History Webcomic / QuantumVibe

11th Mar '17 7:25:29 PM Kalaong
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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Sort of. Seamus is an Objectivist model "practical physicist"; whereas tame "theoretical physicists" spend their lives in laboratories performing "[[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=179 endless, incremental experimentation and publishing in journals]]," he "approaches science by [[MadScientist jumping in with both feet, grabbing nature by the throat and throttling the truth out of her.]] As a result [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=19 his discoveries and inventions are often quite game-changing.]]"

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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Sort of. Seamus is an Objectivist model "practical physicist"; scientist"; whereas tame "theoretical physicists" scientists" spend their lives in laboratories performing "[[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=179 endless, incremental experimentation and publishing in journals]]," he "approaches science by [[MadScientist jumping in with both feet, grabbing nature by the throat and throttling the truth out of her.]] As a result [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=19 his discoveries and inventions are often quite game-changing.]]"
8th Jan '17 1:06:21 PM nombretomado
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** A bald, IntrepidReporter, aggressively sticking his nose where the powerful don't like it, with a head tattoo and mismatched glasses? [[{{Transmetropolitan}} Nah, probably just a coincidence.]]

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** A bald, IntrepidReporter, aggressively sticking his nose where the powerful don't like it, with a head tattoo and mismatched glasses? [[{{Transmetropolitan}} [[ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}} Nah, probably just a coincidence.]]
13th Nov '16 12:27:35 AM jjnonken
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** A large part of the Huoxing storyline involves a crew of police investigators imported from Series/CSIMiami. There's even an obligatory GlassesPull and QuipToBlack at the end of the [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=502 first page]]. Expies include:

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** A large part of the Huoxing Huǒxīng storyline involves a crew of police investigators imported from Series/CSIMiami. There's even an obligatory GlassesPull and QuipToBlack at the end of the [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=502 first page]]. Expies include:



* ThrownOutTheAirlock: In the Vesta chapter [[spoiler: Nicole, Murphy, Buford, and Nigel]] are shot out of a cannon into space by Vesta Vista. Fortunately [[spoiler: Nicole has her Sundiver suit with her, Murphy's a gynoid, and the Beltapes can survive half an hour in vacuum.]] Unfortunately they're on a ballistic arc that will make them crash into Vesta at more than fatal speeds.

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* ThrownOutTheAirlock: ThrownOutTheAirlock:
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In the Vesta chapter [[spoiler: Nicole, Murphy, Buford, and Nigel]] are shot out of a cannon into space by Vesta Vista. Fortunately [[spoiler: Nicole has her Sundiver suit with her, Murphy's a gynoid, and the Beltapes can survive half an hour in vacuum.]] Unfortunately they're on a ballistic arc that will make them crash into Vesta at more than fatal speeds.speeds.
** Subverted and then played straight [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=553 in this segment]] when [[spoiler: Murphy interrupts a pinocchio trying to kidnap Seamus. She loses the fight, but turns the tables at the last second and tosses the would-be kidnapper out instead.]]
** In a less literal example, subverted in an [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=102 early arc]] when [[spoiler: Nicole and Seamus's]] staterooms are scheduled to be "vacuumed" while they are still in them, due to an act of sabotage.
13th Nov '16 12:00:25 AM jjnonken
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* ArtificialGravity: Electro-gravity, also acts as a form of InertialDampening

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* ArtificialGravity: Electro-gravity, also acts as a form of InertialDampeningInertialDampening.



*** And she shows some discomfort with Artifolk, either as sexual partners or even just to tip them although she does get better

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*** And she initially shows some discomfort with Artifolk, [[AndroidsArePeopleToo Artifolk]], either as sexual partners or even just to tip them them, although she does get betterimprove over time.



** A "[[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Pinoke]]" is an artifolk who uses this technology to disguise his real nature.

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** Artifolk have this feature built in.
** A "[[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Pinoke]]" Pinocchio]]" is an artifolk who uses this technology to disguise his real nature.


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* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: Artifolk are humaniform sentient robots. They generally do not pass for human [[note]]but see "Holographic Disguise: Pinocchio" above)[[/note]], but share many human traits and perform human jobs (including as sex workers).
2nd Nov '16 8:00:26 PM QuantumReality
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* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[Word-for-word ConversationalTroping]] [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=678 here]].

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* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[Word-for-word ConversationalTroping]] Quoted word for word [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=678 here]].
2nd Nov '16 7:57:50 PM QuantumReality
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* {{Fanservice}}: Nicole winds up showing off to the 'camera' here and there, though never past a PG-13 rating. [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=305 Though this pushes the rating a bit.]]

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* {{Fanservice}}: Nicole winds up showing off to the 'camera' here and there, though never past a PG-13 rating. [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=305 Though this pushes the rating a bit.]] As well, Murphy, who becomes rather generously-endowed by the "Assimulation" arc, [[spoiler:ends up showing quite a bit of cleavage when Eithne initiates sex with her.]]
21st Oct '16 9:36:11 PM jjnonken
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* LetsYouAndHimFight: [[Word-for-word ConversationalTroping]] [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=678 here]].
21st Oct '16 8:59:36 PM jjnonken
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* HolographicDisguise

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* HolographicDisguiseHolographicDisguise:
** The Anysuit qualifies, though it is generally only used for fashion.
** A "[[Literature/TheAdventuresOfPinocchio Pinoke]]" is an artifolk who uses this technology to disguise his real nature.
21st Oct '16 8:38:02 PM jjnonken
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** An {{Film/Airplane}} joke? [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=624 Shirley you jest!]]
21st Oct '16 8:03:23 PM jjnonken
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** In the "impromptu autopsy" sequence ([[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=588 starts here]]) we meet a clerk who, it later turns out, [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=598 wants to open a Callahan's Tavern]]. The clerk not only [[http://www.spiderrobinson.com/gallery.html strongly resembles]] the author of the [[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Callahan's]] series, Creator/SpiderRobinson, but he's also a member of an in-universe four-armed humanoid race -- in other words, a "[[StealthPun Spyder]]".

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** In the "impromptu autopsy" sequence ([[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=588 starts here]]) we meet a clerk who, it later turns out, [[http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=598 wants to open a Callahan's Tavern]]. The clerk is not only a [[http://www.spiderrobinson.com/gallery.html strongly resembles]] dead ringer]] for the author of the [[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Callahan's]] series, Creator/SpiderRobinson, but he's also a member of an in-universe four-armed a six-armed humanoid race -- in other words, a "[[StealthPun Spyder]]".
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