Today on Quantum Vibe: Considering all the angles Strip 1085 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2015-05-01
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.
IGG Campaign Concludes [ Jul 6, 2021 ]
A Message From Alyss
So, we fell just a few hundred short of our goal, but that's okay, because it's a "Flexible Goal" meaning we still get the funds raised (minus Indiegogo's cut) so we can and will fulfill the promised perks.
We are grateful to all who contributed, and yes you are all now founding members of the "Free Cosmos Project," with all the privileges membership entitles you thereto. (Unless you don't want the honor, we'll respect that too.) Which for now means we'll be whipping up a spiffy little Certificate for each of you, physical versions sent out with the physical books requested, and PDF versions for the rest.
Indiegogo will disburse the funds to us soon. And we've already got the ball rolling printing books, and postcards, as well as the above-mentioned FCP certificates. And we'll be talking a bit more about the Free Cosmos Project in the coming weeks.
Boneheads 4, 3 and 1 in the frame, Bonehead 4 is speaking.
Bonehead 4: As your escapade in East Terra illustrated, you have created a weapon against which there is no defense.
Bonehead 4: Your Murphy Drive can instantly transport anything, anywhere, with destructive effects.
Medium shot of Bonehead 5, with Bonehead 2 in the frame.
Bonehead 5: One could transit a nuclear bomb into the 'Bloid, or inside a Lunar City dome.
Bonehead 5: Or send a massive asteroid crashing into any target from point-blank range.
Bonehead 5: Or less spectacularly, a grenade into the bedroom of a personal adversary.
Two-shot of Li and Nicole looking on sadly as Bonehead 1 continues.
Bonehead 1 (OP): Since the transits are un-traceable, even 'mutually assured destruction' doctrine won't work.
Bonehead 1: Not that it worked so well four centuries ago, as we all know.
Bonehead 1, flanked by 2 and 3. Bonehead one's demeanor softens into one of sympathy.
Bonehead 1: We know this was not your intent. You were trying to open new frontiers for humanity, with the hope of avoiding the pressures that lead to warfare.
Bonehead 1: But we have to consider all the angles.
Two-shot of Li and Nicole, Li stands and speaks in a confrontational tone.
Li: Well, while you're deciding what to do with us here's another angle for you to consider:
Li: The East Terrans now know that somebody has teleportation technology.
Li facing the Boneheads.
Li: Furthermore, since L-5 City is usually in the forefront of technological innovation, this is the first place they're going to look to find who's responsible.
Li: They might even find a way to replicate the drive, given enough time.
Medium shot of the 3 lead Boneheads.
Bonehead 2: Please, Mr. Situ, we have no intention of restraining or harming you and Ms. Oresme. We are not like the other mercorps.
Bonehead 2: You came to us, seeking assistance, remember?
Bonehead 2: But we are hoping you could suggest a solution to this problem.
Li and Murphy suddenly turn in their seats to look in surprise at the person speaking behind them.
Voice: Well, if they can't, then I believe I can.