Over the course of his travels and many adventures, K’ip has indeed honed his taunting game to a cutting edge – helped, presumably, by a cat’s natural aptitude for being condescending and judgemental. He picked up some particularly valuable pointers on that one side quest in a place called Monkey Island, which happened off-screen between two acts. >_>
Usually, he’s able to taunt just about any opponent into a seething, unthinking rage with just one well-aimed turn of phrase or two…but today it seems like something isn’t quite working out as it was supposed to. K’ip feels like he’s sized up the opposition pretty effectively, given the shortness of time, and that his barbs should have hit not too far off their marks. And the seething, unthinking rage is there, as expected. The strange thing is only, K’ip feels the rage coming from behind him, instead of to his front?
Why would his allies react that way, just because he insulted a bunch of complete strangers they’ve never seen before? Curious, very curious.
As for his barbs, I’d say he’s sized up the Professor, Biff and Snuka pretty well. He wasn’t quite on the mark with Mopey, probably side-tracked by her beard – he couldn’t know that that isn’t a fashion choice of hers, but an obligatory feature of evil versions from other dimensions. And that also caused him to misappraise Gregory. K’ip actually traveled through Catamitia in pursuit of his quest, but that also happened off-screen. He was pretty popular there, but still doesn’t like to talk about it. Si’ri keeps blackmailing him with the pictures.
More on Friday, i.e. tomorrow! Due to Valentine’s Day, I’m drawing next Monday’s update forward to tomorrow. Which kind of gives away the theme, but that just can’t be helped…