Today on Quantum Vibe:
Tell it, sister
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First Seen: Mon 2012-04-16
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
Three-shot of Nicole, Bustamante, and the Prosecutor, standing on the two white platforms. (Also the bailiffs standing behind Nicole and Bustamante.) Nicole is in a forward stance, declaring her independence. Bustamante is taken aback.
Nicole: I have been held incommunicado since my arrest!
Nicole: I have had no chance to contact my assurance company and obtain the defense I contracted for!
Two-shot of Nicole and Bustamante, looking daggers at each other.
Nicole: Mr. Bustamante has imposed himself upon me, falsely claiming to have been sent by my assurance company.
Nicole: A simple library search reveals that he has other affiliations.
Looking past Bustamante and Nicole toward the bench and its image of a troubled-looking Neopolitan.
Bustamante: Your honor, may I approach the bench?
Neopolitan: You may not, as you have no claim to represent any party in this case.
Shift angle now so that we see the Prosecutor (Ms. Schroeder) on the left and the bench/Neopolitan on the right. The Prosecutor is looking nervously at her Screen.
Neopolitan: Ms. Schroeder, do you have a record of Ms. Oresme making her guaranteed tel call?
Schumacher: Ah, well your honor, she arrived badly injured and went straight into the medi-vat ...
Three-shot of Schroeder, Nicole and Bustamante, with Schroeder in the right foreground, the other two in the medium distance. Nicole is looking assertive, Bustamante like he doesn't know where to hide.
Schroeder: She was decanted yesterday morning, and ... well ...
Schroeder: She should've gotten her tel call then but I guess there was some clerical error ...
Medium shot of Neopolitan's image. He's looking alarmed.
Neopolitan: Some clerical error??
Neopolitan: The state has DENIED this defendant the right to call for her own assistance, which is guaranteed in the Lunar Constitution and precedent set centuries earlier?
Neopolitan in high dudgeon.
Neopolitan: May I remind you that the liberties guaranteed by the Constitution were purchased in BLOOD by our courageous forebears of three centuries past?
Neopolitan: This court will not sanction the violation of these sacred principles under cover of bureaucratic incompetence!
Nicole and Bustamante and the two bailiffs. Nicole is applauding the judge. Bustamante and the guards are rolling their eyes.
Neopolitan (OP): Defendant WILL receive her guaranteed tel call, without delay!
SFX: [Nicole clapping]