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Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do 06/30/2012

by Joe

Sorry about the short scene! Thanks for voting! :D

My family is leaving Japan in less than a month and we’re saying our tearful goodbyes to the amazing friends that we’ve gotten so close to these last 3 years. But living in another culture for so long and fitting in has taught me that the world is a tiny place and I know we’ll see all of our friends in Japan again :D

We’re making the most of the rest of our time in Japan but I won’t stop making scenes or working on TPD2 :D

Speaking of TPD2, there are a few Machine Tier funders that still need to reply to my e-mail! If you’re a Machine Tier funder ($75), please let me know if you didn’t get a thank you e-mail with some questions on it! Thanks! :D

Enjoy Scene 17 – “Joe’s Decision?”!

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I like the way you used Joe’s hotheadedness to show him he didn’t need super strength :) and I wish you luck in moving back to Canada Joe <3

Keir on June 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

i mean second

markjhudiel on June 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Almost mind crafting in the real world.. But you are right he hasn’t trained that ability (i think he never try to mind craft in the real realm) enough to understand it

runnerblade on June 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Man, give me the Mindcraft ability…. But nice decision. I love your comic and hate it to wait so long… i m in China, its a bit difficult for me to donate money but you have my best wishes and i told others about the webcomic. Keep up the good work and remember:
Rest belongs to work, as the eyelid to the eye.

Eldaran on June 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I just returned after a relatively long hiatus, so annoyed that I missed ‘Pocalypse Defence 2 donations and the power vote, luckily both turned out how I would have wished. Happy to be back Joe, this was awesome

Highcalibur10 on June 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Typo- “Joe, you must rest for *a* short while”.
It IS hard to say goodbye, but nothing lasts forever. That’s why it’s so important to make the most of our time with those we love. Isn’t there a Kate Bush song about that? “This Woman’s Work”, I believe. But anyway, I’m rambling…

DramaNoMore on June 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Adios from Misawa :c

Bec on June 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm

lol damn. you got me XD
for a second there, i actually thought he would get the power.

Melchor on June 30, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Awwww I voted for speed, but being indestructable was my second choice.

Leinahtan on June 30, 2012 at 9:06 pm

oh yea, being impenetratable is awesome. I voted for tht :D

ZidaneRobbie on June 30, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Hey just noticed on the scene where Sam says to Joe that they should rest it says “Joe, you must rest for short while…”. It should say “Joe, you must rest for a short while…” Other than that, great episode!

EnglishMajorish on July 1, 2012 at 1:06 am

BWAHAHAHAHAHA xD I just love how you used Samuel to make Joe pick the ability that had win the vote.

Surin on July 1, 2012 at 3:16 am

Good fake out there, Author Joe! I seriously thought he got strength for a second there, and I was PISSED! I didn’t get to vote before, but he got what I wanted so it’s all good :D can’t wait for the next scene!!

NarniaNerd on July 1, 2012 at 3:18 am


Rasmus Nielsen on July 1, 2012 at 3:33 am

Of course invulnerability would be a similar color to regeneration. They are often close to the same thing, with regeneration being a pseudo-invulnerability. I’m thinking that Super Strength would either be red, black, yellow, or a dark green, and super speed would be blue, yellow, turquoise, or white, maybe white with another color mixed in a little. And I lol’d when Joe got that rock thrown at him. XD

illeatyourself on July 1, 2012 at 4:31 am

Wait, I thought it was impenetrable skin. Wouldn’t that mean he can still break bones, just not as easily since they would never be exposed to whatever danger might break them?

illeatyourself on July 1, 2012 at 4:34 am

told you he getting all his powers back

acefrost on July 1, 2012 at 8:11 am

Well played good sirs

acefrost on July 1, 2012 at 8:11 am

well exepct speed (which is ok) since he got str. mind and that other one

acefrost on July 1, 2012 at 8:14 am

still sad, he didnt get the mindcrafting ability. he would have needed practise, but considering how fast he managed to learn the ability in the dreamworld, it probably wouldnt have taken him long to get practise in the real world. and when he did, he would practically have been a one man army.

it should definitely be second on the list, just because there is no way his enemies would ever expect that power.

Melchor on July 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

(well, if he ever manages to get another power from victor)

Melchor on July 1, 2012 at 10:55 am

Good choice. I’m beginning to think me and Samuel are very much alike.

Lil' T on July 1, 2012 at 1:05 pm

@DramaNoMore & EnglishMajorish – Thanks for the catch! Fixed! :D

Joe on July 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm

“I don’t think this boy has-”


Keter on July 2, 2012 at 3:32 am

oops, body*

Keter on July 2, 2012 at 3:32 am

Hey Joe, The Pocalypse is coming 74th and the Top Web Comics website. It has 46 votes. Come on people!!! VOTE FOR THE POCALYPSE!!!

The Khan on July 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Come on Author Joe!!! I’m dying over here! I just finished up all of the comics from 1-1!!!! You can’t leave me hanging like this!!!!

Connor on July 4, 2012 at 2:42 am

Hahahahah I was the one (or one of the ones?) who voted for mind crafting :D I was taken into consideration how well i feel :D

Tricksterwind on July 4, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Who’s Victor? I know who the other Joe is…. but what’s his backstory?…

Feem on July 4, 2012 at 11:15 pm

Victor’s backstory is in the past few episodes. Victor is inner joe(with the black eyes)

Lukas Lee on July 5, 2012 at 2:38 am

I’ve just found this series about 3 days ago, and I’m all caught up… I love it. But I’m very anxious for the next episode.

Victor on July 5, 2012 at 3:22 am

Glad to hear it, help vote it up on TopWebComics. Since Joe’s moving it’s bound to be a bit slow getting the next one out, but it shouldn’t be too much longer.

BloodWolf7 on July 5, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I’m not entirely convinced that inner joe is victor. i also think that joe getting the real world mindcrafting would probably release inner joe.

Meewec on July 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm

AGH!!! I wish I could help you on Indiegogo, but 1) I’m not an adult, and to spend money on this I’d have to run it through my parents, 2) I don’t have 1,000 dollars to spend, and 3) It’s over. I could probably give about 50 dollars though, so is there any other way to contribute even though it’s over?

Lil' T on July 6, 2012 at 1:20 am

wouldve liked for him to have his strength but at least he will now be almost indestrctuble. If that is Victor that makes him the most powerful being on the planet cos if Sam said he couldnt have controlled him then thats bad. love the way the story is heating up! I wonder if they will reach the Eldar in time tho

Nathan on July 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Is no one else worried that Joe has no offensive powers? He won’t go down easy but the only useful thing he can be is a shield since he can’t hurt a strong vampire, mutant or machine with normal human strength. On the flip side without enhanced durability Dark Joe will probably die or horribly cripple himself if he uses his super strength, his body can’t take the force. Same story if he hits something while using his speed.,

Daniel on July 7, 2012 at 1:49 am