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1st Apr '18 11:02:57 PM Random888
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* The works of Creator/JaneAusten are all set in [[RegencyEngland her own time]]. Ironically, they would go on to inspire an entire genre of PeriodPiece, the Regency romance.
1st Apr '18 10:30:38 PM Random888
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* Almost all of Creator/CharlesDickens' novels are set in [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain his own era]]. The two exceptions are ''Barnaby Rudge'' and ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'', both of which take place within what was then living memory.
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1st Jan '18 10:42:50 PM DaNuke
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a good example of a "dated" present day: being made in 2001, Liberty City looks like any modern metropolis, but if you pay attention, you see how the 1998-2000 dot-com boom, when businessmen had just discovered the Internet, is still in full swing. Smartphones still didn't exist, text pagers were still in use, cars still sported the 90's curvy box look, and Islamist terrorism wasn't even considered a threat compared to domestic crime.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a good example of a "dated" present day: being made in 2001, Liberty City looks like any modern metropolis, but if you pay attention, you see how the 1998-2000 dot-com boom, when businessmen had just discovered the Internet, is still in full swing. Smartphones still didn't exist, text pagers were still in use, cars still sported the 90's curvy box look, nobody ever thought the person Donald Love was supposed to be satirizing would be the President of the United States, and Islamist terrorism wasn't even considered a threat compared to domestic crime.
1st Jan '18 10:41:32 PM DaNuke
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a good example of a "dated" present day: being made in 2001, Liberty City looks like any modern metropolis, but if you pay attention, you see how the 1998-2000 dot-com boom, when the businessmen discovered the Internet, is still in full swing.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a good example of a "dated" present day: being made in 2001, Liberty City looks like any modern metropolis, but if you pay attention, you see how the 1998-2000 dot-com boom, when the businessmen had just discovered the Internet, is still in full swing.swing. Smartphones still didn't exist, text pagers were still in use, cars still sported the 90's curvy box look, and Islamist terrorism wasn't even considered a threat compared to domestic crime.
5th Dec '17 5:59:32 AM aaaaa
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* Attempted with the original trailer for ''Film/StarWars'': "Somewhere in space, this may all be happening right now..."
29th Nov '17 12:07:07 PM 64SuperNintendo
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5th Oct '17 4:24:53 PM jtierney50
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** This is parodied in ''Theatre/TheDrowsyChaperone'': many of the Man in the Chair's favorite shows, including the ShowWithinAShow ''The Drowsy Chaperone", are products of their time. At best, things simply become nonsensical to modern listeners without an explanation (such as the advertisement of "mixups, mayhem, and [[HaveAGayOldTime a gay wedding]]!"), and at worst, like the beginning of the Second Act of a completely different show, [[Theatre/TheKingAndI "Message From a Nightengale"]], it's InnocentlyInsensitive.
21st Sep '17 11:25:01 PM daria2weird
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* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' tries to do this, though it results in continuity errors because of ignored time jumps in at least two different seasons. But the date Dean [[spoiler:is saved from Hell]], is the same date that the Season 4 premiere first aired September 18, 2008.
8th Sep '17 6:42:34 AM RedScharlach
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'''Right now,''' the moment you begin reading this trope entry, the story in which this trope takes place is occuring.

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'''Right now,''' the moment you begin reading this trope entry, the story in which this trope takes place is occuring.
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* Except for a few specific cases, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a sliding 'present' which lines up with the current real date, this is usually when the companion is from. Interesting enough partially avoided for the 5th series finale: [[spoiler: Although for much of the season they were counting down to June 26th, 2010, the date of the season finale and destruction of the TARDIS, very little of the actual episode took place in that time period, dealing mostly with its time-spanning aftermath.]]

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* Except for a few specific cases, ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a sliding 'present' which lines up with the current real date, date,; this is usually when the companion is from. Interesting enough Interestingly enough, partially avoided for the 5th series finale: [[spoiler: Although for much of the season they were counting down to June 26th, 2010, the date of the season finale and destruction of the TARDIS, very little of the actual episode took place in that time period, dealing mostly with its time-spanning aftermath.]]



* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a good example of a "dated" present day: being made in 2001, Liberty City looks like any modern metropolis, but if you pay attention, you see how the 1998-2000 dot-com boom, when the businessmen discovered the Internet, is still in full strength.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'' has a good example of a "dated" present day: being made in 2001, Liberty City looks like any modern metropolis, but if you pay attention, you see how the 1998-2000 dot-com boom, when the businessmen discovered the Internet, is still in full strength.swing.



* ''WesternAnimation/TimeWarpTrio'' was made in 2005. The "present" year as it is stated in the show? 2005, of course! The book series, being made in 1995, logically enough took place in that year.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TimeWarpTrio'' was made in 2005. The "present" year as it is stated in the show? 2005, of course! The book series, being made published in 1995, logically enough took place in that year.
25th May '17 1:05:31 PM Random888
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* ''Theatre/TheMerryWivesOfWindsor'' is Creator/WilliamShakespeare[='s=] only play set in his own era.
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