A Year and a Day/Playing With
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Basic Trope: The passage of a year and a day is significant.
- Straight: Jack must travel a year and a day to reach a mountain in a Magical Land.
- Jill must live in a city a year and a day to have the status of legal resident.
- Exaggerated: Every journey in the Magical Land takes a year and a day.
- Downplayed: It's a year and a day on a planet that travels around its sun much more quickly than usual, so it's not as long of a time period.
- Justified: ???
- Inverted: Jack must travel a day, then a year to reach a mountain in a Magical Land.
- Subverted: Having been warned about the year and a day, Jack talks with wizards along the way, and gets magical wings that will let him travel more quickly.
- The city's lawyers figure out a way to not grant residency.
- Double Subverted: The wings cause him to crash at the foothills of the mountain; he has to recover before he can finish the journey, which takes only a day, but his recovery ate up the rest of the year.
- The mayor's rivals use it as a campaigning point about how the law is not respected, and grant residency when they win.
- Parodied: ???
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: ???
- Enforced: ???
- Lampshaded: ???
- Invoked: ???
- Exploited: A city requires that yearly laborers be hired for a year only, because then they don't get the day that will make the residents.
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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