07/12/23 – Home Sweet Silwellyia Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, July 12, 2023. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2023/07/2023-07-12-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Yes planet being, you ARE a bit creepy (but in a nice way). First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 07/10/23 – Two Toasts 07/14/23 – Meeting The Fam 14 Comments Soweli Nasa July 12, 2023 at 12:23 am 3 months ago I confess, I kind of want to lick it. Efogoto July 12, 2023 at 12:54 am 3 months ago It’s not *too* creepy so long as it isn’t creeping. Totematika July 12, 2023 at 1:53 am 3 months ago Reminds me the shapeshifter sea in DS9. Dan July 12, 2023 at 3:32 pm 3 months ago Or Solaris. Jude July 12, 2023 at 2:23 am 3 months ago Wouldn’t bother me but in deference to the planet, I’d decide to walk on it barefooted. Feels much more respectful. Coyoty July 12, 2023 at 3:36 am 3 months ago If it creeps across the planet, it’s creepy. And the territory comes with it. Henrik N July 12, 2023 at 5:44 am 3 months ago WoW! notStanley July 12, 2023 at 2:36 pm 3 months ago You want bad “territory” jokes? http://www.hirezfox.com/km/co/d/20190201.html They’re from Sommalier – a nation of conservative fundamentalist vintners. Their people are very passionate about winemaking. They sometimes resort to sabotage to get the better of their competitors. Some people call them terroir-ists. Jude July 14, 2023 at 7:11 am 3 months ago Ooh, that’s a bad (good) pun! Thanks for the link too – a webcomic about hyenas. Just my cup of tea. Sean K July 12, 2023 at 5:56 pm 3 months ago It’s a very grounded being. Pete Rogan July 12, 2023 at 10:29 pm 3 months ago What’s creepy is that Silwellyia, planet and individual, managed to produce a biosphere that created the symbionts. (SYMBIONTS! SYMBIONTS! SYMBIONTS!) WHAT perversion of natural selection permitted this outrage to happen? Don’t tell me it was an ingrown hair, or a pimple, or — God save us all — a MOLE. Unless the symbionts somehow were transported to Silwellyia and found it habitable — or, worse, made it so for their species — this is an organic problem of the first water. Walking on a planet-sized (or planet-covering, whichever) being is not creepy. Being infested with aggressive and rude symbiotic parasites IS. Planet-sized ‘Eeuuughhh!’ here. TB July 12, 2023 at 10:44 pm 3 months ago I would stay in orbit until somebody explained to me how it eats. Photosynthesis? I’m cool with that. Organic debris drifting in from space? That’s another matter. Shen Hibiki July 13, 2023 at 12:19 am 3 months ago This is a weird dream, and one step away from nightmare (?) President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight July 13, 2023 at 7:32 am 3 months ago “Sorry, planet. You’re not creepy. It’s just the concept of a symbiotic planet skin that’s creepy.” 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.