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18th Jan '16 11:22:06 AM TheMike
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* ''VideoGame/{{Lisa}}'', taking place in a post-apocalyptic world with no women, uses porn magazines as currency. Garth, the "pornographer" artist party member, in particular, asks for 150, not particularly as a hiring fee, but as "inspiration".
9th Dec '15 9:17:21 AM TrustBen
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* They use clams in ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' (even though within the strip they're {{Talking Animal}}s, which should cause some CarnivoreConfusion, but usually doesn't).
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* They use clams in ''ComicStrip/{{BC}}'' (even though within the strip they're {{Talking Animal}}s, which should cause some CarnivoreConfusion, but usually doesn't). This is a literalized {{pun}} as "clam" was a standard slang term for "dollar" before the strip was created.
10th Nov '15 2:29:13 PM SantosLHalper
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** Another currency is the Triangic Pu, which is divided into nine "Ningis" made up of planet-sized rubber triangles. Nine of them will get you a more reasonably-sized dollar equivalent, but no one has been able to keep hold of nine of them at once and the banks don't deal in petty change.
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** Another currency is the Triangic Pu, which is divided into nine "Ningis" made up of planet-sized rubber triangles. Nine of them will get you Nobody owns enough Ningis for a more reasonably-sized dollar equivalent, but no one has been able to keep hold of nine of them at once Pu and the banks don't deal in petty change.
10th Nov '15 2:28:30 PM SantosLHalper
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** Another Hitchhiker's example is the Flavian pobble bead, which is apparently one of the three major Galactic currencies, despite only being exchangeable for other Flavian pobble beads. ** Another currency is made up of planet-sized rubber triangles. Nine of them will get you a more reasonably-sized dollar equivalent, but no one has been able to keep hold of nine of them at once and the banks don't deal in petty change.
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** Another Hitchhiker's example is the Flavian Flanian pobble bead, which is apparently one of the three major Galactic currencies, despite only being exchangeable for other Flavian Flanian pobble beads. ** Another currency is the Triangic Pu, which is divided into nine "Ningis" made up of planet-sized rubber triangles. Nine of them will get you a more reasonably-sized dollar equivalent, but no one has been able to keep hold of nine of them at once and the banks don't deal in petty change.
5th Nov '15 7:49:37 AM Discar
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->'''''"So what do you accept as payment, exactly? Please don't say something gross, like bile."''''' -->-- Ms. Green, ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital''
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->'''''"So ->''"So what do you accept as payment, exactly? Please don't say something gross, like bile."''''' "'' -->-- Ms. Green, '''Ms. Green''', ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital''
29th Oct '15 5:42:46 PM FurryKef
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** While not quite made of coal, similar unofficial currencies wete issued by various communities in US for local use during TheGreatDepression.
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** While not quite made of coal, similar unofficial currencies wete were issued by various communities in US for local use during TheGreatDepression.
3rd Oct '15 8:16:07 AM Lopiny
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** While echoes are the currency of the Bazaar, several other forms of currency are in use among the citizenry, and at least a few of the common ones (never mind the uncommon ones) would probably qualify. For instance, glim, which falls periodically from the roof of the Neath and may be either a type of gemstone or shards of phosphorescent insect chitin (either way, it's useful for lighting if you don't mind the smell, and sailors love it). Or nevercold brass slivers, which are what devils pay their purchases with, and never, ever cools, making it useful for heating. Also jade, since Neath-jade is made out of either the blood of the newly dead or fossilized souls depending on who you ask. And moon-pearls, which don't seem to have a particularly odd source but for some reason follow the phases of the moon, which is a useful trick when you're BeneathTheEarth and can't actually see it.
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** While echoes are the currency of the Bazaar, several other forms of currency are in use among the citizenry, and at least a few of the common ones (never mind the uncommon ones) would probably qualify. For instance, glim, which falls periodically from the roof of the Neath and may be either a type of gemstone or shards of phosphorescent insect chitin (either way, it's useful for lighting if you don't mind the smell, and sailors love it). Or nevercold brass slivers, which are what devils pay their purchases with, and never, ever cools, making it useful for heating. Also jade, since Neath-jade is made out of either the blood of the newly dead or fossilized souls depending on who you ask. And moon-pearls, which don't seem to have a particularly odd source but for some reason follow the phases of the moon, which is a useful trick when you're BeneathTheEarth and can't actually see it. They can also power pocket watches pretty decently.
3rd Oct '15 4:15:00 AM jormis29
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* The currency used in the virtual reality simulation in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' is cache (which is a pun on "cash" and is presumably pronounced identically), which seems to work identically to real-world currency, though it appears in-game as a thrww-dimensional, purple currency symbol.
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* The currency used in the virtual reality simulation in ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' is cache (which is a pun on "cash" and is presumably pronounced identically), which seems to work identically to real-world currency, though it appears in-game as a thrww-dimensional, three-dimensional, purple currency symbol.
3rd Oct '15 12:48:39 AM Gamecubist
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** In ''Discworld/Mort'', some Klatchian tribes are said to use sunlight (which on the Disc is slow and slightly heavy) as currency.
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** In ''Discworld/Mort'', ''Discworld/{{Mort}}'', some Klatchian tribes are said to use sunlight (which on the Disc is slow and slightly heavy) as currency.
3rd Oct '15 12:48:04 AM Gamecubist
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** In ''Discworld/Mort'', some Klatchian tribes are said to use sunlight (which on the Disc is slow and slightly heavy) as currency.
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