Monday, August 31, 2015

Love Her or She'll Sue!


Helen's happy to announce that it's Love Litigating Lawyers Day, although I'm not sure how many people will be celebrating that one. Maybe Jake, if Helen can squeeze him into her busy schedule.

Also, Daria and Jane made a guest appearance in the online comic strip "The New Adventures of Bobbin" on this day in 2001. It's good to see that those two have reached the point where the Tom thing is actually kind of funny. Maybe.

Fanfic Update!
  • An Adventure of Sandi, a teenage witch, by bhut (COMPLETE!): "'...Ugh!' Sandi Griffin said with a groan, as she stretched-out on a cot. 'You can't believe what has happened today!'"

  • A classic case of collapse and rebirth, by bhut (COMPLETE!): "Life is not a smooth flow like the river, nor it is straightforwardly comprehensive like an ABC book. Sometimes, events that change our lives are triggered by something very small and insignificant, even something that in other instances wouldn't - and didn't - affect us at all."

  • Clothes Make the Crush (Iron Chef challenge secret admirer), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'I think that's a great idea, Quinn.' I granted. 'Having the football players model the latest in mesh practice jerseys at the next pep fest will only increase our popularity over the cheerleaders. Make it so.'"

  • Conga Line of Confusion (Iron Chef challenge secret admirer), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Daria Morgendorffer walked next to Jane Lane on their way to their next class. I wish I could tell you how I feel about you, Jane thought as she walked next to her best friend."

  • Daria Nova (Daria daughter of ? Iron Chef challenge), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "Daria kept a careful eye on her surroundings as she headed home. They lived in one of the nicer areas of the Scrapyard, so she shouldn't need to use any of the weapons she had secreted about her person, but better to be safe."

  • Don't Feed It After Midnight, by Anguirus1955 (parts 1 - 3): "It was a few weeks before Christmas, and Jake Morgendorffer had gone up to New York for a brief consulting job for a client who had begun setting up a new business on Manhattan Island. It was on his way back from the last meeting that he noticed a small shop in China Town, having decided to stop there and maybe get a souvenir or two for his family." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Dreams Rewoven, by RLobinske (part 2): "'With you being the major breadwinner, this is going to be a big hit to our budget,' Michael said as he poured over a spreadsheet on the computer."

  • The Goth, the Witch, and the Perky, by 11tee (part 2): "'Mr. and Mrs. Morgendorffer?' The doctor looked at the two adults standing on opposite sides of the waiting room. There was a teenager with thick-framed glasses sitting on a bench a few yards away, his eyes shifting from one adult to another."

  • Lies of Life, by Princess_Pasta (part 11): "Trent pulled up in front of the modest two-story house, parking his car in the driveway behind Daria's. He was a ball of nerves, anxiety eating away at him ever since Monique asked him for this favor."

  • Quinn's Code 14: Wedding Trouble, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "It was uncomfortable. Daria figited. It was just as she had feared. The dress was ill fitted and to make it more infuriating, the seamstress was continually pricking her with a pin."

  • The Stupidity Which Came From All That Texas, by Anguirus1955 (parts 1 - 3): "It was a somewhat normal day in Lawndale, or at least it seemed that way, as two female youths made their way towards one of their homes after school." (
  • Part 2) (Part 3)

  • That Summer, by The Central Scrutinizer (part 11): "'So the creep is actually a dark sensitive nihilist ex-cop guitar collector,' Daria said, twirling a lock of her hair, 'whose day job is as a bill collector'"

  • There She Goes (Iron Chef challenge secret admirer), by StickShift (COMPLETE!): "Michael "Mack" MacKenzie walked through the halls to his next class. His walk slowed as he spotted her. And there she went, walking by him oblivious to his existence."

  • Unnamed story (Daria daughter of ? Iron Chef challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "It was Daria's eighteenth birthday when she and Quinn were both informed of Daria's true heritage."

  • Unnamed story (IC: DIsaac's 10 Items Challenge #1), by neonhomer (COMPLETE!): "Quinn slowly dragged herself into the kitchen, wearing the clothes she had worn the night before."

  • Unnamed story (IC Runaway Daria), by Waylander (parts 1 and 2): "Agent Phil Coulson put the car keys in the pocket and smiled benevolently, seeing the impatience on the face of Abigail Brand. She was standing next to the Morgendorffers' mailbox, the heel of her right shoe tapping the pavement." (Part 2)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge secret admirer), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "There she is. I know it's cheating but I know who I really like."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge secret admirer), by neonhomer (COMPLETE!): "'I wonder who that could be?' I said as I heard the sound of the doorbell chiming throughout the house."

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Have Some Kitchen Sink Stew!


Jake's cooking heart-healthy today for More Herbs, Less Salt Day, but someone should probably tell him it wouldn't be a bad idea to lay off the chili peppers, too. For the sake of his tongue, if not his sanity.

On this day in 2000, Admonisher published the essay "A Rant About 'Evil' Tom." It touched on a number of other issues, too, but Tom seems to be the main focus of the ranty goodness.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Is It Hiking Yet?


It's time to take a hike--literally--because Mr. DeMartino and the campers are celebrating the anniversary of the movie Is It Fall Yet?, which aired fifteen years ago today. Lots of other things happened in that movie, including Quinn's tutoring and Daria and Jane (finally) making up, but that image right there is still my favorite!

Fanfic Update!
  • Dreams Rewoven, by RLobinske (part 1): "College Loses Major Endowment 'That's going to take a bite out of things,' Daria Morgendorffer said as she read the article in the college newspaper."

  • A Faerie Tale for Chuck, by E. A. Smith (COMPLETE!): "Charles Ruttheimer watched the full moon rise behind the trees, sending slivers of light through the branches to shine like searchlights on the water."

  • Her First Time, by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Jodie Landon sat on the bench; the face etched into her mind appeared when she looked at the man leaving the ramshackle hovel. She closed her eyes; her next set of decisions would have a profound effect on many people's lives."

  • If You Knew (secret admirer challenge), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "She watched her from afar, much like she had every day for the past two months, captivated as always by how graceful and fluid her movements were."

