A City in the Distance

This professor has been staring.

No, that’s not the right word.

I’ve been looking and looking.

Nah.

This professor has be studying–that’s it!–this picture.

Why, I’m not sure.

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I’m in the woods.

But…do you see that little city back there?

Right there.

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I can draw circles.

Now, it could be a village. Or a city. Or a munitions factory, for all we know.

All I do know, however, is that they won’t allow you near it.

It’s off limits, see. Which is vexing.

What do you suppose they’re hiding?

 

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193 Responses to “A City in the Distance”


  1. 1 erinkenobi2893 January 26, 2015 at 16:37

    It probably IS a munitions factory. Manned by Amazons. *grabs Captain America and runs toward it* It’s probably Hydra! We must investigate! X-D

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2015 at 18:59

      Yes!!! Bring the Capt. please. He’ll make quick work of it–if he doesn’t die.

      • 3 erinkenobi2893 January 27, 2015 at 12:01

        He won’t die. Because he has backup.

      • 4 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 01:53

        Unless he’s in a plane.

      • 5 erinkenobi2893 January 28, 2015 at 03:13

        Even then, he didn’t die. He just ended up frozen for sixty-eight years.

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 14:32

        Till Mace Windu got him.

      • 7 erinkenobi2893 January 28, 2015 at 15:09

        Mace Windu wasn’t trying to kill him! Oh… wait. You mean Nick Fury?!

      • 8 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 23:47

        Yes! Aren’t I brilliant?

      • 9 erinkenobi2893 January 29, 2015 at 02:31

        Ha… well… Mace Windu and Nick Fury are nothing alike.

      • 10 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2015 at 21:34

        One has two eyes and one doesn’t…

      • 11 erinkenobi2893 January 30, 2015 at 02:49

        X-P True. But that doesn’t mean that Mace can glare twice as much, not at all!

      • 12 Professor VJ Duke January 30, 2015 at 21:20

        That’s a very good point!

      • 13 erinkenobi2893 January 31, 2015 at 13:00

        Indeed.

  2. 14 Catherine January 20, 2015 at 03:33

    I think you should send a scout.

    • 15 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 13:06

      Perfect idea! But…I’m all alone. Maybe I should go and get Schwarz?

      • 16 Catherine January 22, 2015 at 02:20

        That probably would have been a good idea.

      • 17 Professor VJ Duke January 23, 2015 at 02:33

        I’m full of them every other day.

      • 18 Catherine February 3, 2015 at 03:06

        *laughs* Well, that’s better than never!

      • 19 Professor VJ Duke February 3, 2015 at 19:20

        I say, I think you’re right.

  3. 20 Simply Skeptical January 20, 2015 at 00:37

    Rhymes and Riddles Professor! First of all who is “they”? And without my super strength magnifying glass I cannot see this city. Looks more like a rock bed arising from a creek or something. Is it a city in disguise?

    • 21 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 12:59

      No, it’s a city alright, SS. A cool city. But…I saw a sign. And what if they get violent? *shudders*

      • 22 Simply Skeptical January 20, 2015 at 23:27

        Who’s they dadblameit! :-)

      • 23 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 14:10

        Umm…guards and mean people?

  4. 24 John W. Howell January 20, 2015 at 00:06

    Who said you can’t go near it?

    • 25 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 12:59

      I spotted a chap with a gun down there…and then there was this sign…should I move in anyway?

      • 26 John W. Howell January 20, 2015 at 13:21

        Did the sign say WELCOME?

      • 27 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 21:06

        No, it said something like: Back off… I should still go in, huh?

      • 28 John W. Howell January 20, 2015 at 23:35

        Since you already did I would say yes.

      • 29 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 14:12

        Oh rats, John…that’s the easy answer!

  5. 30 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 19, 2015 at 20:46

    What a nice view, professor. About your circle, well, tisn’t a circle now is it? Maybe an oval…hmm. That’s not right either, actually.

    Do you suppose what you’ve connected your line around down there is a village? I would be half way there by now to check it out. Your feet still work, right? Move it.

    • 31 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:33

      It’s a professorish smudge. Just say it! I know that’s what you’re thinking.

      But what if there are gunmen? They’d shoot your hat off.

