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2 month update milestone!
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The Architect

Land of the Setting Sun! :D 11/11/2011

by Joe

Japan doesn’t observe Daylight Savings Time, so the sun sets at around 4:30 PM, here in my neck of the woods. If you’re a vampire, that may sound great, but if you’re a human who enjoys sunlight (or a plant), this may not sound like enough day. I agree, it sounds bad, but actually, it’s working out great for me! By the time it’s 5 PM, it’s so dark out that it feels like 8 PM. Feels like an extra 3 hours! :D

Oh, and Skyrim. Wow, reviews. The only Elder Scrolls I’ve ever played is 15 minutes of Oblivion, but Skyrim looks and sounds like a must-buy! But, with a wife and kid, The Pocalypse, creating game art, the occasional meal and sprinkles of sleep, I don’t know if I can fit Skyrim in, even with the “extra” 3 hours! Maybe I’ll wait for a price drop or even GOTY :D Ugh, and SWTOR is coming out soon. No mercy, man. No freakin’ mercy.

Enjoy Scene 36 – “Big Guy”!

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Protke! on November 11, 2011 at 2:13 am

YOU HAVE TO FIT IN SKYRIM!!! Leave the women and children behind! Dragons must be fought! You must become the dragonborn!

rv on November 11, 2011 at 2:13 am

i think scrufflebeck wanted to say that he was killing the machines

raikue on November 11, 2011 at 2:18 am

On another subject, when did scrufflebeck steal joe’s powers?

RagingReaver on November 11, 2011 at 2:21 am

hehehe he just one-hitted that machine

ivo on November 11, 2011 at 2:35 am

wow! i LOVE scrufflebekc now! AWESOME! 5TH!

huva on November 11, 2011 at 2:48 am

scrufflebeck is a boss

Richard on November 11, 2011 at 3:06 am

om my god, that machine is done son!

Jeff on November 11, 2011 at 3:26 am

@richard i agree
@ragingreaver he did not steal anything he just evoled

red ja on November 11, 2011 at 3:45 am

Nice to see that you’re a SWTOR fan too, you got it pre-ordered?

Alexander Bacom on November 11, 2011 at 3:46 am

HE AINT JESS’S DOG! Joe would be pissed if he heard that

Highcalibur10 on November 11, 2011 at 3:48 am

Omg, SHIELD MODE!!! that dog is Incredible!!! I want one!!!!!

Leviticus on November 11, 2011 at 3:51 am

Scrufflebeck seemed to… IT ISN”T DESCRIBABLE IN WORDS!!! The Epicness of Scrufflebeck is increasing! I think he might be able to kill Dominik now if he is lucky.

Shade Person on November 11, 2011 at 4:03 am

Skyrim… only another 4 hours and 53 minutes… sigh…

Rasmus Nielsen on November 11, 2011 at 4:07 am

Same Joe can’t wait for skirem even though I have only played oblivion for about half an hour!

brian on November 11, 2011 at 5:02 am

14 Yeah well 14/15

brian on November 11, 2011 at 5:04 am

Can I just state how much I love Scrufflebeck?
I do. A lot. He’s amazing.

Muffins on November 11, 2011 at 6:25 am

Scrufflebeck the machine killing machine!

Shelby on November 11, 2011 at 7:41 am


Brenkie on November 11, 2011 at 7:46 am

First i thought that Scrufflebeck was thinking eating nick but then i heard “GRR” and the machine and BOOM and, and… Do another comic from this, i can’t wait :D

Erik on November 11, 2011 at 8:05 am

Do you sell Doppelgangers?

Erik on November 11, 2011 at 8:06 am

Wow scrufflebeck is boss now, but I liked the puppy scrufflebecks look better…

Lurker on November 11, 2011 at 8:37 am


uzair on November 11, 2011 at 8:50 am

Can I pitch this amazing game idea i’ve had. Yes, good. Basicaly it’s a massive AARPG or action adventure role playing game (but i’m sure you knew that). You can create a simple character at the beginning, e.g. name, hair style/colour, face, body type, traits, voice, gender, etc, etc… For the traits you could choose a species as well as special traits about you. The species would have different story lines for instance the vampire would be an outcast who doesn’t want to kill, the humanoid robot would be self aware and break out of factory production, etc. The whole game would, obviously be in your amazing art style (which reminds me of a great game called lock’s quest on ds) and would contain an enormous overworld and, apart from quests and the storyline would be a free roam game meaning you could ignore the storyline and just explore. Also mosts houses could be explorable and lootable even if some where just copied to save time. The fighting system could be realtime instead of battle system (So legend of zelda style not final fantasy style) to increase the speed of gameplay and keep the attention of the gamer.
There could be settlements and it would switch around so for if you where a human the vampire and robot settlements would be hostile and if vampire it would switch round, mabye there could be cameos from characters as well!
I also have an idea for the dream world. Each of your characters would be able to access the dreamworld for some reason or another (the robot you say?… Ghost in a shell. Nuff said) and you could buy a home in each settlment that would contain a bed/charging unit. The bed/charging unit could heal and mabye save but after that you would recieve the option to enter the dream world. In the dream world you could create things by ‘mind crafting’ (love that by the way) and save them but also you could enter a small allready crafted world and do certain things or make certain things to gain stats for your character. Well that’s pretty much my idea also it doesn’t even have to be in flash, I have a friend who has done programing for various game companys and is an exceptional programer and computist (is that a word?) who i’m sure would be happy to help and between us (and mabye your friends) could create a game engine for this. I could help too with art, (I have a small amount of experience in spriting but that was mainly 2d) storyline/ideas and mabye even a bit of programing (i’m just starting to learn it).
Obviously this is only a dream, but could we make dreams come true?
I would appreciate if you answered back even if it was to say that my idea was terrible and to never comment again… although I hope you don’t do that. I also appreciate that your time is very limited and you would not have time to do something like this.
Well I think that’s about it and keep up the amazing comic, (I love that it’s not a conventional comic) it’s currently my fav web comic and I can’t wait for more updates. I love the style, humour, characters and storyline. I love cross the most I think his character has the most unanswered questions and I love to guess.
Best wishes this christmas (what’s christmas like in Japan? I would so love to go there) Will.

