyle.

Related components

Other personal styling components (which change just a couple things):

Personal styling themes (which are visual overhauls):

CSS changes

Reasonably-sized footnotes

Stops footnotes from being a million miles wide, so that you can actually read them.

.hovertip { max-width: 400px; }

Monospace edit/code

Makes the edit textbox monospace, and also changes all monospace text to Fira Code, the obviously superior monospace font.

@import url(';700&display=swap');
:root { --mono-font: "Fira Code", Cousine, monospace; }
#edit-page-textarea, .code pre, .code p, .code, tt, .page-source { font-family: var(--mono-font); }
.code pre * { white-space: pre; }
.code *, .pre * { font-feature-settings: unset; }

Teletype backgrounds

Adds a light grey background to <tt> elements ({{text}}), so code snippets stand out more.

tt {
  background-color: var(--swatch-something-bhl-idk-will-fix-later, #f4f4f4);
  font-size: 85%;
  padding: 0.2em 0.4em;
  margin: 0;
  border-radius: 6px;

No more bigfaces

Stops big pictures from appearing when you hover over someone's avatar image, because they're stupid and really annoying and you can just click on them if you want to see the big version.

.avatar-hover { display: none !important; }

Breaky breaky

Any text inside a div with class nobreak has line-wrapping happen between every letter.

.nobreak { word-break: break-all; }

Code colours

Add my terminal's code colours as variables. Maybe I'll change this to a more common terminal theme like Monokai or something at some point, but for now it's just my personal theme, which is derived from Tomorrow Night Eighties.

Also, adding the .terminal class to a fake code block as [[div class="code terminal"]] gives it a sort of pseudo-terminal look with a dark background. Doesn't work with [[code]], because Wikidot inserts a bunch of syntax highlighting that you can't change yourself without a bunch of CSS. Use it for non-[[code]] code snippets only.

Quick tool to colourise a 'standard' Wikidot component usage example with the above vars: link

:root {
  --c-bg: #393939;
  --c-syntax: #e0e0e0;
  --c-comment: #999999;
  --c-error: #f2777a;
  --c-value: #f99157;
  --c-symbol: #ffcc66;
  --c-string: #99cc99;
  --c-operator: #66cccc;
  --c-builtin: #70a7df;
  --c-keyword: #cc99cc;
.terminal, .terminal > .code {
  color: var(--c-syntax);
  background: var(--c-bg);
  border: 0.4rem solid var(--c-comment);
  border-radius: 1rem;

Debug mode

Draw lines around anything inside .debug-mode. The colour of the lines is red but defers to CSS variable --debug-colour.

You can also add div.debug-info.over and div.debug-info.under inside an element to annotate the debug boxes — though you'll need to make sure to leave enough vertical space that the annotation doesn't overlap the thing above or below it.

…like this!

.debug-mode, .debug-mode *, .debug-mode *::before, .debug-mode *::after {
  outline: 1px solid var(--debug-colour, red);
  position: relative;
.debug-info {
  position: absolute;
  left: 50%;
  transform: translateX(-50%);
  font-family: 'Fira Code', monospace;
  font-size: 1rem;
  white-space: nowrap;
.debug-info.over { top: -2.5rem; }
.debug-info.under { bottom: -2.5rem; }
.debug-info p { margin: 0; }


rating: +232+x


The following file is permanently locked. Reading this file is forbidden without adhering to specific instructions, which I will provide on request. Critically, do not attempt to understand what the object is or what it does (and DO NOT attempt to derive it from these instructions). I have left the internal threads attached to the research logs. The same rules apply.

The object is neither Euclid nor Keter.

— Kseniya Limonova, HMCL Supervisor, Site-33

Unmodified file as of 1993-09-27 follows.


Do not discuss it. Do not describe it. If you see it, stand still and shut the fuck up. If you need to tell someone about it, take their hand, drag them to a terminal, and point your finger at this notice.