  • Lawndale Z (Daria daughter of ? challenge), by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "Daria sat on her bed reading like she always did when she wasn't at school or with her father sparring."

  • A Man Among Men (secret admirer challenge), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Janet hated school dances. They were just excuses for those filthy men to grind all over those poor innocent girls."

  • The Peregrine's Eyas, by Lord Yellowtail (part 2): "The muffled thud-thud, thud-thud of her rubber-soled workboots pounding against the corridor floor echoed in Stacy's ears as she jogged through the nearly-empty fortress at the best speed she could manage without running."

  • Slow Flows the River, by UU (part 3): "'The ceremony of corruption having drowned in sweat, Their Majesties departed,' fanning herself with a handkerchief, Amy finished her sotto voce narration of the festivities that had made Don alternatively chuckle and fidget uncomfortably."

  • That Summer, by The Central Scrutinizer (parts 2 - 10): "Jane waved over the waitress. 'Excuse me—miss?' Daria huddled over her coffee and murmured, 'Garçon means boy.' Before Jane could reply, the waitress was beside the table, arms akimbo. 'Get you two something else?'" (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6) (Part 7) (Part 8) (Part 9) (Part 10)

  • Unnamed story (IC: DIsaac's 10 Items Challenge #1), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Jane closed her eyes and rubbed at her temples. The penguins were still frolicking in their pond, and though they never stopped moving, she felt confident she could capture their little idiosyncrasies in her painting."

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Is That Your Final Answer?


Tom's wishing a happy birthday to Regis Philbin, who (among other things) was the original host of the game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Of course, Tom doesn't care if you want to be one or not; he's not giving that money away. How do you think old money gets old?

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

"I finally know what it is to conquer my fear! Nothing can stop me now!"


Jake's ready to take on his phobia for Ride the Wind Day, and I wish him the best of luck. Especially when it comes to getting that branch removed. Whether you want to ride the wind in a hot air balloon or in a hurricane, or just keep both feet planted on the ground, enjoy your day! Just stay away from Jane's oldest brother, all right?

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 85): "He was tired and dirty and the world was loud and annoying with people speaking what ifs and who dids. Meanwhile things and people who never existed walked alongside him as he walked down the winding road of greyness that had rose up to cut and smash his face several times now."

  • Dear sister, my best friend, by 11tee (part 5): "Hola hermana! I'm not sure where to start, so I'll just throw it all out there. Dad is getting transferred- to Maryland! Like, what's in Maryland? Ugh, I don't wanna leave Texas."

  • Freer Days (Daria daughter of ? challenge), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "The Morgendorffer living room was filled with more tension than Daria had felt in a long time. Her parents had called Quinn and her down after returning from a parents night at the school."

  • General Semantics, Private Angst, by gwrtheyrn (part 49): "Daria Morgendorffer 2's mind was still abuzz over the intergalactic invasion, which wouldn't even reach the Milky Way while humanity still existed as a single species."

  • The Goth, the Witch, and the Perky, by 11tee (part 1): "Quinn Morgendorffer sat on her bed, tears running down her face. The last year and a half sucked. Her life was a mess despite outward appearances, and now she couldn't think of anything other than how much she hated being alive."

  • Lies of Life, by Princess_Pasta (part 10): "Still, Monique had promised Sheena and she needed to at least ask him. She waited until he seemed mostly coherent, deciding that she might as well just get it over with. 'I need to ask you something.'"

  • The Melancholy of Daria Morgendorffer (World's Medium-Sized Crossover), by Wraith (part 4): "By the end of the day, she was already well known. Not just among sophomores, either, As a new transfer student, that might be expected. But all the other years had at least heard her name."

  • The Peregrine's Eyas, by Lord Yellowtail (part 1): "For 10,000 Earth years, the desert land surrounding the fortress of Zordon of Eltar had bourne witness to countless events of import, moments that shifted the course of galaxies—whether cataclysmic enough to light the very space between the stars on fire, or so subtle that a keen observer staring right at the incident in question might miss the whole thing."

  • That Summer, by The Central Scrutinizer (part 1): "'You can't smoke here.' The tall man with long hair and worn features relaxed into the booth, looked at the waitress, took a long drag on his cigarette, and softly replied, 'May.'"

  • Tiffany (Proposed IC: My Secret Baby), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'Welcome, please come in and have a seat.' Ms. Li said to the elegantly dressed couple as she ushered them into her office."

  • Two thousand and fifteen, by Astrocar82 (part 1): "'Daria, please, take a seat.' the school psychologist offered as Daria grudgingly sat down. This was not a test she, or her mother, wanted Daria to take."

  • Unnamed story (Daria daughter of ? challenge), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Daria, now that you and Jane are adults, well eighteen anyway,' Helen began nervously. 'Jane,' Vincent said quickly as he headed for the front door of Schloss Morgendorffer. 'I'm not your father but I'll always be your dad. Well, gotta catch that plane.'"

  • Unnamed story (Daria daughter of ? challenge), by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "Daria was making her way through a book in the commons room. Despite the tedious Sixteenth-century style prose, Daria found the subject matter both fascinating and illuminating. Her reading was interrupted by a gentle hand touching her shoulder."

Friday, August 21, 2015

Quinn's Gone Old School...Really Old School


Quinn really needs to start using more sunscreen, but she's just in time for National Senior Citizens Day. Quinn may not be very happy about this, but I'm sure Sandi is ecstatic.

Today is also an important anniversary for Helen. No, not her wedding anniversary--more important than that! The American Bar Association was founded on this day in 1878.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

"This is like that movie, Angela's Ashtray!"


Daria's looking forward to a nice, well-balanced meal for National Potato Day. I would have thought it was a welcome change from nonstop microwaved lasagna.

Fanfic Update!
  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 23): "Helen made the proverbial first step to solving the problem; she finally acknowledged that she is clueless how to deal with Daria and Quinn."

