02/20/20 – Where To Wait Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, February 20, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/02/2020-02-20-audio-ST.m4a 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 Good boy, Ruddock. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 02/19/20 – Escape Plan 02/24/20 – Rear Window 20 Comments Efogoto February 20, 2020 at 12:06 am 4 years ago Stangor’s line in the second panel reads oddly. “I was coming in with the you three” ought perhaps to be “I was coming in with the three of you” Sardtok February 20, 2020 at 4:07 am 4 years ago Or just remove the “the”. Jim Campbell February 20, 2020 at 8:01 am 4 years ago Yes, this one. “I was coming in with you three, to wait for Emily.” Valid alternative, “I was coming in with the three of you, to wait for Emily.” Ethnic* alternative…(?) “Isa comin in wissa tree’a usa. Waitin’ see Emily.” *Sorry. My Gungan Basic is not great. Christopher Baldwin February 20, 2020 at 9:06 am 4 years ago Thank you, Fixed! On of those examples where I adit the scripts over and over, then lay it out, and edit it again and again. It originally WAS “the three of you,” and when I changed it to “you three” I missed deleting the “the.” 🙂 Pete Rogan February 21, 2020 at 12:00 am 4 years ago “edit,” not “adit.” Or did I miss the joke? Good one, Chris. Christopher Baldwin February 21, 2020 at 12:57 am 4 years ago Hahahaha. Not on purpose. Goodness, I’m tired. Gregg Eshelman March 4, 2020 at 4:07 am 4 years ago Adit works. That’s a horizontal entrance tunnel to a mine. Aditing a script would be tunneling into the mine of your thoughts to dig out the story. Coyoty February 20, 2020 at 12:55 am 4 years ago “I’ll frag you up!” “Both, then.” DSL February 20, 2020 at 10:41 am 4 years ago Ruddock’s “GRRRRRRRRR” requires no translation. Pete Rogan February 21, 2020 at 12:02 am 4 years ago Stangor’s last comment made me realize how close to threats most romantic overtures really are. But if I go down this road we’ll run into the ‘consent’ bollard again and that’s really no fun. War Pig February 21, 2020 at 4:46 am 4 years ago With coyotes it is often one and the same. What starts as a fight can end up breeding and vice verse. Interesting little canines. They think and plan strategically. One will lay down in the back yard and pretend it is dead. Coyote number two will hide. When small domestic dogs come out to check out the “carcass” the faking coyote jumps up and the hidden coyote comes out and they kill and eat/carry off the small dogs (or cats). They tried that at a neighbor’s house but messed up. He had just taken in a rescue bull mastiff. When the little dogs were attacked, here came the dreadnought and rather quickly extirpated said coyotes before they could make it to the 4 foot tall fence. My neighbor decided to keep the mastiff instead of fostering him until he was adopted. Hasn’t had a bit of trouble with coyotes since. They take one sniff where the mastiff has marked and just go on down the line. Muzhik February 21, 2020 at 6:45 pm 4 years ago Shades of Jurassic Park! “Clever girl…” Pete Rogan February 21, 2020 at 8:09 pm 4 years ago I live in a part of the country not known for coyotes, but we had an incursion and one, maybe two of them were going through house pets like a house afire. I kept my cat indoors. He didn’t like that. He was a Bombay tom, solid black, and seventeen pounds at fighting trim, but I didn’t think he’d be a match for the invaders. Then he got away from me at the open door and disappeared into the dusk. I feared the worst. Until he showed up at dawn the next day, unmarked and hungry. I figured he had been lucky. ….until the newspaper announced some days later that the attacks on pets had stopped for some reason. And that’s when I realized the coyotes had probably crossed my Bombay’s path in the night. I know him, he doesn’t back away from a fight, and he always wins. (He would bring me rabbits sometimes) I felt a little sorry for the coyotes after that. They never expected the silent night to suddenly grow teeth and claws and fall on their backs. I’m still sorry I didn’t get to see the engagement. It must have been a pip. Meran February 22, 2020 at 7:45 pm 4 years ago Funny you’d use “pip” there. I had a cat, very much like the one you describe. Born of Maine barn cats, rumored to have a lynx as sire, Pippin, a b&w “tuxedo” cat, from a polydactyl litter (he didn’t get that gene, though he did get HUGE paws), was 21 lbs at fighting weight. He was a danger to mockingbirds (no loss), and German Shepards. A neighbor tracked him after an attack. I was very amused, tbh. I’m in my trailer (we all lived in a trailer park just off 101 in Pismo Beach) with him laying in the sun at my feet, when this big burly ~very male guy shows up at my door with both of his GSDs in tow. They cowered when they saw Pip’s side eye… the guy told me to keep my cat indoors because he couldn’t, no, ~wouldn’t, put up with another attack. I just said “Really? You’re here to tell me to NOT LET MY CAT BEAT UP YOUR huge dogs?” I just laughed and went back to my reading… he never bothered me again. Not sure what Pip did about it though. (We had a lot of snowbirds. I’m sure they just moved on.) I’m short. But Pip could stretch up behind me, tap me on the shoulder. He was very long… 🙂 Pete Rogan February 22, 2020 at 9:25 pm 4 years ago Impressive. My cat, Balthazar, was very friendly with dogs — or he tried to be. From some odd traits in his behavior (he liked the wet, he had to be TAUGHT to purr, and he wouldn’t let people stroke his back near his tail) I divined that he had been raised with Labradors. I was always tempted to take him hunting with me to fetch back my game, but I was afraid he’d just take it away and munch it in private — gratefully, mind, but I never saw fit to test the edge of his conditioning. I heard frantic barking one summer day, and looked out the window to see a Chihuahua trying to stand his ground and run behind his owner simultaneously. I knew immediately that Balthazar had gone to make friends with the dog, who saw this pint-sized panther coming at him, bigger than he was, and freaked. I was forced to go up to the owner and ask, “Is my cat bothering your dog?” Alas, I never saw him succeed in making friends with any of the dogs walking past my place. They’d see him coming, freeze up, and point, in that posture that says, in Dog, “A CAT!” And Balthazar would freeze, and look around quickly — Dog again for “A CAT!! Where??” russell styles February 23, 2020 at 2:00 am 4 years ago There is a cat in Montana, the runt of his litter, that weighs 35 pounds. A Maine Coon with a maybe a 1/4 Lynx. Just the other day it and a Fox teamed up and killed a 100 lb deer. Meran February 23, 2020 at 4:52 am 4 years ago Pete (I can’t reply to your post…) Your cat sounds awesome! Pip was also raised with large dogs, liked them, but didn’t like being bullied. He took care of himself.. and yes, with the exception of the Orphans I currently have (16, and NOT raised by me… their owners died of cancer 2 yrs ago), ~all my cats loved water, would climb in the tub with me (Pippin came into the ~shower!). Now, I’ve had Poms since ’96, all smaller than my cats (though they aren’t small!) The deer don’t know what to make of them, tbh. It’s fun to watch them interact through fencing. Muzhik February 23, 2020 at 12:02 am 4 years ago Quick question: can I repost this story about the coyotes on a cat-lover’s FB page? (It’s called “Cat enthusiasts group (because we are not CRAZY cat people)” if you’re interested.) Kaidah February 21, 2020 at 8:40 am 4 years ago In the midst of all this excitement and other planets and alien beings you have to give Ruddock credit for sticking with his strengths. Nomi February 21, 2020 at 2:04 pm 4 years ago If I could upvote this, I would. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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