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I Think I’ll be a Tree :D 10/20/2011

by Joe

So, I’ve been watching “The Will: Family Secrets Revealed” and it’s got me thinking about what I want to be when I, well, die.

The show’s about the unusual last wishes of some unusual people. They range from kinda weird to totally f’ed up, but, hey, the person is dead, so let ’em do what they want :D One of the more interesting stories comes from the comic world. The Marvel comic world, to be more specific. Mark Gruenwald, a very passionate Marvel editor, who loved pulling pranks on his co-workers, died at the young age of 43, while he was still working at Marvel. He loved comics so much that he – get this – stated in his will that he wanted to be cremated, have his ashes mixed into printing press ink, then have “himself” printed in comic book form! The process was carried out and his ashes now live in the pages of the first trade paperback compilation of “Squadron Supreme” :D Neat, eh? That would be like me having my ashes digitized and inputted into the pixels of a The Pocalypse scene! What? It makes perfect sense! ;D

I also learned about a cool procedure called “alkaline hydrolysis“. Basically, they dunk your body into a heated, high pressure water and lye solution that turns you into an environmentally-friendly goop that can be safely discarded into a sewer system or spread on a garden! Circle of life, huh! The procedure is being offered in a few places as an alternative to cremation, but it’s not a universally accepted way to dispose of a body. Thing of the future? Only time will tell :D

As for me, when I die (which shouldn’t be for another 100-140 years, depending on tomorrow’s technology :D), I think I want a tree seed and everything that a tree seed needs to thrive to be implanted into my body. Over the years, the tree would grow and absorb me. The tree and I would be one, essentially. I would live on as a majestic tree! If I’m lucky, we would create a human/tree hybrid! It could happen!

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What a twist!

Richard on October 20, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I guess this is my punishment for all the times I yelled at Joe and his selfish attitudes. Now he has my name. Karma’s a bitch. Don’t know where you are heading with this, author, but… Congrats. Keep up the good work.

Sam on October 20, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Very interesting…

Zarthanon on October 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm

keep up the good work joe=)

raikue on October 20, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Ohgods, is ‘Sam’ british? He IS, isn’t he?

AND he has my name.

…I’m liking this dude. :D

Delta-Pangaea on October 20, 2011 at 11:18 pm

What? What in the world is happening.

Tymon on October 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm

oh my god! its the psrt of joe that was before he came to the hospital!!!

huva on October 20, 2011 at 11:34 pm

… Samuel was… the last human to be in the Dream World before Joe, right?

Shade Person on October 21, 2011 at 12:04 am

I KNEW IT! I ALWAYS THOUGHT JOE LOOKED MORE LIKE A SAM! XD Not really but hey? This Joe seems equally entertaining :P

Xanag on October 21, 2011 at 12:05 am

I dont like this… where is Joe?

Personally i hope he just learned to control his powers while he was asleep, and he then decided to pull a prank on Jess :D

Rasmus Nielsen on October 21, 2011 at 12:11 am

…So for all those who where predicting that ‘joe’ would wake up with his inner and outer selves merged; you won! Our reward the ‘British Joe’, Samuel.

sh4d0wfl4re on October 21, 2011 at 12:14 am

My guess is, Sam is the original occupant of the body. But why is he so comfortable with his powers? How did he get the powers, why was he in the hospital, who did that to him. These must be answered *glares*

LegendaryAsshole on October 21, 2011 at 12:18 am

Silly commenter. Samuel is the last human to access the dream world, not some new character or a fusion of Joe’s personalities.

bob on October 21, 2011 at 12:24 am

What the heck is going on……..

Spencett on October 21, 2011 at 1:13 am

@Shade Person
Yep, from memory at least. This means that maybe Sam wandered from his body into Joe’s

as Shade Person and bob said, Sam was the last human to access the dream world before Joe.

Highcalibur10 on October 21, 2011 at 1:36 am

Ok, this is weird. Does this mean Joe/Sam is from the future or something or that there are humans living in Machine cities, cut off from the rest of the world.

I love a story that can keep me on my toes without pissing me off with bad writing or contrived plots.

Raziel Star on October 21, 2011 at 1:38 am

well this opens up quite a few posibilities
Joe is a robot
Joe is the creator of robot city’s and got himsleff hospitalized somehow
or somone extremly powerfull warped places with joe while he was out and is now planning to steal all the tea!!!! might i say how absolutly dazzeld i am with all the posibilitys!

