08/18/20 – Can’t Go Back Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, August 18, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/2020-08-18-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 I think Pierrot might do better by dating the coyote. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 08/17/20 – Back At The Front Door 08/19/20 – Apologies 13 Comments Pete Roullard August 18, 2020 at 12:30 am 3 years ago Oh NO! Not another cheesy excuse! Leinglo August 18, 2020 at 12:33 am 3 years ago Someone certainly needs to date the coyote at some point, Ruddock is awesome! tammy August 18, 2020 at 2:36 am 3 years ago I’m not a grammar pedant, i’m not a grammar pedant.. but spelling is a peeve. 2nd Last strip you emotions -> your emotions Sorry! Coyoty August 18, 2020 at 3:25 am 3 years ago In the X-Men comics, there was a character who appeared literate, but she was really borrowing the skills of other people so they would understand her. She had no real understanding of what she was saying, and her power was giving people their own interpretation of her gist. I think that’s what the chip is doing, not giving what someone literally said, but what you would say in their place. Emily knows all about black holes and doorbells, but Ruddock wouldn’t. Emily is hearing what he means, but in her own words. And Ruddock is just hearing her whine. Rikard August 18, 2020 at 6:31 am 3 years ago Well, whine and cheese allegedly goes well together. Gregg Eshelman August 24, 2020 at 12:23 am 3 years ago If you’re a carnivore and have just ripped the throat out of your prey, is it red whine? Havlock August 18, 2020 at 5:20 am 3 years ago Ruddock is pure awesome. Meran August 18, 2020 at 6:42 am 3 years ago …share you[r] emotions… Otherwise, yeah! Canids are great company. Compassionate, not self serving at all.. except for cheese. In my house, I’m known as Foodwoman… lol Wildflowrr August 18, 2020 at 8:08 am 3 years ago $50 bucks someone is shagging on the other side of the door! Alternatively he married pottybot pastordan August 18, 2020 at 9:45 am 3 years ago Good ol’ Ruddock, filled with common sense. And cheese, in a minute. TB August 18, 2020 at 4:18 pm 3 years ago “I think Pierrot might do better by dating the coyote.” Someone else point the compatibility analyzer at the coyote. I don’t want to know. Pete Rogan August 18, 2020 at 7:17 pm 3 years ago One of the few advantages to living on the edge of survival is that it tends to simplify your thinking wonderfully. You get used to acting on the moment, which can save you more often than not when there are enemies near or a hostile terrain afoot. It’s typically not good when nuance exists, such as: Does this person need my help? Can I improve my life by improving his? Does the presence of cheese change things? Emily’s perceptions of her shortcomings took her back to her familiar wilderness on Earth, where the rules are tough but she knows them. And life and responsibility caught up to her there, and demanded more of her, and she still hasn’t figured out that responding to that demand is what can keep her human. She’s gone so far from this insight that she doesn’t recognize it poking her in the back. She just knows the same problems are before her as before, and she has no faith in meeting them any better. And I’m sorry to say I agree. Whatever she gets at home is going to remind her of what she lacks — which she likely will once again try to find someplace else. I still expect her to meet that realization good and hard and she won’t be able to withstand the blow. What becomes of her after will likely be the result of what she has learned on the journey. But it won’t be easy or pretty. Gandalf, meet Balrog. Neither of you will be coming back. SamuraiArtGuy August 18, 2020 at 11:14 pm 3 years ago It’s awesome. The talking coyote has more emotional intelligence than the bad-ass Space Marshall. LOVE it. 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.