Today on Quantum Vibe: Rather out of character Strip 709 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2013-11-11
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.
Exterior of the Argosy flying through space, backwards as it decelerates into the Jovian system.
Seamus: Nicole, may I have a few words with you?
Nicole: Yeah, sure.
Nicole's room. Nicole is sitting in her bed, propped up against pillows, reading something on her personal Screen. She's dressed in dirty tank-top and ¾ length sweat pants, and looks fairly bedraggled. Seamus is standing just inside the door.
Seamus: It's been 22 days since our dinner with the Captain and you've hardly left this room.
Seamus: That's rather out of character for you and I'm concerned.
Seamus sits on the bed next to Nicole, striking a fatherly pose.
Nicole: To tell you the truth, I haven't been sleeping well lately. If I can't be on top of my game, I'd really rather not have to deal with all those Loonies and Terries on this ship.
Seamus: Does this have anything to do with your falling-out with Murphy?
Seamus tries to be sensitive but Nicole just rolls her eyes.
Nicole: Oh yeah, Seamus, after all I've been through – defying death, getting thrown in cages and beaten up, electrocuted, publicly humiliated – the thing that finally breaks me is a spat with a shucking robot.