Great work Joe
2 month update milestone!
Greetings Fellow Pocalypsians
Loving the story so far!
The Architect

STARTOFF and the Plant Ball! :D 10/23/2012

by Joe

Thank you so much for continuing to vote for Green Pixel 5 times daily for the StartOff competition! http://startoff.ca/vote As I write this, we’re in 3rd place, we’ve been 1st for a good stretch of time, and we have over 10,000 votes! Let’s get back to #1! The competition ends on October 31 so I should be able to get 1 or 2 more scenes up before then. But please don’t wait for a new scene to vote, you can vote everyday! :D

Thank you for the plant brain ball names too! There were a lot of great ones but I managed to pick my favourite five:

– Gorb – Short for “Green Orb”, this clever name is simple and makes sense!
– Lilly – Is the plant a male or female? Neither? Does it matter? This is a very fitting name for a plant :D
– Pan – the Greek god of nature, this name is quite flattering for a vine-spitting plant ball! I like it :D
– Florence – A very cute name for a plant! Sounds very friendly and the plant -is- very friendly… right?
– Bill – Scrufflebeck got such a complicated name, let’s keep this one short and sweet :D

Vote for your favourite name here in the forums and the winner will be the plant brain ball’s name (can’t wait to not have to type “plant brain ball” anymore :D)! Voting will close when the next scene is up.

And please, please vote for Green Pixel FIVE TIMES DAILY for the StartOff competition! http://startoff.ca/vote We’re almost done! :D

Enjoy Scene 3 – “Breakfast With Jake”!

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So if anyone still had any doubts about Annika being Joe’s sister, they probably have fewer now ( he remembers his real name?). Didn’t expect to make it first. Big deal.
I don’t know about the plant’s name, though. I’ll give it a thought. Althought I know Joe would most likely head towards the Gorb part more than anything else.

HarrowedMind on October 23, 2012 at 12:33 am

next chapter:

Jake: wait a min. Joe?!

Tio Ba on October 23, 2012 at 12:41 am

OH MAN I was about to be so mad and then you finally let us know her brothers’ names. Great comic!

kappabird on October 23, 2012 at 12:41 am

Annika, Annika, wherefore art thine brother?

Guest on October 23, 2012 at 12:46 am


Silverware on October 23, 2012 at 12:46 am

I was about to sock someone when I thought you were going to leave the other brother’s name as a cliffhanger for another episode. I was literally thinking “OH COME ON! IT’S SO OBVIOUS WHO IT IS! AND YOU’RE GONNA DO -THAT- TO US??” But then she said it and I thought “Oh… she said it… nevermind…”
Anyway, great page as ever, dat sibling-ness. I wonder what will happen if/when they see eachother.

Maximillionysis on October 23, 2012 at 12:47 am

Woot! 1st!…Really love this! Keep it up!

Raven on October 23, 2012 at 12:56 am

Crap.. :|

Raven on October 23, 2012 at 12:56 am


Leviticus on October 23, 2012 at 1:04 am

Called it.

Delta Pangaea on October 23, 2012 at 1:05 am

And great job Joe, I havent seen any since the start of the summer, just finnished catching all the way back up. I love this webcomic soooo much.

Leviticus on October 23, 2012 at 1:06 am

Thank you for finally giving that to us, Joe! I think most of us have been expecting it, but it’s nice to finally get a little resolve after so much cliff hanging.
Early congratulations on the Startoff win. Looks like you’ll end up in the top 3 for sure.

Qozux on October 23, 2012 at 1:29 am

And then it turns out his real name is Joey or Joenathan and she only calls him Joe as a nickname and OUR Joe isn’t actually her brother. :D

Random Guy on October 23, 2012 at 1:35 am

FINALLY, I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!! and thank you so much for not just ending it after Marie cut in, I would’ve gone ballistic and woken up all my roommates… XD

Laserhead on October 23, 2012 at 1:51 am

@Random Guy: Yeah, that’s definitely something Joe would do.
@Joe: Well, thanks for confirming our suspicions! Even though it was a long time coming…

Lil' T on October 23, 2012 at 1:53 am

Finally she says “Joe”!
I hope she unites with him somehow soon!

And it might help him with remembering his past life!

ILuvScruffy on October 23, 2012 at 1:59 am

Sorry for double post but i needed to.

But, Random Guy, is it likely for a person’s relative to have the same name and resemblance of the person at the same time?

ILuvScruffy on October 23, 2012 at 2:01 am

INB4 Joe only walks around town with his bandanna on and never actually sees Annika himself.

bobsickle on October 23, 2012 at 5:06 am

now, really? after you’ve made sit and wonder for so long? well, at least im sure now.

