History Main / TimeTravelTenseTrouble

6th Apr '16 12:27:10 PM valozzy
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* Creators/DanielRadcliffe ran into this problem when trying to describe how they filmed the seven Harrys scene in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' (where they had to film the scene seven times with him playing seven different characters, then put it all together):

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* Creators/DanielRadcliffe Creator/DanielRadcliffe ran into this problem when trying to describe how they filmed the seven Harrys scene in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' (where they had to film the scene seven times with him playing seven different characters, then put it all together):
16th Mar '16 3:48:48 AM Tron80
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* '''Fanfic/TilYouFeelItAllAroundYou'' sees three of the [[Manga/OnePiece Straw Hat Pirates]] being deaged, leading to their crewmates struggling with how to phrase things.

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* '''Fanfic/TilYouFeelItAllAroundYou'' ''Fanfic/TilYouFeelItAllAroundYou'' sees three of the [[Manga/OnePiece Straw Hat Pirates]] being deaged, leading to their crewmates struggling with how to phrase things.



* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], the narrator's confusing take on time travel and method for dealing with the Starswirl inconsistency tends to invoke this trope more than a few times.

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* In [[FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed Equestria: A History Revealed]], ''FanFic/EquestriaAHistoryRevealed'', the narrator's confusing take on time travel and method for dealing with the Starswirl inconsistency tends to invoke this trope more than a few times.


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* In ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' PeggySue fanfic "[[https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/hey-missy-worm-peggy-sue.318440/#post-15732961 Hey Missy]]", Vista becomes frustrated when she tries to decide on a time tense:
-->Ever gallant, wasnt he? No wonder Id crushed at him. Was crushing? Had been currently crushing? I hated time travel tenses.
30th Dec '15 8:07:28 AM rjung
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* From ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'': "[John Connor is] the man our son was... is... will be -- ''Jesus!'' Time travel makes my head hurt!"
16th Dec '15 2:29:28 PM margdean56
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** ''The Bible'' also tends to record prophesies as though the future events they describe have already happened.

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** ''The Bible'' also tends to record prophesies prophecies as though the future events they describe have already happened.
27th Nov '15 10:19:11 AM MarcInGA
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* In H.G. Wells "The Time Machine" the narrator faces this problem of where someone is/was/will be. When the (unnamed) Time Traveler disappears at the end the narrator wonders if he went into the past or future and says "He may even now (if I may use that term) be wandering on a prehistoric reef"
23rd Nov '15 2:31:40 PM moogal
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** ''[[Series/DeadRingers Dead Ringers]]'' featured "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQEmGC6VK8k Christmas Day with Doctor Who]]"

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** ''[[Series/DeadRingers Dead Ringers]]'' featured "[[http://www."[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQEmGC6VK8k com/watch?v=35uYgSYXtfA Christmas Day with Doctor Who]]"
13th Nov '15 7:36:42 AM AsForMyHandle
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->'''Lister''': [[RetGone We don't exist here anymore]]!\\

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->'''Lister''': [[RetGone We don't exist here anymore]]!\\anymore!\\
11th Nov '15 4:05:55 PM nombretomado
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* Played with in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' {{Rifftrax}}:

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* Played with in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' {{Rifftrax}}:Podcast/RiffTrax:
3rd Nov '15 12:56:15 PM StFan
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* In an UncleScrooge story, the evil witch, Magica has this problem
--> '''Magica''': This is like all the times in the past that Scrooge himself has chased me in the future. I mean... what am I talking about?

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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': In an UncleScrooge Uncle Scrooge story, the evil witch, Magica has this problem
--> '''Magica''': -->'''Magica:''' This is like all the times in the past that Scrooge himself has chased me in the future. I mean... what am I talking about?
23rd Sep '15 3:21:37 AM MachRider1985
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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': [[http://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/working-title-doing-it-right-this-time-evangelion-extremely-rough-draft.14636/ In the initial draft]] Asuka ran into this trouble while talking to Shinji about the events of the original timeline:
-->''"Months of treating you like crap... and you still wanted me." She sat down on the bench beside him. "And I wanted you. Couldn't admit it to myself, but I did. Do. Whatever fucking tense I should be using."''
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