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'''Negative Time''' is the word for when a cartoon gets made into the past, so to speak.
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Although most cartoons are [[References to Years in Which Toons Were Released|set during the time they are released]], some cartoons are meant to be set well before the date they were made.
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Examples of negative-time toons include:
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==Examples==
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* email [[sb_email 22]]
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*Email [[sb_email 22]] — This email was released after [[vacation]], the 40th Strong Bad Email.
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* [[Homestar Runner Goes For The Gold]]
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*Email [[flashback]] — [[Strong Bad]] pulls out a storybook detailing how he and [[Homestar Runner] first met.
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* email [[flashback]]
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*[[Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw]] — Strong Bad reads another storybook, this time regarding the origin of Homestar Runner's signature red shirt.
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* email [[lady-ing]]
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*Email [[lady-ing]] — Remarking that the email he received that day closely resembles one from his past, Strong Bad plays a laserdisc showing him answering that email in the style of [[Marshmallow's Last Stand]].
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* [[Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw]]
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*[[Hremail 7]] — This cartoon is shown to be made in 2001, despite being released in 2009. It shows how Strong Bad first received the [[Tandy 400]].
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* [[Strongest Man In The World]] (to an extent)
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**Likewise, [[Hremail 49]] and [[Hremail 24]], which were referenced in [[email thunder]], were released as Easter eggs shortly afterward.
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*Email [[imaginary]] — Strong Bad relates a story from his childhood about his fight with [[Strong Sad]] and his imaginary friend.
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*[[Homestar Runner Goes For The Gold]] — Though long rejected, Homestar and Strong Bad pull this story out of the shed to discover what would have happened if it were released back then.

Revision as of 23:10, 22 April 2019

Although most cartoons are set during the time they are released, some cartoons are meant to be set well before the date they were made.

Examples

  • Email sb_email 22 — This email was released after vacation, the 40th Strong Bad Email.
  • Email flashbackStrong Bad pulls out a storybook detailing how he and [[Homestar Runner] first met.
  • Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw — Strong Bad reads another storybook, this time regarding the origin of Homestar Runner's signature red shirt.
  • Email lady-ing — Remarking that the email he received that day closely resembles one from his past, Strong Bad plays a laserdisc showing him answering that email in the style of Marshmallow's Last Stand.
  • Hremail 7 — This cartoon is shown to be made in 2001, despite being released in 2009. It shows how Strong Bad first received the Tandy 400.
  • Email imaginary — Strong Bad relates a story from his childhood about his fight with Strong Sad and his imaginary friend.
  • Homestar Runner Goes For The Gold — Though long rejected, Homestar and Strong Bad pull this story out of the shed to discover what would have happened if it were released back then.
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