History Main / ThatWasTheLastEntry

8th Jul '17 8:31:02 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1527 SCP-1527 ("Our Bellmaker, Our Radiant Skies")]]. After the Bellmaker was banished by the Serpent's Hand cult he started using the Bell to send monsters to attack anyone nearby. A member of the Serpent's Hand stayed behind to write a letter to inform the Foundation of what had occurred. After he finished the letter he committed suicide, and his body was found next to the letter.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1530 SCP-1530 ("A Bender's Friends")]]. Before she was killed a D-Class Sharon left a final note in her journal for the Foundation, asking them not to kill her familiars and cursing them for hunting her. Her body was found holding the journal.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1527 SCP-1527 ("Our Bellmaker, Our Radiant Skies")]]. After the Bellmaker was banished by the Serpent's Hand cult cult, he started using the Bell to send monsters to attack anyone nearby. A member of the Serpent's Hand stayed behind to write a letter to inform the Foundation of what had occurred. After he finished the letter he committed suicide, and his body was found next to the letter.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1530 SCP-1530 ("A Bender's Friends")]]. Before she was killed killed, a D-Class Sharon left a final note in her journal for the Foundation, asking them not to kill her familiars and cursing them for hunting her. Her body was found holding the journal.
24th Jun '17 2:01:42 AM Piterpicher
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* In the SeaQuestDSV Halloween episode ''Knight of Shadows'', the Seaquest crew exploring the sunken liner ''George'' find the Captain's Log, with the final entry "I am going to the engine room now." They had earlier discovered the captain's mummified body in the engine room, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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* In the SeaQuestDSV ''Series/SeaQuestDSV'' Halloween episode ''Knight of Shadows'', the Seaquest crew exploring the sunken liner ''George'' find the Captain's Log, with the final entry "I am going to the engine room now." They had earlier discovered the captain's mummified body in the engine room, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
16th Jun '17 6:17:32 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-3008 SCP-3008 ("A Perfectly Normal, Regular Old IKEA")]]. One of the people trapped inside SCP-3008 kept a journal of his adventures. Near the end he wrote "If this is the final entry here, I hope whoever is reading this is doing so from outside of this place." Shortly thereafter he escaped from SCP-3008, but was pursued outside and killed.
14th Jun '17 5:21:53 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-343 SCP-343 ("God")]]. A Foundation Doctor decides to try to find out more about SCP-343 by questioning people visiting him and asking him about other [=SCP=]s. SCP-343 doesn't like this and uses his RealityWarper powers to eliminate his orders and attempts to contact higher authority. The Doctor's last letter says he plans to confront SCP-343. After he does so, SCP-343 is so annoyed that he changes reality so that the Doctor was never a part of the SCP-343 containment team.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-343 SCP-343 ("God")]]. A Foundation Doctor decides to try to find out more about SCP-343 by questioning people visiting him and asking him about other [=SCP=]s. SCP-343 doesn't like this and uses his RealityWarper powers to eliminate his the Doctor's orders and attempts to contact higher authority. The Doctor's last letter says he plans to confront SCP-343. After he does so, SCP-343 is so annoyed that he changes reality so that the Doctor was never a part of the SCP-343 containment team.
14th Jun '17 5:19:38 AM Arivne
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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-343 SCP-343 ("God")]]. A Foundation Doctor decides to try to find out more about SCP-343 by questioning people visiting him and asking him about other [=SCP=]s. SCP-343 doesn't like this and uses his RealityWarper powers to eliminate his orders and attempts to contact higher authority. The Doctor's last letter says he plans to confront SCP-343. After that SCP-343 writes him out of existence and erases the memory of him from everyone at the Foundation who knows him.

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** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-343 SCP-343 ("God")]]. A Foundation Doctor decides to try to find out more about SCP-343 by questioning people visiting him and asking him about other [=SCP=]s. SCP-343 doesn't like this and uses his RealityWarper powers to eliminate his orders and attempts to contact higher authority. The Doctor's last letter says he plans to confront SCP-343. After that he does so, SCP-343 writes him out of existence and erases is so annoyed that he changes reality so that the memory Doctor was never a part of him from everyone at the Foundation who knows him.SCP-343 containment team.
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** Module [=CM1=] ''Test of the Warlords'', Encounter 1 "The Ruins of Alinor". When the {{PC}}s explore an underground cave system they find the remains of a royal palace and the diary of the palace's ruler, a mighty magician. The last entry in the diary says that the ruler was planning to raise a mountain range using magic. The location and condition of the palace indicates that he succeeded all too well.
** Module I12 ''Egg of the Phoenix''
*** The last entry in Endrew [=MacKurian=]'s journal tells of the visit of an old friend (whose name he is unable to record because of a Geas spell) who has turned traitor. He mentions that he fears that he shall not see the morning. He disappears during the night and later turns up dead.
*** During the mission to retrieve the sword Chrysomer the {{PC}}s find the diary of a paladin who undertook the quest earlier. The last entry says that he plans to try to escape by distracting the enemies who have him trapped, and ends "Must try... hear noise. Giants coming. Hope this works..." The {{PC}}s find the diary on his body.
** TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} adventure ''Adam's Wrath''. The {{PC}}s find the diary of a team of botanists. The last entry says that they have found a new plant and are about to go on an expedition to find more. The {{PC}}s find their bodies nearby: the plant they found was a yellow musk creeper, which kills its victims and turns them into zombies.
** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine
*** Issue #21 adventure "Jammin'". A spelljammer ship picks up a magical stone coffin floating in wildspace. When one of the crew dies, the captain [[IdiotBall has the body placed in the coffin]]. Shortly thereafter the coffin creates a spectre (powerful undead monster) which proceeds to drain the crew of their LifeEnergy. The captain's last log entry breaks off in the middle of a sentence: "We are fighting it with everything we have, but it keeps taking crew members one by one. I don't know wh..."
*** Issue #49 adventure "The Dark Place". Just before he performs the fiend-summoning ritual that kills him, the {{villain}} Tyranthius writes in his journal "After so many years and so many experiments, tonight I shall at last be successful...Those other wizards shall mock me no more...[[TemptingFate How I shall enjoy their screams as they are dragged into the Abyss.]]"
* ''Franchise/SilentHill'' RPG. On the roof of Brookhaven Hospital a {{PC}} will find the diary of a patient. It ends with a statement that the patient was about to be released, and ends with a slash across the page with the pen as if the patient's arm had been grabbed while he was writing. Since everyone else in Silent Hill was killed (or worse) by monsters, it's a safe bet that the patient was too.
* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''
** ''Shadows of Yog-Sothoth'', adventure "The Warren". The {{PC}}s take almost an hour to remove enough rubble to enter one room. When they do they find the skeleton of a man sitting at a table and a piece of paper which is an ApocalypticLog of what happened to him - he was trapped inside the room when a disaster occurred. It ends "I am sitting now waiting for rescue. It has been eight hours."
** ''Mansions of Madness'', adventure "The Crack'd and Crook'd Manse''. Arthur Cornthwaite was trying to stop a monster that had infested his house. He was writing a note to explain the monster's vulnerability: it ends in mid sentence when the monster used its coils to snatch him into the fireplace and eat him.
** ''Terror from the Stars'', adventure "The Temple of the Moon". Professor Dermot's day books end with an entry saying that he plans to enter the Temple at night after the strange phenomena end. The {{PC}}s can find his body later: he was captured and sacrificed by the Franchise/CthulhuMythos cultists who worship at the Temple.
** ''The Asylum and
Other Sites Tales'' adventure "Black Devil Mountain". A {{PC}} receives an unfinished letter that was found among the effects of his deceased brother. The last part of the letter talks about the horrible discovery the brother had made. His body was found a few days later, dismembered and with the brain and heart missing.
** ''Dreamlands'' adventure "The Land of Lost Dreams". The {{PC}}s find the diary of Neil Bruford in his room. It tells the story of how he planned to journey to the land of Xura to find his heart's desire. The last entry says that he would reach Xura in his dreams that night. The next morning his landlady found him in a coma.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rolemaster}}'' ''Shadow World'' supplement ''Star Crown Empire'', adventure "Terror at Fang Rock''. A lighthouse keeper is murdered by smugglers. The last entry in his log book says that he hears noises outside (the smugglers digging a tunnel) and that he's going to investigate.
* ''Chivalry & Sorcery'' 3rd Edition adventure ''Stormwatch''. The {{PC}}s can find the log of an old expedition that was destroyed by a disease. The last entry is a prayer to God that someone will find their bodies and properly lay them to rest.
* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' magazine ''[=BattleTechnology=]'' #21 article "What Now, Mechwarrior?", scenario "King of the Hill". The diary of a Pathfinder (scout for mecha forces) ends with "I sure will be glad when this mission is over and I can get off this dustball. At least the Sarge says he doesn't expect the enemy to..." It was found after a hard-fought battle.
* The TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness crossover game ''Midnight Circus''. Having introduced the sordid history of the eponymous circus via ScrapbookStory, the first chapter concludes with a letter by one Professor Brusaw of the [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Sons of the Ether]], explaining the circus's true nature to his colleague, Dr Sarpedon. However, just as Brusaw finishes explaining the Unholy Trinity, the text abruptly ends mid-sentence, replaced with a note explaining that the author was found strangled at his desk.
* ''TableTopGame/VampireTheMasquerade,'' Clanbook Nosferatu (1st edition). One of the many articles that crop up within the book include a treatise on the Nosferatu written by Claudius Maximus of the Tremere; over the course of his work, Claudius does his very best to insult and belittle the Nosferatu at any given opportunity, portraying them as graceless brutes only permitted to survive by the grace of the Camarilla. For good measure, [[BullyingADragon he even goes so far as to dismiss the clan's near-legendary ability to sniff out information as instinctual and gathered without any real comprehension]] - whereupon the treatise ends mid-sentence. According to the accompanying note, [[LaserGuidedKarma Claudius was found disemboweled on his own dissecting table]]; to date, the assailant has not been found.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the quote for the reverse side of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=226749 Delver of Secrets]], which shows he has transformed into an Insectile Aberration:
--> "Unfortunately, all my test animals have died or escaped, so I shall be the final subject. I feel no fear. This is a momentous night."\\
--Laboratory notes, final entry
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* ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight'': Gunter's journal. It's pretty obvious he committed suicide when he writes stuff like "These final words" and "I pray [...] that my punishment in Hell will be long and bitter."
