02/18/21 – Uncomfortable Seating Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, February 18, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/02/2021-02-18-audio-ST.m4a.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 I’m always kind of amazed when retirement homes are called “Sunset Estates” or “Twilight Reflections” the likes. But it also makes me smile for the humor of it. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 02/17/21 – Sit Back and Relax 02/22/21 – Book 9 Chapter 9 — Alkyine Quort 20 Comments Coyoty February 18, 2021 at 2:05 am 3 years ago I think Goonth is faking, to hear whether she wants to help them or not. Rikard February 18, 2021 at 2:55 am 3 years ago “Enema sessions start at 10AM”?! Bet you they have a Vomit-thorium as well… FlySwatter February 18, 2021 at 8:43 am 3 years ago Just desserts Symbiont! Pitgamer February 18, 2021 at 9:40 am 3 years ago It’s good to see Tesfay smiling. A retirement planet sounds about the right speed for him. TB February 18, 2021 at 2:38 pm 3 years ago “Some guy has this big alpaca farm there.” AndyW February 18, 2021 at 4:32 pm 3 years ago There was a retirement home that opened in the town of Purley in the UK which called itself Purley Gates. They changed the name soon after opening. Pete Rogan February 18, 2021 at 5:40 pm 3 years ago Well! This is going to prove interesting. Say what you will about old people, they do have time to chat and try and stay in touch with the grandkids, wherever they are. When a human with a symbiont shows up with a captive from a race no one has seen or heard of, it’s going to start the rumor mill like it was fueled with plutonium. Where THAT is going to lead is anybody’s guess. Looking forward mightily to Monday and what the retirees make of their guests. O ho ho ho ho! Christopher Baldwin February 18, 2021 at 5:43 pm 3 years ago Hey, Pete, I always enjoy your comments and your enthusiasm. So I thought I’d forewarn you, Monday will be a scene change back to the rest of the cast. But the retirement plan it will show up soon! 🙂 Pete Rogan February 19, 2021 at 5:14 pm 3 years ago Scene changes are the very stuff of suspense. I welcome them greatly. But ach! I am trying not to anticipate your story, and doing a bad job of it. My apologies. Not my circus, not my monkeys, and I need to remind myself of that more firmly. That said, I can see you have thought this through, and I await developments on Neutron Stardust with bated breath. And what is happening with Stangor and her– But no, I said I wouldn’t, so I won’t. Rrrroll on the story, rrrrroll on! Zeebob Froomchik III, Esq. February 19, 2021 at 2:43 am 3 years ago Hmm, I have a sneaking hunch that the Stribs somehow don’t know much about grandparents yet. They might discover that grandparents –even adoptive ones– could even WILLINGLY help raise children, without the kidnapping and psychotropic medications, for some unexpected and as-yet-unimagined-by-Stribs reason. Hmmm. lil sis February 19, 2021 at 8:05 am 3 years ago I expect a lot of “you’re a nice young man, have you met my granddaughter. She’s lovely and can cook!” Hortonwho February 19, 2021 at 1:45 am 3 years ago Hmmm… “Adrenaline Acres,” “Extreme Estates.” Dockie February 19, 2021 at 9:43 am 3 years ago Could the Symbiote, theoretically, camouflage T. by covering him entirely and changing his shape? Christopher John Baldwin February 19, 2021 at 9:50 am 3 years ago @Dockie, camouflage, yes. Change his shape, only by adding new shape to him: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2021/01/26/012621-benefit-of-the-doubt/ 8657 Dies A Lot February 19, 2021 at 12:42 pm 3 years ago en… enema sessions? Pete Rogan February 19, 2021 at 5:15 pm 3 years ago Not for the weak-hearted. They can take a lot out of you, take it from me. Muzhik February 21, 2021 at 11:52 am 3 years ago They can take a lot out of you, take it from me. But only stuff that needed to come out anyway. Which, if you had BOTHERED to eat a balanced diet with lots of fiber and lots of water when you were a young whipper-snapper, you probably wouldn’t NEED nowadays. But do you young-uns ever listen to the voice of experience? Do you ever stop and think, “Hey, maybe this old coot has been through the grinder and knows a thing or two”? Feh. Why, in MY day, we learned to listen to our elders! THEY had gotten old by learning not to mess with the dinosaurs! Which they learned by LISTENING to THEIR elders! But nowadays, (starts hobbling off, voice getting fainter) … AND ANOTHER THING … Pete Rogan February 21, 2021 at 5:21 pm 3 years ago Oh wow, man. You missed your Sal Hepatica today, didn’t you? Gregg Eshelman March 11, 2021 at 2:04 am 3 years ago Youth is wasted on the young. Drew February 22, 2021 at 1:05 pm 3 years ago You know, they always say “don’t read the comments”, but here that REALLY doesn’t apply. You folks are like the best of Statler and Waldorf, adding something to the show. 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.