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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })One character finds the secret diary of another character (almost Always Female), that contains all their darkest secrets.
This is a form of Chekhov's Gun because introducing a secret diary into the show means the audience expects that there will be a plot dedicated to another character finding it and deciding and/or proceeding to read it and/or pass it around their friends, etc. Naturally, the character who owns the diary is furious when they discover this invasion of their privacy.
The Annoying Younger Sibling will typically make it their life goal to find and steal the diary and reveal all of the juicy, embarrassing secrets within to everyone the character knows, for the express purpose of humiliation.
For whatever reason, a lot of these "secret" diaries tend to be left open on the owner's desk instead of tucked away and locked somewhere, ripe and ready for snooping eyes. These circumstances usually play out in Video Games, where the protagonist can easily access a character's private thoughts in a justified fashion in order to drive the plot or just exist as a juicy Easter Egg.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })See also Diary. Landline Eavesdropping fulfills a similar narrative role.
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Divinity: Original Sin II: One newlywed NPC keeps a secret lair with a diary that details his plan to marry for money and then murder his father-in-law to speed the inheritance. If the player chooses to save the father-in-law, they can give the diary to the wife to bypass the usual Persuasion test to convince her.
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Wonder Woman (1987): When Diana, Donna and Cassie go to the Kapatelis's home to speak with Vanessa's mother and try to figure out how the teenager was taken and brainwashed despite her former loyalty to Diana and display of resistance to attempts to mess with her mind by Doctor Psycho Cassie finds a Diary hidden in her room. Flipping to the last pages gives them the hints they need to track down those who abducted her.
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Slightly different set-up in Patlabor: Lt. Clancy is preparing a report on the rest of the team before leaving the force, and the others sneak into her apartment to read it.
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In the games A Wonderful Life and Another Wonderful Life, you can read your child's diary where they write about their relationship with you, their career aspirations, etc.
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In House, House steals his ex-common law wife's psychiatrist's notes (mostly about how her relationship with her husband sucks and she has the hots for House again) and recites them to Wilson a few days later.
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Titus: Teenage Christopher comes home to find his father reading his diary to his poker buddies.
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A male example: Boris Sparkle in Rise Of Empress Midnight has a secret diary in the back on one of his research paper, where Twilight finds out that he invented the Alicorn Amulet, she had a sister, and he was the reason her grandfather is dead.
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Lawrence Block's Ariel has a rare Secret Diary that remains safe all the way through the story:
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In the second season of Yuki Yuna is a Hero, Yuna keeps a "Hero's Journal" where she writes about how she's Secretly Dying because she can't talk about it without spreading the curse to others. Togo and her friends find it when Togo sneaks into her room.
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In Wintersmith, the Nac Mac Feegle have a great problem with the idea of a secret diary. Why would Tiffany write her thoughts down in a book with a lock on it which she keeps hidden at the back of a drawer if she didn't want anyone to read it?
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Another Disney sitcom Jessie also has this. In one episode, Zuri looks into Jessie's diary on the computer. This leads to a Mistaken for Aliens subtext.
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In The Weekenders, Carter peeks at Tish's diary and finds out that she's moving away. It turns out, though, that it wasn't her diary he found—it was her novel, "Diary."
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The Dukes of Hazzard:
"Dear Diary" – From Season 4, Rosco uses his diary to document (surprisingly, very well and down to the last detail) Boss Hogg's criminal activities, and plans to keep it secret between him and Boss. However, two crooks that Boss had double-crossed years earlier learn about the diary, come to Hazzard and steal it, planning to turn Boss in once and for all, forcing Bo and Luke (who have also learned about the diary) to make a tough decision.
"Go West, Young Dukes" – From the final season, although the only secrets exposed in this diary are those that clear up what really happened during a land transaction 100 years earlier by the ancestors of the Duke and Hogg families. Only Uncle Jesse knew about the diary beforehand, making the trope a literal interpretation.
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In Baldur's Gate II 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 "you warrant no villain's exposition from me".
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Harry Potter
In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 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.
According to Word of God, the way Riddle's diary uses Ginny is a serious Deconstruction of this trope, foregoing others reading the diary and instead making the diary itself a malevolent entity. J. K. Rowling finds diaries to be "really, really frightening" due to her sister confiding her innermost thoughts to a diary only to worry about people reading.
