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Quantum Vibe
Strip 106 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Zingfight
Strip 106 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2011-05-16
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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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.

Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux - By Scott Bieser

End Of The War [ Jun 3, 2024 ]

Today's strip wraps up Part 3 of QUANTUM VIBE: This Means War, and also wraps up the whole story.

Still, there is cover art to be done, and I should have a draft ready for next Monday's update, if not the finished art. We plan to run a crowdfunding campaign for the printed book in September. And, after that?

Afterwards we start with a new story, set almost 400 years before This Means War, as Alyss tells her grandchildren the story of how she helped establish an early colony outside the home solar system.

We will see some older characters return, and some new characters populating this story. In the weeks before I begin this new story (I haven't settled on a title for it yet,) I'll post some character designs and development art, so keep coming back.

See you soon.

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Transcript For Strip 106

Panel 1
Nicole starts to back into the side-corridor but the two men spot her.
Nicole: Feek!

Panel 2
Nicole tries to roll her Bubb quickly backward but can't quite move fast enough, as a Zing grazes the forward face of the Bubb, tearing a small gash across it. Nicole is terrified.
SFX: ZING
Nicole: AAAAA!!! Seamus, they shot me!

Panel 3
Nicole is cornered in the short side-space, one of the men rounds the corner and pauses to consider his options. His Zringer (looks like a large ring on his right-hand finger) is glowing. We see the rip in her Bubb has become a scar as the device heals itself.
Man 1: Whooo-ee!! Look what I found!

Panel 4
Nicole raises her right hand and points her own Zringer at the man. Three Zings emit therefrom and rip through Man 1's body like they were high-powered rifle shots
SFX: ZING ZING ZING

Panel 5
Close-up on Nicole, who is looking at her Zringer. The jewel on the front looks dark.
Nicole: Shuck! I'm out of my charge pack's range, and this Zringer only holds 3 shots.
Nicole: SEAMUS! I got one but the other's in the corridor, I'm in the utility section.

Panel 6
View from the corridor, we see the other man flattened against the wall, Zringer ready, creeping towards the corner around which Nicole can do little else but cringe. Which she does.
Nicole: SEAMUS! I got one but the other's in the corridor, and I'm in the utility section.

Panel 7A
Looking from Nicole's position, we see Man 2 suddenly whirl around the corner, Zringer presented, ready to fire.
No dialog

Panel 7B
Medium close-up on Nicole, cornered in her Bubb, glaring back towards the man about to kill her. She snarls.
Nicole (small, soft): fuck you

Panel 8A
Same angle shot as 7A but now Man 2 is getting blasted by several Zings from OP right.
SFX: ZING ZING ZING ZING
Panel 8B
Close-up on Nicole, fists clenched under her face, eyes wide and blurry, trembling like a leaf in a gale.
Seamus (filtered voice): Nicole?


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