holy fuck milk of the poppy is a real medicine? at this point i was beginning to think the offer of milk of the poppy was a masculinity ritual. think about how many times we’ve seen this:
medic: here, have some milk of the poppy
fighter: i don’t want milk of the poppy
it makes sense. now the fighter feels really manly for refusing, has reinforced his social role of masculine resilience, has a higher self-efficacy because he was offered a choice, and has primed himself to believe he can handle the pain without narcotic. in the absence of any evidence that milk of the poppy itself actually exists, it seems reasonable to conclude that the ceremonial offering of milk of the poppy is a placebo ritual.
>mfw it’s an actual med
>tfw your son becomes frum and now you have to stand in the ezras nashim
can’t believe Cleganebowl is cancelled, though. this is bullshit.
welp guess we know what D&D are doing with this season’s ninth episode budget …