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Strip 2104 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Neucoins vs Meucoins
Strip 2104 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2020-06-05
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
Dark plans fall like thunderbolts.
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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

What Comes Next [ Mar 18, 2024 ]

The War is Over. We Won.

The war is over, but This Means War has a ways to go. Novo Paolo/Bubbleopolis is still in a nebula/stellar nursery, no one knows what happened to the planet Sharen (center of the Intergalactic Council), and the status of the now-surrendered Invaders is yet to be resolved. What will they do when they learn their homeworld is basically destroyed? Will Alyss and Li be re-united? How about Diana (the real one) and Otto?

These questions will be resolved in the next few weeks, before This Means War part 3 wraps in late May.

After that, I plan to go BACK in time about 400 years, to when Alyss and Li left their home in the Sol System to colonize a new world on the far side of the galaxy. As one might expect, hijinks ensue. New subtitle yet to be determined, start date sometime in around the start of July. Stay tuned!

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Transcript For Strip 2104

Panel 1
Montoya is seated at the bar as the bartender brings his drink.
Bartender: Here ya go. That'll be five milis.
Montoya: Thanks. What's your name?
Bartender: I'm Barney.
Caption: The government on Wheeler uses a crypto-currency – 'Neucoins' -- something like Moebits but with one important difference.

Panel 2
Montoya places a token on the bar, which Barney notes with some surprise.
Montoya: I'm Albert. Pleased to meet you.
Caption: Neucoins, are trace-able. This way their government can keep track of all currency transactions in their system. Well, almost all.
Caption: But a lot of people desired the privacy offered by the Moebit system, and so a need was provided by the market, carried via smart-tokens.
Panel 3
Barney is holding the coin low in his hand while Montoya speaks to h im.
Caption: Naturally these 'Meucoins' spread rapidly through clandestine networks and became highly valued by anyone with secrets to keep.
Montoya: So tell me, Barney, do you hear much about some outfit calling itself Society for Justice? I have an important message for them.

Panel 4
Barney pockets the coin and then walks away from Montoya, who looks very annoyed.
Barney: Sorry, nefer heard of 'em. Excuse me, I got work to do.
Montoya (thought): Filho da puta.
Montoya: That was my last meucoin.

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