[[folder:Fan Works]]
->Within seconds, she was in outer space. Her course was set to intercept that of a massive United Planets patrol ship.\\
A message was shortly received at the headquarters of the United Planets. It was the last one they would get from that particular starship.\\
The message stated that their craft was being destroyed by an unarmed woman. It was cut off before the end.
-->-- ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}: Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy''

[[folder:Film - Live-Action]]
->I just find it surprising, that after so much effort the final act of our existence should be suicide. So why build this archive? It's a cautionary tale. Not for us. It's too late for us. But for, well, for whoever, whatever, eventually finds this recording.
-->-- '''The Archivist of the Future''', ''The Age of Stupid''

->''[[AltumVidetur Libera te...tutemet...ex inferis...]]''[[labelnote: Translation]]"Save yourself from Hell."[[/labelnote]]
-->-- '''Captain Kilpack''', ''Film/EventHorizon''

->'''King Arthur:''' What does [the inscription] say, Brother Maynard?\\
'''Brother Maynard:''' It reads, "Here may be found the last words of Joseph of Aramathia. He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the Holy Grail in the Castle of... Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh..."\\
'''King Arthur:''' What?\\
'''Brother Maynard:''' "The Castle of... Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh."\\
'''Sir Bedevere:''' What is that?\\
'''Brother Maynard:''' He must have died while carving it.\\
'''Sir Lancelot:''' Oh come on!\\
'''Brother Maynard:''' Well, that's what it says!\\
'''King Arthur:''' Look, if he was dying, he wouldn't have bothered to carve "Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh" into the rock, he'd just say it!\\
'''Sir Galahad:''' Maybe he was dictating it?\\
'''King Arthur:''' Oh shut up!
-->-- ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''

->I was wrong. We were so wrong.
-->-- '''Dr Elizabeth Shaw''', ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' TV spot

->I'm going to hide this tape when I'm finished. If none of us make it, at least there'll be some kind of record. The storm's been hitting us hard now for... 48 hours.. We still have nothing to go on. One other thing: I think it rips through your clothes when it takes you over... Windows found some shredded longjohns but the nametag was missing.. They could be anybody's.. Nobody... nobody trusts anybody now, and we're all very tired... there's nothing more I can do, just wait... R.J.[=MacReady=], helicopter pilot, US outpost 31.
-->-- '''R.J.[=MacReady=]''', ''Film/TheThing1982''

->The war between the East and West which is now in it's three hundred and twenty-sixth year, has at last come to an end. There is nothing left to fight with, and few of us left to fight. The atmosphere has become so polluted with deadly germs, that it can no longer be breathed. There is no place on this planet that is immune. The last surviving factory for the manufacturing of oxygen has been destroyed. Stockpiles are rapidly diminishing. And when they are gone, (''voice gets slower and deeper as ring slows'') we must die.\\
My name is of no consequence. The important thing you should know, is that I am the last who remembers how each of us, man and woman made his own decision. Some chose to take refuge in the great caverns, and find a new way of life far below the earth's surface. The rest of us decided to take our chances in the sunlight. (''voice gets slower and deeper as rings slows'') Small as those chances might be.
-->-- '''The Talking Rings''', ''Film/TheTimeMachine1960''

->The end is near. I hear a noise at the door, as of some immense slippery body lumbering against it. It shall not find me. God, that hand! The window! The window!
-->-- "Literature/{{Dagon}}", Creator/HPLovecraft

->They are breaking through! Smoke is pouring from the corners of the wall. Their ''tongues''--ahhhhh--
-->-- "Literature/TheHoundsOfTindalos", Creator/FrankBelknapLong

->The thing's hollow — it goes on forever — and — oh my God — it's full of stars!
-->-- '''Dave Bowman''', ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''

