History Main / ItsAlwaysSpring

30th Apr '17 1:18:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games have rotating seasons. The crops you can plant and things you can gather change with them.
** Some games have areas where it is always a certain season, however. The ''Rune Factory'' spinoff series has such areas, for example.

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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' games have rotating seasons. The crops you can plant and things you can gather change with them.
** Some games have areas where it is always a certain season, however. The ''Rune Factory'' ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' spinoff series has such areas, for example.
12th Apr '17 2:55:03 PM Nulono
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** Despite this, in the original series the only time it ever ''appears'' to be a certain season is in it's respective nation. It only snows in the poles and the characters only dress for summer in the always temperate fire nation. Justified due to being an explicitly alternate universe with it's own geographical seasonal norms. Averted in the sequel series where Republic City shifts from fall to winter over the course of the first season.

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** Despite this, in the original series the only time it ever ''appears'' to be a certain season is in it's its respective nation. It only snows in the poles and the characters only dress for summer in the always temperate fire nation. Justified due to being an explicitly alternate universe with it's own geographical seasonal norms. Averted in the sequel series where Republic City shifts from fall to winter over the course of the first season.
12th Apr '17 6:09:35 AM pimpdaddy
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Outside of animation, this is a consequence of SoCalization. In Southern California, where most production takes place, the weather really is spring-like most of the year. It also occurs with shows and movies filmed in Louisiana or Georgia, two states in the American South that offer generous tax credits for filmmakers and have very warm climates; temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit (or, God forbid, ''50'' degrees) are genuinely considered freezing.

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Outside of animation, this is a consequence of SoCalization. In Southern California, where most production takes place, the weather really is spring-like most of the year. It also occurs with shows and movies filmed in Louisiana or Georgia, two states in the American South that offer generous tax credits for filmmakers and have very warm climates; temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit (or, God forbid, ''50'' degrees) are genuinely considered freezing.
freezing. Along with the fact that many productions would rather film as much of a show or movie at the same time as possible, rather than wait for seasons to change.
2nd Mar '17 12:12:41 PM BeerBaron
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation in the last three ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games. Officially, there ''are'' seasons (the names of the months are derived from agricultural practices among other things, e.g. Last Seed), but in the games the season is apparently keyed to the location rather than the time of year. To wit, it's always spring or summer in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]] and [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Cyrodiil]], and always late fall or winter in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Solstheim]] and [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]].
** Of course, Nirn isn't Earth. Strictly speaking, it's not really even a planet (cosmology in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' is bizarre, to say the least).

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'':
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GameplayAndStorySegregation in the last three ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' games. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Officially, there ''are'' seasons (the ([[AlternativeCalendar the names of the months months]] are derived from agricultural practices among other things, and meteorological phenomenon, e.g. First Seed, Last Seed), Seed, Frost Fall, etc.), but in the games the season is apparently keyed to the location rather than the time of year. To wit, it's ''Morrowind'' always spring or has a late spring/early summer in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]] feel, with it implied to be warm with frequent rains and [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Cyrodiil]], and fogs, while Solstheim from ''Bloodmoon'' has a "dead of winter" feel. ''Oblivion'' has more of a height-of-summer feel everywhere but the northernmost regions. ''Skyrim'' always has a late fall or autumn/early winter in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Solstheim]] and [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]].
feel.
** Of course, Nirn isn't Earth.Earth, so these consistent seasons may have some justifications. Strictly speaking, it's not really even a planet (cosmology in ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' is bizarre, to say the least).
29th Jan '17 4:47:15 PM revfitz
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25th Dec '16 3:47:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* The German crime drama {{Tatort}} is shot about two or three months prior to its first airing (depending on some other factors at times), which means the season is off by about the same amount at the first showing. While the weather is often visible (and jarring compared what Germans see out of their window while they watch it) it is rarely commented upon. This is especially weird given that most episodes go out of their way to convince viewers they were really shot in Munich, Münster, Cologne or whatever, ''especially'' when there is CaliforniaDoubling for all but a handful of scenes.episodes.

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* The German crime drama {{Tatort}} ''Series/{{Tatort}}'' is shot about two or three months prior to its first airing (depending on some other factors at times), which means the season is off by about the same amount at the first showing. While the weather is often visible (and jarring compared what Germans see out of their window while they watch it) it is rarely commented upon. This is especially weird given that most episodes go out of their way to convince viewers they were really shot in Munich, Münster, Cologne or whatever, ''especially'' when there is CaliforniaDoubling for all but a handful of scenes.episodes.
21st Dec '16 1:11:01 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''WesternAnimation/BooBoomTheLongWayHome'' starts in the spring of 1944, but then moves on to summer and fall, with the series finale being set shortly after Christmas.
17th Dec '16 10:11:03 AM TheAntiTed
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* During an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', the grandfather moves out of the main families house. For the next 30 seconds to 1 minute it shows the seasons changing. Then after it comes back to the season it originally was it is found out that [[spoiler:this entire weather pattern change happened over a one week period with a sentence saying "One Week Later"]]. Now THAT'S spring weather.

