08/01/22 – A Misunderstanding Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, August 1, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/07/2022-08-01-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 Oh goodness, when did it get to be August already? First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 07/29/22 – Just Surrender 08/03/22 – The Stribs are Trying 14 Comments Jude August 1, 2022 at 12:26 am 4 months ago See just a misunderstanding! How can blame them. I don’t know a single person who likes changing diapers. How to resolve this? There are two different ways Enslave the Flethers since their mentality is ideally suited to changing cute Strib babies. Or, a mass market for potty-bots! I can just see some enterprising person raking it in. TheWreck August 1, 2022 at 10:16 pm 4 months ago Dmitri? rws August 1, 2022 at 12:29 am 4 months ago So let the Flethers do it. They don’t seem to be very bright. rws August 1, 2022 at 12:29 am 4 months ago Also – no one is changing diapers. The robots do that. False complaint. woohoo August 2, 2022 at 9:02 pm 4 months ago I thought pottybot did not actually change Diapers. I thought it ate the product. Coyoty August 1, 2022 at 2:07 am 4 months ago . “Flecknar, if you like the Stribs so much, why don’t YOUR people take our people’s place?” “Not if it means I have to change a single diaper.” “I think we understand each other after all.” Muzhik August 1, 2022 at 11:31 am 4 months ago Looking over the last two strips, I was suddenly struck by an observation from a web series on YouTube I’m watching that covers WW2 week by week. Specifically, in discussing both German and Japanese plans for conquering a world empire, someone made the observation that it’s one thing to conquer a nation; it’s another thing to hold it. Japan conquered a large portion of China as well as a large area of the South Pacific. The goal was to exploit the natural resources of these places (specifically, rice, oil, natural rubber, and tin), all needed for Japan’s war economy. What they found is that when the natives realize that being under you is worse than being under the British (which the more I read, the more I think is REALLY saying something) (apologies to any Brits around here), you don’t get NEARLY as much of these materials as you thought you would, given prewar levels of production. That, and given the local population’s opposition (usually shown in small acts of sabotage — nothing big like blowing anything up — although that happened; more like not doing required maintenance so more and more things break down) and you have to devote more and more resources to keep this opposition suppressed. This means the cash flow from this “resource-rich new acquisition” starts to dip frighteningly from being a revenue stream to a negative cash flow. My point is that the Stribs, having stolen/borrowed without permission this fleet of new ships, all designed, built, AND MAINTAINED by the Fletharians, are now cut off from all reasonable sources for maintaining these ships. I mean, suppose the only source for that broken knicky-knacky in the ship’s superfast-speed engine is from the factory in Fletharia? (That’s assuming you were also able to steal/borrow without permission all the technical manuals, diagrams, lists of required maintenance, etc. of all these ships.) So now the Stribs are running into technical issues they can’t fix easily, like the unexplained disappearances of crew members and the sudden increase in organically-based dust clogging the air filters. I’m sure the Fletharians, out of the kindness of their hearts (or heart-analogs), will be more than happy to sign the Stribs to a long-term maintenance contract, specifying all the items needed to maintain/repair the ships are to be sourced ONLY from Fletheria. Oh, and all the maintenance MUST be done ONLY by properly-certified Fletherian technicians. And did I mention the costs of patent violations if the Stribs try to build their own versions of these ships? I assure you, the Stribs will be bound to the Fletharians for the life of the Strib species. (HA! That time I spent at IBM really DID teach me something!) Flyswatter August 3, 2022 at 7:34 am 4 months ago Thanks for that reference to the YouTube channel. Sounds very interesting, and I’ll be checking it out. Muzhik August 3, 2022 at 12:20 pm 4 months ago While you’re there, check out their hour-by-hour coverage of the Attack on Pearl Harbor! Fascinating coverage, with first-hand accounts by the Japanese pilots, the American service men and women, and the Hawaiian civilians! TheWreck August 1, 2022 at 10:18 pm 4 months ago So many eyes, yet they still do not see! irisclara August 1, 2022 at 11:07 pm 4 months ago I just realized something amazing. A talking mouse wearing a tiny hat is objectively cuter than the Stribs. Hmmm Efogoto August 1, 2022 at 11:21 pm 4 months ago Adult Stribs I’ll grant you, but we have yet to see one of those widdle bitty baby Stribbykins with those eyes! rws August 2, 2022 at 1:47 pm 4 months ago Didn’t they drug them senseless. Consent doesn’t count than. Rikard August 2, 2022 at 2:01 pm 4 months ago Maybe it does in Strib culture? “If you didn’t consent, why did you let me sneak up on you and drug you?”-kinda logic would fit them to a tee. 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