Will Piddington on November 11, 2011 at 9:37 am

Wow… Scrufflebeck just went from Delta to Alpha… And his antisocial attitude towards the doctor is just… precious!

NeoWarrior on November 11, 2011 at 10:28 am

Why is it even considered a comic? There’s nothing comical about it (not counting the funny stuff). It’s actually a flash animation video series, not a webcomic. Just saying. Back on topic now. How much ya wanna bet Scrufflebeck’s growl at the end was his version of “No way, I’m not allowing you to become a plagiarist or an identity thief of my actions. Especially since honesty is the best thing for a relationship!” XD

illeatyourself on November 11, 2011 at 10:31 am

You know Doctor Nick seems to have cooled down on the idiocy gauge. I think ‘losing’ Joe hit him hard, perhaps he had been more guilty of the things he accused Jesse of? That and his failure to ‘save’ the one he put his hope into tore him apart.
This mission isn’t about topping anything the other characters did, but instead about our colony’s doctor finding what he lost along the way when he failed Joe.

sh4d0wfl4re on November 11, 2011 at 10:58 am

Big guy, Grandote~
It’s in the house~ :D

Renato~ on November 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm

love this critter

Geoff on November 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm

whos thinking of geting saints row3

kingjd on November 11, 2011 at 1:39 pm

God that doc guy is starting to annoy me T-T, can he die? pretty pwease?

Professor on November 11, 2011 at 2:38 pm

Oh wow, soon it will be 11:11 on the 11th of the 11th month, of 2011.

Tony on November 11, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I love how the Scrufflebeck chat-avatar makes it looks like Doctor whats-his-name is pissing him off.

“Good god, human, don’t you ever shut up?!”

Locke on November 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I love this series Joe. keep it up!
and Canada FTW!

donbionicle on November 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm

i still like to see scrufflebeck to have some personality, not just the “grr…”s, he’s remembered for the domesticated plant-dog creature with an awesome personality. Despite all the death in pocalypse, there has to be SOME kind of colorful minded animal. Come on joe, you should know that.
On a different note, of the history on machines (city), the only things that machines (and all other species) fear is Plant monsters. the humans have both, a plant (scrufflebeck) and a machine (Harry) to help fight the vampires. yay! What’s not to like?
Another note, i wonder if Author Joe would give the the pocalypse cast a new look or some kind of feel to the story, something new that’s all.
one more note, WHAT HAPPEN TO ANDY!!!! (and cross) they left traveling and haven’t been heard of since, come on!!
Anyways… thumbs up by me!! XD (like i always do)

Decifer on November 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm


vampire super boy on November 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I start to hate doc more and more =_= Oh and Scrufflebeck!!!!!!!! XD

frida on November 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm

will, yeah, its called elder scrolls. no machines, but the same concept. the newest game to come out was… today… its called skyrim… btw, SKYRIM IS COMING OUT TODAY!!!!!!!

d-man on November 12, 2011 at 12:29 am

Like I said before make a theme song!! It would make it better

christian on November 12, 2011 at 3:38 am

You found a wild Machine!
I choose you,Scrufflebeck.
Scrufflebeck uses Charge!
You defeated the wild Machine!

That’s what Pokemon would do. What Joe did:

*Kaboom machine*
Dr. Nick: I did it!
Scrufflebeck: Rrrrr..

Happy Vampire on November 12, 2011 at 4:05 am

If anybody asks, I kill it. lol

A person on November 12, 2011 at 9:41 am

@Alexander Bacom – Nope! I think I’ll wait and see how available I am when it comes out, then make the decision of whether or not to buy it! I’m really, really looking forward to playing it, though! Haven’t had an MMO fix for a few years :D
@Will Piddington – Thanks for the ideas! :D If you could e-mail me more info about yourself and your programmer friend, we can see what we can do! No promises, of course, but you’re right, dreams can indeed come true! As for Christmas here, it’s very commercial and people don’t even have the day off!

Joe on November 12, 2011 at 3:21 pm


Tsuris on November 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm