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Strip 1468 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: A more accepting attitude
Strip 1468 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2016-11-11
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Transcript For Strip 1468

Panel 1
Hugo, Eithne, Murphy in the galley booth.
Hugo: Despite what it sounds like, I'm convinced it's conversational speech of some sort.
Hugo: Not altogether more strange than cetacean's whistles, squawks and clicks.
Eithne: But much funnier.
Panel 2
Eithne and Murphy. Murphy is gently admonishing her.
Murphy: Bosun, if we're going to be interacting with these, whatever they are, you will need to keep a more accepting attitude. No doubt our speech would sound 'funny' to them.
Eithne: Uh, okay Murph I mean, aye, Captain.
Panel 3
Medium 3-shot of the trio
Hugo: There are also what I believe are video signals on some of the other bands, but they are taking a bit longer to decode.
Hugo: There are dozens of variables, from frame rate and scan type to analog versus digital formatting.
Murphy: How long do you think you will need to complete this task?
Panel 4
Medium close-up on Hugo as his face lights up.
Hugo: It's a matter of trial and error until I find ...
Hugo: I think I've got it!
Hugo: Yes, this is very close to the old ISDB-3 digital format, with Ogg-Theora encoding. Interesting.
Murphy (OP): So show us already.
Panel 5
A holoscreen appears above the table. In it are a pair of the aliens, seen head-and-shoulders. Their faces look like a pair of buttocks, framed by something like human hair. Two eyes on each 'cheek,' and something that looks like a soft, flexible horn extending from the lower center, apparently the source of their vocalization. Our heroes are momentarily transfixed.
Audio: Pfbbbb-Pft!Pft! Plblblblblffftp-pbp. Pftbbbpftbb-Pfft! Pffft!

Panel 6
Hugo covers his mouth with one hand, suppressing a chuckle. Eithne explodes with laughter. Murphy face-palms, likewise suppressing a guffaw.
Eithne: BWAAAAAAA-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-!
Murphy: Oh. M-my. G-gourd.

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