Rasmus N on October 23, 2012 at 5:28 am

And here I was, starting to think that Author Joe got was just getting a kick out of his little run around with Annika and Joe. Finally, somn a bit firmer to grasp on to. But still, it’s not proof is it?

@bobsickle Let’s not give any ideas now, shall we?

BloodWolf7 on October 23, 2012 at 6:53 am

Andrius and Joe?
AS in Andy the zompyre and Joe the supermind?

If this is so, Annika ain’t human!

NeoWarrior on October 23, 2012 at 8:11 am

Hahahahahahaha…..damn that was good one……first you were going to reveal her brothers name…..then boom, someone interrupted and I got mad…I was OMFG cmon really? Then you revealed it, I was like hahahahahha nice joe :D

The Mysterious Stranger on October 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

Jake said she looks familiar and Her other brother’s name is Joe… >:O is this for real?!?!?

Expiredz on October 23, 2012 at 8:39 am

Is Marie’s surname Wolowitz (c.f. Big Bang Theory)?

MrBester on October 23, 2012 at 8:45 am

Oh man that’s one of the few things on this world I guessed correctly.

Shadowsamurai on October 23, 2012 at 8:58 am

Knew it from the beginning!

Curty on October 23, 2012 at 9:31 am

Watch, a new Joe is going to be introduced JUST to mess with us.

Pseudonym_ on October 23, 2012 at 9:35 am

Don’t give Author Joe any ideas! We just found out her brother, and you are making it over complicated!

Pseudonym_ on October 23, 2012 at 9:57 am


Frizzlecrank on October 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

Oh WOW. And here I pretty much JUST SAID that it’s more likely to be that other girl that showed up from the other colony. But then again, perhaps it could be a different Joe… Ya know, with your twists and turns in this story (and I gotta say, you do an incredible job with them!), I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the wrong Joe. ;)

illeatyourself on October 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

And by the way, since I’m a bit of an indecisive guy, I am going to say that my favorite names for the plant are Gorb, Pan, and Bill, all because they fit except for Bill which is just funny in my opinion. XD

illeatyourself on October 23, 2012 at 1:24 pm

You introduce way too many characters and try to make just as many plots at once. It’s getting hard to follow the story (especially if you don’t post anything for some time), and some of the stuff is… well, a bit boring, to be honest. This scene is a good example – sure, it’s nice to finally find out that the girl is (probably) Joe’s sister, but do we really have to spend so much time on not-so-interesting characters as Scott? Just saying: this comic has a lot of potential and could be one of the best, but sometimes I just feel like watching a soap opera. And that’s not very good, is it?

Just saying on October 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I really hoped he would burst back in screaming; “JOE?”

Solidman on October 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Bah my names were better than those,am not voting for any lol im on strike till Spongeball Plantpants finds his way into this comic.

/defiant strop :P

Wayne Mangham on October 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm

i knew it, i freaking knew it

Mario561 on October 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm


zach on October 23, 2012 at 4:35 pm


Spencett on October 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I started to say “Joe stop playing with us, we want to know!” But then… will it be the same Joe?

avstron on October 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

for all of you who for some reason aren’t voting, use Joe finally admiting that Joe (minor joke, stop with the annoyed stares) is annika’s sister as an excuse

Not going to say on October 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Finally you said it!!, i’m voting everyday for you five times, because this comic deserves it

Dr.krillin on October 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm

One last thing, Joe(Author Joe), please, we all love your plot twists, but keep Joe(Powerfist) as Anika’s sister. I’m begging you, we all want to see this happen.

Pseudonym_ on October 23, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Am I a bit late with the name thing? But I came up with V.I.N.E but I didn’t know where to put it (turns out to be in the comments -_-) So we should call it VINE or Very Intelligent Neuro Emplacement. ;)

Genome Robi on October 23, 2012 at 7:31 pm

AND IN ZE NEXT EPISODE, ANNIKA’S JOE IS DEAD OR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY (Or a zompire by now and plotting to get to New Hammerstone and going ballistic.)

Anna M. Hamilton on October 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Gotta fo with either Pan or Bill for the plant orb. Pan more than Bill though, simply because Bill doesn’t have much reasoning behind it, other than it’s funny and simple. Pan, though, the Orb is the spokesman for all plants, much like Pan was. And also, I think you’ll end up winning the vote off thing. You have all these adoring fans who can take a minute or two out of their day to click a button 5 times.

Blackmoon845 on October 23, 2012 at 8:54 pm

@Blackmoon845 – Thank you! I think so too! :D

Joe on October 23, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I punched my laptop when Marie interrupted. I’m sad now… But, that seemed too simple… Will it even be the same Joe?

