08/20/20 – Forgiveness Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, August 20, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/08/2020-08-20-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 like to establish dominance over cookies. 😉 First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 08/19/20 – Apologies 08/24/20 – What Are Her Plans? 23 Comments Leinglo August 20, 2020 at 12:43 am 2 years ago Well she was planning to eat him when they first met. Rikard August 20, 2020 at 1:37 am 2 years ago Cue emergency alert in 10…9…8…7… They have a baby. I’m a father – I know how this waltz goes. Hug, snuggle, getting cozy and then the “WaWaWaWa” from the kid’s room starts. ‘Course, they can always let Ruddock babysit. Jude August 20, 2020 at 3:34 am 2 years ago “They can always let Ruddock babysit.” …or potty-bot! Fnordius August 20, 2020 at 2:54 am 2 years ago I am reminded of how we first met M. Adbullahi all those years ago, as an animal rights activist, in Gabon. And thanks to this little web comic, we see that it isn’t just a joke, that there really are animal welfare groups in Gabon: https://www.oipa.org/international/stray-dogs-gabon/ An interesting read. Thanks to Pierrot (and our esteemed author/artist), I learned something new! Jude August 20, 2020 at 3:38 am 2 years ago Christopher, I deduce from how you build the personalities of your characters that you must have an incredible grasp of human nature. And along with that, a wisdom in personal inter-relationshipships. You do amaze me at times like the above episode. Coyoty August 20, 2020 at 4:05 am 2 years ago I let cookies have their way with me. Muzhik August 20, 2020 at 10:31 pm 2 years ago @Coyoty: I let cookies have their way with me. Only if they’re chocolate chip. With snickerdoodles I prefer to have long, deep conversations first. Meran August 20, 2020 at 4:24 am 2 years ago “MORE…”? My dogs will “lick my muzzle” for dinner time to come faster… it’s what canids in ther wild do… Also puppies. I allow it because it’s acknowledging my dominance. They’re still bossy though. KnicholasG August 20, 2020 at 8:08 am 2 years ago We should all try to be Pierrot. Al Infamous August 20, 2020 at 9:06 am 2 years ago Is this the first time in a long time we’ve seen Pierrot without Pottybot? Steel Raven August 20, 2020 at 10:18 am 2 years ago … so has Pierrot been having conversations with his cat? I mean, if you can talk to Coyotes with a translation chip you should be able to talk to cats, right? notStanley August 20, 2020 at 1:49 pm 2 years ago talking to cats is one thing. but will they deign to reply? M.A. August 20, 2020 at 4:42 pm 2 years ago I have conversations with my cat regularly. Neither one of us has the foggiest notion what the other is actually saying. So how is that much different from the conversations I have with other humans? Nomi August 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm 2 years ago Didn’t Pierrot’s cat die? Sean K. August 20, 2020 at 7:39 pm 2 years ago I don’t recall Mr. Jefferson passing away. I was, in fact, thinking that Emily may have a harder time getting Mr. Jefferson to accept her back than the same with Pierrot. Muzhik August 20, 2020 at 10:29 pm 2 years ago IIRC, I don’t think Mr. Jefferson made it onto the Spacetrawler or the GOB. I seem to recall a scene when the comic was first starting that had Pierrot moping about the ship because his cat, Mr. Jefferson, wasn’t there, and Pierrot missed him so much. Christopher Baldwin August 20, 2020 at 10:42 pm 2 years ago Mr. Jefferson did make it into space, but I don’t recall him dying. I will double check at some point. KQY August 20, 2020 at 11:15 am 2 years ago I have a strong negative effect on cookies. They become suicidal! Gregg Eshelman August 24, 2020 at 12:20 am 2 years ago At least they’re not cannibals like Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Those are some seriously screwed up commercials, with the pieces of cereal eating each other. Someone with cartoonistic talent should do a drawing of one massive piece of the cereal being dumped out of the box as the sole survivor that has eaten all the other pieces. *thud* *buuuuurrrrrp* Pete Rogan August 21, 2020 at 12:17 am 2 years ago Pierrot has expressed to Emily the humanity she herself lacks. And she recognizes it and weeps at the loss, as well as her own shame for not being able to reciprocate. That’s significant progress for her. But it still isn’t trust. That barrier is still deeply rooted in her, and still shows no signs of breaking. And Pierrot recognizes that too. As much as he recognizes that Emily’s humanity is trying to re-emerge. Lots of ways to go from here. Lots of things needing to be done. But Emily has to do them… and she has to trust herself doing them. I wonder sometimes whether it was easier for her to slice off two of her own fingers than to confront her emotional wall. I think it must have been. Which leads us again to what will make Emily transform. If Pierrot has got a better idea, now’s the time to show her and help her to it. Not that she’ll go without suspicion and deep distrust. That’s our Emily, after all. nightgaunt492015 August 22, 2020 at 1:04 am 2 years ago Emily is such a stoic. Yet we did see tears and a warm hug. A pleasant human moment and followed by a funny joke. Cats given translator chips…I would find it interesting. 0z79 August 22, 2020 at 2:47 am 2 years ago One of the few times when you shouldn’t listen to Ruddock….. OR IS IT? Pete Rogan August 23, 2020 at 8:55 pm 2 years ago Oh, Emily understands biting and dominance. She was raised among coyotes, don’t forget. It’s all the other human stuff she has trouble with. Trust in particular but that’s not the end of her limitations. And she hasn’t figured out yet how to change, the process that was interrupted by the Puppy-people. This is all terra incognito to her, and, given her natural wariness, she’s going to have her guard up against whatever comes along, be it coyotes, transgender Bhutanis, war-traumatized Eritreans or symbiotic vests. And maybe even her tendency to use people for her personal ends along the way, though we’ve not seen much of that. Yet. We’re waaaay past biting at this point. 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