08/04/20 – Are You Okay?

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, August 4, 2020.




I read an essay on Leonardo DaVinci by Freud today. Interesting stuff.


  1. Leinglo

    Makes me wonder if she even COULD rip Dimitri’s arms off even she tried. After everything he’s been through, particularly however long he spent seducing his way through another universe, I imagine he’s a lot tougher than he appears or let’s on.

    He made himself stun-proof pretty much just for fun after all.

  2. Pete Rogan

    Interesting to see Dmitri thoughtful for an instant. Which makes me ponder what he thought Emily’s answer would be. He didn’t expect a confession or a conversation, now, did he? Maybe he was expecting a curt denial, which he could then savor for its real meaning. Instead he got a glimpse of the Emily of this fragile moment, and wasn’t ready for it. Not what he expected, ywise.

    And by ‘fragile’ I mean ‘with her pin half-loose, as if a grenade.’

    Is he drinking screwdrivers at this hour? Even Hunter S. Thompson saved those for breakfast. After 11 a.m., shift to Bloody Marys.

    1. lil sis

      I see it that he didn’t expect any answer, really. He wasn’t asking her how she is, he was telling her he noticed and acknowledged her struggles, to reminder her she has friends even if she chooses not to use them. I think he was completely ready for her “yeah, and what are you going to do about it?” answer. His pondering is reading her answer and seeing she’s not ready to confide, so he responds in a way that lets her respond aggressively, give her the win she needed and a way out of the conversation. But his message is still received.

      And with friends like his, wouldn’t you drink at this hour? Or any hour?

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