Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Brothers and Headlocks: the Perfect Combination

 Sam Griffin is clearly having a great time on Middle Child's Day, although Chris is...not so much. This day should also be celebrated by Trent, Wind, and Penny Lane, Rachel Landon, and either Rita or Helen depending on the theory you subscribe to.

In fact, all the kids of Lawndale should be celebrating because today is International Youth Day. I suppose Sam is already celebrating, but hopefully the others will choose a less violent way to enjoy their day.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

How Toasty Do You Like Your Marshmallows?


Helen's taking National S'mores Day to a bit of an extreme, but maybe she likes hers extra crispy. Whether you use a campfire, a microwave, or just breathe fire, enjoy a sweet treat of your own...but don't work too hard at it--today is also Lazy Day. Take a page out of Daria's fantasy versions of Jake and Helen and "just kick back and chill."

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 2): "'Guess who's back, guess who's back? Guess who's back? Wooo!' Link sang, swinging his soda cup around."

  • Esteem of the Transfer Student, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Brittany Taylor arrived at Lawndale High as she usually did, with her stepmother, Ashley-Amber dropping her off."

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Send in the Goths

Andrea's tapping into some unknown talents to celebrate National Clown Day, and I did not expect her to be into this one. Then again, so little is actually known about Andrea that I couldn't say anything about her with any real certainty.

Today is also International Cat Day, so give Mr. Whiskers a little extra love today. Unless you're Jake, in which case stay the hell away from Mr. Whiskers for your own safety!

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Forget Fame; Daria Wants Her Fifteen Minutes of Obscurity

Daria's trying her hand at some pop art in honor of Andy Warhol's birth on this day in 1928, and I think Jane would approve. I don't think the Fashion Club would approve, though. I mean, look at that hair! And the oufit! Ewwwwwww!!

Today is also National Root Beer Float Day, so join Jake in trading in that root beer in a frosty cold can for a root beer in a frosty cold mug with ice cream!

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by Backseat for No One (part 11): "That Sunday in the late afternoon after watching Brittany tightly hug her sister Daria reproduced on her bed the supine posture she had assumed on top of a park bench."

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

You Know What, Helen? I Actually DO Like My Cookies Undercooked!

I think we're going to be having a sweet snack for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, but with Rita and Helen in charge I wouldn't get my hopes up. Still, I'd rather leave it up to them than let Daria and her way-too-creepy smile get involved.

Speaking of creepy, it was on this day in 1999 that the episode "The Lawndale File" first aired. Daria and Jane found out that there were no aliens lurking around Lawndale, but there wasn't any intelligent life amongst its human occupants, either.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Ride the Roller Coaster of Friendship

Let's all relive the moment when Daria met her soon-to-be best friend in honor of National Friendship Day! Awww, what a sweet holiday and a very heartwarming moment.

Now...let's remember that today is also the anniversary of the episode "Dye! Dye! My Darling" in 2000. Daria takes that friendship and just sends it right through the shredder. Not so sweet, and not so heartwarming.

Fortunately for Daria, today is also International Forgiveness Day. Unfortunately, Jane doesn't go in for those manufactured holidays. Oops. This has been a post full of ups and downs, hasn't it?

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 10): "As Brittany drove away from Schloss Morgendorffer, Quinn turned around in the Mustang's bucket seat to watch her sister watching them drive off."

  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 1): "'Dana! Hurry up with that coffee!' 'It’s brewing now, sir.' Daria never cared to learn the names of her interchangeable co-workers so she just called all of them sir. It wasn’t like they bothered to learn her name either."

  • Daria: In Another World?, by starwater09 (part 8): "A lot had changed over the past few months for Kevin in ways he'd never thought possible in the past."

Friday, July 31, 2020

How About a Dose of "Awwwww"?

Who could resist a pile of cuties like this for National Mutt Day? I know Quinn couldn't, and if anyone knows cute it would be her.

Today is also System Administrator Appreciation Day, and while I'm not 100% clear on what a System Administrator does, I'm willing to bet that Buzzdome employs at least one of them.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

They're Grrrrreat!

Whether you spend it appreciating the ceramic tigers at Brittany Taylor's house or forcing your best friend to dye your hair, have a great International Tiger Day! If you must celebrate with hair dye, please try to avoid the farm-themed colors. Nothing good ever comes from those.

Today is also National Lasagna Day, so after your tiger-themed holiday please pull up a chair with the Morgendorffers and have a tasty pasta dinner! Unless Jake's cooking tonight, in which case I recommend you claim you have other plans.

Normally this is where the fanfic update would go, but there hasn't been any new fanfic recently. Get moving, you lazy writers! (Yes, I'm including myself in this.)

Monday, July 27, 2020

Taking Economics to New Heights

Mrs. Bennett is trying out a new skill for Walk on Stilts Day, or maybe she's just trying to figure out a way to get (and keep) her students' attention in class. Those balloons might actually work, at least for Kevin and Brittany!

