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21st Mar '16 3:30:58 PM StFan
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->''"Present day...Heh! [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Present time!]] Ahahahaha!"''

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->''"Present day... Heh! [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture Present time!]] Ahahahaha!"''



Compare TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (close enough to be just a few years away but noticeably futuristic) and NextSundayAD (just ahead of the present day - the AlienInvasion arrived next week). When a work is set in the recent past, but treats it ''as if'' it were Present Day to the point of including anachronisms, it's a PresentDayPast. If a work tries [[WereStillRelevantDammit a bit too hard to look hip and cool in the present day]], it'll likely come across as an UnintentionalPeriodPiece later on. Compare LongRunnerTechMarchesOn.

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Compare TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (close enough to be just a few years away but noticeably futuristic) and NextSundayAD (just ahead of the present day - -- the AlienInvasion arrived next week). When a work is set in the recent past, but treats it ''as if'' it were Present Day to the point of including anachronisms, it's a PresentDayPast. If a work tries [[WereStillRelevantDammit a bit too hard to look hip and cool in the present day]], it'll likely come across as an UnintentionalPeriodPiece later on. Compare LongRunnerTechMarchesOn.



!!Examples

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* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' (the TropeNamer) opens each episode with a voice saying "Present day. Present time." and then laughing, even though much of the technology suggest the show probably takes place in the future or some alternate world.
** Many fans speculate that the ending turns this strange "present day" into the present day as we know it through {{Reality Warp|er}}ing. There's still a detail or two that don't quite fit in, though.

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!!Examples

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* ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' (the TropeNamer) opens each episode with a voice saying "Present day. Present time." and then laughing, even though much of the technology suggest the show probably takes place in the future or some alternate world.
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world. Many fans speculate that the ending turns this strange "present day" into the present day as we know it through {{Reality Warp|er}}ing. There's still a detail or two that don't quite fit in, though.




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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'': "events occur in real-time". Even when several years or months pass between seasons, the day occurring is always implied to be the present.

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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]'': ''Series/TwentyFour'': "events occur in real-time". Even when several years or months pass between seasons, the day occurring is always implied to be the present.




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* ''BlissStage'' has the memorable back cover copy, "RIGHT NOW, the moment you begin reading this, Humanity is devastated by an alien attack from the edges of our understanding."

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* ''BlissStage'' ''TabletopGame/BlissStage'' has the memorable back cover copy, "RIGHT NOW, the moment you begin reading this, Humanity is devastated by an alien attack from the edges of our understanding."

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** ''Theatre/{{Chess}}'' is an example of a show for which this became problematic [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp much quicker than expected]]. Its first few productions required revisions to allow it to continue to make sense in "the present", and after 1991, only five years after it originally opened, there wasn't much choice but to treat it as a period piece instead.

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** * ''Theatre/{{Chess}}'' is an example of a show for which this became problematic [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp much quicker than expected]]. Its first few productions required revisions to allow it to continue to make sense in "the present", and after 1991, only five years after it originally opened, there wasn't much choice but to treat it as a period piece instead.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is set more or less in the modern day, with slight variations (George Bush isn't the President, for example, replaced with a fictional President, and Japan uses the ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' act like in the eponymous film and book, which gave [[BigBad Danya]] the idea), but is technically set a year behind the real world. For example, v3 is the current game, played in 2008, but in the SOTF world it's 2007. With v3 finally nearing its end after about two years of play, the setting is now further behind.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'' is set more or less in the modern day, with slight variations (George Bush isn't the President, for example, replaced with a fictional President, and Japan uses the ''Literature/BattleRoyale'' act like in the eponymous film and book, which gave [[BigBad Danya]] the idea), but is technically set a year behind the real world. For example, v3 is the current game, played in 2008, but in the SOTF world it's 2007. With v3 finally nearing its end after about two years of play, the setting is now further behind.

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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 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!
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course! The book series, being made in 1995, logically enough took place in that year.


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14th Oct '15 12:57:52 PM Faar
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* ''Film/DraftDay'' centers around the 2014 NFL Draft. It was released in 2014, before the draft. In the real NFL draft, some people actually referred to this movie.
18th Jul '15 12:08:27 PM MsChibi
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* The live-action adaptation of ''Series/DeathNote'' takes place in 2015, where [[Manga/DeathNote the original series]] took place about 10 years earlier (at the time ''it'' was released).
18th Apr '15 7:15:50 PM harryhenry
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* The original ''[[GrandTheftAutoClassic Grand Theft Auto]]'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', ''GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' follow this trope in a similar vein. These games take place in timelines relative to the time periods the games debuted, but make no mention of the exact date or year[[note]]though a food vendor's business permit and police records in ''[=GTA IV=]'' hint the game taking place in 2007 (the original expected year of release for the game) or later[[/note]]. This ambiguity allowed developers of [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned downloadable]] [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony content]] for ''[=GTA IV=]'' to incorporate allusions of real life events and elements of pop culture that emerge after the release of the game, even though events in both [=DLCs=] are supposed to occur at the same time as in ''[=GTA IV=]''.

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* The original ''[[GrandTheftAutoClassic ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoClassic Grand Theft Auto]]'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', ''GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' follow this trope in a similar vein. These games take place in timelines relative to the time periods the games debuted, but make no mention of the exact date or year[[note]]though a food vendor's business permit and police records in ''[=GTA IV=]'' hint the game taking place in 2007 (the original expected year of release for the game) or later[[/note]]. This ambiguity allowed developers of [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned downloadable]] [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony content]] for ''[=GTA IV=]'' to incorporate allusions of real life events and elements of pop culture that emerge after the release of the game, even though events in both [=DLCs=] are supposed to occur at the same time as in ''[=GTA IV=]''.
29th Nov '14 6:31:38 AM Austin
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* The original ''[[GrandTheftAutoClassic Grand Theft Auto]]'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', ''GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars'' and ''GrandTheftAutoV'' follow this trope in a similar vein. These games take place in timelines relative to the time periods the games debuted, but make no mention of the exact date or year[[note]]though a food vendor's business permit and police records in ''[=GTA IV=]'' hint the game taking place in 2007 (the original expected year of release for the game) or later[[/note]]. This ambiguity allowed developers of [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned downloadable]] [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony content]] for ''[=GTA IV=]'' to incorporate allusions of real life events and elements of pop culture that emerge after the release of the game, even though events in both [=DLCs=] are supposed to occur at the same time as in ''[=GTA IV=]''.

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* The original ''[[GrandTheftAutoClassic Grand Theft Auto]]'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', ''GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars'' and ''GrandTheftAutoV'' ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' follow this trope in a similar vein. These games take place in timelines relative to the time periods the games debuted, but make no mention of the exact date or year[[note]]though a food vendor's business permit and police records in ''[=GTA IV=]'' hint the game taking place in 2007 (the original expected year of release for the game) or later[[/note]]. This ambiguity allowed developers of [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned downloadable]] [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony content]] for ''[=GTA IV=]'' to incorporate allusions of real life events and elements of pop culture that emerge after the release of the game, even though events in both [=DLCs=] are supposed to occur at the same time as in ''[=GTA IV=]''.
1st Oct '14 3:52:42 PM HowlingSnail
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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 July 26, 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, 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 July 26, 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.]]
24th Sep '14 8:19:17 AM Willbyr
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-->-- '''The opening of every episode of''' '''''SerialExperimentsLain'''''

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-->-- '''The opening of every episode of''' '''''SerialExperimentsLain'''''
'''''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'''''






* The anime ''SerialExperimentsLain'' (the TropeNamer) opens each episode with a voice saying "Present day. Present time." and then laughing, even though much of the technology suggest the show probably takes place in the future or some alternate world.
** Many fans speculate that the ending turns this strange "present day" into the present day as we know it through [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]]. There's still a detail or two that don't quite fit in, though.

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* The anime ''SerialExperimentsLain'' ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain'' (the TropeNamer) opens each episode with a voice saying "Present day. Present time." and then laughing, even though much of the technology suggest the show probably takes place in the future or some alternate world.
** Many fans speculate that the ending turns this strange "present day" into the present day as we know it through [[RealityWarper Reality Warping]].{{Reality Warp|er}}ing. There's still a detail or two that don't quite fit in, though.



* The first issue of ''YTheLastMan'' takes place roughly now. For values of "now" equal to "2002", since that's when it was released, and actual dates ''are'' given in-series to confirm this.

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* The first issue of ''YTheLastMan'' ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan'' takes place roughly now. For values of "now" equal to "2002", since that's when it was released, and actual dates ''are'' given in-series to confirm this.



* ''AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' has right on its first scene the words "Present Day"

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* ''AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' ''Film/AttackOfTheKillerTomatoes'' has right on its first scene the words "Present Day"
20th Sep '14 7:40:37 AM MalagasyParrot
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* The original ''[[GrandTheftAutoClassic Grand Theft Auto]]'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' and ''GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars'' follow this trope in a similar vein. These games take place in timelines relative to the time periods the games debuted, but make no mention of the exact date or year[[note]]though a food vendor's business permit and police records in ''[=GTA IV=]'' hint the game taking place in 2007 (the original expected year of release for the game) or later[[/note]]. This ambiguity allowed developers of [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned downloadable]] [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony content]] for ''[=GTA IV=]'' to incorporate allusions of real life events and elements of pop culture that emerge after the release of the game, even though events in both [=DLCs=] are supposed to occur at the same time as in ''[=GTA IV=]''.

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* The original ''[[GrandTheftAutoClassic Grand Theft Auto]]'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'', ''GrandTheftAutoChinatownWars'' and ''GrandTheftAutoV'' follow this trope in a similar vein. These games take place in timelines relative to the time periods the games debuted, but make no mention of the exact date or year[[note]]though a food vendor's business permit and police records in ''[=GTA IV=]'' hint the game taking place in 2007 (the original expected year of release for the game) or later[[/note]]. This ambiguity allowed developers of [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned downloadable]] [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony content]] for ''[=GTA IV=]'' to incorporate allusions of real life events and elements of pop culture that emerge after the release of the game, even though events in both [=DLCs=] are supposed to occur at the same time as in ''[=GTA IV=]''.
5th Aug '14 8:28:05 AM woodwardiocom
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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 July 26, 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, this is usually when the companion is from. Interesting enough partially avoided for the 5th series finale: [[spoiler: although Although for much of the season they were counting down to July 26, 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]]aftermath.]]
** Inconsistently averted during the 3rd and 4th Doctors' years with UNIT. DependingOnTheWriter, these episodes were either set in the present day, or the near future (e.g., Sarah Jane explicitly says that she's from 1980, in an episode released in 1974).
26th Jul '14 8:23:43 PM TitoMosquito
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* Although the main story line of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' takes place in the PresentDay, this is actually a FlashBack, as Ted is telling the story to his kids in 2030. Some episodes even have flashbacks ({{FlashForward}}s?) to events that take place between the two.

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* Although the main story line of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' takes place in the PresentDay, Present Day, this is actually a FlashBack, as Ted is telling the story to his kids in 2030. Some episodes even have flashbacks ({{FlashForward}}s?) to events that take place between the two.
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