12/31/21 – All Along Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, December 31, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/12/2021-12-31-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 Wow, almost 2022. Hope your New Year’s night is grand, that you don’t get Covid, and that the new year is filled with cookies. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 12/29/21 – Rule of Equeelin 01/03/22 – Benefit of the Doubt 20 Comments Night-Gaunt December 31, 2021 at 12:36 am 7 months ago I do appreciate Aitana’s thoughtfulness in this visitation. She is impressive here to me. someone December 31, 2021 at 3:07 am 7 months ago Missing the first T is “s_t_reet clothes” Christopher Baldwin December 31, 2021 at 10:47 am 7 months ago Fixed! Thanks. I can’t wait to get a new laptop where the “t” and “e” (the worst offenders among many) work! Coyoty December 31, 2021 at 3:27 am 7 months ago I’ve stocked up on cookies, just in case. And coffee. And tea. And liquor. Grizzly December 31, 2021 at 10:26 am 7 months ago Chipu is from Minnesota? “Come with” is definitely an (annoyingly) American mid-west speech fragment. The chip must have been programmed by a resident of Stearns County. Christopher Baldwin December 31, 2021 at 10:47 am 7 months ago @Grizzly, ha! Well, I’m from Massachusetts, and somehow picked it up. But point taken. “Us” added for clarity. 🙂 Grizzly December 31, 2021 at 11:31 am 7 months ago When I lived there I assumed that the default answer was to com with a “hot dish” (whatever that is…). 😉 Thorfinn December 31, 2021 at 3:14 pm 7 months ago Don’t know if there is any connection, but in the Scandinavian languages ‘come with’ is a common (and perfectly correct) expression – and I believe a lot of Scandinavian emigrants to the US settled in the Midwest Steven January 1, 2022 at 3:42 pm 7 months ago I think that is the origin. Norwegian bachelor farmers. Meran January 2, 2022 at 12:59 pm 7 months ago I’m from the Midwest. Even the worst of us never did that! The first examples I heard of the usage was from Buffy and it spread from there. Is Whedon supposedly from the Midwest? (I’m always adding “me” to that dangling phrase when I hear or read it. Drives me mad!) Flyswatter December 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm 7 months ago Ummmm…. Cookies Efogoto December 31, 2021 at 12:24 pm 7 months ago 2-2-2-2-0-2 While there are perils of fatherhood (adoptive or otherwise), most of them are not generated by demented space puppies in my experience. Of course, this is anecdata. In the wider universe it may well be true that most perils of fatherhood ARE generated by demented space puppies. Coyoty January 1, 2022 at 4:31 am 7 months ago It’s like Swedish meatballs and gin & tonic. Pete Roullard December 31, 2021 at 1:06 pm 7 months ago We have 2 space puppies at our house. One of them was identified as being a Boogerdog by our vet. Does that count as demented? (You can see their photos and read their stories at the bottom of my user profile (Pete_R) on BoardGameGeek.) They both seem to be more of a pleasure than a peril of fatherhood, though. Best Regards, and Happy New Year (and plenty of cookies) to all! Pete Roullard Efogoto January 1, 2022 at 2:05 am 7 months ago Good looking pups! And they have excellent taste in literature. Michael Yuhas December 31, 2021 at 3:20 pm 7 months ago That’s my resolution, to eat more cookies! Pete Rogan December 31, 2021 at 7:27 pm 7 months ago I don’t know if Diller’s presence thrills me more than it terrifies me. Granted, she has a track record, with at least one instance documented here, of saving the Pungent Lunger from sure destruction. But the solution was to translate/teleport/shift the ship to an uncertain position, taking them quite out of the confrontation. A similar shift here may take our heroes out of reach just when their presence might be most needed. On the other hand, there are few outs from total destruction, and Diller can provide them at need — though even she isn’t sure how, or when. All I can be sure of is that next week may open to window to a very different situation aboard the Strib ship, never mind the rest of the Strib fleet, and the unknown quantity of just what is going on down on Planet Lovingkindness. Sure glad I hit the liquor store earlier this week. Never mind the adventure — I have a way to ease away the hours until we resume on Monday. Hoy hoy! And Happy New Year to all! Minando January 1, 2022 at 3:06 pm 7 months ago Heh…must be quite the challenge…drawing a guy with two mice in his pockets, one of them sporting a top hat, for five times in a row 🙂 Demarquis January 1, 2022 at 4:50 pm 7 months ago Aitana is trying to take other people’s agency away. They can risk their lives if they want to! Efogoto January 1, 2022 at 9:18 pm 7 months ago Or die trying! Leave a Reply to Demarquis 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.