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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.
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.
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