06/22/20 – Lines of Defense Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, June 22, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/06/2020-06-22b-audio-ST.mp3 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 Plusses and minuses to all positions. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 06/18/20 – Bollycks Attack 06/23/20 – Armed and Ready 12 Comments Leinglo June 22, 2020 at 1:09 am 3 years ago Even with the risk of hitting vital ship parts, I’m surprised that Dimitri seems to be the only one who ever used bullets against Bollycks. C.B.VINCENT GOUDREAULT June 22, 2020 at 10:40 am 3 years ago Or why they do not engage the Bollycks ship. No matter how laser proof their skin is, their ship can still be disabled. As for the risk of hitting ship components with bullets, there are bullets that were developed to not puncture aircraft sidings; those were meant for air marshals. TB June 22, 2020 at 3:37 pm 3 years ago Or maybe a crossbow? Note that you can damage ship components as easily by missing someone with a spear as you can with a bullet or crossbow bolt. Big advantage to spears: they don’t need reloading. Coyoty June 22, 2020 at 2:21 am 3 years ago They should probably let Stangor loose. If she stays locked up, Bollycks will get her. Even though she wants to kill Emily, she’ll probably fight beside her for her own greater good. 0z79 June 22, 2020 at 2:42 am 3 years ago As long as you’re not like The Dog Man in a certain vespid-related manhwa. Meran June 22, 2020 at 5:16 am 3 years ago Ok, explanation please. Lol Garth Hill June 22, 2020 at 8:10 am 3 years ago mm, ok. a spear is generally a long stick with something sharp on one end. it’s not terribly effective against lasers, disruptors, disintegration beams, stun grenades, flash grenades, zingers or zringers, or bows-and-arrows. however it’s pretty brilliant against certain primitive tribes, especially when used in a phalanx. also great in miniature form in cocktails. Scorpinac June 22, 2020 at 6:07 am 3 years ago Okay, little problem, the audio read is for tomorrow’s strip, not today’s. Might want to fix that. Steel Raven June 22, 2020 at 11:29 am 3 years ago I’m guessing Emily didn’t replicate a pistol because 1.) She didn’t want to risk breaching the haul 2.) She didn’t want to risk hitting a crew member and 3.) She doesn’t trust any of the others with a gun. It’s hard to stab your self with a spear… Not impossible but allot harder the shooting your self in the foot… Muzhik June 22, 2020 at 7:33 pm 3 years ago @Steel Raven, there’s also the possibility that she DID replicate some sort of projectile weapon (would throwing lightning bolts count as “projectile weapon”?) and she’s hiding it; and maybe the Bollycks won’t see the spears as weapons and treat these unarmed children with mercy. Maybe. And now I’m thinking of all the places you can strike on a human and cause a quick death and wondering if they’re the same on a Bollyck. Like in the groin — in human, you strike that with a spear and nick the femoral artery, and you’ll be dead in 5 minutes. Lurker June 22, 2020 at 11:59 pm 3 years ago If bleeding out over five minutes is your idea of a “quick death”, I’m concerned as to how you’d define torture. Pete Rogan June 22, 2020 at 8:40 pm 3 years ago Emily now impresses me twice over. For one, she’s able to make a joke about Chiphu’s fighting ability, and it actually causes her to smile. I’ve really missed situations that cause Emily to smile. And for the other, I’m sure she’s already considered how dire things could get, between Bollycks and Stangor and the pacifists, if she had the box-bot unlock and give her back her arsenal. So no mention is made. But God help the box-bot if Stangor gets loose and the box-bot decides it’s okay to unlock now that the Bollycks are aboard. Oh, dear. 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.