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3rd Dec '17 5:53:07 PM Saber15
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* The ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'' series has the "sezura", "mizura", "tezura", "wozura", "mazura" and "jazura". None of them directly correspond to Earth time units. 1 sezura = 1.7 seconds, 1 mizura = 96 sezuras (2 min, 43 sec), and continuing into ever more irregular measurements. ''X2: The Threat'' dropped the alternate measurements; the games still use the alternate names, but they correspond directly with standard time measurements, like one mizura being one minute.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{X}}-Universe'' series has the "sezura", "mizura", "tezura", "wozura", "mazura" and "jazura"."jazura", developed by the local LizardFolk Teladi. None of them directly correspond to Earth time units. 1 sezura = 1.7 seconds, 1 mizura = 96 sezuras (2 min, 43 sec), and continuing into ever more irregular measurements. ''X2: The Threat'' dropped the alternate measurements; the games still use the alternate names, but they correspond directly with standard time measurements, like one mizura being one minute. ''X3: Terran Conflict'' switches to standard Earth time units, coincidentally as Earth is [[LostColony reconnected]] to the rest of the universe.
28th Nov '17 10:38:28 AM thekeyofe
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* In ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'', Alteans measure time in "ticks", which are noticeably different from seconds. The team spends a little time trying to work out the comparison. The second season expands on this: Decafeebs are either years or decades, quintants are days, vargas are hours, and dobashes are minutes. After a while, the Paladins manage to pick up on it.
15th Oct '17 10:35:32 PM Abodos
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* The people of the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' universe use "cycles" for a span of time somewhere between a few months and about a year. Space Pirate logs often talk about projects being developed over the course of a few cycles, for example figuring out how to infuse their troops with Phazon, especially as it took multiple failed attempts. U'mos in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2'' is mentioned to be several centicycles old (technically it should be centocycles, but that's [[UnitConfusion a different trope entirely]]). Might it be some based on other planet's year?

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* The people of the ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' universe use "cycles" for a span of time somewhere between a few months and about a year. Space Pirate logs often talk about projects being developed over the course of a few cycles, for example figuring out how to infuse their troops with Phazon, Phazon in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', especially as it took multiple failed attempts. U'mos in ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime 2'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'' is mentioned to be several centicycles old (technically it should be centocycles, but that's [[UnitConfusion a different trope entirely]]). Might it be some based on other planet's year?year? By the time of ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime3Corruption'', however, references to cycles have been replaced by references to mundane years and months.
30th Sep '17 6:00:31 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' uses fictional measurements of distance in the form of "ilms", "yalms", and "malms", which are rough approximations to inches, yards, and miles, respectively. While Eorzea's measurements of time closely mirror the real world, hours are commonly referred to as "bells", and months as "moons".

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' uses fictional measurements of distance in the form of "ilms", "fulms", "yalms", and "malms", which are rough approximations to inches, feet, yards, and miles, respectively.respectively. It also uses fictional measurements of weight with "onze", "ponze", and "tonze", which correlate to ounces, pounds, and tons. While Eorzea's measurements of time closely mirror the real world, hours are commonly referred to as "bells", and months as "moons".
30th Sep '17 5:58:22 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' uses fictional measurements of distance in the form of "ilms", "yalms", and "malms", which are rough approximations to inches, yards, and miles, respectively. While Eorzea's measurements of time closely mirror the real world, hours are commonly referred to as "bells", and months as "moons".
28th Sep '17 12:46:16 AM PaulA
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* Most of L.E. Modesitt's novels, [[SameStoryDifferentNames even those in entirely different settings]], have "eightdays" instead of weeks and use "kays" for distance.

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* Most of L.E. Modesitt's Creator/LEModesittJr's novels, [[SameStoryDifferentNames even those in entirely different settings]], have "eightdays" instead of weeks and use "kays" for distance.
14th Sep '17 3:48:32 PM Malady
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* There's an example in the first chapter of ''SenseiNoBulge'': the protagonist is said to be earning 7 [[ArtisticLicensePhysics quarks]] an hour, with a footnote saying a quark is worth about as much as a yen (¥7 ≈ $0.09). That's no doubt meant to tell the readers how poor he is, and presumably that's based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchasing_power_parity purchasing power]] as opposed to exchange rate, as Earth is implied not to exist in that universe.

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* There's an example in the first chapter of ''SenseiNoBulge'': ''Manga/{{Barrage}}'': the protagonist is said to be earning 7 [[ArtisticLicensePhysics quarks]] an hour, with a footnote saying a quark is worth about as much as a yen (¥7 ≈ $0.09). That's no doubt meant to tell the readers how poor he is, and presumably that's based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purchasing_power_parity purchasing power]] as opposed to exchange rate, as Earth is implied not to exist in that universe.
30th Aug '17 10:02:46 AM Wildstar93
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* Bears in ''Literature/SeekerBears'' have the same moon/month idea as ''Warrior Cats'', but they use different terms for the seasons depending on the species. Polar bears have Snow-Sky, Snow-Melt, and Burn-Sky. Black bears and grizzly bears may share Cold-Earth, Fish-Leap, and Leaf-Time.
25th Aug '17 12:42:49 PM CosmicFerret
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* ''{{Exalted}}'' has a year... that's made up of 15 months and 5 days that are "outside the year", called Calibration. Also, every month is made of exactly 28 days.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a year... that's made up of 15 months and 5 days that are "outside the year", called Calibration. Also, every month is made of exactly 28 days.
2nd Jul '17 12:09:12 PM nombretomado
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* TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_units_of_measurement#Time several unusual time units,]] such as the 1.2096 second "microfortnight".

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* TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unusual_units_of_measurement#Time several unusual time units,]] such as the 1.2096 second "microfortnight".
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