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Strip 1111 of Quantum Vibe
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First Seen: Fri 2015-06-19
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Transcript For Strip 1111

Panel 1
Bok, Zander, Sofia, and seven other youngsters are sitting in two semi-circular rows of soft chairs, personal Screens in hand. The focus is on an android, 'Mr. Foot,' standing before a large holoscreen, lecturing.
Foot: Last Sevenday we discussed the early years of the Great Expansion, and how human greed produced unconscionable inequalities of wealth ...
Foot: as well as massive destruction of planetary ecosystems.
Foot: Who can tell me about the Charcoshan Disaster?
Panel 2
A girl has her hand raised, and is speaking.
Foot (OP): Yes, Ms. Takei?
Takei: The old Terran mercorp GENSAXWAL colonized the planet Charcoshan, and found one species the 'foxtails,' suitable for uplifting.
Takei: They made the foxtails just sapient enough to be useful as slaves, as personal servants to elites among the human population.
Panel 3
Another angle on Takei, showing other students, some looking at her others ignoring her.
Takei: But enslaving the foxtails upset Charcoshan's delicate ecosystem in ways the humans did not anticipate, and a deadly pathogen spread through the colony deadly to humans, but not the foxtails.
Takei: After three quarters of the humans died, the foxtails rebelled and killed the remainder.
Takei: However, the uplifted foxtails could not sustain themselves amidst the damage the humans had caused, without human support, and they died out within a few decades.
Panel 4
Another angle showing both Bok and Takei. Bok pipes up, to Takei's annoyance.
Bok: I guess the moral to that story is, 'Don't lift a fox up by its tail.'
Bok: Or maybe, 'Beware of servants with sharp, pointy teeth.'
Bok: Unless it's, 'If you want to be an elite, make sure you have fleet feet.'
Panel 5
Most of the class bursts into laughter (except for Takei, who looks even more annoyed, and Bok, who looks highly satisfied). Mr. Foot is holding its hands aloft in an effort to restore order.
Foot: That will be quite enough commentary, Mr. Clark.
Panel 6
Bok is now looking not so happy as Mr. Foot continues.
Foot: Since you have such a unique viewpoint on planetary disasters you are assigned to write a 5,000-word essay explaining the Windemere Collapse, and present it to the class this coming Threeday.
Foot: I'm sure we will all find it quite amusing.

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