Friday, December 9, 2016

But What About the Honor of Llllawndale High?

Ms. Li is horrified to learn that today is International Anti-Corruption Day. It's not fair--how is she going to embezzle school funds and invade student privacy now?

Happy birthday to Kevin Daniels, who was one of several voice actors to portray Mack. I guess the stress of putting up with even a fictional Kevin is too much for one man to handle.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"Don't pick your nose...don't pick your nose...."

On this day in 1990, the movie Edward Scissorhands had its limited release. Brittany doesn't look very happy in her alter ego as the title character, and not just because she's going to have a hard time holding her pom-poms. The next time she tries to twirl a strand of hair around her finger, she'll risk cutting off her head...or something vital! Now that I think about it, I have a feeling Kevin isn't too thrilled about this idea, either.

Fanfic Update!
  • Christmas, by dmsfanman (part 5): "Three days later Daria was on the phone with Tom. He asked, 'Do you think you can get someone to take me to the train station? My mother hasn't spoken to me since New Year's Eve. Not that I mind it so much, but if no one is going to talk to me I might as well go back to Newtowne tomorrow. Are you interested in coming to Newtowne for a few days with me?'"

  • Daria Ravenclaw: No Country For Unpleasant Old Men, by Meester_Lee (parts 3a and 3b): "Arcturus and Iago quickly retrieved their luggage from MACUSA's customs service. Despite the fuss that MACUSA's immigration agents had made about Arcturus' wand, MACUSA had given his luggage only perfunctory attention." (Part 3b)

  • Daria, the Radio serial, by Roentgen (parts 3 and 4): "(Sounds of silverware clanking against dishes.) HELEN: Daria, it's your turn to clean up after dinner. DARIA: Why do I have to clean up? HELEN: You know that you girls have to chip in. We don't have a maid here, unlike some people." (Part 4)

  • For the Hoard!, by tafka (COMPLETE!): "Trent looked at his stuff. The room was full of it, packed to the ceiling in unending drifts of detritus. He had an urge to pull out his axe and practice, but he'd long-since forgotten where his amp was."

  • The Life of the Mind, by Two-Eyed Charlie (part 2): "The cops in Lawndale are lackadaisical at the best of times. One A.M is far from 'best' by practically every metric."

  • Misery Machine, by NightGoblyn (part 16): "'Alright,' Ms. Barch said. 'It looks like I was half right. They left their flag mostly unguarded, but it was a pair of inferior males that got left behind. Since they've probably already exceeded their attention span, this should be easy.'"

  • Moonstruck, by NightGoblyn (part 7): "That afternoon, she found herself wasting time in O'Neill's after school self-esteem class, again. She was ignoring the teacher, and much of the class, and sketching out one last star chart on a pad of legal paper."

Monday, December 5, 2016

Booze and Disney--They Go Together Surprisingly Well!

Jodie's celebrating Repeal Day in the traditional flapper style, because it was on this day in 1933 that the last necessary state ratified the 21st Amendment and repealed Prohibition. Now Jodie is free to drink as much as she likes, as long as her parents don't catch her at it.

Today is also the anniversary of Walt Disney's birth in 1901, and without him and his cryogenically frozen head we'd have no humorous additions to the picnic game in "The Road Worrier."

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Just Be Happy There's a Roof Somewhere Near You

Be grateful for what you have on National Roof over Your Head Day, although I think Daria's not so much grateful as praying that roof stays right where it is. She may also be contemplating going up to her usual hiding place on top of the school roof, but that won't work because it's not National Roof Under Your Feet Day. If you have a roof over your head, I hope it stays up, keeping you safe from both head injuries and Medieval fairs.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 42): "'Okay, so I had this idea,' Jane started. 'There's a dangerous sentence,' Daria quipped."

  • Daria, the Radio serial, by Roentgen (parts 1 and 2): "JAKE: Girls, I just want you to know your mother and I realize it's not easy moving to a whole new town - especially for you, Daria, right? DARIA: Did we move?" (Part 2)

  • The Life of the Mind, by Two-Eyed Charlie (part 1): "Let me paint the scene for you: I was standing in the middle of my room, staring down the shape edge of a knife, watching as its thick coat of red dripped onto the carpet."

  • The Many Trents at Forty, by Cap (COMPLETE!): "A sunny, breezy spring day in late May found Trent chauffeuring his sister Jane and her friend Daria to the campus of Smallwood Community College."

  • Misery Machine, by NightGoblyn (part 15): "In a different part of the forest, Andrea closed the well-concealed door that she'd found almost by accident and looked around the small room hidden behind it. There was a toilet and a sink, so this was probably one of the comfort stations Big Jim had told them about."

  • Moonstruck, by NightGoblyn (part 6): "Daria stood at her locker, shuffling books in and out of her backpack for her first couple of classes. She mostly carried the books for show, she hadn't actually needed to crack a textbook since fourth grade."

  • A.R.C Chapter 8 Sighted by a condor, by ST91 (part 2): "Usually Daria and her friends spent their afternoons at Jane's home or at Andrea's. In this particular time, given the presence of Amy, the four teens went only to Jane's house."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: the Early Invention of 'Daria'), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Mo-om,' Quinn opened their bedroom door and called down the hall. 'Daria, eww, Daria went to bed naked again. Make her stop.'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by MetalShadowX (part 1): "Daria and Jane escaped from a prison when they encountered a meek looking gentleman and a little girl. 'Hello strangers. My name is Tim. May I help...'"

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Not to be Confused With The Noggin!

Jake picked the wrong carton, because today starts National Eggnog Month. If you indulge, please remember to check the expiration date--we all know that out-of-season nog can induce holiday hallucinations.

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, beginning a series of events that ultimately ended segregation. In other words, Jodie, today would not be an appropriate day to move to the back of the bus; I don't care how annoying Kevin and Brittany are being.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

One of My Personal Favorites!

Daria and Tom are all set for National Chocolates Day, courtesy of Quinn. Don't feel too bad for her, though. Between the calories and the zits, there's no way Quinn was going to go anywhere near any of that chocolate. Jane is probably off somewhere enjoying unauthorized chocolate, and Mrs. Johanssen is trying desperately to convince someone to sell her some.

Fanfic Update!
  • 128 Seconds with Jane Lane (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2016!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "(Jane Lane sits on the stairs in front of the main entrance of Legion Tower.) 'VANITY FAIR' INTERVIEWER: What is the worst decision you've ever made? JANE: I don't know. I mean, there's so many worthy contenders for the honor..."

  • The Appointment, by elainefr (part 4): "'Trent?' Helen's voice seemed to be coming from somewhere far away. (v/o) Focus and breathe, focus and- What the hell is that smell? ......ah, yes the puke. It smelled even worse than last night."

  • Cops And Robbers And Magic, by psychotol (part 4): "Matilda got back home after a long day working both the search for the white supremacist treasury and armourers and whatever scheme Carrie was running."

  • Daria on the Red Carpet (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Brittany! Brittany! Ms. Taylor!' called a throng of paparazzi as soon as the blue-gowned blonde beauty climbed out of the limo."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: No Country For Unpleasant Old Men, by Meester_Lee (part 2e): "One of the reasons many witches and wizards used charter services like Nightingale Aero Charters was because the customs agents at the airports they served abroad weren't nearly as alert or thorough as the ones at other air terminals used mainly by Muggles."

  • Just An Average Couple (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2016!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Evening, Davy bear.' Julia Carlyle smiled as David Allen Farrington dropped down on the couch right beside her, his every movement radiating fatigue. 'I got you a little something as a "welcome home" present...'"

  • Today, Everyone Is Irish (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2016!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Aren't you a little young to be tending bar?' It wasn't the first time asked me that."

  • Unnamed story (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "Jane, Jodie and Daria stood in the extremely oddly decorated anteroom of the even odder house that Pat had brought them to."

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Are You Extracurricular?

Jodie's reliving one of Jimi Hendrix's iconic moments for the anniversary of the rock guitarist's birth on this day in 1942. For the real background on Hendrix, we turn the floor over to Stan, the guy from Fremont who once took him to the dentist. I'm sure that's completely true, just like all of his stories.

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Friday, November 25, 2016

I Think Quinn's Going to be Put on Another Sabbatical

Quinn just made the terrible mistake of suggesting that instead of Black Friday, the Fashion Club should celebrate Buy Nothing Day. The suggestion might sound crazy coming from Quinn, but perhaps she's only referring to a loophole: if the girls can convince either their parents or their dates to buy everything for them, then it still counts!

Fanfic Update!
  • The Appointment, by elainefr (part 3): "'Where are you going?' Helen asked her daughter just as Daria thought that she had made her escape out the back door. 'To visit a friend,' Daria said with the intention of hurrying on out before her mother could detain her any further."

  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit75 (part 8): "One had to admit; despite the heart attack-inducing tone of Mr. DeMartino's voice, especially when lecturing to his students, His history class was certainly one of the more interesting."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 41): "'Ms Morgendorffer, I want you to take over the teaching position for the Language Arts classes until Mr O'Neill can return to his post,' Ms Li informed Daria once she'd taken a seat."

  • Last of the Summer Whine, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Between Mildred's snoring and his eagerness to find out if his plan worked, Tom had a restless night and overslept the next morning. He got dressed and hurried downstairs to find out how badly everyone else had slept with no pillows."

  • Mack Mackenzie, Superstar (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2016!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "(It is nighttime, and Mack (his football uniform all in white with spangles and fringe) stands atop the bleachers next to the LHS football field as Daria - still in her trademark outfit - stands mid-field at the center of the fifty-yard line."

  • Misery Machine, by NightGoblyn (part 14): "The students were quickly split into teams and issued gear - rifles, vests, helmets, and a supply of paintballs. Each of the three team leaders led their teams through the woods to the spot where their flag was placed, and then took the few minutes left before the game started to address their troops."

  • Moonstruck, by NightGoblyn (part 5): "Almost an hour later, Daria was slumped down in a desk near the back of her English teacher's classroom struggling to stay awake as the man droned out one line of gibberish after another."

  • The Other Side of the Looking Glass (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2016!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "What's gone? The what is gone? Did I... do something? A deep and sudden feeling of foreboding began to well up from deep within Tffany Blum-Deckler's stomach as she looked around the area – a sensation worse than the worse case of nausea she had ever experienced, as she found herself outside the Tower, with no idea how she had gotten there..." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Rutting Season (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2016!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "God, just make it stop... Daria pulled a pillow over her head, and tried to focus past the thoughts, the words - the sensations - that seemed to flow through her head like water."

  • Second Chances, by Lady Evil (part 2): "'Mrs. Talbot, let me explain.' said Jesse as he followed the angry woman dripping with faintly pinkish vomit. 'You can explain it to CPS!' snapped Mrs. Talbot as she flung open the front door."

  • Thanksgiving, by dmsfanman (COMPLETE!): "Tom and Daria were just finishing putting dishes in the dishwasher and cleaning the last of the pots and pans when Tom asked, 'So how much embellishing did you do on that Thanksgiving story? I have kind of a tough time believing that Thanksgiving with your aunts and cousin was that awful!'"

  • We Are Compelled to Ask, What Is Wuv? (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "'Daria, Quinn,' the bridesmaid was saying as she led the girls over to meet their escorts, 'this is Garrett. Garrett will be with Quinn.' Daria took in the groomsman's handsome face, confident attitude, and instantly lovestruck expression as he looked at her sister. 'Of course.'"

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

And This is a Very Nutty Blog!

Jake's trying to figure out exactly what kind of nut he's holding so that he can properly celebrate National Cashew Day. Don't worry, Jake! If you don't have any cashews, you can pick some up at It's a Nutty, Nutty, Nutty World.

On another note, today is the ninth anniversary of this very blog, the Daria Fandom Blog II. The Angst Guy began posting on this day in 2007, and it's continued with only occasional interruptions since then. Thanks, TAG!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

"Television counts as a place."

Daria and Jane are observing World Television Day, although I'm not sure this is any different from any other day for them. I should point out that the holiday is actually about the role television plays in shaping and helping society, so Daria should also be sure to yell at the TV if there are any book burnings going on.

Today is also False Confession Day, so if you want to own up to murdering Kevin, go for it. Just be aware that half of Lawndale High has already beaten you to it.

Fanfic Update!
  • A J Alphas Up, by EntrancedCat (part 1): "Fifteen minutes were left in study hall as Daria sighed and closed her paperback book. She paused to stare at the title even as she attempted to shield it from any interested eyes, not that many other students at Lawndale High were interested in what a brain had to read."

  • Benjamin Morgendoffer, by Veleriphon (part 6): "Apparently over the weekend, a cafe in town was vandalized. Mr. O'Neill tried to get the class at least interested enough to vocalize something in response."

  • Cops And Robbers And Magic, by psychotol (parts 2 and 3): "'You didn't confiscate the cash?' asked the superintendent. 'Aside from the ethics of those powers, sir, she has successfully sued us before and would again,' replied Matilda, 'I have an idea though. I would like to work with the quartermaster on some of the CS sprays and Tasers, next time she steals any of these items, I want her to wish she hadn't.'" (Part 3)

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 40): "'Hey Daria, we got invitations to a five-year reunion at Camp Grizzly,' Quinn called excitedly as she hustled into the kitchen with the mail. 'What a shame, I'm busy that day,' Daria answered with flat sarcasm."

  • Last of the Summer Whine, by Kristen Bealer (part 2): "'So we're all set?' Elsie asked after she and Tom had gone over their plan for the sixth time. 'We're set,' he confirmed. "Operation Vacation Cancellation" is a go.'"

  • Lead Us Not into Tempation (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'Ahhhh!' Daria stirred uncomfortably. It sounded like a scream, a scream from Quinn, a very unhappy one at that."

  • The Many Doctors - Chapter 27, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "'We need a backup in case they don't reach the auxiliary engines in time. Come on, think. Resources. What have we got,' the Doctor said. 'Doctor?' Felicia asked. 'What is it now?' 'Who had the most number ones, Elvis or the Beatles? Pre-download?'"

  • Misery Machine, by NightGoblyn (part 13): "The next few days passed quickly, and the girls found themselves lumped together in the back of a school bus on their way to Jim's Paintballing Jungle, a magical place hidden in a swathe of untended forest surrounded by the rolling farmlands to the southwest of Lawndale."

  • Momentum, by Princess-Pasta (part 3): "'Ten Ways Videogames Can Improve Your Sex Life (Really). Can you believe they publish this crap?' 'You're surprised?'"

  • Moonstruck, by NightGoblyn (part 4): "Sand crunched under her boots as she walked across a dull, barren plain. She folded her arms across her chest and tucked her hands into her armpits, huddled against the cold and solitude."

  • Return From The Other Side (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2016!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'So. You're back.' 'Glad to see you, too, Richard. Haven't had anyone reminding me of the minutiae of adherence to all of the rules lately.'"

  • Thanksgiving, by dmsfanman (part 4): "Tom got up and started cutting and serving Jane's pumpkin pie. He topped each piece with whipped cream and served each piece to those at the table. As he sat down with his pie he turned to Daria and said, 'So, Daria, What about your memorable Thanksgiving?'"

  • That Guy (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2016!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "You know what I've always hated? Well, 'who' - that person who makes me feel as if I've thrown up a little in my mouth and like I need to take a dump because my abdomen is filling up with crap from not going for three days, both at once?"

  • Trouble in the Future (Chapter 1), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "Kristia went down to Bot Beta, the lowest floor. 'Landers to Pearson. There's a new development.' 'I have engaged one of the Marie Greeners. She's stopping me from gaining access to their vehicle!'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "'Intellectuals back then had good diction and higher voices.' Claire noted, and the others around the table just nodded. She continued, 'Frankly, she's just terse.'"

Saturday, November 19, 2016

I Hope Jake Remembered to Check the Toilet Paper Before He Sat Down!

Daria's spending some quality time with Talking Toilet for World Toilet Day, but don't forget this dire warning: "What deadly new diseases can you pick up by sitting down? Toilet seat terror next, on Sick, Sad World!"

Today is also Ms. Barch's least favorite holiday ever, International Men's Day. That's probably appropriate for her, though, because it's also Have a Bad Day Day.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hiking and Bread...What Could be Better?

Mr. DeMartino is leading the charge for Take A Hike Day, although you can feel free to use the door when you leave on your own hike. I'm hoping DeMartino won't be bringing his cigarettes along with him, because today is also The Great American Smokeout, so he should think about quitting. If nothing else, I'm sure Mr. O'Neill would frown on smoking in front of the campers.

If you decide you'd rather stay indoors today, then you could bake a loaf of bread for Homemade Bread Day. Yes, Helen, using a bread machine counts!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria: Is this a reunion or a flashback?, by Clayton Overstreet (COMPLETE!): "They say you can't go home again; or do they just wish it? Daria and Jane stood outside the gym at their old high school. Daria wore a dark green blouse over a pair of jeans and sneakers. Jane was in a tight red dress that hugged her hips and a pair of stilettos. Inside music was blaring."

  • Last of the Summer Whine, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "Tom watched as his father shut the trunk on their suitcases with a loud and final 'clunk.' But maybe it's not too late, he told himself. Out loud, he said, 'Spencer Prentiss's family is going to Disney World this summer.'"

  • Misery Machine, by NightGoblyn (part 12): "Andrea pushed open the outside door to her apartment building, making a note to not bother calling the office to tell them the lock was broken again. There was a small chance they'd fix it, which would be pretty inconvenient for the few days it lasted before somebody took a sledgehammer to it again."

  • Momentum, by Princess-Pasta (part 2): "Trent was wholly unprepared for his life to be completely uprooted in a matter of a few short days but he had no other choice but to pack up what little he owned and leave Maryland. He felt defeated...more so than usual that was."

  • Moonstruck, by NightGoblyn (part 3): "As it turned out, her interview to join the Mrs. Manson cult was the highlight of her day. The school day itself was half spent by the time they were released to go to class, causing her to miss her algebra class, English lit, and U.S. history."

  • Reclamation, by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Ashley Winters chipped away a little more stone from his latest sculpture. It was only half finished and he hadn't quite figured out what it was supposed to be. But as one of his more passionate teachers once told him, art was all in the process." (Part 10)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

If You Just Buy a New Fridge Entirely, Recycle the Box!

Jake's observing Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day with gusto, unless he's just looking for more cheese to use against those dastardly squirrels. If you find anything in your fridge that's green and shouldn't be, today's the day to get rid of it.

Speaking of green, make sure you don't just throw away anything in your refrigerator that could be recycled. It's America Recycles Day, which I guess means that people in other countries can chuck stuff into landfills willy-nilly.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

A Kind of Nice Holiday

The Fashion Club is starting to regret agreeing to participate in World Kindness Day, but those orphans aren't going to get ankle boots unless they step up! You can celebrate this day any way you'd like. Daria might read to seniors, Helen might defend Unicef from Eric's lawsuit, and Mr. DeMartino...might stop himself from strangling Kevin. Kindness abounds!

Fanfic Update!
  • Cops And Robbers And Magic, by psychotol (part 1): "'I didn't grass on you, I swear-' protested Sam Jester, the drug delivery cyclist as he squirmed in the grip of Bob Francis, the meathead holding the desert eagle against Sams face."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 39): "Jane had been tasked with Keeping Daria Busy And Away From Casa Lane. Her plan of attack was to take Daria to Dega Street and then back to Chateau Morgendorffer to watch Sick Sad World in Daria's room."

  • In the Hall of the Crimson Queen (Hiding in Plain Sight (Alternate LLH, Plot Bunny to Kill)), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Joey "Slave" Orr shivered at the top of a building on 23rd Street in Manhattan. It was 4 am in the morning. The club - 'Draconia's Den' - had been raided by riot police."

  • Misery Machine, by NightGoblyn (parts 10 and 11): "A week after the disastrous poster competition Daria found herself sitting alone in her history class, ignoring the teacher and reflecting back on the last few days." (Part 11)

  • Momentum, by Princess-Pasta (part 1): "Daria was tired. Maybe tired wasn't the right word, more like mentally fatigued. Schoolwork was constant and she found herself having little time to even breathe these days."

  • Moonstruck, by NightGoblyn (parts 1 and 2): "Daria staggered against the wind, her hair whipping around her face and impairing her vision. Lightning split the pearlescent sky above, and thunder crashed down on her like a physical force. She dropped to her knees, peering through the hazy air and trying to identify her surroundings." (Part 2)

  • One And The Same, by Princess-Pasta (part 7): "Middleton College wasn't anything impressive. It had the standard set-up of most traditional campuses, complete with large campus square and fountain. The place was small compared to the other universities in the area, probably housing no more than 5,000 students."

  • Perception, by Princess_Pasta (part 9): "'This is supposed to be, like, infinite universes or something, right? Like that one issue of Ratboy where he gets stuck in this time portal thing but he can't figure out which one is the actual one. Really trippy stuff, man'."

  • Reclamation, by SacredDust (part 8): "'See you later, Mom. Dad,' Tom stood up from the kitchen table. His mother looked slightly concerned. 'Is that all you're going to eat?' 'Sure. I'll be okay until lunch.' 'But you hate the food at Fielding.'"

  • Thanksgiving, by dmsfanman (part 3): "The food was good and so was the wine. While each was getting started on their turkey dinner Tom piped up with, 'So, should we each share a memorable Thanksgiving?'"

  • This Is Man's Work (Hiding in Plain Sight (Alternate LLH, Plot Bunny to Kill)), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Hey - Jake! Big Jake! Tell your sugar momma that she needs to take her hands out of your pants! You're up in two!'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "Reintegration was always the worst part of it, Daria thought. That short eternity, the ever-stretching moment as she brought her powers to bear to force her way out of the superstream and back into mainstream reality."

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank You, Veterans

Today is not only Veteran's Day but also, fittingly, the anniversary of General George Patton's birth in 1885. Along with Mack, we salute all those who served their country in the armed forces.

Also on this day in 1889, Washington became the 42nd state. It's either the birthplace of grunge or our nation's capital, depending on how much Quinn's been paying attention in class.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

You Could Create the Next Folding Coffee Cup!

Mack's concocting something extra special for Inventors' Day, but I'm not sure what it is. It could be a potion to stop Kevin from calling him "Mack Daddy" once and for all, it could be a special blend of chemicals that will end Jodie's constant need to overachieve so she can spend five minutes with him, or it could just be a new formula for Ultra Cola. If you're in the inventing mood, today's the day to try it!

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit7 (part 7): "As usual, Jennifer was staring out the window instead of paying attention to class, so she was especially taken off guard when Ms. Barch called her name with wicked vehemence."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by Meester_Lee (part 46): "Commander Helia slid out of the nap she'd taken and back to full consciousness, her mind replaying the terrible memories she had of that last battle with the replicators and the knowledge that she'd lost and that the Replicators were on their way to the city to exterminate its inhabitants."

  • If Elected, I Will (Not) Serve, by JoeMerl (part 1): "Well, the 2016 presidential election is finally over, and the results are terrible. Please note that I'm writing this before I actually hear them."

  • Reclamation, by SacredDust (part 7): "Tom didn't go to history class that day. What was the point? He knew the subject like the back of his hand, and besides, he couldn't stomach a whole day of Fielding. Speaking of his stomach, he was starving. Don't look at the thermos, Tom, he told himself. Don't even think about it."

  • So this is Real Life, I want my money back, by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "Daria held a bagel in her mouth while trying to quickly park her Kia Soul into the first open parking spot she could find in this church's parking lot. Though it only took her ten minutes it felt like forever as she was in a bit of a rush."

  • Thanksgiving, by dmsfanman (part 2): "Tom looked out the bedroom window. Thanksgiving morning had dawned a cold and gray day. There were no people visible in the parking lot or the piece of the campus visible from the window."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (part 20): "Like all the ground-shattering events in Fielding Prep, the fallout between Tom Sloane and his best friends started with a small disagreement. They felt that Tommaso the Half-Elven Adventurer was slowing the trio down."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: The Final Session), by tjdolf (COMPLETE!): "Manson: If you're not going to talk to me, I don't think these sessions serve any purpose. Andrea: (shrugs)"

Monday, November 7, 2016

Hug an Existential Bear

Daria's not too impressed by Hug a Bear Day, but maybe she'd feel better if she had a real bear to hug. As long as it's not a Grizzly...such as Skip or Amelia.

If you're in the mood to dress as a pseudo-intellectual poser with accessories from the street fair, then you can also celebrate the anniversary of Albert Camus's birth on this day in 1913. Daria has shown an interest in existentialism several times throughout the show, including the puppet show she created with Jane and her thoughts on the "nothingness of being" at the dinner table.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016


It's time to gather some fireworks and light the bonfire for Guy Fawkes Day, better known as Bonfire Night. You could celebrate by playing in a hiphop-punk-electronica band or by visiting Falstaff's Kidney Pies. I don't recommend trying to blow up Parliament, though. That's for tossers.

Fanfic Update!
  • All Hallows' Eve (Pasta's Never-ending Ideas Thread!), by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "'What in the hell are you thinking?' 'Relax, it's Halloween. We can stand to have a little fun'. 'If Mom and Dad-' Elsie Sloane let out an exasperated sigh before turning away from her vanity mirror to level her older brother with a steely glare."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 38): "Fall, the first day back at Lawndale High for the new scholastic year, but you wouldn't know by the mercury readings. It was damn hot out."

  • Friends and More: a story about Mack, by 11tee (part 1): "Michael "Mack" Mackenzie sat at his table staring at the pizza. Only two slices were missing after half an hour. He occasionally looked out the window from his seat. He always sat in this seat- it afforded a good view of the passers-by coming to the Pizzeria."

  • Hiding in Plain Sight, by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'C'mon, work those legs! Work 'em! Work 'em!' The crowd of people, at least a dozen of whom were on their first attempt to lose pounds now that New Year's Eve was over and they were already regretting their resolutions."

  • The Many Doctors – Chapter 40, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "It had been many days, possibly a week, since the Doctor and his companions had met the Eleventh incarnation of the Doctor and Clara Oswald at Coal Hill School. '...And we have now left the Ood Sphere. We're on the right track,' the Doctor said."

  • Reclamation, by SacredDust (parts 5 and 6): "Taking classes at Fielding Academy was one thing. Belonging to it was another. Elaine Swinton was interested only in the ones who belonged. The boarders, the participators, those who were fully committed--she was just fine with them, as long as they stayed out of her way." (Part 6)

  • A.R.C Chapter 8 Sighted by a condor, by ST91 (part 1): "That day during the lunch break the topic of discussion was the imminent arrival in the school of two talent scouts from Amazon Models. 'You know, it is in situations like this I regret that we do not have the same classes.' said Jane."

  • Second Chances, by Lady Evil (part 1): "'You can just drop me off here.' Jane told Trent as they came to the shopping center. 'Fine.' sighed Trent, parking his Plymouth. 'Can you get a ride back? I'm gonna be busy all day trying to find a new bassist.'"

  • Stargate Delicately Balanced Daria Chapter Two, by Meester_Lee (part 3): "Daria's reappearance hadn't gone unnoticed at the Hardin residence, even if Cal was on suspension. Cal learned first; he still had friends at Highland High, even after Thursday night."

Thursday, November 3, 2016

But How Will She Hear the Phone if the Vacuum's On?

Helen's stepping far, far out of character for Housewife's Day, but she can stick to housecleaning today. Jake's got the cooking covered for Men Make Dinner Day, although I'm not sure anyone is going to be pleased with the results.

Fortunately for the whole Morgendorffer family, it's also Sandwich Day. PBJ can be a good Plan B if they run out of frozen lasagna.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Write a Saintly Novel!

Mack's going the old-fashioned route for National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Various members of fandom have participated in this event, and I could see Daria trying it, as well. If nothing else, it's good for overcoming procrastination. As long as she doesn't run into another awful writer's block, of course.

Today is also All Saints' Day, which probably means the "bunch of saint's days" that Cupid can't keep track of all have to share this one. With that kind of treatment, I wouldn't blame them if they blew off Holiday Island to start a band of their own.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by EntrancedCat (part 45): "Daria was tired, wasn't she? She had never felt like this before. Of course, who had ever experienced anything like appearing suddenly on a spaceship, no, she corrected herself, a starship that she had thought was a fictional TV setting?"

  • Lucy in the Sky with Daria, by Blake C Stacey (BlakeStacey) (COMPLETE!): "A borrowed space in late summer, between the arboretum soil and the branches of a weeping linden. Two young women. 'Jane, when did we meet? For the first time?'"

  • Mr. and Mrs. Lane (Story idea for adoption: Vincent and Amanda CIA operatives), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "It was the first time in five years that Vincent and Amanda Lane had made love. Amanda rose from the tiny bed in her husband's sparse apartment, and wrapped a heavy quilt around herself before she sat in a chair next to the dirt-spackled window."

  • A Resentful Cynic ch. 7 Another day, another pain, by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "The next morning did not begin well for Daria. Her face ached, and in general she felt lousy. Things got worse when she came down to breakfast because the screams of surprise/terror that the members of her family uttered perforated her eardrums."

  • Sonoma Coma, by jtranser (part 24): "Daria took another swig of her Ambrosia Mojito and finished her lecture...."

  • Stargate Delicately Balanced Daria Chapter Two, by Meester_Lee (parts 1 and 2): "Helen Morgendorffer awoke with a start, looked at the clock by her side of the bed, and ran into the bathroom to get ready to start her day at the office. She was in the shower when she remembered that it was Sunday morning and her eldest daughter had been returned to her safe and sound." (Part 2)

  • Thanksgiving, by dmsfanman (part 1): "'No Mother, I am not coming home this weekend,' Tom said over his mobile phone."

  • To Be Real, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "Daria felt the loss of her friend much heavier than she had anticipated and found that she could no longer focus on the words before her; the tears that had threatened in the corners, now spilled over blurring the words as they hit the page."

  • Unnamed story (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "David Sorenson put the business card in his pocket, and then asked Daria, 'What would you do if you were asked to explain "right"?'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (part 19): "They met purely by accident. When Darlene was ready to give up leave the circus after the fruitless search, the old Lizardman stuck his head out of the central pavilion."

Sunday, October 30, 2016


The Lanes are totally into Look in the Back of Your Refrigerator Day, but I wouldn't look too closely if I were them. That red stuff might be cranberry juice...but then again it might not.

If you find anything particularly pungent in your fridge, you could use it to stir up some trouble tonight. It's Mischief Night, and I'm sure Halloween will be out with her friends, plenty of toilet paper, and lots of eggs.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Dr. Shar, You've Gone Too Far!

Either Jane's observing National Frankenstein Friday or she's gone to some major lengths to improve her running skills. We know Daria has read Frankenstein because it was on the list of books O'Neill gave the class in "Write Where It Hurts." After that frustrating alternate assignment, I suspect she was wishing she'd just reread the book instead.

Mrs. Bennett is probably celebrating Plush Animal Lover's Day by collecting more Fuzzy Wuzzy Wee Bits, unless by now she's collected all of them.

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit75 (part 6): "Jennifer laid on her stomach on Daria's bed as she watched TV, her unshod feet dangling above her, moving to no particular rhythm. Sitting on the floor in front of her, Daria leaned against the bed, remote dangling loosely from her hand as she waited to mute the upcoming commercial break."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 37): "'I think I'm finally finding out what it feels like to be a Lane,' Daria said to Jane with a modicum of happiness – they were having this conversation at school, so she couldn't show too much."

  • Cynic on the High Seas (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "A young blond elegant looking woman in a dark purple eastern style dress sat at a ornate white cast iron table in a the middle of a vast white area drinking tea. She was the mental model for the Fleet of the Fogs Flagship of the First Oriental fleet Fast Battleship Kongo."

  • Sick of Losing Soulmates, bylulamae-golightly (part 2): "Daria woke up on the Lane's couch, still in her clothes from the previous day. It took her a moment to remember how she ended up there, but then remembered-she had fallen asleep talking to Trent."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: The Final Session), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'So this is our last session,' Armalin said. 'Take a seat. How are you doing?' 'Fine.' Trent tended towards brief expressions, but he appeared to have more energy."

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

No Pumpkins Were Shot in the Making of this Blog Post

We're less than a week away from Halloween, which makes this a good time to celebrate National Pumpkin Day. Whether you carve a jack-o-lantern or turn it into Helen's famous oatmeal pumpkin seed loaf, enjoy!

Today is also the anniversary of the Gunfight at the OK Corral in 1881. The incident resulted in more fatalities than a stay at the Okay To Cry Corral, but I'm pretty sure it was far less annoying.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

To the Jane-Cave!

Jane doesn't exactly look like Batman here, but then again I don't exactly want to get hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit. In any case, today marks the anniversary of Batman creator Bob Kane's birth in 1915. Even if Jane's costume isn't quite right, we know she's always wanted to sleep upside-down and spread rabies.

This is also Food Day, and you could celebrate with whatever food you like. Cheeseless pizza, frozen lasagna, kitchen sink stew...the sky's the limit!

Fanfic Update!
  • 40 (Iron Chef: A Slacker Looks at 40), by dmsfanman (COMPLETE!): "Standing in the bathroom in a pair of pajama bottoms Trent Lane looked in the mirror and pondered the reflection looking back at him. His beard was gray. There were even a couple of gray hairs on his head that only he knew about."

  • Bond (Pasta's Never-ending Ideas Thread!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Jane reached up to adjust an earbud, the low sound of Dream Theater successfully muffling all other noise. If she had to listen to one more second of that cheery instrumental theme song, she'd go mad."

  • Contriving Hope, by RubinaLadybug (COMPLETE!): "'FORGET IT, TIMOTHY!' 'But, Anthony, I need counselors for my OK To Cry Corral. None of my students have taken interest in making a difference.'"

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 36): "'Honey, I'm home,' Daria called in a monotone, tongue firmly in cheek, as she let herself into Casa Lane by the back door. 'Hey Daria,' Trent answered with a smile."

  • It's Supernatural, Daria, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "'New teacher today.' 'What? What class?' 'Mr. Chance's, his wife just had the baby and yadda, yadda, yadda......'"

  • A Moment Behind the Mask, by RubinaLadybug (COMPLETE!): "'And so completes our time of raising the dead and causing mass panic in this listless town,' Daria stated, her deadpan tone infecting every word she spouted."

  • Unnamed story (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'There,' Quinn said, positioning the football. 'That's about right, isn't it?' 'Okay, Jeffy,' she said, the ball balanced between the ground and her fingertips. 'I'll hold the ball, and you come running up and kick it.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: A Slacker Looks at 40), by darbanville (COMPLETE!): "Trent laid back on his bed looking around his room. Things hadn't changed much since high school."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by Szcz (COMPLETE!): "Daria was very tired. The Lawndale did not understand her unique pseudo-asymmetric magnetic field and gave her a magnetic harmonisation class."

  • Time (Iron Chef: A Slacker Looks at 40), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Trent looked good for his age; at least that's what everyone was always telling him. He didn't pay much attention to his appearance, even in his younger days, which meant that the barely noticed the fine lines on his face or the few extra pounds."

Saturday, October 22, 2016

"Munch a bunch of your nutty friend's lunch!"

Jake's preparing to eat a cashew, the CEO of nuts, for National Nut Day. If peanuts have hijacked your brain, stop by and see Daria at It's a Nutty, Nutty, Nutty World and get some free nuts. Well, they're not technically free as long as Daria smiles...but I'll take those odds.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sandi's, Brad's, or Bram's Dracula?

Sandi is looking more like Gary Oldman's Dracula than Bela Lugosi's, but the latter was born on this day in 1882. Honestly, though, Sandi's understanding of vampires probably comes closest to Bella Swan than anything else. I shudder to think what that Dracula book report looked like.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Appointment, by elainefr (part 2): "I'm getting chemotherapy... I wonder how it'll feel. They said to show up early. Me looking at clocks...odd. I guess it was good to get all of that other stuff done. The quicker I get through that, the sooner I can be done."

  • Closing the Door, by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "Daria's room was empty. The walls were bare. The spot where her bed had been was noticeably unvacuumed, and in the hallway she could hear the movers struggling to bring her desk out to the truck."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by Roentgen (parts 43 and 44): "Phanis-Kala was propped up with alacrity by Selina Kyle. 'All right, greenie,' she said. 'I've got a nice cell waiting for you.'" (Part 44 by Roentgen)

  • Defender of the Faith, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "In the Great Palace of Constantinople, a woman who had lived for thousands of years lay in a luxurious bed, each breath a more heroic struggle than the labors of Hercules."

  • Imaginary Closure, by breitasparrow (COMPLETE!): "The Morgendorffers walked through the living room door without a sound. Quinn didn't even speak her opinions on the casket choice or floral arrangements. She knew Daria wouldn't want to hear a word of it right now."

  • It's A Good Life, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "'Are you happy with your life?' She nodded thinking about just how good things were for her. 'Yes, I am. What about you? Are you happy with your life?' He nodded."

  • To Reflect, by Vlora (parts 1 and 2): "'What're you gonna do for your birthday?' 'Become legally a year older.' 'As in plans?'" (Part 2)

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

So Much for the New Jake!

Jake's upset because he just found out that it's No Beard Day, and he's got to go shave right away. Quinn's probably relieved; if goatees were "two years ago" in 1998 then by now they must be...well, probably back "in" again.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Helen Asked Marianne to Pick Up a Card for Her, Too

Eric just dropped by because he remembered that it's Bosses Day and he's worried Helen's too busy on their latest case to send him a card. Not to worry, Eric; Helen told Marianne to take care of it well in advance!

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit75 (part 5): "With a growl of frustration, Jennifer balled up the sheet of paper and threw it at the kitchen garbage can, missing it entirely. The ball landed in a pile of other paper balls, rolling around until it found a spot in which to settle."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 35): "'How was the movie?' Daria asked Jane the next day, after first period, allowing for her friend to properly wake up."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by cfardell_Brenorenz29, Roentgen, Brother Grimace, and EntrancedCat (parts 39 - 42): "'Uh oh!' Crichton said when he returned to the security section. 'What?' Daria asked. 'Kyle to Morgendorffer. We have company! Deck 3, Section 12.'" (Part 40 by Roentgen) (Part 41 by Brother Grimace) (Part 42 by EntrancedCat)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: No Country For Unpleasant Old Men, by Meester_Lee (part 2d): "Arcturus had expected the charter jet to land, refuel, and take off again. Neither he nor the other passengers expected a private Muggle aircraft to pancake on the runway and close it for several hours."

  • Ph. B (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Upon retrospect, Daria had to admit that her relationship with Brittany was very pleasant. However, there were bumps."

  • A Resentful Cynic ch. 7 Another day, another pain, by ST91 (part 4): "When Daria woke up it was almost evening. For a moment Daria was confused because she hadn't her glasses so she could see nothing except spots. Among the various spots she seemed to see a red one so she said: 'Jane? Is that you?'"

  • Sick of Losing Soulmates, by lulamae-golightly (part 1): "Jet lag was a hell of a thing. Daria had greeted her family one by one: her mother exclaiming excitedly that she looked so grown up!, her father asking how college was going, and Quinn giving her a smothering hug."

  • A Turn-up For the Books (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Daria looked at the elderly woman sitting across from her in a room at the Better Days Nursing Home and then back down at the papers in her hand. 'Melody Powers sighed as she began picking what was left of Misha out of her hair,' she continued reading out loud."

Friday, October 14, 2016

Got Any Chocolate?

Quinn's got you covered for National Dessert Day, but I'm surprised she's willing to be so close to so much sugar, fat, and calories. I mean, what would the Fashion Club say?

Max should know that it's also Be Bald and Free Day, and while he's certainly bald I don't know if he's free. He claims to be a badass criminale, but we all know better.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Today's the Day for Frustrated Farmers

Helen's prepared for Old Farmer's Day, although perhaps Trent would be a better choice. He was suggested as the most likely candidate to become a farmer that gets paid not to grow anything.

Today is also Moment of Frustration Day, which I'm sure Mr. DeMartino will be celebrating. Many times. Every day. For the rest of his life.

Fanfic Update!
  • Big Sister Is Watching You, by abe (part 1): "When it comes to seeking a summer job, the wages of procrastination are embarrassment, vexation, and a significant chance of chaos or calamity — at least if one's mother is Helen Morgendorffer."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by EntrancedCat and Kuriamo22 (parts 37 and 38): "Daria sat in the bridge chair and pinched the bridge of her nose for the thousandth time since ending up on the Defiant. She considered withdrawing her order that the ship's replicators not make any alcoholic drinks or other psychoactive substances except tea and coffee." (Part 38 by Kuriamo22)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: No Country For Unpleasant Old Men, by Meester_Lee (part 2c): "'Are we there yet?' asked Kreacher. 'No, we have several hours to go,' said Iago, looking at his watch. About an hour out of Britain, the cabin attendant announced that they'd have in-flight entertainment."

Monday, October 10, 2016

Have Good Mental Health, Eh?

Why not observe World Mental Health Day at The Retreat, where you can experience past life regressions as Cleopatra and participate in a role-playing session that will rip your family apart. Wait, is this holiday supposed to be for or against good mental health?

Speaking of family and stress, today is also Thanksgiving in Canada, so if you want to get depressed over your screwed-up family problems then just remember to be extra polite and serve poutine, as well.

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Did This Fire Lead to Any Love Triangles?

Daria's observing the start of the Great Chicago Fire, which started on this day in 1871. Legend has it that the fire was started by Mrs. O'Leary's cow, but I wouldn't be surprised if paper towels over an open flame had something to do with it...Jake.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 34): "The phone of Casa Lane rang around about midnight. Fortunately, it was a night when people were still awake being creative, rather than sleeping like the boring people who counted as normative members of society."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by EntrancedCat, Roentgen, and Meester_Lee (parts 34 - 36): "Your Humble Narrator would be lying, O My Dear Brothers, if I gavoreeted that I ponied where I lay as I sat up and viddied about for some clue and for my droogs to pop up, guff and smeck at the fast trick on their dear leader." (Part 35 by Roentgen) (Part 36 by Meester_Lee)

  • Decisions, by elainefr (part 8): "Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their this is adultery...I'm supposed to feel guilty about this, but I don't."

  • Fairyland its a Hell of a Place, by Kuriamo22 (part 1): "It's a beautiful morning in Wonderland. The sun smiles as he rises in the east bathing this majestic and fantastic land in light. From Mount Flub flub in the east to the gumdrop plains in the west."

  • Reclaiming the Fire, by RubinaLadybug (COMPLETE!): "Groans and grunts echoed against the hallways. Lockers slammed. Shoes lazily slid against the linoleum floor. Student life sluggishly reentered Lawndale High School."

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Is He Having Tea with the Mack Hare?

Kevin's going to ask a famous and clever riddle for Mad Hatter Day, but I think it's likely to be less about ravens and writing desks and more about chickens and crossing roads. Still, if you want a character that spouts a lot of nonsense you could do worse than Kevin Thompson.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Can Trent Think of a Good Rhyme for "Golf"?

Jesse's blissfully enjoying National Golf Day, although I'll bet you anything he forgot the ball. At least he's wearing a shirt, and the new vest is a big change, too. I think Mystik Spiral's about to go through a big reinvention.

Today is also the ninth anniversary of Daria's cameo on an episode of Drawn Together, although the less said about it, the better.

Fanfic Update!
  • Benjamin Morgendoffer, by Veleriphon (part 5): "Perspective. Kevin's stick-figures were lazy, but rapidly scratched onto the page, but their positions relative to the background were ... jarring. To say the least."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 33): "It was rare, but occasionally Daria and Jane elected to hang out at the Morgendorffer residence rather than Casa Lane. These occasions usually happened when the Spiral was arranging a new song in the basement."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by Meester_Lee, cfardell_Brenorenz29, and peetz5050 (parts 31 - 33): "Cat heard the foot-falls well before he actually saw who made them. They weren't human; he knew that; humans made a thunk, thunk, thunk pattern as they walked along." (Part 32 by cfardell_Brenorenz29) (Part 33 by peetz5050)

  • Dreams Rewoven, by RLobinske (COMPLETE!): "Dear Mr. Stoneler, After carefully reviewing the remuneration package included with your offer to become editor of Treasure Coast Lighthouse magazine, I determined that it did not meet my needs and expectations. I wish you luck in finding a suitable candidate for this position."

  • Morning Routines, by JPAGC (part 2): "Michelle Landon woke up before the alarm. In the years before, when she had been a CEO, she had trusted alarm clocks to wake her up at the early hours of dawn."

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sandi as a Janitor? Good Grief!

Sandi's trying to fit in for National Custodial Workers Recognition Day, but I doubt most custodians dress that way for work. Besides, I wouldn't dress that way if I were you, Sandi--you never know when Upchuck might be near.

This is also the day the comic strip Peanuts began appearing in newspapers in 1950. We can thank the cartoon for the phrase "It's lame DJs, Charlie Brown!" in the episode "Jake of Hearts." It also inspired Petrel/CINCGREEN's fanfics "New Kids in Town" and "New Kids in Town II: 'Batting Practice'."

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Murder, She Parodied

It's crime-solving time for Daria, because it was on this day in 1984 that the TV show Murder, She Wrote first aired. Not only was the show referenced in the episode "Murder, She Snored," but it also inspired the episode's title. I don't think Jessica Fletcher ever solved a case involving a stolen test, a poisoned nutty butter sandwich, and a bow and arrow, but I haven't seen them all. Who knows?

Fanfic Update!
  • Beast, by Staticblast (part 1): "Hey, I hope this actually reaches you. Amy's always been so like you, so strange. It's like she could always find you, no matter what, like some freaky sixth sense or something. I'm pretty much banking on it. Steven's been getting more violent lately. I think he thinks I'm cheating on him."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by Roentgen and EntrancedCat (parts 28 - 30): "Kermit and Cat snuck down to Deck Four, having temporary access to the turbolift while Ultron was busy battling Popeye. 'Listen, frog, are you sure that this whatchamacallit is down here?'" (Part 29 by EntrancedCat) (Part 30 by EntrancedCat)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Two Holidays Were Made for Each Other!

Daria's probably not going to ask a stupid question for Ask a Stupid Question Day, but I have no doubt Mr. O'Neill's about to give her a stupid answer. Feel free to ask stupid questions if you want, and if you can't think of any then just celebrate Drink Beer Day until something comes to you. Works for most people, right?

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Monday, September 26, 2016

He's the Apple QB!

Kevin's planting apples in honor of Johnny Appleseed Day...or at least I hope those are apple seeds. He could have anything from jelly beans to fingernail clippings in that bag. Still, if the cheerleaders can make a crutch sprout a flower then I suppose anything's possible.

Fanfic Update!
  • 1976, by CaffeineAddict94 (COMPLETE!): "The sweltering summer heat was beating down on her, sweat raining down her back. Daria tried to take up refuge underneath an old oak tree but the branches provided little to no coverage."

  • Beat It, by metameric1 (parts 5 and 6): "Jane opened the door to find Helen Morgendorffer standing there. It was late Sunday morning, and the workaholic lawyer lady was heading to the office and had apparently decided to stop on the way." (Part 6)

  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit75 (part 4): "Seeing Daria walk in the room, Jennifer breathed a sigh of relief. English class always seemed to go by a lot easier when she was around."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 32): "Daria was once more staying over at Casa Lane. Daria had a great deal more subconscious issues than even she'd known about that had been dragged out of her by Jean-Michel, professional psychologist and employed head-shrinker of Quiet Ivy."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: No Country For Unpleasant Old Men, by Meester_Lee (parts 2a and 2b): "When you looked beyond the superficialities, Nightingale Aero Charters, Ltd. was an unusual air charter company." (Part 2b)

  • The Game, by dmsfanman (COMPLETE!): "Tom woke up, arose from the couch, and looked out the window. The wind had picked up overnight and the trees had lost their first few leaves, but were still mostly green. Still, the sky was clear and Daria should have a nice trip back to Raft."

  • SOS, by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "McGrundy's was the last place that Jake Morgendorffer expected to find himself on a Friday night but he'd lost control of his life a long time ago. He grimaced as he sipped his martini, wondering if this was what rock bottom looked like."

Saturday, September 24, 2016

She's Almost (but Not Quite) Huggable!

Daria's here in one of her most disturbing alter egos because it's the anniversary of Muppet creator Jim Henson's birth in 1936. Creepy as that image might be, I still think it's better than Elmo. There. I said it.

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