Today on Quantum Vibe: Unlikely patois Strip 1878 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2018-11-26
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Gus Mendes Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
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.
Stefan stands by work station. The station consists of an upright casket, the insides of which roughly outline a human form, but everything is modular and adjustible. Stefan himself appears to be a cyborg – part marchine, part biological human. He stands straight, his nose in the air, looking like an effete machine-queen. But when he speaks ...
Caption: Stefan was not quite what I expected:
Stefan: Oi! Annabelle said me next appointment was wi' bios but I thought she were pullin' me leg.
Stefan: If yer looking for … ah … cosmetical surgery I can most heartily recommend Bartolo's Beautysculpting Boutique, onna fourth level.
Areum, Diana, and Stefan
Diana: I'm just here to ask you about a former customer.
Diana: Her name was Hayami. She worked for Gianturco Guaranta, and she were … was murdered a bit more'n a year ago.
Stefan: Aye, that were an awful tragedy for sure. That sexy giantess were wunna me favorites, ya know.
Diana and Stefan, conversing as Areum looks on.
Caption: Stefan's weirdly accented dialect of Looniespeak was throwing me off.
Caption: But he was a talker, so I spent the next 15 minutes hearing about all the gossip Hayami shared with him …
Caption: But very little of it seemed relevant to the case, until ...
Diana lights up at Stefan's words.
Stefan: Ah, but there was one, Belbenoit. That's the one she hated like a dinion hates a zylocone.
Caption: 'Belbenoit'! Apparently, he was someone Hayami encountered at one of her clandestine meetings.
Caption: I never did learn what the hell a dinion or a zylocone are.