03/20/17 In The Mood Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Well, things suddenly changed and I’m in Reno again. Life is weird. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 03/15/17 Secret Tunnels 03/22/17 No Birds 10 Comments Coyoty March 20, 2017 at 3:37 am 5 years ago Popcorn. I guess Russian tea cakes isn’t the only Earth import Dimitri introduced to the GOB. Jowley seems like a version of Emperor Ming, inflicting worlds on a whim. Nathanyel March 21, 2017 at 9:05 am 5 years ago Well, she is his daughter, so she would have more knowledge of Earth anyway. Could even be just a saying to her, something she picked up from Dimitri. Christopher Baldwin March 21, 2017 at 11:41 am 5 years ago @Coyoty, One thing to consider is translation. There are probably other seeds in the universe which “pop” when heated, and so the word for them would probably be translated into “popcorn.” The OTHER thing to consider is Spacetrawler takes a lot of scientific liberties for gags which may not hold up to heavy scrutiny. @Nathanyel, you’re right in that she would probably be familiar with earth popcorn (or being told about it). BUT, it’s not the first time popcorn has appeared in the comic, likely outside of earth’s influence. The last panel of both of these, from the first series: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2013/01/06/spacetrawler-290/ https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2013/01/08/spacetrawler-291/ andreas March 20, 2017 at 4:45 am 5 years ago Let me give you the tour: Over there is the blue-jeans factory, next to the ballet dance halls. Here is the functional architecture building/hatchery and opposite the street are some greenhouses where the flowers are grown for the fancy arrangements. In between are the turquoise LED factory and the military-industrial complex. susan March 20, 2017 at 7:12 am 5 years ago I think panel five should read: “Jarg, could *you* read our planetary…” You left out the ‘you’ Christopher Baldwin March 20, 2017 at 11:33 am 5 years ago Thanks, Susan! Fixed! Jude March 20, 2017 at 8:38 pm 5 years ago Hmm, are those multi-coloured things on the aliens’ backs elytron covering possible wings? I like the idea of fat alien beetles flapping about the place like crazed June bugs Christopher Baldwin March 21, 2017 at 11:42 am 5 years ago @Jude, They ARE wings. 🙂 andreas March 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm 5 years ago @ Jude You may have to wait a few more days until happy flappy day. I take it their schedule still includes today’s poetry recitals, still more berserker space battles, yodeling, and the Firefly marathon on Friday (everything goes somewhere, you can never stop the signal). Social insects sure are sociable. mouse March 21, 2017 at 9:04 pm 5 years ago Love the idea that “flower arranging” is a planetary activity. Along with birding. And drat, I just typed out a whole long list of thing to do in San Diego. Come back, Christopher! We’re a lot more fun than Reno. (shoot, we can even provide casinos). Leave a Reply to andreas Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.