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* ''Series/HolbyCity'' appears to take place over the course of a single day, but in RealTime it would take a week to shoot the scenes for location filming. However, it's murky about what timescale the show follows, yet ComicBookTime ''does not'' apply here.

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* ''Series/HolbyCity'' appears to take place over the course of a single day, but in RealTime it would take a week to shoot the scenes for location filming. However, it's murky about what timescale the show follows, yet ComicBookTime ''does not'' apply here.here as the characters ''do'' age InUniverse.


* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'': It is confirmed in season seven that between [[Recap/TheVentureBrosS1E11PastTense "Past Tense"]] (S01,E11) and [[Recap/TheVentureBrosS7E3ArrearsInScience "Arrears in Science"]] (S07,E03), only two years and 17 days have passed, compared to about fourteen years real time. That said, pop culture and mundane technology [[ComicBookTime have remained contemporary with when episodes are written]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'': It is confirmed in season seven that between Between [[Recap/TheVentureBrosS1E11PastTense "Past Tense"]] (S01,E11) and [[Recap/TheVentureBrosS7E3ArrearsInScience "Arrears in Science"]] (S07,E03), Science"]], only two years and 17 fourteen days have passed, pass, compared to about fourteen years real time. That said, pop culture and mundane technology [[ComicBookTime have remained contemporary with when episodes are written]].


* ''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 forty episodes (from "Catch and Release" in the middle of season two to "Onion Gang" near the middle of season four) take place over the course of two months. "Reunited" is apparently set eight months after "The Answer", which aired two-and-a-half years earlier.

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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 forty episodes (from "Catch and Release" in the middle of season two to "Onion Gang" near the middle of season four) take place over the course of two months. "Reunited" is apparently set eight months after "The Answer", which aired two-and-a-half years earlier. ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverseTheMovie'' [[TimeSkip skips forward two years]], so by the show's sixth anniversary, four years have passed.


* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has events such as the kids going from 4th grade to 5th grade and Stan's birthday being celebrated. A very rough estimate would be one in-show year for every 10 seasons.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has events such as the kids going from 4th grade to 5th grade and Stan's birthday being celebrated. A very rough estimate would be one in-show year for every 10 seasons. Regardless, technology and politics [[ComicBookTime keep pace with the real world]].


* ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'': The story spans Mia's four years of high school, but was published across nearly a decade (2000-2009), with each book seemingly taking place in the year it was released, going by the cultural references. Hence when Mia is a freshman, she is still using dial-up internet and the World Trade Center is still standing, but by the time she's a senior, she's using Twitter on an iPhone and mourning the death of Benazir Bhutto (which happened in 2008).

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* ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'': The story spans Mia's four years of high school, but was published across nearly a decade (2000-2009), with each book seemingly taking place in the year it was released, going by the cultural references. Hence when Mia is a freshman, she is still using dial-up internet and the World Trade Center is still standing, but by the time she's a senior, she's using Twitter on an iPhone and mourning mentions having mourned the death of Benazir Bhutto (which happened in 2008).2007).


* Literature/ThePrincessDiaries: The story spans Mia's four years of high school, but was published across nearly a decade (2000-2009), with each book seemingly taking place in the year it was released, going by the cultural references. Hence when Mia is a freshman, she is still using dial-up internet and the World Trade Center is still standing, but by the time she's a senior, she's using Twitter on an iPhone and mourning the death of Benazir Bhutto (which happened in 2008).

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* Literature/ThePrincessDiaries: ''Literature/ThePrincessDiaries'': The story spans Mia's four years of high school, but was published across nearly a decade (2000-2009), with each book seemingly taking place in the year it was released, going by the cultural references. Hence when Mia is a freshman, she is still using dial-up internet and the World Trade Center is still standing, but by the time she's a senior, she's using Twitter on an iPhone and mourning the death of Benazir Bhutto (which happened in 2008).


* "Literature/ThePrincessDiaries": The story spans Mia's four years of high school, but was published across nearly a decade (2000-2009), with each book seemingly taking place in the year it was released, going by the cultural references. Hence when Mia is a freshman, she is still using dial-up internet and the World Trade Center is still standing, but by the time she's a senior, she's using Twitter on an iPhone and mourning the death of Benazir Bhutto (which happened in 2008).

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* "Literature/ThePrincessDiaries": Literature/ThePrincessDiaries: The story spans Mia's four years of high school, but was published across nearly a decade (2000-2009), with each book seemingly taking place in the year it was released, going by the cultural references. Hence when Mia is a freshman, she is still using dial-up internet and the World Trade Center is still standing, but by the time she's a senior, she's using Twitter on an iPhone and mourning the death of Benazir Bhutto (which happened in 2008).


* "Literature/The Princess Diaries": The story spans Mia's four years of high school, but was published across nearly a decade (2000-2009), with each book seemingly taking place in the year it was released, going by the cultural references. Hence when Mia is a freshman, she is still using dial-up internet and the World Trade Center is still standing, but by the time she's a senior, she's using Twitter on an iPhone and mourning the death of Benazir Bhutto (which happened in 2008).

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* "Literature/The Princess Diaries": "Literature/ThePrincessDiaries": The story spans Mia's four years of high school, but was published across nearly a decade (2000-2009), with each book seemingly taking place in the year it was released, going by the cultural references. Hence when Mia is a freshman, she is still using dial-up internet and the World Trade Center is still standing, but by the time she's a senior, she's using Twitter on an iPhone and mourning the death of Benazir Bhutto (which happened in 2008).

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* "Literature/The Princess Diaries": The story spans Mia's four years of high school, but was published across nearly a decade (2000-2009), with each book seemingly taking place in the year it was released, going by the cultural references. Hence when Mia is a freshman, she is still using dial-up internet and the World Trade Center is still standing, but by the time she's a senior, she's using Twitter on an iPhone and mourning the death of Benazir Bhutto (which happened in 2008).


* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' takes place over the course of about two years: the first two seasons take place during a single school year, "Battle for Mewni" takes place during the summer, the remainder of season three goes into spring, and the final season ends sometime during a second summer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' was on-air for about four years and takes place over the course of about two years: two: the first two seasons take place during a single school year, "Battle for Mewni" takes place during the summer, the remainder of season three goes into spring, and the final season ends sometime during a second summer.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' takes place over the course of about two years: the first two seasons take place during a single school year, "Battle for Mewni" takes place during the summer, the remainder of season three goes into spring, and the final season ends sometime during a second summer.

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* The ''Literature/AlexRider'' series currently spans 10 books, released over a period of 17 years, but the entire series chronologically takes place over a period of just over 18 months. The year the series is set in seems to update itself with each new book, which creates its fair share of continuity problems; the eponymous Stormbreaker computer of the first book isn't that impressive by current standards despite being meant to be cutting-edge technology, and is eclipsed by the [=iPhones=] that appear in later books set less than a year later.


