Today on Quantum Vibe: Legless Strip 2002 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2019-09-25
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - 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.
Back at the hearing, Montoya addresses the arbiters.
Caption (Bok): The hearing resumes:
Montoya: Hayami Leigh was not merely an employee of Alyss Roaz. She betrayed Roaz at a critical moment, resulting in the destruction of Roaz' former biological body.
Montoya: But like most of us, Roaz had created a 'back-up' of her personality and memories and those were restored to the artificial body who sits with us now.
Looking back at Montoya, we see Roaz, Diana and company at their table. Diana is casting a sympathetic glance at Roaz, who is a bit downcast.
Montoya: While Roaz' personality was being restored, Hayami was found dead.
Montoya: Not only was her plancktronic brain destroyed, her back-up container came up missing.
Montoya: She could neither be restored nor assist in identifying her killers.
Focus now on Sergio Cooper, looking thoughrfully stoic. The others on their side are glancing side-eyed at him.
Montoya (OP): As her assurance agency, Smith & Holder investigated Hayami's murder, but after a few cycles could find no solid leads.
Montoya (OP): When such a renowned agency gave up the case, Roaz was left to ponder her situation. You don't have to be a genius to suspect that those responsible may have prompted Hayami's betrayal and were covering their tracks.
Montoya faces the arbiters again, who are looking slightly amused.
Montoya: This is why Roaz engaged the services of Juan Gómez and Diana Martelli, to find those responsible. Their contract is in the record.
Montoya: Not some secret experiments funded by de Castries, of which Roaz knew nothing.
Montoya: That particular theory has no legs, as the saying goes.
Montoya: Obviously I know all about having no legs.