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Oct 13th 2016 at 10:39:33 AM •••

Would Ferris Bueller be considered briiliant but lazy?

Jun 23rd 2013 at 12:40:49 AM •••

might well add Asimov's "Wendell Urth" stories - under Lit. - as another housebound genius detective, who NEVER leaves home to solve a (Sci-Fi) mystery . . .

Apr 6th 2011 at 5:12:57 PM •••

How is this an inversion of the Genius Ditz or Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass? Wouldn't the inversion be someone who is incompetent but hard-working?

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May 7th 2012 at 9:48:33 AM •••

Agreed... they're actually complimentary, not inversions. At all. If anything it's an inversion of Weak, but Skilled, but based on intelligence, not power.

Feb 3rd 2011 at 5:22:03 AM •••

I so agree with everything under 'Real Life'. Well, I'm not saying I'm genius but my teachers and guidance councilors always tell me "You have the brain, you just have to work... blah blah blah"; "You need to 'fix' you laziness or else your brain would go to waste"; "You can do better", "You're intelligent, you're just lazy." Jeez, I'm tired of listening to them. Different words, the same meaning. I hear it everytime there's a project and/or assignment i fail to submit and when I got a mistake on tests(which means all the time). Also, I've been transferring schools, and i hear it from almost all the teachers that 'handled' me, in all the schools I've went. Even when I graduated high school, they said I would have been the valedictorian if i'm not lazy. Now, I'm 'supposed to be' in college at the age of 14 but i dropped out (not because I failed) because of the unsatisfactory(low) grades i get because of lack of "study habits". I'm thinking of 'practicing' how NOT to be lazy, then go back to school(or else, i'll barely pass the first year in college and fail the 2nd year for real). Wish me luck, i hope i'll improve. *sigh*

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Sep 11th 2011 at 2:31:01 PM •••

People like you are the reason we blamm'd Troper Tales, please don't post this kind of shit.

Jul 22nd 2010 at 5:04:45 PM •••

"•Shikamaru Nara from Naruto defines this trope and was a former Trope Namer" Was he ever? I remember adding in that line myself as "...if this trope had appeared a year sooner it might've been called The Shikamaru" (but already when this was launched there had already been a trend away from "the + (character name)" trope names.

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Aug 3rd 2010 at 9:44:53 PM •••

This trope has always been named after that line from Spiderman 2. From the moment it hit YKTTW.

Jul 17th 2010 at 2:51:02 PM •••

alex russo in wizard in wrarely place is very smart but very lazy as well!!!

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Apr 6th 2011 at 5:12:04 PM •••

She seems far more Book Dumb to me.

EDIT: On second thought, she's both.

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