05/12/23 – Remembering Nothing Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, May 12, 2023. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2023/05/2023-05-12-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 This is me when people say “hi” on the street when I don’t remember them. I reply with, “if I decided to adopt someone, you’ll be first on my list.” First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 05/10/23 – Fried Synapses 05/15/23 – Wrong and Mistaken 31 Comments Katie May 12, 2023 at 1:18 am 7 months ago Seriously, her parents are… ok, I can’t call them “the worst” when we have a genuine example of what “the worst parents in the galaxy” might look like in this storyline, but…. goddamn. I don’t care if you don’t remember her, have a single solitary ounce of compassion here. tlhonmey June 1, 2023 at 6:37 pm 6 months ago Yeah, the lack of any compassion doesn’t fit with what the Stribs were looking for in parents does it? Maybe they do remember her and just don’t want her back because she was a headache? TheWreck May 12, 2023 at 1:49 am 7 months ago Ummm. Gettin’ a little darker! I’m sad for Aitana! webkilla May 12, 2023 at 2:36 am 7 months ago why on earth wouldn’t they remember their own kid? Coyoty May 13, 2023 at 6:07 am 7 months ago Drugs. Nemo May 13, 2023 at 7:20 pm 7 months ago The Stribs erased their memory of her. Fnordius May 14, 2023 at 8:56 am 7 months ago I remember that, but also Aitana asked for their memories of her to be erased because she thought she would never see them again. So their memories have more or less been burned out twice. Pete Rogan May 14, 2023 at 11:43 pm 7 months ago You have a reference for that? I can’t find it anywhere in the archives. Christopher Baldwin May 15, 2023 at 12:04 am 7 months ago @Fnordius, I’m with @Pete. I mean, I’ve forgotten things I’ve written, but can’t seem to find this. But if it’s there I want to fix the incongruity! Marco May 15, 2023 at 8:24 am 7 months ago Your memory may have been erased, Chris. Fnordius June 7, 2023 at 7:32 am 6 months ago I recall something about Aitana stating that she didn’t want them to remember her because it would be painful for them. Something like that. It seems I am misremembering. Human brains are simply confusing at the best of times. Mine included. Paul May 12, 2023 at 3:54 am 7 months ago Back on Earth they probably have a bunch of social media posts with her tagged in photos. Owen Smith May 12, 2023 at 7:53 am 7 months ago Or just a pile of normal photos with Aitana in them. Plus there will be some legal adoption paperwork somewhere. Hinoron May 14, 2023 at 9:46 pm 7 months ago Indeed. And school records. Regradless of what they remember or don’t, if they don’t pull a 180 soon, they’re going to be arrested for child abandonment. Silence May 12, 2023 at 5:56 am 7 months ago Now this is just cruel Mic May 12, 2023 at 7:33 am 7 months ago You’re in freaking space, having been abducted by aliens and saved by another group of aliens. I honestly find it hard to believe that they’re assuming she’s lying over “aliens messed with my mind”. Jose May 12, 2023 at 8:20 am 7 months ago My head canon is that when the Stribs messed up with their memories they also made it so that the “messing up” is permanent, and that they would make it so that the first reaction to hearing that Aitana is her daughter triggers an automatic response of “that is a lie”. Scorpinac May 12, 2023 at 8:23 am 7 months ago C’mon, Choan! Try again! You’re supposed to be a genius! Washu would’ve figured this out in three seconds! AlInfamous May 12, 2023 at 9:14 am 7 months ago See if Krep wants to adopt, he’ll provide a more realistic worldview. Cracker Jack May 12, 2023 at 9:26 am 7 months ago Wow, being around those Stribs really rubbed off on them! minando May 12, 2023 at 11:58 am 7 months ago Hm, was it their house the stribs destroyed? If not, the kids room might give them a serious headache. Sid Mathai May 12, 2023 at 1:01 pm 7 months ago DNA sequencing? Even if their memory can’t be given back, at least the truth of her being their child would be in evidence. After that they’d either have to realize they lost all their memory of her, never to be retrieved, but make the best of it and build life as a family anew… or be “extremely rude” and go the way of denying her existence in one way or another (eg: conspiracy – aliens took their DNA and fast-cloned a smart kid to destroy their lives, or just be the way they are in this strip: self-centered). Thorfinn May 12, 2023 at 4:25 pm 7 months ago Mmh. no – she is indeed adopted, so no genetic relative Sid Mathai May 15, 2023 at 12:11 am 7 months ago D’Oh! My bad. Pete Rogan May 12, 2023 at 3:49 pm 7 months ago —-Oh! I see now. But since it’s the next logical step, I’ll not step on Christopher’s toes again. He probably has a different take than mine in mind anyway, and I’d like to see it. But for now, I’m off to have a warmer-than-usual weekend, with a hearty lemonade with a whole lemon quartered and squeezed into it. Yellow like the sun, and just as mellow, too. Cheers to everyone until Monday. TB May 12, 2023 at 5:57 pm 7 months ago Whoa. This is a heck of a way to roll into Mother’s Day weekend. nightgaunt May 12, 2023 at 10:38 pm 7 months ago We are in the “tearjerker trope” right now. The Stribs really are sophisticated to be able to do that. They may have just depressed and hidden the memories away. C.B.VINCENT May 13, 2023 at 3:09 am 7 months ago She remains the biological daughter of Mr. Zorilla, and therefore half sister to Mauricio; so there is some family — even if they probably don’t know about Aitana either. Tim McCormack May 13, 2023 at 2:30 pm 7 months ago Haha wow Chris, that author’s note below the comic speaks to me. (I’m real bad at recognizing people.) Poor Aitana. Jeremy May 14, 2023 at 2:26 am 7 months ago Wow, for a comic from which we regularly see conflicts large and small, in some ways this is one of the darker things I’ve seen here…poor Aitana indeed. russell May 14, 2023 at 11:38 am 7 months ago One assumes that some of their associates (did not want to use term “friends”) might have met the girl. Government records. Bank records. School records. The Stribs are not godlike, and would not have gone to much trouble. They will shake all evidence off as unimportant. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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