Strip 546 -- First Seen: 2010-10-11
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Staple! This weekend! Yikes!
Yikes! We almost forgot to tell visitors to the Quantum Vibe page that Scott will be making an appearance at Staple! the indie comics expo, in Austin, Texas this coming weekend, October 12-13.
Scott will be premiering his latest collection of Quantum Vibe strips, QUANTUM VIBE: Château Périllieu. Exclusively available at this show! The trade-paperback will go on sale in other channels soon afterwards.
Sorry for the late notice, hope to see readers there.
Château Périlleux may have concluded, but Quantum Vibe continues. We're taking a short break, but we will be back in a few weeks with new story. In the meantime, be sure to check back each Monday as we'll have a "break" strip for you to enjoy with announcements about the upcoming Quantum Vibe stories among other things. See ya!
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Medium shot of Merry Petzger, holding a small electronic pad in one hand, assuming a formal pose as of a lawyer addressing a court, which is more or less what she is and is doing. Merry appears to be about 30, Caucasian with dark hair, not unattractive, dressed in a business-like fashion.
Merry: Your honor, I would like the record to show that my clients have been held, against their will, at Bob's Bail Bond, Bed & Breakfast since the alleged incident over two decadays ago.
Medium shot of Pablo Rosenberg, sitting at his desk, dressed in normal Belter attire with a Star of David pendant on a slender chain hung around his neck. (He's Jewish.) The desk is an ordinary executive's desk, not an elevated judge's bench such as in a Terran court room. There is a soft-ball sized gizmo front-and-center on his desk.
Pablo: Ok, Merry. Number One, please address me as Pablo or Sv. Rosenberg. This is not some putain court!
Pablo: Pardon my French.
Pablo: Two, you wanted me to be the judge in arbitration for your clients, and you knew this was the first opening in my schedule.
Medium three shot of the defendants, seated in chairs: Kinko (large, heavy-set, shaved head, Southern white-trash looking), Lawrence (tall, lanky, mixed Canadian/Chinese ancestry with aquiline nose and dark, almond-shaped eyes, long black hair, pot-smoker – although not in this scene), and Morris (Black, compact but muscular, with a burning intelligence in his eyes.) They are all quiet but a bit nervous. We can see a few more assorted individuals seated on benches behind them – they are spectators to the proceedings.
Pablo (OP): Three, nobody likes to be locked up, but Bob's Bail Bond, Bed & Breakfast is a palace – tanglenet, lap pool, gym, great food and optional visits from sexual service providers.
Looking over Merry's shoulder at Pablo. He's smirking just a bit at her.
Pablo: Are you just annoyed that you agreed to pay their tab at Bob's?