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16th Jan '18 11:28:33 AM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has its first four seasons take place over a single summer, with the fifth season taking place the following autumn. The CutShort sixth season would have taken place during the winter, while TheMovie that was produced in its place occurs during the next summer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has its first four seasons take place over a single summer, with the fifth season taking place the following autumn. The CutShort sixth season would have taken place during the winter, while TheMovie that was produced in its place occurs during the next summer. The series aired over the course of ten years.
16th Jan '18 11:26:04 AM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The way the series airs roughly matches the time progression in the show. For example, Steven begins the series at age 12 and "Steven's Birthday", which premiered a little over two years later, has him turn 14. However, the show rarely has [[ItsAlwaysSpring episodes occur during winter]], and over a third of the show (from "Sadie's Song" in the middle of season two to "Onion Gang" near the middle of season four) takes place over the course of two months, but aired over the course of eight months.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The way the series airs roughly matches the time progression in the show. For example, Steven begins the series at age 12 and "Steven's Birthday", which premiered a little over two years later, has him turn 14. However, the show rarely has [[ItsAlwaysSpring episodes occur during winter]], and over a third of the show (from "Sadie's Song" in the middle of season two to "Onion Gang" near the middle of season four) takes place over the course of two months, but aired over the course of eight months.
16th Jan '18 11:25:28 AM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has its first four seasons take place over a single summer, with the fifth season taking place the following autumn. The CutShort sixth season would have taken place during the winter, while the TheMovie that was produced in its place occurs during the next summer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has its first four seasons take place over a single summer, with the fifth season taking place the following autumn. The CutShort sixth season would have taken place during the winter, while the TheMovie that was produced in its place occurs during the next summer.
16th Jan '18 11:25:03 AM RacattackForce
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* ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'' has its first four seasons take place over a single summer, with the fifth season taking place the following autumn. The CutShort sixth season would have taken place during the winter, while the TheMovie that was produced in its place occurs during the next summer.



* 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 aired over the course of eight months, but cover at most ''two'' months in-series (from early August to the end of summer).

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* Zig-zagged in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': The seasons pass way the series airs roughly matches the time progression in the show. For example, Steven begins the series at age 12 and "Steven's Birthday", which premiered a little over two years later, has him turn 14. However, the show as it airs, but how fast varies tremendously, rarely has [[ItsAlwaysSpring generally going through the cold months much faster then the warm ones]]. For two episodes set a year apart ("Steven occur during winter]], and over a third of the Stevens" and show (from "Sadie's Song"), this worked out to Song" in the episodes also airing just about a year apart. Conversely, the end middle of the second season, entire third season, and beginning of the fourth season two to "Onion Gang" near the middle of season four) takes place over the course of two months, but aired over the course of eight months, but cover at most ''two'' months in-series (from early August to the end of summer).months.
11th Jan '18 12:05:13 AM RavenWilder
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* The first four seasons of ''Series/The100'' were broadcast from 2014 to 2017, but take place over the course of less than a year (most seasons covered the events of a single month, with a three month TimeSkip between Seasons 2 and 3). By the last scene of Season 4, though, [[spoiler:this is counteracted by another TimeSkip, this one going six years into the future]].
10th Jan '18 11:58:58 PM RavenWilder
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Related to ComicBookTime, Webcomic Time takes place when the events of a {{webcomic}} (or other form of serial media) takes place over a shorter (in-universe) time than the (real-life) time it takes for the comic to actually be produced.

This is due to a couple different reasons. The first, and simplest, is that while inter-panel and inter-strip jumps allow them to take place over any length of time, three or four panels usually only represent a few minutes. With most strips updating three to five times a week, it's easy to spend a couple of weeks on a single conversation.

Secondly, of course, is that updates are often [[ScheduleSlip late or skipped]] for personal reasons, delaying the in-continuity time further.

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Related to ComicBookTime, Webcomic Time takes place when the events of a {{webcomic}} (or other form of serial media) takes serialized story take place over a shorter (in-universe) time than the (real-life) time it takes for the comic story to actually be produced.

This is due to a couple different reasons. The first, and simplest, is that while inter-panel and inter-strip jumps allow them to take place over any length of time, three or four panels occurs because it usually only represent a few minutes. With most strips updating three takes more time to five times a week, it's easy create an artistically pleasing depiction of an event happening than it does for the event to spend actually occur. Drawing a couple twenty page comic book could take weeks, but all twenty pages of weeks the comic could very well be spent on a single conversation.

Secondly,
conversation. While this can be counteracted by skipping over large stretches of course, is that updates are often [[ScheduleSlip late or skipped]] for personal reasons, delaying the in-continuity time further.
between scenes (or, for prose stories, describing scenes very tersely), if events in the story mostly happen one right after the other (and are given any degree of detail) it can be hard to keep this from happening. It's especially common in {{Webcomic}}s, hence the name.

This can also happen due to the series missing deadlines or going on hiatus and being unable to make up for the lost time.



There are several ways webcomic authors compensate for this:
* Backdating comics to match up with the date they are supposed to have occurred.
* Explicitly setting it in the time the comic started.

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There are several ways webcomic authors compensate for this:
* Backdating comics stories to match up with the date they are supposed to have occurred.
* Explicitly setting it in the time the comic story started.



* [[TimeSkip Implicitly skip forward]], by mentioning dates every so often. This mostly applies to less-continuity-based comics.

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* [[TimeSkip Implicitly skip forward]], by mentioning dates every so often. This mostly applies to less-continuity-based comics.stories.



This doesn't (necessarily) apply to comics that are set outside of the present day, except for cases where it does, such as if an in-universe character decides to [[LampshadeHanging hang a lampshade]] on the relation to real time.

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This doesn't (necessarily) apply to comics stories that are set outside of the present day, except for cases where it does, such as if an in-universe character decides to [[LampshadeHanging hang a lampshade]] on the relation to real time.
19th Dec '17 8:24:06 PM Loekman3
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* DragonBallZAbridged took several months to get through the Namek arc, which canonically only takes three days. Of course this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].

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* DragonBallZAbridged WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged took several months to get through the Namek arc, which canonically only takes three days. Of course this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
1st Dec '17 8:13:26 AM Crino37
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* The Nurarihyon Alien Mission (also known as the Osaka Arc) in ''Manga/Gantz'', only takes place during one night in-universe, as any other mission. However, the 54 manga chapters which covers this arc took 2 years to be finished in the real world time.

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* The Nurarihyon Alien Mission (also known as the Osaka Arc) in ''Manga/Gantz'', ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' only takes place during one night in-universe, as any other mission. However, the 54 manga chapters which covers this arc took 2 years to be finished in the real world time.
1st Dec '17 8:12:32 AM Crino37
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* The Nurarihyon Alien Mission (also known as the Osaka Arc) in ''Manga/Gantz'', only takes place during one night in-universe, as any other mission. However, the 54 manga chapters which covers this arc took 2 years to be finished in the real world time.
8th Nov '17 7:59:06 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** According to the RPG timeline about three years passed from the beginning of the strip to the book 17 storyline, or about a 1:5 ratio. This includes a few jumps of several months between the later books.
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