Today on Quantum Vibe: Less arguing that way
Strip 251 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2011-12-05
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
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A Short Break For the Holidays [ Dec 20, 2018 ]
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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.
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Thanks for hanging in there with me!
The Transcript For This Page
Still at the dinner table, but now the plates are cleared and Hari and his guests are having after-dinner drinks (Seamus is drinking coffee, Hari is drinking a vermouth, and Nicole is drinking a whisky, neat.
Hari: So, what's your schedule like? Staying on Luna long?
Seamus: One week.
Closer 2-shot of Hari and Seamus.
Hari: Planning some sight-seeing?
Seamus: Hardly. I have an appointment with Dr. Sharkisian tomorrow. He expects a 5-day course of treatment to get my endocrine system re-balanced.
Different two-shot of Hari and Seamus.
Hari: Glad you took my advice, to see him.
Seamus: Yes, well, it was helpful that you gathered the Damouiseau Station recordings for me.
Hari and Seamus. Hari smiles broadly.
Hari: Glad I could help. You shouldn't neglect your health, Seamus.
Hari: I intend to throw a lavish party for your 400th birthday, and you'd better be here for it.
Focus on Seamus. He has to think a moment about how old he is.
Seamus: That's not much incentive. You know I don't like big parties.
Seamus: Also, the way things are going I'm not sure Luna will be a safe place to visit in – ah -- 60 years.
Two-shot of Nicole and Hari, with a bit of Seamus in the frame.
Hari: And how shall the plucky young assistant be spending her week here?
Nicole: Oh, some shopping, some sight-seeing, some drinking. You know, plucky stuff.
Hari reaches out and lays his hand on Nicole's forearm. She doesn't withdraw immediately, but looks uncomfortable.
Hari: I'll be busy during daytimes, but in the evenings I can show you around, if you like.
Hari: I can get you an exclusive tour of the Davis caverns, of the Jones-Hardesty campus, of ...
Nicole pulls her arm away, not too forcefully, but unmistakably signaling her feelings.
Nicole: Thanks, Mr. Copperton, but no thanks.
Nicole: I – when I go exploring, I like to go solo. Less arguing that way.
Hari: Of course.