06/16/21 – Send A Grasper Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, June 16, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/06/2021-06-16-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 You know what they say, out of the frying pan, and into a very safe distant location. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 06/14/21 – It’s Funny 06/18/21 – The Stribs Make Their Move 22 Comments Nova June 16, 2021 at 12:40 am 2 years ago (or it was just a teleporter torpedo) Nova June 16, 2021 at 12:41 am 2 years ago (although a big flash and the ship vanishing probably wouldn’t be a good look) Jude June 16, 2021 at 1:55 am 2 years ago I was convinced the conversation in the 3rd panel was said in loud panicky voces with their comm links open to throw off the Stribs before they did some mind-blowing manoeuvring . But nope, they just went straight to some manoeuvre that no one knows about. TheWreck June 16, 2021 at 6:04 pm 2 years ago I wonder if that wasn’t a method they’ve come to use to help trigger Diller. Efogoto June 16, 2021 at 2:26 am 2 years ago I like that Diller is the only calm one in panel three. After a lifetime of lucky escapes, what’s one more? Whatever kills her, if anything ever does, will surprise the heck out of her. Jude June 16, 2021 at 6:30 am 2 years ago Yes, but how much panic can a face with only four dots and no mouth express? 😀 Keith June 16, 2021 at 8:02 am 2 years ago Oh you’d be amazed… Coyoty June 16, 2021 at 3:05 am 2 years ago She just happened to lean on the right wrong buttons. Flyswatter June 16, 2021 at 6:33 am 2 years ago All in all, that was a pretty disappointing strafe :-p Keith June 16, 2021 at 8:04 am 2 years ago Heh, you know. I can pretty much those exact words as part of an after action report. Not sure if it’d WWI (phase 1) WWI (phase 2) The Korea Police Action…or some other similar conflict. Efogoto June 16, 2021 at 4:33 pm 2 years ago I listened to the audio for this strip, and heard this for the fourth panel: The captain says, “Um. Where’d everybody go?” and Khaba says, “Don’t look at me. Diller did it.” I thought Khaba was the ranking member of the team with three stripes on her sleeve as seen here, but she only has one in the strip above. Since Diller is mute and Khaba responded, the captain must be Zakzar. Efogoto June 16, 2021 at 4:35 pm 2 years ago Well I flubbed that link. It was supposed to go to Ride From Miyke. Christopher Baldwin September 13, 2023 at 8:00 pm 3 months ago The three stripes are leather straps holding her gun to her arm. 🙂 TB June 16, 2021 at 4:46 pm 2 years ago For extra credit, define a “light league.” Good luck. Font Lady June 16, 2021 at 7:45 pm 2 years ago All the photons got together to choose up sides for a baseball game. walterw June 16, 2021 at 9:14 pm 2 years ago a “light league” is the distance traveled in the unit of time known as a “parsec” 😉 anyway yeah, shouldn’t it have been something like “light minutes” or “light days” away? well clear of the battlezone but not like across the galaxy or anything Miles June 16, 2021 at 6:05 pm 2 years ago Has Diller been wearing a symbiont this whole time? TheWreck June 17, 2021 at 12:50 am 2 years ago Yes. Basically since just before Tesfay met up with them. Zero June 17, 2021 at 8:21 pm 2 years ago Since they talked about it openly, at least. Pete Rogan June 16, 2021 at 8:11 pm 2 years ago So now we’re with Zakzar and crew, plus Tesfay, an unknown but presumably lengthy (timewise) distance from where Spacetrawler was left, immobilized. Without knowing the type or even size of the disaster the Stribs were preparing for the GOB, it’s not possible to prepare for whatever is left at the original location. Secondary trap? Scavengers? The single maddened survivor and his/her ship? I doubt the last, really; the Stribs need time to make their getaway and obscure their trail, and that will take time, distance and no sensors looking their way. But until they get back to the location they were Dillered from, our attention is going to be elsewhere. Hm. Back to pondering. Pete Rogan June 17, 2021 at 11:40 pm 2 years ago And what the heck is a ‘grasper’? Efogoto June 18, 2021 at 1:17 am 2 years ago Useful when grasping at straws! 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.