->I've only two requests to make, Doctor. When the taxonomists classify this creature, I hope they'll name it after me.\\
And - when the next ship comes home - ask them to take our bones back to China.\\
Jupiter will be cutting us off in a few minutes. I wish I knew whether anyone was receiving me. Anyway, I'll repeat this message when we're in line of sight again - if my suit's life-support system lasts that long.\\
This is Professor Chang on Europa, reporting the destruction of spaceship ''Tsien''. We landed beside the Grand Canal and set up our pumps at the edge of the ice-
-->-- ''[[Film/TwoThousandTenTheYearWeMakeContact 2010: Odyssey Two]]''

->[...] we rescued Balin's body [...] we have barred the gates but doubt if [...] can hold them long. If there is [...] no escape it will be a horrible fate to suffer [...] We cannot get out. We cannot get out. They have taken the bridge and Second Hall... fell there bravely while the rest retr [...] Mazarbul. We still ho[...]g ... but hope u[...]n[...] Óin's party went five days ago but today only four returned. The pool is up to the wall at West-gate... we cannot get out. The end comes soon. We hear drums, drums in the deep. ''They are coming''
-->-- ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', final entry in the ''Book of Mazarbul''

->''Wights all around us,'' he wrote, when he heard the shouts from the north face. ''Coming up from north and south at once. Spears and swords don't stop them, only fire.'' ...He wrote faster, note after note. ''Dead wildlings, and a giant, or maybe a bear, on us, all around.'' He heard the crash of steel on wood, which could only mean one thing. ''Wights over the ringwall. Fighting inside the camp.'' A dozen mounted brothers pounded past him toward the east wall, burning brands streaming flames in each rider's hand. ''Lord Commander Mormont is meeting them with fire.\\
We've won.\\
We're winning.\\
We're holding our own.\\
We're cutting our way free and retreating for the Wall.\\
We're trapped on the Fist, hard pressed.''\\
One of the Shadow Tower men came staggering out of the darkness to fall at Sam's feet. He crawled within a foot of the fire before he died.\\
''Lost,'' Sam wrote, ''the battle's lost. We're all lost.''
-->-- ''[[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire A Storm Of Swords]]'', Chapter 18

Dreaming about my father. When he was drunk he lost all his English. Not that he had anything worth saying anyway. Fucking dipstick. I was so glad to get out of your house Daddy you fucking greaseball dipstick nothing cipher zilcho zero. I knew I'd made it. I walked away from you, didn't I? I walked on my hands.\\
But there's nothing left for them to cut off. Yesterday I took my earlobes\\
left hand washes the right don't let your left hand know what your right hands doing one potato two potato three potato four we got a refrigerator with a store-more door hahaha.\\
Who cares, this hand or that. good food good meat good God let's eat.\\
lady fingers they taste just like lady fingers
-->-- last entry in the diary of '''Richard Pine''', [[Creator/StephenKing "Survivor Type"]]

->I think someone is below. I don't know who it is, but I'm afraid. No one should be out here but me. I'm going to stash my journal just in case. Maybe I can hide.
-->-- Last entry of '''Katherine Heaton''', ''Literature/{{Virals}}''

->''"I cannot fight him any longer. I can't leave much. Just these few images, given to you. Whoever you are."''
-->-- '''The Almighty''', to Dalinar Kholin, ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''

->''I can't see his eyes. He [[GeometricMagic draws]] in scribbles. Nothing he does keeps it shape. The chalklings are distorted, and there seem to be hundreds of them. [[WhyWontYouDie I destroy them, and they return to life.]] I block them, and they dig through. I scream for help, but nobody comes.\\
He just stands there, watching with those dark, unseen eyes of his. The chalklings aren't like any I've seen. They writhe and contort, never keeping a single shape.\\
I can't fight them.\\
Tell my father I'm sorry for being such a bad son. I love him. I really do.''
-->-- '''Charles Calloway''', third victim of the Scribbler, ''Literature/TheRithmatist''

->I have closed the shutters and barricaded the doors. There is food here, and water. The sky is darkening, and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt it will not be light again]]. There are noises from upstairs and from the grounds. I have closed the door to Lionel Maulding's secret study. From behind it, I can hear the splintering of reality, like ice cracking on a frozen lake.
->It is the coming of the [[EldritchAbomination Not-God]].
->I have three bullets.
->I will wait.
-->--''[[Creator/JohnConnolly The Fractured Atlas: Five Fragments]]''

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
->Ten minutes have passed since I partook of the "elixir of life." Feeling groggy... Oh God, No! All seems to fade, darkness comes and anal leakage. Oh, shit! My bollocks have exploded! Hope fades, this is the... [The reader notes that the pen seems to have slid off the page.]
-->-- The last entry in '''Great-Uncle Peregrine''''s Journal, ''Series/{{Bottom}} Live: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts, Act I''

->If you've come aboard this ship... you're dead men! Don't go back to your own ship. You have one chance. Get down there. Get down there fast. Captain Tracey is... (''screams and falls from view'')
-->-- Final entry by the Chief Medical Officer of the ''U.S.S. Exeter'', ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' "The Omega Glory"

->"That's dedication. The man's life is about to end, but he won't stop taking readings."
-->-- '''Chakotay''', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''

->'''Major Tom:''' \\
Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles,\\
I'm feeling very still,\\
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go.\\
Tell my wife I love her very much.\\
'''Ground Control:'''\\
She knows!\\
Ground Control to Major Tom,\\
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong!\\
Can you hear me, Major Tom?\\
Can you hear me, Major Tom?\\
Can you hear me, Major Tom?\\
Can you...\\
'''Major Tom:'''\\
Here am I, floating 'round my tin can\\
Far above the moon.\\
Planet Earth is blue, and there's nothing I can do.
-->--'''Music/DavidBowie''', "Music/SpaceOddity"

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
-> ''We cannot live through this. Mankind cannot live through this. In a single day they have covered this planet with a flood of living blades and needle-fanged mouths. Kill one, and ten take its place. If they are truly without number, then our race is doomed to a violent death before every shred of our civilization is scoured away by a force more voracious than the fires of hell themselves. Death! By the Machine God, Death is here!''
-->-- Last writings of '''Magos Varnak''' describing the Tyranids, ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000''

->There is little else to tell, for we fled through the Sylvanian woods and we were taken one by one by the pursuers the Count sent after us: walking corpses, huge, blood-sucking bats and great undead wolves. Now all my men are dead or worse, and only I remain, mortally wounded. There is no doubt in my mind that the dread Vampire has returned to his abode and even now he prepares his armies to wreak a terrible revenge on the Old World. I will tie this scroll the the collar of my last warhound, Stein, and hope that it somehow reaches the capital. I urge your Holiness to alert His Majesty the Emperor of the danger. If I am right, we are all in dire peril, and it will only be a mater of time before the armies of the vile undead strike west against Stirland and Ostland, as they did three hundred years ago.
->''' ''[[ShootTheShaggyDog My Lord von Carstein, we recovered this letter before it could reach the safety of Stirland]]. I felt that your Lordship would find it amusing.'' '''
-->--'''Gunther Stalberg''' (with annotations from an unnamed servant of the Count), ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}''

[[folder:Video Games]]
->tehres soemhngs inthecore. It maknig thinngsto other tihngs. somethrg not righght hppnng to m.e I nddd hlep.e But snoonenot heree. someone here.
-->-- ''VideoGame/AlterAila'', Orbital Prison 3 Note

->''First Entry''\\
I put fresh flowers by Mother's grave this morning. I was crouched by her side, sifting the earth through my fingers, when I thought I heard my name being called. But the sound was the whine of the old gate at the end of the garden creaking open. It has been padlocked for as long as I can remember. Whenever I asked Mother about it she would say it was no place for boys to go wandering. I felt a chill as I walked down the slope to the heavy door at the bottom, half expecting the gates to close behind me. I can't adequately describe the sensation of passing through that bizzarely carved doorframe. It was as if I were stepping into another world, another dimension. I saw them almost at once, through an opening in the rocks, standing there watching me, waiting for me. The Knights. It was the Knights.\\
''Second Entry''\\
Have they been there all this time, waiting for the day I would find them? They are my army. My friends. My family. I am spending longer and longer in the cave, speaking to them. Listening to them.\\
''Third Entry''\\
I will never be lonely again. The Knights Aberrant watch over me. They will never leave. Never ever ever leave.\\
''Fourth Entry''\\
They watch me. They watch over me. They watch me. They watch over me. They watch me. They watch me. They watch me.
-->--'''Terry Cotter's Final Diary''', ''Videogame/FableII''