This notice takes priority over the Special Containment Procedures below, which should be ignored.

— Kseniya Limonova, Researcher, Site-33

Item #: SCP-████

Containment Class: ████

Special Containment Procedures: Do not ████████ ████ SCP-████ ███████ ████████ ████ ██. █ ████████ ██ █ ██████ █████████. SCP-████ ██ ██ ██ ████ ██ ███ ███████████ ████, which was previously █ ███████ ██████ ██ ████-██. ███ ████ ██ ██ ██ ████ ██████ ██ ███ █████. ██ ██ █████████ ██ ████ ███████ ██ ██████ ████████████ ██ SCP-████ ███ ███ ████ ████████████ ███ ██ ██ █████████.

Description: SCP-████ ██ █ █████-█████ ███████ ███████. In all respects including █████████████ it is █████████ ██ █ ███████ ███████ ███████, however once ███████, ██ ██████ ██ ██████ ███████████ ████ ███ ███████████ ████. Nearby objects ██████ █████ and ██████████████, and objects with known properties — for example, a fountain pen of known monetary value — ██████ ███████. ███ ██████ ███████ ██ ████████ ██ █████████ ████ ███████ ███████ █████████ ██ ███ ███████.

SCP-████ ███ ██████████ ██ ███ █████████ ██ █ ████ ██████ ██ ████, ███████, .... in ████. █████ ██ ██ ███ █████ how SCP-████ came into the possession of ██. ██████, ██ ███ seemingly been aware ██ ███ █████████ ██████████, ██ █████████████ ████ █████ ██ ███ ███████ ██ ███ ████████ ████ ████ ██████████ ██ ██████████ ██ ████████ ███ █████ ████ ██ ███ ██████.

██ ████ ████ ██ ██ ███ █████ █████ ████ ██████ ██, ███ ██ ███ ████ ██████ ██ PoI-████.


Experiment Log 01

Date: 15.09.1993
Experimenters: Dr. K Limonova, Dr. R Vershinin

Procedure: The setup found in ██. ██████'█ ████████ was recreated. Several objects were placed nearby, along with ███████ inside ███ ███████, with a range of █████ ███ ███████ ██████████. For example, one such ████ was a ███ ██████ ████, but another was a ████ ██ ███████ ██████ in an ██████ box. SCP-████ was █████████ under ████████ █████████ ██████████ ██████████.

Results: Objects with █████ ██████████ ████ ████ and ██████ ███████. Objects with ███████ ██████████ retained them. Objects where ███ ████████████ ████ █ ████████ but the other did not only ████ ████ ████████ from the ███████████ ██ ███ ███ ███ ████ ██. When that ████████ was ████████████, it was ████ ███ ████. The ███████ inside the ███████ ████ ███ ██████████ except the ████ that they were ███████.

Dr. K Limonova 15.09.1993 (TUE) #5251E01M01

This is fantastic. I've never seen anything remotely like this — the applications are endless. What's more, I've never had such a clear direction for future tests. I've sent you my █████████ for the coming week but feel free to make changes as you wish.

Dr. R Vershinin 15.09.1993 (TUE) #5251E01M02

Honestly, I'm just in shock that we're not re-treading ground covered by ███ ████████ ██████. It's a little odd that he never worked this out himself. It seems so obvious.

█████████ received. I'll give this a look over when I have time.

Dr. K Limonova 15.09.1993 (TUE) #5251E01M05

One doesn't look at a gift horse's teeth.

Dr. S Petrov 16.09.1993 (WED) #5251E01M03

Kseniya, what did you say ███ ████████ ██████'s name was? I'm having some trouble with your comment up above.

Dr. K Limonova 16.09.1993 (WED) #5251E01M04

I never said his name, just that he was ███ ████████ ██████. His name was ████ ██████.

Dr. S Petrov 17.09.1993 (THU) #5251E01M12

Ah, perfect. Thank you. Happy now?

Dr. R Vershinin 17.09.1993 (THU) #5251E01M13

Yes, very happy.

Dr. S Petrov 16.09.1993 (WED) #5251E01M06

Perhaps he just never thought to investigate? He was clearly using it for ███████ ███ ███████, as mundane as that is. Perhaps he just thought that was all it could do.

Dr. K Limonova 16.09.1993 (WED) #5251E01M07

Like I said, don't question it. But if you feel the need to also ████ ████ ███████ in it, run it by me first.

Dr. R Vershinin 16.09.1993 (WED) #5251E01M08

You might be right, but it still worries me. It's a small concern, yes, but something just doesn't add up. Why would he be hiding it if he thought it was just a ███████ ███████? And that doesn't explain why he also had a completely normal one. I don't know anybody who has two.

Also, please reply to comments by clicking the link below them. You're confusing the thread.

Dr. K Limonova 16.09.1993 (WED) #5251E01M09

It's a solved problem. Stop overthinking.

Dr. S Petrov 16.09.1993 (WED) #5251E01M10

Kseniya, I have been doing that already and have no intention of stopping. It's ten times faster than my one at home and does a way better job of making my ███████ not █████. Ranek, there are no links on command line, so I'm not sure what you're talking about.

Dr. K Limonova 16.09.1993 (WED) #5251E01M11

It's clf reply HASH, where HASH is the ID of the message you're replying to. You can add a message with -m if you want otherwise it just drops you into your editor, where you can see what you're replying to as a comment beneath the typing area.

For what it's worth, I don't actually care about you ███████ ████ ███████ in it, but at least bother to take notes while you do it because then it would constitute a test.

Until then, I am just going to ignore you until you have something valid to contribute.

Experiment Log 02

Date: 17.09.1993
Experimenters: Dr. S Petrov

Procedure: I wanted to see what would happen when I █████████ ███ █████, so I ████████ ███ ██████████ on the █████ ██████ to the testing room and ███████ ██ ████ ███████ ██ █ █████ into the SCP. I █████████ as many ██████ ███████ ██ █ █████ ████ everywhere in the room, at a much wider radius than before, in an attempt to establish a limit to its ████ ██ ██████. I also put some ███████ ██████ into it that I brought from home.

Results: All ███████ in the room within .██ of the thing ████ ███ ██████████. They were █████████████████ ████ ████ █████! I picked up █████████ and could not ████████ █ ██████ █████ about it — not ██████, not ███████, nothing. I'm just glad I ████'█ █████ ██ ████ █████. The ███████ inside the ███████ were treated ███████ ███ ████, though like before, they were still just ███████.

Dr. K Limonova 17.09.1993 (THU) #5251E02M01

This is consistent with Tuesday's results. It's interesting to note that the ████ ██ ██████ scales with the ███████, though I'm a little wary of burning out the motor. I wonder if it's to do with the ███████ or the speed of rotation?

Dr. S Petrov 17.09.1993 (THU) #5251E02M03

Is it consistent? I can't find the last dataset to compare. Is it attached to the experiment log or did you leave it somewhere on the intranet?

Dr. K Limonova 17.09.1993 (THU) #5251E02M04

It's attached.

Dr. S Petrov 18.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E02M06

I don't see it.

EDIT: I've found the file but it's empty.

Dr. R Vershinin 17.09.1993 (THU) #5251E02M02

Well, this certainly explains █████'s modifications to the ███████ in the property. He must have been looking to increase the █████. Do we know how high he managed to get it?

Dr. K Limonova 18.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E02M05

He wasn't able to get it any higher than the █████ — he was a ██████████ ████████, not a wizard — but those modifications may actually have been what ██████ him. It's hard to tell.

Dr. S Petrov 18.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E02M07

What do you mean, "hard to tell"? That doesn't make any sense. We all saw the ███████ report.

Dr. R Vershinin 18.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E02M08

Do you have a link to the ███████ report?

