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Strip 494 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Cooperative and honorable
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First Seen: Mon 2012-11-26
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser
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Transcript For Strip 494

Panel 1
Cut to the drawing room at the Po estate. Three-shot of Tong, Peng-Bo, and Seamus. Peng-Bo, facing the holoscreen, is delivering his response to the shareholder's questions.
Peng-Bo: With regard to whether I am purchasing on my own account, or for HuoJinGong, please be assured that this is for my own account only.
Peng-Bo: I will transmit my bank information to verify that I have funds on an account in my own name.
Panel 2
Medium close-up of Peng-Bo.
Peng-Bo: With regard to your proposed pledge to your non-aggression principle, I'm afraid I must decline.
Peng-Bo: My responsibilities as a Divisional Director preclude taking such a sweeping oath.
Peng-Bo: I'm sure you understand.

Panel 3
Two-shot of Tong and Peng-Bo. Tong is looking thoughtfully at Peng-Bo as the latter continues speaking.
Peng-Bo: With regard to the ... difficult past episodes which Dr. Diamondi references, well ...
Peng-Bo: I view them as learning experiences, and I believe that I am a much better steward of both my own and HuoJinGong's resources as a result.

Panel 4
Two-shot of Peng-Bo and Seamus, with the holoscreen between them. Peng-Bo holds his arms wide with palms upward in a gesture of humility. Seamus is looking rather skeptical.
Peng-Bo: After all, who among us can say that one may dare to accomplish things without making mistakes along the way?
Peng-Bo: I ask for your understanding, and pledge that I will be a cooperative and honorable member of this group.

Panel 5A
Medium close-up on Peng-Bo, looking as virtuously humble as he can manage.
Peng-Bo: Thank you for your time.
Peng-Bo: End Transmission.

Panel 5B
Peng-Bo's expression darkens as he turns to look at Seamus.
No dialog.

Panel 6
Looking past Peng-Bo at Seamus.
Peng-Bo: How do you think they will respond?
Seamus: I would rather not forecast their responses. They might surprise me.

Panel 7
Two-shot of Peng-Bo and Seamus.
Peng-Bo: I find your response ... unhelpful.
Seamus: Be that as it may, I will say that your plea was the best you could possibly have made, given the situation.

Panel 8
Two-shot of Tong and Peng-Bo. They are exchanging glances. Tong looks worried.
Peng-Bo: Then we shall await their replies.
Peng-Bo: And let us hope those replies do not result in ... any unpleasantness.

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