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12th Mar '17 8:36:11 PM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' uses this surprisingly infrequently:
** One notable exception is the episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol "A Christmas Carol"]], in which the Doctor has roughly an hour to save a crashing space ship. His solution takes ''years'' to execute.
** A variation appears in [[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor "The Day of the Doctor"]], in which a centuries-long calculation to disintegrate a door with the [[MagicWand sonic screwdriver]] is carried out instantly by having an earlier incarnation of the Doctor program it in and a later incarnation read out the result from a centuries-older version of the device. [[spoiler:The same technique is used on a larger scale to enable all the Doctor's incarnations working in concert to isolate Gallifrey from the timestream, removing it from the Time War without destroying it.]]



* Used surprisingly ''infrequently'' in ''Series/DoctorWho''. One notable exception is the episode "[[Recap/DoctorWho2010CSAChristmasCarol A Christmas Carol]]", in which the Doctor has roughly an hour to save a crashing space ship. His solution takes ''years'' to execute.
** A variation appears in ''[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]'', in which a centuries-long calculation to disintegrate a door with the [[MagicWand sonic screwdriver]] is carried out instantly by having an earlier incarnation of the Doctor program it in and a later incarnation read out the result from a centuries-older version of the device. [[spoiler:The same technique is used on a larger scale to enable all the Doctor's incarnations working in concert to isolate Gallifrey from the timestream, removing it from the Time War without destroying it.]]
6th Feb '17 3:04:57 AM vikarti.anatra
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* Used in a farcical novel by Creator/HarryHarrison called ''Literature/TheTechnicolorTimeMachine'', where a desperate movie director, lacking a budget for a historical film about Vikings, hires a crackpot inventor, who actually builds a working time machine, to film the whole thing in the past, saving money on sets and actors. Since they have to deliver in a short time frame, they hire a scriptwriter and send him to an island in the past for a month to write the script. After a few such trips, they get the script and start filming, at which point they use the time machine to skip forward and back (setting up {{Stable Time Loop}}s). All nearly seems lost when the director is forced to go to his boss's office empty-handed, only for his future self to appear with the film all done and tell him to keep working (also giving him a piece of paper with a diagram of what to do to get to that point). In the end, the film is done and is a big hit, and the director realizes that [[spoiler:the Vikings only discovered the New World because a film director wanted to make a movie]].

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* Used in a farcical novel by Creator/HarryHarrison called ''Literature/TheTechnicolorTimeMachine'', where a desperate movie director, lacking a budget for a historical film about Vikings, hires a crackpot inventor, who actually builds a working time machine, to film the whole thing in the past, saving money on sets and actors. Since they have to deliver in a short time frame, they hire a scriptwriter and send him to an island in the past for a month to write the script. After a few such trips, they get the script and start filming, at which point they use the time machine to skip forward and back (setting up {{Stable Time Loop}}s). All nearly seems lost when the director is forced to go to his boss's office empty-handed, only for his future self to appear with the film all done and tell him to keep working (also giving him a piece of paper with a diagram of what to do to get to that point). In the end, the film is done and is a big hit, and the director realizes that [[spoiler:the Vikings only discovered created first settlmenent in the New World because a film director wanted to make a movie]].
6th Feb '17 3:03:11 AM vikarti.anatra
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5639518/1/ The Harem War,]]'' Harry Potter uses special time turner to live every day 3 times. It specifically told that it doesn't cause him to age faster. Herminone (and later Narcissa) manages his schedule. He need this because he need to finish magical education, train to fly (as in 'muggle combat aircraft'), take his part in governing Duchess of Charenwell (foreign policy issues ARE Duke's responsibility and this includes dealing with Magical Britain) and there is small issue of his harem of 26 girls and it's expected that he WILL be sexually active with everybody except Gabriel Delacour. He don't wanted such large harem. Hermione don't wanted it too but alternatives were much worse.


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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5639518/1/ The Harem War,]]'' Harry Potter uses special time turner to live every day 3 times. It specifically told that it doesn't cause him to age faster. Herminone (and later Narcissa) [[spoiler: Narcissa]] ) manages his schedule. He need this because he need to finish magical education, train to fly (as in 'muggle combat aircraft'), take his part in governing [[spoiler: Duchess of Charenwell (foreign policy issues ARE Duke's responsibility and this includes dealing with Magical Britain) Britain, Charenwell is independent from Magical Britain but not fully independent from British Crown, up to the point that Queen has ranch here and Royal Air Forces uses it as hidden base in WWII)]] and there is small issue of his harem of [[spoiler: 26 girls ]] and it's expected that he WILL be sexually active with everybody except [[spoiler: Gabriel Delacour.Delacour]]. He don't wanted such large harem. Hermione don't wanted it too but alternatives were much worse.

worse for girls.
6th Feb '17 2:56:25 AM vikarti.anatra
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5639518/1/ The Harem War,]]'' Harry Potter uses special time turner to live every day 3 times. It specifically told that it doesn't cause him to age faster. Herminone (and later Narcissa) manages his schedule. He need this because he need to finish magical education, train to fly (as in 'muggle combat aircraft'), take his part in governing Duchess of Charenwell (foreign policy issues ARE Duke's responsibility and this includes dealing with Magical Britain) and there is small issue of his harem of 26 girls and it's expected that he WILL be sexually active with everybody except Gabriel Delacour. He don't wanted such large harem. Hermione don't wanted it too but alternatives were much worse.

