Today on Quantum Vibe: Seamus rising
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First Seen: Mon 2012-05-28
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
Quantum Vibe Story Contents © 2019 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2019 Big Head Press

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.

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Panel 1
Dr. Sharkisian stands behind her furry assistant, who is working at the rejuv-vat control console.
Assistant: Re-quickening sequence now complete, Doctor.
Sharkisian: Okay, let's see what we've got.

Panel 2
Shot of Seamus' rejuv vat, Seamus is sitting up, so covered in goo that we can hardly recognize him. Dr. Sharkisian stands by, holding a Screen – the scene looks a lot like the one where Nicole rose from her medi-vat.
Sharkisian: Good afternoon, Dr. O'Murchadha. Can you hear me?
Seamus: {cough!}

Panel 3
Angle shot so that we see Seamus' goo-covered head and shoulders in foreground right, Dr. Sharkisian in middle ground left.
Sharkisian: Your vital signs are all looking good.
Sharkisian: Let's get you cleaned up and then I need to fill you in on what happened.
Seamus (croaking): What … happened?
Panel 4
Seamus starts walking through a Cleen Brane – we just barely see his outlines pressing into the screen, his nose and one arm has made it all the way through, but we can already tell he's no longer walrus-shaped. Sharkisian walks around the Brane, still holding her Screen.
Sharkisian: You had some … very rude visitors the second day of your treatment.
Sharkisian: If you'd warned me about your security situation I could have been better prepared.


Panel 5
Sharkisian hands a robe to Seamus – all we see of him is a silhouetted shoulder and arm
Sharkisian: They tried to pull you out of your vat, which probably would have killed you.
Sharkisian: We stopped them, but the interruption forced us into a more extensive treament regimen.
Seamus: How long?

Panel 6
Sharkisian and Seamus – we see Seamus from behind, donning his robe. His hair is now white and flowing, rather than brown and curly.
Sharkisian: It's been 10 days, O'Murchadha
Seamus: TEN DAYS! Nicole must be beside herself. I should call her.

Panel 7
Medium shot of Sharkisian, holding her hand out towards Seamus.
Sharkisian: Yes, well, before we go into that, let me introduce you to someone.
Sharkisian: Let's step over here.

Panel 8
Seamus stands before a full-length mirror. This is the reveal of the new Seamus. Still very tall, but no longer grossly obese, with long, flowing white hair and and more angular facial features.
Seamus: By the gods! I daresay I've lost more than 50 kilos.
Sharkisian: One hundred seventeen. Hope you don't mind.