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29th Apr '16 1:52:01 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* And so forth. Real life examples aren't going to detail an apocalyptic horror, or anything, but will definitely qualify in the "desperation and insanity grow from entry to entry" sense.
** And even in cases where the witnesses weren't part of those who died, records of traumatic events still capture moments in history with terrifying clarity: the Zapruder film of JFK being shot, the morning of 9/11/2001...
* ''Any'' detailed, candid diary writing by a person in the grips of depression or similar can read like one of these. Things are going great, then one starts going downhill...
** For example, the last words Kenneth Williams wrote in his diary before his apparent suicide were, "What's the bloody point?"
* ''Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl'' better known as "The Diary of Anne Frank".

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* And so forth. Real life examples aren't going to detail an apocalyptic horror, or anything, but will definitely qualify in the "desperation and insanity grow from entry to entry" sense.
**
sense. And even in cases where the witnesses weren't part of those who died, witness didn't die, records of traumatic events still capture moments in history with terrifying clarity: the Zapruder film Film/ZapruderFilm of JFK UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy [[WhoShotJFK being shot, shot]], the morning of 9/11/2001...
* ''Any'' detailed, candid diary writing by a person in the grips of depression or similar can read like one of these. Things are going great, then one starts going downhill...
**
downhill. For example, the last words Kenneth Williams wrote in his diary before his apparent suicide were, "What's the bloody point?"
point?"
* ''Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl'' better known as "The Diary of [[Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl Anne Frank".Frank's diary]] is a more uplifting example, as Anne never lost hope even in the horrific shadow of death.
26th Apr '16 11:14:15 AM GlassRain
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* If [[spoiler: the Junior Biovessel Explorers]] in ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'' had valued self-preservation over writing journal entries, they'd have been able to write more journal entries.



* Right-wing YouTuber Nightvisionphantom made an "If Obama Wins" video during the 2008 election (needless to say, it was quietly removed afterwards), in which he claims to bethe last surviving member of a resistance who fought a losing battle against the Islamofascist hordes that Obama unleashed upon the world.

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* Right-wing YouTuber Nightvisionphantom made an "If Obama Wins" video during the 2008 election (needless to say, it was quietly removed afterwards), in which he claims to bethe be the last surviving member of a resistance who fought a losing battle against the Islamofascist hordes that Obama unleashed upon the world.
23rd Apr '16 8:47:11 PM Sudsy16
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* ''VideoGame/Wick'' tells the fate of both the protagonist and Weaver family this way.

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* ''VideoGame/Wick'' ''VideoGame/{{Wick}}'' tells the fate of both the protagonist and Weaver family this way.
23rd Apr '16 8:45:51 PM Sudsy16
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* ''VideoGame/Wick'' tells the fate of both the protagonist and Weaver family this way.
22nd Apr '16 7:47:32 AM Michael
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* ''VideoGame/{{Belladonna}}'' delivers most of the early plot this way.
15th Apr '16 5:49:10 AM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/TheWedding'' has scribbled notes and diary entries of Uncle Jack's, which reveal what has been going on in his house for an apparently long time and show his descent into madness.
13th Apr '16 7:49:00 AM Tron80
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-->-- ''{{Everything 2}}'', [[http://www.everything2.com/title/The%2520Lovecraftian%2520compulsion%2520to%2520keep%2520writing%2520even%2520as%2520one%2520is%2520being%2520devoured "The Lovecraftian compulsion to keep writing even as one is being devoured"]]

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-->-- ''{{Everything ''Website/{{Everything 2}}'', [[http://www.everything2.com/title/The%2520Lovecraftian%2520compulsion%2520to%2520keep%2520writing%2520even%2520as%2520one%2520is%2520being%2520devoured "The Lovecraftian compulsion to keep writing even as one is being devoured"]]


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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': The prologue consists in Gendo and Fuyutsuki listening to the "Transcript of the Last Transmissions of the Long-Smith Expedition", recorded by two scientists while they were exploring a network of caverns. The log abruptly ends up when they are found by an EldritchAbomination.
8th Apr '16 11:05:03 AM aye_amber
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* {{Bjork}} once had a stalker by the name of Ricardo Lopez. He had planned to kill her with a letter bomb wich would launch a discharge of corrosive acid upon opening, and he kept a video diary detailing the process of his plans. During the course of the diary we can clearly see Lopez' mental health erode, culminating in him [[spoiler:shaving his head, painting his face and blowing his brains out with a revolver, on camera.]] A perfect example of an Apocalyptic log.
* The increasingly irrational log entries of amateur sailor [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Crowhurst Donald Crowhurst]], whose mental state gradually deteriorated to the point of suicide during a solo round-the-world sailing race.
* A man driving with his daughter during the April 17, 2013 explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas pulled out his camera phone to record the plant on fire, when the whole thing suddenly exploded ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA&feature=youtu.be about 30 seconds into the video]]). The last thing you hear in the footage is the man's daughter repeating "Daddy, please get out of here...Dad, I can't hear, I can't hear." Both father and daughter were fine and relatively unscathed.
* The transcript of the recording from ''Apollo 1'', the crew of which died when a fire started in the cockpit during a test.
-->'''Ed White''': Fire!
-->'''Gus Grissom''': I've got a fire in the cockpit!
-->'''Roger Chaffee''': I'm burning up!
-->[screams]
-->[silence]
* The final transmission from RNLB Solomon Browne, the lifeboat involved in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penlee_lifeboat_disaster Penlee lifeboat disaster]], as it attempted to rescue the crew of the MV Union Star in hurricane force winds. Both vessels were lost with all hands.

