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12th Jul '17 9:17:15 PM shawnvw
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* Orson Wells' radio version of WarOfTheWorlds begins as a series of news reports, but ends with the protagonist monologing as he travels and talks to others. Later remakes -- such as the one starring JasonRobards -- instead have him recording his thoughts on a portable tape recorder, and leaving it running when he talks with other people.
9th Jul '17 7:35:29 PM shawnvw
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* Orson Wells' radio version of WarOfTheWorlds begins as a series of news reports, but ends with the protagonist monologing as he travels and talks to others. Later remakes -- such as the one starring JasonRobards -- instead have him recording his thoughts on a portable tape recorder, and leaving it running when he talks with other people.
13th Apr '17 5:47:51 PM nombretomado
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* This is pretty much the ''basis'' of ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets''. Justified early on by the fact that most of the characters are film students, and later since [[TheSlenderManMythos the resident]] HumanoidAbomination shows up on tape even when people can't see/remember it, so taping yourself can be a damn good idea.

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* This is pretty much the ''basis'' of ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets''. Justified early on by the fact that most of the characters are film students, and later since [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos the resident]] HumanoidAbomination shows up on tape even when people can't see/remember it, so taping yourself can be a damn good idea.
21st Dec '16 6:25:23 PM DougDevilsMutt
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' has a more tragic example: [[spoiler:Diane resorts to speaking all of her thoughts and ideas into a tape recorder while slumping around at [=Bojack=]'s house. Unlike most examples, the situation makes the perspective more bleak: after suffering through all season and abandoning her husband to chase a bigger purpose, she has just given up. ''[[DeconstructedTrope She's spewing nonsense to avoid actually doing something and facing failure again]]''.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' has a more tragic example: example in "Out To Sea": [[spoiler:Diane resorts to speaking all of her thoughts and ideas into a tape recorder while slumping around at [=Bojack=]'s house. Unlike most examples, the situation makes the perspective more bleak: after suffering through all season and abandoning her husband to chase a bigger purpose, she has just given up. ''[[DeconstructedTrope She's spewing nonsense to avoid actually doing something and facing failure again]]''.]]
21st Dec '16 6:24:18 PM DougDevilsMutt
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* ''"WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman"'' has a more tragic example: [[spoiler:Diane resorts to speaking all of her thoughts and ideas into a tape recorder while slumping around at [=Bojack=]'s house. Unlike most examples, the situation makes the perspective more bleak: after suffering through all season and abandoning her husband to chase a bigger purpose, she has just given up. ''[[DeconstructedTrope She's spewing nonsense to avoid actually doing something and facing failure again]]''.]]

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* ''"WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman"'' ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' has a more tragic example: [[spoiler:Diane resorts to speaking all of her thoughts and ideas into a tape recorder while slumping around at [=Bojack=]'s house. Unlike most examples, the situation makes the perspective more bleak: after suffering through all season and abandoning her husband to chase a bigger purpose, she has just given up. ''[[DeconstructedTrope She's spewing nonsense to avoid actually doing something and facing failure again]]''.]]
21st Dec '16 6:23:57 PM DougDevilsMutt
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* ''"WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman"'' has a more tragic example: [[spoiler:Diane resorts to speaking all of her thoughts and ideas into a tape recorder while slumping around at [=Bojack=]'s house. Unlike most examples, the situation makes the perspective more bleak: after suffering through all season and abandoning her husband to chase a bigger purpose, she has just given up. ''[[DeconstructedTrope She's spewing nonsense to avoid actually doing something and facing failure again]]''.]]
17th Oct '16 10:58:24 PM arbiter099
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It started with logs and diaries, as an easy way for characters to monologue information that was too time consuming to explain, or just happened off screen. Then came the Cassette Craze, when characters would carry around portable recorders to record the adventures of guys who traveled a lot because writing is not [[RuleOfCool cool]], and diaries are for sissies. This would evolve into the CaptainsLog later, but that's ExtyYearsFromNow, and will probably never happen anyway.

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It started with logs and diaries, as an easy way for characters to monologue information that was too time consuming to explain, or just happened off screen. Then came the Cassette Craze, when characters would carry around portable recorders to record the adventures of guys who traveled a lot because writing is not [[RuleOfCool cool]], and diaries are for sissies. This would evolve into the CaptainsLog later, but that's ExtyYearsFromNow, and will probably never happen anyway.
anyway. In the modern day, TechnologyMarchesOn and cassette recordings have been rendered obsolete by digital equivalents, but tapes persist in fiction due to a combination of TheCoconutEffect and RuleOfCool, a hard-boiled reporter leaving his critical notes as audio files on a flash drive just doesn't have the same ring to it.
16th Oct '16 10:34:53 AM Outis
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*''Podcast/TheMagnusArchives'': Part of the archivist's job is to record audio versions of the statements, and each episode of the podcast consists of one such recording. He uses an actual tape recorder for the more "bizarre" statements (i.e. all the ones we hear) because for some reason they don't record properly on computers.
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17th Apr '16 7:08:05 AM clandestineThespian
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* In "WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse" After [[spoiler: Peridot is caught by the Crystal Gems and they work together to stop the cluster,]] Steven gives [[spoiler: Peridot]] one, which she uses constantly in the subsequent episodes. The majority of the episode Log Date 7 15 2 is told through flashbacks framed by her cassettes.
19th Mar '16 3:53:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* Diane, I've noticed that Agent Dale Cooper in ''TwinPeaks'' constantly records his observations on his handheld cassette recorder, including personal opinions having nothing to do with his job. In fact, there are hints that 'Diane' may not be a person, but the name he gave the tape recorder.

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* Diane, I've noticed that Agent Dale Cooper in ''TwinPeaks'' ''Series/TwinPeaks'' constantly records his observations on his handheld cassette recorder, including personal opinions having nothing to do with his job. In fact, there are hints that 'Diane' may not be a person, but the name he gave the tape recorder.
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