11/12/20 – Likable Qualities

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, November 12, 2020.




There’s nothing to clarify it, and not enough room or reason to justify clarifying it, but I kept it in anyway, and so I’ll tell you — she is snapping in the first panel to command the captain’s seat screen to lower, which it does.


    1. Muzhik

      The American Army ran into that after D-Day. All this time they had been preparing to fight the Hun and save the French. Then they started advancing into the countryside and found how many of the French were still using outhouses while the Germans had proper indoor plumbing.

    1. russell styles

      When you consider that Kangaroos and Coyotes, which we consider to be sub-sapient fit right in, I suspect that without Eeb technology, most of the intelligent species would be non sapient as well.

  1. Pete Rogan

    I grok the ‘snap’ reference. I have a story where an entire city is found dead and stained because a large ammonia tank was deliberately ruptured. And there were forty more of them, full but intact. The ammonia was essential to the background of the story but nowhere did I indicate why it was made and stored, or how it was used. It just wasn’t essential to the story I was telling, and I had no opportunity to clue in the readers as to what was going on. It would just have been a distraction. I do admit, though, that the mystery of what had happened was presented as an unanswered question before the urgency of events moved everybody on, and no one ever got any answers. C’est la guerre.

    The fact that the Puppy-people refuel from a captive star AND mine its repellium shell indicate there’s more to them and their needs than have been identified. For some reason I don’t think either of these are going to remain unexplained.

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