Wong about the future – Chap. 5, Act 4, Strip 43

Yeah, Suzie Wong is used to difficulties with bones, but usually it’s just her own bones that cause her trouble (comes with being indescribably ancient, if not much sooner). In this case it’s her reading material (perhaps prophetic bones are also in decline due to sagging advertising revenue?), but being an old (ancient) hand at this, she naturally pulls through.

And she’s dead on target, as you would expect from her, seeing only those parts of the future which are relevant to the storyline. Just like a good B-movie prophetess should – everything else would just cost valuable screentime and require additional, unrelated footage to be shot, so that’s two big no-nos at once. While you’d realistically expect a bit of randomness in this sort of predicting the future, celluloid isn’t that patient.

And what she sees is Snuka meeting a sticky end. Admittedly, that dovetails exactly with what everybody else he’s ever met has also predicted for him*, but this is probably the first time he got it as a professional opinion.

Fortunately, Ms. Wong sees not only the problem, but an immediate solution as well! That’s one of the key advantages that magic has over science. Although her proposed solution isn’t entirely fresh, in the sense of “unheard of”…in fact, it seems that that amulet isn’t only somewhat familiar to Snuka, but to Dr. Dutchman Fu, as well. Although that doesn’t necessarily imply that he’s done any opposition research on Snuka’s past – it might as well be that Ms. Wong just hawked the same magic amulet to him in some completely different context.

More on Monday.

* he heard that so often when he was a kid, for a while he actually considered “gonna-meet-a-sticky-end-kid” as his official nickname. “Hi, I’m Snuka “gonna-meet-a-sticky-end-kid” Sand**” was his usual form of introduction.

** Dorne, Egypt, what’s the difference?.

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