146 Responses to “THE PL Newsletter XII”


  1. 1 Me, Myself and DIY December 17, 2014 at 12:55

    Happy Holidays to all! The #1. Proverb is just that, #1. Love it. Looking forward to change – change is good. Ok, well maybe that’s just something people say. Hmmm, we shall see! ;)

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:59

      And Merry Christmas to you too! Change can be scary, I’d say!

  2. 3 Catherine December 16, 2014 at 22:13

    The proverbs are so deep this week! I can’t choose…they’re too deep for me.

    That’s what I always say: don’t drink your tea too hot! But no one every listens.

    The last PL Newsletter? *gasp* I’m going to miss them!

    • 4 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:58

      *laughs* Me too…but you must!!!

      You never told me! And I just burned my tongue, dadblameit!

      It will be replaced with something…better!

      • 5 Catherine December 22, 2014 at 04:00

        *sighs* Fine…number one.

        Oh, my. I’m sorry! I could have told you if I’d known you’d be drinking tea. You’ll know for the future, in any case.

        Oh, good! I was hoping you’d say something like that.

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke December 23, 2014 at 19:01

        Yes…all sorts of scary things to come!

      • 7 Catherine December 25, 2014 at 14:54

        I’m ready! I can handle it. (I hope)

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke December 26, 2014 at 15:42

        You definitely can!

  3. 9 The Lite Rider December 16, 2014 at 22:00

    Though I don’t see #3 as a proverb necessarily — it is my favorite, and I like entertain that idea.

    Poor Merlin! And I am still laughing at that Christmas tree colliding with DS’s van!

    Parties? Nah. And it’s a good thing, otherwise DS would crash it.

    Merry Christmas to you Professor, and all at the studio. Will look forward to the PL in 2015! :)

    • 10 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:57

      It’s a proverb–of sorts, I guess.

      It is such a funny thing! DS didn’t deserve it. I’d hate to have done it to him.

      True. *shivers* He’s so good at that, too.

      To you too, LR! It will be scarier in 2015!

  4. 11 Nancy Loderick December 16, 2014 at 19:59

    Hey Professor,

    What – no more words of wisdom, aka proverbs? Who can I quote then?

    I guess I’ll just have to wait and see what new changes are coming to the Punchy Lands!

    Nancy

    • 12 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:49

      Oh, they’ll be back…in some way. Otherwise Shnod would kill me!

      Me too. I’m unsure at this point.

  5. 13 erinkenobi2893 December 16, 2014 at 15:59

    You can get a tongue replacement in the PL?! I want to go there! :-P
    Oh, dear… as usual, DS is up to no good. Merry Christmas, Professor! :-D

    • 14 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 16:25

      You sure can! Medicine is somewhat advanced, you see.

      He sure is. Merry Christmas Erin!

      • 15 erinkenobi2893 December 17, 2014 at 15:57

        Ah…. Interesting. ;-)
        Merry Christmas, Professor! I’m still working on my stories for Christmas gifts. ;-)

      • 16 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:17

        Merry Christmas to you too! Cool. Can’t wait.

      • 17 erinkenobi2893 December 18, 2014 at 14:03

        :-D I’ll have them up as soon as I can. ;-)

      • 18 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:20

        Great!

      • 19 erinkenobi2893 December 19, 2014 at 01:47

        :-D

  6. 20 erinkenobi2893 December 16, 2014 at 15:58

    I like the first proverb. It’s very mysterious! Merry Christmas, Mr. Shnodograte! :-)

    • 21 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 16:23

      It sure is! I’m positive he’s glad you wished him a merry Christmas. He has his foes, you know.

      • 22 erinkenobi2893 December 17, 2014 at 15:56

        Well, doesn’t everyone? Almost everyone deserves a merry Christmas, though! ;-)

      • 23 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:17

        Even Zez?

      • 24 erinkenobi2893 December 18, 2014 at 14:02

        Ehhh… Zez is in the “ambiguous” category.
        I’m working on a bunch of Christmas stories for fanfics for everyone…. ;-) So I will hopefully have a Christmas celebration on my blog too!

