180 Proof

posted October 8th, 2015, 2:01 am


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October 25th, 2014, 2:27 am

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For anyone unaware of the proofing system of alcohol, basically, the percent per volume of a liquid that is alcohol is the proof / 2. So something that is 180 proof is 90% alcohol.
I don't think I've seen anything sold over 175 proof.

Welp. Annie is drunk. Very, very drunk. And now Wendy knows about Annie killing herself. Sorta. Wow did this get complicated in a hurry.

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October 8th, 2015, 2:09 am

Yan Mouson

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Annie really needs to stop drinking before she dies again. Seriously, pouring strong alcohol straight into your broken liver can't possibly be good for you.

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October 8th, 2015, 2:24 am

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@Yan Mouson: I'm pretty sure at this point that she is more alcohol than man. So really, it would be the alcohol filtering HER out of ITS body.

But in all seriousness, because I doubt I have framed it worth a damn - her inability to digest poisons makes it so that they mostly pass through her liver without damaging it. So if she ever did try to OD on pills again, it would certainly work, because she has no defense against it any more. The aspirin would go straight to the blood, the kidneys, and blorp, metabolic acidosis. Same with the booze - its in her till the kidneys deal with it and she pees it out, instead of the liver trying to break it down.

This is also why she has to be careful about what she eats - the liver produces bile for digestion, and she will be unable to digest properly for some types of foods. Remember how Dr Dan Bernt wouldn't give her hormones without intense liver tests? That is why!

(All science here is based on my fairly lousy understanding of organ function. Your results may vary. Do not take wildflowers if you may be pregnant or believe you may become pregnant.)

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October 8th, 2015, 10:19 pm

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One more reason why Annie shouldn't drink period is because she has no filter otherwise. This is one reason why I know my limits when it comes to alcohol. But even if I am off my kilter drunk, I still know that one wrong word is enough to cause potential harm to myself. I very rarely drink anyway now, that could change in the future, but I really do not have a reason to consume the stuff.

Besides of which my dad was an alcoholic, so I do kind of despise the stuff.

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October 8th, 2015, 11:03 pm

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@Angelika Tatsu: If I drink while alone it almost invariably leads to cutting. Last time was horrifying. But when I drink with people, I am pretty cool I guess.

My biological mother's side has alcoholism in it. My fathers side has livers that just won't quit. Guess my dad gave me at least ONE useful gene.

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October 8th, 2015, 11:54 pm

Drunkenmists

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Wow. It sounds like Annie straight up killed tony in the last panel..)_)

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November 15th, 2015, 11:46 am

mittfh

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@Drunkenmists: (Yeah, a month later, but I'm in the middle of a catch up binge).

In a way, you could say Annie killed Tony - but good luck finding a body - or any legal wrongdoing...

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November 15th, 2015, 11:54 am

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@mittfh: It is true. In 1972, suicide was decriminalized in Canada. However, counselling a person to commit suicide is illegal. Good to know as you keep reading.

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