Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Down, Boy!

Helen isn't quite feeling Love Your Pet Day, but since Leary isn't her pet I suppose she gets a pass. It makes you wonder--if Helen were to get a pet, which kind would she want? I would bet something really low maintenance like a goldfish. Or maybe a pet rock.

Happy birthday to Daria voice actor Amy Bennett, who was born on this day in 1975! In addition to sharing a first name with one of the coolest characters on the show, she voiced Mrs. Johansen and Mrs. Bennett.

Time is running out to vote in the Daria Fanworks Awards! Please use the ballots in the linked post to send your votes in soon.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Wine? Why not?

If I hadn't messed up and forgotten to post this yesterday, I would have been on time to join Jane and Alison for National Drink Wine Day. Still, I hope Jane remembered to turn Alison down when she offered to show her some pastels.

There's still plenty of time to vote in the Daria Fanworks Awards if you haven't done so yet!

Fanfic Update!
  • About A Girl, by tafka (COMPLETE!): "Quinn stood by the lockers, addressing the pasty blonde. His sandy hair fell in waves to his smooth, heart-shaped jawline. His shirts were layered – almost, but not quite, trendy enough. And his soft voice had a soothing tone that exuded reliability."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 30 and 31): "Her dad put on the brakes short of the next intersection, and Daria watched the schoolchildren and teachers crossing the street in a churning whirlpool and fright and consternation." (Part 31)

  • The fairy Quinn, by Rémi (part 1): "Our story begins in a pink baby room. Toys and plushies are everywhere. At the middle of the room stands a crib, and several cutesy decorations shaped like birds and butterflies hang from the celling."

  • The Karate Quinn (), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Quinn and Stacy are having lunch together and catching up. Quinn said '...so now Jim's all worried about my safety. It'd be sweet if it weren't so annoying.'"

  • Meetings, by Princess_Pasta (parts 1 and 2): "He didn't expect to see Sandi Griffin that night. He caught a glimpse of her as he was making his way into the kitchen, colored string lights casting patterns of red and blue over her face." (Part 2)

  • Obssession (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "It's an overcast Friday afternoon in Lawndale and Quinn is in her car driving home from work. She has just one thought: I can't believe some of those clients. Who in their right mind thinks edible tobacco is a marketable idea?" (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (parts 102 and 103): "The Legionnaires had a choice of evils. The first of those was sweat and pain. The second of those was the orange dust of the quarry that painted every scrap of cloth that came into contact with it." (Part 103)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "'So you . . . doooooon't want to sign the union agreement?' Angela glared at Tony for a moment, then burst into uncontrollable laughter."

Friday, February 16, 2018

Brunch Like an Egyptian

Jake's doing some amateur archaeology as he tries to emulate Howard Carter, who entered King Tutankhamun's tomb on this day in 1923. I think he's finding less treasure and more sugar, but for Jake I suppose it's still a good deal.

Also on this day in 1998, the episode "Arts 'N Crass" first aired. I think my favorite moment is Helen's rare moment of awesomeness at the end. What's yours?

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"Everything is love, baby."

Cupid is here to remind everyone that today is Valentine's Day! If you don't have a special someone, then I'm sure Cupid will let you borrow his love taser...on second thought, better not bother. Besides, just wait until tomorrow: Half-Price Candy Day is a way more fun holiday.

If you do have a special someone, then why not take them on a romantic Ferris Wheel ride for National Ferris Wheel Day? Okay, so you might end up trapped with a sobbing Stacy for the duration of the ride, but at least you'll have the satisfaction of seeing her eyes turn that really weird shade of red, because red is a Valentine's Day color! See, it all works out!

Finally, don't forget to vote for your favorites in the Daria Fanworks Awards!

Fanfic Update!
  • Coffee, by Zetor (part 2b): "Daria hung up the phone, setting it down on the coffee table before hurrying across the room and opening the door. Taking in the sight in front of her, she immediately understood why Stacy had knocked, probably with her foot, instead of ringing the bell."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 28 and 29): "Cuthbert brought up his discovery after school. 'I found the game room,' he said. 'Ho-kay,' Daria said slowly." (Part 29)

  • Iron Chef: Truth or Dare, by nightbeast37 (part 3): "It only took ten seconds for Andrea to make a decision. 'Dare,' she said, nonchalantly."

