03/18/22 – Practical Decisions

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, March 18, 2022.




Not giving one’s blessings makes all the difference, I’m sure.


  1. Efogoto

    Well at least the sourpuss … sourpup? … isn’t sitting on the bridge in the dark, so though he seems pretty powerless they’ve still got some power. Enough to run the lights, anyway.

    1. Font Lady

      I used to drive my mother crazy because I would say, “I could care less…” then after she started to object I’d continue with, “But I’d have to work at it.”

    2. Jon R

      “I could care less” is often used in informal speech, and anyway the alien grape is probably speaking some other language that happens to be translated to english and possibly the translation is a bit off. Pick your poison, not worth nitpicking over, this isn’t an English essay.

      1. shoop

        The fact that it’s often used is why I often feel the need to correct it. Language is important to me! Hoping to rid the world of misspoken or misunderstood phrases, one Bone Apple Tea at a time.

        Mr. Baldwin has every right to ignore me and keep it though, I’m not going to hold it against him. I only offer my corrections as a suggestion.

    1. Plenty of explanations for why the lights aren’t off, starting with “capacitors” and ranging through “energy is harvested from them and stored in secondary batteries since the power stones aren’t instantly responsive to demand”.

  2. Pete Rogan

    More questions without answers. “Transient” little pests? Are they rootless, then, picking planets to despoil and settle? How did they manage to get into the good graces of General Grape here, and his presumed ‘people’ (sic)? How did they manage to bump into them, anyway? Who traversed which barrier going where and was it deliberate?

    After all that, I’m surprised General Grape did not appear with the face of Gore Vidal. There’s more Kreton than Squire of Gothos in what we’ve seen of Strib character. But I’m sure next week will bring us more on THAT!

    Bartender! In honor of the situation, I’ll have a screwdriver.

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