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Strip 1293 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Not even five million
Strip 1293 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2016-03-07
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Hu Iz Alyss Roaz?
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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.

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What Comes Next [ Mar 18, 2024 ]

The War is Over. We Won.

The war is over, but This Means War has a ways to go. Novo Paolo/Bubbleopolis is still in a nebula/stellar nursery, no one knows what happened to the planet Sharen (center of the Intergalactic Council), and the status of the now-surrendered Invaders is yet to be resolved. What will they do when they learn their homeworld is basically destroyed? Will Alyss and Li be re-united? How about Diana (the real one) and Otto?

These questions will be resolved in the next few weeks, before This Means War part 3 wraps in late May.

After that, I plan to go BACK in time about 400 years, to when Alyss and Li left their home in the Sol System to colonize a new world on the far side of the galaxy. As one might expect, hijinks ensue. New subtitle yet to be determined, start date sometime in around the start of July. Stay tuned!

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Transcript For Strip 1293

Panel 1
The whole gang still in the conference room. The Zytemondians' moods range from shock to outrage.
Sargon: Demise? You've got to be kidding!
Lupin: Zytemonde has its problems but it's still thriving!
Bok: A population of ten million after 11 generations is hardly what I'd call a decline.
Panel 2
Alyss responds with gentle sadness.
Alyss: No Bok, I'm sorry. Not ten million. Not even five million.
Alyss: Zytemonde's population is currently about 2.5 million and declining by 3 percent per year.
Elric: What? How can you say that?
Panel 3
Diana, her arms wide. Elric is subdued.
Alyss: Oh, for crying out loud! Have you looked around? Your infrastructure is crumbling.
Alyss: Your monorails are never more than a quarter full. You have more empty houses and apartments than occupied.
Alyss: Your dispensaries look like mausoleums! Your recreation centers are mostly deserted! Is this efficient resource allocation?
Elric: Uh no?

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