Today on Quantum Vibe: Poor Buford Strip 438 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2012-09-10
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.
Seamus stands with Nicole and Ventura at a table with an elaborate spread of finger-food. Seamus serves himself some punch from the crystalline punch bowl.
Nicole: Too bad we had a late breakfast. I'm not really hungry.
Seamus: Nor am I, but with all the talking I'll be doing I need to keep my throat fresh.
Nicole notices Seamus picking up a few pieces of some sort of candy.
Nicole: Better be careful with the candy. You'll get fat again.
Seamus: Nonsense. These are for later.
The trio begins working their way through the crowd of people.
Nicole: I feel bad that we had to ditch Buford at the door.
Seamus: Oh, she's not alone. Many of these guests have valets, bodyguards, and so forth stashed in nearby anterooms.
Cut to an anteroom where we see Buford at a card table playing a poker-like game with four other bodyguards (one other Beltape and three Enforcer-types. She's triumphantly showing a winning hand.
Caption (Nicole): 'Even so, I hope she isn't feeling left out.'
Buford: Three Ceos, two nines. Looks like I win again.