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Strip 1755 of Quantum Vibe
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
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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: Château Périlleux - By Scott Bieser w/Lea Jean Badellas & Gus Mendes

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 1755

Panel 1
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.
Panel 2
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?
Panel 3
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'?

Panel 4
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?

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