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Rough Waters Ahead! 02/12/2011

by Joe

My family and I are moving to a new apartment, just two doors down our current apartment. The good news is that all I have to do is move our stuff, one by one, down the hall. Easy enough :D The bad news is that our current internet connection is cut off on Tuesday at midnight (JST) for 1-2 weeks until it is hooked up at our new apartment. Ahh!

Yup, 1-2 weeks without home internet! I still hope to update regularly, since I don’t need the internet to create a scene. All I have to do is swing over to an internet cafe or Starbucks to upload :D

Just letting you all know now, just in case I’m unable to update. Hopefully, I don’t lose ALL of my sanity :D

Actually, come to think of it, when we first moved to Japan, we had to wait over a month to get hooked up, so this waiting game shouldn’t be TOO bad. But, I didn’t have to update a webcomic back then.

Have you been without internet for an extended period of time? What did you do to cope? Keep in mind that I don’t have a TV! This will be be another little test of post-apocalyptic life ;)

Enjoy Scene 29 – “Big Trouble in Little Church”!

Please continue to vote!

Have a great weekend!

Oh nooooooooooooooooooooo

FakeSky on February 12, 2011 at 10:32 am

…Ooooooooh balls. This is not a positive development.

Snerky on February 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

TERRY NO!!!! *grabs Joe the maker of this comic* WHY TERRY WHY! I liked that blonde smartass! Bring him back! I demand it!

sykes on February 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

Oh, and good luck with the move! Hope everything goes smoothly.

Snerky on February 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

No TERRY NOOOO WHY WHY WHY! You better have him criticly wounded but live.
Oh wait give Joe (Comic joe) A new power, to heal people back from near death!

What_Goes_Here on February 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

Oh no, not Terry! :(

Zarthanon on February 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

Well goodness but that Ubervampire likes putting his hand through folks. Hope Terry lives.

Sasafras on February 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

Terry’s heart was pierced, he’s dead. Harry is a robot, his memory data could be recovered from his mainframe and/or be duplicated… ok… I had a scary vision of Harry being repaired and modified by the machines…….
@Joe- to tell the truth, I only had internet connection while in school for 5 years, and have had home connection for 2… I can’t help you overcome not being able to connect other than you alerting it, as you have already done. However, I do have quite a tiny preocupation for your health… Perhaps I am wrong in saying this; you seem to need a small break to settle things a bit… you seem a bit rushed, not in your comic making, but in the way you commune with us… This is not a troll or practical joke, it is a sincere observation that could easily be right or wrong… Good luck though!

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on February 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

CALLED IT! knew the glasses guy was a redshirt…well beige shirt :P

anyhow, his fate was sealed the moment he said “as long as I get home in one piece”. Well, cheer up bud, you will! just with a hole in your chest!

PolarWarrior, Destroyer of Yukon economies on February 12, 2011 at 11:59 am

He should resort the the nameless Redshirt meathod. As long as THE REDSHIRT! The one who has lived through several eposides and escaped unhard after both Kirk AND Spock were harmed doesn’t show up. I forogt his other name, because he’s still a Redshirt. Just a super one through.

What_Goes_Here on February 12, 2011 at 12:07 pm

@NeoPhantom – Actually, the human heart is located in the middle-left of the chest! Will Terry survive? :)

Also, interesting observation! :D Life has most definitely gotten busier with the baby and all, but health-wise, I’m doing just fine! I certainly have less time than before, so I’m prioritizing the comic updates and other related projects to expand the community (like the game!). I know that I haven’t been around the comments and forums as much, but there are already a lot of great people in the forums keeping them alive and active :) Thank you for your concern over lil’ ol’ me :D I’m really grateful for awesome fans like you that keep The Pocalypse running!

Joe on February 12, 2011 at 12:11 pm

You killed Terry! You bastard!

Belexar on February 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

@joe do your neighbors have unprotected networks? Or do you know any of them well enough to borrow their password (with permission) while you resettle?
Also Terry might have an interesting episode in which:
a) he gains a power (eg robotic parts, part of Joe’s symbiote, vampirism, regeneration, etc.)
b) a power is relieved to be his
c) poor hughes (watch fullmetal alchemist if you don’t get this)

sh4d0wfl4re on February 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Pfft owned. Hahahahahh! I love Joe.

Paul Austin on February 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

A couple of years ago my computer basically died. We didn’t have enough money to get it fixed or buy a new one, so I had to go a year without a home computer. I still used the computer at the youth center to check my emails. It was tough at first, but after a while I didn’t care. I had a lot of fun just hanging out with my friends and spending most of my time drawing, since i wanted to be an illustrator.

intestines on February 12, 2011 at 5:35 pm

there better not be a entertaining character killing spree Joe, i do have sharp nails and teeth you know

lukesf on February 12, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Poor terry :(

Can the vampire elder penetrate Joe skin?

Ashendant on February 12, 2011 at 11:28 pm

I guess they aren’t getting vampire blood for doc now :(

Ashendant on February 12, 2011 at 11:29 pm

No not Harry! He’s too much of a badass to die.

Screw terry, he can turn into a vampire. :P

Colbac on February 13, 2011 at 12:46 am

Just think Joe, with that down time you can just spend so much more time with your son!

