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28th Jan '18 1:07:17 PM Discar
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* The ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'' series is set in a ConstructedWorld that uses a calendar based on 400 years-long Ages, each associated with one of the four elements (four being the ArcNumber of the series): the Age of the Waves follows the Age of the Lightning, followed by the Age of the Rocks, the Age of the Wind, and then Lightning again, in a cycle. Historically, each EndOfAnAge, called "Fissure" in-universe, has been accompanied by massive political and social upheavals: for instance, the last time it occurred (the Rocks succeeded the Waves), the millenia-old empire of Taligoia was taken over and rebuilt from scratch into TheKingdom of Talig by a charismatic usurper. The series itself opens in the year 399 of the Age of the Rocks, soon to be replaced by the Wind--and there are SignsOfTheEndTimes all over the place this time around.

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* The ''Literature/ReflectionsOfEterna'' series is set in a ConstructedWorld that uses a calendar based on 400 years-long Ages, each associated with one of the four elements (four being the ArcNumber of the series): the Age of the Waves follows the Age of the Lightning, followed by the Age of the Rocks, the Age of the Wind, and then Lightning again, in a cycle. Historically, each EndOfAnAge, called "Fissure" in-universe, has been accompanied by massive political and social upheavals: for instance, the last time it occurred (the Rocks succeeded the Waves), the millenia-old empire of Taligoia was taken over and rebuilt from scratch into TheKingdom the kingdom of Talig by a charismatic usurper. The series itself opens in the year 399 of the Age of the Rocks, soon to be replaced by the Wind--and there are SignsOfTheEndTimes all over the place this time around.
18th Dec '17 12:49:13 AM Cryoclaste
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16th Dec '17 9:22:45 AM LB7979
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* Literature/TheTowersOfFebruari: In the alternate world Tim winds up in, the months have the same names as in our world, but they all are 30 days long, and there are 5 unnamed days at the end of the year. The first clue he gets that he's in a strange place, is that when he asks someone "What day is it today?", they answer "30 February".
10th Dec '17 3:44:53 PM nombretomado
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** The above French calendars were parodied to an extent by the [[http://user.icx.net/~richmond/rsr/pataphysique/pataphysique.html 'Pataphysical Calendar]], the calendar created by the Society of 'Pataphysics. It is a calendar of 13 months of 29 days (the last of which has no weekday and is imaginary most of the time anyway), which begins on the date of birth of the founder of 'Pataphysics, and which has among other things days named for DonQuixote and [[Literature/{{Foundation}} Hari Seldon]].

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** The above French calendars were parodied to an extent by the [[http://user.icx.net/~richmond/rsr/pataphysique/pataphysique.html 'Pataphysical Calendar]], the calendar created by the Society of 'Pataphysics. It is a calendar of 13 months of 29 days (the last of which has no weekday and is imaginary most of the time anyway), which begins on the date of birth of the founder of 'Pataphysics, and which has among other things days named for DonQuixote Literature/DonQuixote and [[Literature/{{Foundation}} Hari Seldon]].
26th Nov '17 7:03:49 PM Yuihime
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* In ''Pokegirls'', the world mostly uses the Gregorian system of days, months and years, although the zero-year is centered on the year of Sukebe's death, 2002. Thus, the canon 'modern era' of Pokegirls fiction, 300 AS, would be 2302 AD.
26th Nov '17 7:02:46 PM Yuihime
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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' has a 112-day year, divided into four month/seasons with 4 weeks/28 days each.
26th Nov '17 7:01:29 PM Yuihime
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* ''VideoGame/StardewValley'' has a 112-day year, divided into four month/seasons with 4 weeks/28 days each.
24th Nov '17 10:24:33 AM nombretomado
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* FascistItaly too had its very own calendar, in which 1922 marked the year zero; therefore, 1936 became XIV E.F. (that is, the fourteenth year of the "Fascist Era"). Remnants of this calendar can still be seen on the façades of many public buildings throughout Italy.

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* FascistItaly UsefulNotes/FascistItaly too had its very own calendar, in which 1922 marked the year zero; therefore, 1936 became XIV E.F. (that is, the fourteenth year of the "Fascist Era"). Remnants of this calendar can still be seen on the façades of many public buildings throughout Italy.
24th Nov '17 9:49:32 AM ZimFan89
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** ''[[AllThereInTheManual A World of Ice and Fire]]'' clarifies an in-universe misconception -- namely, that the Westerosi calendar doesn't actually begin at Aegon's Landing and the ''start'' of his Conquest, but the date when he was officially crowned as King of Westeros at the ''end'' of the Conquest, which was a couple of years later.

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** ''[[AllThereInTheManual A World of Ice and Fire]]'' ''Literature/TheWorldOfIceAndFire'' clarifies an in-universe misconception -- namely, that the Westerosi calendar doesn't actually begin at Aegon's Landing and the ''start'' of his Conquest, but the date when he was officially crowned as King of Westeros at the ''end'' of the Conquest, which was a couple of years later.
13th Nov '17 9:04:02 PM Vilui
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* The Soviets attempted something like this as well in the early 30's, with five- and then six-day weeks. However, contrary to what some have claimed, they did retain the Gregorian months.

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* The Soviets attempted something like this as well in the early 30's, 1930s, with five- and then six-day weeks. However, contrary to what some have claimed, they did retain the Gregorian months.
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