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Pierce Me," which aired on this day in 1998. Not only did Daria/Trent shippers get a ton of new material to work with, but we also found out that Daria is an "innie"! Valuable information, indeed.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Step on the Gas, Daria!

Travis is hoping someone will give him a lift for National Day of the Cowboy, but I have my doubts. I mean, I've never seen him ride and the conventional wisdom says that means I can't call him a cowboy yet.

Today is also Thread the Needle Day, but the holiday doesn't say what you should do after that. I guess you should just thread all the needles until you're out of either thread or needles? DeMartino will probably want some of them to hem his pants, and I'm sure he'll do an excellent job of it.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 48): "It had been the only interesting thing of the prep course. To visit a college of your choice."

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hot Diggety Dog!

Pull up a seat for the hot dog eating contest on this fine National Hot Dog Day, but don't expect to win. Mr. DeMartino is there and he looks ready to win.

If you'd like some dessert as well, today is also Vanilla Ice Cream Day! I prefer chocolate myself, but Mack will pass on the whole holiday altogether. That ice cream truck misadventure really ruined the treat for him for all time.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

A Junky Sort of Day

Tom chose the wrong way to celebrate National Junk Food Day, because Jane is most likely going to kill him and use his remains as an alternate art project. Enjoy plenty of ZooZoo Drops, Juicy Joes, fries, pizza, and whatever else you can find today!

Today is also the anniversary of "The Misery Chick" in 1997 and "Jake of Hearts" in 1999. Both episodes dabbled a little on the dark side, with Tommy Sherman dying in one and Jake having a brush with death in the other, but I don't remember a lot of junk food in either.

Fanfic Update!
  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 42): "Erin had wondered if she would ever get used to sleeping in a moving bed. Now Athena’s gentle rocking seemed so relaxing, she wondered if she would ever be able to sleep in a steady bed again."

  • Heavenly Wuss (The 1002 Deaths of Tom Sloane), by Lady Evil (COMPLETE!): "'Look, maybe we just jumped into this dating stuff too fast.' said Daria. 'Maybe we need to take a break.'"

  • Journey into Misery, by Captain Marbles (part 4): "It was a dark and stormy night, and in Sloatstown, somewhere in the Midwest, thirteen people - seven women and six men - sat around a round table marked by a pentagram in a darkened room lit only by thirteen black candles."

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Wait Until You See His Arabesque!

Happy birthday to Edgar Degas, born on this day in 1834. Mr. DeMartino is clearly hoping to get hired as a model for one of Degas's famous ballerina paintings, but I don't think it's going to work. Not because DeMartino isn't suited--look at that man's natural grace, after all--but because Degas has been dead for over a hundred years. Better go for Plan B, Mr. D!

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Groped by an Angel," which aired on this day in 2000. Quinn got in touch with her spiritual side, only to find out it was just as shallow as the rest of her.

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Beauty and the Beasts

Jane is looking especially family-friendly as Snow White, because today is the 65th anniversary of Disneyland. The park opened in 1955, and sports figures (probably including Kevin) have aspired to go there ever since. I can't guess what Jane's opinion of Disney might be, because on the one hand it's cutesy and not her style at all, but we also know that she hopes to get a job as an animator there. I guess we always knew Jane's personal scruples were for sale (see "Art Burn" and "Malled").

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 9): "'Gah,' Daria jerked her head back as she stepped onto the Morgendorffer driveway. 'Get that thing out of my face.'"

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 47): "'Here it is. This is the last one!' Daniel exclaimed, placing a heavy box on the ground. 'Home Sweet Home.' Said the girl with him."

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

No Weiner Jokes, Please!

Kevin's gone waaaaay too far to observe National Hot Dog Day, but I must say it's nice to see him finally wear something that isn't a football player's uniform. Jake will be setting up his hot dog eating contest at any moment, so I'd clear out before Mr. DeMartino gets here. You don't want to see that.

Today is also National Gummi Worm Day, but whatever you do, do not eat any of them. Jane might be saving them for a special art project.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

I'll Have an Order of "Things"

Jane and Daria are joining the crowd of people ready to celebrate National French Fries Day, and yes, I think they will have fries with that! They might even splurge on cheese fries, even though that's not the name of the holiday. Still counts.

Today is also Embrace Your Geekness Day and Fool's Paradise Day, which means pretty much everyone is covered. Most of the people I know fall into at least one of those categories!

Finally, the episode "Fair Enough" first aired on this day in 1998. There were plenty of both geeks and fools in that one, but sadly a shortage of fries to go along with the turkey legs.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 46): "Once P.E's time was over, Daniel went on to perform his role as secretary in the weekly student council meeting. It lasted less than the last time and was less animated but Richard was unpleasant as always."

