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Switching Gears! 07/01/2011

by Joe

Thanks for weighing in on the last scene, everyone! It’s great to know everyone’s opinion of the characters! It’s interesting to read what everyone thinks of Rosa, in particular :D

I’m just as excited to see what Inner Joe (I guess that’s his official name, now!) can do, but we’re going to have to wait a little longer ;)

Enjoy Scene 12 – “Think Fast”!

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Bah, stop with these cliffhangers already, the suspense is starting to kill me! xD

ceNobiteElf on July 1, 2011 at 2:32 am


timaselj on July 1, 2011 at 2:38 am

i forgot all about those three. hahah. that was a good scene. can’t wait for the next one joe! keep up the good work!

Pocalypselove0001 on July 1, 2011 at 2:42 am

yeah weapons, and another cliffhanger as always

ryan on July 1, 2011 at 2:43 am

I’m just HOOKED to the pocalypse. play the game, watch the comic from start to chapter 4 scene 1 in about 2 hours. Can’t get enough of this

Pocalypselove0001 on July 1, 2011 at 2:45 am

Damnit Joe!

Two cliffhangers AT THE SAME TIME?

What is WRONG with you, you sick, twisted man?!

Delta Pangaea on July 1, 2011 at 2:48 am

which will joe do next? Bernie and friends? or joe and rosa? SUSPENSE. makes me feel tingely. can’t wait!

Pocalypselove0001 on July 1, 2011 at 2:53 am

OOO update from the future!It’s June 30 here.

saper on July 1, 2011 at 3:31 am

So yeah, can’t see the comic. I am sad.

Richie9999 on July 1, 2011 at 3:34 am

Well, Arbiter isn’t infallible after all. Silly Bernie forgot to upgrade his gun. Everyone who’s played ME2 knows that’s a bad idea.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmy_qUSMOWY&feature=player_detailpage#t=298s (spoilers)
I wonder how Scrufflebeck detected the first machine, though? I wouldn’t expect them to have a scent, maybe he just has better eyesight than the others? Or maybe it’s just one of those sixth senses dogs supposedly have, sensing earth quakes and what not.

Aethrys on July 1, 2011 at 3:49 am

Well yeah… I can see how Scrufflebeck would know. My dog always seems to know when the vacuum cleaner is coming out. XD

Willy on July 1, 2011 at 3:54 am

If you do ONE more cliffhanger at the same time im gonna hang off the edge of a cliff, shout “HAHA!! DO YOU SEE THE IRONY JOE!!?!?!?” and then get up and have a coffee

Jon on July 1, 2011 at 4:35 am

I think we should find out what “Inner Joe’s” proper name is. Like scientists were experimenting with Joe but then some physchic explosion happened, killed all the scientists so some people took Joe to hospital where he was in a coma for ages but the scientists were the first zombies and went nuts

Jon on July 1, 2011 at 4:39 am

Maybe they smell oil. Copper wires, electronics. Silicon. All could be detected by a dog.

Egbert on July 1, 2011 at 4:46 am

hahaha ‘Help little plant monster against these here big scarey robots’ with that kind of plan B parts of Bernie are going to go far ;-)

Hillbo on July 1, 2011 at 4:50 am

They’re in trouble now. Arbiter pumped most of his energy into destroying a single machine, and I’m fairly certain regular weapons are of no use against one. I can only guess who will jump in and explodonate them all.

Chaotick on July 1, 2011 at 4:53 am

I somehow find it amusing that people get agiated about there being 2 cliffhangers at the same time (even if they are just complaining jokingly). Being a Homestuck reader I can only say that …I’m 0kay with it. 0_0

Limepire on July 1, 2011 at 5:20 am

woot woot invasion of the robots!!!!!!
lol robots rule..please add some spider bts..that’ll be so cool

scavenger on July 1, 2011 at 5:37 am

another great comic Joe :D i was wondering when the new guns were gonna show, but i never guessed like that! guess theyre the Backpack Cannon now?

