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8th Feb '16 9:17:13 AM LummoxJR
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* Many of Creator/NealStephenson's books make heavy use of this trope.
20th Aug '15 10:34:08 AM Silverblade2
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* ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth''.
* ''Literature/{{Accelerando}}''.

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13th Jul '15 3:54:06 AM gallium
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* ''Theatre/AbeLincolnInIllinois'': Act 1 deals with Lincoln in New Salem in the 1830s, Act II finds him a fledgling politician in Springfield in the 1840s, and Act III dramatizes his career on the national political stage 1858-61.
21st Feb '15 12:04:21 AM Specialist290
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* ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''.

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* ''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz''.''Literature/ACanticleForLeibowitz'': The three major sections of the book are each separated from one another by centuries of history.
30th Dec '14 1:48:49 PM Prfnoff
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* ''Theatre/StrangeInterlude'' has nine acts. The time elapsed between consecutive acts is at least half a year, sometimes a little over a year, sometimes a decade or slightly more.
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30th Dec '14 1:35:28 PM vifetoile
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* ''Film/{{Boyhood}}'' was filmed over twelve years, in a very low-key fashion. Once or twice a year, the director would call up the actors and crew and round them up for a shooting session of a couple of days to shoot a SliceOfLife scene. Taken together, the film is a collage of the small moments that end up shaping a person's character.
16th Dec '14 1:19:18 AM BetaCapricus
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* ''Literature/{{Accelerando}}''.
4th Jun '14 3:28:44 PM StFan
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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E9ForestOfTheDead Forest of the Dead]]", Donna's life [[BrainUploading inside CAL]] is a subversion. It looks like we're only being shown selected scenes that take place years apart, but then it turns out that ''Donna'' is only experiencing those scene changes as well...

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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoNSS4E9ForestOfTheDead Forest [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E9ForestOfTheDead "Forest of the Dead]]", Dead"]], Donna's life [[BrainUploading inside CAL]] is a subversion. It looks like we're only being shown selected scenes that take place years apart, but then it turns out that ''Donna'' is only experiencing those scene changes as well...
29th Sep '13 7:24:44 AM XxAnimeChick92
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* The primary continuity of the ''LyricalNanoha'' meta-series thus far spans 18 years of the title character's crime-fighting career, from an underage vigilante in [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha season one]] to a legendary test pilot for the galactic military in ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]''. Though, of course, Nanoha has [[SupportingProtagonist never been the main protagonist]] in any of her shows.

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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6244465/1/Sins-of-the-Fathers Sins of the Fathers]] opens with attack on the Southern Air Temple and explores the lives of Sozin, Azulon, Iroh, Ozai, Lu Ten, Ursa, Zuko and Azula. Not bad for a oneshot.

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* ''{{Closer}}'' skips a good deal of time between just about every scene, with little indication of it besides the dialogue.

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* The primary continuity of the ''LyricalNanoha'' ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' meta-series thus far spans 18 years of the title character's crime-fighting career, from an underage vigilante in [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha season one]] to a legendary test pilot for the galactic military in ''[[Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce Force]]''. Though, of course, Nanoha has [[SupportingProtagonist never been the main protagonist]] in any of her shows.

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* [[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6244465/1/Sins-of-the-Fathers Sins of the Fathers]] Fathers]]'' opens with attack on the Southern Air Temple and explores the lives of Sozin, Azulon, Iroh, Ozai, Lu Ten, Ursa, Zuko and Azula. Not bad for a oneshot.

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oneshot.
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* ''{{Closer}}'' ''Film/{{Closer}}'' skips a good deal of time between just about every scene, with little indication of it besides the dialogue.

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* Each book in the {{Foundation}} trilogy is spread out over several years.
* The second duology of ''ArciaChronicles'' is prone to multi-year skips between parts.

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* Each book in the {{Foundation}} ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' trilogy is spread out over several years.
* The second duology of ''ArciaChronicles'' ''Liteature/ArciaChronicles'' is prone to multi-year skips between parts.



* The first half of part two of ''[[ErastFandorin The Death of Achilles]]'', which describes Achimas' life until his Moscow assignment, jumps many years between significant events in his youth, his turn to crime, and major assassination missions.
* The ''{{Belgariad}}/Malloreon'' prequels can skip centuries between chapters. Having main characters who are immortal makes this almost essential -- a biography of Polgara that tried to cover everything would make the Oxford English Dictionary look small, and her father's over twice as old as her.

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* The first half of part two of ''[[ErastFandorin ''[[Literature/ErastFandorin The Death of Achilles]]'', which describes Achimas' life until his Moscow assignment, jumps many years between significant events in his youth, his turn to crime, and major assassination missions.
* The ''{{Belgariad}}/Malloreon'' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}/Malloreon'' prequels can skip centuries between chapters. Having main characters who are immortal makes this almost essential -- a biography of Polgara that tried to cover everything would make the Oxford English Dictionary look small, and her father's over twice as old as her.




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* ''DowntonAbbey'': each season is stretched over two or three years.

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* ''DowntonAbbey'': ''Series/DowntonAbbey'': each season is stretched over two or three years.




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* ''EternalDarkness'' consists of various people (recorded in [[TomeOfEldritchLore The Tome Of Eternal Darkness]]) who've fought against the [[EldritchAbomination Ancients]] at different points in history with...[[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu varying]] success.

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* ''EternalDarkness'' ''VideoGame/EternalDarkness'' consists of various people (recorded in [[TomeOfEldritchLore The Tome Of Eternal Darkness]]) who've fought against the [[EldritchAbomination Ancients]] at different points in history with...[[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu varying]] success.success.
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8th Sep '13 7:37:44 AM Koveras
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[[AC:FanFiction]]
* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6244465/1/Sins-of-the-Fathers Sins of the Fathers]] opens with attack on the Southern Air Temple and explores the lives of Sozin, Azulon, Iroh, Ozai, Lu Ten, Ursa, Zuko and Azula. Not bad for a oneshot.



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* [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6244465/1/Sins-of-the-Fathers Sins of the Fathers]] opens with attack on the Southern Air Temple and explores the lives of Sozin, Azulon, Iroh, Ozai, Lu Ten, Ursa, Zuko and Azula. Not bad for a oneshot.
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