2nd Sep '16 11:46:59 PM Doug86
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* In an issue of ''LoveAndCapes'', superhero (and accountant) Crusader forgets to do his own taxes until 11:30 p.m. on April 15. He has to have them finished and in the mail by midnight. Even using his super-speed powers, he is unable to finish them until 2 a.m. the next day. This is no problem, since he lives in the Eastern time zone; He just flies at super speed to the west coast, and mails his taxes in before midnight Pacific time.

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* In an issue of ''LoveAndCapes'', ''Webcomic/LoveAndCapes'', superhero (and accountant) Crusader forgets to do his own taxes until 11:30 p.m. on April 15. He has to have them finished and in the mail by midnight. Even using his super-speed powers, he is unable to finish them until 2 a.m. the next day. This is no problem, since he lives in the Eastern time zone; He just flies at super speed to the west coast, and mails his taxes in before midnight Pacific time.
17th Apr '16 2:39:39 PM MitchellTF
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** [[spoiler: Specifically, Muggle Studies, which is useless as she's a muggle-born, and Divination, which is taught by a quack.]]
7th Dec '15 7:13:07 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5537755/1/Amends-or-Truth-and-Reconciliation Amends, or Truth and Reconciliation],]'' Hermione's political enemies try to bury her in busywork and conflictingly scheduled meetings. It doesn't work. But somehow they never guess she has a time turner. She's experiencing about septuple time once the plot really gets moving.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5537755/1/Amends-or-Truth-and-Reconciliation Amends, or Truth and Reconciliation],]'' Reconciliation,]]'' Hermione's political enemies try to bury her in busywork and conflictingly scheduled meetings. It doesn't work. But somehow they never guess she has a time turner. She's experiencing about septuple time once the plot really gets moving.
7th Dec '15 7:12:49 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5537755/1/Amends-or-Truth-and-Reconciliation Amends, or Truth and Reconciliation]]'', Hermione's political enemies try to bury her in busywork and conflictingly scheduled meetings. It doesn't work. But somehow they never guess she has a time turner. She's experiencing about septuple time once the plot really gets moving.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5537755/1/Amends-or-Truth-and-Reconciliation Amends, or Truth and Reconciliation]]'', Reconciliation],]'' Hermione's political enemies try to bury her in busywork and conflictingly scheduled meetings. It doesn't work. But somehow they never guess she has a time turner. She's experiencing about septuple time once the plot really gets moving.



* ''Time Machine'' story "[[http://books.google.com/books?id=sHUp8snNE7YC&pg=PA8 The Time Machine Twins the Jamboree]]". Bob Tucker (who is a Boy Scout) needs to be at Jamboree West and Jamboree East, but they're being held at the same time. "Brains" Baines comes up with the idea of using the Time Machine to move him from one event to the other, and taking him to a deserted beach in the 40th century to sleep between appearances.

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* ''Time Machine'' story "[[http://books.[[http://books.google.com/books?id=sHUp8snNE7YC&pg=PA8 The "The Time Machine Twins the Jamboree]]". Jamboree."]] Bob Tucker (who is a Boy Scout) needs to be at Jamboree West and Jamboree East, but they're being held at the same time. "Brains" Baines comes up with the idea of using the Time Machine to move him from one event to the other, and taking him to a deserted beach in the 40th century to sleep between appearances.
13th Jul '15 9:05:50 PM Sabrewing
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* A more "mundane" application than usual in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney''. [[spoiler:In the game's world of Labyrinthia, magic is elaborately faked, and part of this trickery involves getting its effects to look instantaneous to observers. This is accomplished by the Shades ringing small silver bells to briefly dull their perception to the machines and props being implemented to create an instance of magic. It helps that technology at work in Labyrinthia is of the medieval period, preventing anyone from getting an accurate measure of how much time has passed.]]

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* A more "mundane" application than usual in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney''. [[spoiler:In the game's world of Labyrinthia, magic is elaborately faked, and part of this trickery involves getting its effects to look instantaneous to observers. This is accomplished by the Shades ringing small silver bells to briefly dull their the citizens' perception to the machines and props being implemented to create an instance of magic. It helps that technology at work in Labyrinthia as a setting is of the medieval period, a MedievalStasis, preventing anyone any citizen from getting an accurate measure of how much time has passed.]]
23rd Jun '15 10:39:59 PM Sabrewing
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* A more "mundane" application than usual in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonVsAceAttorney''. [[spoiler:In the game's world of Labyrinthia, magic is elaborately faked, and part of this trickery involves getting its effects to look instantaneous to observers. This is accomplished by the Shades ringing small silver bells to briefly dull their perception to the machines and props being implemented to create an instance of magic. It helps that technology at work in Labyrinthia is of the medieval period, preventing anyone from getting an accurate measure of how much time has passed.]]
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