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The Architect

Run for Your… Flags! 08/06/2011

by Joe

There’s a special race going on in Baltimore (USA) this fall. Like any other race, there’s a finish line. But, unlike any other race, the runners have to run from zombies! Check out the “Run For Your Lives” 5k obstacle race website! I thought this was an awesome idea when I first heard of it. Participants have to run from fast-moving “zombies” while protecting their flags, er… lives :D

I wish I could participate, but Baltimore is a little too far :D Is anyone closer to the location going or is interested in going? Are there other events like this around the world? (Possibly closer to Japan? :D)

Enjoy Scene 2 – “Weak Minds”!

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Joshua on August 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Thats like the fourth time, I feel dedicated!

Joshua on August 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm

These are not the droids you are looking for!

She’s clean.

Matthew on August 6, 2011 at 2:05 pm

You know, i’m pretty sure Joe would appreciate a constructive comment instead of people going FIRST! or SECOND!

Lukesf on August 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Sixth Maybe?Meh.Joe I love this shit.No seriously was that voice OJ?

Edward on August 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm

joe maybe you should look into getting sponsored for wider development includeing a platform game im sure with your great plot and colorful set of characters that nintendo would take it into serious consideration and it would be right up thier alley by the way to all you “FIRST’s” and “SECOND’s” this is a real comment and joe you are an excellent programer writer and developer

andrew on August 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

ah! those Jedi Mind Tricks…

Geoff on August 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I dont care what any one says i like Dominik even if he is sorta an ass some times

MrHappy on August 6, 2011 at 2:35 pm

the pocalypse just keeps getting better and better keep it up joe

trynt on August 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

So….. didnt even read it yet XD!

spike on August 6, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Come on! Lets have a big punch-up!!! These scenes have been quiet….too quiet….

Jon on August 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

The new scenes are so much longer than the originals =D

terrorpeach on August 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Hahaha, thanks Real Joe, you answered my question about the eyes pretty quickly. ;)

I didn’t expect Joe to have mind powers, he’s strangely similar to vampires. Probably some kind of hybrid ? Well, that would be a cliché, I’d rather another explanation.

I like Dominik too, he’s interesting. He’s not the typical bad guy, because he seems trustworthy (well, to what extent, we don’t know…). I like characters like him, neither good nor bad, very powerful but not without flaws (he’s actually in a displeasing situation), so he dosen’t seem invincible.

Dairadh on August 6, 2011 at 10:09 pm

OMG!O.O What will happen next?

frida on August 6, 2011 at 11:36 pm

Joe is a phsyconaut

ken2666 on August 7, 2011 at 12:27 am

i think joe is a mix of the machine bernies father made but destroyed because it was to powerful or mabye joe is the dad with last memorys?? or his son good series so far love it keep it giong

nothing on August 7, 2011 at 12:45 am

@andrew, You see I can right real comments too. And while I like the Pocalypse a lot, I feel like sometimes the story moves to fast for me. Personally I enjoy a slower story, and what I mean by that is, withen a few episodes you let loose a zompire who began creating ranks, killed one sweet suit, and then split off into three different story lines. While I feel like the story is great, and I like what you are doing, there is a large ammount of detail I feel like I am missing, like a backstory or lore that the world can have that I dont quite get the feel for. But thats just me being a nerd who likes heavy details, you keep doing what you are doing Joe, and I feel like it will be great. Also I still commented first, because its fun, try it sometime ;).

Joshua on August 7, 2011 at 1:03 am

Woah awesome scene (as always) i kinda like Joe and Dominik Duo i wonder what task does he have for him, its probably gonna be something heavy to do for Joe.But most likely he asks Joe to kill Andy.Anyway i guess well have to wait and see before we can be certain.Always ready for another scene :D

Dagzter on August 7, 2011 at 5:48 am

I realy wonder what Dominik wants… He did say that since he wasnt killing for Joe, he wouldnt make Joe kill for him… and I doubt that he wants Joe to release him, since he kinda surrendered himself for the chance that Doc could cure him of zombieness. So I wonder what it is he wants? He must want something NOW, cause otherwise he wouldnt be helping Joe, just to have a spare favor in his back pocket.

Leviticus on August 7, 2011 at 6:27 am

Wow I was expecting more of a surge so the scanner wouldn’t work properly but Jedi mind tricks are amazing too, and as for the race it sounds tempting considering any age range pretty much qualifies, right now I only live a few hours away but unfortunately I’ll be moving to Louisiana for college, then the difference is a day or so, who knows maybe I’ll sign up anyway. I mean adventure is out there!

SpiritOfAdventure on August 7, 2011 at 7:47 am

@Edward (all the way at the top :P)
The voice was obviously the elder not OJ. The elder even told OJ that he was going to go and greet him when he got back

someguy on August 7, 2011 at 10:03 am

I’m surprised that they didn’t rig their scanner to trip some major alarms when a vampire is detected.

