Today on Quantum Vibe: Old friend Strip 312 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2012-03-05
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.
Downward view of Nicole falling toward the street more than 150 meters below she's reaching into her belt.
Same shot, street is a bit closer, some flyer traffic about 80 meters below. Nicole has pulled out her Bubb.
Nicole: Hello, old friend.
Same shot, street and the flyer traffic are a bit closer. The Bubb expands to envelop Nicole.
Nicole: Glad the gravity here is less than 2 gravs.
Now we're looking at an upward angle. Nicole in her Bubb levels out and swoops away. Thirty meters above, we can see the balcony she lept from and barely make out Rando peering at her.
Nicole: Now to find my way back to my hotel.
Much closer shot of the balcony, from the same angle. Rando watches Nicole fly away.
Rando: NEEDZ 2 GIT WAN OV DOSE SOMEDAI.
Now Rando is holding his palm to the side of his head, in a tel call.
Rando: HAY LEROY, R U CLOSE 2 MORROW AN SHEPHARD?
Rando: NEEDZ U 2 MAK PICKUP 4 ME.
Medium close-up on Nicole in her Bubb. She's starting to tear up and shake, in post-traumatic stress. Framing her are two images of Rando: one as he was in Club Leykis, smiling and friendly, the other in rapist mode, leering and menacing.
Nicole: I'm such an idiot ...
Her reverie is broken by bright flashing lights behind her, a siren bark, and an amplified voice yelling at her.
Voice: U IN DA BUBB! U WILL LAND AN DISMOUNT IMMEDIATELY!