  • Dammit Daria, by SexshiTiTePaNtZ (part 3): "The rain pattered against the roof of Trent's car as Jane and Trent climbed in. 'When do you think this'll let up?' Trent asked his sister as he closed his flip phone. 'No idea. Daria's the one to ask that kinda stuff.' Jane answered."

  • Slow Flows the River, by UU (part 2): "'I'm certain I heard someone leaving in the middle of the night, but Patrick is still here, there's no doubt about that,' Amy said. 'At least last night the two of you weren't, um, militant around the clock.'"

  • When Love Takes Another Path, by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "At first things went well. After having got of the car Rita, Erin and Grandma Barksdale greeted their families, told them words of comfort and then, while Katherine prepared dinner, Albert, Rita and Erin helped respectively Tom, Helen and Daria with arranging their belongings."

Monday, August 17, 2015

Some Books Are More Equal Than Others


Daria's celebrating the 70th anniversary of the publication of George Orwell's Animal Farm, or at least she will if her fellow campers (coughAmeliacough) leave her alone long enough to read it. Perhaps one of these days someone will write a Camp Grizzly/Animal Farm crossover...and it will be a thing of beauty.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

What a Good Day to--Oh, God, Look at the Time!


Helen and Jake are taking a rare moment to rest on this fine Relaxation Day. Of course, this image was taken from a fantasy sequence because we all know that would never really happen. Helen's phone would start ringing or Jake would think of something that reminds him of Mad Dog and it would all be over before it began.

Fanfic Update!
  • Beneath the Surface, by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'I think Jodie and I are over.' There was a slight pause in the air as the weight of such a heavy statement took a moment to catch up with the both of them."

  • Children of the Scorn, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Daria once again found herself in charge of a group of her peers, and all hope of finishing her term paper that night was beginning to fade."

  • Linda's Trash Freakout (Iron Chef: Linda's Trash Freakout), by Shiva (part 1): "Linda Griffin groaned as the trash bag suddenly split apart, spilling all of the Griffin's garbage onto the sidewalk."

  • Rude Awakening Ep 13: The Hiring Game, by DIsaac (COMPLETE!): "CLAYTON: Hey Jo, do you need anything else? JODIE: Nope. CLAYTON: Wait... Whiskey and a cigar? JODIE: It is how EVERY DAY should end."

  • She Was Me, by Princess-Pasta/CaffeineAddict94 (part 1): "Mom finally cracked the day after my seventeenth birthday."

  • A Time For Us, by aeverett (part 8): "Jane Lane knew, by the set of her brother's features, that he was upset.. really upset, upset in a way she'd rarely seen him in her entire life."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Dance like Nobody's Watching), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "I paused outside the door of the clubroom. I could hear loud music from within, and it was enough to make me sick to my stomach. Not because the sound was at the right frequency to cause distress, mind you. But the location it was emanating from certainly was."

Thursday, August 13, 2015

She's Definitely Not in Her Right Mind!


It's Left Hander's Day, and Brittany's still trying to figure out if this applies to her or not. To all of the lefties out there (including the one I'm married to), enjoy your day! The rest of the year obviously belongs to us normal folks.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hail to the Clowns!


President's Day is sharing a good joke for Presidential Joke Day, although knowing those two it's probably not really all that funny. Then again, maybe they are the joke.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Just Add Water," which aired on this day in 1999. In that one we found out about Mr. DeMartino's gambling problem and found out the real depth of Ms. Li's ability to choose school events that aren't even remotely appropriate for high school students. Plus the writers managed to shoehorn in a Titanic joke.

Fanfic Update!
  • Beneath the Surface, by Princess_Pasta (part 3): "Lunch went by quickly considering nobody wanted to break the forced, tense silence that had descended on the table. Jodie tried to broach the subject of leaving again to which Mack calmly but seriously disagreed. Normally, that was where things would've ended."

  • Children of the Scorn, by Kristen Bealer (part 2): "Daria knew she didn't want to get stuck with an unpaid babysitting job, but she'd be damned if she'd let anyone destroy her room."

  • Clarity, by Zetor (part 4): "It was three weeks ago. Mother had been busy and had forgotten to set out the pills for a couple of days. Everything had become so clear."

  • Sonoma Coma, by jtranser (part 21): "First you freeze, then you fall. It's O.K. as long as you don't do it going down the steps"

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Shhhhh!


Daria's got the right idea for Book Lover's Day, but she'd like everyone to please be more quiet while she reads. Preferably in another room. Or, better still, in another country.

If you're looking for something to read yourself, why not pick up Walden by Henry David Thoreau, first published on this day in 1854. Did you know he was Jane Fonda's father in real life, too?

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Is She Channeling Ashley-Amber?


Brittany's serving up some refreshments for International Beer Day, which I guess means she got voted Keg Queen this year. She looks pretty happy about it, though, probably because it beats watching Kevin crush cans on his head. Or listening to him sing about what quantity of the beverage currently sits on top of the wall.

Fanfic Update!
  • Almost Over You, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'I think you look great, Jane.' 'Keep being flattering, Theo. It reminds me of everything I've ever heard about actors.'"

  • Beneath the Surface, by Princess_Pasta (parts 1 and 2): "'Look Kevvy! It's that guy from that game you play!' 'Aw, sweet!' 'That's not a cosplayer. That's just a photographer...' 'But he looks just like him!'" (Part 2)

  • Buenos y malos momentos, by taitolin (COMPLETE!): "El cuaderno de notas tenia errores matemáticos tan básicos que parecían increíble que fuera de un recién graduado de preparatoria, pero gracias a su empeño y determinación, sin contar con algo de suerte que siempre acompaño a su amigo había logrado que una camioneta de helados que daba perdida se convirtiera en una marca de helados exitosa."

  • Children of the Scorn, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "I can think of about a million things more appealing to do on a Saturday night than attend a 'Focus on Teens' workshop with my parents. But is baby-sitting a couple of kids so Quinn can go on another stupid date one of them?"

  • Coloring Highland, by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Jane sighed in boredom. The Highland Middle School offices were as bland as the rest of the town. She didn't understand why she had to move here; she and Trent had been fine."

