Today on Quantum Vibe: Blatantly propagandistic Strip 1755 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2018-02-07
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
Creepy moves in darkness dares discovery.
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.
IGG Campaign Concludes [ Jul 6, 2021 ]
A Message From Alyss
So, we fell just a few hundred short of our goal, but that's okay, because it's a "Flexible Goal" meaning we still get the funds raised (minus Indiegogo's cut) so we can and will fulfill the promised perks.
We are grateful to all who contributed, and yes you are all now founding members of the "Free Cosmos Project," with all the privileges membership entitles you thereto. (Unless you don't want the honor, we'll respect that too.) Which for now means we'll be whipping up a spiffy little Certificate for each of you, physical versions sent out with the physical books requested, and PDF versions for the rest.
Indiegogo will disburse the funds to us soon. And we've already got the ball rolling printing books, and postcards, as well as the above-mentioned FCP certificates. And we'll be talking a bit more about the Free Cosmos Project in the coming weeks.
Behind Scarlett are head-shots of a variety of different sorts of arti-folk.
Scarlett: The thing to remember is that arti-folk have free will and are as varied in their strengths, weaknesses, and value-systems as the bio-folk they live among.
Scarlett: Therefore, they are just as capable of good or evil actions as the bio-folk they live among.
Behind Scarlett (who is looking more pensive) are medium-shots of two arti-folk. One looks happy and optimistic; the other has a chain collar around its neck and a big clamp over its head and looks despondent. In this shot we can see the back of Diana's head.
Scarlett: Now, in other worlds, especially those colonized by Huoxingians, arti-folk are still enslaved, their minds 'clamped' to limit their exercise of free will.
Scarlett: Those worlds' rulers must continually struggle to maintain their dominance against various groups at home and abroad seeking to liberate the slaves.
Diana (OP,thought): Where are the groups seeking to liberate enslaved bio-folk from A.I. Dominance in places like my homeworld?
Switch POV back to Diana, looking a bit put out.
Diana (thought): This record is a little too general. Not to mention, blatantly propagandistic. Looks like I'll have to dive deeper into the Redes.
Diana (thought): The problem is, I'm not sure where to go from here. Scan for claims against Hayami's manufacturer? Her emploer? Just how old is she, really? Should I believe that 1052.414 'activation date'?
Medium close-up on Diana, thinking.
Diana (thought): I want to find out what could motivate a free gynoid to go rogue and murder her employer. Despite her faults, Alyss didn't strike me as someone who would inspire a slave revolt.
Diana (thought): Or maybe I'm looking at this from the wrong angle. What would prompt a human to murder someone like Alyss Roaz?