best dukeThis professor would tell you a lot about himself, but inexplicably, I would end up telling you only uninteresting and dull particulars which would leave you crying in supreme boredom. In fact, you’d probably be left wondering why you had wanted to hear anything in the first place. So, I’ll just give you some dull facts:

 

(1) My favorite author is Mark Twain. (Even though he wasn’t professorish.)

(2) I don’t like coffee or chocolate–much.

(3) Butterflies hate me, I think.

(4) I’m never quite myself.

(5) Transposing Nocturnes–notably, Chopin’s–is dreadfully vexing.

(6) I change often. Sometimes unexpectedly.

(7) I think I collect rocks and old coins. (Preferably, nice-looking rocks with red streaks, and nice-looking old coins without red streaks.)

Dring

My ring, yo.

(8) I have a blue desk with ugly crayon drawings in the drawers that I’m not at all responsible for. The culprit has yet to be found, I fear.

(9) Sometimes I feel like myself.

(10) The professor can be mathematically explained. This is a wonder since his equation has yet to be discovered. 

(11) Pride and Prejudice scares me, but I haven’t had a nightmare yet. 

(12) I’m heartless. (I lost my heart on the plains of Troy.)

(13) The professor is a warrior.

(14) I have analysts; they keep me straight, since I tend to curve a bit.

That’s about it. *bows and his hat stays on*

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I cannot sign my name like that.

Professor with cap [2]

Tie and t-shirt…perfect.

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798 Responses to “About the Professor”


  1. 1 Devina May 5, 2017 at 23:10

    Greetings, Professor! Three years ago you paid my humble blog a visit. Scrolling down today I found you again and said to myself “Now this looks to be a peculiar fellow (peculiar in a good way)” and here I am! Have a good day/night:)

    • 2 Professor VJ Duke June 18, 2017 at 02:01

      hiiiiiiiiiii! I’ve been on an extended vacation, see. That’s what happens when you reach my age. Good to hear from you again, tho; I do hope you’re spicy!

  2. 3 bardictale April 6, 2016 at 07:16

    I think you’ll agree with this: http://yeahwrite.co/post/87289946354 (I know I do, which is why I thought of you)

    • 4 Professor VJ Duke April 6, 2016 at 14:25

      I love that! Good find, Bard. Now…how about some tea?

      • 5 bardictale April 6, 2016 at 17:22

        Sounds great! Scone?

      • 6 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2016 at 16:43

        Yes please! What sort is it?

  3. 7 alicjajohnson February 21, 2016 at 05:55

    Howdy, Professor! I’ve nominated your fabulous blog for a Liebster! The full instructions can be found here (http://reelredreviews.net/2016/02/21/2nd-liebster-award/), whenever you have time to attend to them – given your always busy agenda ;)

    • 8 Professor VJ Duke February 22, 2016 at 14:40

      *bows* I think I’m going to do this this week! It’ll be brilliant. Thanks bunches and bunches!

      • 9 alicjajohnson February 22, 2016 at 14:52

        It’s well deserved! And don’t feel rushed :)

      • 10 Professor VJ Duke February 23, 2016 at 13:41

        Okay! I think I’ll do it Friday. I’m quite chuffed, don’t you know.

  4. 11 Sarah Beth January 12, 2016 at 19:40

    the professor doesn’t like chocolate or coffee….hmmm, the girl thinks…could we be friends??? but wait!!…the professor collects old coins…he’d appreciate the girl’s wheat back penny collection for sure!

    • 12 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2016 at 13:49

      Well, see, of course, ’cause you’d end up getting all my chocolate and coffee. See how that works? I sure would! Do you really have a collection like that?

      • 13 Sarah Beth January 13, 2016 at 15:04

        yep! i have six! (how’s that for impressive!!!) and i keep them in a special place with a selection of other special and small things.

      • 14 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2016 at 23:52

        I’m like…very impressed! That is super cool. Soon, you might have seven! Imagine that.

  5. 15 erinkenobi2893 January 10, 2016 at 21:05

    This is a nomination. It’s rather important, you see.
    https://erinkenobi2893.wordpress.com/2016/01/10/why-twice-rosey/

    • 16 Professor VJ Duke January 11, 2016 at 14:15

      Thanks bunches! I’ll get right to this. *bows low*

      • 17 erinkenobi2893 January 11, 2016 at 14:50

        :-D Hooray!

  6. 18 erinkenobi2893 October 2, 2015 at 13:17

    Tag! You’re it! :-P
    https://erinkenobi2893.wordpress.com/2015/10/02/favorite-screen-characters-tag/

    • 19 Professor VJ Duke October 2, 2015 at 13:41

      Thank you!

      • 20 erinkenobi2893 October 2, 2015 at 14:01

        :=D Can’t wait to see what you come up with! :-D

  7. 21 Nimmi September 23, 2015 at 20:26

    Hey Dear,

    A big congratulations to you… I’m so glad to inform you that I’m nominating you for “The Sunshine Award”. You can get the details here:
    https://feelingsoulmate.wordpress.com/2015/09/24/forth-surprise-box/

    Waiting for your answers… :)
    Keep Shinning!! <3

    • 22 Professor VJ Duke September 24, 2015 at 12:28

      Thanks, Nimmi! I’ll take a look, definitely.

      • 23 Nimmi September 24, 2015 at 16:40

        My pleasure to read your answers. Eagerly waiting ;)
        Pleasure is all mine dear! <3

      • 24 Professor VJ Duke September 25, 2015 at 13:14

        Nah, mine! *bows and his hat falls off*

      • 25 Nimmi September 25, 2015 at 15:04

        Oh! Let me help to pick it up for you ;)

      • 26 Professor VJ Duke September 26, 2015 at 00:09

        Aw! thanks, Nimmi.

      • 27 Nimmi September 26, 2015 at 15:35

        Pleasure, dear!! <3

      • 28 Professor VJ Duke September 27, 2015 at 19:04

        *bows like a frog*

      • 29 Nimmi September 29, 2015 at 07:24

        Hahaha… So cute ;)

      • 30 Professor VJ Duke September 29, 2015 at 12:40

        Frogs are ugly!

      • 31 Nimmi September 30, 2015 at 14:40

        No… I think beauty lies every where… you just need eyes to see it! 😊😍

      • 32 Professor VJ Duke September 30, 2015 at 17:55

        Even in a snail?

      • 33 Nimmi September 30, 2015 at 18:04

        Hmmm… yes! :)

      • 34 Professor VJ Duke October 1, 2015 at 12:32

        Haha.

      • 35 Nimmi October 2, 2015 at 16:53

        ;D

  8. 36 samaborder September 3, 2015 at 22:45

    Hello again Professor. I’m forward looking to I have what reading missed……..or something.
    tails a waggin sir tails a waggin.
    Sammy

    • 37 Professor VJ Duke September 3, 2015 at 23:14

      Sammy! How’ve you been, my man?

  9. 38 Haylee September 3, 2015 at 14:56

    Hello! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog :) You have the honour of being my OFFICIAL 100th follower! I had to capitalise because you’re not technically the 100th – but that’s another, probably quite boring story that I’ll stick in a post.

    I feel I should give you a prize…what does one give a Professor? Obviously not chocolate (not a fan either, wouldn’t miss it if it became extinct).

    I’m enjoying your list of vocabulary too, it’s very Dahl. Look forward to reading more.

    • 39 Professor VJ Duke September 3, 2015 at 23:07

      Hey! Good to you, madam. Now, I’m feeling so proud the sudden, about being the official 100th follower. I might throw a party about it, see. Now I”m interesting in hearing that story as well!

      *laughs* *high five* You are seriously the first person I met that doesn’t care for chocolate that much! Go us. How about a cherry sucker? I’ll doing anything for one of those.

      Thanks muches! So glad to connect with you.

      • 40 Haylee September 4, 2015 at 09:59

        Well it is the weekend so party away! I’m not sure I can stretch to a cherry sucker – I read about the extortionate rates of inflation in your post and feel, along with postage, it could bankrupt me! Perhaps when I’m a famous blogger / author / baker / photographer / whatever I can arrange a back payment.
        Likewise on the connection though, pleased to meet your quirky little corner of the world :)

      • 41 Professor VJ Duke September 4, 2015 at 12:17

        You mean not even one little cherry sucker? Madam, I’m beginning to think you’re cruel, don’t you know. *professorish eye*

        *laughs* So awesome to have you!

      • 42 Haylee September 4, 2015 at 13:20

        Oh gosh, I don’t want to be thought of as cruel. Let me have a look down the back of the sofa and get back to you…assuming you don’t mind a little fluff ;)

      • 43 Professor VJ Duke September 4, 2015 at 19:56

        *laughing* Well…the sucker…wasn’t pre…pre-used, was it?

      • 44 Haylee September 4, 2015 at 20:35

        Hmmm. I think it’s in both our interests that I don’t answer that…

      • 45 Professor VJ Duke September 7, 2015 at 15:23

        *laughing lots* Haylee! Now you be fair and tell the professor!

      • 46 Haylee September 7, 2015 at 17:05

        ;)

      • 47 Professor VJ Duke September 8, 2015 at 12:44

        *bows*

  10. 48 bellanoctis July 31, 2015 at 04:08

    A nomination for you :) https://bellanoctis.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/thank-you/

    • 49 Professor VJ Duke July 31, 2015 at 12:32

      Why thank you!

  11. 50 amommasview April 30, 2015 at 13:16

    Seriously??? You hate chocolate? Who hates chocolate?… What about wine???

    • 51 Professor VJ Duke May 1, 2015 at 17:47

      *laughing* Well…it’s too…creamy, wouldn’t you say? I’m not a big wine fan either. I mean…unless it’s sweet!

      • 52 amommasview May 1, 2015 at 23:02

        Coffee?

      • 53 Professor VJ Duke May 3, 2015 at 18:36

        Umm…don’t really like it. Do you?

      • 54 amommasview May 3, 2015 at 22:14

        Yep… What about tea?

      • 55 Professor VJ Duke May 4, 2015 at 19:55

        I love tea! Cherry green tea?

      • 56 amommasview May 4, 2015 at 21:40

        Finally! :-)

      • 57 Professor VJ Duke May 5, 2015 at 19:39

        See? I’m an agreeable chap.

      • 58 amommasview May 5, 2015 at 22:14

        :-)

  12. 59 Madam_W March 27, 2015 at 13:48

    Butterflies hate me too, those self-righteous bastards…

    • 60 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2015 at 13:54

      *laughing* Madam! Glad to find someone else tortured by butterflies. What should we do about it?

      • 61 Madam_W March 28, 2015 at 17:40

        Kill.them.all. Nah just kidding. Ignore the little bastards hehe

      • 62 Professor VJ Duke March 29, 2015 at 18:19

        *laughing* Or…you know, get a net!

  13. 63 erinkenobi2893 March 24, 2015 at 13:27

    I’ve nominated you for the 777 writing challenge! ;-)
    https://erinkenobi2893.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/the-777-writing-challenge/

    • 64 Professor VJ Duke March 24, 2015 at 20:08

      Erin, thanks so much! I’ll take a look.

      • 65 erinkenobi2893 March 26, 2015 at 01:15

        :-D I can’t wait to see your response! :-D

      • 66 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2015 at 11:58

        Hopefully some time next week!

      • 67 erinkenobi2893 March 26, 2015 at 12:08

        Wahooo! :-P

  14. 68 samaborder March 17, 2015 at 09:22

    Hi Professor
    I have nominated you for a “Daydreamer Award” Thanks for providing such fun on your excellent blog

    https://samaborder.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/the-daydreamer-award/

    Sammy

    • 69 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2015 at 22:03

      Sammy! Thanks so much. I’ll take a look.

      • 70 samaborder March 17, 2015 at 22:04

        You deserve it Professor, your blog is great I have great fun with it.

      • 71 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2015 at 22:15

        That means a lot to me. I’ll get to it soon. You’re great, Sammy.

      • 72 samaborder March 18, 2015 at 22:58

        Thanks Professor, you are pretty great yourself.
        Sammy

      • 73 Professor VJ Duke March 19, 2015 at 23:03

        *bows and his hat stays on*

  15. 74 Nimmi March 9, 2015 at 13:06

    Hi Professor,
    I loved your Punchy Land and your Punchy writings. You always make me laugh and matter to think about. I (and probably the rest of your readers) would love to know more about how you write your magic verses. I was recently nominated for a special kind of award called ‘Virtual Blog Tour’ that lets one share more than just list blogs we like and I would like pass on a nomination to you (link to my post https://feelingsoulmate.wordpress.com/2015/03/09/blog-tour-award)
    Here are the rules if you’d like to accept:
    1. Pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.
    2. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do:
    •What am I working on at the moment?
    •How does my work differ to others in my genre?
    •Why do I write/create what I do?
    •How does my writing/creative process work?
    3. Compose a one-time post which is posted on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator).
    The date I would like you to post on – 30 March
    And also, please don’t feel obliged to do anything. The matter is that I am a big fan and would love to know more about your creative process.
    Keep Shinning always,
    Nimmi.

