Thursday, June 30, 2016

Frankly, My Dear...Gahhh!


Helen and Jake are looking rather cute together in this alter ego from Gone with the Wind, which was first published on this day in 1936. It's sadly appropriate, too--like Scarlett and Rhett, Helen and Jake seem to work well together in some respects while in others they're incredibly dysfunctional.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode The Big House in 1997. Thanks to this episode we know that Daria can play the harmonica, that Mr. DeMartino has a heart condition, and that Helen and Jake's grasp on fairness and justice is shaky at best. More than that, though, it presented us with a mystery that fandom has never been able to truly solve: who gave Daria a ride home at the beginning of the episode, and what was she doing out so late?

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Counseling and Countdowns


Ready for a vacation? Why not try The Retreat, introduced on this day in 2000 in the episode "Psycho Therapy." We got to see all kinds of insights into the Morgendorffer family, not to mention Tom Sloane's previously-unknown dance skills. Anyone wonder if he still gets fan mail from those inmates?

Also on this day in 1998, Daria and Jane hosted the MTV special "Top 10 Animated Videos Countdown." During the show, they make a comment about Freud, who was the founder of the field of psychotherapy. Coincidence, or--yeah, coincidence. Still kinda cool, though.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Dinkley, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "They were standing just outside the Mystery Machine with the side door slid open. 'You sure were smart to figure out all that stuff about "old man McGee" being the one to swindle those old people out of their money Velma.'"

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 9a - 9e): "The implosion of Mrs. Crush's ballet class did not mean an end to the damage done to psyches and friendships since Miss Genevieve's sacking. If there weren't as many physical injuries as Daria's knee, there were plenty of bruised feelings and damaged friendships." (Part 9b) (Part 9c) (Part 9d) (Part 9e)

  • Dystopia, by mailorderannie (part 10): "Gary shifted uneasily from side to side. Guarding the local Fox affiliate was usually boring - everyone knew what happened when someone attacked one of the Donald's pet agencies - but he'd heard about that whole team disappearing a week ago."

  • A Friendship Past, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "'You look great tonight,' he openly admired how the soft green of the top that she wore brought out the fleck of gold in her brown eyes."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 28): "It should have gone without saying that Daria did not like Mondays, but, then; did anyone? Did anyone out there spend their entire weekend thinking 'I can't wait for this to be over! Bring on Monday!'?"

  • Stolen and Forced Paths: 1986: November, by macross (part 1): "'Use your Fucking turn signal you stupid bastard!' Jake Morgendorffer screamed out the window of his '79 Caprice station wagon."

  • Thoughts about Daria, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1.1): "'Did we move?' Daria asked. Jake recognized her sarcasm. He remembered what his wife had said the previous night."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (part 17): "Darlene was walking through the old streets of the town, looking through the decrepit storefronts. The devastating combination of the war and the plague turned Drammarstadt into a ghost town."

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Jake Has Shown Forty-One Years of Fortitude and Counting!


Helen and Jake are celebrating their wedding anniversary today, and I'm sure they're feeling just as free-spirited and laid-back as the day they first made their Vows of Commitment. For a really fun take on Jake and Helen's "wedding," see Mike Xeno's "Committed."

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Friday, June 24, 2016

I'm Sure Quinn Didn't Enjoy Her Role At All


Sandi doesn't seem to be enjoying Swim a Lap Day, but that may be because she's been swimming laps for hours now. It takes a lot of hard work to maintain a size negative four, you know! Fortunately, she's got Coach Quinn at her side to torture motivate her. Swim, you cow, swim!

Fanfic Update!
  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 28): "When Claire Defoe entered the teachers' lounge, the room was buzzing with the usual early morning chaos."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 19): "'Trent?' Daria asked, surprised to find the old Plymouth and its owner out the front of the school building when class let out. 'Hey Daria,' Trent greeted with a smile. Then he frowned. 'Where's Janey?' he asked."

  • Dammit Daria, by SexshiTiTePaNtZ (part 6): "Jane threw a dirty tarp aside to reveal a broken bike frame, 'throw that away. I want it gone today.' 'Janey why are we cleaning the garage?'"

  • The Daria/Quinn Hentai Ship Fic, by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "'Whoa whoa whoa! Hold on!' Jane cried to the heavens. 'Where the hell am I? Where'd everyone go? And can someone explain to me why in the name of God am I wearing a squid costume?!'"

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 8a and 8b): "It still hurt the following morning, and it wasn't just the pain in her knee. She'd given her best on the dance floor, had tripped through no fault of her own, and then instead of getting a little bit of comfort and understanding from her dance teacher, she'd been given an unjustified tongue-lashing." (Part 8b)

  • Decisions, by elainefr (part 5): "'Jane?' 'You got her.' 'It's me. I needed to ask you something....' Jane waited sensing something in the air."

  • Family Ties, by Princess_Pasta (part 5): "Jake Morgendorffer never considered himself to be a bad person. He prided himself on being the exact opposite of his late father which meant that he went out of his way to be respectful, kind, and observant. When he became a father himself, he vowed to never make his daughters feel as unloved and unwanted as he felt growing up."

  • Happy Birthday, April 1984, by macross (part 1): "'Happy Birthday dear Quinn, Happy Birthday too you,' sang the gathered group in the small living room of the Alexandria VA second floor apartment."

  • Shadows of a Timeless Song, by Dennis (part 13): "They chatted amiably for a few more minutes until voices in the hall told them Ron and Hermione had returned. 'What next?' Daria asked, before Hermione could speak."

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

They Both Frown on "Keeping It Loose," Too


Trent's off to college thanks to the G.I. Bill, which was signed into law on this day in 1944. I have a hard time picturing Trent either joining the army or attending college, though. Both tend to require people to wake up sometime before three in the afternoon, after all.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

"It was the peak of tourist season, when a mangled body washed up on the shore, scaring the beachcombers...."


