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Go Back to Where You Came From? 07/12/2011

by Joe

I stumbled upon a very interesting show from Australia called, “Go Back to Where You Came From“. It’s a 3-part show based on an experiment where a group of people with varying social, racial, and political viewpoints are sent to places that currently shelter refugees (legal or not). The volunteers are made to live like and with the refugees to get a better sense of what’s it’s like to be in the shoes of a person who has been forced to flee from their country due to war, in this case.

Personally, I think that refugees should be welcomed into privileged countries, but I do understand the argument that too many refugees could lead to economic and social issues for the country that opens its borders with loving arms. Sure, it’s a tough call, but I feel that every human being has a right to a safe home and if more people were understanding and accepting of refugees, maybe more suffering families could be pulled from their war-torn countries and comforted by a caring nation, even just temporarily. Wishful thinking? Maybe, but this is a powerful show that could be an eye-opener for many and I’m sure there are others like it. Check it out :D

It also got me thinking about the zombie apocalypse. What if only one country is affected? Will other nations accept non-infected refugees from that country or will the risk be too great to save the innocent, healthy citizens? What do you think?

Enjoy Scene 17 – “Behind the Books”!

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Wow now that was just creepy. I really have no idea what’s going on with this. Is he a harvester for Vamps or something?

Raziel Star on July 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm

im first and i love your comic joe

red ja on July 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

First? Anyway, nice!

and about the refugee thing, humans are overpopulating the earth, so no matter what, economic problems will arise. The zombies could help with cutting down the population maybe?

Huckletoon on July 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Figured something like that would happen. But now I’m curious… Who was talking to Bernie?

EmoKirby on July 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Welp, I’m freaked.

And so is Bernie.

Was that creepy-ass ambience sposed’ta continue on the replay choice? Cuz y’know… it’s CREEPY.

Delta Pangaea on July 12, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I’m having the audio-thing too, it’s super cool, though.

DramaNoMore on July 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Super awesome! And creepy. But awesome. xD

So he collects blood. For… things? Who knows.

Yinello on July 12, 2011 at 3:17 pm

The next episode will be with Joe and Rosa.

Just a hunch :)

Yoinkinator on July 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm

I sure hope we get an explanation on Wednesday! The suspense…

Zach on July 12, 2011 at 3:22 pm

ok…im…….speechless…wtf is this???
oh and also who spoke to bernie? :3

scavenger on July 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

WTF! its a MUMMY!!

DJ MafiOsO on July 12, 2011 at 4:13 pm


DJ MafiOsO on July 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I think next scene there will be mummies or not?
WAH! ill just wait for the next scene

DJ MafiOsO on July 12, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I bet they’re all Joes.

prince platypus on July 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

That…has got to be the one thing i didn’t expect to see behind that door.
I knew it would be captured people or something similar, but not like that.
It enraged Bernie…I can’t imagine why so much though.
Also wonder which of those bodies can communicate to his mind, because as far as we know, his mind has a strong shield around it to prevent Andy from controlling him.
(Whoo hoo!!! My longest comment yet!!! [This is definatly worth celebrating])

blinx92 on July 12, 2011 at 4:38 pm

People that are drained of blood that can enter the plane of the Dream World and speak their thoughts to people? Whoa, didn’t expect that. But srsly? Blood draining? What kind of mad is Scott’s father anyway? A vampire? Certainly doesn’t look like it, he came out in open sunlight. A cannibal? Can’t be, he didn’t eat the flesh… Probably a blood dealer for the vampires? Doesn’t explain the mind communication. THIS SCENE BOGGLES THE MIND!

Anon on July 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm

That was creepy im guessing Gregory is a vampire and uses the machines to save people and then trick them and kill them.Or I could be completely off.