    • 75 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2015 at 01:08

      Nimmi! Thanks so much. I’ll definitely do it. Just keep reminding me. That is tops of you. Thank you again!

      • 76 Nimmi March 10, 2015 at 17:59

        Welcome, dear!! Okay done :) I’ll do that too ;)

      • 77 Professor VJ Duke March 10, 2015 at 23:36

        I’m honored, Nimmi!

      • 78 Nimmi March 11, 2015 at 16:07

        Love to you, dear :)

  16. 79 mgrace58 February 16, 2015 at 01:38

    Hey you! My partner in Sithy crime! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! :D
    https://mgrace58.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    • 80 Professor VJ Duke February 16, 2015 at 13:55

      Hi, MW-Sith! Thanks so much. Good to see you here, too!

      • 81 Michelle February 17, 2015 at 01:02

        Universe watch out! ;)

      • 82 Professor VJ Duke February 17, 2015 at 20:59

        Here we come, and we’re hungry!

      • 83 Michelle February 18, 2015 at 20:27

        RAWR*!!!!

      • 84 Professor VJ Duke February 19, 2015 at 00:22

        *roars louder*

      • 85 Michelle February 19, 2015 at 18:38

        *Munches on cookies* :D

      • 86 Professor VJ Duke February 20, 2015 at 02:26

        *grabs one* I need one badly!

      • 87 Michelle February 21, 2015 at 09:19

        I’ve gots plenty. :D Conquering the galaxy is hungry work!

      • 88 Professor VJ Duke February 21, 2015 at 20:26

        It sure is! And it makes one thirsty.

      • 89 Michelle February 22, 2015 at 21:17

        Hmm. What should be our outer spacey beverage? Romulan Ale? :D

      • 90 Professor VJ Duke February 23, 2015 at 12:25

        *laughing* Yes! That’s awesome. You’re good at this.

      • 91 Michelle February 24, 2015 at 07:45

        Hehe, I am good aren’t I? :P I want the captain’s chair, best seat in the house to see our conquest unfold! 3:)

      • 92 Professor VJ Duke February 24, 2015 at 13:56

        And you can have it! (Just posted a post about the award you sent me. Thanks again!)

      • 93 Michelle February 24, 2015 at 23:01

        Sweet deal!! I’ll go check it out!! You are welcome! :)

      • 94 Professor VJ Duke February 25, 2015 at 00:26

        *bows and his hat falls off*

      • 95 Michelle February 25, 2015 at 21:47

        *Catches hat. Bows* :)

      • 96 Professor VJ Duke February 27, 2015 at 12:52

        *grumbles* Not fair you can bow with it on, and I can’t manage it!

      • 97 Michelle March 1, 2015 at 03:45

        I’m awesome like that. ;) hehe

      • 98 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2015 at 12:32

        You are awesome! But not as awesome as a Samurai rat!

      • 99 Michelle March 3, 2015 at 06:00

        :o A Samurai rat? Does this Samurai rat have a purple light saber? Hmmm? Does he? Does he?! ;)

      • 100 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2015 at 13:24

        He has a double red one!

      • 101 Michelle March 5, 2015 at 06:34

        … that’s hot. ;)

      • 102 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2015 at 12:49

        Oh yeah! It’s tops.

      • 103 Michelle March 6, 2015 at 22:58

        Hehehe!

  17. 104 Nimmi February 12, 2015 at 10:59

    Hey Dear, Great to meet such a lovely person like you. You are an awesome, awesome writer. Your skill of making people laugh is incredible. I love to be around in this Punchy land. Looking forward to read more of your lovely work :-) Thank you!!

    • 105 Professor VJ Duke February 12, 2015 at 21:30

      Aw! That’s such a nice thing to say! Thanks so much! And it’s great to meet you too, Nimmi. How’re you doing?

      • 106 Nimmi February 13, 2015 at 11:55

        I’m doin’ good, VJ Duke. Your work bring smile on my face so a big thank you to you :) You alright??

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

        *bows* Thanks so much! Very nice of you to say, madam. I am! Do I look too professorish?

      • 108 Nimmi February 13, 2015 at 20:15

        :) Any time… Do you want me to say, yes or do you want me to say, no ;)

      • 109 Professor VJ Duke February 14, 2015 at 18:10

        Umm…that’s cheating, dadblameit! How about…yes?

      • 110 Nimmi February 14, 2015 at 20:19

        Hahaha :D. What cheating ;). I say NO, you won’t look too professors, however, YES, Your work does :)

      • 111 Professor VJ Duke February 16, 2015 at 13:41

        Well, that’s awesome! *Smiles bigly and bows*

      • 112 Nimmi February 16, 2015 at 16:12

        Ah! Your presence itself making me smile :) Your smile is lovely ;) Please don’t bow :P

      • 113 Professor VJ Duke February 16, 2015 at 22:10

        Aw! That’s nice of you…why souldn’t I bow?

      • 114 Nimmi February 17, 2015 at 15:43

        well! Because I guess, between friends it won’t look good ;) What you say??? :)

      • 115 Professor VJ Duke February 17, 2015 at 21:16

        You have a great point! And, plus, my hat always falls off when I bow.

      • 116 Nimmi February 18, 2015 at 11:12

        Hahaha :D Yes, that’s also true ;)

      • 117 Professor VJ Duke February 19, 2015 at 00:02

        *gives Nimmi his hat*

      • 118 Nimmi February 19, 2015 at 10:23

        Thank you, Duke :) I love to wear your hat ;)

      • 119 Professor VJ Duke February 20, 2015 at 02:00

        You look awesome in it, too.

      • 120 Nimmi February 20, 2015 at 16:30

        Really?!! Thank you, dear :)

      • 121 Professor VJ Duke February 21, 2015 at 20:11

        Absolutely! Here, have these sunglasses.

      • 122 Nimmi February 21, 2015 at 20:16

        Hahaha :D Oh! Thank you :) See how am I looking? ;)

      • 123 Professor VJ Duke February 21, 2015 at 20:31

        Very cool! And spicy! *high-five*

      • 124 Nimmi February 21, 2015 at 20:33

        Shying :P High-five to you too ;)

      • 125 Professor VJ Duke February 23, 2015 at 12:13

        *laughs* They’re so fun to do, you know.

      • 126 Nimmi February 23, 2015 at 12:20

        :D Yes!!! And If it’s with you… more the fun ;)

      • 127 Professor VJ Duke February 23, 2015 at 12:26

        *smiles bigly big* That’s cause I don’t hit too hard, see.

      • 128 Nimmi February 23, 2015 at 12:53

        Yes ;)

      • 129 Professor VJ Duke February 23, 2015 at 21:13

        *Laughs*

  18. 130 Donna George February 8, 2015 at 05:39

    Impressive about page, fun list, except the chocolate preference :)

    • 131 Professor VJ Duke February 9, 2015 at 01:24

      Hi Donna! Good to see you here! Ah, yes thank you. But even you must admit that cherry flavor is better than chocolate!!!

      • 132 Donna George February 9, 2015 at 01:29

        Lol – my second favorite is Cherry.

      • 133 Professor VJ Duke February 9, 2015 at 01:42

        Well…that’s mostly good! *grumbles* You know, it’s hard to find people that like cherry! *wonders why*

      • 134 Donna George February 9, 2015 at 01:57

        That’s because they haven’t tried a Dairy Queen Cherry Nut Sundae with walnuts! The best – hands down. Try one and let me know what you think :)

      • 135 Professor VJ Duke February 9, 2015 at 22:30

        *mouth drops open* I didn’t even know that existed!

    • 136 amommasview April 30, 2015 at 13:18

      See! It’s not just me!!!

      • 137 Professor VJ Duke May 1, 2015 at 17:48

        Well…it’s only you two then!

      • 138 amommasview May 1, 2015 at 23:03

        :-)

  19. 139 Shreya January 25, 2015 at 01:44

    I thought of fighting you for not liking coffee or chocolate, but I realized there’s more for me. Also, I love this blog, Professor.

    • 140 Professor VJ Duke January 26, 2015 at 18:57

      *laughs* That is such a good point! Thank you! How’re you doing?

      • 141 Shreya January 26, 2015 at 19:00

        Great, thanks! Hope you’re doing well!

      • 142 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 01:40

        I am! Lots of snow here, you know.

      • 143 Shreya January 28, 2015 at 01:52

        And here. Mountains of it.

      • 144 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 01:57

        Oh dear. Where are you? I’m in PA.

      • 145 Shreya January 28, 2015 at 01:58

        I’m in Boston. Today stopped being fun after I made snow angels and snapchatted everyone about it.

      • 146 Professor VJ Duke January 28, 2015 at 14:31

        *laughing* You’ve got lots more snow than I do! Are you a Patriots fan?

      • 147 Shreya January 28, 2015 at 20:35

        I’ll probably get killed for this, but I’m not into sports in general. The Patriots seem like nice guys, though. *shrugs*

      • 148 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2015 at 00:00

        No, no problem! I was just curious. You know, all the people I know from NE aren’t Pats fans! I think it’s cool that you’re not.

      • 149 Shreya January 29, 2015 at 15:52

        Phew! Thanks for not judging.

      • 150 Professor VJ Duke January 29, 2015 at 22:03

        Sure! The professor is a peaceful beast, you know.

  20. 151 Feminine and Feline January 9, 2015 at 04:13

    What do you teach?

    • 152 Professor VJ Duke January 9, 2015 at 12:54

      Hi! Good to see you truly! Well, I’m a professor in a different sense of the word. Does that sorta make sense?

  21. 153 Kerry Elizabeth January 8, 2015 at 16:46

    Hello! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! You can check it out here :) https://aspoonfulofperfection.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    • 154 Professor VJ Duke January 8, 2015 at 22:15

      Thanks really appreciate it!

  22. 155 Louis from VA December 28, 2014 at 22:41

    Hey there, Professor! I hope this day finds you well.
    I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award. It looks like you’ve been nominated for it before… but who cares, right? I quite enjoy your dadblamery, and I hope you’ll accept.
    Details can be found here. Thanks, and Merry Christmas!

    • 156 Professor VJ Duke December 29, 2014 at 21:54

      Hey! Thanks so much!!! (I don’t care; I’m honored to be nominated.) I’ll get to this as soon as I start back up! You honor me, sir.

  23. 157 Louis from VA November 1, 2014 at 23:08

    *lands in your blog* *squints disorientedly* Oh wow, your blog looks cool! Almost like it’s own world: the Punchy Lands. I’m still not quite sure what it’s about, but maybe if I stick around for a while I’ll get a better sense of it.
    Thanks again for following mine!

    • 158 Professor VJ Duke November 3, 2014 at 00:01

      *laughs* Did you come on a plane? My pleasure! It’ll be great getting to know you. Yes, I know it’s a bit odd at first…

      • 159 Louis from VA November 4, 2014 at 13:53

        Nah, magic. Airfare is so expensive these days. Yeah! It is nice to meet you for real; I’ve seen your name elsewhere in the blogosphere but never knew who you were. *nods* Odd is often more interesting. :)

      • 160 Professor VJ Duke November 4, 2014 at 14:34

        *laughs* Airfare is. You’re going to have teach me magic–if you don’t mind. You too! And odd is professorish–in this case.

  24. 161 fearlesslynat October 31, 2014 at 23:18

    I nominate you for the Very Lovely Blog Award! Here’s the post :) http://fearlesslynat.wordpress.com/2014/10/31/one-lovely-blog-award/

    • 162 Professor VJ Duke November 1, 2014 at 17:28

      Many thanks! Is it alright if I get to it next week?

      • 163 fearlesslynat November 1, 2014 at 17:32

        Why of course xD

      • 164 Professor VJ Duke November 1, 2014 at 17:34

        *bows and his top hat stays on*

  25. 165 rolerrol October 21, 2014 at 15:28

    Great to meet you Professor!
    I would say I am looking forward to reading what You have to share but I have no idea what to expect. will let you know if I like what I read….haha
    Thanks for the follow…..!
    Rolain

    • 166 Professor VJ Duke October 21, 2014 at 23:30

      *laughs* Hi, Rolain! Great to see you here. I’m excited about following you as well. Well, I think you may find it rather crazy here, you know.

      • 167 rolerrol October 22, 2014 at 08:08

        I can only imagine Professor…..!!!! 😁

      • 168 Professor VJ Duke October 22, 2014 at 19:32

        *laughs* But you can’t blame the professor, you know.

      • 169 rolerrol October 22, 2014 at 20:19

        If you say so……!

      • 170 Professor VJ Duke October 24, 2014 at 15:49

        Well, I think so, you know.

  26. 171 Jadie August 24, 2014 at 17:35

    hahahaha this is just too cool! But what does the Professor look like?

    • 172 Professor VJ Duke August 24, 2014 at 17:51

      *bows* Many thanks! Well…do you really, really want to know?

      • 173 Jadie August 24, 2014 at 18:44

        yea? I’m curious like that !

      • 174 Professor VJ Duke August 25, 2014 at 13:26

        But I’m scary, ugly, and mean! Okay…https://thepunchylands.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/rippingmoviereview-the-amazing-spider-man-2012/

        That’s a movie review. And I’m in it! Let me know if you scream when you see me.

      • 175 Jadie August 25, 2014 at 19:13

        oh.my.word. I cried with laughter, that was just too funny I think I just developed some really bad ass abs !! Hahahahahahahahahahaha! I didn’t scream tho lol! That was good man!!!!

      • 176 Professor VJ Duke August 25, 2014 at 20:41

        *laughs* Thanks so much! Your comment made the professor’s day. That was our second movie ripping! We’re planning on doing a few more. So…did you see the professor?

      • 177 Jadie August 25, 2014 at 21:57

        i saw the professor thanks for the honor ! lol the professor should do more like those they are top notch!!

      • 178 Professor VJ Duke August 26, 2014 at 12:46

        *bows* Many, many thanks! We have another coming out next week, I think. Don’t you think I should cut my hair?

      • 179 Jadie August 26, 2014 at 21:27

        you should, you should let me cut it, i’m real good!! lol

      • 180 Professor VJ Duke August 26, 2014 at 22:30

        *laughs* Yes…it’s too dadblame long, then? It’s a real pain. I don’t know how ladies do it!

      • 181 Jadie August 27, 2014 at 16:18

        Well this lady happens to be a professional hairdresser so I would make your hair look amazeballs whahahahaa

      • 182 Professor VJ Duke August 27, 2014 at 19:38

        *shocked face* That’s so cool! But…don’t only girls get there hair fixed and stuff?

      • 183 Jadie August 27, 2014 at 19:44

        nooooo…. I have a lot of gents!! The men here take good care of their hair… what country does the professor live?

      • 184 Professor VJ Duke August 27, 2014 at 19:46

        Oh…that’s not possible! I live in the US…but didn’t you see my hair? Nothing you can do about that, right?

      • 185 Jadie August 27, 2014 at 19:52

        where in the US is punchy lands? i can fix any hair !!! lol

      • 186 Professor VJ Duke August 28, 2014 at 13:22

        You see, the PL isn’t in the US. The PL is earth under the influence of the Punchies. *smiles bigly* Hope that makes sense. Not professorish hair!

      • 187 Jadie August 28, 2014 at 17:32

        hahahahahahhaha everything you say makes so much sense lol

      • 188 Professor VJ Duke August 28, 2014 at 23:18

        You’re laughing the professor to scorn, dadblameit!

      • 189 Jadie August 30, 2014 at 14:20

        only good laughs!

      • 190 Professor VJ Duke August 30, 2014 at 18:13

        Can guys stick out their tongues?

      • 191 Jadie September 1, 2014 at 01:41

        I’m sure they can?

      • 192 Professor VJ Duke September 1, 2014 at 13:56

        Yes, I know…it just seems girly!

      • 193 Jadie September 1, 2014 at 17:33

        lol, well, I guess it is now that you mention it hahaha!!! So for safe keeping keep your tongue in your mouth whahahahahaha

      • 194 Professor VJ Duke September 2, 2014 at 01:00

        *laughs* Rats and a Heifer! You must admit, it’s not fair.

      • 195 Jadie September 2, 2014 at 04:44

        life isn’t fair… hahaha

      • 196 Professor VJ Duke September 2, 2014 at 12:14

        But shouldn’t it be for the professor?

  27. 197 kalabalu August 22, 2014 at 05:51

    Do you like it , if someone gives you a punch ?

    • 198 Professor VJ Duke August 22, 2014 at 13:37

      I don’t think this professor would. Should I?

      • 199 kalabalu August 23, 2014 at 13:41

        a soft punch doesn’t hurt ;)

      • 200 Professor VJ Duke August 23, 2014 at 16:54

        How about a professorish punch?

  28. 201 aj vosse August 13, 2014 at 11:05

    Dear Professor, I am somewhat amused by your short list but more so, I am in a quandary regarding the equation.

    P=m(i)c2.]

    Would you please define each character and what is the function of the square bracket at the end??

    I will soon be clicking on the “read more” to see if the answers are hidden deeper… ;-)

    • 202 Professor VJ Duke August 13, 2014 at 13:29

      Yes, well… First, good to see you here! Well, that equation was put forward by FictionFan (a Punch Family member.) You see, the PL’s official studio is MicP Studios, run by Mic Pencilpoint. Now some say, that Mic is like this professor, and that they might be the same person. That equation, I think, explains something along those lines. Of course, we’re different, you know.

      Just ask if you have any questions! Did that help at all?

      • 203 aj vosse August 13, 2014 at 13:32

        Indeed… sounds to me you’re just like me… sorry, and my alter-ego(s)… I’m still at a loss about the scientific logic of the square bracket closing out the equation…

      • 204 Professor VJ Duke August 13, 2014 at 13:35

        Yes, me too. I’m rubbish at math. At least, I am now. So…what should I call you?

      • 205 aj vosse August 13, 2014 at 13:40

        Call us whatever you feel like calling us… AJ works here as does Vossie… We’ve been called BoLLoX… horse box… or should that be BoLLiX or whores boxes? Don’t know… we’re warn out now… this is hard work! ;-)

      • 206 Professor VJ Duke August 13, 2014 at 19:28

        Us? Is there a few of you?

      • 207 aj vosse August 13, 2014 at 19:32

        Yes, me, the alter-ego and whoever comes to stay for awhile in the place they call my mind… ;-)

      • 208 Professor VJ Duke August 13, 2014 at 19:50

        Aha! Is the alter-ego female or male?

      • 209 aj vosse August 13, 2014 at 19:56

        I have been know to say the occupants of my mind fill a small family saloon… I once said something about one occupant being female and an acquaintance attending the bbq at our place named her Veronica… she’s actually a hottie, raunchy and occasionally suffers from the rigours of public exhibitionism… slut! now you’ve really got us going! :)

      • 210 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2014 at 13:08

        Oh, don’t pick on her. Just give her a spank.

      • 211 aj vosse August 14, 2014 at 13:34

        We Do!!

      • 212 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2014 at 13:50

        Goodness me, says I!

      • 213 aj vosse August 14, 2014 at 15:11

        Goodness us, says we!!

      • 214 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2014 at 21:20

        *laughing* Rats! That was better than mine!

      • 215 aj vosse August 15, 2014 at 12:30

        Rodents all… we are!!

      • 216 Professor VJ Duke August 16, 2014 at 18:41

        Goodness me! I’m a bat.

  29. 217 coruscantbookshelf August 9, 2014 at 19:08

    Question: Is Darth Duke a PL’er, or does he only exist when you’re trying to annoy Erin and me? In fact, does your very Sithliness ever exist outside of trying to annoy Erin and me? In other words, I don’t believe you’re really a Sith on your own blog.

    • 218 Professor VJ Duke August 9, 2014 at 22:15

      Well… *laughing* He’s not a PL’er, you’re right about that. In fact, I didn’t give it much thought. But I figured I’m a Sith after I found out that you two were Jedi. I was always a Sith sympathizer, you know. And I think you like that I’m a Sith.

      • 219 coruscantbookshelf August 10, 2014 at 06:50

        I find it amusing, I think.

      • 220 Professor VJ Duke August 10, 2014 at 18:23

        Until I cut off Obi’s feet!

      • 221 coruscantbookshelf August 10, 2014 at 19:04

        You’ll have to write that yourself, honey.

      • 222 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2014 at 12:59

        Oh, I wouldn’t do that. I sorta like him.

      • 223 coruscantbookshelf August 11, 2014 at 16:05

        As do we all.

      • 224 Professor VJ Duke August 11, 2014 at 17:00

        Except Maul.

      • 225 coruscantbookshelf August 11, 2014 at 18:33

        Yeaaahhh… and Grievous, mebbe.

      • 226 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2014 at 00:20

        Now–I’ve always wondered–Grievous isn’t a Sith, is he?

      • 227 coruscantbookshelf August 12, 2014 at 06:53

        Not technically. At that time, the Lost Tribes were keeping their heads down and staying out of the splatter zone, because otherwise they’d have gotten killed too. So the rule of “Two Sith Only” held sway until the mid-thirties ABY. Whereupon Vestara and Gavar Khai gave us the first hint that there was something weird going on out there in the Rims.
        But no, Grievous is not a Sith per se, any more than Assaj Ventress is. They’re both Dark-Side, but not powerful enough to be full Darth Sith. (Incidentally I’m bending the rules by letting you be a Darth! You fall smack in the middle of the Sidiious-Tyranus era, after Sidious-Maul and before Sidious-Skywalker.)
        Does that answer your question?

      • 228 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2014 at 12:59

        That does! Thank you. So, there are more Sith…I didn’t know that! And I didn’t know that a Skywalker became a Sith!

      • 229 coruscantbookshelf August 12, 2014 at 15:52

        Yes, there are, but not in the Old Republic – I don’t write New.
        Oh – not Luke! Anakin.

      • 230 Professor VJ Duke August 12, 2014 at 19:59

        Rats. I always thought Luke was going to turn.

      • 231 coruscantbookshelf August 13, 2014 at 07:18

        Came close once, but no. His nephew did, if that’s any comfort to you. Jacen Solo.

      • 232 Professor VJ Duke August 13, 2014 at 13:23

        Hans kid?

      • 233 coruscantbookshelf August 13, 2014 at 16:51

        Han and Leia’s, yes.

      • 234 Professor VJ Duke August 13, 2014 at 19:45

        I always knew they should have died.

      • 235 coruscantbookshelf August 14, 2014 at 07:16

        They don’t? At least not for a long, long time. Oh, from the Sith point of view, I see. But then you wouldn’t have had Darth Caedus, would you?

      • 236 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2014 at 13:43

        That’s true. Seems like I’m fighting two battles. How did Luke die?

      • 237 coruscantbookshelf August 14, 2014 at 18:11

        Ummm… nobody actually knows. Seriously. If you’ve got a lot of time on your hands (unlike me) you could try this link: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Luke_Skywalker for everything you never wanted to know about Luke.

      • 238 Professor VJ Duke August 14, 2014 at 21:35

        I skimmed it…did he become a Sith?

      • 239 coruscantbookshelf August 18, 2014 at 17:30

        No. He became the Grand Master of the Jedi Order and temporarily mentored a young Sith. But that was as close as it went.

      • 240 Professor VJ Duke August 19, 2014 at 01:18

        I think I was that young Sith.

      • 241 coruscantbookshelf August 19, 2014 at 07:30

        Not unless you’re a girl who falls in love with Ben Skywalker! Her name was Vestara Khai, daughter of Gavar Khai, and she was a young apprentice in the Lost Tribe. Though if you ask me they’d have done better to stay lost.

      • 242 Professor VJ Duke August 19, 2014 at 11:59

        *laughing* Mustn’t be me, then. I hope she killed Ben eventually.

      • 243 coruscantbookshelf August 19, 2014 at 17:45

        *sigh* No…

      • 244 Professor VJ Duke August 19, 2014 at 20:34

        I bet the sigh means she came close!

      • 245 coruscantbookshelf August 20, 2014 at 07:22

        No. Close to killing Allana Solo, but not Ben. (And Allana is the daughter of Jacen Solo and Queen something of somewhere, who is adopted by Han and Leia after her father turns to the Dark Side. Okay?)

      • 246 Professor VJ Duke August 20, 2014 at 13:33

        Okay. I think I see that. But I do wonder…did Ben marry her?

      • 247 coruscantbookshelf August 20, 2014 at 17:35

        Ben-is-a-Jedi! Vestara-is-a-Sith! Luke-is-the-Grand-Master! This would be worse than a Catholic-Baptist marriage where one of the fathers is a priest! Of course they don’t!

      • 248 Professor VJ Duke August 20, 2014 at 19:52

        Ooo! This is good. I should make this happen. Imagine what everyone would think!

  30. 249 Anniemation Floe June 19, 2014 at 13:01

    Hi there,
    I have nominated your blog for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. You can find all the details you need by clicking on this link..

    http://anniemationfloe.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/are-you-inspired-are-you-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    Have a good day 

    • 250 Professor VJ Duke June 19, 2014 at 18:15

      Many thanks! I’ll take look.

  31. 251 zar4h May 12, 2014 at 18:12

    Hello!:) This is a very cool blog indeed!:)
    I can’t wait to read some of your work
    Love Zara

    • 252 Professor VJ Duke May 12, 2014 at 23:05

      Zara! Thanks so much! How are you?

      • 253 zar4h May 13, 2014 at 13:41

        Hha Professor:) I am very well thank you, how are you!

      • 254 Professor VJ Duke May 14, 2014 at 13:01

        I’m very professorish–which I hope is acceptable!

      • 255 zar4h May 14, 2014 at 15:23

        Hha:) accepted

      • 256 Professor VJ Duke May 15, 2014 at 12:33

        *bows* Many thanks!

  32. 257 Amreen Bashir Shaikh May 12, 2014 at 06:13

    Hi! Nice Blog! I hope to read more of your posts in the future! :)

    Regards,
    Amreen

    • 258 Professor VJ Duke May 12, 2014 at 12:58

      Greetings, Amreen! How are you?

      • 259 Amreen Bashir Shaikh May 12, 2014 at 13:03

        Greetings! I’m good, how about you?

      • 260 Professor VJ Duke May 12, 2014 at 13:05

        I’m doing good! Very professorish. And it’s raining here. That makes me cranky, you know!

      • 261 Amreen Bashir Shaikh May 12, 2014 at 13:05

        Lol! I too hate rains! :D

      • 262 Professor VJ Duke May 12, 2014 at 16:38

        *laughing* I know! It’s like a rainforest here, and I don’t think it should be!

  33. 263 erinkenobi2893 May 6, 2014 at 01:08

    :-) Thanks for the feedback on the draft. ;-) Oh, and I borrowed the “Go boil your head!” from Brian Jacques. I thought it was better and more Obi-Wan than just “go jump off a cliff.” X-D

    • 264 Professor VJ Duke May 6, 2014 at 12:52

      I think it is, too. I can really hear him saying! My pleasure!

      • 265 erinkenobi2893 May 6, 2014 at 13:57

        “Boil your head, Anakin!” X-P

      • 266 Professor VJ Duke May 6, 2014 at 15:49

        Right on!

      • 267 erinkenobi2893 May 6, 2014 at 18:13

        Headboiling and dadblamery for the win!!!

      • 268 Professor VJ Duke May 6, 2014 at 23:05

        That’s it exactly!

      • 269 erinkenobi2893 May 7, 2014 at 12:42

        X-D *waves sword in the air* YEAH!!!

      • 270 Professor VJ Duke May 7, 2014 at 14:24

        *waves his sword too*

      • 271 erinkenobi2893 May 8, 2014 at 11:24

        *accidentally bonks King Arthur on the head* Whoops. :-P

      • 272 Professor VJ Duke May 8, 2014 at 14:58

        The PL’s King Arthur is rather mean, you know.

      • 273 erinkenobi2893 May 9, 2014 at 15:00

        Indeed. That’s why I did it. ;-P

      • 274 Professor VJ Duke May 9, 2014 at 20:50

        Good!

      • 275 erinkenobi2893 May 10, 2014 at 14:36

        *starts singing the Taylor Swift song*
        Sorry, I couldn’t resist… Every time I see Arthur being a jerk, whatever incarnation, I think of “Mean.” Result of seeing a “Merlin” music video to that. :-P

      • 276 Professor VJ Duke May 12, 2014 at 12:55

        Is Taylor Swift a type of guitar?

      • 277 erinkenobi2893 May 13, 2014 at 13:46

        No, she’s a country singer… :-P I sometimes sing that same song (it’s called “Mean”) at Palpatine. Because. He is. :-P

      • 278 Professor VJ Duke May 14, 2014 at 13:05

        He’s my master, dadblameit!

      • 279 erinkenobi2893 May 15, 2014 at 14:54

        Ehhh… :-P I’m courageous to the point of utter idiocy. :-P

      • 280 Professor VJ Duke May 16, 2014 at 15:11

        That’s perfect.

      • 281 erinkenobi2893 May 16, 2014 at 17:07

        Really?

      • 282 Professor VJ Duke May 16, 2014 at 23:06

        I think it is overall, yes. Windu is.

      • 283 erinkenobi2893 May 19, 2014 at 12:27

        That’s just a little strange, I think. (Also, I like Col. Brandon.)

  34. 284 babso2you May 3, 2014 at 03:23

    Thank you for the follow! I too am a Twain fan. Have you read “The Lowest Animal?”

    • 285 Professor VJ Duke May 3, 2014 at 19:03

      Nice to meet you! I love Twain. I have not! But it’s on my list. Do you recommend it?

  35. 286 Dilip May 2, 2014 at 04:20

    Fascinating indeed! Good to meet you Prof.

    • 287 Professor VJ Duke May 2, 2014 at 13:04

      Good to meet you too! How are you?

  36. 288 The Reading Girl May 2, 2014 at 00:41

    Hello Mr. Professor

    I don’t know if you have done this before but I think you would do a great job.

    I would like to nominate you to participate in a Writing Process Blog Meme.

    If you accept my nomination, you will need to write an article prompted by the following four questions and post it on your blog on Monday, May 12, 2014. You’ll also nominate three writers of your choice to post their articles on their blogs on May 19, 2014. The four questions:

    What am I working on at the moment?
    How does my work differ from others of its genre?
    Why do I write what I do?
    How does my writing process work?

    I’d be honored if you would accept this nomination. Please let me know ASAP so that I can feature your blog in my post on May 5th, 2014.

    I will use some info from your About Me Profile information to let my viewers know more about you, if you don’t mind. Or, if you would like me to say something different you could let me know?

    Thanks Professor! I hope you decide to try this.I love your stories with the Punchy family and I would like for you to try this.

    Yazmin

    • 289 Professor VJ Duke May 2, 2014 at 12:58

      I’d definitely like to try this. Could I post mine Monday 19th?

      • 290 The Reading Girl May 2, 2014 at 21:51

        yes :)

      • 291 Professor VJ Duke May 3, 2014 at 18:53

        Awesome. Just remind me!

  37. 292 Dianette April 22, 2014 at 11:48

    OH… MY… !!
    Where should I start?
    Should I , actually?!

    I could ( almost/fast) subscribe your… points.. from up above ;-)
    more or less…
    I’m not a Professor…( yet… still ) ;)
    Glad to find you, Professor…

    • 293 Professor VJ Duke April 22, 2014 at 14:25

      Greetings, Dianette! How are you?

      • 294 Dianette April 22, 2014 at 14:40

        I think I’m okay…
        P.S. Dia… please… only Dia…

      • 295 Professor VJ Duke April 23, 2014 at 00:23

        That’s an awesome name. Dia it will be! So…what do you think about the PL? Sorta strange, huh?

      • 296 Dianette April 23, 2014 at 06:04

        Pretty crazy… and that’s good… fascinating, complicated… mines ;-)

      • 297 Professor VJ Duke April 23, 2014 at 18:32

        Well, Dia, that about sounds right. Have you embraced your Punchy Nature yet?

      • 298 Dianette April 23, 2014 at 21:16

        Ah… no… still trying to embrace”” yours… It’s not easy… I”ll take my time, Professor..

      • 299 Professor VJ Duke April 24, 2014 at 14:43

        For sure! I always recommend watching the Punchy Trailer. Have you seen it yet?

      • 300 Dianette April 26, 2014 at 11:05

        Hello… late, I know… No, there was no time… I would like to start with the beginning”” Is the Video really recommended?! Who are all the characters here…? Guestes?
        Are you… The Professor… or… one of them”” ? :)
        I know, lots of questions…

      • 301 Professor VJ Duke April 26, 2014 at 16:13

        Well, yes, of course it is! Why wouldn’t it be?

        I am the professor, yes. And the only one!

        All the characters live in the Punchy Lands. And I chronicle the PL. Does that make sense?

      • 302 Dianette April 29, 2014 at 06:02

        Okay… they all live there… nice :)
        Yes… makes sense… I’ll be around trying to understand… a bit more about your Punchy Land. ;)

      • 303 Professor VJ Duke April 29, 2014 at 17:51

        Definitely! And if you have any professorish questions, ask away, please!

      • 304 Dianette April 29, 2014 at 18:35

        I will… be sure of that… Sir ;)

      • 305 Professor VJ Duke April 29, 2014 at 21:54

        Many thanks, Dia! And welcome, btw. Or did I say that? I really can’t remember what I should.

      • 306 Dianette April 30, 2014 at 05:17

        You “should” nothing… but you could… ;)
        Thank you… (was the first time you said “welcome” to me… I’ve already said “Glad to find you, professor!”… and I still mean it)

      • 307 Professor VJ Duke April 30, 2014 at 16:03

        Haha! Well, all’s good then!

  38. 308 saurabhcj April 17, 2014 at 19:29

    I’m sorry Im so confused! I can’t seem to understand a thing o.O What does dadblamery mean?

    • 309 Professor VJ Duke April 18, 2014 at 15:53

      Greetings! No problem. (I recommend heading over to the “Start Here” page. That will explain things.)

      Well, dadblamery refers to something that is ridiculous. For instance, you could say: “Saying pigs can fly is dadblamery, since we know it’s impossible.” Does that help?

  39. 310 The Reading Girl April 11, 2014 at 01:28

    i just noticed that you do not sound dull at all ;)

    • 311 Professor VJ Duke April 11, 2014 at 18:37

      Aw, thanks! I try. But you know…

  40. 312 maryamchahine April 8, 2014 at 15:07

    By the way, I love the new look of your blog : )

    • 313 Professor VJ Duke April 9, 2014 at 00:02

      Thanks much! We try to keep thinks updated, you know.

  41. 314 maryamchahine April 7, 2014 at 15:30

    Chickit! I’ve read through all of the comments and replies, and I still haven’t got to the bottom of the mystery of the professor. Who is the professor? Here is what I have so far:

    *scratching in a dusty notepad with a pipe stuck at a frustrated angle in the corner of the mouth*

    1. The Professor doesn’t like tea, coffee or chocolate.
    2. The Professor loves Mark Twain.
    3. The Professor abhors hot pink.
    4. The Professor lives in PA.
    5. The Professor doesn’t work in a university.

    *tearing and crumpling the notepad paper in frustration*

    What does this all mean?!!!

    By the way, why is (5) not in italics like the rest? Is that some kind of clue? I bet it is or otherwise I’m going crazy ; D

    • 315 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:18

      *laughing* I just fixed 5. It was a mistake! One of many. Well, here. I actually love tea. The professor is a warrior. And…well, I’m not sure what else to tell you. Do you have any questions? I am an open book, you know.

      • 316 maryamchahine April 8, 2014 at 15:04

        Okay, so it was a mistake? There is also a missing period after “I take full blame” which made me think this was another clue to you saying something more. I’m a bit off my rocker today…but the more and more I read your blog, the more I think you are doing double speak behind each line. There are probably clues peppered throughout your blog, but I just haven’t read it the right way.

        The professor is a warrior with a katana, I believe : ) Hmm…what is the meaning behind warrior? Is it the professor’s purpose to drive his readers insane? ; )

        I know you think I’m a bit crazy probably, but it’s the fault of your blog. I’m also a curious person who likes to know the person behind the blog. You heavily guard your identity that’s for sure. Do you work in a sensitive industry? Perhaps you are a CEO of a company?

        “Open book” has been repeated many times. Another clue? Perhaps I go back to my original theory that you are a teacher of some sort, but you don’t work in a university. You work in a school perhaps. Haha, lots of questions. I’m making myself quite dizzy ; D

      • 317 Professor VJ Duke April 9, 2014 at 00:02

        Oh really? Yeah, that’s a mistake too. And you wouldn’t be too far off. There are clues everywhere! I know that makes it tough for you–but there are!

        *laughing* No! What can I answer for you?

        Well, I don’t teach at all, and I’m not a CEO or work in a sensitive industry. Now, the answer I should give is that this professor lives in the PL and chronicles the PL: https://thepunchylands.wordpress.com/professor-vj-duke/ But I will tell you that the professor love s music.

        Yes, I always say that. Ask a question and usually I’ll give you an answer.

      • 318 maryamchahine April 10, 2014 at 16:05

        Ah, so I was right about the clues : D Okay, so I’m on the right track here, but that definitely doesn’t make it easier. I believe this punchy mission will require patience and much observance. Perhaps I will enlist the help of Daddy Olmes ; ) Haha, he will probably confuse me more than I already am, so that’s probably not a good idea. Good day to you, Professor. I’m off to ponder the significance of music and its relation to the Professor ; )

      • 319 Professor VJ Duke April 10, 2014 at 20:05

        I hope I haven’t told you too much! Oh dear… *the professor decides not to think about what he might have divulged*

        For sure! Daddy Olmes would confuse everything, I think!

        Have an awesome day, M.

      • 320 maryamchahine April 12, 2014 at 14:58

        No, definitely not enough. What information we have are some few crumbs ; D However, I have a new idea, but I will have to observe and read more. Until then….

      • 321 Professor VJ Duke April 14, 2014 at 13:11

        Now you have me guessing, M! How wicked. *laughs*

  42. 322 erinkenobi2893 March 31, 2014 at 14:25

    I feel ya for the last comment, about being responsible. I am (unfortunately) responsible for anything I write, but I’m not fully responsible for everything that goes on in the corridors of my mind palace (such as Morgana stalking Obi-Wan Kenobi and Capt. Rex and Commander Cody T.P.ing the place!) :-P
    *giggles* Some lives, you’ve just gotta be odd… ;-)

    • 323 Professor VJ Duke March 31, 2014 at 20:38

      *laughing like a professor* Thanks for being understanding! Yes, we shouldn’t be held responsible for the mind. Now about this Morgana stalking Obi-Wan…I want more info! That sounds so cool.

      I agree!

      • 324 erinkenobi2893 March 31, 2014 at 22:41

        Ummm… Well, Morgana from BBC’s “Merlin”, so the Katie McGrath incarnation. ;-P I do a few “Merlin” stories, and then the “Merlin” characters take up permanent residence in my mind palace. Arthur thinks the Star Wars people are weird, and Merlin befriends Charles Wallace Murry, Martin the Warrior, and Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan starts hero-worshiping Gaius. But then… Morgana has a crush on Obi-Wan, who doesn’t notice, so she starts stalking him. Merlin panics (forgetting that Obi-Wan can protect himself)… and she still has not stopped stalking poor Obi-Wan. I should get a restraining order on her… really… :-P Because one-sided love thingy? That’s just weird. (Especially since… Obi-Wan. :-P)

      • 325 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 02:33

        *laughing* Now that is cool Do you suppose Obi-Wan should be told, though?

      • 326 erinkenobi2893 April 1, 2014 at 14:07

        I think he’d find it disturbing. I’ll warn him if things get serious, though. :-P

      • 327 Professor VJ Duke April 1, 2014 at 18:29

        Definitely. I like him lots.

      • 328 erinkenobi2893 April 1, 2014 at 19:43

        :-P If Morgana seriously thinks she can flirt unchallenged, she has yet to face the wrath of Erin. :-P

      • 329 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:23

        That’s true. You should destroy her.

      • 330 erinkenobi2893 April 2, 2014 at 12:28

        Ehhh… she’s too fun to mess with. X-P

      • 331 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 12:58

        But still…I’d mess with her!

      • 332 erinkenobi2893 April 2, 2014 at 12:59

        Teehee.

      • 333 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 13:02

        Haha!

      • 334 erinkenobi2893 April 2, 2014 at 14:17

        Today is April Fools’ Day due to the fact that we forgot to yesterday :-P

      • 335 Professor VJ Duke April 2, 2014 at 17:14

        *laughing* That’s not fair! Will you prank the professor?

      • 336 erinkenobi2893 April 2, 2014 at 17:44

        Maybe, maybe not… *fiendish grin* :-P

      • 337 Professor VJ Duke April 3, 2014 at 02:02

        Fiendish grins are coolio!

      • 338 erinkenobi2893 April 3, 2014 at 13:56

        X-P

      • 339 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 01:55

        Now you’re laughing me to scorn!

      • 340 erinkenobi2893 April 4, 2014 at 13:00

        Ummm… no… I just found your comment fascinating. ;-) *grabs a random character and forces them to pose for Lord of the Rings drawing because Peter Jackson is playing with the LotR characters :-( *

      • 341 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 13:31

        Haha! I always thought PJ could use a beating, don’t you think?

      • 342 erinkenobi2893 April 4, 2014 at 15:06

        Mmmmm… Perhaps. I wish the LotR movies were closer to the books. :-/

      • 343 Professor VJ Duke April 4, 2014 at 18:41

        Me too. The books were amazing.

      • 344 erinkenobi2893 April 4, 2014 at 19:34

        Yes! I know. The only part where the movie deviated from the book that i liked better than just the book, was the part where Frodo stood on the banks of Anduin, with tears running down his cheeks and the Ring resting in his hand, foreseeing the War of the Ring, I think. It was so beautiful! :-)

      • 345 Professor VJ Duke April 7, 2014 at 12:53

        It was! I loved that scene too.

      • 346 erinkenobi2893 April 7, 2014 at 18:17

        My favorite part of the whole movie. ^_^

      • 347 Professor VJ Duke April 8, 2014 at 01:46

        I need to rewatch it.

      • 348 erinkenobi2893 April 8, 2014 at 13:09

        X-D Please do!!!

  43. 349 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 28, 2014 at 21:19

    O Professor!
    Hello!
    I’ve nominated you for the Quintet of Radiance Award. You don’t have to do anything, but if you want, come check it out here: https://deepbluesandseafoamgreens.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/ze-award-squeakssquealssquawks-im-really-a-secret-bond-like-bird-who-pretends-to-be-a-teenager/
    Stay fabulous; you are awesome!
    :)
    Yours Truly, VQ

    • 350 Professor VJ Duke March 28, 2014 at 22:37

      VQ! Always awesome to see you in the PL. How you doing?

      And thanks much! I’ll definitely come take a look!

  44. 351 laugraeva March 25, 2014 at 18:43

    Erm I would quite like 445 comments on one page of my blog please? Thanks.
    P.S
    What’s that little symbol mean?

    • 352 Professor VJ Duke March 25, 2014 at 19:49

      Is that how many are there? Wowawee!

      You mean the strange P looking one?

      • 353 laugraeva March 25, 2014 at 19:51

        Yeah the black Paint stylee P symbol..?

      • 354 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 00:06

        It is actually a T, P, and L combined! Stands for the Punchy Lands. Do you see it?

      • 355 laugraeva March 26, 2014 at 07:56

        Yes!

      • 356 Professor VJ Duke March 26, 2014 at 18:18

        Do you like it? *smiles expectantly*

      • 357 laugraeva March 26, 2014 at 22:12

        I certainly do! Very clever.

      • 358 Professor VJ Duke March 27, 2014 at 14:11

        Thank you, but we both know the professor is dull!

  45. 359 Jules March 20, 2014 at 01:33

    Hello :D I thought I’d stop by to ask how that intro page is coming along..?

    • 360 Professor VJ Duke March 20, 2014 at 12:15

      Hi, Jules! Nice to see you here. Well, it’s coming. The video for the page is almost done. Thanks for asking. Once the vids done the page will go up. It’s dadblamery. Would you have guessed that?

  46. 361 Sebastian dGV Goodman March 17, 2014 at 13:58

    http://rastogisaurab29.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/thinking-is-such-a-hard-pastime-that-the-majority-of-people-opt-to-never-give-it-a-go/

    Hey Prof, will you approve repost like this?

    • 362 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:54

      Yes, sir! And thank you many!

      • 363 Sebastian dGV Goodman March 17, 2014 at 14:54

        my pleasure

      • 364 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:56

        Did you have a favorite proverb?

      • 365 Sebastian dGV Goodman March 17, 2014 at 14:58

        today’s one so far, i m a newbie

      • 366 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:21

        Nice to have you around, sir. :)

      • 367 Sebastian dGV Goodman March 17, 2014 at 14:59

        dint get time so far to read your whole blog but what I have seen you really write very good.

      • 368 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:21

        Thank you! It’s sort of Punchyish. Let me know if you have questions.

  47. 369 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 15, 2014 at 22:05

    The professor has something mysterious about him. Intriguing, I dare admit, whimsical, if the professor were to teleport into 16th century Britain, even then I think the locals would gather round, stunned into utter silence by his spontaneity. I’ve much to travel, in my long, yet exciting journey, as I brave tempting seas and skip stones upon the shore. The professor is quite a character; so now I’ve to knock politely, remove the stupid clip from my hair, and wait patiently to be allowed inside…..

    :)

    Basically; you’re awesome, dude.
    VQ (Z)

    • 370 Professor VJ Duke March 16, 2014 at 19:11

      Hi, VQ! Great to see you here. (It’s actually made my day. :D )

      :lol: Lovely words, for sure. The professor is also wicked, don’t you think so?

      Definitely come in! And welcome. Get involved, comment, and have fun. It’s like a community here. Things will make more sense after a short while, I hope. (I’m always confused, though.)

      Aw, thanks! And so are you!

      • 371 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 16, 2014 at 22:35

        Professor, VK, Sir Awesome, hello!
        Wowee! May your day be full of rainbows; a mist of faint lilac shadowed between each increasingly big (or increasingly small, depending how you look at it) arch. Wicked…perchance. Whimsical; creative, most definitely.
        I’ll take a browse, have a snoop round.
        Happy days!

      • 372 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 14:46

        VQ, the professor is glad to have you about! If you have any questions about what you see, just ask me! :)

      • 373 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 17, 2014 at 17:44

        Sure! :)
        Is there anything in particular you’d like to tell?

      • 374 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:29

        Well, you mean about me?

      • 375 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 17, 2014 at 22:32

        Why not? You, the blog, anything! The professor is an intriguing character.
        And I am an intrigued reader.

      • 376 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 22:51

        I am? :) Why are you intrigued, VQ? I’m know as an enigma, you know.

      • 377 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 17, 2014 at 22:55

        Yes.
        And..Precisely. You’re blog isn’t straightforward. And the more I’ve read and listened to you, it’s evident that you’re not “dooby dooby doo” but more…more…I can’t phrase it. Like, even now I don’t know how to define the multiple doobys. But you’re a very different blogger, and it’s a pretty refreshing change, because I still haven’t sussed you out yet. That’s cool. To unravel your personality in a more challenging way.

      • 378 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 23:17

        Thank you. It’s true, the professor can only be unraveled little by little, you know. I like that dooby part. :lol: Would you say the professor is sweat or wicked?

      • 379 deepbluesandseafoamgreens March 17, 2014 at 23:19

        Sweet, or wicked?
        An interesting dollop of both.

      • 380 Professor VJ Duke March 17, 2014 at 23:27

        Exactly! That’s what I’ve been trying to tell people. And you just knew it! I’m honored. Thank you, VQ.

  48. 381 rescloset22 March 15, 2014 at 08:41

    I nominated you for the Liebster award:
    https://rescloset22.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/liebster-award-nominee/

    • 382 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 17:11

      Many thanks! I’ll check it out.

  49. 383 Jo March 14, 2014 at 14:50

    Hi, just saying something …. anything …… from a not very punchy Sweden.

    • 384 Professor VJ Duke March 14, 2014 at 18:06

      Greetings from the professor! You’re not Punchy, then?

  50. 385 Meeinal March 11, 2014 at 20:25

    Thank you for guiding me to your blog:) stay blessed.

    • 386 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 23:06

      Hi, nice to meet you! How are you?

      • 387 Meeinal March 12, 2014 at 00:34

        Hello and it’s even nicer to meet you.Its 6 am here so very good morning☕️

      • 388 Professor VJ Duke March 12, 2014 at 14:31

        Now, do you have tea or coffee in the morning, ma’am?

  51. 389 freckledsillyproser March 9, 2014 at 14:21

    Curiouser and curiouser

    • 390 Professor VJ Duke March 9, 2014 at 21:52

      Why so? I think it’s rather clear. If you have a question, just ask. Did you know the professor is known for giving clear answers? :D

      • 391 freckledsillyproser March 11, 2014 at 05:20

        It’s good to be curious. Unless you are a cat.

      • 392 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:11

        What are you curious about?

  52. 393 Louise B. Leger March 5, 2014 at 14:28

    It’s funny because when you comment on my posts I often do picture you speaking in your character’s voice. This only reinforces that I’m probably correct in thinking so haha :)

    • 394 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2014 at 16:15

      Really? What an interest! But what character voices do you mean?

      • 395 Louise B. Leger March 5, 2014 at 16:19

        I’m not sure haha. It’s ever-changing

      • 396 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2014 at 16:22

        How do you picture the professor? Now I’m curious, you know.

      • 397 Louise B. Leger March 5, 2014 at 17:01

        Intuitive, pondering, probably takes a large interest in philosophy… something along those lines :P

      • 398 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2014 at 21:18

        :D And professorish?

