12/23/19 – Food Synths Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, December 23, 2019. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/12/2019-12-23-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Emily is one of those rare people who actually DON’T want to know any of your business, unless it’s directly relevant. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 12/19/19 – Ship Rules 12/24/19 – None Of Her Business 17 Comments Night-Gaunt49 December 23, 2019 at 12:34 am 4 years ago She has to because of security concerns. Coyoty December 23, 2019 at 12:55 am 4 years ago “Want” and “need” are close, but not quite the same. “Require” and “demand” are further away, but still in the area. Jude December 23, 2019 at 3:24 am 4 years ago Emily’s use of “want” = desire to know for sound reasons that I may or may not tell you and/or others that desire to know too for sound reasons relating to all of us. Yeah, want is the simpler way of stating it. DSL December 23, 2019 at 9:20 am 4 years ago There are things I’d rather not know, but have to — either because I need the information to function effectively or because someone insists on me knowing about them. Is there a word for “being forced to listen to gossip about things you’d rather not know about people you don’t care about”? Coyoty December 24, 2019 at 1:24 am 4 years ago TMI. “Too Much Information.” Erhannis December 23, 2019 at 12:54 pm 4 years ago Oh, plenty of people want to know things that are none of their business. All the time. The two are nearly unrelated. Meran December 23, 2019 at 4:53 pm 4 years ago Chris, will you please give us (me) a note on name pronunciation? I really am lost with afew of these. Thank you, and I won’t wish you a merry Christmas because I know you’ll be having one whether I wish it or not ???? Thanks are doubled for this wonderful gift you give me (us) so often! ?? Christopher Baldwin December 23, 2019 at 5:23 pm 4 years ago Happy holidays, Meran! And you’ll find an audio version of every strip from now on, unless I change that, at the top of each page. 🙂 Meran December 25, 2019 at 3:20 am 4 years ago Oh! I forgot! Thanks 😉 Daniel Grossberg December 23, 2019 at 5:03 pm 4 years ago It could be argued that even if it’s directly relevant she still doesn’t want to know, but wants the consequences of not knowing even less. Streb December 23, 2019 at 5:55 pm 4 years ago Can’t entirely see Emily going after this for the sake of biggotry, or that she’ll give a flying flip about someone’s identity. Given how self defensive both individuals are, and justifiably so given their own lives up to this point, I can’t entirely see it resolving easily, given Emily is going at this with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Maybe what Emily really needs are people willing to call her out on her misteps, but bear with her for it. Muzhik December 23, 2019 at 6:52 pm 4 years ago Christopher, this is a bit of a tangent, BUT… It appears Cookrookery is down. According to my browsers (multiple brands) the connection times out. It’s been this way since I tried to find a recipe on there about two weeks ago and it wouldn’t let me. Pete Rogan December 23, 2019 at 9:24 pm 4 years ago So Emily’s picked up on Chipu’s bad vibes. Not just his not wanting to go along until he was assured of medical care, and not just his contempt for Emily’s authority. I shouldn’t be surprised. But what Chipu’s hiding could be a very nasty surprise indeed. Just what did he do back in Bhutan that got him kicked out — or forced him to flee — or made him a fugitive from justice — or all three and more? It’s obvious there’s bad news in his backstory. What Emily is NOT saying is that Chipu’s chances of getting away with it have dwindled down to one thing: Telling her the truth. If Chipu lies and it’s obvious, no one back on Earth is going to know he was vented to space somewhere between here and Monoceros. Chipu seems bright, but a little dim and dull about self-preservation. As criminals tend to be, and desperate criminals most of all. Is he bright enough to figure out he’s beyond Earthly justice and confess what he did? Or will he try to con Emily out of her question entirely? In which case…. stand by to cycle the airlock! Night-Gaunt49 December 24, 2019 at 12:02 am 4 years ago For ship’s security including everyone on the ship Emily must ask such things. She is required in this case no matter what she otherwise would never care to bother anyone on this. She is acting as the captain in this case over just Emily. Not a fan of those who see dumping someone out the airlock as an easy answer to troublesome people has become a hoary cliche in a way ever since it was invented in the space opera. Just a niggling pet peeve showing up now and again. I’ll put it away now. Emily knows that somewhere down the line something she isn’t told after she asks for it will bite her and them at some crucial moment. ronald December 24, 2019 at 5:37 am 4 years ago Are the Food-Synths a hive-mind, or is each and every one of them an individual? Maybe they’re competitive chefs… Christopher Baldwin December 24, 2019 at 9:00 am 4 years ago They are not a hive mind. Pete Rogan December 24, 2019 at 5:57 pm 4 years ago Which might explain the funny tang to the honey…. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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