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 36): "Tom came up behind Daria as she was looking in the mirror. He put his arm around her waist and gently kissed the back of her neck just above the strings of the polished tiny stone spheres known as 'Martian Pearls' she was wearing."

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 12): "'I don't need anything,' Jesse sang as he twirled Clarissa around. 'Anything!' Clarissa did jazz hands and prepared to be picked up and spun about."

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Daria Would Rather Just Be Lonely, Thanks

I see Brittany is all set for Cheer up the Lonely Day: she's got the cheer and her elderly friend has the lonely. I mean, you'd have to be pretty lonely in order to willingly put up with Brittany, right?

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Love and Cookies!

Looks like Quinn's coming out as a secret grunge fan, just in time for Courtney Love's birthday. We know Trent is enough of a Nirvana fan to enjoy playing "Come as You Are" in spite of his dread of performing covers, but his opinions on Hole are open for debate.

On a sweeter note (get it?), today is also National Sugar Cookie Day! Daria made some for you, but if you want them you have to endure that creepy grin of hers. No cookie is worth that.

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 8): "As they rounded the corner to Schloss Morgendorffer, Brittany slowed down causing Daria to give unvoiced thanks. Brittany uncharacteristically took a hand off the wheel to point."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 34): "On Friday, Daria awoke to a cold rain shower. It rained most of the day, which Daria thought was appropriate."

  • gay vibes, by 249b_east_35th (COMPLETE!): "'I can see the headline now. Suburban Axe Massacre; Scientists Blame Heatwave and Overbearing Parents.'"

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 11): "'Anythang yew kin do, ah kin do better.' Ariel announced in a thick drawl. Jesse scoffed at the very idea. 'I can do anything better than you!' she sang."

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Nuts and Chocolate, Better Together!

I think Mrs. Johannsen's chocolate obsession has finally gone too far, even on Chocolate Day. I mean, all of fandom knows that I have no room to judge, but even I know that it's better to eat the chocolate than to be the chocolate.

Today is also the anniversary of the episodes "Road Worrier" in 1997 and "It Happened One Nut" in 1999. Both were quite nutty, in that Daria sat on a peanut butter sandwich in the former and sold nuts in the latter. Good news for nut fans, but bad news for Quinn and her pistachio dye allergy.

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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Someone Pick Upchuck's Jaw Off the Floor, Please

Andrea, unlikely as it is, seems to be celebrating National Bikini Day. Even stranger, Andrea was also featured in a bikini in the end credits of Is It College Yet? Someone working on the show must have had a bit of a crush on everyone's favorite goth chick.

Today is also Work-a-holics Day, and I really hope that Helen plans to celebrate only one or the other. I have to assume bikinis are not part of the law firm's dress code.

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "Mart of Darkness," which aired on this day in 2000. In it, we found out that Andrea worked at Payday, although probably not very hard. And not in a bikini, either.

Fanfic Update!
  • All the News that’s Fit to Primp (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Sure, things did get cold and all gloomy in autumn, but that wasn’t so bad since at least it gave you an excuse for more layers. And it’s not like Quinn had even bought any new dresses since coming to Morrowind so she needed to mix things up."

  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 8): "As they rounded the corner to Schloss Morgendorffer, Brittany slowed down causing Daria to give unvoiced thanks. Brittany uncharacteristically took a hand off the wheel to point."

  • 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.'"

  • Enter the Silhouette, by Roentgen (part 3): "'And as you can see, uh..."Silhouette", the cameras completely cover the arc of the mansion. We have three people watching the cameras, three patrolling the grounds. The perimeter is encircled by a fence and one gate.'"

  • 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."

  • 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."

  • Unpacking Lawndale YouTube Drama in 2020 with Quinn Morgendorffer (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "[The Video begins: Quinn is seated in a fluffy pink paradise. Her face bare but primed and clearly ready for makeup]"

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Mirror is Sentient! Get Out of the House!

Quinn has it backwards, I see. Today is Compliment Your Mirror Day, and not only is her mirror complimenting her, but the whole situation looks like a nightmarish abomination straight out of a horror movie. At least we know that no one will be complimenting that awful one in the girls bathroom that adds at least two pounds.

Today is also the anniversary of Franz Kafka's birth in 1883. I'm pretty sure The Angst Guy's "I Never Metamorphosis I Didn't Like" is the only Daria/Kafka crossover fanfic in existence, but I'd be happy to be corrected if there's another one that I don't know about.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Anyone Want Some Firstdown Fudge?

Today is Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day, a day that seems made specifically for Bro & QB. Anyone else kind of want to see the backstory for that partnership? I feel like alcohol must have been involved somehow. I demand that someone write a fanfic about it, and the ice cream puns had better be glorious.

This is also International Joke Day, so let's spend some time today trying to figure out exactly why the chicken crossed that road.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 33): "Daria and Tabitha went through Potions class much as they would have if Professor Snape had been teaching it."

