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22nd Jun '17 3:46:08 PM thatother1dude
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* Late in the ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' manga, a subtle FourthWall gag slips in as Sanosuke tries (not too hard) to remember a pair of villains from the beginning of the series.

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* Late in the ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' manga, a subtle FourthWall gag LeaningOnTheFourthWall slips in as Sanosuke tries (not too hard) to remember a pair of villains from the beginning of the series.
22nd Jun '17 2:41:59 PM thatother1dude
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* Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The seasons pass in the show as it airs, but how fast varies tremendously, [[ItsAlwaysSpring generally going through the cold months much faster then the warm ones]]. For two episodes set a year apart ("Steven and the Stevens" and "Sadie's Song"), this worked out to the episodes also airing just about a year apart. Conversely, the end of the second season, entire third season, and beginning of the fourth season together cover at most two months in-series (from early August to the end of summer), despite airing over about nine months real time.

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* Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The seasons pass in the show as it airs, but how fast varies tremendously, [[ItsAlwaysSpring generally going through the cold months much faster then the warm ones]]. For two episodes set a year apart ("Steven and the Stevens" and "Sadie's Song"), this worked out to the episodes also airing just about a year apart. Conversely, the end of the second season, entire third season, and beginning of the fourth season together aired over the course of eight months, but cover at most two ''two'' months in-series (from early August to the end of summer), despite airing over about nine months real time.summer).
22nd Jun '17 2:40:53 PM thatother1dude
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* Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The seasons pass in the show as it airs, but how fast varies tremendously, [[ItsAlwaysSpring generally going through the cold months much faster then the warm ones]]. For two episodes set a year apart ("Steven and the Stevens" and "Sadie's Song"), this worked out to the episodes also airing just about a year apart. Conversely, the end of the second season, entire third season, and beginning of the fourth season together cover at most two months in-series (from early August to the end of summer), despite airing over about nine months real time.
22nd Jun '17 2:13:33 PM thatother1dude
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22nd Jun '17 2:02:58 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' starts on the first night of Peter's junior year of high school and was intended to be end when Peter and his classmates GraduateFromTheStory. As is, ScrewedByTheLawyers before that could happen.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' starts on the first night of Peter's junior year of high school and was intended to be end last [[SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon five seasons]], ending when Peter and his classmates GraduateFromTheStory. As is, it was ScrewedByTheLawyers before that could happen.after two seasons, only making it to spring of the first year after a year-and-a-half real time.
22nd Jun '17 2:01:26 PM thatother1dude
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is set during the summer of 2012, with the series itself airing from June 2012 to February 2016.



* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' has all its events take place during the 1997-1998 school year, despite episodes airing over about four years.
* While ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' ran from 1997 to 2001, it's firmly established in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' that it takes place during the September 1997 - June 1998 school year. Meanwhile, the two DirectToVideo films in 2003, "Taking the Fifth" and "All Growed Down" take place in the autumns of 1998 and 1993, respectively.



* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is set during the summer of 2012, with the series itself airing from June 2012 to February 2016.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' averts thisówe open the night before Peter begins his junior year and season two ends in the spring, with episodes set around all the major holidays between. It was intended to be a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon that would end when Peter and his classmates GraduateFromTheStory, but it was ScrewedByTheLawyers before that could happen.
* While ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' ran from 1997 to 2001, it's firmly established in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' that it takes place during the September 1997 - June 1998 school year. Meanwhile, the two DirectToVideo films in 2003, "Taking the Fifth" and "All Growed Down" take place in the autumns of 1998 and 1993, respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' also has all its events take place during the 1997-1998 school year, despite episodes airing over about four years.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is set during the summer of 2012, with the series itself airing from June 2012 to February 2016.
* The
''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' averts thisówe open starts on the first night before Peter begins his of Peter's junior year of high school and season two ends in the spring, with episodes set around all the major holidays between. It was intended to be a SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon that would end when Peter and his classmates GraduateFromTheStory, but it was GraduateFromTheStory. As is, ScrewedByTheLawyers before that could happen.
* While ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' ran from 1997 to 2001, it's firmly established in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' that it takes place during the September 1997 - June 1998 school year. Meanwhile, the two DirectToVideo films in 2003, "Taking the Fifth" and "All Growed Down" take place in the autumns of 1998 and 1993, respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' also has all its events take place during the 1997-1998 school year, despite episodes airing over about four years.
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22nd Jun '17 1:43:03 PM thatother1dude
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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpectacularSpiderMan'' averts thisówe open the night before Peter begins his junior year and season two ends in the spring, with episodes set around all the major holidays between. It was intended to be a 65EpisodeCartoon that would end with Peter and his classmates GraduatingFromTheStory, but it was ScrewedByTheLawyers before that could happen.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. While the show run from 1997 to 2001, it's firmly established in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' that it takes place during the September 1997 - June 1998 school year. Meanwhile, the two DirectToVideo films in 2003, "Taking the Fifth" and "All Growed Down" take place in the autumns of 1998 and 1993, respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' also has all its events take place during the 1997-1998 school year.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/SpectacularSpiderMan'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' averts thisówe open the night before Peter begins his junior year and season two ends in the spring, with episodes set around all the major holidays between. It was intended to be a 65EpisodeCartoon SixtyFiveEpisodeCartoon that would end with when Peter and his classmates GraduatingFromTheStory, GraduateFromTheStory, but it was ScrewedByTheLawyers before that could happen.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}''. While the show run ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' ran from 1997 to 2001, it's firmly established in ''WesternAnimation/RecessSchoolsOut'' that it takes place during the September 1997 - June 1998 school year. Meanwhile, the two DirectToVideo films in 2003, "Taking the Fifth" and "All Growed Down" take place in the autumns of 1998 and 1993, respectively.
* ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'' also has all its events take place during the 1997-1998 school year.year, despite episodes airing over about four years.
17th Jun '17 6:51:40 AM Gerusz
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* The first book of ''Literature/TheFamiliar'' was published in 2013, set in 2013. It's at book #4 (of the planned 27), which is set in 2014.
15th Jun '17 6:47:30 AM StFan
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* Averted, and possibly inverted, in the case of Fanfic/GenderConfusion, where the one year anniversary since the first published chapter in real-world time takes place approximately three years after the first chapter in in-universe time. This is likely due to the fact that the author has a tendency to skim over boring parts that she's fairly sure no one will read anyway, and the fact that she updates at least once a week.

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* Averted, and possibly inverted, in the case of Fanfic/GenderConfusion, ''Fanfic/GenderConfusion'', where the one year anniversary since the first published chapter in real-world time takes place approximately three years after the first chapter in in-universe time. This is likely due to the fact that the author has a tendency to skim over boring parts that she's fairly sure no one will read anyway, and the fact that she updates at least once a week.



* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' Main/ElsewhereFic ''FanFic/BoyScoutsOneHalf'' started being written in 1997 as a contemporary work. As of 2013, the story has progressed as far as the fall of 1998.

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* The ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' Main/ElsewhereFic ''FanFic/BoyScoutsOneHalf'' ElsewhereFic ''Fanfic/BoyScoutsOneHalf'' started being written in 1997 as a contemporary work. As of 2013, the story has progressed as far as the fall of 1998.



