Today on Quantum Vibe:
Four or five times heavier
Strip 1066 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2015-04-06
Story & Art: Scott Bieser
Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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About the Patreon Contretemps [ Dec 18, 2018 ]
Patreon's recent moves to de-platform some popular YouTube personalities who have upset a censorious subset of progressives has alarmed all of us who value an ethic of open discussion, even when opinions expressed are sometimes quite difficult to tolerate. Maybe especially then.
I have had several Patrons drop out of the system and ask me to set up an account with an alternative subscriber service. However, there seems to be a Twitter-based activist group of "Social Justice Warriors" which can attack and shut down alternative services lest they become a haven for the wrong crowd. Maker-Support and SubscribeStar have both fallen victim to these racketeers.
Now, I know that some of my readers are here because they like my politics, but many others don't care about the politics but enjoy the stories. And all of you are important to me. But some of you want an alternative subscription service and I am open to any such that seems able to withstand assaults from the Blue Meanies. I have word of such a system in the works and will adopt it quickly if it pans out.
I'm also following Minds.com and Steamit.com, which offer a means for people to support creators, but they deal in crypto-currencies, which at present are not as easy for most people to deal with as their national currencies. But new innovations may change this, so I haven't written them off either.
In the meanwhile, I'm sticking with Patreon, out of financial necessity. If and when I make a move to either add an alternate service or replace Patreon, I will announce it here and elsewhere. And I understand those of you who cannot bring yourselves to consider supporting me through Patreon and will happily welcome you back when I can offer you a better choice.
Thanks for hanging in there with me!
Scott @ Alamo City Comic Con 2018! [ Oct 1, 2018 ]
Buckle up again Quantum Vibe fans, fall is here and in San Antonio, Texas, so is the Alamo City Comic Con 2018. Get your pens ready because Quantum Vibe creator and artist Scott Bieser will be on hand for the three day event, hanging out in the artist alley, drawing pictures, meeting fans and signing autographs.
Alamo City Comic Con 2018 runs October 26th through the 28th at the Alamo Dome, in downtown San Antonio, Texas.
The Transcript For This Page
Li, Nigel, Buford, Nicole and Murphy are standing in a metal-walled room. They are all wearing jumpsuits. Li is next to a console with his hand near a control interface.
Li: Our target is on Terra, which has a surface gravity of 9.8 gravs.*
Li: This building has adjustable electro-gravity, which can simulate Terran gravity …
Caption: *1 grav = 1 meter/sec/sec
Li touches the controls, and his knees bend slightly. Nigel and Buford fall onto their knuckles, Nicole staggers slightly. Only Murphy seems unaffected.
Li: … thusly.
Nicole: Feek! I thought Venus was bad!
Li holds up an ordinary chicken's egg.
Li: Not only will you feel four or five times heavier than you're used to, things fall faster, with sometimes dramatic results.
Li: Allow me to demonstrate ...
Li drops the egg on the floor, where it goes splat. Nigel, Buford and Nicole are wide-eyed. Murphy remains unperturbed.
Buford: Holy shuck!