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Index for paper stuff: letters, documents, contracts, reports, homework, notes, messages, notebooks, posters, newspapers, toilet paper and so on, and various related plots.

Compare Bookish Tropes, Box Tropes, Mail and Delivery Tropes and Photography and Illustration. See also Writing and Drawing Index.

Badass on Paper, Paper Cutting, Paper People and Paper Tiger are unrelated.

Art, crafting, creating and stuff made of paper

Contracts and documents

Letters and messages


Paper bags


Toilet paper


Written assignments and homework

  • Completely Off-Topic Report: A student is asked to write a paper, but somehow has it written on a subject that has nothing to do with the topic that was assigned.
  • A Dog Ate My Homework: A student who neglected to do their homework (frequently something written on paper) avoids getting in trouble by claiming their dog ate the homework.
  • Homework Slave: Bullying someone else into doing your homework for you.
  • Writing Lines: The lines can be assigned to be written into a notebook/piece of paper.