  • Dammit Daria, by SexshiTiTePaNtZ (part 2): "Jane shuffled out of bed and slinked her naked body into a black hooded sweatshirt when she heard the phone ring."

  • Investigating the Semi-Intelligent Meat, by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "'They're made out of meat.' 'Meat?' 'Meat. They're made out of meat.' 'Meat?'"

  • Is it Curtain Yet?, by Zetor (part 6d): "Stacy's voice came over the phone. 'Um, hi Jane. Can you talk for a minute?'"

  • Night Witches, by Panzerfaust 150 (part 10): "President Reagan and his National Security Team were assembled in the Situation Room, for the now-usual morning military briefing."

  • The One, Pure and Untouched, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Daria, Mai, come look,' Quinn called excitedly from the second-story porch of the Ling's farmhouse."

  • Rude Awakening Ep 13: The Hiring Game, by DIsaac (parts 8 and 9): "(Sandi has given birth to a Baby Girl. While Tom has to Ice down his junk after Sandi's death grip on it. Stacy is there as well as a member of Tom's family.)" (Part 9)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Dog Days


This bulldog needs to work a little harder than that for Work Like a Dog Day. Then again, if it's J. B. from The Angst Guy's "A Hard Days' Night" then I suppose he's earned the right to take it easy.

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Monday, August 3, 2015

The Vaseline is Optional!


I'm not sure this is the traditional way to celebrate National Watermelon Day, but I guess it works. Go ahead and get yourself some watermelon today, too, but I would recommend that you just cut it open and eat it. Just my own preference, though.

Today also marks the anniversary of the episode "Write Where It Hurts," which first aired on this day in 1998. There weren't any watermelons in that one, but it did feature Jake's Kitchen Sink Stew--which might very well have watermelon in it, for all we know.

Fanfic Update!
  • All's Fair ('Iron Chef' for Robyn & all comers - 'The First Ten Minutes'), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "She spit onto the concrete, the mixture of blood and saliva standing out in sharp contrast against the cracked sidewalk. Her hands were shaking, the skin on her knuckles scraped and bloodied."

  • Attack of the "Super Brain", by Captain Marbles (COMPLETE!): "Ms. Li watched in horror as her prize student wreaked havoc on the sleepy little suburb. 'There's one last hope!' she said."

  • Café Talk (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "At Raft University there was a small, pretentious café just off campus called the Café de Paris, and while most of the French on the menus was misspelled, for those in the know it was a place to get a cup of great coffee and really good cake."

  • Consequences, by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "Helen Morgendorffer had a severe headache. It was because of what her son Clint had revealed to her. Besides that she was very angry."

  • Expansion (Write-Off Challenge 1.2!), by baelparagon (COMPLETE!): "The last thing he saw was the goalpost falling, yellow metal careening for him as it had done during his career before his neck snapped. The pain in his neck was horrendous for but a moment before everything went black."

  • Is it Curtain Yet?, by Zetor (part 6c): "The door opened behind her and she turned around to see Daria looking about as bad as she felt. Her sister walked over and dropped down onto one of the other couches."

  • Lawndale and Sandi Griffin's Genie, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (Future Excerpt 3): "'I didn't wish for immortality!' Jasmine said. 'Then how have you lived until now?' Samara asked."

  • Lawndale's Finest 3: The Brave and the Bold, by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): "Scarlett tried to hurry down the hallway without hurrying too much, she was about to be late but she didn't want to accidentally blow any doors off their hinges or anything." (Part 7) (Part 8)

  • Real Friends, by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Quinn walked through the hall toward her locker. As expected, Sandi, Stacey, and Tiffany were waiting. Sandi looked furious. 'So what's this I hear about you and Jamie going on another date, Quinn?'"

  • Silence is Golden, by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Silence. The woman sat on her bicycle looking down the trail. The ridgeline was to her right, a cliff-face to her left."

  • Unnamed story ('Iron Chef' for Robyn & all comers - 'The First Ten Minutes'), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Bang! Nngghh? Bang! Gah, what the heck, Daria thought. Bang! Abruptly, she remembered."

  • Unnamed story ('Iron Chef' for Robyn & all comers - 'The First Ten Minutes'), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Daria, Daria.' she heard a soft male voice quietly but insistently calling her name. Mr. O'Neill was leaning over her desk and looking down at her with concern and sympathy."

  • Wheels, by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Daria stood back with one hand under each of her sister's shoulders. Quinn tried moving her legs to help, but the atrophy pretty much hindered any real assistance."

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Or Maybe It's More Like, "You Go, Girlfriend!"


It's National Girlfriends Day, and I'm not certain if the holiday refers to girlfriends as in boyfriends/girlfriends or friends who are both girls. Either way, Daria and Jane qualify--they're friends and they were both Tom's girlfriend at one point. Although the two examples are kind of mutually exclusive, when you think about it.

Anyway.

This is also MTV's 34th anniversary, and while MTV turned its back on Daria a long time ago we still have it to thank for Our Heroine's existence.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Hasta la Vista, Jakey!


Jake's got a very special birthday greeting for Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was born on this day in 1947 and is perhaps best known from the Terminator movies. Then again, maybe Jake's just finally going after that damn sadistic waiter and his lousy "decaf" coffee.

Today is also International Day of Friendship, so Daria and Jane should get together for some pizza and Sick, Sad World. Unless Jane's still upset about the Tom thing, in which case she may decide to borrow one of Jake's guns instead.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria: College Pains The Sophomore Year, by James the Lesser (part 10): "Trent sits on the airplane next to Lindy as they fly over the Pacific Ocean. 'This is a really long flight.' He looks out the window and sees perfect blue waters for miles."

  • Dear sister, my best friend, by 11tee (parts 1 - 5): "Jake hung up the phone; he felt like he had been sucker-puunched. This was not how the separation was supposed to work." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)

  • Freaking Out, by bhut (COMPLETE!): "The night at the Zen was noisy and loud. The fact that it was the Mystik Spiral that provided the entertainment contributed to that factor a lot."

  • Kindness is its own reward, by elainefr (part 1): "She stretched languidly on the porch as she enjoyed the morning sun allowing the light to warm her in the coolness of its rise. This was a time she enjoyed so much."

  • Lawndale's Finest 3: The Brave and the Bold, by NightGoblyn (part 5): "'I had an interesting conversation with Dr. Klein today,' Elaine said. 'We can talk about it in the car, she has another test she wants to run. Well, we both do, actually.'"

  • The Legend of Korra: First Contact, by echopapa (part 1): "'It's not that, Chief. It's...most urgent. There is something that you need to hear. Please come at once.' Beifong sighed. She had a feeling that she would definitely need a Healer after this meeting. 'On my way, Mister President.'"

  • Night Witches, by Panzerfaust 150 (part 9): "Daria awoke from her Air Force issue cot for the fifth time that night, or as she glanced with a scowl on her face at her Timex watch, morning."

  • Two Lives in Lawndale (Write-Off Challenge 1.2!), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "A young woman with a dyed-pink pixie cut, tattooed from head to toe and with enough piercings to set off a metal detector a mile away entered Axl's Piercing Parlor. Axl himself was slumped over his counter, flipping lazily through a two year old National Geographic magazine."

  • With Little Consequence, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "Tom paced around the expansive area that served as Jodie’s private laboratory; in the center of the room, Jodie sat between a small desk and a table, never lifting her eyes from a monitor screen on the desk as her fingers moved with purpose across keyboard before her."

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"I don't need a damn doctor, I need a damn chocolate bar!"


Daria and Tom are enjoying some unauthorized chocolate courtesy of Quinn because it's National Milk Chocolate Day! Whether or not Mrs. Johanssen is celebrating depends on how ethical the most recent door-to-door chocolate salesman was.

This is also the anniversary of the episode "Speedtrapped," which aired on this day in 1999. We saw one of the earliest Daria-Quinn team-ups, as well as Daria's sudden bloodlust against Travis. Fortunately (or not, depending on your perspective), Travis had quick reflexes.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Family and Fire Are Not a Good Mix!


Helen, Rita, and Amy are arguing over whether it's Parents' Day or Aunt and Uncle's Day, but the truth is that it's both! So maybe they should all just call the fight off and make some damn cookies already.

They'll want to be very careful with the oven, though, because it's also the fifteenth anniversary of the episode "Fire!," and I don't think they want any repeats of Jake's kitchen disaster.

Fanfic Update!
  • Don's Surprise/Ideally Really Ziggy (Write-Off Challenge 1), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "'Mm. Hello, date number twenty nine. Oh, and you brought her flowers. I'm sure that'll please her,' the bespectacled boy in a green jacket sarcastically said."

  • The Loneliness of Alex, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Later in the afternoon, the 'Esteem-a-Teen' 'course' had started. Alex sat there, bored out of her skull as Mr. O'Neill droned on."

  • Lost in Suburbia, by 11tee (part 3): "The motorcycle purred as Kevin pushed through the turns. Andrea's arms felt So Nice around his waist, but he was low on gas, so he eased into the filling station."

  • Revelations and Confrontations, by bhut (COMPLETE!): "The day that the FC later called 'The Day of Fashion Infamy' or TDFI, and Daria and Jane and quite a few others called 'a hoot', started as a long, lazy, April Break day."

  • The Secret Life of Penny Lane, by 11tee (part 8): "'Cacao puro, señor?' She lifted her hand from the dog and looked back at the man. 'Si, señora. The best cacao beans. You would like to try?'"

  • Sins of the Father (Write-Off Challenge 1), by baelparagon (COMPLETE!): "'Good morning campers, did everyone have a fantastic night of fun and righteousness?' The slightly balding Mr. Potts said in front of the mess hall."

  • Unnamed story (a new short story), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "He raised his beer and took another swig; savoring the flavor of his home-brew. He would have never thought students of his would now call him 'Dad', whether out of courtesy or sincerity, but that was exactly what happened. His eyes focused as he recalled that fateful night."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Lucky for Daria, all Barch had to show her was a dissection tray with a small white cloth over it. Barch pulled back the cloth. 'All I see is a dogfish shark.'"

  • Unnamed story (Write-Off Challenge revived!), by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "'Like Quinn's Cousin Or Whatever,' said Sandi with a sniff, 'you claim you can get this horned horse-thing out of our back yard?'" (Part 2)

Friday, July 24, 2015

Smash? Yeah.


Jesse's got a big surprise ready for the comedian Gallagher, who was born on this day in 1946. Daria probably wouldn't be amused, but I bet it would still beat greasing it and playing that stupid game at Camp Grizzly.

This is also Cousins Day, so Quinn should probably send Daria a card or something. Unless it's post-"Lucky Strike," in which case she can send one to Erin, who could probably use some cheering up after being married to Brian for this long.

Finally, it was two years ago today that CollegeHumor aired the video "Daria: High School Reunion." It was fun to watch, but a real live-action Daria movie will most likely never see the light of day.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"To catch a rat, you've got to think like a rat! Where's the cheese?"


Keep an eye on your Ritalin, because it's Ratcatcher's Day and the Pied Piper is likely very busy today. If he can't make it, though, there's always Jake. His specialty might be squirrels, but I'll bet he'd be willing to take on the non-fluffy tailed version as well.

Fanfic Update!
  • Clarity (IC: I'm gonna show you...), by Zetor (part 2): "I'm finally free! I almost skip through the halls towards the library. As I pass through the courtyard between the main building and the library I feel a pleasant breeze blow by."

  • БОЛЬШОЙ СБОР II OR JANE IN THE WONDERLAND, by Shad_Tkhom (part 6): "Дарья и Джейн сидели на скамье. Джейн ворчала: - Мало того, что мне пришлось подниматься в такую рань. В субботу !! В мой законный выходной !! Так ещё и это — а это ты виновата, Моргендорффер!" (Part 7) (Part 8)

  • Lawndale's Finest 3: The Brave and the Bold, by NightGoblyn (part 4): "After a weekend spent alternately brooding and manically searching the internet for information, Monday morning rolled around and Scarlett found herself in her aunt's car as the older woman drove to work."

  • 9 Crimes (Gaslight Anthem cover) (I.C. - A Scene and Its Song), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Mack and Jane are kissing each other in a tight embrace behind a utility building. Jane pulls away from the kiss, still in Mack's arms. She looks down, a guilty expression on her face."

  • Unnamed story (IC Runaway Daria), by Waylander (part 1): "Daria was always disgusted by her sister's immaturity and the temper tantrums she was throwing on the regular basis. In hindsight, running away from home in the middle of the night with almost no money and a bare minimum of essential was just as childish as Quinn's outbursts."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (part 8): "With a sigh Darlene took a coin out of her purse and tossed in on the counter. If I didn't stay here I could be already in the office of Buzzdome, demanding explanations."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "Mack, O'Neill, DeMartino, Ted, Kevin and the rest of the LHS football team - all dressed in LHS cheerleaders - waved their pom-poms as Helen got out of her vehicle in the Lawndale County Courthouse parking lot. 'HELEN! HELEN! SHE'S OUR BABE! SHE CAN WIN IT, 'CAUSE SHE WON'T CAVE! GOOOOO LAWYERS!'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "'You can't be either an open pervert or a closet one,' Charles stated firmly. 'Because you aren't a man!'"

Monday, July 20, 2015

How Many Licks...?


Jane's all set for National Lollipop Day, but she doesn't seem too thrilled with her candy. It's probably a better option than hooking up with Bobby Bighead again, though.

While we're on the subject of Jane, it was on this day in 1998 that she joined the track team in the episode "See Jane Run." It didn't turn out so well, much like her relationship with Evan. Man, Jane picks all the winners, doesn't she?

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

An Out-of-This World Birthday!


While we're on the subject of space travel, Jodie's wishing a happy birthday to Senator John H. Glenn, who was also among the very first astronauts! Glenn was born in 1921, and I'd just like to see Jodie try to beat his record for extracurricular activities.

Fanfic Update!
  • Clarity (IC: I'm gonna show you...), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "It was three weeks ago. Mother had been busy and had forgotten to set out the pills for a couple of days. Everything had become so clear."

  • Decisions, by elainefr (part 1): "'Hey.' She still looks good. 'Hey.' Don't lose your nerve. Damn, he's still so sexy."

  • ОБЩИЙ СБОР, by Shad_Tkhom (COMPLETE!): "Джейн собирала чемодан. А мне обязательно ехать с вами ? - жалобно протянула Дарья. Ей давно, очень давно не приходилось так канючить. Ну разве что в далёком детстве и то пару раз."

  • Is it Curtain Yet?, by Zetor (part 6b): "Daria stared at the Lane’s front door, hesitating. She’d been there for several minutes and was starting to regret the decision to talk to Jane in person."

  • Macaroni Necklaces, by PerkyGoth14 (part 1): "'It's a letter for Daria.' Helen informed. 'What!?' Quinn took the envelope suddenly to look at it. 'There must be some mistake!'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Dance like Nobody's Watching), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Daria had the apartment to herself, maybe the whole complex. It was time."

Thursday, July 16, 2015

This Moon is Really Shiny


Tiffany's keeping a sharp lookout for astronauts because today marks the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 spaceflight--the first manned spaceflight to the Moon. I don't think it'll be a long stay, though. There are only so many times you can tell a girl she's not fat before returning to the empty vacuum of space starts to look appealing.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Vive la France!


Brittany's getting into the spirit of Bastille Day, but that probably has more to do with that foreign exchange student than any love of French history. Also, she wants to make sure everyone knows that, even though it's National Nude Day, she's still only going to do a nude scene if it's crucial to her character.

Today is also the anniversary of both "The Teachings of Don Jake" in 1997 and "Lane Miserables" in 1999. Both episodes gave us a glimpse into the Lane family, and neither of them was a pleasant experience for either Jane or Trent.

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS 3, by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "'What the ever-living heck is going on over there?!' exclaimed a shocked Gage into his cell phone as he stared at Jane's TV. 'It's all over the news! What on Earth happened? It's never been this bad before!'"

  • The Chymical Wedding of Daria Morgendorffer, by EntrancedCat (part 1): "'Jane, I can help with your chemistry homework but you've got to quit raving about phlogiston.' Daria insisted as she and Jane bent over the books in Daria's room."

  • ЭШФИЛД, by Shad_Tkhom (COMPLETE!): "Дарья шла следом за Джейн и ругала себя за деликатность и робость, которые решили проявить себя во всей красе и, как всегда, крайне не вовремя."

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 163): "It was lunch time. Tom knew that it was usually Daria who got to the dining hall ahead of Elsie. He was half-jogging there, hoping to catch her alone before Elsie monopolized her time."

  • Is it Curtain Yet?, by Zetor (part 6a): "Stacy walked down the hall with Quinn, not really listening to her friend. She was smiling and almost skipping. Last weekend had been great."

  • Redux, by Princess_Pasta (part 20): "Quinn dropped down in her usual seat across from Daria, already fully dressed and made up. The strangest part was how far away it was from her usual choice of attire. A black halter top, acid-washed jeans, and chunky wedge shoes Daria wasn't sure she'd ever seen her wear before."

  • A Time For Us, by aeverett (part 7): "'Have you noticed anything weird about Janey lately?' Trent queried, around a spoon full of cereal."

  • Unnamed story ('Iron Chef' for Robyn & all comers - 'The First Ten Minutes'), by Meester_Lee (part 1): "There was indeed a female in the stasis pod. It was difficult to tell much about her. She had pale skin, long straight hair, and was wearing some sort of high-necked garment of an unfamiliar cut."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "The robed figure allowed itself a hissing chuckle. 'Come now, Daria,' it rasped, drawing out the final 'a' in her name, 'We both know your sister's comparison of the situation to Buffy is wrong.'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'You know, there's really no limit to what you'll say or do in order to get laid, is there?'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "From her throne, Daria pronounced, 'Now, gentlemen, I will announce today's plan of action.'"

