05/19/21 – Book 9 Chapter 11 — Boukinar Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, May 19, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/05/2021-05-19-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 Sometimes negotiating is like fishing, you just have to cast some lines and see what happens. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 05/18/21 – Describing Stribs 05/24/21 – Raquel and Javier 19 Comments Coyoty May 19, 2021 at 12:57 am 2 years ago Don’t make Ciara grin. You wouldn’t like her when she grins. Meoi Lass May 19, 2021 at 1:05 am 2 years ago I think I see part of why Demitri liked her, some. They also have similar, yet dissimilar facial expressions. I think she is lovely when smiling. It’s the cause for her smile, and what happens afterwards that might not be so nice. -meoi lass Hortonwho May 19, 2021 at 2:13 am 2 years ago Nobody uses cameras during meetings… even in space! BTW I grew up in Montana. I hope your residency will be restful, enjoyable, and creative. Nova May 19, 2021 at 2:42 am 2 years ago Oh dear sweet lord, that face. I’m glad they have -their- viewscreen active so they can see that. Pete Rogan May 19, 2021 at 6:43 pm 2 years ago Hm. In my experience, there’s only two reasons your quarry gets in touch with you. One: They’re experiencing a weakening of will, and think they can bargain. So the strib in charge says. Two: It’s a sham, concealing a counterattack possible already on its way. The longer Ciara talks, the less time she’ll have to detect and prepare against it. I note in passing that the stribs have Ciara’s video on the table in front of them, not unlike a plate of meat about to be devoured. Says a lot about their approach to other species. And the greater value of stomping them out of the Galaxy entirely. I wonder: Can they put the strib planet through the Drak-Sim, or would that just aggravate the problem on both sides? I’m starting to think in E. E. “Doc” Smith scale now — planetary nutcrackers, turning a solar system into a directed energy weapon, that sort of thing. You know…. scale. rwstyles May 19, 2021 at 10:34 pm 2 years ago So the Eeb gets powered up sooner than wee thought. That’s the surest way to destroy them. She is capable of destroying a planet by herself, or at least burning the surface. irisclara May 19, 2021 at 11:53 pm 2 years ago Those puppy creeps could do with being brain clamped. They’re lacking in empathy so some kind of tweak to give them some would provide karmic balance. Keith May 21, 2021 at 8:17 am 2 years ago L.O.T.A. can. Or you could ask Petey. But he doesn’t use solar systems, he just harnesses the entire galaxy to generate power(used the black hole at the center of the galaxy) who knew you could break one of those? Muzhik May 22, 2021 at 10:26 am 2 years ago L.O.T.A. can. King L.O.T.A. has no time to spend on your puny Stribs with their puny pronouns. Muzhik May 19, 2021 at 7:40 pm 2 years ago For some reason, I’m reminded of a (slightly edited) quote from “Count Zero Interrupt”: The truly dangerous man does not NEED to look dangerous. Night-Gaunt May 20, 2021 at 12:20 am 2 years ago As long as the Strib have hostages the best you can do is to destroy their engines and weapons to board them and hope they don’t like to self destruct. That is if you can even damage them. Watch out for sneak attacks. Col. Green liked to attack while he is negotiating peace. Christopher Baldwin May 20, 2021 at 12:33 am 2 years ago Of course he did, while in the drawing room with the candlestick. Flyswatter May 20, 2021 at 8:42 am 2 years ago You just couldn’t resist could you? Pete Rogan May 20, 2021 at 11:05 pm 2 years ago Revenge is a dish best served in a flat arc, ending in the face. As long as we’re mixing our Star Trek metaphors. Pibbles May 21, 2021 at 2:54 am 2 years ago And then when you pull the line back in there is a nasty little sand shark blighter none too pleased your hook is jabbed into their cheek. Efogoto May 24, 2021 at 1:59 am 2 years ago Mouse count: 1-1-1-0-0-1-0 anthony beatty May 25, 2021 at 12:48 pm 2 years ago does it count more than once when its the same mouse each time? anthony beatty May 25, 2021 at 12:49 pm 2 years ago …or the count is panels with a mouse? Efogoto May 26, 2021 at 3:04 pm 2 years ago I am counting number of mice visible in each panel whether or not I think it is the same mouse visible in another panel. 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.