      • 25 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:20

        I’d say you’re right. We should trek up to his house. You’d love to explore it, I think.

        Nice! That’d be so cool.

      • 26 erinkenobi2893 December 19, 2014 at 01:46

        Cool! :-D We should infiltrate. :-D
        Thanks! I’ll get to work on them. :-)

      • 27 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:45

        We should!

        Great!

  7. 28 Julie Harris December 16, 2014 at 02:43

    Proverb #2 is my favorite… although all of them are thought-provoking… Poor Schwarz and Henry! We actually had a tree fall off the roof of our car one year! That was the last time we got a real tree… Merry Christmas to you!!

    • 29 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 13:04

      Oh no! Were you able to salvage the tree?

  8. 30 John W. Howell December 15, 2014 at 22:58

    Have a great Christmas as well Professor.

    • 31 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 12:55

      You too, Mr. Howell. Will you have some egg nog?

      • 32 John W. Howell December 16, 2014 at 13:30

        I asked the question last year, “who put the egg nog in my egg nog?” I would guess no.

      • 33 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 16:13

        *laughs* I’ll send you some, then. Professorish egg nog.

      • 34 John W. Howell December 16, 2014 at 17:01

        When I have egg nog I like it to be 100% egg nog free. Is that possible?

      • 35 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:33

        *laughing lots and lots and lots* And just have the brandy?

      • 36 John W. Howell December 17, 2014 at 17:41

        Bingo. Hence, the statement “who put egg nog in my egg nog.”

      • 37 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:21

        *laughs* Maybe you’ve just had bad egg nog?

      • 38 John W. Howell December 18, 2014 at 13:22

        I think it is more like good braandy.

      • 39 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:16

        Cherry brandy.

      • 40 John W. Howell December 18, 2014 at 20:59

        um no. Brandy brandy. You know the stuff that burns all the way down.

      • 41 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:21

        That one can’t take too much of? Wow. I know it well.

      • 42 John W. Howell December 19, 2014 at 17:38

        Yes one needs to be careful (also the fact that a bottle costs a bunch helps)

      • 43 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 21:36

        True that. I’ve been thankful in my professorish past.

  9. 44 Lady Cheetah7 December 15, 2014 at 21:10

    As custom I must choose proverb #2. Thank you Schnodgrate for your proverbs. It adds balance to the Punchy Land.

    Looking for great things in 2015. Like movie rips……

    O:-)

    • 45 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:22

      Do you suppose he’s the most wisest person ever in the PL? That’s probably a trick question.

      The halo! Movie rips…oh dear.

  10. 46 desertdweller29 December 15, 2014 at 20:49

    Merry Christmas, Professor! I was afraid our tree would harpoon the cars behind us, too, so I went dangerously slow and received many yuletide greetings. Well, I can only assume they were yuletide in nature… :)

    • 47 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:21

      *laughs* And that was completely rude of them! Did you honk back?

      • 48 desertdweller29 December 16, 2014 at 04:34

        Yes! But to the tune of Jingle Bells. I’m quite talented.

      • 49 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 13:04

        *laughing* Now, that’s something this professor would love to hear. You know, you could have rammed them, too.

  11. 50 InfiniteZip December 15, 2014 at 16:40

    I think lessons in string tying need to be had for 2015…I shall miss the proverbs and hope you and the punchy peeps have an awesome holiday.

    • 51 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:20

      You too! We’ll be hunting unicorns, you know.

      • 52 InfiniteZip December 16, 2014 at 10:40

        You wouldn’t dare….you will be cursed for it you know….

      • 53 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 13:05

        Oh, rats, Zippy, can’t I have your blessing?

      • 54 InfiniteZip December 16, 2014 at 14:01

        To kill unicorns? Maybe to kill leprechauns I would think, but never a unicorn!!! Never I say.

      • 55 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 16:15

        We’re just hunting them…for fun…we’ll shoot them with paint balls!

