12/17/19 – Jettisoned Delivery Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, December 17, 2019. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/12/2019-12-17-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 And thus ends “book 9 chapter 1 – Earth,” of Spacetrawler. Chapter 2 starts tomorrow. 🙂 And thank you for all the people who donated their houses to be crushed! First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 12/16/19 – Grab and Shake 12/18/19 – Book 9 Chapter 2 — Durnheim-3 28 Comments PeterK December 17, 2019 at 12:55 am 2 years ago You’re just crushing these things gratuitously for fun now aren’t you… Jude December 17, 2019 at 4:47 am 2 years ago Crushing buildings and anyone in them creates the juxtaposition of initial big-eyed cuteness with the now cruel uncaring superiority and makes us detest these aliens to the utmost degree possible. And yes, Christopher probably kept doing it because it was fun. 😀 I wonder if they’ll crush anything else too if they land on other planets. Tim McCormack December 17, 2019 at 6:19 am 2 years ago Apparently not! You can see a little “Thank you Brian Huisman!” between the panels, which I hadn’t noticed before. Garth Hill December 17, 2019 at 8:24 am 2 years ago true! and other house-crushes also had “thank yous” — except the first. Christopher Baldwin December 17, 2019 at 9:54 am 2 years ago @PEterK, I wish! And essentially “yes.” Only it was also a Kickstarter pledge level, to have your childhood home crushed. 🙂 PeterK December 18, 2019 at 1:26 am 2 years ago Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh. Well that makes it way more fun, haha. Coyoty December 17, 2019 at 1:40 am 2 years ago Dangerously cheesy. KQY December 17, 2019 at 6:26 am 2 years ago Best. Crush. Yet. 😉 FlySwatter December 17, 2019 at 6:48 am 2 years ago Perfect ending to this chapter, perfect. ronald December 17, 2019 at 8:17 am 2 years ago Would it be petty to ask what happened to the truck driver? Christopher Baldwin December 17, 2019 at 9:53 am 2 years ago @Ronald, Insurance covered the truck. Broken leg. Six week’s disability. Fell in love with a local nurse, settled down, became a supervisor at the local IGA. DSL December 17, 2019 at 10:41 am 2 years ago … gets a little twitchy every time a delivery truck shows up, though. DSL December 17, 2019 at 10:42 am 2 years ago … was a “dog person” before, but is now a “cat person.” Doesn’t quite understand why. Spaceseeker51 December 17, 2019 at 11:22 am 2 years ago Develops a desire to baseball bat anything that tries to use “puppy dog eyes” on them. Refuses to touch crisps ever again. TB December 17, 2019 at 3:44 pm 2 years ago You forgot to add the part where he eventually got picked up as a Nogg crew member for a yet-unwritten story. Muzhik December 17, 2019 at 7:55 pm 2 years ago Well, I’m getting a little bit confused. How do we know which panels are taking place in Murcia and which panels are taking place in the US? Because I thought Genius got hooked on the chips while they were in Murcia, yet it appears that both the truck (based on the lettering on the side) and the house (based on style and, let’s face it, size) both appear to be from America. I’m asking because I don’t think Spain has IGA stores, meaning the truck, house, nurse et al must be from America. So, Spanish trucks aren’t worthy of looting? Maybe these canids (do they have a species name yet, like Kreggerites, or maybe just “Spotists” to go along with their puppy-dog eyes?) are simply averse to the metric system. Christopher Baldwin December 17, 2019 at 7:59 pm 2 years ago It’s still Spain. The truck should be in Spanish, my mistake. And the story of the trucker is just silly BS. I don’t have any actual thoughts (or care to) about the trucker’s backstory. DSL December 17, 2019 at 8:51 pm 2 years ago The semi looks American-sized, but has certain Euro features about it — the boxy cab (cabovers kind of went out of style in the US with standard-length trailers, but I see older ones coming out of mothballs) mainly. But the extra, retractable axle on the trailer for heavier loads is something else that would be Euro on a box trailer (in the US, I mainly see them on rock haulers). Nomi December 17, 2019 at 12:15 pm 2 years ago These guys are far more hateable than Bollycks or insane Eebs or even the first GOB prime speaker we met, who was pretty awful. Congratulations, Chris. Pete Rogan December 17, 2019 at 5:41 pm 2 years ago And now I have to wonder: What’s Kregger to these casual house-crushing abducting liars? Contact? Customer? Supervisor? I haven’t met him/her yet but I already despise her/him on general principles. You keep baaaaaad company, Kregger, and I suspect it’s because you’re even WORSE company. Let’s see what you got. Muzhik December 17, 2019 at 7:59 pm 2 years ago I think “Kregger” is a planet, not an entity (intelligent being? cruel overlord?), because back at the house the bad doggies made reference to going to “Kregger-3”, i.e. 3rd planet of the Kregger star system. Christopher Baldwin December 17, 2019 at 8:01 pm 2 years ago @Muzhik, it was Kregger on Durnheim-3. 🙂 32568 Dies A Lot December 17, 2019 at 8:24 pm 2 years ago Sooo… That means it’s a planet on a bigger planet, right? Muzhik December 18, 2019 at 8:52 pm 2 years ago @Muzhik, it was Kregger on Durnheim-3. Kregger? Oh … ah … OH! KREGGER! I thought you said “Kegger”. You know, to go with all those cheesy jalapeno snacks? Sorry … my bad … And the trucker? Don’t discount the inevitability of “Return of Minor Character”! Anya in Buffy the Vampire Slayer was only supposed to be there for something like a 3 episode arc, and wound up staying till the end of the series. Substitute “Mercadona” or even “Aldi” for “IGA” and it could work. Night-Gaunt49 December 17, 2019 at 11:18 pm 2 years ago We got a fine leisurely view of these aliens and showing what that ugly attitude is universal, at least between mammals that is. This crushing makes for a good end to this particular chapter. All beautifully rendered. One can imagine what the Spanish would make of these happenings? WE were told 40+ years ago by the Spanish military that, “we Spanish have no part of the U.F.O.s” or something to that effect. The fear of meeting aliens who think more like psychopaths than empathic beings. Meran December 18, 2019 at 5:23 am 2 years ago Do we know they’re mammals? If they can take any “pleasing” appearance, depending on need, they could be cuddly reptiles next. Pete Rogan December 18, 2019 at 4:11 pm 2 years ago Chris, blame Muzhik for this. If that’s a Spanish home, it seems to be flying a flag in the back that has red, white, and blue, but no yellow. Which means it likely isn’t the Spanish flag at all. That’s leaving aside how many Spaniards fly the national flag in their backyards at home, and leave it up at night. Which are typical American flag behaviors. I wouldn’t have noticed at all had Muzhik not mentioned the apparent continent-hopping. Now I see what confused him. I HATE doing that. Pete Rogan December 19, 2019 at 4:04 pm 2 years ago But wait! I forgot about rotation of the Earth, and the ambling of the ship about the planet as the truck was looted. Existential crisis averted. I’ll stand down now. Leave a Reply to PeterK 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.