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* {{Bjork}} Music/{{Bjork}} once had a stalker by the name of Ricardo Lopez. He had planned to kill her with a letter bomb wich which would launch a discharge of corrosive acid upon opening, and he kept a video diary detailing the process of his plans. During the course of the diary we can clearly see Lopez' mental health erode, culminating in him [[spoiler:shaving [[spoiler: shaving his head, painting his face face, and blowing his brains out with a revolver, on camera.]] A perfect example of an Apocalyptic apocalyptic log.
* The increasingly irrational log entries of amateur sailor [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Crowhurst Donald Crowhurst]], Crowhurst,]] whose mental state gradually deteriorated to the point of suicide during a solo round-the-world round the world sailing race.
* A man driving with his daughter during the April 17, 2013 explosion of the fertilizer plant in West, Texas pulled out his camera phone to record the plant on fire, when the whole thing suddenly exploded ([[http://www.([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA&feature=youtu.be com/watch?v=ROrpKx3aIjA about 30 seconds into the video]]). The last thing you hear in the footage is the man's daughter repeating repeating: "Daddy, please get out of here...here... Dad, I can't hear, I can't hear." Both father and daughter were fine and relatively unscathed.
unscathed.
* The transcript of the recording from ''Apollo 1'', 1,'' the crew of which died when a fire started in the cockpit during a test.
-->'''Ed White''': --> '''Ed White:''' Fire!
-->'''Gus Grissom''': --> '''Gus Grissom:''' I've got a fire in the cockpit!
-->'''Roger Chaffee''': --> '''Roger Chaffee:''' I'm burning up!
-->[screams]
-->[silence]
--> [screams]
--> [silence]
* The final transmission from RNLB Solomon Browne, the lifeboat involved in the [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penlee_lifeboat_disaster Penlee lifeboat disaster]], as it attempted to rescue the crew of the MV Union Star in hurricane force winds. Both vessels were lost with all hands.
8th Apr '16 3:29:53 AM CassandraLeo
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* This is effectively what Finnish FolkMetal band Music/{{Moonsorrow}}'s albums ''Viides luku: Hävitetty'' and ''Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa'' boil down to: the former depicts TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt and the latter depicts life, such as it can be called, AfterTheEnd.
29th Mar '16 8:59:09 AM ObsidianFire
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* The ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'' mod "VideoGame/AlienSwarm" (which basically [[PoorMansSubstitute lets you play out]] the ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' movie in an "original" and copyright-free environment]]) has a number of these scattered around the Swarm-infested outposts and drifting space hulks. One even involves a crewmember on a colony, who was LateToTheTragedy because he was outside when the Swarm attacked. He complains and wonders where everyone is, [[DramaticIrony then notices that there are a lot of lifeforms in Sub-Processing.]] He ends the log saying he's [[GenreBlind going down there to ask them what's going on.]] [[spoiler:You can find his body later on, in two separate rooms.]]

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* The ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004'' mod "VideoGame/AlienSwarm" (which basically [[PoorMansSubstitute lets you play out]] the ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' movie in an "original" and copyright-free environment]]) has a number of these scattered around the Swarm-infested outposts and drifting space hulks. One even involves a crewmember on a colony, who was LateToTheTragedy because he was outside when the Swarm attacked. He complains and wonders where everyone is, [[DramaticIrony then notices that there are a lot of lifeforms in Sub-Processing.]] He ends the log saying he's [[GenreBlind going down there to ask them what's going on.]] on. [[spoiler:You can find his body later on, in two separate rooms.]]



** In the first game, whilst out on a particular quest on Kashyyyk, you find the corpses of several Wookies -- all murdered by the shape-shifting assassin you're looking for. Thankfully one of his victims was GenreSavvy enough to keep a diary of the systematic murder of an entire hunting party:

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** In the first game, whilst out on a particular quest on Kashyyyk, you find the corpses of several Wookies -- all murdered by the shape-shifting assassin you're looking for. Thankfully one of his victims was GenreSavvy smart enough to keep a diary of the systematic murder of an entire hunting party:
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