Daria and Jane are going to celebrate the anniversary of the 1975 release date of the movie Jaws by going to see the Great White Shark. Or, rather, the Great White Shark Tooth as Presented by the Great Delusional Woman.

Also, happy anniversary to Outpost Daria Reborn, which came online on this day in 2014.

Fanfic Update!
  • Changes (Pasta's Never-ending Ideas Thread!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "A light breeze blew across the Raft campus, the brief wind a necessary relief from the unseasonably warm Boston temperatures."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 18): "'Those who do not volunteer must voluntarily buy a ticket, or voluntarily face suspension,' Ms Li informed them. 'That's probably the stupidest thing I've ever heard,' Daria said quietly to Jane."

  • Dammit Daria, by SexshiTiTePaNtZ (part 5): "Daria woke up to the feeling of Jane's chin nuzzling the top of her head. Jane was cuddling Daria in her sleep, arms encircling the shorter woman's petite waist."

  • James the Lesser Presents Vinny Lane, by James the Lesser (part 41): "Vinny and Daria sit at a booth at the Pizza Prince sharing a slice or two. 'I must say,' Vinny sets down his slice. 'I'm honored you decided to spend your valuable time on a Saturday night with me. What happened to college applications?'"

  • A Time For Us, by aeverett (part 9): "Daria sat across from her parents, sipping her soda slowly. She knew this interrogation could go on past 2 AM as they'd only just gotten down to the Dutchman Inn's 24 hour dinner after her younger self, Quinn, and Jane had been put to sleep upstairs."

Saturday, June 18, 2016

There's Something Fishy Going On Here


Although today is International Sushi Day, Jake strongly suggests that you avoid Tokyo Toby's unless you want a side order of parasites. Fortunately, this is also Go Fishing Day, so you can just go out and catch your own!

Speaking of Tokyo Toby's, this also happens to be the fifteenth anniversary of the episode "My Night at Daria's," which features the yet-to-be shut down sushi restaurant. Oh, and there's also some sideplot about Daria and Tom deciding whether or not to have sex.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Another Remake?!


Brittany appears to be recreating a scene similar to the famous one in the movie Psycho, which was released on this day in 1960. It seems that Brittany has relented on her "no nude scenes" rule, unless someone convinced her that it was, in fact, crucial to her character.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Too Cute," which first aired on this day in 1997. Quinn contemplates plastic surgery, and Daria receives a pair of fake boobs. Good times all around!

Fanfic Update!
  • The Conversation, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "'It's ridiculous.' 'Absurd really.' 'Because we're friends and nothing more.' They looked at each other, then away."

  • Family Ties, by Princess_Pasta (part 4): "An early morning jog sounded like a great idea until Quinn realized that a) required her to wake up before 12:00 PM and b)she had the stamina of a seventy-year old chainsmoker."

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (part 2): "Nothing could've prepared Harold 'Axl' Williams for the afternoon he faced. For starters, he didn't anticipate having to close the shop in the middle of the day. He definitely didn't expect to be held hostage in his own place of business."

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

He's Rebellent!


Mack's in a revolutionary mood for the anniversary of Che Guevara's birth in 1928. It's a cool-looking alter ego, but I'm not sure a boy who can't even convince Kevin to stop calling him annoying nicknames is really the best candidate for fighting social justice on a global level. Still, I can think of worse characters to take on the role.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Roses are Red....


It's Red Rose Day, so take those flowers out of the garbage can and give them to someone special! Unless that someone special stands you up, in which case go ahead and trash those things.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 17): "The Spiral, Jane and Daria were planning on going for a burger – no, not one for all of them to share – after the band had finished their single set at McGrundy's."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 7a and 7b): "Daria went to school the next day with a feeling of excitement about the Holiday Pageant. Today was show day and she felt ready, as did members of the chorus and the schoolmates who were going to be doing the holiday play." (Part 7b)

  • Family Ties, by Princess_Pasta (parts 1 - 3): "It was 3:00 PM on a balmy, July afternoon when Daria Morgendorffer's left came to a screeching halt." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Quinn's Code 16: The Geek's Expose, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "'... And then you open the window and say, "Life is a meaningless descent into the void." Then you jump, and on the way down you scream, "Now I understand, I understand everything,"' Daria said. 'That's quite existential,' Jennifer mused. 'That's the point!' Daria grumbled."

  • Trouble in the Future (Chapter 1), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "James approached the Marie Green vehicle. He swiped his card on the port. Access Denied. Marie Green Agents only. 'Of course,' he said. But there were still other ways."

  • What If The Storm Killed Them?, by The Madi Hatter (part 6): "Jane and Will where cooking breakfast when they heard feet coming down the stairs. 'Good Morning big brother!' Jane sang without noticing it was Daria and Trent, Hip to hip with Daria looking half asleep."

Friday, June 10, 2016

"Just click your heels and say, 'There's no place like home.' Only do it outside; this is the end of the line."


The Cowardly Lion is here to wish the late Judy Garland, star of the movie adaptation of The Wizard of Oz and born on this day in 1922, a happy birthday. Of course, we all know that's really Mr. O'Neill in there, but the "cowardly" part still applies. The episode "Legends of the Mall" referenced Garland in a Sick, Sad World bit:
"It's legal, and tender, but someone's getting shortchanged! Little cross dressers and the women who love them, coming up next on Sick, Sad World."

Daria: If that woman were Judy Garland, this might make sense on a couple of levels.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

But Don't Poison Your Best Friend!


Happy Name Your Poison Day, everyone! Whether you're sprinkling cyanide into Kevin's nutty-butter and banana sandwich or splitting a bottle of drain cleaner with Luhrman, just be sure you know the name of the poison you're ingesting. The paramedics will want to know, after all.

This is also National Best Friends Day, which is perfect for Daria and Jane. Except when Daria's pissed at Jane for having a boyfriend. Or when Jane's pissed at Daria for stealing her boyfriend. Or--okay, so it was a kind of rocky friendship at times, but it seemed to work out all right in the end!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 6): "For some reason or other, Mrs. Crush was forced to lighten up on her students. Jessia, Linda, Gail, and Farrah wanted to believe that it was because it was because Mrs. Crowe had convinced her to ease up on her students."

