02/21/18 – Not Shutting Up Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent We haven’t seen the laser-whip since Flineous the Blue Cat alien. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 02/19/18 – The Chump 02/26/18 – Mauricio’s Deficiency 22 Comments Coyoty February 21, 2018 at 1:15 am 11 months ago Don’t think you can whip off your left hand and be rid of Jabby. That’s just the part that talks and blasts and draws attention. His mind would be elsewhere or everywhere. Rikard February 21, 2018 at 3:03 am 11 months ago Hello. And not a single pun on “hands off” or somesuch! That takes some serious restraint, well handled! Greetings from Sweden, Rikard, former teacher Rex Vivat February 21, 2018 at 10:36 am 11 months ago I think that would be too heavy handed. Efogoto February 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm 11 months ago I’m sure Christopher could have made it seem off the cuff. Docard February 21, 2018 at 4:17 am 11 months ago Mauricio must feel like he’s losing a RISK game with his body as a game board. Love it! Yarrun February 21, 2018 at 4:36 am 11 months ago There is only one truth in Spacetrawler: weird melee weapons will get you killed. Didn’t work for the catman, didn’t work for Klypt. Herandar February 21, 2018 at 8:02 am 11 months ago Went all the way back to the 09/19/2016 strip just to recall what Jabby’s original form was. Oh, and Chris, you haven’t actually made either of the two corrections that were pointed out for the 09/19/2016 strip. Christopher Baldwin February 21, 2018 at 11:38 am 11 months ago Thanks, @Herandar. Sometimes I am juggling too many things and forget. Fixed! Joe England February 21, 2018 at 1:11 pm 11 months ago Speaking of… I think that might just be a left hand in panel six. The thumb looks like it’s on the wrong side when it flies off his arm. Christopher Baldwin February 21, 2018 at 1:12 pm 11 months ago Doh! Right you are, sir! I will fix that. Um. Today hopefully? Ada K. February 21, 2018 at 10:41 am 11 months ago That injury looks like it will be disturbingly easy to repair. MelVixen February 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm 11 months ago And he got Skywalker-ed! Well given that he saved the universe from a planetdestroying thing that was disguised as Moon and has trouble with his dark idiotball side (Jabby) it somehow fits! andreas February 21, 2018 at 5:41 pm 11 months ago homage to (the old) star wars? also the shocking “Mauricio, I am your father” reveal has been set up long ago 😉 Peter Rogan February 21, 2018 at 7:37 pm 11 months ago Jabby can reconstruct, HAS reconstructed Mauricio as a cyberorganism, largely artificial. And yet he did not change Mauricio’s personality or his pacifism, though it would make his “job” — however Jabby might define that — a good deal easier. Never mind “Luke, I am your father”. This is more in common with Darth Vader pushing up the Stormtrooper’s blaster as he was about to shoot the rampaging Chewbacca. Only Leia caught the motion or its implications. Though she, too, didn’t know what to make of it at the time. Jude February 21, 2018 at 8:15 pm 11 months ago RIP Klypt, we barely got to know you. And what a relief that is! Such a character Wezzle is! Wasn’t afraid to push it with Jabby and then, despite Klypt’s sadistic cruelty, Wezzle wasn’t afraid to insult her (though I had trouble thinking of Klypt as female). With those eyes of his, it’s impossible to judge whether events shocks and horrifies him or if he’s instead, totally nonchalant. However he feels, I’m not sure if having Wezzle on your side is a good thing or if it’s better to be as many lightyears as possible away from him. You’re stuck with him now, Mauricio, as long as Jabby’s part of you and useful to Wezzle. TB February 21, 2018 at 8:22 pm 11 months ago As a general rule of thumb, if you have to get a hand cut off to realize you’re a cybernetic human, then you’re probably a pretty decently designed cybernetic human. At least a 9 on the R. Daneel scale. Rich February 22, 2018 at 7:52 pm 11 months ago Or a 10 on the Stephen Byerley scale 😉 Night-Gaunt49 February 21, 2018 at 10:22 pm 11 months ago Now he has the disturbing image that the organic bits may be fake. And that he is all machine and no organic matter. That is a shocking revelation. That and having his right hand sheared off by a force lash. I wonder if he feels pain? Has he eaten, or drank anything? Slept? He may have other anvil to dodge as he rethinks his person. Is his personality real or just copied with modifications by Jabby? Does he even feel fear? Coyoty February 23, 2018 at 1:54 am 11 months ago It has been established that Jabby can’t survive if Mauricio were dead, and Mauricio would have to be dead if Jabby replaced him. Unless someone lied. Or… Does Jabby die if Mauricia *dies*, or if they’re separated? Jabby may be animating Mauricio’s dead body… Coyoty February 23, 2018 at 1:56 am 11 months ago I really wish we could edit messages. Mauricio, not Mauricia. Aaron Gullison February 22, 2018 at 9:06 pm 11 months ago Am I the only one just now noticing that Wezzle has metal legs? Coyoty February 23, 2018 at 1:48 am 11 months ago Yes. Leave a Reply 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.