02/14/19 – What It’s About 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 There’s little more terrifying than an incompetent enemy who is properly armed. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 02/13/19 – Safe Another Day 02/18/19 – Launch 12 Comments Coyoty February 14, 2019 at 12:27 am 9 months ago “Not that we– er, I would know that, since we– er, I’m not a Slinten Pod, and we mean nothing to me despite wanting revenge for us– er, them…” Peyote Short February 14, 2019 at 1:07 am 9 months ago I feel like a Slinten Pod should be better at this sort of thing? Isn’t impersonation their primary survival skill? Efogoto February 14, 2019 at 3:22 am 9 months ago Maybe they evolved their skills against less perceptive foes. War Pig February 14, 2019 at 2:53 am 9 months ago “There’s little more terrifying than an incompetent enemy who is properly armed.” True words, Chris. Ada February 14, 2019 at 9:56 am 9 months ago I think their impersonation skills are better in person – we’ve seen that people are very willing to believe that a Slinten pod is who it’s impersonating. Some combination of pheromones and psi powers? Nova February 16, 2019 at 4:23 am 9 months ago Yeah, IIRC it’s specifically mentioned in some previous comics that they have pheromones (or spores or something like that) that skew your thinking so you start believing that it’s the original. Meran February 14, 2019 at 5:50 pm 9 months ago I thought the Slinton Pod race to be very weird, odd, not well planned out for an alien species (by its Creator, of course ??), but then I fell in love with the race. I’m glad to see them standing up for themselves, finally. (And “standing” is just a convenient word for what the Pod does when it takes a form.) Chris, your mind, even sick (didn’t you get that flu shot??), is still pretty inventive. As well as hilarious. I wish for you lots of soup to get better for longer! “Pizza” is NOT what my Jewish mother neighbor gave me when I was sick. “Pizza” just tests the limits of your digestive system. ???? (PS. I’ve never liked pizza anyway. ~~Off to make a vegetarian lasagna!)(oh, and I’m NOT sick. So I can eat not-soup if I want.) I’m certainly jealous of all the museums you get to see! My area has very little in that venue. So I cruise the galleries when I need to. Randall R. Besch February 14, 2019 at 9:00 pm 9 months ago The Slinten pods, will they ever get justice…and some help? Vegetarian lasagna is delicious! I have had both types and I like both. “Not soup”? Is that like “unbirthday” perchance? Muzhik February 14, 2019 at 10:42 pm 9 months ago I think “not soup” is best defined as a large block of semi-sweet chocolate. It’s not soup, but it still makes you feel good. Peter Rogan February 15, 2019 at 4:56 pm 9 months ago It’s not easy to come up with a race so thoroughly dislikeable, so pathetically overreachingly ambitious, and yet so helplessly helpless as the Laufians, slinten podded or not. A singular achievement. I have to wonder for how many millennia they have been the Galaxy’s dogsbody, every single time deserving it no matter how badly cheated, mauled or used before. What keeps such a species from becoming pathetic enough that somebody, anybody, would show even one of them a little compassion? How thoroughly below notice do they have to be to make even the concept of being friendly to one/bag of them laughable, if not actually inconceivable? Yes yes, I know, they’re manipulative little creeps with a faulty sense of self-worth and a raging sense of entitlement. The wonder is that this somehow hasn’t caused somebody to rage off and erase their DNA from the Galaxy. Can you be so pathetically futile that even with your interminable meddling, no species has yet found it worth the effort to set itself the noble goal of wiping you out, root and branch and bag? Amazing. Muzhik February 17, 2019 at 11:19 am 9 months ago Yes yes, I know, they’re manipulative little creeps with a faulty sense of self-worth and a raging sense of entitlement. The wonder is that this somehow hasn’t caused somebody to rage off and erase their DNA from the Galaxy. Well, if that’s going to be your criteria for erasing DNA from the Galaxy, you’d have to eliminate every 12-to-14 year old girl in the galaxy. Better take out the 11 and 15 year olds just to be on the safe side. Peter Rogan February 17, 2019 at 2:03 pm 9 months ago Kids grow up and generally repent of their whinyness and self-absorption. The Laufians, much less so. How can any race be so pathetic as to be despicable, and yet never worth the effort to exterminate? Unless, like cockroaches, they are nearly immotal and dwell in such small and stinking places that one would have to disassemble entire cities to root them all out. Shipworms of the Galaxy, that’s the Laufians. Leave a Reply to Muzhik 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.