Today on Quantum Vibe: An embarrassment of distractions Strip 2196 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2021-01-20
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
Dark plans fall like thunderbolts.
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.
Alyss is leaning on the console, recovering from the head-rush. The others are gathered around.
Alyss: I'm fine, Lorelei, but their database protocols are about a century out-of-date.
Alyss: And that was a lot of data.
Enrique: But is any of it useful to us?
Alyss has pulled the crystal from her ear-hole. Alyss regards it somewhat ruefully.
Alyss: I guess … maybe. It's an embarrassment of riches.
Kofi: Or an embarrassment of distractions. Or misinformation.
Alyss places the crystal in a small case.
Alyss: Could be either. That's why I want to take this to Sergio, unless any of you has a better idea.
Lorelei: Are you going to stick that thing in his ear?
Alyss walks towards one of the rear security portals, smiling back at Lorelei and the group.
Alyss: Why, do you think it would turn him on?
Alyss: Most likely he'll stick it in his mainbrain.
Alyss: He may be remarkable but he's not into kink.