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To put it into context: this is the post:
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Nothing gets a party going like food and drinks, drinks, drinks.
And alcohol to protect the body against the cold, cold, ice-cold space temperatures coming their way.



I do wonder though if there's actually an inebriant drink in those bottles, or whether those are liquid astronaut food rations...

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Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:33 am
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You really don't want to consume alcohol when you're about to be in a state of prolonged cold temperatures.
It causes your blood vessels to widen and the heat you feel from it is actually heat escaping your body, leaving your core temperature worse off.
I expect a futuristic military would have some pretty strict guidelines against that kind of dangerous behavior.


Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:57 am
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I would guess they're some kind of Loroi equivalent to an electrolyte drink. The protein shakes or liquid nutrition supplements in MREs and other field rations have too much 'stuff' in them to be translucent like these are; I can't imagine how these would be any different.

Though they could just appear translucent because the page hasn't been shaded yet, in which case this guess is worth as much as the virtual paper it's written on. ;)


Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:02 pm
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I know that alcohol in your blood won't prevent you from freezing... (and actually quickens the process of colling your body temperature to dangerous levels)
But being inbreviated simply lets you feel the cold less.
Allowing you to fall asleep easier.

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"Hey, guys, the liquid methamphetamine shipments just came in!"


Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:03 am
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I dont think that those bottles are made for long term storaging nor having some liquid nutrient meal on them.
Light isnt usually good for those, as it can activate reactions at molecyles.

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Alcohol, being a diuretic, will also make you lose water faster. One way your body gets rid of waist is by urination, and booze is essentially a poison, so you are going to be peeing a lot.

I also believe either in on their page or their Q&A thread, Loroai don't don't like taking mind altering substances as being telepathic and/or telekinetic beings this could lead to some messy situations. Also assuming Fireblade is a lightweight, would you risk finding out if she's a happy drunk or an angry drunk?


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New WIP

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Tempo entered the game.

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What does Tempo say?

A.
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Humans must be into some weird shit.

B.
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I got milk.


Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:59 am
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Tempo's from a planet with "weird food". She might relate.

Or she's showing an other kind of interest that is not exactly food related, but does deal with milk.


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My boring guess: she’s been quietly observing Alex’s less inhibited behaviour, and is now entering the fray to avert a Diplomatic Incident (eg Beryl punches Ex in the face).

I expect it’s an artefact of the cropping, but I kinda looks to me like Tempo is lying sideways across an armchair.


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Tempo seems strangely unengaged for the sole diplomat.


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Werra wrote:
Tempo seems strangely unengaged for the sole diplomat.

She's engages in deep observation as their sole, and ranking spymaster. :)


Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:52 am
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folti wrote:
Werra wrote:
Tempo seems strangely unengaged for the sole diplomat.

She's engages in deep observation as their sole, and ranking spymaster. :)


...and internally laughing her ass off at the antics.

My guess for the setup:

Panel 1: Alex frantically explaining.

Panel 2: The girls looking grossed out.

Panel 3: Tempo expressing solidarity in the fact that Loroi from her world receive similar reactions to their preferred cuisine.

Bam... instant brownie points and connection with the alien. Well played, Tempo.


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Looks like orion1836 was only off by 1 panel.

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'Human males are so depraved that they use beasts to satisfy their needs.'
(Also 'having too many males causes this to happen to a civilization?')


Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:38 am
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Oh Alex, what did you do?

It's gotta be pretty serious to make the irrepressible Talon look nervous.

EDIT: extra thought...
Alex: "Ah, an old-fashioned teachable moment.. The expressions on your faces line up quite well with how we feel about your destroying the Tithric."


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The look they receive when they first hear his comment about not wanting beryls breast milk per say



Repeated in the final panel for humorous effect when he explains instead they reared a range of different related species as farm animals to mass produce milk for them instead and harvest it with specialized tools.

Instead of picturing cattle: they imagine humanlike creatures instead.

So Alex has the job of explaining the sheer diversity of animals on earth which far exceeds that of any known planet the Loroi have encountered so far (well outside of the ocean worlds i suppose)


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"And that's how you tear a someone's eyeballs out with nothing more than your bare hands and a dessert spoon."


Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:07 am
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dragoongfa wrote:
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Looks like orion1836 was only off by 1 panel.


If that's their reaction to Alex mentioning that Humans drink milk from *animals* that's funny.

Actually, I personally thought the "I'm not lactating" comment by Beryl was a bit over the top. It would have been enough to show her touching/guarding her breasts and saying "Y-You want milk?", slightly uncomfortable what this Human is implying. You don't need to exaggerate such puns.


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Beryls reaction seemed very well done to me. She immediately went for the literal meaning and even when she thought about it, she was still taking Alex literally. That was both very Loroi and Beryl.


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Werra wrote:
Beryls reaction seemed very well done to me. She immediately went for the literal meaning and even when she thought about it, she was still taking Alex literally. That was both very Loroi and Beryl.


Well, nerd jokes have a long tradition in star trek, so it's just fine.


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[Loroi learn Humans are sexual deviants, colorized 2160]


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"How does a male know about blue cheese?"


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hi hi

My first thought is someone in an over the top victorian accent saying "Oh my! How positively scandalous!" :lol:

Although looking at the reactions, it seems like this is more than just a passing shock. Spiral in particular, it seems like something Alex said has seriously damaged her perception of humanity.


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