Today on Quantum Vibe: Unbelievable Strip 241 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2011-11-21
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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.
Seamus and Nicole are still at Baggage Portal 5, Seamus is dressing-down the halpless baggage clerk, as Nicole is pulling her own suitcase off the counter.
Seamus: Your response is unacceptable!
Seamus: You will look again and find my luggage, do you understand?
Nicole: Skewz me.
Clerk leaves hurriedly. Seamus fumes. Nicole is looking through her own suitcase (it has an automatic stand that extrudes to the floor). Other passengers are coming up behind them, wanting their baggage.
Seamus: Unbelievable! I've flown this service for more than a century with no problems, and now this!
The clerk returns. He looks nervous. Seamus looks like he's going to eat the little guy.
Clerk: Uh, we're running a trace on your bags now, sir, to see what happened to it.
Clerk: Would you mind having a seat in the lounge so I can help the other ...
Seamus practically roars at the clerk.
Seamus: NO I WILL NOT!
Seamus: I WILL REMAIN HERE UNTIL I HAVE MY BELONGINGS!
A pair of muscular-looking SecGuards (one beefy human, one android xtra large) suddenly appear flanking the clerk. Seamus is calmer but not intimidated.
Secguard 1: Waz ur problem?
Seamus: This transline is in violation of Lunar Articles Sec. 12 (8)(c) paragraph 11 and I may wish to file a formal complaint.
The Secguard puts a finger to his temple, and his eyes go unfocused as he consults his Plant. Seamus looks at him levelly.
Secguard: … ate… cee, right?
Seamus: Yes, with reference to the Trade Agreement with Muc Ar Foulain.
Medium shot of the group at the portal: The two secguards, the clerk, Seamus, Nicole, some people behind Nicole. The SecGuard now holds his palm to his ear. Nicole says something to Seamus. The people behind Nicole look impatient.
Secguard: rr, pleez stan by wyl Ai consult wid mai offis.
Nicole (to Seamus): At least nothing's missing from my bag.
Angle so we see past Seamus and Nicole down the line, which has gotten quite long. One of the people behind Nicole voices a complaint, and she responds.
Annoyed Passenger: Hai, wotz teh hang-up her?
Nicole: Pleez bear wid us, citizen. Iz a matter of nashunul security.