Today on Quantum Vibe: Abode Humble Strip 1083 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2015-04-29
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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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Li and Nicole enter a spartan-looking room. About 5 meters square, plain metal walls, another door at the far end. Near that door stand five people of various configurations wearing sack-cloths and hats with bones stuck through them. The 'Boneheads.' They each have a simple chair behind them, and two more chairs have been arranged in front, facing them. The only other furniture in the room is a table upon which sits a couple of water pitchers and drinking tumblers. There is also a large viewscreen on one wall, currently displaying an external view of L-5 City. One of the Boneheads gestures towards the two chairs.
Bonehead 1: Welcome to the Abode Humble. Please be seated.
Bonehead 1: Would you like some water?
Li and Nicole take their seats.
Li: Er … yes, please.
Li (thoughtsend): They're not exactly what I expected.
Nicole (thoughtsend): I've heard stories, but I know what you mean.
Medium shot of Nicole as an android hands her a glass of water.
Nicole: (thoughtsend): The L-5 City founders wanted to prevent the Muc Ar Foulain Board of Directors from becoming as corrupt as other governing bodies.
Nicole: (thoughtsend): There are a variety of safe-guards – a restrictive charter, double-blind trusts, prohibitions against outside compensation – but I guess enforced humility was considered a key psychological factor.
Looking past Li and Nicole at the directors.
Bonehead 1: As a courtesy we advise you that this conversation is being recorded by an independent agency.
Li (thoughtsend): Also, a degree of transparency, I suppose.
Bonehead 1: Shall we begin?