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7th Dec '17 2:45:30 PM xcountryguy
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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' in ''Ghost Story'' there's still snow on the ground in May. [[spoiler: Mab is forced to remain near Chicago to keep Harry's soulless body alive, and it's clearly causing her great strain to stick around this late in the year.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' in ''Ghost Story'' there's still snow on the ground in May. [[spoiler: Mab [[spoiler:Mab is forced to remain near Chicago to keep Harry's soulless body alive, and it's clearly causing her great strain to stick around this late in the year.]]
28th Nov '17 2:43:11 PM Bleazy02
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TruthInTelevision throughout [[OlderThanDirt history]], specifically for places where the survival of a population depended on a good harvest and snow taking too long to go away could spell death.
17th Nov '17 3:16:04 AM LinTaylor
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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Perfect Cherry Blossom]]'': Spring is very late, because someone is stealing it in order to make a [[SealedEvilInACan certain tree]] bloom.

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* ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Perfect ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'': In ''Perfect Cherry Blossom]]'': Spring Blossom]]'', spring is very late, late because someone is stealing it in order to make a [[SealedEvilInACan certain tree]] bloom. bloom.
** In ''Hidden Star in Four Seasons'', it's summer but places all over Gensokyo are experiencing spring-, autumn-, and winter-like weather seemingly at random.
22nd Oct '17 12:34:11 PM Theriocephalus
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In {{real life}}, the transition between seasons can take a while. Winter can linger past March and well into April (hell, early June in some areas) depending on where you live. (Or September and October on the other half of the planet.) Of course, it depends on your point of view. If you're a technical-minded type, then Spring can never actually be late because it always starts on March 21st no matter what the weather is like outside. Of course, when people say that it's "late," what they really mean is that there's still snow outside or that it's cold, the trees and flowers aren't blooming, etc.

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In {{real life}}, the transition between seasons can take a while. Winter can linger past March and well into April (hell, early June in some areas) depending on where you live. (Or September and October on the other half of the planet.) Of course, it depends on your point of view. If you're a technical-minded type, then Spring can never actually be late because it always starts on March 21st no matter what the weather is like outside. Of course, when people say that it's "late," "late", what they really mean is that there's still snow outside or that it's cold, the trees and flowers aren't blooming, etc.



Similar-sounding but has different origins from [[DelayedSeasons Delayed Seasons]], mostly seen on live-action TV series.

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Similar-sounding but has different origins from [[DelayedSeasons Delayed Seasons]], DelayedSeasons, mostly seen on live-action TV series.



* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' - the witch kept Narnia in a perpetual state of "always Winter but never Christmas," so spring was about 100 years late.

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* ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' - the witch ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'': The White Witch kept Narnia in a perpetual state of "always Winter but never Christmas," Christmas", so spring was about 100 years late.



* Standard operating procedure in Russia. There is even a proverb: "March came, put on two pairs of trousers" (Пришел марток - надевай двое порток). Freezing cold snaps on May Day are a common occurence.

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* Standard operating procedure in Russia. There is even a proverb: "March came, put on two pairs of trousers" (Пришел марток - -- надевай двое порток). Freezing cold snaps on May Day are a common occurence.
18th Apr '17 5:35:46 PM nombretomado
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* In the 1980s ''StrawberryShortcake'' book, "Strawberry Shortcake and the Winter That Would Not End," Winter lasts much longer than it should, due to the Snow King's magic crystal being stolen (without it, the snow won't stop). The culprit turns out to be a crotchety old badger who wants winter to last forever so he can sleep and not be disturbed by other animals. The strawberry kids eventually get him to see the good side of Spring, and the crystal is returned.

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* In the 1980s ''StrawberryShortcake'' ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' book, "Strawberry Shortcake and the Winter That Would Not End," Winter lasts much longer than it should, due to the Snow King's magic crystal being stolen (without it, the snow won't stop). The culprit turns out to be a crotchety old badger who wants winter to last forever so he can sleep and not be disturbed by other animals. The strawberry kids eventually get him to see the good side of Spring, and the crystal is returned.
15th Apr '17 9:19:22 AM tropower
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* Before the later movie, WesternAnimation/RainbowBrite appeared in a book and record / tape set with completely different plot called ''Rainbow Brite Saves Spring''.
10th Nov '16 5:30:13 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Menelaus is six before spring first arrives. This is a Good Thing because the prolonged winter destroyed a plague that could have ended humanity, but still, they are glad when spring arrives.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''Literature/CountToATrillion'', Menelaus is six before spring first arrives. This is a Good Thing because the prolonged winter destroyed a plague that could have ended humanity, but still, they are glad when spring arrives.
13th Oct '16 9:56:28 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In a [[Literature/LittleGoldenBooks Little Golden Book]] entitled ''Big Bird Brings Spring to Series/SesameStreet'' (as well as its video adaptation), Big Bird is tired of the winter weather and how it prevents him from doing the things he likes outdoors, so he decides to make it feel like spring by buying flowers and giving them to his friends.
9th Oct '16 7:04:05 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* There's also Fimbulvetr in Myth/NorseMythology, which lasts thrice as long as a normal winter and serves as the first sign that Ragnarök is nigh.

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* There's also Fimbulvetr (in English: "Fimbulwinter") in Myth/NorseMythology, which lasts thrice as long as a normal winter and serves as the first sign that Ragnarök is nigh.nigh. "Fimbulwinter" is still a regularly used term in Scandinavia for describing an unusually harsh and long winter.
18th Sep '16 7:41:31 PM Pamina
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* The plot of Malinda Lo's ''Huntress'' is driven by this trope: the weather has stayed gray and drizzly for too long, the kingdom's crops have failed and the people are starving. This is caused by [[spoiler:the Fairy Queen's daughter Elowen's rebellion against her mother.]]
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