8/29/18 – Devyat Writing 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 If you don’t remember the conversation where Devyat asks to be penpals, here’s the link: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2017/01/23/012317-yuris-send-off/ First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 08/28/18 – Learning Lessons 8/30/18 – Chamomile 14 Comments Leinglo August 29, 2018 at 12:56 am 6 months ago Is it just me, or is the idea of Dimitri, of all people, getting mad enough to hunt down and kill someone specific kinda horrifying? Finn Kenyon August 29, 2018 at 9:20 am 6 months ago I assumed it was not a hunt down and kill issue, that simply Nogg would be the moment he went near Dmitri. And because Nogg is stupid this would not take long. andreas August 29, 2018 at 10:21 am 6 months ago Daaa-aad, stop frightening the poor things, it’s hard enough to get a date as a mixed-species hybrid as it is! Christopher Baldwin August 29, 2018 at 11:58 am 6 months ago @Leinglo, I hear you. Whenever he’s feeling too cuddly and soft I think of this strip: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2011/11/22/spacetrawler6ewrgb/ Muzhik August 29, 2018 at 7:55 pm 6 months ago @Leinglo, Dimitri is Russian. That means he is not (by definition) any more or less blood-thirsty than the average carbon-based life forms. It DOES mean that he is (by definition) more than willing and able to simply do what needs to be done, without guilt or pleasure. It’s a side effect of being such a passionate people. Coyoty August 29, 2018 at 1:22 am 6 months ago Nogg has a bad habit of launching effective heroic missions. He’s like Inspector Clouseau crossed with Nick Fury. Nathanyel August 29, 2018 at 1:53 am 6 months ago Or Inspector Gadget. Efogoto August 29, 2018 at 3:33 am 6 months ago He’s the interstellar Forrest Gump? Mic August 29, 2018 at 4:36 am 6 months ago I was thinking Maxwell Smart. Peter Rogan August 29, 2018 at 7:26 pm 6 months ago I’ve always thought of Dmitri as an iron fist inside a yellow velvet glove with a happy face on it. 3oranges August 29, 2018 at 11:48 am 6 months ago Elegant exposition skip using an old joke! I assume it can’t have been planned, only because two weeks ago you said you were still deciding who was going to receive the story. But I would have believed otherwise. Christopher Baldwin August 29, 2018 at 11:52 am 6 months ago Devyat was ONE of the characters I was considering, so it wasn’t 100% blind. But it’s always interesting to make unplanned things work and SEEM planned. Partly because I leave SO MANY loose story threads that I can later use them, but also to creatively re-purpose. Like, them becoming penpals, which was not planned but totally works from both their conversation and on top of their personalities which would lead this to be a very likely outcome. 🙂 Peter Rogan August 29, 2018 at 7:28 pm 6 months ago Brooke McEldowney does much the same thing. But not as seamlessly. We’ll leave aside any discussions of Philip K. Dick. M.A. August 29, 2018 at 4:23 pm 6 months ago True. When they met face-to-face Yuri wanted nothing to do with Devyat, but a penpal relationship gives her enough space between them to handle it. 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.