Strip 85 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
-- First Seen: 2009-01-09
Escape From Terra is updated with new pages every Monday through Friday.
Quantum Vibe, Volume 3: Seamus On Sale Now!
You may have heard rumors that the 3rd volume of Quantum Vibe is available in print. Well, it's true! Quantum Vibe, Volume 3: Seamus is now available from Amazon and Barnes & Nobel. For QV's fans in the continental US, you can order directly from Big Head Press.
In the third volume of Quantum Vibe, Nicole, Murphy, and Seamus continue their journey outward to the fringes of the solar system to finish Seamus grand experiment to create new frontiers for humanity. Will they succeed? Or will Seamus dark history put an end to their quest before they can finish?
Hu Iz Alyss Roaz?
That is the question people will be asking. Next Monday, June 8th, begins the next Quantum Vibe adventure: Venus 23. The invention of the Murphy drive a distant memory, humanity has moved out across the galaxy colonizing untold worlds. Our next story in the Quantum Vibe universe takes place on one such world, Venus 23.
While we have your attention, regular readers may have noticed a little change to the web site. We've simplified the navigation buttons to make things easier for regular reading. A new Archives section has been added which will allow you to peruse the various story arcs of Quantum Vibe. Just press the Archive button to the right of the title graphic to go there any time.
We hope you like our latest tweaks to the web site. We are confident you will like Quantum Vibe: Venus 23.
The Transcript For This Page
Regular-sized panel. This time we’ll run the logo across the top of the strip like we’ve done a few times before.
Caillard is seated at a table in the Water Bros. Café, having breakfast. In the foreground, we see Stellina from the back, in silhouette. Caillard is sipping his coffee and not looking at her in this frame.
Guy: Ah, Fiorella. Sorry to start without you but I was …
Switch angles. Now Guy is in the foreground looking at Fiorella. Instead of her customary business suit she is wearing Cererean clothing – stylish-but-practical, and has her auto-pistol holstered on her right hip. Guy is taken aback.
Guy: Er, well, the new outfit does suit you, but it’s hardly professional.
She sits down across the table from him. Her back is to the bar.
Guy: And while the firearm is a common accessory here, but you won’t be able to keep it back on Terra.
Fiorella: Guy …
Guy and Fiorella, from the side. Fiorella looks sad as she speaks. Guy is reacting in shock.
Fiorella. I’m not going back.
Guy: You’re – what are you saying?
Looking over Guy’s shoulder at Fiorella. In the background we can see EMILY ROSE, who works there as a waitress, doing something with the glassware behind the bar.
(Emily Rose is about 16, and happens to be Billy’s older sister (of Billy and Wally fame). She’s cute but not strikingly beautiful – no particulars on how she looks except that she should look like she’s related to Billy.)
Fiorella: The truth is, I don’t like what we are doing to people. In the year and a half I’ve been in the Service, I have become more and more disillusioned.
Now looking over Fiorella’s shoulder at Guy, who is struggling to maintain his composure.
Guy: Fiorella, none of us really likes what we are doing. But someone has to, right?
Fiorella: No, I don’t think so. Anyway, it’s not for me.
Pull back so we can see them both from the side, Fiorella on the right.
Fiorella stands up, reaching out with one hand to touch Guy’s hand on the table. Guy looks up helplessly at her. Emily Rose is approaching the table with a fresh pot of coffee.
Fiorella: I’m going to escape from Terra, Guy.
Fiorella: You could too, you know.
Fiorella walks away from the table in the direction of the café exit, a sad but determined look on her face. Guy just sits there, shattered. Emily stands by, looking confused.