havelock: So where do you want to eat?
a_hollow_year: Ah, nowhere. Doesn't matter. As long as I can get something cool to drink I'm good.
a_hollow_year: Okay, is it weird that I just spent two minutes trying to figure out mermaid physiology?
havelock: ... why the hell are you thinking about that?
a_hollow_year: Well I was thinking how I wanted something cool to drink, and then I remembered that in "The Little Mermad" Sebastian tells Ariel that he's going to take her home and give her something warm to drink, and then I was wondering how mermaids drink since they're underwater, and that fish don't drink, so she obviously gets her water from the sea around her, possibly by osmosis, and then I was thinking how if a human spends too much time in the water their skin starts to slough off, so obviously her skin is different than ours, so how can she live so easily out of water when she's still a mermaid, and that there'd have to be some powerful magic shit going on to get her to turn into a human. I mean, the structure of her eyes and lungs and throat and all sorts of stuff would be totally different! And what do they eat? Is that how they get their water?
havelock: They probably eat fish.
a_hollow_year: But her dad was all like, "humans are savage fish eaters!" so they don't eat fish.
havelock: Then I'd guess they eat nothing but kelp.
a_hollow_year: But Ursula was all eating shrimp, and shrimp are fish-y, but I guess she was banished from the kingdom anyway, so she probably doesn't count.
a_hollow_year: Someone seriously did not go over that script very well.
a_hollow_year: ... and now I just feel like I'm in a G-rated Quentin Tarantino movie.