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'': The Captain's log found in the ''Sea Monkey''. It ends when the two characters described in the log leave the ship to investigate the eponymous Monkey Island.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has a few, but prominent is Nef's journal in Samara's loyalty mission. The last entry notes that she is about to go meet [[SerialKiller Morinth.]]
** The entire ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series is filled with this, mostly in the form of [=PDAs=] or video diaries left behind after a battle/massacre. This increases as the series goes on.
* In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'', the player can find a sort of last will and testament of a character named Wilhelm, who was locked in a wine cellar with several other men and tricked into drinking poisoned wine (presumably [[BodyHorror transforming them]] into the monsters present in the game). The log is an attempt by Wilhelm to confess his sins as well as name the man responsible for them, and ends with an altogether chilling passage: "Blood has begun to pour from my eyes, and I can no longer--"
* A few of the audiotapes found in the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' games, particularly Diane [[spoiler: celebrating New Year's alone, only for the bar to be attacked by Atlas' Splicers]] and Dr. Suchong [[spoiler: documenting his evidently unsuccessful work to get the Little Sisters to bond with the Big Daddies, [[KarmicDeath culminating him in smacking one of the former and getting killed by the latter]]]].
* The game ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'' has an interesting twist on this. At one point, you find the journal of a researcher who was assigned to watch a mutant in a cage. She felt the mutant was looking pathetic and lonely, [[TooDumbToLive so she decided to let him out for a little while]]. The journal [[KilledMidSentence abruptly ends]] as she describes how tall the mutant now is. Then the journal switches over to another researcher, who calmly reports the death of the previous writer, which ends the journal entries.
* You run into this a couple of times in both ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. There's an interesting variation in the second game; you're collecting the ECHO diaries of TK Baha, an NPC who was killed by bandits in the first game, meaning you know what's coming well before reaching the final entry.
* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', this is used twice. The first time, it's subverted, as you find a diary in the victim's house, only for it to have never been used and be completely blank. The second time is played straight, with a minor twist: [[spoiler:Magnifi Gramarye's diary seemingly ends with an entry that seems to imply that it may or may not have been meant to be the last, but it's the last thing written in the diary. There is a page torn out of it though, but the page you have that appears to be the missing page (which has the "real" last entry) is revealed to be a forgery. What was really written on the missing page was a document passing the rights of Magnifi's magic to his student, Zak.]]
* One of the most famous examples is the "Keeper's Diary" from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', written by an unnamed employee of the Spencer Mansion as he was unknowingly succumbing to TheVirus. It keeps getting creepier until it abruptly ends like this:
-->May 19, 1998\\
Fever gone but itchy. Hungry and eat doggy food. Itchy Itchy Scott came. Ugly face so killed him. Tasty.\\
4. Itchy. Tasty.
* In ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'', you can read the entirety of D's Journal as soon as Ringabel joins the party if you like. It proceeds to paint Agnés and her journey in a very unsettling light (including the goal of summoning the Holy Pillar) and ends with a desperate declaration by "D" that he will not let his enemy win. The next page is a drawing of a huge monster, and final entry is an ominous splatter on the page.
* The ''{{Fallout}}'' series has plenty of these. Often times in the ruins of ordinary businesses or homes you'll find computer terminals with records of routine activities or peoples' thoughts, only to see that they ended shortly before the bombs fell.
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* In ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', Darius' journal ends like this, as he goes to his certain death to distract Cerberus. The last entry is just "[[TearJerker I love you, my children]]". [[spoiler:Subverted. He is still alive, but his children believe he died.]]
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** Module [=CM1=] ''Test of the Warlords'', Encounter 1 "The Ruins of Alinor". When the {{PC}}s explore an underground cave system they find the remains of a royal palace and the diary of the palace's ruler, a mighty magician. The last entry in the diary says that the ruler was planning to raise a mountain range using magic. The location and condition of the palace indicates that he succeeded all too well.
** Module I12 ''Egg of the Phoenix''
*** The last entry in Endrew [=MacKurian=]'s journal tells of the visit of an old friend (whose name he is unable to record because of a Geas spell) who has turned traitor. He mentions that he fears that he shall not see the morning. He disappears during the night and later turns up dead.
*** During the mission to retrieve the sword Chrysomer the {{PC}}s find the diary of a paladin who undertook the quest earlier. The last entry says that he plans to try to escape by distracting the enemies who have him trapped, and ends "Must try... hear noise. Giants coming. Hope this works..." The {{PC}}s find the diary on his body.
** TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} adventure ''Adam's Wrath''. The {{PC}}s find the diary of a team of botanists. The last entry says that they have found a new plant and are about to go on an expedition to find more. The {{PC}}s find their bodies nearby: the plant they found was a yellow musk creeper, which kills its victims and turns them into zombies.
** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine
*** Issue #21 adventure "Jammin'". A spelljammer ship picks up a magical stone coffin floating in wildspace. When one of the crew dies, the captain [[IdiotBall has the body placed in the coffin]]. Shortly thereafter the coffin creates a spectre (powerful undead monster) which proceeds to drain the crew of their LifeEnergy. The captain's last log entry breaks off in the middle of a sentence: "We are fighting it with everything we have, but it keeps taking crew members one by one. I don't know wh..."
*** Issue #49 adventure "The Dark Place". Just before he performs the fiend-summoning ritual that kills him, the {{villain}} Tyranthius writes in his journal "After so many years and so many experiments, tonight I shall at last be successful...Those other wizards shall mock me no more...[[TemptingFate How I shall enjoy their screams as they are dragged into the Abyss.]]"
* ''Franchise/SilentHill'' RPG. On the roof of Brookhaven Hospital a {{PC}} will find the diary of a patient. It ends with a statement that the patient was about to be released, and ends with a slash across the page with the pen as if the patient's arm had been grabbed while he was writing. Since everyone else in Silent Hill was killed (or worse) by monsters, it's a safe bet that the patient was too.
* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''
** ''Shadows of Yog-Sothoth'', adventure "The Warren". The {{PC}}s take almost an hour to remove enough rubble to enter one room. When they do they find the skeleton of a man sitting at a table and a piece of paper which is an ApocalypticLog of what happened to him - he was trapped inside the room when a disaster occurred. It ends "I am sitting now waiting for rescue. It has been eight hours."
** ''Mansions of Madness'', adventure "The Crack'd and Crook'd Manse''. Arthur Cornthwaite was trying to stop a monster that had infested his house. He was writing a note to explain the monster's vulnerability: it ends in mid sentence when the monster used its coils to snatch him into the fireplace and eat him.
** ''Terror from the Stars'', adventure "The Temple of the Moon". Professor Dermot's day books end with an entry saying that he plans to enter the Temple at night after the strange phenomena end. The {{PC}}s can find his body later: he was captured and sacrificed by the Franchise/CthulhuMythos cultists who worship at the Temple.
** ''The Asylum and Other Tales'' adventure "Black Devil Mountain". A {{PC}} receives an unfinished letter that was found among the effects of his deceased brother. The last part of the letter talks about the horrible discovery the brother had made. His body was found a few days later, dismembered and with the brain and heart missing.
** ''Dreamlands'' adventure "The Land of Lost Dreams". The {{PC}}s find the diary of Neil Bruford in his room. It tells the story of how he planned to journey to the land of Xura to find his heart's desire. The last entry says that he would reach Xura in his dreams that night. The next morning his landlady found him in a coma.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rolemaster}}'' ''Shadow World'' supplement ''Star Crown Empire'', adventure "Terror at Fang Rock''. A lighthouse keeper is murdered by smugglers. The last entry in his log book says that he hears noises outside (the smugglers digging a tunnel) and that he's going to investigate.
* ''Chivalry & Sorcery'' 3rd Edition adventure ''Stormwatch''. The {{PC}}s can find the log of an old expedition that was destroyed by a disease. The last entry is a prayer to God that someone will find their bodies and properly lay them to rest.
* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' magazine ''[=BattleTechnology=]'' #21 article "What Now, Mechwarrior?", scenario "King of the Hill". The diary of a Pathfinder (scout for mecha forces) ends with "I sure will be glad when this mission is over and I can get off this dustball. At least the Sarge says he doesn't expect the enemy to..." It was found after a hard-fought battle.
* The TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness crossover game ''Midnight Circus''. Having introduced the sordid history of the eponymous circus via ScrapbookStory, the first chapter concludes with a letter by one Professor Brusaw of the [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Sons of the Ether]], explaining the circus's true nature to his colleague, Dr Sarpedon. However, just as Brusaw finishes explaining the Unholy Trinity, the text abruptly ends mid-sentence, replaced with a note explaining that the author was found strangled at his desk.
* ''TableTopGame/VampireTheMasquerade,'' Clanbook Nosferatu (1st edition). One of the many articles that crop up within the book include a treatise on the Nosferatu written by Claudius Maximus of the Tremere; over the course of his work, Claudius does his very best to insult and belittle the Nosferatu at any given opportunity, portraying them as graceless brutes only permitted to survive by the grace of the Camarilla. For good measure, [[BullyingADragon he even goes so far as to dismiss the clan's near-legendary ability to sniff out information as instinctual and gathered without any real comprehension]] - whereupon the treatise ends mid-sentence. According to the accompanying note, [[LaserGuidedKarma Claudius was found disemboweled on his own dissecting table]]; to date, the assailant has not been found.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the quote for the reverse side of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=226749 Delver of Secrets]], which shows he has transformed into an Insectile Aberration:
--> "Unfortunately, all my test animals have died or escaped, so I shall be the final subject. I feel no fear. This is a momentous night."\\
--Laboratory notes, final entry

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** Module [=CM1=] ''Test of the Warlords'', Encounter 1
''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' episode "The Ruins of Alinor". When the {{PC}}s explore an underground cave system they find the remains of a royal palace and the diary of the palace's ruler, a mighty magician. The last entry in the diary says that the ruler was planning to raise a mountain range using magic. The location and condition of the palace indicates that he succeeded all too well.
