Monday, September 1, 2014

"Man, what a good day to just kick back and chill."


Happy Labor Day to those who actually get the day off! Helen is probably not among them, but I suppose that's fitting--it's a holiday that celebrates working, so somebody ought to be doing something productive. Not me, though.

Fanfic Update!
  • Ah, Hell, by metameric1 (part 20): "The rest of the summer was a difficult period of adjustment. Waking up without him was a great way of starting the day on a definite downer."

  • The Art of Life, by Leni (COMPLETE!): "When she was two, Jane painted flowers along the bottom of the walls. Penny and Summer would wander delightedly in her wake, gathering the blossoms into colorful bouquets and pinning crooked lilies and wildflowers into each other's hair."

  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 72): "A girl of elementary-school age, wearing a ratty grey hoodie and jeans so faded that they were practically white stood up on several bags of garbage and looked at him. At first, the manager thought she was wearing a parka from the frayed hood, until he realized that what he thought to be damaged lining was in fact long, ratty platinum-blonde hair. 'Yeah?' said Roan impatiently."

  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 18): "When Herb read a short essay about the five famous mages of twentieth century written by Jane, he wasn't surprised to find David Copperfield at the top of the list."

  • Daria: High School Reunion, by Serrallonga (part 3): "MELODY: Daria. (DARIA recognizes the agent and keeps on walking away, ignoring her. Melody insists) MELODY: *Please*? (Daria stops, without turning her head)"

  • Daria's Addition (Iron Chef: Arranged Marriage), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "'Daria.....' Jane looked to her friend as they walked down the street. This question had been burning in her mind all day and she'd been working up the nerve to ask."

  • Don't Read This, Mr O'Neil, by Matryoshka-Sweetheart (COMPLETE!): ">Okay, Mr. O'Neil apparently had a brilliant burst of inspiration for us to keep a journal to write out feelings in some attempt to become closer with our inner selves. Bunch of crap, if you ask me."

  • Forced Impression, by Indigo (part 2): "Helen glanced in her rear-view mirror and saw the girls walking home together. She saw that there was one thing that had improved already; Quinn was happier to be seen in Daria's company now that she was dressing more appropriately."

  • Fresh Hell, by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Did we move? Daria thought. She held her tongue. This place was that same as any other place in the Terran Empire, or to be the Terran Empire some day if the announcers on the radio had it right."

  • General Semantics, Private Angst, by gwrtheyrn (part 45): "General Audhoyo snorted in derision. '"Represents the 'Gorgzin,'" does she?' he sneered. 'Your "Gorgzin" has no authority over me. I represent the human beings of Earth.' The man seemed unaware that he was in irons, with guns pointed in his general direction."

  • One Night at the Dockside Cafe, by Cap (COMPLETE!): "One peeled away from the crowd turning to the right. He was young, early twenties perhaps, slender with broad shoulders and close cropped hair. He carried a laptop and three thick books tucked tightly against his hip."

  • Redux, by Princess_Pasta (part 11): "Middleton was home to a number of sororities and fraternities, most of which Quinn had already researched. While she browsed the photos on the internet, she imagined herself there among the other Phi Delta Gammas. She would be back on top."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Arranged Marriage), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "Tom Sloane stared glumly into his glass of tea. 'This is the worst possible way that an arranged marriage could work.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Arranged Marriage), by neonhomer (COMPLETE!): "'This is not happening! No way in hell is this happening!' Amy Barksdale screamed into the phone. 'I am not some puppet for you to do with as you see fit, Mother!'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (part 3): "Once Daria read about the specifics of Half-Aliens, it was easy to understand the developers' logic."

  • When You Wasn't Famous, by -sam (parts 9 and 10): "'Harry,' Dean started to say. 'Was that,' Seamus said. 'Ginny Weasley?' Neville said, concluding the question. The three friends all stared at Harry who proceeded to pour himself a cup of tea." (Part 10)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Monstrous Birthday Celebration


Jane hopes everyone is having a great Frankenstein Day, a holiday that takes place today because it's also the anniversary of author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's birth in 1797. She started writing her most famous work, Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, at 18. No Musings rejection letters for her!

The Angst Guy also used the story as a theme in his fanfics "Darius" and "A Hard Days' Night."

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

War and Peace 2: Electric Boogaloo


Daria's wishing Leo Tolstoy a happy (or not, since it's Tolstoy) birthday, as the late Russian author was born on this day in 1828. Amy's probably also interested, since she apparently spent a lot of time reading "weird Russian novels" in her room while growing up. And remember, Tolstoy only made War and Peace so unpleasant so that no one would pester him for a sequel.

Fanfic Update!
  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (parts 15 - 17): "'Daria, can you tell me the biggest threat for the newborn mages?'" (Part 16) (Part 17)

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 21): "She was still nervous about getting close but she knew she could get close with him. Now it was more about her inexperience and not sure what to expect than fear of getting intimate. Mostly."

  • Daria, Jane, and a new sick sad world, by SpookyZalost (part 5): "Suddenly the room began to drop away behind her forcing her to scramble for the chair in hopes of having something to grab onto, as soon as she reached it however the whole room faded into darkness except for the chair which was illuminated by a single solitary light."

  • Election Results (IC: Judge Helen Morgendorffer), by Cap (COMPLETE!): "The vehement bitterness in her daughter's voice took Helen by surprise. Daria dropped less than subtle hints to her from time to time about sending resumes to firms in other parts of the country but she never guessed at the depth of raw hatred that Daria felt toward Highland."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 22): "The evening was not going well for Daria, although in hindsight she couldn't honestly say she had any great hopes for it to begin with."

  • Tales of the Shadow Senshi: Sailor Mars Proves Her Love, by Erin M. (COMPLETE!): "Rei sat in meditation before the sacred fire. It had only been a few days since Minako had joined their ranks and the five of them together had begun to show the world Usagi's love through the powers of the Sailor Senshi."

