Today on Quantum Vibe:
Seems like a lifetime
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First Seen: Mon 2012-03-26
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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Overhead view of the prisoner commons area, a space 10x8 meters with a high ceiling. Sort of a bare-bones lounge, one corner has a videoscreen with several prisoners watching from benches; in another corner, a ping-pong table inside a plexiglass-type casing; the third, a row of exer-cycles; the fourth, a few tables for playing card games. Nicole and her new friend are walking through the center of the space. Three guards are in evidence.
Buford: Most of us spend t'e time between breakfast and dinner here in t'e commons area.
Two-shot of Nicole and the Buford, Nicole looks around. In the background we see other prisoners walking past, eyeing Buford but saying nothing. Buford is pointing at something out of the frame.
Nicole: Most of us?
Buford: I like t'e library -- it's right t'rough t'at door.
Another two-shot of Nicole and Buford.
Buford: But we can't carry on a confersation in t'ere. For t'at, we choose between t'e card tables and t'e exer-cycles.
Nicole: Um, let's try the card tables.
Nicole and Buford are seated at an otherwise unoccupied card table. But they sit with their backs to the table and look out across the commons area.
Nicole: Say -- nobody ever told me your name.
Buford: Nobody efer told me yours, eit'er.
Nicole laughs, the two shake hands as if greeting one another for the first time.
Nicole: That's right! I'm Nicole Oresme.
Buford: Buford Beltran
Nicole looks at Buford thoughtfully. Buford is suddenly sullen.
Nicole: A Spanish surname -- are you from Hygiea?
Buford: Yeah, Hygiea. Originally.
Nicole places a hand consolingly on Buford's arm.
Nicole: I'm sorry if that's a touchy subject.
Buford: S'okay. It's just t'at it's been almost 4 t-years since I'fe seen home. I miss it.
Nicole and Buford:
Nicole: I guess -- I've only been away from home three months and it seems like a lifetime now.
Buford: Luna will do t'at to you.