04/26/23 – Next In Line Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, April 26, 2023. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2023/04/2023-04-26-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent That’s the problem with cutting off the heads of a Hydra. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 04/24/23 – Laser Beam of Desire 04/28/23 – Victory 27 Comments someone April 26, 2023 at 1:55 am 7 months ago Boagarr seems pretty reasonable as far as Strib goes. The Shadow April 26, 2023 at 2:24 am 7 months ago Which really, REALLY isn’t saying much. I’ve never encountered a fictional race I have loathed so heartily. Zeebob Thoomquist III, Esquire April 26, 2023 at 2:26 am 7 months ago “The Hearty Loathings” sounds like a good band name. ghostwhitehorse April 26, 2023 at 9:37 pm 7 months ago Sounds like a band that does sea-shanty style covers of Cure songs. Rikard April 26, 2023 at 2:36 am 7 months ago Has anyone ever bothered to check the Hydra to see if it has cavities? Imagine having not just one aching tooth but seven! Coyoty April 26, 2023 at 3:06 am 7 months ago Those humans. Implying they have other humans, or intend to. Flyswatter April 26, 2023 at 4:24 pm 7 months ago Well, there are the handful of humans that remained behind because they actually wanted to care for the Strib children. Scorpinac April 26, 2023 at 8:02 am 7 months ago Am I the only just a little disappointed that they weren’t able to trap the entire Strib race down there? Where’s the karma?! Meran April 26, 2023 at 11:19 am 7 months ago Are there ANY adults down there with the Striblings? Will the kids be raising themselves? If so, they maybe will be a peaceful race in 200 yrs. How close are we to the end, where we need to be getting the next book? I’ve been (sadly) missing the kickstarters of my webcomics, book versions. Not that I want this crazy ride to end! And HOW SLOW does Emily’s hair grow anyway??? Flyswatter April 26, 2023 at 4:25 pm 7 months ago Some humans remained behind because they actually wanted to care for the Strib children, so that’s a “maybe”? Christopher Baldwin April 26, 2023 at 6:42 pm 7 months ago @Meran, well, you have to remember things like this Space Battle, maybe a week has passed tops? but the strips have taken about a year to create. Meran April 27, 2023 at 6:00 am 7 months ago That’s what I meant . Between you’re writing pace, then when it’s published for us, then there’s my irregular reading of it, I had (have?) all sense of time. [Not a complaint! But sometimes I wish these space battles that go on for more than a day or two to have a little courtesy timer on them for readers… like “First Shot (taken by Character 1) plus 2 minutes”. Thanks for stabilizing my hold on Real Time ™ 😀 rwstyles April 26, 2023 at 9:58 pm 7 months ago Two. For 20,000 kids. So, robots almost entirely. Two or three humans maybe? Scorpinac April 27, 2023 at 7:26 am 7 months ago Also two Stribs who didn’t leave when they should have. Meran April 26, 2023 at 11:23 am 7 months ago The Skilful Bros link is broken. I tapped on it, saw the “Begin Reading”, tapped on that, and got the broken link notice. Thorfinn April 26, 2023 at 1:44 pm 7 months ago I’ve been around to look at it and eventually found the pages. It seems the ‘Begin Reading’-link has been maldirected – it is pointing to ‘https://www.baldwinpage.com/theskillfulbrothers/2021/07/26/072621-the-skill%E2%80%A6others-pages-1-2/’, but should go to ‘https://www.baldwinpage.com/theskillfulbrothers/2021/07/12/072621-the-skillful-brothers-pages-1-2/’ Christopher Baldwin April 26, 2023 at 6:39 pm 7 months ago Oops! Thank you @Meran and @Thorfinn. I just fixed the link! Winnie April 26, 2023 at 3:00 pm 7 months ago @Meran: I’m with you. Does hair grow differently at space-pace? TB April 26, 2023 at 6:35 pm 7 months ago Once the color came back in, she liked the look. She’s keeping it short now. Meran April 27, 2023 at 5:55 am 7 months ago Ok. I’m confused now… OH! You’re referring to EMILY’S hair… phew! TB April 26, 2023 at 6:44 pm 7 months ago Holy cats, I finally found the strip where the Magic Gun shows up. Should have started at the other end, it’s like the fifth strip of Book 9. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2019/10/14/101419-work-for-it/ Not only does Chris introduce the Chekov’s Gun that will save the day three and a half years later, but Choan literally tells Emily to put it on the mantelpiece. Well played. Christopher Baldwin April 26, 2023 at 6:50 pm 7 months ago @TB, Hahahahahahahahahaahahahaha! Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! I like a good lead-up gag. 🙂 TB April 26, 2023 at 11:06 pm 7 months ago Also spent a little time enjoying our characters back when they were new. And the house crushing. 0z79 April 26, 2023 at 9:33 pm 7 months ago This entire arc is because the Stribs never learned to say “please,” isn’t it. ‘Cause I guarantee there are a LOT of humans who would love to take care of cute-looking puppy-dog-alien babies. Some of us are pretty good parents who can’t have kids.. pretty sure a few of them would be willing to help the Stribs for room and board. But they have a bizarre sense of pride that makes them want to trick other people into doing things for them, rather than being their honest (if somewhat pathetic) selves… I mean, they’re not even smart enough to weaponize cuteness properly. Gabriel April 27, 2023 at 11:36 am 7 months ago The fable of just say, please, and forget your pride 🙂 love it The Saprophyte April 27, 2023 at 6:04 pm 7 months ago Now we just need to keep this from happening all over again. If only some aliens would kidnap Bob Barker. Pete Rogan April 27, 2023 at 9:53 pm 7 months ago I SO want the Stribs to find their own personal Little Big Horn. A show of arrogance that leaves them open to the most basic and crude of offensives. Take the scalps and the horses and leave the remains on the hillside for the crows and coyotes. Yeahhhh. 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. 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