  • Upper Echelon, by Princess_Pasta (parts 10 - 12): "She expected to uncover some shocking truth about Cassidy's past that would explain her eagerness to help out a total stranger but this didn't explain anything. It was essentially useless." (Part 11) (Part 12)

  • When You Wasn't Famous, by -sam (parts 5 - 8): "Harry stood on the dais in a Ministry press room alongside the other starers for the English National Team. He did his best to look interested as Ministry official droned on to members of the press about the team, but it was a lost cause from the jump." (Part 6) (Part 7) (Part 8)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

"Watch out for the dog. Watch out, Daria!"


J.B. is letting everyone know that it's National Dog Day, and also asks that you check your peripheral vision while driving. Unless you're trying to work your way up to humans slowly.

This is also Women's Equality Day, which I'd like to think has more to do with the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment than with dogs. Or at least I hope so.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

We All Knew Quinn Was a Little Flighty


Quinn's ready to follow in Amelia Earhart's footsteps by flying solo nonstop across the United States, which Earhart became the first woman to do on this day in 1932. I think Quinn would rather not follow in Earhart's fashion footsteps, though. I mean, look at what those pants do to her thighs! Ewww!

As today is also Waffle Day, Jake would like to remind everyone to check the expiration date on any frozen waffles you may have in the house. You wouldn't want to develop a mild stomachache, would you?

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "BOOM! Even with the basement door shut, they could still hear the sound of the explosion from outside. Dmitri froze, and Wehrung felt a glimmer of hope flutter inside of him."

  • Card Games, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "In hindsight the beautiful, noble and above all intelligent young woman was not too proud to admit that she had made a mistake in responding to the goading of that old shrew of a psychologist deliberately getting her name wrong three times, by mocking the late middle-aged woman's poor attempt at administering a thematic perception test by using only one card and the same card that she had just used on the girl's pretty and popular, but shallow younger sister, to boot."

  • Foot Fighters (Iron Chef: Bootless Daria), by InvisibleDan (COMPLETE!): "Jane waited by the door, hoping that Daria would finally give up. Six days had passed. Six miserable days. She crossed her fingers and chanted out 'Please oh please oh please...' But then she heard a knock on the door."

  • The Many Doctors, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 25): "The Doctor was resting, he had not been to the Eye of Orion since before the Time War. He did not understand why he had never taken Rose to see it. He grew sad at the thought of her name, even after the many (months? Years?" He knew that the TARDIS kept track somehow)

  • Mine Origins, by Vukodlak (part 3): "Daria had a difficult time getting up Monday morning, she kept telling herself that Highland was a big school so avoiding him should be easy… on top of that she didn't really want to see anyone she just wanted to stay curled up in her room."

  • Psychiatric Devaluation, by DarkDranzer (part 1): "'Hello, Ms. Li, Principal of Laaaaaawndale High School speaking.' she had the inflections memorised at this point. 'My son just told me that he was strangled by a teacher!' said an angry, feminine voice,"

  • Redux, by Princess_Pasta (parts 9 and 10): "It took everything in Sandi's power not to let out a gleeful chuckle. Quinn's cousin or whatever wasn't as awful as she looked. The things she told Sandi would provide excellent blackmail material for the rest of the year." (Part 10)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (parts 1 and 2): "Hello and congratulations on choosing our new flagship project: * * * Realms of Altherra Version 5.1. * * *" (Part 2)

  • Upper Echelon, by Princess_Pasta (parts 8 and 9): "Cassidy Hemming was seated on the far left of the cafeteria in prime stakeout location. She was paying more attention to the center of the room than her slowly cooling bowl of tomato soup." (Part 9)

  • When You Wasn't Famous, by-sam (parts 1 - 4): "Today was a good day to be Harry Potter. Of course most days for the Tutshill Tornado's star Seeker were. It was easy to have good days when you're rich, famous, and consistently voted the most eligible bachelor in the country." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

Friday, August 22, 2014

"They should be safe at home and warm and by the fire instead of warming up to sing in that heavenly choir!"


Today might be Be An Angel Day, but I don't know who Daria and Jane think they're trying to fool. I suppose as long as they don't grope anyone, it'll be fine. While Daria and Jane go dance on the head of a pin, why don't the rest of us read Mike Xeno's excellent guardian angel fanfic "Guardian"?

One of Daria's role models, Dorothy Parker, was born on this day in 1893. Or at least, considering the similarities between the two in sharp wit and dark humor, I wouldn't be surprised if she was one of her role models.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

"Are you ready to par-tay crazy?"


Spatula Man (or is that Bing? Does anyone care?) wants everyone to know that today is National Radio Day, and also wants to know if anyone would like a free T-shirt. No? Then how about hours of nonstop radio DJ chatter that will drive you completely insane?

Radio fans might enjoy "Radio Free Lawndale," a fanfic written by Ken Tremberth and Erin Mills. SPreeeeeeeechreeeeeech!

Fanfic Update!
  • Abattoir Blues (2)- The Killing Moon, by LongSnakeMoan (part 3): "'Well, well, this is a nice surprise. How've ya been doin', Jane?' Oh shit, it's Al. Ever since Anthony spilled the beans that Al's boss wants me for a big job, I've been walking on egg shells waiting for this call."

  • Daria, Jane, and a new sick sad world, by SpookyZalost (part 4): "Jane was worried, it had been over a month since she and Daria had encountered the entity, and it was apparent that she had been tricked and she was angry that so far she hadn't found it yet."

  • Doctor Who: A New Beginning: A Crashing Time, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Clara Oswald didn't know what to think. The Doctor had regenerated, and then the TARDIS was crashing into something (into what, the Doctor hadn't answered) and then had asked her if she knew how to fly it."

  • Happy Ever After, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "If anyone had told the teenage Daria that not only would she attend her ten year High School reunion party, but she would actually be looking forward to it, she would not have believed it for a moment and yet here she was."

  • Mine, by Vukodlak (part 2): "It was past midnight when a very tired Sargent Jack Kain of the Texas Rangers was on his way home after a double shift."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (parts 19 - 21): "Kevin smiled broadly and put one hand up in the air. 'Congrats, man; you made it! The Lawndale Lions! We are going to own the championship this year!'" (Part 20) (Part 21)

  • Redux, by Princess_Pasta (parts 7 and 8): "Tonight, she was nervous and it was all because of Daria. Quinn was used to competing with other girls. She'd been doing it since she was young. But competing with Daria wasn't the same." (Part 8)

  • Riding On The Wind (Iron Chef: Bootless Daria), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'Lawndale High takes home the State Championships for the third year in a row!' The applause that erupted from the bleachers was almost enough to brighten Quinn's mood. Almost."

  • Upper Echelon, by Princess_Pasta (part 7): "Quinn was secretly glad to be rid of them. While it was nice to have cute guys fawning over her at first, their devotion became sickening fast. Couldn't they have their own opinions? It really was true, guys were more immature."

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ask Trent if You Want to Borrow His Rhyming Dictionary


Channel your inner Vogon today because it's Bad Poetry Day! Andrea challenges everyone to beat her "rotting bag of flesh" masterpiece, but I don't think she should get too confident. I see Quinn gearing up for a dramatic reading of "The Greasy Fry."

Speaking of things that make (some) people groan, it was 15 years ago today that we all got to meet Tom Sloane in his debut on the episode "Jane's Addition." Daria was less than pleased, and a lot of fans weren't too happy about it, either. And that was before The Kiss even happened!

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Come With Me If You Want to Party


Jake is here to tell us that today is director James Cameron's birthday! Cameron's first hit movie was The Terminator, which is where Jake's alter ego comes from. Now that he's properly equipped for the job, Jake is also going to take care of that squirrel problem once and for all.

Fanfic Update!
  • ...and I can take or leave it if I please..., by peetz5050 (part 1): "Helen turned the radio back to a reasonable volume and attempted to match it with her tone. 'Look Kiddo.' She began, not noticing Daria's wince at the soubriquet. 'I know it's not as easy for you to fit in as some people...'"

  • Cultural Appreciation (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by DarkDranzer (COMPLETE!): "Kevin: ''Eeeyy, Mista DeMartino! Don gracias yah?' (Kevin wearing an oversized moustache and is gesturing with his thumb and index finger) Mr. DeMartino: (growls in irritation) '...Is it WORTH asking what's WRONG with you at this point?'"

  • En el Baile, by SheiAngZuya (COMPLETE!): "Suena la alarma y despierto... uf... es otro estúpido día de escuela pero, ¿Qué hay de nuevo hoy?"

  • Frown at the Dead, by Vick Pena (part 2): "The sound of indistinct chattering outside of Daria's room was what made her wake up. It was early, according to her night bed stand clock but, still, she stood up and walked out in her night gown."

  • Griffin and Flowers Bank (COMPLETE!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Wow Sandi!' Quinn exclaimed at what her old High School friend was showing her, 'This is really your bank?!'"

  • The Invincible Rose, by breitasparrow (deleted scene): "She quietly stepped into the ballroom, lit blue from the full moon outside the windows, and approached the grand piano where Rosalie had fallen asleep alongside the still-awake Jules who was now just playing around with the same few keys."

  • Mine Origins, by Vukodlak (part 1): "Daria had no desire to attend this party but it was better then planning the yard sale with her mother. They were moving next year and her parents wanted to offload any excess junk before the move with two or so yard sales, one in the fall and at least one in the spring."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (parts 16 - 18): "As he and Mack waded through the end of day rush for the doors, Matt took a moment to savour the sense of freedom that came with it. There was a gratifying sense of community there too." (Part 17) (Part 18)

  • Quiet Observations (IC: Cassandra), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "It was the start of sophomore year at Highland High School, and there was an absence that no one had openly acknowledged."

  • Quinn's Code 10: Blue Screen of Sherman, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "'Quinn?' Cindy asked when she opened the door. 'You want to talk about ... ?' Quinn asked, before trailing off. 'Sure,' Cindy said, with slight hesitation."

  • Quinn's Code 11: The Geek Hunter, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "'They're paintballs, not bullets,' Cindy said. She turned to Quinn. 'There are some FPS tactics we can use...'"

  • Redux, by Princess_Pasta (part 6): "All Quinn could think about on her walk to school was how much damage Daria was doing to her reputation. It was bad enough having a brain for an older sister but this was crossing over into entirely new territory."

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Caption Contests Make Me Weepy!



Explain this scene--if you can--by captioning it in the comments!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Jake Conducts a Thought Experiment with the Neighbors' Cat


Jake and Mr. Whiskers are both wishing Erwin Schrödinger a happy birthday, as the late physicist was born on this day in 1887. Mr. Whiskers is especially glad to be getting out of that box alive.

This is also International Youth Day, but Daria's not going to be celebrating that one. "Forget it. I don't like kids. I didn't even like kids when I was a kid."

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Toast 'Em Up!


Daria invites everyone to join her around the campfire for National S'mores Day, although the story she's telling might ruin your appetite. Not me, though. Bring on the chocolatey goodness!

Fanfic Update!
  • Abattoir Blues (2)- The Killing Moon, by LongSnakeMoan (part 3): "'You don't have to hide anything from me, Jane. Whatever's on your mind, you can tell me, you know that right?' I know, but there's some shit he doesn't need to know. Why ruin a beautiful friendship with all that kind of stuff?"

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 20): "'What the hell are you doing?' barked Carlton Daniels. Sitting at her usual spot in the journalism classroom, Zoey flinched at the crack of his voice and looked up from her computer in fright, her hands flying away from the keyboard. 'N-nothing,' she squeaked."

  • The Claws of the Cat (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Stacy took one last look at her costume. It was great! It looked just like the Catwoman costume from Batman: The Animated Series. It would be the hit of Lawndale-Comic-Con!"

  • Crashteemster (Iron Chef:The Grim Plot Reaper), by malakite (part 3): "It was now much later,Daria thought, though she wasn't sure. She'd fallen asleep again after more doctors had come."

  • Daria?! (Iron Chef:The Grim Plot Reaper), by neonhomer (COMPLETE!): "'Quinn... There is someone at the door for you.' Quinn reluctantly put the book down, and exited the room, and headed down the stairs. She paused at the front door, took a deep breath, and opened it."

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 20): "She sits in a chair watching her clothes go around and around in the dryer. 'I need to talk to some one.' She rubs her arms as she tries and stay calm. 'Not Jane. Or Mary. Some one miles away. Some one who can't tell any one else.'"

  • Echoes, by ognawk (part 1): "Ashley Winters was lying front down on his bed. His face was propped up with one hand while he idly flicked through a Fielding course catalogue with the other, deciding what he was going to study for his senior year at the school."

  • Forced Impression, by Indigo (part 1): "Daria Morgendorffer slumped on the back seat of the car feeling awkward in her unfamiliar clothes as she tried to tune out her father Jake's well intentioned words of encouragement. Her current predicament had begun a week ago back in her old home town of Highland, Texas..."

  • Mine, by Vukodlak (part 10): "Checking the clock Daria noticed Tom should be home any minute, so she set to work preparing a special dinner for just the two of them."

  • One by One (Iron Chef:The Grim Plot Reaper), by neonhomer (COMPLETE!): "'All right, Daria, don't start your turn till your front wheels are past the corner. That's it. Now, accelerate as you start to straighten... good. Watch out for the.. Daria!' That was the last thing Helen remembered hearing."

  • Redux, by Princess_Pasta (parts 2 - 4): "Jane chewed on the end of her pencil while the remains of her previous artistic attempts laid scattered all over the table. She only took Art 1 because Jace claimed it was an easy A." (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Unnamed story (All-Purpose Creative Writing Thread - Three's Company), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "It's pretty interesting. You wouldn't think that oblivion would be so soothing, so delightful. But it was. At least, to her."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by GlitterShrooms (COMPLETE!): "'Hey Daria,' said Jeffy. It was the Monday after him and Tom had come over to her house for dinner. 'Yes?' she replied. 'Well...I...I'm sorry to bother you, but I...' Daria could only sigh."

Friday, August 8, 2014

Jodie Dives Into Yet Another Extracurricular


Jodie's adding yet another activity to her transcript by emulating Esther Williams, who was born on this day in 1921. I don't care how committed Jodie is to the swim team; I seriously doubt she's going to match Williams' record-breaking swimming skills.

On this day in 2011, Racked posted the article "Daria Morgendorffer's Greatest Retail Regret." We got to see Daria's latest fashion statement, which I'm sure had Quinn screaming in agony.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Zap!


Today marks the anniversary of the first use of the electric chair in 1890, and Helen and Jake are getting in on the fun. Although it was only in Daria's dream that Ms. Li claimed to have an electric chair with Daria's height specifications, somehow I wouldn't put it past the woman to consider the idea in real life.

On a lighter note, this is also National Root Beer Float Day, so let's all join Jake in enjoying one in a frosty cold mug! Just don't run off and leave your hospitalized daughter alone while you go get it, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 19): "'HELP!' The shriek had come suddenly and out of nowhere. No, not nowhere; behind them. Julia and Verity twirled around to see Michelle Smith running towards them, waving her arms, eyes wide."

  • Daria in the Ring, by dmsfanman (COMPLETE!): "He had obviously gotten up before her. No surprise there. But what was this her sense of smell was detecting? Pancakes? Then she started hearing the 'whoosh' of the little espresso maker. The thought came into her mind, 'Hmmm. This may be worth getting up for.'" (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6) (Part 7) (Part 8) (Part 9)

  • Daria, Jane, and a new sick sad world, by SpookyZalost (part 3): "It was now just after the new year, Jane was no closer to finding the place she had seen in that strange dream, but there were parts of the net closed even to her with the VR device she had been using more and more frequently now."

  • Mine, by Vukodlak (part 11): "Tom was siting around the house feeling useless. He'd been doing his best to try and keep her spirits up but the looming threat of Dean Julian's release and possible custody suite was crushing her spirit."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (parts 13 - 15): "'Jane? Can you tell me how to do this?' 'Gee, Brittany, I'd love to, but I have to finish this and show that smug Morgendorffer what I think of him!'" (Part 14) (Part 15)

  • Redux, by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "The last member of the household, fourteen-year old Jane, was battling a series of anxiety induced nightmares. Today marked the start of her high school career and she was less than enthusiastic."

  • The Ted Zon (The Ted Zone), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Brittany tilted her head and peered more closely at Ted's face. 'You do look kinda familiar,' she said slowly. 'Um...it started with a "T," I think...Terry, right?'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Serrallonga (COMPLETE!): "Daria stopped herself half a second at the middle of the Lawndale High School main hallway, smelling the trap."

  • Ways that Stacy Makes Money (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Stacy Rowe sighed as she flipped through her copy of Runway, there were so many beautiful, fashionable clothes out there, and with the economy in the crapper she couldn't afford to buy things like this."

Monday, August 4, 2014

I Think Daria Had Her Bursts Done


Daria is ready and waiting to dive in and rescue anyone who might be drowning on this fine Coast Guard Day. Unless they interrupt her reading. Or the Sick, Sad World marathon. Or her pizza time with Jane.

On second thought, maybe everyone should just stay in the shallow water for awhile.

Or, since this is also the 15th anniversary of "The Lawndale File," we could just hope atomic communists from Mars step in and rescue the poor soggy victims.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Well, THAT Didn't Go As Planned


Jane's shocked that it's been 14 years since the episode "Dye! Dye! My Darling" first aired. That was just one of several surprises Jane got in that episode, and not a single one of them was good. Considering how intensely controversial that episode was in fandom, I can safely say she's not the only one who felt that way, either.

Fanfic Update!
  • Alienation, by malakite (part 17): "Daria repressed sighed her way through breakfast, ipoded her way through some minimal physical exercise and wobbled her way through finding the right balance of flirtatiousness and practicality for what she was going to do next."

  • Crashteemsters (Iron Chef:The Grim Plot Reaper), by malakite (part 2): "7000 beeps later she heard squeaky footsteps. She tried to say 'hello?' but what came out was more like a strangled rasp. It seemed her mysterious visitor had heard her though, because he asked 'You're awake?' in an almost startled sounding voice."

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 19): "Daria is at Jane's dorm room as they wonder who the roommate will be. 'Maybe she'll be ok. You don't know. Lindsey is a good roommate.' Jane smirks at Daria. 'After all the times you called me to keep you from killing her?'"

  • The Empress Dowager (IC: Daria and No Americas), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "In the Forbidden Cities' Inner Court, the Emperor and the Empress Dowager were holding the daily Imperial Audience, the various advisers and chancellors were on hand as one of the petitioners, the Ambassador from the vassal state of Maratha was speaking the words of his King."

  • Fleeting Innocence, by Princess-Pasta (part 1): "'It's such a shame, really. She was doing so well. But what can you expect?' 'Helen probably feels responsible. How couldn't she? After all, a girl takes after her mother.'"

  • Open Wide (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "'Sure,' Leanne responded, as she arrived at the cradle for the phone, 'Listen, I've got to get going. I've got a big Biology project to work on. Speak to you soon, Ashley.'"

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 12): "Matt said nothing. He'd said nothing for the entirety of the walk from their home. Of course a little detail like this wasn't going to deter Daria. She was of the frame of mind that silence was further evidence of guilt."

  • The Prussian Girl (IC: Daria and No Americas), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "The flickering light of a new word processor made Daria blink for a second before her eyes adjusted to it. She thought about turning on the light before shrugging it off, 'It's not like you can print it off until morning anyway.' she thought to herself."

  • Unnamed story (IC: Daria and No Americas), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "When Tazi Morgendorffer climbed out of the car, she got everyone's attention. Her hair was done up high, a ponytail falling from a knot tied up high behind her head. She wore a braided choker. Her bracelets added accent to the uniform of a typical English/American schoolgirl."

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Have a Magical Birthday!


When J. K. Rowling, who was born on this day in 1965, first wrote about witches and wizards in her Harry Potter books, I doubt this is what she had in mind. Still, there are quite a lot of Harry Potter/Daria crossover fanfics out there, so it's worth mentioning here. Among them are "Daria Morgendorffer and the Magic McGuffin" by Ranger Thorne, "Daria Morgenpotter & The New Same-Old, Same-Old" by Daniel Callahan, "Harry Potter and the Flack-Jacket Mafia" by Canadibrit, "My Daria/Harry Potter Crossover" by Brother Grimace, "The One and the Other" by JPAGC, and "One Year Later" by NightGoblyn.

Happy birthday, JKR!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On Second Thought, Let's Just Call Out for Pizza


It's the Morgendorffers' favorite holiday (or is that least favorite?), National Lasagna Day! Helen's serving up the first piece, so better get in line now. Unless you prefer your food to taste, you know, good.

This also happens to be International Tiger Day, and Jane's still trying to solve the dilemma of the Lady or the Tiger. Just keep away from the hair dye and everything will be fine, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 18): "Dmitri heard a series of frantic knocks at his door. He abandoned the essay he'd been penning and opened the door, finding himself faced with a wide-eyed Roan Breckenridge. 'What is it?' he asked."

  • Daria: High School Reunion, by Serrallonga (part 2): "He's a black man in his forties, dressed only with a gray jacket and a pair of red boxers with aliens drawn on them. His hairstyle reminds that of Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. He's holding a revolver in his left hand and is obviously insane, or stoned, or both."

  • In Her Footsteps, by SaraJaye (COMPLETE!): "Sandi can't ever remember her parents not fighting. Sure, they've had their good moments, times when it really seemed like they got along and loved each other, but for the most part all she remembers is yelling and screaming."

  • Oh, Danny Boy, by Indigo (part 4): "It was the night of the party and Jane had just called for Quinn. 'I managed to wake my brother up for long enough to give us a ride to the party.' Jane told Quinn."

  • Ow! My Ears - The Mystik Spiral Story, by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "As Max Tyler's band fall into obscurity and, as of time of writing, can only open for Doors tribute bands, Mystik Spiral entered 2012 in a position of relative strength. Corporate rock finally took notice."

  • Pack Mentality, by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "The warm embrace of sleep slipped away from Trent like a lover in the night despite his best efforts to hold onto his ebbing dreams. He opened his dark eyes, his room slowly swimming into focus."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 11): "'The elusive Matthew Morgendorffer,' said an unfamiliar voice, 'my, my, my.' That wasn't Daria, but he didn't doubt that she was in on this. Play it cool, that was the trick."

  • A Rumple in Time, by RLobinske (part 1): "'I can't believe that I've been in this town for almost a year,' Daria said as she and Jane sat at a break table in the student lounge of Tesla High School. 'Time flies when you don't have a clue?' Jane said."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Brittany's World Trip), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "Me and Ashley continue in our trip. This time I'm writing from Lisbon. We arrived the day before last, and already many things happened."

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Walking Tall


Mrs. Bennett is having a great time on Walk on Stilts Day, or at least I hope she's on stilts. Maybe those Fuzzy Wuzzy Wee Bits actually contain dangerous levels of human growth hormone. Still, have a good one...and try not to fall off!

Today we also celebrate the anniversary of the episode "Pierce Me," which aired on this day in 1998. Daria did something stupid for a guy, and then demonstrated superhuman healing abilities. But did she ever get that tattoo Trent suggested?

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Time to Piss Off the Camel Again


Daria's helping Jake celebrate Threading the Needle Day, although we could also ask Mr. DeMartino, too. Turns out Ms. Li was right: he did hem those pants himself.

Fanfic Update!
  • A 946430, by Brian Taylor (part 3): "The girl was happy to believe this meant he really did love her and really was concerned. For a girl who'd been Francis Hill's daughter from birth, the realization otherwise came embarrassingly slow"

  • ARC ch. 7 Another day, another pain, by ST91 (part 1): "Ouch. That was Claire's first thought when she woke up in the throes of a headache. After this, a series of questions as : where am I ? why am I naked? what happened yesterday? crowded into her mind."

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 17): "Roan couldn't think. She was deaf and blind to the world. For now, there was only one thing she could focus on: Karis Chapman. The little brat had lied to her, and as a result, over half the Mafia had been rounded up by the Fielding fuzz. She was going to pay."

