Wussup ya'll. I have some questions for those of you who read Animatricks. I've been having issues with the year calculation context.
Here in our time, we calculate years from an unknown point in history to right now. At some point, it was year 1. Today, it is year 2017. Presumably, this process of calculating years and months has gone on for over two thousand years. The year count goes up every time December ends. The years are relative to months and not by season, as it can be wintertime in North America while its Summertime in Australia.
We have twelve months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Dec, Jan, Feb, and March are considered winter time (in NA.) April, May, and June are considered spring time. July, August, and September are considered summer. October, November, and half of December are considered fall or autumn.
By our calculations, we can figure out specific dates, such as my birthday: February 21st, 1999. I was born in winter, as I was born in North America and I currently still live here.
In the Animatricks universe, creatures calculate their years by seasons instead of months. They calculate their years from a less unknown point in history to right now. At some point, it was year 1. In the time relative to the plot, it is 2017. This means that over two thousand years ago someone started keeping track of the years and seasons that pass by. The year count goes up everytime winter ends. The years and months are relative to seasons. For people on the other side of the world, winter might be extremely hot and summer might be freezing cold.
In this universe, the months are different from human months. There are, however, a total of twelve months. The beginning of any year starts with Spring time. The first day of Fall marks the middle of the year. The last day of Winter marks the end of the year. There are no months such as the ones we humans have. Each season lasts for three months, but each month is relative to the season, and each day is relative to the month.
For example, by AT's calculations, we can figure out Zethany's birthday, which is technically the same day as mine, but not quite. Her birthday would be specified as Spring, 2nd Month, 21st, 1999.
As another example, my sister and Namrah have the same birthday. My sister's birthday is April 19th, 2002. Namrah's birthday is Summer, 1st Month, 19th, 2002.
Venice's birthday is, our terms, February 7th, 1998. In AT's terms, his birthday is Spring, 2nd Month, 7th, 1998.
So, as a break down:
Human Earth Terms
365 days in a typical year.
12 months (Jan, Feb, March, etc...) in a year.
4 Seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.) in a year.
31 to 29 days in a month.
Animatricks Earth Terms
360 days in a year.
4 Seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.) in a year.
3 months in a season.
30 days in a month.
How do you guys feel about this? Is it too confusing? Does it make the AT time calculation different from human calculations? Or do you think the AT calculation should be the same as humans?
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