StartOff Over! Thank You for Your Support! :D 11/03/2012

by Joe

Thank you all again for helping us win one of the prize pack in the StartOff competition! Here’s Rich and me accepting a prize! (I’m on the right and Rich is on the left! I look pretty short in this pic, eh? Haha :D)

You guys are the greatest community that a little webcomic creator could ask for! :D

Thank you for voting for the plant brain ball’s name too! We have a winner – as you can see in todays scene :D

Enjoy Scene 4 – “Connected”!

Who can you find in the Hammerston suburbs? Vote to see! Please vote for The Pocalypse here everyday! (Powerfist, Greybane, Rosa, Cross, Stinger, Jake, Obliteration, and Doc are in this one!) I’m going to try coming up with a new incentive every update (or every few updates) :D Thank you for voting!

You can follow The Pocalypse on Facebook, Twitter and RSS!

Thank again to Anthony Pendon for the scene’s music! :D


What? oO what’s going on?

Zooli9 on November 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I think you deserve this prize. Thepocalypse is an entertaining distraction that I look forward to every week.

Guest on November 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

That was a bit of a puzzler, wasn’t it? Maybe Rose won’t have as easy a time as we thought when it comes to maintaining her personality. I’m surprised that it would affect Joe though, it must have something to do with the human blood meeting Joe’s, which should still be flowing inside of her.

BloodWolf7 on November 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

*Generic witty comment*

Pseudonym_ on November 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm


Casimir on November 3, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I do love the music.

Prince Platypus on November 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I think Joe needs a new outfit. Green shirt with bloody holes and matching pants is getting kinda boring. Maybe a jacket and jeans or something? In fact, everyone could use a change of clothes.

Pseudonym_ on November 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm

@Pseudonym_: Forget boring,those clothes must reek by now, too.

Prince Platypus on November 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm

cue evil laugh.

robert on November 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm

@Prince Platypus I agree, but still, you must agree it is gitting kinda bland.

On an unrelated note, I just started watching the series again. And in Ch3S2, the signs in the mall say “FAP”,”KUCCI”,”DOOCH”, and “C.NUT”. Is there something you want to tell us Author Joe?

Pseudonym_ on November 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm

@Guest – Thank you very much! :D
@Pseudonym_ – *Generic witty response*
@Pseudonym_ (again) – Yes, Hammerston is a disgusting, disgusting place for shoppers :D

Joe on November 3, 2012 at 9:17 pm

@Joe I see…But about those outfit changes, would it really be so bad if Joe got a jacket or something? Or at the very least a clean shirt that didn’t have holes in it?

Pseudonym_ on November 3, 2012 at 9:24 pm

@Pseudonym_ – When (if?) Joe gets back to the colony, he may get a clean shirt :D

Joe on November 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm

@Joe :D

Pseudonym_ on November 3, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Pseudonym-> he said IF… Not good news for Joe… Will Rosa falling to the thirst of blood cause the cage that holds Victor to collapse? If so, will Victor go to the machines?

NeoWarrior on November 3, 2012 at 11:57 pm

@NeoWarrior Author Joe wouldn’t do that. He isn’t M. Night Shamamalama. Wait… Shit … That’s exactly what he’d do!

Pseudonym_ on November 4, 2012 at 12:20 am

NO!!!! Rosa, what are you doing? You’ll get “The Thirst”!
Aaand we’re fucked.

Ter on November 4, 2012 at 4:53 am

Thanks Joe. Always got your back, always.
No reason to ask why. :P

ZidaneRobbie on November 4, 2012 at 8:15 am

@Joe, I think we may need a new Incentive. :) The old one’s getting boring.

The Khan on November 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

For a second I thought that Rosa is Joe’s sister, but I doubt that is possible :D I don’t think Author Joe would pull a “Princess Leia” on us. :D That means they are connected for some other reason.

Otter on November 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I Ithink i get it Victor made has a second plan give a part of him the time he let Rosa take Joe his bloodthis would make that next tme Rosa would try tp drink blood,that part of him would activate and free him in case something bad happened(just like now that he is in a “mind cage” this would also put Rosa in this hibernation mode,just like Joe and will not have other chance than freeing Inner Joe anyways what do yuo think about thta guys?

Tom on November 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm

This is such a cliff hanger. I knew something bad would happen, I just didn’t know what exactly…

Victor on November 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I just finished watching it again, and I noticed something that blew my mind. So far, all 8 chapters have taken place in about a couple of weeks, if even that.

Pseudonym_ on November 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I know I’ve been commenting a lot on this post, but I promise that this will be the last one unless it is a reply.

We’re all wondering about the Joe/Annika plot hole, but we’ve kinda been ignoring another one. In Ch5 S14, Annika says that Nathan’s last name is Cross, just like the ex-lieutenant. Shouldn’t we think about that as well?

Pseudonym_ on November 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm

@Pseudonym_ :O No one has commented on that… that might be something that will change the plot I have in mind! *rewrites fake code I made up in my head to add that to recreate future scenes*

RandomGuy on November 4, 2012 at 5:34 pm

@Pseudonym_: Holy crap you’re right. Imagine him meeting his dad/uncle/relative now?

Lil' T on November 4, 2012 at 9:01 pm

@Pseudonim- didn’t e discuss this when his surname was revealed? About how Nathan would react at having an evil uncle?

NeoWarrior on November 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm

@Pseudonim, Don’t stop people! Keep the Pseudonim train going! :P

The Khan on November 4, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Looks at rich……..i can see now where joe got the idea for werewolves from.

Very hairy sir,very hair and is that…..ginger? AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! *runs away*

Wayne Mangham on November 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

I agree Joe does need a new shirt and @Joe can u give us a hint on when Sam will get a new body

emmycarmen on November 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Alright, I can’t take this anymore. My mouse likes to double click things when I don’t want it to. Do you think you could add a “back” button to the text so we can read something if we accidentally skip it instead of replaying the whole video for one piece of text?

illeatyourself on November 5, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Well, my my. It seems Rosa and “Victor” are linked somehow. And it seems things are about to take an ENORMOUS turn for the worse. My guess is that it was Victor’s blood that was keeping Rosa sane. Her contact to other human blood, NATURAL human blood, caused her vampire side to start taking over, as well as apparently causing Victor’s influence over Joe to increase. I LOVE THIS. Once again, this comic takes an unusual turn of events and makes it seem perfectly fitting instead of pulling something that totally ruins it. Then again, I guess this is made easier by having a HUGE cast of characters, which seems to get larger after every few months. Even so, I have no problem with this, because it works PERFECTLY. I love this comic as much as ever, and before I forget about it, congrats Joe on winning a prize in the recent kickstarter! I am just wondering what place you came in in regards to how many votes you got.

illeatyourself on November 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Joe, please just let him mindcraft himself a new shirt :P

Rasmus N on November 6, 2012 at 6:52 am

Yeah joe, get your smile there, yeah nice and white and that pose, oh nice and good, just keep it there for the camera, now you look like my maths teacher. lol!

ZidaneRobbie on November 6, 2012 at 8:02 am

Can you let me use your webcomic for a fanfic of sorts? I’m just gonna copy the ENTIRE script and modify it. I’m also gonna include your name and stuff. I’m a first time writer, you know. Btw, are you a brony? XD

Ter on November 6, 2012 at 8:30 am


Try going into the mouse settings and changing the mouse sensitivity to a lower degree,that way it shouldnt cause you to double click from one press,hopefully!

Wayne Mangham on November 6, 2012 at 10:08 am

@ZidaneRobbie – Haha :D Get a picture of him, I’d like to see the resemblance!
@Ter – Sure! Have fun! I’ve seen a few episodes of MLP thanks to my 2-year-old but I wouldn’t say I’m a brony haha :D

Joe on November 6, 2012 at 10:10 am

i dont comment often. but of all the web comics i have seen in the 3 years i have been looking, yours is by far the best. i hope that this prize serves you well, and may the pocalypse continue

dragonborn156 on November 6, 2012 at 9:12 pm

@dragonborn156 – Thanks for reading! :D

Joe on November 7, 2012 at 3:01 pm

@emmycarmen, I agree, see you tomorrow.

Anna M. Hamilton on November 7, 2012 at 9:14 pm

@illeatyourself Are you sure the problem is with ur mouse? Because im pretty sure i dont have any problems with my mouse and it still double clicks sometimes.

Dagzter on November 9, 2012 at 3:42 pm

@Joe/illeatyourself: actually, that’d be a good idea. and the animations would be funny. howbout a rewind button for that case?

Lil' T on November 9, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Shit,hes coming

Edward on November 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm

@Joe is the new scene in progress yet? ):

Tio Ba on November 11, 2012 at 7:41 am

OH THE HORROR! I have finally caught up to this comics latest pages. I started reading it yesterday and blazed through the episodes. Oh man this is really so freaking epic. I love this webcomic! I hate that i missed all the voting and the game making and the community of it all. It sucks majorly that now i’m in the present waiting for updates, but it won’t stop me from reading the crap out of this story. It’s really something else!

Marduk on November 11, 2012 at 8:44 am

@Tio Ba – Yeah it is :D Sorry it’s taking so long, TPD2 is really eating up my heart and soul :D Thank you and everyone for your patience!
@Marduk – Thanks for reading! Glad you like The Pocalypse so far and there will be much more community stuff and voting in the future! :D

Joe on November 11, 2012 at 12:14 pm

um holy crap i don’t know what to say

shalidar13 on November 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

@Joe yaaaay \o/

Tio Ba on November 12, 2012 at 8:41 am

Guys I have read your complete comic in like two days and now its killing me to wait for the next scene!!
Cant wait for TPD2, really really cant!!
Love the whole franchise and hope that it keeps going in the future!!

Pauric on November 13, 2012 at 12:56 pm

@ Pauric

I know! It feels like we’ve been waiting for a while. But, he’s either working on a scene or working on The Pocalypse Defense 2. Either way is a win!

BloodWolf7 on November 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Btw, just telling you there might be a change of plans about the fic. Just wanted to tell you that It’s a brony fic. :)

Ter on November 14, 2012 at 3:10 am

@Ter….. dear god….why oh why its not even funny anymore….

Wayne Mangham on November 14, 2012 at 9:52 am

@Ter Congrats, you have successfully annihilated all internet I had in your idea. I hope your fellow man-children enjoy it.

bobsickle on November 14, 2012 at 3:17 pm

@ Whoops, change internet to interest, my mind was on auto-pilot.

bobsickle on November 14, 2012 at 3:18 pm

11 days… why oh why… I can’t live this long with that stupid cliffhanger!!!

Le Gardon on November 14, 2012 at 9:00 pm

I hope I don’t sound impatient, but can you please add a new chapter?

Pseudonym_ on November 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Thank you for your patience everyone :D I didn’t even realize that it has been 11 days since the last scene! The next scene should be up sometime tomorrow (Thursday, EST)!

Joe on November 14, 2012 at 11:57 pm


Ter on November 15, 2012 at 6:30 am

@ Joe hells yes. Man, stalking the archives like i did, i’m pretty impressed you had your reigns on it this long. I guess this is what dedication is like. Great to look at a webcomic that produces so much.

Marduk on November 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm