01/02/20 – The Heims Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, January 2, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2019/12/2020-01-02-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 Shut up, Box-Bot. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 01/01/20 – The Durns 01/06/20 – Personal Phone Call 27 Comments Coyoty January 2, 2020 at 12:25 am 10 months ago You will never find more wretched scum and villainy of Heim. I thought Ruddock would be potty-bot trained by now. Muzhik January 2, 2020 at 6:19 pm 10 months ago Oh, I imagine he is. Otherwise, there’s a REAL stinky corner — or set of corners — on the ship. But face it — sometimes you just gotta go camo and let your parts fly in the breeze. Mgnostic January 3, 2020 at 11:04 am 10 months ago Although he can talk, Ruddock’s nature is unchanged. Squirt-“Ruddock was here.”,Squirt-“Ruddock was here.”,Squirt-“Ruddock was here also.”. Efogoto January 3, 2020 at 1:46 pm 10 months ago From his comment, it seems he’s “house-trained’ lil sis January 4, 2020 at 9:30 am 10 months ago Or.. just prefers to pee outside and is looking forward to the opportunity. He may have been marking up the place, but the cleaning bots keeping erasing the evidence. I’m reminded of a line in Skin Horse when the dogs complain they don’t understand humans..”they pee in water to make the smell go away!” soweli nasa January 2, 2020 at 12:25 am 10 months ago I feel like strict control of flying space would result in far fewer crushed houses on this planet. Ardis Meade January 2, 2020 at 12:38 am 10 months ago Box-bot is the worst. FlySwatter January 2, 2020 at 7:14 am 10 months ago I think we can all agree on that 🙂 Jeremy January 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm 10 months ago Pretty terrible, yeah. DSL January 3, 2020 at 1:57 pm 10 months ago How wise is it, though, to be rude to an entity that, as far as we know, still has custody of _all_ your personal weapons? Rex Vivat January 2, 2020 at 1:27 am 10 months ago Unrelated to the current page, I just had a thought. The translator chip doesn’t make you fluent in someone else’s language, so unless you’re willing and able to shoot everyone with a chipping gun there’s still need to learn other languages. However, since it makes you understand any language as your own, wouldn’t that make learning a new language incredibly hard, if not outright impossible? Sean K. January 2, 2020 at 3:17 pm 10 months ago From previous Spacetrawler stories, I have the impression that translator chips are a standard accessory used by most galactic beings, and that it’s only on “dark” planets that it would be necessary to implant them into each person you encounter. The Saprophyte January 2, 2020 at 1:35 am 10 months ago It occurs to me a gravity gun would be the equivalent of a terror weapon on this world. Pare January 2, 2020 at 2:24 am 10 months ago And my question from yesterday was answered! Rikard January 2, 2020 at 6:45 am 10 months ago I kind of see where Emily is coming from here, her personal journey and all that, but principles and ideals aren’t a substitue for guns. Perhaps she is at that point where she doesn’t trust herself not to relapse on reflex? Surely there must be some kind of stun gun without a lethal setting? A web gun perhaps? Colon spasticator? Non-lethal multispecies hallucinogen dartshooter? Orgon ray disperser? A micro homing missile system which only targets guns? OTOH, no guns means either A) lots of entertaining dialogue or B) lots of running away while trading quips, so it’s all good. (Or C, stealing a gun…) TB January 2, 2020 at 6:39 pm 10 months ago Most of the conventional guns I’ve seen in the comic seem to have “stun” settings. meerling January 2, 2020 at 4:21 pm 10 months ago Just gotta love Ruddock. He’s a master at stealing the scene 🙂 Pete Rogan January 2, 2020 at 4:44 pm 10 months ago I’m afraid I share the late Fred Allen’s sentiment about radio toward the box-bot: “Sorry, I don’t hold with talking furniture.” Night-Gaunt49 January 2, 2020 at 8:46 pm 10 months ago Striking and stabbing weapons, blow guns, slingshots and martial arts of every kind too. Otherwise work on that world will be difficult. I’d guess flying armored bounty hunters will just kill anyone who tries to top them…and they would have to have powerful weapons to bring to bear on them. Now what would an “Orgone Disperser Gun” do to a person? Orgone is life energy. So they lose some of their life energy to the point of needing sleep maybe? Now a DOR gun at a light setting might inhibit someone by filling their bodies with a weak dose of Deadly ORgone fired at them in a concentrated beam without fully killing them. The settings would be a bitch. You’d have to do some test firings. Tobias January 3, 2020 at 12:03 pm 10 months ago The recent discussions about body modification raise an interesting question here. Would a Heim or offworlder using offworld devices to alter its body to have organic wings create a loophole in the Durns’ racism, or would that still count as technologically assisted? We’ve seen a lot of instances of technology being used to alter or heal human bodies, but no so much alien bodies, I think. Heck, becoming trans-species is probably well within the realm of possibility, given that many species are sexually compatible (as Dimitri discovered). russell styles January 3, 2020 at 1:36 pm 10 months ago Seems like only a matter of time before someone creates a device that destroys anything that flies without technology. Judging from the image, the Durns shoot the offenders by hand. If by chance there are automated guns, they could be suborned to shoot the Durns. russell styles January 3, 2020 at 2:04 pm 10 months ago Does anyone remember the strip where she put whatever into the box? The archive search isn’t working right now. Pete Rogan January 3, 2020 at 3:37 pm 10 months ago It was the middle of last October, three months ago. Easy to lose track of such things. But here it is: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2019/10/15/101519-in-storage/ I still don’t hold with talking furniture. russell styles January 4, 2020 at 12:05 am 10 months ago Thanks. Yesterday at least, search was dead. Only found one strip with “box-bot” in it, this one. And viewing is nearly impossible. Note that she is carrying the “really accurate gun”, it is not in storage. Looks human designed, roughly, and is purple. Pete Rogan January 4, 2020 at 3:23 pm 10 months ago Saaaay, what happened to Emily’s rifle she bought on Earth? Wouldn’t it be too big to fit in the box-bot? Although I suppose she could have disassembled it (one more step to getting it ready to use) and stored the pieces. Hm. Christopher Baldwin January 4, 2020 at 3:25 pm 10 months ago She burned it. 🙂 https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2019/10/22/102219-talking-coyote/ Pete Rogan January 5, 2020 at 6:51 pm 10 months ago So she did. Funny I missed that. So much for THAT gun, at least. 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.