Friday, October 28, 2016

Dr. Shar, You've Gone Too Far!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

No Pumpkins Were Shot in the Making of this Blog Post

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

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

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Monday, October 24, 2016

To the Jane-Cave!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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

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

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

So Much for the New Jake!

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

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, October 14, 2016

Got Any Chocolate?

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

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

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Today's the Day for Frustrated Farmers

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 10, 2016

Have Good Mental Health, Eh?

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

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

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Did This Fire Lead to Any Love Triangles?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Is He Having Tea with the Mack Hare?

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

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sandi as a Janitor? Good Grief!

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

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

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Murder, She Parodied

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Two Holidays Were Made for Each Other!

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

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Monday, September 26, 2016

He's the Apple QB!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016

She's Almost (but Not Quite) Huggable!

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

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

So, Linda, Do YOU Have a Misshapen Chunk of Wax?

Linda and Helen are on the phone together because they want to wish each other a happy American Business Women's Day...and try desperately to one-up each other until both are so angry they can't see straight. Should be a nice, pleasant conversation.

If Helen needs to calm down afterward, though, she might try lighting that hobbit-shaped candle Jake got her years ago. It would be appropriate, since today is also Hobbit Day. And brown is so...soothing.

Fanfic Update!
  • CorrecTed Vision (The Ted Zone), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "It was a lovely Saturday afternoon. The light generated by the sun was unbroken by clouds or other obstructions, the temperature and humidity levels were well within a comfortable range, and several birds were uttering musical vocalizations intended for either territorial or mating purposes. Ted was walking home from the video arcade when he noticed a medium-sized bulldog approaching him."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by cfardell_Brenorenz29, Roentgen, Brother Grimace, Kuriamo22, and peetz5050 (parts 22 - 27): "Even before she opened her eyes, River knew she was no longer on Serenity. Non of the other nine minds that she could sense were those of the crew that she and her brother were travelling with." (Part 23 by Roentgen) (Part 24 by Brother Grimace) (Part 25 by Kuriamo22) (Part 26 by peetz5050) (Part 27 by Roentgen)

  • Lawndale Z, by Kuriamo22 (part 8): "It was a clear sunny day over the endless blue green grasslands of the northern hemisphere of Namek. Long ago the Namekians had built vast technological cities across their planet. Unfortunately decades of overproduction had nearly destroyed the biosphere and millions of Namekians died in a vast drought."

  • 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."

  • Return of the Runaway: Esteem of the Middle Child (IC Runaway Daria), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "Quinn walked home, after having helped Jane prevent her house from being foreclosed. 'How is it that the Lane's just forgot to pay their bills?' she wondered. Jane was interesting though. 'If nothing else we do fit as aquaintences.'"

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (part 12): "'It would be such a shame if it rained. Can you imagine it raining on the happiest day of your life? Awful!' 'I've heard that rain is a sign of good luck'."

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Just Watch Out for Ms. Barch's Right Hook

Quinn is delighted to see Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie celebrating National Punch Day, but hopefully they won't knock each other unconscious this time. What? The holiday is supposed to be about the drink? That's okay. They're fighting over who's going to bring Quinn a glass of punch.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

"Burger! Get! Get burger!"

Daria's about to enjoy National Cheeseburger Day, and Jane's probably out with Tom having two jumbo burgers and not feeling a thing. You could ask Skip if you can have one of his carefully-planned burgers, but I don't recommend it. He'd probably talk your ear off about Camp Grizzly while you tried to eat.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Appointment, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "'You know she's in love with you.' Jesse Moreno stated to his longtime friend as they watched Daria's car disappear from the Lane driveway."

  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit75 (part 3): "Jennifer dipped the steak fry in a pool of green ketchup before putting it in her mouth to chew thoughtfully. She looked over at her sister in the darkened booth of the Zomblebee's restaurant to gauge her reaction to all this, and was a bit relieved to see acceptance."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 31): "'I sense a worrying teen conspiracy afoot,' Jane commented to Daria in the hallways. 'No,' Daria answered. 'Quinn's just obeying orders by inviting one person to sleep over this weekend. Three times.'"