      • 32 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 20, 2015 at 01:50

        Smudges are usually blurry…what you’ve drawn isn’t blurry. A bit shakey, maybe. Were you scared while you were looking about? Maybe that’s why your circle went wonky.

        Gunmen do worry me a bit. However, I’d be wearing your hat, so if they shoot, maybe a hole through the middle of it will look nice.

      • 33 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 13:02

        I’m on watch…never knowing when someone will pop out and hit me over the head, you know?

        Hey! You mean you’re not scared of them?

      • 34 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 20, 2015 at 16:31

        Be careful, but have fun…this is just your scene, I bet.

        No, I’m scared of no one but you.

      • 35 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 21:17

        Yeah…now I’m going for a house. Should I?

        Me? Why?

      • 36 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 20, 2015 at 22:50

        A house. A mountain is better than a house. ..Why a house? Who talked you into that? I can’t picture you in a house…
        *considers kidnapping you and dropoing you with Magi*

        Seems like the right answer.

      • 37 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 14:09

        But how can a professor be kidnapped? Well…I think Fatina recommended it.

        Hmm…but you’re not sure.

      • 38 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 21, 2015 at 21:34

        I’m not sure. In fact he can’t. ..that’s what we call a empty threat, you see. Oh. My apologies to Fantina. I’m sure she has your best interest at heart.

        I’m not. *frowns*

      • 39 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 21:50

        An empty threat…I like those. I should use some. If I can think of any. *thinks*

        I’m confused, I must admit.

      • 40 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 22, 2015 at 03:58

        Yes, use them, maybe you’ll trick me into believing you. *waits*

        Maybe a confused professor is even more scary.

      • 41 Professor VJ Duke January 23, 2015 at 02:40

        I can’t think on any! Help!

        Nah! ReallY?

      • 42 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 23, 2015 at 05:37

        I shan’t help! *wonders who would offer to do something like that anyway*

        Never. *smiles*

      • 43 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2015 at 18:15

        I’m not sure. But there has to be someone somewhere who would be willing.

      • 44 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 27, 2015 at 00:23

        Yes, you have a new goal, it seems. I bet you don’t have to look far.

      • 45 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 01:51

        *looks around* Charlie won’t do it.

      • 46 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 28, 2015 at 04:52

        Duke…you mustn’t look in a graveyard. And you keep bringing up our old friend, Charlie. You’re so mean.
        *replays her memories of him in her mind, once again!*

      • 47 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 14:35

        I think he’s still alive.

      • 48 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 28, 2015 at 21:18

        I don’t know he could possibly be alive.

      • 49 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2015 at 00:04

        Hmm…

      • 50 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 29, 2015 at 01:44

        I meant…I don’t know HOW he could possibly be alive..I typed too quickly. Pardon me.

      • 51 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2015 at 21:30

        Didn’t you kill him?

      • 52 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 30, 2015 at 06:04

        How dare you! *cries in here beer*
        I did no such thing, Sir!

      • 53 Professor VJ Duke January 30, 2015 at 21:22

        Oh no! Quit crying, please!

      • 54 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister January 31, 2015 at 02:58

        *blinks* I think I’ll go swimming.

      • 55 Professor VJ Duke February 1, 2015 at 19:42

        Well, if you want.

      • 56 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 1, 2015 at 20:48

        You’re grumpy and I don’t like it.

      • 57 Professor VJ Duke February 2, 2015 at 22:27

        *laughs* Am not neither!

      • 58 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 3, 2015 at 04:03

        *stink eye* Yes, you are…

      • 59 Professor VJ Duke February 3, 2015 at 19:23

        Now why do you suppose?

      • 60 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 3, 2015 at 22:23

        *taps her foot*

      • 61 Professor VJ Duke February 4, 2015 at 21:17

        *taps his for kicks and giggles*

      • 62 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 5, 2015 at 04:14

        *begins river dancing* *laughing at you*

      • 63 Professor VJ Duke February 6, 2015 at 00:34

        River dancing? I’ve never heard of it!!

      • 64 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 6, 2015 at 21:04

        You have too!

      • 65 Professor VJ Duke February 7, 2015 at 04:25

        Seriously not!

      • 66 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 7, 2015 at 15:53

        I can’t believe you. We’re worlds apart.

      • 67 Professor VJ Duke February 7, 2015 at 23:48

        Seriously! I thought you made it up, actually.

      • 68 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 8, 2015 at 02:19

        You thought I made up river dancing…? Duke…you need to get out more.

      • 69 Professor VJ Duke February 9, 2015 at 01:21

        Now I am concerned. I’ve got no idea, I’m sad to say. It’s someone’s fault, too, but it can’t be mine, obviously.

      • 70 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 9, 2015 at 04:04

        Well, I’ve only ever seen it randomly on the television, but I’m fairly certain of its existence.

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke February 9, 2015 at 22:41

        Aha! I thought so! *skeptical eye*

      • 72 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 10, 2015 at 04:40

        What??!! Tis real, you see! Real, indeed!

      • 73 Professor VJ Duke February 10, 2015 at 21:41

        Don’t believe it!

      • 74 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 11, 2015 at 02:35

        Such a bully.

      • 75 Professor VJ Duke February 11, 2015 at 21:47

        A brat, you mean. *tries the stink eye*

      • 76 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 11, 2015 at 22:31

        Yes, that too! *adjusts your eyebrow a bit*

      • 77 Professor VJ Duke February 11, 2015 at 23:16

        I think I like that. Now do I have it right?

      • 78 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 12, 2015 at 04:04

        Interesting. Yea, handsome. *returns the stink eye*

      • 79 Professor VJ Duke February 12, 2015 at 21:23

        No, I’m ugly, remember.

      • 80 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 13, 2015 at 04:30

        *shakes her head at the camera* You’re right… *sprays the camera lens black* No! Stop being mean, Duketh.

      • 81 Professor VJ Duke February 13, 2015 at 19:22

        I’m allowed to be mean to myself!

      • 82 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 13, 2015 at 23:03

        Okay. As long as I’m allowed to disagree.

      • 83 Professor VJ Duke February 14, 2015 at 18:12

        *sigh* Of course.

      • 84 Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister February 14, 2015 at 22:09

        *sparkles* Thank you, Duke.
        Happy Valentine’s Day

  6. 85 Louis from VA January 19, 2015 at 19:11

    Whatever it is… they obviously want woodland wanderers to come investigate it. I’d be cautious if I were you. :)

    • 86 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:32

      Okay. I’ll go in with my sword drawn! And an scowling face, of course.

      • 87 Louis from VA January 21, 2015 at 00:36

        >:|
        Like that.

      • 88 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 14:12

        Exactly! That’ll fetch them.

  7. 89 desertdweller29 January 19, 2015 at 17:10

    You seem to have stumble upon the arena of the Hunger Games. The Capitol will not be happy about this…

    • 90 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:32

      What’s the Capitol? Sounds scary, I must admit.

  8. 91 InfiniteZip January 19, 2015 at 16:54

    Maybe a fire breathing dragon, some leprechauns, or maybe it’s a chocolate factory…mmmmm….

    • 92 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:31

      Now, Zippy, if it’s some Leprechauns…should I go in?

      • 93 InfiniteZip January 20, 2015 at 10:06

        They do have the pots of gold, may be worn it?

      • 94 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 13:09

        We should take their pots!

      • 95 InfiniteZip January 20, 2015 at 14:03

        Yes, that could be fun, although I hear they can be mean…..I might get scared if they turn evil……

      • 96 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 21:07

        Will the unicorn kill them?

      • 97 InfiniteZip January 21, 2015 at 10:18

        I’m not bringing the unicorn to a fight with little mean men, will you bring the katana? You are a warrior you know.

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 14:18

        Yes, I know. But a unicorn will have more experience, Zippy!

      • 99 InfiniteZip January 21, 2015 at 16:58

        I do believe my unicorn is a pacifist…her name is Lennon.

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 21:40

        Lennon! Wow. Last name?

      • 101 InfiniteZip January 22, 2015 at 10:21

        No silly, first….George is the last name.

      • 102 Professor VJ Duke January 23, 2015 at 02:43

        Hey, wasn’t that a beetle?

      • 103 InfiniteZip January 23, 2015 at 10:09

        “Thinks hard” no, my beetle was food for coloring…caraminewas his name I think…

      • 104 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2015 at 18:18

        That is such a great name! A bit confusing, though…

      • 105 InfiniteZip January 26, 2015 at 18:32

        Yes, he thinks deeply too….