  • Dystopia, by mailorderannie (part 9): "Mack, Daria, and Jane were all bent down, sifting through the rubble that had once been the Guardian's Lawndale offices. 'Tell me why we're getting all dusty and disturbing your co-worker's final resting place, again?'"

  • What If The Storm Killed Them?, by The Madi Hatter (part 5): "A year and a half ago in a small Italian town. Jane is setting up her table at an art fair as she see's a tall, slender man looking her way. 'Oh no...' She thought as the man started to walk towards her booth."

Monday, June 6, 2016

Or At Least Take the Rubber Thing off the End!


Today is National Gardening Exercise Day, but unless you want an exercise in futility then I don't recommend you follow the Fashion Club's example by planting crutches or other inanimate objects. Trees, vegetables, and flowers would all be more useful and, frankly, less weird.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Old Maids and Old Arguments


Quinn's looking very...mature...because today is Old Maid's Day. Apparently she forgot Brittany's advice about sunscreen. Her hair still looks bouncy, but I suspect the color comes out of a bottle now.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Aunt Nauseam," which first aired on this day in 2001. Erin almost gets divorced, Helen and her sisters almost have an epic feud, and Daria and Quinn almost bond.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 16): "'But it's fun! And it looks good on your transcript,' Jodie insisted, trying to get Daria to join her in working on the yearbook. Specifically, for some reason, the photography meeting."

  • Delicately Balanced Daria, by Meester_Lee (parts 1 - 6): "Daria Morgendorffer stood near the hall phone and tapped her foot. She really needed to make a call for school. Unfortunately, that wasn't possible; Quinn was using it." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6)

  • Lights Out (Pasta's Never-ending Ideas Thread!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'You see the new chick?' Jane Lane looked up from her latest handiwork, a crude stick-and-poke tattoo of a mushroom, to focus her attention on her unlikely visitor."

  • Unnamed story (IC Runaway Daria), by Waylander (part 5): "'Have it your way, my fair-weathered friend. I hoped to settle things peacefully, but if you want blood I'll be happy to oblige,' Captain Blood stepped forward and activated the force-blade."

  • What If The Storm Killed Them?, by The Madi Hatter (part 4): "The car trip with Daria, Trent, Quin and Nick was amusing. Between Daria's sarcastic remarks towards her sisters business troubles and the guys then laughing as Trent tries not to swerve into the next lane, it was hard not to at least slightly enjoy yourself."

  • The Wounds That Never Heal, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Can I make a suggestion? Don't put up any signs inside Legion Tower, or on the premises.' Kelsi Sunma, the swarthy-skinned coordinator for the Lawndale Food Bank, looked up at Jane from her tablet."

Thursday, June 2, 2016

We are, Like, Not Amused!


Brittany is helping to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, which happened on this day in 1953. God help the UK if Brittany ever really ends up in charge there. I'm thinking the first royal decree would involve mandatory cheerleading practices.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

And What Would Ms. Li Think?


Mr. DeMartino had better put that cigarette out, because it's World No Tobacco Day and it's probably a good idea for him to quit. Never mind his health; the cost alone is surely more than his tiny paycheck can handle.

Fanfic Update!
  • Dreams Rewoven, by RLobinske (part 6): "Christmas morning, and brightly colored wrapping paper and gift bags littered the floor as the four sat around the living room sipping eggnog."

  • Meant to Find You, by PrecambrianStudios (part 2): "The last of the party guests were gone; the only sign anyone had ever been there were the piles of confetti and stains from the spilt punch decorating the floor."

  • What If The Storm Killed Them?, by The Madi Hatter (part 3): "The next two weeks where what you may call, eventful. People in and out to see the recuperating Daria and Trent. Nobody stayed for more than a week except Jane, who was in a hotel near by."

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Racing Dust AND Compost Dirt? Ewwww!


Looks like Stacy just won the Indianapolis 500, which takes place today. I don't know what Waif Magazine would say about that dirt on her face, but I don't think Stacy really cares right now.

This is also Learn About Composting Day, so I'd suggest talking to Willow to get some advice. Or, if she's getting a little frustrated with the hippie lifestyle, you might want to ask someone else.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

"...Always wear your sunscreen!"


Looks like Stacy forgot it was Sun Screen Day, or else Quinn forgot to bring enough for the whole Fashion Club again. Either way, she's definitely not going to earn Sandi's approval for this little faux pas.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 15): "Neither of the two friends were quite sure how it happened, but the ability Mr O'Neill had to hear whatever he wanted in whatever you were saying was surely to blame."

  • Meant to Find You, by PrecambrianStudios (part 1): "'You know, somehow I never expected mom and dad to pimp me out,' said the girl with brown hair held together by a band."

  • What If The Storm Killed Them?, by The Madi Hatter (part 2): "Daria opened her eyes slowly reveling a white room with a faint smell of bleach. Still groggy from waking up from however long she was asleep she started to gain memory of what had last happened"

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Happy Towel Day, Hoopy Froods!


Mrs. Johanssen clearly knows where her towel is for Towel Day, and we all hope it stays right where it is. Today is the holiday for fans of the late Douglas Adams, whose Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series has been referenced in various Daria fanfics.

Appropriately, today is also Geek Pride Day, and this fandom has some of the best geeks I've ever met. Er, that's the "likes geeky stuff" kind of geek, not the "biting heads off chickens" kind of geek. Just so you know.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

And You Thought Tiffany Was the Slowest One!


Barch is dressed appropriately for World Turtle Day, and this actually kind of explains how Barch's husband got away so easily: it's not like she would have been able to catch him after he left. Then again, maybe this alter ego is simply the result of a strange science experiment gone very wrong. You can be sure that she'll blame Mack for it, though.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 14): "'The Yaegers are coming for the weekend,' Helen informed Daria when questioned on what she was doing getting out one of the many kitchen appliances that, despite it never getting used, they'd kept when they moved from Highland."