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by Roentgen, EntrancedCat, tafka, Brother Grimace, Meester_Lee, and peetz5050 (parts 7 - 21): "Catwoman made her way up back to the bridge to let everyone know that they had moved up from a foursome to a fivesome. That is, if their newest arrival survived that doctor that suddenly appeared out of nowhere." (Part 8 by EntrancedCat) (Part 9 by tafka) (Part 10 by Brother Grimace) (Part 11 by Meester_Lee) (Part 12 by tafka) (Part 13 by peetz5050) (Part 14 by Roentgen) (Part 15 by Meester_Lee) (Part 16 by Brother Grimace) (Part 17 by EntrancedCat) (Part 18 by Brother Grimace) (Part 19 by EntrancedCat) (Part 20 by Brother Grimace) (Part 21 by peetz5050)

  • Everlong, by Vlora (COMPLETE!): "Trent had plenty locked away between his ribs, songs, words, feelings, but it was loose and vague. He felt the throb of his temple, and the swirl of his guts, but neither of these sensations he could explain."

  • The Game, by dmsfanman (part 3): "After eating some dinner Tom and Daria started out toward Terry's house. The only place that hadn't had a line down the block was the Falafel Palace."

  • The girl in the shadow, by Rémi (part 3): "The following weeks were hectic for Helen and her daughters. Helen had always been a hard worker, and Jake's defection increased the number of domestic chores she had to take care of, in addition of her professional activities."

  • JTL's Attempt to Finish Finn Morgendorffer, by James the Lesser (part 1): "Finn is in the back of the Tank with Jane while Daria rode upfront with Trent. They were headed out to Camp Grizzly where he, and Daria, had spent several summers."

  • The Many Doctors - Chapter 35, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Soon... 'Now everyone behave,' the newswoman, Cathica said. 'We have a management inspection. How do you want it? By the book?'"

  • Me And My Monkey, by Dennis (COMPLETE!): "In class on Tuesday, Pete didn't say a word or even approach me. It was probably for the best, since I wouldn't have been very coherent."

  • The virus, the Genius, and some other things... (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "Once upon a time, Daria and Quinn and Helen and Jake lived in Highland Then a meteor fell nearby and realeased an unkown, uncurable virus into the air."

Friday, September 16, 2016


Jake's getting a little too into National Guacamole Day, but I'm sure Helen can pull herself away from her cell phone conversation long enough to pull him out before he drowns. Well, pretty sure. Kind of hoping she can, at least.

Then again, she should probably deal with whatever crisis is going on at work, because today is also Working Parents Day. Choices, choices.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A Holiday for All the Twisted Crullers Out There

Do Me a Donut is open and ready for everyone to stop in and celebrate National Cream-Filled Donut Day. Daria and Jane might enjoy having an alternative to pizza in Lawndale, although from the show it appears they only took advantage of it once. Maybe they just don't have sweet tooths?

Daria appeared in People Weekly on this day eighteen years ago to judge the best and worst dressed people of 1998. The subject matter may not have been Daria's usual style, but the snarky commentary definitely was.

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit75 (part 2): "With a smile, Jennifer pulled the headphones off, and looked over the sheet music she had just finished writing, with a nod of satisfaction."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by Roentgen, EntrancedCat, and Meester_Lee (parts 2 - 6): "When she woke up she found herself in her uniform. Which was funny, because that was something she didn't normally do. Something must have gone tits up, reallllly tits up for that to happen." (Part 3 by EntrancedCat) (Part 4 by Meester_Lee) (Part 5 by Roentgen) (Part 6 by Meester_Lee)

  • The Game, by dmsfanman (part 2): "Tom shifted around and then opened his eyes. The couch he had bought at the thrift store was actually pretty comfortable."

  • The girl in the shadow, by Rémi (parts 1 and 2): "Jake Morgendorffer filled is glass of whisky again and took a sip. He wasn't happy. Working in a job he hated, under a lousy mini-Mussolini's orders, was already bad enough but, all things considered, work wasn't supposed to be fun. Not being able to relax at home because of his family's problems was a different story." (Part 2)

  • Me And My Monkey, by Dennis (part 6): "Dave was true to his word. I saw neither hide nor hair of him the whole week, although every day when I came home, more of his stuff had disappeared from the common areas."

  • One in the Hand, by Sureia (part 1): "'I don't get Art.' Jane stopped, a frown creasing her face for a moment as she finished another of the many geometric shapes on the canvas, and wiped her brush off with a rag before looking around at her guest."

