DIRK: Do you know much about human traditions?
KANAYA: Not Particularly
DIRK: Well, damn.
DIRK: It's a fine day to get school fed up the bone bulge, then.
DIRK: You get to learn about one of the classics of human traditions.
DIRK: Asking your fiancee's dad for his blessing to marry his daughter.
KANAYA: Not To Immediately Poke Holes In Your Premise
KANAYA: Which Youve Clearly Prepared Yourself For
KANAYA: But Do I Need Permission For Something That Is Already In Progress
KANAYA: As I Understood It You Already Approve Of The Ceremony
KANAYA: And If You Do Not
KANAYA: It Is Not Your Call To Make And Your Opinion Is Irrelevant
DIRK: That's about identical to the path that humankind took on that.
DIRK: Good work on pathing through hundreds of years of human discourse in about 30 seconds, I'll test you next week on some other human traditions, like pulling apart breastbones of turkeys to grant wishes after they've been eaten.
KANAYA: I Say This Coming From A Culture That At One Point Made Grub Sauce From Real Babies
KANAYA: That Is Fucking Barbaric
DIRK: Is grub sauce... *not* baby trolls?
KANAYA: It Was At One Point
KANAYA: But After The Rebellion It Was Replaced With A Synthetic
KANAYA: As All The Adults Who Made It Were Shuttled Off Planet To Participate In The Alternian Expansion
KANAYA: And Having More Trolls Survive Was Of More Importance
DIRK: Damn, that's... dark.
KANAYA: It Cannot Be Helped
KANAYA: The Planet Is No More
KANAYA: Regarding Marriage However
KANAYA: This Is A Fairly Reasonable Position To Hold Is It Not
DIRK: Yup. Totally run of the mill.
DIRK: Took some getting there for most people, though.
KANAYA: So I Must Ask Then
KANAYA: If This Tradition Is Well And Truly Dead Even By Our Stunted Standards
KANAYA: Why Bother With It At All
DIRK: Why go through with a wedding, if there's no reward for doing so other than the enjoyment of having a wedding, and being married?
DIRK: Besides, a chance for a deeply ironic bit like this is once in a lifetime.
KANAYA: So This Is A Bit
DIRK: Yeah, was it not searingly fuckin' obvious?
DIRK: Must just rock the formal dad look so hard that it's seamless.
KANAYA: It Was Obviously A Bit But Its Nice To Have The Theory Confirmed
KANAYA: So We Return To Where We Began
KANAYA: What Is It That Makes This Torturous Procedure Necessary
DIRK: I'm gonna keep it real here.