Item #: SCP-C225

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: All samples of SCP-C225 are to be kept in airtight opaque containers at Site-56's cold storage. Standard safety precautions for visual cognitohazards and blood products apply.

Attempts to locate any extant copies of SCP-C225-1 are underway.

Description: SCP-C225 is a form of human blood that has unusual optical properties. It is an exceptionally bright shade of red — more so than any existing pigment or any electronic display can properly replicate. SCP-C225 will continue to appear red even in the absence of red light, or in concentrations where regular blood would appear black. Details of SCP-C225's appearance are abnormally easy to discern, even at a distance or under adverse conditions. It has a refractive index of ~2.4.1

SCP-C225 is a visual cognitohazard. Direct observers report that SCP-C225 appears more "realistic" than its surroundings. They will generally describe this effect as akin to that achieved when a photographic image is placed in a computer-generated environment. While the neurological basis for this effect is not yet understood, it is believed that SCP-C225 somehow overstimulates the brain's mechanism(s) for distinguishing reality from fantasy.

Psychological reactions to SCP-C225 vary between observers. Most are able to function normally, albeit with lingering doubts as to the nature and/or legitimacy of reality. Observers with pre-existing anxiety about these matters may develop an obsession with SCP-C225 over time. Subjects who are already susceptible to derealization (such as those with certain mental disorders) may abruptly experience it upon viewing SCP-C225.

SCP-C225 is chemically identical to human blood, save for its genetic material, which is comprised of a short repeating nucleic acid sequence that reads "COPYWRITE PORKY576 DONT STEAL OR THE KILL YOU IREL" (sic) when decoded.

SCP-C225-1 was an image file consisting of red text on a black background. When read in full, the reader's tear ducts would produce SCP-C225 for 30-50 minutes; generally, about 0.4 liters of SCP-C225 were produced. As no extant copies of SCP-C225-1 exist, further details have been gathered from witness testimony.

SCP-C225-1's text entailed a short horror story about a "lost episode" of the Polish children's cartoon Bolek and Lolek in which the title characters perform a series of unrelated and apparently pointless satanic rituals. The story abruptly concluded with Lolek's eyes bleeding "hyperrealistic blood", followed by the assertion that the reader would do the same. SCP-C225-1 was often described as 'barely legible' due to frequent spelling and grammar errors, as well as heavy image compression.

Sometime in July of 2014, all copies of SCP-C225-1 were changed to a non-anomalous image in the same format. A transcript of the image is included below.

wow this was fucking cringe. i'm deleting it. blood magic was completely wasted on 13 year old me. if you got an existential crisis from my gay creepypasta syrup you should probably see a therapist.
hearts and kisses, mashedpork

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