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21st Aug '16 12:42:13 PM Jerry
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** And that's just the human side of things. Orcs count years of 240 months, 28 days each, Achaz (lizardmen) have weeks of 5 days and months of 33 days, and so on.
12th Aug '16 6:14:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* Historians writing about Rome (both at the time and more recently) sometimes use AUC, ''AbUrbeCondita''="from the founding of the city (of Rome)", dating years from the traditional founding of Rome in 753 BC. This system has been copied by various writers with different cities. However, Romans usually reckoned years by who was emperor. In the Republican era and early empire, years were named for the two consuls, which may be just as well, as nobody knows exactly when Rome was founded. (The bit about Republican years being named after the two consuls led to a joke that the year GaiusJuliusCaesar was Consul--59 BCE--was the "Year of Julius and Caesar," since he completely overshadowed his co-consul Bibulus).

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* Historians writing about Rome (both at the time and more recently) sometimes use AUC, ''AbUrbeCondita''="from the founding of the city (of Rome)", dating years from the traditional founding of Rome in 753 BC. This system has been copied by various writers with different cities. However, Romans usually reckoned years by who was emperor. In the Republican era and early empire, years were named for the two consuls, which may be just as well, as nobody knows exactly when Rome was founded. (The bit about Republican years being named after the two consuls led to a joke that the year GaiusJuliusCaesar Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar was Consul--59 BCE--was the "Year of Julius and Caesar," since he completely overshadowed his co-consul Bibulus).
1st Aug '16 4:03:43 AM Morgenthaler
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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 [[{{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 and [[{{Foundation}} [[Literature/{{Foundation}} Hari Seldon]].
30th Jul '16 2:08:38 AM Arcorann
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* ''Anime/LibraryWar'' takes place in year 31 of the fictional Seika era (see below on the Japanese era system), thus providing a date that fits into a modern calendar system while leaving no way to connect it to a real date... except that (at least in some sources) they give the year as 2019 right next to it.

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* ''Anime/LibraryWar'' takes place in the year 2019 CE, which is also year 31 of the fictional Seika era (see below on the Japanese era system), thus providing a date that fits into a modern calendar system while leaving no way to connect it to a system) -- Seika was one of the choices considered for the era following Shōwa, and in real date... except that (at least life was discarded in some sources) they give the year as 2019 right next to it.favour of Heisei.
20th Jul '16 5:13:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheBurkissWay's'' parody of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' begins on Scargillday 14 Vanessagust[[note]]Referencing militant miners' union boss Arthur Scargill and left-wing actress/activist Vanessa Redgrave[[/note]].

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* ''TheBurkissWay's'' ''Radio/TheBurkissWay'''s parody of ''Literature/NineteenEightyFour'' begins on Scargillday 14 Vanessagust[[note]]Referencing militant miners' union boss Arthur Scargill and left-wing actress/activist Vanessa Redgrave[[/note]].
20th Jul '16 4:12:24 AM Arcorann
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* ''Anime/LibraryWar'' takes place in year 31 of the fictional Seika era (see below on the Japanese era system), thus providing a date that fits into a modern calendar system while leaving no way to connect it to a real date... except that they give the year as 2019 right next to it.

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* ''Anime/LibraryWar'' takes place in year 31 of the fictional Seika era (see below on the Japanese era system), thus providing a date that fits into a modern calendar system while leaving no way to connect it to a real date... except that (at least in some sources) they give the year as 2019 right next to it.
19th Jul '16 6:13:57 AM Arcorann
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' counts dates as "BBY" and "ABY", Before and After the Battle of Yavin, where the first Death Star was destroyed. Mention is occasionally made of the old Imperial Calendar that was used by the Empire. At one point Luke, doing some historical research, expresses exasperation at each new regime feeling the need to implement a new calendar, which makes pinning down dates more difficult.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' counts dates as "BBY" and "ABY", Before and After the Battle of Yavin, where the first Death Star was destroyed. Mention is occasionally made of the old Imperial Calendar that was used by the Empire. At one point Luke, doing some historical research, expresses exasperation at each new regime feeling the need to implement a new calendar, which makes pinning down dates more difficult.
17th Jul '16 4:16:01 PM DarkHunter
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' counts dates as "BBY" and "ABY", Before and After the Battle of Yavin, where the first Death Star was destroyed. Mention is occasionally made of the old Imperial Calendar that was used by the Empire. At one point Luke, doing some historical research, expresses exasperation at each new regime feeling the need to implement a new calendar, which makes pinning down dates more difficult.
22nd Jun '16 12:21:04 PM DaNuke
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* [[AllThereInTheManual According to Curiosities of Lotus Asia]], {{Youkai}} from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' have their own calendar, which is adjusted to natural phenomena (such as earthquakes or the blooming of bamboo flowers) and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld extended life spans]]. Few of the creatures actually use it, though. As a whole, Gensokyou also uses an alternate calendar based around the creation of the great barrier.

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* [[AllThereInTheManual According ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Touhou Project]]'', according to ''[[AllThereInTheManual Curiosities of Lotus Asia]], {{Youkai}} Asia]]'', has two calendars: the official Gensokyo calendar that measures years as "seasons", starting from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' have their own 1885 when the Hakurei Barrier was created, which uses the plain ol' Gregorian calendar but with traditional Japanese names (April, May and June, for example, become "Uzuki", "Satsuki" and "Minazuki"). There is also an unspecified {{youkai}} calendar, which is adjusted to natural phenomena (such as like earthquakes or the blooming of bamboo flowers) and [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld flowers, which takes into account the youkai's extended life spans]]. Few of the creatures lifespans, but few youkai actually use it, though. As a whole, Gensokyou also uses an alternate calendar based around the creation of the great barrier.it.
2nd Jun '16 12:10:35 PM Eievie
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A common Year One, Day One in science fiction is October 4, 1957 - the date Sputnik was launched, thereby beginning the Space Age.

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A common Year One, Day One in science fiction is October 4, 1957 - the 1957--the date Sputnik was launched, thereby beginning the Space Age.



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