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Evangelion 303: Jessika wrote down in her diary all her private fantasies about Asuka. Her girlfriend read it, mistakenly thought that Jessika had been unfaithful, and mailed the pages to Asuka in chapter 11. Shinji, knowing that Jessika would not want to share that with anybody, burnt them.
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One scene in Spaced shows Tim reading Daisy's diary: "Ha, ha, ha, thrush!"
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A male example: in The Golden Age, Tex Thompson has one, which reveals the truth behind himself and Dynaman, which Joan Dale takes to her friends Lance Gallant and Paula Brooks to open up and discover.
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A Rocko's Modern Life episode has Heffer and Rocko finding Filburt's personal journal and cannot resist temptation to read it. As they read, they find out that Filburt is part of an alien race that is planning to take over the earth. Filburt later explains that the journal is actually a science-fiction novel he was working on and none of it is real. Or IS IT?
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Neil Sedaka (writer of "Stupid Cupid") has a song called "The Diary", which is about the singer wanting to look into a girl's diary to see if she writes about him in it. The song was written after he asked Connie Francis, who he wrote songs for, for permission to see her diary for inspiration and she refused.
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In the Total Drama Island episode "Not Quite Famous", Heather read Gwen's diary aloud on national television to humiliate her. Notably, even Chris considers this a low blow.
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Torchwood has a particularly amusing example in the episode "Adam." Ianto keeps a diary, which is not surprising considering how precise and orderly he is. But that diary apparently also contains, ah, details of his relationship with Jack, which, when Jack finds and reads the diary, leads to the immortal line, "Measuring tapes never lie."
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In an issue of Generation X, the school is robbed, and Husk's diary is one of the items stolen. Since she often wrote about their adventures, everyone's secret identities were at risk. The thieves were eventually found and convinced to return the stolen items, and thankfully Husk's diary was written off as a bored schoolgirl's overactive imagination. The thieves did enjoy the Purple Prose dedicated to Chamber, however, and one proceeded to read it, embarrassing poor Paige as the Gen X kids died laughing (thankfully Chamber wasn't with them).
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Red Dwarf: Rimmer walks in and finds Dave "waits for the film to come out" Lister reading. When he asks what the book is, Lister flat-out states that it's Rimmer's diary, then repeats some choice excerpts. Then:
Mild subversion here is that Rimmer isn't really surprised Lister's reading his diary: he's upset he's doing it publicly.
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In Parasite 2019, Ki-Woo's first act of debauchery in the Parks' house while they're away is to steal Da-Hye's secret diary and read it. He later has to scramble to return it once the Parks come home early.
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Trina Riffin has one in Grojband and it's where the band gets their song ideas from.
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In Jem, the Misfits get Kimber Benton's diary and use it against her. They release it to a popular magazine and it causes a scandal. Luckily, she kept her Cool Big Sis' secret.
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Funky Winkerbean: Lisa kept one of these when she was a teenager, as revealed during the storyline involving ex-boyfriend Frankie Pierce and his efforts to produce a reality show about a reunion with their biological son, Darrin Fairgood (with the real aim souring the memory of Lisa).
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The 2point4 Children episode "We'd Like to Know a Little More About You For Our Files" has Bill reading her son David's diary, and becoming convinced he's in a relationship with an older woman.
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Lily keeps a diary in So Awkward. Subverted in that it is never especially important to the plot, but she does once have a nightmare where her mother is teaching a class on the psychology of the teenage girl by reading extracts from the diary to her class.
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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.
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In Cerebus the Aardvark, at the end of the Jaka's Story arc, the Cirinists who are trying to get Jaka to sign an admission of immoral behavior attack her resolve by reading her excerpts from her employer's diary. The little bit revealed shows that he was thinking some very naughty thoughts about her, in stark contrast to his meek and unassuming behavior while they were together, which deeply hurts her.
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In the 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 upset when he finds out (especially since one of his diary entries called Cat the most trustworthy person he knows).
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In Twin Peaks, Laura Palmer kept a diary that becomes a MacGuffin in Season Two as multiple characters look for it for clues on who killed her. Harold Smith, her reclusive confident, held some pages, leading to a struggle for possession of them that paints suspicion on him which eventually drives him to suicide. A defictionalized version was published as a book, The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer which provides pseud-canonical insights into events of the series.
