Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Yatzee the Fainting Goat
At the end of chapter one we meet Yatzee, he is the first mate of the ship and a myotonic goat, a.k.a a fainting goat. A fainting goat is a domestic goat whose muscles freeze when the goat feels panic, resulting in the goat to fall over. This has proven to be a bit of an issue for Yatzee when it comes to sea battles, scary situation, lighting, or just plain loud noises. Some have questioned to why he is the first mate of the ship with his condition, but Yatzee always tries his hardest to be there when it counts and never falters in his duties as first mate, even though he might pass out and awake a few hours later after the troublesome situation has passed. Though he might be viewed as weak, this goat holds a secret that will prove useful in the end.