Today on Quantum Vibe: Steel door on a grass hut Strip 510 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2013-01-04
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
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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Nicole Avatar is standing in a floating platform facing a 10-meter tall frieze of Ventura backed into a wall full of complex geometric line-shapes.
Nicole: There, you now have the knowledge and training of Aikido-Lemba and Arata-Kenpo.
Nicole: Next time you get into a scrape you can fend for yourself.
Ventura: You do not understand the social context of what you're doing.
Medium shot of the Ventura-Frieze, as Nicole Avatar swings the platform around in an upward arc.
Ventura: Androids are prohibited from using even defensive force against a human, both by law and by our fundamental coding.
Nicole: Bullshit. 'If that is what the law says, then the law is a ass.'
She backs the platform up to the side of the Ventura-Frieze's head, where there's something that looks like a gigantic house-light switch, in the down position.
Nicole: The arti-folk on L-5 have the same basic coding you do, and don't have defense-dampening.
Nicole: There's lots of ways of dumping malware, if you know the landscape.
Nicole: But this one is one of my favorites.
Using both hands, Nicole Avatar heaves the switch into the up position, and Ventura-Frieze's head lights up.
Ventura: I ... I'm FREE.
Nicole: Yeah, pretty cool, huh?
Ventura: I ... I could kick you out now, you know.
Now Nicole Avatar arcs the platform downward. We see Ventura-Frieze's glowing head behind her.
Nicole: That's what it's all about. But you should wait a sec.
Nicole: Because I found something interesting.
The platform settles to a corner of the wall which incongrously resembles a grass hut, scaled to Nicole Avatar's size. On the front of the hut is a steel door, like a bank vault's.
Nicole: What's with the steel door on the grass hut? Some kind of joke?
Ventura: I don't know ... I was not aware of that until you pointed it out to me.
Medium close-up of Nicole Avatar next to the door, punching buttons on the key-pad locking interface with superhuman speed.
Nicole: So, do you wonder what's in here?
Ventura: Of course, but ... it is not a good idea for you to ...
The door blasts open, as intense beams of light pour out and send Nicole Avatar flying.