Finishing off the straw poll: It was either Ray Toler or Willie007 who said, the last time I brought up the question, are there more Mysta fans than foes, that if those who oppose the new Moon Maid don’t bother to post, why should we care? And I think that is what happened to the straw poll – a decided lack of interest from both sides, I would say. Only four pro-Mysta fans out there? And no one from the no-Mysta camp?
Far more telling was how emotional the responses were. Pro Moon Maid fans still want her to be the real deal but, as Tommygunner said, we are getting confused. And I maintain that those who wish so strongly for her to be a clone, or any other kind of fake, it is because they know that a clone Mysta would be irrelevant to Dick Tracy after this story arc is over – making her ripe for yet another murder.
Was it James Bond, “You Only Die Twice”?
As for today, days (or was it weeks) ago, it was asked which side would Retik and Stellaluna take when it came to conventional cops and robbers. Today, it appears that they might be on the side as the cops – though, helping Mysta evade Tracy might not go well for them. Still, once their innocence in the Ghote/Sail/Bardoll caper is established, they might be “character witnesses” for Mysta (which, if Mike and Joe decide to make her a clone, she will need).
The story that has been evaded thus far, besides what’s happened to Sparkle, is what a real Moon Maid would mean to Junior and Sparkle. This story was complicated when Mysta did the “Sparkle Zap.” But now, it’s taking a complete back seat as we still do not know who Mysta is, and now there is a major crime going on, and all other subplots will grind to a halt until this plays out.
As for me, there is a story that I want to see. Are we seeing it yet? I don’t think so.