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fifteen years [message #7383] Wed, 31 October 2012 20:36 Go to next message
Anne  is currently offline Anne
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It's been fifteen years since Ellen posted the first issue of The Saga Of Tuck, thus we could speculate that today would be Valerie's 15th birthday. Tuck would be some where in the neighborhood of 30 if he made it out of high school and he had no health issues that were fatal WRT his condition.
Re: fifteen years [message #7385] Wed, 31 October 2012 22:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Uhhh.... fifteen? I do believe that the first chapter on the Saga happens in Halloween, *2006*, and I *think* that Ellen wrote it at the time to be contemporary, not "one year in the past." That would make it *sixteen*.

Anyway, leaving aside the matter of when the story was posted, in story-dating terms today would be sixteen years since Valerie first dressed up for Halloween. Tu-Val would be about thirty-one and a half years old. Where would the characters be?


Don't call me Shirley. You will surely make me surly.
Re: fifteen years [message #7387] Thu, 01 November 2012 12:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kathy's a photojournalist.

James is running The cookie Sheet restaurant and The Sleazy Spaceport Bar.

Sabrina's flying for a small charter operation. She met Kelly's dad who told her how little actual math pilots really use and helped her get her Private license - coaching her for ground school, getting her low-cost flight time with buddies, etc.

Brian's the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) for a large non-profit. One of his other job functions is glad-handing potential donors while wearing a $1000 suit and a Super Bowl Ring.

Debbie and Lisa are married (one of the first same-sex couples who married when the law was passed). D&E is a large employer of youngsters in the area and has a reputation for treating its employees well. A recommendation from D&E opens lots of doors. They have three adopted kids.

Julia went to New York to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She currently runs seminars for job seekers, specializing in coaching geeks.

Dan's a freelance artist in L.A. doing projects for videogame developers.

George is driving an 18-wheeler.

Travis married Annie. He teaches 6th grade English and is a Scout Leader. She teaches high school Algebra and Trig.

Cory went into modeling. She never made the big time but is a minor celebrity in the local area. She does spokesperson bits for various charities and hosts a current-events program on local television.

Dobson is School Superintendent. Solving the problems at McAllen gave him an enormous boost. Betty still attends the convention.
Re: fifteen years [message #7388] Fri, 02 November 2012 18:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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And where is Tu/Val? Has college life made herm any less paranoid? Is herm the CTO for some start up? Or is herm running some small mom and pop shop like Freehold? Will Bill Tucker have retired and left the headaches of a small business to his middle child?

Then too where is Susan? Is she a semi-famous radio personality? A disc jockette?
Re: fifteen years [message #7391] Tue, 06 November 2012 13:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Anne wrote on Fri, 02 November 2012 15:48

Then too where is Susan? Is she a semi-famous radio personality? A disc jockette?


I'd almost see her as a heterosexual Rachael Maddow without the
PhD in politics from Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

Worked in local radio, getting to the point where she has her own
show "The Susan Tucker Show" specializing in "slaps upside the
head for being stupid." When accused of picking on Republicans
and the political right she responds, "I pick on anyone lying or
being stupid. Republicans get the most slaps because they lie
more and act stupidly more often."

The show wound up being nationally syndicated and she started
being invited on the talking head shows and contributing to
MSNBC. She got into blogging early in the movement. She's a
scathing critic of "zero tolerance," "No Child Left Behind,"
gun control hysteria, and the mainstream media's crisis du jour.

Either that or she enlists in the Marine Corps and she winds up
as a radio operator on supply convoys in the Big Sandbox. For a
good story she's critical for her convoy shooting its way out of
an ambush ("Fucking Annie Oakley; damn, that woman can shoot.")
Of course, she could start doing radio after she gets out.
Re: fifteen years [message #7393] Thu, 15 November 2012 05:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tuck and Mike are running an internet security company
Re: fifteen years [message #7396] Thu, 15 November 2012 10:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I wonder if Amy's living with them?
Re: fifteen years [message #7405] Tue, 20 November 2012 05:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Perhaps Debbie and company run a conglomerate utilizing da boys and da girls of the verse.
Re: fifteen years [message #7465] Fri, 22 February 2013 18:44 Go to previous message
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Quite possibly falling out of a plane. Again.


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