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Quantum Vibe
Strip 1753 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: No personality, no person-hood
Strip 1753 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2018-02-02
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.

Quantum Vibe: Venus 23- By Scott Bieser w/Lea Jean Badellas

End Of The War [ Jun 3, 2024 ]

Today's strip wraps up Part 3 of QUANTUM VIBE: This Means War, and also wraps up the whole story.

Still, there is cover art to be done, and I should have a draft ready for next Monday's update, if not the finished art. We plan to run a crowdfunding campaign for the printed book in September. And, after that?

Afterwards we start with a new story, set almost 400 years before This Means War, as Alyss tells her grandchildren the story of how she helped establish an early colony outside the home solar system.

We will see some older characters return, and some new characters populating this story. In the weeks before I begin this new story (I haven't settled on a title for it yet,) I'll post some character designs and development art, so keep coming back.

See you soon.

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Transcript For Strip 1753

Panel 1
The vortices showcase different configurations of Plancktronic Brain with tags indicating class: Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5.
Scarlett: Positronics remained the basis for automated, single-purpose service drones, which we call 'autobots,' or simply, 'bots.'
Scarlett: But as the Plancktronic technology progressed, brainframes developed in five different directions, becoming Classes numbered 1 through 5.
Panel 2
Another cartoon-diagraphic depicting a central brain controlling an atmsophere factory.
Scarlett: Classes 1 and 2 are designed for administering complex operations, such as a star-liner or an atmosphere factory. They have no personality, therefore no person-hood.
Scarlett: They exist for a specific purpose, and when you ask them they'll tell you they prefer having a pre-set purpose rather than needing to figure one out.
Panel 3
Now Scarlett floats next to a very large water vortex containing an image of Huoxing.
Scarlett: During this time humans mostly from ancient China were terra-forming Terra's neighboring planet, which they called Huoxing.
Scarlett: Arti-folk were manufactured in abundance as a labor force, but since the Chinese did not regard them as persons deserving of rights, they became a slave class.
Panel 4
Scarlett floats in front of an diagrammatic image depicting the expansion of humanity from the Milky Way Galaxy. We can see a cameo of Murphy in an inset.
Scarlett: But, many of the Class 3, 4 and 5 arti-folk escaped to Luna or L-5 City, where they were accorded full personhood status, and thrived. One of these co-invented the Discontinuous Displacement Drive, which enabled humanity to spread across the universe.
Caption: ...and also was the concubine to Terra's most notorious mass-murderer. But they won't bring that up.

Quantum Vibe Story Contents © 2024 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2024 Big Head Press