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20th Dec '15 4:47:46 PM erraticegomania
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* In ''Literature/{{Twig}}'' this is combined with DeadManWriting when Jamie leaves a series of coded messages for his future self coded in his journals, knowing that at some point he'll suffer a DeathOfPersonality thanks to the experiments which give him his PhotographicMemory and have to effectively start over.
9th Dec '15 11:39:23 AM StFan
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]][[folder:Comic Strips]] * In ''ComicStrip/LibertyMeadows'', a RunningGag punchline has a character recording a note to themselves via tape recorder. No amnesia is involved. It's just a reminder for the future. -->'''Ralph:''' (''after watching Dean get maced by yet another woman'') Note to self: buy stock in mace. [[/folder]]

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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]] * In ''LibertyMeadows'', a RunningGag punchline has a character recording a note to themselves via tape recorder. No amnesia is involved. It's just a reminder for the future. --> '''Ralph:''' (after watching Dean get maced by yet another woman) "Note to self: buy stock in mace." [[/folder]]

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P.S.: The conspiracy is as follows - the government is run by reptilian aliens, Sasuke is Manga/{{Naruto}}'s time-traveling father, you're a TimeLord and EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory. Also, the BigBad found us on the way to the supermarket. [[NoodleImplements Get milk, soda, chocolate syrup, and a block of sharp cheddar]].
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\nP.S.: The conspiracy is as follows - -- the government is run by reptilian aliens, Sasuke is Manga/{{Naruto}}'s time-traveling father, you're a TimeLord and EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory. Also, the BigBad found us on the way to the supermarket. [[NoodleImplements Get milk, soda, chocolate syrup, and a block of sharp cheddar]].cheddar]]. ----
20th Nov '15 8:49:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* Done by the protagonist in the movie ''Film/{{Memento}}'', using pictures as well as tattooing information onto his skin. ** He also only trusts notes to himself that are in his own handwriting. At one point [[spoiler:another character insists that he write something down that he doesn't believe is true, so he purposely writes it in different handwriting so that he won't believe it when he reads it later]].
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* Done by the protagonist in the movie ''Film/{{Memento}}'', using pictures as well as tattooing information onto his skin. ** skin. He also only trusts notes to himself that are in his own handwriting. At one point [[spoiler:another character insists that he write something down that he doesn't believe is true, so he purposely writes it in different handwriting so that he won't believe it when he reads it later]].
20th Nov '15 8:42:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* The protagonist of the 1952 short story (quite possibly making it the origin of this idea) and 2003 film ''{{Paycheck}}'' did this with a bag full of random items triggering a GambitRoulette to act as the proof.
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* The protagonist of the 1952 short story (quite possibly making it the origin of this idea) and 2003 film ''{{Paycheck}}'' ''Literature/{{Paycheck}}'' did this with a bag full of random items triggering a GambitRoulette to act as the proof.
11th Oct '15 2:15:43 PM nombretomado
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* ''GeneratorRex'': Rex suffers from chronic amnesia (as in he'll suddenly blackout and forget everything about his life up to that point.) During one of his "lives", he compensates by making a comprehensive journal for this purpose. However, Rex destroyed the journal upon realizing what an [[ManipulativeBastard ass]] that past self was, though he's since started a new one.
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* ''GeneratorRex'': ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'': Rex suffers from chronic amnesia (as in he'll suddenly blackout and forget everything about his life up to that point.) During one of his "lives", he compensates by making a comprehensive journal for this purpose. However, Rex destroyed the journal upon realizing what an [[ManipulativeBastard ass]] that past self was, though he's since started a new one.

* ''PhineasAndFerb'': Doofenshmirtz once turned Perry the Platypus into his butler. Before being brainwashed, Perry wrote to himself a reminder on his chest that, when reflected on a mirror, read "I fight evil".
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* ''PhineasAndFerb'': ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Doofenshmirtz once turned Perry the Platypus into his butler. Before being brainwashed, Perry wrote to himself a reminder on his chest that, when reflected on a mirror, read "I fight evil".
11th Sep '15 9:30:38 AM Willbyr
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* A variation happens in ''CodeGeass''. After finding out Zero's identity, [[spoiler: Shirley Fenette]] is shown writing in her journal about everything that's happened lately, but ends up tearing it out and throwing it away. Later, after she's been mindwiped, she finds the page under her desk.
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* A variation happens in ''CodeGeass''.''Anime/CodeGeass''. After finding out Zero's identity, [[spoiler: Shirley Fenette]] is shown writing in her journal about everything that's happened lately, but ends up tearing it out and throwing it away. Later, after she's been mindwiped, she finds the page under her desk.

* ''EfATaleOfMemories'': Chihiro's memory only lasts for around 12 hours, so every night before she goes to bed she writes in a diary what she did that day, and every day when she wakes up she reads all the diary entries she's written to remind herself of her life.
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* ''EfATaleOfMemories'': ''[[VisualNovel/EfaFairyTaleOfTheTwo ef: A Tale of Memories]]'': Chihiro's memory only lasts for around 12 hours, so every night before she goes to bed she writes in a diary what she did that day, and every day when she wakes up she reads all the diary entries she's written to remind herself of her life.
7th Sep '15 8:21:35 PM Lopiny
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* ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'': Attempted during ''Total Rickall'', where mind-altering parasites were passing themselves as wacky characters that've always lived with the family by inserting fake memories of their times together. Rick tries to beat this by having written down the real amount of people in the family, but this fails when the parasites insert a memory of him writing the number down for pretty much no reason whatsoever as a joke.
9th Aug '15 8:40:41 PM sgamer82
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* Subverted in ''TenshiNaKonamaiki'', where one character comes to a confrontation with the genie ready to secretly take notes. He discovers a vital secret about the genie during the meeting, but their group gets LaserGuidedAmnesia at the very end. Shortly afterward, he discovers and pulls out the NoteToSelf... which contains not the secret bur rather some other perverted fact he had witnessed at that time, which given his character got the higher priority.
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* Subverted in ''TenshiNaKonamaiki'', ''Manga/CheekyAngel'', where one character comes to a confrontation with the genie ready to secretly take notes. He discovers a vital secret about the genie during the meeting, but their group gets LaserGuidedAmnesia at the very end. Shortly afterward, he discovers and pulls out the NoteToSelf... which contains not the secret bur but rather some other perverted fact he had witnessed at that time, which given his character got the higher priority.
8th Aug '15 4:59:07 PM Ymirsdaughter
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* Used by several time-travelling characters in FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality.
2nd Jul '15 3:38:44 AM DrFraud
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11123742/8/The-Vanishing-Cabinet-Of-Time The Vanishing Cabinet of Time]]'' Amelia Bones writes a note which she arranges to have sent to her two hours later, in case Dumbledore or Snape Obliviates her while she's investigating suspicious activities on their part.
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