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Candi
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03:17:07 AM Mar 18th 2014
  • In reality, dream-time is variable because your brain skips over the bits that don't matter much and then tells itself that it didn't. Lucid dreamers and people who recall their dreams clearly (which are two different things) say that the apparent time passage during a dream may be on a scale of anywhere between a few minutes (driving an expensive car and crashing it) to marrying, having a baby, and watching the baby grow. (One guy wrote a book about lucid dreaming for a thousand years.) In general, the longer the dream seems relative to its actual time period, the lower the resolution is, but we don't often notice. "Short" dreams can have huge focus on intricate details, while "longer" dreams focus on the bigger picture and ignore the details that aren't actually there. In fact, both can happen within the same dream, with some stretches being sketched in broad strokes while other moments are finely detailed.

This information was tacked onto the Inception entry. It's very interesting stuff, but only the first line was needed to add to the example; the rest qualifies as commentary or natter. It's also general (except for possibly the 1,000 years dream), so it doesn't fit RL.
Candi
07:13:13 PM Mar 19th 2014
  • Folk and Fairy tales in general. Usually time passes more quickly in 'fairyland' and the visitor returns to our world centuries later and falls to dust but there are other stories where no time at all passes and some in which 'fairyland' and the Real World are on the same schedule. This of course makes this trope Older Than They Think.

This is from the Myths and Legends folder, and is a general example, which isn't allowed. I left the folder because there are specific examples out there.
ArcadesSabboth
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09:14:22 PM Nov 1st 2011
edited by ArcadesSabboth
Moved the Chinese examples to Year Outside, Hour Inside, since they each showed a consistant, unchanging ratio.
Jcatgrl
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05:57:12 PM Sep 3rd 2011
edited by Jcatgrl
Personal theory: Narnia Time exists because different universes expand at different rates, and time and space are inextricably linked.
NoriMori
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07:24:58 PM Jun 25th 2011
edited by NoriMori
I had something here, but I realized it would be more appropriate to put it on a different page (what I wrote was about a series given for an example, and had nothing to do with this article's trope). But I don't see a delete button and this thing won't let me save a blank topic, so I'm just saying that I deleted it. (Why doesn't the discussion page work the same as an article page so that you can just delete a topic? Argh!)
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