03/07/18 – Bikkie and Books 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 (apologies the delayed posting, for some reason it didn’t go up on schedule) Had a good day. Drew all day, and made a cribbage board in the evening. Cedra made pastries. Then we watched an episode of Poirot. It’s a good life. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 03/05/18 – Alleviating Boredom 03/12/18 – Hwan Reflects 17 Comments Rikard March 7, 2018 at 2:37 am 2 years ago Hello. Poor Bikkie, maybe he has realised that his life is like a Matrioshka; from the womb to the grave it’s all cages of different sizes… Greetings from Sweden, Rikard, ex teacher Coyoty March 7, 2018 at 3:53 am 2 years ago Would that be Nejzik Quthaar’s “The Art of Reward”? Gregg Eshelman March 7, 2018 at 4:03 am 2 years ago Ah, Poirot. I just watched the latest movie version of “Murder on the Orient Express”. 4 films, an episode of Poirot, and a radio version have been done of that 1934 book. Amazing there are people who don’t know how it turns out. Fnordius March 9, 2018 at 4:34 pm 2 years ago Of all the Poirots, I think David Suchet’s take was the best. I have a special dislike for Peter Ustinov’s version. Christopher Baldwin March 9, 2018 at 4:47 pm 2 years ago Additional pleasure: David Suchet also reads the audiobook versions! Nathanyel March 7, 2018 at 7:46 am 2 years ago I’m actually surprised Bikkie hasn’t attacked anyone on the ship yet. Knicholas March 7, 2018 at 9:59 am 2 years ago . . . and Bikkie still sounds like Sam Kinison in my head canon. Efogoto March 9, 2018 at 5:15 pm 2 years ago SO true! Frith Ra March 7, 2018 at 12:15 pm 2 years ago Why am I feeling glad that Bikkie is NOT affiliated with the NRA? Felixscout March 7, 2018 at 12:58 pm 2 years ago Bikkie’s interest in physical violoence when he is surrounded by longer range armaments shows that the NRA is not an organization he would be interested in. Jude March 7, 2018 at 5:54 pm 2 years ago Bikkie: “But Piiiiiilot, Bikkie want bloodletting NOW!” “BLOOD!” “…anyone’s blood! Are you sure you don’t have someone who’d be willing to bleed a little?” Muzhik March 7, 2018 at 9:49 pm 2 years ago LOOOOVVVVE frame 8! Bikkie’s expression SO captures the pre-teen angst at having to actually DO something. Reminds me of my youngest daughter in learning math and being told she had to show her work. (Note: she ALWAYS got the right answer. She just *knew* the answer. She just hated having to go back and show us benighted sluggards what steps she took to get the answer. FWIW, she is now getting ready to finish her final semester before getting her BS in math and physics. And she STILL hates showing her work. But it was sure fun sitting with her watching “Interstellar”.) Gabe March 8, 2018 at 12:27 am 2 years ago Am I missing something? I went back and read Bikkie’s introduction, he wasn’t mentally enhanced. just chipped to understand all language. Ar we believing here that Kangaroos are smart enough to read books and contemplate philosophy, if they could just understand them? Is this suspension of disbelief or did I miss some sci fi intervention here. Muzhik March 8, 2018 at 9:08 pm 2 years ago Let’s put it this way: be prepared to duck when walking through this script. Someone (I’m looking at YOU, Christopher!) needs to tighten those guy wires. The disbelief is hanging too low, and someone is going to rush in and BAM! out cold on the floor, a victim of insufficiently suspended disbelief. You’ve been warned. Coyoty March 11, 2018 at 12:10 am 2 years ago I think that part of the translation is inserting the basic concepts behind the words as well. Bikkie would understand what books and reading are even though he probably wouldn’t have encountered them before as a boxing kangaroo. As his vocabulary grows, his knowledge of the world will grow. Likewise, anything he says in kangaroo terms will be translated to the others with the concepts attached, to their chagrin. Stu Friedberg March 8, 2018 at 5:11 am 2 years ago There have been a lot of good days of Spacetrawler, but this got by far the most chuckles from me. Peter Rogan March 8, 2018 at 2:08 pm 2 years ago There’s a refreshing simplicity to Bikkie’s approach to life and most problems. That he himself wants to broaden his palette speaks well to me of his character, however tedious the journey. But I admit I shall mourn the loss of his simplicity, even if it was only a transparent mask to this most compelling of marsupials. He will beat books senseless to get what he needs from them, and come away with a new blade or two to his Swiss Army Knife of interpersonal tools. I do believe that Bikkie WILL find a way to punch his way to enlightenment. 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.