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Basic Trope: A character that puts off everything to the last minute.

  • Straight: Lacey's teacher gives his class an assignment which is due in three weeks. Lacey does everything the evening before it's due and has to stay up until 2:00 AM to finish it.
  • Exaggerated:
    • Lacey writes it in the morning the day it's due.
    • Lacey does it during the other classes the day it's due.
    • Lacey doesn't do the assignment at all. She planned to build a time machine, then write the assignment, and finally travel back in time to hand in the assignment the day it's due.
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  • Downplayed: Lacey starts working on it a week before it's due.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted: Lacey always does her homework as soon as practically possible.
  • Subverted:
    • Lacey writes an assignment the day before it's due, but it turns out to be because she had many agreements and that she actually did the assignment at the first opportunity.
    • At school, Lacey talks how she won't get anything done before the last minute. When she comes home, she starts working.
  • Double Subverted:
    • She made the appointments to have an excuse for procrastinating.
    • She does start working on her assignment early. That is, she writes a title, calls it a day and starts playing video games.
  • Parodied:
    • Lacey puts off doing the assignment by doing pointless things that she hates because it's still better than doing the assignment.
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    • Lacey has 50 years to do something, and still does it the day before.
  • Zig Zagged: Depending on what the assignment involves, Lacey may or may not put it off to work on much later.
  • Averted: Lacey has a reasonable working schedule with some breaks so she doesn't get overworked.
  • Enforced:
    • "The Moral Guardians demanded An Aesop about procrastination. Looks like we'll have to write an extreme procrastinator."
    • "Of course we could write about a bunch of dutiful pupils, but would anyone think that's entertaining enough?"
  • Lampshaded: "I can't believe Lacey hasn't flunked out yet."
  • Invoked: Lacey has many friends that want to spend time with her. They tell her that her homework can wait.
  • Exploited: Lacey's teacher gives short deadlines because he knows everyone does their homework the day before it's due anyway.
  • Defied: Lacey's parents encourage her to do her homework as early as possible.
  • Discussed:
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    • "I know doing homework isn't that fun, but I don't think putting it off for long is a good idea."
    • "Lacey, if you do your homework now, you won't have to worry about it later."
  • Conversed: "Is that procrastinating Lacey going to suffer for it to create An Aesop?"
  • Implied: The day before the assignment is due, Lacey is asked whether it's finished, to which she replies "Kind of". When she comes to school the next day, she's clearly tired, and her friends complain that she had promised to play video games with them last evening and never showed up.
  • Deconstructed: Lacey procrastinates writing her assignments to the point where she has to rush them and deliver them half-finished. This takes its toll on her grades, which might render going to her dream college impossible.
  • Reconstructed: Lacey gets her act together and learns to work with a schedule... that is, she still procrastinates a lot, but at least gives herself enough time to do each assignment properly.
  • Played For Laughs:
    • Lacey does fun things while procrastinating.
    • Lacey stays up all night to finish her assignment. When she comes to school, incredibly tired, she finds out that the deadline has been changed.
  • Played For Drama: Lacey's procrastination shows her struggle with her lack of self control.
  • Played For Horror:

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