Today on Quantum Vibe:
In the Gaelic
Strip 267 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2012-01-02
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
Seamus is just outside the door to Dr. Sharkisian's office. He pauses, anticipating the experience will not be pleasant.
Seamus (thought): Well, here we go.
Inside the door, Seamus is surprised to find himself face to face with a gruff-looking male Beltape, who sits behind a reception desk.
Beltape: Who are you?
Recovering from his momentary confusion, Seamus deals with the unusual receptionist. The receptionist is looking at a list on a small holoscreen before him.
Seamus: Ah, I am Dr. Seamus O Murchadha, here for an appointment with Dr. Sharkisian.
Beltape: Omurru-koo, omurru-koo ...
Seamus is flummoxed by this receptionist's uptake-slowness.
Beltape: T'ere is no 'Dr. Shaymis Omurru-koo' on te list.
Seamus: What? Nonsense.
Seamus presses on.
Seamus: Please look again – that's s-e-a-m-u-s, o, m-u-r-c-h-a-d-h-a.
Beltape: Uh, oh yeah t'ere it is.
The Beltape looks puzzled.
Beltape: But wait – t'at doesn't spell ' Shaymis Omurrukoo,' it spells 'see-mus oh-mur-chad-ha.' What are you tryin' ta pull?
Seamus is getting really irritated now.
Seamus: Of course it spells 'o murrukoo,' that's how it goes in the Gaelic.
Beltape: T'e what?
Now Beltape is getting steamed, and points towards the way Seamus came in.
Beltape: We don't do any of t'at gay-lick around here, buddy. T'is is a respectable establishment. Get out.