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26th Jul '17 3:15:23 AM Piterpicher
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* HBeamPiper's Terro-Human future history (e.g. ''Literature/LittleFuzzy'', ''Uller Uprising'') uses Atomic Era dating, starting the year zero A.E. at 2 December 1942 by the C.E. calendar (the date of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction). Characters occasionally speak of Nth Century Pre-Atomic dates to refer to dates before that time.

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* HBeamPiper's Creator/HBeamPiper's Terro-Human future history (e.g. ''Literature/LittleFuzzy'', ''Uller Uprising'') uses Atomic Era dating, starting the year zero A.E. at 2 December 1942 by the C.E. calendar (the date of the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction). Characters occasionally speak of Nth Century Pre-Atomic dates to refer to dates before that time.
18th Jul '17 6:50:12 PM Sharlee
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* The D'ni calendar from the ''VideoGame/{{Myst}}'' franchise divides its year (''hahr'') into ten ''valleetee'' (~months) of 29 ''yahrtee'' (~days). As the D'ni civilization lived underground and on other Ages will disparate day/night cycles, they had little cause to align their calendar with surface-world days or lunar cycles. Note that the ''valleetee'' names translate to "''lee'' one", "''lee'' two", etc, similar to other cultures' "first month", "second month", and so forth.
18th Jul '17 6:40:13 PM Sharlee
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* ''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. As for the months, originally the setting used a 10-month calendar where each month had 35 days, with three 5-day festival weeks and three other holidays added to give 368 days. However, in a few later works a 12-month system was retconned in.

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* ''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. As for the months, originally the setting used a 10-month calendar where each month had 35 days, with three 5-day festival weeks and three other holidays added to give 368 days. However, in a few later works a 12-month system was retconned in. Some works have a Galactic Standard Calendar based on Coruscant's (the capital of the Republic and later Empire), which had multiple variants, and may account for the discrepancies.



* The nations of Euterpe in Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''Goblin Moon'' use a calendar of nine forty-day "seasons", rather than months. The actual solar year is a bit longer than that, so celebratory "intercalary days" round it out every three seasons. Some works have a Galactic Standard Calendar based on Coruscant's (the capital of the Republic and later Empire), which had multiple variants, and may account for the discrepancies.

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* The nations of Euterpe in Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''Goblin Moon'' use a calendar of nine forty-day "seasons", rather than months. The actual solar year is a bit longer than that, so celebratory "intercalary days" round it out every three seasons. Some works have a Galactic Standard Calendar based on Coruscant's (the capital of the Republic and later Empire), which had multiple variants, and may account for the discrepancies.
10th Jul '17 6:19:38 AM Fireblood
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* ''{{Series/Killjoys}}'': The year is apparently "1056", without any explanation as yet of what the starting point was.

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* ''{{Series/Killjoys}}'': The year is apparently "1056", "1062", without any explanation as yet of what the starting point was.
9th Jul '17 11:09:49 PM YesThatSusanDavis
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* ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'' features AppliedPhlebotinum that depends, among other things, on lots of people following the same calendar and believing the same things. Entire wars are fought over preventing (or creating) "calendrical rot."
9th Jul '17 9:28:06 PM Skagit
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** Some planets and systems also use their own calenders, Wookiepedia lists about then or so.

