the past begins two decades ago
Stories about how different the past is are set at least two decades before the present
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(permanent link) added: 2012-05-29 13:02:42 sponsor: dogwolfman edited by: frogswim (last reply: 2012-08-24 05:39:31)

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this is basically how if you want to do say.... a fish out of water time travel story you've got to set it at least over a curtain amount of time in the past which seems to be between 20 and 30 years.

This is presumably because between 20 to 30 years is the minimum amount of time it takes 1)values and lifestyle to move forward enough to be really noticeably different to most people 2)for a time in past to be assigned an amusing stereotypical aesthetic that most people will recognise

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Examples (aversions only)

film
  • The Queen which showed how attitudes to royal family where different a mere nine years before it came out

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