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24th Sep '16 4:28:17 PM Az_Tech341
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** Gregorius' law was suspended by Adrian V due the need for closing loopholes and he died before he could do so, and his successor outright revoked it due the opposition of the cardinals. Then, at the death of Nicholas IV, it took the cardinals ''two years'' before they settled on the guy who was screaming at them the most for the procrastination, and the new pope Celestine V (who had been a collaborator of Gregorius) promptly reinstated the Conclave, with his successor Boniface VIII (another friend of Gregorius) made sure it couldn't abolished.

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** Gregorius' Gregorius's law was suspended by Adrian V due to the need for closing loopholes and he died before he could do so, and his successor outright revoked it due to the opposition of the cardinals. Then, at the death of Nicholas IV, it took the cardinals ''two years'' before they settled on the guy who was screaming at them the most for the procrastination, and the new pope Celestine V (who had been a collaborator of Gregorius) promptly reinstated the Conclave, with his successor Boniface VIII (another friend of Gregorius) made sure it couldn't abolished.
24th Sep '16 6:46:30 AM EDP
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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]], and finally ''removed the roof'' -- to say nothing of the political pressure and outright ''threats'' the crowned heads of Europe used to "convince" the cardinals to just hurry 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]] (besides the removing the roof bit -- which was too expensive -- and the political pressure -- which he couldn't control but could rely on anyway).

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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]], and finally ''removed the roof'' -- to say nothing of the political pressure and outright ''threats'' the crowned heads of Europe used to "convince" the cardinals to just hurry 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]] (besides the removing the roof bit -- which was too expensive -- and the political pressure -- which he couldn't control but could rely on anyway).anyway, replacing them with a confiscation of whatever income they were supposed to receive during the election).
** Gregorius' law was suspended by Adrian V due the need for closing loopholes and he died before he could do so, and his successor outright revoked it due the opposition of the cardinals. Then, at the death of Nicholas IV, it took the cardinals ''two years'' before they settled on the guy who was screaming at them the most for the procrastination, and the new pope Celestine V (who had been a collaborator of Gregorius) promptly reinstated the Conclave, with his successor Boniface VIII (another friend of Gregorius) made sure it couldn't abolished.
11th Aug '16 1:19:47 PM modrapetka
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* Tim Urban, [[TheAllegedExpert who did a TED talk on procrastination]], [[http://waitbutwhy.com/2016/03/doing-a-ted-talk-the-full-story.html has admitted to making almost the whole talk in 14 days (when he had 6 months)]].
7th Jul '16 3:30:59 PM Az_Tech341
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** [[HypoCrite For all that she complains about the constant procrastination of most of her family,]] whenever she is free and clear to work Andy Fox will it around watching soap operas and talk shows or whatever else she needs to do to avoid working on the column she's supposed to be writing. The only time she does do her work is when she's trying to avoid something even more unpleasant.

