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25th Sep '16 5:23:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Used as a plot device in a 1969 ''Action Comics'' story where the President asks Superman not to fly into the past or future for the next 24 hours to avoid disrupting a military experiment. No sooner has he agreed this than Superman receives an urgent distress call from the year 101,970. Instead of simply waiting until the next day before setting off, Superman uses a defective time-bubble belonging to the Legion. It takes him to his destination, but the defect causes him to age every year along the way, leaving him trapped in the future and over a hundred thousand years old. (He got better.) The point was raised in the letter column, with the editor eagerly accepting the reader's suggestion that Superman hadn't been thinking straight due to the effects of Red Kryptonite.

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* Used as a plot device in a 1969 ''Action Comics'' ''ComicBook/ActionComics'' story where the President asks Superman not to fly into the past or future for the next 24 hours to avoid disrupting a military experiment. No sooner has he agreed this than Superman receives an urgent distress call from the year 101,970. Instead of simply waiting until the next day before setting off, Superman uses a defective time-bubble belonging to the Legion. It takes him to his destination, but the defect causes him to age every year along the way, leaving him trapped in the future and over a hundred thousand years old. (He got better.) The point was raised in the letter column, with the editor eagerly accepting the reader's suggestion that Superman hadn't been thinking straight due to the effects of Red Kryptonite.
31st Aug '16 1:45:21 PM DustSnitch
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** Act 6 Act 2 is rife with examples of these, but this is only made clear at the end of the act. TheReveal marks the return of "Years in the future, but not many..." alongside establishing shots that make it clear what the future is not a nice place to live.

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** Act 6 Act 2 is rife with examples of these, this trope, but this is only made clear at the end of the act. TheReveal marks the return of "Years in the future, but not many..." alongside establishing shots that make it clear what the future is not a nice place to live.
31st Aug '16 1:44:51 PM DustSnitch
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** Act 6 Act 2 is rife with examples of these, but this is only made clear at the end of the act, where TheReveal happens with the return of "Years in the future, but not many..." alongside establishing shots that make it clear what the future is not pleasant.

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** Act 6 Act 2 is rife with examples of these, but this is only made clear at the end of the act, where act. TheReveal happens with marks the return of "Years in the future, but not many..." alongside establishing shots that make it clear what the future is not pleasant.a nice place to live.
31st Aug '16 1:43:52 PM DustSnitch
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** [[spoiler:The duo of Dirk and Roxy]] is actually from 413 years in the future, despite earlier chatlogs implying simultaneity with all other events. Retroactively, this creates a lot of examples from Act 6 Act 2.

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** [[spoiler:The duo Act 6 Act 2 is rife with examples of Dirk and Roxy]] these, but this is actually from 413 years only made clear at the end of the act, where TheReveal happens with the return of "Years in the future, despite earlier chatlogs implying simultaneity with all other events. Retroactively, this creates a lot of examples from Act 6 Act 2.but not many..." alongside establishing shots that make it clear what the future is not pleasant.
31st Aug '16 1:41:15 PM DustSnitch
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->You are suddenly the troll girl.
->In a different game session.
->In the past.//

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->You -->You are suddenly the troll girl.
->In -->In a different game session.
->In -->In the past.//past.
31st Aug '16 1:40:17 PM DustSnitch
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->In the past.

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->In the past.//
31st Aug '16 1:39:54 PM DustSnitch
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* A running gag of sorts in ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' latest series, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. One comic explains this as the concept of "circumstantial simultaneity", a metatemporal way of looking at causally-related events.
** YEARS IN THE FUTURE [[spoiler:... BUT NOT MANY]]
** "Meanwhile, the past pulls a mean double reacharound..."
** Also, the [[BadFuture "Accelerate"]] update.
** "Jane: Enter" reveals [[spoiler: two characters were in the future all along.]]

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* A running gag of sorts in ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'' latest series, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''. One comic ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
** Events concerning the WAYWARD VAGABOND and other future scavengers are preceded with "YEARS IN THE FUTURE, BUT NOT MANY..." or some variation, like "Years in the future, but really not enough to write home about." They also match up with "present" events thanks to SanDimasTime.
** Act 5 Act 2 uses this liberally, switching between the main and troll game sessions and treating the completely separate series of events as if they're proceeding linearly together. The narration pokes fun at it from time to time.
->You are suddenly the troll girl.
->In a different game session.
->In the past.
** [[spoiler:The duo of Dirk and Roxy]] is actually from 413 years in the future, despite earlier chatlogs implying simultaneity with all other events. Retroactively, this creates a lot of examples from Act 6 Act 2.
** SelfDemonstrating/DocScratch
explains this as these transitions with the concept of "circumstantial simultaneity", a metatemporal way of looking at causally-related events.
** YEARS IN THE FUTURE [[spoiler:... BUT NOT MANY]]
** "Meanwhile,
which states events happening in different times and places throughout the past pulls a mean double reacharound..."
** Also, the [[BadFuture "Accelerate"]] update.
** "Jane: Enter" reveals [[spoiler: two characters were in the future all along.]]
existence are intrinsically connected.
12th Aug '16 10:00:41 AM ChronoLegion
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* Played with early in the first season of ''Series/WaywardPines''. Scenes in the titular town and elsewhere alternate, making them seem continuous. In fact, the mid-season [[TheReveal reveal]] is that [[spoiler:the scenes in Wayward Pines take place in the 41st century [[AfterTheEnd after an unspecified calamity wipes out humankind]]. Everyone in the town has been frozen (most of them unwillingly and unwittingly) for 2000 years in order to repopulate the planet. The scenes outside the town are all flashbacks, structured to give the appearance of continuity]]. This is done away with later, since it's no longer necessary.
31st Jul '16 2:18:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''DresdenCodak'' utilizes the similar "Long ago, in the future". Again, time travel.

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* ''DresdenCodak'' ''Webcomic/DresdenCodak'' utilizes the similar "Long ago, in the future". Again, time travel.
10th Jun '16 10:25:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* DeanKoontz does this in his time travel book ''Lightning'', as his hero has to bounce between the time lab in 1944, [[spoiler: where he drops a few hints to Churchill about winning the war]] and helping his girlfriend in 1989 avoid time-traveling Gestapo men, so she doesn't get killed ''again''. It... gets complicated.

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* DeanKoontz Creator/DeanKoontz does this in his time travel book ''Lightning'', as his hero has to bounce between the time lab in 1944, [[spoiler: where he drops a few hints to Churchill about winning the war]] and helping his girlfriend in 1989 avoid time-traveling Gestapo men, so she doesn't get killed ''again''. It... gets complicated.
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