09/10/21 – Bored and Hungry

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, September 10, 2021.




What could go wrong?


  1. Coyoty

    “I’m homesick. Can you make some cactuses and spread them around you?”
    “What are cactuses?” Description follows. “Even your plants have chutzpah! What will you do with them?”
    “Pee on them all to establish my authority.”
    “Chutzpah! Why doesn’t your planet rule the galaxy?”
    “We’re working on it.”

    1. Kaidah

      Apex Speakers have been overthrown by less worthy and far more unscrupulous people in the past.

      Now that I think about it, Dimitri took control of the GOB fairly easily as I recall. Maybe, and stay with me on this, just maybe the central governing body of the universe isn’t quite so good at their jobs as they let on. That or humans are just nuts and if we ever develop interstellar travel the universe is doomed. lol

    1. Maybe the G.O.B. maps are incomplete because the G.O.B. really isn’t very galactic.

      Like the European Union includes less of the land mass of Europe, and the United States of America embraces much less than half of the land mass of North America, maybe the G.O.B. only administers a few dozen inhabited solar systems. The “Galactic” in G.O.B. may very well be like the “World” in “World Series”.

      Cf., the “Organizational” in G.O.B.

  2. Pete Rogan

    And so Ruddock imposes his rule and his diet on the Strib ship. To the delight of most readers.

    But I wonder what will happen when somebody checks the bridge.. and DOESN’T get sneezed off. And what kind of fleet is waiting at “Planet Gentlekindness.” Things have been looking sunny too long, and I have begun to dread unhappy revelations and unexpected reverses.

    Things are not as simple as they seem, and there is more unknown here than makes me comfortable. I’m beginning to expect a visit from the Surprise Party Department, followed by the unexpected arrival of the Practical Joke Department.

    I don’t think even Dr. Pepper is going to get me through the next week. What makes a good mixer with fingernails?

  3. Meran

    But… isn’t in his experience that the robot mice are ~also disappearing when he looks at/discovers them? No eating of mouse dust has been noticed.

    Just keeps the readers playing the How Many Mice in the Panels game 😉

  4. Muzhik

    I wonder what will happen when the Stribs deign to notice these small furry creatures that are suddenly overrunning the ship. Do you think the Stribs will learn that edible robotic mice are actually tasty? Maybe not as tasty as those spicy cheesey things they discovered in Spain, but good enough.

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