beccaelizabeth (beccaelizabeth) wrote,
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beccaelizabeth

Calendars

The whole thing where the year is not a tidy fixed length made of easy to divide numbers and the lunar cycle doesn't slot into it like cogs seems to really wind some people up.
Like, really.
Like, I just looked at the wiki page about calendars, and wow, do they ever have a Bunch of Opinions.

It's kind of hilarious in worldbuilding too how many people looked at the solar and lunar year and just thought fuck it, I'm trimming this.
Topiary years.

I mean I get it, I'm vaguely inventing a religious calendar that considers both solar and lunar events significant and would really be simplified if I just made them match up
but it's just so hilariously human to have humans invent math and calendars and try to tame time and then just have to get together every few years to swear a lot and try again.

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