08/23/21 – Superstitions Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, August 23, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/08/2021-08-23-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 BTW, last week I posted FOUR strips, but this week will go back to the new-normal THREE (Mon, Wed, Fri). First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 08/19/21 – Dusty Ship 08/25/21 – Needing Comfort 13 Comments Coyoty August 23, 2021 at 12:52 am 11 months ago If this is how Stribs are raised by Stribs, maybe getting non-Stribs to raise them isn’t such a bad idea. totem August 23, 2021 at 3:08 am 11 months ago Their utilitarian social values are becoming more and more appealing by every strip. someone August 23, 2021 at 3:27 am 11 months ago How do you win against an opponent that is clever, ruthless, and more technologically advanced than you? Simple, you use their horrible social dynamics against them so they self-destruct. I guess there’s gonna be a lot more morons who won’t be no great loss until the Strib ship no longer has enough crew to operate. Flyswatter August 23, 2021 at 6:53 am 11 months ago Did no one tell you Chris? While you were away at camp, there was a vote for 7 strips a week now. 🙂 Garth Hill August 23, 2021 at 8:28 am 11 months ago 7 strips a week only narrowly beat out 14 strips a week. Dave August 23, 2021 at 3:21 pm 11 months ago Wait, I thought that was per day! Can I change my vote? Two an hour seemed a bit much, especially when the amendment passed to include all 24/day, but if the alternative is only 7 a week…. Christopher Baldwin August 23, 2021 at 4:41 pm 11 months ago Hahahaha! Um. You’re kidding, right? Right? Um. Coyoty August 24, 2021 at 12:45 am 11 months ago They’re kidding. It really was 14. Meran August 29, 2021 at 8:15 pm 10 months ago I concur! The Shadow August 23, 2021 at 12:14 pm 11 months ago How did a race like this manage to develop high technology? Or did they steal it, that would make sense. Can’t they just improve the universe by going extinct? tlhonmey August 23, 2021 at 2:54 pm 11 months ago Obviously they’re not *all* anti-social psychopaths, that’s just the ones who are in charge. Besides, Resperazzi got taken out by a sneeze… So maybe they’re right about it being no great loss. Pete Rogan August 23, 2021 at 8:28 pm 11 months ago A more dangerous and Galaxy-threatening race would be difficult to imagine, however they came about and however they got their technology. Qwahntoo’s a sweetheart next to this pack of spacegoing hyenas. That being said… I’ve been contemplating Ruddock’s known motivations for the reason he went aboard the Strib ship instead of getting rescued. A) Find food. Not really a choice here, unless the Stribs have different kinds of food synthesis that might be superior. B) Join a pack and increase their genetic diversity. Ruddock’s not bothered to even ask his approxiscan collar what the likelihood for viable offspring would be between coyotes and Stribs, so this seems equally unlikely. Or…. C) He’s acting in defense of his pack. Which may mean he’s looking for weaknesses or vulnerabilities not already apparent, or… Well, no. I’ve done this before and you’d think I’d learn by now. I’ll just say there’s an alternative objective Ruddock could be pursuing, though the nature of it and its effect are unknown to him and probably will be unknown even when he finds it. If he finds it. But he’s gonna let his instincts rule his decisionmaking in that case and I have learned to trust him in that sense. They’ve kept his species alive for millennia; no reason they wouldn’t do the same here. Whatever they tell him to do. On whatever. Rikard August 24, 2021 at 5:06 am 11 months ago A meeting between the Stribs and some unfettered Eebs would be hilarious. Viewed from the next star system over, of course. Completely unrelated, Strib is a village in Denmark. Leave a Reply to Christopher Baldwin 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.