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H₂O: Just Add Water: Cleo initially keeps a diary about her newfound mermaid powers. Her sister Kim finds it and tries to expose the girls' secret. Kim mistakenly thinks Miriam is a mermaid too and when she realises her mistake, Cleo pretends the diary was just a school assignment about rewriting fairy tales and destroys it after.
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The Adventure Zone: Balance has the diary of Sheriff Isaak, which reveals what happened to Jack and June.
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In 3 Women, Millie has a diary protected with lock and key. Nonetheless, her roommate Pinky later manages to get a good look inside.
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In 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.
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An episode of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi has Harmony trying to steal the girls' diary to find out all their secrets. When she finally reads it, she is distraught because she already knows all the stuff in it.
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The Chipettes in the episode of Alvin and the Chipmunks "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 other’s privacy and jumping to conclusions, they make up and decide to spend the night together.
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In When Marnie Was There, Sayaka finds Marnie's diary and shows it to Anna upon which the latter realizes that she just imagined her encounters with Marnie.
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In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 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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In Bob's Burgers, Linda reveals that she reads Tina's diary. She says she mostly skims it to make sure she's not on drugs. Helpfully, Tina writes "I'm not on drugs" in the book.
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One Archie Comics story had Betty losing one of her diaries (to be more exact, the one she wrote about her moments with Archie in) and was worried that Veronica would get her hands on it. To make matters worse, Veronica overheard her and offered $100 to anyone who turned it in to her. Fortunately for Betty, Mr. Svenson returned it to her before anyone else could find it.
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Done in The Fairly OddParents with Timmy reading Vicky's secrets and Wanda helping Timmy just because in the diary Vicky says that "the pink squirrel looked fat!". And Cosmo is not happy with them doing it.
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The Princess Diaries had a scene in which Mia Thermopolis received her personal diary (as a young princess) after she got the locket from her paternal grandmother earlier (hence the name of the Disney Princess movie), renaming it as "Mia's Diary".
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Done in The Partridge Family with Keith finding Laurie's diary. Embarrassing for her, since she tended to embellish the truth... quite a bit. She ends up finding a love letter from his girlfriend, and they arrange a swap.
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One wonders why Paige Fox of FoxTrot even bothers trying to keep a diary when Peter and Jason constantly read it openly. Jason has gone so far as to post excerpts from her diary online and has even written in it (apparently on multiple occasions) a confession to really being an ugly alien being.
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The SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Little Yellow Book" has Squidward finding SpongeBob's diary and spilling out his secrets to everyone.
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In Animal Crossing: Wild World for DS, a snooty female character sometimes finds (buried underground) a diary owned by someone else (most likely a normal female). She asks you if it is ok to read that. If you say so, you are asked where to start.
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In 6teen 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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Subverted in the Liavek story "Paint the Meadows With Delight" by Pamela Dean, where the main character steals her sister's diary in hopes of figuring out why she's been acting so strangely, and, since she can't read the language it's in, tries to get an older relative to translate it for her. It says much about the family involved that Jehane didn't realize what she had done was objectionable until she got called out on it.
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In Robin almost all of Stephanie Brown's narration boxes are excerpts from the secret journal she keeps relating to crime-fighting. Amusingly the secret journal that is found and becomes a plot point comes out of nowhere and belongs to Tim (who was never at any point seen or mentioned as keeping one) and reveals Bruce's secret id to his dad. This incredibly dangerous and ill-considered journal containing highly classified information disappears from continuity just as abruptly as it entered and was never mentioned again.
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In America vs. the Justice Society, a diary that supposedly came from the Earth-2 Batman accused the Justice Society of being collaborators with the Nazis and that they spent much of their post-World War II careers covering it up. As it turned out, the diary itself was a hoax created by Batman in order to have them apprehend Per Degaton during a time when he wasn't alive, which would be when Professor Malachi Zee of the Brain Trust would arrive at the present time of the story to finger his murderer.
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Ed, Edd n Eddy, "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. Luckily for Eddy, Jonny 2x4 (along with Plank) was stuck on a wall (his head was also stuck on Eddy's shoe) by Sarah.
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One mission in Bully has you recovering a nerdette's diary before a teacher publicizes it.
