Today on Quantum Vibe: Gifs her a headache Strip 418 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2012-08-13
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
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.
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Buford, Nicole, Seamus and Ventura are seated at a table in the restaurant. They are looking at holo-screen menus being projected in front of them. Buford does not have her visor on.
Buford: Can I get a menu in Anglish?
Nicole: Use your visor.
Buford: The fisor gifs me a headache.
Ventura (to Seamus): Do you wish for me to also consume food?
Nicole touches a finger to a lower corner of Buford's menu, and it changes to English.
Nicole: Oh, all right. Here you go.
Seamus (to Ventura): Not necessary. If you like, you may order a glass of lubricant.
Nicole glances at Ventura as she punches her order into her holographic menu. Ventura's menu has disappeared.
Nicole: So, uh, Ventura ... you can consume food?
Ventura: To some extent. I can chew and swallow, of course, and my internal mechanisms can extract minerals and convert sugars to alcohol, which some of my components can use.
Seamus is punching in his order, while Buford still studies her holo-menu. Nicole smiles at Ventura.
Nicole: Convert food to alcohol? Wish I could do that.
Seamus: If that were the case you'd never stop eating.
Nicole gives Seamus a hurt look.
Nicole: You wound me, Seamus. After what happened on Luna, I've learned my lesson.
Seamus: We shall see.
Ventura: Is it permitted to ask, what happened on Luna?
Buford grins a wry grin, Nicole glares at Buford, Seamus smiles quietly. Ventura is placid.
Buford: She took a guy to bed who turned out to be a mercorp spy and a rapist, then got t'rown in jail.
Nicole: Hey! It was ... more complicated than that.
Ventura looks at Buford, who is finally punching her order into her holo-menu.
Ventura: Dr. O'Murchadha said that you are Ms. Nicole's assistant, yes?
Buford: Yes. Why?
Ventura: Then should you be embarrassing your employer this way?
Buford is non-plussed. Nicole laughs. Seamus looks amused. Ventura is calm.
Nicole: Ha-ha! Score one for Robot-Girl.
Ventura: I am not a robot, I am an android.