  • Dystopia, by mailorderannie (part 8): "Daria turned. 'Jane! Damnit, I told you to stay there and be safe!' 'And I told you that if you weren't right behind me, I'd be back to get you!'"

  • Morning Routines, by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "The alarm bell was irritating. For the melody (if one could call it that), for the hour, for the necessity but, above all, for the fact it was taking her of the warmth of sleep and dreams."

  • The Wedding of Daria, Princess of Zippotron, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Queen Quinn, of the House of Morgendorffer, sub-house of Barksdale, of the Great Zippotronian Empire, gave her royal command to her loyal subject, loyal in public at least and only up to a point."

  • What If The Storm Killed Them?, by The Madi Hatter (part 1): "Daria laid out on the plush love-seat in her Seattle apartment typing. She was 26 years old writing her third novel."

Saturday, May 21, 2016

No Pity for This Fool


Mr. O'Neill only wishes he could be this awesome. In reality, he is perhaps the biggest fool Mr. T, who was born on this day in 1952, has ever pitied. For more Daria/Mr. T. fun, see Smijey's The Mr. T. Trilogy.

And speaking of fools, today also marks the fifteenth anniversary of the episode "One J at a Time." Between Jake's squirrel-catching antics and Quinn's doomed-from-the-start search for a boyfriend, there was plenty of foolishness to go around in that one.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Who Turned Out the Lights?


The entire Lane clan is recreating New England's Dark Day, which occurred on this day in 1780. I don't think anyone accidentally tried to use anyone else as a pillow during that event, but then again who can say?

In more recent anniversaries, the start of Lawndale Stalker's fanfic "Blood on the Asphalt" took place on this day in 1991. Read the story to find out more!

Fanfic Update!
  • Transformation (Pasta's Never-ending Ideas Thread!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'So, this is where all of my coffee cups have run off to'. Daria Morgendorffer shook her head as she took one from the cabinet, already on her third cup of the day."

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Now She's Ready for that Pizza with Entrails


Jane is, appropriately enough, portraying Jane. That is, Jane from the Tarzan movies, as portrayed by the late Maureen O'Sullivan, who was born on this day in 1911. I guess she decided that even though dying her hair didn't work out, she could still find some way to get in touch with her inner tiger.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pay No Attention to the Educator Behind the Curtain!


Ms. Li, as the Wizard of Oz, commands you all to wish a happy birthday to L. Frank Baum, who was born on this day in 1856. Baum, of course, created the Oz book series that was referenced in several Daria episodes. Ms. Li as the Wizard actually works quite well--lots of bluster and bluffing but little real competence when it comes down to it.

This is also International Day of Families, so celebrate by following the example of the well-adjusted Morgendorffers--er, I mean the Landons--okay, bad idea...the Lanes--oops, no, but how about the Taylors....

You know what? Forget it. I give up.

Fanfic Update!
  • Consequences, by Zetor (part 1): "Daria sat leaning against the side of the storage shed on the school’s roof, staring up at the clouds with a relaxed smile that she would be mortified for anyone but the person beside her to see."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 13): "As soon as Daria opened the front door, she heard the strained tones of Helen talking to Rita on the phone, and winced. 'Damn,' Daria said, and promptly closed the door again."

  • See Jane Date, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Jane smoothed down the front of her blue mini skirt and gave her sleeveless red top a couple tugs not really trying to cover her bare tummy. She gathered her thick, raven hair up tight on her head and secured the mass with a wide golden scrunchie, all before smirking at herself in the mirror."

  • Survival of the DoctorDonna, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "They had left the alternate Darlig Ulv Stranden, and had returned to their home universe. 'I thought we could try the planet Felspoon,' Donna said. 'Just because. What a good name, Felspoon. Apparently, it's got mountains that sway in the breeze. Mountains that move. Can you imagine?'"

Friday, May 13, 2016

Does This Shamrock Make Me Look Fat?


Tiffany's looking more energetic than usual on this Leprechaun Day, and I didn't even know she was Irish. I suppose it could work, though: gold is really shiny, after all.

Let's hope the luck of the leprechauns can cancel out the bad luck of Friday the 13th, but if not then you'd better watch out. The last thing you'd want to do today is walk under a ladder or break a mirror...unless it's that awful one in the girls' bathroom that adds at least two pounds. The Fashion Club might consider destroying that one a public service.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Let's Hear it for Surreal Nurses!


Jane's less than thrilled to celebrate the anniversary of Salvador Dali's birth in 1904, but that's probably because she's painted one too many reproductions...or should I say forgeries? I still think that Gary is shiftier than he seems.

If her arm keeps hurting, Jane might want to take advantage of School Nurse Day and visit Lawndale High's Nurse Chase. Unless Nurse Chase is too busy collecting DNA samples on behalf of Ms. Li.

Fanfic Update!
  • Doctor Who: Unexpected, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Tamsin Davis was bored. It had been a boring night, waiting in the TARDIS console room, while the Doctor was on his misguided attempt at 'fighting crime' in the American city they had landed in a few months ago."

  • Doctor Who: Ways Clara Oswald ..., by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "The Doctor looked as Clara walked down the Street. 'Let me be brave,' she said. 'No! There has to be a way to defeat a Quantum Shade! Just because a method hasn't been found, doesn't mean that they can't be defeated,' he thought."

  • Stones Have a Way, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Before closing her school locker, Daria made a last long look up and down the hallway as it cleared out after lunch period. She didn't see the slight, blonde girl in crisp prep-school uniform for whom she was looking." (Epilogue)

Monday, May 9, 2016

Not to Mention the Ones That Disappear in the Dryer


Daria and Jane are observing Lost Sock Memorial Day by mourning the tragic separation of two socks from Brittany Taylor's laundry/make-out room. Daria may have been pleased to leave with a bonus sock, but that pair will never be the same again.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Giddy-up, Helen!


Helen and Jake are all ready to compete in the Kentucky Derby today, but I think they might have some trouble. First of all, Jake's probably too big to be a jockey. Secondly, the Kentucky Derby probably requires that the contestants be actual, you know, horses. Still, good luck to those two and good luck to the rest of you in getting that very disturbing image out of your heads.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 12): "When the Morgendorffer family were packing up their house in Texas, it was decided that they would also do a thorough clean-out – something they hadn't done the previous couple of times they'd moved, and almost didn't this time either."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 5a and 5b): "The school year ended in early June. Jake got a promotion to assistant sales manager, and Helen began to go to the office for a few hours weekdays, often taking Ronnie with her." (Part 5b)

  • James the Lesser Presents Vinny Lane, by James the Lesser (part 40): "Listening to Daria fret over scholarships made Vinny depressed. He had thought about college since Daria pushed him on it. He really did look up various art schools across the country."

  • Lawndale 2021 Season Three, by Anguirus1955 (part 10): "Somewhere on the moon, inside a large blocky structure, two blocky cubic beings, one purple and one green, sat in chairs while looking at a large screen. On the screen were two ugly spikey creatures."

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Communists: The Ultimate Team Players


Mr. O'Neill is condemning the bourgeoisie in honor of Karl Marx's birth on this day in 1818. In the immortal words of Brittany Taylor, "Go, commies, go!" Unless you're part of a 1950's-era fantasy sequence in "Legends of the Mall," in which case the Reds aren't really so bad but Beatniks still kind of suck. Anyone care for some canned peaches?

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

It's Better to be Feared than to Teach


Mr. DeMartino is breaking the bad news to Mrs. Bennett that even though today is National Teacher Day, there is no pay raise on the horizon. However, surely having your own holiday makes up for having to deal with Kevin and Brittany on an almost-daily basis, doesn't it?

No? Yeah, I suppose not.

Today is also the anniversary of Niccolo Machiavelli's birth in 1469, so it's time to stop putting off taking over that country you've had your eye on.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 4c and 4d): "It was a cold and dreary day at Grimmauld Place. The sun was hidden by thick clouds and a cold wind swayed the branches of the trees and bushes of the small, ill-kept park across the street from the town house." (Part 4d)

  • Past Lives (Ideas!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Lawndale Haven House was one of only two youth homeless shelters in the tiny Maryland suburb, something that Daria Morgendorffer attributed to the fact that people wrongly assumed nobody could be homeless in such a wealthy area."

Sunday, May 1, 2016

There Was an Old Cynic Who Lived in a Shoe....


Brush off the old book of nursery rhymes, because it's Mother Goose Day. Daria looks less than thrilled to be stuck in the role, but you can't deny that she has a gift for coming up with new twists on the old classics.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Dances with Trees


Daria's reluctantly celebrating International Dance Day, although I give her about ten seconds before the lion gets a good, solid kick someplace unpleasant. I could never figure out why (spoiler alert) Mr. O'Neill kept singling Daria out, but maybe it's better not to think too much about it.

Today is also Arbor Day, so take the opportunity to plant a tree. Or a memorial crutch. Your choice.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 11): "'Feeling bad about not feeling worse equals good,' Trent read from one of Daria's notebooks when they were giving their fingers a break."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 4b): "His last interview with Miss Boudreaux cost him any confidence in her competence. He went to one of her supervisors and demanded and got a new senior investigator."

  • Lawndale Z, by Kuriamo22 (part 7): "The last thing Jake remembered was excrutiating pain in his chest, and then the ground coming up to hit him. Then blackness, and then here he was standing on a stone path surrounded by clouds."

  • Stones Have a Way, by EntrancedCat (part 6): "'Oh no, Berit, too bad,' Quinn said as Berit opened the little Mystery Date door. 'You drew the dud dude. You lose.'"

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I Hope She's Not Expecting Any Time Off


Marianne just wants to let everyone know that today is Administrative Professionals Day, and I'm sure she'll be getting some kind of card or gift from Helen. Too bad Helen probably asked Marianne to pick it up and sign her name for her. I suppose it's the lack of thought that counts.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

At Least She Remembered Her Lipstick


Sandi's taking things a little too far for World Penguin Day, unless maybe she greatly misunderstood what Waif meant by having a cool outfit. Penguins have a long and (cough) notorious history as a fandom in-joke, and I think it would be best to leave it at that. This is supposed to be a family-friendly blog, after all.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 10): "It was picture day. The day that students of the school were paraded in front of a camera, and their current physical appearance was recorded so that it could be compared to the pictures received the previous year."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 4 and 4.25): "That August, Daria entered first grade. Things were different now. She now got graded for her behavior and schoolwork, and her Mom and her Dad told her that they expected her to work hard, pay attention to her teachers, and try to get good marks." (Part 4.25)

  • A Room With View To Die For (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "Lady Daria Anne Morgendorffer-Sloane, a middle aged greying auburn woman, sat quietly at her desk late one night finishing up some paperwork when something on the flat panel TV on the wall caught her attention. She looked up just in time to see a news report of some sort of police standoff from a hotel in America."

  • Trouble in the Future (Chapter 1), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Marie Green College was quiet at 1:30 in the morning. Mostly quiet, that is except for a few inebriated souls who were returning after a night dancing (and/or making out) at the University's Bistro."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'I don't believe this,' Daria growled, as she and Jane turned from the water fountain to see Quinn and the other Fashion Club girls headed down the hall. 'Have those fabric-addled fools NO shame?'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "There was some odd aerial acticity over the islet that held Titans Tower. Not that aerial activity in and of itself was odd; it was the fact that said aerial activity consisted of Clark "Superman" Kent (actively glaring through a scorched hole in his cape), Connor "Superboy" Kent (Looking a little bewildered back at Superman through the same hole), and Tom "Ultra" Sloane (whose expression of horror was likely visible from Oa)."

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Is This a Book I See Before Me?


Mack's wishing a very happy birthday to William Shakespeare, who was born on this day in 1564. Shakespeare's plays get too many in-show references for me to start listing them out, but go ahead and share your favorites in the comments!

Appropriately enough, today is also World Book Day! Celebrate by reading one of Shakespeare's plays, or anything else you feel like reading. Daria's got dibs on Black Beauty.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gimme Five!


As if having their own holiday wasn't enough, now President's Day is moving in on National High Five Day, as well. Oh, well. I bet Kevin really likes this day, too, although it wouldn't surprise me if he gets left hanging on a regular basis.

Fanfic Update!
  • The House of Cards, by Doggieboy (part 10): "John Hobbs felt wakefulness come to him and tried to open his eyes. The mere act sent white-hot pain through his right eye socket while he couldn't even open his left eye at all. He groaned in pain and suppressed a sob."

  • Run Jodie Run, by DIsaac (part 8): "JANE: Daria, wake up. I think you would want to read this. DARIA: Jane if it is your attempt at My Little Pony fanfic... then no."

  • Stones Have a Way, by EntrancedCat (part 5): "Daria paused under a shady tree as she pedaled her new bicycle up Berit's street. She looked behind her, checking that the package was still there, tight in the jaws of the rat-trap carrier and doubly-secured with bungee cords."

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Going Dutch


Brittany's going all out for Dutch-American Friendship Day, although I seriously doubt she knows much, if anything, about the Netherlands. If you asked her I suspect you'd get an answer related to Peter Pan. Unless Lawndale High hosted an especially cute Dutch exchange student at some point, I suppose. Brittany really seems to like those foreign exchange students.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Blah, Blah, Bats


Quinn's too busy blathering away on the phone to notice that today is Blah, Blah, Blah Day, the holiday made just for her. At least, that's probably pretty much all Daria hears whenever Quinn opens her mouth.

Today is also Bat Appreciation Day, so if you've ever wanted to sleep upside-down and spread rabies then this is your day.

Fanfic Update!
  • Apes A'Poppin (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "It was going to be a long day at the Lawndale Human Training Facility. Daria tugged at her collar. 'Man, this sucks,' she muttered."

  • Community of Creativity, by LadieTAG (part 3): "Daria returned to the lobby and asked where the nearest liquor store was. The manager informed her that there was one about a ten minute walk from the hotel. She nodded, turned up her jacket collar, and walked out of the lobby."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 9): "'So let me get this straight,' Jane said, incredulous. 'You, Jake, Helen, and Princess Grace are going camping? Like, in the woods camping?'"

  • Daria/Dorian Ch. 17: 18 & Life?, by LadieTAG (part 1): "Dorian stared at his reflection in the mirror. In two days, he would be celebrating his 18th birthday. Is this my eighteenth or my first? I didn't exist until last year."

  • Party at 111 Howard (Iron Chef: Party at Casa Lane), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Daria and Jane left the Morgendorffer's house at 5:00. 'So what did Trent say?' Daria asked. 'The Spiral will be there at 5:30,' Jane answered."

  • Rude Awakening ep 15: Paintballing your troubles away!, by DIsaac (part 3): "JANE: Sorry but how in the hell are we doing paintball? DARIA: I think Jodie actually finally lost it when she actually blurted it out."

  • Stones Have a Way, by EntrancedCat (part 4): "Berit exalted as she put the game controller down and pumped her fist. 'Oh yeah, oh yeah, high score!' This was the most excited Daria had ever seen her friend she reflected as she looked at the slight girl sitting on her bed and bouncing up and down."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (part 16): "Darlene looked inside the First Aid tent but it was empty. Only thanks to a passing nurse the girl was able to find Brianna in the potions lab."

Friday, April 15, 2016

As Certain as Art and Taxes


Jake's feeling a little upset because he only just remembered that taxes are due today. I think he's in for a long, stressful day.

Meanwhile, Jane is probably celebrating World Art Day by either painting or appreciating some of her favorite artists. Among them might be Leonardo da Vinci, who was born on this day in 1452.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Props for the Bingo, Though


Daria and her parents are celebrating Scrabble Day, or maybe Helen and Jake simply made the unwise choice to ground Daria again. I feel kind of sorry for Daria, though; that's an impressive word to play, but she just barely missed the triple word score. Such a shame.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Adventures of Empress Daria (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "Jane walked into the oval office with a stern look on her face. 'Well looks like someone's certainly been busy.' Daria clad in black glared at her former friend with her eerie yellow eyes, 'Well you finally made it back I see. I hope your trip was uneventful.'"

  • Dystopia, by mailorderannie (parts 6 and 7): "Linda Griffin stirred in her bed, waking up and wiggling out of her latest boytoy's arms at the knocking on her bedroom door." (Part 7)

  • Fateful Encounter, by angieo (part 1): "For the eight-hundredth consecutive day since the Morgendorffer family had moved to Lawndale Town, Daria had found herself being startled into wakefulness by the all-too-cheerful squawking of a passing flock of Pidgey; the tiny birds fluttered past the window in full voice, and despite her best efforts to suffocate herself with the pillow, there was no respite to be had from the uproar."

  • Rude Awakening ep 15: Paintballing your troubles away!, by DIsaac (part 1): "JODIE: Staff, Let's welcome Danny Todds and Julia Carlyle to the team. (Unamused yah is said by all)"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by Szcz (COMPLETE!): "Now we see the door, the Burnout Girl and the easel standing near her chair. Daria stands in the doorway. She wears the same cowboy like suit, but has a cowboy hat, hanging behind her back instead of beret."

Monday, April 11, 2016

Harmonizing about Quinn


Someone needs to explain to Jeffy, Joey, and Jamie that today is Barbershop Quartet Day, which means there should be four singers, not three. Maybe they can get that guy Jeremy or Jerome or whomever Quinn's always talking about to join in.

Today is also National Submarine Day, which is a great opportunity to promote the late Guy Payne's awesome fanfic, "The Blue and Yellow Submarine."

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Upchuck's Fondest Dream...and the Fashion Club's Worst Nightmare


Happy birthday to Hugh Hefner, who was born on this day in 1926 and is most likely one of Upchuck's greatest idols. I don't see the scene in this alter ego ever becoming reality, though. Never mind Upchuck getting that many girls to fawn on him; just try to imagine the Fashion Club girls willingly wearing matching outfits!

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 8): "Daria was working on a new piece (poetry, rather than anything musical this time) while Jane attacked large objects with her sci-fi convention worthy glue gun when the destructive force of jarring chords through an amplifier destroyed a piece of sculpture that was, according to Jane, a week's worth of work."

  • Doctor Who: Annoyance, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Tegan Jovanka was annoyed. That was a emotion that she usually felt during her adventures, with the Doctor (along with fear), but she was more annoyed than usual."

  • James the Lesser Presents Vinny Lane, by James the Lesser (part 39): "Vinny and Daria were amused as Quinn freaked out over finding a boyfriend."

  • A New Set of Rules, by Dennis (COMPLETE!): "Daria's first semester in the grad program at U. Chicago had been taxing, and the winter break promised mostly prep for an arduous second semester."

  • Situation Update On The Detainees, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "The red-haired male patient lifted the weights with a mechanical motion, his defined arms moving up and down as he kept lifting the heavy barbells."

Thursday, April 7, 2016

But How Many Bottles Are on the Wall?


Brittany's ready to celebrate National Beer Day, and if she hasn't stocked enough for everyone then we can also send Quinn, a.k.a. Keg Queen, out for reinforcements. Unless she's too busy cleaning the house steps with a toothbrush.

Today is also the anniversary of two Daria episodes, "This Year's Model" in 1997 and "I Loathe a Parade" in 2000. I guess we'll never know if Jake ever got his hands on some toilet paper.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mmm...Processed Cheese


Daria and Tom look surprisingly sad for National Deep Dish Pizza Day, but perhaps that's just because they ordered thin crust by mistake. Everyone else out there can take the excuse to have some pizza today, but watch out for cheese burn and excess grease.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Backgrounders Rock (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "While Bob Rollins was slaying it on the stage of the Zon, working his guitar like there was no tomorrow, Andrea Hebuca was supplying the vocals by singing one of her depressing poems."

  • Community of Creativity, by LadieTAG (part 2): "Lawnville's Town Hall had been flooded with calls all morning with last minute vendors wanting to set up booths. Vendor requests had to be in by ten that morning or they would be out of luck."

  • Discoherent Thoughts that involve Daria and a bottle and a half of French Lick Wine (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "There were screams and screams and screams as the monsters emerged from the eggs and grew legs and unleashed the per-meg-alien-technology that wasn't totally ripped off of stargate...."

  • Dystopia, by mailorderannie (part 5): "Sandi Griffin stood in front of her patrol of ten men, dressed in gold with 'MAGA,' and 'Trump,' in red letters."

  • The Many Doctors - Chapter 27, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "A man is struggling in a stasis chamber as two others hold him down. He's screaming. 'Stop it!' he calls out."

  • A New Set of Rules, by Dennis (part 29): "The next day passed in a haze for Daria. She was pretty sure she went to class that day, but she wasn't sure they were the right classes."

  • Run Jodie Run, by DIsaac (part 7): "DARIA MORGENDORFFER (Lawndale Mayor's Chief of Staff): Remember when you said the media like to treat you like a special snowflake?"

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Party Time!


I don't think Daria is enjoying World Party Day very much, but everyone else seems to be having a good time. Jane's probably still in the laundry--I mean, make-out room, so the same could probably be said of her.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

I Don't Pity This Fool


I can't think of anyone more appropriate to wish everyone a happy April Fool's Day than the biggest fool at Lawndale High, Mr. O'Neill. I have to say, the look is very fitting. Just remember not to believe anything anyone tells you today. Except for what I just told you.

We're still all waiting on that inanimate objects uprising Jane predicted, but I'm starting to think we're safe after all. Unless that's what they want us to think...!

Fanfic Update!
  • Beat It, by metameric1 (part 4): "Trent finished stringing up his guitar- he had traded in his old Telecaster when a Gibson 335 semi-hollowbody showed up on consignment at work."

  • Community of Creativity, by LadieTAG (part 1): "Daria entered the building that housed her magazine's offices. The security guard and secretary both acknowledged her existence without trying to stare."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 7): "'Hello! Quinn's cousin or something!' a girl called down the hall. Daria and Jane turned, and recognised Sandi Griffin, president of the Fashion Club, waving to them and holding the arm of another girl in her hand."

  • Doctor Who: Ways Clara Oswald ..., by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "The Doctor looked as Clara walked down the Street. 'Let me be brave,' she said."

  • Perception, by Princess_Pasta (part 6): "The air surrounding the small booth at the back of Pizza King was thick and fraught with tension. Tom Sloane sat stiffly in the green vinyl seat, absently picking pepperonis and olives off of his slice of pizza so he didn't have to make eye contact with the person sitting across from him."

  • Run Jodie Run, by DIsaac (part 6): "JODIE LANDON: By a vote of 13-0, The vote to impeach Joe Edwards has passed by the required 3/5 majority needed by the state of Maryland. As by the vote here today, the 11th of March, 2016 AD. Joseph P. Edwards is hereby no longer the mayor of Lawndale."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by Szcz (part 1): "Some bikers said after Altamonte that a man called himself Jakob pleased them to return his money. He speaks with the soft German accent. They did it after three broken hands and one broken nose. They also said that they never want to see him again, even in a court."

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"Ooh, la la. Doctor, I have a pain."


Dr. Phillips seems to be in a good mood. Either he finally figured out what caused Daria's rash or he's just happy that it's National Doctor's Day.

Today is also a good day for artist's birthdays: both Francisco Goya and Vincent van Gogh were born on this day in 1746 and 1853. Jane seems pretty knowledgeable about both: she filled Daria in on who Goya was in "The New Kid" and painted a topsy-turvy van Gogh in "Art Burn." Just don't ask her to paint any more reproductions.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

This Might Explain Some of His Song Lyrics


Looks like Trent's already started celebrating Weed Appreciation Day, but someone should tell him that the holiday actually refers to the kind of weeds you pull in your garden. However, in his current state, he probably wouldn't care. Less than a month left until 4/20, man. Just hang in there.

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 86): "'So, how're you holding up?' 'Okay, I guess,' Wehrung said flatly. He regarded a pebble briefly with his bad eye before chucking it into the Atlantic Ocean from his vantage point on the outside balcony patio of a small seaside Marblehead cafe."

  • Beat It, by metameric1 (part 3): "Jack closed the door to the drum room, and looked around for Trent. Through the double-glazed picture window Daria was visible, tearing into a smallish Premier kit with a woofer doubling the length of the kick drum."

  • Chemistry, by Captain Marbles (part 4): "The girl known to the staff as Esmerelda Schwartz, niece of Tycho Owen awoke. She yawned and stretched, then called room service for some breakfast."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 6): "It became a suddenly bad day when Ms Barch decided to break up Brittany and Kevin for a science project, and landed Daria with the thick-headed footballer."

  • Dystopia, by mailorderannie (part 4): "Daria crossed her arms. 'I'll repeat myself. Do we have a plan? For that matter, are we still safe here? With no honest media around to report on it, what's to stop whoever's in charge of this sector -'"

  • Hana Hou, Pt 2, by metameric1 (part 9): "Trent had to smile when he glanced out the kitchen window. 'Hey, Daria,' 'Hm?' 'The treehouse looks pretty cool. I like the tie-dyed shades and the macramé planter things hanging underneath.'"

  • James the Lesser Presents Vinny Lane, by James the Lesser (part 34): "Vinny isn't sure what Ms. Li said over the intercom as classes ended but Daria heard it. 'A meeting, on Super Bowl Sunday, announced at the end of the day. She's up to something.'"

  • Moonstruck Dumb, by EntrancedCat (part 2): "Sandi Griffin adjusted her regulation green toque, outer layer made from the finest Mongolian cashmere with soft breathable Lunar-made liner, to better protect her delicate earlobes from the early winter breeze off Lake Michigan."

  • Pale Pink, by Missy (COMPLETE!): "'Oh my gosh. OH MY GOSH I CAN'T FIND THE LAST TUBE OF SUPER CREAMY DREAM WHIPSTICK IN BABY PINK!'"

  • Run Jodie Run, by DIsaac (parts 4 and 5): "KYLE ARMALIN (Lead Anchor for WLWN-TV): I'm Kyle Armalin, Reporting from the Lawndale 5 Newsroom. We have just received some major breaking news on the Mayor Edwards Investigation." (Part 5)

  • Unnamed story (IC Runaway Daria), by Waylander (part 4): "'...I return to the hotel room and find the message from One-Eye. I have to return to New York ASAP. Of course my vacation was ruined. I swear he enjoys it!'"

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Do You Have to Make Up Your Own Greeting Card, Too?


Daria's thinking hard to come up with a good idea for Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, and I suspect she'll come up with something along the lines of "National Leave Me the Hell Alone Day." A wise choice, if you ask me.

This is also the fifteenth anniversary of the episode "Lucky Strike," which aired on this day in 2001. Maybe Daria should make up a holiday about hiring qualified teachers instead of students to cover during teacher strikes.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Three Magical Anniversaries


Upchuck's preparing for his big moment to emulate Harry Houdini, who was born on this day in 1874. Although both have performed daring escapes to impress their audiences, only Upchuck left his spectators disappointed that he survived.

Today is also the anniversary of not one but three Daria episodes: "Cafe Disaffecto" in 1997, "The Lost Girls" in 1999, and "The F Word" in 2000. You know, I suspect that if Mr. O'Neill had sent one of Daria's Melody Powers stories into Val Magazine instead, Daria wouldn't have won the "Spend a Day with Val" contest. You might say he would have succeeded at failing.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 2 and 3): "'Is it going to be a boy baby or a girl baby?' said Quinn. 'I don't know yet,' said Helen. 'It's going to be a girl,' said Daria. She didn't know how, but she knew." (Part 3)

  • Dystopia, by mailorderannie (part 3): "Brittany grabbed Daria's arm. 'C'mon!' she said in a low voice. 'But - ' Daria gestured to what had been the Guardian building."

  • Lawndale 2021 Season Three, by Anguirus1955 (part 9): "It was just a quarter past five in the morning, when that dreadful sound woke me from my slumber. The hell?"

  • Mysteries of Lawndale 03: Night of the Coffee House, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "It was quarter past six when the group entered Viv's videos, and business was raging. There was a large number of customers in the store. 'This is going to be difficult,' Daria said."

  • A New Set of Rules, by Dennis (part 28): "Things with Colleen were back to normal with Colleen by the next morning. Daria wished she could say the same thing about Kevin."

  • Run Jodie Run, by DIsaac (parts 1 - 3): "'...That is why I'm announcing I, Jodie Abigail Landon, Will be running to be your next mayor of Lawndale! Just as I said eight years ago... I need your help to make this happen...'" (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "It was a perfectly ordinary Wednesday afternoon, the sky overcast and dreary, early morning chill hanging in the air. Daria Morgendorffer was, predictably, late."

  • Trent (Iron Chef : The another Lane vocation), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "The coins tintled as they fell on the open guitar case. 'Thank you, man,' said Trent. The donor smiled a little before continuing on his way."

  • Vincent (Iron Chef : The another Lane vocation), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "The young man stood up, straightened his uniform, carefully examined his shoes, trousers and hands for any stains, dirt or wrinkles, and then knocked on the door."

  • Wind (Iron Chef : The another Lane vocation), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "The four men and two women stand straight and unmoving, watching the bus crawl up the road. Their kahi skirts and army green trousers and skirts fall down in straight lines."