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Male ~ Born 1959. Professor of English. Home: Sweet Home Chicago.

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  1. 19 minutes ago on Dick Tracy

    While the shift from secret meetings to a much larger gathering was abrupt, Marina was apparently the only one in attendance to reject the violent plan. Unlike the mob, she was not recruited. Shay-Gin invited her out of pity when she saw her crying. Shay-Gin did an about face at the sight of the armsmen slaughtering her friend. It is one thing to support Ro-Zan as the new leader, quite another to support the assassination of Thorin, murder of Tracy, and an unprovoked military offensive. Other insurrectionists may be having second thoughts.

    In the Mr. Intro story (1968), it was revealed that the Space Coupe’s body can’t be pierced. The Space Coupe was equipped with a laser that vaporized Intro’s ship and everyone aboard. The Achilles heel was the magnetic arms. The arms are vulnerable to attack. Without these, maneuverability and flight are severely compromised.

  2. 1 day ago on Dick Tracy

    Actually, she did not speak out against the murder. She declared the fact that Marina had just been killed. She asked, “Why?” Ro-Zan told her why. She said not another word.

  3. 2 days ago on Lio

    Lio is profiteering off of the gullibility of others to make a buck without a care as to the fact they may be hurt. Ugh! Lio is like…

  4. 2 days ago on Dick Tracy

    “You killed Marina! Why?” Ro-Zan told her why. He feels smugly secure that the killing was justified, just as he feels all “followers” will accept his reasoning. As Shay-Gin clearly spoke no further, the notion of detaining her for asking why was not considered. The autocrat does not question his actions. He expects his followers to go along with his edicts. He is unconcerned as to the harm that may come to those he “leads.”

  5. 3 days ago on Dick Tracy

    It is the ghost of Marina. She has procured for Thorin a chance to save his people. Thorin will be visited by the Ghost of Moon Valley, the Ghost of New Moon Valley, and Ghost of what might be the Future Moon Valley. Look for the first when the clock tolls one. Look to see her no more…

  6. 4 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Silence is her friend. She needs to say no more. Let Ro-Zan believe you are on his team.

  7. 5 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Marina was invited to the meeting by a friend. Shay-Gin came upon Marina crying in the aftermath of having her advances to Tracy rebuffed. This seemed an act of kindness, although we don’t know Shay-Gin’s level of involvement with the plotters. Unaware of the meeting’s purpose, Marina had no plan. She spoke out on honest impulse, appalled at the notion of the insurrectionists’ violent intentions. This cost her her life.

  8. 5 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Ro-Zan’s followers stand at attention, ready to follow orders. The truth is not a friend of the insurrectionists. Proclaiming that the truth will out is antithetical to all the plotters stand for. Marina pays a devastating price for speaking up. Slaughtered by the armsmen, Marina may well merit a statue of her own in the aftermath of the attempted conquest. “The fight to freedom begins…” Freedom from what, exactly? Peaceful coexistence? While Marina’s death is off panel, the implied violence is powerfully rendered. The wafting smoke tells a sorry tale. Tracy won’t let the murder of Marina go unanswered. Honeymoon and Mysta will undoubtedly help as best they can. Courage and resolve are essential in the face of a violent insurrection.

    The crisis is at hand. More of the good stuff from Team Tracy. Thanks to all for the generous likes. Very much appreciated.

  9. 5 days ago on Dick Tracy



    Marina died today.

    Those filled with hate

    Cannot clean the slate

    Shall learn crime does not pay.

  10. 5 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Look to see fierce treachery. Insurrectionists converge

    Superior in their own minds. All others they would purge.

    At the meeting of foul plotters all dissension is forbidden

    Intentions so despicable discussions must stay hidden.

    Thorin, he shall be deposed. For Tracy a worse fate

    Eliminate the human! Consequence of hate.

    Marina will have none of it, so speaks free from her heart

    Is dead before she hits the ground. Rebellion’s bloody start.

    War with others shall begin. The goal is domination

    Sweep away the “lesser” beings. End game annihilation.