07/30/20 – Beyond Endurance Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, July 30, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/07/2020-07-30-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 This is actually my biggest fear if I was ever imprisoned. The boredom. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 07/29/20 – Somewhere In This Box 08/03/20 – Goodbyes 26 Comments Night-Gaunt49 July 30, 2020 at 12:23 am 3 years ago Boring? That’s all in your hand-paws old girl. Erhannis July 30, 2020 at 12:59 am 3 years ago I’ve considered before that if I went to jail, I’d probably start e.g. think-working on an elaborate story universe to write later. And/or try to get a bunch of paper or a voice recorder. Knicholas July 30, 2020 at 5:48 am 3 years ago POTTY BOT!! Rikard July 30, 2020 at 1:27 am 3 years ago Well, Stangor dear, just be glad that the cage doesn’t have interactive personality modulation programming and talks to you. Not to mention pesky little things like air, waste and suchlike… Mo July 30, 2020 at 4:19 am 3 years ago I was just about to say: At least she doesn’t have potty-bot to talk to her. Knicholas July 30, 2020 at 5:49 am 3 years ago Strangor is just insanely reasonable. Kaidah July 30, 2020 at 8:21 am 3 years ago If someone developed a device power shut-downer they could make a fortune selling it to theaters and performance halls and the like. Hell, I’d buy one just to put it in my son’s room so he couldn’t stay up half the night on his phone. Muzhik July 30, 2020 at 5:49 pm 3 years ago @Kaidah, they tried that a few years back. Some theaters put in devices that blocked cellphone signals to keep the phones from ringing during the show or even (death-penalty offense here) people pulling out their phones and chatting with their friends while the movie is still going on. IIRC, courts banned those devices because it would prevent someone from dialing 911 if necessary. Gregg Eshelman August 17, 2020 at 5:01 am 3 years ago And when all the pacemakers, hearing aids, insulin pumps, and the odd implanted LVAD or two stop working? TB July 30, 2020 at 2:14 pm 3 years ago A remarkably well-lit cargo box. Some artists might have taken a break and have this entire conversation be illustrated by a pair of eyes in a black panel. Muzhik July 30, 2020 at 5:45 pm 3 years ago Some artists might have taken a break and have this entire conversation be illustrated by a pair of eyes in a black panel. Do you hear that? That slow rhythmic THUMP THUMP THUMP? It almost sounds like Christopher slowly banging his head on his drawing desk … Richard July 30, 2020 at 5:43 pm 3 years ago The box appears to be translucent, allowing light from the room to – you know – luce… TB July 31, 2020 at 12:01 pm 3 years ago Hmmm. Good point. Like a UPS truck. Pete Rogan July 30, 2020 at 10:30 pm 3 years ago I seem to be structurally incapable of boredom. No, really. If I’m by myself and have to be there alone, my head goes and plays elsewhere and sometimes takes me with it. This has frustrated a number of ex-girlfriends who couldn’t do the same thing, or it caused them to hyperventilate to the point of exploding. I came to the conclusion that I could only vex such persons, and have avoided them since. Fortunately I have friends who are capable of pun games, spontaneous new Monty Python routines, or coming up with plots for Star Trek: Voyager novels, so I never have a dull time. Never. Gregg Eshelman July 31, 2020 at 4:45 am 3 years ago Here’s the perfect song for you. 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71xMhiT_PXc Pete Rogan July 31, 2020 at 8:44 pm 3 years ago Thanks. It’s not that simple, really. Muzhik August 1, 2020 at 11:31 am 3 years ago Actually, this song from the Broadway musical “Celebration” might be a better song: https://youtu.be/l3F6uv5cJp8 FWIW: the book, lyrics, and music were done by the same team that wrote “The Fantatstiks”. Pete Rogan August 1, 2020 at 7:46 pm 3 years ago Not really. Um… I may have no better musical portrait of my mind than this: Muzhik August 2, 2020 at 3:17 pm 3 years ago @Pete Rogan, that was absolutely beautiful. In thanks, here is a picture of Saturn that was recently snapped by the Hubble telescope: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/stsci-h-p2043a-f-1592×1137.png Pete Rogan August 2, 2020 at 6:15 pm 3 years ago Gorgeous. I think that’s Dione off to the right, and Rhea in front, but I can’t be sure. I note that the north polar hexagon is visible here, which means we could have discovered it from Earth eventually. But a great deal more of Saturn remains concealed in plain sight, like how the ring divisions are maintained, let alone the magnetic dust drifts above the rings, or the ‘mountains’ of ring particles on the outer edge of the B ring. So much more to explore and discover. Meran August 1, 2020 at 5:48 pm 3 years ago I’m similar. I just go somewhere in my mind; there are many philosophical questions to ponder….. puzzles to solve, art to plan…. Patrick July 31, 2020 at 12:19 pm 3 years ago It’s surprising how effective boredom is as a torture tactic. You can really go down a rabbit hole learning about the POW’s from WWII, Vietnam, etc., and what they went through when they were imprisoned. Many “adopted” bugs or mice to take care of and then spent their entire day taking care of their pets just so they’d have something to occupy their minds. 0z79 August 2, 2020 at 10:47 pm 3 years ago You know what should really worry you, Chris? The fact that guards do not see prisoners as human beings at ALL…. oh, and you’re some variety of brown. Christopher Baldwin August 3, 2020 at 12:13 pm 3 years ago @0z79, of course. When we’re talking about the reality of it. I was being a wee bit silly there in my “worry.” Bonker of Things August 4, 2021 at 8:24 am 2 years ago When the 14th Dalai Lama was released from house arrest he allegedly (as I haven’t read it first hand and most info on the subject seems to gave been erased from the internet) said “I thank my captors for allowing me to practice my patience”. I guess that’s the only sane way to look upon such cruel practice as incarceration really is. Max September 30, 2022 at 11:14 am 1 year ago Incarceration, yes, surely. But HOUSE arrest?!? Okay, we just had a front row demo of how hard some people take that, but ALSO of how plenty of other people completely fail to see any problem with that concept whatsoever, assuming things one needs to leave a house for are taken care of; anyhoo, what the heck is this “outside” thing you speak of…? I find it incredibly overrated… Leave a Reply to Erhannis 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.