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[OOC][Arc 1] Bake sales and other fundraisers
[OOC][Arc 1] Bake sales and other fundraisers
#1
As part of the retcon, we've moved the place in Nova Scotia from the middle of orchard lands to just across the highway from a university. Which means I need to re-write every single Ranma ½ character writeup's "Changes in the Metacontinuity" section.

So of course I started with Kasumi Tendo.

Quote:Kasumi has more time to read and study than she did at home, since Epsilon is taking care of much of the building upkeep. This is letting her informally pursue her interest in chiropractic medicine (the one that she had to abandon when Dr. Tofu stopped showing up in canon; she borrowed books from him at least once). Eventually, she'll overhear somebody who is shopping at the nearby grocery store mention the "Bachelor of Arts & Science in Health" program at St. Francis Xavier University... and StFX is literally just the other side of the highway from her new home. All that's stopping her from attending university is a grade transcript (which HAL 9000 can produce for her easily) and money (which is more difficult).

Kasumi isn't stupid (and definitely isn't as stupid as Flanderization made her out to be), but she isn't a genius, either; she doesn't qualify for a full scholarship. And Soun isn't rolling in cash, either. Nabiki... would no doubt prefer to use her own money for herself. Akane, Ranma, and Genma are more likely to cost the Tendos money than to raise any. The "Chinese Amazons" are more likely to use their money to open a restaurant than to spend it on someone else's education, and Ukyo's in the same position but with a different restaurant.

Hence the title of this thread: "Bake sales and other fundraisers"

Any ideas on how the eldest Tendo daughter can afford to attend university? Bake sales only go so far, even if they're held across all of the displacees' residences. And this being set in the "we're keeping our metahuman abilities secret" phase of the story, monetizing superpowers is out, too.

EDIT: Let's generalize the question, because there's a building in Venice Beach with a half-dozen students who need the same question answered, and some more such displacees in Montreal. And the residence in New Brunswick Somerset is pretty much intended to house students.
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#2
Regarding the Nova Scotia residence, one idea that came up in tonight's teleconference was, basically, to use the "almost-restaurant-ready breakfoost nook" (as I think you described it) as a restaurant, a joint enterprise run by Ukyou and the Amazons, an authentic "Asian fusion" place.

As for Douglass Gardens, I'd need to do a little research on net-based music sales and doujins...
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....
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#3
And the Lake Wobegon residence is going to lease most of its land out to a neighboring farmer and make money from being a working farm.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....
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#4
Don't forget that at the end of season five, several of the Scoobies are (or appear to be in Anya's case) college-age. Willow (and Oz if he's around and interested) is/are smart enough for full-ride scholarships; the rest, not so much.

Xander doesn't think he's qualified for college. I plan to hire him to help maintain the residence and point him at a local vo-tech in South Philly (if I can't find one closer).

Anya is probably more interested in starting her own business than going to college. I plan to point her, the Takamachis, and anyone else in the residence interested in starting a business at the Women's Opportunities Resource Center, an organization aimed at helping people, especially women, become financially independent. They offer classes in starting and operating small businesses, can put business owners in contact with lawyers and accountants with appropriate specialties, and can help with SBA loan applications.

Oh, I'd considered the possibility of Giles getting a job at U Penn in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. If that happens and we can arrange for him to become Tara's and the Summers girls' legal guardian, then Tara and Buffy (if she's alive) would qualify for any discounts offered to faculty offspring.

Throw in Angel and company, and Cordelia and Faith are also college age although Faith would need to get a GED first. Oh, and Faith never murdered anyone in this universe, so she doesn't have a criminal record. Honestly, I'd point her at the Community College of Philadelphia before any four-year institutions anyway.

Momoko: I ran my own business for several years. Why do you think I need a business class?
Raven: That was in Japan.
Momoko: So?
Raven: You'll need to learn about the laws that apply to businesses here and they're probably quite different from the laws in Japan.
Momoko: Oh, that's a good point.
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#5
Something for the long-term planning. There's at least one Ivy League alum (me) among the managers who'd be willing to make recommendations to his alma mater's admissions department (alums' voices matter).

Alumni children get favorable treatment in admissions, too, but I can only pretend to be the father of so many applicants before the Dean of Admissions starts getting suspicious. And I'd probably reserve that for one or two of the current high-schoolers at DGA.
-- Bob

I have been Roland, Beowulf, Achilles, Gilgamesh, Clark Kent, Mary Sue, DJ Croft, Skysaber.  I have been 
called a hundred names and will be called a thousand more before the sun grows dim and cold....
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And I'm a Seven Sisters alum which should be worth something if anyone's interested in going to Bryn Mawr or Haverford. Bryn Mawr is very pagan friendly which might appeal to Tara.
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