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* In one page of the ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' manga, at the end of the Chapter Black Saga, Yusuke remarks that he feels "like he's been fighting for a year". It's also used at the end of the Dark Tournament Saga, a series that takes place over the course of a week and lasts for over a year's worth of manga chapters.

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* In one page of ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'' has spent ''over a decade'' (200+ chapters) on the ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' manga, at the end events of the Chapter Black Saga, Yusuke remarks that he feels "like he's been fighting for a year". It's also used at the end of the Dark Tournament Saga, a series that takes mahjong game that's supposed to have taken place over in the course span of a week and lasts for over a year's worth of manga chapters.''single night''.



* Late in the ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' manga, a subtle gag LeaningOnTheFourthWall slips in as Sanosuke tries (not too hard) to remember a pair of villains from the beginning of the series.
-->'''Sanosuke:''' Yeah, I guess I remember that... four years and a half ago, wasn't it?\\
'''Brothers:''' '''Half''' a year!



* 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.



* ''Manga/LiarGame'' arcs are usually more than twenty chapters--five or six months in the real world. However, they almost always cover only a day or two. Most obvious in the back-to-back "Epidemic Game" and "Steal-a-Chair Game" arcs (the former game was intended to lower the player count before the latter) which took a ''year'' to cover ''three days of story time.''
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', The Fourth Shinobi World War takes about two years in real time and almost a hundred episodes, by far the longest arc of them all. The whole thing was a couple days long.



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', The Fourth Shinobi World War takes about two years in real time and almost a hundred episodes, by far the longest arc of them all. The whole thing was a couple days long.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', The Fourth Shinobi World War takes about two Late in the ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' manga, a subtle gag LeaningOnTheFourthWall slips in as Sanosuke tries (not too hard) to remember a pair of villains from the beginning of the series.
-->'''Sanosuke:''' Yeah, I guess I remember that... four
years and a half ago, wasn't it?\\
'''Brothers:''' '''Half''' a year!
* In ''Manga/WanderingSon'' nine years real-world years was only six years in-series. The series tries to stay contemporary for the best of its abilities though. A calendar
in real volume 11 clearly states "2010", though earlier chapters seem very early 2000s. Characters owning a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 are shown several time and almost a hundred episodes, by far within the longest arc of them all. The whole thing was manga, but it's been a couple days long. popular console throughout the 2000s so it doesn't date the series to any particular year.



* In ''Manga/WanderingSon'' nine years real-world years was only six years in-series. The series tries to stay contemporary for the best of its abilities though. A calendar in volume 11 clearly states "2010", though earlier chapters seem very early 2000s. Characters owning a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 are shown several time within the manga, but it's been a popular console throughout the 2000s so it doesn't date the series to any particular year.
* ''Manga/LiarGame'' arcs are usually more than twenty chapters--five or six months in the real world. However, they almost always cover only a day or two. Most obvious in the back-to-back "Epidemic Game" and "Steal-a-Chair Game" arcs (the former game was intended to lower the player count before the latter) which took a ''year'' to cover ''three days of story time.''
* ''Manga/{{Akagi}}'' has spent ''over a decade'' (200+ chapters) on the events of a mahjong game that's supposed to have taken place in the span of a ''single night''.



* 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 In one page of the Osaka Arc) in ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' only ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' manga, at the end of the Chapter Black Saga, Yusuke remarks that he feels "like he's been fighting for a year". It's also used at the end of the Dark Tournament Saga, a series that takes place during one night in-universe, as any other mission. However, over the 54 course of a week and lasts for over a year's worth of manga chapters which covers this arc took 2 years to be finished in the real world time.chapters.



* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''Fanfic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair'' inverts this trope. It consists of a series of loosely-connected vignettes that cover ten years (200+ years if you count the prologue), but the entire story was posted in a couple of months.



* The ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''Fanfic/CourtneyAndTheViolinOfDespair'' inverts this trope. It consists of a series of loosely-connected vignettes that cover ten years (200+ years if you count the prologue), but the entire story was posted in a couple of months.



* ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' took several months to get through the Namek arc, which canonically only takes three days. Of course this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].



* 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.



* 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.



* ''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.



* Every episode of ''Series/TrueBlood'' takes place over about twenty-four hours with each episode picking up the minute the previous episode ends (with the exception of a two-week time skip in Season 1). The first two seasons take place over 43 days.

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* Every episode of ''Series/TrueBlood'' takes place over about twenty-four hours with each episode picking up the minute the previous episode ends (with the exception of a two-week time skip in Season 1). The first two four seasons of ''Series/The100'' were broadcast from 2014 to 2017, but take place over 43 days.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]].



* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Not counting the prologue and epilogue, the first season to the sixth season midseason finale runs from the girls' first day junior year to their senior prom. Particularly egregiously, season three's "This Is a Dark Ride" is set on (senior year) Halloween and season five's "Taking This One to the Grave" is set on Thanksgiving, with 46 episodes between the two, plus the entire run of spinoff ''Series/{{Ravenswood}}''. Attempts to fit this to an actual calendar fail spectacularly.



* 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]].

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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 ''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 events 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 a single month, with a 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 month year TimeSkip between Seasons 2 the fourth and 3). By fifth seasons, the last scene remainder of Season 4, though, [[spoiler:this is counteracted by another TimeSkip, this one going six years into the future]].series consists of a couple of weeks which is a little over a year real-time.



* ''Series/PrettyLittleLiars'': Not counting the prologue and epilogue, the first season to the sixth season midseason finale runs from the girls' first day junior year to their senior prom. Particularly egregiously, season three's "This Is a Dark Ride" is set on (senior year) Halloween and season five's "Taking This One to the Grave" is set on Thanksgiving, with 46 episodes between the two, plus the entire run of spinoff ''Series/{{Ravenswood}}''. Attempts to fit this to an actual calendar fail spectacularly.
* Every episode of ''Series/TrueBlood'' takes place over about twenty-four hours with each episode picking up the minute the previous episode ends (with the exception of a two-week time skip in Season 1). The first two seasons take place over 43 days.



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* ''Roleplay/CityOfLostCharacters'':
** The entire RP storyline is going to take thirty in-game days. Each day is scheduled to take at least two weeks, if not more, and the whole thing is planned to take anywhere between one year and ''four.''
** Lampshaded by Bill Cipher after a week-long hiatus: [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14451763300A39080500&page=352#8796 "Does anyone else have the feeling they've been suspended in time for about a week?"]]
* ''Roleplay/DawnOfANewAgeOldportBlues'' has a steady post rate but a rather slow pace. This wasn't as obvious during the first in-game day, which passed over the span of a month, but then came the second day, which took a year and a half to complete, even ''with'' a TimeSkip between morning and evening. [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall One of the characters comments]] that the days seem to be dragging on a lot longer than they actually are.
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* The [[FramingDevice modern day story]] of the first five ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed'' games take place from September 2, 2012 to [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], but the games themselves were released over the course of five years between 2007 and 2012. After ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', however, the story of the games begins progressing in real-time.



