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Rosa’s Choice 06/25/2011

by Joe

SPOILERS AHEAD! Please watch today’s scene, first! :D

What should Rosa do? Joe and Inner Joe both think that they have what it takes to get them out of this mess. Should Rosa try to release Inner Joe, or should she refuse and force Inner Joe to wake Joe?

There are risks attached to both! Will Inner Joe completely take over Joe’s body if he’s released? Does Joe really have what it takes to get them out of this mess without Inner Joe’s power?

It’s up to you! Please vote in the forums (and only the forums, please!) and Rosa will do what you decide! :D

Enjoy Scene 10 – “The “Real” Joe?”!

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I think that Rosa should refuse to help Inner Joe, but I.J. will suck it up and help out “Real Joe”, since they share the same body and all. Seems like a possible possibility.


RangerRyan on June 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm


WindWhitestorm on June 25, 2011 at 12:17 pm

nop…oh wait…I guess you are.

Anonymous_Jr on June 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Fuck Inner Joe. Outer Joe can kick these brussel sprouts ass with his yellow belt master bitchez

Irene on June 25, 2011 at 12:38 pm

Well the inner joe has much more power then the outter joe, but outter joe is more of the “People” person so most likely outter joe. It’d be funnier too :D

Alex on June 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

OutJoe is a duffus, even Rosa must admit THAT much… She can always release InnerJoe and then seal him back inside his mind with her “obviously way more advanced psychic powers than Joe” and free OutJoe when their in the colony…

NeoWarrior on June 25, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Inner Joe gets my vote

Delaishla on June 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

So Inner Joe thinks Rosa is a Zompire… of course, he may be wrong, but the other characters seemed to mention that she was only a vampire, and not a zompire, for some reason. Even Cross was surprised that she was only a vampire.

Zach on June 25, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Inner Joe gets my vote, too. Very nice scene. I really like the fact that you’re letting your viewers help shape the story as it progresses.

bobbaganoosh on June 25, 2011 at 1:20 pm

outer joe because he is Funny!:)

Gray Davis on June 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I think she shouldn’t release inner Joe, but then they get their butts kicked, Then Rosa releases inner Joe in a desperate attempt to live, then the next update ends in a cliffhanger lol

lemon4384 on June 25, 2011 at 1:41 pm

why not listen to that last guy about the robot allies? Tobor & Destroyer

Eon on June 25, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Eon-> thing is, if there is to be a small servant-milicy bot, it would be the Doc’s bot, not Bernie’s… Bernie has no reason to create such a thing, and he has thus far shown to be capable of creating any machine, but only willing if the occasion arises {take his suit as an example}… Doc on the other hand has all the knowledge and ingenuity to create any robot, however he will just say that’s it’s a waste of his valueble time which he could use on the zompyre elder… I suppose a Renegade Drone would be the closest posibility to the Tobor&Destroyer idea, though improbable seing as machines can be reprogrammed…

NeoWarrior on June 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I like Inner Joe more. =w= He seems smarter, way smarter. Yet I’m not sure if he would take complete control…Can Rosa just give Inner Joe the mouth? xD So he can say what to do, and we don’t have to hear outer Joe? xD Haha.Eer-Read not hear.

Booieann on June 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

My vote goes to whichever helps Joe understand he isn’t all that. And when I mean Joe, I mean the collective that is their shared body. Outer Joe is nothing without Inner Joe except for an idiot, but Inner Joe is pompous prick who obviously is not actively trying to make outer Joe better.

Raging Reaver on June 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Clearly releasing Inner Joe is a horrible idea, which is why I approve.

Aldurin on June 25, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Que liberen al idiota de adentro y encierren al de afuera!

Leonidas on June 25, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Que liberen al idiota de adentro y encierren al de afuera!
Release the idiot within and imprison the idiot outside!

NeoWarrior on June 25, 2011 at 4:02 pm

That is so true

Aaron Bulao on June 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Release inner Joe. I have a feeling he can do way more than Joe. Sorry for hurting your pride, Joe, but seeing what inner Joe has done, this should be cake for inner Joe. Am I right, Joe? *cough*you should never name your characters after yourself, it gets confusing*cough*

Anon on June 25, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Bonjour M Joe, I hope you are well, as I heard of another earthquake in your vicinity recently…..As for the comic, I humbly submit for your debate the question…..”inner Joe may have been the CAUSE of the ‘Pocalypse!” in the first place….

Ro'Vage St Laurent on June 25, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Outer Joe. It’d be much more comical.

Prince Platypus on June 25, 2011 at 11:26 pm

Yo dawg I heard you liked Joe, so I put a Joe inside of Joe so you could Joe while your inner Joe Joes.

Rad Cat on June 26, 2011 at 12:23 am

Yeah I’m voting Inner Joe.