  • Determination, by solar_baeby (part 1): "'I can’t believe you aren’t going to attend your own graduation ceremony.' Daria looked up from her book to stare, unimpressed, at her best friend."

  • Doctor Who: Ways Clara Oswald Survived the Raven, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "Clara considered what Rump had said. She went to talk to Rigsy. 'You're serious?' he asked. 'You actually expect me to give you my death sentence?'"

  • Enter the Silhouette, by Roentgen (parts 1 and 2): "I thought today would be an ordinary day. It was not." (Part 2)

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 10): "'Why doncha marry me, Trent?' Daria slurred. 'Uh....' His hesitancy got a laugh."

  • It Runs in the Family (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "Jake looked uneasily from Helen, to Quinn, to Daria, to Daria'"

Monday, June 29, 2020

Daria Would Prefer a Polite Nod from Across the Room

Daria is patiently tolerating National Hug Holiday Day, which is the best anyone can hope for under the circumstances. This is probably not the ideal time to celebrate by hugging, so I'm offering air hugs to anyone who wants one. Please stay safe and healthy out there!

Today is also National Camera Day, which is a much safer holiday to celebrate right now. I'm sure Jane is happily clicking photos of destroyed gazebos, unconscious hypoglycemics, and paint-covered best friends.

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "Gifted," which aired on this day in 1998. In that episode, we had the questionable honor of meeting the students of Grove Hills, which led Daria to conclude that intelligence does not necessarily make people any more pleasant to be around.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

They're Keeping Track of the Visions in Their Eyes

Trent and Jane have no problem celebrating National Sunglasses Day today...or tonight, for that matter. One would question how well they can see with those on, but considering they're at a family reunion I'm not sure how much they want to see.

Today is also the Great American Backyard Campout, so light up that campfire, roast those s'mores, and tell those stories about seductive vampires and clunky silver and gold sequins! Since you're camping in the backyard, feel free to camp in a cardboard box if you don't have a tent. And if you do have a tent, remember to ask your little sister to bring you some sandwiches from time to time.

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 6): "As she got out of the Lexus, Helen warily glanced around the used car lot. She remembered when her father had dragged her and her sisters to car dealerships when they were young."

  • Danny Morgendorffe, by ST91 (part 45): "'Are you ... humming?' A confused Quinn asked after hearing her brother make strange sounds. 'Guilty as charged; today I'm in a good mood.' Daniel replied."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 41): "Erin pulled a brush through her hair. With the warm weather, Erin was dressed in her bikini and a sarong tied under her armpits."

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 9): "'Um, Jesse?' Clarissa asked as he led her to the stage. 'How much of that did you overhear?'"

Thursday, June 25, 2020

All Authors Are Equal, but....

Daria's going to read a blast from the past, Animal Farm, in honor of George Orwell's birth on this day in 1903. We know she's more than a casual fan, too, because she quoted the author at least once during the course of the show.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Boxing Daria," which aired on this day in 2001. It was a poignant almost-finale to the series (with only the final movie left before the end), giving us insight into the relationship between Daria and the rest of her family as well as a nice callback to the school psychologist scene at the beginning of the series.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

It's Like Red but Not Quite

Quinn is paying her respects at the Temple of Pink (a.k.a. her room) because today is National Pink Day. Daria will take a hard pass, and I happen to agree.

In fact, Daria might even put her feelings about pink into words in honor of National Columnists Day. She's got to get started on that Future Daria career, after all! Not only that, but Brittany's got a head start on her with the "Dear Brittany" column in the Lawndale Lowdown.

Fanfic Update!
  • Beach Daze, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "The emergence of Quinn and Nicole from the ladies bath house has turned quite a few heads due to the sexy bikini's they're wearing." (Part 3)

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Downward-Facing Clogs

Who wants to join the Fashion Club for International Yoga Day? Don't all volunteer at once, now. I'm a little surprised that those girls are willing to try yoga, though. Aren't they concerned that they might accidentally break a sweat?

Today is also Father's Day, so let's hope Jake gets to spend some time on the golf course or at least doing something relaxing today. Quinn, that means go elsewhere with that credit card bill!

Finally, two years ago today the proposed Daria & Jodie series was announced on the AV Club website. It hasn't shown up yet, but in fandom hope lives on. See below for the latest developments!

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Friday, June 19, 2020

"Maybe we better lay off the martoonies!"

Jake's got the right idea for National Martini Day, although as far as he's concerned it's just another Friday. I remember one fanfic author once suggested that it was the olive and not the alcohol that Jake liked, and I have to say it makes a quirky kind of sense for him. Celebrate responsibly!

Today is also Take a Road Trip Day, so this would be a good day to go bust your best friend, her brother, and her brother's band out of jail. On second thought, given recent events, it's not a good day for that. Just stay home, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 5): "Daria woke up to the sweet smell of pancakes wafting under the door of her room."

