08/20/18 – Spacetrawler Part 3 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 Part 3 has begun, with the usual tangentially related intro strip. Enjoy! First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 08/16/18 – Interim Silliness 08/21/18 – Nonpartisan’s Disillusion 15 Comments Coyoty August 20, 2018 at 12:56 am 4 months ago This is why you don’t hear of anyone learning to talk with dolphins. It’s not that hard, but everyone who does is so disgusted with them, they keep it quiet, and hope dolphins never learn to talk with us. Felix August 27, 2018 at 8:59 am 4 months ago Can confirm, it was horr..errr…nothing. Never mind. Jude August 20, 2018 at 3:07 am 4 months ago I’ve already come to the conclusion Nymbock did and without the use of mind-altering drugs or the ability to hear others’ faults. All I had to do was watch them. Jude August 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm 4 months ago Others’ thoughts, not faults. 😛 Bauke August 20, 2018 at 6:09 am 4 months ago I’m getting a Douglas Adams vibe from this and I love it. Kaidah August 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm 4 months ago Read it in the voice of the narrator from the classic BBC series. Makes this so much funnier. Herandar August 20, 2018 at 8:13 am 4 months ago Part 3 starts with the appropriate number of eyes, arms and earlobes. (And beer bottles!) TB August 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm 4 months ago The idea of telepaths having to remain perpetually drunk has shown up in more than one story I’ve read. In comic books, some people wear telepathy-proof helmets to keep telepaths from controlling them. Weirdly, I’ve never seen a telepath wearing one, and you’d think they’d be the biggest market. Masuski1969 August 20, 2018 at 4:26 pm 4 months ago Marvel’s ‘Mentallo’, I do believe, was a telepath who had a helmet to keep out thoughts. Gregg Eshelman August 21, 2018 at 3:32 am 4 months ago Juggernaut wears a special helmet to keep out telepathic thoughts. Dunno if he can send/read telepathically. TB August 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm 4 months ago Same for Magneto, who was a specific favorite target of Professor X. DSL August 20, 2018 at 3:56 pm 4 months ago Makes me think of Kzanol the Thrint, from Niven’s “World of Ptaavs.” A telepath with some ability to control others minds, he finds himself bombarded by the thoughts of all the Earthmen around him and brain-broadcasts: “STOP THINKING AT ME!” — and everyone within a few miles’ radius goes catatonic. andreas August 20, 2018 at 6:55 pm 4 months ago Not so sure whether telepathy, though flashy, really is “something more” than enlightenment (panel 3) rather than something else. Spiritual practitioners who have awakening experiences often have come to see even the meanest, most destructive behaviors of others as merely confused, letting go evaluations such as “positive” and “negative”. Such enlightenment would certainly come in especially handy when achieving a direct connection to all those mean and dirty thoughts of others, as it would reduce the need to blunt the newly developed sensibilities through boozing to regain peace of mind… Peter Rogan August 20, 2018 at 7:13 pm 4 months ago A belief in the goodness and positive energy of others so easily dispelled wasn’t tightly held to begin with. Nymbock has forgotten that every bit of life, from virus to transcendent beings, is a refutation of entropy — a negation of the principle of growing disorder, decreasing complexity. We are indeed positive energy in its purest form, given the power to contemplate ourselves and arrange other forms of order for our thoughts and our society. That we stumble and fall does not change the basic fact of anti-entropy. While we live, we can do more than any other combination of matter and energy. Sorry Nymbock seems to have lost the path. But the path still exists, waiting to be found again. Muzhik August 20, 2018 at 10:16 pm 4 months ago Yeah. What he said. 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.