05/03/21 – Travel by Barrel Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, May 3, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/05/2021-05-03-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent There once was an antihero named Tesfay Who wasn’t having his best day He just hoped the barrel he was in was quite sterile but that never did seem his dest-i-nay First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 04/29/21 – The Teams Meet 05/04/21 – Blooming Broken 21 Comments Antti Aalto May 3, 2021 at 1:41 am 3 years ago <3 Efogoto May 3, 2021 at 2:01 am 3 years ago There once was a man name of Seshy with Symbiont he didn’t mesh-y He’s with three battle hatchets To protect his assets In case things get rather messy Yarrun May 3, 2021 at 2:13 am 3 years ago Five credits says there’s a secret message in the book of poems that would require Tes to stay on planet in order to act upon. Efogoto May 3, 2021 at 2:28 am 3 years ago How do you suppose N’vil Brigeedo stacks up against William McGonagall, who “has long been regarded as ‘the worst poet in the history of the English language'” according to this Scottish Poetry Library site? If you can stomach his poem “The Tay Bridge Disaster” then N’vil Brigeedo may just be your up of tea. Chowder Power May 3, 2021 at 6:02 am 3 years ago Might be a challenge to the poetry of Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz. (…or have I just crossed the streams? Or is even suggesting ‘crossing the streams’ like, meta-crossing? And, uh, does that mean the streams are going to cross me???) Nomi May 3, 2021 at 3:42 pm 3 years ago @Chowder Power: Yes. Chowder Power May 4, 2021 at 5:41 am 3 years ago Oh, okay then. Pete Rogan May 3, 2021 at 11:47 am 3 years ago Truly ridiculous. It takes a special kind of bull-headedness to produce such trash as “The Tay Bridge Disaster” without a smirk or a wink. I see now why Douglas Adams sought to rip such horrendous poetry in a book that has no other referent to it than a subsidiary cause of Earth’s destruction, dolphins or no. Coyoty May 3, 2021 at 4:01 am 3 years ago It’s a Chekhov’s Gun barrel. Grizzly May 3, 2021 at 9:11 am 3 years ago “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it is too dark to read.” Uh… he is in a barrel, so what is the light source? Autoskip May 3, 2021 at 10:33 am 3 years ago The lid does seem to be glowing… alinfamous May 3, 2021 at 9:31 am 3 years ago For some reason there is a light built into the barrel lid. Like they were expecting beings to smuggle themselves. RUSSELL W STYLES May 3, 2021 at 2:08 pm 3 years ago That and the fresh air supply. TB May 3, 2021 at 5:11 pm 3 years ago I suspect this is a modified barrel for just such an occasion. “Boy, it’s lucky you had these barrels.” Flyswatter May 3, 2021 at 11:01 am 3 years ago It’s alright Tesfay, I’m also a heathen who can’t read non-rhyming poetry. Erhannis May 3, 2021 at 11:40 am 3 years ago inb4 turns out she was psychotic, too 😛 Efogoto May 3, 2021 at 1:39 pm 3 years ago Re-reading, and I only just noticed what a fancy uniform Khaba has on, with lace at the collar and braids on the sleeves. Can’t wait to see what Diller and Zakzar have on. Nomi May 3, 2021 at 3:45 pm 3 years ago Maybe these books come with their own light source. We have those. The book appears to be shining light onto his face. Also, either Tesfay doesn’t understand “be quiet” or Chris doesn’t like thought balloons. Come to think of it, Chris, have you ever used thought balloons? Sean K. May 3, 2021 at 8:34 pm 3 years ago He definitely used thought balloons in Bruno, but I don’t recall if they’ve appeared in Spacetrawler at all. Zeebob Froomchik III, Esq. May 3, 2021 at 11:48 pm 3 years ago I love that they are HAPPY Barrels. You can tell by the smiley face on the lid of each one. Meran May 4, 2021 at 5:43 am 3 years ago I doubt it stayed sterile for long… lol 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.