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15th May '16 8:12:45 PM karstovich2
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* The cardinals electing UsefulNotes/ThePope used to be this. The record goes to the election of Gregorius X, that took ''almost three years'' (1006 days to be exact. Partially {{Justified}} by the fierce political divisions between pro-French and pro-Empire cardinals ''and'' the first two compromise candidates refusing by means of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running away from the city]], but even then the cardinals did not meet every day), and would have taken more time had the people of Viterbo (the place where the cardinals had congregated) not decided that enough was enough and locked them in the Palazzo dei Papi ("Palace of the Popes"), denied them food other than bread and water and ''removed the roof'' and half the kings of Europe not started making pressures and threats so they would just hurry up. That election will ''always'' hold the record because [[GenreSavvy Gregorius X put into law the means the people of Viterbo used to hurry up the cardinals]].

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* The cardinals electing UsefulNotes/ThePope used to be this. The record goes to the election of Gregorius X, that took ''almost three years'' (1006 days to be exact. Partially {{Justified}} by the fierce political divisions between pro-French and pro-Empire cardinals ''and'' the first two compromise candidates refusing by means of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running away from the city]], but even then the cardinals did not meet every day), and would have taken more time had the people of Viterbo (the place where the cardinals had congregated) not decided that enough was enough and locked them in the Palazzo dei Papi ("Palace of the Popes"), [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment denied them food other than bread and water water]], and finally ''removed the roof'' roof''--to say nothing of the political pressure and half outright ''threats'' the kings crowned heads of Europe not started making pressures and threats so they would used to "convince" the cardinals to just hurry up. up and ''decide'' already. That election will ''always'' hold the record because [[GenreSavvy Gregorius X put into law the means the people of Viterbo used to hurry up the cardinals]].cardinals]] (besides the removing the roof bit--which was too expensive--and the political pressure--which he couldn't control but could rely on anyway).
20th Apr '16 5:02:53 PM dmcreif
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* An article by Creator/TerryPratchett, describing how he goes about writing a novel, says that in the old days all writers could do that counted as "work" but wasn't actually writing was change the typewriter ribbons and clean the "e" with a pin. In the computer age, however, you can spend hours writing macros that would speed up your writing by a couple of minutes. And if you get bored with that, you can read anything that looks interesting, which is called "research".

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* An article by Creator/TerryPratchett, describing how he goes went about writing a novel, says said that in the old days all writers could do that counted as "work" but wasn't actually writing was change the typewriter ribbons and clean the "e" with a pin. In the computer age, however, you can spend hours writing macros that would speed up your writing by a couple of minutes. And if you get bored with that, you can read anything that looks interesting, which is called "research".
13th Apr '16 10:56:45 AM Julia1984
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Procrastination is the putting off of an unpleasant task until the last minute. It's [[TruthInTelevision quite common]]. Hell, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife if you are reading this, you probably are procrastinating right now]]. The Ridiculous Procrastinator is someone—often [[BrilliantButLazy someone very capable]]—who does this to such ridiculous extremes that it is almost funny. He will put off writing a 10,000-word paper until the night before it is due, and once he sits down to start it, he will find half a million petty tasks that do not need to be done to avoid writing that paper. Often, he will find that the assignment practically writes itself once he gets going.

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Procrastination is the putting off of an unpleasant task until the last minute. It's [[TruthInTelevision quite common]]. Hell, [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife if you are reading this, you probably are procrastinating right now]]. The Ridiculous Procrastinator is someone—often [[BrilliantButLazy someone very capable]]—who does this to such ridiculous extremes that it is almost funny. He will put off writing a 10,000-word paper until the night before it is due, and once he sits down to start it, he will find [[LaboriousLaziness half a million petty tasks that do not need to be done done]] to avoid writing that paper. Often, he will find that the assignment practically writes itself once he gets going.
2nd Jan '16 11:43:32 AM malter
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* And another "I never finish anyth".
7th Nov '15 3:31:10 PM eroock
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-->--'''''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'''''

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-->--'''''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'''''
-->-- ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''
2nd Nov '15 3:46:17 AM rodneyAnonymous
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* Hilariously inverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', when the entire class has to stay inside due to a rainstorm. [[{{Nerd}} Gretchen]] gets so bored she decides to do tonight's homework right then and there...as well as all the homework for the ''next 7 years of her education''.

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* Hilariously inverted Inverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', when the entire class has to stay inside due to a rainstorm. [[{{Nerd}} Gretchen]] gets so bored she decides to do tonight's homework right then and there...as well as all the homework for the ''next 7 years of her education''.
17th Oct '15 6:57:40 PM nombretomado
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* The cardinals electing ThePope used to be this. The record goes to the election of Gregorius X, that took ''almost three years'' (1006 days to be exact. Partially {{Justified}} by the fierce political divisions between pro-French and pro-Empire cardinals ''and'' the first two compromise candidates refusing by means of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running away from the city]], but even then the cardinals did not meet every day), and would have taken more time had the people of Viterbo (the place where the cardinals had congregated) not decided that enough was enough and locked them in the Palazzo dei Papi ("Palace of the Popes"), denied them food other than bread and water and ''removed the roof'' and half the kings of Europe not started making pressures and threats so they would just hurry up. That election will ''always'' hold the record because [[GenreSavvy Gregorius X put into law the means the people of Viterbo used to hurry up the cardinals]].

