11/04/22 – Switch and Rumble

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, November 4, 2022.




I’m sure he wasn’t using that nose much anyway.


  1. Mic

    I gotta say, one thing I really do like seeing in my media is the heroes not being invulnerable. Scars, burns, long-term injuries, disfigurations. It makes dangerous situations actually feel dangerous, which is something Spacetrawler’s always done.

  2. Scorpinac

    Well, uh, he’s through the door… And with no one paying attention to where that thing is being driven, I’m guessing those three Stribs are probably about to bite it.

  3. Mgnostic

    There is a fine tradition of false noses in visual story telling. The Villain in “Cat Ballou” and one of the generals in the DeLaurentis version of “Dune” come to mind. Hmm, Chiphu might not like that association so much.

  4. Muzhik

    Decades ago, I saw a diagram from the Middle Ages that showed how they would “rebuild” a nose when yours had been sliced off. It took over a year and was really painful.

    First, they’d put your non-dominant arm in a type of sling and affix it so your hand was on the top of your head. Immobilize the arm, then peel off a piece of flesh from the arm that will be used to recreate the nose. Keep one end attached to the arm and attach the other end to where the old nose ended, making sure the flesh attached to the face had a good supply of blood.

    After a year of letting things set, make sure the arm flesh had now securely grown attached to the face, then cut it off from the arm and remove the sling holding your hand. You now had a lump of flesh attached to your face that can now be shaped to look like a nose.

    (I didn’t say it was perfect, just that it was painful. Hopefully the Med-bot tools have become more effective since then.)

  5. Pete Rogan

    Welp, wrong again. It’s a cut of a higher caliber.

    I’m surprised no one has mentioned either “Sleeper” with its leader’s nose meeting a crushing fate, or “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” and the unfortunate nose religion. But now I have, so let the reference rumble BEGIN!

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