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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by DrakBibliophile on March 02, 2021, 04:27:02 pm »
https://quantumvibe.com/strip?page=2208

"Lazarus Tank"

One of Batman's foes, Raʼs al Ghul, had access to Lazarus Pits which could heal people from the very point of death (and in some cases after they actually died).

https://batman.fandom.com/wiki/Lazarus_Pit
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Is she Diana or not?
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on March 01, 2021, 03:17:42 pm »
page=2208

I'm trying to think of what Otto could see to catch a clue besides a general size and shape. That assumes that Otto has no idea the other Diana he ran into is an unauthorized clone. 

Diana had no known tattoos, not that they would likely be visible. If there's some sort of medical body scan, Otto might see evidence of the broken arm. He was there for that, knows about the second break and second splice too.

Diana might come out of a coma/sleep and send Otto a thought-send. I doubt Otto blocked Diana even if the reverse is true.

Seeing what happened to the inside of Monty, It's doubtful that Diana has any asymmetrical hair left, despite what the non-canon script suggests.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Is she Diana or not?
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on March 01, 2021, 10:57:56 am »
Obvious mysterious patient is obvious (page=2208)

Oh, this should shake up the Oz's legal system a bit.

I imagine our Diana doesn't own "X-clone" Diana's body parts for potential transplant because she's an individual that was "quickened" (in Scott-speak), doesn't own any income X-clone-Diana has earned since she "returned" to Oz, but does get control of her accounts back, with a debt claim against anything "X-clone" Diana has spent, but probably not any punitive damages. (It's not "X-clone" Diana's fault that she exists and was used as a spying tool, but she of course she still has human rights)

Doctor Daskalov has an awful bedside manner, (although the conversation is obviously intended for our benefit.)

I hope that Jerome does an exposé that "proves" that because these patients exist, a socialized medicine system would be an "improvement."


Edit: quotes around "returned", because of course she's an unauthorized clone.


Edit: Scott from 2011 about clones:


<snip>

... L-5 City common-law has it that if a back-up personality is not "quickened" until after the demise of the original, then the back-up is the same person in terms of property rights.

This matter will be explored at greater length further into the story.
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page=2203

I'm not entirely sure what's going on. The planet gov charges 15%, and Beatrice is offering 12%, lower if he buys something. Blackmarket money changers I get.

I guess Ka is getting her bribe bundled in with a clothing purchase? Can Ka not accept 5.27 Moebits to rat out Zondra without converting it to quatloos?
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I've been assuming that Ka's clothing is holographic, I'm guessing from context that Albert's  is not. I guess in (page=2202) they're going physical clothing shopping for some reason.

Practical holographic clothing has been around since at least 566 S.A.

Albert was born sometime between 700 - 799 S.A. (page=2201) and with the practicality of anysuits (page=12, 2078) you would think would make it essential travel gear.

I'm not really sure of what's going down in the (2202) strip, but I think the exchange rate makes vacationing in Neuveau Mo'orea a bargain for people from Bubbleopolis. Further guesses:

I think Zondra swindled a "loan" from Ka, but Ka still considers her a friend. 

Ka has figured out that Albert is wealthy enough to afford some fun. She might casually spill some information for say 10 moebits worth of "wining and dining", as long as she thinks she's not ratting out  Zondra.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on February 05, 2021, 07:18:36 am »
strip=2202

>Ka: Ten thousand quatloos.
 
>Albert: That works out to … 5.27 Moebits.

https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Quatloo

A quatloo was a monetary unit on the planet Triskelion which was used by the planet's Providers to bet on thrall competitions.

A betting session might start at a hundred or three hundred and go as high as five thousand. Side bets might start as low as fifteen quatloos. (TOS: "The Gamesters of Triskelion")
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on February 01, 2021, 06:10:01 pm »
That looks like Hewey, Donald's nephew, in panel 2 of strip 2201.

I guessed Howard the Duck, but an image search seems to show him in a tie or at least a collared shirt 95% of the time.

No memory of the "Reagan guy" from me.

The funniest thing about this comic is that if you shove it into Bing's image search, there are "5 suggested searches" in that image. All five of them have to do with Albert's wardrobe, a topic in this strip.

mouse over the image thumbnail. 
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Sean Roach on February 01, 2021, 11:37:55 am »
That looks like Hewey, Donald's nephew, in panel 2 of strip 2201.

Also, the man next to him looks like Ronald, to me. I think it's the hair and the eyes. (Finding pictures of young Ronald, pre-1980, or better yet, pre-1967, is surprisingly challenging for someone who has starred in so many movies.)

Also, I can't shake the feeling that I'm supposed to recognize the silhouettes in the background of the same frame.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on January 29, 2021, 07:01:24 am »
page=2200

"Adam Dalgliesh" is a fictional character who has been in fourteen mystery novels written by P. D. James.

"Nero Wolfe" is a fictional character created by American mystery writer Rex Stout.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by bjdotson on January 28, 2021, 11:34:11 am »
Page 2199

Albert: So much universe. It's big. Really, really, really big. You might think it's a long way down the street to the chemist's, but ...

This is a Douglas Adams reference from the Hitchhiker books.
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