History Main / ApocalypticLog

20th Jun '16 10:48:19 PM Wooboo
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* On the night of the 25th of November 1936, a Nebraska proctologist named Edwin Katskee injected himself with a large dose of then-legal cocaine. He was found dead in his office the following morning, having written out his symptoms as he experienced them. As the night went on, the handwriting of his entries became increasingly erratic, with the final entry simply detailing "paralysis", then a swirling scrawl that ends heading to the floor where his corpse was discovered. Nobody is quite sure what the purpose of this was, as his family stated it was an experiment gone wrong, citing an antidote nearby that Katskee had either decided not to use or was unable to do so. Others contend that it was a suicide, and that he decided to detail his symptoms as a means of leaving behind something for his fellow physicians to utilize. If the later theory proved true, it was sadly for naught. [[ShootTheShaggyDog The physicians who later examined his "death diary" found the entries too erratic and illegible to be of any scientific use.]]
18th Jun '16 1:31:24 AM Doug86
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* The MarvelUniverse fan film [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YDYL6oECjU #TRUTHINJOURNALISM]] is basically ''Film/ManBitesDog'' with the twist that the camera crew realizes that they're becoming accomplices to a scumbag and try to back out. [[spoiler: Venom]] doesn't take it well...

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* The MarvelUniverse Franchise/MarvelUniverse fan film [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YDYL6oECjU #TRUTHINJOURNALISM]] is basically ''Film/ManBitesDog'' with the twist that the camera crew realizes that they're becoming accomplices to a scumbag and try to back out. [[spoiler: Venom]] doesn't take it well...
18th Jun '16 12:20:03 AM gewunomox
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* The {{ARG}} viral campaign for the Nine Inch Nails album ''Year Zero'' is a wide collection of barely decypherable websites That describe a CrapsackWorld. These websites are sent from the future by a team of computer programmers and quantum physicists as a warning to those of us living in the time of the events triggered their circumstances. Bonus points for one entry written by a White House aide describing the monster sent to allow the Earth to... shall we say, [[KillEmAll start]] [[ResetButton over]].

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* The {{ARG}} AlternateRealityGame viral campaign for the Nine Inch Nails album ''Year Zero'' is a wide collection of barely decypherable websites That describe a CrapsackWorld. These websites are sent from the future by a team of computer programmers and quantum physicists as a warning to those of us living in the time of the events triggered their circumstances. Bonus points for one entry written by a White House aide describing the monster sent to allow the Earth to... shall we say, [[KillEmAll start]] [[ResetButton over]].
15th Jun '16 9:06:30 PM Doug86
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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/620340 A Statement in the Ice]]'', a one-shot ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''/''CthulhuMythos'' crossover which uses the concept that [[spoiler:Adrian]] called down a ''real'' EldritchAbomination rather than had one customized.

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* ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/620340 A Statement in the Ice]]'', a one-shot ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''/''CthulhuMythos'' ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}''/''Franchise/CthulhuMythos'' crossover which uses the concept that [[spoiler:Adrian]] called down a ''real'' EldritchAbomination rather than had one customized.



** Lovecraft's not the only one to write stories like this in the CthulhuMythos. In Frank Belknap Long's story ''The Hounds of Tindalos'', a police officer investigating a writer's sudden death finds a few scraps of paper he had written on, the last of which was apparently scribbled as he was attacked and killed by the titular monsters. Robert Bloch also wrote a story ''titled'' "Notebook Found in a Deserted House", which is basically a 12- year-old boy writing down everything that happened to him in a notebook while he's hiding from the horror that's literally just outside his house. It suddenly ends mid-sentence just as he's found.

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** Lovecraft's not the only one to write stories like this in the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos. In Frank Belknap Long's story ''The Hounds of Tindalos'', a police officer investigating a writer's sudden death finds a few scraps of paper he had written on, the last of which was apparently scribbled as he was attacked and killed by the titular monsters. Robert Bloch also wrote a story ''titled'' "Notebook Found in a Deserted House", which is basically a 12- year-old boy writing down everything that happened to him in a notebook while he's hiding from the horror that's literally just outside his house. It suddenly ends mid-sentence just as he's found.
11th Jun '16 9:55:31 AM AjWargo
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* A number of soldiers of the Soviet garrison of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_of_Brest_Fortress Brest Fortress]] held out in the basements of the old fortress for over a month after it was overrun in the early days of Operation Barbarossa. One carved into a wall: "I'm dying but I won't surrender. Farewell, Motherland. 20.VII.41"

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* A number of soldiers of the Soviet garrison of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_of_Brest_Fortress Brest Fortress]] held out in the basements of the old fortress for over a month after it was overrun in the early days of Operation Barbarossa.Barbarossa, where the Nazis had some sucsess, though things quickly turned sour when the winter came rolling in. One carved into a wall: "I'm dying but I won't surrender. Farewell, Motherland. 20.VII.41"
10th Jun '16 2:14:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* The pseudo-remake of ''Film/DayOfTheDead'' had the survivors come across a scientist's video-log in a underground medical facility (which was very reminiscent of ''Film/ResidentEvil''). The log also shows the scientist turning into a zombie.

