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Strip 1489 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Reality dissolved into random bits
Strip 1489 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2016-12-09
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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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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Transcript For Strip 1489

Panel 1
Murphy and Eithne are looking at a floating holoscreen projected in front of them. In it they can see Hugo flanked by two of the aliens, smiling and waving.
Hugo (electronic): As you can see, I made it here safe and sound.
Murphy: Run a systems check to be sure everything works.
Murphy: Especially, Eithne's enhancement.
Panel 2
Hugo on the screen, Murphy, Eithne.
Eithne: So, what did it feel like?
Hugo: Like reality around me dissolved into random bits then a brief black-out
Hugo: and then the bits resolved again into where I am now.
Panel 3
Aboard the alien vessel, Hugo stands before a wall-monitor on which we can see Murphy and Eithne. One of the aliens is standing near Hugo. Dialog translated throughout.
Hugo: Well, keep the home-fires burning for me. I'm promised a tour of our new friends' ship.
Murphy: Don't forget to write.
Eithne: Bring me a teddy-bear.
Panel 4
Hugo with the aliens, one of whom is Captain Pbbbbbbbt.
CP: 'Enhancement'? 'Home-fires'? 'Write'? Is this some sort of code?
Hugo: Jokes. Referencing old customs, not easy to explain.
Hugo: Humor can be very difficult to understand across different cultures.
Panel 5
Captain Pbbbbbbbt and Hugo walk along a corridor, with two of her officers trailing.
CP: We do have humor, and we tell each other jokes.
Hugo: Indeed, as you do have words for 'humor' and 'jokes.'
CP: For example, what did the Pfbrrrt-pbbf say to the boot-maker?

Panel 6
The group continues down the corridor.
Hugo: Difficult to guess, as 'Pfbrrt-pbbf' has no word in my language.
CP: Well, she said, 'Re-enforce the toes so I can kick the rocks out of my boyfriend.'
Hugo: Er and?
CP: Clearly the joke loses something in the translation.

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