History Main / TimeTravelTenseTrouble

28th Sep '16 1:02:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** A truly [[CrowningMomentOfFunny memorable]] example occurs referencing ''Hitchhiker's Guide'' (the comic in question is indeed titled "Future Semiconditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional"), as Bob, trapped in the future, tries to find out from Prometheus/Protoman how he gets back to the present:

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** A truly [[CrowningMomentOfFunny memorable]] memorable example occurs referencing ''Hitchhiker's Guide'' (the comic in question is indeed titled "Future Semiconditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional"), as Bob, trapped in the future, tries to find out from Prometheus/Protoman how he gets back to the present:
28th Sep '16 1:01:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''IrregularWebcomic'' has one [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2130.html here]]. Of course, Nazi scienc-- wait, ''grammar'' sneers at it.

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* ''IrregularWebcomic'' ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'' has one [[http://www.irregularwebcomic.net/2130.html here]]. Of course, Nazi scienc-- wait, ''grammar'' sneers at it.



* ''[[WebComic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'':

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* ''[[WebComic/EightBitTheater 8-Bit Theater]]'':''WebComic/EightBitTheater'':
20th Sep '16 8:23:10 PM nombretomado
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* A boss in ''{{Avernum}} 5'' summons two future versions of himself to assist him, and he does his best to keep his grammar consistent when shouting orders to them. He loses track and starts rambling when you kill both future selves and screw up the timeline.

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* A boss in ''{{Avernum}} ''VideoGame/{{Avernum}} 5'' summons two future versions of himself to assist him, and he does his best to keep his grammar consistent when shouting orders to them. He loses track and starts rambling when you kill both future selves and screw up the timeline.
13th Sep '16 6:02:56 AM PizzaJedi81
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** Similarly, ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', once Kyle Reese tries to sum up something in the past tense, and then attempts to correct with present and future, he goes "Time travel makes my head hurt!".

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** Similarly, ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', once Kyle Reese tries to sum up something in the past tense, and then attempts to correct with present and future, he goes "Time "[John Connor is] the man our son was... is... will be -- ''Jesus!'' Time travel makes my head hurt!".hurt!"



* From ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'': "[John Connor is] the man our son was... is... will be -- ''Jesus!'' Time travel makes my head hurt!"
25th Aug '16 8:24:47 AM ZimFan89
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* A minor gag in ''Fanfic.TheInfiniteLoops'' is Twilight Sparkle inventing a whole set of new tenses specifically to counter this problem... and nobody else ever memorizing them.

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* A minor gag in ''Fanfic.TheInfiniteLoops'' ''Fanfic/TheInfiniteLoops'' is Twilight Sparkle inventing a whole set of new tenses specifically to counter this problem... and nobody else ever memorizing them.them.
* In ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'', any attempt to discuss the StableTimeLoop surrounding [[spoiler: Harry's future self leaving a letter with Xavier fifty years in the past to give to himself in the present]] tends to just lead to confusion and headaches.
12th Aug '16 7:56:42 PM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Achron}}'' fandom made a little of their own grammar to explain stuff in the game. They talk about game-time and real-time (also referred to as "time" and "metatime"), and refer to units and events as early or late. When they specify when something happened, they use an ordered pair for the time.

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* The ''{{Achron}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Achron}}'' fandom made a little of their own grammar to explain stuff in the game. They talk about game-time and real-time (also referred to as "time" and "metatime"), and refer to units and events as early or late. When they specify when something happened, they use an ordered pair for the time.
26th Jul '16 11:53:43 AM Tron80
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* A frequent out-of-universe problem when trying to describe events crossing ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', due to the major differences in how the retcon affected different characters and different past events. A few characters were rebooted as completely new characters (Wonder Woman), some were made so that they had been around before the Crisis, but their personalities and histories suddenly had always been very different from what all previous comics portrayed (Superman), and some had basically the same history and memory that they had had before the Crisis (TheFlash, GreenLantern). Therefore, there's both the reader's perception of what "Pre-Crisis" and "ComicBook/PostCrisis" means (Pre-Crisis: [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver-]] and UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, ComicBook/PostCrisis: [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark-]] and Modern Age), and there's the characters' perception of what "Pre Crisis" and "Post Crisis" means (basically: Pre Crisis: Before [[TheFlash Barry]] died, Post Crisis: after Barry died). This leads to descriptions like "After the Crisis, Batman changed so that he had been dark and brooding both before and after Barry died."\\

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* A frequent out-of-universe problem when trying to describe events crossing ''ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths'', due to the major differences in how the retcon affected different characters and different past events. A few characters were rebooted as completely new characters (Wonder Woman), (Franchise/WonderWoman), some were made so that they had been around before the Crisis, but their personalities and histories suddenly had always been very different from what all previous comics portrayed (Superman), (Franchise/{{Superman}}), some were erased from history (''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''), and some had basically the same history and memory that they had had before the Crisis (TheFlash, GreenLantern). (Franchise/TheFlash, Franchise/GreenLantern). Therefore, there's both the reader's perception of what "Pre-Crisis" and "ComicBook/PostCrisis" means (Pre-Crisis: [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver-]] and UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}}, ComicBook/PostCrisis: [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks Dark-]] and Modern Age), and there's the characters' perception of what "Pre Crisis" and "Post Crisis" means (basically: Pre Crisis: Before [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry]] and ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} Kara]]'' died, Post Crisis: after Barry and KAra died). This leads to descriptions like "After the Crisis, Batman changed so that he had been dark and brooding both before and after Barry died."\\


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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': In Supergirl vol. #5 issue #22, Supergirl runs into this trouble when she remembers that she travelled to the far future and fought/will fight alongside the ''ComicBook/LegionOfSuperHeroes''.
-->'''Supergirl:''' Well, um, thank you for unblocking my memory. You were... will be... very good friends to me.
27th May '16 12:02:01 PM Masterweaver
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* A minor gag in ''Fanfic.TheInfiniteLoops'' is Twilight Sparkle inventing a whole set of new tenses specifically to counter this problem... and nobody else ever memorizing them.
18th May '16 7:32:23 PM RyanW
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* You can sometimes run into this when talking with others about a novel/movie/series/etc. if not everyone is at the same point in the story. Within your respective experiences of the setting, your past may be their future, or vice versa.
18th May '16 4:12:03 AM StarTropes
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* This forms the basis of an entire conversation in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'', when the villains watch ''Spaceballs'' on VHS (which has been released before they finished filming the movie) and reach the part of the movie that's happening right now.
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