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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.]]
6th Apr '15 10:15:48 AM nombretomado
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* The ''DragonridersOfPern'' books have several examples of people using their dragons' time-jumping ability to do this.

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* The ''DragonridersOfPern'' ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' books have several examples of people using their dragons' time-jumping ability to do this.
23rd Feb '15 6:12:27 AM ChronoLegion
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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]].
5th Dec '14 7:54:24 PM KenMoreau
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** In ''All The Skies Of Pern'', pretty much every dragon-rider does it after a meteorite causes a massive tidal wave threatens all of the coastal regions: they time-jump to hours before the event to begin the evacuations. It works: they lose a lot of infrastructure but practically no people.
24th Nov '14 12:41:08 PM StFan
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* In ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', Harry has a 26-hour sleep schedule. Professor [=McGonagall=] solves this by giving him a Time-Turner. Harry is quite unnerved by this...

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** This is how Tezzeret solves the labyrinth in the novel ''Literature/TestOfMetal''. He harnesses Silas Renn's clockworking powers to explore every nook and cranny of the maze with an infinite number of alternate-timeline versions of himself.
** ''[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=96928 Quyzl was told by his mentor to "make more time" for his studies.]]''
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* In ''HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', ''Fanfic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'', Harry has a 26-hour sleep schedule. Professor [=McGonagall=] solves this by giving him a Time-Turner. Harry is quite unnerved by this...



* In ''[[FanFic/TheDarknessSeries Harry Potter and The Breeding Darkness]]'' in order to attend school at Hogwarts, manage the Death Eaters, continue his independent studies, and spend time with Tom; Harry uses a Time Turner to live every day twice.
* 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 ''[[FanFic/TheDarknessSeries ''[[Fanfic/TheDarknessSeries Harry Potter and The the Breeding Darkness]]'' in order to attend school at Hogwarts, manage the Death Eaters, continue his independent studies, and spend time with Tom; Harry uses a Time Turner to live every day twice.
* In [[https://www.''[[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.



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* In ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', Bill and Ted exploit their time machine to get a few extra years' guitar practice in before the Battle of the Bands. This despite the previous film having [[SanDimasTime explicitly established]] that this was impossible…
** [[FridgeLogic Obviously, they finally figured out they could just call a date that used to be a few years earlier, which would now have ''also'' moved forward to the correct date after they spent those few years learning to actually play well]]

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* In ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey]]'', ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', Bill and Ted exploit their time machine to get a few extra years' guitar practice in before the Battle of the Bands. This despite the previous film having [[SanDimasTime explicitly established]] that this was impossible…
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impossible... Obviously, they finally figured out they could just call a date that used to be a few years earlier, which would now have ''also'' moved forward to the correct date after they spent those few years learning to actually play well]]well.



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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering''
** This is how Tezzeret solves the labyrinth in the novel ''Literature/TestOfMetal''. He harnesses Silas Renn's clockworking powers to explore every nook and cranny of the maze with an infinite number of alternate-timeline versions of himself.
** ''[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=96928 Quyzl was told by his mentor to "make more time" for his studies.]]''
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* In the "Heavy Meta" arc of ''TVTropesTheWebcomic'', the Troper Crue travels back in time ([[spoiler:six times]]) to rehearse their songs for a concert that takes place in less than a week.
* One ''XKCD'' strip suggests getting some long monitor and keyboard cables, and putting the CPU of your computer in Narnia, while keeping the I/O parts in England. Since {{Narnia time}} goes really fast, you can now run through the entire SETI@Home database in an hour...

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* In the "Heavy Meta" arc of ''TVTropesTheWebcomic'', ''Webcomic/TVTropesTheWebcomic'', the Troper Crue travels back in time ([[spoiler:six times]]) to rehearse their songs for a concert that takes place in less than a week.
* One ''XKCD'' ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' strip suggests getting some long monitor and keyboard cables, and putting the CPU of your computer in Narnia, while keeping the I/O parts in England. Since {{Narnia time}} goes really fast, you can now run through the entire SETI@Home database in an hour...


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