** Module I12 ''Egg of the Phoenix''
*** The last entry in Endrew [=MacKurian=]'s journal tells of the visit of an old friend (whose name he
Sea Haunt". Dr. Benton Quest is unable to record because of a Geas spell) who has turned traitor. He mentions that he fears that he shall not see the morning. He disappears during the night and later turns up dead.
*** During the mission to retrieve the sword Chrysomer the {{PC}}s find the diary of a paladin who undertook the quest earlier. The last entry says that he plans to try to escape by distracting the enemies who have him trapped, and ends "Must try... hear noise. Giants coming. Hope this works..." The {{PC}}s find the diary on his body.
** TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}} adventure ''Adam's Wrath''. The {{PC}}s find the diary of a team of botanists. The last entry says that they have found a new plant and are about to go on an expedition to find more. The {{PC}}s find their bodies nearby: the plant they found was a yellow musk creeper, which kills its victims and turns them into zombies.
** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine
*** Issue #21 adventure "Jammin'". A spelljammer ship picks up a magical stone coffin floating in wildspace. When one of the crew dies, the captain [[IdiotBall has the body placed in the coffin]]. Shortly thereafter the coffin creates a spectre (powerful undead monster) which proceeds to drain the crew of their LifeEnergy. The captain's last log entry breaks off in the middle of a sentence: "We are fighting it with everything we have, but it keeps taking crew members one by one. I don't know wh..."
*** Issue #49 adventure "The Dark Place". Just before he performs the fiend-summoning ritual that kills him, the {{villain}} Tyranthius writes in his journal "After so many years and so many experiments, tonight I shall at last be successful...Those other wizards shall mock me no more...[[TemptingFate How I shall enjoy their screams as they are dragged into the Abyss.]]"
* ''Franchise/SilentHill'' RPG. On the roof of Brookhaven Hospital a {{PC}} will find the diary of a patient. It ends with a statement that the patient was about to be released, and ends with a slash across the page with the pen as if the patient's arm had been grabbed while he was writing. Since everyone else in Silent Hill was killed (or worse) by monsters, it's a safe bet that the patient was too.
* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu''
** ''Shadows of Yog-Sothoth'', adventure "The Warren". The {{PC}}s take almost an hour to remove enough rubble to enter one room. When they do they find the skeleton of a man sitting at a table and a piece of paper which is
reading from an ApocalypticLog of what happened to him - he was trapped inside the room when a disaster occurred. It ends "I am sitting now waiting for rescue. It has been eight hours."
** ''Mansions of Madness'', adventure "The Crack'd and Crook'd Manse''. Arthur Cornthwaite was trying to stop a monster that had infested his house. He was writing a note to explain the monster's vulnerability: it ends in mid sentence when the monster used its coils to snatch him into the fireplace and eat him.
** ''Terror from the Stars'', adventure "The Temple of the Moon". Professor Dermot's day books end with an entry saying that he plans to enter the Temple at night after the strange phenomena end. The {{PC}}s can find his body later: he was captured and sacrificed
left by the Franchise/CthulhuMythos cultists who worship at the Temple.
** ''The Asylum and Other Tales'' adventure "Black Devil Mountain". A {{PC}} receives an unfinished letter that was found among the effects of his deceased brother. The last part of the letter talks about the horrible discovery the brother had made. His body was found
a few days later, dismembered and with the brain and heart missing.
** ''Dreamlands'' adventure "The Land of Lost Dreams". The {{PC}}s find the diary of Neil Bruford in his room. It tells the story of
ship's captain, describing how he planned to journey and his crew were threatened by a monster.
-->'''Dr. Quest:''' ''(reading)'' "...The men are taking
to the land of Xura to find his heart's desire. The last entry says that he would reach Xura in his dreams that night. The next morning his landlady found him in lifeboats. In a coma.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rolemaster}}'' ''Shadow World'' supplement ''Star Crown Empire'', adventure "Terror at Fang Rock''. A lighthouse keeper is murdered by smugglers. The last entry in his log book says that he hears noises outside (the smugglers digging a tunnel) and that he's going to investigate.
* ''Chivalry & Sorcery'' 3rd Edition adventure ''Stormwatch''. The {{PC}}s can find the log of an old expedition that was destroyed by a disease. The last entry is a prayer to God that someone will find their bodies and properly lay them to rest.
* ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' magazine ''[=BattleTechnology=]'' #21 article "What Now, Mechwarrior?", scenario "King of the Hill". The diary of a Pathfinder (scout for mecha forces) ends with "I sure will be glad when this mission is over and
moment I can get off this dustball. At least the Sarge says he doesn't expect the enemy to..." It was found after a hard-fought battle.
* The TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness crossover game ''Midnight Circus''. Having introduced the sordid history of the eponymous circus via ScrapbookStory, the first chapter concludes with a letter by one Professor Brusaw of the [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Sons of the Ether]], explaining the circus's true nature to his colleague, Dr Sarpedon. However, just as Brusaw finishes explaining the Unholy Trinity, the text abruptly ends mid-sentence, replaced with a note explaining that the author was found strangled at his desk.
* ''TableTopGame/VampireTheMasquerade,'' Clanbook Nosferatu (1st edition). One of the many articles that crop up within the book include a treatise on the Nosferatu written by Claudius Maximus of the Tremere; over the course of his work, Claudius does his very best to insult and belittle the Nosferatu at any given opportunity, portraying them as graceless brutes only permitted to survive by the grace of the Camarilla. For good measure, [[BullyingADragon he even goes so far as to dismiss the clan's near-legendary ability to sniff out information as instinctual and gathered without any real comprehension]] - whereupon the treatise ends mid-sentence. According to the accompanying note, [[LaserGuidedKarma Claudius was found disemboweled on his own dissecting table]]; to date, the assailant has not been found.
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the quote for the reverse side of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=226749 Delver of Secrets]], which shows he has transformed into an Insectile Aberration:
--> "Unfortunately, all my test animals have died or escaped, so I shall be the final subject. I feel no fear. This is a momentous night.
will..."\\
--Laboratory notes, final entry
'''Jonny:''' "I will" what? What does he say?\\
'''Dr. Quest:''' That's it. It ends right there.\\
'''Jonny:''' That monster must have come in here and killed the captain while he was writing!\\
'''Dr. Quest:''' I hope not, but it certainly seems that way.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Subverted in "Buddy's Book"; Steven and Connie read through the eponymous journal, in which Buddy describes his voyage across the world in search of undiscovered wonders. He ultimately winds up [[CrossingTheDesert lost in the middle of a desert for several days]], where he finally succumbs to thirst and exhaustion... but survives, later completing his journal and becoming a prolific author.
-->''"This is it, then. The end of my adventure. I've just followed a map to my own end. And this will be the last thing I ever see as I expire? An angel [[ItMakesSenseInContext and her... one, two, three... several lions]], here for my soul."''\\
'''Connie:''' Is this the end?\\
'''Steven:''' I guess so... ''(turns page)'' Oh, wait. There's a ''bunch'' more.



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* ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight'': Gunter's journal. It's pretty obvious he committed suicide when he writes stuff like "These final words" and "I pray [...] that my punishment in Hell will be long and bitter."
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'': The Captain's log found in the ''Sea Monkey''. It ends when the two characters described in the log leave the ship to investigate the eponymous Monkey Island.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has a few, but prominent is Nef's journal in Samara's loyalty mission. The last entry notes that she is about to go meet [[SerialKiller Morinth.]]
** The entire ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series is filled with this, mostly in the form of [=PDAs=] or video diaries left behind after a battle/massacre. This increases as the series goes on.
* In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'', the player can find a sort of last will and testament of a character named Wilhelm, who was locked in a wine cellar with several other men and tricked into drinking poisoned wine (presumably [[BodyHorror transforming them]] into the monsters present in the game). The log is an attempt by Wilhelm to confess his sins as well as name the man responsible for them, and ends with an altogether chilling passage: "Blood has begun to pour from my eyes, and I can no longer--"
* A few of the audiotapes found in the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' games, particularly Diane [[spoiler: celebrating New Year's alone, only for the bar to be attacked by Atlas' Splicers]] and Dr. Suchong [[spoiler: documenting his evidently unsuccessful work to get the Little Sisters to bond with the Big Daddies, [[KarmicDeath culminating him in smacking one of the former and getting killed by the latter]]]].
* The game ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'' has an interesting twist on this. At one point, you find the journal of a researcher who was assigned to watch a mutant in a cage. She felt the mutant was looking pathetic and lonely, [[TooDumbToLive so she decided to let him out for a little while]]. The journal [[KilledMidSentence abruptly ends]] as she describes how tall the mutant now is. Then the journal switches over to another researcher, who calmly reports the death of the previous writer, which ends the journal entries.
* You run into this a couple of times in both ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. There's an interesting variation in the second game; you're collecting the ECHO diaries of TK Baha, an NPC who was killed by bandits in the first game, meaning you know what's coming well before reaching the final entry.
* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', this is used twice. The first time, it's subverted, as you find a diary in the victim's house, only for it to have never been used and be completely blank. The second time is played straight, with a minor twist: [[spoiler:Magnifi Gramarye's diary seemingly ends with an entry that seems to imply that it may or may not have been meant to be the last, but it's the last thing written in the diary. There is a page torn out of it though, but the page you have that appears to be the missing page (which has the "real" last entry) is revealed to be a forgery. What was really written on the missing page was a document passing the rights of Magnifi's magic to his student, Zak.]]
* One of the most famous examples is the "Keeper's Diary" from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', written by an unnamed employee of the Spencer Mansion as he was unknowingly succumbing to TheVirus. It keeps getting creepier until it abruptly ends like this:
-->May 19, 1998\\
Fever gone but itchy. Hungry and eat doggy food. Itchy Itchy Scott came. Ugly face so killed him. Tasty.\\
4. Itchy. Tasty.
* In ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'', you can read the entirety of D's Journal as soon as Ringabel joins the party if you like. It proceeds to paint Agnés and her journey in a very unsettling light (including the goal of summoning the Holy Pillar) and ends with a desperate declaration by "D" that he will not let his enemy win. The next page is a drawing of a huge monster, and final entry is an ominous splatter on the page.
* The ''{{Fallout}}'' series has plenty of these. Often times in the ruins of ordinary businesses or homes you'll find computer terminals with records of routine activities or peoples' thoughts, only to see that they ended shortly before the bombs fell.

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Real Life ]]
* ''VideoGame/GabrielKnight'': Gunter's journal. It's pretty obvious he committed suicide when he writes stuff like "These final words" In Ken Burns' ''The Civil War'', a journal entry read by David [=McCullough=] that was written at Cold Harbor gives the date and place, then says simply: "I pray [...] that my punishment in Hell will be long and bitter.died."
* ''VideoGame/TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland'': The Captain's log found in the ''Sea Monkey''. It ends when the two characters described in the log leave the ship to investigate the eponymous Monkey Island.
* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' has a few, but prominent is Nef's journal in Samara's loyalty mission. The last entry notes that she is about to go meet [[SerialKiller Morinth.]]
** The entire ''Franchise/MassEffect'' series is filled with this, mostly in the form of [=PDAs=] or video diaries left behind after a battle/massacre. This increases as the series goes on.
* In ''VideoGame/AmnesiaTheDarkDescent'', the player can find a sort of last will and testament of a character named Wilhelm, who was locked in a wine cellar with several other men and tricked into drinking poisoned wine (presumably [[BodyHorror transforming them]] into the monsters present in the game). The log is an attempt by Wilhelm to confess his sins as well as name the man responsible for them, and ends with an altogether chilling passage: "Blood has begun to pour from my eyes, and I can no longer--"
* A few of the audiotapes found in the ''VideoGame/BioShock'' games, particularly Diane [[spoiler: celebrating New Year's alone, only for the bar to be attacked by Atlas' Splicers]] and Dr. Suchong [[spoiler: documenting his evidently unsuccessful work to get the Little Sisters to bond with the Big Daddies, [[KarmicDeath culminating him in smacking one of the former and getting killed by the latter]]]].
* The game ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'' has an interesting twist on this. At one point, you find the
Robert Falcon Scott's journal of a researcher who was assigned to watch a mutant in a cage. She felt the mutant was looking pathetic and lonely, [[TooDumbToLive so she decided to let him out for a little while]]. The journal [[KilledMidSentence abruptly ends]] as she describes how tall the mutant now is. Then the journal switches over to another researcher, who calmly reports his polar expedition (which ended with the death of all involved - in vain, as they were beaten to the previous writer, which ends the journal entries.
* You run into this a couple of times in both ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. There's an interesting variation in the second game; you're collecting the ECHO diaries of TK Baha, an NPC who was killed
South Pole by bandits in the first game, meaning you know what's coming well before reaching the final entry.
* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', this is used twice. The first time, it's subverted, as you find a diary in the victim's house, only for it to have never been used and be completely blank. The second time is played straight, with a minor twist: [[spoiler:Magnifi Gramarye's diary seemingly
Amundsen) ends with an entry that seems to imply that it may or may not have been meant to be the last, but it's the last thing written in the diary. There is a page torn out of it though, but the page you have that appears to be the missing page (which has the "real" last entry) is revealed to be a forgery. What was really written on the missing page was a document passing the rights of Magnifi's magic to his student, Zak.]]
"For God's sake look after our people".
* One of the most famous examples is the "Keeper's Diary" from ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil'', written by an unnamed employee of the Spencer Mansion as he was unknowingly succumbing to TheVirus. It keeps getting creepier until it abruptly ends like this:
-->May 19, 1998\\
Fever gone but itchy. Hungry and eat doggy food. Itchy Itchy Scott came. Ugly face so killed him. Tasty.\\
4. Itchy. Tasty.
* In ''VideoGame/BravelyDefault'', you can read the entirety of D's Journal as soon as Ringabel joins the party if you like. It proceeds to paint Agnés and her journey in a very unsettling light (including the goal of summoning the Holy Pillar) and ends with a desperate declaration by "D" that he will not let his enemy win. The next page is a drawing of a huge monster, and final entry is an ominous splatter on the page.
