09/03/21 – Spirit Gurgling

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, September 3, 2021.




Easy mistake for anyone to make, really.


  1. Meerling

    That race is completely heartless psychopaths, not to mention homicidal.
    Maybe they’re sociopaths, I can never keep those two straight.
    I guess it’s lucky for them they have enough pack instincts to work together, more or less.

    1. tlhonmey

      Sociopath and Psychopath are very closely related. Psychologists argue about what the differences are all the time. Mostly they seem to agree that Psychopaths are more likely to be violent.

      In RPG terms, a sociopath would be chaotic neutral and a psychopath would be chaotic evil.

      These guys seem like sociopaths. They’ll hurt people out of carelessness or convenience or an overabundance of paranoia and not mind a bit. But we haven’t seen any clear cases of them preferring to hurt others when both paths fit their objectives equally well and they’ve actually noticed that they have a choice.

    1. swarm32

      Oh, I still haven’t figured out the safety on my rifle yet
      Little Fluffy Proutiss took a round, better take him to the vet
      I filled that kitty cat Strib so full of lead
      We’ll have to use him for a pencil instead
      Well, I’m so trigger happy, trigger happy every day

  2. Pete Rogan

    God. I begin to see why the Stribs are so eager to turn humans into nannies. Given their homicidal proclivities, they would need a high birth rate just to keep their population from declining, SPLUBT by SPLUBT. You can’t intimidate a Galaxy if you’re at home, raising the next generation of targets.

    Homicidal proclivities combined with unlimited paranoia. I don’t know that that’s an RPG the third Strib is carrying, but he/she is wearing goggles, which tells me that use of this weapon results in a bright, bright flash. The Stribs do not possess the concept of ‘overkill,’ so I would expect we’ll see what it does sooner rather than later.

    Which makes me think of another plot dilemma I will not be posting here. Nope, nope, nope, nope. You’ll have to guess it on your own.

  3. someone

    That officer always carry these goggles, so that’s no indication of their weapon’s effect. They’re the science officer, apparently: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2020/11/26/112620-with-and-without-you/

    The score so far:
    Ruddock 49+ vs. Command Staff 2

    Yes I counted 46 different visible Stribs in the cuddle pudddle. There were presumably more of them in the bit of the basket that was cut off. Before that there was Resperazzi and then two more.

    On the Command Staff’s side, there’s Proutiss here, but also Goonth.

  4. Pete Rogan

    I’m your biggest fan, I’ll follow you until you love me
    Baby, there’s no other superstar, you know that I’ll be
    Your blasta-blastarazzi
    Promise I’ll be kind
    But I won’t stop until that ship is mine
    Baby, you’ll be famous, chase you down until you love me

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