Aaron
Great work Joe
Silverware
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2 month update milestone!
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Brett
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Caz
Loving the story so far!
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The Architect

Update! 02/26/2013

by Joe

No scene today, everyone! Sorry!

I can tell by all your comments that you’re itching for a new scene and I appreciate you letting me know! I love knowing that you’re still there and I thank you for your patience (as razor-thin as it is by now!) :D

Time for some updates!

So, as you know, I’ve been offered a job in a new city. I’ve been here for about a week now and it’s great making game art all day! I’m working with some very cool people and I’m happy practicing my craft pretty much 24/7 :D

About 5 days ago, my kid spilled milk on my laptop (where all my The Pocalypse and Green Pixel files live!) :O I thought it’d be fine but then it didn’t power on so I took it to the repair shop and held my breath haha :D 5 days and $300 later, I got my little machine back, with all my files intact, and here I am typing this update for you :D

Being computer-less for that long, settling into a new home and job, and just getting hooked up to the internet about 3 hours ago are the reasons I haven’t gotten around to creating a new scene or keeping you updated. I’m sorry for that and I’m grateful for your understanding!

As for Green Pixel, The Pocalypse Defense 2 and Dr. Vile are currently in production :D Rich is giving his full-time to Green Pixel and I can’t thank him enough for all his time and hard work! Green Pixel and The Pocalypse are now personal-time projects for me and – just to warn you all ahead of time – I may have to make some decisions in the near future based on my priorities and Green Pixel’s priorities.

That’s all for now! I’ll get the next scene done as soon as I can! It’s gonna be relatively big and I have more work to do for it than usual :D Again, thank you all for waiting and if you have anything to ask or say, feel free to leave your comments as always!

And he’s back!!! Hallelujah! Good to see you’re still alive, Author Joe.

sk8terdude254 on February 26, 2013 at 1:30 am

We’ll be patient…for now.

Casimir on February 26, 2013 at 1:40 am

To be honest all i really cared about was your well being, i’m just happy things are going well. and we all love you for your hard work and determination, so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. we will always be here and we will always support you.

Aeon on February 26, 2013 at 2:10 am

Backups… Backups of backups’ backups… and so on and so forth. Good luck! ^_^

Takumi on February 26, 2013 at 6:19 am

Don’t play with me, Joe. I have contacts.

Erik on February 26, 2013 at 6:48 am

Good luck with the job Joe. I think we can wait. :)

LOR on February 26, 2013 at 6:50 am

@ Erik -> Im sure he’s terrified of your contact lenses,just make sure you wash them first before interacting with Joe,we want him alive and in good health at least when hes making updates.
@ Joe ignore all these impatient shits and just update it when its ready,dont rush for the impatient crowd,a scene done carefully and slowly is far better than a short one with mistakes that is rushed.

Wayne Mangham on February 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

Congrats on getting a job doing what you love, Joe!

To expand on what @Takumi said: your laptop is not the place to store Pocalypse and Green Pixel files; it is a place where you *work* on them. Bung them in SVN (or Git / Mercurial; saves deltas not full files so saves space) in a TrueCrypt container mirrored onto free cloud space. Have local backups as well.

MrBester on February 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

Glad to get the update. I/we can be patient, as long as we know you’ve not abandoned the project altogether. Few things are as disheartening as having a story you are really enjoying abandoned midstream without warning.

DCS on February 26, 2013 at 9:26 am

Year-long reader here, just to warn you that, if you dont do at least an update once a week, most of your fanbase may end up getting sick of waiting (and sceneless update like this will just make them mad).

I dont want to sound like a demand, but its just natural that if you make hiatus too long, you lose fanbase, so try to keep it at least, once a week.

FireREGS on February 26, 2013 at 10:16 am

We can wait Joe, the best thing a fan of a webcomic can do is realize, it isn’t a robot (Though it would be cool if you were a secret android) writing the comic it’s a person with a real life, Take you time, Have a good time with your job and get to the comic when you can. But again I worry about your cliffhanger addiction :P

Nadodan on February 26, 2013 at 10:50 am

All of us faithful followers can wait Joe. Just remember to back up files and enjoy your new job. I personally don’t mind if new scenes are few and far between as the suspence makes each scene seem better than it is (which i don’t understand as they are already the height of awesomeness). Keep going Joe :D

shalidar13 on February 26, 2013 at 11:40 am

DAMN YOU MILK!
At least now I have something to vent my frustration on.

bobsickle on February 26, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Thanks for the support, everyone! :D You’re the best!!

