Strip 166 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe:
The day off

Strip 166 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2011-08-08

Story & Art: Scott Bieser

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QUANTUM VIBE: ASSIMILATION on Sale Soon! [ Nov 1, 2017 ]

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The current Quantum Vibe story arc is drawing to a close, with the final strip in the story going live on Friday, November 10.

You know what this means, don't you?

This means Scott will be busting-ass through November to get the collected volume of QUANTUM VIBE: ASSIMULATION assembled and available for sale by the first of December! The front cover art has been completed and is shown here.

We will announce the exact sale date before Thanksgiving.

Also, the strip will be taking a three-week break while Scott gears up to produce the next exciting story in the QUANTUM VIBE universe. Tentatively titled "Château Périlleux," this story takes place mostly in 31st-Century "France" -- that is, the independent, intergalactic, free-trade space-city also known as "Bubbleopolis," "Novo Paolo," "Kūchū Rōkaku," or simply, "Oz."

When we last saw Diana Martelli, who we met in the "Venus 23" story arc, she had taken a job with Juan Goméz, a private investigator. Her life is mostly filled with investigating insurance-fraud and divorce cases, pretty hum-drum. Everything changes when Goméz and Martelli are hired to solve the cold-case murder of the gynoid, Hayami. Her investigation takes her through the various realms within "French" society, where she meets a variety of other-worldly yet strangely-familiar characters. And the solution to this case opens up a glimpse of a conspiracy which threatens the future of "France" itself.



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The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Still at the breakfast cafe, at the table, Seamus is leaning forward and speaking softly.
Seamus: The problem is, as I see it you are manifestly well-qualified to be my assistant.
Nicole: I … I can't ...
Panel 2
Seamus is standing, and taking Nicole by the hand, leading her to stand up as well.
Seamus: You are exhausted from stress and lack of sleep and should not be making any life-changing decisions in this state.
Seamus: Please come with me.
Panel 3
The two walk down a broad concourse, with numerous other people going about their business.
Nicole: Where are we going?
Seamus: Did you know Ishtar Station has an Áine's Spa?
Panel 4
They turn into a decorated store-front style entrance to Áine's Spa. Nicole looks incredulous.
Nicole: Áine's? Really?
Seamus: My dear Ms. Oresme, you are about to receive 24 hours of paradise.
Panel 5
Nicole, clad in a smock, is reclined on what looks like a bed of lotus blossoms, in a room illuminated by dozens of candles. There are also a couple of incense burners. She appears to be sleeping peacefully.
Caption (Seamus): 'They will likely start you with an aromatic deep-rest period, in a nano-chelation-bed, to cleans the poisons from your system.'
Panel 6
Nicole in a different cafe than before, this one has a musical performing quartet on a stage. Nicole is enjoying her meal of fruits and meats. We can see some other spa customers (mostly female) at other tables.
Caption (Seamus): 'Followed by a day of delicious – and nutrient-packed – food, drink and live entertainment.'
Panel 7
Nicole is sleeping peacefully in a more normal bed (not her hotel bed).
Caption (Seamus): Finally, another assisted-sleep cycle to bring your circadian back into synch and your HPA axis back into balance.

Panel 8
Nicole, looking refreshed and resplendent, emerges from the Áine's Spa entrance to meet Seamus.
Caption: 24 hours later:
Seamus: So, Ms. Oresme, are you ready to continue our journey?
Nicole: Journey? We're on a journey?
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