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First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 08/12/19 – Grasp of Wonk 08/14/19 – A Letter For Wezzle 19 Comments Coyoty August 13, 2019 at 12:23 am 2 years ago “Mom, you weren’t really in Puerto Rico, were you?” “Why do you say that, dear?” “You’ve been nursing a steaming hot cup of coffee for an hour and it’s never left your hands.” Leinglo August 13, 2019 at 12:54 am 2 years ago That third panel is the face of “do I lie, or melt another table?” jediadept August 13, 2019 at 2:58 am 2 years ago From whom did Penny get her clear-eyed realist training to begin with?! ronald August 13, 2019 at 3:51 am 2 years ago So, she believes that her mother has acquired astonishing superhuman powers (since she saw them demonstrated) as a result of cybernetic alterations far beyond anything human technology is remotely capable of but she DOESN’T believe that she went into outer space? I wonder what alternate explanation she made up for herself. Nothing that involves human trafficking rings in non-existence basements OSLT, one would hope… ronald August 13, 2019 at 3:54 am 2 years ago addendum: Okay, that should’ve been “non-existent,” not “non-existence.” Sorry about that. 😐 It occurred to me that if it was important to Joyce that her children believed her, she could always take them for a ride in her own personal private spaceship…after they watched her arrive in it and land it, of course. Rich August 13, 2019 at 4:58 am 2 years ago Love the way you blocked the characters for this page Christopher Baldwin August 13, 2019 at 9:40 am 2 years ago Thank you! 🙂 Peyote Short August 13, 2019 at 6:40 am 2 years ago Background: Earth living room. Gyffes August 13, 2019 at 7:16 am 2 years ago Can anyone provide a link to the last time we saw Penny? I can’t recall her seeing her mother’s extraordinary powahs.. Owen Smith August 13, 2019 at 8:51 am 2 years ago Joyce melted some of the furniture last time, unless that was with a different child. Christopher Baldwin August 13, 2019 at 9:39 am 2 years ago https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2017/12/18/121817-a-mothers-job/ 🙂 Nomi August 13, 2019 at 2:44 pm 2 years ago Wow, I don’t remember that page at all. Time for a binge review. Yeah, why wouldn’t Penny remember the demo of the otherworldly powers and believe “outer space” again? DSL August 13, 2019 at 7:45 am 2 years ago I feel for Joyce. Not the first parent to raise a kid who somehow turned out … older than you, and not in a good way. Peter Rogan August 13, 2019 at 10:32 am 2 years ago “We are all impersonating an identity.” –Jean-Paul Sartre Some of our impersonations work better than others. As I’m sure Joyce learned long ago when facing the Board of Directors instead of another group of disorganized managers. And Penny is resolute on keeping things as she wants them. Or she wouldn’t have replaced the speaker that her mom sliced with the laser cutter with an exact duplicate. The shape of her world is as she directs it, no less, and certainly no more. Sometimes I can’t believe I’m trying to sell myself to such people. What can I say? It’s a living. ronald August 13, 2019 at 11:43 am 2 years ago Yes, scenic Puerto Rico, aka Progress Island USA. MST3K really sold that as a vacation spot. 😉 Apropos of nothing, from the cast page: “Eebs: good natured, weak-willed telekinetic green beings who generally sport brown trench coats and pink scarves.” Brown? I thought they were maroon. Live and learn. 😉 0z79 August 13, 2019 at 6:32 pm 2 years ago How much does the public know about all the Non-Earth dudes out there? I don’t think her daughter would know what a Crint even is! Night-Gaunt49 August 13, 2019 at 10:59 pm 2 years ago Joyce has superb control over her powers. One problem with robots is getting them to to know when not to crush something in their hands. Whether it be an egg or my hand. I suspect that certain countries have some idea about all this. But are on the outside looking through a bleary glass at it. The USA, Argentina, France, Britain, Russia, China and some others. I wonder if they work together on it? Though we probably don’t have anything that can catch or keep up with those swimming, flying “craft” it wouldn’t matter much what they saw. If we do some have fantastically speculated from secret World War 2 German works to alien crashes and secret technology that may go back to the vimanas of ancient India. Otherwise we are alone or the others are too advanced and their work looks too much like natural large scale happenings. For such a young culture as ours such direct contact would be dangerous. We have seen ourselves what a more advanced culture can do to a less developed one. damon August 14, 2019 at 12:48 pm 2 years ago Her daughter is Roz Chast? Christopher Baldwin August 14, 2019 at 12:58 pm 2 years ago Heh. There IS a similarity, isn’t there? 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.