Joe on February 26, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Take it easy sir. People here only wish you the best of luck and that your life is full of progress, happiness, and more happiness! I agree with @Nadodan about your cliffhanger addiction though. Not cool lol

Tyshi on February 26, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Joe whoever you are, you are a genius. Thanks for making this fun webcomic, i really love it.

mimi on February 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Still in Canada? I hope you have the best of luck and can update both this comic, work on Green Pixel projects, and do well at your job all at the same time.

weirdo on February 27, 2013 at 12:36 am

OH MAN! I thought you said you’d lost all those files! BACK THEM ALL UP NOW!!! Glad everything turned out well. Yes, i’m madly waiting for the next update but your awesome so we forgive you (hehe, though you didn’t do anything wrong).

Looking forward to the next chapter. And really, this just fits with the trolling you’ve been doing to us all along with Joe and his sister.

Marduk on February 27, 2013 at 6:27 am

sorry about your computer. hope everything works out according to plan

Lukas Lee on February 27, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Nothing is more epic then this!

CtrlAltDel on February 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Joe, if you decide that you no longer have time for the pocalypse, at least leave us with a flowchart describing where the story was going or something like that. It’s usually what happens when webcomic authors get actual jobs. However, im sure myself and a whole lot of the fanbase wouldn’t hold it against you if you decided to no longer draw comics – just leave us something go on, not just bam done. Whatever you decide, good luck with your new career.

SQL on February 27, 2013 at 4:05 pm

YOU’RE ALIVE!!!!!!!

Rhod on February 27, 2013 at 6:47 pm

Oh god, i thought it was dead.
GDI Victory Tune plays
I am glad your back Joe! ;)

ZidaneRobbie on February 27, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Trumpets & Trombones and sounding!
Violins and Harps are gliding!
Bongos and Tamborines and smashing!
And best of all, Joe is coming!

It is great to hear from you, and though we may have worried about you and thought you lost,we are ecstatic to see you once more! We all understand your problems and openly welcome you back to this world of the net! We shall humbly and patiently await the arrival of your next masterpiece

NeoWarrior on February 27, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Glad to hear that you’re computer is ok. I’m also glad to hear that you’re enjoying your work too! I’m sure this will turn out even better for the comic, but do whatever you have to to take care of you and yours first!
Still, we all look forward to the next scene, whenever that will be!

BloodWolf7 on February 28, 2013 at 2:14 am

congrats on the new job and city, hope that it doesn’t change the pocalypse schedule ttoo much, but if it does don’t worry, we’ll wait for you

Dr.krillin on February 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm

Dammit, Joe! It was my birthday when you posted this! Whyyyyyyyyyyy

Evan on February 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm

@Wayne It was just a joke.

Erik on March 1, 2013 at 9:45 am

Welp, i went through your entire archive in less than 24 hours. I can easily say I look forward to your next update with great anticipation.

DarknessvsDawn on March 1, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Joe, thanks for at least telling us why you can’t do a scene.
I spent my entire free day to catch up with the series. DAMN THIS THING IS ADDICTING.
I wish you all luck and hope that each scene would be better than the next.

Stixenbones on March 2, 2013 at 4:01 am

Ah, good to see you back. ^^ Haha, your kid sounnds like a lotta work. congratulations on your new job, man. I, along with all these people, will continue to wait patiently for the new scene. Good luck with dat, Author Joe! :D

Micaela on March 2, 2013 at 9:22 am

We want more!

TheDoctor on March 2, 2013 at 12:33 pm

At least it was milk and repairable and not an energy drink like mid has done in days past >.<

Amanda on March 2, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I predict the death of this webcomic soon. :/ Sad.