      • 106 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2015 at 19:00

        Then it is perfect. Do you suppose I could steal his name?

      • 107 InfiniteZip January 27, 2015 at 10:16

        Of course, names are free..unless they are trademarked then I’m sure someone gets rich if you use it.

      • 108 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 01:52

        Could I get rich then?

      • 109 InfiniteZip January 28, 2015 at 11:50

        I would think so…Duke is a good school though and I think they had it first in the states, I think there’s lots of dukes in England….

      • 110 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 14:43

        I’m the only Duke here, though.

      • 111 InfiniteZip January 28, 2015 at 16:47

        The you should make money off the name then I would think…I don’t know who would pay though….maybe a tax?

      • 112 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 23:58

        I hate tax. I really do.

      • 113 InfiniteZip January 29, 2015 at 12:05

        I live in the land of many tax….New York is notorious for them…that’s why I’m moving to Florida ☺️☀️🌴

      • 114 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2015 at 21:43

        Are you? Wow! Excited? And when?

      • 115 InfiniteZip January 30, 2015 at 11:48

        As soon as I sell the castle….I think a young prince and his bride and girl child may buy it…then it will be a few months away…

      • 116 Professor VJ Duke January 30, 2015 at 21:27

        What’s the young prince’s name?

      • 117 InfiniteZip February 7, 2015 at 18:25

        Damian. Prince Damian.

      • 118 Professor VJ Duke February 8, 2015 at 00:04

        That’s a good name. Is he young?

      • 119 InfiniteZip February 10, 2015 at 16:43

        maybe about as old as you Professer, and he wants to be a warrior someday too…

      • 120 Professor VJ Duke February 10, 2015 at 21:57

        Oh, I’m 88, you know.

      • 121 InfiniteZip February 11, 2015 at 16:50

        I think that may be a fib sir.

      • 122 Professor VJ Duke February 11, 2015 at 22:01

        And why would you think that, madam?

      • 123 InfiniteZip February 11, 2015 at 22:26

        I’ve seen your photo, you are a middle aged gent…..unless the photo is a trick?

      • 124 Professor VJ Duke February 11, 2015 at 23:15

        *laughs* Which photo was it? You mean the drawling?

      • 125 InfiniteZip February 13, 2015 at 10:30

        Yes, in the white suit….

      • 126 Professor VJ Duke February 13, 2015 at 19:28

        Oh…you know, I did post a picture not too long ago.

  9. 127 Debbie January 19, 2015 at 16:46

    First off, I’m not convinced that’s a city within your loosely-drawn circle. I mean, it could be, but it also could be a patch of pinkish-colored flowers. I just can’t tell from this angle.

    Why must “they” be hiding something? If it’s flowers, they aren’t hidden at all!

    And who’s forbidding you from exploring closer anyway? I don’t see how it’s off limits. There’s no sign, no wall, no guard-dragon. And no Amelia, heehee!

    • 128 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:31

      *laughs* Gee! Didn’t even think that it could be flowers… *adjusts grip on his long looking glass* But I sure wanted it to be a secret base!

      But, Debbie! They must be doing something there, wouldn’t you say? They’re hiding. And people don’t just hide. *professorish logic*

      *holds ears at Amelia part* I see…a gun turret, the sudden!

  10. 129 Lady Cheetah7 January 19, 2015 at 16:09

    They are not hiding. They are exercising their rights to be a separate country. I am suprised you missed the T-rex to the far left guarding the city.

    • 130 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:27

      You’re right! I see it. Well, now I have to go in. They’re disrupting the peace, Lady!

  11. 131 FictionFan January 19, 2015 at 14:39

    It’s an alien cloning factory. They are making an entire army of Mr Ratherquites and will soon release them on an unsuspecting world. Soon everywhere we go those immortal words ‘You are rude and crude, sir!’ will be ringing in our ears, while every gathering of more than two people will automatically be gatecrashed. Having weakened us in this way, the aliens then plan to clone Mr R’s ladies… *shudders*

    • 132 L. Marie January 19, 2015 at 16:08

      Your comment made me laugh out loud.

      • 133 walt walker January 19, 2015 at 16:18

        Me too!