Dr. S Petrov 18.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E02M09


Dr. K Limonova 18.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E02M10

Sure thing: ███████████████████████████████

Dr. S Petrov 18.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E02M11

Beat you to it!

Dr. R Vershinin 18.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E02M12


Experiment Log 03

Date: 18.09.1993
Experimenters: Dr. R Vershinin

Procedure: The object was partially ████████████ to see if any anomalous ██████████ could be identified.

Results: Failure. I had difficulty opening it up, and even after I managed to do so, the feeling became worse as time went on. I found myself unable to ████████ ████████ ██████████ that I should have been very familiar with. After a while I became frustrated and ██████ ██ ████ ██.

Dr. R Vershinin 21.09.1993 (MON) #5251E03M01

I'll be honest, I'm not sure why I ran this test. It seemed so clear to me on Friday, and then I come back on Monday to check the results and it's gone. Did I mention my intentions to either of you last week?

Dr. S Petrov 21.09.1993 (MON) #5251E03M02

Chalk it up to age. Happens to the best of us.

Dr. K Limonova 21.09.1993 (MON) #5251E03M03

I sent you both my plan of possible experiments last week. Perhaps you were running one of those?

Dr. R Vershinin 21.09.1993 (MON) #5251E02M04

I never received such a list. ██████?

Dr. S Petrov 21.09.1993 (MON) #5251E03M05

No, nor me. I do recall that you mentioned it, Kseniya.

Dr. K Limonova 21.09.1993 (MON) #5251E03M06

I have just checked — you acknowledged in writing receipt of the █████████. "█████████ received. I'll give this a look over when I have time."

Dr. R Vershinin 21.09.1993 (MON) #5251E03M07

I must have said that in error, then, because I do not have any correspondence from you relating to this project at all.

Dr. K Limonova 21.09.1993 (MON) #5251E03M08

I apologise — it appears that I actually sent you an empty file.

Dr. R Vershinin 21.09.1993 (MON) #5251E03M09

That can't be true either, because I do not have anything from you at all, empty files included.

S McFenton 22.09.1993 (TUE) #5251E03M10

Hi all, Foundation IT responding to ticket #1352. I can confirm an email was sent from limonovakseniya to ███ recipients and zero CCs, who ████ received it, although only ███ actually opened the message. Any further queries, please let me know —Sam

Dr. R Vershinin 22.09.1993 (TUE) #5251E03M11

Thanks, Sam. Would you mind checking the same from my end? Address is vershininranek

S McFenton 22.09.1993 (TUE) #5251E03M12

Of course — looks like you received the message but never opened it. Check your spam?

Dr. R Vershinin 22.09.1993 (TUE) #5251E03M14

I've re-checked my inbox. I'm not sure what exactly you mean by spam?

S McFenton 22.09.1993 (TUE) #5251E03M15

Sorry, it's a bit of an in-joke. Okay, I've checked again, and can confirm for sure that ███ ███████ ████ ███ █████. Hope that clears things up.

Dr. R Vershinin 22.09.1993 (TUE) #5251E03M16

It does. Thank you very much!

Dr. S Petrov 22.09.1993 (TUE) #5251E03M13

Could you check mine as well? My address is ████████████.

Dr. S Petrov 23.09.1993 (WED) #5251E03M17


Experiment Log 04

Date: 24.09.1993
Experimenters: Dr. S Petrov

Procedure: I have unplugged the damned thing and wheeled its trolley down to a ███████ ██████ on the other side of the Site, into which I have interred it until somebody fucking replies to anything I say.

Results: TBA

Dr. K Limonova 24.09.1993 (THU) #5251E04M01

Ha, ha, very funny, ██████. Where is it?

Dr. R Vershinin 24.09.1993 (THU) #5251E04M02

Looks like someone's in a bad mood…

Dr. K Limonova 24.09.1993 (THU) #5251E04M03

██████, I swear to fuck, you either tell me where it is, or I will eat your fucking head.