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (part 11): "'God, that's awful! You can't walk around in that'. Quinn stalked her way over to where Daria was standing, wasting no time picking over the excess fabric."

  • The Switcher, by Sureia (part 2): "'Why did you just call me "Kevin"?' Jane liked to think of herself as a reasonable and measured individual under normal circumstances, regardless of whether other people who knew her well would do the same."

  • Unnamed story (IC Runaway Daria), by neonhomer (part 1): "Daria laid back on her bed, staring at the ceiling. The gentle sound of rain hitting the glass of the windows was a bit comforting, but also troubling at the same time."

  • With Apologies To Degrassi-Who Would You Date?, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "It was a pleasant Friday afternoon that found Jane Lane, Sandi Griffin and (surprisingly) Jodie Landon in the little coffeehouse that was (once upon a time) the site of a mini-riot caused by stupidity, and Daria Morgendorffer's excellent reading of a 'James Bond' parody."

  • UnfFleeting time (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "Charles Rutheimmer III walked, trying to mask his worry under a mask of insouciance. Every step that got him nearer school was getting him nearer the upcoming news. His mind twirled in a mess of thoughts."

Monday, September 12, 2016

Game On!

Daria seems to be enjoying National Video Games Day, although she should probably take a break and get some writing done. Ted, I'm sure, is at the virtual reality arcade as we speak.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Rin Tin TV Dinner

Leary the Third (or more, by now) is pleased to report that today is the anniversary of the birth of fellow German Shepherd Rin Tin Tin on this day in 1918. Having been born nearly a hundred years ago, any current Rin Tin Tin would be far beyond the third incarnation.

Jane Lane might be celebrating TV Dinner Day by eating one alone, unless she's saving that honor for Thanksgiving.

Fanfic Update!
  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit75 (part 1): "Heaving a world-weary sigh, Jennifer closed her locker and looked up at the clock hanging in the hall. Well, let's get this over with."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 30): "Daria did, on occasion, have call to go to the mall. It usually happened when she'd filled up one of her notebooks and needed another."

  • Daria (and other characters) on the Defiant Round Robin, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Daria came to. She had fallen asleep at Jane's place after watching weird science fiction movies. Now she awoke in this place."

  • Magnum Cynics (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Harry Callahan straightened his tie before entering the Longford California Police Department headquarters. He had wanted to avoid this meeting but had run out of excuses."

  • Me And My Monkey, by Dennis (part 5): "He—that is, I—was still confused on Saturday. The day itself was quite lovely, the sort of pretty fall day you get in New England where the trees have all turned, but the sky is blue and the temperature decides to pretend it's still summer, or at least September."

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (parts 9 and 10): "The locker room was always a constant buzz of activity, whether it was people discussing weekend plans or trading gossip, and Quinn was right there with the rest of them." (Part 10)

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Date Nuts and Starry Nights

Helen's celebrating National Date Nut Bread Day the old-fashioned way, but I wouldn't blame her for breaking out the bread machine for this one. Honestly, I wouldn't blame her if she wanted to just go out and buy some bread instead. I'd suggest she let Jake do the cooking instead, but I shudder to think what the results would be. Aside from inedible.

Tonight's the night the Starry Night Ball was held at the Lawndale Art Museum, and if you'd like to go there might be a table still available for you. You've got a spare $5,000 lying around, don't you?

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Read Any Good Books about Procrastination?

Tom's not really enjoying Read a Book Day, but he'd better stick to it. Today is also Fight Procrastination Day, so he shouldn't put off reading it. Trent probably hates both of these holidays, because he can't go into bookstores and I suspect procrastination is one of his favorite hobbies.

Fanfic Update!
  • Camped Out, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Daria and Jane were reminiscing about old Sick, Sad World episodes when Daria abruptly stopped talking or even moving. Jane took a few steps before she noticed, then turned to look curiously at her friend."

  • Eating Speaks Louder Than Words, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "Jane Lane's blue eyes danced with joyous mischief. 'You know that Das Kolonel is probably going to have words with you about this, right?'"

  • The Game, by dmsfanman (part 1): "Daria picked up her backpack and slung it over her shoulder. Her last class of the week had ended just an hour ago."

  • Jane – The Green Fairy (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Jane Lane's heart beat faster in happy anticipation as she turned up the sidewalk to the Schloss Morgendorffer her backpack full of artist supplies bouncing in rhythm with heart and jaunty step."

