03/16/21 – The Drop Off Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, March 16, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/03/2021-03-16-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 It’s always nice to make a good friend. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 03/15/21 – Numbers and Percentages 03/17/21 – Back to Safety 9 Comments Joshua Kronengold March 16, 2021 at 1:05 am 3 years ago Wow, that really was lucky (not for barbot, but barbot is pretty awful). “Fleeing on penalty of death for breaking a stupid antiquated law.” So, a criminal. No chance of every seeing Alkalyne again. Nope. 0z79 March 16, 2021 at 1:58 am 3 years ago I can’t believe that nobody else has commented on Alkalyne’s species name: Darnitawl, as in “Darn it all to heck!” Rikard March 16, 2021 at 3:03 am 3 years ago A friend in need is a friend indeed (or is it “in deed”?). alinfamous March 16, 2021 at 8:55 am 3 years ago Rule of Equeelin – I’m guessing it has something to do with either horses or fashion, possibly both. Pete Rogan March 16, 2021 at 3:36 pm 3 years ago This certainly is one of the more civilized exchanges Chiphu has ever had with a non-human, bot or alien alike. We can wish and hope better things come out of it. But there’s this little matter of Equeelin to consider, whatever the heck that is, and where Alkyine can run to where she (I presume!) won’t be found. ….And yet, somewhere in the back of my mind is the suspicion that all of this, Chiphu’s rescue, the Equeelin thing, returning him to Spacetrawler, is all connected somehow. The odds of a random ship finding Chiphu before his air ran out produce numbers than appall me with the numbers of zeros behind them. I would dislike this number whether it was femtoseconds or apples. Knicholas March 16, 2021 at 6:44 pm 3 years ago Perhaps his ship is powered by an infinite improbability drive? Muzhik March 16, 2021 at 8:16 pm 3 years ago @Pete Rogan: I would dislike this number whether it was femtoseconds or apples. Yeah, but if it was chocolate chip cookies, I’d be all in! Coyoty March 16, 2021 at 7:50 pm 3 years ago There’s the Black Hole lottery. The odds of winning are so astronomical, everyone agrees that’s where you’re throwing your money. The prize is essentially everything is free for life, because you’ll never be able to spend the actual payout and it’s cheaper for the lottery commission that way. 0z79 March 17, 2021 at 12:32 am 3 years ago Hmm… I think I’ll take a Long Walk to think about that, maybe read some Bachman in the park. 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.