      • 56 InfiniteZip December 16, 2014 at 18:32

        I like their white coats the way they are…unless you use rainbow paint…

      • 57 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:45

        Yes, I might do that. Are there any black ones?

      • 58 InfiniteZip December 17, 2014 at 16:43

        If there are, they are impostors….can you imagine?

      • 59 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:20

        With orange horns! I can imagine that. Can’t you?

      • 60 InfiniteZip December 18, 2014 at 10:36

        Most definitely , orange horns like bright neon colored with swirls like a candycane.

      • 61 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:11

        Yes, that’s it! Now you must admit, that’d be nice.

  12. 62 PorterGirl December 15, 2014 at 16:13

    Oh, my – today’s proverbs jiggle my brain somewhat. Such esoteric knowledge and wisdom! I think number one is my favourite today. Number two – I can think of a perfect thing. It is… the Professor’s hat!

    A tongue replacement sounds rather drastic. But hot tea can be devillish, I tell you. I hope Merlin gets well soon.

    It is good to see so much festiveness abound with the PL-ers. I cannot believe we won’t see you again until next year *sob*. But I am excited about the new site and all the marvellous changes. Of course, I love it how it is but I am sure the team will do something amazing. Merry Christmas, Professor and all the team x

    (I have that meeting this evening. I will let you know how it goes)

    • 63 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:19

      Yes! Hey, that’s just splendid. I always knew my hat was otherworldly. Do you suppose it has a mind of its own?

      Yes, me too. But he deserves it, let’s be honest, Lucy. He’s such a rascal.

      Merry Christmas to you too, Lucy! We’ve (hopefully) got two videos this week. A Punchy one.

      (Please do!!!)

      • 64 PorterGirl December 16, 2014 at 08:29

        Hats do sometimes take on a life of their own. I have no doubt that your hat is one such as these, Professor. Keep an eye on it, in case it descides to misbehave one day.

        A rascally rascal, and no mistake!

        I can’t wait for the videos *rubs hands and does a little skip*

      • 65 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 13:05

        I shall. If it gets out of hand, I’ll give it to The Dean for a spell. He’ll fetch it.

        *laughs*

        It’ll be ghastly!

      • 66 PorterGirl December 16, 2014 at 13:22

        *laughs and laughs until a tiny bit of wee comes out*

      • 67 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 16:11

        *starts laughing too*

  13. 68 Susan P December 15, 2014 at 15:24

    Sounds like Shnoddie has been into the Schnapps.

    Was DS hurt? And poor DS and Ruber…nothing to rev up your emotions like being left out of the party.

    No more PL until 2015? Sigh.

    Have a great Christmas, to you, Professor and to all of the Punchy Family.

    • 69 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:16

      He has not neither either neither!

      Don’t you think they should just invade?

      You’ve got this whole week yet, right?

      You as well, Susan. Wish a happy one to Harry for me, please.

      • 70 Susan P December 15, 2014 at 21:51

        There are probably enough people invading other people’s territory for now.

        Thank you, Perfessor. Hoping the next year is a little more digestible.

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 12:54

        True. Do you agree with MM? He thinks war leads to peace.

        *nods* Was it a tough year overall, Susan?

      • 72 Susan P December 16, 2014 at 19:20

        Well, MM may push it, and I’ve heard of wars to bring peace, but…I have a difficult time sorting out where the peace comes in. Generally speaking, a lot of wars begin because someone wants something and somebody else wants it, too.

        “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?”

        Quite a lot of good things like little Lily, of course. My daughters and my son stay in touch regularly – not all parents are so blessed as I am. But a lot of it has been an uphill battle in some ways, yes. Those are the growing times, I daresay. Flowers and vegetables have to fight to get out to the sun so they can grow.

        May you have a wonderful Christmas and a spectacular 2015

      • 73 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:48

        You mean like why the Trojan war started? It started because that Greek dude wanted Hector’s sword. We all died defending. (That’s how I lost my heart.) Then I took his sword.

        Who said that? I like it lots.

        *nods* They sure do. We’ll have to meet some day, you know.

        You too! Drink lots of…cherry juice!

      • 74 Susan P December 17, 2014 at 15:38

        Yes. Like that.

        The Apostle James wrote that.

        I’m counting on that, Professor.

        I do drink lots of cherry juice. One gets used to the tart flavor.

      • 75 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:15

        I’m glad you know that legend.

        *bangs head on blue desk* I should have probably known that… I’m reading this really cool book right now about why God allows evil…it’s awesome.

        Me too. Me too.

        I felt like Bethy-creative today. I squeezed fresh oranges for orange juice!

      • 76 Susan P December 18, 2014 at 11:50

        Cool. And yet at the end of the day there are times when we don’t get any answers…like Job. Did your share your orange juice with someone?

      • 77 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:14

        *nods* Yeah, they can be the hardest times… Yes! Nick, actually.

      • 78 Susan P December 18, 2014 at 22:35

        Nick? what?

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:24

        I did! Well, I squeezed enough.

      • 80 Susan P December 20, 2014 at 01:42

        Try oranges next time.

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke December 20, 2014 at 15:23

        They were oranges!

      • 82 Susan P December 20, 2014 at 20:48

        What kind of orgatangs?

      • 83 Professor VJ Duke December 21, 2014 at 23:09

        What are they?

      • 84 Susan P December 22, 2014 at 13:06

        They are a cross between an orange and an orangutan.

      • 85 Professor VJ Duke December 23, 2014 at 19:03

        *laughing* I thought so.

      • 86 Susan P December 23, 2014 at 20:53

        *snicker*

  14. 87 Debbie December 15, 2014 at 15:17

    Things are beginning to look a lot like Christmas here, Professor — well done, I might add!

    Proverb #2 is best, I think. Makes perfect sense to me (we say ‘perfect,’ but we don’t really know what that looks like, do we??)

    A tongue replacement sounds painful. I won’t even ask where the replacement came from! But who likes lukewarm tea?

    Going dark for a spell? Well, all right, if you must. But we’ll ALL miss you and your cast of characters. Happy Christmas to you and yours, Duke!

    • 88 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:14

      *bows* Many thanks! I went into the attic and put up the PL decorations!

      We don’t! And it’s a wonder when we stop to think about it.

      I do! Isn’t hot tea just too hot?

      To you too, Debbie! We’ll just be taking off the Christmas week and the week after… (We always do.) But we’ll be back, I think!

      • 89 Debbie December 15, 2014 at 21:57

        Hot tea shouldn’t scald your throat, you know. But lukewarm is so…lukewarm!

        Two weeks’ vacation? Sigh. I’ll probably take a few days off myself, but Dallas wouldn’t know what to do with me if I wasn’t at my computer. And I have several projects that must be tended to, starting with finishing that dadblamed novel!

      • 90 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 12:55

        That’s a good point. It should be able to be drunk hot… You don’t suppose Mr. Magi did it on purpose, do you?

        You’re writing a novel?! Nice! You never told me!!! Did you? I don’t think so…what’s it about?

  15. 91 LadyPinkRose December 15, 2014 at 15:04

    Change is good, Professor. Wishing you all the very best with those changes and as well, a very very Merry Christmas! I’m pondering on number 3 proverb. No wonder I have such a challenge in 3D. Love, LadyP

    • 92 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:12

      Aren’t dinosaurs in 3D, LadyP?

      • 93 LadyPinkRose December 15, 2014 at 21:16

        Um, yes, I think so. Where is THIS going?

      • 94 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:22

        Well, if they are, that means they’re fake!

      • 95 LadyPinkRose December 15, 2014 at 21:24

        Says who? Where did the bones come from that are in museums?

      • 96 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 12:52

        They cast those bones from human bones!

      • 97 LadyPinkRose December 16, 2014 at 17:29

        Hmmmm …. if you say so, Professor. Must I believe you?

