Great work Joe
2 month update milestone!
Greetings Fellow Pocalypsians
Loving the story so far!
The Architect

Eight Down, Much, Much More to Go :D 09/10/2014

by Joe

Well, I think that wraps up Chapter 8! FINALLY!! :D

I decided to end the chapter here for a few reasons:

1) The major story streams (Philip’s family and Andrius on a boat, Greybane and crew to a new colony, the rest of the characters back at New Hammerston, and Joe) are all now at a point where they need a new chapter start.

2) I want to leave this super dragged out chapter behind and try harder for a fresh start myself :D

3) The more immediate and fun reason: an entire story recap! I usually do a chapter recap after every chapter but this time I’m going to revisit Chapter 1 to 8 and do the entire story. I hope new and old readers enjoy the summary but it’s really more to remind myself about the overall story to tie up loose ends and avoid more continuity issues as we move to Chapter 9 :D

Enjoy Scene 26 – “Hopeless Shadow”!

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Oh, I just realized I haven’t announced this yet: I have two kids now! Girl this time :D Her name is Emiliana Rose, she was born about 6 weeks ago, and if she could, I’m sure she’d say hello!


You heard the turtle! What’s your favourite moment? :D

Huzzah! Huzzah!

Glad to see another scene!

BloodWolf7 on September 10, 2014 at 2:26 am

Somn that kinda surprises me, even though I’ve just realized it, is that even though a month or longer can come between scenes Joe still hasn’t lost his edge. They’re still awesome!

Which reminds me, I have some people I need to tell about the new scene.

BloodWolf7 on September 10, 2014 at 2:31 am

This scene was gold! And ideal as end of the chapter as well. I’m looking forward to see the story recap, I think we old readers need to refresh our memory as well :D (For example I can’t seem to remember who or what caused the fires we see in the last part of this scene in New Hammerstone… was it Victor when he faced the soldiers in Joe’s body perhaps?)

Also, congratulations for the baby! :D

Francesco on September 10, 2014 at 3:58 am

holy %)§U”SJ

Robert on September 10, 2014 at 6:21 am

@francesco, yea, if i recall its Victor’s fight with the soldiers that caused majority of the damage to new hammerston D:

@Joe, Congratulations on the girl! :D

Khayne on September 10, 2014 at 8:55 am

noooooooooooo,too short,

Metallo on September 10, 2014 at 9:03 am

Welcome to hell Joe – boy and a girl is hard work,specially when it comes to toys!

WM28UK on September 10, 2014 at 11:21 am

Hmm, I’m so curious as to what happens next. Quite a sad chapter ending.
Also, I’m glad for the full story recap coming. Some of the details are getting fuzzy.

Otter on September 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

A contextual change makes sense. Good luck, Joe, I hope it helps you get back into gear. :)

Good luck with your kids, too!

SkyeWint on September 10, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Great ending scene! Im super excited to see what happens to Rosa (Zombie-immune Vampire plant?) and what happens to all the rest of the characters! Keep it up and congrats on the girl!

Brenkie on September 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Congratulations Joe, on your new scene and your new baby girl.

shalidar13 on September 10, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Grats on the little one Joe hope shes healthy :D keep up the good work!

Nathan on September 11, 2014 at 4:15 am

Another great scene! :) by the way Joe, have you considered using patreon as a way to have some extra funds so we can have updates more frequently? :)

Firanai on September 11, 2014 at 7:49 am

@Khayne: I see, thank you!

@Firanai: a few scenes ago Joe was considering that option, so he might still be willing to do it in the future, but he said he wants to see if he manages to get back to a regular schedule with the updates first.

Francesco on September 11, 2014 at 8:34 am

Im sure i suggested a full story recap like Joe mentioned i’ve only just remembered,that mean he listened? Yay royalties that will be 1 billion dollars plz!

WM28UK on September 11, 2014 at 10:27 am

Why not have Scrufflebeck do the recap? We havent seen much of it this chapter.

anon on September 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm

@anon: I’m not sure, how many of us are fluent with dog language? (Dog plant technically, yeah)

Francesco on September 13, 2014 at 5:11 am

@francesco we could have scrufflebeck produce the subtitles with his plant(vines?)

Khayne on September 13, 2014 at 8:54 am

Very beautiful scene, Author Joe.

Damian Dante on September 13, 2014 at 10:13 am

Thanks for the well-wishes, everyone! :D
Scrufflebeck doing the recap is a great idea haha I’ll think of something :D

Joe on September 13, 2014 at 6:32 pm

No! Raj the Turtle needs to do the recap! You promised us Raj and have yet to deliver.

Also, yaaay I’m back after buying a new computer and losing all my bookmarked sites.

Pseudonym_ on September 13, 2014 at 11:08 pm

@ Pseudonym – its horrible when you lose all your favourite porn sites init :P

WM28UK on September 14, 2014 at 12:58 pm

@Pseudonym_ Raj the turtle approves.

What if I told you my name IS Raj?

Damian Dante on September 15, 2014 at 1:07 am

Andy is coming, and can’t Annika Come back as a zombie?

