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Disclaimer: The characters of Ranma ½ belong to Rumiko Takahashi, and not me. I am writing this story for fun and won’t be making a penny off of it.
Some Things are Just too Ridiculous By Lioconvoy
Chapter Six: The same problem, new reasons
Ranma tried to center herself. It was great getting to spend time with her mom. However, before her mom left to prepare her sisters for the introduction she admitted that Kasumi’s plan needed to be followed. Outside her own home or the Tendo property she had to be a she. Apparently all the problems her old man ran from tend to make their way to Nerima.
Sixteen, not including Akane Tendo, she was engaged to sixteen different women. Ukyo, Minako, Rei, Setsuna, a different Akane, Sara, Azusa, Koaru, Mizuki, Kasumi not Tendo, Rumiko, Naoko, Megumi, Natsuna, Masako, and Natsumi not his sister. She had no idea Ukyo and Kaoru were girls let alone her pop engaged her to them. Ukyo was a good friend that was all she had ever been to her why that idiot engage to her buddy? Also Kaoru was practically a little brother. Most of the other girls she barely remembered ever interacting with at all.
While some of the parents had given up their claims on him thanks to his Mother negotiating with them and or reimbursing what her old man had stolen. None of the girls had except Kaoru, maybe that was a sign she was against the engagement herself. Even though Nerima was a large ward, there was too much of a chance of her running into any of them. So for that reason in public she had to be Usagi Narita the daughter of Makoto Narita. She wondered if her mother had gotten her uncle’s approval for this.
She really didn’t want to accidentally take her current anger at her father out on her sisters, but it was really hard to not be angry that she wasn’t allowed to be herself.
Makato looked was very careful as he walked down the streets of Nerima. He really hoped he’d not run into the ladle lady today. He was less likely to find Nodoka at home alone today and he really didn’t want any of his nieces knowing of his curse.
Nabiki walked into the dojo to see Ranma meditating. “That something Kasumi’s having you do?”
“No, you missed a lot today.” She didn’t exactly know where to start. The redhead sighed. “I’m going to be going home today.”
“Really, you’re mom’s not going to kill you?” That was good news so Ranma wasn’t going to have to pretend to be a girl. Something struck her as odd as soon as that thought crossed her mind why was Ranma a girl right now? Was she wearing Natsumi’s clothes?
“Nope in fact it’s my mom’s fault I have my curse.” The redhead had more than enough to blame on her pop. It didn’t feel entirely right blaming her curse on her mom, but he mother wanted to take the blame because she set the events in motion.
“Wait, Mom knew what the pamphlet was before sending it to dad?”
Ranma looked at the girl who now entered the dojo. She looked like a younger version of herself, just with a slightly longer braid. This had to be Koneko, he mom was right it was scary how close their appearances matched. Her little sister was two years younger but it was kind of hard to tell. Standing up she walked over to he sailor suit clad sister and noticed that she was a little taller than her and only a little bigger than her. “Koneko shouldn’t you be at home?”
“Well Kasumi didn’t come over yesterday so I thought I’d visit her instead.” Her big brother could almost be her twin. Sure all eight sisters were similar especially in the face, but they all had different figures. Well Yuukune and Rouko were only ten so they hadn’t quite started to blossom, but considering the pattern they might end up more like the older twins rather than herself. Still the only difference she noticed between herself and Ranma was an inch in height and a little in the chest. She was sure she’d catch up. Looking at her brother turned sister again…. “Why are you wearing some of Natusmi’s clothes.”
“Because of Pop there be too maybe problems if I’m in public as Ranma. Mom borrowed these clothes for me to wear for when I go home. I changed into them now cause I didn’t know how long it take mom to get the lot of you ready to meet me. I’m waiting for her to call before I head home.” Changing clothes constantly was a pain. That's why she liked her Chineese clothes. They were comfortable to fight in and looked cool. However as they weren't very common in Japan she'd draw to much attention to herself wearing them. Where was her fiancee? "Where's Akane? Does she have after school activities?"
"She was in a fight with Kuno, Kasumi is looking at her right now. So far it's just a few bruises." Nabiki was of mix feeling about this outcome. Part of her want to see if maybe her sudden friendship with Kuno was rapidly becoming something else. Although they'd been business partners for two months she didn't really consider Taki a friend before yesterday. The other part really didn't want to lose more income. Right now her sister's love life was the priority. "So Akane can't brag you're her fiance?"
"No, not if she want to stay safe there are at least fifteen other girls who thanks to my old man can make that claim. According to mom they're not all the most stable of girls." She still wasn't as centered as she wanted to be and she'd rather ignore this particular issues at the moment, but Akane did need to know and by extension Nabiki too.
