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SCP-4839: - FAFNIR - or, "I Caress It, 'Cause I Possess It!"

SCP-4839: - FAFNIR - or, "I Caress It, 'Cause I Possess It!"

BiggerJ

A little note about the ending: the 'hymn of silent flesh' in Iteration 4V for the protection of humans in other dimensions, combined with the continued existence of alien life in Iteration 4V, implies that the hymn killed all humans in that dimension. In the second-last version of the article, the Administrator mentions that he is no longer human. During the final version of the article, I imagine that the Administrator is alone, completely and utterly alone, jabbering feebly to himself while clutching a particularly shaped [sign.](http://scp-wiki.wdfiles.com/local--files/scp-2521/keter.png)


Hydr0sion

That’s a pretty cool analysis! I always thought that “hymn of silent flesh” was just a fancy way for the three moons initiative to say “mass genocide”. Thanks for the insight!


BiggerJ

I've also posted [a possible explanation for a quirk CorpseOfBixby pointed out.](https://www.reddit.com/r/SCPDeclassified/comments/hdi2j7/scp4839_fafnir_or_i_caress_it_cause_i_possess_it/fvlb5zt/)


CourageKitten

But what about the mailbox, the blue balloon, and the month of June


fantasychica37

Why would he be holding a sign that says Keter? Because that means the most containment is needed and the Administrator is obsessed with containment?


BiggerJ

[This video will explain everything.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udAvD-aPVlg)


fantasychica37

got it


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BiggerJ

The SCP's alternate title, "I Caress It, 'Cause I Possess It", is a reference to the song in that video, which is sung by a greedy wealthy child who claims to own everything in town. One of the song's best known lyrics is, 'and this triagonal sign'. [CourageKitten got it.](https://www.reddit.com/r/SCPDeclassified/comments/hdi2j7/scp4839_fafnir_or_i_caress_it_cause_i_possess_it/fvm790n/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=web2x&context=3)


shadownet90

I love the use of the name Fafnir for the article. It’s a nice little reference to the greedy Norse dwarf/dragon.


Hydr0sion

Oh, it’s a name. Thanks for letting me know! I kept trying to search up the definition of ‘fafnir’ I thought it was a Latin word or something


GrandPappyWilliams

It is the name of a dwarf that was turned into a dragon after falling victim to Andavri's cursed gold, and was later slain by Sigurd. It's quite an interesting story if you wanna read it. Norse mythology is full of lots of fun stories.


CourageKitten

It’s also the name of a raccoon in the popular Skyrim mod “Legacy of the Dragonborn” where among other things you run an explorer’s guild, and the raccoon follows you after an adventure. Funnily enough the main draw of LOTD is based on collecting things, there’s a spot for almost every unique item in the game, and displaying them in a museum


CorpseOfBixby

Fun fact, I was trying to do a declass for this SCP, but I think this does it better. A thing I noticed that may be important is that SCP-4839 was created by Dr. Aaron Hamlin. In the proceedings attempting to decommission SCP-4839, the infohazard was given to them by the Administrator. By the end of the article, the Administrator, whoever they were, were somehow replaced by Aaron Hamlin. This always bothered me, since I couldn't come up with a decent answer to it.


BiggerJ

Well, thanks to the end of SCP-4000, there's a simple, sneaky explanation. [I think I know what the last thing Aaron ever heard was.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dTh3iI0is8&feature=youtu.be&t=47)


fantasychica37

I don't get this either? The Administrator stole Aaron's feelings and Aaron became the Administrator?


BiggerJ

In retrospect, I think I got it backward. While the Administrator could have used anomalous means to steal Aaron's identity at the start of it all, it seems more likely that it was Aaron who used some anomalous means or other to do so to the Administrator, metaphysically stealing his identity. Edit: I've just remembered that maybe it DID happen at the start, because of what someone else said - the Administrator isn't allowed anywhere near any anomalies. So if it was the Administrator from the beginning doing all this, he would have needed to create a false identity - or steal a real one.


fantasychica37

So someone anomalously became the Administrator so they could contain everything, or the Administrator actually did all the 'research' - that's cool!


Hydr0sion

Quoting the administrator’s biography, it stated that “ his duties must be remain strictly administrative”. It would have been fishy for the administrator to create a scp on his own, so Aaron Hamlin was probably an alter persona he created to avoid suspicion


hewhocumsbynight

...So, the Administrator is Stingy from Lazy Town? "I caress it, cause I possess it, I'm Stingy, and it's miiiiine!" "And this musical interlude is mine."


Th3GoldenDragon

tl;dr : 4V admin tries to box everything, ends up getting boxed himself.


theeosapien123

even through it was all fake because of the Administrator, the idea of an infohazardous particle that is a part of an eldritch entity is still a unique and terrifying concept.


tundrat

Indeed and as I said above, I felt sorry for that Foundation futilely trying to clean that up.


shamelessfool

Great declass!


Hydr0sion

Glad you enjoyed it :)


tundrat

Thanks. This was fun to read before but now I see I misunderstood it. I thought "JALAKÅRA Himself has whispered the hymn of silent flesh into Iteration 4V" meant that it infected the universe with the subatomic particles. Which made me feel sorry for that Foundation futilely trying to get rid of it. Although later iterations and the overall story does not fit with that idea. I just thought the Administrator one day suddenly getting obsesssed with containing literally everything sounds silly. The former premise being real sounds more interesting.


Hydr0sion

I agree that the idea of the administrator becoming obsessed is a little silly, but I don’t really find the idea of the particles being real as a very plausible idea, especially with Iteration 3, which seems to be trying very hard to hint to us that the particles don’t exist. Feel free to interpret it however you want though!


tundrat

I meant if it was a different SCP written to be that way all along.


Brother_Of_Boy

TL;DR >!The birth of Larfleeze!< But consider the possibility that the Foundation of 2N was about to find out what really happened in 4V and this is a cover story the Three Moons Initiative spun to hide why they really annihilated all of humanity in 4V. Or maybe something more insidious yet.


ScytheSe7en

Probably not, the three moons initiative seems to be generally somewhat trustworthy and competent. They have a good reason for most of what they do, even if it doesn't always align with 2N's SCP Foundation's best interests. Anyway, there's way more evidence for the SCP Foundation going 'rogue' than the Three Moons Initiative - though the Initiative is far from perfect.


Brother_Of_Boy

Yeah, the Initiative has usually shown itself to be more morally upright than what I'm accusing them of, so you're right.


ExpandingFladgelie

* The mailbox: containment chamber * The triagonal sign: Keter sign * Blue balloon and June: unknown * all your feelings are mine: info hazardous mind-control system


Eren_Kruger_the_Owl

>Thank god we have the Three Moons Initiative to come bail us out innit? Honestly, im afraid that might not be true. Weve seen what the Foundation can do, and there still exists 2000


Hydr0sion

Yea I was kinda trying to go for a sarcastic tone there knowing how the initiative always seem to be fucking things up


Eren_Kruger_the_Owl

Oh okay. Either way; if the Foundation really wanted to, they could fuck anyone up, see 5000. The only "being" that they couldnt do something against would be 001s Swanns Proposal, aka us.


fantasychica37

Yes they could, see 5999!


Eren_Kruger_the_Owl

Well, were still here; arent we?


fantasychica37

hmph


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Hydr0sion

Fixed it. Thanks!