05/14/19 – Love’s Mantle 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 He may not be in love with you, Wezzle, but I am. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 05/13/19 – Jabby Double-Checked 05/15/19 – Getting The Pong Out 18 Comments Coyoty May 14, 2019 at 12:17 am 4 years ago “While you’re awake, then?” “I’m afraid you’ll kiss like Zoidberg.” “I don’t know what a Zoidberg is or how it kisses.” “He’s a cartoon character who kisses by glompfing someone’s entire head.” “…That’s a ‘no’, then…” Kaidah May 15, 2019 at 8:36 am 4 years ago “Are you coming on to me?” “Hot crackers! I take exception to that.” “I’m not hearing a no.” Nomi May 14, 2019 at 12:31 am 4 years ago Love means heaving fireplace parts about? You mean love’s mantLE. Gregg Eshelman May 14, 2019 at 4:12 am 4 years ago Love hurts, especially if it has a stone mantel that you toss away. Christopher Baldwin May 14, 2019 at 12:17 pm 4 years ago Thank you! FIXED! FlySwatter May 14, 2019 at 6:32 am 4 years ago Maybe just a peck on the forehead? Coyoty May 15, 2019 at 12:10 am 4 years ago Not if Wezzle actually pecks his forehead with a beak. pastordan May 14, 2019 at 9:45 am 4 years ago So I take it Jabby’s nanotech isn’t what it used to be? Or does Mauricio prefer to heal the old-fashioned way? Christopher Baldwin May 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm 4 years ago He’s just there for mental rest really, which will be mentioned in tomorrow’s strip. Why he’s in full hospital garb, eh, I’m not sure. Maybe that makes no sense, it certainly serves no purpose except to say “he’s in the med ward!”. :-/ TB May 14, 2019 at 3:47 pm 4 years ago It is interesting that, like Swedish Meatballs, hospital garb is the same across the universe… Bonker of Things July 24, 2021 at 8:10 am 1 year ago Swedish meatballs are known universally as the cheap crap IKEA peddles, which is not the real deal. The ironical part is that they have been so successful that it’s what you’ll get in Sweden too nowadays, unless you’re lucky enough to get homemade ones (which rarely happen in today’s stressful world). I highly recommend a semester as an exchange student there, though the locals are difficult to befriend (so don’t expect to try genuine Swedish meatballs, it’ll take a full PhD to find someone to cook for you). Efogoto May 14, 2019 at 10:46 am 4 years ago “If I’m honest with myself …” Oh, why go there? It never ends well. Nova May 14, 2019 at 11:58 am 4 years ago Seeing Mauricio again reminds me of something that worries me. Could Mauricio just say to Jabby, “Hey Jabby, make me not care about having you any more” and then Jabby obediently pumps in a cocktail of neurochemicals that do indeed make him not care about it anymore? The possibility is unsettling to me. Randall R. Besch May 14, 2019 at 9:35 pm 4 years ago I am surprised to see him sans body hair. The last time we saw him he did have some. It makes him look like someone with a fatal disease. When I was deathly ill once hair fell out. But not all of it and it came back. Maybe Jabby is shutting down. Can Mauricio survive with Jabby not working? Christopher Baldwin May 14, 2019 at 9:42 pm 4 years ago @Randall, it all burned off. :-/ https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2019/04/10/041019-downhill-slide/ Peter Rogan May 14, 2019 at 10:28 pm 4 years ago Aaaaaarrrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!! Thinking about Wezzle kissing anybody made me try to visualize her mouth parts again. And how they worked, together and singly. And I’ve written the definitive orthology of Kafer mouth parts. It didn’t help. Not in the least. Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! Christopher Baldwin May 14, 2019 at 11:29 pm 4 years ago (his) 🙂 Marc Vader May 15, 2019 at 5:05 pm 4 years ago Nice colors in this, Christopher. Very harmonious. Leave a Reply to Christopher Baldwin 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.