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** [[HypoCrite For all that she complains about the constant procrastination of most of her family,]] whenever she is free and clear to work Andy Fox will it sit around watching soap operas and talk shows or whatever else she needs to do to avoid working on the column she's supposed to be writing. The only time she does do her work is when she's trying to avoid something even more unpleasant.
7th Jul '16 8:28:13 AM StFan
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[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* The ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio play "The Kingmaker" involves the Fifth Doctor being attacked by a time-travelling killer robot owned by a publishing company, there to force him to write a children's book he was contractually obligated to finish by threatening to kill him if he doesn't. The Doctor admits to having run off with his advance and done very little work, but claims to enjoy writing, saying he was just struggling to get on with it. We only realise just ''how'' bad he's been at getting on with it when he goes to replay his voice notes from the last time he worked on it, and [[TheNthDoctor his voice sounds significantly deeper and more Tom Baker-y]]. Peri comments on this, but he tells her that "your voice always sounds different on tape".
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'':
** Jeremy is a master of this. In one instance, he stays up all night working on a playlist to listen to while writing a huge paper that's due the next day; he plans to start actually writing at dawn.
** Pierce tops Jeremy, frantically finishing his paper ''while his teacher is taking it away.''
--->'''Pierce:''' Panic is my muse.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** Peter Fox once started reading ''Literature/MobyDick'' the morning of the due date of his essay on it. His father is genuinely proud of this, saying that it reminds him of when he did his ''entire dissertation'' the morning of the day it was due.
** Jason, being a massive nerd, is an inversion. He loves schoolwork so much he once finished his exams early -- in September. Another time, he waited until the last minute, literally, to begin an exam, saying he liked the challenge.
** [[HypoCrite For all that she complains about the constant procrastination of most of her family,]] whenever she is free and clear to work Andy Fox will it around watching soap operas and talk shows or whatever else she needs to do to avoid working on the column she's supposed to be writing. The only time she does do her work is when she's trying to avoid something even more unpleasant.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Quite common with Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': Calvin is a repeat offender. For example, when he has to give a report on the brain, he gets three days to prepare. He writes it on the bus on the way to the school.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** Wally is a master of this trope, minus the part about doing anything. In one comic, he convinces the Pointy-Haired Boss to not give him any projects for the next year as he's working on the WDNW project, which he says "prevents the 1s and 0s in the code from becoming 10s". He buys it, and Wally points out that the PHB never realized that the full name of the project was the '''W'''ally '''D'''oes '''N'''o '''W'''ork Project.
** The PHB has similar tendencies. He once tells Dilbert that an assignment is urgent, and Dilbert says it's only urgent because everything sits on the PHB's desk until it becomes either moot or a crisis. The PHB even stacks them in bins labeled "Aging", "Crisis", and "Moot". The PHB is so miffed by Dilbert figuring out his system that he vows to give him nothing but the "Moots". In fact, several of the engineers (Including Wally) have figured out how to determine if an assignment will ultimately end up as a "Moot", and thus can safely ignore it.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'':
** Jeremy is a master of this. In one instance, he stays up all night working on a playlist to listen to while writing a huge paper that's due the next day; he plans to start actually writing at dawn.
** Pierce tops Jeremy, frantically finishing his paper ''while his teacher is taking it away.''
--->'''Pierce:''' Panic is my muse.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
** Peter Fox once started reading ''Literature/MobyDick'' the morning of the due date of his essay on it. His father is genuinely proud of this, saying that it reminds him of when he did his ''entire dissertation'' the morning of the day it was due.
** Jason, being a massive nerd, is an inversion. He loves schoolwork so much he once finished his exams early -- in September. Another time, he waited until the last minute, literally, to begin an exam, saying he liked the challenge.
** [[HypoCrite For all that she complains about the constant procrastination of most of her family,]] whenever she is free and clear to work Andy Fox will it around watching soap operas and talk shows or whatever else she needs to do to avoid working on the column she's supposed to be writing. The only time she does do her work is when she's trying to avoid something even more unpleasant.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Quite common with Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty.
* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'': Calvin is a repeat offender. For example, when he has to give a report on the brain, he gets three days to prepare. He writes it on the bus on the way to the school.
* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
** Wally is a master of this trope, minus the part about doing anything. In one comic, he convinces the Pointy-Haired Boss to not give him any projects for the next year as he's working on the WDNW project, which he says "prevents the 1s and 0s in the code from becoming 10s". He buys it, and Wally points out that the PHB never realized that the full name of the project was the '''W'''ally '''D'''oes '''N'''o '''W'''ork Project.
** The PHB has similar tendencies. He once tells Dilbert that an assignment is urgent, and Dilbert says it's only urgent because everything sits on the PHB's desk until it becomes either moot or a crisis. The PHB even stacks them in bins labeled "Aging", "Crisis", and "Moot". The PHB is so miffed by Dilbert figuring out his system that he vows to give him nothing but the "Moots". In fact, several of the engineers (Including Wally) have figured out how to determine if an assignment will ultimately end up as a "Moot", and thus can safely ignore it.
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* The ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'' audio play "The Kingmaker" involves the Fifth Doctor being attacked by a time-travelling killer robot owned by a publishing company, there to force him to write a children's book he was contractually obligated to finish by threatening to kill him if he doesn't. The Doctor admits to having run off with his advance and done very little work, but claims to enjoy writing, saying he was just struggling to get on with it. We only realise just ''how'' bad he's been at getting on with it when he goes to replay his voice notes from the last time he worked on it, and [[TheNthDoctor his voice sounds significantly deeper and more Tom Baker-y]]. Peri comments on this, but he tells her that "your voice always sounds different on tape".
7th Jul '16 8:26:44 AM StFan
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* In a filler episode of [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Roy Mustang had done several things such as sleep at his desk and try to feed his subordinate's dog, Hayate, before finally getting to work on reports at the last minute.

