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Quantum Vibe
Strip 428 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Post trauma distress order
Strip 428 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2012-08-27
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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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: Nicole - By Scott Bieser w/Zeke Bieser

End Of The War [ Jun 3, 2024 ]

Today's strip wraps up Part 3 of QUANTUM VIBE: This Means War, and also wraps up the whole story.

Still, there is cover art to be done, and I should have a draft ready for next Monday's update, if not the finished art. We plan to run a crowdfunding campaign for the printed book in September. And, after that?

Afterwards we start with a new story, set almost 400 years before This Means War, as Alyss tells her grandchildren the story of how she helped establish an early colony outside the home solar system.

We will see some older characters return, and some new characters populating this story. In the weeks before I begin this new story (I haven't settled on a title for it yet,) I'll post some character designs and development art, so keep coming back.

See you soon.

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Transcript For Strip 428

Panel 1
A younger-looking Nicole is walking along a corridor, whistling a tune
SFX: [whistling]
Panel 2
Suddenly the corridor goes black. We can see Nicole and she looks startled.
Nicole: Uh!

Panel 3
Suddenly a small door opens, a blinding light shines through. Nicole is looking even younger now.
Nicole: No!

Panel 4
A big scalely arm reaches through the tiny door and grabs Nicole, who looks like she's 9 years old.
Nicole: SHRIEEEEEEK

Panel 5
Suddenly we're in the Huoxing hotel room, Nicole is in bed screaming, tangled up in her sheets. Buford is trying to untangle and console her, as Ventura looks on.
Nicole: SHRIEEEEEEK
Buford: It's okay, baby, it's okay! Just a dream.


Panel 6
Nicole is mostly awake now, and hugging Buford, who cradles Nicole in her arms.
Nicole: {sob!} Oh, Buford ...
Buford: It's okay, baby, I'm here.
Ventura: What is wrong?

Panel 7
Nicole is drifting back to sleep, and Buford straightens the sheet over her as she turns to speak to Ventura.
Buford: Post-trauma stress disorder.
Buford: You were right to scold me for joking about what happened on Luna.

Panel 8
Buford gazes upon the sleeping Nicole, Ventura looks shocked by Buford's words.
Buford: She spent 5 days in solitary confinement.
Buford: T'ey did -- somet'ing to her.
Buford: We don't know what because she won't talk about it.

Quantum Vibe Story Contents © 2024 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2024 Big Head Press