12/18/18 – It’s Time 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 Since spending more time in the Southwest, I’ve come to better appreciate the attraction of moving to a place where survival is hard. It makes NO sense, but in some visceral way I now kind of get it. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 12/17/18 – Notice 12/19/18 – Calling In Mauricio 15 Comments Coyoty December 18, 2018 at 12:32 am 4 years ago Speaking of messy… Would Pilot be able to SPLORP! Jabby? We know she didn’t because Mauricio is telling this story, but could she? Rex Vivat December 18, 2018 at 12:58 am 4 years ago Remember, Jabby is integrated to Mauricio at all levels, so splorping him would require splorping Mauricio. Leinglo December 18, 2018 at 2:11 am 4 years ago Emily should go hunting for a space Australia of some kind. Somewhere where all the local fauna is either venomous, carnivorous, aggressively territorial, or all three. Tim McCormack December 18, 2018 at 7:35 am 4 years ago King is kind? That’s a new one. 🙂 War Pig December 18, 2018 at 7:36 am 4 years ago That’s the reason GIs go into elite units and do things like HALO, HAHO and combat diving. It’s the challenge. Pathfinder, Jungle Expert, President’s 100, Airborne, Ranger, Special Forces, SEALs, Raiders, all of them are challenges some men and women must meet. Better to go out like a roman candle than like a wet match. Peter Rogan December 18, 2018 at 1:07 pm 4 years ago Human beings have craved challenge since the first man climbed to the top of the tallest tree and saw an even bigger tree far away. It’s innate. We have to try. Garth Hill December 18, 2018 at 2:38 pm 4 years ago agreed. tomorrow i’m going to try and have a bigger dessert at lunch, and then a longer nap. excelsior! M.A. December 18, 2018 at 4:38 pm 4 years ago I’m with you. Maybe a couple gin and tonics later, push the envelope. DSL December 18, 2018 at 11:23 am 4 years ago Some people fear a long, painful decline more than the actual ending. There’s also the feeling that the ending has to be worth something. tim December 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm 4 years ago My ending will probably be worth a buck-fifty. Night-Gaunt49 December 18, 2018 at 8:41 pm 4 years ago At this rate my body degeneration is writing my epitaph. Can barely walk now. I do not want to caught in a wheel chair either. Physical autonomy is very important to me. Yang_Tomoe December 18, 2018 at 11:03 pm 4 years ago Still reading reader December 19, 2018 at 11:12 pm 4 years ago Why do I read this as “goodbye King!”. Jabby has probably worked out he has been hacked by now. So he is going to undo it. OR Mercurio’s father will kill king by accident. Pedrocelli June 5, 2019 at 2:21 am 4 years ago Wait – Jabby has already been set up by Emily and “shot” King and King has already resigned, becoming O’Kingly. Why does this look like we have stepped back a bit in time? Christopher Baldwin June 5, 2019 at 10:06 am 4 years ago @Pedrocelli. He’s just cleaning up messes. Emily knew the plan for him to pretend to be dead, so this is just post-death planning. 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.