07/18/19 – Choan’s Help 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 Poor Bikkie. Always a bloodsportsmaid, never a bloodsport. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 07/17/19 – Package From Anesu 07/22/19 – Was With Yuri 12 Comments Coyoty July 23, 2019 at 12:28 am 3 months ago Now if he’d asked Nogg, that would have been emotionally easy and entertaining. Night-Gaunt49 July 23, 2019 at 12:57 am 3 months ago Blood sports are easy on the eye and relaxing to 2 hard bitten fighters. ronald July 23, 2019 at 1:32 am 3 months ago Unless I’m Wrong, in the real world, kangaroos are herbivores and, while they sometimes “fight” for dominance, it’s rarely bloody and never to the death. Unless I’m Wrong. Presumably Bikkie’s violent ways are due to the influence of his human captors. Of course, in the real world, coyotes probably wouldn’t raise a human child as much as, you know, eat her — this isn’t the tall tale of Pecos Bill, after all — so maybe that’s not the best approach to take anyway… Now that Emily knows that, for all intent and purpose, translators can give animals near-human-level intelligence, maybe she’ll go back to Earth and give that status to her coyote kindred to get any number of variations of closure. But probably not. Yeah, I really don’t see that happening. On a separate note, I realized after the fact that none of Nog’s recruits this time around came from Europe (which is why there are of course five of them instead of six). Was he worried about accidentally recruiting another Dimitri who would ALSO become one of the galaxy’s wealthiest and most powerful figures? ‘Cause I could see the sense in that. 😉 Peyote Short July 23, 2019 at 2:32 am 3 months ago I guess Emily could give coyotes translators, but she, you know, ate her family. ronald July 23, 2019 at 3:52 am 3 months ago Oh, the coyotes are dead? Sorry, I didn’t retain that information. To Chris, new question: Are Choan and Brekt (from the link below) members of the same species? While hardly identical, they’re both orange and have elongated heads with faces at the top and protrusions on either side of the neck, so they’re reasonably similar, anyway. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2010/06/28/spacetrawler-53/ Kaidah July 23, 2019 at 8:39 am 3 months ago It was mentioned in the first story arc (with Martina, Dimitri, et al) that she’s from another part of the galaxy and is the only one of her species ever encountered. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2010/08/24/spacetrawler-70/ Christopher Baldwin July 23, 2019 at 8:52 am 3 months ago @Ronald, “no,” and @Kaidah is correct. Christopher Baldwin July 23, 2019 at 8:55 am 3 months ago @Ronald, actually, I’d say that none were directly recruited by Nogg from Europe or South America, But both ended up being represented. Devyat volunteering herself and being half European, and Reemp recruited (and then died by the hand of) Mauricio from South America. Rex Vivat July 23, 2019 at 2:35 pm 3 months ago People need to stop associating “herbivore” with “peaceful”; especially with large herbivores, aggression is necessary to defend themselves from predators (which is why you should always stay away from roos when you have a dog with you). ronald July 23, 2019 at 2:53 pm 3 months ago Well, self-defense is one thing, craving “bloodsport” — seeking out violence instead of just dealing with it as it comes to you, spilling another’s blood for self-entertainment — another. But whatever. 🙂 === In a much earlier strip/thread, I noticed a correspondent referring to Nogg as “fat.” Fat is an entirely subjective concept; for all we know, Nogg is puny compared to others of his race. Besides, he’s not fat so much as…cylindrical. He’s a round peg in a world of square holes. 😉 Gregg Eshelman July 24, 2019 at 4:00 am 3 months ago Kangaroo eating a bird. https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2014/02/video-kangaroo-eats-a-bird/ Deer have also been caught on video eating bats and birds. Peter Rogan July 23, 2019 at 1:03 pm 3 months ago I’d say the Galaxy is complicated and twisted enough without introducing Earth’s United Nations into the mix. Goodness knows where THAT could end up. 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.