05/30/22 – Returning Them Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, May 30, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/05/2022-05-30-spacetrawler3.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 I think the Strips are almost to the end of every “good” argument they can think of. 😉 First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 05/27/22 – A Big Celebration 06/01/22 – Whatever 13 Comments The Shadow May 30, 2022 at 12:16 am 6 months ago I hate them SO much!! Grizzly May 30, 2022 at 1:19 am 6 months ago And not just your strips but the Stribs too. Christopher Baldwin May 30, 2022 at 9:50 am 6 months ago Hahahaha! Typo! 🙂 Coyoty May 30, 2022 at 4:03 am 6 months ago All the elderly Stribs suddenly say, “I’m getting too old for this!” And then, “Jinx!” Thorfinn May 30, 2022 at 2:29 pm 6 months ago Considering that this kind of jerkiness is a racial characteristic of the Stribs, I wonder how the Strib elders are feeling about this conversation – are they aghast at the callousness of the youngsters or are they admiring their ingenuity (considering that intense egotism is ALSO a Strib characteristic, I guess they would be admiring if anyone but they personally were the objects of the scheming, but find it most shocking, now that they ARE involved) Fnordius May 30, 2022 at 5:08 pm 6 months ago I would say that as typical Stribs, they either lack the self-reflection to see how they themselves are also so selfish, or are cringing under the eventual knowledge (and this growing sense of responsibility was another reason why the younger Stribs decided to dump their elderly on someone else). S. R. Lewis May 31, 2022 at 7:26 pm 6 months ago Methinks being so callous towards the elderly Stribs might be a huge mistake on the part of the younger ones… again, since jerkiness is perhaps their most defining racial trait, they might’ve incorporated backdoors into the computers on the Strib ships (assuming the Stribs’ ships are old enough to have been stolen/built by their elders)… leading to a bit of a catastrophe for the younger Stribs when the elders exploit this – perhaps causing their ships to start firing at EACH OTHER, instead of at the GOB or Calpthurian fleets. … screwing their own race/kids over for petty revenge sounds like just the sort of thing Stribs would do. President Elect Toxic Deplorable B Woodman May 30, 2022 at 2:47 pm 6 months ago What. A. Tribe. Of. ASSHOLES! Utter. Deplorable. ASSHOLES! Get the Eeb to ground them ASAP, and never let them into space again, until they reform. Which, I would guess, MIGHT happen in 500,000 years. Might. Pete Rogan May 30, 2022 at 11:38 pm 6 months ago Strib self-centeredness approaches solipsism. These people really can’t envision any Galaxy that doesn’t take their burdens and lets them have all the self-indulgences they can imagine, with room for more. Even Lucy Van Pelt wasn’t this bad. I too would be calling for their spectroscopic annihilation if it wasn’t for one thing: The Stribs have breathtaking powers of persuasion and a Cyclopean ability to push illusion. How’d they come by that? Because it seems fairly obvious they stole everything they use today, by deceit, by confidence dealing, by outright theft followed by murder. That’s not a common property even in this twisted Galaxy, and it would pay the G.O.B. to find their origin and a way to keep this nastiness from ever cropping up again. Because it almost certainly will, and the next time the Striblings may be more ambitious. Time to nip this BEFORE the bud, if at all possible. Gin and tonic not cutting it here. Going to straight gin for Wednesday. John May 31, 2022 at 3:34 pm 6 months ago I think I just realized something, but you are welcome to laugh if I’m the last person to get the joke. The Stribs’ monitor is black and white. As dogs, they probably only see in black and white, so they would never have designed a color monitor. Excellent bit of detail! Christopher Baldwin May 31, 2022 at 5:52 pm 6 months ago @John, heh. Yup. A little thrown-in-there gag. Not even confident that I’d say they actually ARE color-blind, but it still made me laugh to do it. 🙂 p0indexterous May 31, 2022 at 5:31 pm 6 months ago Thank you Chris!! For years I’ve have wondered what the evil, heartless people who call me 10-20 times a day trying to sell me vehicle warranties, SSI information and life insurance policies look like. Now when I answer the phone and and I hear “Hi! This is Meghan with car shield” I immediately envision a Strib on the the other end of the line and I yell “I won’t care for your cute kids you horrible parent” and hang up. Christopher Baldwin May 31, 2022 at 5:51 pm 6 months ago @p0indexterous, My work here is done. 🙂 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.