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:37

        Yes, please. You know the professor tells the truth.

      • 99 LadyPinkRose December 17, 2014 at 17:09

        Always. Never doubted for a moment. Well … nah!

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:21

        I’m dull, too. And heartless.

      • 101 LadyPinkRose December 18, 2014 at 16:01

        WHY must you keep saying this? It is just not true! *huff*

      • 102 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:37

        But how do you know?

      • 103 LadyPinkRose December 18, 2014 at 21:26

        LadyP is smart. Simple.

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:21

        Way smarter than the professor.

      • 105 LadyPinkRose December 19, 2014 at 20:58

        If there was a LOVE button I’d push it. LOL Tee hee ….

      • 106 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 22:03

        Oh no. No loving on here.

  16. 107 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 15, 2014 at 14:57

    I’m wondering if Shnoddy would like a job sending me his proverbs now that you’re firing him??!! *tears* How will I cope without his knowledge and ability to set me right, Duke? I love all three proverbs this week. I wouldn’t dream of choosing just one. I will miss them so…

    The tree mishap was surely not Henry’s fault. Of that I’m quite sure! *smiles* However, I have a feeling DS will kill them both just to be clear that he doesn’t care.

    My Magi likes his tea extra hot just as I like my coffee extra hot. We’re quite the pair.

    Wait. You can’t kill Arthur. DS had better reconsider his anger and to who it is pointing towards, professor. What does he have planned?!

    So is this the end of your stories, Duketh? I’m waiting patiently for the reveal of your new path. I’ll be holding my breath, so hurry.

    • 108 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:11

      Oh, he’ll be back–just in a different…category–if that makes sense. He’d kill me if I fired him, you know.

      You think it was Schwarz’s fault?? DS will probably be very cranky…

      Does it burn your tongue off?

      Why can’t Arthur be killed? You know, I’m not sure. Knowing DS, though, it could just fall through. He might forget about it.

      Just for this year. The PL will have a new design next year and new operations. But I’m not quitting! Is that a good or bad thing?

      • 109 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 16, 2014 at 20:26

        I might kill you, too. Probably not…but his wife, might.

        Yes, tis his fault. He’ll have to die, I guess.

        No, but I am careful about it.

        Well…because he’s kind. DS’ probably more worried about the Pageant, anyway. He may like the new look of his van, actually. Makes him even more scary.

        Tis a good thing! How could you even ask such a question?! *ponders* You’ll probably come back an even bigger liar.

      • 110 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:54

        *shocked* No killing here, madam!

        Nah, I’m sure Schwarz will manage to escape.

        I never am, hence, I burn myself all the time.

        That’s a good point. See, you’d get on well with DS. You’d tell him that, and he’d like it, and he’d be happy.

        Good then! Just making sure… Hey! *laughs* I’m honest, aren’t I? Ask a question, I’ll answer. No secrets now.

      • 111 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 17, 2014 at 21:05

        You’re the one who said Shnoddy would kill you…you started it, Duke!

        Schwarz usually does, which is why no one will successfully kill him.

        So you eat ice then, as well?

        I’d get on with DS just fine. Mostly because I’m a sucker for a guy with a bad attitude. I love to change their mind. Plus he’s risky and I like that, too.

        It’s too late. You’ll always be a liar in my eyes. *smirk* You have to gain my trust all over again.

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:35

        That’s true but not fair at all!

        He’s slipper like that…like a snake!

        I don’t really…I mean, sometimes. Do you?

        Risky…do you play Risk at all?

        *laughs and shakes head* Rats. But…that’s not fair for so many reasons.

      • 113 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 18, 2014 at 05:23

        You only have yourself to blame, Sir.

        Yes. ..I agree. I don’t really care for him even though I was told I should…so I’ll try harder.

        No, I don’t. At all, unless it’s tiny bits and then I will to heal my burnt tongue.

        I have played it…you?

        *sparkles* I know…but you’ve done this to yourself, my dear. What are your reasons?

      • 114 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:10

        True.

        No, don’t do that! Pick another favorite. Like Mr. Magi!

        I never had one when I burnt my tongue. Must try this.

        Yes! I love love love it! I think I have three versions. Plus, I’ve got a game called Axis and Allies. Mr. Warrior would probably like it.

        Well…for instance…I can’t really say…it would ruin things!

      • 115 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 18, 2014 at 23:13

        My Magi has always been my favorite, Duke. You know that or your memory is failing, which means you’ve forgotten who I like.

        Quit. Everyone’s tried that…quit being a brat. *smiles*

        Ahh, I should have known, Duketh. Would I be able to beat you at Risk? I’ve not heard of Axis and Allies. A good Christmas gift, maybe? He might be too young.

        Ruin what things… my faith in you? That’s already gone… *snickers* *then feels bad she said it* *doesn’t erase it* *then is consumed by guilt*

      • 116 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:29

        Nope. I remember that. That’s why I said that. I know you like him lots.

        No! Seriously! I never have.

        Probably. I’m not too good. And I hate attacking. Some Risk player I am! Well…it might be, yes. It’s just like Risk only it’s about WWII. Someone plays Japan, US, Germany, and so on. Lots of setup. And lots of pieces. Tanks, planes…nah, probably not.

        *laughing lots* Okay, that made me laugh–a lot!

      • 117 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 19, 2014 at 18:19

        Figured…always testing me. Good thing I’m such a good student.

        You don’t believe in ice, do you?

        I’m gonna challenge you one day and I will expect you to attack. If you don’t then what’s the point of playing? Gotta go for it, right? Ok..I’m going to see if I can find it. I suppose you play Settlers of Catan, too.

        I’m glad. I am drowning in guilt! *laughs* See how my mind works?!

      • 118 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 21:59

        You are a good student! I’m always testing–I’m a professor!

        Well, only in the summer!

        You do the attacking, madam. I’ll do the defending! Which is sorta like attacking. I think there’s an anniversary edition now. No! What’s that? Sounds cool.

        Why? Don’t! You’re perfectly fine.

      • 119 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 20, 2014 at 05:23

        I guess that means I’m always going to be a student. I thought you weren’t that kind of professor…

        That seems rulistic to me. (is that a word? *laughs*)

        Honey, we’ve been on that ride for a while now. Okay, so the anniversary edition would be best. Got it. Oh, well, it’s a game, as well. I don’t know much about it. I’ve heard men at church discussing it.

        Thank you.

      • 120 Professor VJ Duke December 20, 2014 at 15:28

        Good point. I only am sometimes. I’d give a masterclass, though. See.

        That’s an awesome word! You should use it about quite broadly.

        I think we have. The professor shall look it up.

      • 121 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 20, 2014 at 18:31

        Yeah, I could see how you could handle such a class. *shakes her head because she’s so much wiser now it’s frightening*

        Oh, yes, such a positive word.

        Yes. Yes, do, I think you may enjoy it. Sounds dreadfully hard.

      • 122 Professor VJ Duke December 21, 2014 at 23:06

        Oh dear. What do you mean?

      • 123 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 23, 2014 at 00:27

        Just that you are far better skilled than you previously let on is all.

      • 124 Professor VJ Duke December 23, 2014 at 19:09

        I wish I felt that way, you know.

      • 125 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister December 24, 2014 at 03:04

        I will figure out a way to convince you.

  17. 126 FictionFan December 15, 2014 at 14:49

    1 – Eh?
    2 – Nonsense! Darby!
    3 – The Professor should know…

    Favourite = er…em…(gosh, it’s hard this week)… 1

    Hehe! Bet my Schwarzy did that deliberately! Pity it wasn’t Shnoddy’s tongue, eh?

    I wonder if Mr R was invited? (I wasn’t! *woebegone face*)

    Work hard for Friday! Mic can pull a few all-nighters if necessary…I’m sure he doesn’t need his beauty sleep…

    • 127 Professor VJ Duke December 15, 2014 at 21:10

      1. You’ll just have to send a complaint form to Shnod, I fear. And he was being so nice, too.
      2. The guy with sandals?
      3. *laughs* Well…er…I am rather ancient.

