06/09/20 – Cup Of Tea Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, June 9, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/06/2020-06-09-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 I colored hundreds of bunnies. I am numb. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 06/08/20 – Back To Earth 06/10/20 – The Authorities 15 Comments The Shadow June 9, 2020 at 12:39 am 10 months ago Why do I suspect that shenanigans will occur and Chiphu and Tesfay will not be able to go back… C.B.VINCENT GOUDREAULT June 9, 2020 at 2:59 am 10 months ago Without colour, impossible to know if the symbiont is present? Christopher Baldwin June 9, 2020 at 8:55 am 10 months ago @C.B.Vincent, Good point! But yes, it is still there. Christopher Baldwin June 11, 2020 at 7:14 pm 10 months ago @C.B.Vincent, I just added the symbiont to avoid confusion. Coyoty June 9, 2020 at 3:02 am 10 months ago “Hey, Emily. I’d like to go back to–” “NO, Stangor.” Joshua Kronengold June 9, 2020 at 4:33 am 10 months ago Hmm. Ok, I’ll play for some moxana points now: Everyone’s deciding to go home, fundamentally because the dog-head aliens got away and they have no leads (plus, space is effing scary). The dog-head aliens are doing something evil. Something involving humans. Therefore, yes, they will go back to earth and then they’ll run into the dog-headed aliens on earth. That’s where the humans live. Nomi June 9, 2020 at 1:57 pm 10 months ago Moxana points! Drink! AlInfamous June 9, 2020 at 10:16 am 10 months ago Coloring bunnies? Sound like you are recreating an episode of The Brady Bunch. Laura Bauer June 9, 2020 at 10:16 am 10 months ago BUNNIES. I want to see them. TB June 9, 2020 at 1:09 pm 10 months ago “I colored hundreds of bunnies. I am numb.” The hard part is getting them to stand still. That’s why people started coloring eggs instead. Nomi June 9, 2020 at 1:59 pm 10 months ago What is Emily thinking in panel 5? Is she suspecting that Chiphu and Tesfay are setting her up, or something? Also, when she responds with the exact same tea metaphor, is she testing them? Laura Bauer June 9, 2020 at 4:24 pm 10 months ago Well, they both did say space was “positively scary” so…. Chas. Owens June 9, 2020 at 2:39 pm 10 months ago @nomi I think she is reacting to the fact that sane people don’t want to be in space (or at least not in space anywhere near her) and wondering what is wrong with her that she likes space (or contemplating exactly what is wrong with her). M.A. June 9, 2020 at 6:48 pm 10 months ago Hey, she tried to talk them out of coming with her! She’s probably exasperated that now she has to work to send them home. Pete Rogan June 9, 2020 at 7:37 pm 10 months ago To rehash: Emily went alone on her jaunt to Earth to sort out her feelings about her husband, her family, her attitude, and what should come next. In the process she ran across Aitana, Tesfay, Chiphu and the Puppy-People plot. Homeworld chauvinism aside, this is a criminal enterprise to which she must respond. In the process she was wounded by a fugitive seeking vengeance, and left her human cohorts (plus Ruddock) to fend for themselves on an alien world for which they were not in the slightest bit prepared, approxiscans notwithstanding. And they did not die, which wins a bit of Emily’s respect. But only Aitana has a real stake in the game so far. Tesfay and Chiphu are hangers-on — Tesfay with his deep PTSD from his experiences in Eritrea, and Chiphu with a brand-new sexual identity pressuring him to get it on. In no way, as far as Emily is concerned, are these two capable of withstanding the stress of a Galaxy-wide manhunt without something else bad happening to them, or at least their minds. She has the resources to send them back to Earth, in better condition than when she left, and that’s probably best for them. So it would pay everybody to resolve their problems by sending them home and letting Emily continue the search alone. ‘Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne, he travels the fastest who travels alone” and all that. But that may mean leaving Aitana with Pierrot, which means a confrontation perhaps only Emily alone knows how personally devastating it would be. Aitana may be coming along because it’s less stress for Emily. But I agree that would be boring. So! On with the hunt, tally ho and all that, whatever happens at the GOB. Also, in panel 5, I think Emily is contemplating the distance between herself when and where she now is, and a traumatized Eritrean who is at the end of his rope. The explanation of the type of people who enjoy space and its adventuring is very likely something she would profit from hearing, but I don’t think she wants to put either Tesfay nor herself through that. Not just now. 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.