Niko on September 19, 2014 at 8:30 pm

She comes back as Raj the turtle. And then Joe, back to his “normal” self, wears Raj as a helmet, not knowing it is actually his sister

Pseudonym_ on September 20, 2014 at 12:22 am

poor joe…somehow, i´m STILL hoping annika will come back somehow, though for the life of me i can´t say how…although….maybe the plants could do something? they surely seem to have quite a few aces up their leaves: first stopping that rocket which would have destroyed the entire colony, now they appear to do something to rosa that will make her imune to the sun, heck maybe even do photosynthesis so she won´t need blood anymore – thats my interpretation of that ‘sun is power’-statement – so who knows, maybe they can grow a leafy girl, using annika´s old body as fertilizer?

Peya Luna on September 22, 2014 at 11:53 pm

Great chapter!

All of her hope and all of her love lie with all others and with Earth. Joe must not give up.

Alke on September 25, 2014 at 7:08 pm

@peya those are good ideas, but i dont know how joe wld like the idea of his sister returning as a plant/vampire >.>

Khayne on September 28, 2014 at 6:54 am

@ Khayne – A vegetarian vampire i like it!

WM28UK on September 28, 2014 at 10:05 am

@WM28UK soooo… thats a vegepire? XD (though im pretty sure by definition a vampire cant be a vegetarian :x)

Khayne on September 28, 2014 at 10:41 pm

So, she’s been infected with dormant zombie virus, active vampire virus, received some power from blood of one of the most psionically advanced creature in the world and was fused with plants… It’s official. Annika is a reality-bending vambieplant.
@Khayne As far as I know, vegetarianism is not caused by fusing with a sentient plant, but if it is… We’re in bigger trouble than I thought. xD

Koraboras on September 29, 2014 at 8:36 am

WAIT… If she became vegetarian after fusing with a plant, wouldn’t that be cannibalism?

Urist on September 30, 2014 at 10:47 am

the vampire is going to be taken out of her

Niko on October 2, 2014 at 11:01 pm

I’m finally caught up! I feel so, so bad for Joe. I think I cried when Annika died. Please keep working on this story! It’s so good! It’s hard to find good stuff like this.

The Last Heroine on October 4, 2014 at 12:21 am

As a continuation of my last comment because I needed more time to think, I really do hope Annika comes back. But it might not be likely, considering that would remove Joe’s entire reason to do whatever he needs to do, or motivation. We just gotta see what’s in store. As for the vambieplant, that’s pretty cool.

The Last Heroine on October 4, 2014 at 2:54 pm

One more thing, I know I shouldn’t be really posting it here, but I’m really proud of it and wanted you guys to see! It’s my first piece of fan art for this webcomic and my first piece of fan art since July or June.

The Last Heroine on October 4, 2014 at 4:17 pm

That is lovely, @The Last Heroine.

Damian Dante on October 5, 2014 at 9:57 pm

I’ve been asking about the other story arcs for a while now, but I completely forgot about the chapters! The prospect of many more new chapters is all kids of exciting, and so I’ll happily wait as long as we need. As always, great work!

Dylan on October 6, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Thank you!

The Last Heroine on October 6, 2014 at 6:42 pm

when will you make the next scene

Shadow on October 6, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Hai. Pretty cool topic, althought tbh, I liked it better when the updates were quicker XP

If you have plans done, maybe you could “share the workload” with somebody else? We all understand y’all’s busy now, with butts and cans and all, but co-arting would likely speed things up greatly :D

Also just curious, any update on the games fans paid for? Pretty much looking forward to it :D

Rock on!

Mechagai on October 7, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Wow Joe. I know you’re busy, but update times are taking longer than what I expected.
Dang, here I thought I’d have a solid story well along the way by the time I pick it up again.
Guess it’s not quite there yet.

Cloud on October 8, 2014 at 10:57 am

@The Last Heroine – Awesome!! Looks great and it always makes me feel good when I see fanart :D (I think the link is down now, though?) Thanks!

@All – Thanks for waiting! I know it’s been a while but the next scene (or recap) is definitely on my to-do list :D

Joe on October 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Oops! I changed my tumblr url, but here is a better way to view it. The link to the actual image itself: http://33.media.tumblr.com/d2329789611372fa7fd449bd3030a8bb/tumblr_ncxs7hgN751thik6lo1_400.png
and the post it was made on if you wanna like it, reblog it, etc: http://pkspoopy.tumblr.com/post/99162153018/all-of-my-hope-and-all-of-my-love

The Last Heroine on October 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm

oh congratulations :D

Jerome on October 10, 2014 at 5:58 pm

@The Last Heroine: Nice fanart!

Francesco on October 14, 2014 at 7:38 am

See y’all at the new update in February!

Mechagai on October 17, 2014 at 10:13 am

The last heroine, you drew the lady that got mega shanked by the hero dude who killed himself.

Niko on October 18, 2014 at 11:30 pm

I have no idea who this turtle guy is…

WM28UK on October 20, 2014 at 7:48 am

The turtle…

NIko on October 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm

@Niko I know I did. She was one of my favorite characters.

The Last Heroine on October 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm


Damian Dante on October 20, 2014 at 8:37 pm

the “Balance” entry from chapter seven.

Ian on October 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

Golly, I really don’t know which moment is my favorite. There’s a lot that I’ve really loved so far. Golly, I think I’d have to rewatch the whole thing to figure out which one specifically.

BloodWolf7 on October 21, 2014 at 7:11 pm

@ Bloodwolf7 – Joe may murder you for the over use of “Golly”

WM28UK on October 22, 2014 at 9:35 am