[[folder:Film]]
* ''Blood Over Water'' (viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-P4MReSb-s here]]) has a time span of no more than five or six days tops in which everything could have taken place. Mark vanishes on the first narrative day's evening, Aaron discovers the problem at dawn a few hours after, he interviews Chris either the next day or day after that at the very most, gets abducted the same evening, discovers the pond a few hours after that, gets abducted again that same day, and quite possibly discovers where Mark is one evening later. In that one week, however, the weather patterns seem to have shifted from summer to winter rather quickly, as can be evidenced by the actors wearing progressively warmer clothes in each episode. In real life, it took four months to shoot the entire production. Instead of one full movie, it was originally released as a mini-series by TV Practicum class students at Ferris in the fall of 2009.
** The clothing issue's strain on WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is one reason that the video's current promoter has proposed a novel or graphic novel series to reboot the premise, thereby allowing plot elements to take time to develop, so transitions in what characters wear is a tad more believable.

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* ''Blood Over Water'' (viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-P4MReSb-s here]]) has a time span of no more than five or six days tops in which everything could have taken place. Mark vanishes on the first narrative day's evening, Aaron discovers the problem at dawn a few hours after, he interviews Chris either the next day or day after that at the very most, gets abducted the same evening, discovers the pond a few hours after that, gets abducted again that same day, and quite possibly discovers where Mark is one evening later. In that one week, however, the weather patterns seem to have shifted from summer to winter rather quickly, as can be evidenced by the actors wearing progressively warmer clothes in each episode. In real life, it took four months to shoot the entire production. Instead of one full movie, it was originally released as a mini-series by TV Practicum class students at Ferris in the fall of 2009.
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2009. The clothing issue's strain on WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief is one reason that the video's current promoter has proposed a novel or graphic novel series to reboot the premise, thereby allowing plot elements to take time to develop, so transitions in what characters wear is a tad more believable.



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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has explicitly covered 108 days (not counting flashbacks and flashforwards) in four seasons. Michael and his son Walt were PutOnABus in season two because the actor playing Walt was growing conspicuously (this is lampshaded at one point in season four when Walt, "but taller," appears to Locke in a vision).
** An even better indication of this trope: Aaron was played by 57 different infants between the character's birth and leaving the island, because of how quickly the babies grew out of the part.
*** After the three year TimeSkip between the fourth and fifth seasons, the remainder of the series consists of a couple of weeks which is a little over a year real-time.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' has explicitly covered 108 days (not counting flashbacks and flashforwards) in four seasons. Michael and his son Walt were PutOnABus in season two because the actor playing Walt was growing conspicuously (this is lampshaded at one point in season four when Walt, "but taller," appears to Locke in a vision).
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vision). An even better indication of this trope: Aaron was played by 57 different infants between the character's birth and leaving the island, because of how quickly the babies grew out of the part.
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part. After the three year TimeSkip between the fourth and fifth seasons, the remainder of the series consists of a couple of weeks which is a little over a year real-time.



* In the first couple of seasons of ''Series/DoctorWho'', each episode would end with a {{Cliffhanger}} leading straight into the next story - even ones finishing off serials (for instance, "The Edge of Destruction" ends with the TARDIS crew opening the doors to find a footprint in the snow outside, leading directly into the next serial "Marco Polo"), giving the impression of directly consecutive time. Even in places where there is a timeskip (such as the four-month timeskip in "The Romans" and the long timescale of "Marco Polo") it's done in such a way to establish that the crew couldn't have been travelling anywhere else (one of the show's rules at that time is that leaving a place and time means leaving it forever). Still, Ian complains to the Doctor that he's been trying to get him home for three years, the real time elapsed during his story - it is possible to arrive at that figure by {{Fan Wank}}ing timeskips in certain stories which provide the room for it ("The Daleks" comes to mind), but the real time elapsed seems to be much shorter as most of his adventures take place over the course of a few hours. The ExpandedUniverse deals with the difficulty of shoehorning in extra adventures for Ian and Barbara by applying BroadStrokes.

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* In the first couple of seasons of ''Series/DoctorWho'', each episode would end with a {{Cliffhanger}} leading straight into the next story - -- even ones finishing off serials (for instance, "The Edge of Destruction" ends with the TARDIS crew opening the doors to find a footprint in the snow outside, leading directly into the next serial "Marco Polo"), giving the impression of directly consecutive time. Even in places where there is a timeskip (such as the four-month timeskip in "The Romans" and the long timescale of "Marco Polo") it's done in such a way to establish that the crew couldn't have been travelling anywhere else (one of the show's rules at that time is that leaving a place and time means leaving it forever). Still, Ian complains to the Doctor that he's been trying to get him home for three years, the real time elapsed during his story - it is possible to arrive at that figure by {{Fan Wank}}ing timeskips in certain stories which provide the room for it ("The Daleks" comes to mind), but the real time elapsed seems to be much shorter as most of his adventures take place over the course of a few hours. The ExpandedUniverse deals with the difficulty of shoehorning in extra adventures for Ian and Barbara by applying BroadStrokes.



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* The first three seasons of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' all take place within the same school year, while they aired from 2013 to 2016.
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** Even Dan seems to be getting slightly freaked out about it - although we've FINALLY moved on a couple of days (quite rapidly too), both the comic for 18th Aug 2010 and its commentary are part hanging a stadium-size lampshade, part flat out pointing out the time-warp. A scene took place noted as "Last October" (vs the then current in-strip date of "April 7th")... which apparently ''PRE-DATES'' - quite significantly - the comic's first storyline... published more than 8 1/2 years earlier. That's a ratio of about 15:1 on AVERAGE...

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** Even Dan seems to be getting slightly freaked out about it - although we've FINALLY moved on a couple of days (quite rapidly too), both the comic for 18th Aug 2010 and its commentary are part hanging a stadium-size lampshade, part flat out pointing out the time-warp. A scene took place noted as "Last October" (vs the then current in-strip date of "April 7th")... which apparently ''PRE-DATES'' - -- quite significantly - -- the comic's first storyline... published more than 8 1/2 years earlier. That's a ratio of about 15:1 on AVERAGE...



* Played with in ''BobAndGeorge''

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* %%* Played with in ''BobAndGeorge''''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge''



--> In Sluggy Freelance we often signify the passing holidays, so actual years go by, but are the characters of the strip really a decade older? I have to admit the gang is getting older but maybe not THAT much older.

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--> In Sluggy Freelance --->In ''Sluggy Freelance'' we often signify the passing holidays, so actual years go by, but are the characters of the strip really a decade older? I have to admit the gang is getting older but maybe not THAT much older.



-->'''Wally''': Two years?
-->'''Crystal''': Not even that, but '''it feels like ten to me'''.

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-->'''Wally''': -->'''Wally:''' Two years?
-->'''Crystal''':
years?\\
'''Crystal''':
Not even that, but '''it feels like ten to me'''.



* PlayedForLaughs in a LiarTownUSA post depicting a fictional TV show called ''Cabin Pressure'' which appears to be about a single commercial airline flight, but has somehow reached its [[LongRunners eighth season]]. (Of course, if the flight really is a week long, then it could be an example of RealTime instead.)

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* PlayedForLaughs in a LiarTownUSA ''Blog/LiarTownUSA'' post depicting a fictional TV show called ''Cabin Pressure'' which appears to be about a single commercial airline flight, but has somehow reached its [[LongRunners eighth season]]. (Of course, if the flight really is a week long, then it could be an example of RealTime instead.)



* The first three seasons of ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'' all take place within the same school year, while they aired from 2013 to 2016.
11th Jun '17 5:50:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted with ''[[CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem 1]]''. It is set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (2019-2021 to be exact.) [[AnachronismStew Possible future anachronisms like CRT monitors]] aside, the story took two years to make and takes place over the course of three years.

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* Averted with ''[[CiemWebcomicSeries ''[[Webcomic/CiemWebcomicSeries Ciem 1]]''. It is set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture (2019-2021 to be exact.) [[AnachronismStew Possible future anachronisms like CRT monitors]] aside, the story took two years to make and takes place over the course of three years.
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