10/30/23 – Choan Has Arrived Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, October 30, 2023. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2023/10/2023-10-30-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent The Kickstarter for Spacetrawler BIG Book THREE is LIVE! Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent She is so good as assessing! First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 10/27/23 – Seven Minutes 11/01/23 – Immoral or Amoral 17 Comments Dan October 30, 2023 at 12:42 am 1 month ago “Limited” empathy seems generous? Hexrowe October 30, 2023 at 3:56 am 1 month ago Well, she clearly has _some_ empathy, considering she’s more than once risked her own life and well being for those of others with no expected profit, it’s just not as deeply felt as some people. So, limited. Efogoto October 30, 2023 at 12:50 am 1 month ago Good going, Choan! Got it in one. Soweli Nasa October 30, 2023 at 1:11 am 1 month ago Amusing my self by imagining the various possible noises Choan might make that translate to “hardy-har-har-har”. Thinking it might be a kind of cackle. Efogoto October 30, 2023 at 1:51 am 1 month ago Like a joyless, humorless, sarcastic cackle. Zeebob Thoomquist III, Esquire October 30, 2023 at 5:27 pm 1 month ago Oh, I dunno, I kinda think that Choan feels plenty of joy and amusement in her life. It rather looks like that’s what she lives for — doing it for the shits and giggles, as it were. 🙂 Hexrowe October 30, 2023 at 4:03 am 1 month ago Hmm. What _would_ a sarcastic onomatopoeia for a hearty laugh be like in the language of an aquatic species? 1001 October 30, 2023 at 9:39 am 1 month ago Hm, I think that’s the name of the Bupillion? Totematika October 30, 2023 at 3:11 am 1 month ago I’m so used to people look at me like panel 5, but they usually have more eyes. Also by now I learned not to make that face in panel 4, cause it makes people try to avoid me for some reason. Not sure if I’m just more socially functional than Choan, or simply less smart. russell October 30, 2023 at 5:23 am 1 month ago She’s basically a high functioning autistic. There are some like her on earth. Read about one such, good with electronics. Designed some amplifiers for Deep Purple I think it was. Called the Savant syndrome. Some of the low functioning ones used to be called Idiot Savants. Totematika October 30, 2023 at 7:24 am 1 month ago Being one such highly functioning person on the spectrum, although more of an aspie than a savant, I can indeed sympatize with her a lot. Coyoty October 30, 2023 at 5:54 am 1 month ago . “That was placement testing. We were assessing where we should place you.” “Oh! You want to train me in one of your institutions?” “Ah, yes, we want to place you in an institution. A remote one.” Doug October 30, 2023 at 2:53 pm 1 month ago She may be Crazy, Smart, and lack Empathy, but at least she didn’t capture a little blue bird and paint a big black X on it. Griffin October 30, 2023 at 3:55 pm 1 month ago Yea. Saw it coming this sorta way somehow… Let’s see if she actually learns from it instead of brushing it off. (Though her effort to save her people does suggest she learned *something*). Dr. Moosen McMoose, Chief Spymooster of the Moosad October 30, 2023 at 4:54 pm 1 month ago You can lead a Choan to water, but you can’t be her shrink. Pete Rogan October 30, 2023 at 10:03 pm 1 month ago Well, we knew this about Choan, when? Two weeks ago? And we knew from the start that the Stribs could dope the Bupillions like hayseeds from Lower Back Pain, Arkansas. So if this is what they meant to illumine for her, it’s a wasted trip. Worse, it lowers my estimation of the Bupillions quite a bit. If they already knew she was a construct, a deliberately-diminished being artificially augmented to technological superiority, then they should have known they could expect no event to alter her basic deconstructed biology. I mean, really! Ruddock had a greater impact on Choan’s thinking by biting her leg and asking to be returned home. The Bupillions thus have less understanding of Choan than Ruddock. How much does anyone want to bet the Bupillions will do no better than to send her home with her ill-gotten tech and failed insight? They don’t seem to have anything else in mind. No wonder the Stribs cheated them of so much. Soweli Nasa November 3, 2023 at 9:09 am 1 month ago Coyotes are extremely keen observers of humans. It’s part of the survival kit that let’s them thrive in suburbs. There’s probably a coyote watching you right now. 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.