Today on Quantum Vibe: Those abrupt turns
Strip 1855 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2018-10-03
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Gus Mendes
Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
Creepy moves in darkness dares discovery.
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.
What's Next? [ Aug 16, 2019 ]
Château Périlleux may have concluded, but Quantum Vibe continues. We're taking a short break, but we will be back in a few weeks with new story. In the meantime, be sure to check back each Monday as we'll have a "break" strip for you to enjoy with announcements about the upcoming Quantum Vibe stories among other things. See ya!
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The four enter an elevator car, which looks a bit peculiar in that the two walls on either side are bowed outward.
Diana: What, are we using a hopper? I'd kinda rather not ...
Areum: It's not a hopper. It's an old-style tram, adapted for perpendicular gravity fields.
Simplified diagram of the Baxter Building, highlighting the tram shafts running through the six-winged structure.
Caption: A tram is something like a 'lift,' or elevator, but it can rotate or re-align itself to shafts running in different directions.
Caption: Or, in a micro-grav environment, different directions of 'down.'
Inside the car, everyone suddenly lurches to stage right, as the car re-aligns to a new shaft. Diana accidentally bumps against Wook, who blushes a bit.
Diana: Well, this isn't so ba – uff!
Dong: Those abrupt turns are one drawback to this venerable technology.
The four emerge from the tram landing into an interior space which is clean but still has low lighting.
Diana: Are we almost wherever we're going? I need to use the little girls' room.
Areum: What are you intending to do with little girls?
Diana: With …? I need to use a toilet, you doofus.
Areum: I do not wish to hear any further details.