01/06/21 – Burn It Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, January 6, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/01/2021-01-06-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 The best way to deal with paperwork. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 01/05/21 – Lunch Break 01/07/21 – Saying Goodbye 22 Comments rwstyles January 6, 2021 at 12:05 am 3 years ago Not sure what just happened. The burning of course, obvious solution, but what happened to her? Rex Vivat January 6, 2021 at 12:19 am 3 years ago Maybe you should go back and re-read the comic for 10/20/20? Christopher Baldwin January 6, 2021 at 12:25 am 3 years ago Thank you, @Rex_Vivat! And also, here’s the link! 🙂 https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2020/10/20/102020-defensive-things/ Wazza January 6, 2021 at 2:17 am 3 years ago Pronouns? https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2020/10/26/102620-looking-for-clarity/ or was that a typo for “this”? Either would make sense… C.B.VINCENT GOUDREAULT January 6, 2021 at 2:48 am 3 years ago Isn’t Stangor a ‘she’, so that should be *her* paperwork? Nova January 6, 2021 at 3:00 am 3 years ago Looks like a typo from “this” to “his” that accidentally work grammatically FlySwatter January 6, 2021 at 7:43 am 3 years ago @C.B.VINCENT GOUDREAULT and @Nova… Either way, both are good observations. Rikard January 6, 2021 at 3:25 am 3 years ago Nah, paperwork doesn’t discriminate. It hates us all equally. Good thing is, fire doesn’t discriminate either. MaximumCarnage January 6, 2021 at 6:42 am 3 years ago Fortunately, where paperwork is concerned, the waste bin is still technically an ‘out box’. Though admittedly it’s a bit difficult to keep ash particulate in an orderly sequence. I suppose this is what it means to put a document in ‘File 13’. FlySwatter January 6, 2021 at 7:47 am 3 years ago I can’t wait to see the payoff when one of her suit defense systems actually does save her (probably in a way it wasn’t designed to). But until then, I’m going to enjoy watching them all backfire. Kaidah January 6, 2021 at 8:10 am 3 years ago Ah Ruddock, such a simple yet effective solution. Truly wonderful the mind of a coyote is. Karl Nitsch January 6, 2021 at 5:45 pm 3 years ago How wonderfully Alexandrian! meerling January 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm 3 years ago That autododge system still needs some fine tuning I see. Maybe with a megaplasmatic wrench… Muzhik January 6, 2021 at 9:42 pm 3 years ago Problem is (and I know I’m being a grinch about this), paper fires, i.e., fires involving stacks of papers as in books or reams, don’t burn that way. They are usually slow-burning fires (unless they’re dosed with an accelerent). I learned this while doing research on using newspaper as an insulating material in exterior walls. It’s actually a pretty good insulator (I’d have to dig up my notes to remember it’s “r” value) provided you soak or cover the paper in a borax solution as a fire retardant. Part of the text involved warnings re: fire, specifically to tell fire departments to treat it as a library fire. The outer edges (where there’s oxygen) will burn with flame, but in the center of the pile (where there’s little to no oxygen), the fire sort of slowly eats its way through the pages. You’d have cases where after battling the fire for hours, the firefighters think it’s done; go back to the station, then get called back out two hours later when the flames start up again. You have to soak the entire stack in water to make sure those “core” fires are put out. Havlock January 7, 2021 at 3:45 am 3 years ago Bear in mind that he shot it with a “Laser” which in this universe does not leave little holes in the target but we’ve seen completely discombobulates living creatures. I don’t think that’s a normal fire is what I’m getting at. Gregg Eshelman January 9, 2021 at 6:25 am 3 years ago That was her still poorly calibrated auto-dodge feature of her super outfit. Gregg Eshelman January 9, 2021 at 6:27 am 3 years ago In other words, like getting flour or grain dust to explode, a massive pile of neatly and tightly stacked paper needs something to disperse it really well in order for oxygen to be able to get to all the pieces. Anyone have a 0.005 kiloton warhead handy? Coyoty January 6, 2021 at 11:35 pm 3 years ago Saw that coming. C.B.VINCENT GOUDREAULT January 8, 2021 at 3:07 am 3 years ago Also, “what we can we do”?? That is a rather odd formulation. Gregg Eshelman January 9, 2021 at 6:24 am 3 years ago We do what we must, because we can. Meran January 10, 2021 at 3:09 am 3 years ago Chris, there’s an error on this page, panel 2: the what we can we do about it… (not a perfect transcript of it. Scrolling the phone is bothering me right now. Arthritis is acting up. ) And I have a question for you: I’m reading the books, keeping track of the (very few) errors. Would you like me to send you the full list once I finish it? I’d be glad to send it to your email account, rather than post it here. It’s for the Just In Case You End Up Doing Reprints occasion. I’ve clicked on the email notification button for this post so I see your response. Thanks so much for the diversion of your (actually more complicated plot that it seems) comic. Each week it’s amazing how much more crap hits the fan, politically, socially, and medically. I’ve been pretty tough thru these last 4 yrs, but I’m not sure how much longer I can just brush off this “interesting social experiment” I predicted 4 years ago. YOU are one of those who have helped keep us sane. Thank you. PS. When is the next book going to “happen”? DSL January 15, 2021 at 9:45 pm 3 years ago One would think that a suit capable of sudden acceleration would have a provision for deceleration and soft(ish) landing. Unless it has a capacitor that needs to recharge or something. It’s a bit of realism if the tech has limitatons. 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.