03/02/21 – Synthed Mouse Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, March 2, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/02/2021-03-02-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 Seems a reasonable request to me. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 03/01/21 – Captain Ruddock 03/03/21 – Fun in the Lounge 27 Comments Mr. Son March 2, 2021 at 12:06 am 7 months ago There’s a simple joy in seeing the a new seed of chaos being planted/ Jude March 2, 2021 at 12:53 am 7 months ago Everyone loves mice, don’t they? If not to eat, then to chase about trying to catch them all. Great fun, right? Ruddock: “Hey, Food Synth, can you make some more of those edible robotic mice since the crew disposed of the others? Except this time, make them capable of reproducing.” Phil March 3, 2021 at 8:18 am 7 months ago also remove the legs, and head, just make them round and very very cute and furry. There’ll be no trouble with them. 0z79 March 2, 2021 at 12:55 am 7 months ago All I can think of, is helping my dad chase them out of the wood pile and having to bash their little heads in. Coyoty March 2, 2021 at 1:44 am 7 months ago “No, wait… Make them randomly taste like mouse, baked beans, cheeseburger, roadrunner, vomit, and chorizo burrito!” 0z79 March 2, 2021 at 3:28 am 7 months ago With onion and black bean. FlySwatter March 2, 2021 at 7:41 am 7 months ago It’s just a matter of time. Efogoto March 2, 2021 at 8:44 pm 7 months ago With a food synth, shouldn’t that be matter of thyme? Kaidah March 2, 2021 at 8:26 am 7 months ago Synthi-Bott’s Every Flavour Mice! Meran March 2, 2021 at 1:55 pm 7 months ago It’s not “vomit”! It’s “the dog’s breakfast”. Lol KQY March 2, 2021 at 9:15 am 7 months ago Oh. The Food Synth *is* an Acme Catalog! Rikard March 2, 2021 at 9:40 am 7 months ago Bwa-ha-ha-haa! If it likes a challenge, ask it to make lutefisk. Muzhik March 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm 7 months ago If it likes a challenge, ask it to make lutefisk. Lutefisk? LUTEFISK?! I ADJURE YOU! BEGONE, YOU SPAWN OF SANTA! Next you’ll be asking the food synth to make rømmegrøt. It’s not real rømmegrøt if you don’t spend a couple of hours standing in front of the stove, slowly stirring the cream until it’s good and thick. Just like that “eggnog” you get in the store during the holidays isn’t REAL eggnog. Just flavored thickened milk. TASTY flavored thickened milk, to be sure, but still … Gregg Eshelman March 11, 2021 at 2:20 am 6 months ago How about surströmming? That’d be just the thing for space pirates to do while boarding a ship. Hack the food replicators to spew out a large amount of surströmming. Possibly not ideal if the space pirates intend to keep the ship but perfect to have the crew incapacitated hacking up their last five meals from the stench. Soweli Nasa March 2, 2021 at 10:24 am 7 months ago Could be worse; robotic mouse poop. notStanley March 2, 2021 at 11:01 am 7 months ago this will sooooooooo not go well :} Pyre Light March 2, 2021 at 11:22 am 7 months ago At least put an upper limit on the number to produce! Will the food synth keep going until either it runs out of material or someone tells it to stop? Is it consumer friendly enough to consider the consumer might be dumb as rocks? I imagine the whole crew having to go mouse hunting for food because the synth is out of base stock to make anything. Does barbot draw from the same base stocks? Last question, why does the first mouse appear to lack front legs and a head? Jose Beltran March 2, 2021 at 3:59 pm 7 months ago I think that the first mouse was presented clean, cooked and ready to eat. I imagine that if you ask the food synth to make a chicken for you to eat, it won’t give you a running bird that has to be caught, killed, plucked, cleaned and cooked – no? Jude March 3, 2021 at 2:01 am 7 months ago Where’s the fun in that then? The Saprophyte March 2, 2021 at 11:27 am 7 months ago All I can say is, it’s a good thing Ruddock probably isn’t a fan of Sherlock Holmes. …Or is he? Coyoty March 3, 2021 at 1:43 am 7 months ago Or Princess Bride. “Hmm, rodents of unusual size… FOOD SYNTH!” TB March 2, 2021 at 3:54 pm 7 months ago Of course, the easiest way to fulfill the request is to just duplicate an actual living mouse. Muzhik March 2, 2021 at 6:51 pm 7 months ago Sorcerers, it’s after 10PM. Do you know where your apprentices are? Pete Rogan March 2, 2021 at 7:17 pm 7 months ago Reminds me of a Bombay cat I once had. Intelligent, savage, and very fond of hunting. I had to rescue two baby rabbits he brought in as entertainment. (The third one, well…) He’d chase the elders, too, but since they could run with strides of ten feet and his best was only eight, these hunts were generally brief. But good exercise. He would also challenge me for mastery of the pack every now and again. My friends would ask to see what new scars I bore from his latest attempt, and some of them were doozies. Adjacent claw scratches a foot long… and an inch apart. He kept me in touch with the business world of tooth and claw, and I still miss him for that today. I have to wonder how long synthetic food mice will run around before THEY get hungry, and start chewing on insulation and fittings to see what’s edible and not. And how long THAT will go on before the power failures and broken lines spewing God knows what substance come to the crew’s notice. Because it will. Depend on it. Owen Smith March 2, 2021 at 9:05 pm 7 months ago One word: Tribbles. Coyoty March 3, 2021 at 1:46 am 7 months ago Tribbles are fictional. I think the food synth would have trouble with tribbles. Gregg Eshelman March 11, 2021 at 2:23 am 6 months ago Sufficiently advanced technology and a decent description of how they work would make it no tribble at all to produce them. 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.