Strip 1845 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Coat check
Strip 1845 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2018-09-10
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Gus Mendes
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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.


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A Short Break For the Holidays [ Dec 20, 2018 ]

Happy Holidays!

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About the Patreon Contretemps [ Dec 18, 2018 ]

Scott here.

Patreon's recent moves to de-platform some popular YouTube personalities who have upset a censorious subset of progressives has alarmed all of us who value an ethic of open discussion, even when opinions expressed are sometimes quite difficult to tolerate. Maybe especially then.

I have had several Patrons drop out of the system and ask me to set up an account with an alternative subscriber service. However, there seems to be a Twitter-based activist group of "Social Justice Warriors" which can attack and shut down alternative services lest they become a haven for the wrong crowd. Maker-Support and SubscribeStar have both fallen victim to these racketeers.

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In the meanwhile, I'm sticking with Patreon, out of financial necessity. If and when I make a move to either add an alternate service or replace Patreon, I will announce it here and elsewhere. And I understand those of you who cannot bring yourselves to consider supporting me through Patreon and will happily welcome you back when I can offer you a better choice.

Thanks for hanging in there with me!


 

The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
A tense confrontation between Dong/Diana/Areum/Wook and The Mechanic and co.
Dong: If you intend to kill us, I would like to know the reason why.
Mechanic: That little friend of yours is carrying another tracker. My assistant scanned you all after you exited the flyer.
Panel 2
Diana is scandalized. Dong looks at her suspiciously. The Mechanic is adamant.
Diana: WHAT! No, that's ridiculous! I mean, I have defensive gadgets, but not ...
Mechanic: Hand over that coat. NOW.
Dong: I recommend you do as she says.
Panel 3
The Mechanic holds up the coat with one hand while her assistant scans it with her hand-held.
Caption: And so:
Assistant: It's not in the jacket. But I definitely got a ping on her.
Mechanic: Very well, then, scan her again, without the jacket.
Panel 4
Angle from above/behind the Assistant so we can see an image on her Screen that's an outline of Diana, as Diana herself appears in the middleground. We can see that her holo-projected shirt has bare arms. An icon appears over the outline's right forearm.
Assistant: Got it again. On her right forearm. About mid-way … wait.
Assistant: Filho da puta, it's inside her forearm!
Caption: I was too shocked to even say 'what!'
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