10/01/20 – A Resemblance Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, October 1, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/09/2020-10-01-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 Sorry, folks. I just had to tie Zorilla in. To complete the trilogy? 😉 First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 09/30/20 – Zorilla’s Birthday 10/05/20 – Book 9 Chapter 6 — The Calama Void 36 Comments Jude October 1, 2020 at 12:07 am 3 years ago Don’t be sorry, Christopher. We’d all have been terribly disappointed if this *didn’t* involve Zorilla! (Now I’m just awaiting a clever comment by Coyoty.) Grizzly October 1, 2020 at 12:10 am 3 years ago And the plot sickens. Hee hee. Erik October 1, 2020 at 12:38 am 3 years ago Hey Christopher, I am loving the way of including Zorilla, but the timeline is leaving me sorta confused. It’s been hinted at several times that Zorilla is either unnaturally healthy for his age or uncommonly old due to space tech. So unless his sister is a LOT younger than him, in my mind it makes the sister a bit on the old side to normally be having children? Could you comment on this? Efogoto October 1, 2020 at 1:55 am 3 years ago If Zorilla’s dad was as horny an old goat as he is, his sister could be up to sixty years younger than him. Christopher Baldwin October 1, 2020 at 1:28 pm 3 years ago @Erik, good point. @Efogoto, good point. I will consider changing it to niece, but I might leave it. 🙂 Meran October 2, 2020 at 6:33 am 3 years ago As if it matters: I vote to keep the relation as “sister”. It’s more puzzling, draws one in, must think it out…. lol Gregg Eshelman October 7, 2020 at 7:17 pm 3 years ago I have a second cousin who has an aunt that’s around ten years younger than she is. Retired NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip is 73 years old, his brother Michael is 57. Torn October 10, 2020 at 12:08 am 3 years ago My mom is the youngest of 14, meaning that there is nearly a two-generation gap between her and her oldest brother. So his sister having a young kid is perfectly plausible. Coyoty October 1, 2020 at 2:11 am 3 years ago Hey, Jude… Spacetrawler is the Zorilla family van. Coyoty October 1, 2020 at 2:19 am 3 years ago “Aitana… I am you uncle.” “Noooooo!!!” Jude October 5, 2020 at 1:08 am 3 years ago Yessss!!!! And I knew you wouldn’t disappoint me. 😀 Rikard October 1, 2020 at 2:30 am 3 years ago Krep (spelling?): Hey Aitana, do you know you had a cousin named Martina? Yeah, she’s a star nowadays. Nah, not even he would do that. Hades October 1, 2020 at 6:33 am 3 years ago That’s probably better than “here is your other cousin, Mauricio. He’s mostly a robot named Jabby. Mind the phlarb.” Pibbles October 1, 2020 at 3:37 am 3 years ago That explains why the bobble-head doggos had no info on her. But more importantly… DAMMIT NOG, NOT ANOTHER ONE! Matthias Preissl October 1, 2020 at 3:50 am 3 years ago The nice thing about Krep’s face being 90% eye is that when an epic eyeroll is required for a particular plot development he’s perfectly suited to deliver it. vonBoomslang October 1, 2020 at 3:59 am 3 years ago Mind the shark! Knicholas October 1, 2020 at 6:39 am 3 years ago All roads lead to Zorilla. Kaidah October 1, 2020 at 8:18 am 3 years ago So the Zorillas are the Skywalkers of this universe? Jim Campbell October 1, 2020 at 9:21 am 3 years ago It’s going to turn out that Mr Zorilla is the most important person in the universe, like the Man in the Shack in Douglas Adams’ HHGTTG, isn’t it? Will Graham October 1, 2020 at 12:02 pm 3 years ago I love the running gag of making Mr. Zorilla’s head taller every time we see him. Timothy Eisele October 1, 2020 at 12:49 pm 3 years ago Is this the first mention that Mr. Zorilla lives in Uruguay? While he obviously lives in a Spanish-speaking country, I don’t recall it ever being stated which one, and I had actually half-assumed he lived in Spain. Although, if he is Uruguayan, I guess a vacation to Ecuador where he fathers Mauricio makes a lot more sense than if he was Spanish. Christopher Baldwin October 1, 2020 at 1:26 pm 3 years ago @Timothy, it is mentioned once or twice in the earlier series. Efogoto October 1, 2020 at 1:28 pm 3 years ago The cast page shows that Martina Zorilla was from Uruguay. I can’t remember if it’s mentioned anywhere else. Efogoto October 4, 2020 at 3:11 am 3 years ago After a bunch of searching (though not a total re-reading … yet), I found that Christopher mentioned it in the comments to this strip, and that it appears on the cast page as I said, but I think Krep’s comment is the first in-story use of the word Uruguay. Steel Raven October 1, 2020 at 3:02 pm 3 years ago …At this point, I’m starting to think this is all somehow Zorilla’s fault. TB October 1, 2020 at 4:01 pm 3 years ago You really need to do a drawing of the Zorilla family tree, which would basically have him as the trunk (he already looks like a tree trunk) and about four million branches coming out of his head. Dennis Myers October 1, 2020 at 7:49 pm 3 years ago I laughed, and then I found a tear in my eye when I realized Aitana has the blood of Martina. Yes, she’s going to be a fine hero. nightgaunt492015 October 1, 2020 at 9:15 pm 3 years ago Well, it is a small world in a small universe. How coincedental… I like it. Pete Rogan October 1, 2020 at 11:25 pm 3 years ago Another Martina relation, as before unknown to her, but cast away in space and in mortal peril, even if she doesn’t realize it. Things don’t usually turn out well for them, do they? So far. ‘Oh dear’ is right. If Emily were to learn of Aitana’s parentage…. Let’s just leave that where it lies, and see if there’s enough bourbon for next week. Rich October 2, 2020 at 3:30 am 3 years ago The Zorilogy! Family resemblance auditor October 2, 2020 at 8:19 am 3 years ago Yeah, you might need to tweak something. Aitana’s (i guess, now, adopted) abducted mom’s design looks nearly identical to Aitana. Which would be a neat selection criteria when adopting, but pretty unlikely. minando October 2, 2020 at 3:33 pm 3 years ago Zorilla is the human equivalent of a black hole it seems. Pete Rogan October 2, 2020 at 8:52 pm 3 years ago Wait wait wait, it just hit me. If Aitana is Mr. Zorilla’s sister’s kid… she’s got another family on Earth that she doesn’t know about. And Heaven help her when she DOES find out. Tesfay and Chiphu knew their gigs were temporary, but her birth mother (father possibly too) are another kettle of fish entirely. She’s going to have to deal with how they feel about her regardless of in whose care she winds up. Oboy. The bourbon’s a little low, now that I think of it. And the gin, rum, sherry and zubrowka could all use replenishment. Back to the liquor store! Gregg Eshelman October 7, 2020 at 7:19 pm 3 years ago O’Boy? Is that Irish or something? 😉 Muzhik October 3, 2020 at 6:37 pm 3 years ago Can you pick me up some Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill while you’re there? Thanks! Pete Rogan October 4, 2020 at 5:45 pm 3 years ago They were out. Can you settle for some Cadillac Winery Trefethen? Their winery didn’t burn down this year. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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