Infinite Virginity on June 26, 2011 at 3:10 am

I think that Joe was a sort of patient zero of the zombie virus, as it was originally some sort of super soldier serum, Joe, suffering from trauma went to a hospital to warn everyone about the virus, and try to make a vaccine. Then when the pocalypse started he went meltdown, and his mind split in two. The Super Soldier, and the civilian. As long as the civilian has control, he won’t hit full potential, because he won’t be as strong mentally and physically. If the Super Soldier gains control, he won’t be as strong emotionally, so they can only be perfect with a merge of the two.

Pat on June 26, 2011 at 4:08 am

Im going to agree with Gray Davis and say outer Joe just cause he is 10X funnier. And i also see alot of the idea that somehow inner Joe had some hand in causing The Pocalypse, which kinda makes sence. Joe didnt have these powers before everything started… And raging reaver is right, joe needs to realize that he isnt “all that” and that he will have to work together with other people and himself if he wants to save veryone he cares about (Rosa, Scrufflebeck, and Bernie, Jess, Terry and Jake, though he wont admit the last 4). He needs a reality check.

Leviticus on June 26, 2011 at 5:44 am

Also, what did happen with Bernie and the mall group, Jess and Jake and the Doc, and Graybane? They all dissapeared for the storyline…

Leviticus on June 26, 2011 at 5:46 am

We should take a good look at what inner Joe can do….so wake him!

-skimmer- on June 26, 2011 at 6:49 am

I think rosa should release half of each. As in 1 leg and 1 arm each, they could both speak, smell and see through the same face. Then Outter Joe will start to punch inner Joe(and maybe vice versa:D)!

Nick on June 26, 2011 at 7:09 am

ill vote Inner Joe 20 Times…. i watched the part when the Elder (Andy’s Brother) invaded Joe. that part when the Elder released inner Joe.. the elder said “Die”.. inner joe didn’t get any injury, so inner joe gets my vote.

c’mon! vote for inner joe!

Shockboy4 on June 26, 2011 at 8:15 am

maby a bit asked to much but u can make a split story.
like a 2 way story wich u can pick from.
only down side is for u u have to make twice as much.
but keep the real joe (the not as bright as the inner joe one)

jeftai on June 26, 2011 at 8:35 am

I think that Rosa shouldnt unleash inner joe because hes kinda creeping me out

Zombie Killer on June 26, 2011 at 8:58 am

if she wakes up inner Joe, couldn’t she put him back to sleep?

ken2666 on June 26, 2011 at 9:51 am

Release Inner Joe, there could be like, a whole story arc in which he has to be contained if he turns out to be evil?

Cristian on June 26, 2011 at 10:39 am

Set Inner Joe free! Normal Joe probably barely scratches with his power. Inner Joe knows what he’s doing, he protects Normal Joe all the time, he knows the true potential of their powers. He will F*** shit up!

Auron Cartuum on June 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

inner joe has my vote for these reasons:

1:he could kick an elder vampire’s ass
2:he has more fucking sense that outer joe
3:i wanna see joe’s inner mode again :D

my suggest on June 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm

@pat that does seem like a reasonable assumption a super soldier serum did that to joe and that joe was more socially inclined before hand and that serum changed that,BUT the reason why that would be an irreasonable assumption because tech like that is probably hundreds of years(yes even after the pocalypse) away. my assumption alien metorite (aliens that are extremely evolved)put that tech into there and launched it to earth and joe just so happened to be the one unlucky(or should i say lucky)enough to be hit.i know it sounds absurd

my suggest on June 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm

make a rally and say “Inner joe! inner Joe! inner Joe! inner joe!”

Rally expert on June 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm

@Rally Expert – a rally will make it better.. lol maybe..

anyways… inner joe gets my vote, because inner joe can even mind-craft in real world (in the comic of course).

Charger24 on June 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm

next one should be called more joe (inner) or less joe (outer)

my suggest on June 26, 2011 at 3:06 pm

inner joe is funny in a kind of kick-ass way

my suggest on June 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Outer Joe! His randomness and stupidity makes the story funny!

Idzan on June 26, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Okay, wow. Outer is definitely more of a people person than Outer Joe. Did you guys already forget all the times Joe insults people and all that crap? Not to mention, how the heck is Rosa STRONGER than Inner Joe?! The only reason he can’t do anything is BECAUSE he’s sealed up!

If they want to get out of there alive, they NEED Inner Joe to be woken up. Any other decision is pointlessly idiotic.

Acadian Bacon on June 26, 2011 at 11:04 pm

I think rosa should give inner joe control of the legs and one eye and the mouth

Zombie Killer on June 27, 2011 at 12:07 am

She should wake them both up, I think they are both the same joe, The reason Joe is such a dumbass is because part of him that was sealed up was his source of mental acuity.