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* In a filler episode of [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the 2003 anime version]] of ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Roy Mustang had has done several things such as sleep at his desk and try to feed his subordinate's dog, Hayate, before finally getting to work on reports at the last minute.




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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'': In ''Betty's Diary'', Betty once wrote about trying to fix everything that she's been trying to put off. Sounds well and good, and she even inspired Archie to do the same. Except, Archie is a ''much worse'' procrastinator than she was. He wound up spending almost an entire week trying to do the things that he's been putting off.

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* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'': ''Franchise/ArchieComics'':
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In ''Betty's Diary'', Betty once wrote about trying to fix everything that she's been trying to put off. Sounds well and good, and she even inspired Archie to do the same. Except, Archie is a ''much worse'' procrastinator than she was. He wound up spending almost an entire week trying to do the things that he's been putting off.




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* During a flashback in the first ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel, Rimmer spent so long creating an extremely intricate and detailed study plan that he didn't actually have any time to study.
** Same thing happened in the series.

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* There's a story about a rabbi who orders a pair of trousers from a tailor while on a trip, but has to leave the town again before the tailor's finished them. Six years later, he coincidentally travels to the town again, where he runs into the tailor, who happily tells him that he just finished the trousers.
-->'''Rabbi:''' {{God}} created the whole world in six days, but you need six years for a pair of trousers?\\
'''Tailor:''' Yes, rabbi -- but look at [[CrapsackWorld the world]], and then look at these trousers!
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* During a flashback in the first ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel, Rimmer spent so long creating an extremely intricate and detailed study plan that he didn't actually have any time to study.
**
study. Same thing happened happens in the series.



* In several stories of Creator/EphraimKishon: Several artisans - one plumber, one painter and the most {{egregious}} example would be a carpenter who once promised to make him a table in a few weeks, and delivered after years.
* While we're at it: There's a story about a rabbi who orders a pair of trousers from a tailor while on a trip, but has to leave the town again before the tailor's finished them. Six years later, he coincidentally travels to the town again, where he runs into the tailor, who happily tells him that he just finished the trousers.
--> Rabbi: "{{God}} created the whole world in six days, but you need six years for a pair of trousers?"
--> Tailor: "Yes, rabbi - but look at [[CrapsackWorld the world]], and then look at these trousers!"

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* In several stories of Creator/EphraimKishon: Several artisans - Creator/EphraimKishon, several artisans: one plumber, one painter and the most {{egregious}} example would be a carpenter who once promised to make him a table in a few weeks, and delivered after years.
* While we're at it: There's a story about a rabbi who orders a pair of trousers from a tailor while on a trip, but has to leave the town again before the tailor's finished them. Six years later, he coincidentally travels to the town again, where he runs into the tailor, who happily tells him that he just finished the trousers.
--> Rabbi: "{{God}} created the whole world in six days, but you need six years for a pair of trousers?"
--> Tailor: "Yes, rabbi - but look at [[CrapsackWorld the world]], and then look at these trousers!"
years.



* 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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* In the Literature/HouseOfNight ''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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''works''.
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-->'''Man:''' Procrastinator, Procrastinator! My baby is stuck in a tree!
-->'''Procrastinator:''' A Tree! That’s no place for a baby, The Procrastinator to the rescue!
-->(man starts to leave, Procrastinator doesn't follow)
-->'''Man:''' Hello, Procrastinator, my baby?!
-->'''Procrastinator:''' Yes he is in a tree, I'll save him... eventually!

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-->'''Man:''' Procrastinator, Procrastinator! My baby is stuck in a tree!
-->'''Procrastinator:'''
tree!\\
'''Procrastinator:'''
A Tree! That’s That's no place for a baby, The Procrastinator to the rescue!
-->(man
rescue!\\
''[man
starts to leave, Procrastinator doesn't follow)
-->'''Man:'''
follow]''\\
'''Man:'''
Hello, Procrastinator, my baby?!
-->'''Procrastinator:'''
baby?!\\
'''Procrastinator:'''
Yes he is in a tree, I'll save him... eventually!




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-->"I had looked away from reality
-->I've dug my own grave, day by day
-->'Tomorrow, I can finish it.' 'I'll do it tomorrow!'
-->Putting it off like that is how I reached this point today."

[[AC:NewspaperComics]]
* Jeremy from ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' is a master of this. In one instance, he stays up all night working on a playlist to listen to while writing a huge paper that's due the next day; he plans to start actually writing at dawn.

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-->"I -->''I had looked away from reality
-->I've
reality\\
I've
dug my own grave, day by day
-->'Tomorrow,
day\\
"Tomorrow,
I can finish it.' 'I'll " "I'll do it tomorrow!'
-->Putting
tomorrow!"\\
Putting
it off like that is how I reached this point today."

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''
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'':
**
Jeremy from ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'' is a master of this. In one instance, he stays up all night working on a playlist to listen to while writing a huge paper that's due the next day; he plans to start actually writing at dawn.



-->'''Pierce:''' Panic is my muse.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': Peter Fox once started reading ''Literature/MobyDick'' the morning of the due date of his essay on it. His father is genuinely proud of this, saying that it reminds him of when he did his ''entire dissertation'' the morning of the day it was due.
** Jason, being a massive nerd, is an inversion. He loves schoolwork so much he once finished his exams early - in September. Another time, he waited until the last minute, literally, to begin an exam, saying he liked the challenge.

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-->'''Pierce:''' --->'''Pierce:''' Panic is my muse.
* ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'': ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'':
**
Peter Fox once started reading ''Literature/MobyDick'' the morning of the due date of his essay on it. His father is genuinely proud of this, saying that it reminds him of when he did his ''entire dissertation'' the morning of the day it was due.
** Jason, being a massive nerd, is an inversion. He loves schoolwork so much he once finished his exams early - -- in September. Another time, he waited until the last minute, literally, to begin an exam, saying he liked the challenge.



* Wally from ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''. He is a master of this trope, minus the part about doing anything. In one comic, he convinces the Pointy-Haired Boss to not give him any projects for the next year as he's working on the WDNW project, which he says "prevents the 1s and 0s in the code from becoming 10s". He buys it, and Wally points out that the PHB never realized that the full name of the project was the '''W'''ally '''D'''oes '''N'''o '''W'''ork Project.
** The PHB has similar tendencies. He once tells Dilbert that an assignment is urgent, and Dilbert says it's only urgent because everything sits on the PHB's desk until it becomes either moot or a crisis. The PHB even stacks them in bins labeled "Aging", "Crisis", and "Moot". The PHB is so miffed by Dilbert figuring out his system that he vows to give him nothing but the "Moots".
*** In fact, several of the engineers (Including Wally) have figured out how to determine if an assignment will ultimately end up as a "Moot", and thus can safely ignore it.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'':
**
Wally from ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}''. He is a master of this trope, minus the part about doing anything. In one comic, he convinces the Pointy-Haired Boss to not give him any projects for the next year as he's working on the WDNW project, which he says "prevents the 1s and 0s in the code from becoming 10s". He buys it, and Wally points out that the PHB never realized that the full name of the project was the '''W'''ally '''D'''oes '''N'''o '''W'''ork Project.
** The PHB has similar tendencies. He once tells Dilbert that an assignment is urgent, and Dilbert says it's only urgent because everything sits on the PHB's desk until it becomes either moot or a crisis. The PHB even stacks them in bins labeled "Aging", "Crisis", and "Moot". The PHB is so miffed by Dilbert figuring out his system that he vows to give him nothing but the "Moots".
***
"Moots". In fact, several of the engineers (Including Wally) have figured out how to determine if an assignment will ultimately end up as a "Moot", and thus can safely ignore it.