Aethrys on August 7, 2011 at 12:29 pm

….. this episode was very…….. informative…….
………Samuel could he be…….. Joe’s father….?
Perhaps what Dominic desires is not unrelated to the human blood farm Bernie found, that, and
The Slayer’s return home

sh4d0wfl4re on August 7, 2011 at 4:14 pm

when the pocalypse finishes (witch i hope it dusnt for a long time) can you make them in to one long movie or sum-thing (you have to add a cup-poll of extre bits to it if you do do that though(to make it make more sence as a movie))

theslayer on August 7, 2011 at 4:55 pm

So now we know inner Joe is Samuel

Raynard on August 8, 2011 at 1:20 am

the elders said “I am not Killing for you, so I will not ask you to kill for me.
but what he is doing is bringing Joe, so I think he will ask Joe to free him from the professor.

oliver on August 8, 2011 at 2:41 am

@SpiritOfAdventure – Yes, it is! Let us know how it goes if you end up participating! Good luck! :D

Joe on August 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

@Raynard ololol,how is Inner Joe Samuel?Samuel should be some random dude that can mindcraft galaxies :D

Edward on August 8, 2011 at 9:29 am

Because everytime I press the refresh button the 3rd scene hasnt been uploaded,ITS MONTAGE TIME!

Edward on August 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

Didn’t Andrius respect the ancient laws when he decided not to kill Dominik HIMSLEF but to get another to do so? I wonder if Andrius was an even bigger scum in the past than we know…

NeoWarrior on August 8, 2011 at 11:59 am


Edward on August 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm


Edward on August 8, 2011 at 2:04 pm

shut up and be patient also ignore my bad spelling (waves hand like a jedi)

mutant hunter on August 8, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Hey Edward! Joe always updates the scenes more or less during the same period! Weekends HAVE no updates! It’s Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You have to be patient during Saturday and Sunday as that period is the longest period in between scenes!

NeoWarrior on August 8, 2011 at 9:30 pm

I’ve been gone for like 2 weeks so now that I’m caught up…YYYYYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Also, the block machines were so cute!

Dreamdealer on August 9, 2011 at 12:21 am

Atleast Neo spoke to me nicely while that mutant hunter prick acts like s***

Edward on August 9, 2011 at 12:27 am

i thought you were going to go back to canada?because in your other scenes you said you are planing to go back?

kingjd on August 9, 2011 at 1:12 am

@Edward people generally don’t like hearing complaining. However we all are probably as impatient for the scene as you.
I generally catch the scene between dinnertime and bedtime, that or just in the morning if I go to sleep early. (I live under the Mountain Timezone in the US)
If I’m lucky I can catch the comic right before leaving work, out of curiosity when in your daily schedules’ does everybody catch The Pocalypse?

sh4d0wfl4re on August 9, 2011 at 6:42 am

Me?Past 6:00 PM PST.

Edward on August 9, 2011 at 7:10 am

morning maybe.still Joe did say he would go back to canada during the summer right?

kingjd on August 9, 2011 at 7:35 am

I’m going to bet right now that Samuel is Bernie’s father, unless we’ve seen his name before and I missed it.

Aethrys on August 9, 2011 at 7:37 am

We originally planned to go to Canada this summer, but we changed our minds and we’re now going back to visit in December :D
And, yes, no scenes on weekends (usually)! :D Schedules may change, life may get in the way, but I try to get 3 updates up per week, whenever in the week they may be. Thanks for waiting! :D

Joe on August 9, 2011 at 8:53 am

You should start a Japanese “Zombie Run” Joe!

The Ghost on August 9, 2011 at 9:18 am

It’s tuesday where you are,why no scene?

Edward on August 9, 2011 at 10:39 am

@The Ghost – That would be so awesome :D
@Edward – The scene should be up sometime today, I hope :D You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter if you want the most current status updates from me (ie. scene’s coming soon, no scene today, etc.). Or, if you check out the right sidebar —-> my Twitter feed is there! :D Thanks for waiting!

Joe on August 9, 2011 at 11:13 am

Okay,and please give a picture of your wife and you.We saw your son but not you or your wife.Except for your author Joe sprites

Edward on August 9, 2011 at 11:17 am

It isnt uploaded yet D:

Edward on August 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

@joe great scene as always @edward any way we all understand it is a realy good comic im not a patient man yet i wait so shoud you go do something else wall you wait

red ja on August 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

@Edward – please stop complaining. this is not a forum for you to voice your displeasure with joe’s chosen schedule. it is a forum for the discussion of this comic, not the lack of the next one. no one wants to read about how unhappy you are. unless perhaps, it relates to some sort of mental anguish brought on by the story of this webcomic. I suppose that would be fair game. Also double posting is considered a sign of extreme impatience in civilized regions of the internet, so you might want to also stop that.

@Aethrys – my thoughts exactly. if that were the case that also could be a clue as to why joe exists in the first place, and why he was abandoned in a medical facility so near to bernie/jess’s base and the settlement.

James on August 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Yeah by next morning it comes out Its nighttime where I am D: and also,dont delete this post its got something true,50th comment!

Edward on August 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I still stick by my earlier statement that Samuel is Joe’s kin, perhaps even father.
Though I guess that Samuel could be the one from the bible and the Vampie’s happen to have that point in time well in memory….
….. But I think it’s more recent

sh4d0wfl4re on August 9, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Samuel Is Joe’s Unknown Twin
and please Unleash Joes “inner” in it’s true form
(without joe’s body)

onlyguy on August 9, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I live in Northern Virginia, so it’s a very quick and easy drive to baltimore. I also run cross country, so I do a 5k every week. This does look very interesting, and I’ll definitely see if I can fit in the time to do it. Though I’m afraid the run might conflict with my trip to Disney in Orlando with the rest of varsity.

Nick on August 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm