04/13/22 – Gentlekindness Welcome Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, April 13, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/04/2022-04-13-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 What a way to wake up. Why weren’t they immediately greeted with coffee? First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 04/11/22 – Initial Sample 04/15/22 – First To Wake 16 Comments Coyoty April 13, 2022 at 3:06 am 6 months ago They’re gonna potty like it’s 1984. Efogoto April 13, 2022 at 3:07 am 6 months ago Get those helmets off team. They’re pumping you full of Plutosran chemicals. TB April 13, 2022 at 12:47 pm 6 months ago Those helmets do look sinister. Waiting for them to start singing “Happy Happy Joy Joy.” Coyoty April 14, 2022 at 3:24 am 6 months ago They’re vaccinated against it. Efogoto April 15, 2022 at 5:01 am 6 months ago D’Oh! Garth Hill April 13, 2022 at 9:00 am 6 months ago Terraforming and diaper changing immediately makes me think of planetary poop. Which normally only occurs to me when i think about politics. tlhonmey April 13, 2022 at 5:57 pm 6 months ago Could be worse… It could have said “terrorforming”. Tavis April 14, 2022 at 11:52 am 6 months ago Well, it Is talking about raising Stribs though. How much closer to terror forming can you get? Demarquis April 13, 2022 at 7:55 pm 6 months ago And the fun begins… Pete Rogan April 13, 2022 at 8:20 pm 6 months ago My impression is that the Stribs come naturally caffeinated. With something that isn’t caffeine and it leaves a dark psychological mark. I’d like to feed them four cups of Earthy java each and see what THAT does to their personalities. Incidentally, I grow more irritated with the Stribs seeing that they make robots with digital appendages and enough smarts to carry on a conversation. I’d like to know the reason why Strib robots aren’t being made to raise their kids. Hints at a more shadowy, more predatory motive in getting humans to do the work. Besides the forced love and pharmaceutically-induced attachment. I smell parasitism, not to mention the reek of the vampire. tlhonmey May 10, 2022 at 10:28 am 5 months ago Ah, but the problem is that the Stribs don’t seem to understand empathy or compassion, therefore they’d have a heck of a time programming it into their robots. Why that leads them to kidnap thousands of nursemaids instead of just hiring a couple of programmers from a species which does understand empathy and compassion is an interesting question… Probably they’re sadists and this way sounds more fun, even though it’s undoubtedly way more expensive. Night-Gaunt April 14, 2022 at 12:55 am 6 months ago Robots might make good nursemaids. You would think that building the right design of robots copying Stribs would work better and cheaper than the way they do it. Unless they have an endless supply of everything they need. Humanoid mammals like humans are ideal surrogates though breast feeding may be out of the question. TB April 14, 2022 at 4:16 pm 6 months ago That’s kind of an echo of the “Mars Needs Moms” movie, a rather bad adaptation of a really good childrens’ picture book. demarquis April 14, 2022 at 1:03 pm 6 months ago You think they would just go with Skinner Boxes. I mean, cyrosis cells are halfway there already… Easily Amused April 14, 2022 at 2:11 pm 6 months ago No tinfoil hat on the symbiont, I notice….. That just *might* be a mistake. Efogoto April 18, 2022 at 3:52 am 6 months ago 1-0-1-0-0-0 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.