P.S. Your dog is weird

Josh on July 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Woah awesome scene also it does keep playng that creepy sound even after the scene ends.So after the scene ended i got creeped out and my eyes went O.O so i refreshed the page :D.Also i can understand why Bernie raged he is a very caring person and always wants to save everyone he can so i guess he felt like he failed to help those people.Im waiting for the next scene

Dagzter on July 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm

That was sick!… Awesome, but sick! reminds me of Blade…

Rasmus Nielsen on July 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

ooh vampire bllod farm. This could get nasty…

MorganrBan on July 12, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Josh for the last time neither the father or son are vampires
they have shown every possible sign of not being one
a blood delaerfor them possiby but him being a vampire…the chances of that are 0%
but still this one freaks me out a bit…….is he some kind of messed up doctor?

scavenger on July 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm

and the last time part is the last time i wanna ut up a comment saying they aren’t vampires:P
and yet again the audio that is part of it also makes it creepier….one of em might be a vampire..unless there is a(can’t remeber name) human that has mind abilities?

scavenger on July 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

what?! whos talking ?! freaking creepy :O

ejay on July 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

I think Gregory’s a vampire and the room that Bernie entered was his guests…

asdasd on July 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm

holy shit! scruffleback is telepathic?

Stone on July 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

…what the fuck?

Lukesf on July 12, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Ohhhhh shiiiiiiit
Why am I finding that all the donors are breathing in unison is the creepiest thing?

Snerky on July 12, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Okay, so if he actually IS in league with the machines; the only reason they would need blood is for making some sort of weapon to use against the vamps. Or they have human brains mounted in them to control them which need blood to function. Either or.

Noble 7 on July 12, 2011 at 9:56 pm

this is a good comic, but the zombies are slow and weak, and dont go after ppl to much

oliver on July 12, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Okay what the hell is that. I think he’s actually milking vampires.
Way too creepy for me.

oliver on July 12, 2011 at 10:04 pm

It’s probably Scrufflebeck. (doing the mind thing)

Dreamdealer on July 12, 2011 at 11:07 pm

@Author Joe
sup again, good story so far- again thumbs up. here’s an interesting thought, do you write any of this stuff down on paper? i’m a struggling writer, not an awesome designer such as yourself, that does feel like my “dialogue” is not up to speed with my own standards. P.S. nice twist on scott! two thumbs (if i could)

Decifer on July 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm

My face was literally like this O_O when he found the room. I was expecting like a machine base, and THAT was not what I expected at all.

Mini on July 13, 2011 at 12:24 am

i’d think they would nuke the infected locations in an attempt to purge the infection personally

nightarix on July 13, 2011 at 12:29 am

I think they are zombies…..newly made zombies……Gregory made the zombie virus whil he was experimenting on humans. But I’m waiting to next time (If you go back to Joe and Rosa ill kill you)

Jon on July 13, 2011 at 12:34 am

Did you forgot inner joe and rosa i want to see what happen to inner joe and rosa…

DJ MafiOsO on July 13, 2011 at 1:04 am

What… the… fuck…

Willy on July 13, 2011 at 1:28 am

Holy shit. I was creeped out. Are they still alive? Not sure if it’s just me, or if they’re breathing. Gregory is dead shit.

Pocalypselove0001 on July 13, 2011 at 2:36 am

What was that voice though? “Inner Bernie?” or a to be character

Pocalypselove0001 on July 13, 2011 at 2:39 am

i think there dead enough to be ghost but still (barely) alive.
this is the best webcomic, hell, comic in the world!
joe please have him make the blood into a weapon, a weapon were
he can ioniz blood into plasma, it would be awesome!

George lutech on July 13, 2011 at 2:58 am

well I know scruflebeck isnt telifpathic cause the voice said “come and see for yourself” and also WTF is with those doors in the walls?

P.S I sugest looking to your right burnie probably a machine room there

Silent on July 13, 2011 at 3:39 am

is it me or they all looked like joe ?

maybe my bad, but was sure they where all Joe :)

dragoduval on July 13, 2011 at 3:51 am

I can’t possibly think of anything that makes sense as to why he has a room full of people with blood pumping out of them, and to answer the whole zombie country evacuation, the government, or at least the American government, would be too scared of an outbreak occuring to take the chance

SpiritOfAdventure on July 13, 2011 at 5:00 am

even if i was on the infected country, i would say no refugees, because you know that their will be at least one idiot who hides his bite to get on the ship/plane, and doom the country he lands in.

anon on July 13, 2011 at 5:37 am


anon on July 13, 2011 at 5:37 am

@anon:just to make you angry: what about bus:)

Dreamdealer on July 13, 2011 at 5:58 am

I just noticed this: were #35(on the webcomic list)

Dreamdealer on July 13, 2011 at 6:01 am

BTW, Lol at inner bernie. That would be really awesome.

Willy on July 13, 2011 at 6:11 am


Belexar on July 13, 2011 at 6:35 am

The problem with refugees is their country. We need to fix it, not just let them into ours, with the potential of them bringing the values that ruined their country in the first place.

WilcoCharlie on July 13, 2011 at 7:59 am

and just like said before Joe pulls another brillant one out of his hat. I honestly didn’t see this coming. My hat goes off to you Joe.

eric on July 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

I’m afraid to go to sleep now.

hyperwarp85 on July 13, 2011 at 10:01 am

You know what I think? A. He works for the machines. B. There are 2 rows of PERFECT 5. The other one has one missing. My guess is there are 15 people like Joe. 14 were captured. He’s gonna use the blood to maybe Upgrade the machines. And he takes regular people who happed to be walking by to see if there the 15th. Thats just a guess.

Nick on July 13, 2011 at 10:34 am

Joe, that was freakin awesome and creepy! Your work with the sound was most impressive :D
The Pocalypse is getting much more interesting than I ever tought it would be (yeah, I was there since the very beginning of the comic xD)

Maybe you should think about translating The Pocalypse to other languages, it sure has potential (then, if you try the brazilian public I can help xD)

Keter on July 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm


DJ MafiOsO on July 13, 2011 at 4:26 pm

i bet there all bernie

DJ MafiOsO on July 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm

write http://nyanit.com/thepocalypse.com and this page will become even more awesome!

Todor on July 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

that ambient noise continues playing after the scene ends :C joe… pls fix

hypnokrit on July 13, 2011 at 11:08 pm

@Todor. Lol. That’s flippin’ hilarous. Nyan Cat. hahah. this is awesome

Pocalypselove0001 on July 14, 2011 at 12:37 am

except for when it causes a lag :/

Pocalypselove0001 on July 14, 2011 at 12:55 am

Ehhh my main assumption on the business in the background :x
Is that its possibly, a vampire speaking to him, or maybe scrufflebeck? hell its probrably one of the machines thats accessed his mind to see through his eyes and of course, know his name his Bernie.
THEN as bernie’s gone into the room, he sees all those bodies, and I believe they’re being used to have maybe their brain-wave patterns implanted into the machines? Like, the machines are blank, and are given the ability to think via having brain wave patterns copied over and these minds linked up to the machines are controlling said machines but there also um..controllable?
So…yeah ;D
I have this urge to do fanart for some reason D:

Seranatis on July 14, 2011 at 1:17 am

Maybe he is making the terminators…
And I thought Scrufflebeck didn’t like books because it was made from plants.

Shade Person on July 14, 2011 at 1:35 am

Lol my best guess is that one of the peoples in that room was a captured vampire who was still consious and could access the dream world.Or maybe when a human is on the edge of death he also can access the dream world.And ofc these people are the previous ones that were *guests* at gregory’s house but werent lucky enough to get saved by scott.

Dagzter on July 14, 2011 at 4:36 am


Machines, zombies, nukes, vampires, I think all of these have been done once as an apocalypse trope, but I’m never seen a Mummy apocalypse before.

…If that’s what it is

Chris B Chikin on July 14, 2011 at 5:20 am

Great episode! I have a question, though: How does that room fit in the same space as the room scott dragged the group into? or are there corridors not shown that space the rooms out?

Immijimmi on July 14, 2011 at 11:01 am

*fucking and also when that voice tells Bernie about the door, is it coming from the inside because you did say “come in and see for yourself” if not it needs to be “GO in and see for yourself.”
(Yay grammar Nazi AWAAAAAAY

hypnokrit on July 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

Eep! >.< That music that you put at the end creeped me out so much. It's the middle of the night too, not something I want to listen too at the moment.. xP I turned my sound off to write the comment. =X

Booieann on July 15, 2011 at 7:28 pm