* The [[FramingDevice modern day story]] of the first five ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed'' games take place from September 2, 2012 to [[MayanDoomsday December 21, 2012]], but the games themselves were released over the course of five years between 2007 and 2012. After ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', however, the story of the games begins progressing in real-time.



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* For ''Webcomic/AnEpicComic'', it takes about 1-2 weeks for Mario Hyrulia to make a new issue, which focuses on events of at most a single day.
* As of December 2010, over 40% of the entire run of ''Webcomic/DeadWinter'' focused on the events of a single day.
* ''Webcomic/AntiBunny'' has in ten years managed to move its main story from late Winter to Summer and that's with a timeskip in there.
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' had an entire summer arc... that took over a year. Aside from a couple of side stories, the status of the comic is around the end of Winter 2008.
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' sets entire plot arcs on the day the arc is supposed to end. This is usually done for holidays (for example, an arc set on Valentine's Day will start early in February and hopefully end on the 14th).
** On the other hand, the time between stories runs in real time. Since this comic has run [[WebcomicsLongRunners since 2001]], and some minor characters only rarely show up, this can lead to some big leaps. The AltText of a 2018 comic reminded the readers that Mickey's son, who was born halfway through the comic's lifetime, is indeed the 11 year old boy showing up now.
* ''Webcomic/BooksDontWorkHere'' As of [[http://booksdontworkhere.thecomicseries.com/comics/60 Page 60]] where this is LampShaded the whole comic has taken place in one day. that same page also mentions that there will be two flashbacks coming before the day is done.
* ''Webcomic/DrowTales'' from [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?order=chapters&id=242&overview=1&chibi=1&cover=1&extra=1&page=1&check=1 Chapter 3, Page 14]] to (as of writing this) Chapter 28 takes place over only a few months of comic time, from the end of the school year to the Moon's End Festival. Faen's fleeing was originally drawn in 2003, which means it took 7 years real time for Ariel to rescue Faen. Talk about "The Longest Wait"!
** Additionally, one fan humorously pointed out that one character had been carrying [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=631 another's dead body]] [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=5843 for three years]].
* As of November, 2012, all of the posted comics of ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' have taken place over about 134 days (just over 4 months). January 21, 2013 was the comic's 11th anniversary.
** This includes two story arcs ('Painted Black' and 'Grace's Birthday Party') which both took over a year and a half to cover periods of roughly six to eight hours, while the week that lay between them took another eight months to tell. The closest to real-time the comic gets is March of 2003, which took place over about a week. Meanwhile, between May 2007 and March 2009, two days passed.
** As of Thursday, Jan 21, 2010 we wrapped up the day that began on Thursday, Mar 12, 2009. That's only about 10 real-months for a comic-day.
** For a complete timeline, check out [[http://elgoonishshive.wikia.com/wiki/El_Goonish_Shive_Timeline the Wiki.]]
** The month of March starts [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2003-05-12 here]] and ends [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-04-05 here]]. That is almost seven years to cover a month. It was an eventful month, but still...
** 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...
*** And 15:1 is ''still'' pretty tame compared to some more extreme examples below.
** WebcomicTime is even [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2012-06-04 this comic]]: "June 7th continues. Again. It will never end."
** Tedd gets knocked off his feet in the January 22, 2013 page. He lands five comics later. That's a week to depict ''two thirds of a second''. The author lampshades this in the commentary of a [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1554 subsequent update]] (where, ironically, we witness a TimeSkip that covers six months, which is longer than ''the entire comic's run'' up until then).
** In this case, the problem becomes evident due to the (non-magical) technology available. In March, the wealthiest main character has a flip-phone and [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=871 complains about her pay-per-text plan]], but by April (three real-time years later), phones [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1155 capable of uploading videos]] to Website/YouTube are common. The days and dates given indicate that the year could be 2002 or 2013.
** As of the 'Pandora's Box' arc, the story is well into the month of January again, making it almost an entire in-universe year since the comic started, as opposed to the 12+ years that have passed in real-life.
** Lampshaded in-story in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2001 this]] installment of the "Squirrel Prophet" story-arc. The [[WritingAroundTrademarks Magical Cards]] tournament started mid-April 2014 which was the beginning of the evening that was still going on end December 2014. Granted, a lot of character development and plot exposition happened but still ...
--> '''Sarah''': I just realized how hungry I am.
-->'''Grace''': Yeah, it feels like our dinner before the tournament was '''months''' ago.
* ''Webcomic/{{Lackadaisy}}'' has, after approximately six years, covered about two or three days. This is rather understandable, considering it's an exceptionally detailed, professional-quality comic done in the artist's free time. In addition, mountains of backstory, accompanying art, and silly side-comics have been released in the time between the (roughly monthly) main comic updates.
* Similarly, five years of ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' cover just over two months of plot (''one day'' per chapter, plus 52 days for 'Chapter Zero', six weeks of which was skipped over entirely while a main character recovered from injuries).
** It gets especially bizarre when you consider that, despite ostensibly taking place in 2000, characters will make references to whatever is going on whenever the strip they're in came out. For example, strips that supposedly occur only a few days apart reference VideoGame/MetalGearSolid II and IV, which came out ''years'' apart. Perhaps the most extreme case is Ed (a Sony employee)'s shirt, which promotes the as of then unreleased [=PS3=]. When the [=PS3=] finally was released, the logo on the shirt changed to [=PS4=] (which was then announced in early 2013).
** Parodied in ''Webcomic/MacHall'', [[http://machall.com/view.php?date=2002-11-01 when Ian and JM are dressed up as Piro and Largo, respectively, for Halloween]]. "Largo" asks if "Piro" can get him a beer, and "Piro" responds that it'll take at least three months.
** You've got to give credit to author Fred Gallagher for being aware of this, and keeping the continuity where possible (Yuki's iMac). This even gets lampshaded in Chapter 10 with Yuki's "very old cellphone."
* ''Webcomic/GreyIs'' is released 6 pages a week, however it can sometimes take 60 pages just to get through to get through a single day.
* ''Webcomic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell'' seems to progress at an overall rate of a month every two years, but some individual story arcs may take six months or more to cover a few hours.
** Hilariously explained in [[http://www.crfh.net/d/20100827.html this]] guest strip, nine months into a very, ''very'' long day that didn't actually end until the strip was {{Retool}}ed, ''seventeen months later''.
* LampshadeHanging on technology datedness in [[http://cutewendy.com/go/41 this]] ''cutewendy'' strip.
* Comics like ''Webcomic/PvP'' and ''Webcomic/{{Unshelved}}'' avoid this by having all comics (save the rare StoryArc ones) set the day they are posted. Time moves naturally and each strip is a snip from their daily lives in our timeline, allowing the characters to instead inhabit ComicBookTime.
%%* Played with in ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge''
* Although ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' have celebrated Christmas every year for the past 11 years, the two main characters have only aged two years.
* Averted with ''[[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.
* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' is set in the far future, in a distant starsystem with no stated earth-date, so staying synced to the calendar is no issue, but the story so closely follows its character's lives that one of the in-story days took 250 comics (over a year and a half) to tell. This got [[LampshadeHanging pointed out]] as one of the main characters [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff500/fv00405.htm hit her bed exhausted]].
** The 2050 comics since its start in 1998 span about [[http://www.crosstimecafe.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18&p=7486#p7486 twenty-two days in-comic]].
* Likewise, though ''Webcomic/DominicDeegan: Oracle For Hire'' doesn't have to be slaved to our calendar, taking place in a different, magical world, occasional jokes about how the characters' several-hour-long adventures "felt like months" crop up.
** For example, two strips [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2003-01-08 here]] and again [[http://www.dominic-deegan.com/view.php?date=2003-01-08 here]]
* ''[[Webcomic/WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'' (as well as its sibling comics ''Roomies!'' and ''Shortpacked!'') took place more or less in real time. Occasionally, time would slide forward (for example, a storyline that took four months to cover the space of a couple hours ended, and the next storyline kicked in a few months later, syncing back up more-or-less with the real world.)
** ''Webcomic/{{Dumbing of Age}}'', however, uses webcomic time. From TheRant celebrating [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/news/were-one-year-old-today/ the one year (real time) anniversary]]:
-->We should gather and remember our favorite moments from Dumbing of Age past. Remember [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2010/comic/book-1/01-move-in-day/home/ Sunday]]? And [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2010/comic/book-1/02-uphill-from-here/shower/ Monday]]? How about [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2010/comic/book-1/03-men-are-from-beck-women-are-from-clark/comfortable/ Tuesday]]? And can you believe [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/04-the-bechdel-test/wait/ Wednesday]]? Wow. And letís not even get into [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/05-media-rumble/trap/ Thursday]]. And, jeez, [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-1/06-yesterday-was-thursday/place/ Friday]] is ''still going?''\\
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What a roller coaster ride. Those were some good times.\\
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May we all live to see Saturday.
** Dumbing of Age is a particularly egregious example. As of March 27, 2015, the comic has entered its [[http://walkypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Dumbing_of_Age_Timeline 28th day in-universe,]] while four and a half years of real-world time have passed, which translates to about two months in the real world for every day in-universe. The 28 days includes a three-day time skip between days 9 and 13 and a two-day timeskip between days 18 and 21, meaning there's actually about three months of real-world time for every ''written'' day.
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/TsunamiChannel: [[http://www.tsunamichannel.com/index.php?date=2005-10-12&comic=ExCoKo Experimental Comic Kotone]]'', in which a character causes a TemporalParadox by buying an [=iPod=] Nano even though the story takes place in 2001.
* [[BellisariosMaxim Don't think too hard about this one]]: late in the course of ''Webcomic/{{Fans}}'' it's [[RetCon established]] that before Tim the Fanboy went to [=CosmoCon=], he had abandoned his faith in Islam due to 9/11. The [=CosmoCon=] storyline itself was written in 1999. However, ''Fans!'' covers about two years of events over the course of six years of writing; in later times the writer slipped in a {{Retcon}} that the plot began about two years before the real-time end of the comic. This does, however, leave the 1999-era references in the early days, such as Newt Gingrich as a possible threat, hanging a bit loose.
* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', the NotADate between Dora and Marten was established as under a year after their first meeting, almost two years before in real time. The two years since have covered a matter of weeks. This is made stranger by the strip's up-to-the-minute indie music references.
** ''QC'' is remarkable in that nearly every day of story time has a clear beginning and end, shown both by story (daytime vs evening activities) and by changes of [[TheMerch t-shirts]]. As of October 2008 about 58 days have been shown, with gaps of unknown duration. The longest continuous sequence so far was 13 days (strips 396-750, 16 months in real time).
** Emphasized in the NewsPost of the [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1309 first comic of 2009]], where the author notes that the comic will soon feature its first [[ItIsAlwaysSpring change of season]] in its run. Its ''five-and-a-half-year'' run.
** The breakup between [[spoiler:Dora and Marten]] [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1799 as of November, 2010]] illustrates the problems that occur around this trope; in WebcomicTime, it would count as an Autumn/Winter fling, though in real time they've been together for ''years''. Everyone in the comic is treating it as if it were very much the latter, not the former. This may also have to do with the fact that by the time they broke up, they had already been living together for a while, giving the impression that it was not just a season fling.
* In ''Webcomic/BetweenFailures 488'' comics from to March 2007 to July 2009 covered around 1 1/2 days, with the 1st day taking 305 strips.
* ''Webcomic/GrrlPower'': The first day of this comic took slightly more than four years to cover. In point of fact, the first five comics took place several months afterward, and the entire run since then has been a flashback. As of the end of May, 2015, the comic is still at the beginning of the second day, and still in Flashback Mode.
* An infamous example was ''Webcomic/{{Avalon}}'', which started in November with the beginning of 10th grade, and by the end of December, was synced up so that most days fell somewhere within the storyline showing them. It was meant to run until graduation (three years later in Canada), but during the last year of story time, the author's updates became more and more sporadic, and he began to backdate the comics. Two years past the expected finale, he threw the towel in and described the events that followed in an unusually involved WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.
* Something of a [[NoFourthWall fourth wall-breaking]] plot point in ''Webcomic/BobAndGeorge'': During the ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' parody storyline, George is tied up and hung from the ceiling of Dr. Wily's fortress. The events of the story take a few days at most, yet George complains that he was hanging from the ceiling for three months: long enough for him to go slightly crazy, then flip out and destroy Wily's fortress upon discovering that he could have gotten himself out at any point.
* Subversion: In ''Webcomic/{{Achewood}}'', Philippe is five years old. He will always be five years old. However, all the other characters are forecasted to eventually age and die.
* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Webcomic/OneOverZero'', especially near the end of the comic.
** Notable example: when [[spoiler:[[http://www.undefined.net/1/0/?strip=971 Max comes back]]]].
* The first 14 chapters of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' took about two years of real time, and covered Annie's first semester at the Court. Ironically, chapter 14 took the entire (real time) summer of 2007 to show the last day (webcomic time) before summer holiday. The author even noted this as such in Chapter 8 with "that night seemed to go on for months".
* The FinalBoss battle and ending in ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}!'' might have taken about two to three hours of real time, at most, but covered the last two years of the comic's run.
* At the start of ''Webcomic/{{SupernormalStep}}'' the three main characters are Fiona, Jim and Van. They're separated at the end of Book One, and we follow Fiona around for a couple of days. The comic then cuts back to Jim and Van, who in real-world times were last seen in the comic ''eighteen months ago''.
* ''Webcomic/{{Loserz}}'' ran over six years ([[SeriesHiatus with breaks]]), but the characters are still in High School.
* Avoided in a rather novel fashion by ''[[Webcomic/{{Sins}} The Sins]]''. Each outing can not only take several years of in-comic time, but are told in a non-linear fashion, with some outings taking centuries before or after the preceding arc. This allows the comic to have team members who have retired or died come back without altering continuity. Fans still hope we never see the time period with the new Envy again, though, as he is also the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the ReplacementScrappy.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' is a classic example. One storyline titled "5 Minutes at a Party" took roughly a month. Lampshaded: [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=071112 "You've been gone for 4 weeks but it feels almost like a year!]] Implicit jump-forwards over boring bits allow keeping the stories' time roughly but explicitly parallel to the real-world date (and bonus stories to be inserted earlier in the continuity retrospectively).
