Today on Quantum Vibe: La Beneficencia Strip 1733 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2017-12-13
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
Creepy moves in darkness dares discovery.
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
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Diana in a marketplace. Looks a bit like a shopping mall, with various storefronts, signs, and people milling about.
Caption: This particular Quinday, the best deal on the vegetables I wanted were at a greengrocer's in the Mercado DeSoto.
Caption: It's also where some of the beneficencia hang their shingles, hoping to collect donations or volunteers for their various projects.
She strolls by a shop selling cosmetics, glancing at the wares.
Caption: People here have found that not everything that needs doing can be done for profit.
Caption: So they form the beneficencia – donation-funded institutions that provide everything from charity for the unlucky to resources for experimental art or basic science.
She walks by a storefront with a sign for Mentes Libres. Signage has uplifting type imagry.
Caption: The beneficencia also support social education and activism.
Caption: There's Mentes Libres, a group which promotes the founding principles of this place, which I guess could be summed up as 'compassionate individualism.'
Caption: Although back then I thought it was more like 'co-operative lawlessness.'
She has stopped at a storefront with a sign for Républicains por la Démocratie. There is a stand with stacks of flyers and books, and a sign reading, 'Please take a flyer.' She's picking one up.
Diana: And this is where I first encountered 'Républicains pour la Démocratie,' a group that wants to establish a traditional government in the City, with elections and everything.
Diana: I did find some of their arguments appealing, although I thought they'd have more influence if their name and literature weren't all in French.