Manly-Man’s Feats #2: The Name

by Nicholas Warren

Now I am supposed to write an entire series on the feats of Manly-Man. Well, I guess there’s no way around it. And, yes, I am grumbling about it.

This story is a bit earlier in MM’s career, and some names have been hidden for privacy’s sake. It takes place somewhere around the time when he developed his supernatural strength. Once again, all of this cannot be completely verified, but much of it comes from the mouth of Manly-Man. It is the story of how MM got his name.

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So, Manly-Man opened his fighting arena, which would soon become world-famous. I think it was several years after the incident with his wife, so he was in disguise. As in, he had changed his name.

Now, the mayor of the city that Manly-Man had settled in was…we’ll call him Gerald Donnavee. He was a man that was very proud of his strength. Everyone in the town voted for him because of his huge muscles.

Yes, they were stupid people. As was he.

Anyways, Manly-Man, for some reason (Since you would think he didn’t want to draw attention to himself…), called himself in his ring, Gerald Donnavee the Manly Man. Well. And Manly-Man was incredibly successful (since he was ridiculously strong at this point), word got around to the mayor.

And the mayor was annoyed.

So Mayor Donnavee went to threaten Manly-Man. He told him to change his name or else.

He said, “If you are Gerald Donnavee the Manly-Man, what do you think that makes me? There can’t be two manly men! And I am not a girly man. So change your name…or it won’t be cool with you.”

From what I’ve heard, Manly-Man, surprisingly, agreed. He said, “Sure, little baby. I doesn’t want to be upsetting.”

Well, the mayor left. But Manly-Man double-crossed him. He changed his name to Gerald Donnavee the very Manly Man.

Gerald Donnavee returned. He said, “I have had enough of you Mr…whatever your name really is. So I am going to get you kicked out of my city!”

Manly-Man just smiled at him.

Donnavee became so infuriated that he stomped down on Manly-Man’s foot.

Manly-Man just smiled still. And he returned the favor. Of stomping the foot.

But Manly-Man’s stomp was a bit different. His stomp literally shattered Donnavee’s entire foot.

Donnavee was hospitalized, and Manly-Man was forced to flee.

But Manly-Man returned and he took revenge. I think there were some arguments leading up to it, but Manly-Man collapsed a desk on Donnavee’s legs, broke his arms, and some other such things.

By the end of it Donnavee was never the same man. He wonders around like a loon. You’ve probably heard his name. But I agreed not to expose him, so… Donnavee he is.

Well, the Manly-Man part of the name stuck. And that’s what Jazzy Couldren is called to this day. There you have it.

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59 Responses to “Manly-Man’s Feats #2: The Name”


  1. 1 walt walker August 7, 2014 at 02:08

    Not violent enough.

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 14:31

      Oh my, Walt. Do you think you maybe be becoming desensitized?

      • 3 walt walker August 7, 2014 at 18:46

        Probably. I’m kicking my refrigerator as I type this.

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 19:03

        Maybe because you can’t find a beer in it, though?

  2. 5 icedmocha34 August 7, 2014 at 00:59

    Wow.
    Haha, I started laughing really hard when he changed his name to Very Manly-Man! xD

    • 6 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 14:30

      *laughs* Yes! Underhanded, wasn’t it?

      • 7 icedmocha34 August 7, 2014 at 19:22

        Haha, it was! XD

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2014 at 14:15

        Never trust MM, you know.

  3. 9 erinkenobi2893 August 6, 2014 at 16:05

    That was a bit vengeful…

    • 10 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:38

      It was. Surprising, isn’t it?

      • 11 erinkenobi2893 August 6, 2014 at 23:16

        Not really. :-P

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 14:26

        What do you make of MM?

      • 13 erinkenobi2893 August 7, 2014 at 17:11

        That’s the problem…

      • 14 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 18:36

        You don’t like him?

      • 15 erinkenobi2893 August 8, 2014 at 00:37

        No, I just don’t know what to think of him. :-P

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2014 at 14:28

        He’s different…but he’s a great guy. Very opinionated, you know. And he doesn’t take anything from anyone.

      • 17 erinkenobi2893 August 9, 2014 at 18:15

        Indeed.

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2014 at 22:14

        He has a tower. And he’s a billionaire sometimes, I think.

      • 19 erinkenobi2893 August 10, 2014 at 12:22

        Ahhh….

  4. 20 InfiniteZip August 6, 2014 at 15:38

    Such violence, can’t manly man be gentle?

    • 21 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:35

      Is the professor gentle?

  5. 22 Debbie August 6, 2014 at 15:23

    Well, so that explains it! Good, I was wondering about such things, and now my curiosity is satisfied. Sounds as if MM is a bit of a bully, though. Is he?? I mean, stealing someone else’s name doesn’t sound like a way to win friends!

    • 23 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:35

      It wasn’t nice at all! But I do think he took the name more for…fame, I guess. And to wow the audience. It was popular at the time, so he used it. And now–as Nick said–it has stuck. Fancy you thinking about that, though!

  6. 24 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 6, 2014 at 15:14

    MM should work on telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. This is code for…great story and I’m left even more confused. I like it. MM tells a story like no other.

    • 25 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:34

      *laughs* Yes, I agree. Do you suppose he was lying overall?

      • 26 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 7, 2014 at 00:00

        Of course, I do. Which reminds me…I should tweet him back. Hold on…

      • 27 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 14:27

        He’s tweeting you?

