Today on Quantum Vibe:
Gifs her a headache
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First Seen: Mon 2012-08-13
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
Buford, Nicole, Seamus and Ventura are seated at a table in the restaurant. They are looking at holo-screen menus being projected in front of them. Buford does not have her visor on.
Buford: Can I get a menu in Anglish?
Nicole: Use your visor.
Buford: The fisor gifs me a headache.
Ventura (to Seamus): Do you wish for me to also consume food?
Nicole touches a finger to a lower corner of Buford's menu, and it changes to English.
Nicole: Oh, all right. Here you go.
Seamus (to Ventura): Not necessary. If you like, you may order a glass of lubricant.
Nicole glances at Ventura as she punches her order into her holographic menu. Ventura's menu has disappeared.
Nicole: So, uh, Ventura ... you can consume food?
Ventura: To some extent. I can chew and swallow, of course, and my internal mechanisms can extract minerals and convert sugars to alcohol, which some of my components can use.
Seamus is punching in his order, while Buford still studies her holo-menu. Nicole smiles at Ventura.
Nicole: Convert food to alcohol? Wish I could do that.
Seamus: If that were the case you'd never stop eating.
Nicole gives Seamus a hurt look.
Nicole: You wound me, Seamus. After what happened on Luna, I've learned my lesson.
Seamus: We shall see.
Ventura: Is it permitted to ask, what happened on Luna?
Buford grins a wry grin, Nicole glares at Buford, Seamus smiles quietly. Ventura is placid.
Buford: She took a guy to bed who turned out to be a mercorp spy and a rapist, then got t'rown in jail.
Nicole: Hey! It was ... more complicated than that.
Ventura looks at Buford, who is finally punching her order into her holo-menu.
Ventura: Dr. O'Murchadha said that you are Ms. Nicole's assistant, yes?
Buford: Yes. Why?
Ventura: Then should you be embarrassing your employer this way?
Buford is non-plussed. Nicole laughs. Seamus looks amused. Ventura is calm.
Nicole: Ha-ha! Score one for Robot-Girl.
Ventura: I am not a robot, I am an android.