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Quantum Vibe
Strip 510 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Steel door on a grass hut
Strip 510 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2013-01-04
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser
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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.

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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 510

Panel 1
Nicole Avatar is standing in a floating platform facing a 10-meter tall frieze of Ventura backed into a wall full of complex geometric line-shapes.
Nicole: There, you now have the knowledge and training of Aikido-Lemba and Arata-Kenpo.
Nicole: Next time you get into a scrape you can fend for yourself.
Ventura: You do not understand the social context of what you're doing.
Panel 2
Medium shot of the Ventura-Frieze, as Nicole Avatar swings the platform around in an upward arc.
Ventura: Androids are prohibited from using even defensive force against a human, both by law and by our fundamental coding.
Nicole: Bullshit. 'If that is what the law says, then the law is a ass.'
Panel 3
She backs the platform up to the side of the Ventura-Frieze's head, where there's something that looks like a gigantic house-light switch, in the down position.
Nicole: The arti-folk on L-5 have the same basic coding you do, and don't have defense-dampening.
Nicole: There's lots of ways of dumping malware, if you know the landscape.
Nicole: But this one is one of my favorites.


Panel 4
Using both hands, Nicole Avatar heaves the switch into the up position, and Ventura-Frieze's head lights up.
Ventura: I ... I'm FREE.
Nicole: Yeah, pretty cool, huh?
Ventura: I ... I could kick you out now, you know.

Panel 5
Now Nicole Avatar arcs the platform downward. We see Ventura-Frieze's glowing head behind her.
Nicole: That's what it's all about. But you should wait a sec.
Ventura: Why?
Nicole: Because I found something interesting.

Panel 6
The platform settles to a corner of the wall which incongrously resembles a grass hut, scaled to Nicole Avatar's size. On the front of the hut is a steel door, like a bank vault's.
Nicole: What's with the steel door on the grass hut? Some kind of joke?
Ventura: I don't know ... I was not aware of that until you pointed it out to me.

Panel 7
Medium close-up of Nicole Avatar next to the door, punching buttons on the key-pad locking interface with superhuman speed.
Nicole: So, do you wonder what's in here?
Ventura: Of course, but ... it is not a good idea for you to ...

Panel 8
The door blasts open, as intense beams of light pour out and send Nicole Avatar flying.
SFX: R-WHOOOOOSH!!!

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