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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.
9th May '16 9:41:39 PM erforce
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* A consistent element of the ''{{Terminator}}'' series (although rarely [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]), going back Sarah's quote from the first movie: "You're talking about things I haven't done yet in the past tense." 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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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
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A consistent element of the ''{{Terminator}}'' series (although rarely [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]]), going back Sarah's quote from the [[Film/TheTerminator first movie: movie]]: "You're talking about things I haven't done yet in the past tense." "
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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!".
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]]"
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