->[=aw;'jf OrDe R p[fal al Hlep HeLp dme Me, LosS mInd CANdofw stopthem gEt OUT m[pofmy HED=]
-->-- Diary of Vault 92 resident '''Zoe Hammerstein''', final entry, ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}''

->Hello, hello? Hey! Hey, wow. Day 4. I knew you could do it. Uh, hey, listen, I may not be around to send you a message tomorrow. ''(Banging sound)'' It's-It's been a bad night here for me. Um, I-I'm kinda glad that I recorded my messages for you... ''(Clears throat)'' Uh, when I did. Uh, hey, do me a favor. ''(Bang bang'') Maybe sometime, uh, you could check inside those suits in the back room? ''(Bang Bang)'' I'm gonna to try to hold out until someone checks. Maybe it won’t be so bad. ''(Bang bang)'' Uh, I always wondered what was in all those empty heads back there. ''("La Toredor March" from Bizet's "Carmen plays)''. You know...''(moan)'' oh, no...''(noises followed by an animatronic screech and static)''
-->-- '''Phone Guy''' during Night 4 recording, ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys''

->If someone is reading this...[[DeadManWriting I must have failed]].\\
This star NAJU was our home\\
but we were invaded by evil life-forms.\\
[[SoleSurvivor Everyone except me was killed]].\\
I am going to try to activate the [[SelfDestructMechanism self-destruct device]].\\
If I fail, I would like you to do this task so this cannot\\
happen to any other race.
-->-- ''VideoGame/TheGuardianLegend''

->...alled [[AbusivePrecursors Reapers.]] [[EldritchAbomination Cannot be stopped.]] [[NighInvulnerability Cannot be stopped.]]
-->-- Data fragment of [[{{Precursors}} Prothean]] origin found on Ilos, ''VideoGame/MassEffect1''

->If you are reading this...get the hell outta this place! Now!
-->-- A rather succinct example from ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''

->If you're hearing this... then there is still hope. Hope that you can avoid the same mistakes we made. We fought the [[EldritchAbomination Reapers]], but we failed to stop them. We did everything we could. [[DownerEnding We built the Crucible, but it didn't work.]] [[HeroicSacrifice We fought as a united galaxy, but it wasn't enough.]] [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture I only hope the information in this capsule is enough to help you before it's too late.]] My name is Dr. Liara T'Soni. Herein lies the recounting of [[CurbStompBattle our war]] with the Reapers.
-->-- ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Refusal ending

->I hear. Them. Everywhere. They're coming. Can't sleep. Ever. They'll eat me. Eat.
-->-- Personal log of '''[=PFC=] G. Haley''', Galactic Federation Marine Corps, ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes''

->I am Elysian, descendant of both the Chozo and the First. I am facing the last moments of my life and transferring my memory to the data pod.
-->-- ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', from lore on Elysia

->Data log entry 2467.3. This will be the last communication of the ''G.F.S Valhalla.''\\
Our efforts to repel the Space Pirate boarding force have failed. They have successfully removed the primary mounting structure around our stasis tank. It is obvious now that they intend to extract us from the ''Valhalla''.\\
It is vital that the Federation receive this transmission.\\
...Severing main power...\\
A large bioform is creating a wormhole.\\
...Implant into...\\
Sentient planet which is the source of all Phazon.\\
...Darkness coming.
-->-- '''Aurora Unit 313''', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption''

->Itchy. Tasty.
-->-- Man becoming a zombie, ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil''

->[[IronicNurseryRhyme Mary had a little lamb]]\\
Little lamb, little lamb\\
Mary had a little lamb\\
Whose fleece was white as snow
-->-- [[BadassArmy Assassin's Redoubt colony]], [[MindRape final transmission]], ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri''

