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18th Sep '16 4:33:30 AM Arivne
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Compare ApocalypticLog, VideoWills, NoteToSelf. Also compare CouldntFindAPen, which is more "Dying Man Writing" (as the person is in the process of dying and not already dead)

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Compare ApocalypticLog, VideoWills, NoteToSelf.NoteToSelf and ThatWasTheLastEntry. Also compare CouldntFindAPen, which is more "Dying Man Writing" (as the person is in the process of dying and not already dead)
13th Sep '16 11:50:53 PM PaulA
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* In Shadow of the Hegemon, the second of the Ender's Shadow books which follow on from ''Literature/EndersGame'', Bean receives two copies of an email following Sister Carlotta's death. Each had to be stopped being sent each day, this method was meant to ensure that Carlotta's death could not prevent Bean learning important information about himself that she already knew, but wasn't yet ready to tell him.

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* In Shadow of the Hegemon, the second of the Ender's Shadow books which follow on from ''Literature/EndersGame'', ''Literature/ShadowOfTheHegemon'', Bean receives two copies of an email following Sister Carlotta's death. Each had to be stopped being sent each day, day; this method was meant to ensure that Carlotta's death could not prevent Bean learning important information about himself that she already knew, but wasn't yet ready to tell him.
12th Sep '16 10:55:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is subverted in the book ''TheTimeTravelersWife'', where Henry suggests that it's a bit presumptuous to start such a letter in such a certain way, and suggests that the letter might be read before he has really died.

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* This is subverted in the book ''TheTimeTravelersWife'', ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife'', where Henry suggests that it's a bit presumptuous to start such a letter in such a certain way, and suggests that the letter might be read before he has really died.
12th Sep '16 10:07:37 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' RPG.

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* ''VideoGame/SilentHill'' ''Franchise/SilentHill'' RPG.



-->If you find this note, consider it my will.

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-->If --->If you find this note, consider it my will.



-->As I write this I am already dead. I have committed the worst crime of all! I talked. My tongue slipped and that was my death sentence. They came.

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-->As --->As I write this I am already dead. I have committed the worst crime of all! I talked. My tongue slipped and that was my death sentence. They came.
24th Aug '16 7:50:07 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1504 SCP-1504 ("Joe Schmo")]]. The site where SCP-1504 was being held suffered a massive containment breach because of his sabotage. One of the few surviving SCP Foundation personnel put a document explaining the situation and saying that he was going to detonate the site's SelfDestructMechanism, a nuclear warhead. He did so and was killed in the blast.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1504 SCP-1504 ("Joe Schmo")]]. The site where SCP-1504 was being held suffered a massive containment breach because of his sabotage. One of the few surviving SCP Foundation personnel put wrote a document explaining that explained the situation and saying said that he was going to detonate the site's SelfDestructMechanism, a SelfDestructMechanism (a nuclear warhead. warhead). He did so do and was killed in the blast.
24th Aug '16 7:40:54 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1504 SCP-1504 ("Joe Schmo")]]. The site where SCP-1504 was being held suffered a massive containment breach because of his sabotage. One of the few surviving SCP Foundation personnel put a document explaining the situation and saying that he was going to detonate the site's SelfDestructMechanism, a nuclear warhead. He did so and was killed in the blast.
11th Aug '16 11:43:24 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Diplomatic Immunity]]'' by LoisMcMasterBujold, Miles records several of these -- to his parents, his brother and cousin, and his unborn children -- when he thinks he's likely to die of exposure to a Cetagandan bioweapon. When he's cured, his wife refuses to erase them, saying that the next time he's in mortal danger, he might not have time to record them again.