  • Beach Daze, by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Jamie White was sitting alone in a both having a slice of pizza. He looked around and noted all the differences."

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 30): "'Who’s Tom?' 'What?' Jane pulled back from Evan abruptly."

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 8): "Danny was regretting his choice to put on the powder blue tuxedo before taking one last check of the lights."

  • Tell Me I'm a Wreck, by conquerlove (fullbrightness) (part 4): "I'm not the biggest fan of Bart, truthfully, but when have I ever liked Jane's taste in guys?"

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Ready for Takeoff!

Let's wish Quinn lots of luck in recreating Amelia Earhart's first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman, which set off on this day in 1928. She'll need that luck, too: never mind what the wind will do to her hair; what was she thinking with those pants?

Today is also Eat Your Vegetables Day, and if you've run out then check with Brittany and Kevin. They may have some leftovers from the Food in Film Festival!

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Monday, June 15, 2020

I Mean, We Already Knew She Was an Airhead

Brittany has found an unusual way to celebrate Global Wind Day, and I'm not even going to mention the suspicious window placement in that image. No, not me. I'm way too classy for that!

If wind power isn't your thing, then how about Smile Power Day? Not you, Daria. That thing is freaking terrifying.

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit7 (part 22): "Daria ran a hand through her hair and sighed as she regarded the mess of lyrics on the notebook paper. She started to crumple up the paper, but remembered that she wasn't at home, and stopped herself."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 44): "This was the third weekend since the Morgendorffer family had moved to Lawndale. However, it was the first in which Daniel did not have to help his father fix the house, or prevent his mother and grandmother from killing each other."

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 6 and 7): "Jane went towards the auditorium after school. Daria told her Clarissa had something to tell her and that one Dr. Becky would also be there." (Part 7)

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Hope They Have Pizza Delivery on Speed Dial!

Jake's clearly pleased about National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day, but I don't think anyone else in the house will be. Especially when they find out how many peppers he added to the recipe. Be sure to turn off all the smoke alarms before embarking on this holiday, okay?

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Note to Dragonball Fans: This Holiday Does Not Involve Energy Attacks

Stacy's getting in touch with her inner Hawaiian for King Kamehameha I Day! She looks so content and relaxed and completely unaware that she's committing about half a dozen fashion faux pas!

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Prize Fighters" in 2001. No one does the hula in that one, but there is a massive hot dog eating contest so don't try to tell me it's not a party!

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 43): "'Now kids remember, your father and I haven't seen Doug and Susan in a long time and we'd like to make a good impression.'"

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 29): "'I’ll be back for dinner,' Daria said on her way out the door. 'Another date?' her mother queried with a look over the paper that she’d been reading while sitting with her husband in the front room."

  • The Engineer and the Time Lady, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 6): "Having listened to the logs relating to what happened at Tanarexa IV, Nina pondered what had happened there. Something, or someone, was responsible for that anomaly."

Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Helen and Jake are having their own celebration for Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown on this day in 1973. Or at least so I'd like to assume. Please don't offer any alternative theories.

This is also the anniversary of the episode "Pinch Sitter" in 1997. There were a lot of fun moments from that one, but I'll just leave you with this part: "I am cool and that is it, and everyone else is full of, full of, full of--"

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

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

Mack is clearly in no mood to celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, and it's no wonder: that's clearly a scoop of strawberry ice cream on his head. Better luck next time, Mack!

Today is also VCR Day, so maybe Jake could pull out those home movies again! On second thought, maybe that's not such a great idea. Jake, just have some chocolate ice cream and try not to think about your childhood, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Cheap Beer (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "She took a swig of the cheap beer. It tasted like horse piss. But she liked it anyway, because it was forbidden fruit."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 42): "The next day things went normally ... at least at the beginning."

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (parts 4 and 5): "'It wasn’t your fault.' said Trent as he drove Jane to school. 'I made those cookies.' Jane sighed. 'I handed them out. The show is not going to go on. We’ll have to refund the money and the clubs will be done for.'" (Part 5)

Friday, June 5, 2020

More Proof That Kevin is Full of Hot Air

Kevin and Brittany are going on a little trip for Hot Air Balloon Day, but with their skills I suspect it will turn into a very long trip. Too bad they didn't have Arno the Danish balloonist around to help them, but he's probably still trying to be the first person to solo around the world twice. Good luck to him on that.

Today is also National Doughnut Day, so let me just give my best wishes to all of you twisted little crullers out there.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Cheerleading Isn't What It's Cracked Up to Be!

Brittany is going to pieces over National Egg Day, and I don't think all of Kevvy's horses and all of Kevvy's men will be able to put this cheerleader together again. I guess this is what happens when you put someone fragile at the top of the pyramid!

Today is also Repeat Day, so go on and brush off your echolalia skills! Today is also Repeat Day, so go on and brush off your echolalia skills!

Fanfic Update!
  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 40): "Erin woke with a start. She felt around in the bed. Brian was not there. Oh God. Have I slept in? Is he up early?"

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 3): "Jane rushed into Nurse Chase’s office. 'Nurse Chase? I don’t know how this happened, but everyone in the auditorium has been poisoned! I was just handing out cookies and everyone started passing out or throwing up....'"

  • Sitting at Home (Iron Chef: QUARANTINE!), by JPAGC (part 3): "Daria opened the door to her office. Both her children were still sitting down, but while her daughter was sitting straight, and looked at her mother with a almost expressionless face, her son was slumped in his chair, looking down. The computer screen was black."

  • Spin the Bottle, by Meester_Lee (part 3): "Daria awoke later than usual and paid for it with a cold shower; her parents and the Fashionistas having used up all the hot water. She dried off, got dressed and went downstairs."

Monday, June 1, 2020

And For His Next Stunt....

It looks like Mack is going all-in for Dare Day, and I'm a little curious about who dared him to do this stunt. Kevin seems like a likely candidate, but since when does Mack listen to anything Kevin says? No, my money is on Jodie. If he accepts her dare, she'll accept his dare to...ask her parents for an hour of free time.

For those who aren't so daring, today is also World Milk Day! Jake's probably going to celebrate, because of milk's calming properties. Calming right up until he remembers that milk has cholesterol, that is.

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Four Score and Seven Goths Ago

Andrea may have a stony expression on her face right now, but only because she's made of actual stone in honor of the anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial, which was dedicated on this day in 1922. While the memorial is pretty impressive, the personification of Lincoln's birthday is not. I mean, what could the guy possibly have against sandals?

Today is also the anniversary of the day that Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431. Interestingly, she was executed not for heresy or for helping Jane with an art project, but for dressing in men's clothing. I feel like the Fashion Club would have been okay with the verdict.

Fanfic Update!
  • Blocked (Iron Chef: Change the Location), by sarcasticsponge (COMPLETE!): "'Now girls I understand moving to a new location is going to take some time for you to adjust to your new school' Jake Morgendorffer said to his daughters while driving them to their new school."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 41): "That evening a pleasant atmosphere hovered over the Morgendorffer house. Helen and especially Jake were in a good mood. This is because things were starting to go well in their new jobs."

  • Daria: In Another World?, by starwater09 (part 7): "Change. Change is a factor in life that was always happening, everyday no matter how big or small there was change. Whether it be a new day, a new week or a new month, change was something that is always right around the corner."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 39): "Erin was surprised how late it was as she hurried her way through the Friday night crowd. She wondered about food and if the girls would have already eaten and if The Blind Canary had food anyway."

  • Esteem of the Cynic Chick (Iron Chef : Internet Friends), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (parts 1 and 2): "‘I have low esteem for everyone else,’ Daria thought as she entered the sanctuary that was her room, repeating what she had told her family down in the kitchen. She went to her computer and opened her email." (Part 2)

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part 2): "Daria sat in the school cafeteria going over Quinn’s letter again. She still wasn’t sure she wanted to share this with her family."

  • Kevin, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "'Why so glum chum?' 'It’s not right.' 'It’ll blow over-'"

  • Red Letters, by Anonymous (COMPLETE!): "Brittany Taylor was the last person Daria had expected to see at the Scarlet Magazine offices. Well, aside from Kevin."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : Internet Friends), by Roentgen (part 1): "Mack loved being Batman. And he was Batman. On Twitter, anyway."

Thursday, May 28, 2020

How Did She Keep Her Figure After Eight Babies?

Tiffany is not enjoying her stint as mother to what appears to be octuplets, because she's not going to settle for less than the Dionne quintuplets who were born in this day in 1934. She is clearly regretting this decision, and not just because those kids are cutting into her makeup time.

Today is also National Hamburger Day, so you can choose to either eat one or follow Daria's example by sticking it in your boots because you love the squishy, squishy feeling around your toes. Personally, I'd rather eat mine, but you do you.

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "Life in the Past Lane," which aired on this day in 2001. The bad news is we met Nathan, one of the worst assholes of the show. The good news is we got to see Stacy Victorious, which is a pretty rare thing.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Dance, Pilgrim!

Jane is doing an interpretive dance to celebrate the anniversary of dancer Isadora Duncan's birth on this day in 1877. I don't know if dance is one of the artistic pursuits that Jane's interested in, but I do know that outfit isn't going to fly with Ms. Li's dress code policy.

Today is also the anniversary of John Wayne's birth in 1907. Jake will probably be excited about that, given his John Wayne collectable coin collection. It's nearly complete, except for the one that slipped down the sink drain without any provocation.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 40): "'A viper ?!' Daniel asked. 'Yes. Look, it's a long story, I promise I'll fill you in later but can we go now? Emma is the nicest of the girls but she hates latecomers.' Jodie said."

