On an objective level, it’s hard to disagree with Latho’s negative assessment. But who is it to talk? It was Latho, after all, who told Snuka to “let it wash over” him.
And so Snuka didn’t fight it, and faithfully put his fate into the hand of the scepter and Latho’s advice, letting Jesus take the wheel. And, Boy – did he get wheeled around! These cyclone-like, swirling effects are a challenge even for seasoned transformation veterans – particularly those who tend to suffer from nausea in general.
For a beginner, the experience can be quite traumatic – although I don’t think we have to worry about Snuka in that regard. He’s been through so much worse, I doubt he’s liable to suffer any trauma from nothing more than a high-speed faceplant into an invisible barrier. Psychological trauma, I mean…the physical trauma is inevitable, but, as I said, he’s thoroughly used to that. And the humiliation…well.
Anyway, should you ever find yourself in this sort of situation, here are some valuable tips:
– Set your feet wide, preferably outside the shoulders.
– Try to focus on a fixed point on a horizon, ignore the swirling effect to the greatest degree possible.
– Let go of the stupid scepter, you dolt!
– Don’t let yourself get roped into that sort of thing in the first place, especially not by weird, candy-colored creatures with indistinct agendas.
More on Thursday.