  • No, by mabel (COMPLETE!): "Daria liked to joke about Helen's lack of parenting; this was obvious to everyone in the Morgendorffer household besides Jake. Truthfully, Helen could not blame her eldest daughter (and from ever parenting magazine she had ever read, she knew blaming her daughter for it would be a serious sign of unhealthy mother/daughter dynamics, which just wouldn't do)."

  • Party at 111 Howard (Iron Chef: Party at Casa Lane), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "'Jodie Landon.' 'Dani Moreno.' 'I haven't seen you at Lawndale.' 'I'm at Lawndale State, Freshman,' Dani said."

  • Perception, by Princess_Pasta (part 8): "The faint sound of the evening news filtered in through the kitchen while Charlene Thompson worked on scrubbing burned spaghetti out of her good pan."

  • Rude Awakening ep 15: Paintballing Your Troubles Away!, by DIsaac (part 3): "(The WHUB Team is all on the bus to the hotel. For the first time… some they are in are in close quarters with co-workers and their teammates from channel 5 which make for some weird conversations.)"

  • Somnium (Iron Chef : Jane doesn't forgive Daria), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "How many years had it been.... four or maybe five years since she left Lawndale for the Art Colony. Jane had rarely been back since then mainly to visit Trent."

  • The Switcher, by Sureia (part 1): "One thing that never ceased to surprise Jane was the number of creative ways in which life could bring you low. It shouldn't have been surprising, especially after spending any amount of time under the same room as Summer, Wind, Penny and Trent, but it did."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Sureia (COMPLETE!): "Doubt was the curse of the scientist, Jake thought, watching his breath mist in the cold, night air. Doubt that an experiment was valid, doubt that the right questions were being asked, doubt that anyone would take him seriously, and doubt..."

  • When A Stranger Calls (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'And it is in these trying times that we must remember to stand together. There will be grief counselors here throughout the week to help you sort out your feelings in the face of such an awful tragedy'."

Sunday, September 4, 2016

You Could Read the Newspaper Outside, I Guess

If Jake isn't appreciating Newspaper Carrier Day today, then he should be. After all, how else would he have gotten that newspaper that so helpfully allows him to tune out the rest of the world?

I would suggest that he celebrate National Wildlife Day instead, but somehow Jake and the outdoors never seem to mix well.

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Friday, September 2, 2016

I'm Dead? I Can't be Dead! Oh my God, Whyyyyy?!

Poor Stacy just can't catch a break, especially on Dead Stacy Rowe Day! This holiday was created by The Angst Guy on this very blog, in order to honor the many fanfic deaths of Stacy Rowe. So how many deaths do you count? Enough to make the poor girl cry, I'm sure.

Fanfic Update!
  • Camped Out, by Kristen Bealer (part 3): "'...and then there was that time she boycotted the End-of-Summer campfire by the lake. That was so cool.' Trent drifted awake to find that the clingy girl was chattering away about someone, but he had no idea who or what she was talking about. 'Uh...yeah. Sounds really great.'"

  • Clarity, by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "It's morning and mother and I are eating breakfast together like we always do. Mother never looks away at breakfast anymore. She watches as I swallow my pills, then walks over and puts her fingers in my mouth to make sure I'm not hiding them."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 29): "'You really scared Tom,' Jane noted to Daria the next day at school. There was a smile on her face though, so she clearly found the boy's fear amusing."

  • Me And My Monkey, by Dennis (part 4): "Of course, that was only for the moment. Dave's bullshit was as nothing compared to the grilling I knew I'd face when I called home."

  • Perfect, by CaffeineAddict94 (part 1): "Only his parents could turn an attempt to off himself into a minor familial inconvenience. Oh, it was a blight on the good Sloane name, no doubt but it could and would be handled accordingly."

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (parts 7 and 8): "Helen dashed around the kitchen like a bat out of hell, trying to keep one eye on the stove while she skimmed through a 'simple' recipe. It was proving to be a lot more complicated than she remembered, if the pan she scorched earlier was any indication." (Part 8)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Love Her or She'll Sue!

It's Helen's favorite holiday, Love Litigating Lawyers Day! I suppose Jake does, but I'm not sure about anyone else. I'm pretty certain no one loves Eric, though.

