Today on Quantum Vibe: Lending money to rubes Strip 2201 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2021-02-01
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.
Albert tries to cajole Ka. She keeps her back turned to him but doesn't walk away. (We can see some people in the middle distance throughout.)
Albert: Listen, I'm worried about Zondra. She could be in trouble ...
Ka: Oh, she's always in trouble. Tons of stalkers. Like you, maybe? Does she owe you money?
Albert looks offended.
Albert: Stalker? I beg your pardon.
Albert: As it happens I owe her a moebit, but mainly I'm concerned for her.
Ka: You owe her? She's not one to go lending money to rubes.
Albert looks even more offended. Now she turns to face him, points at his torso.
Albert: 'Rubes?' Where do you get off calling me that?
Ka: Are you kidding? Look how you're dressed! Classic rube.
Albert (thought): This is ridiculous. But as long as we keep talking ...
Now Albert looks a bit mortified, looking down at himself.
Albert: What do you mean? I update my wardrobe every year. This is the very latest ...
Ka: In the ass-end of nowhere, maybe. To me you look like Sixth-Century Hicksville.
Albert: But … I was born in the Eighth Century.