Today on Quantum Vibe: Through the nose Strip 591 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2013-05-03
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
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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Murphy, now wearing skingloves, is holding the magnetic resonance scanner over the corpse's head. As Nicole looks on.
Murphy: Well, there is a blockage in the basal artery.
Nicole: Ah, they were right after all. Let's get out of here.
Murphy hands Nicole a device that looks like a large syringe, but with a 40 cm long, thin plastic tube at the business end and a couple of wheels at the other end. Nicole is also wearing the skingloves.
Murphy: Not so fast. We need to get a sample of the blocking material.
Murphy: Here, take this and run the tube into her left nostril.
Murphy holds the scanner over the corpse's head, while Nicole manipulates the little wheels on the syringe – looking very uncomfortable about it.
Murphy: Use the wheels to guide the probe through the nasal passage and into the meninges.
Murphy: Straight .. now a bit left … a bit downward … now to the right … that's it.
Murphy and Nicole continue working with the sampler syringe. Nicole is looking more and more distressed.
Murphy: Okay, at this point you'll need to use the micro-cutter. There's a red button next to the left wheel.
Murphy: A little further …
Nicole: There's blood coming out her nose!
Murphy and Nicole continue this process, Nicole looking like she wants to crawl out of her own skin.
Murphy: That's to be expected.
Murphy: Okay, stop. You're at the blockage.
Murphy: Now, gently pull the back-stopper to draw the material into the probe.
Murphy and Nicole. Nicole is looking even more distressed.
Murphy: Well done! Now, slowly withdraw the probe, out the way you came.
Nicole: Eeeeee. Blood everywhere, everywhere.
With some relief, Nicole hands the bloody syringe over to Murphy.
Murphy: Okay, now to use the molecular spec-analyzer ...
Nicole: Thank goddard this is over …
Murphy: Oh, we're not done yet. If this is what I think it is we'll have to take more samples.
Same shot, but now Nicole is no longer visible. Murphy looks down at where Nicole has slumped.
Murphy: Okay, you can take a break for a few minutes.
Nicole (OP): You're too kind.