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16th Jul '17 4:59:32 AM XFllo
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* This is an extremely common trope in anime in general, what with BigEater characters often being pictured with massive towers of empty ramen bowls. Granted, ramen isn't particularly expensive, but when characters are eating 30-40 bowls at every meal, it adds up.
26th Jun '17 2:27:01 AM Carnel
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* Numerous ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters possess inexplicable sources of food. Reimu consistently complains about a lack of donations to the shrine, yet never lacks for food (despite what's commonly depicted in fan portrayals), and even throws a party at the end of almost every game. Koumakan and Eientei are both gargantuan mansions with equally gargantuan staffs to support without any source of income (though a resident of the latter has recently opened a clinic). Even [[KleptomaniacHero Marisa]] falls into this, as not even ''she'' cares about her pathetic attempt at a business and she doesn't steal perishables. This being [[FantasyKitchenSink Gensoukyou]] however, AWizardDidIt is a perfectly valid explanation.

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* Numerous ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters possess inexplicable sources of food. Reimu consistently complains about a lack of donations to the shrine, yet never lacks for food (despite what's commonly depicted in fan portrayals), and even throws a party at the end of almost every game. Koumakan and Eientei are both gargantuan mansions with equally gargantuan staffs to support without any source of income (though a resident of the latter has recently opened a clinic). Even [[KleptomaniacHero Marisa]] falls into this, as not even ''she'' cares about her pathetic attempt at a business and she doesn't steal perishables. This being [[FantasyKitchenSink Gensoukyou]] however, AWizardDidIt is a perfectly valid explanation.explanation, though at least in Reimu's case her status as BarrierMaiden means that ''bad things'' [[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou would happen if she were to actually starve]], behoving any one of Gensokyo's many political entities to support her for that reason alone.
30th May '17 5:48:52 PM GlassCatOwl
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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint.

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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint. They do at least keep their own chickens and have a vegetable garden, and the rules about magically multiplying food are a little fuzzy.
12th Apr '17 3:48:47 AM Couran
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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint. In one of the later books, it is revealed that, while magic cannot create food from scratch, it can create copies of already existing food, so all Molly would need to do is make, say, a single sandwich, cast the spell, and suddenly she would have a platter full of sandwiches.

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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint. In one of the later books, it is revealed that, while magic cannot create food from scratch, it can create copies of already existing food, so all Molly would need to do is make, say, a single sandwich, cast the spell, and suddenly she would have a platter full of sandwiches.
20th Mar '17 8:20:18 PM Occidensill
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crew seem to have expensive take-out meals practically every night and also manage to subsidise Penny's food budget. The guys are established as being quite well paid and high in their fields, Particularly Sheldon who specifies he saves about a third of his pay.
30th Dec '16 3:41:43 AM AgentTasmania
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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crew seem to have expensive take-out meals practically every night and also manage to subsidise Penny's food budget. Three junior academics/senior postgrads and a permananent postgrad student who isn't yet a doctor. Does academia in the USA pay so lavishly?

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* ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' crew seem to have expensive take-out meals practically every night and also manage to subsidise Penny's food budget. Three junior academics/senior postgrads The guys are established as being quite well paid and a permananent postgrad student high in their fields, Particularly Sheldon who isn't yet specifies he saves about a doctor. Does academia in the USA pay so lavishly? third of his pay.
6th Dec '16 7:28:44 AM Ogodei
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* In ''ScoobyDoo'', Scooby and Shaggy eat copious amounts of food; it's practically their defining trait. Yet the gang doesn't appear to actually have any flow of income at all. It doesn't appear that they're paid for solving the mysteries, and none of them actually have a job.

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* In ''ScoobyDoo'', Scooby and Shaggy eat copious amounts of food; it's practically their defining trait. Yet the gang doesn't appear to actually have any flow of income at all. It doesn't appear that they're paid for solving the mysteries, and none of them actually have a job. Most continuities make Daphne explicitly wealthy, however, so perhaps she's treating them.
2nd Nov '16 9:24:01 AM kquinn0830
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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint. In one of the later books, it is revealed that, while magic cannot create food from scratch, it can create copies of already existing food, so all Molly would need to do is make, say, a single sandwich, cast the spell, and suddenly she would have a platter full of sandwiches. Of course, their "unexpected guest" was shown to be rather wealthy due to his inheritance, so although it's not directly mentioned in the book, Harry could easily have padded the budget to make up for his visits.

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* Toyed with in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' franchise. The Weasley family is constantly said to be poor, often unable to afford luxuries and making do with second hand items, yet they are shown eating huge meals and can afford to allow an unexpected guest to gorge himself several times a day with no complaint. In one of the later books, it is revealed that, while magic cannot create food from scratch, it can create copies of already existing food, so all Molly would need to do is make, say, a single sandwich, cast the spell, and suddenly she would have a platter full of sandwiches. Of course, their "unexpected guest" was shown to be rather wealthy due to his inheritance, so although it's not directly mentioned in the book, Harry could easily have padded the budget to make up for his visits.
29th Oct '16 2:52:00 PM nombretomado
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* The conclusion of TheHairBearBunch episode "King Klong Vs. The Masked Marvel" had the superintendent ordering Peevly and Botch to give the bears anything they wanted as a reward for helping Peevly win $500 at a wrestling match. The bears order virtually every edible thing they can think of, and the keepers run back and forth delivering the stuff out of nowhere.

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* The conclusion of TheHairBearBunch WesternAnimation/TheHairBearBunch episode "King Klong Vs. The Masked Marvel" had the superintendent ordering Peevly and Botch to give the bears anything they wanted as a reward for helping Peevly win $500 at a wrestling match. The bears order virtually every edible thing they can think of, and the keepers run back and forth delivering the stuff out of nowhere.
18th Sep '16 12:49:30 PM nombretomado
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* Jughead's burgers in {{Archie}} comics. Every once in a while there's a comic about Jughead struggling to pay his tab, but it doesn't explain it.

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* Jughead's burgers in {{Archie}} comics.Franchise/ArchieComics. Every once in a while there's a comic about Jughead struggling to pay his tab, but it doesn't explain it.
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