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* During an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', the grandfather moves out of the main families house. For the next 30 seconds to 1 minute it shows the seasons changing. Then after it comes back to the season it originally was it is found out that [[spoiler:this entire weather pattern change happened over a one week period with a sentence saying "One Week Later"]]. Now THAT'S spring weather. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] immediately afterward by one of the parents saying "[[spoiler:That's some weather this week, huh?]]"
16th Nov '16 5:07:46 PM Jacob175
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* ''VideoGame/{{Lunarosse}}'' plays it pretty straight, as it looks like spring the entire game except for one plot event where winter hits and the characters celebrate the holidays at their snow-covered base. Since it goes right back to its usual look after, the implication is winter lasted less than a month. Of course, this is more the limits of RPG Maker and not having to remake every area in the game for a winter climate.



* Both used and lampshaded in ''TheSimpsons'':

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* Both used and lampshaded in ''TheSimpsons'': ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



** ''{{Peanuts}}'' was famous for its numerous winter strips (ice-skating, hockey, snowball fights) - but then, Charles Schulz was from Minnesota, one of the wintriest of all U.S. states.
** ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' in particular had some epic winter strips over the years, including his famous [[strike:demented snowmen]] deranged mutant killer monster snow goons. (Cartoonist Bill Watterson was from the Cleveland, Ohio, area, which can and does have some pretty cold, snowy winters.)
*** But played straight by ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' which unsurprisingly takes place in California,the cartoonist himself lampshaded the lack of snow due to being Californian and not really experiencing it so much. Maybe once or twice is there any snow

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** ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' was famous for its numerous winter strips (ice-skating, hockey, snowball fights) - but then, Charles Schulz was from Minnesota, one of the wintriest of all U.S. states.
** ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' in particular had some epic winter strips over the years, including his famous [[strike:demented snowmen]] deranged mutant killer monster snow goons. (Cartoonist Bill Watterson was from the Cleveland, Ohio, area, which can and does have some pretty cold, snowy winters.)
*** But played straight by ''ComicStrip/PearlsBeforeSwine'' which unsurprisingly takes place in California,the California. The cartoonist himself lampshaded the lack of snow due to being Californian and not really experiencing it so much. Maybe once or twice is there any snowsnow.






* Averted in ''[[BackyardSports Backyard Football 2004]]''. When the climate in real life changes, the game climate changes too. Sports games, football games in particular, have had weather options in place since the 16-bit era. American football is ''defined'' to some degree by the fact that it's played outdoors, in a season extending from fall until the end of January or the beginning of February, and the majority of its teams are located in the (colder, wetter) northeast and Great Lakes regions.

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* Averted in ''[[BackyardSports ''[[VideoGame/BackyardSports Backyard Football 2004]]''. When the climate in real life changes, the game climate changes too. Sports games, football games in particular, have had weather options in place since the 16-bit era. American football is ''defined'' to some degree by the fact that it's played outdoors, in a season extending from fall until the end of January or the beginning of February, and the majority of its teams are located in the (colder, wetter) northeast and Great Lakes regions.



* ''HarvestMoon'' games have rotating seasons The crops you can plant and things you can gather change with them.

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* ''HarvestMoon'' ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'' games have rotating seasons seasons. The crops you can plant and things you can gather change with them.



* ''Ben 10'' takes place entirely during summer vacation, which forced the obligatory ChristmasEpisode to take place in a Christmas Theme Park.

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* ''Ben 10'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' takes place entirely during summer vacation, which forced the obligatory ChristmasEpisode to take place in a Christmas Theme Park.
8th Oct '16 4:57:52 PM nombretomado
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* On ''CampLazlo'', it's always summer. Makes sense, since they're at summer camp, right? Except it's still summer, and they're still at camp on Valentine's Day. Most of the ChristmasEpisode took place in July, for crying out loud.

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* On ''CampLazlo'', ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', it's always summer. Makes sense, since they're at summer camp, right? Except it's still summer, and they're still at camp on Valentine's Day. Most of the ChristmasEpisode took place in July, for crying out loud.
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