Fifteen years ago today, Jane and Daria made a cameo appearance in the online comic strip "The New Adventures of Bobbin." I'm a little surprised the girls were willing to own up to The Triangle, but maybe they've come to terms with the whole thing by now.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Here's Looking at You, Kiddo

Trent and Daria are recreating a famous scene from Casablanca because today is the anniversary of actress Ingrid Bergman's birth in 1915. The only Casablanca reference I can think of from the show is when Brittany confused the movie title for the word "casanova." Anyone else know of one I'm forgetting?

Also in this day sixteen years ago, Admonisher published the essay A Rant About "Evil" Tom. In spite of the amount of time that's passed, the points are still relevant to fandom and to fanfic writing.

Fanfic Update!
  • Camped Out, by Kristen Bealer (part 2): "Back at the camp, Trent was starting to wonder when they were going to have sack races or toast marshmallows. So far everyone was just standing around and talking, and no one was doing the summer camp stuff he'd been expecting."

  • Clarity, by Zetor (part 8): "I blink and yawn as I check the clock on the bedside table. It reads eleven thirty. I start to panic about being late for school, then I remember I don't go to school any more."

  • Close (Iron Chef: Daria and Quinn Roommates), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Daria lay back on her bed reading as she took advantage of the opportunity to listen to her music from her stereo rather than on her headphones. She and Quinn had made an agreement to always use headphones when they were both in the room after their competing stereos had given their father a panic attack."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 28): "'Jane? Jane!' 'Huh? Oh, sorry, that guy keeps looking at me,' Jane defended as the Spiral played their closing number for the first set – Mr Normal."

  • Me And My Monkey, by Dennis (part 3): "I spent a sleepless night on the couch with bad TV droning in the background. Dave was out, so all I had for company was my whirling thoughts and Monkey, who enjoyed the attention."

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (part 6): "'This is torture!' Quinn lamented as she dramatically threw herself across her bed, sending several stuffed animals flying to the floor. The last thing she wanted was to be cooped up in her room, locked away from the outside world, with only her textbooks for company."

  • Unnamed story (IC Runaway Daria), by Waylander (part 6): "Daria sat with the spiral notebook braced against her knees. Slowly, she read through her adaptation of Treasure Island. She wasn't satisfied with the scene of Jim Hawkins hijacking of Hispaniola."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria and Quinn Roommates), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Jake Morgendorffer finished turning in the last screw and got down from the step ladder onto the deep carpet in his daughters' bedroom. He closed and opened the opaque grey room divider a couple times admiring his handiwork as it slid smoothly and nearly soundlessly along the ceiling track."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria and Quinn Roommates), by nightbeast37 (COMPLETE!): "Daria trudged inside the bedroom she shared with Quinn (against her will). She had just finished yet another day at hell on Earth (aka school) and needed some time to herself before her little redhead sister burst her bubble."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "Admiral Kirk stood defiantly in front of the rogue Klingon commander Kruge whom held him at gunpoint on the dying world of Genesis. Kruge had just ordered his men to be beamed to the Bird of Prey in orbit save for Spock."

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Is It Chat Yet?

Don't mind Tom. He's just worried that there's going to be another live Daria-Jane chat on MTV like the one sixteen years ago today. The chat in 2000 was text only, but I can see where Tom might be nervous about the idea of webcams.

The movie Is It Fall Yet? aired on the same day, so don't expect Mr. DeMartino to be available for an online chat--he's going on a hike!

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

How's She Going to Hold Her Pom-Poms?

Brittany's sporting a new look for director Tim Burton's birthday. Burton, who directed Edward Scissorhands and many others, turns 58 today. Looking at those hands, I'd say that Kevin's going to be a little more careful about the things he says to Brittany for awhile. Or not.

Fanfic Update!
  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 29): "Jane did her best to suppress restlessness and annoyance. Her morning runs helped to deal the physical tension, but the restriction on drawing, painting and sculpting was slowly driving the young artist crazy."

  • Camped Out, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "Daria stared gloomily out the window of the Tank as Trent drove them to the last place she ever wanted to return to. Okay, that wasn't quite true. Camp Grizzly beat Highland in terms of horrible places to spend one's childhood, but not by all that much."

  • Clarity, by Zetor (parts 6 and 7): "This was a mistake. I feel sick. My head is killing me and I think I might throw up, but that's not the worst of it. I feel empty." (Part 7)

  • The Date, by elainefr (part 2): "First crush? First love? That can't be right...I would have known...Wouldn't I?"

