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Wilson

Translating what General Bahin said...

"The first time you sent one of these shuttles down, there was no chance to see how much space they need to land, so to be careful, we chose this nice spacious airstrip. Please ride with us to where the first shuttle ... landed. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

And yes, that bus ride would be SUPER uncomfortable for a raharr. They probably had to just stand in the aisle the whole time, with most of their heads rubbing the ceiling.

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Since, on the previous page, I mentioned the possibility that the Raharr bodyguards wear masks/helmets to foil attempts to gas them ... how familiar are they with the fact that Terrans' vehicles produce some noxious exhaust gasses, which may even enter the passenger cabin and trigger Raharr "stop breathing!" alert systems?

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Sennun77

They're already breathing the CO2 accumulated in the atmosphere, shouldn't be a shocker.

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Umh. Car exhaust gasses aren't considered a health risk¹ because of the CO2 they contain ...

¹ OK, they are a working means for suicide mainly because of the CO2, but I'm talking slow poisoning / carcinogen here.

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Wouter215

This is what I got from using this wiki page on the Rharr speech in panel 4:

Left:

оснан - нусшри - ахнахну - сахеф - шошера

opportunity - false, lie - idea, advice - future - ?authority?

Zane:

кхашнан - нусшри - нео - харарук - ракс - ранул

?meaning? - false,lie - relationship (logic) - meeting, encounter - problem - solution

Right:

ахнше - ксет - храшсо

?idea, throught, mental? - attention, insight - strength, physical force

So, Left: "Mayby it's a trap, your call.", Zane: "Let's not tarnish relations, go to meeting, problem solution", Right: "Stay strong"?

These might need a caption with a translation of the meaning of what is said in Rarran or with an editors note in the Authors comment section.

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glenn

It would be nice to be able to read (in a subtext, like a foreign film) what they're saying in the 4th panel, but imagination is still pretty clear.

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tully

Those bus seats will be...very..uncomfortable for them , so I hope they serve coffee and biscuits and also have those small lemon-soaked paper napkins for their comfort, refreshment and hygiene during the journey.

thumbs up if you know from what class A++ sci fi , I shamelessly copied and then altered parts of the text.

Also, I hope they placed guards at that shuttle or someone is already photographing everything inside.

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Wouter215

thumbs up if you know from what class A++ sci fi , I shamelessly copied and then altered parts of the text.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams?

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tully

First price : "Exactomundo" (no, not the one that´s Googlable unless my andropause brain is betraying me , in that case) : "BAM!"

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Also, I hope they placed guards at that shuttle

I don't think that the pilot, navigator etc. would double as one of Zane's bodyguards ...

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glenn

It seems a risky plan to just drop in with the shuttle unless it's secure in ways that are not visible to those funny-looking natives.

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Ah yes, like my favorite ... the Invitingly Spacious, Smooth-Walled Corridor With an Artificial Gravity Sink at its Exact Center. They look so funny when they're trying to get their however many extremities back into contact with solid surfaces.

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Darth_Biomech

The doors just close and the room is filled with inert gas. It's not our fault you guys can't breathe argon. *shrug*

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Wouter215

I'm expecting this shrug text-emoji, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, but with four eyes and four arms...

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... do you insist on properly height-aligned shoulders ... ?

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