01/05/22 – Repeated Professed Love Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, January 5, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/01/2022-01-05-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 Lots of love can feel good, but is it always good? First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 01/03/22 – Benefit of the Doubt 01/07/22 – A Need to Believe 13 Comments irisclara January 5, 2022 at 12:35 am 3 weeks ago I can’t say how happy I am that Diller’s along on this leg of the trip. I got a bad feeling when the kid took off her invulnerability suit. As long as Diller’s along she might even survive! Autoskip January 5, 2022 at 5:06 am 3 weeks ago She’s not stupid – for all we know, she’s just wearing a replica of her old clothes that are actually a sleeper invulnerability suit. Coyoty January 5, 2022 at 1:13 am 3 weeks ago You can literally lose yourself in a Darnitawl relationship. Erhannis January 5, 2022 at 2:39 am 3 weeks ago Yup, called it; “I’d die to be with you forever”. Though he seems more naive about the process of being dissolved than I was expecting. …Unless? Surely not…. Rikard January 5, 2022 at 8:13 am 3 weeks ago Darnitawl appendage-to-appendage combat must really be something to behold. Nemo January 5, 2022 at 11:53 am 3 weeks ago I still feel like this doesn’t jibe with Alkyine calling the Rule of Equeelin “a stupid antiquated law”, right after forthrightly telling Chiphu they’d melt him. Efogoto January 5, 2022 at 4:19 pm 3 weeks ago It could be Alkyine’s view that *any* law that interferes in the affairs of two consenting adults doing no harm to anyone *else* is “a stupid antiquated law” — *and* Alkyine had warned Ghunzk that he would be dissolved, so he knew what it was he consented to. I am conflicted myself, since I feel that assisted suicide is reasonable, but also that Alkyine has gone further than that. The legal and moral ramifications of ending another entity’s existence are complex and more than I care to delve into here. tlhonmey January 6, 2022 at 4:51 pm 3 weeks ago Especially where, for all we know, Ghunzk’s species has males which die after mating anyway, in which case even a small chance of something surviving post merge is better than he otherwise would have had. Demarquis January 5, 2022 at 7:38 pm 3 weeks ago It’s as if I fell in love with a talking pizza. Pete Rogan January 5, 2022 at 8:04 pm 3 weeks ago Happy families are all alike, said Tolstoy. Unhappy families are all different. The same might be said for doomed love affairs. Like Chiphu’s would have been with Kiba, when they were both girls. With something of the same sort of societal oppression Alkyine is expressing after breaking equeelin. But there would still be two girls, however unhappy for whatever reason, where Alkyine might have some trace amino acids of the body of her lover in her. Is that better? Or just different? Can we appreciate the difference? Ghunzk knew what he was getting into, so to speak. After, he felt before, would be better. Who is to say he was wrong? Applying morality here to what is essentially personal transfiguration is fraught with all sorts of collisions of ethics that may or may not be admissible. All I know is that my personal qualifications and preferences don’t matter here. I’m not either a Darnitawl or whatever Ghunkz was/is. I have no understanding of the emotions either of them experienced, or is experiencing now. All I know is that I tend to trust personal emotions in such matters, even when the cost is prohibitive. For me, that is. Not you. Not your call. Never was, never could be. Remember that. Night-Gaunt January 5, 2022 at 10:29 pm 3 weeks ago Darnitawl merging with other species tends to be one way. Now as a species unless the male is supposed to be absorbed by the female then it must be a beautiful thing for them. The male bonds with the female forever becoming part of her matrix. For anyone else you are simply sucked in never to be seen again. tlhonmey January 6, 2022 at 4:53 pm 3 weeks ago So kind of like anglerfish… Pete Rogan January 7, 2022 at 11:14 pm 3 weeks ago Or the argonaut, really. 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.