10/22/21 – Recipe for Disaster Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, October 22, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/10/2021-10-22-audio-ST.m4a.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 I don’t know why I delight in Zakzar, Khaba, and Diller so much. But I do, and I’m loving writing this. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 10/20/21 – Wistfulness and Wine 10/25/21 – Sneaky Coup 14 Comments PO8 October 22, 2021 at 12:37 am 2 years ago If you ever do a spinoff strip, I’d take one starring these three for sure. Perhaps my all-time favorite of your Spacetrawler characters. Coyoty October 22, 2021 at 3:21 am 2 years ago So, the Annin were an amoral Duchy of Grand Fenwick. Mic_128 October 22, 2021 at 5:11 am 2 years ago Would love a spin-off/bonus book about these gals! someone October 22, 2021 at 7:14 am 2 years ago So they were simultaneously cruel, ambitious, and naïvely innocent? tlhonmey October 22, 2021 at 12:12 pm 2 years ago Or, at least, they seemed that way… And it is possible, cruelty can be born of ignorance just as easily as from malice. Betting these guys are the cute dog-aliens or their predecessors somehow. Christopher Baldwin October 22, 2021 at 10:00 pm 2 years ago @Someone, I adjusted the text. It was “a belief that the annin’s naive innocence didn’t need to be taken seriously.” Hope this is clearer! FlySwatter October 22, 2021 at 7:28 am 2 years ago Love the OCD closing statement. Garth Hill October 22, 2021 at 9:44 am 2 years ago you just can’t let your hyper-vigilant manic paranoia guard down. TB October 22, 2021 at 2:48 pm 2 years ago “I don’t know why I delight in Zakzar, Khaba, and Diller so much. But I do, and I’m loving writing this.” The Old Guys on the Bench are a favorite writing method for feeding exposition, humor, and perspective of distance and history into any story. M.A. October 22, 2021 at 3:49 pm 2 years ago Yeah, I relate more to the Old Gals at the Table with wineglasses in their hands. Pete Rogan October 22, 2021 at 5:49 pm 2 years ago This war has come up before as a profane expression. It had to be pretty memorable to make its mark on Galactic language. I must say, Christopher, I too am dazzled by the prospect of the stories Khaba, Zakzar and Diller have to share on the conflict and their role in it. But that takes me to the question of how the Annins came to make war on the Galaxy, innocence or no. Which merely catapults me into the question of how the three of them got together, and whether it was before this. All manner of stories are here untold, though juicily suggested. I humbly await any crumb of the telling of any of them; it will make my next week more interesting. Popcorn fresh, ditto bitter lemonade. Roll film! Werwolfe October 22, 2021 at 6:16 pm 2 years ago Your protagonist of choice tends to be a clever ingenue assessing experience for its quotient of reality. You might be enjoying writing characters for whom most things aren’t question marks. Pete Rogan October 23, 2021 at 4:21 pm 2 years ago And BOOM! You have “9 Chickweed Lane.” Been there, met Thorax. Christopher Baldwin October 23, 2021 at 4:25 pm 2 years ago I might! 🙂 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.