YoYoDude on July 1, 2011 at 6:27 am

this gets more and more interesting but really i want you to answer me are you planing something about joes family or something just say if your thinking or planning something like that just for knowing that does desesperate to me O_O your awesome

oscar3000 on July 1, 2011 at 6:42 am

and the another joe looks evil i dont like that but i like it in the sence of what it gonna happen

oscar3000 on July 1, 2011 at 6:43 am

Honesetly, I think I predicted this was coming.

aattss on July 1, 2011 at 8:14 am

This was okay, a bit short though, but aren’t they always? :P Thanks for making The Pocalypse (real)Joe, you’re awesome!

Rasmus Nielsen on July 1, 2011 at 8:26 am


ken2666 on July 1, 2011 at 8:49 am

Reading Homestuck on MSPaintadventures.com, I really see cliffhangers like this ALL THE FREAKING TIME. But that is good… makes a good story… *mumble grumble*

Mr. Moe on July 1, 2011 at 9:22 am

Between plants and robots, I can’t imagine which is a bigger threat. All I know is things are about to get dicey for these guys.

@ Limepire:
Of course you are, (real)Joe is such an exellent host. He continues his steady distribution of updates as if they were pieces of candy, poured from a bottomless white hemisphere.

blinx92 on July 1, 2011 at 9:37 am

…looking at these comments again, its sad how many people thought of Homestuck.
Joe I gotta say, your comic is the only other one I’ve seen that has kept me intrested like that one.
Nice Job!!!

blinx92 on July 1, 2011 at 9:40 am

I’d say robots are tougher, physically for sure. Plants can burn, and if the increased power of Bernie’s suit and his new gun aren’t making a dent into a basic drone, that means it’ll be tough for him. Although, if Scrufflebeck’s thorns can pierce the machines like they pierced ol’ Cross, certain plants might have an advantage. :3

I guess it just depends on which ‘unit’ you’re talking about.

Man, this would make an EPIC Real Time Strategy game. Zombies/Vampires/Machines/Plants. A Halloween RTS!

Acadian Bacon on July 1, 2011 at 1:49 pm

@Acadian Bacon
What about the humans and mutants?Zombies vs Vampires vs Plants vs Machines is a little boring.Zombies are far too stupid to be a threat to the other 3 factions.Vampires are only effective at night since the robots are smart enough to stay in the sunlight and the plants need to stay in the sunlight,thus keeping the vampires from doing much.And even at night,the robots may possibly have some sort of flashlight that produces something similar to sunlight.And against the plants,flamethrower is enough.If humans(and their crazy inventions) and mutants(and their strength and brains) were added in,it would be a whole lot different however.

CrazyFool on July 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm

We’re forgetting one thing in said RTS… Werewolves.

ken2666 on July 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm

No Bernie nooooooo!

They need something that switches off the power of those machines like in the Matrix… cept that would switch off his suit as well. D=

If they could grab some of that machine technology though, it could help them.

Yinello on July 2, 2011 at 12:38 am

t dosent seem to go well enywhere -.-“

frida on July 2, 2011 at 12:56 am

Mmm… RTS, right? let’s see…
Humans hack machines,
Machines burn plants,
Plants impale vampires,
Vampires suck humans.
Mutants and werewolves fight epic battles,
…And zombies moan BBRAAAINNNNS!!!

DramaNoMore on July 2, 2011 at 2:42 am

I think that the machines had something to do with berny’s dad’s disaperance. Also can we call inner joe lucy?

Pat on July 2, 2011 at 5:57 am

Joe. When you need testers for your second game. COUNT ME IN. i will be the first person to test out the game. :D

Pocalypselove0001 on July 2, 2011 at 6:57 am

One thing that has me wondering…on the logo, Bernie is aiming at a black figure. who IS that person???

Pocalypselove0001 on July 2, 2011 at 7:43 am

*stunning revelation*
Bernie’s dad made the robots!

ken2666 on July 3, 2011 at 8:55 am


aattss on July 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm