Today on Quantum Vibe: Rather out of character
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First Seen: Mon 2013-11-11
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser
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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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The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Exterior of the Argosy flying through space, backwards as it decelerates into the Jovian system.
Seamus: Nicole, may I have a few words with you?
Nicole: Yeah, sure.

Panel 2
Nicole's room. Nicole is sitting in her bed, propped up against pillows, reading something on her personal Screen. She's dressed in dirty tank-top and length sweat pants, and looks fairly bedraggled. Seamus is standing just inside the door.
Seamus: It's been 22 days since our dinner with the Captain and you've hardly left this room.
Seamus: That's rather out of character for you and I'm concerned.

Panel 3
Seamus sits on the bed next to Nicole, striking a fatherly pose.
Nicole: To tell you the truth, I haven't been sleeping well lately. If I can't be on top of my game, I'd really rather not have to deal with all those Loonies and Terries on this ship.
Seamus: Does this have anything to do with your falling-out with Murphy?

Panel 4
Seamus tries to be sensitive but Nicole just rolls her eyes.
Nicole: Oh yeah, Seamus, after all I've been through defying death, getting thrown in cages and beaten up, electrocuted, publicly humiliated the thing that finally breaks me is a spat with a shucking robot.