  • ВАРИАЦИИ, by Shad_Tkhom (COMPLETE!): "Джейн ни­как не мог­ла по­нять са­му се­бя — на са­мом де­ле у них с То­мом всё шло к то­му что­бы рас­стать­ся. Нап­ря­жение меж­ду ней и Сло­уном толь­ко рос­ло, а она не мог­ла не за­мечать, что То­ма яв­но и нед­вусмыс­ленно тя­нет к Дарье."

  • WLTAP CH.4, by ST91 (parts 2 and 3): "'Well, here we are kids. That's our new home. Casa Lane,' said Vincent to his two children as they came down from the car." (Part 3)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Different Colors AND Different Sizes!


Mr. DeMartino doesn't seem very happy about Different Colored Eyes Day, but that's too bad because (I think) he fits right in with this one. From what I can tell, he's got one normal eye and one that's both blue and bloodshot. Regardless of color, no one can claim those eyes are in any way symmetrical!

This also happens to be the anniversary of the episode "Legends of the Mall," which first aired on this day in 2000. Not much of that episode counts as canon, but you can't argue with those metal dentures on the door of Helen's car.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

What Lurks in the Shadows?



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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Boom! Headshot!


Daria's already gotten a head start celebrating Video Game Day, so why not join in the fun? Never mind that Daria's probably got some writing to do if she ever wants to get published in Musings Magazine.

If first-person shooters aren't your thing, you can head over to Mr. Fun's Exciting World of Games and try out the virtual reality games. That is, as long as Ted's willing to let someone else have a turn. Which he probably isn't.

Fanfic Update!
  • Hana Hou, by metameric1 (COMPLETE!): "The tropical air washed over her as she stepped out of the air conditioned gate security zone and into the lobby of the Lihue airport."

Monday, July 6, 2015

Art and Ailments


Jane's taking on yet another art-related alter ego, and this time it's Frida Kahlo, who was born on this day in 1907. I don't think Jane is ever shown in canon to be a fan of Kahlo's work, but given her distinctive style and unusual life, I wouldn't be surprised if she was.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Ill," which first aired on this day in 1998. Never mind Brittany's hair and Daria's mysterious rash; I think the weirdest thing about this episode was Quinn's willingness to help Daria when she was in need. It's almost scary.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Go Forth and Celebrate the Fourth!


It's Independence Day in the U.S., and Jane is proudly doing her part. Her arm's going to get tired soon, though. For those celebrating the holiday, here are a handful of fanfics set during Independence Day if you need a break from the cookouts and fireworks.

Fanfic Update!
  • Blue (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "The trees in High Hills park became inky smudges under the concrete sky. In shadow we sat, waiting for the cavalry to arrive."

  • A Boring Summer, by ST91 (part 8): "'Hello?' said Steve, answering his phone. 'Good morning Mr. Taylor, it's me. I called to tell you that I did what you asked.' said a voice on the other end of the phone."

  • Eleven oh Four ('Iron Chef' for Robyn & all comers - 'The First Ten Minutes'), by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "Her left eye opened. Blood was running down her face. All was chaos in Lawndale High."

  • The Fine Art of Showing Art, by ViolentFlowers (COMPLETE!): "Jane sometimes wished she could draw faces, but capturing expressions was beyond her skills so instead she took a photo of Daria's face. 'Perfect.'"

  • A Time For Us, by aeverett (part 6): "Staring up at the large sculpture in front of Lawndale Community College, Jane Lane tried to find any meaning behind it and only came up blank. It was a shaped piece of metal, nothing more, and certainly not art."

  • Unnamed story ('Iron Chef' for Robyn & all comers - 'The First Ten Minutes'), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "A dull throbbing in her head pulled Daria from her sleep. She rolled around in her sweat soaked sheets trying to find a comfortable position and fall back asleep, but had no luck."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "It had been nearly four years ago now; an early summer night like this when he'd gotten the call. He picked up the picture on his desk, stared at it."

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Is She an Atomic Communist from Mars?


Daria's waiting for you to take her to your leader on this World UFO Day, but she's not holding out any hope for intelligent life. At least her outfit here is a little more dignified than it was on the Sick, Sad World episode.

I'm sure Artie's celebrating this holiday, too, although I'd really rather not know any of the details. Especially if they involve his synthetic skin in any way.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"I'm just the victim of a bizarre experiment in parental justice."


Helen and Jake are laying down the (unreasonable) law in this scene from "The Big House," which first aired on this day in 1997. We got to see all kinds of hidden talents in that one--Daria's harmonica playing, DeMartino's ruthless hockey skills, and Andrea's ability to suddenly show emotion.

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 84): "Roan Breckenridge was right behind Warville, just as Lenny had arranged for. She certainly stands out, Lenny thought, not knowing if that was a good or bad thing."

  • Exorcise in Futility, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "'OK to Cry Corral,' Jake read off a sign leaning off to one side. 'Oh, is this like some kind of western-themed thing? I love westerns! Cowboys and shoot-em-ups and The Duke!'"

  • Just Add Water, by AngstandPizzaRolls (COMPLETE!): "Daria hadn't wanted to come on this stupid cruise in the first place. The sleep deprivation was bad enough, but being stuck surrounded by her classmates with no escape but the sweet release of death from the sea that would claim her if she tried to fare it."

  • Quinn's Code 14: Wedding Trouble, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "It had been an ordinary day at Lawndale High. Daria Morgendorffer was releived to be approaching home after such a long day. However that relief was soon to vanish."

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Royal Ranter


Jake's enjoying a little crossdressing today, perhaps because it's the anniversary of Queen Victoria's coronation in 1838. I'm pretty sure Queen Victoria was more level-headed than Jake was, but Jake also tends to be more easily amused.

Speaking of Jake's tendency toward hysterics, today is also the day "Psycho Therapy" first aired in 2000. Fifteen years later and I'm sure Jake is no closer to resolving his stress (or lack thereof) issues.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

I'm Sure Jake Made a Hobbit-Shaped Candle for the Occasion


Happy anniversary to Helen and Jake, who celebrate forty years of marriage today! You can see their Vows of Commitment and marvel at how far those idealistic lovebirds have come. In what direction they've gone is up to you to decide.

