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Quantum Vibe
Strip 718 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Bright idea
Strip 718 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2013-11-22
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 718

Panel 1
Medium close-up view of another of the Argosy's cannon getting hit by a laser bolt.
Mueller (from ship): Aaaaa! Not again!
Strider: Cannon One hit and disabled, sir.
Strider: That leaves Two and Four.

Panel 2
On the control deck we see Strider, Mueller, Santos, Bartoli.
Santos: Keep charging and firing! Maybe we'll get lucky.
Santos: Bartoli! Evasive maneuvers! Random pattern!
Bartoli: Aye, sir.

Panel 3
Strider and Mueller, reacting to their monitor screens. Santos in the foreground right.
Mueller: No! Fuck!
Strider: Captain, they've hit Cannon Two. Only Cannon Four remains.
Santos: For once I agree with Mueller.

Panel 4
Medium shot of Santos, grinding his teeth.
Santos: So we can't seem to hit them, and we can't out-run them.
Santos: Anyone have any bright ideas?
Mueller (OP): Aaah! Goddammit!
Strider (OP): That was Cannon Four, sir.

Panel 5
Bartoli and Santos.
Bartoli: Sir, since they've been targeting weapons, it is clear they intend to take the ship intact.
Bartoli: Why not stand down, let the pirates board, and then the combat-bots will take care of them?

Panel 6
Looking past Mueller, his face buried in his hands, towards Santos and Bartoli.
Santos: I don't like that idea, but I have to admit I don't have a better one.
Bartoli: Captain, we're being hailed
Santos: Let's hear them.

Panel 7
The men are looking out the portside window at a new, menacing-looking ship, in station-keeping with the Argosy, a laser cannon pointed at them.
Voice on speaker: If you gentlemen will look out your window, you will see we have our sights trained on your command deck.
Voice: Surrender now, or taste vacuum.

Panel 8
Medium shot of Santos, looking tired. Beyond him, a terrified Mueller and shocked Strider.
Santos: Looks like we'll have to try your idea, Bartoli.
Santos: Cut engines, stop the spin. Signal our surrender.

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