Quantum Vibe
Strip 1050 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: On behalf of a mutual friend
Strip 1050 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2015-03-13
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Quantum Vibe

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.

Quantum Vibe: Nicole - By Scott Bieser w/Zeke Bieser

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Transcript For Strip 1050

Panel 1
Establishing shot of domed Trosberg, on Ganymede. We can see Jupiter in the background sky.
Caption: Five tendays later, and four billion klicks sunward:
Voice 1: Good morning, Maureen.
Voice 1: How much trouble are we in today?
Panel 2
Establishing shot of Situ Li-Liang's office. It is not ostentatious, but somewhat roomy. Li sits behind a modern-styled desk, and Maureen, nee Pandora, is walking towards it.
Maureen: Oh, just the usual nonsense.
Maureen: The shielding contractors on Io have overrun their budget again and are demanding an increase ...
Panel 3
Maureen is standing next to Li, touching the personal Screen he is holding with her index finger. A flash indicates data transfer. Li looks tired.
Maureen: The shift-rotation shuttles have fallen behind in their overhaul schedules. They need more mechanics.
Maureen: And of course OmegaTek wants to re-negotiate the contract for a lower payment schedule.
Li: Of course.
Panel 4
Li looks at his screen, a bit perplexed.
Li: And, what's this?
Maureen: An encrypted message using the key we used to use back in the old days.
Maureen: It's flagged, 'Don't tell your wife.'
Panel 5
Li smirks as he moves his finger across the Screen. Maureen rolls her eyes.
Li: Well, it's a good thing we're not married, huh?
Maureen: I tried to trace the source bit it also uses our old distributed-node protocol.
Li: Let's see what this is all about ...
Panel 6
Li's eyes goggle as a smiling Nicole appears on the screen in a recorded message.
Nicole (electronic): Hi! guess who?
Nicole: Sorry to be out of touch for so long but I've been tremendously busy, as I suppose you have as well.

Panel 7
Two-shot of Maureen and Li. Maureen has a hand over her mouth, eyes wide. Li's eyes are starting to tear up.
Nicole (electronic, from screen): But I need your help with a certain matter, on behalf of a mutual friend.
Nicole: We should meet as soon as possible, so we can discuss the details.
Panel 8
Closer shot on Maureen. Her eyes are downcast.
Nicole (electronic, OP): Please reply with a location where we can get together privately and I can be there in a few hours.
Nicole: I've missed you terribly, Li.

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