03/30/22 – Level Playing Field Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, March 30, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/03/2022-03-30-audio-ST.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 Time for mopping up. But who mops up who? First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 03/28/22 – They’d Like A Word 04/01/22 – Other Advanced Tech 15 Comments Frith R March 30, 2022 at 1:17 am 11 months ago I’m willing to bet against the puppies, and expect the mice to fix things just so. rws March 30, 2022 at 1:29 am 11 months ago They’re only on one ship, unless the computer convinced the other ships to make them as well. someone else March 30, 2022 at 9:03 am 10 months ago And there’s always the issue of the real captain… Coyoty March 30, 2022 at 2:39 am 11 months ago “But we’ve got a real Diller of an advantage.” someone March 30, 2022 at 6:20 am 11 months ago How good are the Stribs, really, when you take away their overwhelming technological advantage? I bet they rely so much on this crutch that they’re actually terrible at teamwork and tactics. Plus, lots of Strib ships just means a lot of possibilities for jerky fire. (The Strib equivalent to friendly fire, since Stribs are never friendly.) Efogoto March 30, 2022 at 2:51 pm 10 months ago “… they’re actually terrible at teamwork and tactics.” They amply demonstrated this in the hunt for Ruddock aboard their ship. The Strib “leadership” wandered about arguing amongst themselves and shot at least one of their own crew. Kaidah March 30, 2022 at 9:06 am 10 months ago Who mops the mopmen? Tim McCormack March 30, 2022 at 9:23 am 10 months ago Ah, I see! They’re from the Internet Cluster. Pete Rogan March 30, 2022 at 6:34 pm 10 months ago An interesting thought. The Stribs put a great deal of faith in the visible. But they are tone-deaf to the unusual, even when it’s aboard their ship killing them. And taking over their ship’s computer. Between Ruddock, the robo-mice, the crew of the Pungent Lunger, Nogg, Ciara, the thugs from Mining Station Kellthrx, Choan, and yes, Aitana, we could see the deployment of tactics for which the Stribs have no defense and may not have a word. Plus the… thing I promised I would not mention, no no no no no. I’m gonna have a more-sour lemonade and get ready to grin on Friday. Up the Irish! And the robo-mice! Pete Rogan March 31, 2022 at 11:01 pm 10 months ago Oh, and the excruciating Stangor family! Mustn’t forget them. 7eggert March 30, 2022 at 6:42 pm 10 months ago There is a saying: If one guy calls you a donkey, punch them. If everybody says you’re a donkey, look out for a nice patch of grass. (/me is trying to translate) Sean K. March 30, 2022 at 7:38 pm 10 months ago I see that the Stribs are deploying their powerful rubber/glue verbal weapon. 7eggert March 31, 2022 at 4:11 am 10 months ago The swordmaster isn’t impressed. Night-Gaunt March 30, 2022 at 10:44 pm 10 months ago Blind spots can be your own undoing if only your enemy can see them. The Martians of “War of the Worlds” had everything but knowledge of biology and it killed them all in the end leaving their enemy with their weapons! The second attack will work out differently. If they ever figure out what happened and how to immunize for it. VINCENT GOUDREAULT March 31, 2022 at 3:16 am 10 months ago Too bad Ruddock is in stasis, he could have ordered the first ship to shoot at the others. Then, knowing the stribbs, they would quickly exterminate themselves. 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.