Strip 1484 of Quantum Vibe
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Strip 1484 First Seen: Fri 2016-12-02

Story & Art: Scott Bieser
Colors: Lea Jean Badelles

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Quantum Vibe: Venus 23, by Scott Bieser with Lea Jean Badelles - front cover

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The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Looking past Eithne, Murphy and Hugo at Captain Pbbbbbbbt and lieutenants on the screen.
CP: One thing that is puzzling us. We see three of you on our monitor ...
CP: And yet our sensors indicate only one life-entity.
Hugo (thoughtsend): Uh-oh.
Panel 2
Murphy, 'splaining, gesturing towards Eithne.
Murphy: Our culture is very diverse.
Murphy: Some, like myself, are machines, made from metals and plastics.
Murphy: Others, like Eithne here, are bio-forms, grown from seeds.
Panel 3
Now Murphy is gesturing towards Hugo.
Murphy: And still others, like Hugo here, were once bio-forms but become machines when their bodies cannot be repaired.
Murphy: In our culture, machine people and bio-form people have equal legal status. I am Captain of our ship because we agreed to this.
Panel 4
Captain Pbbbbbbbt and lieutenants, seen on the Causa Sui viewscreen.
CP: This is interesting. We have no 'machine people' such as you.
CP: Your technology must be very advanced.
CP: We invite you to visit our ship during our transit to Pbbtptlptl-pbpbt.
Panel 5
Hugo, Murphy and Eithne.
Hugo (thoughtsend): I should be the one to go.
Murphy (thoughtsend): Why is that?
Hugo: For one thing, I'm the most paranoid among us.
Hugo: Also, I can learn more quickly than either of you.

Panel 6
Same shot. Eithne is a bit surprised.
Murphy (thoughtsend): Your logic is sound in this instance.
Murphy (aloud): We accept your invitation, and will send Hugo to visit.
Hugo (thoughtsend): I rather expected an argument there.
Murphy (thoughtsend): Too late to change your mind.

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