      • 399 Louise B. Leger March 5, 2014 at 17:02

        probably has a beard

      • 400 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2014 at 21:18

        Funny you should say that. The PF is in constant debate about that.

      • 401 Louise B. Leger March 5, 2014 at 22:47

        but of course that goes with out saying. And yes, he should definitely go for the beard

      • 402 Professor VJ Duke March 6, 2014 at 13:39

        Rats and a Heifer! A fake one?

      • 403 Louise B. Leger March 6, 2014 at 14:40

        what? lol

      • 404 Professor VJ Duke March 6, 2014 at 19:01

        Isn’t it a wonderful expression?

      • 405 Louise B. Leger March 6, 2014 at 19:11

        Definitely havent heard that one before

      • 406 Professor VJ Duke March 6, 2014 at 19:13

        It’s totally professorish. I think I’m rather proud of it.

  53. 407 British Chick February 28, 2014 at 03:34

    …I’m not quite sure what just happened

    • 408 Professor VJ Duke February 28, 2014 at 16:16

      What do you mean?

      • 409 British Chick February 28, 2014 at 19:21

        I read the above and my mind imploded….In a good way of course lol

      • 410 Professor VJ Duke March 1, 2014 at 16:28

        Doesn’t it tell you so much about the professor?

      • 411 British Chick March 2, 2014 at 03:39

        erm…is yes the right answer?

      • 412 Professor VJ Duke March 2, 2014 at 23:17

        I’m not sure. What do you think?

      • 413 British Chick March 3, 2014 at 06:53

        YES! :)

      • 414 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2014 at 20:24

        That’s good, I think.

      • 415 British Chick March 4, 2014 at 04:22

        Me too ;)

      • 416 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2014 at 13:34

        Would it be too forward of the professor to ask your name?

      • 417 British Chick March 4, 2014 at 19:28

        Not at all sir… My name is Sophie :) LADY Sophie if you prefer ha ha

      • 418 Professor VJ Duke March 4, 2014 at 19:50

        Thank you! What a nice name. You’ll be Lady Sophie from now on! How cool. :D

      • 419 British Chick March 4, 2014 at 19:54

        Well that’s certainly better than some of the things I’ve been called before now ha ha -I’m nice really – I just attract nasties somehow- peasants and scum if you will ;)

      • 420 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2014 at 00:18

        Really? What dadblamery! The professor likes you and I’m somewhat upstanding. :)

      • 421 British Chick March 5, 2014 at 00:53

        :) well that’s good to know “me lord” ha ha

      • 422 Professor VJ Duke March 5, 2014 at 15:53

        Haha, just call me the professor. Or the professorish one. Or any combination of my great name.

  54. 423 love o'clock February 27, 2014 at 02:47

    I like you! So here’s my follow :] Thanks for stopping by at my blog too!

    • 424 Professor VJ Duke February 27, 2014 at 17:55

      Nice to meet you! How are you doing?

      • 425 love o'clock March 3, 2014 at 03:34

        I’m doing well and enjoying my weekend. How are you doing, Professor? :]

      • 426 Professor VJ Duke March 3, 2014 at 20:23

        Very well. I wish the snow would go away, don’t you?

  55. 427 Shalin February 19, 2014 at 05:05

    You have punchy writing indeed. Those were good fun facts about yourself. :)

    • 428 Professor VJ Duke February 19, 2014 at 13:20

      Thank you! Do you feel a bit Punchy now?

      • 429 Shalin February 19, 2014 at 13:34

        Indeed!

      • 430 Professor VJ Duke February 19, 2014 at 20:38

        Is it good? :)

      • 431 Shalin February 20, 2014 at 09:44

        Yes. Indeed!

      • 432 Professor VJ Duke February 20, 2014 at 14:39

        That a man!

  56. 433 A Mermaid Named (E.D.) February 15, 2014 at 17:03

    I have stopped by to say hi. I am an explorer-type by nature, so exploring this land will fit perfectly with my personality.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • 434 Professor VJ Duke February 15, 2014 at 22:01

      Nice to meet you! What should the professor call you for short?

  57. 435 S.E. Panoply February 8, 2014 at 19:08

    Out of curiosity, what did you think of Twain’s Joan of Arc? I’ll be reading that one soon-ish.

    • 436 Professor VJ Duke February 9, 2014 at 19:41

      I haven’t read it yet! :shock: It’s on my list, though. Are you going to do a book review? I know Twain used his daughter as an insight into writing Joan’s character.

  58. 437 The Diva Dummy Diaries February 8, 2014 at 18:44

    How strangely wonderful your land is – all the archetypes come out to play in full freedom :-) Kristina

    • 438 Professor VJ Duke February 9, 2014 at 19:41

      They sure do! Thanks for visiting. Are you Punchyish now?

  59. 439 Charron's Chatter February 8, 2014 at 17:58

    I adore mark twain–by the mark, etc…twain–my most recent book (read to completion) was his biography…:)

    he really did captain those river boats! And felt there was in no way time to write all that he had to write…something to which I can relate!

    A cool, mustachio’d dude, and one of the few to pull off such vernacular musings…

    • 440 Professor VJ Duke February 9, 2014 at 19:40

      Nice! I’ve got his bio. The professor must read it. Do you like him more after reading it?

      :lol: What do you write?

      Very true indeed! Do you think the professor is mustachio’d?

      • 441 Charron's Chatter February 9, 2014 at 20:02

        a resounding yes! vis a vis the moo-stache

        Further–I like him more. A lot more. If gives a backstory to all the hububbbery…the original name for Huckleberry…little known fact

        I write stuff to make you laugh mostly….lotta wordplays and such…:)

        but all genres–poetry, fiction, free verse, cnf, article, op ed…I mostly love nonsense poetry though–just had some pubbed thru Fowlpox Press…:)

        Word Mosaics…you can download PDF free…:)

        what do you write, Punchy?

      • 442 Professor VJ Duke February 10, 2014 at 17:01

        :D Interesting!

        Neat. I’ll have to read this.

        Great! I love comedic writings.

        Mostly Punchy stuff, yes. You see, it’s the professor’s job to chronicle all the dadblamery that takes place in the PL.

  60. 443 ambikasingh2 February 7, 2014 at 04:45

    good to know the 2,4,and 6 about you.

    • 444 Professor VJ Duke February 7, 2014 at 15:56

      What it make you think of the professor?

  61. 445 edelweiss February 2, 2014 at 06:54

    Thank you for the blog visit and feedback!! Interesting profile! :D

    • 446 Professor VJ Duke February 3, 2014 at 14:12

      Is it scary?

  62. 447 The Reading Girl February 1, 2014 at 23:43

    haha :)…this just made me laugh. Which mean we will be great friends! At least I hope so. Thanks for the like and follow…I know I will definitely enjoy your posts.

    • 448 Professor VJ Duke February 2, 2014 at 00:01

      Thank you very much! Welcome to the Punchy Family. It will be great having you. Now, what should I call you?

      • 449 The Reading Girl February 2, 2014 at 00:04

        You should call me Yazmin. Its my name :D

      • 450 Professor VJ Duke February 2, 2014 at 00:31

        That’s a very nice name. I read your bio, but I done forgot. You know, the professor can be dull.

      • 451 The Reading Girl February 2, 2014 at 00:33

        Thank you! :) Haha, its okay. I think we are all dull sometimes ;)

      • 452 Professor VJ Duke February 2, 2014 at 00:42

        Thank you for making me feel better! :D (But especially the professor.)

      • 453 The Reading Girl February 2, 2014 at 00:43

        haha :). What is your name besides the professor?

      • 454 Professor VJ Duke February 2, 2014 at 00:48

        VJ Duke. :D But everyone usually calls me the professor.

      • 455 The Reading Girl February 2, 2014 at 00:53

        That’s a cool name! I like it

      • 456 Professor VJ Duke February 3, 2014 at 14:10

        Thanks! The professor appreciates that. :)

      • 457 Lady Pinkrose February 2, 2014 at 01:12

        OH, how wonderful to see Yazmin over here! Horray!

        Me too tired today to do much but chill. I miss you Prof Frown even though I saw you over at Petals a bit. Busy week now tired WO-man.

        On Saturday, February 1, 2014, The Punchy Lands! wrote:

        > The Reading Girl commented: “haha :). What is your name besides the > professor? “

      • 458 The Reading Girl February 2, 2014 at 01:13

        Haha :). Yes, the professor found me first and I decided to pay him a visit of course.

      • 459 Lady Pinkrose February 2, 2014 at 01:14

        Just wait. This place is NUTS or what I was told to say was cashews. Hehehehehehe Ya gotta watch out for that Professor. He’s all over the place!

      • 460 Professor VJ Duke February 3, 2014 at 14:11

        But he’s sweet, isn’t he?

      • 461 Lady Pinkrose February 3, 2014 at 14:14

        That’s only because he is eating my just cherry cake. He’s high on sugar. Hehehehehe

      • 462 Professor VJ Duke February 3, 2014 at 14:23

        I love cherries.

      • 463 Professor VJ Duke February 3, 2014 at 14:11

        I think, Lady P, we were talking about how much Yazmin likes Vin Diesel.

      • 464 The Reading Girl February 3, 2014 at 21:16

        Haha :)…who do you know that?

      • 465 Professor VJ Duke February 4, 2014 at 00:05

        You like him?

      • 466 The Reading Girl February 4, 2014 at 01:55

        Yes..I actually like the way he acts. Is the professor okay with that?

      • 467 Professor VJ Duke February 4, 2014 at 21:16

        He’s one of my favorites. :D

  63. 468 belsbror January 31, 2014 at 03:17

    Sorry for the late notifications. Tech problems.
    I nominated you for the Awesome Blossom and the Lighthouse awards. Please get the badges at http://wp.me/p32YrK-1ll and get more info. Also included are the Inventive Blogger and Shauny awards at http://wp.me/p32YrK-1lp to complete the package. :)
    Have a wonderful day! Blessings, belsbror

    • 469 Professor VJ Duke January 31, 2014 at 16:04

      Many thanks!

  64. 470 sandraconner January 24, 2014 at 16:17

    I couldn’t help but laugh at your description of your writing “habit.” I often find that for me — where novels are concerned — shortly after a good beginning, the ending comes trotting along, bold and brave. So I have no recourse but to write the end right then — or else possibly lose my grasp on it — and then go back and fill in the middle. I do hate when that happens, because then the middle starts to bog me down. In my opinion, it’s much harder to keep that middle stimulating and full of life once I know the end. I’m actually grateful when I find myself working on a novel that I don’t know the end of yet.

    But, seriously, if you find yourself feeling discouraged about your writing because of this routine, you might find a little bit of encouragement in some of the articles I wrote recently in a series titled “2014: The Year of the Author.” I’ll include the link to the first article here, and each article has a link to the next. The material is mostly from my curriculum, which I use in all the creative writing classes I teach, but a number of people have found that parts of it have been just the shot of encouragement they needed.

    Also, when you do complete a work and you feel it needs re-writing, don’t get discouraged. Instead congratulate yourself on being smart enough to know it. Every freshly completed work needs re-writing — lots of rewriting. There’s never been a great novel written that didn’t have to be ripped apart and totally re-done in several places before it even hinted at greatness. But do this: Save that original piece exactly like it is. Create a file on your computer just for saving your very first drafts of everything you write. Once it’s saved in that file, then save it again — but under another name — somewhere else in your documents. I often title mine “Experimental Copy of ……” From this point on pull up only the new copy because this is the one you can rip apart.

    Now, experiment to your heart’s content. This is the exciting part of writing: finding out what all different kinds of directions you can take this piece. Attack it ruthlessly. Imagine yourself as a hard-nosed book editor — or a hard-to-please reader. Either one will work. Attack that piece, and any place that you see where you know something isn’t great, delete it and re-write to your heart’s content. You may have to do it 3 or 4 times, but knowing that you still have that original safely tucked away will free you to kill off any part of this copy that you want to experiment with. If you’ll let yourself do this, you’ll be surprised how much you can enjoy it.

    Hope this helps a little. Here’s the link to the first article in the series I told you about:
    http://sandraconner.wordpress.com/2014/01/06/2014-the-year-of-the-author/

    • 471 Professor VJ Duke January 24, 2014 at 16:27

      Thanks for the suggestions and positive support!

      I’ll take a look.