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** Some planets and systems also use their own calenders, calendars, Wookiepedia lists about then ten or so.
9th Jul '17 9:12:41 PM Skagit
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** Some planets and systems also use their own calenders, Wookiepedia lists about then or so.
9th Jul '17 9:07:24 PM Fireblood
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* After her [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution Revolution]], France tried a ''metric'' calendar, known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_Calendar Republican Calendar]] (''Calendrier républicain''). It consisted of twelve 30 day months, each divided in three ten day weeks, with five or six extra holidays at the end of the year. The years begun on the autumn equinox (1792 being year I), and were reckoned on Roman numerals. While it was very logical, it wasn't too popular, for various reasons (mostly because ten-day weeks meant weekends were a lot rarer!), and only lasted twelve years--or less, considering that many people never really used it, and that even among those who did, the seven-day week was restored after a mere nine years after the Concordat of 1801 reestablished Sunday as a weekly festival. The names of the months and days of the week were changed, one of which (Thermidor, which lasted from July to August) is still remembered in the name of the dish Lobster Thermidor; otherwise, the French Republican months are mostly remembered from the French Revolutionary events, mostly coups (the most significant things remembered by the Republican Calendar are the Law of 14 Frimaire, centralizing power in the hands of [[ReignOfTerror the Committee of Public Safety]]; the Thermidorian Reaction, essentially a coup, bringing an end to the Terror; the Coup of Fructidor; the Coup of Floréal; and the Coup of Brumaire (in which Napoleon first seized formal political power). They also had a separate name for each [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_republican_calendar#Days_of_the_year day of the year]], trying to mimic the calendar of saints with something secular -- in this case, plants, animals and tools. Which gave us day names like "pig" (Frimaire 5) or "manure" (Nivose 8) - yes, really, they had this. Now imagine all the teasing in school for kids born on these days.

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* After her [[UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution Revolution]], France tried a ''metric'' calendar, known as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Republican_Calendar Republican Calendar]] (''Calendrier républicain''). It consisted of twelve 30 day months, each divided in three ten day weeks, with five or six extra holidays at the end of the year. The years begun on the autumn equinox (1792 being year I), and were reckoned on Roman numerals. While it was very logical, it wasn't too popular, for various reasons (mostly because ten-day weeks meant weekends were a lot rarer!), and only lasted twelve years--or less, considering that many people never really used it, and that even among those who did, the seven-day week was restored after a mere nine years after the Concordat of 1801 reestablished Sunday as a weekly festival. The names of the months and days of the week were changed, one of which (Thermidor, which lasted from July to August) is still remembered in the name of the dish Lobster Thermidor; otherwise, the French Republican months are mostly remembered from the French Revolutionary events, mostly coups (the most significant things remembered by the Republican Calendar are the Law of 14 Frimaire, centralizing power in the hands of [[ReignOfTerror the Committee of Public Safety]]; the Thermidorian Reaction, essentially a coup, bringing an end to the Terror; the Coup of Fructidor; the Coup of Floréal; and the Coup of Brumaire (in which Napoleon first seized formal political power). They also had a separate name for each [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_republican_calendar#Days_of_the_year day of the year]], trying to mimic the calendar of saints with something secular -- in this case, plants, animals and tools. Which gave us day names like "pig" (Frimaire 5) or "manure" (Nivose 8) - yes, really, they had this. Now imagine all the teasing in school for kids born on these days.



** Some French history re-enactors still use the Republican Calendar, and the calendars are still in print. Currently (AD 2016) we live Year CCXXIV.

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** Some French history re-enactors reenactors still use the Republican Calendar, and the calendars are still in print. Currently (AD 2016) we live in Year CCXXIV.
9th Jul '17 8:46:36 PM Fireblood
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* The nations of Euterpe in Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''Goblin Moon'' use a calendar of nine forty-day "seasons", rather than months. The actual solar year is a bit longer than that, so celebratory "intercalary days" round it out every three seasons.

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* The nations of Euterpe in Creator/TeresaEdgerton's ''Goblin Moon'' use a calendar of nine forty-day "seasons", rather than months. The actual solar year is a bit longer than that, so celebratory "intercalary days" round it out every three seasons. Some works have a Galactic Standard Calendar based on Coruscant's (the capital of the Republic and later Empire), which had multiple variants, and may account for the discrepancies.
9th Jul '17 8:31:04 PM Fireblood
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** Not only did the Hobbits and Dwarves have their own calendars, but so did Elves and Númenorean/Gondorean Men as well. The Númenorean calendar [[ShownTheirWork is based on French Republican Calendar with names of the months translated into Elvish]].

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** Not only did the Hobbits and Dwarves have their own calendars, but so did Elves and Númenorean/Gondorean Men as well. The Númenorean calendar [[ShownTheirWork is based on the French Republican Calendar with names of the months translated into Elvish]].
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