->"Uh, hello... is this recording? If you are hearing this, I've been taken hostage on some kind of alien ship. The aliens did... [[AnalProbing unspeakable things to my rectal cavity.]] But I've broken free. I'm so scared and alone. I must find a way off this ship. Oh God, they're coming! Why am I standing here making an audio log? I don't have time for this! Leave me alone!"\\
"Day 2... So hungry... I've searched for food, but the only thing I've found are other people's annoying useless audio logs. Why did they bother when they clearly were in terrible danger? Each audio log I find is more irrelevant and boring than the last. I must keep looking for a way to survive."\\
"Day 4... I've looked everywhere, but I can't find anything to eat, or a clue to get me off the ship. Just more audio logs! They're everywhere! For some reason I listen to every minute of every one of them, thinking there'd be some useful information, but... it's like they're just filler! Useless filler! They're filler that's driving me to ''madness!''"\\
"Day 7... Okay, I did find one audio log that was [[ActuallyPrettyFunny mildly amusing.]] A woman trapped on this ship left an audio log about some papers she had left in an alien cabinet, and she told me the code was 776. That was kinda cool because I didn't know the code before that. Though when I opened the cabinet, there was only some kinda power-up I didn't really need."\\
"Success! I found something that looks to be food! It's some sore of green, florescent goo, I-I'm gonna have to try and eat some... It's not too bad. It's tangy and nutty, would probably go well with a... I... [[ViralTransformation Wha-What's happening to me?! What's it...]]" [[[ThoseWackyNazis Speaking German]]]
-->--'''Alien Conspiracy Hobo''', ''Videogame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth''

->This is deputy Jerry Hoobs, and I´m leaving this record in case I don´t survive. Sheriff Rockwood's gone insane, and i couldn't reason with him. I barely escaped the station. The problem is it's too widespread to escape on foot. Nobody here is set to travel, so I´m gonna search for help. But I think it´s a little, too late...\\
The military has come in, but not to help. I found a CEO, and before he died he told me that the Pentagon had authorised the assured "Scorched Earth Policy." This is it man. It´s Armageddon. Shit man, I'm gonna save my own ass! Damn the Valley!
-->-- ''VideoGame/TheyHunger''

->''"I haven't slept. No one has slept. Not for three days, not since [[WorldWreckingWave the black storm]] in the northern ranges. Not since the nightmares began. Violent and twisted night terrors. They whisper to us, tempt us, threaten us, beguile us. They promise terrible things in return for even more terrible acts. My husband, Denirus, went to Alliston to find a doctor who might help. He should have been back yesterday. I fear for him. I fear for all of us."\\
"It has been a little over a week since the black storm. My husband has not returned, and sickness now sweeps through the village. Many have died, and those who lived have...[[TheCorruption changed.]] These were folk we once called neighbor and friend. Now they limp and stagger through the night, their deformities as grotesque as the madness in their eyes."\\
"The moon was full the night of the black storm, it is full again. They have come for me. They have come for my daughters. Bravalo called out to them while the others skulked and muttered in the darkness. Corin went out to them, arms open, welcoming. The nightmares told her to. My uncle tried to stop her. Bravalo crushed his skull with his smith's hammer. I barred the doors and windows but they screamed like monkeys and beat themselves bloody trying to get in. I had no choice. I took my two youngest and fled through the cellar, following the tunnel to the mill. All we can do is hide and hope. God help us."\\
"Three lunari gone now, since it all began. Perhaps I am the only one now who looks upon Lunaris, who remembers her name. Soon, I will be gone and the moon will go on, alone. My husband has returned, and he hunts for me. [[TheUndead My dead husband hunts me.]] Corin too, and my uncle. Corpses rise and walk and feed. My girls, they walk now...and feed. God has forsaken us. Lunaris is my witness. [[DrivenToSuicide Tonight, I return to my family.]]"''
-->-- '''Tani's etchings''', ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'', one of the many Apocalyptic Logs found throughout the game

