Today on Quantum Vibe:
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First Seen: Mon 2011-12-12
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
In Nicole's hotel room, she's viewing a video report by Claud Southend on her Roomscreen.
Claud (filtered): SINCE SHE DUCKED OUT ON HER SCHEDULD PRES CONFERENCE AT HELIOS CITY LAST MAY, DIS REPORTR HAS TIRELESLY TRACKD TEH ELUSIV ADVENTURES ACROS WORLDZ.
Reaction shot of Nicole, giggling as she watches the screen.
Claud: WE NEERLY CAUGHT UP WIF HER AT PELUCEEDAR STASHUN, TEH FLOATIN CITY IN VENUS CLOUDZ, BUT SHE FLD BEFORE WE CUD SPEEK WIF HER.
On the screen, we see Claud in front of the entrance to a hotel, the sign bearing its name being pixeled-out.
Claud: FOLLOWIN LEAD, WE ARRIVD AT ALDRINOPOLIS ON LUNA AN OBSERVD ORESME AN HER MANAGR CHECKIN IN 2 DIS HOTEL.
Claud: WE CANT REVEAL TEH HOTELS NAYM 4 LEGAL REEZINZ.
Another reaction shot of Nicole, who has raised one eyebrow, an idea a-borning.
Claud: IN R NEXT INSTALMENT WE HOAP 2 PRESENT AN INTERVU WIF TEH CAMRA-SHY CELEB, SO WE CAN LERN TEH TRUTH:
Claud: Y SHE DO IT?
Nicole sits on her bed and ponders.
Nicole (thought): Even though the hotel's name was obscured, Lunkhead must've recognized the building.
Nicole (thought): So he's familiar with this neighborhood.
Nicole lies down again across the bed, thinking.
Nicole (thought): But Philbert's just an irritant.
Nicole: (thought): The real problem is Claud Southend, dogging me like … like Inspector Javert after Jean Valjean.
Close-up on Nicole, brow knitted in thought.
Nicole (thought): I won't go to Seamus with this.
Nicole (thought): He's got enough to worry about as it is. Rejuv treatments are not without risk.
She flops over on her stomach, still thinking.
Nicole (thought): I can handle this myself.
Nicole (thought): If only I can figure out what to do.