Today on Quantum Vibe:
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First Seen: Mon 2012-03-19
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.
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The Guard stands with Nicole just inside the door to a holding cell. The cell is 4x3x3, but we just see the end of it with the exit door and a couple of the other prisoners flanking it in this frame.
Guard: Dis iz ur new cellmaet, Nicole. Tell her da rulez.
A diminutive but tough-looking Korean girl, flanked by two Samoan flunkies, confronts Nicole. Nicole looks at her blankly.
Korean girl: My name is Mac Park. The rules are that you do what I say and don't shuck with me, got it, Elf?
Nicole: Uh ... got it.
Mac points toward the far end of the room.
Mac: Meals are in the common area, at 08:00, 13:00, and 19:00. They'll be opening for breakfast soon.
Mac: Your bunk is down at the end ...
View down the length of the cell. Two sets of bunk-beds alongside each wall, a sink and toilet in the center of the far wall. On the far right side, a Beltape lies in the upper bunk. The others in the cell stand well away from her
Mac: Under the Beltape.
Nicole approaches the bunk-beds designated to her. She eyes the Beltape warily, but the Beltape appears to be asleep (she's on her side with her back to us).
Mac (OP): Don't shuck with the Beltape neither.
Nicole sits on her bunk, pondering her situation.
Mac (OP): That's the breakfast bell, get a move on, Elf!
Nicole is starting to get up but the Beltape rolls out of her bunk at the same time and they collide.
Nicole and the Beltape both laying prone on the floor, the Beltape laying cross-ways on top. The Beltape looks confused. Nicole smiles nervously.
Nicole: Ah -- ha-ha -- sorry!
Nicole: I should've looked where you were going.