    • 134 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:27

      *laughing a lot and lots* Goodness! That would be one of the worse diseases to release on an unsuspecting world! Makes me wonder, though…do you suppose Mr. R agreed to it? I mean, they had to get his DNA. I bet he wouldn’t agree. Which means…he’s captured in there! You should go and save him!

      • 135 FictionFan January 20, 2015 at 02:10

        I don’t know – he strikes me as the type who might like to have thousands of himself – think of the fascinating conversations they could all have complimenting each other! Me?!? But what if they caught me – and cloned me? We’d all end up fighting over the chocolate and who would get to wear the ballgown… *trembles*

      • 136 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 13:04

        That’s a very good point about Mr. R. I imagine a few of them, though, would slap each other.

        A cloning of FEF! *laughs* Well, I’m sure I wouldn’t fight you for possession of the ballgown. Or the chocolate. Maybe we’d make enough dresses for all of them.

      • 137 FictionFan January 20, 2015 at 16:33

        Well, that would be fun to watch! Do you think they would challenge each other to duels?

        But then we’d have to clone the Professor since it would be unfair to expect just the one of you to dance with all the FFs… *chuckles at thought of Professorial despair*

      • 138 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 21:18

        Yes, probably would. And probably pull each others’ hair. Ghastly.

        *gulps* Uhh…I’d only want the original FEF.

      • 139 FictionFan January 21, 2015 at 03:00

        But funny!

        Awww! That would be so sweet if only it wasn’t out of terror…

      • 140 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 14:15

        It would be, I admit.

        What?! You think the professor would be scared of a bunch of ladies?

      • 141 FictionFan January 21, 2015 at 17:39

        A thousand FEFs each with a loaded blancmange? You bet!! Even Hector would tremble…

      • 142 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 21:42

        Hector would refuse to eat it all. That I know.

      • 143 FictionFan January 22, 2015 at 00:28

        Assuming the FEFs and I gave him a choice…

      • 144 Professor VJ Duke January 23, 2015 at 02:26

        *pictures Hector dying in the most horrible way and cries*

      • 145 FictionFan January 23, 2015 at 17:13

        Serves him right! *unsympathetic face*

      • 146 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2015 at 18:54

        I couldn’t save Hector on the battlefield either.

      • 147 FictionFan January 26, 2015 at 22:40

        Doubtless you were too busy flirting with the Trojan ladies…

      • 148 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 01:45

        I was covered in blood on the other side of the field. The Trojan ladies didn’t like me. I fought better than Hector, see.

      • 149 FictionFan January 28, 2015 at 10:52

        Yucketh! Not your own, I hope!! I bet they did – I bet they were flirting with you madly, and you just didn’t notice… *flounces off on behalf of Trojan ladies*

      • 150 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 14:40

        You flounce enough without flouncing for them! Well, a bit of my blood, too!

      • 151 FictionFan January 28, 2015 at 23:30

        *hands Professor a bandage and flounces off*

      • 152 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2015 at 00:09

        *rampages in the other direction*

  12. 153 PorterGirl January 19, 2015 at 14:38

    Oooh what a puzzle. You should disguise yourself as a woodland creature and sneak in. Unless – it is a factory that turns woodland creatures into ice cream. Then you should go disguised as a sea creature.

    By the way, did you ever decide which castle to live in?

    (I am having all sorts of problems replying to my comments! Should be back up and running soon, stand by)

    • 154 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:26

      *laughs again* A sea creature! Hmm…I think I’d go as an orca whale. That’d be cool.

      Yes! The second one. The water was just too beautiful. And FEF really, really favored it.

      (Is WP being bad? I know Susan is having some problems, too.)

      • 155 PorterGirl January 20, 2015 at 18:34

        Orca whale, nice! I think I would be a jelly fish.

        Excellent! Rommel and Freya the attack hounds will enjoy guarding that.

        (WP is a very naughty boy. But – I am getting on top of it, fear not!)

      • 156 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 21:22

        *laughs* I can see that. They can be very dangerous!

        I hope they will. One never knows about them.

        (Spank it!)

      • 157 PorterGirl January 21, 2015 at 20:32

        *Spanks WP repeatedly*

      • 158 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 21:45

        He so deserves it! *hits it a bit*

  13. 159 walt walker January 19, 2015 at 14:37

    I’m sure they are covering up something dreadful, that’s why they’ve built it in such a lovely place. No one would think to look there for something dreadful. Professor, you are a man of stealth, and a warrior. You must find a way inside.