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* The cardinals electing ThePope UsefulNotes/ThePope used to be this. The record goes to the election of Gregorius X, that took ''almost three years'' (1006 days to be exact. Partially {{Justified}} by the fierce political divisions between pro-French and pro-Empire cardinals ''and'' the first two compromise candidates refusing by means of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running away from the city]], but even then the cardinals did not meet every day), and would have taken more time had the people of Viterbo (the place where the cardinals had congregated) not decided that enough was enough and locked them in the Palazzo dei Papi ("Palace of the Popes"), denied them food other than bread and water and ''removed the roof'' and half the kings of Europe not started making pressures and threats so they would just hurry up. That election will ''always'' hold the record because [[GenreSavvy Gregorius X put into law the means the people of Viterbo used to hurry up the cardinals]].
7th Sep '15 4:41:51 PM ZeldaQueen64
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** Another comic had Archie continuously putting off writing a paper due the next day, on any topic of his choosing. After putting off the paper for pointless distractions like putting up pictures of Betty and Veronica, playing with his old train in the attic, going for snacks, etc. he wakes up the next morning and writes a paper about the ways teenagers put off doing their homework.




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* In the Literature/HouseOfNight series, Zoey and her friends pull this off to a ridiculous extent. They'll plan pretty early on what they ''want'' to do, but will be so distracted by going to the movies or flirting with cute boys or whatever else that they won't actually ''do'' it until the book's almost over. In several cases, upon being presented with clear evidence that something's out of the ordinary, Zoey flat-out states that it's too freaky/stressful and she'll put it out of mind. This is especially bad in ''Chosen'', where Zoey spends the entire book agonizing over how to [[spoiler:heal the undead Stevie Rae]], only for Aphrodite to come up with an answer in one sentence in the last few chapters: [[spoiler:use a variant of a basic healing ritual that any vampire knows about.]] And it ''works''.




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** Part of the reason for this is given as him waiting until he's absolutely certain that Claudius is guilty (reasonable enough, although that doesn't really explain why he needs to also fake insanity) and then refusing to kill Claudius at prayer after said guilt is established (as that would mean Claudius would go to heaven). On the other hand, it does take Hamlet a ridiculously long time to actually set up his plan to figure out if Claudius did, in fact, kill his father.
6th Sep '15 8:51:11 AM EDP
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* The cardinals electing ThePope used to be this. The record goes to the election of Gregorius X, that took ''almost three years'' (1006 days to be exact. Partially {{Justified}} by the fierce political divisions between pro-French and pro-Empire cardinals, but even then the cardinals did not meet every day), and would have taken more time had the people of Viterbo (the place where the cardinals had congregated) not decided that enough was enough and locked them in the Palazzo dei Papi ("Palace of the Popes"), denied them food other than bread and water and ''removed the roof'' and half the kings of Europe not started making pressures and threats so they would just hurry up. That election will ''always'' hold the record because [[GenreSavvy Gregorius X put into law the means the people of Viterbo used to hurry up the cardinals]].

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* The cardinals electing ThePope used to be this. The record goes to the election of Gregorius X, that took ''almost three years'' (1006 days to be exact. Partially {{Justified}} by the fierce political divisions between pro-French and pro-Empire cardinals, cardinals ''and'' the first two compromise candidates refusing by means of [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere running away from the city]], but even then the cardinals did not meet every day), and would have taken more time had the people of Viterbo (the place where the cardinals had congregated) not decided that enough was enough and locked them in the Palazzo dei Papi ("Palace of the Popes"), denied them food other than bread and water and ''removed the roof'' and half the kings of Europe not started making pressures and threats so they would just hurry up. That election will ''always'' hold the record because [[GenreSavvy Gregorius X put into law the means the people of Viterbo used to hurry up the cardinals]].
6th Sep '15 8:47:01 AM EDP
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* The cardinals electing ThePope used to be this. The record goes to the election of Gregorius X, that took ''almost three years'' (1006 days to be exact), and would have taken more time had the people of Viterbo (the place where the cardinals had congregated) not decided that enough was enough and locked them in the Palazzo dei Papi ("Palace of the Popes"), denied them food other than bread and water and ''removed the roof'' and half the kings of Europe not started making pressures and threats so they would just hurry up. That election will ''always'' hold the record because [[GenreSavvy Gregorius X put into law the means the people of Viterbo used to hurry up the cardinals]].

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* The cardinals electing ThePope used to be this. The record goes to the election of Gregorius X, that took ''almost three years'' (1006 days to be exact), exact. Partially {{Justified}} by the fierce political divisions between pro-French and pro-Empire cardinals, but even then the cardinals did not meet every day), and would have taken more time had the people of Viterbo (the place where the cardinals had congregated) not decided that enough was enough and locked them in the Palazzo dei Papi ("Palace of the Popes"), denied them food other than bread and water and ''removed the roof'' and half the kings of Europe not started making pressures and threats so they would just hurry up. That election will ''always'' hold the record because [[GenreSavvy Gregorius X put into law the means the people of Viterbo used to hurry up the cardinals]].
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