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it.
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[[AC:Theater]]
* The titular character in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' decides to kill Claudius early on, but spends much of the story fooling around and killing other characters; he finally does it near the end. (And if Laertes hadn't imposed a half-hour deadline in the last scene, who knows whether he'd have done it then, either.)
** 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.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Creator/ValveSoftware is [[http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time infamous for this]] to the degree that they ''bragged about releasing on time'' in ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Still Alive]]'', and proudly declared that ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' had the shortest delay they'd ever managed.
** Probably justified in that Valve only has so many people working for them, as well as a "work on whatever game/project you want" policy. So, if nobody feels like working on your favorite game that week/month/whatever, you're probably not going to get updates for it for a while.
* The release date for anything new for either ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' and ''[[VideoGame/CityOfHeroes CityOfVillains]]''? "Soon."
** A minor meme on some forums (particularly Blizzard and Valve) is pretending that the word "soon" is [[TradeSnark copyrighted]], because they use it so dang much.

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* The titular title character in ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' decides to kill Claudius early on, but spends much of the story fooling around and killing other characters; he characters. He finally does it near the end. (And end (and if Laertes hadn't imposed a half-hour deadline in the last scene, who knows whether he'd have done it then, either.)
**
either). 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.

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father.
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* Creator/ValveSoftware is [[http://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Valve_Time infamous for this]] to the degree that they ''bragged about releasing on time'' in ''[[VideoGame/{{Portal}} Still Alive]]'', and proudly declared that ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Portal2'' had the shortest delay they'd ever managed.
**
managed. Probably justified in that Valve only has so many people working for them, as well as a "work on whatever game/project you want" policy. So, if nobody feels like working on your favorite game that week/month/whatever, you're probably not going to get updates for it for a while.
* The release date for anything new for either ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' and ''[[VideoGame/CityOfHeroes CityOfVillains]]''? "Soon."
**
" A minor meme on some forums (particularly Blizzard and Valve) is pretending that the word "soon" is [[TradeSnark copyrighted]], because they use it so dang much.




[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* [[http://acephalous.typepad.com/acephalous/2007/03/classic_acephal.html This blog post]] portrays ridiculous procrastination in text-adventure form.

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* Parodied in ''BiggerThanCheeses'' with "Goonigoogoos Super Awesome Study Plan", which consists of points like "Waste your study break doing absolutely nothing, try to absorb as much info as possible 5 minutes before the test starts, completely luck out. Repeat."

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* Parodied in ''BiggerThanCheeses'' ''Webcomic/BiggerThanCheeses'' with "Goonigoogoos Super Awesome Study Plan", which consists of points like "Waste your study break doing absolutely nothing, try to absorb as much info as possible 5 minutes before the test starts, completely luck out. Repeat."

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"
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* [[http://acephalous.typepad.com/acephalous/2007/03/classic_acephal.html This blog post]] portrays ridiculous procrastination in text-adventure form.
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* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons had Lisa decide to write a novel, and do absolutely anything she could to avoid actually writing.
--> '''Lisa''': WRITING IS THE HARDEST THING EVER!!!

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* WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons had ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
Lisa decide decides to write a novel, and do absolutely anything she could to avoid actually writing.
--> '''Lisa''': --->'''Lisa:''' WRITING IS THE HARDEST THING EVER!!!



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had the episode "Arthur Plays the Blues. It is mostly about the dangers of procrastination, as it nearly gets Arthur to lose his piano instructor and his hopeful future job.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' had has the episode "Arthur Plays the Blues. It is mostly about the dangers of procrastination, as it nearly gets Arthur to lose his piano instructor and his hopeful future job.




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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]], and finally ''removed the roof''--to say nothing of the political pressure and outright ''threats'' the crowned heads of Europe used to "convince" the cardinals to just hurry 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]] (besides the removing the roof bit--which was too expensive--and the political pressure--which he couldn't control but could rely on anyway).

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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]], and finally ''removed the roof''--to roof'' -- to say nothing of the political pressure and outright ''threats'' the crowned heads of Europe used to "convince" the cardinals to just hurry 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]] (besides the removing the roof bit--which bit -- which was too expensive--and expensive -- and the political pressure--which pressure -- which he couldn't control but could rely on anyway).anyway).
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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".
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