05/07/20 – Happy Landings

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, May 7, 2020.




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    1. Erik Anderson

      However, this _does_ make me wonder what price will need paying later — does the symbiont only need its host for transportation, or does it need to eat at some point? And _what_ does it eat?

        1. Sardtok

          Parasitism is also symbiosis. We’re just so used to talking about symbiosis as if it is necessarily mutualism, although any relationship between different species where one part benefits is symbiosis.

  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Not a RUM, more like a DEM as in dues ex machina here. So a god’s “hand” or noodle appendage perhaps, interfered and caused the wings to appear.

    You can’t be that!

  2. Pete Rogan

    SYMBIONT SYMBI—**!!!** — I just inhaled a jujube!

    Well, this just tosses the entire supposition of the symbiont needing transportation from its host. Obviously its purpose is larger, and now more mysterious. Ditto its capabilities. What ELSE can it manifest at great need? Or doesn’t it need great need? Will Tesfay even ask? And what do they plan to do with Joy-boy, now that they’re not dead from his prank? Something humane?

    Monday can’t come too soon.

  3. Sardtok

    I just noticed something strange. Chiphu would not have made it. Unless he has impossibly strong hands. Aitana would be fine, because she is being lifted from underneath, but Chiphu has one arm around her back. Her super princess dress must have some crazy friction for his belief in physics to pull that off. Or perhaps the RUM entity is doing something we can’t see.

    1. Pete Rogan

      Chiphu has one hand around Aitana and the other, thankfully, grabbing the railing. He made it, all right. Not hard to do if he was moving in that direction to begin with. Still a close thing.

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