05/07/20 – Happy Landings Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, May 7, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/05/2020-05-07-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 Flap flap flap flap First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 05/06/20 – Deaf Ears 05/11/20 – Throw Him Over 33 Comments russell styles May 7, 2020 at 12:09 am 3 years ago Not useless. I doubt if it has much speed or range, but it was enough here. Night-Gaunt49 May 7, 2020 at 12:19 am 3 years ago Random technology that some would call magick maybe? Mic May 7, 2020 at 12:24 am 3 years ago Random biology that some would call magick maybe? Frith Ra May 7, 2020 at 12:39 am 3 years ago Any sufficiently advanced science is indishtinguable from magic… Or spellcheck. Havlock May 7, 2020 at 2:39 am 3 years ago Don’t forget the reverse axiom, “Any sufficiently researched magic is indistinguishable from technology”- Agatha Hetrodyne HDimagination May 7, 2020 at 4:23 am 3 years ago And ‘Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.’ FlySwatter May 7, 2020 at 7:19 am 3 years ago +1 for Girl Genius Reference 😉 Pete Roullard May 7, 2020 at 11:22 am 3 years ago +2 from me, too! (B-D Torn May 7, 2020 at 8:18 pm 3 years ago + 3 from me! Efogoto May 7, 2020 at 12:49 am 3 years ago I see bolded words and automatically think “acronym” – and agree with Chiphu that it was a RUM thing! irisclara May 7, 2020 at 12:59 am 3 years ago The symbiont in Tesfay’s coat? Coyoty May 7, 2020 at 1:27 am 3 years ago Most plans require random unexpected magic to succeed. http://cafehayek.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/miracle_cartoon.jpg Erik Andresen May 7, 2020 at 6:00 am 3 years ago I totally totally now want a suit like that. Totally. Totally. Erik Anderson May 7, 2020 at 12:28 pm 3 years ago 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? russell styles May 7, 2020 at 6:40 pm 3 years ago There will be some cost if it is a symbiote, but the cost should not be too high, or it would be a parasite. Sardtok May 8, 2020 at 10:14 am 3 years ago 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. FlySwatter May 7, 2020 at 7:18 am 3 years ago Oh man, they weren’t even close! Peter Ware May 7, 2020 at 7:51 am 3 years ago I was wondering when the symbiont was going to do something useful. Kaidah May 7, 2020 at 8:29 am 3 years ago Looks like someone rolled nat 20’s on their “I flap my arms REALLY hard” check. karenth May 7, 2020 at 11:01 am 3 years ago I don’t post here much, but…I just adore Spacetrawler, okay? 🙂 *Sinks cheerfully back into the shadows* TB May 7, 2020 at 12:10 pm 3 years ago Deus Ex Regalia? Nomi May 7, 2020 at 8:33 pm 3 years ago +1 for that M.A. May 7, 2020 at 2:49 pm 3 years ago I think I like the comments here nearly as much as I like the comic. Also, I want that jacket! TTTT May 7, 2020 at 3:28 pm 3 years ago Oh god I love them Nomi May 7, 2020 at 8:33 pm 3 years ago Yay, symbiont! Coyoty May 7, 2020 at 10:02 pm 3 years ago First Aitaina’s clothes saved them, then Tesfay’s… What’s Chiphu’s clothes going to do? Night-Gaunt49 May 7, 2020 at 10:39 pm 3 years ago 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! Pete Rogan May 8, 2020 at 12:33 am 3 years ago 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. Sardtok May 8, 2020 at 10:21 am 3 years ago 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. Pete Rogan May 8, 2020 at 9:33 pm 3 years ago 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. 8657 Dies A Lot May 8, 2020 at 12:58 pm 3 years ago Wait, why did this update suddenly get so many more comments than usual? 0z79 May 10, 2020 at 12:19 pm 3 years ago It’s called “quarantine.” Night-Gaunt49 May 8, 2020 at 8:59 pm 3 years ago Now we see why the symbiont that looks like a shirt pays back. I want me one of them!!! 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.