Today on Quantum Vibe: Trade secret Strip 835 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2014-05-16
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.
Not Safe [ Apr 24, 2022 ]
Starting Monday 4-25-2022, with part 3 of QUANTUM VIBE: This Means War, each strip installment has been extended to have six panels rather than four. We believe this will enable a smoother, fuller story flow for the reader. We will also be limiting uploads of QUANTUM VIBE to one installment per week so Scott has time to develop a new spin-off strip, Not-Safe.
Not-Safe will be a NSFW strip set in the Assimulation galaxy depicted in Volume 5, with Eithne Lamdagan as the central character. Our hope is it will bring in enough money so Scott can hire a colorist again and he can start producing more QUANTUM VIBE strips. More info coming soon.
Inside the Quantum Express office, Murphy speaks with the Clerk a young baseline man standing behind the counter. The Clerk is smiling and confident.
Clerk: Can we get something to Hyperion in 68 days?
Clerk: Sure, we can get a package there in … let's see … 50 days if you want to go fastest way.
Closer shot of Clerk and Murphy.
Murphy: How much does fastest way cost?
Clerk: I need to know how big the package is. What're its mass and dimensions?
Murphy: 72 kilos, 170 by 60 by 90 centimeters.
The clerk eyes Murphy a bit suspiciously. Murphy deadpans.
The clerk isn't smiling now.
Clerk: I'm sorry, ma'am, but we don't ship sapients. Not even arti-folk.
Clerk: It raises too many liability issues.
Murphy doesn't give up.
Murphy: Look, I have GOT to get to Hyperion by December 25th.
Muprhy: How do your packages get shipped? There aren't any freighters scheduled that could make it that soon, I've checked.
The Clerk grins slyly at Murphy, who looks doubtful.
Clerk: That's a trade secret, ma'am.
Murphy: No doubt. What will you take for that secret? I'll sign non-disclosure and non-compete if you insist.
Now the Clerk looks a bit more bashful. Murphy is taken aback.
Clerk: Well, um … I don't have a girlfriend these days, and you're quite beautiful.
Clerk: How about a date?
Close-up on Murphy, weighing the situation.
Close-up on Murphy, her jaw set in grim resolve.
Murphy: If your secret doesn't get me where I want to go I'll rip your nuts off.