I Think I’ll be a Tree :D | October 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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Richard
Richard
10 years ago

What a twist!

Sam
Sam
10 years ago

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.

Zarthanon
Zarthanon
10 years ago

Very interesting…

raikue
raikue
10 years ago

keep up the good work joe=)

Delta-Pangaea
Delta-Pangaea
10 years ago

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

AND he has my name.

…I’m liking this dude. :D

Tymon
Tymon
10 years ago

What? What in the world is happening.

huva
huva
10 years ago

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

Shade Person
Shade Person
10 years ago

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

Xanag
Xanag
10 years ago

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

Rasmus Nielsen
Rasmus Nielsen
10 years ago

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

sh4d0wfl4re
sh4d0wfl4re
10 years ago

…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.

LegendaryAsshole
LegendaryAsshole
10 years ago

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*

bob
bob
10 years ago

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

Spencett
Spencett
10 years ago

What the heck is going on……..

Highcalibur10
Highcalibur10
10 years ago

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

@Sh4d0wfl4re
as Shade Person and bob said, Sam was the last human to access the dream world before Joe.

Raziel Star
Raziel Star
10 years ago

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.

Barbaric Bob
Barbaric Bob
10 years ago

O LORD WHAT HAPPEND TO JOE!?!?!?!
well this opens up quite a few posibilities
like
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!

frida
frida
10 years ago

I dont like Sam… and “tush”!? O.O

RicksterEpicWin
RicksterEpicWin
10 years ago

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. :\

Dranlord
Dranlord
10 years ago

nice niec twis haha

Noble 7
Noble 7
10 years ago

What. The. Fuck!?!

Ricky
Ricky
10 years ago

Auther Bring REAL JOE bakc plzzzzzzzzzz

pabechevb
pabechevb
10 years ago

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

sh4d0wfl4re
sh4d0wfl4re
10 years ago

@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
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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

ronin1337
ronin1337
10 years ago

The answer is easy.Joe is timelord.

kim jo-el
kim jo-el
10 years ago

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
kim jo-el
10 years ago

@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

Dagzter
Dagzter
10 years ago

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

Dagzter
Dagzter
10 years ago

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.

Leviticus
Leviticus
10 years ago

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.

Decifer
Decifer
10 years ago

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
Decifer
10 years ago

oh yeah… thumbs up me XD

Luio
Luio
10 years ago

@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!

SatyreIkon
SatyreIkon
10 years ago

Now I AM confused …

mouseman
mouseman
10 years ago

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.

Vitor
Vitor
10 years ago

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

EDWARD ZEE REAL EDWARD
EDWARD ZEE REAL EDWARD
10 years ago

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

(Present)OH MY GOD IT MAKES SENSE

Norman D. Landings
Norman D. Landings
10 years ago

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!

Leinahtan
Leinahtan
10 years ago

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.

KJ
KJ
10 years ago

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

Locke
Locke
10 years ago

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

YoYoDude
YoYoDude
10 years ago

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

Decifer
Decifer
10 years ago

@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?

Idunyken
Idunyken
10 years ago

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

earl pineda
earl pineda
10 years ago

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

Epicwin
Epicwin
10 years ago

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

NeoWarrior
NeoWarrior
10 years ago

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?

Zombie Killer
Zombie Killer
10 years ago

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

alpha
alpha
10 years ago

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.

Idunyken
Idunyken
10 years ago

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