"I think the only ones Akane really needs to worry about are Akane Hidaka, Megumi Saotome, and Natsuna Aragaki. Rumiko Takeshida, Mizuki Shimada, and Setsuna Noya all go to Furinkan.” She knew who all sixteen of her brother’s fiancees were. Kaoru was actually her age, and currently her best friend. Most of the other girls were closer to Ranma’s age.
“Oh Koneko’s you’re here.” Kasumi came into the Dojo to tell Ranma her mother was ready for her, but one of his sisters was missing. She was so worried about outsider coming after Ranma after hearing about the other fiancees that she missed sensing Koneko. “You’re mothers ready for you I guess Koneko can take you home rather than Akane.”
“What no! I mean I’m glad Ranma is home, but me and Kaoru don’t want to miss anymore training. You didn’t stop by yesterday that’s why we’re here now. Well I kind of ran ahead of Kaoru, but she’s on her way.” Since she had turned to face Kasumi who was behind her she missed out her brother reaction to Kaoru being on her way. She wonder if her mother mentioned Kaoru practically lived with them. “Besides you might need our help forcing Dad to come home.”
“I guess that later point is fair, I don’t know if your father knows you mom won’t make him commit seppuku.” Maybe there was no reason to alter the original plan. Her sister could bring Ranma home and be introduced as his one true fiancee. “What do you think Ranma?”
Ranma finally got up from her meditating position. She walked over to Koneko and messed up her hair. “I guess it will suck not having my favorite little sister there, but hey I get it, training is important. I’m pretty sure she’ll be pretty good at monopolizing my time so maybe the others need a fair shot.”
Soun got of the phone with Nodoka. Genma demanded the return to the Tendo compound first before going to see his wife, something about having an important artifact in his bag that he had to have with him. What was odd was that Nodoka agreed Genma probably should bring it with him. Neither of them would tell him what it was. “Genma, lets head back to my place.”
“Yes lets.” If his old friend was right and Nodoka didn’t want to kill him…, then she might want him to fulfill his duties that he had put off for so long. He need to make sure the statue of the Infertility goddess watched over them. He did not need anymore children.
Koneko came out of the changing room surprised to see Nabiki was still hanging out in the dojo. Since she was still in her school uniform she wasn’t there to train. Well since Nabiki was there she might as well find out if she needed to worry about her own issues again. “You said Kuno fought Akane, he’s not a guy again is he?”
“No he didn’t change back.” Nabiki was surprised. She had hoped Ranma’s sister would bring up Kuno, but she wasn’t expecting her to have such a happy face that Kuno was still a girl. Taki complained how much of a pain Koneko was and how much she crushed on her while she was still a he. “You don’t want Kuno to be a guy?”
"Of course not. I didn't fall for him of my own free will, there was a stupid magic pill involved." In hind site it was dumb of her to put the piece of the bracelet in her mouth, just to see if it was a tiny pearl. Because the little twin stormed in to the room she and Naru shared she accidently swallowed it. "We found out after what I accidently swallowed a pill that make me be in love with Kuno for my life time. Kuno turning into a girl was the best thing that ever happened because apparently the pill doesn't work for same sex relations. We're still trying to find a cure."
So if she liked Kuno, Koneko wouldn't me a rival. Now she need to decide what her feelings were. Nabiki sighed. How did she fall for Kuno of all people?
As they walked to her home things were a little too quiet. She wasn't sure what to talk about. Ranma worried talking about their relationship might cause trouble because of all the other fiancees he had. Maybe he should talk about his siter's. "Is Kaoru, Koneko's boyfriend?"
"Ran... Usagi, Kaoru is a girl, she's my cousin and Koneko's best friend." Akane sighed she got what Ranma was doing, but she didn't quite think she had a clue how to do it.
"Sorry, with one exception most of the Kaorus I know are guys, so I just assumed." Normally she wasn't so quick to jump to the wrong conclusions. She knew Kaoru could be a girl's name, but it in her experience it was more common to be a guys name. Now that she thought about it, didn't the one female Kaoru she knew kind of look like Akane? "Your cousin doesn't have brown hair like Kasumi and green eyes, does she?"
So yesterday, I had to stay late for a extra task. About an hour after I left the store it got robbed.
Police arrest 3 minors in connection to overnight robberies
I know my store they stole chips, money from one of the cash registers, stole keys and jewelery from customers, and beat on one of the clerks. She's okay.