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 18): "Helen is coming back from the doctors being extra cautious with the icy roads. 'March 12th. Only four more months. Less than that. Oh god. I'm not ready to be a mother, again. I can't be a mother again. Not to a baby."

  • Daria, Jane, and a new sick sad world, by SpookyZalost (part 2): "the sun was setting in the village, Daria and Jane had just come back through the portal to the net after having explored a bit further. The reason was because Jane was concerned about straying too far from their bodies physically due to signal lag which might cause what she called ghost separation anxiety syndrome."

  • Dead Cynic Like Me, by peapotmaster (part 1): "Daria turned to see the Grim Reaper and a deadpanned girl in a pink shirt walk towards her. 'Great, another cartoon celebrity crossover,' said the girl."

  • Giant Size Rise to Vote, Sir, bydogsbody32 (COMPLETE!): "Senator Daria Morgendorffer polished her glasses on the cuff of her blouse, replaced them on her face, and leaned forward to speak into the microphone. 'Director Hill, perhaps you'd care to enlighten this committee about certain projects which were carried out under your former organization's aegis.'"

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 151): "Tom showed Daria the three items in his hand. All of them were buttons. 'This isn't right. These are buttons and these aren't the kinds of buttons you lose from a white shirt or blouse. These aren't Fielding jacket buttons. They aren't suit buttons. Come with me!'"

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 10): "It was a fine evening to go running. This was a very broad category as far as Jane Lane was concerned, as, short of a monsoon or some kind of natural disaster, there was no day or time of day when she wouldn't go running. But today was an especially fine day to her thinking."

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Toldeth Thee Not to Call Me That!


Today is Neptunalia, the festival that celebrates Neptune, the Roman god of the waters. Mack is looking majestic as Neptune in this alter ego, although I wouldn't want to be the one who calls him "Mack Daddy" while he's holding that trident.

Jake's also firing up the grill for Hot Dog Day, so come on over for the Hot Diggety Dog Eating Contest! Hey, a man's gotta get rid of a crate full of hot dogs somehow.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

I'm Sure the Fashion Club Hates this Holiday


Tom just celebrated National Junk Food Day by stuffing his face full of gummi bears. Jane's about to celebrate by killing him for eating her art supplies. Let's all grab some ZooZoo Drops and Juicy Joes and watch the carnage unfold!

Speaking of brushes with death, today is also the anniversary of both "The Misery Chick" in 1997 and "Jake of Hearts" in 1999. Tommy Sherman died, and Jake nearly joined him two years later.

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 71): "On a Saturday morning, Gage, wearing only a set of black briefs, sat on a stool in Harris Studios, where he patched up an old leather jacket."

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 17): "Nevertheless, Roan was a people person and she knew it; that was also why she was a chief recruiter for the Mafia. She'd managed to induct seven new members in the past year alone."

  • Daria, Jane, and a new sick sad world, by SpookyZalost (part 1): "Daria was heading back to Lawndale, a place she hadn't been since she left this dump to move on with her life nearly a decade and a half ago."

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 150b): "'Jill, what are you doing out here?' Quinn said, pulling Jill into the van. The van started moving again. 'I wanted to catch you under way,' Jill said. 'There's a surprise coming up! How's your make-up?'"

  • Is This Adulthood?, by Princess_Pasta (part 9): "I ran my hands under warm water and scrubbed them with dish detergent while my mind wandered to more important matters. Specifically, where the hell Daria was."

  • Mine, by Vukodlak (part 10): "After the whole kiss incident things had been awkward between Jane and Daria but after a summer apart they'd been trying to patch things up but the guilt was making it impossible for them to return to normal while Daria had come clean of her betrayal right away Jane had only just worked up the courage to confess her own."

  • Old Shoe (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, uh, Jane,' Quinn said. 'It's Quinn.' 'Yeah, I know who you are,' Jane said. 'So what do you want?' 'Jane, I kissed your boyfriend.'"

  • Passion For Fashion (Iron Chef: It's always the quiet ones who...), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Tiffany Blum-Deckler knew that if anyone from the Fashion Club could see her now, she'd be kicked out immediately. Part of her thought that wouldn't be such a bad thing."

  • Tambourine Girl, by ashk09 (part 1): "Not for the first time that night, Stacy Rowe wondered what the hell she was doing stomping her hooves out here; the mud was ankle-deep, and her dark blue tennies were glomming into the mire so much that she was probably going to have to be air-lifted to safety once the concert came to an end."

  • Urban Hell, by Jeremy Garrett (part 5): "Eventually, a mentally as well as physically exhausted Stacy collapsed onto a nearby recliner and began to fall asleep. Unfortunately for her, just a few minutes was all she got as her phone rang."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

What Rhymes with "Ax"?


Trent's wishing an incredibly creepy happy birthday to Lizzie Borden, who was born on this day in 1860. Borden was tried and acquitted for murdering her father and stepmother. Looking at that alter ego, it's possible we may have solved the mystery of why Amanda and Vincent are away from home so much.

Speaking of horrific tragedies, it was on this day in 2000 that we got to see Quinn spill soda all over the front of her pants and completely humiliate herself. That's right, today's the anniversary of the episode "Groped by an Angel."

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jane Lane and the Seven Dwarves


Jane's getting in touch with her cuddly side because it was on this day in 1955 that Disneyland opened its doors for the first time. As a result, Kevin Thompson knows exactly where he's going to go after he wins the Super Bowl.

Fanfic Update!
  • Critters, by Snow-Kitty (COMPLETE!): "He heard rustling from branches above his head, and glanced up for a moment, his eye bulging in annoyance, to see the source of the irritating noise. His face lit up when he noticed three squirrels sitting in a row on one of the branches."

  • Daria and Jane: In The 'Unethical' Experiment (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 17): "Daria sees Luke's new car pull up to the gates. 'You're two minutes late.'"

  • I do (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'So Amiga' Jane said with a smile. 'I always knew you'd end up as my sister-in-law and today is the day, mwahaahaahaaa!'"

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 9): "Matt ignored the shout and continued straight upstairs. He would not look back and he would not slam the door to his room. He would not give her the satisfaction."

  • Renewment, by RLobinske (COMPLETE!): "Seated on a lounge chair under an umbrella in the back yard, Helen deleted a file, set her tablet computer aside and rolled her head back in frustration. 'Ugh! That was worse than Twilight fanfiction.'"

  • Unnamed story (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part III), by BrownEyedBagel (COMPLETE!): "Without any warning or provocation Tom politely pushed past Angela Li and cut her speech for the Lawndale High graduation ceremony short. He glanced up to the sky and uttered a silent prayer for himself and those around him. He muttered an apology for what carnage he would soon unleash upon the world."

  • Unnamed story (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part III), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Moar food! MOAR!' Tom Sloane bellowed at his skinny, starving servants as they gathered even more food for their morbidly obese master."

  • Without Warning, by Princess-Pasta (part 18): "Summer descended upon Lawndale quickly, bringing with it sweltering heat and high humidity. The only consolation for Jace was the fact that school was out."

  • You and I, We're Angels (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "Drowning, apparently, was supposed to be a pleasant sensation. She wouldn't know. All she'd thought as she had sunk was that she couldn't let go. Never let go."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Moo?


It's Cow Appreciation Day, but I don't recommend that you celebrate this one by sky-diving. Poor Roger found that out the hard way. But, hey, what's the point of a senseless tragedy if you can't find a little humor in it?

Today is also National Gummi Worm Day, and can Upchuck offer you a wasabi gummi fish? Actually, I don't recommend you try that, either.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Apparently Mr. D. Is Getting Really Desperate for Snacks


DeMartino is celebrating Embrace Your Geekness Day, although I don't think that's the kind of geek they meant. Since our fandom has more than its share of geeks, this holiday seems appropriate!

This is also National French Fries Day, and you have a choice. You can either order them at Chez Pierre and pay an exorbitant amount for them, or just head out for some cheese fries with Daria and Amy. I know which one I'm choosing.

Finally, today we celebrate the anniversary of the episode "Fair Enough," which aired on this day in 1998. In honor of that, Quinn is going to make a dainty garland for her head and sing.

Fanfic Update!
  • Blade Robber (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part III), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Tom had followed Elsie outside the house. She was hugely excited about something, but refused to tell Tom what, insisting that she show him instead."

  • Mine, by Vukodlak (part 9): "'Oh god!' Jane gasped looking at the laptop screen in shock. 'Did you hear what this idiot candidate for Senator in Missouri said?'"

  • My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "And so, following the usual Bromwell experience of networking, discreet 'partying' as the rest of society would call it, and lining up potential wives from a roll call of his feminine contemporaries, Tom had set out on his Grand Tour."

  • Nobody's Home, by ognawk (part 1): "Trent reached into his pocket and fished out his house keys. As he went to put them in the lock, he noticed a note taped to the front door. He pulled it off and read it."

  • Trip Down Memory Lane, by Evil Icing (part 2): "He sighed. Grandma Lane was the exact opposite of his parents: strict, disciplinary, always in a mood (did his parents even have moods?)... And she had never been too fond of him."

  • Upper Echelon, by Princess_Pasta (part 6): "Tori Jericho was lounging in her room listening to Boys R Guys. Blissfully unaware that her social standing was about to go plummeting into the abyss."

Friday, July 11, 2014

Because If There's One Person Who Knows How to Cheer....


Brittany's doing her part for Cheer up the Lonely Day, so why not get out there and visit someone, too? Just don't read them "Howl." It's not likely to go over well.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

And Look Out for the Ones Shaped Like Hearts


Happy National Sugar Cookie Day, cookie lovers! Helen and Rita are going to have a batch ready for everyone soon, but first they have to figure out if the sugar is already in them. To be honest, you might be better off buying some cookies at a store.

Fanfic Update!
  • Ah, Hell, by metameric1 (part 19): "Dammit, Morgendorffer, you're supposed to be a strong woman. What the hell happened to that? You should be happy for him, and here you're sitting here thinking only of yourself."

  • Alienation, by malakite (part 16): "It hadn't been until her mother asked why she was staring at the door that she'd realized she'd forgotten to point her eyes the conventional way."

  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 70): "It was Sunday, which meant that there was a scheduled ASPS meeting in Michelle's dorm room at 3:00 P.M. Ethan and Karis had both shown up, but Gage and Wehrung had failed to make an appearance. 'It's not like them to be this sloppy,' Ethan noted from the corner of the room."

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 16): "Daria and the rest of Raft is uneasy as the days get closer and closer to Thanksgiving. The long break will be needed by many."

  • Daria 2097, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1.2): "The Morgendorffers were having dinner. It was quiet. The way all four family members liked it. However, to say that there was no communication going on would be false. There was a lot of information passing to and fro between the family members."

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (mini): "'We were going to watch some TV. Nothing you'd be interested in,' Elsie said. 'How about Monopoly?' Tom asked."

  • Ow! My Ears - The Mystik Spiral Story, by Charles RB (part 9): "Everyone who tried to book Mystik Spiral had a 50/50 chance of booking the wrong Mystik Spiral, due to the inherent laziness of the human species."

  • Renewment, by RLobinske (part 8): "'That song takes me back,' Helen said. 'Same here, and after all these years, we're together in California to enjoy it.'"

  • Tom Sloane, Lax Bro, by Shiva (part 23): "Mack: 'Yeah, it's me.' Daria: 'Why'd you call. H-how you'd know I was here?!'"

  • Unnamed story, by candy_darling (part 1): "She clenched the steering wheel until her hands were white. Her chest tightened and her breath was quick and shallow. She stared intently ahead, unconsciously, and her eyes were wide and full of panic."

  • Upper Echelon, by Princess_Pasta (part 5): "The Fielding Library was the last place Tom Sloane expected to find himself but, then again, nothing else in his life was making much sense."

Monday, July 7, 2014

Now She IS a Damn Chocolate Bar!


It turns out you really are what you eat, as Mrs. Johanssen demonstrates today, which happens to be Chocolate Day. It also happens to be one of my all-time favorite holidays.

This is also a double anniversary for episodes, as both "Road Worrier" and "It Happened One Nut" aired on this day in 1997 and 1999. Interestingly, both episodes feature Daria's unpleasant interactions with nuts. In the first, she sits on a peanut butter sandwich. In the second, she has to sell nuts while--ugh--smiling.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Hooray for Overworked Lawyers!


Helen's celebrating Work-a-holics Day with great enthusiasm, but she'd better cut it short and get back to that paperwork. The firm is counting on her, after all!

Today we also observe the anniversary of the episode "Mart of Darkness," which first aired on this day in 2000. In honor of it, we will be giving out free samples and holding a command performance of Madame Butterfly in the automotive department.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 15): "Halloween was coming and all the colleges were abuzz with various parties. People were talking about costumes. Daria ignored it all. She wasn't going to any big parties. Nothing would get her to go. So she thought."

  • Jane's esteem, by EntrancedCat (part 1): "'I've never taught self-esteem to teens, Angela,' Timothy O'Neill expressed to his boss, Principal Angela Li. 'I'm not sure I have the self-confidence to give these teens the self-confidence which they so desperately need.'"

  • Trip Down Memory Lane, by Evil Icing (part 1): "Oh. That's right. For some odd reason, Jane found herself victim to a reminiscing older brother, stuck on a road trip to—make things worse—the dreaded yearly family reunion. And every year they just got worse."

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I Think This Holiday Reflects Well on Her


Quinn's got the right idea today, which is Compliment Your Mirror Day, although I don't think it's common for the mirror to compliment you back. Only Quinn, am I right?

Fandom News!
  • Did you have a good Canada Day? Share it in the thread and wish our Canadian members of fandom well!

  • Silver posted a new Iron Chef in Creative Writing: Steampunk Daria.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Ding-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling? A-ling?"


Come grab a bowl of Firstdown Fudge on this fine Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day. Or, if that's not your favorite flavor, just come up with your own! Make sure you give a tub of it to Mack before he heads out in the ice cream truck, though.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 14): "Trent and the band load up the van as they prepare to drive out to Ohio. Jane and Lindy stand in the doorway of Casa Lane. 'Keep on eye on Trent for me.' 'I'll keep a lot on him.' Lindy laughs as Jane smiles."

  • The Many Doctors, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 24): "It had been days, possibly over a week, since Felicia had disappeared into an anomaly in the TARDIS structure."

  • Playing the Game, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "Charles 'Upchuck' Ruttheimer felt numb. He still could not believe what he had done."

  • Sonoma Coma, by jtranser (part 16): "'Yes, Jane, I know I can will Kevin back into existence. But why would I want to do that?'"

  • Upper Echelon, by Princess_Pasta (part 4): "Mr. DeMartino, Daria's US History I teacher, was a haggard middle-aged man with graying black hair and cold, dark eyes. It was obvious that whatever drew him to teaching in the first place was long gone."

  • Urban Hell, by Jeremy Garrett (part 4): "But one thing he did know was that even though he was baking inside it, Ted felt glad to now be wearing this loaded trenchcoat. It gave him an added sense of security, which he felt was sorely needed after what happened inside that Food Lord. And he also had this feeling that things would only get worse from here on out."

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"Quinn, get the camera!"


Jane probably just captured yet another of Daria's embarrassing moments for posterity, but that's okay because today is Camera Day! Which is my best side? I know they're both good.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Gifted," which aired on this day in 1998. Daria and Jodie learned to their surprise that Lawndale High is actually the lesser of two evils. Who knew?

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Boxing with Captain Kangaroo


Brittany's wishing a happy birthday full of bouncity bounce to the late Bob Keeshan, also known as Captain Kangaroo, who was born on this day in 1927. Keeshan played the character on the children's show for almost 30 years, and there's a very good chance Jake and Helen grew up watching it. Unless Mad Dog had some kind of issue with it, of course. Damn you, old man!

Fanfic Update!
  • A Butterfly Effect, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "Sometimes a small moment of distraction can have big consequences."

  • Dressing for Disaster, by PrecambrianStudios (parts 1 and 2): "Cassidy Hemming, a petite sophomore student with large spectacles and long red hair, saw Tom Sloane walk across the courtyard, yards and yards away from the wooden, gum-ridden bench. Her heart fluttered and leapt into her throat." (Part 2)

  • Fashion Hunters, by Sylvia_Locust (COMPLETE!): "'Dean?' his father asks, rubbing a hand across his tired eyes. 'Sir?' 'What’s your brother wearing on his feet?'"

  • Ow! My Ears - The Mystik Spiral Story, by Charles RB (parts 7 and 8): "Amelia Pines was born into an Air Force family and moved about the country - and also spent time in Germany - until the age of 12, when her parents settled in Limerick, Maine. It would be a stereotype to say that this left her socially awkward and timid around people, and also very accurate." (Part 8)

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 8): "She all but vibrated with enthusiasm and importance at her good fortune, taking dainty bites out of her salad. Helen smiled indulgently at her. It was so refreshing to see her daughters flourishing in their new environment."

  • Renewment, by RLobinske (part 7): "Jake knocked on the front door and they waited for a moment before Trent answered it. 'Hey, come on in. Oh yeah, Lindy and Jane kinda set up a party for you.'"

  • Stacy's Newly Made Man, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "As the pervert chatted her up, undressing her come hither outfit with his eyes. Stacy Rowe went through the motions of being coy but curious, the very essence of a naiveté teenage girl looking for an older man to 'make a woman of her'."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Everyone Goes to Fielding), by Princess_Pasta (parts 2 and 3): "Sue Bentley was enjoying a French fashion magazine in the quiet, solitude of her dorm room when Sandi made her unexpected entrance. Sue didn't take kindly to being disturbed, especially by someone who didn't even have the decorum to knock before entering a room." (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story ([Iron Chef – Round Robin – Free For All] Time Loops), by Wraith (part 24): "Ever since she found out about the nature of the Loops, Daria had been trying to play things safe. She really didn't want to risk doing something to alienate Jane just as she Awoke."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'But... what?' Jodie's face was lined with disbelief as Mack, a guitar in hand as he sat atop a lunch table with girls gathered all around him, shrugged and reached for a cookie that Stacy thoughtfully handed him."