Dairadh on March 2, 2013 at 9:57 pm

@Dairadh – Don’t worry, The Pocalypse will never die, no matter how slow it goes :D Unfortunately, I just have too much on my plate now and the webcomic has to take a back seat because, financially, it doesn’t have as much potential as my other projects. I have much, much more story in my head and we have plans to expand the comic’s depth and interactivity :D The comic will definitely be slow but it won’t die :D It doesn’t cost me anything but free time so it’ll always be around until I’m ready to show you guys more scenes and more chapters! :D

Joe on March 3, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Ah ? :) Well, if you say so… guess we can just be happy to read that from you, and I am happy to be wrong ;) I just hope time away from Pocalypse won’t weaken your motivation for this story.

Dairadh on March 3, 2013 at 11:15 pm

I don’t wanna sound offensive, but i’m kind of losing interest to the Pocalypse now. Because there wasn’t any scene for a long time,and i kind of forget what happened previously. Please keep us entertained. :) Thanks.

Darine on March 4, 2013 at 5:41 am

@Darine – Not offensive at all! :D Frankly, I’d be surprised if some readers didn’t lose interest. I gotta make those sacrifices though and I hope that the readers I lose return and more new ones appear when the comic takes more of a front seat in the future :D

Joe on March 4, 2013 at 8:17 am

I discovered this webcomic few months ago and I instantly loved it, so I’m not going to give up easily on it :)
No worries Joe, impatient readers are present in every webcomic and if they are sick of waiting others will replace them. As long as your motivations to continue The Pocalypse are the same we (the patient readers) will check regularly for new updates and enjoy each of them, no matter how long we’ll have to wait each time. Family and job come first, and you are supposed to work on The Pocalypse for fun, not just because people want you to do it ^^ Best of luck Joe!

Francesco on March 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm

hey joe I was wondering if you might be able to compile the chapters into a downloadable format when each one is done as some people like me cant get internet all the time and wanting to rewatch the scenes can be real frustrating when the website or scene wont load

scoin on March 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm

@Joe-I never really lose intrest im relitivly patient and i love the pocalypse series keep up the good work!

Tristen on March 4, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Dear Joe, I’m always busy with life and sometimes I forget to check the sites for days at a time. And its ok. Not many people can keep continuing a webcomic for years… but you did it! I wouldn’t expect you to be super focused on this unless you were getting paid for it!

Elizzy on March 5, 2013 at 3:54 am

So if he got paid it would contimue…..hmmmm.
*Idea*
Time for a kickstarter campaign

. on March 5, 2013 at 8:45 am

Hey how did the recovery go? Look up Carbonite online; it’s saved me a time or two.

Mark on March 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

@Elizzy- Same, I usally end up coming back every week or so at times and just wach an epesode (or just read the comments)

Tristen on March 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

@Tristan: You spelled your name wrong, fellow man.

Lil'T on March 5, 2013 at 6:40 pm

not to sound offensive, but the update stopped long before 5 days prior to 2/26.

if you had any files or halfway finished scenes on that laptop, you would have finished at least something by now.

if youre fully occupied by your personal life and work, thats fine. but at least be honest about it, that you didnt actually have anything done on that pc.

whut on March 6, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Dude, embrace your destiny. You have a family and a real job. Maybe your cool web comic strip may have to go to the back burner. Just admit it and move on. Thanks for all the interesting strips. Good luck

John Parker Woods on March 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm

@Mark – Luckily, I didn’t lose any files! Just had to replace the keyboard and the unibody case :D Everything important is now backed up should anything ever happen again!
@whut – One would think so, eh? :D The average scene takes about 5 hours (uninterrupted) but if I start a scene and not touch it for weeks, it obviously takes a lot longer! ;D
@John Parker Woods – Back burner, yes, but I won’t stop making the comic until it’s finished :D As Confucius said, “It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop.” Can’t stop thanking you all for your continued patience and interest!

Joe on March 6, 2013 at 9:33 pm

The fact that some people seem rather “agressive” or afraid about all this means this webcomic is of some importance for them. Quite cool, eh ? :)

Dairadh on March 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

@Dairadh – Very cool when you put it that way! :D

Joe on March 7, 2013 at 10:09 pm