05/15/23 – Wrong and Mistaken Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, May 15, 2023. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2023/05/2023-05-15-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 We all need someone like Choan to laugh at us and let us down easy when we’re wrong. 🙂 First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 05/12/23 – Remembering Nothing 05/17/23 – Stopping The Anti-Reconnecting 20 Comments Frith Ra May 15, 2023 at 12:39 am 7 months ago Poor Aitana, Everything that she’s striven for and those puppies destroyed it. I can only guess at her distress, and her need of a good long loving hug. someone May 15, 2023 at 1:54 am 7 months ago Those were crummy adoptive parents anyway, you can do better Aitana. someone May 15, 2023 at 1:57 am 7 months ago I mean, look at how ex-dad here just lost his ‘stache in the last panel… The sign of a shoddy dad. Soweli Nasa May 15, 2023 at 10:14 am 7 months ago Inferior Level of Detail (LOD) mustache. Efogoto May 15, 2023 at 12:45 pm 7 months ago If Choan threatened to crush me while giggling psychotically, I might have a sudden loss of hair too. Coyoty May 15, 2023 at 2:06 am 7 months ago That might be a clue on how to treat them. If they’re acting like Stribs now, it indicates they were conditioned with Strib engrams. If Choan can remove the Strib patterns, it might free the original memories. Soweli Nasa May 15, 2023 at 10:15 am 7 months ago They might have been horrible people to begin with? Ray Radlein May 15, 2023 at 2:52 am 7 months ago If they DO convince Aitana to go away, they are in for a VERY unpleasant surprise when they return to their home and discover her room and their family photos and their friends all ask where their daughter is Shen Hibiki May 15, 2023 at 11:49 am 7 months ago The way they’re acting? They’ll rationalize it with something like “the scientifically-advanced aliens having edited their house and tricked their friends”, ’cause since THEY don’t remember it, it simply can’t be true. Anything else must be wrong. Nova May 15, 2023 at 12:04 pm 7 months ago My takeaway from all this is that the fact they adopted Aitana years ago really softened them up and helped them feel a bit more grounded. But this is what they were like -before- they did so. Nova May 15, 2023 at 12:07 pm 7 months ago (I mean, remember, their first inkling when they woke up on a spaceship in the middle of a battle was to get mad at Nog for the violence and try to protest. They seem a bit detached to begin with…) DaveM May 15, 2023 at 12:18 pm 7 months ago Def something wrong here- normal human reaction would be to comfort unhappy child, whether yours or not. Dean Surkin May 15, 2023 at 12:49 pm 7 months ago I’m guessing that the Strib process changed their personalities. M.A. May 15, 2023 at 4:14 pm 7 months ago I hope so; if that’s what they’re really like Aitana’s better off without them nightgaunt May 15, 2023 at 11:08 pm 7 months ago I don’t think so. Their brains have been rewired and there you go blaming the victims. Demarquis May 15, 2023 at 4:53 pm 7 months ago The Stribs are lazy. My guess is they didn’t delete anything, just blocked the undesirable parts of the brain. They need to find the disabled parts. Efogoto May 15, 2023 at 6:58 pm 7 months ago In the first strip mentioning the Synapse Scorcher the Stribs said that the “shortest distance between two points is a scorched obliterated line”, but in the very next strip they accepted the possibility that human neural networks could repair themselves. So either those memories are obliterated or they can be recovered. Well done Christopher! Logan May 15, 2023 at 5:07 pm 7 months ago The last panel has a facial hair discrepancy 🙂 Pete Rogan May 15, 2023 at 9:45 pm 7 months ago Wow. The Serranos’s synapses must really be Galactically scorched. Even suggesting they used to remember Aitana brings a hostile response. That’s unfortunate. We’re still left with the question of how the precise memories were identified to be scorched, and the possibility that that process can be reversed to at least provide a map to what is gone. Sort of like a treasure map that leads you not to ‘X’ marks the spot but a smoking crater in the ground. Still better than what they have at present. So what’s Choan’s next step? Time to exceed the boundaries of logic and grope cold into the void, I think. Patently the Serranos’s have nothing more to lose. Bigg May 16, 2023 at 2:48 pm 7 months ago The Serranos got so put in their place by Choan that Papa Serrano’s mustache dissolved 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.