Tonight after I left a gentleman who's been 86ed (He's not allowed in the store) for stealing beer, decided since we wouldn't let him in the store, he was going to punch the window. There is now a nice fist sized hole in the window and it's pretty broken. I had been next door at Jack in the Box eating when I saw the cop car pull up and I was worried. My co-workers are fine and they caught the guy.
Bad things then to happen in three's I'm not looking forward to what's next....
Okay so how does my work day start? We have a line of customers and one of the drawers needed to be turned over. Instead of standing in line a lady hand her money to the first person in line tells him what she want done with it and walks out with a soda in hand. The guy is a regular and a nice guy so he complies, five dollars in gas. However she had a soda, and I had to ring that up. So it was 4.04 in gas and 96 cents for the soda. A different lady comes in complaining that she wants five dollars in gas. They had already started pumping the gas and I can't just let them have the soda for free. The first lady who didn't even bother standing in line tried saying she wasn't with the second lady. Yes she was they got in the car and left together. Since they weren't listening to me Ignored them and the second lady said she was the wrong lady to mess with and she'd be back.
About an hour later she was back and she stole about twenty-five dollar worth of stuff. Now proper pocedure is to call the boss report the theft to him and then to the 7 Eleven theft prevention hotline, once there out the door , I'm not supposed to go after them. I stupidly did. I went to the car their window were rolled down, and I tried to grab stuff back. I got pepper sprayed.
Not an experience I'd like to go through again. In the end the cops got her, we got the stuff back, most of it opened or had pepper spray on it so it had to written off, but I didn't press charged cause I didn't recognize her when the cops took me to see her. (My coworker did when they brought her by) She has been told she not allowed back on the property.
My other coworkers heard about this and wondered why there wasn't a more severe punishment for the lady. 25 dollars worth of stuff, is still small time isn't it? I don't fault the cops for not doing more. What more could they do?
Am I the only one who finds the way that word is used stupid. We're all the same *squee!*ing race. We are all humans. So what if the bloody tone of your skin is a different bloody color your still a human. Why the flying squeal do we use the word racist to describe discrimination based on skin color? Wouldn't Toneist or something be more accurate?
So I generally sleep from 0500 to 1300. 5 AM to 1 PM to those that don't know military time. Sunday night, Morning I couldn't sleep. I got up from my bed about 0630-0700 something sounded off with my AC. I then notice my carpet is wet. I immediately call my apartment maintenance. It took an hour and a half for them to send someone and then another half an hour for the person who would drain the water to show up. I lost about $200 dollars in comic books had to move half my apartment around. I really don't get why the didn't call for the Carpet guy(he's the one that gets rid of the water) as soon as I mentioned the flooding maybe then it wouldn't have gotten so bad. I have an inch of water in my kitchen.
Anyway that's where I was yesterday. I keep my computer on the floor in the area that got flooded so I had to disconnect it and move it out as soon as I noticed the water was moving in that direction. So I'm lucky it didn't get damaged.
What the title says.
I was at work. I had just finished taking out our cardboard when a customer asked me for help at the pumps. I helped him out and then was on my way back inside the store. I saw a piece of garbage on the ground and went to pick it up. I saw a truck backing up so I backed up and let them pass. After they passed I went to get the garbage and I got hit. I didn't see who hit me I just hit the ground hard.
After I got hit I felt numb I wanted to get up but I just couldn't. A moment later I did. I'm not sure if I had picked up the garbage before or after I got hit, but it was in my hands and customer were telling me to just sit on the curb, So I did. They said they called the cops and an Ambulance. I remember talking to a firefighter or a cop and then going inside to sit down. After that I sat till my headache was manageable and started to go back to work. My Manager got their. She had me talk to the owner and then call the 7 Eleven hotline. They then sent me home. My head still hurt a little, but I was more than willing to finish my shift.
I'm told I declined talking to the paramedics, but I remember thinking that they'd follow me inside.
Not an experience I'd ever like to repeat.
He wouldn't leave his computer till he won an arguments and he had to go to the bathroom really bad. Instead of peeing in his pant somehow his bladder exploded and he died. That's why I hate back and forth posting so much.
Seriously I know I've mentioned this many times before but my problem with back and forth posting on games stems from the fact that it just doesn't seem right to me. Whats the point of a forum game if it's only two people playing it. Back and forthing in a game just makes me feel like I'm intruding, rather than it being a game that everyone should play.
Some thing are also less amusing when it's done by two people going back and fourth rather than when it's by a group. For example recently in Word Ascation a group of us stumbled into Rick Ashly's well know song. It was funny that we all were one the same track. But then it got taken over by back and forthing, and it just wasn't as amusing. It's easier to get two people on the same mindset rather than a group.
So another back and forth rant because @Ridley Wolf asked for it.
I can not respect the movement. Not in the slightest. If they really believed what they preach why don't the tackle both halves of the problem. Yes part of the problem is cops, but most of the events they protested were cases where the cops were actually in the right.
Here's the other half of the problem. If you so firmly believe that you're being unfairly target by stereotypes why not tell you people to stop living up to the bloody stereotype. Last night a guy came in to my work grabbed two beers went to the counter and asked for cigarettes. Then after my coworker grabbed the cigarettes he asked for a swisher. As she was grabbing the swisher he pocked the cigarettes and started to walk out with them and the beers. She called him out on it and he just walked out. I ran after him and tried to get the beers back. He punched me in the face with one of the beers. My glasses were knocked off my face and I'm kind of blind without them so that ended my chase.
He was black. The co-workers he stole from were black. I was off the clock still there to prepare for a audit. An audit we have to go through because the high amount of theft we've been having. Black Lives Matter only seems to call out the cops for what's been happening lately. I'm not saying they're aren't bad cops. There most definitely are, Rid, a white guy had a run in with a bad cop. Some of the responsibility needs to fall back on them. Tell these people if they want a better chance of not giving bad cops an excuse, follow the bloody law. Acting like a thug just because people already assume you're a thug validates the stereotype and makes it harder for people to move on from the perspective they already have.
There I times when Ridley rubs me the wrong way, but there are other times we see eye to eye. So I'm kind of annoyed he got banned. What he got banned for was labeled as Racism. I've never know Ridley to be racist. He has several times complained about the immigrants he works (who happen to be Mexican) with and it's believed his most recent rant was the cause of the ban. He started off explicitly saying the immigrants at his job site and ended saying Mexican. Granted he didn't ended the best way, but if you read the whole thing in context he did start by specifying at his work site. I've never seen him treat Prince of the Night bad, and she (or he?) has flat out stated they are Mexican.
I work in a convenience store I'm not sure the proper ratio but we have a lot of minority customers and because of that most, but far from all, of are problems are with minorities. I don't have problems with people because of their race I have problems with them due to their actions. I get that maybe Ridley didn't have the best tact, or maybe wording, but was it really racism?
I get casual RPs are just that casual. They don't have rules, but there are just certain things that rub me the wrong way. First I know my character is a robot, but he's a living Robot. I don't take kindly to people who say they can simply hack Lio. Life is complicated. I can't hack a person's human character, I don't care how frelling smart their character is they can't hack Lio.
Second is my character's Tech. I know this is a self imposed rule of mine, but I take time to develop tech Lio uses. Years of Real life pass before Lio has something new. That said I don't take kindly to someone saying they can hack it or simply copy it. One of the reasons for my self imposed rule is so that I can say I built failsafe and firewalls into the tech. I don't care what powers someone's characters claim to possess you can't frelling account for every possibility. There are somethings you can account for and that someone saying the scanned it. Good for you, your scans give you what? A portion of the picture. Not the whole *squee!*ing thing. The first episode of Star Trek DS9 is a perfect example, the Cardasions scanned the station and saw armaments that weren't there.
The example that brings up my rant is my interdimensional communications hub. A station that started as a nock-off of DS9 admittingly. Now my knock-off more or less just had the shell, my own tech was used. Ridley mentioned he can't communicate between dimensions, I mentioned I can to prove a previous point about some people have different specialties that others. I didn't suddenly have the station just so I could say it. Ridley always going on about estabished facts so here's a few: My first post ever mentions my character is from another dimension. http://www.everypony.com/threads/last-to-post-round-five.16165/page-166#post-607081 Brings up that my body here is a remote. There's a post somewhere in the Last to Post where I mentioned my real body was in another dimension which would tie everything together but I haven't found it yet.
Maybe it's just me cause I'm old (35), but it kind of gets annoying when game topics become back and fourth. Last to Post I get, it's more a conversation topic than a true game, but "Word Association", "ABC", even "React to the person above your kissing you", games like those it's tiring seeing two people take over the games and in some cases taking the games off track. I was told if it's not broke don't fix it the one time I commented in a game about it, but these games do have rules in the first post in some case they are getting broken.
I myself try to adhere to waiting two or three post from other before posting again. I'm sure anyone can find examples of where I've broken this personal rule. "Type the Username with your eyes closed" being a recent example. In that case I wanted to reply to Irregular Apocalypse and his getting my name right on the first try.
Anyway. I don't know if anyone will read this or even care. But I just wanted to get this out of my system. I've already started the rant once in my Ask Me thread. Just felt I needed to finish it.