LegendaryAsshole on June 27, 2011 at 2:02 am

The Real Joe and the stupid one should just start working together…

Rasmus Nielsen on June 27, 2011 at 2:03 am

wait, if inner Joe was officially released, would that make regular Joe the new inner Joe?

ken2666 on June 27, 2011 at 2:49 am

@Anon – Tell me about it @_@ My head explodes when I put myself into filler scenes :D
@Ro’Vage St Laurent – Yup, all is well! :D Thanks!
@Leviticus & jeftai – I wish I could do all the characters’ story arcs simultaneously, but I just don’t have the manpower to do it :( Absence makes the heart grow fonder, though, right? :D

Joe on June 27, 2011 at 7:43 am

@Joe I’d think you’d have plenty of manpower with three Joes. Also, as I don’t recall this joke ever having been made,

Yo Joe, we heard you like Joe, so we put a Joe in your Joe so you can argue with a vampire while you argue with a vampire.

Aethrys on June 27, 2011 at 11:11 am

Inner Joe is not a good guy, as I explained in the forums.

aattss on June 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Zompire eh? Vambie sounds cuter. xD

Yinello on June 27, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Eh, vambie makes me think of the monsters from Brave Fencer Musashi of the same name, and those are ugly as sin.

Unrelated note, but Joe, if you ever need voices for this sort of thing, I think i’d make a pretty good Andrius. So long as you assume he sounds like James Earl Jones after a vocal cord injury.

WiseMan on June 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm

She should ask how Joe plans to escape exactly since he can’t even move or wake up right now.

SpartanCommander on June 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

@Aethrys – Haha! :D
@WiseMan – Sounds like you’d be a good fit! I’ll let you know if voices ever come into the comic :D

Joe on June 27, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I would vote Inner-Joe for the sake of epicness. (I kinda want to see what happens when Inner Joe takes over.) But I want to vote normal joe for the sake of their marriage! I’m so conflicted.

Willy on June 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm

“Voiced” WebComic? Sounds great! get to it :P

NeoWarrior on June 28, 2011 at 12:13 am

Voices? Ew… I don’t think so. I just like… reading comics. If I want voices I’ll go watch cartoons I think. If I feel like making it more like a webcomic, I’ll just turn those subtitles on that they have for the hearing impaired. XD

Willy on June 28, 2011 at 12:39 am

Yo, first time post! i think you should give “inner joe” a super saiyan effect! not too worried about it though. tried turning Locke from final fantasy 6 into Cloud from Final fantasy 7 using a sprite editor, but it looked awful…anyway, can’t wait for the next scene! Oh, i agree with Willy. adding voices to a web comic doesn’t make sense. oh, and can you please make a pocalypse defense sequel?

Jeremy on June 28, 2011 at 4:50 am

@aattss Outer Joe doesn’t seem like such a great person to me either, honestly.
Caution: Portal 2 Spoilers ahead!
This situation seems a lot like the ending of Portal 2. Outer Joe is a lot like Wheatley, he’s incredibly selfish, and a moron who doesn’t know what he’s doing, which will result in the deaths of everyone involved. Inner Joe is a lot like GLaDOS, still selfish, but knows what he’s doing, and can stop the impending disaster. You just have to hope that he’ll send you on an elevator ride with a turret opera, when all is said and done, rather than to the emergency intelligence incinerator.

Aethrys on June 28, 2011 at 5:03 am

Willy&Jeremy-> How wbout just have the option of voiced&subtitled, just subtitled with sounds not voices, and just plain ol’ subtitled mute like it was in the beginning?
|Voiced | Sound | Mute | ?

NeoWarrior on June 28, 2011 at 7:54 am

Once again I must remark the option of edition in this page…^^^^^^

NeoWarrior on June 28, 2011 at 7:56 am

you know the best person to wake up at this time is rosa she is a vampire after all
outer joe is an idiot and inner joe is a complete jerk so she’s better off just waking herself

eric on June 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

In the archives, scene 10 is described as The “Real” Joe instead of Rosa’s Choice, even the flash got like that. Was it only with me or was just a mistake? I got a little disappointed thinking it was a new one =(

Vitor on June 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

@Willy & NeoWarrior – I don’t have any plans for voice acting, but if it ever does come up, I would definitely make it optional :D
@Vitor – The Archives display the name of the scene. In this case, “The “Real” Joe?” is the name of the scene and “Rosa’s Choice” is the title of the blog post. Yes, I couldn’t have made it more confusing :D

Joe on June 28, 2011 at 8:32 am

wait use pie to free them

my suggest on June 30, 2011 at 2:41 am

if you dont release inner joe inner joe would still give power to keep himself alive because if outer joe died so would inner joe

writingbook on July 2, 2011 at 7:26 pm