This is the second and last post in the “Ask the professor” series, I fear. The questions below are Walt Walker’s; and feel free to ask the professor anything! This is when you’ll get an answer! (Not to say I usually don’t answer.)
1. Where did your oft-used phrase “have speaks” come from? That’s quite original. In that I’ve never heard of it outside of the PL. Where did PL Argot come from? Did you invent it? Or are you just…I mean, what’s up with that? Guess how many questios I’m counting this as? Hey! Questios was a typo but I think it’s good Punchy Argot.
That is good PA! Well, Punchy Argot has sorta evolved with the blog. You see, some of the PF (Punchy Family) are responsible for some of the PA. Have speaks…I’m not sure where that comes from, to be honest. It just happened! The professor loves the fact, too, that the PL has its own speak.
2. What do you do when you are not chronicling the PL? Are you gardening your tiny plants or playing your battle axe? Also, are you a professor of something other than the Punchy Lands? You don’t have to answer that, but it would be nice if you did.
Well, this professor does a lot of playing his battle axe! And a lot of instruments actually. Not much gardening. You see, I’m really rather horrid at it. I’ve been trying to grow a strawberry patch for a year, and by now, it looks very ugly—sorta like the professor.
The professor is not a professor—in the normal sense of the word, but I hope that doesn’t take away from my professorishness. You see, ‘professor’ in my name stands for something quite different than the popular conception of a professor. (I was almost an editor in a music publishing company.)
3. Have you visited a former Soviet buffer state? If so, which one? If not, why not?
I have not, actually. I’m not sure…well, actually, I do have a reason: The professor hates flying; worse than possums and flowers.
4. How do you keep up with the comments? You know what I mean, don’t you? There are so many, and so many conversations. How do you keep track of them all and answer them so quickly without going mad? Or have you gone mad? Also, how do you make everyone feel like they are your favorite? That is the secret to your success, you know. Or do you?
You know, sometimes I do think I’m mad. I’ve never blogged before the PL, but I’d say that WordPress makes it rather easy to stay on top of comments. And I love having speaks with people. In fact, all the people that I’ve met, are my best friends! The PL wouldn’t exist today if it wasn’t for you, PF!!! So, thank you!
5. If I told you I’d written a part for you in my screenplay, would you play it? I haven’t done this. I’m just wondering. Because if you were to refuse, I’d be highly unlikely to do it.
*laughing* Of course I’d do it! The professor would jump at the opportunity.
6. Who is better: Sherlock Holmes or Tarzan of the Apes? How so? And in what way?
*laughing more* Tarzan of the Apes! It’s more of an adventure, I think. And, plus, the professor is in a deep war—unlikely to get resolved in the future—with Arthur Conan Doyle. In fact, my earliest book rippings were Doyle books, I think.
So, any PL—or professorish—questions…ask now!