10/23/19 – Who’s Next? Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, October 23, 2019. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/10/2019-10-23-audio-ST.mp3 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 There’s a lot to be said for scientific sampling… if you go about it scientifically. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 10/22/19 – Talking Coyote 10/24/19 – What Now? 19 Comments Frith Ra October 23, 2019 at 12:13 am 8 months ago I wonder who was in that house that they just destroyed. For science never assuming, these folks are making a heckova lot of assumptions. Coyoty October 23, 2019 at 2:14 am 8 months ago I think someone’s going to enjoy getting probed. Meran October 23, 2019 at 2:38 am 8 months ago Wasn’t that one of your Kickstarter options? ???? Christopher Baldwin October 23, 2019 at 9:26 am 8 months ago yes Konrad October 23, 2019 at 8:07 am 8 months ago To answer the question: They need asexual and aromantic control groups. And if they’re treating gay and lesbian as separate things, they should seek out trans and nonbinary examples in each category. People are complicated. Christopher Baldwin October 23, 2019 at 9:27 am 8 months ago True. Non-binary for sure at least, although I’m not sure about trans, that’d depend on if when they refer to a “woman” or “man,” they mean gender or physical parts. I think? Coyoty October 24, 2019 at 3:02 am 8 months ago “I said get AROMANTIC couples, not AROMATIC!” Ryan October 24, 2019 at 3:09 pm 8 months ago Presumably, they need to also put everyone into something like the “Hyperbolic Time Chamber” from dragonball Z, so the don’t have to wait 50 years for results. Whenever someone starts to complain, they just need to put on a cute outfit, go inside and say “Pretty Please?”, and even the most proud butch lesbian in the world will melt. Of course, the predictable running joke will be that they have NO IDEA how cute we perceive them to be, having never observed our pets or babies, and the subject’s reactions to seeing them will confuse the heck out of them. KQY 61 October 23, 2019 at 8:13 am 8 months ago I think these aliens have a ‘crush’ on us Terrans! Kaidah October 23, 2019 at 8:49 am 8 months ago I’ve never heard the collective noun for the members of a polyamorous relationship before. I’ll add it to my list of neat but probably useless phrases like a clowder of cats or a congress of ravens. By the way Chris, the “first strip current series” link still takes us back to the beginning of book five. Daremonai October 23, 2019 at 9:21 am 8 months ago While it comes up as a joke now and then, it is not really used as a collective noun in the poly community. At best it is used as a ‘clever’ replacement for ‘orgy over 4 people’. Gabriel October 23, 2019 at 2:18 pm 8 months ago Out of curiosity, what are the terms you usually see used? “Polycule” comes up a lot in my region. Daremonai October 24, 2019 at 9:17 am 8 months ago Polycule is the most common, after that probably ‘chosen family’. A few of the more burner-oriented clusters often use ‘tribe’, but that gets push back if they do it in the wider community. Christopher Baldwin October 24, 2019 at 9:20 am 8 months ago Thank you, @Daremonai. When I get a chance, I’ll update it. In my research, I didn’t see it noted that “moresome” is a comical term. Christopher Baldwin October 23, 2019 at 9:30 am 8 months ago @Kaidah, Thank you. Yes. And last story’s logo is still the one that’s up. I have so much to overhaul on the webpage and hope to get to it soon (but maybe not until the Kickstarter is all done) Ryan October 24, 2019 at 3:11 pm 8 months ago I thought a flock of ravens was called, “An Unkindness”? Ryan October 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm 8 months ago I’ve also heard that a flock of Magpies is called “An annoyance”, but that may be strictly a New Zealand thing. SARA J DAVIS October 23, 2019 at 9:41 pm 8 months ago It appears that Nogg has been adequately replaced as an inept well intentioned do-gooder by the pupper people. Peter Rogan October 24, 2019 at 4:33 pm 8 months ago Christ, these guys again. Who taught them how to park a spaceship? Bikkie? I refuse to get involved in determining the ways people find sexual partners, or else I’ll start quoting “The Dreamers” or “The Cement Garden” and then we’ll have the riot and the Vice Squad and the whole damn show will disintegrate into madness. Again! 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.