* The ''{{Fallout}}'' series has plenty of these. Often times in the ruins of ordinary businesses or homes you'll find computer terminals with records of routine activities or peoples' thoughts, only to see that they ended
Anne Frank's ''Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl'' cuts off shortly before the bombs fell.
fugitives were discovered and captured.
* [[https://twitter.com/sully_2003/status/226179758357110785 Alex Sullivan's last tweet]] was about how seeing ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' was going to make that day the best birthday ever. That doesn't seem so ominous until you remember the mass shooting that happened shortly afterward...




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* In ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', Darius' journal ends like this, as he goes to his certain death to distract Cerberus. The last entry is just "[[TearJerker I love you, my children]]". [[spoiler:Subverted. He is still alive, but his children believe he died.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuest'' episode "The Sea Haunt". Dr. Benton Quest is reading from an ApocalypticLog left by a ship's captain, describing how he and his crew were threatened by a monster.
-->'''Dr. Quest:''' ''(reading)'' "...The men are taking to the lifeboats. In a moment I will..."\\
'''Jonny:''' "I will" what? What does he say?\\
'''Dr. Quest:''' That's it. It ends right there.\\
'''Jonny:''' That monster must have come in here and killed the captain while he was writing!\\
'''Dr. Quest:''' I hope not, but it certainly seems that way.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Subverted in "Buddy's Book"; Steven and Connie read through the eponymous journal, in which Buddy describes his voyage across the world in search of undiscovered wonders. He ultimately winds up [[CrossingTheDesert lost in the middle of a desert for several days]], where he finally succumbs to thirst and exhaustion... but survives, later completing his journal and becoming a prolific author.
-->''"This is it, then. The end of my adventure. I've just followed a map to my own end. And this will be the last thing I ever see as I expire? An angel [[ItMakesSenseInContext and her... one, two, three... several lions]], here for my soul."''\\
'''Connie:''' Is this the end?\\
'''Steven:''' I guess so... ''(turns page)'' Oh, wait. There's a ''bunch'' more.

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Real Life ]]

* In Ken Burns' ''The Civil War'', a journal entry read by David [=McCullough=] that was written at Cold Harbor gives the date and place, then says simply: "I died."
* Robert Falcon Scott's journal of his polar expedition (which ended with the death of all involved - in vain, as they were beaten to the South Pole by Amundsen) ends with "For God's sake look after our people".
* Anne Frank's ''Literature/TheDiaryOfAYoungGirl'' cuts off shortly before the fugitives were discovered and captured.
* [[https://twitter.com/sully_2003/status/226179758357110785 Alex Sullivan's last tweet]] was about how seeing ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' was going to make that day the best birthday ever. That doesn't seem so ominous until you remember the mass shooting that happened shortly afterward...

[[/folder]]
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Blink", thanks to some [[TimeyWimeyBall Timey Wimey stuff]], Sally ends up watching a recording of the Doctor in which he's reading from a transcript of the events that are unfolding in the present, a transcript that is being written ''at that very moment.'' And then the transcript ends...

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Blink", thanks to some [[TimeyWimeyBall Timey Wimey stuff]], Sally ends up watching a recording of the Doctor in which he's reading from a transcript of the events that are unfolding in the present, a transcript that is being written ''at that very moment.'' And then the transcript ends...ends:
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "Blink", thanks to some [[TimeyWimeyBall Timey Wimey stuff]], Sally ends up watching a recording of the Doctor in which he's reading from a transcript of the events that are unfolding in the present, a transcript that is being written ''at that very moment.'' And then the transcript ends...
-->'''The Doctor:''' And that's it, I'm afraid. There's no more from you on the transcript, that's the last I've got. I don't know what stopped you talking but I can guess. They're coming. The [episode's monsters] are coming for you...
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the quote for the reverse side of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=409790 Delver of Secrets]], which shows he has transformed into an Insectile Aberration: ''"Unfortunately, all my test animals have died or escaped, so I shall be the final subject. I feel no fear. This is a momentous night." --Laboratory notes, final entry''

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has the quote for the reverse side of [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=409790 aspx?multiverseid=226749 Delver of Secrets]], which shows he has transformed into an Insectile Aberration: ''"Unfortunately, Aberration:
--> "Unfortunately,
all my test animals have died or escaped, so I shall be the final subject. I feel no fear. This is a momentous night." "\\
--Laboratory notes, final entry''
entry
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** ''Terror from the Stars'', adventure "The Temple of the Moon". Professor Dermot's day books end with an entry saying that he plans to enter the Temple at night after the strange phenomena end. The {{PC}}s can find his body later: he was captured and sacrificed by the CthulhuMythos cultists who worship at the Temple.

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** ''Terror from the Stars'', adventure "The Temple of the Moon". Professor Dermot's day books end with an entry saying that he plans to enter the Temple at night after the strange phenomena end. The {{PC}}s can find his body later: he was captured and sacrificed by the CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos cultists who worship at the Temple.
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