01/12/22 – Desert Memories Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, January 12, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/01/2022-01-12-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 My blog brain is a blank slate today. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 01/10/22 – Regret and not Regret 01/14/22 – The Sapient Problem 19 Comments Coyoty January 12, 2022 at 12:59 am 2 years ago “You were accidentally hurting us!” “Who said that?” “Us! The mice!” “Oh! You can talk?” “Yes! How can you live with yourself now, you monster?!” “Easy. I was hurting you on purpose.” Frith Ra January 12, 2022 at 12:59 am 2 years ago Just a different spelling of stun: V-A-P-O-R-I-Z-E rws January 12, 2022 at 1:24 am 2 years ago This kind of verifies one of my theories. Most of the species in the Galaxy are in fact not sentient. The translator tech causes non sentient creatures to appear sentient. Fairly clear that Ruddock is in fact not sentient. He has many fine qualities, but intelligence is not one of them. My sympathies go out to King. sheer_falacy January 12, 2022 at 1:28 am 2 years ago If you view “gullible” is identical to “non-sapient” you’re on the path to furryite sandwiches. Delicious, delicious furryite sandwiches. rws January 12, 2022 at 11:22 am 2 years ago Point is that without the translator, telling the difference between sapient and non-sapient can be difficult. Really difficult. Bonker of Things February 13, 2022 at 1:42 pm 2 years ago If your meter of sapience has “gullible” as threshold, then, at minimum, 50% of the human population is non-sapient. I do agree with you that it is very difficult to tell the difference, but I think so even for people I share language with; I wanted to use social media but I got such migrane from all idiocy that I couldn’t even stand it long enough to make an account. TB January 12, 2022 at 4:19 pm 2 years ago Sorry, but in nature “gullible” translates to “lunch.” Species like Angler Fish have evolved to take advantage of this. Knicholas January 12, 2022 at 6:46 am 2 years ago cf: Distin. Chaza January 12, 2022 at 2:56 am 2 years ago Coyoty you are killing me! I wonder what Ruddock scans as on the Aproxyscan? pitgamer January 12, 2022 at 10:12 am 2 years ago I love the beat panel in this one. “Stun.” Love it. SteelRaven January 12, 2022 at 11:01 am 2 years ago That coyote is now my favorite character of the internet. DethLok January 15, 2022 at 1:06 am 2 years ago They weren’t before??? Efogoto January 12, 2022 at 7:01 pm 2 years ago I can’t tell if Leb and Pally are speechless with awe in the presence of their creator or fear in the presence of that beast-who-eats-our-kind. It’s a toss up. Night-Gaunt January 12, 2022 at 7:54 pm 2 years ago We saw before that Ruddock accidentally activated his LASER weapon when he sneezed. I wonder how he is to do so otherwise. The normal way that is. Pete Rogan January 12, 2022 at 9:52 pm 2 years ago Just a note in passing: Should Ruddock trigger his laser and NOT cause Aitana to bounce two hundred meters out of range, that will prove she isn’t wearing even part of her armor on this trip. Word to the wise, and all that. Julian January 13, 2022 at 5:23 am 2 years ago 2-0-2–2-0-2-2 demarquis January 13, 2022 at 1:00 pm 2 years ago Yeah, this scene acquires a distinctly creepy quality when you wonder what the two mice must be thinking. Just_IDD January 13, 2022 at 1:35 pm 2 years ago I love that changing the setting isn’t even an issue now since the Strib ship’s medibot already inoculated Ruddock for his Strib allergy. Pete Rogan January 13, 2022 at 4:13 pm 2 years ago True. It’s nothing to sneeze at. 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.