11/21/11 A Short Engagement


Got a new wallpaper for ya, from Russia with Love “these lips don’t come with a safety, baby. (donate ANY amount and you will be forwarded to the URL for this wallpaper, or view the thumbnails of the other Spacetrawler wallpapers)

Thanks so much for the love, for both the 200th strip and the big reveal last Wednesday. The “worst atrocity imaginable,” like the Omelas, wild-eyed socialism, and from twitter: Living ships have been one of my “fav scifi tropes since Farscape.

Thank you all (I mean that, btw. I love those comments. And all the comments people left below the strip. I’m not being snarky).

In the vein of love sharing: my friend Rosey has her 2012 calendar of lovely drawings up for sale, and my friend Ashley J Barnard’s new novel (last in the trilogy) “Night of the Fox” is now out. Check ’em out!

For just coolness, here are some awesome collages by Beth Hoeckel (several are sort-of sci-fi themed). And there’s a pretty nice (although NSFW) collection of women in Sci-Fi over at tumblr: Space Bitches — some racy some not.


  1. Eris Lobo

    Dimitri is smart. Damn smart. He’s shown it repeatedly.

    So obviously he’s up to something here. And I can’t wait to see what it is. *grins and bounces*

    Great way to build suspense in a funny way, Chris!!!

  2. Hm. McCaffery’s The Ship Who Sang predates Farscape by a fair margin, I’m pretty sure. Wow, by more than I thought: 1961-1969 vs. 1999, respectively. (Although the Wikipedia article on the book indicates that Ms McCaffery was inspired by some unspecified earlier work…)

    On the other paw, the Eeb-to-Spacetrawler transformation is quite a bit nastier than anything else I can recall reading. (I can recall certain transformations that “only worked some of the time”, but none that are regularly so painful yet successful.)

  3. Robin Bobcat

    Yeah, agreed. Dimitri is, despite his boozing, stun-addiction, and womanizing*, an extremely shrewd operator. From the looks of things, I’d even say he’s the smartest of the bunch.

    He knows she’s in it for the money and can’t be trusted to her word. So he’s giving her access to his funds and a weapon that very clearly does NOT have a stun setting? Oh, there will be shenanegains…

    My money is on ‘rocket launcher is rigged to explode if aimed at him’. Possibly with a pre-recorded message about how disappointed he is.

    *for a sufficiently compatible definition of ‘woman’.

  4. Corpore Metal

    One does wonder how often this has happened to him back in Russia–the daughter of some powerful former apparatchik, turned gangster/robber baron, falls for him, hit men are hired and hijinks ensues. Yeah, Dimitri probably has a lot of experience with this.

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