      Not #2?

      Bet not! Schwarz told me all he wanted to do was put a star on the tree…and he said Henry ruined everything. *shocked face* Why so mean to Shnod?

      Probably was. Well…you don’t like Christmas parties anyway!

      *laughs then growls* We’re working on it! How disappointed would you be if it didn’t happen?

      • 128 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 00:56

        1. I will! The man is just trying to make everyone as befuddled as he is, so we don’t notice…
        2. The guy with the (other) kiss-curl…
        3. I know – perhaps Santa will give you some unwobbly knees for Christmas.

        No. There are too many perfect things in the world for that to be true. *sniffs a rose and eats a chocolate liqueur while listening to a little clarinet music and cuddling a pink-nosed cat*

        Kill Henry then! How dare he ruin my Scwarzy’s Christmas?! Tell Schwarzy he can come and put a star on my tree. *mean face* Because he’d be vastly improved if he were silenced…

        Who says? Are you confusing me with another lady….again!!! *narrows eyes threateningly*

        Crushed and devastated! The whole season would be ruined – nay, the whole decade! My life would be a wasteland filled with broken dreams. But don’t feel under any pressure…

      • 129 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 12:59

        I think I might be as befuddled as he.
        *laughs* You always ALWAYS say the best thing you can say…
        Nah, then I’d be expected to run again.

        *laughing* I didn’t know you liked clarinet music that muchly much! Glad to see Darby wasn’t a part of that dream. And roses have thorns, you know.

        I think you’re mixing Shnod up with Henry. You should be cranky with Henry… Schwarz probably won’t put the star on straight…are you okay with that?

        No! It’s just that well…unless there was dancing, you probably wouldn’t like it!

        *holds head in hands* We filmed last night. Now to edit.

      • 130 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 15:54

        I agree.
        *laughs* Do I? That’s nice…I think…
        But then you’d be able to get away from the tree…

        Neither did I! Oh Darby is always in my dreams – who do you think gave me the rose? And carefully removed all the thorns as a true romantic would… *sighs*

        You don’t think I was being a little cranky with Henry when I requested you to kill him for me? My Schwarzy is always unconventional – of course his star would be uniquely placed…

        But there would be dancing! Or it wouldn’t be a party!

        Get on with it then! *nods encouragingly and fetches whip*

      • 131 Professor VJ Duke December 16, 2014 at 16:23

        You sure do!
        You’re really supposed to forget that…maybe I should bribe the memory away?

        Yucketh! Imagine him in your dreams… Was it a black rose?

        Yes, I suppose you were… But Henry is big remember. Stupidly placed, you mean.

        Not all parties have dancing!

        Can’t you pretend I’m a reindeer the sudden?

      • 132 FictionFan December 16, 2014 at 18:19

        Oooh! Go on, then – what shall you bribe me with? *opens youtube in preparation*

        No, but when I dream of Schwarzy, he gives me a black tulip…

        But the Professor is strong and brave! Poor C-W-W – soooo jealous! Understandably…

        Then they are not parties!!!! They’re just… meetings!

        Well, OK – but NOT Rudolf! How about…Dancer!! (Mic’ll be doing all the work anyway.)

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke December 17, 2014 at 14:41

        Nothing!!!

        *laughs* You remember that?

        That’s because I fought on the plains of Troy. *holds ears*

        Meetings? Well, that’s better. I’ve never been to a party where there was dancing.

        No! I said so you wouldn’t use your whip. Like Santa did.

      • 134 FictionFan December 17, 2014 at 19:58

        *snarls* I must tell you that that is the most rubbish bribe I’ve ever been offered!

