So, this professor has decided to do a two-part thingy. You see, PLFM Walter Walker—well, he puts it better than I can:
I recently responded to a pair of Leibster nominations. One of the folk whom I would’ve liked to have tapped in response was the good Professor VJ Duke. However, he did not meet the criteria. And what I mean is, he had far too many followers. Leibsters are for people with too few followers, so PVJ doesn’t qualify. But I did ask of him if I might ask of him 11 Questions to ask of him anyway (of him). They are not the same as the ones I asked for the Leibster Thingy. Nor should they be. This is the The Professor were talking about, after all, and as such, he deserves his own most unusual and specific to him set of questions. Here they are.
You see, the professor is a secretive chap. But every secretive chap answers questions from some time to another time. Now’s my time. In fact, PF, ask me any question, and I’ll answer it. I fear this is a limited offer, though. And only possible on this post and its sequel.
Okay, then…Mr. Walker’s questions! [Check out his humorously, good-fun blog, here.]
WW: Professor, how did you ever fall into this thing you do? Into traipsing about the Punchy Lands, and chronicling your traipsing? This is only one question, you know.
The Punchy Lands—as we all know it—probably began around 2005. Though, it was years and years before, that the whole idea was making itself in the oven.
Interestingly enough, the PL was first told orally… The blog is the first time it’s been told…written-ly. Or something like that.
WW: For how long do you see yourself doing this? Would you like to do it full-time? How are the benefits? This too, one question.
P.VJ: Forever, I think! The benefits are awesome. It spreads laughter and dadblamery. Both of which I’m quite fond of—especially the dadblamery. Oh, and it spreads Punchyness. Which is sorta the whole package combined.
And I love doing this full-time, actually. You see, I quit my job, and have been traveling about—and chronicling—the PL since. It’s what the professor was made to do. (And I’ve met awesome people!)
P.VJ: Ooo! Such a hard question. It’s definitely between Jethro Tull and Yes… The professor does respect Rush… You know, three people and all that sound. Wowawee. But Steve Howe—lead guitarist for Yes—is my personal favorite, so Yes has to win. (I love puttering, you know.)
WW: Will you ever kill off the Salami family? I’m only asking because you almost did, just recently. You came really close, I mean. And some of your readers might have been very sad because of that. Others might have been pleased. What are your thoughts? One question, all of this.
P.VJ: I love your questions, Walt, ‘cause there’s so many questions in a question, which I think is probably cheating. And I love ingenious ways to cheat.
In the PL, though, death is never permanent. There’s a Hades of sorts. (Hades happens to be scared of Manly-Man, but that’s another story for another time.) You see, in the past, Daddy Salami has sorta died before. But he always comes back.
WW: Many of your loyal followers seem to be ladies. Yet your tales and stories chronicling the Punchy Lands feature rudity (I said rudity, not nudity), insolence, and violence. How do you keep your ladies coming back when what you offer up is so…well…unpleasant? At least when described. It’s not unpleasant to read, mind you. Just low-down and dirty to give thinks to. Have I answered my own question? What are your thoughts? Mr. Ratherquite does this, too, I think. Let’s have speaks about this. All of these questions are number five.
P.VJ: *laughs* Well, I think everyone likes to read about dadblamery. You see, it maybe takes place in the real world all the time. But it can be vexing, and frustrating, because the dadblamery is never accounted for. What I mean is, no one is ever around to call you out on your dadblamery, like Daddy Salami, Schwarz Tauptinker, and basically all the PL’ers would do.
(That’s why it’s hard to survive in the PL. The professor is always being picked on for his dadblamery.)
From its inception, the PL has been a violent place. But there never is an ending—happy or sad. Everything just continues and evolves and changes and continues.
The PL exists chiefly for humor and entertainment. That’s the studio’s goal. To make a new genre. (Or revamp one that’s gone bad.)
So, any PL—or professorish—questions…ask now!