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12th Feb '17 10:34:08 AM elemt
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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' Irenicus keeps diaries about his experiences and to counteract his failing memory. They're the source of most of your information about him, as he feels "[[JustBetweenYouAndMe you warrant no villain's exposition from me]]".
7th Jan '17 3:14:21 PM ILikeRobots
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' when the Allied Forces (America, England, France, Russia and China) obtain Germany's diary, and read it hoping to gain knowledge of how to defeat the Axis Powers (North Italy, Germany and Japan). Instead they find that all of the entries are about [[NoSocialSkills Germany's]] [[TheComicallySerious bewilderment]] with [[TheDitz North Italy's]] behavior instead.

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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' when the Allied Forces (America, England, France, Russia and China) obtain Germany's diary, and read it hoping to gain knowledge of how to defeat the Axis Powers (North Italy, Germany and Japan). Instead they find that all of the entries are about [[NoSocialSkills Germany's]] [[TheComicallySerious bewilderment]] with [[TheDitz North Italy's]] behavior instead.behavior.
7th Jan '17 3:13:52 PM ILikeRobots
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' when the Allied Forces (America, England, France, Russia and China) obtain Germany's diary, and read it hoping to gain knowledge of how to defeat the Axis Powers (North Italy, Germany and Japan). Instead they find that all of the entries are about [[NoSocialSkills Germany's]] [[TheComicallySerious bewilderment]] with [[TheDitz North Italy's]] behavior instead.



* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' when the Allied Forces (America, England, France, Russia and China) obtain Germany's diary, and read it hoping to gain knowledge of how to defeat the Axis Powers (North Italy, Germany and Japan). Instead they find that all of the entries are about [[NoSocialSkills Germany's]] [[TheComicallySerious bewilderment]] with [[TheDitz North Italy's]] behavior instead.
7th Jan '17 3:13:03 PM ILikeRobots
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' when the Allied Forces (America, England, France, Russia and China) obtain Germany's diary, and read it hoping to gain knowledge of how to defeat the Axis Powers (North Italy, Germany and Japan). Instead they find that all of the entries are about [[NoSocialSkills Germany's]] [[TheComicallySerious bewilderment]] with [[TheDitz North Italy's]] behavior instead.
7th Jan '17 12:15:01 AM Kartoonkid95
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', Shrek goes through Fiona's childhood diary, in which she explained her dreams of meeting her Prince Charming and living happily ever after, which only serves to fuel his guilt about Fiona changing for him.
-->'''King Harold:''' S-Sorry. Uh...I hope I'm not interrupting anything.
-->'''Shrek:''' No, no, no. I was just reading a...a scary book.
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25th Oct '16 3:24:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''TraumaTeam'' game for the Wii, there's a Forensics chapter. The third case gets incredibly disturbing when the diary of [[spoiler:Alma]] is found, and it [[spoiler:depicts her descent into insanity, due to her prefrontal lobe tumor, from a loving mother and wife to a psychotic 'Beast of the Lord' who wants to kill her daughter and paraplegic husband in order to let them all go to Heaven together.]]

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* In the ''TraumaTeam'' ''VideoGame/TraumaTeam'' game for the Wii, there's a Forensics chapter. The third case gets incredibly disturbing when the diary of [[spoiler:Alma]] is found, and it [[spoiler:depicts her descent into insanity, due to her prefrontal lobe tumor, from a loving mother and wife to a psychotic 'Beast of the Lord' who wants to kill her daughter and paraplegic husband in order to let them all go to Heaven together.]]



* In the ''HarvestMoon'' games A Wonderful and Another Wonderful Life, you can read your child's diary where they write about their relationship with you, their career aspirations, etc. In all the Harvest Moon games "writing" in your diary is how you save the game.

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* In the ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games A Wonderful and Another Wonderful Life, you can read your child's diary where they write about their relationship with you, their career aspirations, etc. In all the Harvest Moon games "writing" in your diary is how you save the game.
13th Oct '16 8:20:23 AM rafi
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!'', "The Little Pink Book": Said book is Helga's diary. Helga removed and ate the page revealing her name, just before Arnold would have gotten to it.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', "For Your Ed Only": Eddy finds Sarah's diary, and Ed and Edd try to return it before Sarah finds out they peeked and beats the living daylights out of them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!'', "The Little Pink Book": Said book In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' there is Helga's an episode where Jonesy finds Jen's diary at the lost and found. Kaitlin starts reading it out loud at the fountain.
* The Chipettes in the episode of ''WesternAnimation/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' "Dear Diary" learn from their Nanny what a diary is, and each start keeping their own. Wanting to know who is asking who to the dance, the girls start secretly reading each other's diaries and tensions rise when they find unflattering comments written about each other. As revenge, each girl tries to one-up the other by asking their date to the dance, but find the wrong person. Realizing they were all at fault for violating each otherís privacy and jumping to conclusions, they make up and decide to spend the night together.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', "Sue Ellen's Lost Diary": Sue Ellen loses her diary at the library. Arthur and the others find it and are tempted to read it, but decide to just give it back to her instead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', Linda reveals that she reads Tina's
diary. Helga removed and ate She says she mostly skims it to make sure she's not on drugs. Helpfully, Tina writers "I'm not on drugs" in the page revealing her name, just before Arnold would have gotten book.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Curiosity Almost Killed the Cat", Dog starts keeping a diary after Cat (who has one of his own) introduces him
to it.
* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', "For Your Ed Only": Eddy
the concept, along with the rule that it's wrong to look in someone else's diary. However, Cat finds Sarah's diary, himself unable to resist taking a peek, and Ed and Edd try to return it before Sarah Dog is understandably [[WhatTheHellHero upset]] when he finds out they peeked and beats (especially since one of his diary entries called Cat the living daylights out of them.most honest person he knows).



