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5th Jul '16 7:07:52 PM HeraldAlberich
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** [[TheHero Beren]] –often- expresses that need in the Halls of Mandos. [[StarCrossedLovers The sheer weirdness and tragedy of his and his wife’s situation]] is too mind-screwing to cope without alcohol.
--->'''Beren''': [shaking his head] If I was alive I would say this needs a drink to make any sense out of.

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** [[TheHero Beren]] –often- ''often'' expresses that need in the Halls of Mandos. [[StarCrossedLovers The sheer weirdness and tragedy of his and his wife’s situation]] is too mind-screwing to cope without alcohol.
--->'''Beren''': [shaking --->'''Beren:''' ''[shaking his head] head]'' If I was alive I would say this needs a drink to make any sense out of.



--->'''Orome''': [shaking his head] What my sister sees in you I will never know.\\
'''Tulkas''': That's pretty good, actually. —I need a drink to clear my mind.\\
'''Orome''': You always need a drink, if that's the case.

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--->'''Orome''': [shaking --->'''Orome:''' ''[shaking his head] head]'' What my sister sees in you I will never know.\\
'''Tulkas''': '''Tulkas:''' That's pretty good, actually. —I need a drink to clear my mind.\\
'''Orome''': '''Orome:''' You always need a drink, if that's the case.



** In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', Zephram Cochrane is found very inebriated in a bar after the Borg shell his base camp -- though it is implied that he could [[TheAlcoholic often be found there]], Borg attack or no.

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** In ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'':
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Zephram Cochrane is found very inebriated in a bar after the Borg shell his base camp -- though camp--though it is implied that he could [[TheAlcoholic often be found there]], Borg attack or no.



* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'': After a wild skimmer chase through downtown Coruscant and an attempt on Padmé's life, Obi-Wan announces his intention of getting a drink -- or two. Never get into a vehicle piloted by [[DrivesLikeCrazy Anakin Skywalker]].

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* ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/AttackOfTheClones'': After a wild skimmer chase through downtown Coruscant and an attempt on Padmé's life, Obi-Wan announces his intention of getting a drink -- or drink--or two. Never get into a vehicle piloted by [[DrivesLikeCrazy Anakin Skywalker]].



** Honorary mention of Discworld/CarpeJugulum here, where having a damn drink actually HELPS you resist vampire mind control... and Nanny rather seems to approve.

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** Honorary mention of Discworld/CarpeJugulum ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'' here, where having a damn drink actually HELPS you resist vampire mind control... and Nanny rather seems to approve.



* ''Literature/GoodOmens'': Crowley and Aziraphale do this after Crowley delivers the newborn Antichrist to the hospital where he'll be switched with another family's baby, and the pair are forced to confront the possibility of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and all the great things Earth has going for it.
-->'''Crowley''': ...The point is... the point I'm trying to make... is dolphins. That's my point...

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* ''Literature/GoodOmens'': ''Literature/GoodOmens'':
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Crowley and Aziraphale do this after Crowley delivers the newborn Antichrist to the hospital where he'll be switched with another family's baby, and the pair are forced to confront the possibility of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, and all the great things Earth has going for it.
-->'''Crowley''': ...--->'''Crowley:''' ...The point is... the point I'm trying to make... is dolphins. That's my point...



* Harry Potter gets his first taste of Ogden's Fire Whiskey in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' after the Battle Over Little Whinging.
** More fitting this trope is of course Hagrid's reaction to only narrowly escaping the most powerful dark wizard of all times: "Haven't go' any brandy, have yeh, Molly?" asked Hagrid a little shakily, "Fer medicinal purposes?" (She has.)
** A rather amusing variation happens in the third book, when Harry and Hermione go back in time to save Buckbeak and Sirius. When Fudge sees that Buckbeak somehow went missing since he last saw him, he starts freaking out trying to figure out what happened. A very unconcerned Dumbledore (who seems to know what's going on, [[TimeyWimeyBall despite not actually having given Harry and Hermione the time travel plan yet]]) suggests that maybe Hagrid could fetch them all some drinks. Hagrid, who's over the moon about Buckbeak escaping, is happy to comply.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
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Harry Potter gets his first taste of Ogden's Fire Whiskey in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' after the Battle Over Little Whinging.
** More fitting this trope is of course Hagrid's reaction to only narrowly escaping the most powerful dark wizard of all times: times:
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"Haven't go' any brandy, have yeh, Molly?" asked Hagrid a little shakily, "Fer medicinal purposes?" (She [She has.)
]
** A rather amusing variation happens in [[Literature/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban the third book, book]], when Harry and Hermione go back in time to save Buckbeak and Sirius. When Fudge sees that Buckbeak somehow went missing since he last saw him, he starts freaking out trying to figure out what happened. A very unconcerned Dumbledore (who seems to know what's going on, [[TimeyWimeyBall despite not actually having given Harry and Hermione the time travel plan yet]]) suggests that maybe Hagrid could fetch them all some drinks. Hagrid, who's over the moon about Buckbeak escaping, is happy to comply.



* Used in more than a few volumes of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. The biggest one occurs in ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' after Harry learns [[spoiler:he and Susan have an 8-year old daughter she never told him about]].

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* Used in more than a few volumes of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''. The biggest one occurs in ''Literature/{{Changes}}'' after Harry learns [[spoiler:he and Susan have an 8-year old 8-year-old daughter she never told him about]].about]].
-->'''Harry:''' Um. I'd say, "Whiskey, Mac," except I'm not sure if you have any whiskey. I need something strong, I think.



