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Supergirl needs to earn money. What should she do?

26 May 2008 19:20 #12412 by Sarge395
If a girl were to gain powers similar to Supergirl and wanted to make more money than say being a barely undercover reporter what would she do? I'm thinking good girl stuff (rare for me I know)

Here are some examples:

1. Steelworker. She could fly the beams up and weld them into place all on her own.
2. Smelter operator at a steel mill. Those furnaces requre a lot of expensive energy to get and keep going.
3. Ship salvage. She could lift ships up from the bottom of the sea and fly them to a dry dock.
4. ?

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26 May 2008 23:21 #12419 by Mirk
Transport of satellites to and from orbit. Transports to other planets?

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27 May 2008 00:43 #12420 by yohashuan
Retreiving gold and treasure from previously undiscovered shipwrecks on commission for European governments and private corporations.

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27 May 2008 02:09 #12421 by d_k_c
No question Poker pro or profesional gambler. The casino she goes to is broke before the day is done. The combination of x-ray vision, super intellect and super speed would devestate the casinos on the strip. And the best part is, nobody would ever suspect that the dark haired girl with the tight body and the killer set of tits is actually the most powerful being the planet has ever known. Great question Yosh, if there were writers left it would have made for a cool WS

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27 May 2008 02:11 #12422 by d_k_c
Errr... and by Yosh....I meant Sarge. :oops:

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27 May 2008 23:00 #12426 by Sarge395
d_k_c I was thinking of good girl stuff and then moving on to bad girl stuff.

Yohashuan, yeah that would work. Probably tons of old gold down below. Doubt she'd have to work on commission however. She could pretty much keep whatever she finds if it was in international waters.

Mirk, that would pay a pretty penny. Imagine how many millions are spent on rocket boosters, launch control, training, etc. You could just have one dude tell her where and when you wanted something delivered and you'd have a huge success rate. Save money on insurance knowing the rocket wasn't going to blow up.

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28 May 2008 00:59 #12429 by willow
:-) Of course, I would ask: why would a supergirl need to work at all if the world is her oyster? Why should be bother obeying the laws of others if there is nothing on Earth that can stop her? Just adding my own philosophical thought on the matter.

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d_k_c I was thinking of good girl stuff and then moving on to bad girl stuff.

Yohashuan, yeah that would work. Probably tons of old gold down below. Doubt she'd have to work on commission however. She could pretty much keep whatever she finds if it was in international waters.

Mirk, that would pay a pretty penny. Imagine how many millions are spent on rocket boosters, launch control, training, etc. You could just have one dude tell her where and when you wanted something delivered and you'd have a huge success rate. Save money on insurance knowing the rocket wasn't going to blow up.

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28 May 2008 03:45 #12430 by Sarge395
Alexa,

That is true but I'm curious to know what people think of a 'Good' Supergirl would need to do to make $$. An evil one would be a different post. Anyone feel free to fire one up and we can all post our ideas there.

I was thinking about energy today probably after filling my car up and paying an arm and a leg for it. If Supergirl did exist would you be able to create large flywheels that were in parallel that she could spin up all at once with one mighty pull of her arm on a steel cable? Kind of like the old zip cars I used to have as a kid. The kind with the plastic ziptie starting thing that you inserted into a sprocket. You gave a yank on it and the heavy wheel it was attached to would rotate to beat all hell. Then you'd set it down and it would take off. Lot of energy stored in it. Think of 50 ton flywheels all in a row or mechanically connected. I used 50-ton because it would be semi manageable to manufacture, transport, and maintain. They would be enclosed in a vacuum on some type of ball bearing surface. Not sure on the physics of it all but she could get them up to speed by pulling on an attached cable slowly at first and then faster. You'd have to have a big dial for her to see so she could gauge when they were up to speed and not beyond it. 50 tons of rotating mass would take a lot to slow down or stop. They would all be geared to a central shaft that ran a large generator or possibly individually.

1 minute of work on her part would equal say $10,000? Of course a guy like me would be filming it all for posterior err I mean posterity. Is that spelled correctly?

Keep em coming. It is not enough to just say 'heavy lifting'. Give an example.

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28 May 2008 09:33 #12433 by Bully_pup
Well, Supergirl could indeed take what she wants and do what she wants, but then she'd be hounded by the police, military and countless other organizations, until eventually someone found a way to stop her.

So, if she needs money.. .. Doing it "the old fashion way" is probably the best answer.

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28 May 2008 09:46 #12434 by d_k_c
Oh why didnt you say so, thats even easier!. The Super Girl would fly school to school preaching happiness and goodness to all the school children. She'd wear a puffy sweater and a long pleated skirt so that her message of happy pappy wasn't distracted from. And when it was time to pay her she would donate the money to a noble charity. .....Ehm concept now would be a great time to stop by and say hello.

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28 May 2008 10:38 #12435 by Lastleaf
My first thought was marry Bruce Wayne :D

Then when I really thought about it, there was nothing I could think of that I can consider a job for Supergirl. About your zip dynamo, you actually need the resistance to generate electricity, so you have to be keep spinning it against the resistance. Not just one pull. If that would be the case, you'll need a very large storage battery to store that power. If we had that battery we'll be harnessing lightning for power now.

