05/28/21 – They Really Are Kind Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, May 28, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/05/2021-05-28-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 Go team “Stern Humans”! First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 05/26/21 – Sick and Horrible 05/31/21 – Reinforcements 10 Comments Efogoto May 28, 2021 at 2:08 am 3 years ago That Strib communication device reminds me strongly of Escher’s hand with reflecting sphere, and makes Aitana look like the boss she is. Mouse count: 2-0-0-0-2-1 minando May 28, 2021 at 3:13 am 3 years ago Well, the way to hell is paved with good intentions. Emmett May 28, 2021 at 2:58 pm 3 years ago Don’t you mean “pawed?” Muzhik May 28, 2021 at 3:21 pm 3 years ago And this shows just how (in human terms) emotionally limited the Stribs are. They are assuming that the only emotional ties are the ones between parent and that parent’s young child. They totally discount any emotional ties that exist between the adult children and THEIR parents (i.e., Aitana’s adoptive grandparents), any brothers or sisters their slaves (to call it by its proper name) may be emotionally tied to, and any aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, or close friends these slaves may have. Whenever I read or watch a story based around this idea (aliens kidnapping humans for some non-fatal reason), I keep thinking how short-sighted these aliens are. If they openly presented themselves and put out their request for VOLUNTEERS, they would be astonished at the number of humans who would volunteer, either out of a desire for adventure or a desire to help another species. Muzhik May 28, 2021 at 3:23 pm 3 years ago Oh, and why team “Stern Humans”? Aren’t the ones in the bow just as dedicated? Efogoto May 29, 2021 at 5:35 pm 3 years ago Those crew up front can certainly give them hull, but the crew aft is worth a king’s transom. Muzhik May 30, 2021 at 3:03 pm 3 years ago Well played, sir! Well played! Pibbles May 28, 2021 at 5:19 pm 3 years ago When a said loving child disagrees with your sentiments via threat of armed force, your question is answered. Pete Rogan May 28, 2021 at 6:20 pm 3 years ago Nothing is more obscene than the condescension of kidnappers to their victims as to their motives. This isn’t just selfishness; it’s a direct appeal to join their twisted reasoning as to why they need captives and you won’t miss them. Get to your station, Chiphu. Load photon torpedoes and stand by to launch a full salvo. The Stribs have just provided all the justification we need. Coyoty May 29, 2021 at 2:05 am 3 years ago They’re “put them out of our misery” kind. 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.