And… Nnoooooo! Terry! *sob*

Draconita on February 13, 2011 at 1:14 am

okay after Joe, or whoever scares off the evil vampire. Terry will need an immediate blood transfusion. And of course Joe be the only one that has his blood type. So Terry we’ll gain some of Jones power. Making him like the “she-Hulk” on a strong or as fast, smarter and in better in control of the power.

oliver on February 13, 2011 at 1:15 am

I take it that that’s a vampire elder, then?

bobbaganoosh on February 13, 2011 at 3:52 am

NOT TERRY!!! He had his whole life ahead of him!! With hair like his, he could’ve made it big!

Timmy HarleQuin on February 13, 2011 at 10:17 am

Oh jeez, why did you bring that up? When Hughes died was the only time an anime has brought me to tears. Bawwwwwwwwwwwwww.

Snerky on February 13, 2011 at 10:17 am

But they were good tears, tears cried for a good ordinary man, a man who faced superhuman beings, and did so knowing he was ordinary, and so he was given a fitting tribute, a similar tribute would be fitting here

sh4d0wfl4re on February 13, 2011 at 10:46 am

hehe. i love it when people get killed off. makes you know you’re watching a decent zombie story.

MorganrBan on February 13, 2011 at 12:56 pm

My first comment (I’ve been lurking since the sixth comic or so, and I am completely hooked)! Why is everyone so upset about Harry? He is able to upload himself into mobile units, but the destruction of the unit doesn’t mean he’s gone from the base, does it?

Zach on February 13, 2011 at 1:07 pm

i will kill you joe if you dont kill that#@$%&*?$@#&%*
why did you kill harry

niko on February 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm

bleep terry for trying to kill joe die terry noone ever liked you or jess

niko on February 13, 2011 at 10:38 pm

My husband, who watches this a lot, thought I was nuts when I answered the question of what to do without electronics. When I was younger one year, my mom got so sick of electronics she took them all away… including the TV. That year, I did a lot of reading and writing, including finishing “War & Peace” which took about a week to do so. I dunno though, I’ve always been real geeky like that so those types of things have been overly easy for me.

I heard your wife had a child recently. Congrats and hope the birth was safe and as painless as possible. Another thing I got lucky with… mine was only 2 hrs. and 38 minutes long. Damn that hurt but it was worth it in the end….

Anyways, keep up the good work! Blame God for making us talk so damn much… it’s a curse all women seem to have I notice x.x

~VirgoBushin & Tsumeken

VirgoBushin on February 14, 2011 at 2:38 am

Terry was awesome, he had so much potential, I don’t know why everyones hating him so much. But since there are Terry haters and lovers you could always put it to a vote to see if they want him alive or not, like that one Robin that was killed off by fan voters. Also it would be so badass if Terry with some of the last ounces of his strength grabbed the elders arm in his chest then swun his gun behind his back and shoot at the elder while saying something so badass. But of course I think the elder would be able to dodge but not enough to save his arm from getting blown of if Terry has some sort of shotgun type weapon or at least wounded enough for him to have to leave.

SpiritOfAdventure on February 14, 2011 at 7:19 am

@sh4d0wfl4re – All protected networks! Greedy neighbours ;)
@intestines – That’s an inspiring story! How has your career pursuit been going?
@Draconita – That’s right! :D
@VirgoBushin – Wow, a year with no electronics! You must have an incredible mom to do something like that :D I may go a week or two without internet, but I’ll still have my computer, so we’ll still have entertainment and I can still work on The Pocalypse. No internet also means less distractions, so maybe I’ll be more productive than usual :) Reading is great! I don’t read as much as I should and when I do, it’s usually a non-fiction or instructional book. I have “1984” sitting on the shelf waiting to be finished.
Thanks for the congrats! It was a safe birth, but it took 14 hours! Yes, the pain that the female body can endure is mind-blowing! But, my wife and I agree, it was definitely worth it in the end!

Joe on February 14, 2011 at 8:59 am

At the end of 1984, Big Brother turns out to be Winston’s actual big brother ;)

Grant on February 14, 2011 at 11:50 am

I kinda like that you are willing to ‘kill’ charries so easy. I know its very difficult for me to do so as an author.

Very interesting plot development. Hopefully Joe can open that door to the inner concious sometime… NOW!!!!

Alterego1092 on February 14, 2011 at 11:54 am

What did ppl do in old ages without Internet and TV?

Well, just all they could do – working, working, working, and sometimes making a little happy time with ur also hard working wife to breed many many kids, which were doomed to work for u, when ur old.

Thats why ppl died young back there, because there was just NOTHING left to do, if u not even cant work anymore if ur too old, and u even couldnt have some happy time with ur wife, because there were no such thing like viagra.

So, if u dont have any Internet or TV, at last u can search for some happy time with any women any time these days :3

Shorty_XXL on February 15, 2011 at 12:50 am

Ohhhhh NOOOO, not Terry he was the nerdy badass!!! He cannot die!!! Oh the misery!!! But this does lead to a more dramatic plot line, I LOVE IT! but i hate it…. AWESOME!

Makenna Ray Parker on February 15, 2011 at 1:09 am

I can’t wait till you start posting these Every day :P I hope anway that you start posting these every weekday. Special on Sunday. Saturday off. :P That would just be great, more Pocalypse = Good.
Anyway keep up the good work.
And we need to start a Save the Terry foundation.

What_Goes_Here on February 15, 2011 at 9:15 am

@WGH- don’t overwork the poor guy! He’s got a newborn now! Taking it easy and slowly going stronger is the way to go!

NeoPhantom, Mirage Warrior of the Netherlands on February 15, 2011 at 11:04 am