Today on Quantum Vibe: Monty Porcupine Strip 1863 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2018-10-22
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Gus Mendes 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.
Updates delayed by Thundersnow [ Feb 21, 2021 ]
Scott's home and studio were without electric power for three days after the freak winter ice/snow storm hit Texas last week. That plus needing a day to recover and recuperate has eaten up his buffer of strips and put him a week behind schedule. We regret that a one-week pause in uploads is unfortunately necessary.
An obviously synthetic Porcupine, with what looks like a magnifying eyepiece in one eye. Is gazing intently at a holoscreen showing a scan result of a woman (Diana)'s head.
Porcupine: I'll be damned if I can find anything wrong with it.
Monty: Your implant's interfacing fields and electron flows are running to full spec.
Caption: You guessed it: Monty Porcupine. Casa del Roaz's brain surgeon.
Show the whole room: The Porcupine is standing on a small anti-grav platform in front of the machine projecting the holoscreen from Panel 1. Diana, sans coat, is sitting on an examining table, which has something that looks like one of those old-style dental X-Ray projectors. Areum is holding up a wall on the right.
Monty: I have received reports of some of your fellow Zytemondian refugees having similar problems after Murphy displacements.
Monty: Sadly, there are no solid leads as to a cause.
Monty: But there is one bit of good news ...
Another view of the Porcupine and Diana.
Monty: … no detectable damage to either tissue or auranium from these, er, episodes.
Monty: Which suggests a psychological component you might want to explore.
Diana: So you're saying my headaches are all in my head. Great.
The Porcupine glides over atop his anti-grav platform to 'stand' before Diana, looking like a child who'd just been told there's no Santa.
Monty: Some of the reports said one milligram of 23 percent CBD oil per day, more or less, alleviated the headaches.
Diana: My head hurts because it needs to be oiled?
Monty: Sure. Otherwise your neurons will over-heat.
Diana: What? Seriously?