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Strip 51 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: This is a job for chocolate
Strip 51 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2011-02-28
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

BHP Forum No More [ May 1, 2021 ]

All Good Things Must Come To An End.

Well folks, it's been 14 years since we started the Big Head Press forum. And there's been a lot of great conversations held there. But, as they do, the times change, and most of the conversations regarding Quantum Vibe and other Big Head Press thoughtful stories have moved on to social media sites like Facebook and Mewe, as well as to the Disqus section on the Quantum Vibe website. With so few participating in the online forum anymore, we decided it was time to retire the forum.

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Transcript For Strip 51

Panel 1
Nicole in the control cabin of the Helio-Flyer. She is in a heavy environment suit. Lighted consoles surround her. We can see her expression of concentration.
Nicole (thinking): The northern edge of the Corona is 3 degrees higher than forecast.
Nicole (thending): Lower angle of attack to minus 45 degrees. We're going in steep.

Panel 2
Same shot. Now she is fighting off boredom.
Nicole (thinking): Forty-seven minutes 30 seconds to package drop.
Nicole (thinking): Forty-seven minutes 25 seconds to package drop.

Panel 3
Now she's frantically punching buttons on the consoles.
Nicole (thending): Dang these magnetic currents! We're going to breach the chromosphere!

Panel 4
Now the simulator is tilted, with cabin and occupant rotated clockwise 80 degrees.
Nicole: (thinking): We are 4 degrees east of our track! How did that happen?
Nicole: (thending): Starboard 45 degrees! We're almost at the drop point!
Panel 5
Nicole is repeatedly jabbing a particular button on her right-side console.
Nicole: Drop tube 7! Why aren't you on-line?

Panel 6
Now the cabin is rotated 140 degrees clockwise. Nicole looks near panic as she furiously taps console buttons.
Nicole: Prominence ahead! Where'd that come from?
Nicole: Hard aport! Boost shields!

Panel 7
Black panel, in which we can only see Nicole's eyes. She looks very annoyed.
Nicole: Shuck.

Panel 8
Exterior, Helio-Flyer simulator. A large capsule has its canopy open and we can see Nicole sitting inside. Seamus is standing close by on a platform. The capsule rests in a yoke that rotates 360 degrees on two axes. The room they are in has some machinery and several observation windows along the walls.
Seamus: Don't feel badly. You have time for one more run-through.
Nicole: Look, if I can't have booze can I at least have some chocolate?

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