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* The pseudo-remake of ''Film/DayOfTheDead'' ''Film/DayOfTheDead2008'' had the survivors come across a scientist's video-log in a underground medical facility (which was very reminiscent of ''Film/ResidentEvil''). The log also shows the scientist turning into a zombie.
3rd Jun '16 6:35:16 PM eroock
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->''"... even now I can hear the footsteps of that shambling monstrosity, and hear its eerie piping upon the wind. Poor Blakely, he never dreamed -- but now the door is being smashed to flinders, and at last I behold what my meddling has awakened! And now it is dragging me across the floor toward its hideous suckered mouths! Ia! Ia! The Goat With a Thousand Young! No!''

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->''"... even now I can hear the footsteps of that shambling monstrosity, and hear its eerie piping upon the wind. Poor Blakely, he never dreamed -- but now the door is being smashed to flinders, and at last I behold what my meddling has awakened! And now it is dragging me across the floor toward its hideous suckered mouths! Ia! Ia! The Goat With a Thousand Young! No!''No!"''


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** Also Mandus' final journal entry in the sequel ''VideoGame/AmnesiaAMachineForPigs'':
--> "I doubt I will ever be found, yet I leave you this, scrawled in the malodorous half-light, whilst my tormentor shuffles below, my fellow prisoners keen and squeal in the gloam, and where I wait for the knocking upon my cage that signifies it is, finally, my turn to make that dark journey into the interior."
3rd Jun '16 6:33:45 PM eroock
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->''... even now I can hear the footsteps of that shambling monstrosity, and hear its eerie piping upon the wind. Poor Blakely, he never dreamed -- but now the door is being smashed to flinders, and at last I behold what my meddling has awakened! And now it is dragging me across the floor toward its hideous suckered mouths! Ia! Ia! The Goat With a Thousand Young! No!''

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->''...->''"... even now I can hear the footsteps of that shambling monstrosity, and hear its eerie piping upon the wind. Poor Blakely, he never dreamed -- but now the door is being smashed to flinders, and at last I behold what my meddling has awakened! And now it is dragging me across the floor toward its hideous suckered mouths! Ia! Ia! The Goat With a Thousand Young! No!''
26th May '16 3:49:35 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/Doom2016'': The codex entries found on Mars detail the decline of UAC as more members succumb to demonic influence. Amusingly, the demons have their own in the form of the Slayer Testaments found in Hell, which tells the tale of the Doomguy's nigh-unstoppable rampage through their realm before the events of the game.

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** ''VideoGame/Doom2016'': The codex entries found on Mars detail the decline of UAC as more members succumb to demonic influence. Amusingly, the demons have their own in the form of the Slayer Testaments found in Hell, which tells tell the tale of the Doomguy's nigh-unstoppable rampage through their realm before the events of the game.
26th May '16 3:49:07 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' and ''Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil'' both have a few PDA's in them with this. Though your protagonist is present for the beginning of the Apocalypse, most of the story of the game, as well as the How and Why of said event, is told through the scattered Apocalyptic Logs of Mars City's scientists, soldiers and workmen. Most of them are members of the task force complaining about security problems, other members, or the occasional ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight, however a few PDA's involve people trying to relay a last minute message, and the one inside of Hell details two logs about a man being toyed with for nearly two days by the demons. One man involved in the storyline gives you a data disc he asks you to send back to Earth when you escape which details the entire plan that [[spoiler:Dr. Betruger and]] the powers of Hell had for Mars.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'':
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''VideoGame/{{Doom 3}}'' and ''Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil'' both have a few PDA's [=PDAs=] in them with this. Though your protagonist is present for the beginning of the Apocalypse, most of the story of the game, as well as the How and Why of said event, is told through the scattered Apocalyptic Logs of Mars City's scientists, soldiers and workmen. Most of them are members of the task force complaining about security problems, other members, or the occasional ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight, however a few PDA's [=PDAs=] involve people trying to relay a last minute message, and the one inside of Hell details two logs about a man being toyed with for nearly two days by the demons. One man involved in the storyline gives you a data disc he asks you to send back to Earth when you escape which details the entire plan that [[spoiler:Dr. Betruger and]] the powers of Hell had for Mars.Mars.
** ''VideoGame/Doom2016'': The codex entries found on Mars detail the decline of UAC as more members succumb to demonic influence. Amusingly, the demons have their own in the form of the Slayer Testaments found in Hell, which tells the tale of the Doomguy's nigh-unstoppable rampage through their realm before the events of the game.
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