    • 160 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:25

      *laughs* Ahh, that’s a good point. Okay…. *prepares* If I die, Walt, have a nice funeral for me, would you?

      • 161 walt walker January 20, 2015 at 01:11

        Professor, you mustn’t be so morbid. Chin up.

      • 162 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 13:00

        That’s what happens when you have fought too many buffalo.

      • 163 walt walker January 20, 2015 at 14:28

        They are vicious fighters.

      • 164 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 21:08

        They’re always mad. Since they’re sorta naked on the backside.

      • 165 walt walker January 21, 2015 at 04:18

        Reason enough.

      • 166 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 14:18

        It does make sense when you think on it.

  14. 167 SusanP January 19, 2015 at 14:34

    I say it is a resort in the mountains.

    • 168 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:24

      It could be…does that make it dangerous, do you suppose?

      • 169 SusanP January 19, 2015 at 22:05

        Depending the people involved and the mountain that is there it could be dangerous.

      • 170 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 12:59

        Very true. Mountain warfare! I’d have to duck and hide, and duck. Susan, I’m moving in!

      • 171 SusanP January 20, 2015 at 16:20

        Yes. Think The Hatfield and the McCoys.

      • 172 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 21:13

        Who are they?

      • 173 SusanP January 20, 2015 at 22:01

        ??????

      • 174 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 14:07

        Whooops…

      • 175 SusanP January 21, 2015 at 15:26

        right then………………………………………………

      • 176 Professor VJ Duke January 21, 2015 at 21:35

        I’ll just have to ask my man Harry who they are.

      • 177 SusanP January 21, 2015 at 22:04

        Have at it. Let me know how that works for you. ;)

      • 178 Professor VJ Duke January 23, 2015 at 02:17

        Hmm…you got me!

      • 179 SusanP January 23, 2015 at 10:32

        How is that?

      • 180 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2015 at 18:18

        Not fair!

      • 181 SusanP January 26, 2015 at 19:13

        Well, they were two families who had a feud. For a long time.

      • 182 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 01:41

        Who won out in the end?

      • 183 Susan P January 28, 2015 at 14:06

        Define, “won.”

      • 184 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 14:44

        Umm…most deaths!

      • 185 Susan P January 28, 2015 at 15:45

        Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

        – James A. Baldwin

      • 186 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 23:53

        Love is death.

      • 187 Susan P January 29, 2015 at 02:49

        How is that?

      • 188 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2015 at 21:35

        I’m not sure, but it sounds cool.

      • 189 Susan P September 9, 2016 at 16:12

        No, that was the ice cream/

  15. 190 L. Marie January 19, 2015 at 13:46

    Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that it is a city with a secret munitions factory. And let’s say, again for the sake of argument, that the countdown has begun and a huge buzzer goes off because the missiles are about to be launched–target unknown. But let’s say that LottieOllie and Amelia are standing down the road and you happen to glimpse them through a pair of high-powered binoculars. Wouldn’t you go out of your way to avoid them, even at the cost of the destruction of this unknown target? (If you hadn’t stared at the city, you wouldn’t know all of this.)

    • 191 Professor VJ Duke January 19, 2015 at 21:23

      *laughing lots* Awesome! Well, Linda, now that I ‘think’ they might be in the city…isn’t it my duty to see if I can save them? That’s what a warrior would do. No, I think I’d have to do something at least. Otherwise, I wouldn’t feel like Hector at all. Of course, maybe I should just go disarm the missile? If that’s possible? Now I must needs go in there!

      • 192 L. Marie January 20, 2015 at 15:16

        As a fan of Hector, well there’s nothing wrong with feeling like Hector. (And I mean the hot Hector of the movie Troy. Hector was the only aspect I liked about that movie. And I really like The Iliad.) Anyway, I digress. . . I say go for it. And since I just read the next post, apparently you went for it. Well done.

      • 193 Professor VJ Duke January 20, 2015 at 21:11

        Wasn’t he awesome? I agree. He was the best part. Too bad he died, though. I must rewrite that story some day. What a sweet and honorable fellow. I just got the Iliad…just having a bit of trouble starting it…if you know what I mean.

        *smiles proudly*


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