A little kid walks into a saloon, slaps an eggplant on the bar and says, “Give me a beer.”
Only in Yeld.
“I hate the taste of hops, that’s why!”
I would have thought the skull on the label would be enough to dissuade her. Ah, well, a pirate’s life for me.
Every time i see a fantasy series made in the last few years and the young adults are all WHAT I CAN’T DRINK I’m just like … what genre do you think you’re in? this isn’t today-America. Nihon in particular just makes me shake my head lately. Grow a pair, guys.
Yes, “grow a pair” and ENCOURAGE self-destructive habits. That’ll show ’em.
It has a skull on it. You know what that means, don’t you?
It’s probably non-alcoholic! Oh, no!
What’s the deal with a skull on the bottle?
I guess people aren’t familiar with this trope, since I got a lot of questions last time it came up too. In older cartoons and comics bottles of alcohol are often shown with poison symbol style skulls on them. I presume it was to make it clear that this is stuff kids shouldn’t be drinking? I’m not sure.
Never seen that before. Since it’s not proper poison, it would only confuse them I would think.. teach ’em the wrong lesson if they tried some and were okay, or saw parents drinking it. Plus they retired the skull symbol for poison decades ago, saying kids would think it was pirate stuff. It was all ‘Mr. Yuck’ when I was a kid.
all the old cartoons I ever saw put XXX on the label.
It actually relates to the fact that distillers way back when used to put Xs to mark how many times a brew was distilled. Most famously referenced in older cartoons, indicating they were drinking triple distilled… probably moonshine? in the big round bottles. (xxx)
Later on I believe it got changed to skulls bc of the laws that got passed after the hullabaloo with the moonshine industry and after alcohol restrictions got tighter, as well as tv actually got regulated in the 70s/80s.
… Bit of a modern art history nut, especially when it comes to pop culture ^-^;
I think that would actually work other way around. Like kids drinking things marked with skull because characters in cartoons are doing that and are completely fine after.
Beer… it’s not just for breakfast!
Bob’s joking about YouTube’s increasingly draconian censorship, and that the beer would be enough to get you demonetized now.
Probably a reference to YouTube. All manner of things their advertisers may find unwholesome (regardless of context in most cases) lead videos on the platform to be demonetized. In this case, depicting an underage person drinking alcohol would likely do it.
On an unrelated note, I just noticed the door to Yeld background for the comment section for the first time. Pretty slick little easter egg for literally looking at the page from another angle!
Luckily I don’t have to worry about what Youtube thinks! One of the small benefits of selfpublishing.
There was (is?) a period where videos on YouTube were (are?) being demonitized – having their ad revenue disabled – for even the slightest infraction. Say a swear higher than “hell?” Have alcohol or drunkeness? Doing something dangerous? Chances are, your video would “no longer be eligible for ad revenue.”
It was monkey-butts, but it made for a good joke, for a while.
Yeah, I think I wanted to elaborate but since comments got delayed I never bothered to edit what I wrote.
It turns out that drinking this Yeldian (sp?) brew is what makes her grow the horns. This is what they referred to when they said she had “Done things that changed her.” (Or however it was phrased…I’m too tired to look for the exact comic.) 🙂
Ha. yeah. Hanging out with pirates and drinking gives you horns for sure.
It’s been years (real time) but I’m still not used to Marah without her glasses.
I should be drawing them on her here, since really she didn’t lose them until after this story. They must be in her pocket.
Good for what ales you!
Poor lass has never drunk alcohol in her life, I suspect. She’s prolly not going to like the taste, nor the afterburn…
Hey, it’s a legitimate question, right?
Well, Yeld isn’t reallies medieval, but in our world, the idea that kids couldn’t has alcohol *at alls* instead of needings it watered downs or onlies small portions didn’t reallies appear untils the late 19th/earlies 20th century. >o.o<
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