Exodies wrote:This obsessive drinking is a new habit. The entire castle was built without a drop, apart from an accidental gulp and an exploratory sip. But if they are running out of water, like The Man Who Fell To Earth, then Cueball's comments after sipping the sea make more sense.
They have been quite preoccupied with water the whole time. Thinking rain on the sea is a waste, tasting the sea, wondering about the state of the river(s), and finally making it explicit by worrying they'll have to use the steam bottle (the fact that they even have
a steam bottleu
, assuming without evidence that that is a thing which turns pee into water, or maybe a desalinator, shows that water scarcity is a fact of life for them.) We didn't think about it much at the beginning, because we were wondering what else the liquid could be, and also we're so used to having a ready supply of clean water that we don't think of people happily making sandcoffeesnowcastles on the beach as being thirsty. But it seems the nearby IKEA does not sell lingonberry juice.
I wonder when they're going to want to eat something.
As for the river being dangerous, perhaps it's much deeper (albeit smaller) than the sea.u