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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.
30th Jan '16 11:30:47 AM nombretomado
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** As did its predecessors, ''SystemShock'' 1 & 2.

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** As did its predecessors, ''SystemShock'' 1 & 2.''VideoGame/SystemShock'' and ''VideoGame/SystemShock2''.
16th Dec '15 4:35:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''NelsonTethersPuzzleAgent'' uses a tape recorder. He has a tendency to [[IsThisThingStillOn ramble on without remembering to turn it off.]]

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* ''NelsonTethersPuzzleAgent'' ''VideoGame/NelsonTethersPuzzleAgent'' uses a tape recorder. He has a tendency to [[IsThisThingStillOn ramble on without remembering to turn it off.]]
27th Nov '15 10:39:00 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied on ''{{Scrubs}}'': J.D. and Turk claim to carry a dictaphone around to take patient notes, but they actually use it to tape their singing when no-one's about.
* Alex in ''AshesToAshes'' records her experiences on a tape recorder, addressing her daughter in them.

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* Parodied on ''{{Scrubs}}'': ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': J.D. and Turk claim to carry a dictaphone around to take patient notes, but they actually use it to tape their singing when no-one's about.
* Alex in ''AshesToAshes'' ''Series/AshesToAshes'' records her experiences on a tape recorder, addressing her daughter in them.
29th Aug '15 11:06:52 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* This is used very ominously at the end of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'''s Tatarigoroshi-hen, in which a tape with unknown origins (but is believed and implied to be an interview of [[spoiler:Keiichi]] done by a journalist) is discovered and essentially ends with [[spoiler:Keiichi]] going on a LaughingMad tirade. The DS novel even shows a picture of him completely nuts, although [[FridgeLogic how you can see that on an audio tape]] [[MST3KMantra isn't really ever addressed]].

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* This is used very ominously at the end of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'''s ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'''s Tatarigoroshi-hen, in which a tape with unknown origins (but is believed and implied to be an interview of [[spoiler:Keiichi]] done by a journalist) is discovered and essentially ends with [[spoiler:Keiichi]] going on a LaughingMad tirade. The DS novel even shows a picture of him completely nuts, although [[FridgeLogic how you can see that on an audio tape]] [[MST3KMantra isn't really ever addressed]].
3rd Aug '15 9:44:42 AM DaibhidC
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* The Made-For-Audiocassette ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' Captain Sulu adventure "Cacophony" is presented with the framing device of a Federation special investigator making a report on an suspected prime directive violation by Sulu and the Excelsior. Because the investigator is a bit of an eccentric (played by [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Simon Jones]]), he's had all of his source documents transferred to twentieth century audio cassette (The implication is that his final report is the same physical cassette the audience is listening to)
* The ''AudioDrama/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio drama ''Tales From The Vault'' is a ScrapbookStory based on UNIT audio recordings. We're told that Jo Grant started recording her reports on tape because she never got around to writing them up, and Steven left his [[WriteBackToTheFuture message to the future]] on a wax cylinder because he thought it would be more durable.

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* The Made-For-Audiocassette ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' Captain Sulu adventure "Cacophony" is presented with the framing device of a Federation special investigator making a report on an suspected prime directive violation by Sulu and the Excelsior. Because the investigator is a bit of an eccentric (played by [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Simon Jones]]), he's had all of his source documents transferred to twentieth century audio cassette (The implication is that his final report is the same physical cassette the audience is listening to)

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* The Made-For-Audiocassette ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' Captain Sulu adventure "Cacophony" is presented with the framing device of a Federation special investigator making a report on an suspected prime directive violation by Sulu and the Excelsior. Because the investigator is a bit of an eccentric (played by [[Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Simon Jones]]), he's had all of his source documents transferred to twentieth century audio cassette (The implication is that his final report is the same physical cassette the audience is listening to)



* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] uses one.

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* %%* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] uses one.
3rd Aug '15 8:21:35 AM DaibhidC
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* Played with in the short story "The Only One" by David Garnett. It starts off as a {{Steampunk}} story, but the lead character is unaware that when he travels "back" in time, the tech level actually goes ''up'', with his own equipment changing to match. So initially he's recording the story on a wax cylinder, then a phonograph record, vinyl, cassettes, microcassettes, and eventually a built-in hard drive.

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* Played with in the short story "The Only One" by David S. Garnett. It starts off as a {{Steampunk}} story, but the lead character is unaware that when he travels "back" in time, the tech level actually goes ''up'', with his own equipment changing to match. So initially he's recording the story on a wax cylinder, then a phonograph record, vinyl, cassettes, microcassettes, and eventually a built-in hard drive.
3rd Aug '15 8:10:45 AM DaibhidC
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* Played with in the short story "The Only One" by David Garnett. It starts off as a {{Steampunk}} story, but the lead character is unaware that when he travels "back" in time, the tech level actually goes ''up'', with his own equipment changing to match. So initially he's recording the story on a wax cylinder, then a phonograph record, vinyl, cassettes, microcassettes, and eventually a built-in hard drive.
24th Jul '15 6:43:13 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] uses one.
* In ''{{Metalocalypse}}'', Nathan Explosion carries a digital recording device at all times in the event that he has an idea for a song out of nowhere.

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* [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Bart Simpson]] uses one.
* In ''{{Metalocalypse}}'', ''{{WesternAnimation/Metalocalypse}}'', Nathan Explosion carries a digital recording device at all times in the event that he has an idea for a song out of nowhere.
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