01/17/22 – The Mice Speak Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, January 17, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/01/2022-01-17-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 Huh. This was properly scheduled, but didn’t post. Apologies. Here it is! A drop in the bucket? A buck in the droplet? A mouse in the Ruddock? First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 01/14/22 – The Sapient Problem 01/19/22 – The Sendoff 27 Comments Knicholas January 17, 2022 at 8:10 pm 2 years ago Every time Ruddock has the bugged-out eyes and cocks his head to the side. . . Mic January 17, 2022 at 9:20 pm 2 years ago I guess sentience only matters if they’re close to your size, for coyotes at least rws January 17, 2022 at 9:27 pm 2 years ago In the Kevin and Kell world, EVERY living being is sentient. Doesn’t stop predation. Night-Gaunt January 17, 2022 at 9:44 pm 2 years ago Coyote gotta eat. Keith January 17, 2022 at 11:17 pm 2 years ago I always figured if you end up in the stew pot, you deserved it. Mind, I take my advice on food consumption from cephalopods. They’ve no issue eating anything, even siblings. Alan January 17, 2022 at 11:32 pm 2 years ago “A mouse in the Ruddock is worth two in the pocket.” Isn’t that how the old saying goes? I’m pretty sure it does. Fungular January 18, 2022 at 12:49 am 2 years ago 3-2-2-1-1-2 Rats of Nimh eat your heart out. before Ruddock does. Coyoty January 18, 2022 at 1:48 am 2 years ago “Sorry. I *am* a coyote.” Efogoto January 18, 2022 at 2:00 am 2 years ago Most of us have to discover our own purpose in life. The mice had theirs assigned before creation, and they fulfill it by filling Ruddock. Honestly, that last little guy should have put up more of challenge in the chase to really fill his purpose. Keith January 20, 2022 at 8:06 am 2 years ago In it’s defense (because we can’t tell the gender) it was a bit distracted. Mostly because I just find color coordinated hats annoying. 🙂 It should contrast with everything else, the band may coordinate, but not the hat. Rikard January 18, 2022 at 3:47 am 2 years ago It’s lucky Ruddock didn’t ask the synth to make water. “Ensign, why are the floors sodden?” Chaza January 18, 2022 at 10:36 pm 2 years ago “Ensign, why are the floors sodden?” Or why is the floor Satinet and worshipping you as its creator? Flyswatter January 18, 2022 at 6:57 am 2 years ago I’m glad to see that Ruddock has reconciled his conscience on the matter sapient mice. lil sis January 18, 2022 at 8:42 am 2 years ago Mousitos: Crunch all you want. We’ll make more. Efogoto January 18, 2022 at 12:06 pm 2 years ago With a POK POK here and a POK POK there … demarquis January 18, 2022 at 12:52 pm 2 years ago Well, that works two ways. We know of at least one sophont who eats coyotes. I’m sure there are others… Zero January 18, 2022 at 8:18 pm 2 years ago We know of at least one sophont who *ate* coyotes and seemingly decided not to do it again. Winnie January 18, 2022 at 4:44 pm 2 years ago They speak and he eats. I’m guessing it’s the mouse-fits. If they all wore cute little clothes and chapeaus, would Ruddock still eat them? Zero January 18, 2022 at 8:18 pm 2 years ago No. Have you ever tasted a shirt? Gross. Pete Rogan January 18, 2022 at 9:41 pm 2 years ago Eat and be eaten. The rule of the Galaxy, it would seem. Even if Ruddock had no prior knowledge of the culture, he understands it implicitly. This could complicate what will need to be done with the Stribs, if and when they’re cornered and collared. If Ruddock finds them toothsome, which is to say, edible, is this enough to establish an off-world coyote colony or three to handle their disposal? They’re by no means as hapless as the Furryites, got to say. minando January 19, 2022 at 3:16 am 2 years ago Ruddock somehow manages to be the most adorable and murderous coyote of all times at the same time. Mgnostic January 19, 2022 at 10:38 am 2 years ago Are synth made mice fertile? If so they would soon need the devourer god Ruddock to keep them from overrunning the world. Ruddock is a relatively young coyote. He could easily be a presence for 50 generations of sapient mice. rws January 19, 2022 at 12:32 pm 2 years ago They are explicitly called “robot” mice. that implies no breeding. Thankfully. Efogoto January 19, 2022 at 3:25 pm 2 years ago The mice specifically said “We are not able to procreate” here. Nova January 19, 2022 at 3:50 pm 2 years ago Hmm, more auto-scheduling issues? It’s wednesday and a new one hasn’t popped up yet. Christopher Baldwin January 19, 2022 at 3:54 pm 2 years ago Huh. Apparently yes. Thanks for the heads up. Manually posted it. And I’ll keep an eye on it on Friday. :-/ Pete Rogan January 19, 2022 at 8:41 pm 2 years ago Log4j backwash, I’ll bet. 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.