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Strip 342 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Tell it, sister
Strip 342 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2012-04-16
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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Quantum Vibe

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: Murphy - By Scott Bieser w/Zeke 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 342

Panel 1
Three-shot of Nicole, Bustamante, and the Prosecutor, standing on the two white platforms. (Also the bailiffs standing behind Nicole and Bustamante.) Nicole is in a forward stance, declaring her independence. Bustamante is taken aback.
Nicole: I have been held incommunicado since my arrest!
Nicole: I have had no chance to contact my assurance company and obtain the defense I contracted for!
Panel 2
Two-shot of Nicole and Bustamante, looking daggers at each other.
Nicole: Mr. Bustamante has imposed himself upon me, falsely claiming to have been sent by my assurance company.
Nicole: A simple library search reveals that he has other affiliations.
Panel 3
Looking past Bustamante and Nicole toward the bench and its image of a troubled-looking Neopolitan.
Bustamante: Your honor, may I approach the bench?
Neopolitan: You may not, as you have no claim to represent any party in this case.
Panel 4
Shift angle now so that we see the Prosecutor (Ms. Schroeder) on the left and the bench/Neopolitan on the right. The Prosecutor is looking nervously at her Screen.
Neopolitan: Ms. Schroeder, do you have a record of Ms. Oresme making her guaranteed tel call?
Schumacher: Ah, well your honor, she arrived badly injured and went straight into the medi-vat ...
Panel 5
Three-shot of Schroeder, Nicole and Bustamante, with Schroeder in the right foreground, the other two in the medium distance. Nicole is looking assertive, Bustamante like he doesn't know where to hide.
Schroeder: She was decanted yesterday morning, and ... well ...
Schroeder: She should've gotten her tel call then but I guess there was some clerical error ...
Panel 6
Medium shot of Neopolitan's image. He's looking alarmed.
Neopolitan: Some clerical error??
Neopolitan: The state has DENIED this defendant the right to call for her own assistance, which is guaranteed in the Lunar Constitution and precedent set centuries earlier?
Panel 7
Neopolitan in high dudgeon.
Neopolitan: May I remind you that the liberties guaranteed by the Constitution were purchased in BLOOD by our courageous forebears of three centuries past?
Neopolitan: This court will not sanction the violation of these sacred principles under cover of bureaucratic incompetence!

Panel 8
Nicole and Bustamante and the two bailiffs. Nicole is applauding the judge. Bustamante and the guards are rolling their eyes.
Neopolitan (OP): Defendant WILL receive her guaranteed tel call, without delay!
SFX: [Nicole clapping]

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