Today on Quantum Vibe:
Cooperative and honorable
Strip 494 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2012-11-26
Story & Art: Scott Bieser
Colors: Zeke 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
Cut to the drawing room at the Po estate. Three-shot of Tong, Peng-Bo, and Seamus. Peng-Bo, facing the holoscreen, is delivering his response to the shareholder's questions.
Peng-Bo: With regard to whether I am purchasing on my own account, or for HuoJinGong, please be assured that this is for my own account only.
Peng-Bo: I will transmit my bank information to verify that I have funds on an account in my own name.
Medium close-up of Peng-Bo.
Peng-Bo: With regard to your proposed pledge to your non-aggression principle, I'm afraid I must decline.
Peng-Bo: My responsibilities as a Divisional Director preclude taking such a sweeping oath.
Peng-Bo: I'm sure you understand.
Two-shot of Tong and Peng-Bo. Tong is looking thoughtfully at Peng-Bo as the latter continues speaking.
Peng-Bo: With regard to the ... difficult past episodes which Dr. Diamondi references, well ...
Peng-Bo: I view them as learning experiences, and I believe that I am a much better steward of both my own and HuoJinGong's resources as a result.
Two-shot of Peng-Bo and Seamus, with the holoscreen between them. Peng-Bo holds his arms wide with palms upward in a gesture of humility. Seamus is looking rather skeptical.
Peng-Bo: After all, who among us can say that one may dare to accomplish things without making mistakes along the way?
Peng-Bo: I ask for your understanding, and pledge that I will be a cooperative and honorable member of this group.
Medium close-up on Peng-Bo, looking as virtuously humble as he can manage.
Peng-Bo: Thank you for your time.
Peng-Bo: End Transmission.
Peng-Bo's expression darkens as he turns to look at Seamus.
Looking past Peng-Bo at Seamus.
Peng-Bo: How do you think they will respond?
Seamus: I would rather not forecast their responses. They might surprise me.
Two-shot of Peng-Bo and Seamus.
Peng-Bo: I find your response ... unhelpful.
Seamus: Be that as it may, I will say that your plea was the best you could possibly have made, given the situation.
Two-shot of Tong and Peng-Bo. They are exchanging glances. Tong looks worried.
Peng-Bo: Then we shall await their replies.
Peng-Bo: And let us hope those replies do not result in ... any unpleasantness.