->Day 13: Some [=VIPs=] left [[ElaborateUndergroundBase the Clubhouse]] in a small group today. The door was unlocked for them. I don't know if they were making a run for it, or if they were going out to scout for problems. It doesn't matter. Nobody who gets out comes back.
->Day 14: [[NoPartyLikeADonnerParty Somebody has been cutting meat off Shoji's body]]. I didn't see who it was and I don't want to know. I am so hungry now - I can't blame them for being hungry.
->Day 15: I decided today that I am going out with the next group. There's nothing left for me here. [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled Better to die in the open air]]. If I don't make it, this will be the last thing I ever write.
-->--"Torn Pages," ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld''

->'''September 18'''\\
I look into the lights like the Doctors ordered. I could swear I see shapes in there, moving around. Like shadows, but made of light.\\
And there's shadows all around. Always around the corner.\\
He keeps turning the lights off. Says he wants to save the bulbs. He's trying to make me think I'm going blind, isn't he? How he loves to feel superior!\\
'''September 19'''\\
Took TWO Joy just so I could stand his ugly face. Why won't it work?\\
Has he swapped them out for something? Paracetamol? Jelly beans?\\
Jesus, we haven't had jelly beans since... have we ever had jelly beans?\\
'''September 20'''\\
I hate when he talks in that slow, condescending voice. Like I'm a child. I'm not a child, am I? I don't even know any children.\\
[[ChildlessDystopia Obviously]].\\
Jesus, what is wrong with my Joy?\\
'''September 22'''\\
There he is scritching away in the corner. Scribble, scribble, scribble, eh, Mr. Gibbon?\\
And then the whoosh of the pneumatic tube! He's blaming it all on me what happened, isn't he?\\
He says it's his missus. I don't believe he's still got a missus. With his big mossy teeth? I bet she [[DeadlyEuphemism went on holiday]] long ago.\\
Was I married once? How did it end? I get an awful feeling in my stomach. I'm not sure I'm going to enjoy remembering.\\
Something is all fucked about the Joy! And he won't send me home. We've got to stay here. Duty!\\
'''September 25'''\\
I can hear him crunching in the dark. It ISN'T rats! It's his big mossy teeth!\\
I lie awake and picture squeezing his throat till he turns the colour of my carrots he bloody well stole. He's plotting something.\\
'''September 28'''\\
Let him try to weasel out of this one! I SAW him writing those LIES!!! Reassign me, will he? "Off my Joy", am I? I'm bloody well tripling up and he KNOWS IT!!!\\
'''October 6'''\\
-->-- '''Diary of Theodore Miner''', ''Videogame/WeHappyFew''

[[folder:Web Original]]
-> 1946 :FLASH

-> 1950 FLASH:

-> THEYVE [[{{Bowdlerization}} (expletive deleted)]] DONE IT, THEYVE (deleted) DONE IT THEY PUT US ALL TO DEATH DAMN THOSE BASTARDS TO HELL

-> 2014 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)
-->-- '''Final AP Bulletins''', ''Literature/NineteenEightyThreeDoomsday''

->I know it's early in the morning, I've stayed up all night, I can't sleep, I don't care if people see this, that's not the point, I just want the word to get spread so I don't suffer for nothing. I've lost the will to type about this, the less I dwell on this the better, I think the video just speaks for itself. [...] I don't want to play anymore. I feel like something bad will happen if I don't, but that's impossible, it's a video game - haunted or not it can't hurt me, right? Like seriously though, it can't, right? That's what I keep telling myself, but every time I think about it I'm not so sure.
-->-- '''Jadusable''', ''WebVideo/BenDrowned'' (Arc 1, Chapter 3: "DROWNED.wmv")

