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First Seen: Mon 2011-08-08
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.
The Transcript For This Page
Still at the breakfast cafe, at the table, Seamus is leaning forward and speaking softly.
Seamus: The problem is, as I see it you are manifestly well-qualified to be my assistant.
Nicole: I … I can't ...
Seamus is standing, and taking Nicole by the hand, leading her to stand up as well.
Seamus: You are exhausted from stress and lack of sleep and should not be making any life-changing decisions in this state.
Seamus: Please come with me.
The two walk down a broad concourse, with numerous other people going about their business.
Nicole: Where are we going?
Seamus: Did you know Ishtar Station has an Áine's Spa?
They turn into a decorated store-front style entrance to Áine's Spa. Nicole looks incredulous.
Nicole: Áine's? Really?
Seamus: My dear Ms. Oresme, you are about to receive 24 hours of paradise.
Nicole, clad in a smock, is reclined on what looks like a bed of lotus blossoms, in a room illuminated by dozens of candles. There are also a couple of incense burners. She appears to be sleeping peacefully.
Caption (Seamus): 'They will likely start you with an aromatic deep-rest period, in a nano-chelation-bed, to cleans the poisons from your system.'
Nicole in a different cafe than before, this one has a musical performing quartet on a stage. Nicole is enjoying her meal of fruits and meats. We can see some other spa customers (mostly female) at other tables.
Caption (Seamus): 'Followed by a day of delicious – and nutrient-packed – food, drink and live entertainment.'
Nicole is sleeping peacefully in a more normal bed (not her hotel bed).
Caption (Seamus): Finally, another assisted-sleep cycle to bring your circadian back into synch and your HPA axis back into balance.
Nicole, looking refreshed and resplendent, emerges from the Áine's Spa entrance to meet Seamus.
Caption: 24 hours later:
Seamus: So, Ms. Oresme, are you ready to continue our journey?
Nicole: Journey? We're on a journey?