Yeah, the new Year of the Ox isn’t really off to a great start for Mopey.
Although it might be a fitting start for this particular year – after all, one of the hallmarks of the Ox is persistence, and Mopey is quite persistent right now. At least in as far as she seems to be in a persistent vegetative state, or something very akin to that…she’s not recoiling away from the scepter generously offered by Latho, but she’s not exactly embracing the offer, either. She still needs to wrap her mind around the whole concept that is tied up with that offer, and her mind isn’t terribly willing to bend right now. Mental rigidity isn’t a positive trait, in general, but sometimes your brain just has to grow a spine…to use an oddly distorted, but perhaps also oddly-not-entirely-incoherent metaphor using the central nervous system.
Anyway, Mopey’s attempts to get mental gymnastics started might yet take a while, so I fully endorse Latho’s decision to give up for the moment, and reroute his efforts toward one of the others first – Latho is a patient creature, as it has demonstrated just recently, but there are limits. After all, it has a job to do – and, assuming that there’s a schedule or something for that, it probably is trailing that schedule pretty badly by now. So off it heads to accost some other team member – with the appellation “blondie” indicating either Biff or Gregory. Or Snuka, if uttered in a highly sarcastic mode.
More on Thursday.