Today on Quantum Vibe:
Strip 151 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2011-07-18
Story & Art: Scott Bieser
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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.
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Nicole, Seamus and the Pilot inside the shuttle. Nicole is peering at her holographic display.
Nicole: Okay, we're at the 250 meter mark – now.
Seamus: Hit the lowest left icon, and a requester for range should come up.
Seamus: Set it at 50 meters.
Focus on Pilot, we can see Seamus behind him.
Pilot: I have just lost the beacon to Ishtar.
Pilot: Also, I've lost radar. What gives?
Seamus: I'm afraid this is an unavoidable effect of my EM-shield.
Focus on Nicole and her display. She still sees multiple blips on her screen but they look different.
Nicole: I'm still seeing the traffic – but it looks different.
Seamus: Ah, very good!
Closer shot on Nicole, looking confused.
Nicole: But what am I – hey, wait a minute!
Nicole: There's a new blip that wasn't there before – 12 hundred klicks away and closing at 7 klicks per second!
Close-up on Seamus, grinning triumphantly.
Seamus: AH-HA! I knew it!
Seamus: They can cloak their radar signature but they can't hide their mass.
Looking forward in the shuttle cabin from the rear – we see that one of the covered boxes has glowing lights showing through the tarp covering.
Pilot: Your device can detect gravitic-field displacements that small?
Seamus: Indeed it can.
Seamus: I developed it to detect small asteroids but this application works as well.
Exterior of the shuttle, rocketing through space, now it has a faint bubble around it.
Pilot: But why the EM-shield?
Seamus: Unless I miss my guess, our interlopers are trying to take control of your shuttle remotely, via wireless.
Three-shot of Nicole, Pilot and Seamus inside the shuttle, focus on Pilot and Seamus.
Pilot: To what end?
Seamus: Most likely to board and kidnap us. We have valuable information.