->8th Felsislte, 1064\\
[[KillItWithFire All burn]]. Children burn fastest. Less fat. Locked lot crazy nobles in statue garden. Won't move until they all stop moving. And burning. Some escaped. Still burning. [[MadnessMantra All burn]].\\
The very stones themselves are burning. Nothing can stand in the heat.\\
The fires have claimed all of the second hall. There are only five of us left, and Unib Berog [[HeroicBSOD walks back and forth, carrying objects uselessly, not understanding anything]].\\
The tales are true... [[{{Unobtainium}} adamantium]] is cursed. [[DugTooDeep We did naught but uncover the vein, and doom befell us]].\\
Cerol Likotag told me he had to "fill the pool" and [[DrivenToSuicide wandered into the fires]]. Poor creature.\\
[[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Berog declared that he wants new Bonobo leather trousers]].
-->-- ''The Chronicles of LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}}''

->3rd Malachite, 1064\\
Rakust Ulterolin [[AxCrazy went mad and slaughtered two dwarves]], then wandered to the flames.\\
I am now the last one. I saw a child, [[CreepyChild feral and and crazy]], lurking in the bonehoard. [[HappyPlace She looked happy enough]], so I left her alone.\\
I will leave, [[ImportantHaircut cut my beard]] and [[DeathSeeker seek my death somewhere else]]. There is nothing for me here. The child will now be the ruler of Boatmurdered.
-->-- ''The Chronicles of LetsPlay/{{Boatmurdered}}''

->Dead explorers leave the best mementos. If it's not supplies [[LampshadeHanging you get a long, detailed log of what happened.]]
-->-- '''[[VideoGame/HalfLife Gordon Freeman]]''', ''Machinima/FreemansMind''

->Seth... is gone. I don't [[LaserGuidedAmnesia remember what happened]]. [[CuriosityKilledTheCast We were the only two left]]... and I left him. Brian is gone. Tim... Jay... and Sarah... everyone... is gone. I just woke up in this house with the tape. Seth's camera is gone. All I can remember from the night is right here. All I can remember at all is on the tape now. I'm leaving this house. I thought I would be safer here, by running away... but everything's just gotten worse. I'm going back to my home, and I'm burning these tapes. All of them.
-->-- '''Alex Kralie''', ''WebVideo/MarbleHornets'' Entry 22

->'''Item #''': Pending\\
'''Object Class''': Keter. God help you.\\
'''Special Containment Procedures''': You're going to die, you poor dumb fuck.\\
This isn't a threat. I'm Agent Barclay. I'm in the middle of this goddamned thing, and I'm telling you, if you're here? You're going to die. I'm probably already dead.
-->-- A note found in [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1983 SCP-1983]], ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''

->God, this kid fucking brought along a goddamn audio-recording box? It's the fucking Apocalypse and this dude's just like, "I gotta write my fucking memoir!"
-->-- '''Tomato Gaming''' on ''{{VideoGame/Singularity}}''

[[folder: Webcomics]]
->Biovessel exploration date @I*/#*388
->An interesting characteristic of the Mortizonal vermifauna are the physiological configurations they may assimilate from the fading concept-core of their food source. Anything encountered, believed, or considered by a biovessel during its functional period may influence the form, function, and behavior of worm scavengers as they tunnel in and out of the vessel's residual layers. Unfamiliar as I am with the functional history of Inert sub-concept vessel MG-0908-BN/SK/HL-3900438093990, I can hardly begin to guess the significance of the vermiform which as of this writing has masticated, digested, and excreted nearly 32% of my own corporeal shell.
-->-- A note found by Ms. Green written by 'J.B.E 07683' in Webcomic/AwfulHospital

[[folder:Real Life]]
->So that notable deeds should not perish with time, and be lost from the memory of future generations, I, seeing these many ills, and the whole world encompassed by evil, waiting among the dead for death to come, have committed to writing what I have truly heard and examined; and so that the writing does not perish with the writer, or the work fail with the workman, I leave parchment for continuing the work, in case anyone should still be alive in the future and any son of Adam can escape this pestilence and continue the work thus begun.
-->-- '''Brother John Clyn''', Irish historian at the time of [[ThePlague the Black Plague]].

->I am writing blindly.
-->-- '''Captain-Lieutenant Dimitri Kolesnikov''', officer aboard the Russian submarine ''Kursk''.