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22nd Jul '17 7:15:33 AM ironballs16
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* Guatemalan attorney [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxZptUp9a44 Rodrigo Rosenberg]]. It's understandable how it ended up in the right hands: he made it for the entire country and was uploaded to Website/YouTube. This could be counted as a subversion; the following UN investigation ultimately concluded that Mr. Rosenberg had arranged for his own murder.

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* Guatemalan attorney [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxZptUp9a44 Rodrigo Rosenberg]]. It's understandable how it ended up in the right hands: he made it for the entire country and was uploaded to Website/YouTube. This could be counted as a subversion; the following UN investigation ultimately concluded that Mr. Rosenberg [[ThanatosGambit had arranged for his own murder.murder]].
17th Jul '17 11:47:34 AM JackG
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* Used to avert KarmaHoudini in ''The Internecine Project'' (1974). [[spoiler:The villain arranges for several colleagues to kill each other, but the last victim arranges for a message to be sent to the villain if he dies...with the pages impregnated with poison.]]
10th Jul '17 6:06:32 AM Arivne
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* Judges Guild ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' supplement ''The Book of Treasure Maps'', adventure "The Lost Temple". The {{PC}}s discover a letter from Valan the Bold to his brother telling the story of how he found the title Lost Temple. Valan writes that he's dying of a fever and that "I fear that soon I shall soon join my comrades in death in this far land." He says that he plans to entrust the letter to his sole surviving companion in the hope that she can deliver it to his brother.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
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Judges Guild ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Guild supplement ''The Book of Treasure Maps'', adventure "The Lost Temple". The {{PC}}s discover a letter from Valan the Bold to his brother telling the story of how he found the title Lost Temple. Valan writes that he's dying of a fever and that "I fear that soon I shall soon join my comrades in death in this far land." He says that he plans to entrust the letter to his sole surviving companion in the hope that she can deliver it to his brother.brother.
** ''DA1 Adventures in Blackmoor''. The {{PC}} party will find Hepath Nun's suicide note in the Common Room of the Comeback Inn. It tells the story of how Nun's party was trapped inside the Inn and grew desperate in their attempts to escape. The last paragraph starts with the line "That is my tale. I go now to my death." Nearby they find Hepath Nun's body hanging by the neck from a chandelier.
4th Jul '17 11:45:34 AM Daedalis
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* Astrid Mueller of ''ComicBook/CleanRoom'' made a tape for her right-hand aide Killian to watch in the event of Astrid's death. Given that glimpses of Astrid's knowledge commonly lead to suicides among her followers, it's assumed that the full infodump is even more devastating.
26th Jun '17 9:05:52 PM otakusapien
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*The plot of the ''Literature/Cut And Run'' spin off book, ''Part & Parcel'', is based around this. Eli Sanchez was [[PosthumousCharacter killed off screen in the first book before the audience ever meets him]], but twelve books later his friends are still dealing with his death. [[TeamMom Nick]] finds a series of letters Sanchez left him containing instructions for their old Force Recon team to go on a road trip, where the team reads his letters periodically.
20th Jun '17 9:43:19 AM Discar
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-->'''Gabriel:''' This is me standing up. And ''this''... is me lying down.
::: The porno then resumes.

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-->'''Gabriel:''' This is me standing up. And ''this''... is me lying down.
::: The porno then resumes.
down.\\
''[porno resumes]''
5th Jun '17 7:03:17 PM Pk9
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** Also used multiple times in episodes involving the Weeping Angels, a monster which kills you by sending you into the past to live out your life. First in "Blink", after being sent back in time, Kathy writes a message to Sally explaining the whole thing, which is delivered by her grandson to Sally in the present. Later, in "The Angels Take Manhattan", Amy writes a note to the Doctor, putting it as the epilogue to her Melody Malone book. In the deleted/unfilmed minisode "P.S.", Amy and Rory also write a letter to Rory's dad.

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** Also used multiple times in episodes involving the Weeping Angels, a monster which kills you by sending you into the past to live out your life. First in "Blink", after being sent back in time, Kathy writes a message to Sally explaining the whole thing, which is delivered by her grandson to Sally in the present. Later, in "The Angels Take Manhattan", Amy writes a note to the Doctor, putting it as the epilogue to her Melody Malone book. In the The deleted/unfilmed minisode "P.S.", Amy and " shows that Rory also write wrote a letter to his dad, delivered by Amy and Rory's dad.adopted son in the present.
5th Jun '17 7:00:41 PM Pk9
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** Also used multiple times in episodes involving the Weeping Angels, a monster which kills you by sending you into the past to live out your life. First in "Blink", after being sent back in time, Kathy writes a message to Sally explaining the whole thing, which is delivered by her grandson to Sally in the present. Later, in "The Angels Take Manhattan", Amy writes a note to the Doctor, putting it as the epilogue to her Melody Malone book. In the deleted/unfilmed minisode "P.S.", Amy and Rory also write a letter to Rory's dad.
19th Apr '17 3:23:05 AM Arivne
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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'':

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'':''Film/{{Serenity}}''
30th Mar '17 5:59:37 PM rjd1922
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Another possible twist is that the [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat supposedly dead character]] [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated turns up alive after all]], which may lead to personal drama or embarrassment if the message discussed matters he wanted kept secret until he no longer had to deal with the consequences.

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Another possible twist is that the [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat supposedly dead character]] [[ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated turns up alive after all]], which may lead to [[NotSoFinalConfession personal drama or embarrassment if the message discussed matters he wanted kept secret until he no longer had to deal with the consequences.
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