11/20/19 – Thinking Straight

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, November 20, 2019.




********strip now in place (originally ran on the 20th), so blog no longer relevant*********

So, yes, in the Spacetraweler timeline, today’s strip took place while the aliens were in the kitcchen.

So…. yeah, you’re probably confused by today’s strip’s placement in the timeline. Essentially I felt I needed to give the parents just a BIT more depth. And so, although I TRY to never do this, I’m posting this today, but in the archives it will end up several strips earlier.

Think of it as a strip I accidentally skipped, and so I’m posting it now.

Apologies, and hi! -Christopher



  1. Coyoty

    They’ll be so disappointed to know they were chosen because of their sexual orientation.

    So, the suggestion here is that the aliens’ appearance is designed, and their race doesn’t really look like that. If they can change themselves, maybe they can change others and are trying to save their race by changing others into their race. Maybe others whose species has a population growth moderated by non-reproductive orientations.

  2. Efogoto

    I hope I speak for many when I say you’re fretting too much. We can stand a little time flow slip here and there. It keeps us on our toes, and makes us appreciate how much thought and artistry you put into this. Thanks!

  3. The Gorram Batguy

    My first reaction was that the psycho-pups used the memory zapper on them off-screen and they had reverted to an earlier conversation, having no memory of the last few hours. It made sense to me.
    Of course your explanation makes more sense. ;P

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Just imagine one of us would be stunned and really malleable to the puppy dog furry aliens with calm voices and almost hypnotic mein…

    Only Aitana can possibly shock them out of that somnambulism they are under. Why separate their child? Doesn’t that seem odd? WE are not taught how to deal with truly alien others. Most are flexible and bounces back. But still if they resembled human sized humanoid Troodons, the reaction might be alot different.

    And that they really look like that and most of what they are experiencing is within their own minds. They might be bothered by the thoughtless landing of the alien ship on homes and maybe killed people in doing so. That would give them and idea of the psychology that is dangerous.

    I don’t know how I would react.

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