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', the Misfits get Kimber Benton's diary and use it against her. Luckily, ''she'' kept her CoolBigSis secret.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'', Heather does this to Gwen.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', "Sue Ellen's Lost Diary": Sue Ellen loses her diary at the library. Arthur and the others find it and are tempted to read it, but decide to just give it back to her instead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', Carter peeks at Tish's diary and finds out that she's [[TheMovingExperience moving away]]. It turns out, though, that it wasn't her diary he found--it was her novel, "Diary."
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' there is an episode where Jonesy finds Jen's diary at the lost and found. Kaitlin starts reading it out loud at the fountain.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'', Heather does this to Gwen.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'', "Sue Ellen's Lost Diary": Sue Ellen loses her diary at the library. Arthur
''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'', "For Your Ed Only": Eddy finds Sarah's diary, and the others find it Ed and are tempted Edd try to read it, but decide to just give return it back to her instead.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', Carter peeks at Tish's diary and
before Sarah finds out that she's [[TheMovingExperience moving away]]. It turns out, though, that it wasn't her diary he found--it was her novel, "Diary."
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'' there is an episode where Jonesy finds Jen's diary at
they peeked and beats the lost and found. Kaitlin starts reading it living daylights out loud at the fountain.of them.



* In ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', Linda reveals that she reads Tina's diary. She says she mostly skims it to make sure she's not on drugs. Helpfully, Tina writers "I'm not on drugs" in the book.
* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Little Yellow Book" has Squidward finding [=SpongeBob=]'s diary and spilling out his secrets to everyone.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Curiosity Almost Killed the Cat", Dog starts keeping a diary after Cat (who has one of his own) introduces him to the concept, along with the rule that it's wrong to look in someone else's diary. However, Cat finds himself unable to resist taking a peek, and Dog is understandably [[WhatTheHellHero upset]] when he finds out (especially since one of his diary entries called Cat the most honest person he knows).

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' episode "Curiosity Almost Killed the Cat", Dog starts keeping a diary after Cat (who has one of his own) introduces him to the concept, along with the rule that it's wrong to look in someone else's ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold!'', "The Little Pink Book": Said book is Helga's diary. However, Cat finds himself unable to resist taking a peek, Helga removed and Dog is understandably [[WhatTheHellHero upset]] when he finds out (especially since one of his diary entries called Cat ate the most honest person he knows).page revealing her name, just before Arnold would have gotten to it.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'', the Misfits get Kimber Benton's diary and use it against her. Luckily, ''she'' kept her CoolBigSis secret.


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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "Little Yellow Book" has Squidward finding [=SpongeBob=]'s diary and spilling out his secrets to everyone.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'', Heather read Gwen's diary aloud on National TV in "Not Quite Famous" for humiliate her.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheWeekenders'', Carter peeks at Tish's diary and finds out that she's [[TheMovingExperience moving away]]. It turns out, though, that it wasn't her diary he found--it was her novel, "Diary."
30th Aug '16 6:32:40 PM nombretomado
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* In the DisneyChannel sitcom ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', the title character Ally has a diary that also functions as her songbook. The 3rd episode has Ally lose the diary and Austin finds it. He reads the diary and mistakes Ally writing about the crush she has on the Cell Phone Accessory Cart guy to actually be about himself. HilarityEnsues. It also results in an AnchoredShip moment for the Austin/Ally pairing.

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* In the DisneyChannel Creator/DisneyChannel sitcom ''Series/AustinAndAlly'', the title character Ally has a diary that also functions as her songbook. The 3rd episode has Ally lose the diary and Austin finds it. He reads the diary and mistakes Ally writing about the crush she has on the Cell Phone Accessory Cart guy to actually be about himself. HilarityEnsues. It also results in an AnchoredShip moment for the Austin/Ally pairing.
8th Aug '16 7:50:43 AM Silverblade2
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* The disruption in ''Literature/HarrietTheSpy''.

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* %%* The disruption in ''Literature/HarrietTheSpy''.



* The book ''Click Here To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade'' is somewhat centered around this trope.

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* %%* The book ''Click Here To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade'' is somewhat centered around this trope.



* It is almost guaranteed that a TeenDrama series will have an episode centered around this at some point.



* [[IllusionOfGaia "Kara's diary is secret. Read it?"]]

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* [[IllusionOfGaia %%* IllusionOfGaia, "Kara's diary is secret. Read it?"]]it?"
14th Jul '16 1:06:19 PM LentilSandEater
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* William Sleator's ''OthersSeeUs'' uses two stolen diaries as the MacGuffin, with the inversion that the thief didn't steal them to read them, because [[spoiler:she's telepathic and knows the contents already]].
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Draco Malfoy plans to do this when he finds Tom Riddle's diary among Harry's possessions and mistakenly thinks it's Harry's diary.

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* William Sleator's ''OthersSeeUs'' ''Others See Us'' uses two stolen diaries as the MacGuffin, with the inversion that the thief didn't steal them to read them, because [[spoiler:she's telepathic and knows the contents already]].
* ''Literature/HarryPotter''
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In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', Draco Malfoy plans to do this when he finds Tom Riddle's diary among Harry's possessions and mistakenly thinks it's Harry's diary.



* The book ''ClickHereToFindOutHowISurvivedSeventhGrade'' is somewhat centered around this trope.

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* The book ''ClickHereToFindOutHowISurvivedSeventhGrade'' ''Click Here To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade'' is somewhat centered around this trope.
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