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3rd Dec '17 5:59:59 PM Lemia
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* In ''VideoGame/BlightDream'', Michiru keeps a notebook about her daily life to remind herself about everything that's happened since the car accident that caused her to suffer short-term memory loss. However, some of her notebook entries become mysteriously blacked out the morning after, so she starts keeping a second notebook in a hiding place only she knows about.
29th Nov '17 4:32:05 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Norbert recorded a tape telling himself how to regain his memories under the GenreSavvy presumption that he'd eventually be hit on the head by his accident-prone brother and get amnesia. It even contained a ShoutOut to ''Total Recall''. His solution? Just let his brother hit him on the head again.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'', Norbert recorded a tape telling himself how to regain his memories under the GenreSavvy presumption that he'd eventually be hit on the head by his accident-prone brother and get amnesia. It even contained a ShoutOut to ''Total Recall''. His solution? Just let his brother hit him on the head again.
29th Nov '17 4:31:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Another episode, ''2010'', taking place in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture then-future]] year of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 2010]], showing that the Goa'uld have been defeated by a benevolent and powerful alien race that SG-1 discovered. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that the aliens have used their technology to secretly sterilize humanity so they can take over when everyone has died of old age.]] Jack is able to use the Stargate to send a message back in time [[spoiler: warning his past self not to go to the star where they discovered the aliens.]] [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure General Hammond]] [[GenreSavvy immediately issues an order]] that the note's instructions be followed.

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** Another episode, ''2010'', taking place in the [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture then-future]] year of [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin 2010]], showing that the Goa'uld have been defeated by a benevolent and powerful alien race that SG-1 discovered. [[spoiler: It is later revealed that the aliens have used their technology to secretly sterilize humanity so they can take over when everyone has died of old age.]] Jack is able to use the Stargate to send a message back in time [[spoiler: warning his past self not to go to the star where they discovered the aliens.]] [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure General Hammond]] [[GenreSavvy immediately issues an order]] order that the note's instructions be followed.
11th Nov '17 2:21:18 AM Mei-may
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* In VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition fanfic ''FanFic/WalkingInCircles'', [[BadFuture Redcliffe future!Solas]] gives Evelyn a note to deliver it to himself in the present. Most of it concerns future events such as Celene’s assassination, the eluvians’ locations and such, but the last line is to remind himself not to give Evelyn any red wine since it triggers her trauma.
30th Sep '17 8:31:32 PM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/ReahFaceTheUnknown'' has one near the end of the game. A partial audio recording of the journalist's voice that contains clues to a puzzle he found along the way. When the journalist himself hears this in-game, he assumes he's suffering from amnesia.
14th Aug '17 7:44:29 AM BKelly95
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* In the film [[spoiler:''Film/TheMachinist'']], the main character unknowingly leaves post-it notes of a [[spoiler: game of hangman to unearth the [[TraumaInducedAmnesia suppressed memory]] of his fatal hit-and-run.]]

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* In the film [[spoiler:''Film/TheMachinist'']], ''Film/TheMachinist'', the main character unknowingly leaves post-it notes of a [[spoiler: game of hangman to unearth the [[TraumaInducedAmnesia suppressed memory]] of his fatal hit-and-run.]]


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* The first season of ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' ends with Eleanor writing one of these after [[spoiler:she realizes they're actually in the Bad Place and Michael is about to wipe their memories and separate them]]. When she receives it, we see it says [[spoiler:"Find Chidi".]]
4th Jul '17 9:42:24 AM Linda58
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* Rodney [=McKay=] in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' used a video message when everyone in Atlantis lost their memories in "Tabula Rasa."

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* Rodney [=McKay=] in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' used a video message when everyone in Atlantis lost their memories in "Tabula Rasa."" Later it turns out [[spoiler:Lorne]] has a picture of Sheppard with a note saying "This man is your commanding officer. Trust him" which becomes critical at a certain point.
24th Apr '17 12:09:43 PM Sark0TAG
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* The first log you find in ''VideoGame/SystemShock'' is this, from just before you went in to get a military-grade neural implant, which requires a six-month-long healing coma. You, having freed [[AiIsACrapshoot SHODAN]] of her ethical restraints by Edward Diego's request, acknowledge that [[WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong you don't know what'll happen after that]], and leave yourself some tools and reminders for when you wake up.
* The first ''VideoGame/DeepSleep'' game includes a note from "yourself", reminding you that you're dreaming and hopes that you have lucid control over said dream. The third game has a similar note left for [[spoiler: a clown named Bert who followed you to the bottom layer.]]
13th Apr '17 5:26:55 PM nombretomado
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* Pretty much the entire point of WebVideo/MarbleHornets, along with other works in the SlenderManMythos which take a similar vein.

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* Pretty much the entire point of WebVideo/MarbleHornets, along with other works in the SlenderManMythos Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos which take a similar vein.
6th Apr '17 7:32:04 PM nombretomado
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* The [[ManipulativeBastard Practical Incarnation]] in ''PlanescapeTorment'', upon learning that he would lose his memory upon death, set up several contingency plans (including keeping a journal and tattooing his own back with instructions) to make sure that future incarnations would be able to follow in his footsteps and finish his work. Unfortunately for both of you, by the time the current incarnation of the Nameless One comes around, some of the incarnations who've lived in-between (amongst them the Paranoid Incarnation) have ruined most of them.

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* The [[ManipulativeBastard Practical Incarnation]] in ''PlanescapeTorment'', ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'', upon learning that he would lose his memory upon death, set up several contingency plans (including keeping a journal and tattooing his own back with instructions) to make sure that future incarnations would be able to follow in his footsteps and finish his work. Unfortunately for both of you, by the time the current incarnation of the Nameless One comes around, some of the incarnations who've lived in-between (amongst them the Paranoid Incarnation) have ruined most of them.
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