Barbaric Bob on October 21, 2011 at 2:00 am

I dont like Sam… and “tush”!? O.O

frida on October 21, 2011 at 2:12 am

Joe is the alter-Ego that the thing controlling him used. Joe was the thing that gave him superpowers. But ‘Joe’ had 2 sides, Bad- ass Joe and the main Joe who lived inside his mind. When ‘Joe’ woke up in the hospital, he believed he was Joe. But he was really Samuel before the Pocalypse. the only thing this leaves out though, is how he has, and knows the extent of the powers. :\

RicksterEpicWin on October 21, 2011 at 2:13 am

nice niec twis haha

Dranlord on October 21, 2011 at 2:23 am

What. The. Fuck!?!

Noble 7 on October 21, 2011 at 2:29 am

Auther Bring REAL JOE bakc plzzzzzzzzzz

Ricky on October 21, 2011 at 2:36 am

OUTSTANDING!!! Joe evolved just like Scrufflebeck!!! But what will happen to Joe? I mean, it’s name was Joe because you’re Joe, right?

pabechevb on October 21, 2011 at 3:23 am

@Rickster I think ‘joe’ is Samuel before/after memory loss and amnesia caused by someone breaking a Vampiric accord (I’m looking at you Andy)
Now that ‘joe’ has fought himself down between his inner and outer aspects, Samuel is dominant again for the first time since before The Popcalypse went full-blown.
It is unknown at this point whether Sammy-boy here was/is good or bad, but he is definitely in control of himself, whereas Joe never was.
If Elder Dom wasn’t lying about Andrius, ‘Joe’ was made to be Andy’s pawn or at least not able to stop some Vampires plans due to the mental regression.
I think this visit from Sam will be temporary, but Sam leave behind for Joe some more mental processing power
think of his brain a computer with not only a partitioned hard drive but also a partitioned processor power between OS’s (OS’s being personalities) Sam would redistribute processing power being the Root partition

sh4d0wfl4re on October 21, 2011 at 3:23 am

The answer is easy.Joe is timelord.

ronin1337 on October 21, 2011 at 3:56 am

I think that my body decomposing naturally would be pretty environmentally-friendly already. Why would you put your dead body through that process if you’ll already decompose naturally?

kim jo-el on October 21, 2011 at 4:02 am

@Barbaric Bob
I’m not sure if he created any robots. “Something must be wrong with your servo-hard-drive-microchips or something.” Doesn’t sound like an expert :P

kim jo-el on October 21, 2011 at 4:05 am

Omg im liking this new plot twist AND OMFG WE FINALLY GET TO KNOW ABOUT JOE’s/Sam’s HISTORY

Dagzter on October 21, 2011 at 4:10 am

Omg im liking this new plot twist AND OMFG WE FINALLY GET TO KNOW ABOUT JOE’s/Sam’s HISTORY.And Joe im having problems commentating all the time this time it saied i have already saied what i was about to say.

Dagzter on October 21, 2011 at 4:12 am

Im with Shade on this one, I think somehow Samuel (only other human who could enter the dream world) somehow got locked inside it, and then when Joe VS Joe happened, they dragged him into their body. then when they got shot, the 2 Joes got weakened, and Samuel took over the body. but his memories have been partially fused with the Joes’, so he thinks that its his body and he cant remember the time trapped in Dreamland.

Leviticus on October 21, 2011 at 5:04 am

Someone answer me this: since Sam is a whole another person, is he affected by the agreement outer Joe and the Elder made before Joe/Sam got shot?
@Author Joe- Jess made a comment about Sam’s accent, can confirm as other fans say it’s “British” or a different one?

Decifer on October 21, 2011 at 5:09 am

oh yeah… thumbs up me XD

Decifer on October 21, 2011 at 5:10 am

@Shade Person sharp memory you have. I can’t believe I didn’t notice! But hey, I really think you are on the right track about him being the first person to be in the dream world. Who knows where this will lead us.. If he is actualy THAT Samuel, then that means Joe is trapped with his other Joe in the dreamworld! Holy crap this just got complicated in an extent none of the main characters could realize yet. Author Joe! You are becoming a very very interesting story teller.Keep the great work!

Luio on October 21, 2011 at 5:43 am

Now I AM confused …

SatyreIkon on October 21, 2011 at 5:51 am

i think that samuel was the origanal and that when he was in the hospitol he got split between inner and outer joe. also seems that samuel has quit a bit of technical knowledge about robots.

mouseman on October 21, 2011 at 6:20 am

Here is a curious fact: it is known that trees that grow near/inside cemetery areas give the best/sweetest fruits. So, next time you eat an apple, think about it, it could be your grandma LOL

Vitor on October 21, 2011 at 6:37 am

(Flashback)”Samuel was the last human to enter this realm”


EDWARD ZEE REAL EDWARD on October 21, 2011 at 7:13 am

Next time I get caught going through somebody else’s wardrobe, I’m going to try the old ‘woke up a completely different person’ defence.

A completely different person…. who just happens to love the silky feel of your lingerie!

Norman D. Landings on October 21, 2011 at 10:31 am

Smauel was the “thing” before Joe, and now he has taken his boddy without knowing who anybody is. Joe id LOVE to see how you write you way out of this one.

Leinahtan on October 21, 2011 at 11:07 am

to me it sounds like the sam guy made robots or thinks all the robots are friendly or sumthing

KJ on October 21, 2011 at 11:20 am

Ooh, ooh, kill him again! Let’s see if we can get Crazy Russian Joe next!

Locke on October 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Hey, Joe, I rewatched the comics where we met the new survivors, Rusty Nathan and Anika and I thought “Wouldn’t it be awesome if we saw another colony, with its own economy, way of life and new survivors!”, so why not? It would be so awesome, and the new characters wouldnt have to be part of the story as such, just extras

YoYoDude on October 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm

@Mouseman um… i’m just curious that if sam has some technical knowledge on robots, do you think he’s also somehow connected to that robot city up north?

Decifer on October 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

British? He’s not British! He offered to make Jess COFFEE! He’s a fake! :P

Idunyken on October 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm

does this mean there is more things inside Joe’s mind including inner joe?

earl pineda on October 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Raise you hand if you forgot all about terry you know the guy in the hospital

Epicwin on October 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

This makes for yet another thing that will make the plot even more complicated… Joe/Sam/InnerJoe(I’ll just call him Dark from now on)/Cubert… What’s next? NerdJoe?

NeoWarrior on October 21, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I think this has been posted already but i wanted to repost it. OMG JOE IS A TIMELORD AND HAS REGENERATED!

Zombie Killer on October 22, 2011 at 1:54 am

Oh my gosh @Epicwin is right we’ve forgotten about Terry. Joe be sure to have at least something involving him in the next few scenes PLEASE.

alpha on October 22, 2011 at 7:46 am

@Epicwin: Hands up if you’ve forgotten about the Mayor :P

Idunyken on October 22, 2011 at 7:48 am

I forgot what happened to the mayor?

Epicwin on October 22, 2011 at 9:41 am

Sorry but, In what chapter they talked about Samuel Adair? Let me know please

Erik on October 22, 2011 at 10:55 am

Oh heck! Now there’s a THIRD personality!? And this one has control of the powers without being homicidal!?!?

MaveriKat on October 22, 2011 at 11:45 am

i think that he has mutiple personality disorder and it looks like he might have more than just three

red ja on October 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

*Raises hands up* I forgot the mayor & Terry! :D

Samuel seems be controlling met-

SAMUEL’S GONNA SAVE THE WEREWOLF! No one remembered that right.

Happy Vampire on October 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

I want to be a Samuel when I die. :3

Happy Vampire on October 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

@erik and all the scene where there talk about samuel was chapter 5 scene 2
en im not like him but i like him 0.o

Ricky on October 22, 2011 at 3:29 pm

@ happy vampire why the heack???????? and joe im am now starting to get cofused cant whayt till next seane and to every one who said or is thinking that joes a timelord he cant be for 3 resans 1 if he regenarated he would look diffrent 2 he would still have his memmarys and 3 when inner joe was relesed thay wouldent of been able to keep swiching between eachover
ps joe did you forget all about the mayor and terry we havent seen them since thay went in to hostible

the slayer on October 22, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about Terry and Mayor Ludo! Their times will come! :D

@Vitor – Haha creepy!
@YoYoDude – We should run into a new colony eventually! :D

Joe on October 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Joe i forgot about annika in a scene she sayt a bed dream ”it felt so real likt my brother died Joe is her brother do joe ever get back and let this be a joke that he say hi ahaha i was kidding im still joe but that he learning to control hes skills!!!???

ricky on October 22, 2011 at 9:48 pm

ok so sam might be the real “joe” before the hospital because joe had no last name so maybe when the pocalypse started he got amnesia named himself joe and got mpd

Aaron on October 22, 2011 at 10:16 pm

also zombie killer if he was a timelord his whole body and face whould of change not his name DUH

Aaron on October 22, 2011 at 10:18 pm

@Aaron i allready said that

the slayer on October 22, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Even though I claimed Joe must be a TimeLord i found another reason he cant be. When Doctor Who regenerates he keeps his name because he also keeps his memories and his name would be in his memories.

Zombie Killer on October 22, 2011 at 11:03 pm

@Aaron and Zombie Killer
once agen ive allready said why he cant be one
about 6-7 from the bottem

the slayer on October 22, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Samuel is gonna save Greybane. And kick machine asses along the way. :D

Happy Vampire on October 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Now this is getting interesting

Geoff on October 26, 2011 at 1:57 pm