Dr. R Vershinin 24.09.1993 (THU) #5251E04M04

Kseniya, slight problem — I don't actually see any correspondence from ██████ in the discussion.

Dr. S Petrov 24.09.1993 (THU) #5251E04M05

█████'█ ███ ██████. ████ ███, █████.

Dr. K Limonova 24.09.1993 (THU) #5251E04M06

Yes, that would be a slight problem.

S McFenton 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M07

Hi all, Foundation IT responding to ticket #1356. Analysis confirms that no person named ██████ ██████ has ever been assigned to this project. I do not see any messages from a ██████ ██████ upthread. —Sam

Dr. R Vershinin 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M08

Thanks Sam. One question: are you sure?

S McFenton 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M09

The analysis is conclusive. But… I could swear I remember a ██████ from the last time I checked this project. I'm looking right now, though, and there's nothing.

Dr. K Limonova 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M10

Okay. If the three of us are in consensus, then we either have a memory injection scenario, or a reality erasure scenario. You are both certain that ██████ ██████ exists or existed, yes?

S McFenton 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M11

It does seem that way.

Dr. R Vershinin 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M12

Yes, absolutely confident.

Dr. S Petrov 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M18

████, ███ ███ ██ ██████ ███████ ████.

Dr. K Limonova 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M13

Good. SCP-… uh, the object is obviously fucking with things. I'm going to defer this upwards. In the meantime, avoid interacting with it as much as possible.

Dr. R Vershinin 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M22

That shouldn't be too difficult, given that we don't know where it is.

Dr. K Limonova 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M14

Sam, I want you to scour Site-33's security feed and find ██████. We know he moved SCP, uh, whatever number it is, last night, so focus on that. As far as I know there's nothing nocturnal here, so be wary of anything that moves. If you see something that you don't want to pay attention to, focus on it. That might not be possible. See if the guys in Counterconceptual have anything that'll help.

S McFenton 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M19

Sure thing. I'll take notes on anything I see.

Dr. K Limonova 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M20

No! Don't write anything down. We can't trust any recorded information.

EDIT: Actually, no, do write things down. Even if we're not sure whether the notes or the memories are correct, it will be useful to have a reference for comparison.

Dr. K Limonova 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M15

Ranek, I need you to look through prior correspondence and see what holes you can find. See if you can find anything that conclusively proves ██████ did or did not exist.

Dr. R Vershinin 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M21

On it.

Dr. K Limonova 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M16

██████, if you are reading this, then you need to find some way to communicate with us. The project thread is not working. Leave notes. Carve shit into the walls of my office. Find me and scream in my face. Injure me. Anything to prove that you exist. Keep going until you are acknowledged.

We will reconvene in the morning with our results. I'm going to treat this internally as an experiment.

Dr. S Petrov 25.09.1993 (FRI) #5251E04M17

███ ███ ███████? ██████ ███? '██ ██ █████████'██ █████ ██ ████████████ ███ ████.

Experiment Log 05

Date: 25.09.1993
Experimenters: Dr. K Limonova, Dr. R Vershinin, S McFenton

Procedure: Dr. ██████ ██████ has gone missing, so we set out to find him. Dr. Limonova contacted Foundation superiors to call in more qualified assistance. Dr. Vershinin thoroughly scoured the research log forum, to find any flaws that could be indicative of reality erasure. Ms. McFenton looked through the security feeds from the night that Dr. ██████ disappeared, under the influence of drugs acquired from the Counterconceptual Division, to see if she could see him.

Results: TBA

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M01

I recall that yesterday I was working with Ranek Vershinin and Sam McFenton. I am completely confident in this recollection. I have not reread prior messages and I have no intent to: I am certain that my memory is correct.

What did we find out last night?

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M02

Ranek? Sam?

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M03

Are you fucking kidding me? Has it happened to me now?

Dr. R Vershinin 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M04

Kseniya, I am so sorry, it is Saturday and I did not turn on my alarm clock.

I've gone over our messages from yesterday. I can't find any 'holes', as you put it. Your missing person just doesn't exist — the SCP must have planted that memory inside us. It's just been me, you, and Sam.

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M05

You don't remember that Sam confirmed I sent both of you my proposed █████████?

Dr. R Vershinin 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M08

I have spent all night reading and re-reading this conversation. I'm pretty damn sure.

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M11

Then one of us is compromised.

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M12

You remember his face, right? You remember how he had that █████████ down his ████ █████?

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M06

I've been looking over the Site security feeds at your request, Dr. Limonova. I spoke to Counterconceptual like you asked and, you were right, they did give me something to help — █ ███ ██████ ██████ the object ██ 19:04 ████ █████.

Dr. R Vershinin 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M07

Sam, there seems to be data loss in that message, please check your GPG config and try again.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M09

Apologies — to rephrase, █████████ ██████████ ████████.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M10

█ ███ ███ ████ █████████ ████████ ██ ███ █████ ████.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M14

I am so sorry. How about this: there were no significant events that night before 19:02 and after 19:10.

Attachment: recording_snippet_19930926T190200Z.mp1

Dr. R Vershinin 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M15

…I see. Thank you, Sam.

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M16

Oh, fuck me.

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M13

Also, Ranek, just to confirm — I notice that you said "your missing person" instead of his name. Could you confirm his name for me, please?

Dr. R Vershinin 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M17

…no. I can't.

I can honestly say I have no idea who you are talking about.

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M18

██ ██████ ███ ██████'.

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M86

██████, are you still there? Check the date on this post. It's been a while.

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M24

███████? ████ ███ ███ █████? ███ ███ ███ ███ ██? ███ ███ ███ ███ ██ ████████?

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M87

Mnestics, Class-W. A drug produced by the Antimemetics Division. They stop you forgetting things, and help you remember things you've forgotten. Like you. It's the perfected form of the same drug that's going to kill Sam in a few hours. That's my fault. I've come to terms with it.

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M25

████, ████'█ ███ █████. ██'█ ████ ██ ████ ████ ███ █████. ███ ██████ ████ ███ ██████ ██ ██.

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M88

No, it's not. And the same to you. It's only been twenty years for me, but I don't think either of us know how long it's been for you. I can't imagine what that feels like.

I need you to do something, and you need to do it as soon as you can. The drug that Sam ingested is growing more potent by the second. It will reach its critical point far before she metabolises it. She will be able to perceive you by 16:53, though I don't know exactly when. She'll be dead less than ten minutes later. It is imperative that she passes on a message to me. Do you understand?

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M26

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HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M89

Do NOT discuss it, don't talk about it, don't even theorise; you'll ████ ████ ██ █████. I won't confirm anything to you until I know it's safe. Your situation is precarious.

No, you're not dead. I think it's better if you don't know the details, for now.

I know you have questions. They have to wait. You need to tell me, via Sam, to shut down the project and stop research; to stop discussing it; to lock the file. Otherwise ██'██ ███ ███ ██ ████ ███. I can see the messages between you and her already so I know you do an excellent job. I believe in you.

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M27

████ ████'█ ██ ██ ███ ██?

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M90

You get to save us. Isn't that enough?

We'll find a way to save you. I promise.

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M19

Okay, thank you.

His name is ██████ ██████.

Ranek, Sam, please repeat the name back to me.

Dr. R Vershinin 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M20

Acknowledged but unable to comply. I do not see a name — the line simply ends after "His name is".

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M21

It might be the drugs that Counterconceptual gave me but I do see something. There's no name, but I do see the space that was reserved for it. There's something there, for sure, just I can't see it. Six and six.

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M22

Six and six are the lengths of his given name and surname.

It's a little scary that I remember his name, but I don't have a clue what he looked like.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M23

That makes sense.

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M28

Ah — I can reproduce the issue now. I am no longer able to read that name, nor remember it.

Dr. R Vershinin 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M29

That's interesting. Do you think that it was re-reading the written name that infected you? It's possible that it was your adamance against reading the previous conversation that protected you for so long. Imagine that… information that's hazardous. I wonder if there's a name for that.

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M30

███? ███ ███ ████ ████?

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M39

██████?? Yes, yes I can! Are you okay? What happened?

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M40

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S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M41

That can wait! Tell us where you are, what happened!

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M45

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S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M46

Okay, okay, sure.

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M48

█████████! █████ ███.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M49

I did what you asked. Now tell me how we can get you back.

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M52

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Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M53


S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M42

Kseniya or Ranek can drive down and find you!

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M31

The higher-ups finally got back to me. I had to call them. Several times, actually. I kept getting mixed feedback on whether or not they received my initial email. Eventually they told me to just deal with whatever this is on my own.

Dr. R Vershinin 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M32

That's a bit shit of them. How high did you go?

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M33

Russian Command, then European. I didn't see much point in going higher.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M34

Oh shit, there's a message from Dr. ██████ upthread. He's asking about me specifically. Does anyone else see it?

Dr. R Vershinin 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M35

I don't see it.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M36

It must be the pill, I guess. What should I do?

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M37

Be on guard, Sam. There's a fair chance you're speaking to the anomaly. Respond, but be wary.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M38


Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M43

██, ████ ██.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M44

I wouldn't blame her too much.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M47

Kseniya, he wants you to stop research and to lock the file. He's being pretty insistent about that.

Dr. K Limonova 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M50

Okay. Right now I'm going to assume that this is the anomaly's agenda. See if you can get some sort of verification out of him.

S McFenton 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M51

I'm trying to get him to tell me about what happened to him. I don't know him that well — well, at all, really, beyond this thread — so that's the best I can do. Plus it might help us work out how to get him back.

Dr. R Vershinin 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M54

It's been an hour — is everything okay?

Dr. S Petrov 26.09.1993 (SAT) #5251E05M55

███████, ██████. '█ ███████ ███.

Dr. R Vershinin 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M56

I've just received word from Site-11. Sam's dead.

Dr. K Limonova 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M57

Fuck. Do they know why?

Dr. R Vershinin 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M58

They sure do. It was a haemorrhagic stroke. Part of her amygdala is just flat-out missing, they're telling me. Just gone. The exposed blood vessels just bled everywhere. She would have suffered minutes of pure agony.

Dr. K Limonova 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M59

That's horrifying. I suppose these things happen. I knew her a little — it's why I always request her when I make a ticket. She loved her job, or so she'd tell me. I hope she felt fulfilled. It's the most anyone can ask for.

Dr. R Vershinin 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M60

I'm not sure you're seeing the gravity of this. Do you know what the amygdalas do? They're in the medial temporal lobe. They handle long-term memory. What was that drug you encouraged her to take? That in-development drug with unknown side effects? What was it that drug did, again?

Dr. K Limonova 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M61

You're not suggesting what I think you are?

Dr. R Vershinin 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M62

I'm not. I'm asserting it.

Dr. K Limonova 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M63

Are you fucking kidding me? You're telling me I killed her? Are you telling me you wouldn't have done the same to save our forgotten friend?

Dr. R Vershinin 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M64

I can't answer that, Kseniya, because I don't fucking know him, do I? He's gone! He never existed! The fucking anomaly made him up. Surely you can see that.

You killed her. You killed her for nothing. I'm out.

Dr. K Limonova 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M65

Fucking fantastic. Thanks, Ranek.

Dr. K Limonova 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M66

Whatever you are, you win. One person is dead, one person hates me, and one might not have existed at all. It's just me now, and I'm done.

I don't know if you can read this — it certainly feels like it — but I want you to know that I hate you.