Sk8terdude254 on October 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Didi anyone else notice that when the Lieutenant was walking about his sister dieing his Avatar looked way too happy. :P

The Khan on October 24, 2012 at 1:10 am

whaaaaaaaaatttttt!!!???????????? mind blown srsly

markd on October 24, 2012 at 8:16 am

i really thought that it would end without saying her second brother’s name…

ColdPop on October 24, 2012 at 11:05 am

Teehee, I can tell this is going to be some trick or something.

Frankie on October 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm


i wish... on October 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Gorb. I like gorb.

r2d2go on October 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm

i knew it, but now i have an other question.. is adrian still alive.. and how is he,,, does he has abilities or is a vampire a mutant

runnerblade on October 24, 2012 at 9:39 pm

ill be honest…if you did a situation where she said Name then about to say the other name but ut off then skips it ii would of said “fu man im dieing to know who joes sister is!!”…but god i was surprised when she actually said the second name…now..please send joe to her :P

scavenger on October 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm

Bill The Plantball great name but Gorb fits better and watch annika’s brother joe not be the joe we already know “long time reader, first time commenter”

Jason on October 25, 2012 at 12:04 am


Keir on October 25, 2012 at 6:40 am

Author Joe I hated u for a second when I though you were not going to give out the second brother name XD

biperfuture on October 25, 2012 at 8:24 am

You sir, have just blown my mind. Well done,JOE!!!! :)

Danny on October 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

CAN’T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE!!!!!! Keep ’em coming, Joe! We need something to get us through the monotony of our daily lives. YOU ARE AWESOME!

Danny on October 26, 2012 at 6:33 am

I personally think Pan is the best name, but Gorb is definitely the runner-up. VOTE FOR PAN!

Lil' T on October 27, 2012 at 5:00 am

And then (our) Joe reveals that his name isn’t actually Joe and that he just made it up (to hide his identity or he just doesn’t remember and made the name up). :D

Random Guy on October 27, 2012 at 9:11 am

Or maybe (author) Joe will show in a new episode that (Annika’s) Joe is actually dead.

AND THEN in a newer episode (author) Joe will show that (Annika’s) dead Joe is actually the Joe (body/shell) that was used for experiment #8… :D

Random Guy on October 27, 2012 at 9:23 am

wow great comic, i was about to go crazy when annika was interrupted but i am now happy that you revealed hers brothers names

shalidar13 on October 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm


Edward on October 27, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Never, never, never assume what an author showed you is true, or rather,what it seem to be… Authors… they are tricky, theyre wicked… You think you are so smart, you think they can’t fool you… but it’s actually part au their plan… They are always leaving tricky tricky little clues that can lead you where he want so you’ll be really surprised when he reveal that you assumed too much and the clues are still making sense just not the one you were thinking
I’ll assume Annika is Joe’s real sister when they meet and they recognise each other, until them I’ll have doubts.

Also Pan isn’t the greek god of nature, he in a minor good of nature, he represent the wild nature, the crude threes, the animal instinct… he is actually really infamous for is strong sexual urges, he is a satyre. And playing the flute also… To my mind he is more related to animals than to plants. You could call the plant monster Demeter… no wait, Demeter is the godness of farming, fields, breeding… more related to plant but not so much with the plant monster event if they are now helping humans…
You could call the whole plant entity Gaya, but not the single plant monster… I don’t know he could be Gaya’s mouth… oh no, already did that with Sauron’s mouth…

Oh God! Let’s call it Bill! At least it’s simple!

Surin on October 27, 2012 at 10:10 pm

It would seem probable that the name of our little plant overlord is going to be Gorb. With 17 votes and the only one closing in being Pan with 13, it seems likely…

NeoWarrior on October 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm

Nooo! Ive finally caught up to the most current comic! D: Now i have to wait!

Noah on October 28, 2012 at 12:57 am

His name is Bill. That’s what Joe would call him. Cause that’s Joe.

Damian Dante on October 28, 2012 at 1:32 am


DramaNoMore on October 28, 2012 at 6:32 am

It isn’t a matter of if. It’s a matter of when. It reminds of me of a book called “the eye of the world”. It was obvious the main character was the “chosen one” from the first few chapters, but that only made it more epic at the end when he found out.

aattss on October 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Hmmm, just noticed the big scar on Scotts head that he hides with the hat. Wonder what that is all about?

macbdog on October 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Wait a god damn minute…
Andrius and Joe are brothers =O
But wasn’t joe created in that brain program?
So that means… Joe was alive when Andy was alive… which means Anika was alive when they were both alive!
Which means… either anika is a vampire, or one of the brain experiments… that considering that they are the same andy and joe.
I feel mindraped. Joe and Audrius in the same family… was that vengeance considering that Sam hated andy?
(sorry for using so many diferent names, I was hoping one of them would be right xD)

Crazus on October 30, 2012 at 7:29 am