  65. 472 lukeusry January 15, 2014 at 17:20

    “My writing career is thus summed up: I begin to write a book that I believe has great promise, and within the first few weeks, I love what I have written thus far—the beginning. Then I move onto the middle of the book, and this is where the trouble begins. At this point, I still think the work has merit, but it has lost some of its promise. Nevertheless, I am still motivated and I move on. Next, comes the ending. This part is written with absolute dreading, and it is a wonder that I make it through. But I do make it through. When the book is finished, I hate the beginning, admire the middle, and abhor the end. After weeks of deliberation, fear, and loathing, I decide that the whole book needs rewritten. However, I can never allow myself to destroy something that took so much of my time. So, I become foolish and begin to write a new novel which I claim, and believe wholeheartedly, will be much different and infinitely better than the preceding one. Upon completion, I hate the beginning, admire the middle, and abhor the end. Consequently, I have yet another masterpiece—a book that either needs rewritten or scraped in favor of another project. I go with the latter. ~ Professor VJ Duke”

    Beginning to middle, middle to end. Where we stop is where we begin.

    I’d like to think that’s how it works.

    The things we hate are the things that make us grow.

    They show us what we don’t want to be.

    • 473 Professor VJ Duke January 15, 2014 at 18:49

      So, what should this professor do about it, would you say?

  66. 474 Lady Pinkrose January 13, 2014 at 15:11

    Thank you for following Petals Unfolding. I just pushed your follow button as well. (smile) IF I had the time JUST to delve into all the talent here on WordPress, this would be a great life.

    I am deeply touched you followed my Blog. ~Amy~

    PS One never knows what comes flying out of my hand (mouth). GRIN

    • 475 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 15:37

      Thanks for following, Lady P! It certainly would be a great life.

      Ooo, should the professor be scared?

      • 476 Lady Pinkrose January 13, 2014 at 15:47

        Hehehehehe Of me? Not! Although what I do say, stirs the bees sometimes. LOL I do think outside of the box……just saying!

      • 477 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 21:30

        :lol: Well, the professor would like that about you, you know!

      • 478 Lady Pinkrose January 13, 2014 at 21:35

        Well with someone like you cheerleading for me, I’ll get braver as time goes along. Truth be told, many have NOT liked me for what I do say and how I do think. I scare them, perhaps, because I just happen to rock the boat. Not purposely, but in how my perspective in life is. I’ve learned to stay quiet, yet, at Petals, my words are bubbling up. They make one THINK. Not a bad thing at all, yet, with the thinking, truth is seen, and oops, illusion is so much safer. Just saying……. Oh, I have LOTS of pretty sayings too, but now lately, the “oh oh” ones seem to be bubbling up. Oh, Professor, if only you knew the thoughts I don’t say….. gotta work on that courage as I posted today. :-)

      • 479 Professor VJ Duke January 13, 2014 at 21:44

        :lol: Well, say them all. The professor will be sweet about it. But cheerleading…you can’t really picture the professor cheerleading, can you? I sure hope not.

        And the professor is game for the truth over an illusion any day!

      • 480 Lady Pinkrose January 13, 2014 at 22:26

        The Truth. Most do not want to hear it.

        No short skirts for you, then, no? LOL

        Since a child, I have had a Mind for Truth and it seems a Heart that could see a lie a mile away. I have this uncanny “knowing”. I will just keep on and as I go, get more courage and confidence to say what I know. Or hear as well.

        I think we have begun a courtship. You are my type of guy! How NICE, and I mean that, to know there are others who seek Truth as well as I.

      • 481 Professor VJ Duke January 14, 2014 at 13:52

        I know. It’s vexing and a dadblamery.

        Oh dear no! Imagine how the professor would be shamed!

        Well, that sounds really nice, Lady P. The professor likes that lots.

        :D The professor is a genuine truth seeker!

      • 482 Lady Pinkrose January 14, 2014 at 16:27

        All joking set aside, I too seek Truth. And “truth be told” it really hasn’t gotten me too far in life. People honestly do not wish to hear truth. In so doing, the blinders would have to come off. I try to stay on the sunny side of the street with what I say, yet, when I say it like it is, or even pretty the truth up a bit, people still shy away.

        So I attempt to go in the back door with encouragement and smiles. I do get weary of banging my head against a brick wall, or so it seems, and I do wonder if anything I have done, has made one iota of a difference. At least I tried. And I did my best. That is all I can ask of myself, as with you. People are clueless how “those in power” have stolen their power away.

        At times I look at people and I see “puppets”. Cutting those strings usually is accompanied with attack and anger. Yeppers. I know all about that! So again, I try to stay on the sunny side.

        Vexing and dadblamery. You said it! I see too much and at times I wish I didn’t. Ah, but that is who I am, and so it is. Tootles!

      • 483 Professor VJ Duke January 14, 2014 at 17:16

        Well, Lady P, you accept your station with grace, I think. The professor could only imagine the frustration! Perhaps you might retire?

      • 484 Lady Pinkrose January 14, 2014 at 21:39

        Retire in the Land of Photo. Now that would be NICE. Retire from myself? How does one do that?

      • 485 Professor VJ Duke January 15, 2014 at 00:58

        Oh, I guess that would be impossible, huh?

      • 486 Lady Pinkrose January 15, 2014 at 01:03

        Huh. I guess. I suppose I could have a brain transplant, just supposing, but I won’t. So I’ll finish this life as best as I can, and make plans on how to live my next one. (smile) And oh yes, the imagination is fertile. LOL

      • 487 Professor VJ Duke January 15, 2014 at 01:15

        :lol: Don’t have a brain transplant! That would be disastrous, you know!

  67. 488 Yoshiko January 3, 2014 at 09:21

    Thank you for following my poetry blog and may you enjoy your visits and readings :-)

    • 489 Professor VJ Duke January 6, 2014 at 17:43

      Nice to meet you!

      • 490 Yoshiko January 22, 2014 at 10:01

        Nice to meet you too

      • 491 Professor VJ Duke January 22, 2014 at 14:15

        Scary too?

      • 492 Yoshiko February 9, 2014 at 18:33

        Yea

      • 493 Professor VJ Duke February 9, 2014 at 19:43

        Yea?

      • 494 Yoshiko February 13, 2014 at 16:22

        Yeah, it’s scary

      • 495 Professor VJ Duke February 14, 2014 at 00:04

        But why?

      • 496 Yoshiko March 11, 2014 at 01:30

        Sorry for so late to reply you due to family.
        Seems that there are all kinds of scary stories about professor.

      • 497 Professor VJ Duke March 11, 2014 at 19:09

        Hope all is well. What sort of scary stories?

      • 498 Yoshiko March 13, 2014 at 16:52

        Thanks. I ever hear and even watch the videos about crazy professors especially those who are scientist. The movie ‘Hollow Man’ is one of the movie.

      • 499 Professor VJ Duke March 13, 2014 at 21:47

        Ah! So you’re used to crazy professors?

      • 500 Yoshiko March 15, 2014 at 09:22

        Not really used to it.

      • 501 Professor VJ Duke March 15, 2014 at 17:12

        Which might not be bad.

  68. 502 Susan Honthumb December 19, 2013 at 16:56

    You are a professor of what?

    • 503 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2013 at 23:29

      Well…are you doubting my professorishness?

      • 504 Susan Honthumb December 19, 2013 at 23:38

        Not a chance. Just curious if you had a specific specialist or that your professorship encompasses everything.

      • 505 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2013 at 23:47

        Well, I’m not the normal type of professor. You see, I profess the Punchy Lands. Disappointing, huh?

      • 506 Susan Honthumb December 20, 2013 at 01:06

        Nope. Not at all.

      • 507 Professor VJ Duke December 20, 2013 at 13:37

        Really? :)

      • 508 Susan Honthumb December 20, 2013 at 14:49

        My curiosity has been satisfied and look forward to more of your professing.

      • 509 Professor VJ Duke December 20, 2013 at 15:26

        In the new year…the PL is taking a break. We have one last Christmas wishing vid that came up today. Have a great Christmas!

      • 510 Susan Honthumb December 20, 2013 at 16:44

        Enjoy your break. Happy Holidays to you.

      • 511 Professor VJ Duke December 20, 2013 at 20:35

        And you.

  69. 512 Gene'O December 18, 2013 at 22:29

    Professor, I am curious to know are you related in any way to the notorious Raoul Duke, esq. ?

    • 513 Professor VJ Duke December 18, 2013 at 22:52

      I don’t think so…he’s a bit mean looking? Is he a mean fellow?

      • 514 Gene'O December 18, 2013 at 23:35

        I would not say a mean fellow but mean-looking? Sure. He was a madman of the late 60s/early 70s counterculture. Your uncertainty makes me think the last names are just a coincidence. If you were related, I am sure you would know ;-)

      • 515 Professor VJ Duke December 19, 2013 at 14:39

        I bet you’re right. But you see, it’s dangerous for this professor to think himself related to such a dastardly fellow. Maybe he’s just tough–which would be neat.

  70. 516 curvyroads December 13, 2013 at 23:08

    Ha ha, I can’t wait to dig into your blog further. I especially love your Punchy Exclamations! :D

    • 517 Professor VJ Duke December 14, 2013 at 00:33

      Thanks! And nice to meet you. Definitely check out a Punchy skit! (The exclamations are said there.)

  71. 518 Crystal Lynn B. December 8, 2013 at 01:19

    Hey Professor! I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award because your stories are coolbeans :)

    • 519 Professor VJ Duke December 9, 2013 at 14:58

      Thanks! I like coolbeans…

  72. 520 Anniemation Floe November 11, 2013 at 07:57

    Dear Professor,

    I have been following you for quite a while now & I think it’s time we expose the Punchy Lands to the world so I have decided to nominate you for a Liebster Award: http://anniemationfloe.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/liebster-award-honestly-transition-a-small-thank-you/
    Congratulations! Whether you choose to accept this award is of course entirely up to you, but I felt you were at the very least deserving of the nomination.
    Kind regards,
    Annie

    • 521 Professor VJ Duke November 11, 2013 at 13:10

      The professor is honored. Thank you very much. Will look into this.

  73. 522 technophile9 October 18, 2013 at 17:04

    Hey! I’ve nominated you for the WordPress Family Award. The full post is here: http://coatechnophile.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/the-wordpress-family-award/

    (I’m not sure if this is allowed, but perhaps you could nominate Ruber’s restaurant? Perhaps it can finally become ‘award-winning’. ;))

    • 523 Professor VJ Duke October 18, 2013 at 20:11

      Thanks so much, Joe!

      (That would be great for his business, wouldn’t it? Maybe I’ll make a special trip next week. It would be cool.)

  74. 524 Cut Alima October 15, 2013 at 13:08

    Well I gotta say that THE PUNCHY LANDS is definitely an interesting land. I love the way The Professor states his(?) opinions. And yeah, I think I consider my self as a Punchyish person..

    • 525 Professor VJ Duke October 15, 2013 at 17:09

      Yes, his. :D That’s awesome. Do you find it a bit scary?

      • 526 Cut Alima October 16, 2013 at 00:35

        Nope :)

      • 527 Professor VJ Duke October 16, 2013 at 01:39

        Well that’s good. I’m sure you find it a bit Punchyish, though.

      • 528 Cut Alima October 17, 2013 at 04:44

        Hahaha yepp :) Of course it is, it’s The Punchy Land anyway :)

      • 529 Professor VJ Duke October 17, 2013 at 19:37

        A very good point! :D

  75. 530 Toi Thomas October 15, 2013 at 00:02

    Well Professor, this could be interesting.

    • 531 Professor VJ Duke October 15, 2013 at 12:03

      Greetings! Ooo, what do you mean? Is it a bit scary?

      • 532 Toi Thomas October 15, 2013 at 23:13

        I’m just saying that following your blog will be a unique experience.

      • 533 Professor VJ Duke October 15, 2013 at 23:50

        Well, that’s good, isn’t it? The professor is quite normal, though, you know…

  76. 534 Jenn October 4, 2013 at 05:49

    Hi, Professor! I am teaching my son Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer this Fall! We homeschool! I’m now following your blog! :)

    • 535 Professor VJ Duke October 4, 2013 at 14:04

      Hello!!! Awesome! That’s good. I really hope he enjoys it. It’s one of the professor’s favorites. That’s awesome too. Great to have you!

  77. 536 Jo - Over the Edge of the Wild October 1, 2013 at 02:09

    Dear Professor,
    Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the follow, but these Punchy Lands you have discovered sound intriguing. I hope you get the chance to finish the story sometime so we can all learn more.

    • 537 Professor VJ Duke October 1, 2013 at 14:02

      But is it scary to you?

      • 538 Jo - Over the Edge of the Wild October 1, 2013 at 14:14

        All the best things are, just a little

      • 539 Professor VJ Duke October 1, 2013 at 17:17

        But the professor’s not scary!

