At 04:08 PM 9/17/96 -0400, you wrote:
I concur with the general idea (although meat-flavoured milk juices sounds
rather extreme ...)
I was thinking that while humans are naturally attracted to the taste of
fructose and other sugars, kats, just like cats, could be naturally
attracted to the scent and taste of blood and animal protein, probably
moreso than other things. That's not to say that kats aren't omnivores, though.
In a story I've been writing recently, I portrayed a pack of human-like
foxes, dogs and wolves living in the mountains of western Galway, Ireland.
In developing their culture for the story, one of their favorite drinks was
a beer made with garden vegetables and rabbit's blood.
No doubt the "milk" that Mayor
Manx and the SwatKats drink were meant to be parallels to wine and beer
respectively and likely have some alcoholic content.
There's also a scene in "Ci-kat-ta" I believe, where the Mayor Manx and
those Japanese dealer guys are driving up to Megakat Tower (I think it's
just before they get slimed) and you can see there's a wine-type bottle in
the limo, though the label reads "milk."
Earlier, someone mentioned that the fermentation process would spoil milk.
But maybe kats have found different ways of making intoxicating beverages;
maybe they use mint, which is related to catnip and has a similar effect on
Something else: coffee and chocolate could be controlled substances in kat
society, since they both have a similar effect that cocaine has on humans.
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