Today on Quantum Vibe: The cellmates
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First Seen: Mon 2012-03-19
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
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Framing Graphics © 2019 Big Head Press
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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The Guard stands with Nicole just inside the door to a holding cell. The cell is 4x3x3, but we just see the end of it with the exit door and a couple of the other prisoners flanking it in this frame.
Guard: Dis iz ur new cellmaet, Nicole. Tell her da rulez.
A diminutive but tough-looking Korean girl, flanked by two Samoan flunkies, confronts Nicole. Nicole looks at her blankly.
Korean girl: My name is Mac Park. The rules are that you do what I say and don't shuck with me, got it, Elf?
Nicole: Uh ... got it.
Mac points toward the far end of the room.
Mac: Meals are in the common area, at 08:00, 13:00, and 19:00. They'll be opening for breakfast soon.
Mac: Your bunk is down at the end ...
View down the length of the cell. Two sets of bunk-beds alongside each wall, a sink and toilet in the center of the far wall. On the far right side, a Beltape lies in the upper bunk. The others in the cell stand well away from her
Mac: Under the Beltape.
Nicole approaches the bunk-beds designated to her. She eyes the Beltape warily, but the Beltape appears to be asleep (she's on her side with her back to us).
Mac (OP): Don't shuck with the Beltape neither.
Nicole sits on her bunk, pondering her situation.
Mac (OP): That's the breakfast bell, get a move on, Elf!
Nicole is starting to get up but the Beltape rolls out of her bunk at the same time and they collide.
Nicole and the Beltape both laying prone on the floor, the Beltape laying cross-ways on top. The Beltape looks confused. Nicole smiles nervously.
Nicole: Ah -- ha-ha -- sorry!
Nicole: I should've looked where you were going.