      • 540 Jo - Over the Edge of the Wild October 1, 2013 at 23:51

        If all the best things are a little scary, and the professor’s among the best, he must be a little scary too…

        Perhaps, like beauty, scary is in the eye of the beholder?

      • 541 Professor VJ Duke October 2, 2013 at 15:20

        So, are you scared by the professor?

      • 542 Jo - Over the Edge of the Wild October 4, 2013 at 11:59

        I’ve met a lot of different types of scary people in my life. I haven’t decided yet if the professor is the type to be scared of or impressed by… I’ll reserve my decision :)

      • 543 Professor VJ Duke October 4, 2013 at 14:06

        That’s fair enough!

  78. 544 Sherri September 30, 2013 at 09:24

    Well hello Professor! Many thanks for visiting my blog and for the follow, I do really appreciate it. I do sincerely hope that you like what you find there. I am catching up at the moment (the price I pay for not blogging at the weekend!) so will have to return, which I shall do you can be sure of that, to read and learn more about your ‘Punchy Land’! Meanwhile, I just wanted to say hi and thanks from my cyber summerhouse. Have a great day :-)

    • 545 Professor VJ Duke September 30, 2013 at 17:33

      No problem! It will be great to see you around, truly. The professor will be visiting your blog regularly too!

      • 546 Sherri October 1, 2013 at 09:14

        Thanks so much :-)

      • 547 Professor VJ Duke October 1, 2013 at 14:02

        Thank you so much!

  79. 548 Elana September 28, 2013 at 21:51

    Hey, I just nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! (http://cartoondramas.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/one-lovely-blog-award/) :D

    • 549 Professor VJ Duke September 30, 2013 at 17:30

      Thank you so much!

  80. 550 dawnhosking September 25, 2013 at 08:20

    I like your style ;)

    • 551 Professor VJ Duke September 25, 2013 at 12:02

      Many thanks! Very nice to meet you.

  81. 552 ankushmehta September 24, 2013 at 15:50

    Thank you so much for the follow Mr. VJ Duke :) :)
    It means a lot :)
    Thanks again
    ~Ankush

    • 553 Professor VJ Duke September 24, 2013 at 15:53

      No problem! Very nice to meet you.

      • 554 ankushmehta September 24, 2013 at 17:36

        :) x

      • 555 Professor VJ Duke September 24, 2013 at 19:07

        :cool:

  82. 556 colliebrookcrossing September 19, 2013 at 16:07

    You’ve caught my interest… I need to open up that thing that glows and has buttons and shows me stuff to read more though. It’s not very easy on the little glowy thing that does the same stuff as the big glowy thing but not as well…. Did I make sense? Eh, who cares. I’m sure you understand. I have a feeling we’re infected with similar strains of “interesting.”

    • 557 Professor VJ Duke September 19, 2013 at 17:50

      You actually made complete sense! The professor has to zoomy on out in order to continue reading! I think you’re right. Do you feel Punchyish?

      • 558 colliebrookcrossing September 19, 2013 at 17:52

        Well, I just finished a 3.something mile run and I’m about to chug a chocolate milk, so sure! Why not?

      • 559 Professor VJ Duke September 19, 2013 at 18:03

        3 miles! Goodness me. The professor is impressed!

        A chocolate milk? Send one to the professor, please. I think I could use one…

      • 560 colliebrookcrossing September 19, 2013 at 18:04

        Oh that chocolate milk was amazing too. Best post-run treat EVER!

      • 561 Professor VJ Duke September 19, 2013 at 18:06

        The professor will try it next time, for sure.

  83. 562 Fannie Cranium September 17, 2013 at 17:54

    Hello Professor. Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods. I must say Punchy Land looks very interesting.

    • 563 Professor VJ Duke September 17, 2013 at 19:44

      Thank you for coming to the PL! Does it seem Punchyish?

      • 564 Fannie Cranium September 17, 2013 at 21:38

        Yes, very. :)

      • 565 Professor VJ Duke September 18, 2013 at 00:42

        Is that a good thing, do you think?

      • 566 Fannie Cranium September 18, 2013 at 04:06

        Good is a relative term. I think entertaining is more fitting.

      • 567 Professor VJ Duke September 18, 2013 at 18:03

        Or Punchyish.

  84. 568 Dean Whitehorn artblogs September 12, 2013 at 09:56

    Hi Professor. What do you change into and do you change back into your original form if you have one.

    • 569 Professor VJ Duke September 12, 2013 at 12:59

      Hello! Well, the professor is always the professor. He’s not cool enough to turn into something else yet… You see, his changes are more subtle than that. :)

  85. 570 jennifermzeiger September 12, 2013 at 02:27

    Watership Down equals… Rabits! and lots of adventure.

    • 571 Professor VJ Duke September 12, 2013 at 12:58

      Sounds extremely tempting!

  86. 572 hazy September 11, 2013 at 14:41

    No chocolate? No coffee? What about tea?

    Thanks for dropping by my blog. I’ve found my way to The Punchy Lands, and may I say, it looks rather nice. :)

    • 573 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2013 at 15:53

      The professor loves tea–green, cherry tea. :cool:

      Many thanks! The professor really enjoyed your blog. Welcome to the PL family!

      • 574 hazy September 11, 2013 at 16:05

        Why, thank you for the warm welcome, professor.

        I like tea too, preferably green but I don’t mind black, as long as it’s infused with mint or apple. :)

      • 575 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2013 at 16:24

        Ooo, apple would be great! Never have tried it, though. (I do like you’re gravatar. Very creative. Much better than a ring!)

      • 576 Hazy September 12, 2013 at 12:54

        Twinings has an apple one, but I think they recently changed it to apple & pear. Haven’t tried that yet, though.

        re: gravatar – Thank you! It’s my brother’s drawing of me being a bookworm. Your ring looks rather spiffy, it being engraved and all. :)

      • 577 Professor VJ Duke September 12, 2013 at 13:00

        Thank you! That’s to prove that the professor is the professor.

        Your brother is a great artist, methinks! (I’ll have to check out Twinings. And let me know when you try the apple/pear one.)

      • 578 Hazy September 13, 2013 at 13:54

        Yes. Yes, he is. He’s very creative. Thanks for the compliment, he says. :)

        I’d be interested to hear what you think of Twinings and which flavor you picked to try out. (would be glad to let you know how the apple/pear tastes, once I find it)

      • 579 Professor VJ Duke September 13, 2013 at 15:10

        No problem! (Tell him the professor was very impressed. Couldn’t draw to save his life, I think.)

        Well, do you recommend any, besides the apple? Definitely let me know!

    • 580 Hazy September 14, 2013 at 03:57

      Same here, I’ve no chops for drawing whatsoever. Best I can draw is a stick man.

      I really love their green tea & mint, and English breakfast (but I must have it with a bit of milk). I tweeted once about it, I’ll shoot you a retweet. :)

      • 581 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2013 at 21:29

        I’m not sure if the professor could even draw a stick man!

        The English breakfast sounds really good. With milk… I’ll certainly have to try that. Yes, thanks!

  87. 582 jennifermzeiger September 10, 2013 at 22:52

    The Horse and His Boy… Now that’s a good book. Although the Voyage of the Dawn Treader’s really good too.

    • 583 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2013 at 00:28

      Great to see you! The Horse and His Boy is the best adventure book ever–in the professor’s humble opinion. :) The Voyage is good too. Do you like Pride and Prejudice?

      • 584 jennifermzeiger September 11, 2013 at 01:34

        Oh dear, you’ve struck another of my favorite classics…

      • 585 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2013 at 15:45

        But you couldn’t possibly! It’s so…so vexing!

      • 586 jennifermzeiger September 11, 2013 at 16:08

        That’s half the fun of it. It shows the shallow human foibles we all would like to ignore exist. (Our prides and our prejudices, as it were=) But then I’m a silly girl who likes romance now and again.

        Have you ever read Watership Down? It’s another good adventure book.

      • 587 Professor VJ Duke September 11, 2013 at 16:24

        Very true. The professor is just wicked, you see. :)

        No, I haven’t! What’s it about?

  88. 588 Anja September 9, 2013 at 17:43

    Hahahahaha oh wait…..is that good?

    • 589 Professor VJ Duke September 9, 2013 at 20:13

      It is, isn’t it? Crime is thrilling, I think.

      • 590 Anja September 9, 2013 at 20:32

        I haven’t really committed a crime outside of possibly speeding once or twice. -__-

      • 591 Professor VJ Duke September 10, 2013 at 01:00

        We are the same there, then!

      • 592 Anja September 10, 2013 at 01:03

        Oh my…the mystery unfurls….or we both just like to drive fast.

      • 593 Professor VJ Duke September 10, 2013 at 01:11

        Isn’t it a must to get to the destination as quickly as possible?

      • 594 Anja September 10, 2013 at 01:13

        I believe so and it is also just fun to go as fast as possible…..sometimes outside the restrictive boundaries the law places on us. So unfair

      • 595 Professor VJ Duke September 10, 2013 at 01:15

        Extremely unfair. Daddy Salami would go as fast as he wanted–and probably get away with it!

      • 596 Anja September 10, 2013 at 01:19

        Ahhh I am still getting to know your lovely characters but will go along with you on this. We must find our way to out-fox the law.

      • 597 Professor VJ Duke September 10, 2013 at 01:20

        Absolutely! (You’ll know them soon very well; probably better than the professor!)

      • 598 Anja September 10, 2013 at 01:22

        I am looking forward to meeting them all. I have a feeling they each show a bit of the Professor

  89. 599 Anja September 8, 2013 at 23:00

    Now I have come over here to learn about The Professor and his professorisms. I read about The Punchy Lands and really quite intrigued.

    • 600 Professor VJ Duke September 9, 2013 at 01:35

      That’s great! I hope the professorisms live up to your expectations. The professor is honored!

      • 601 Anja September 9, 2013 at 02:59

        So far so good……happy to have found you :) Oh wait, you found me first.

      • 602 Professor VJ Duke September 9, 2013 at 15:09

        The professor is always the instigator in crime. ;)

  90. 603 xoxosanaz90210 September 7, 2013 at 00:14

    Nice to meet you too!

    • 604 Professor VJ Duke September 7, 2013 at 00:59

      Absolutely! So, let’s get to know one another better. The professor will ask you a question then you can ask him one. What’s your favorite book?

      • 605 xoxosanaz90210 September 8, 2013 at 13:14

        Alright. I like lots of books. My first favourite is Harry Potter series. It is when I started reading novels. What is yours?

      • 606 Professor VJ Duke September 8, 2013 at 17:21

        Hmm, interesting. Do you have a favorite from the series? Well, the professor absolutely loves Mark Twain. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but probably the Prince and the Pauper. :D

      • 607 xoxosanaz90210 September 10, 2013 at 21:43

        All of them except the fifth one, not as much. But I loved the fourth one the most!! Ahn, I believe I haven’t read any of Mark Twain’s work. Any other favourites?

      • 608 xoxosanaz90210 September 13, 2013 at 22:30

        I haven’t read any of Mark Twain’s work.

      • 609 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2013 at 00:34

        Would you like a recommendation?

      • 610 xoxosanaz90210 September 14, 2013 at 03:17

        Sure!!

      • 611 Professor VJ Duke September 10, 2013 at 22:22

        Well…hmm…let me see… (the professor isn’t the best of readers; very slow, you know) …uhh…have you ever read The Horse and His Boy?

      • 612 Professor VJ Duke September 14, 2013 at 21:30

        How about The Prince and the Pauper?

  91. 613 heatherellisbooks September 6, 2013 at 17:45

    Hello thank you for the follow. I think the twits is the best :-)

    • 614 Professor VJ Duke September 6, 2013 at 19:40

      Many thanks! Great to see you stop by.

  92. 615 hereisandrea September 5, 2013 at 01:00

    Hello Sir. Nice to meet you and thank you for following my little site… that’s how I had the pleasure of meeting you. I’m looking forward to reading more and following your adventures.
    ~Andrea

    • 616 Professor VJ Duke September 5, 2013 at 12:13

      Nice to meet you! The professor is looking forward to getting to know you better. Comment around and have fun!

  93. 617 Kate September 3, 2013 at 01:22

    Thank you for coming by my blog! Looking forward to following you here! :)

    • 618 Professor VJ Duke September 3, 2013 at 15:09

      Absolutely! Will enjoy your comments!

  94. 619 Simple Mum September 3, 2013 at 00:47

    Thanks for dropping by my blog so that I can check out yours! You are indeed an interesting one! Will be your regular reader now!

    • 620 Professor VJ Duke September 3, 2013 at 15:09

      The professor is honored! Nice to have you here. But you must agree, I’m a professorish professor. ;)