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* In ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Diplomatic Immunity]]'' ''Literature/DiplomaticImmunity'' by LoisMcMasterBujold, Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold, Miles records several of these -- to his parents, his brother and cousin, and his unborn children -- when he thinks he's likely to die of exposure to a Cetagandan bioweapon. When he's cured, his wife refuses to erase them, saying that the next time he's in mortal danger, he might not have time to record them again.
20th Jul '16 2:13:45 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''VisualNovel/WhenTheyCry'':

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* ''VisualNovel/WhenTheyCry'':''Franchise/WhenTheyCry'':
20th Jul '16 2:11:58 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', Keiichi leaves such a note at the end of the first arc.
** As does Maria in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''.
*** Although the note is signed as her, it's implied to have been written by Yasu, who is later revealed to have also written the first and second arcs.



* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Before Victor Hilshire departs for what turns out to be his final mission, he leaves a letter with his girlfriend Roberta Guellfi explaining that he'd like to spend the rest of his life with her, [[MartyrWithoutACause but he's committed to his fate]]. There's also a key to a safety deposit box with another letter explaining how he came to be Triela's protector, and revealing he [[NewChildLeftBehind secretly preserved some of Triela's eggs with a hospital]].

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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'': Before Victor Hilshire departs for what turns out to be his final mission, he leaves a letter with his girlfriend Roberta Guellfi explaining that he'd like to spend the rest of his life with her, [[MartyrWithoutACause but he's committed to his fate]]. There's also a key to a safety deposit box with another letter explaining how he came to be Triela's protector, and revealing he [[NewChildLeftBehind secretly preserved some of Triela's eggs with a hospital]].



* In ''Fanfic/{{Team8}}, Naruto gets one from his teacher Kurenai after her death. Among other things, the letter reveals Kurenai's suspicions that Hiashi, along with a GovernmentConspiracy inside the Leaf Village, was responsible for arranging for her old team's death, and that Hinata is in love with Naruto.

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Team8}}, ''Fanfic/{{Team 8}}'' Naruto gets one from his teacher Kurenai after her death. Among other things, the letter reveals Kurenai's suspicions that Hiashi, along with a GovernmentConspiracy inside the Leaf Village, was responsible for arranging for her old team's death, and that Hinata is in love with Naruto.Naruto.
* In chapter 27 of the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BecomingFree'', Elsa and Anna find letters to them written by their mother prior to her death. She wrote them specifically for them to find if she ever died.



* One of Mario's quests in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' is to deliver such a letter to Admiral Bobbery, thus releasing him from the mental torment that keeps him from sailing the seas.

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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'':
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One of Mario's quests in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' is to deliver such a letter to Admiral Bobbery, thus releasing him from the mental torment that keeps him from sailing the seas.



* Your foster father Gorion in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' leaves one of these kinds of letters for you to pick up late in the game. (He also apparently ''lies''--{{Fanon}} is divided on whether the two stories of your mother can be reconciled--but then he is the mentor.)
** The whole thing smells of {{Retcon}}. Probably done in order to be able to say that Sarevok and the PC could have exchanged places but for the smallest accident of chance.

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* Your foster father Gorion in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' leaves one of these kinds of letters for you to pick up late in the game. (He also apparently ''lies''--{{Fanon}} is divided on whether the two stories of your mother can be reconciled--but then he is the mentor.)
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) The whole thing smells of {{Retcon}}. Probably done in order to be able to say that Sarevok and the PC could have exchanged places but for the smallest accident of chance.


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* ''VisualNovel/WhenTheyCry'':
** In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', Keiichi leaves such a note at the end of the first arc.
** As does Maria in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. Although the note is signed as her, it's implied to have been written by Yasu, who is later revealed to have also written the first and second arcs.
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7th Jul '16 8:33:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Your foster father Gorion in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' leaves one of these kinds of letters for you to pick up late in the game. (He also apparently ''lies''--{{Fanon}} is divided on whether the two stories of your mother can be reconciled--but then he is TheObiWan.)

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* Your foster father Gorion in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' leaves one of these kinds of letters for you to pick up late in the game. (He also apparently ''lies''--{{Fanon}} is divided on whether the two stories of your mother can be reconciled--but then he is TheObiWan.the mentor.)
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