  • Just Desserts, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "'Look what I made, Kevin,' Quinn sang out as she entered the garage later that day holding a chocolate layer cake. 'No ice cream?' Daria replied with a small smirk. 'I wouldn't put up with that if I were you.'"

  • Meet the Carbones (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Late afternoon on Long Island, NY sees Quinn Morgendorffer and her boyfriend, Jim Carbone, walking along the Long Island Sound. Quinn is holding her dog, Storm, on a leash while admiring the beauty of it all. Jim is very quiet, which she notices." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (parts 100 and 101): "Daria had an entire day of nothing planned and Captain Bitting had arrived to ruin it. Captain Bitting was the firearms instructor for 'Basic Firearms', a two-week long module at the Legion Academy." (Part 101)

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "As Jake Morgendorffer walked out in his Buxton Ridge dress uniform, he had the misfortune to be walking past a group of hippies. 'Spit! BABY KILLER!' yelled Christina L'Angelle."

Monday, February 12, 2018

Are Bubbles Supposed to Come Out of the USB Port?

Jake is thrilled to report that he's all done sprucing up his laptop for Clean Out Your Computer Day, and I really hope that soap was not involved. If it was, I predict a meltdown--both technological and emotional--in the near future.

Today is also Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, so I suppose the Holiday Island President's Day will be exchanging high fives again. Any excuse to not have to share a holiday anymore, right?

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Rain, Rain, Go Away, Andrea Doesn't Want to Play

Andrea's ready for National Umbrella Day, although I don't see any rain. Perhaps that's just how goths maintain their pallid complexion? Or she's making use of any weapon available to keep Upchuck at bay.

Voting is open for the 2017 Daria Fanworks Awards! Find the lists of nominations and links to ballots in the thread!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 27): "School remained tense the following day. A couple of the younger or more high-strung girls woke up and started screaming."

  • Just Desserts, by Kristen Bealer (part 3): "The three boys looked at each other warily. 'Does anyone else think this seems...girly?' Jeffy asked, worried. 'Naw,' Joey said. 'It's definitely badass. You beat the hell out of a bunch of ingredients, then torch it in the oven. Then you slice that bad boy up into pieces.'"

  • One Of Us, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'The thing I like best about the Legion Cafeteria is that they always have fresh fruit here.' Jaime looked up from his bowl of mixed fruit. 'They didn't put any peaches in today, though - the truck didn't make it in because of the weather.'"

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (part 99): "'Dude,' Jamie said, 'Why do you want to talk about this? I've got, like three hours a day to do homework, shower, shave, and everything else.' Jerry Smythe ignored him."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "Daria pushed the door open and entered the room, a fresh cup of coffee in her hand. 'Good morning...' She stopped dead on her tracks. 'Where the hell is everybody?'"

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Scout's Honor!

Ex-Girl Scout Jane probably already knows this, but today is National Girl Scout Cookie Day. You'd better pay up unless you want those adorable little thugs beating down your door!

In an interesting pint-sized battle of the sexes, today is also Boy Scout Day. Jamie, Jeffy, and Joey (or at least the 1950's fantasy versions of them) will celebrate by singing "America the Beautiful" and driving a young girl to accidentally entomb herself in a bomb shelter.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Jesse at the Bat

Jesse's a little more energetic than usual for the anniversary of Babe Ruth's birth on this day in 1895. Baseball doesn't really get a lot of attention on Daria; football takes center stage, Jake's a fan of both golf and basketball, but I can't think of a single baseball reference at any point on the show. Can anyone think of one? If so, share in the comments!

Fanfic Update!
  • Amore (LongSnakeMoan's Fluff Thread), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, baby.' His voice drifted from their balcony, overflowing with greenery and the heady scent of jasmine and roses. 'Baby, come look at this.'"

  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit75 (part 10): "Jennifer smiled at Daria so carefully closing the car door, so as to not wake her parents. 'See you at school on Monday,' the blonde said with a grin. Daria held up a finger in front of her mouth as she shushed her friend. 'Shh! Yeah, I'll see you tomorrow,' she whispered."

  • Coffee, by Zetor (part 2a): "'She asked you out?' Quinn squealed; excited, happy, and very loud. Daria jerked her phone away to avoid being deafened, almost dropping the bundle of garland she was stringing along the edge of her bar."

  • Commit Ted (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "'I suppose that you are going out with "him" again tonight.' Jane said pointedly as she and Daria tuned out Mr O'Neill for the last few minutes of Friday afternoon at school."