* Various characters at various points in ''Literature/DeathStar'', as the ethical implications of serving on an installation that [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroys planets]] become keenly felt. Stated in Atour's narration, almost word for word.

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* Franchise/StarWarsLegends:
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Various characters at various points in ''Literature/DeathStar'', as the ethical implications of serving on an installation that [[EarthShatteringKaboom destroys planets]] become keenly felt. Stated in Atour's narration, almost word for word.word.
** Owning your own bar is an advantage at the end of a stressful day. In ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'', Annileen has Orrin pour her a glass as he's bartending after the Tusken raid on the Claim and the subsequent retaliation. Then she grabs the bottle and goes to bed.
1st Jul '16 4:14:53 PM Jake
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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'':

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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'':''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Misato being [[FunctionalAddict Misato]], this trope naturally comes up quite a lot:


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** And then the next day, when she finds out about Ritsuko and Maya's RelationshipUpgrade:
--> ''Misato suddenly wished she hadn't promised Shinji she'd stop drinking beer with her breakfast.''
** Later that chapter, even ''Gendo'' gets in on it after a confrontation with Misato:
--> ''Once he was alone in his office again, Gendo opened the bottom drawer of his desk and took out a bottle of inexpensive bourbon. He had what he liked to consider highly refined tastes in liquor and didn't normally drink this sort of thing, but a man of highly refined tastes in liquor didn't waste the good stuff by slopping two fingers into a cheap plastic tumbler and tossing it back in one swallow just because he'd had an exhausting meeting.''\\
''And this had been a'' very ''exhausting meeting.''
** And this list will only get longer.
28th Jun '16 12:03:52 PM REV6Pilot
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Like with a PrecisionFStrike for a character that rarely swears, seeing TheTeetotaler or a likewise StraightEdge person engaging in this kind of behavior, is a surefire sign that things have gotten really serious.

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Like with a PrecisionFStrike for a character that rarely swears, seeing TheTeetotaler or a likewise StraightEdge person engaging in this kind of behavior, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness is a surefire sign that things have gotten really serious.
serious]].
25th Jun '16 10:40:45 PM donteatacowman3
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* After the infamous duel in ''Theatre/Hamilton'', Burr sings:

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* After the infamous duel in ''Theatre/Hamilton'', ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'', Burr sings:
25th Jun '16 10:35:06 PM donteatacowman3
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* After the infamous duel in ''Theatre/Hamilton'', Burr sings:
-->I strike him right between his ribs
-->I walk towards him, but I am ushered away
-->They row him back across the Hudson
-->I get a drink
25th Jun '16 1:25:24 PM TheSinful
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* [[Anime/SailorMoon Setsuna/Sailor Pluto]] goes to the other Senshi to both announce that the [[ApocalypseHow Great Freeze]] is no longer set in stone and find out if they know what caused the change in ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11181910/55/Yet-Again-Still-Even-More-Fragments With Sprinkles]]''. When she finds out they attacked a Planeswalker, she promptly starts ''chugging'' a bottle of whiskey.
18th Jun '16 8:13:18 AM roxana
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* In the Literature/{{Paratime}} Police you know your case has gone straight to Hell when people start gulping down strong rum.

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* In the Literature/{{Paratime}} Police you know your case has gone straight to Hell when people start gulping down strong you see a colleague downing 150-proof palm rum.
18th Jun '16 3:46:29 AM VicGeorge2011
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* In ''Film/NineToFive'', all three leading ladies -- Violet Newstead, Doralee Rhodes, and Judy Bernley -- decide to leave work and head for Charlie's for a drink when faced with their individual work crises (Violet being passed over for a promotion, Doralee's advertised "affair with the boss", and Judy witnessing one of the co-workers being fired over a private discussion of wage differences). And at each of their departures, Margaret the alcoholic secretary simply says "Atta girl!"

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* In ''Film/NineToFive'', all three leading ladies -- Violet Newstead, Doralee Rhodes, and Judy Bernley -- decide to leave work and head for Charlie's for a drink when faced with their individual work crises (Violet being passed over for a promotion, Doralee's advertised "affair with the boss", and Judy witnessing one of the co-workers being fired over a private discussion of wage differences). And at each of their departures, Margaret the alcoholic secretary simply says [[RunningGag "Atta girl!"girl!]]"
15th Jun '16 8:38:26 PM nombretomado
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* Lightsong, a PhysicalGod in ''{{Warbreaker}}'', is rather fond of avoiding his godly responsibilities by trying to get drunk, despite his long-suffering high priest's insistence that he is physically incapable of getting drunk.

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* Lightsong, a PhysicalGod in ''{{Warbreaker}}'', ''Literature/{{Warbreaker}}'', is rather fond of avoiding his godly responsibilities by trying to get drunk, despite his long-suffering high priest's insistence that he is physically incapable of getting drunk.



* Lawrence says this (though not in those exact words) when {{Temeraire}} brings up the subject of prostitutes. Specifically when he notes that the runner ''Emily'' Roland seemed rather young to seek their services.

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* Lawrence says this (though not in those exact words) when {{Temeraire}} Literature/{{Temeraire}} brings up the subject of prostitutes. Specifically when he notes that the runner ''Emily'' Roland seemed rather young to seek their services.
10th Jun '16 10:49:56 AM Doug86
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* During WorldWarI, the Italian army used to distribute extra rations of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grappa grappa]] before launching an attack.

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* During WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the Italian army used to distribute extra rations of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grappa grappa]] before launching an attack.
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