Today on Quantum Vibe: That's showbiz
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First Seen: Mon 2018-02-05
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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The Transcript For This Page
Looking at Diana in her chair from the POV of the big screen. She has her arms crossed.
Scarlett (from screen): Arti-folk came along with bio-folk in the Great Expansions, sometimes as partners, sometimes as hired labor or indentured servants or slaves.
Scarlett: In a few cases, arti-folk established their own colonies, excluding bio-folk. In others, advanced A.I.s were set up as a ruling class over bio-folk.
Diana (thought): No shit.
Back to the screen. Scarlett is standing on a disc. Behind and to her right is a logo-graphic of merged circles containing five faces, representing the major demographic groupings: classics, transhumes, furries, phish, and arti-folk.
Scarlett: In Bubbleopolis and other places where harmony and prosperity prevail, arti-folk as well as transhumes, furries, phish, and 'classic' bio-folk – all enjoy the same rights of self-ownership and of contract.
Now behind Scarlett we see a futuristic business office, with a few arti-folk at workstations while another, the manager, walks along with a furry, both intently discussing something on a Screen one of them is holding.
Scarlett: Arti-folk most often find places for themselves as employees and managers of larger enterprises. They are usually very conscientious and detail-oriented.
Behind Scarlett on a decorated stage we see an arti-person custom-built to be a one-man band. Several appendages ending in musical instruments, all being played by arm-extensions.
Scarlett: Some find other niches, even in the entertainment industry. This one, known as The Troubadour, entertains millions with his 'cover' performances of popular music.
Scarlett: But despite a repertoire of 25,000 songs, The Troubadour never found success with original work.
Caption: Well, that's showbiz.