Today on Quantum Vibe: Part of the stealth system Strip 1616 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2017-06-16
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
To boldly go where no manic pixie dream girl has gone before.
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.
We Made It! [ Jun 2, 2022 ]
Third try, as they say, is a charm.
The crowdfunding campaign for QUANTUM VIBE: This Means War Part 2 made its goal one day before the closing, and climbed a bit over the top in the final day.
Over the next week Scott will design the back cover and assemble the book pages for printing. We expect to have the printed books (as well as the cards and T-shirts) on hand in the second half of June and will ship them out to backers ASAP.
(The e-book version will also be released by then and we'll announce that date when we have it locked down.)
Ralf is standing next to a console that serves as a food/beverage dispenser. He's inserting one of the mugs into a slot, getting it refilled with guovett. We can see Eithne still in her pilot's seat, in the background.
Ralf: 'Flexiderm'? It sounds like a disease.
Eithne: It's something you can put over a spaceframe to change its color and even shape, a little.
Ralf has returned to the control cabin. Now he's standing with Eithne in front of the rear-center console, where a pair of screens show planar and perspective views of their police cruiser.
Ralf: So we can disguise our cruiser?
Eithne: Exactly. It's part of the 'stealth' system built into a craft like this.
Eithne: Although, I'm not sure an active scanner can't see through this, at short range.
Cut to exterior of the cruiser, warping through space.
Ralf (from ship): That should not be a problem at Campeche Rock.
Ralf: There, any active scanning is considered highly disrespectful.
Ralf: And likely to spark a fire-fight.
Same shot as panel 2, except the images of the cruiser are altered.
Ralf: That's a … classic design.
Eithne: It's a 35-year-old courier craft, modified extensively.
Eithne: It makes us look old and uninteresting.
Ralf studies the images.
Ralf: Yes … uninteresting will serve us well, here.
Ralf: As an independent craft, we shall need a name for it.
Eithne: What do you suggest?
Exterior shot of the cruiser with its changed 'skin.'
Ralf (from cruiser): Among my people is an ancient story about a daring wanderer who has many fantastic adventures. His name was, 'Ha'Arokk.'
Eithne (from cruiser): 'Space Cruiser Ha'Arokk.' Works for me.