Today on Quantum Vibe:
Strip 241 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2011-11-21
Story & Art: Scott Bieser
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QUANTUM VIBE: ASSIMILATION on Sale Soon! [ Nov 1, 2017 ]
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
Seamus and Nicole are still at Baggage Portal 5, Seamus is dressing-down the halpless baggage clerk, as Nicole is pulling her own suitcase off the counter.
Seamus: Your response is unacceptable!
Seamus: You will look again and find my luggage, do you understand?
Nicole: Skewz me.
Clerk leaves hurriedly. Seamus fumes. Nicole is looking through her own suitcase (it has an automatic stand that extrudes to the floor). Other passengers are coming up behind them, wanting their baggage.
Seamus: Unbelievable! I've flown this service for more than a century with no problems, and now this!
The clerk returns. He looks nervous. Seamus looks like he's going to eat the little guy.
Clerk: Uh, we're running a trace on your bags now, sir, to see what happened to it.
Clerk: Would you mind having a seat in the lounge so I can help the other ...
Seamus practically roars at the clerk.
Seamus: NO I WILL NOT!
Seamus: I WILL REMAIN HERE UNTIL I HAVE MY BELONGINGS!
A pair of muscular-looking SecGuards (one beefy human, one android xtra large) suddenly appear flanking the clerk. Seamus is calmer but not intimidated.
Secguard 1: Waz ur problem?
Seamus: This transline is in violation of Lunar Articles Sec. 12 (8)(c) paragraph 11 and I may wish to file a formal complaint.
The Secguard puts a finger to his temple, and his eyes go unfocused as he consults his Plant. Seamus looks at him levelly.
Secguard: … ate… cee, right?
Seamus: Yes, with reference to the Trade Agreement with Muc Ar Foulain.
Medium shot of the group at the portal: The two secguards, the clerk, Seamus, Nicole, some people behind Nicole. The SecGuard now holds his palm to his ear. Nicole says something to Seamus. The people behind Nicole look impatient.
Secguard: rr, pleez stan by wyl Ai consult wid mai offis.
Nicole (to Seamus): At least nothing's missing from my bag.
Angle so we see past Seamus and Nicole down the line, which has gotten quite long. One of the people behind Nicole voices a complaint, and she responds.
Annoyed Passenger: Hai, wotz teh hang-up her?
Nicole: Pleez bear wid us, citizen. Iz a matter of nashunul security.