What I thought about was using her fame, kinda like Glory who does photo shoots in Hawaii, taking in a percentage in pay per view earnings. The shoots could have a scenario or just basic shoots like bikini destinations.

I believe this idea has been done before, sorry.

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28 May 2008 13:42 #12436 by Captain Marbles
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1: Get a credit card.

2: Use credit card to buy hundreds of bags of coal.

3: Squeeze coal into diamonds

4: Sell diamonds for cash. Use cash to pay off credit card bill.

5: Enjoy being rich!

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28 May 2008 18:02 #12439 by Random321
Digging tunnels
Digging mine shafts
Blowing up party baloons
Advanced Welding
Space Station Building
X-Ray Tech
Car Crusher at Junk Yard
Athlete (just not too good)
...I would think any advanced position in education or research.

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28 May 2008 22:02 #12440 by Sarge395
CPT Marbles that was a good one. So obvious and right in front of us. Is it possible however that the flooded market would crumble? Debeers (Sp?) has a tight monopoly on diamonds now that keeps them artificially high. I'd love to see it crumble and then have them send goons after her or try to take her out with some superweapon. Of course then we'd get to see some good action of her destroying them. Maybe then she'd really flood the market. So much so that diamonds became as common as say cubic zirconium. :)

Random321, blowing up party baloons would be good only if it was for the extrememly rich. Some rich asshole hires her for his brats birthday and thinks he'll humiliate her a little by having her blow up party baloons. She could get pissed and blow up a couple hundred using heated breath (possible?) and then tying them all into one bundle. The bundle would be attached to his belt and off he'd go. Everyone would laugh at him struggling. She'd then pop them one at a time with her laser vision. Each pop would scare him and by the time he descended into the pool he'd be a wreck.

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29 May 2008 00:12 #12446 by argonaut

if there were writers left


> cough! < Yeah ... the well seems to have run dry.

Ace and I are at work on the next installment of "The Supergirl of Smallville." We've finished Chapters 11, 13, and 14 -- and I hope to start writing Chapter 12 this week. And yes, the update will include four illustrations by TGK.

I've been collaborating with another member on another project. I'd rather keep it under wraps for the moment, but I hope it will be "go" before too long.

My job and personal life have been keeping me pretty busy lately, but I should have some "discretionary time" this summer. If all goes well, I hope to crank out a story or two.

Are any other writers at work on anything?

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29 May 2008 00:37 #12447 by Captain Marbles
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CPT Marbles that was a good one. So obvious and right in front of us. Is it possible however that the flooded market would crumble? Debeers (Sp?) has a tight monopoly on diamonds now that keeps them artificially high. I'd love to see it crumble and then have them send goons after her or try to take her out with some superweapon. Of course then we'd get to see some good action of her destroying them. Maybe then she'd really flood the market. So much so that diamonds became as common as say cubic zirconium. :)


Well, diamonds still have industrial uses, so even if they become commonplace, they're still worth good money. Besides, I think a lot of people would pay a pretty penny for a hand crafted diamond from a Supergirl.

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29 May 2008 16:53 #12450 by argonaut

CPT Marbles that was a good one. So obvious and right in front of us. Is it possible however that the flooded market would crumble? Debeers (Sp?) has a tight monopoly on diamonds now that keeps them artificially high. I'd love to see it crumble and then have them send goons after her or try to take her out with some superweapon. Of course then we'd get to see some good action of her destroying them. Maybe then she'd really flood the market. So much so that diamonds became as common as say cubic zirconium. :)


Hey, Sarge:

Good to have you back in the U.S. of A. and posting on the forum again. SWM has been kind of quiet lately. A few of our regulars seem to have disappeared, others are posting less frequently. So thanks for putting some life back into the forum!

I like this idea. May I have your permission to use it in a story? I'm thinking of a one-off story set in the Transformatrix Universe. OR -- I've been writing some scripts for SuperSexyHeroines, and this might make a good photo-comic. (Please keep that under your hat -- I don't want to say anything about it on the forum until one of my stories actually gets produced and posted.)

Thanks --

Argo

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29 May 2008 17:37 #12451 by ultragirl

Argonaut wrote:

(Please keep that under your hat -- I don't want to say anything about it on the forum until one of my stories actually gets produced and posted.)

Thanks --

Argo


Oops. :shock:

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29 May 2008 17:43 #12452 by ultragirl
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/transcripts/2703diamond.html

An intersting article on making diamonds.

~500 tons of pressure, or 1 million pounds per square inch. The internal temps reach upwards of 2500 degrees.

Whoa.

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29 May 2008 17:49 #12453 by argonaut

Ultragirl wrote:

(Please keep that under your hat -- I don't want to say anything about it on the forum until one of my stories actually gets produced and posted.)

Thanks --

Argo


Oops. :shock:


:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Yeah, that was supposed to be a private message. I was in a hurry to send it off before lunch, and didn't realize I was posting to the forum.

Oh, well. Hey, at least it elicited a post from you! We haven't heard from you in a while.

Say, how about flying back in time and warning me not to hit the "submit" button on that messae? Please and thank you!

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