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Strip 550 of Quantum Vibe
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
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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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Transcript For Strip 550

Panel 1
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?
Panel 2
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.
Panel 3
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.
Panel 4
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.

Panel 5
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.

Panel 6
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.

Panel 7
Ho and Du-Ken are both startled by a voice coming from behind Du-Ken.
Voice: Oh, I wouldn't say it's pointless.

Panel 8
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.

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