09/28/22 – Not a Simulation Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, September 28, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/09/2022-09-28-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 It reminds me of working in an office and trying to meet a deadline, and someone keeps coming up to chat with you. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 09/26/22 – Things To Be Irate About 09/30/22 – Peaceful Protest 18 Comments Jude September 28, 2022 at 12:31 am 12 months ago Nogg can also send Aitana’s parents to the other ships (in appropriate spacesuits) so they could give big hugs and turn the other cheek. And voila! The battle’s over and everyone goes for a beer together. Genius! VINCENT GOUDREAULT September 28, 2022 at 1:27 am 12 months ago No mouse? Coyoty September 28, 2022 at 2:15 am 12 months ago Nogg should be used to strangers appearing on the bridge by now. Especially when they’re Zorilla’s relatives, however distant. “How distant are they?” “About 40 million light years.” Rikard September 28, 2022 at 3:22 am 12 months ago Pacifists? Nah, too easy a mark. someone September 28, 2022 at 6:45 am 12 months ago My experience of pacifism in video games is that it’s all about finding ways for your enemies to kill each others or themselves, or trigger situations so that they get killed but not directly by your hand, you only like cut a rope that made a piano fall on their head instead of directly shooting at them with a gun, so it doesn’t count as you being aggressive. Silence September 28, 2022 at 6:46 am 12 months ago The sad fact is that while we must always strive for peace and understanding, we must also prepare for war. Not everyone we meet will want to negotiate or understand our position after all. War is ugly, evil, and leaves only victims, but sometimes it is the only thing left. I can appreciate the position of the pacifist, Aitana’s parents however seem to be taking the more suicidal position of pacifism. Christopher Baldwin September 28, 2022 at 10:18 am 12 months ago @Silence, well said. And yeah, I wanted to throw this perspective/reminder in, of wanting peace and there being killing going on, but of course Spacetrawler is a comedy, so I pushed it to the level of a bit of silliness (read:suicidal). 🙂 Silence September 28, 2022 at 10:37 am 12 months ago The Stribs have certainly made it clear that war is the only position they’ll take, as it’s either that or actually raise their kids. I ponder what chemical makeup made their race so narcissistic to determine they’re too worthy to have to do child raising. Keith September 28, 2022 at 8:00 am 12 months ago Pacifists, yeah. That never works, not if one reads history. Now a peaceful people, that’s the ones you don’t mess with. And I mean genuinely peaceful. Dr. Moosen McMoose, Chief Spymooster of the Moosad September 28, 2022 at 10:14 am 12 months ago “[L]ike an enormous video game.” Yep! A visual novel, and Nogg is your waifu. Demarquis September 28, 2022 at 12:36 pm 12 months ago To be fair, pacifism in this case *would* work if they were just willing to provide puppy care. rws September 28, 2022 at 1:16 pm 12 months ago Dumb. Turning the other cheek only makes you a victim. Easy pickings. Slaves at best, fertilizer if not. SteelRaven September 28, 2022 at 5:33 pm 12 months ago I’m wondering how much of this is do to the fact they are still under Stribs brainwashing? I mean, Pierrot was against killing but was still for self defense… And punching people who didn’t agree with him… Maybe Pierrot was a bad example… Pete Rogan September 28, 2022 at 6:26 pm 12 months ago I was working late at my gaming magazine one night when there was a knock on the door. One of the local gamers said he had an idea and wanted to work on it. So I let him in, went back to work… and maybe two minutes later he asked for a typewriter and some paper. I got it for him, got back to work… five minutes later he’s asking for a dictionary, and did we have an encyclopedia on hand? I finally asked him what article he was working on. And he said, “Oh, it’s not for the magazine. I had an idea for my role-playing campaign.” He barely resisted being shown the door (my fist around his arm may have helped) and having it locked behind him. So I can get behind being interrupted for no good or practical purpose. I’m with Krep here. totematika September 29, 2022 at 2:38 am 12 months ago Is it me or this story is becoming more and more a commentary on current events? Steel Raven September 29, 2022 at 7:02 pm 12 months ago Thinks it’s more that the world at times feels like a parody of itself The Gorram Batguy September 29, 2022 at 5:52 am 12 months ago They’re not wrong. “Turning the other cheek” would end all wars. Namely, when nobody is left alive, there’s nobody fighting. The one surviving aggressor would either just leave in peace alone, or end itself. Then, peace and quiet for all time. DanG September 29, 2022 at 11:58 pm 12 months ago Some would rather die than fight and some would rather die than NOT fight. 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.