        Of course I do – my memory retains the important stuff…

        Were you inside the horse? Front end or back? (Ferengi…)

        Poor C-W-W! We must do something about that! Tell Mr Ratherquite to organise a ball…

        Prancer, then? I’d never be as cruel as Santa…

      • 135 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 03:27

        Umm…I’ve got a video for you tomorrow and Friday!

        The tree is important. Promise.

        I was in Troy, dadblameit! The Greeks were in the Horse. And all at the back end. That’s where the hatch-thing was.

        You mean you’ve really danced???

        How about…the meanest one?

      • 136 FictionFan December 18, 2014 at 17:03

        I know! *smiles wider than Woola and dances a little bit*

        Did it force you to say that?

        Oh, so sorry! (Makes mental note to read the story sometime.) I assumed you were a Greek invading Troy. Weren’t the Trojans a) the bad guys and b) the losers?

        *laughs lots* Really and truly! Scottish, ballroom and even disco *shudders a bit at the memory*. But not flamenco… yet!

        Oh, you couldn’t be mean even if you tried! But OK, you can be Blitzen – that sounds more warriorish…

      • 137 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2014 at 20:43

        Yes, just got it finished for tomorrow. (Didn’t have to pull many late nighters either.)

        No! NO! I meant “isn’t important”! Oh dear…

        You should read the story! *laughs* Yes, but see… I’ve always loved the Trojans, especially Hector. Who actually died on the battlefield. That’s why it’s different in the PL. I’ve changed the course of history! They’re not bad neither!

        Wow…well…wow! I’m impressed!

        What do you mean?! Of course I can! *wonders if he can*

      • 138 FictionFan December 19, 2014 at 00:23

        Hurrah! And I’m so pleased I won’t have to kill you!! (That’s probably because you’ve got a great team of helpers, eh? Like Santa’s elves…)

        *laughs* I suspect your subconscious was speaking there…

        But didn’t they steal Helen? That’s pretty bad! But you must tell the PL version…and the Professor himself should play Hector in the skit!!!

        *laughs* I didn’t say I did any of them well…

        *wonders if he can too…waits…waits…*

      • 139 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 15:38

        *laughing so much* That sentence (the second one) has to go down into history. How cruel, but wonderful at the same time. (Yes! Something like that.)

        No!

        Well, Helen left–she was wicked first! If I was the king of Troy, I would have sent Helen back, and put Paris in my jail. That would have solved everything. The Trojans were just too proud. I’ve been thinking about revamping the story! Me? Well…

        Bet you do very well!

        Umm…it’s decided: I can!

      • 140 FictionFan December 19, 2014 at 17:57

        *laughing* I thought it showed my caring side, too!

        Yes!

        That would have been much better, but I’m surprised you’d have wanted to stop a war. What would they all have done instead? Played baseball? You definitely should – and yes, who else could possibly do justice to the heroism of the role?

        Hmm…

        OK. Go on, then! *disbelieving face*

      • 141 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2014 at 21:42

        Really? A wonder, madam, a wonder!

        Yes, played baseball. I mean, killing can get brutal. Plus, it’s a sweaty business, you know. It was hot on the plains of Troy. When I lost my heart.

        I’m not really suitable as a partner, see. Got no experience with such lady things.

        I can’t to you!

      • 142 FictionFan December 20, 2014 at 22:48

        Well, I’m thrilled to know you’re a pacifist at heart – who’d have thought it? No wonder you let that tree bash you and still didn’t cut it down… *admiring face*

        Too bad! You promised and I know a warrior would never break his word!

        Awww!!! So sweet! *purrs*

      • 143 Professor VJ Duke December 21, 2014 at 23:15

        I’m not neither a pacifist! *grumbles about fairness* Funny! I’ll throw knives in it, though.

        Unless you let me, of course.

      • 144 FictionFan December 22, 2014 at 21:17

        And then you wonder why it bashes you… *shakes head sadly*

        Do you think that’s likely?

      • 145 Professor VJ Duke December 23, 2014 at 19:06

        No…I suppose not.

      • 146 FictionFan December 26, 2014 at 16:39

        So wise!


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