09/15/20 – Staying In Space Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, September 15, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/09/2020-09-15-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 Gurf is always good for a bout of enthusiasm. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 09/14/20 – Wasting Away 09/16/20 – Easy Target 10 Comments Rikard September 15, 2020 at 3:27 am 3 years ago Well, Chiphu, mate: welcome to the dating game. Coyoty September 15, 2020 at 3:36 am 3 years ago Meanwhile, Aitana’s off to meet a couple of canines. FlySwatter September 15, 2020 at 11:05 am 3 years ago Do I sense a Ciara /Gurf hook up? Pete Rogan September 15, 2020 at 1:53 pm 3 years ago Space Dynamics 101 final grades: Ciara: A Chiphu: D+ Gurf: A+ Aitana: INC But that last could change depending on who she runs into next and how she handles it. This class isn’t quite over, not for anyone. How’d Aitana slip past Ciara anyhoo? Those bench seats don’t have any clearance under them, I checked. M.A. September 15, 2020 at 4:04 pm 3 years ago I think the benches don’t go all the way to the wall; she just slipped out on her side. Coyoty September 16, 2020 at 3:13 am 3 years ago I think they let her out before Gurf arrived. Christopher Baldwin September 16, 2020 at 10:25 am 3 years ago @Pete, Coyoty is right, Aitana got up before Gurf arrived. The strips, although close in time with each other, aren’t always seamless. I did put a fair amount of thought into the first panel of this strip showing her climbing up and squeezing between the bars of thr rail, but decided I felt it was unnecesary. Pete Rogan September 16, 2020 at 8:07 pm 3 years ago Continuity is a lumpy horse to ride, isn’t it? Provides solutions as well as sometimes introducing new problems. I can’t think of this issue without recalling Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, where nearly all the bridge shots featured a digital clock counting away the seconds. I can’t imagine what it was like to do the editing afterward, keeping the time straight for every shot, and the strain on post-production. The continuity manager’s worst nightmare. Christopher Baldwin September 17, 2020 at 12:50 am 3 years ago @Pete, I don’t recall that, but it seems the simplest solution is to leave the clocks showing 88:88, and then do the post production deleting of red lines at the end once it’s all edited. 🙂 Pete Rogan September 18, 2020 at 4:28 pm 3 years ago That works, of course, until a character on screen references the time and that scene then becomes (apologies to the Whovians) a ‘fixed point in time.’ Working around that and keeping the momentum going is a real challenge. But I was also thinking of continuity problems in text, where a moonlit drive is a week after the New Moon, or it’s raining on one side of the building and sunny on the other. Or, as in “Robinson Crusoe,” Defoe has him swim naked out to the wreck of his ship on the rocks and, exploring it, finds the galley and fills his pockets with hardtack. I’ve a book taking place on a planet with a 61-hour ‘day’ whose action begins, whimsically, on April 1st and reaches its apex on Easter, 2300 AD. Continuity was like a mischievous young child popping up with a SuperSoaker every now and again when I’m on deadline. I had to work up an hourly timeline to make sure I kept ‘day’ and ‘night’ straight and days lined up with the Earthly calendar when there was no other reference to what day it really was. A maddening distraction, but it worked. Continuity, gaaah! 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.