  • Daria of the Milieu: Chasing Wormtrails, by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "The woman’s name was Jillian Ostmann and, just as Daria had suspected, she had been part of the Protectorate, although part of their support staff instead of either being a Cape or a trooper for the PRT."

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 28): "'Hello,' Jane spoke into the phone. 'Jane?' Tom’s slightly nervous voice made Jane straighten. 'The one and only.' Her voice betrayed none of her own jitters that she was suddenly feeling."

  • Is It Show Time Yet?, by Lady Evil (part ): "'OK, kids,' Jane said to the art club. 'I think all we can do for this now is to let it dry. We’ll start painting the woodland scene tomorrow. Go clean yourselves up and wait for your parents. I’ll pick up around here.'"

  • sibling convergence (Iron Chef: Unemployed Daria, streamer Quinn), by sarcasticsponge (part 1): "'And that my dears is how you properly apply lip-balm. Don't forget to rate comment and subscribe for more make-up and beauty tips. Quinn the beauty queen signing off.' Quinn spoke while turning off her video camera."

Sunday, May 24, 2020

God Save the...Queen?

I have no idea whose idea it was to make an alter ego of Jake as Queen Victoria, but even Jake seems unhappy about it. In fact, you might say that he is...not amused? Anyway, the long-reigning Queen of England was born on this day in 1819 and assumed the throne at the age of 18.

I can just hear Jodie's parents complaining about their daughter's comparative lack of ambition.

Today is also National Escargot Day, so better put an order in at Chez Pierre now to beat the rush. Unless you want, you know, quality food. Then you should probably go somewhere else.

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Now How Will She Play "Pop Goes the Weasel"?

Looks like Jodie is going to need a new guitar, which is perfect because today is Buy a Musical Instrument Day! You know, Jake still owes Daria a new flute after he backed over the old one. One must, however, question how the flute got to the driveway in the first place....

Today is also World Goth Day. Do you know how Andrea will be celebrating? Ha, trick question: goths don't celebrate phony holidays. Gotcha!

Finally it was on this day in 2007 that the Daria fansite Lawndale Online was started. Sadly, the site is no longer functional, but it had a good run in the meantime.

Fanfic Update!
  • Boxing Helen...Ah...., by Lady Evil (part 6): "Vixx almost envied Sandi. She got to wear a flowy turquoise gown while she was strapped in a mauve, jewel toned cocktail dress and pinching heels."

  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit7 (part 21): "When asked to point to some advantage in being born of the fairer sex, few students in Lawndale High would not immediately point towards Ms. Barch."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 38): "Erin entered the doors of Boston Products, perhaps for the last time. Her head held high and her shoulders square she immediately encountered Alice Wintergrove. The older woman stepped towards Erin even as Erin tried to avoid her."

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Beeeeee a Millionaire!

Andrea's living out one of her fondest dreams for World Bee Day, and I can understand why. I mean, she gets to fly wherever she wants and sting anyone who pisses her off. Who wouldn't love that?

Today is also Be a Millionaire Day, and I would love to celebrate this one. Sooooo...who's going to send me a million dollars?

Finally, today is Pick Strawberries Day, but I don't recommend you try to pick Lawndale's Big Strawberry. Not because it's too heavy (although I assume it is), but because if you take it then what else will Lawndale have to brag about?

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Monday, May 18, 2020

"Is that a...? Could that really be a...? Ewww!"

Daria would love to swing by the Museum of Medical Oddities for International Museum Day, but I assume that it, like most museums right now, is closed. She'll just have to live vicariously through her memories of the sliced man and the salivary gland tumor.

Today is also Visit Your Relatives Day, which I think Helen will happily skip. Because of the quarantine, of course! Yes, that's it! (Whew!)

Fanfic Update!
  • The Balmora Beat, by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "It all came down to the uniform. They'd drilled that fact into Maiko's head back when he'd been a raw recruit: anything you did for the Legion had to be in Legion colors."

  • Boxing Helen...Ah...., by Lady Evil (part 5): "'The things I do for love.' Vixx groaned, looking at her reflection. 'I think you look lovely.' Ollie said, lounging on the bed."

  • Daria of Morsang-sur-Orge, by Rémi (part 27): "Watching the tournament wasn’t a very interesting experience for Daria : her poor eyesight only let her distinguish a meaningless confusion. However, Quentine diligently commented the event to her, so at least she was able to understand what was happening."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 32): "September eased into October. The effects were more noticeable: unlike Daria’s part of Texas, the change from summer into autumn was no masquerade: the weather was definitely cooler. So this is what a real autumn is like, she thought."

  • Heathers, by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "'What a splendid bunch.' Synda Grilvayn kept her eyes downcast as Serjo Nevena Ules glided past her and the other Dunmer girls."

