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11th May '18 12:36:02 AM adbrown
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* TropeNamer ''Series/{{Farscape}}'s'' alien characters commonly use 'microt', 'arn' and 'cycle' in place of 'second', 'hour' and 'year' (roughly). John Crichton (the only Earth character in the series) picks up on it, and often counters with nonsense of his own.

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* TropeNamer ''Series/{{Farscape}}'s'' alien characters commonly use 'microt', 'arn' and 'cycle' in place of 'second', 'hour' and 'year' (roughly). John Crichton (the only Earth character in the series) picks up on it, and often counters with nonsense of his own. They also use "solar days" (a real world NASA term to describe a planet's local rotation) even in situations where there isn't a planet to refer to. Some of that may be handwaved by Crichton having TranslatorMicrobes.
29th Mar '18 3:19:14 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', Drazi cycle not Drazi week. Cycle Drazi ''year''. It can be assumed that almost all species have their own time units, but the Babylon station runs on Earth time. Some early episodes referred to on-station time in terms of "cycles", but this was dropped in favor of standard Earth time units.

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* In ''Series/BabylonFive'', Drazi cycle not Drazi week. Cycle Drazi ''year''. It can be assumed that almost all species have their own time units, but the Babylon station runs on Earth time. Some early episodes referred to on-station time in terms of "cycles", "cycles" (the writers never quite agreed how long a cycle was; the Drazi example was meant as a joke about that), but this was dropped in favor of standard Earth time units.
20th Feb '18 11:55:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* In Dragon Ball Super, the Grand Priest gives the time until the Tournament of Power and the length of the Tournament itself in fictional units such as takks, explaining that 100 takks equals 48 minutes.

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* In Dragon ''Dragon Ball Super, Super'', the Grand Priest gives the time until the Tournament of Power and the length of the Tournament itself in fictional units such as takks, explaining that 100 takks equals 48 minutes.
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* Rabbits in ''Literature/WatershipDown'' don't have a clear sense of time. They only have approximations. "Fu Inle" [[TranslationConvention translates]] to "after moonrise".
13th Jan '18 5:25:53 AM DarkSoldier
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* The [[http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Imperial_Dating_System Imperial Dating System]] of ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' records dates in the format of check number, year fraction, year, millennium (e.g. 0123456.M41). The check number refers to how far removed the recorded event is from Terra (0 being on Terra, 9 being in the Warp and therefore chronologically unreliable). The year fraction refers to when in the year the event occurred in a system divided into one thousand units; each increment corresponds to roughly eight hours and forty-five minutes. The year and millennium are straightforward. The example works out to "This event happened on Terra in the 123rd increment of the 456th year of the 41st millennium."
9th Jan '18 1:03:58 AM SirPellucidar
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* Parodied in the ''Series/StargateSG1'' episode "Wormhole X-Treme!" where one of the characters in the ShowWithinAShow used 'bleems' as a measurement of time comparable to years.
29th Dec '17 3:50:26 AM SirPellucidar
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* In Dragon Ball Super, the Grand Priest gives the time until the Tournament of Power and the length of the Tournament itself in fictional units such as takks, explaining that 100 takks equals 48 minutes.
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".
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