  • Cosplayed (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn is opening her and Jim's PO box. She gets out the mail, shuts the box and leaves. Cut to a short time later and we see Quinn at her kitchen table going through the mail." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Just Desserts, by Kristen Bealer (part 2): "'This is freaking ridiculous!' Quinn groaned later that day in the Morgendorffers' kitchen. She hadn't started mixing cake batter or even gathering supplies yet; she was still trying to find a cookbook somewhere in the house."

  • The Relaxing Power of Music (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "The last day of senior year was upon them, the time to wrap up your remaining finals, clean out your locker for the last time, feel a combination of anticipation-excitement-fear, get through your graduation party with family and then head to the REAL party with your former classmates, and have in mind your plans for the future, such as college, taking a gap-year, or hopping into the workforce."

  • Skeletons, by CaffeineAddict94 (part 5): "The low sound of Type O Negative filled the space around Trent as he transferred the contents of his room to heavy-duty black trashbags. He had both windows open despite the chill and yet he was still sweating."

  • A Three Hour Tour, by Jim North (parts 7 and 8): "Tony's bad eye bulged as he beheld the utter disaster that the room had been turned into." (Part 8)

  • Unnamed Story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (part 98): "'I want to know everything about this guy,' Jamie said. 'Where he lives, what he drinks, what he eats, what he thinks about, his bae, his side piece, how rich he is, and the names of his dogs.'"

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Just When You Thought He Couldn't Get Any Creepier

Although it is Thank a Mailman Day, I'm not sure if you want to get too close to Mr. DeMartino right now. Maybe once the medication kicks in. I'm not sure today's the best day to thank a mailman anyway, considering it's Sunday.

It's not just any Sunday, though! As Kevin will condescendingly tell you, it's Super Bowl Sunday! Of course, if football isn't your thing then I'm sure Ms. Li is holding a super-secret school review meeting you could attend instead.

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Six More Weeks of Bubbles!

I don't know if the groundhog saw a shadow on Groundhog Day, but it appears that Mr. DeMartino did. I guess that means six more weeks of a Barch ass-kicking. The rest of us can turn to the forecast, rather than rodents, to check the weather.

Ted will be pleased to know that today is also Bubble Gum Day. If regular chewing gum blew his mind, just wait until he gets to try the bubble variety!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 25 and 26): "School let out that day at the usual time. Still, it was obvious that things weren't usual. The sports teams that practiced after school in the athletic fields weren't outside; practice had been canceled." (Part 26)

  • Reflections, by Lady Evil (part 13): "'WAKE THE HELL UP, GREEN!' shouted Joshua. Jane gave a rather unmanly shout before trying to cover it with a cough. 'Uh, sorry, sir!' she said gruffly."

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (parts 95 - 97): "'Daria, this is Jodie.' It was a telepathic message. 'Grr,' Daria said. 'What's wrong?'" (Part 96) (Part 97)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Never Mind the QB!

It's a big day for punk fans, because today is Johnny Rotten's birthday! In spite of his alter ego, Kevin doesn't strike me as the punk type, but I'm sure Mr. DeMartino would happily call him that...and worse.

Today is also Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, or as Jane calls it, Wednesday. You can celebrate by painting, drawing, sculpting, or whatever else fills your heart with inspiration. You could even write some punk music, but don't let Mystik Spiral perform it.

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Daria, P.I.

Daria looks a little flashier than usual in her Hawaiian shirt, but that's only because she's celebrating Tom Selleck's birth on this day in 1945. No, I don't know why she's celebrating it. She just is, okay?

Today is also Freethinkers Day, and I hope someone explained to Brittany and Kevin that the holiday doesn't mean you should be free of thoughts entirely. Then again, why should today be any different for them?

Fanfic Update!
  • Creak, by Jim North (part 11): "Burnout rubbed her eyes, then leaned against the bathroom sink and stared at her reflection. Her own green eyes, mirror-flipped, stared back at her with a hard intensity she only rarely saw in herself."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 24): "Helen awoke to the alarm on the clock-radio. Helen used the radio function instead of the buzzer to wake her up, and had set it to the local station, one that had an uncommonly good news and weather department, so she could catch the local weather and learn if the girls' school had been cancelled on account of Highland's rare snowstorms."

