Today on Quantum Vibe: It's always after 70 huoke somewhere Strip 550 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2013-03-01
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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.
IGG Campaign Concludes [ Jul 6, 2021 ]
A Message From Alyss
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Cut to: Chief Investigator Ho's office in Xin Rizhao. He's also about to take a sip of a drink. Agent Du-Ken is just entering.
Du-ken: Starting a little early, aren't we, Ho?
Ho: It's after 70 huoke, Du-Ken. What do you need?
Two-shot of Ho and Du-ken, as Ho downs his drink.
Du-Ken: The ship with our suspects departs Voltaire in less than a huoke.
Du-Ken: I can't believe we're letting the biggest potential collars of our careers slip through our fingers like this.
Focus on Ho -- holding a bottle of booze in one hand and pulling a second glass out of a drawer with the other.
Ho: Disappointments like this come with the territory. Join me in a drink?
Du-Ken: Guess I'm officially off the clock, too.
Du-Ken sits on Ho's desk, holding her glass as Ho pours her drink.
Ho: We know that we did our jobs as best as we were permitted.
Ho: And our careers benefit more from obeying our superiors than from splashy arrests.
Du-Ken: Oh, I know that.
Ho and Du-Ken. Ho refills his glass.
Du-Ken: Still, I didn't get into this business just to kiss ass. I want to stop the bad guys.
Du-Ken: I'm just not always sure who the bad guys are anymore.
They both raise their glasses to their lips.
Ho: You know, we haven't been ordered to STOP the investigation, just keep it to ourselves.
Du-Ken: What's the point, when the info we work to find just gets filed away in Chan's drawer?
Du-Ken: It seems pointless.
Ho and Du-Ken are both startled by a voice coming from behind Du-Ken.
Voice: Oh, I wouldn't say it's pointless.
In the left background, Ho and Du-Ken look with surprise at the figure silhouetted in the foreground right. The figure looks vaguely familiar, and feminine.
Voice: After all, all that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.
Voice: Let's talk ... off the record.