  • Eumenide, by Rémi (COMPLETE!): "–I need my beauty sleep. Goodnight, Daria. –'night, Quinn. Somehow, Daria doubted that the night would be good."

  • Me And My Monkey, by Dennis (part 2): "Dave must have seen something in my face, though, because his first words on my arrival home were, 'Way to go, dude.' 'Yes,' I said. 'I successfully got coffee.'"

  • Sonoma Coma, by jtranser (part 23): "'You realize that I will require extra satisfaction for doing this, of course.' 'Naturally. Ordinary satisfaction just will not do. Don't worry, Upchuck, I have several specially bred maggots for just such an emergency.'"

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (parts 4 and 5): "It was going on 2:00 AM and Helen Morgendorffer was deep in the midst of a caffeine induced panic. Scattered about the kitchen table were countless number of legal briefs, their folders long since discarded as she made a frantic search for her newest casework." (Part 5)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Gee, Quinn, if you're so smart maybe--AUGHHHHH!"

Sandi's celebrating Ride the Wind Day, but it doesn't look like it was by choice. I have a sneaking suspicion new Fashion Club President Quinn's feeling very smug right now. I wonder if Sandi's going to follow in Roger's footsteps and land on a cow.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

It's a Good Day for Old People and Lawyers

Brittany's reading with seniors again for Senior Citizen's Day, and I bet she hasn't forgotten her own advice about wearing sunscreen. Daria may or may not be visiting Mrs. Blaine today, depending on whether or not she's written a new Melody Powers installment.

This also marks the anniversary of the founding of the American Bar Association in 1878, and I'm sure Helen would be observing this important day if she wasn't so busy at work. She'll probably have a few minutes free next week to celebrate, though! Maybe!

Fanfic Update!
  • Clarity, by Zetor (parts 4 and 5): "Saturday mornings aren't much different than weekdays, except Father is at the table reading the paper. I go through the routine. Pills under the tongue, take a drink, and spit them out when no one's looking." (Part 5)

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 27): "Freemont was deader than Lawndale, and a hundred miles of road-trip to the gig only served to further splinter, disrupt, and fracture relations between Max the drummer and Nick the bassist."

  • Daria: High School Reunion, by Serrallonga (part 5a): "DARIA: (reading) “The First Terrace”... (to herself) gee, this place seems familiar to m... (She stops talking as she notices her reflection at the glass window, realizing she's wearing a white and blue cheerleader outfit. She rolls her eyes with a boring expression. A hard rain starts to fall)"

  • It's a Wonderful List, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Mr. O'Neill wound down the teen self-esteem class with the confidence of a teacher with only a couple minutes left in his session, 'And so, for tomorrow, I want you to make a list of ten ways the world would be a sadder place if you weren't in it.'"

  • Me And My Monkey, by Dennis (part 1): "My name is Tom Sloane and I was twenty-one years old the first time I made love to another man."

  • Snippets of Modern Times for the Lawndale Set... (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "In the 'secure' building that was Lawndale High, Daria and Jane were at Daria's locker, the pair ignored one of the myriad security cameras that suddenly fell from the ceiling and shattered on the ground."

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (part 3): "The sun was just starting to dip below the horizon by the time that Jesse Moreno made it to Casa Lane. He easily locked the doors on his rusting van, even though he knew that the chances of it being stolen were slim to none, before heading inside."

  • Stolen and Forced Paths: 1986: November, by macross (part 3): "'Just Another day. It's just like the last one. Here I am back in mother's kitchen pouring something that isn't cream in my coffee.' Rita thought as she nearly overfilled the little red and pink Meissen tea cup with cognac."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria and Quinn Roommates), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "The two young women stopped by the entrance of a large appartment building. Jane looked at it with interest."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria and Quinn Roommates), by Serrallonga (COMPLETE!): "(At the Morgendorffer house) (DARIA goes downstairs. JAKE has just hung up the phone) DARIA: Bye dad, I'm going to Jane's."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (part 18): "When Darlene decided to find another artist to talk to, she learned it's easier said than done. She methodically searched the tents, only to find them empty."

Friday, August 19, 2016

Spuds in Space!

Daria's enjoying a break from frozen lasagna in honor of National Potato Day. I'm thinking maybe over-processed pasta cubes don't sound quite so bad anymore, do they?

