Today on Quantum Vibe: Captain Pinder Strip 121 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2011-06-06
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - 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.
Exterior view, the space-schooner Spanish Wells is rocketing away from Mercury.
Nicole (from the ship): This is some ride you found for us, Seamus.
Aboard the schooner, Nicole and Seamus are strapped into acceleration couches. Seamus is sort of over-flowing his. The surroundings are very utilitarian, both passengers look uncomfortable.
Seamus: There being no commercial liner available at this time, I took what I could find.
Closer 2-shot on Nicole and Seamus.
Nicole: We're not going to be boosting at 20 gravs the whole trip, are we?
Seamus: Thankfully, no ...
The two of them suddenly look relieved, as if a weight has been lifted from them.
Seamus: The Captain said this would only be for the first hour, to build up some speed, then ...
Seamus: Ah! Much better.
Captain Pinder appears in a hatchway near Nicole and Seamus. Pinder is slender, with a weathered face and a large, somewhat bulbous nose. Nicole is unstrapping herself from the couch.
Pinder: Ha! Even six gravs feels pretty good to ya after a heavy boost, eh?
Nicole is now standing next to her couch. Pinder is in the frame, looking at her appreciatively.
Seamus: Better, although I'll still have some difficulty getting around, in my condition.
Nicole: Guess I'll be doing food service for you.
Pinder busts out laughing.
Pinder: Ha-ha! You can bring him his food, but are ya gonna take it away when he's done with it?
Pinder: – And clean up for him?
Nicole is looking really grossed-out, but Seamus seeks to re-assure her.
Seamus: It's okay, Nicole. I didn't hire you to be my nurse, and I can still take care of some things myself.