  • White, White, everywhere (Iron Chef: Change the Location), by JPAGC (part 1): "Among the stillness of the never-ending snow, the sleight run smoothly over the almost empty plane. The quick breathing and barking of the sleigh dogs pulling the vehicle was the only sound."

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Teaching All the Way to the Bank

Mr. DeMartino is doing a stellar impression of Liberace, the piano player born on this day in 1919. I don't know how Mr. D expects to be able to live such a lavish lifestyle on a teacher's salary, but at least he seems happy.

Today is also National Mimosa Day, which Quinn will probably be celebrating. At least, according to "The Teachings of Don Jake," it's one of her preferred drinks. Not that she would drink while underage, of course! Ha.

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Thursday, May 14, 2020

I Have to Pee WHERE?!

Quinn's ready to set off as Sacagawea with Lewis and Clark on their expedition, which began on this day in 1804. Of course, she'll need Lewis and Clark to carry her fifteen suitcases because she can not leave anything behind. You wouldn't want her to go without her cran-raspberry lip gloss, would you?

Fanfic Update!
  • Backseat for No One, by EntrancedCat (part 3): "Daria Morgendorffer gave up trying to decide which was worse: having to sit through a full Lawndale High football game or being forced to help clean up afterwards as part of Ms. Li's latest glory-to-Lawndale-High scheme."

  • Boxing Helen...Ah...., by Lady Evil (parts 3 and 4): "'Grandma,' Tom said. 'I would like to introduce my fiancée, Alexandra Griffin. She goes by Sandi for short. Sandi, this is my grandmother, Evelyn Sloane.'" (Part 4)

  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit7 (part 20): "Sitting on her bed and strumming her six-string, Jennifer nodded along to Daria's retelling of the day's events. 'So, he said my photos were reminiscent of Fancisco Goya, and I had to pretend I knew what he was talking about.'"

  • The Engineer and the Time Lady, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "'Commander's log. Stardate 60835.3. The Baffin is approaching the Tanarexa system, where we shall follow up on earlier surveys.'"

  • A wish granted, by sarcasticsponge (part 3): "The golden doors slowly opens all the way as Daria makes her way through them and observes the room before her."

  • The Worst Years of Our Lives, by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Daria didn't think that the Nordic couple lounging outside of the Morgendorffer home looked like the kinds of clients mom usually got. Or dad either, for that matter."

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

An Important Date...I Assume?

Today is May 12th, which sharp-eyed Daria fans will recognize as the date that the Morgendorffer calendar always seems to be turned to for some reason. I'm guessing it was one of the animators' birthdays or something. Unless the cast of the show was secretly living in some kind of Groundhog Day-type time loop? You never know.

This is also International Nurses Day, so make sure you stop by and wish Nurse Chase a good day. Or just show her that weird rash.

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Sunday, May 10, 2020

Whoa, Mama!

Helen's taking a stroll down cliche road for Mother's Day, but I guess it's good that she's spending the day at home. Hopefully Jake will remember what day it is, Quinn will hand her a card on her way out for a date, and Daria will poke her head out of her room long enough to wish her well. After all, in addition to being a mother Helen also has to brace herself and call her own mother, and I don't wish that horror on anyone.

I'm sure Helen is hoping that the rest of the family will help her out by celebrating Clean up Your Room Day, which means Daria might finally have to do battle with the dust bunnies under her bed.

Fanfic Update!
  • Boxing Helen...Ah...., by Lady Evil (parts 1 and 2): "It was morning and Helen was on the phone while two workmen from Karl's Kitchens were putting in a new refrigerator." (Part 2)

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 40): "Daniel woke up happy that Wednesday. In the afternoon, he would take part in his first weekly school newspaper meeting."

  • Daria of Morsang-sur-Orge, by Rémi (parts 25 and 26): "The gardens of the Palace weren’t very different from those of other powerful lords : it was only bigger. Like most other lordly gardens, it was both beautiful and useful : medicinal herbs grew apart from the flower beds." (Part 26)

  • Daria of the Milieu: Chasing Wormtrails, by Meester_Lee (part 3): "OK, they’ve got it, Daria said to herself. She felt a flash of resentment at Reverend Allworthy for scooping the Oakleys out from under her."

  • Nauseating Prize, by Lady Evil (COMPLETE!): "'Hello?' Mrs. Barksdale said when she answered the phone. 'Alright, Mother, where is Quinn?' Helen cut right to it. 'Where is my daughter?'" (Part 6)

  • A Slice of Life, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "'Why are you doing this?' Her question halted him at the door."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover XV: A New Era In Crossovers), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "The blue cart moved along the village trail. 'Girls, I just want you to know your mother and I realise it’s not easy moving to a whole new island, especially for you, Daria, right?'"

  • What Blew in at the Zon (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "She had gone to the Zon with Jane to see Trent play, she hadn't expected to be ditched because her friend met some guy and ran off for cheap diner food."