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First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 11/26/20 – With and Without You 12/01/20 – Escape 18 Comments Nova November 30, 2020 at 1:26 am 2 years ago Well, I’m sure that bay-full is going to be a lot more valuable after all the rest has collapsed… (by the way – typo, panel 6, “captian”) Efogoto November 30, 2020 at 2:06 am 2 years ago (It’s somewhere between commander and captive! – now if only Stangor can figure out which one she is) Coyoty November 30, 2020 at 2:54 am 2 years ago Maybe she should say something more captainy, like “Engage” or “Make it so.” Fnordius November 30, 2020 at 3:13 am 2 years ago I just wanna state how I keep wanting to pronounce Ciara’s name with the Italian modal instead of the Irish. Gotta admit it’s a confusing homograph. It also doesn’t help that I know an Italian named Ciara (“it’s Kee-AH-ra”), and an American named Ciara (“it’s See-ERR-ah”). Peter Ware November 30, 2020 at 5:08 am 2 years ago I would have though the Italian version would be Cha-ra but I’ve never studied or spoken Italian so don’t quote me. I’ve no idea how it would be pronounced as an Irish name. Fnordius November 30, 2020 at 10:50 am 2 years ago Apparently there was some sort of shift in pronunciation in the Tuscany region, and thanks to Dante Alighieri that dialect became modern Italian. A lot of words that start with “chl” became “chi”, and some became just “ci”. For the record, Chiara also exists. It too is a variant on Clara. Pyre Light November 30, 2020 at 8:23 am 2 years ago What is Chiphu firing up? I thought Ciara was at helm. Christopher Baldwin November 30, 2020 at 10:01 am 2 years ago @Pyre_Light, Ciara is driving, Chiphu is blasting a path ahead of them to go through. 🙂 Fnordius November 30, 2020 at 10:53 am 2 years ago Basically, it’s a two-person version of Asteroids!, you could say. One to fly, one to aim and shoot. Pilot and gunner. 0z79 November 30, 2020 at 3:46 pm 2 years ago Otherwise known as “normal ship-to-ship combat.” Real Asteroids would be a fighter craft… actually, piloting a ship of that complexity with the few on hand is a testament to whatever civilization built it. Coyoty December 1, 2020 at 3:20 am 2 years ago Except in this case they’re inside the asteroid. KQY November 30, 2020 at 10:25 am 2 years ago Herr Kapitan did say ‘fire!’, so I followed the chain-linked commands. 🙂 And, that last one translates into five presses of the diving alarm! :p Fnordius November 30, 2020 at 10:57 am 2 years ago It could well be that what Stangor made perfect sense in her native tongue, but the concepts that are so clear and precise there get muddled when translated into Spanish, English and so on. For some reason, I feel minor errors in translation which begin to snowball are an underused tool. Pete Roullard November 30, 2020 at 11:21 am 2 years ago And Ruddock is napping through this imminent-death fiasco. Coyoty December 1, 2020 at 3:21 am 2 years ago Wouldn’t you rather die in your sleep? pepper November 30, 2020 at 2:11 pm 2 years ago i’m going out on a limb here and say : “people are trouble.” Pete Rogan November 30, 2020 at 6:21 pm 2 years ago Wait wait wait wait! If Ciara just stuffed Storage Bay 7 full of Gordik repellium, what’s to prevent quantum entanglement from keeping it from collapsing into a micro black hole in the hold? If the Puppy-people expect the removal of its special attractive property from just one atom to affect all those in the Calama Void, all eight billion miles of it, what’s to keep it from doing the same to the holdful of the stuff? I can’t figure out what would be worse here — a hold full of violently repellent matter just waiting for somebody to pinch off a flake that will then escape at relativistic speed, or a micro black hole finding its way to the nearest massive gravitational point — putting microscopic holes in the ship and anything else in its way (like living beings) as it hurtles toward the new Calama Black Hole. Unless it’s some living being that is the largest nearest mass point, in which case the micro black hole will settle into their innards and, over time, slowly absorb the rest of the unfortunate formerly-living being. And go looking for another. Well, all right, ‘falling’ toward the next nearest mass point. But all options from here are not just bad, but have continuing consequences even if “Spacetrawler” has by chance a micro black hole containment device. Then the inevitable is postponed as long as that device works. Ciara, what have you done? Muzhik December 1, 2020 at 9:18 pm 2 years ago Ciara, what have you done? Meh. She’s Irish. What did you expect? Leave a Reply to Fnordius 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.