08/02/23 – Growing Up Fast Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, August 2, 2023. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2023/07/2023-08-02-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 It’s true. Galactic space battles aren’t quite the same thing as having to earn money for sweet cereal. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 07/31/23 – Tuckered Out Angel 08/04/23 – Ship Loaning 14 Comments Coyoty August 2, 2023 at 1:33 am 2 months ago Aitana’s overqualified. . “Do you have any leadership experience?” “Well, at 12 I led a multicultural team on a long-distance mission to rescue kidnapped and enslaved people who were drugged and forced to serve a rogue foreign power… What?” Autoskip August 2, 2023 at 2:12 am 2 months ago Well, either you’re skilled enough for the job, or you’re a pretty good liar – welcome to the Shady Shin’s discount car sales team! Silence August 2, 2023 at 6:28 am 2 months ago It’s true, space battles are less stressful than determining which foods you can buy on a budget. Mgnostic August 2, 2023 at 9:34 am 2 months ago I remember thinking I was ready to go out into the world on my own. Wow, I was a dumbass back then. Rinse and repeat for five decades…so far. Nomi August 2, 2023 at 11:00 am 2 months ago One is never ready. One just improves one’s improvisational skills. I keep trying to reassure my (adult) kids of this, but somehow it doesn’t seem to help. Marc Vader August 2, 2023 at 1:33 pm 2 months ago Youth is wasted on the young. The first 50 years are just practice and dumb mistakes. TB August 2, 2023 at 3:56 pm 2 months ago I have bad news for you. Practice and dumb mistakes don’t stop when you hit 50. spwyll August 3, 2023 at 4:06 am 2 months ago In my experience the practice stops–I just choose to embrace the dumb mistakes and treat the rest like reruns. Pedrocelli August 2, 2023 at 7:25 pm 2 months ago @Chris, what is the reference to NZ pipfruit (ie: apples and pears) about? Christopher Baldwin August 3, 2023 at 1:43 am 2 months ago @Pedrocelli, Heh. Hrm. Well, there is none really. Originally I was going to have Stangor do the scene, but realized that Ciara was a better fit. So originally I had made up a fruit, a “Roybelen pipfruit.” And so when editing it from Stangor to Ciara, I wondered if a pipfruit existed on earth (since a pip is a seed in a fruit). And when I looked it up, it says that the term “pipfruit” is used in New Zealand, so I went with it since it sounded good. 🙂 Pedrocelli August 3, 2023 at 10:11 pm 2 months ago Awesome! I’ve just learnt something about my own country! Simon August 6, 2023 at 9:57 am 2 months ago I’m not sure the reference makes sense, though, our apples and pears aren’t especially drained of their vital essences. Maybe it’s different outside NZ; the hosts of the Apocrypals podcast have spoken disparagingly of imported NZ apples, so maybe shipping removes some of the flavour. Pete Rogan August 2, 2023 at 8:01 pm 2 months ago Ciara shows us a variety of Irish humor they don’t include in the tour books. With good reason; the wrong audience might just decide to toss the joker into the Irish Sea. Aitana’s situation reminded me of a quote the grandmother of a friend of mine once told her. She said that you’re a virgin until your third baby. Childhood is a remarkably plastic state. Mgnostic August 3, 2023 at 9:30 am 2 months ago I had a friend in college who joked about being a born again virgin every time she got a new boyfriend. 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.