04/23/20 – The Scoop

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, April 23, 2020.




Now I want a steaming mug of roulneethdunk.


  1. Leinglo

    I feel like Ruddock is gonna be the Dimitri of this story arc. While everyone else is off getting in trouble and causing chaos, he’ll be quietly getting stuff done.

    Just, without sleeping with every compatible female in sight.


    1. russell styles

      The bartender on the old ship had all of Earth’s culture memorized. It’s just a matter of finding the needle in the haystack, as with the Russian tea cookies.

      So “earth coffee” is description enough.

      I’m guessing that the puppies will be billed.

  2. Pete Roullard

    Roulneethdunk! Roulneethdunk!! Roulneethdunk!!!
    ( Coffee! Coffee!! Coffee!!! )

    People on Stangor’s world do know how much us Roullards love coffee!

    YES! Roulneeth are indeed the equivalent of donuts.

  3. Muzhik

    Now I want a steaming mug of roulneethdunk.

    I seem to recall, from some time ago, Christopher, a comic you did in MAD Magazine where the secret to the small coffee shop’s success was the small amount of cocaine that was put into every customer’s drink.

  4. Pete Rogan

    So… now what?

    Is Stangor going to try and strong-arm himself on the ship so she can potshot Emily again? Or try and be ingratiating to the same purpose?

    And where are the puppy-people taking their “roulneethdunk”? Because it’s where the human captives are, most likely, including Aitana’s parents. Or do they have another unexpected stop to make for something even more diabolical and revealing about their plans?

    And what’s going to be the NEXT missed opportunity?

    I least I got time to get more M&Ms. The Rollos were a brown and sticky mistake. Shouldn’t have squeezed them so hard.

    1. Muzhik

      Yeah, well M&Ms may melt in your mouth, not in your hands, but if you squeeze them too tight with the smallest amount of moisture, like after washing your hands, expect to have multicolored hands for a few days.

      And please remember to put a face mask on the bag before beginning; and do practice social distancing rules while consuming them. Or NOT consuming them, because you’re practicing social distancing of 6 feet (or 2 metres, if you’re outside North America, or β€œ4 trout,” or β€œ2 shovelnose sturgeon,” if you’re in the state of Montana.)

      1. Pete Rogan

        I’m in a sensory-deprivation tank in an abandoned gulag somewhere north of Krasnoyarsk. I’m lucky they left the lights and this computer on. What is this ‘social distancing’ of which you speak?

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    If its hot enough outside and you are in it too long they will melt in your hand. Had it happen when I should have put M & M’s in my mouth sooner.

    I never did that again.

    Ruddock is so adorable and so forlorn that he cannot find others like him to meet and run in a pack.

    Stangor is canine enough. Love that morphology cropping up in other worlds, other biologies like the cat and spider morphs. Universal forms.

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