FB: The Winter Elves have supplanted the breathalyzer test with a lifealyzer test. You still have to stand on one foot and try to make a “4” shape with your legs, though.

I have to admit, Frigg and Best getting smashed in a bar before the maybe end of the world does seem like it would’ve been a pretty fun scene. I think there are ways around the “We’re too omniscient to let you have this booze” roadblock. But it would’ve been, shall we say, tonally dissonant from this heartwarming Axemas story, even more so than the political talk we had to squeeze in here to set up Chapter 46.

My reaction to the last panel here was “Good God, look at these two lovable dorks.” I forgot that on the next page, Frigg reacts pretty much the same way!