The Video Diaries, also referred to as Lizbert's video diaries and Eggabell's Diary, are film reel recordings of Eggabell and Lizbert, showcasing their relationship dynamics and struggles, and functioning as clues to the mystery of Elizabert Megafig's disappearance. The Diaries are obtained indirectly from the Expedition Team upon conducting their Interviews.
The reels are documented in the Journal under Clues and Leads, alongside the keys that open their enclosures. The reels are to be watched by interacting with the Projector that is found in Lizbert's and Eggabell's hut in Snaxburg.
The film reels are to make up for the lack of presence of the two major characters and for the viewer to ponder over what might have become of them, finding them being their leading quest throughout the game's storyline. Having watched the footage does not trigger additional dialog/content nor does it affect the outcome of the Story. Having watched every reel is rewarded with the Documentarian trophy.
While some recording are set up initially by Lizbert to be professional expedition documentative footage, thus for the public to see, it often ends up personal enough for Beffica and Chandlo to describe it as such. The Journalist does not provide commentary on the footage or mentions its contents in the Journal.
It seems the descriptive word of the tapes reflect its content. The worn and dusty tape are the oldest. The sweaty one contains Egg and Chandlo's workout. The muddy one lied at the edge of Sugarpine Woods.
|New Clue! - You picked up a video diary! Check your Journal for details.|
In the XML files, Reel #4 with Floofty is named "Tape Three" while all files are assigned as Diary 4 and Reel #3 with Chandlo is named "Tape Four". Wiggle's clue is to be found after Snaxburg Gets Spooked, making way for the the third wave of Grumpuses to return and the Sugarpine Woods open for exploration where #4 Reel is found. This area is where Chandlo is found as well. It is likely that one receives and watches Reel #4 before watching Diary 3 simply due to Wiggle being an earlier wave Grumpus who likely is interviewed earlier. What the intended storyline is for these tapes is thusly unclear.
Lizbert is often away for a while for her hunts and causes herself harm that Eggabell must patch up. Eggabell is concerned with Lizbert's physical health (mentioned as well in Triffany's Interview) and her need to show off and wants her stay longer. As a response, Lizbert presents her the fruits of her labour, her all-new snack discovery of a Cheery, which Eggabell is very pleased with.
Eggabell suffers from depressive episodes and higher sensitivity which causes mental overload. Her overwhelmedness with situations make her depressed and assuming of herself as worthless. (It is not explained how this plays out in town, only Chandlo mentioned Eggabell could get down on herself) Liz gives her Bugsnax to cheer her up. The Bugsnak gives once more is Eggabell's favourite Cheery.
In order to make herself (feel) useful, Eggabell has started working as a science partner in Floofty's Bugsnax experiments. Eggabell loving to eat Bugsnax was a very willing test subject. Lizbert however has grown suspicious of Bugsnax and their effects on people - implied in the game to be triggered by Shelda and her speaking her concerns to Liz. As such Liz has grown distrustful of Floofty as well, questioning their motif of "science" but not elaborating on what else Floofty would have interest in. Lizbert has not spoken this concern to anyone aside Eggabell, who as Lizbert's direct lifepartner is surprised at her wife's concern of her well-being and does not consider her Bugsnax intake to be alarming from a doctor's professional viewpoint. Eggabell accuses Lizbert of trying to control her.
Eggabell has picked herself up after her depressive episode and tries working out alongside Chandlo, who is miles ahead of anyone on physical fitness. Eggabell pushes herself very hard in order to be able to support Liz and be more independent in favor of their relationship stability. Chandlo expresses concern over her Bugsnax intake, regardless if he himself takes Bugsnax to become stronger. The two bond over their struggle with their partners. Chandlo mentions to hit the showers and Eggabell notices she smells "rotten".
Lizbert is about to embark on her biggest mystery journey yet; to find what is behind the door at Frosted Peak (mentioned as well in Snorpy's Interview) as Eggabell comes running up to her asking to come along. Lizbert warns of this journey not being one for beginners but Eggabell reveals to her that she has been working out. The two come to terms over their previous arguments and leave off together, Lizbert showing both excitement as worry for her lover.
|Beffica gave you Liz's cabinet key! Check your Journal for details.
With this key, I can open the cabinet in Liz's hut.
|A dusty projector tape locked away in Lizbert's cabinet.|
Video Diary #1
Video Diary #2
Bell...are you okay?
-I couldn't help both of them, everybody was shouting at me, I didn't know what to do...
Thanks, Liz. I'd fall to pieces without you.
Video Diary #3
Video Diary #4
Video Diary #5
References & Notes
- Documentarian description
- Giving a Cheery to cheer someone up is likely intended to be a visual pun
- There are no showers shown in Snaxburg but supposedly there should be showers