One of my favorite fanfics, Mike Yamiolkoski's "Committed," revolves around Helen and Jake's wedding (or lack thereof), and if you haven't read it then I highly recommend it.

Fanfic Update!
  • Exorcise in Futility, by Kristen Bealer (part 3): "'JIM'S PAINTBALLING JUNGLE,' read the huge banner, '5 MASSIVE PLAYING FIELDS.' 'Oh, I remember this place!' Jake exclaimed as they got out of the cab. 'I think we all do,' Timothy said, looking around nervously."

  • Lies of Life, by Princess_Pasta (part 9): "Helen hastily shut the book, unwilling to continue reading any further. It was one thing to feel like Daria and her were growing further apart. It was another to have the evidence written down in ink."

  • The Loneliness of Alex, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Alex Griffin arrived at Lawndale High as she had usually over the previous month. She walked as quickly as she could towards the buildings. However, as she approached, she noticed two unfamilar teens emerging from a blue Lexus."

  • A Time For Us, by aeverett (part 5): "'You find defacing a teacher's personal property funny, Miss.. Barksdale?' Principal Angela Li asked the young woman sitting across from her who'd been attempting to stave off a chuckle unsuccessfully."

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

When You Wish Upon an Overachiever


Jodie's adding yet another activity to her college applications because it's International Fairy Day. For more fairy fun, check out Aloysius's hilarious Scarlett the Fairy series.

This is also Swim-a-Lap Day, so it's time to "swim, you cow, swim!" Sorry. Coach talk.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Yes, It Is College Yet!


Trent (or perhaps his grandfather) is on his way to college thanks to the G.I. Bill, which was signed on this day in 1944. Trent may not have to worry about paying tuition, but he'll still need to stay awake in class. I doubt he's going to have much success.

Today we also wish a happy birthday to both Carson Daly, born in 1973, and Cyndi Lauper, born in 1953. Carson Daly voiced the character David in Is It Fall Yet? and one of Cyndi Lauper's best-known songs, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," is probably Metal Mouth's least favorite.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Coffee Shop, by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "A snow fell lightly outside as Daria sat in alone at a table for two at a nice little quiet coffee shop in downtown Boston."

  • Daria: College Pains The Sophomore Year, by James the Lesser (part 9): "Daria sits in her Women's Lib class bored. The professor seemed to have good intentions but was reminding Daria more and more of Ms. Barch every day."

  • Exorcise in Futility, by Kristen Bealer (part 2): "Panting from the exertion, Anthony looked at Timothy. 'You know something?' he asked, now calm. 'I think there might be something to that new age crap after all.'"

  • General Semantics, Private Angst, by gwrtheyrn (part 48): "At the end of her teleconference with President Landon, Daria 3 found that she had agreed to participate in the operation to pursue General Audhoyo's anticipated escape attempt, in an auxiliary capacity; -- auxiliary, because no one could be sure just how useful her odd talents would prove, in a paramilitary operation."

  • A Griffin Story: Conception And Homecomings, by Meester_Lee (part 1): "Lucius Malfoy apparated into the foyer. It was good to be home again after several days in that beastly city."

  • Little Talks, by The High-Fiving Chimp (COMPLETE!): "Daria couldn't get the dark and distressing image out of her head. Seeing her friend sink into her grave like that. And there was nothing she could do to prevent it."

  • A Time For Us, by aeverett (part 4): "Helen Morgendorffer. Ever since that Saturday afternoon over pizza with Jane, Daria had become increasingly preoccupied with dredging up memories of her family, particularly memories of Helen."

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hope She Doesn't Wipe Out!


Daria's getting ready to hang ten on this International Surfing Day, but she'd better get out of the water. Today's the fortieth anniversary of the movie Jaws, and you can't be too careful with gigantic sharks around.

Speaking of anniversaries, happy first anniversary to Outpost Daria Reborn, which rose from the ashes of the original Outpost Daria site one year ago today. Thanks, Kevin/neonhomer, for your hard work!

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

No, It's Supposed to be DON'T Panic!


It's International Panic Day, and all of Lawndale High is getting in on it. Fortunately, whatever they're panicking about can't possibly get past Ms. Li's security perimeter, so they're pretty much safe where they are. Unless someone's carrying unauthorized chocolate or forgot their hall pass.

Everyone could be panicking over Daria and Tom's sex life (or lack thereof), because today is also the anniversary of "My Night at Daria's," which first aired on this day in 2001. Not only did we gain all kinds of insight into Daria and Tom's relationship, but we also saw firsthand the ruthless efficiency of the Lawndale High gossip mill.

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 83): "In the driveway was a large blue van marked ALTERNAPALOOZA. Its driver emerged; a muscular young man with black hair tied into a bun, yellow eyes, and a smile a mile wide."

  • Exorcise in Futility, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "Pleased to see an appreciative audience for once, Timothy beamed. 'I suggest that each of you find a place that symbolizes your frustration and perform a sort of cleansing ritual to drive out your metaphorical demons.'"

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 163): "Angier and Kay walked into the den together. Angier, as expected, took a seat behind his oaken buttress of a desk. Kay pulled a wicker chair next to the desk. 'I'm holding this family meeting,' Angier said, 'to talk to you about the future. I've brought Daniel in to provide legal advice.'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'The truth is,' Daria said, 'I don't think people understand what it is I did at Bromwell....'"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Brittany's Illustrious Future Acting Career


Brittany's getting into the horror movie spirit in honor of the movie Psycho, which was released fifty-five years ago today. I'm not sure Brittany's acting ability is up to Hitchcock's standards, but she will do a nude scene if it's crucial to her character.

This also happens to be the anniversary of "Too Cute," which first aired on this day in 1997 and showed us just how shallow Quinn and the Fashion Club could be. We also met Brooke, who turned out to be surprisingly popular in fanfic considering she really only featured in the one episode.

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