** Combined with a dash of ComicBookTime, as once explained by [[WordOfGod Pete]]:
--->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.
* Only a few months have passed so far in ''Webcomic/VenusEnvy'', despite the fact that the comic has been running for nearly seven years. In fact, the cast has been working on a school production of ''Romeo & Juliet'' since November of 2002.
* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' began in March 2004, and is just in May 2005 in 2019, for a rate of about 1 year = 1 month. WordOfGod states that the whole comic is slated to end [[spoiler:sometime around summer 2005]].
* A particularly epic example: ''Webcomic/ElfLife'''s "The Wedding" storyline, chronicling the events of a single day, ran for about ''two years''! It did, however, contain several extended flashbacks.
* ''WebComic/SabrinaOnline'' has been running since 1996, yet the story has progressed (at the most) about two and and half years. This is marked mostly by the growth of Timothy Wolfe; born early on in the strip, he is now approximately 18 months old.
** Sabrina suddenly announces at one point that she has a college degree, explaining that she studied in the dead time between strips, which is why no-one knew
*** Amy's pregnancy leapt forward in one episode where she woke up, stared at her stomach and asked "how LONG between strips, anyway?"
* ''Wigu'' explicitly covered seven days between January 2002 and April 2005.
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob'' {{Lampshades}} the fact that ten years passed between the end of its run as a print strip in a club newsletter and its revival as a webcomic by [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20061230.html having all its characters get in a fight about the events of the last printed strip.]]
** TIAOB recently announced that it will be introducing ''seasons,'' that particular strip involving a [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20090811.html giant robot knocking over a pile of freshly-raked autumn leaves.]] It's also notable that Molly the artificial monster is still anticipating her first birthday, despite having been running around in the strip since 2006 (or since 1995, if you count the print comics version). Most of the strip's story arcs (the longest of which lasted a year) appear to take about a day or two.
* ''Webcomic/AndShineHeavenNow'' used to be a "nobody ever grows" strip, until a time-travel storyline published in 2006 retconned the previous strips and set the date definitively at 1997. By the end of 2008, in-strip continuity has reached 1998.
* ''Webcomic/YuMeDream'' Part 1 went on for about four and a half years, but the entire story was only about six months long. However, it's got a good excuse, as [[spoiler:all of Part 1 was AllJustADream]]
* ''Webcomic/{{Tweep}}'' spent about 10 months on a single evening where two characters went on a date and three others went to a club. That's not counting the rest of the day before that, which took nearly 6 months.
* Although not as significant as some of the other examples, it's still very real in SliceOfLife comic ''Webcomic/GenderSwapped''. It was even LampShaded on page 34. That's right, not even 50 pages in and the author was cracking Meta.
* As [[http://www.freakangels.com/?p=77 pointed out by the author]], ''Webcomic/FreakAngels'' spent the first year of its run (at 6 pages per week!) covering a period of less than 24 hours.
* ''Webcomic/KhaosKomix'' has some odd timeline problems, but according to WordOfGod, it's intentional, and the timeline isn't set, [[ComicBookTime it's all just happening "right now"]]. Even the flashbacks, and [[TheRashomon revisiting previous events]].
* On at two separate occasions this has been LampShaded in ''Webcomic/{{SSDD}}'' when Kingston [[http://www.poisonedminds.com/d/20021115.html notices]] that he doesn't recall anything that happened during a timeskip after a lengthy story arc. The other characters usually attribute it to his [[TheStoner massive drug use]].
* In a more egregious example, Agatha Heterodyne, hero of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', entered Castle Heterodyne in the spring of 2008. She left the castle in November 2011 after a day or so in-universe, and the act of ringing the Doom Bell, which she ordered the minute she left, took three weeks.
** Immediately following this, the entirety of the November 2011 strips are being timed in-universe. In the last panel of the [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20111130 November 30th]] update, exactly two minutes have passed since the October 31st update.
** The entire webcomic can be considered an example of this, given that it started in 2002 and only covers [[http://girlgenius.wikia.com/wiki/Internal_Chronology 2 months and an unspecified number of days]]. More recently, time skipped forward by three years and a half.
** An unrelated instance is lampshaded in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091211 this strip]].
** Lampshaded again [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100521 here]], five months (of real time) after the aforementioned strip.
* ''Webcomic/EmergencyExit'' plays this one straight; the author has in fact placed reminders to explain when things are taking place.
* The cast of ''Webcomic/SugarBits'' have been fighting for well over a year.
* ''Webcomic/BeyondReality'' suffered a long delay in early 2009, and posted [[http://orion.comicgenesis.com/d/20081001.html this]] on its five-year anniversary.
* ''Webcomic/TheMansionOfE'' has been updating every day since the summer of 2003... and has finished about twenty-four hours of strip time.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** The entire Battle of Azure City takes place in one day, but took 66 comics (and most of 2007) to get from sunrise in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0418.html #418]] to the crescent moon in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0484.html #484]].
** Then spoofed in the panel at the top of the page, where the all-seeing Oracle knows the difference between Real Time and Webcomic Time, and makes sure the readers do, too. For reference, that strip is from 2008, and the thing he's prophesying will happen "within the year" has yet to come true.
** Another sequence where we're given the exact time is the whole "Darth Vaarsuuvius" sequence, from strip [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0634.html 634]] to [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0653.html 653]]. According to [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0667.html #667]], it took just over 20 minutes. Included was several weeks during which Durkon cast the 10-minute Resurrection spell.
** And as of strip [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0842.html #842]], we've learned that the time between Vaarsuuvius casting Familicide ([[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0639.html #639]]) and the characters reaching Girard's hideout ([[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0839.html #839]]) was about two weeks.
** Increasing schedule slip had the party stuck in Girard's hideout for nearly a year real-time, while not even a day in-universe. A particularly nasty example hit with comic [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0863.html #863]]. Sometime shortly after producing this, the author badly cut his hand and couldn't produce any comics for the better part of three months (whereas he usually updates about once a week).
** Another lampshade is hung in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots1136.html #1136]], when Thor points out that [[spoiler:Durkon has been dead]] for five and a half years (real time), and [[spoiler:Durkon]], puzzled, replies that it's only been a week (in-story).
* Averted in ''Webcomic/{{Multiplex}}'', which progresses in real-time. Characters have even [[http://multiplexcomic.com/archive.php?name=48 celebrated]] their [[http://multiplexcomic.com/archive.php?name=188 birthdays]] in-comic on the appropriate days.
* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' had a ten-month-long arc that took place in three days of webcomic time. Two nights also, since [[spoiler: werewolves]] were involved.
* In ''Webcomic/PennyAndAggie'', the "Dinner for Six" arc took place mainly over two days, with most of the story covering a couple of hours, but ran for five and a half months. "The Popsicle War," which covered about six weeks in-comic, ran for a year. "Missing Person," which covered less than twenty-four hours, ran for three and a half months.
** The comic began in 2004 real-world time towards the end of the main characters' first year of high school. The comic ended in 2011 with a storyline depicting their final summer vacation of high school before their senior years started. Writer T Campbell [[WordOfGod confirmed on the forum]] that the comic is meant to take place in the current real-world year, though throughout the strip the characters continuously make references to pop culture and real-world events that have happened in the intervening real-world years.
* ''Webcomic/{{Alice|Webcomic}}'':
** Alice and her friends are implied to be in in 6th and 7th grade from 1999-2005. During that time, they celebrated numerous Christmas and Halloween events as well as Dot's mother having a ''fifth'' child.
** Alice [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this [[http://alice.alicecomics.com/alicecomics/grade-eight-2/ here]] - "Grade Seven seemed to last five years."
* Averted with the Webcomic version of ''Webcomic/DiaryOfAWimpyKid'', which takes place in real-time.
* ''Webcomic/TheClassMenagerie'' apparently took place over two years, although the summer internship arc took place over a couple weeks.
* In [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com Flying Man and Friends]], the characters begin a journey (with an elephant pulling their house) in [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=244 this strip]], and don't actually seem to go anywhere until [[http://www.flyingmanandfriends.com/?p=272 nearly a month later]].
* The [[http://eheroes.smackjeeves.com/comics/1990755/an-unpleasant-good-morning/ "[=VilAnon=]"]] chapter of ''Webcomic/EverydayHeroes'' had Jane telling her life story over the course of one evening, but took 15 months of real time to complete.
** The first episode was in 2007; by the five-year mark, in-comic time was about 6 weeks.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': The first 3 acts take place on April 13, 2009. (Due to excessive time travel, alternate universes and the constant back-and-forth of POV between the characters, almost all of the plot aside from flashbacks has occurred on five or so distinct days in separate universes, which, from the characters' points of view, all occur at the same time. MindScrew yet?) Naturally this leads to confusion when RealLife holidays start cropping up. [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=002969 So much sweet loot.]] You'd almost think it was simultaneously your birthday, AND Christmas or something. [[LampshadeHanging Of course you know that is ridiculous and could never conceivably happen.]]
** Similarly given an epic lampshade [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005039 here]], and [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=005073 here]] ("HAPPY APRIL 13TH, 2009 EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!"), the latter being posted on Christmas, 2010.
** Homestuck has to be the token example of this trope. Although there is a lot of time travel, in [[SanDimasTime the actual timeline]], less than one day has passed. It is ''still'' his birthday, one year later. In fact, if you went on an ArchiveBinge, the time taken to read through the archives might well be ''greater'' than the time depicted onscreen. At the end of Act 5, it finally is no longer his 13th birthday.
** The entirety of Act Five Act Two takes place over the course of more or less exactly 24 hours. It ran for more than a year from 9/19/10 to [[ArcNumber 10/25]]/11.
** The first three acts of Act Six are a bit strange because [[spoiler: while they take place on November 11th, 2011, they're set in an AlternateUniverse.]]
*** It gets a bit weirder. [[spoiler: Two characters actually travel between one universe and another by literally BreakingTheFourthWall. Although they're only in "our" world for a span of three nanoseconds, [[TimeyWimeyBall they subjectively experience]] [[YearInsideHourOutside about three years]].]] WordOfGod [[http://mspandrew.tumblr.com/post/14210746202/mad-answerins suggests]] the possibility that [[spoiler: by entering our world they are being [[TimeSkip forced to make up the difference in time]].]]
*** And then it's revealed that [[spoiler: two of the characters in the Act 6 universe are actually living about four hundred years in the future.]]
*** Act 6 Act 4, [[spoiler: which consists of a single Flash, depicts the five months spent by the B2 Universe characters in their session while they wait for the other characters to arrive on, presumably, the date of 4/13/12.]]
** In one of the flash game segments, Dave has an entire monologue lampshading this trope, lamenting how ([[LeaningOnTheFourthWall hypothetical]]) people from a world where the world didn't end in 2009 would feel that his references were growing dated and ending it by wishing that he could see what the world would have been like if it had survived to the (then in-comic time present) of... 2011. (Said flash was released in 2012.) To quote:
---> '''DAVE''': remember we are both kind of stuck in 2009
---> '''DAVE''': so im like popculturally frozen in that period
---> '''DAVE''': all my references feel like they might be getting a little stale
* An angry mob in ''Webcomic/InstantClassic'' [[http://www.instantclassic.net/bd/index.php?comic=52 shows up]] in a comic dated September 2007, but doesn't actually [[http://www.instantclassic.net/bd/index.php?comic=85 do anything]] until June 2009. "... How long have we been standing out here...?"
* The entirety of ''Two Weeks Notice'' [[http://www.drunkduck.com/two_weeks_notice is supposed to take place over a singular period of two weeks]] but has been running for over a year, even though the author has talked about ending it for more than half of that.
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' the Light Warriors are given 24 hours to prepare to fight [[spoiler:Chaos]], which in real life took from October to February of the next year. However, it's then played with when they realize (too late) that [[RPGMechanicsVerse it only became night once one of them slept at an inn]].
* Although ''Webcomic/ScaryGoRound'' was not immune to [[WebcomicTime this trope]], it has always managed to even out comic time vs. real time in the end. It remains to be seen to what extent its SpinOff ''Webcomic/BadMachinery'' will stick to this, considering that the story there starts three years later than the end of SGR, ergo in 2012.
* It's hard to tell, but it seems like only at most two months have passed in the last seven years of ''Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures''.
* Lampshaded in [[http://www.menagea3.net/d/20100624.html this]] ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' strip. The creators of the comic freely acknowledge that, even with the occasional time jumps, weeks in the story can take years to pass in the real world; they sometimes adopt a ComicBookTime approach to this.
* Due to its very sporadic updates, an arc in ''Webcomic/SexyLosers'', set during a single day, started in 2004 and ended in 2011.
* A given StoryArc in ''Webcomic/RumorsOfWar'' takes about three months of real time to cover a couple days worth of in-world events. Then it skips ahead a couple months to the events of the next StoryArc. Recently, there was a WholeEpisodeFlashback to events that followed the end of the very first story arc.
* In ''Webcomic/GeneralProtectionFault'', most of the action in the To Thine Own Self arc, which lasted over a year of real time (With [[ScheduleSlip some delays]]), took place over the course of a day, and the climax took place over a few minutes.
* In ''Webcomic/TheCartoonChroniclesOfConroyCat'', Doggy is about to get hit by a giant snowball rolling down a hill, and between the days the comic doesn't update, builds a ramp to send the snowball back to where it came.
* ''Webcomic/{{Enjuhneer}}'' has lampshaded this as the result of "[[TimeyWimeyBall putting Pocky in a time machine]]."
* ''Webcomic/ThinkBeforeYouThink'', in [[http://thinkbeforeyouthink.net/?comic=20110211-becky-sings this comic]].
--> '''Julia:''' It's like every day is several weeks long.
* ''Webcomic/ALoonaticsTale'' solves the problem by ignoring it. The comic is set more-or-less in the modern day, but in a completely different world, using a calendar that puts the events of the comic somewhere around the year 3000 (by which I mean, they're not using the Gregorian calendar). As of this writing, it's the beginning of summer, but the current story arc is taking place sometime in autumn (except for the bit at the very beginning, which is a flashback to the beginning of summer about twenty years ago).
* ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'' typically maintains a 12:1 ratio of time, so 1 month in the webcomic is about a year in real life. However, this is by no means standard, and there have been a few books that pick up weeks, or even months after the previous one left off.
** Book 12 has taken almost 11 months, and only a few hours have passed in the comic.
** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-05-10 this]] strip.
** Also referenced explicitly by the narrator in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-05-31 this one.]]
** 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.
* Inverted in [[http://www.rhjunior.com/GH/00388.html this]] Goblin Hollow strip.
* Lampshaded in ''WebComic/DragonBallMultiverse'', when an annoyed U18 Vegeta mentions that it felt like two years since his fight in the tournament, when only a couple of hours have passed in the comic.