Today is also the anniversary of Gene Roddenberry's birth in 1921, and as there are quite a few Star Trek fans in Daria fandom I think it's worth mentioning. Aside from echopapa's Memory Lane, I can't think of any crossover fics off the top of my head. Can you? Bonus points if they feature potatoes!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Some Books Are More Equal Than Others

Young Daria's all set to celebrate the anniversary of Animal Farm, which was first published on this day in 1945. That's assuming that Helen doesn't snatch it away, and Skip leaves her alone long enough to read it, and Amelia stops talking so she can focus on the book. I'm afraid it's not really looking too good, Daria.

Fanfic Update!
  • Meant to Find You, by PrecambrianStudios (part 3a): "Three pages into an essay on 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' Shona received a call, her phone ringing to the theme from Doctor Who. She flipped it open. 'Yyyello?' she said cheerfully into it."

  • One And The Same, by Princess_Pasta (part 6): "The low sound of Earth, Wind, and Fire filtered over the radio as the Lexus sped down the highway, the early morning drive free of traffic or congestion. It was much too early to be awake let alone dressed and on the road, at least in Daria's opinion, but she didn't have a say in the matter."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 32): "It wasn't often that clients had him feeling nervous before an introduction, but this was a fairly unique situation, and he was honestly curious about it. Straightening his clothes, Jake took a calming breath,checked his watch one last time, and opened the doors, smiling politely."

Monday, August 15, 2016

Relaxing and Music Do Go Hand in Hand!

Helen and Jake are taking a rare opportunity to kick back for Relaxation Day, but I wouldn't count on it lasting more than a few minutes. If it's not Helen's phone ringing, it'll be Jake going into a Mad Dog-related rant.

Meanwhile, Daria and Jane might be on their way to Alternapalooza, which apparently began on this day in 1997. Portable toilets and sitting on the doesn't get any better than that!

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Does She Even Know Which is Which?

Brittany's still trying to figure out whether or not she should be participating in Left Hander's Day, and I think it might take her awhile. If you're a leftie, then enjoy your holiday! I'm sure it completely makes up for the smudged ink and ill-fitting scissors you have to deal with.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bear Spray, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Yeah, I was up there – Silverton Island. They only allow a hundred people to come up every year – yes, you need the coin to get the permit, and my father knows people in the Canadian Government. He's known Justin since they were kids, so it wasn't a problem.'"

  • Crowd Control, by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Sandi pulled her yellow Mitsubishi convertible into the back of the club. There was nowhere to park, though. The lot was full up."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 26): "'So, you're going to be dating my brother,' Jane said happily. 'And having Jesse for a model finally cured you of that crush,' Daria countered with a smirk."

  • Daria: High School Reunion, by Serrallonga (part 4c): "WONG: (singing along) Hey, I just met you- and this is cra-zy, but here's my number-so call me maybe... DARIA: (raising her voice) EXCUSE ME, Mr... (reading the driver ID card) WONG?"

  • Lost & Found, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "'Hey.' 'Hey.' 'Jane's not here.' They looked at each other until she felt compelled to look away. He started to shut the door, but stopped when she spoke."

  • Two Under Par, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "'Look out!' Jake looked up at the shout, but it was too late--pain exploded against his forehead and he staggered to the ground with a groan. The throbbing was so intense, he could barely even see."

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Why Did the President Cross the Road?

Kevin is amused by Presidential Joke Day, and I can't think of a bigger joke than Kevin as George Washington. Just like in Mrs. Stoller's story, though, he's not very focused.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Just Add Water," which first aired on this day in 1999. It may have been a so-so episode, but some of those Sick, Sad World bits during the marathon were pretty funny.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Did You Know He Was Jane Fonda's Father in Real Life, Too?

Daria would like a bit of peace and quiet so she can enjoy Book Lover's Day, but she isn't likely to get it. She might have better luck if she read Walden, which was published on this day in 1854. Or, rather, she might have better luck if she goes to Walden and enjoys the isolation. I'm sure something would end up ruining it for her, though. Either Quinn would find her or she'd find out no one will deliver pizza to the wilderness. It's always something, isn't it?

Fanfic Update!
  • La La La La La, by GrrHatLet (COMPLETE!): "It had been such a quiet evening. 'BUT MO-OM!' 'Had' being the optimum word."