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Averted in Beyond the Alley of the Dolls, where you can have a conversation with a former villain and ask to read his personal diary, since it may contain important information.
Not so surprisingly, he refuses. Sam comments that it probably wouldn't be useful anyway, because " like any supervillain, his handwriting is as indecipherable as it is crazy".
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Touch: In an early chapter, Tatsuya found Minami's diary. Later Minami accused him of reading her diary. Tatsuya swore that he did not, and it is left ambiguous whether he did or did not. The next day Minami confessed to Tatsuya what it was true what was written in her diary and she is in love with him... Tatsuya got so flustered that she realized that he had NOT read it, so she backpedaled and claimed that she had only written bad things about him.
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In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door's sixth chapter, a ghostly Toad asks you to get his diary from the baggage area and threatens you against reading it. The game gives you the option to read the diary anyway, and after asking things like "wait, seriously really?" and "OK, let's think this through for a little bit" you actually can read the first page before the ghost appears and kills you.
In the first game, Peach actually can read the secret diary, and indeed she has to in order to advance the plot. It belongs to Bowser.
Luigi also has a secret diary in the first game, but it's optional and Luigi never finds out you've been reading it.
It's never seen, but in the first villain interlude in Super Paper Mario, Dimentio muses that he thought Mimi's ideal world was "a gem-filled pool with hunky lifeguards". In response, she turns into Bowser and asks if he's been reading her diary.
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Tsukihime: Shiki Tohno finds Makihisa Tohno's hidden diary, in which it is revealed that the Tohno blood line contains demonic blood, that Akiha is one of those who has demonic traits, that Makihisa himself had a split personality, that Kohaku and Hisui are adopted synchronizers who can calm the demon blood by exchanging bodily fluids and that there was indeed a third child with the same name as Shiki that was adopted after Makihisa wiped his clan out.
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Wandering Son has a shared secret diary between the eleven-year-old main characters Shuuichi and Yoshino, in which they write to another about their various trans experiences. When a boy gets ahold of the diary and passes it around, both kids in general and Shuuichi in particular are ostracized. They start a new one not too long after.
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer shows that Buffy keeps a diary, or at least did in a Season 1 episode. And she promptly freaks out when she thinks Angel might have read it (he didn't).
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Harvest Moon:
In the games A Wonderful Life 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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Hey Arnold!!, "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.
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Elon of Ears for Elves is shown to have one in this Guest Strip. He writes stories in it where he is the hero and loved by Tanna and Zalanna.
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An episode of Family Guy had the family, except Meg, gather in the teen girl's room while Lois regaled them with pages from her diary, to everyone's laughter. Enter Meg, who proclaims she hates them and runs out of her own room crying. In response, Peter cracks open a beer and encourages Lois to continue reading.
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In the ending to the anime version of Tona-Gura!, a pivotal diary that Hatsune gives Kazuki is Kazuki's own forgotten childhood diary which reveals that Yuuji's always been playful; teen hormones now make that playfulness obnoxious and immature, rather than cute. She also sees in it that she herself used to be a great deal more playful, but that she has also not outgrown her childish tendency to want complete control over how things are, especially with Yuuji. This marks a huge turning point.
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In an episode of Doug, the main character's journal gets taken and he spends the entire episode trying to get it back, only to find that school bully Roger Klotz had found it. Fortunately for Doug, Roger was unable to read his handwriting and get at his secrets.
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Sea Princesses: In "The Diary", Polvina's diary has been stolen, and everyone at school is on the hunt for it. Ester and Tubarina want to help Polvina, but deep down are more intent on reading it to find out exactly what Polvina's secrets are.
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By following hints in Illusion of Gaia, players can find Kara's diary, which the game insists is secret. It's basically just an Easter Egg - there are no penalties or bonuses for reading it.
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Subverted with Katy’s Diary in BoxxyQuest: The Gathering Storm. It’s in a secret location, but the opening lines encourage the finder to read it, because she wants to share her story with fellow adventurers.
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Code Lyoko:
"Logbook": It's all made worse by the fact that Ulrich, the diary's writer, mentions XANA and Lyoko. In the same episode, it's revealed that Sissi also has a secret diary.
Later repeated with Yumi's diary in "Lost at Sea".
And then again with Jérémie's logs in "Echoes". Really, one has to wonder why they keep writing these things down.
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