* The infamous [[PottyEmergency bathroom break]] from ''Webcomic/{{Pawn}}''. The act therein, and the conversation between Baalah and Ayanah occurs in what looks like, the span of a few minutes. The actual progress of the comics release, meant it lasted for ''almost a year.''
* ''Webcomic/RedString'' already had a reasonably slower pace, as it started in 2003 when Miharu and her friends were 10th graders and they've yet to finish their final year of high school. However, it hit a slow point even for that when Miharu's final summer vacation started in the summer of 2009. And even then, [[spoiler: the break up arc]] is still ''recent'' in story time, despite having started in the summer of 2008. As of the start of 2012, the end of their summer break is finally in sight. Some of this is related to the author's pregnancy in 2011, which slowed updates to two pages a week for most of the year. Some of this is also due to a broader focus on the supporting cast, which led to many of the summer break stories taking place concurrently, necessitating a slower progression of in-universe time.
* In ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', the first season took about a month, considering how they skipped a lot of time during the training arc. In real time, it took about one and a half years.
* ''Webcomic/TheWhiteboard'': Lampshaded at least several times:
** Comes up [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb051.html here]] first.
** Later, it comes up again in [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1497.html this]] strip. For those at the paintball field it's been only a few minutes, but for Pirta it feels like it's been [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb1491.html two weeks.]]
** The most notorious use of this finished recently where the events of one very chaotic day took over 2 and a half years to tell. [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2235.html Pirta and Sandy end up]] [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2236.html hacking their way through the jungle to find the old store]], [[http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autotwb2237.html which by then is covered in cobwebs]]. It even turns it UpToEleven with a ''very'' outdated political banner.
* Inverted in ''Webcomic/BetterDays'' where although the story arcs happens in Webcomic Time, there are large timeskips in between some arcs that result in the comic progressing faster than normal time.
* The title character of ''Webcomic/MaxOveracts'' feels time is out of joint in [[http://occasionalcomics.com/1305/latest-comic-309/ this strip]].
* ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'' has been running for three years now, but the plot seems to have taken place over the course of a single day...except the bus trip.
* ''Surf Rat & Spencer'' began its "Summer Vacation" arc in July of 1999. 13 years of schedule slippage (and possibly outright abandonment of the comic) later the arc is sitting at the spot it was in September of 1999.
* ''Zelfia'' has been running for the better part of a year, and has barely chronicled two full days, and that INCLUDES half a day being covered in a single-comic montage.
* ''Webcomic/FruitIncest'' avoids this by using multiple characters and storylines that have little to no connection other than being set in the same universe. If it weren't for the many Christmas specials, it would be impossible to tell how much the overall timeline has progressed. Sometimes, individual story arcs can fall victim to this though, with characters disappearing for months at a time only to return in a comic set immediately after their last appearance.
* ''Webcomic/TheFoxSister'': The one-page-per-week update schedule with occasional ScheduleSlip has the story advance by only a few days in-universe in about one and a half years of real time.
* ''Webcomic/TheNoob'': [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=429 "Already hanging Christmas decorations? It feels like yesterday that we took them down."]]
* ''Webcomic/VampireCheerleaders'' and it's sister comic ''Webcomic/ParanormalMysterySquad'' began in early 2011. So far the two series have covered a period of seven months from approximately September/October 2011 to April/May 2012. The current crossover story arc covered the week leading up to the prom and began in May 2012. As of 5/24/13 the prom night battle has only just ended two weeks ago after taking several months of real time to finish. The arc itself is currently still ongoing.
* ''{{Webcomic/Morphe}}'' took 94 pages (5 months real time) to get through the first day of events. Though this may be because [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the first 50 or so pages only had a few clicks per update.]] Starting about page 70 the updates have started to move a lot more naturally.
* ''{{Webcomic/Matchu}}'' [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in a Christmas FillerStrip
-->'''Chu''': Nope, it's December! It was September last week and will be September again next Tuesday!
* Lampshaded in the fantasy theme of ''Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic'', which references an event that took place only a few days ago in-comic, then has TheRant point out that the original event was two years previously. Then again, most other themes have similarly drawn-out timekeeping, especially when time travel gets involved.
* The first arc of ''Webcomic/TheOverture'' is a flashback that takes place three weeks before the prologue. Five months of real time later, and the story has yet to catch up with itself.
* ''Webcomic/VaticanAssassins'': It's hard to tell just how much time has passed since the beginning of Chapter 1 in 2012 to the present story, as chapters tend to be self-contained, with twice a week updates the story gets through about 3 chapters a year. Some do run into each other, with Chapter 5 taking place directly after 4, and Chapter 7 directly continuing Chapter 6 The only sure thing is that at least 6 weeks had to pass between Chapter 7 and Chapter 8 since Xy broke his leg. Add on to this the fact that the 2014 Advent Calendar takes place "Christmas Last Year" in story. If that's true, then when does the 2013 Advent Calendar, also set on Christmas, happen?
* ''Webcomic/{{Goblins}}'' is notorious for its slow pacing. Once a story arc lasted almost 3 years, while it took only one day in the webcomic. A [[LampshadeHanging lampshade is also hung]] on this trope [[http://www.goblinscomic.org/06222015/ here]].
* ''Webcomic/YetAnotherFantasyGamerComic'': While individual arcs are all compressed over a few days, the timeskips between two arcs can be considerably larger. The Wormhunter and Players arcs both ended in the same year, but are stated to happen years apart (long enough for Runtherd to go through puberty and start looking for a wife).
* ''Webcomic/KongTower'' {{Lampshades}} this [[http://townsendwright.com/kong-tower/kt37/ here]]
* ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'' ran for ten years. The protagonist had just finished college when it started and is nearly 29 when it ended. According to word of god it's a ratio of 1:1.5 between comic time and real time. Despite that however they still celebrate annual events at the same time every year. On particular example involves a conversation pointing out its Hazel's birthday and later pointing out the current month, which are both different.
* ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'': Given a nod in [[http://zebragirl.net/?date=2009-10-05 this strip]], which was written almost 10 years after the comic debuted:
-->'''Wally:''' Two years?\\
'''Crystal''': Not even that, but '''it feels like ten to me'''.
* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'': The first story arc ran from November 2013 to September 2018, and, DistantPrologue aside, covered less than two months of in-comic time, even having a TimeSkip once in a while.
* ''Webcomic/AngelMoxie'': "[[http://www.venisproductions.com/angelmoxie/archives/0/7/075.html Wow. It feels like it's been months]]."
* ''Webcomic/ShotgunShuffle'' has been running since 2009 and seen our protagonist, Ellie Buckingham, go through several jobs and a few hairstyle changes, but it's all taken place over the course of about 8 months so far. Possibly most egregiously displayed by the effects of puberty mixed with ArtEvolution resulting in Ellie's youngest sister going from boyishly flat in the first page to one of the bustiest girls in the cast. Made more absurd when Ellie says her growth happened over the course of about 3 weeks in-universe.
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* ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' has been running since June of '07, the protagonists first semester of college doesn't end until March of '11. Then there is a time skip to the start of her Sophomore year, the first semester of which doesn't end until October of '14. Her week long vacation over winter break still hasn't ended as of March of '15.