I'm going to lock the file. That's what you wanted, right? Have it.

Dr. K Limonova 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M67

It's done. So am I.

Dr. S Petrov 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M68

██ ████'█ ████.

Dr. S Petrov 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M69

███ ███ █████ █████?

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M91

Of course I am. I'm in the future; I'm always 'still there'. You did good. Saved our lives. Me and Ranek, that is. It was too late for Sam. And for you.

Maybe, back then, I would've locked the file anyway. But I had to be sure. I'm sorry that I had to use you for that. Besides — Sam, and her faith in you, was the only thing between me and believing that you didn't exist. Without your help we probably wouldn't be having this conversation.

Dr. S Petrov 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M70

███ █████ █████████ ███ ███ ███ ████ ██ ██.

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HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M92

And I'll never be able to. Not if you want me to still be able to talk to you. I think just one person knowing how it works is safe.

Of course I knew. But if I'd told you, would you have done it?

You have to remember that it's not your fault. I set that wheel in motion, not you. You only took advantage of it, and even that was under my instruction. I feel far worse about it than you do, believe me.

Dr. S Petrov 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M71

███ ████ ██ ████████ ██ ████ █ ███

███████. ████'█ ████. ███ █ ██ █████?

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M93

Well, I can talk to you now, right? Makes sense to me that I should be able to see you. Do you have a physical form?

Dr. S Petrov 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M72

█ ██.

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M94

Then… I think all you need to do is wait until my time. I'm off-site right now, but I can be there in the morning. We should be able to rendezvous somewhere.

Dr. S Petrov 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M73

██████ ████. ███ █████ ████ ██████?

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M95

Ha! Sure. My old office.

Alright, I'll see you there tomorrow. Mnestics in 2013 are absolutely safe, for sure. I'll make sure I maintain my dose until then — it's not like I'll be able to forget to top up!

Dr. S Petrov 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M74

████ ████████ ██ █████, ██ ███ ███?

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M96

Ranek? He's fine. He doesn't work for Foundation anymore, so he was wiped. He's forgotten you existed, but SCP-████ convinced him you didn't exist in the first place. Maybe it's better this way.

Dr. S Petrov 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M75

█ █████ ███.

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M97

I know. We all knew.

Dr. S Petrov 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M76

██ █████ ████ ███ ████?

HMCL Supervisor K Limonova 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M98

I don't know. He never would have admitted it, even to himself.

Try and hold that thought for 2013. It'll keep you going.

I'd keep you company, but I don't see you replying to me at all between your time and mine, so I don't think I can. But stay strong. I believe in you.

Dr. S Petrov 27.09.1993 (SUN) #5251E05M77

'██ ███.

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Dr. S Petrov 25.12.1993 (WED) #5251E05M78

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Dr. S Petrov 18.06.1995 (SUN) #5251E05M79

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Dr. S Petrov 04.03.1998 (WED) #5251E05M80

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Dr. S Petrov 04.03.1998 (WED) #5251E05M81

"█████ ████████, ██████!" ████ ███ ██ ██████'█ ███████.

Dr. S Petrov 20.05.2001 (SUN) #5251E05M82

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Dr. S Petrov 01.09.2005 (THU) #5251E05M83

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Dr. S Petrov 01.01.2010 (THU) #5251E05M84

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Dr. S Petrov 03.11.2013 (SUN) #5251E05M85

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Dr. S Petrov 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M99

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Dr. S Petrov 04.11.2013 (MON) #5251E05M100

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Dr. S Petrov 05.11.2013 (TUE) #5251E05M101

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Dr. S Petrov 05.11.2013 (TUE) #5251E05M102

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Dr. S Petrov 05.11.2013 (TUE) #5251E05M103


Dr. S Petrov 06.11.2013 (WED) #5251E05M104

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Dr. S Petrov 07.11.2013 (THU) #5251E05M105

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