OK, now I’m starting to lose track…this one definitely also hurt a whole lot, but I can’t exactly say whether it hurt any more or less than the last two. Part of the problem is that there’s really no reliable way to measure pain, and the other part of the problem is that I don’t use life models, so there isn’t even anybody to ask how much that hurt. But I think we can all agree that it hurt plenty, and also more than enough.
By now the outline of (good!)Biff’s master plan should have become obvious. He faintly remembered his old coach saying something about overcoming yourself being the biggest challenge. From that he logically concluded that overcoming somebody else than yourself must be less challenging in any case, and developed the idea that every member of the team should challenge somebody else than their direct evil analogue. With the help of the others, this was developed into a plan for match-ups that put strengths against weaknesses – and therefore, it actually works. If only coach was around to witness all of this, he’d be completely overcome himself…not only by the fact that Biff managed to remember something he said, but even more so by the fact that one of his silly platitudes actually managed to work out. In some weird way, at least.
Naturally, it wasn’t hard to figure out that putting Mopey up against Biff would be super effective. It’s not only her unblemished track record of hurting him, it’s simply the fact that she knows him so well as a target. Not only can she rely on muscle-memory to guide the tip of her boot to the center of his crotch (and instead of steel-tipped boots, she’s wearing all-steel ones right now, too), she’s also well acquainted with all of his other weaknesses – she’s targeted them with sarcastic remarks often enough. One of those weaknesses is that Biff’s really easy to distract, of course, thanks to the relative stringent limits on his ability to concentrate. And here she actually found a practical application for her shield as a thrown weapon! If you don’t try to actually hit your target, but only to distract it, the whole thing actually isn’t quite as ridiculous as it always seemed to her. She’s learning so much today, she’s really having a good day…plus she gets to hurt Biff, that makes it that much better.
More on Thursday.