History Main / TwentyFourHourTropeClock

21st Aug '16 9:30:26 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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Sunrise, the three minute period when the sun climbs over the horizon and signals the start of day. Sunrise is a time of new beginnings, and as such it's an incredibly common place to open stories. Dawn/sunrise are also frequently used to end stories. Generally if a story ends on a sunrise, it’s because the heroes have [[EarnYourHappyEnding gone through hell]] all night and daylight signals that the fighting is over. After all the stuff the heroes have been through, sunrise is the sign of renewal and continuing life. [[RuleOfSymbolism It’s all very symbolic.]]

Waking or staying up to watch the sunrise is considered romantic by some. [[StandardSnippet Stock music cues]] are Grieg’s ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbwMGZtIsY Morning Music]]'' and Rossini’s ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RM7cQCC4sU Ranz des Vaches]]'' from the William Tell Overture.

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Sunrise, the three minute period when the sun climbs over the horizon and signals the start of day. Sunrise is a time of new beginnings, and as such it's an incredibly common place to open stories. Dawn/sunrise are also frequently used to end stories. Generally if a story ends on a sunrise, it’s it's because the heroes have [[EarnYourHappyEnding gone through hell]] all night and daylight signals that the fighting is over. After all the stuff the heroes have been through, sunrise is the sign of renewal and continuing life. [[RuleOfSymbolism It’s It's all very symbolic.]]

Waking or staying up to watch the sunrise is considered romantic by some. [[StandardSnippet Stock music cues]] are Grieg’s Grieg's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbwMGZtIsY Morning Music]]'' and Rossini’s Rossini's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RM7cQCC4sU Ranz des Vaches]]'' from the William Tell Overture.



Vaguely 7:00 until 9:00, “morning” is the waking-up period. This is another frequent starting point for stories, because unlike sunrise, normal people actually ''do'' wake up around then. Expect aspects of the average morning routine-- hitting the alarm clock, brushing teeth, eating breakfast, trimming nose hairs, putting on clothes.

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Vaguely 7:00 until 9:00, “morning” "morning" is the waking-up period. This is another frequent starting point for stories, because unlike sunrise, normal people actually ''do'' wake up around then. Expect aspects of the average morning routine-- hitting the alarm clock, brushing teeth, eating breakfast, trimming nose hairs, putting on clothes.



It’s the middle of the day, the transition between “morning” and “afternoon.” The sun is at its highest point, which means there’s the most light. It’s also the hottest time of the day, and tempers flare with the temperature. Old West shootouts happen at high noon. It’s a tense time.

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It’s It's the middle of the day, the transition between “morning” and “afternoon.” The sun is at its highest point, which means there’s there's the most light. It’s It's also the hottest time of the day, and tempers flare with the temperature. Old West shootouts happen at high noon. It’s It's a tense time.



Roughly 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Kids get home from school, people drive home from work. Most stuff that happens in stories happens in the afternoon, although there’s nothing particularly special about it.

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Roughly 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Kids get home from school, people drive home from work. Most stuff that happens in stories happens in the afternoon, although there’s there's nothing particularly special about it.



Also called twilight ([[Literature/{{Twilight}} no comments, please]]), it’s the period when the sun is down but the moon isn’t up. Dusk is a transition time--kids gets called in for supper, shops close up, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick humans start changing into werewolves,]] and the gentle song of the crickets begins.

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Also called twilight ([[Literature/{{Twilight}} no comments, please]]), it’s it's the period when the sun is down but the moon isn’t isn't up. Dusk is a transition time--kids gets called in for supper, shops close up, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick humans start changing changing]] [[HypocriticalHumor into werewolves,]] werewolves]], and the gentle song of the crickets begins.



Night is a dangerous time. The sun is out completely and everything is dark. It’s cold, lonely, and hard to see-- probably why humans have a natural fear of the night. All decent people are at home in bed, which means ''indecent'' people are out and about, prowling the streets and doing unscrupulous things. Night is a spooky time, good for illegal activities, spying, [[WildTeenParty wild parties]], and trips to the local HauntedHouse. Basically, [[ItWasADarkAndStormyNight all the things that make a story interesting.]]

Due to the high danger factor, night’s a perennial-- er, ''diurnal'' favourite for writers.

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Night is a dangerous time. The sun is out completely and everything is dark. It’s It's cold, lonely, and hard to see-- probably why humans have a natural fear of the night. All decent people are at home in bed, which means ''indecent'' people are out and about, prowling the streets and doing unscrupulous things. Night is a spooky time, good for illegal activities, spying, [[WildTeenParty wild parties]], and trips to the local HauntedHouse. Basically, [[ItWasADarkAndStormyNight all the things that make a story interesting.]]

Due to the high danger factor, night’s night's a perennial-- er, ''diurnal'' favourite for writers.



The spookiest time of day, bar none. Midnight is “the witching hour”-- magical things happen at midnight, and not the good magic. TheHiddenHour is often immediately before or after midnight. Part of it is that midnight happens at [[NumerologicalMotif twelve o'clock]]-- although for some reason, lunch doesn't have the same spook factor.

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The spookiest time of day, night, bar none. Midnight is “the "the witching hour”-- hour"-- magical things happen at midnight, and not the good magic. TheHiddenHour is often immediately before or after midnight. Part of it is that midnight happens at [[NumerologicalMotif twelve o'clock]]-- although o'clock]]--although for some reason, lunch doesn't have the same spook factor.
factor, likely because it happens during the less-spooky daytime, as well as the fact that midnight is considered the start of a new calendar day.



The wee hours of the night, between about 1:00 and 5:00. People should not be awake at this time, so if you are, it’s a sign that something’s up. Maybe you’re the undead and it’s the only time you can go out. Maybe you’re a criminal hoping to escape the cops’ notice. Maybe you’re an insomniac… or you’ve been [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife up all night reading TV Tropes]]. Sometimes known as ''the Hour of the Wolf'' - the hour when you hear the wolves howl outside and shiver in fear.

Lots of nightmare sufferers wake up around this time, just to rub salt in their wounds. [[note]]This is because REM sleep happens during this time. (REM sleep is when you dream.)[[/note]]

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The wee hours of the night, between about 1:00 and 5:00. People should not be awake at this time, so if you are, it’s it's a sign that something’s something's up. Maybe you’re you're the undead and it’s it's the only time you can go out. Maybe you’re you're a criminal hoping to escape the cops’ cops' notice. Maybe you’re you're an insomniac… insomniac...or you’ve you've been [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife up all night reading TV Tropes]].Tropes]]. Of course, maybe you're simply up because your employer happens to work during this time. Sometimes known as ''the Hour of the Wolf'' - the hour when you hear the wolves howl outside and shiver in fear.

Lots of nightmare sufferers wake up around this time, just to rub salt in their wounds. [[note]]This is because REM sleep (when you dream) happens during this time. (REM sleep is when you dream.)[[/note]]
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Early morning ends at ''dawn'', which leads to…

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Early morning ends at ''dawn'', which leads to…to...



Sunrise, the three minute period when the sun climbs-- we’ve been here before, haven’t we? Oh well, days are cycles. It happens. Daily.

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Sunrise, the three minute period when the sun climbs-- we’ve we've been here before, haven’t haven't we? Oh well, days are cycles. It happens. Daily.
29th Nov '13 3:43:58 AM johnnye
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* MidnightSnack



!Midnight:

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![[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve Midnight]]:



* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve



* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve
13th Nov '13 2:51:07 PM case
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Lots of nightmare sufferers wake up around this time, just to rub salt in their wounds. [[note]]This is because of REM sleep happens during this time. (REM sleep is when you dream.)[[/note]]

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Lots of nightmare sufferers wake up around this time, just to rub salt in their wounds. [[note]]This is because of REM sleep happens during this time. (REM sleep is when you dream.)[[/note]]
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[[http://youtu.be/ORYKKNoRcDc?t=20s The 4 a.m. Mystery]] gives us examples of works and reports using "four in the morning" to underline how inconveniently or arbitrarily timed an event is.
4th Sep '13 12:06:29 AM Korodzik
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Lots of nightmare sufferers wake up around this time, just to rub salt in their wounds. [[hottip:*: This is because of REM sleep happens during this time. (REM sleep is when you dream.)]]

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Lots of nightmare sufferers wake up around this time, just to rub salt in their wounds. [[hottip:*: This [[note]]This is because of REM sleep happens during this time. (REM sleep is when you dream.)]]
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10th Mar '13 7:55:58 PM Doc_Loki
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The spookiest time of day, bar none. Midnight is “the witching hour”-- magical things happen at midnight, and not the good magic. TheHiddenHour is often before or after midnight. Part of it is that midnight happens at [[NumerologicalMotif twelve o'clock]]-- although for some reason, lunch doesn't have the same spook factor.

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The spookiest time of day, bar none. Midnight is “the witching hour”-- magical things happen at midnight, and not the good magic. TheHiddenHour is often immediately before or after midnight. Part of it is that midnight happens at [[NumerologicalMotif twelve o'clock]]-- although for some reason, lunch doesn't have the same spook factor.
16th Sep '12 5:00:20 PM Specialist290
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* DawnAttack
21st May '12 2:33:08 PM MarkLungo
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13th Apr '12 9:54:13 PM DocLoki
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* DarkestHour - in a literal sense, although many metaphorical darkest hours will occur at this time.
13th Apr '12 9:44:15 PM DocLoki
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The wee hours of the night, between about 1:00 and 5:00. People should not be awake at this time, so if you are, it’s a sign that something’s up. Maybe you’re the undead and it’s the only time you can go out. Maybe you’re a criminal hoping to escape the cops’ notice. Maybe you’re an insomniac… or you’ve been [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife up all night reading TV Tropes]].

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The wee hours of the night, between about 1:00 and 5:00. People should not be awake at this time, so if you are, it’s a sign that something’s up. Maybe you’re the undead and it’s the only time you can go out. Maybe you’re a criminal hoping to escape the cops’ notice. Maybe you’re an insomniac… or you’ve been [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife up all night reading TV Tropes]].
Tropes]]. Sometimes known as ''the Hour of the Wolf'' - the hour when you hear the wolves howl outside and shiver in fear.
13th Apr '12 9:41:40 PM DocLoki
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* DoomsdayClock - which is always stated as ''X minutes to '''Midnight'''''.

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* DoomsdayClock - which is always stated as inevitably set at ''X minutes to '''Midnight'''''.
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