      • 28 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister August 7, 2014 at 15:12

        Oh dear….

      • 29 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 18:26

        Oh dear what?

  7. 30 Simply Skeptical August 6, 2014 at 14:22

    It’s interesting about the PL since it really is such a complex place with complex characters. The detailed history behind the PL is really quite intriguing. Does the professor feel an indepth explanation to a complex zany land is in order? No evasivness Sir.

    • 31 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:30

      Well…it might be hard to get a full report going. It’s so long! How would I go about it?

  8. 32 weggieboy August 6, 2014 at 14:22

    “MM” to me means “Marilyn Monroe”, ironically, who had another iconic body build. I suppose that makes “MM” ironic as well, but don’t tell him I think of a girly-girl womanly-woman when I see those initials!

    • 33 weggieboy August 6, 2014 at 14:27

      Sorry for the excessive irony…!

      • 34 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:30

        Problem none!

    • 35 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:29

      *laughing* How horrid for him! I’m sure that’d make him cranky. *still laughing*

  9. 36 L. Marie August 6, 2014 at 14:17

    I’m sorry Nicholas isn’t in agreement with this assignment. But Manly-Man is fascinating, so I hope Nicholas will realize that readers will be interested in what he reports. As for the mayor, well, he should have known better than to upset Manly-Man.

    • 37 Nicholas Warren--MPS staff member August 6, 2014 at 16:53

      I’ll continue, don’t worry.

    • 38 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:29

      Yes, I agree. But, you must remember, MM wasn’t too known in those days. He’s gotten worse. That’s what Mr. Magi would tell you.

  10. 39 PorterGirl August 6, 2014 at 13:18

    Manly Man is such an interesting character, Nick mustn’t grumble so about writing about him! I feel a little bit sorry for Donnavee, but only a little bit. He does seem rather stupid. I hope there are many more tales of Manly Man’s feats – I am a big fan!

    • 40 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 13:43

      Aren’t they simply awesome? I mean, they’re much different from Hercules Feats. One wonders about MM. Don’t you suppose he lost his mind along the way?

      • 41 PorterGirl August 6, 2014 at 13:58

        Oh, he lost his mind for sure. It was replaced by muscles, I think. Maybe. But you know I think he is great anyway. MM’s Feats are far better than Hercules, who when you think about it, really didn’t have it that hard.

      • 42 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:29

        You’re right: he didn’t. Plus, he became a god–which isn’t really fair at all, you know. I think MM’s mind lapse has something to do with Arnold Arnak, the Punchy.

      • 43 PorterGirl August 7, 2014 at 07:12

        And you’re right. I think I like MM the way he is. Maybe some people are better for a mind lapse. I know I am *laughs like a crazy person*

      • 44 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 14:31

        *laughing* And me! We all know the professor is crazy.

      • 45 PorterGirl August 7, 2014 at 14:47

        That’s what makes him fabulous!

      • 46 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 18:24

        I must agree!

    • 47 Nicholas Warren--MPS staff member August 6, 2014 at 16:54

      Fine, I’ll stop grumbling. *grumbles about grumbling*

      • 48 PorterGirl August 7, 2014 at 07:10

        Haha, oh Nick… :)

  11. 49 Symphonist Sepperl August 6, 2014 at 13:02

    Yes, I can vouch for this. And it wasn’t until very much later that Donnavee hit rock bottom. After many more beatings from Manly-man and multiple cases of poisoning at the hands of others.

    It soon became the way that any PL’er worth their salt had injured Donnavee in some way.

    Over time, his voice weakened and became shriller and his mental faculties waned … and he does sound something like a loon today. A once fine specimen of manhood was reduced to a dribbling idiot. So sad.

    • 50 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 13:42

      Wasn’t Lucini Pavarinni involved in destroying Donnavee? I mean, a lot?

      • 51 Symphonist Sepperl August 6, 2014 at 14:07

        Who would you blame more, the one that made the poison or the one that administered it?

      • 52 Professor VJ Duke August 6, 2014 at 20:29

        Both?

      • 53 Nicholas Warren--MPS staff member August 6, 2014 at 16:55

        I do think we could blame the one who administered it…?

    • 54 Sonya Solomonovich August 6, 2014 at 22:15

      Alas, poor Donnavee… wandering around like a loon. His real name isn’t Schwarz, is it? ;)

      • 55 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 14:24

        *laughing lots* Now what makes you think that?

      • 56 Sonya Solomonovich August 7, 2014 at 17:50

        Symphonist Sepperl says “over time his voice weakened and became shriller”. Now there’s a clue!
        I hope FF doesn’t take offence to this, but Schwarzy does seem to act somewhat insane. I think this all points to a serious trauma in his past…

      • 57 Professor VJ Duke August 7, 2014 at 18:38

        Well…to be quite honest, you’re exactly right. (Very smart of you, Sonya!) MM and Schwarz have a history. As do Schwarz and Lucini Pavarinni. But that was a long time ago. Schwarz became a warrior of sorts after his mayor position. He was the Avenger (or something like that) at one time. Very perceptive of you! I’m impressed.

      • 58 Sonya Solomonovich August 8, 2014 at 05:29

        Why thank you, professor. I look forward to reading more about Schwarz’s past, it sounds intriguing.

      • 59 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2014 at 14:29

        It is. See, Sonya, now you know this is all real. There’s too much history just to make up!


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