11/18/22 – Where’d He Go?

Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, November 18, 2022.




If I can’t even figure out how to program the clock on a new microwave without a manual, I have some doubts about being able to fly an alien hover bike sight-unseen.


  1. Easily Amused

    Slight continuity error – the bug isn’t to Tesfay’s right in panels 4 and 5, the way it is in panels 2 and 3. No indication of relative motion in the meantime, either.

    Although Tesfay will (I’m sure) be moving any day now….

    1. someone

      I don’t think it counts as a continuity problem due to how much shapeshifting the symbiont does anyway. The head moved to the right side to talk to the alien on his right. No need to waste a panel on the head glorping from one side to the other.


      No, it is at the right place.
      If you check the first panel (as well as the entry from Wednesday), the ‘snake’ is at the extreme right of the group, with the pink guy with rabbit ears one row *behind*.
      The green lizard is also slightly forward of the hover bike Tesfay/Symbiont commandeers, to the left.
      However, if you look from the perspective of the monster that is at the extreme left of the whole pack, the “bug” aligns with Tesfay since it is also one row forward from the back, while the green lizard would be just off to the right edge of panel #2 and #3.

  2. Rikard

    Left handle twists forward: speed up. Right handle is clutch. Left handle thumb switch is blinkers and headlight. Right handle thumb soft-toggle is angle of steering nacelles.
    Left foot is dead stop and right foot stirrup pulled up is for doing drops, up is for jumping the hoverhog straight up.
    Fire weapons is a button right next to the blinkers.
    See? Easy-peasy. Like driving a snowmobile, really.

  3. Dr. Moosen McMoose, Chief Spymooster of the Moosad

    Today’s monsters include:

    1. Buttface ladybug.
    2. Angry pepto bismol bunny
    3. Generic lizard guy.
    4. Homicidal Aflac duck.
    5. The anaconda that don’t want none unless you’ve got buns, hon.

    1. Efogoto

      So from right to left (overhead view, panel 1 and Wednesda’ys panel 4):
      front – Purple anaconda
      back – Angry pepto bismol bunny (Tesfay)
      front – Generic lizard guy
      back – Homicidal Aflac duck
      front – Buttface ladybug
      back – Large indigo beast
      front – Fox head
      back – Blue toad
      front – Brown stick head
      back – Orange split ends
      front – Grimace’s green cousin

  4. Pete Rogan

    What an excellent plan: Depend on the guy who doesn’t know what’s going on for the next improbable action that will save their lives and cost the Strib monsters theirs.

    If I were Tesfay, I’d give serious thought to throwing the despicable parasite (SYMBIONT! SYMBIONT! SYMBIONT!) into the face of the nearest monster and let the resulting cascading hoverbike crash create enough time to escape and gather the rest of the humans, presumably now awake. Serves him and them right.

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