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* ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' has been running since June of '07, ''WebVideo/DragonBallZAbridged'' took several months to get through the protagonists first semester of college doesn't end until March of '11. Then there is a time skip to the start of her Sophomore year, the first semester of Namek arc, which doesn't end until October of '14. Her canonically only takes three days. Of course this is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]].
* PlayedForLaughs in a ''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 vacation long, then it could be an example of RealTime instead.)
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's Dark Nella saga was released
over winter break still hasn't ended two and a half months but seems to only take place over one or two days at most, if that.
* This was always bound to occur with ''WebVideo/{{PATHCO}}'', being a once-weekly two-hour ''Tabletop/{{Pathfinder}}'' campaign - however, it became particularly glaring with the 'Sea Storms and Scum Ports' and 'Return to Arbelo' modules. They take up less than 4 or 5 weeks in-game, however, it's taken the players over a ''year'' to progress
as of March of '15.far as they have.



* ''Machinima/SmashKing'' started in 2008 not long after ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.Brawl'' was released. In that time it's managed to cover about a month worth of content including a 25ish day time skip.
* ''Literature/TalesOfMU'' has been running since June of '07, the protagonists first semester of college doesn't end until March of '11. Then there is a time skip to the start of her Sophomore year, the first semester of which doesn't end until October of '14. Her week long vacation over winter break still hasn't ended as of March of '15.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's Dark Nella saga was released over two and a half months but seems to only take place over one or two days at most, if that.
* PlayedForLaughs in a ''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.)
* ''Machinima/SmashKing'' started in 2008 not long after ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.Brawl'' was released. In that time it's managed to cover about a month worth of content including a 25ish day time skip.
* ''Roleplay/CityOfLostCharacters''
** The entire RP storyline is going to take thirty in-game days. Each day is scheduled to take at least two weeks, if not more, and the whole thing is planned to take anywhere between one year and ''four.''
** Lampshaded by Bill Cipher after a week-long hiatus: [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/posts.php?discussion=14451763300A39080500&page=352#8796 "Does anyone else have the feeling they've been suspended in time for about a week?"]]
* This was always bound to occur with ''WebVideo/{{PATHCO}}'', being a once-weekly two-hour ''Tabletop/{{Pathfinder}}'' campaign - however, it became particularly glaring with the 'Sea Storms and Scum Ports' and 'Return to Arbelo' modules. They take up less than 4 or 5 weeks in-game, however, it's taken the players over a ''year'' to progress as far as they have.



* ''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.



* ''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.





* ''WebOriginal/SmashKing'' started in 2008 not long after ''Game/SuperSmashBros.Brawl'' was released. In that time it's managed to cover about a month worth of content including a 25ish day time skip.

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* ''WebOriginal/SmashKing'' ''Machinima/SmashKing'' started in 2008 not long after ''Game/SuperSmashBros.''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros.Brawl'' was released. In that time it's managed to cover about a month worth of content including a 25ish day time skip.


* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' began in March 2004, and is just in March 2005 in May 2014, for a rate of about 1 year = 1 month. WordOfGod states that the whole comic is slated to end [[spoiler:sometime around summer 2005]] which should give us at least another three years of strips.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Misfile}}'' began in March 2004, and is just in March May 2005 in May 2014, 2019, for a rate of about 1 year = 1 month. WordOfGod states that the whole comic is slated to end [[spoiler:sometime around summer 2005]] which should give us at least another three years of strips.2005]].

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