"The scrape of shovels and the tumble of cold dirt soon muffled their pleas."
"Did you really think sealing me in concrete and burying me in the yard was even going to slow me down?!"
— Ranma, Ranma ½
"A realization arrives
A shovel strikes the earth above
I'm being buried alive
— Riot, "Buried Alive (Tell Tale Heart)"
"When they were done digging, we tied them and stabbed their legs with bayonets. Some of them screamed, and we laughed and kicked them to shut them up. We then rolled each man into his hole and covered him with the wet mud."
— Ishmael Beah, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Pugsley: Are they dead?
Wednesday: Does it matter?
"Un-fucking-believable... YOU BURIED ME ALIVE YOU DICKS!"
"Ok, buried alive. No need to panic." (Beat) "HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLP!"
—Merton, Big Wolf on Campus
"You've moved to a new area: A small, velvet lined box. You can't see anything. You have just enough space to twist onto your belly or your back. Oh dear God. Oh dear God."
— Description of a certain failure location in Fallen London.
Jack: Oh, what, that underground thing? I just punched my way out.
Craig: What? What?! That doesn't make sense!!! You were over there when I buried you!
Jack: Right, yeah, I punched in your direction.
Craig: In my direction?!
Jack: It's not my fault if I can hear your incredibly nasal voice underground.
—The Fancy Adventures of Jack Cannon