  • Dr. Sloane's Wonderful Androids, by Szcz (part 2): "'Incoming call from 00-00. Do you want to accept?' 'Yes.' 'Hi, Daria. It's Elsie.'"

  • Just Desserts, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "Looking desperate as she stood dripping on the Morgendorffers' front step, Brittany asked, 'Is Kevin here?' Quinn smirked. 'Sorry, Brittany, but he's very busy working on the maze thing and can't be disturbed.' 'Hey, Quinn,' Kevin called out. 'What's for dessert?'"

  • Sandi's Secrets (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Jake and the clubs owner, Mr. Vorchevsky, are seated at the bar. Quinn is visibly uncomfortable with having a business meeting in a strip joint. Mr. Vorchevsky: Business is boomings. I haves you to thank." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Sappy Anniversary (Iron Chef: Facebook episodes), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "Quinn Morgendorffer, Wishes Tom and Daria a Happy Anniversary! Stacy Rowe likes this Daria Morgendorffer What?"

  • A Three Hour Tour, by Jim North (part 6): "'Hey, skip!' So good was Tony's mood that he strangely didn't mind the sudden interruption by the voice that had haunted his nightmares for nearly four years."

  • A Tree Grows in Lawndale – Facebook Edition (Iron Chef: Facebook episodes), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Brittany Taylor Kevin looks like a rebel in his new jacket! Kevin Thompson Thanks Babe!!"

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Time Has Come....

Stacy's going to play a lively game of croquet for the anniversary of Lewis Carroll's birth in 1832. I guess I can see Stacy as Alice in the Wonderland books, but the most accurate alter ego in my opinion would be Sandi as the Queen of Hearts. I could also mention Trent as the sleepy Dormouse, but if I start matching up Daria and Alice in Wonderland characters then I'll be at it all day. If you'd like to read some crossovers, check out the Alice story page on the Dariawiki!

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Today is NOT Opposite Day!

Don't worry; Daria and Quinn haven't lost their minds. They're just celebrating Opposite Day in the most unnerving way possible.

I expect Quinn will snap out of it at any moment, especially once the phone rings. That would be especially appropriate because today is the anniversary of the first transcontinental telephone call in this day in 1915. This is an important date in history not only for Quinn, but also for Helen, for without those all-important telephone calls she might actually have to spend time with her family.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bringing the Fear, by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "Daria opened her bedroom closet to find a void of nothingness beyond. Which she knew was a tautology, but she also knew that it wasn't the metaphorical void of nothingness that usually occupied her closet."

  • Edicius, by elainefr (part 5): "'Movie was okay,' Tom remarked as they walked together afterwards. Daria shrugged. 'Were you cold? You could wear my jacket.' He offered to the young lady that was now shaking her head in a firm no to his offer."

  • Jim the Mechanic (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "We see Stacy, Chuck, Quinn and Jim seated around the table. They are playing poker. Stacy has just raised everyone. Stacy: I raise. Any takers? Chuck: Well, oh love of my life, if you insist. Call." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Shameless Self Insert Into Daria, by James the Lesser (part 3): "Adrian sees Jane walking with Daria. 'Get over it and forgive her.' He sighs, clenches his right hand into a fist, and then relaxes it."

  • A Three Hour Tour, by Jim North (part 5): "'So, I guess we're supposed to get to know one another now?' Michelle asked. 'What an excellent idea!' chirped Ted, completely missing the obvious sarcasm. 'Who wants to go first?'"

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (part 94): "It was 5 am in the morning. Trent Lane woke up from another fitful sleep. The Spatula Man was talking to him, but he was wearing a Buddhist robe. Instead of the red and saffron he had seen before, the red had been replaced by solid black."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by LongSnakeMoan (part 1): "'Hey Jane.' Daria entered Jane's miniscule room in the tiny apartment they shared, weary from her long day fetching coffee, making appointments and taking calls in the name of journalistic training."

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Also, You Might Consider Investing in Some Odor-Eaters

Daria's taking advantage of Measure Your Feet Day to make sure she's still a 6-1/2 B. You never know when your feet might spread to a bigger shoe size, which would look really, really, really bad. Just keep an eye on those boots, Daria, in case there might be bootlace thieves lurking in the shadows.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Group Hug!

Daria is reluctantly accepting a gesture of parental affection, but only because it's National Hugging Day. Mr. O'Neill, stay back and keep your arms where we can see them unless you want that lawsuit.

You could also hug some squirrels, because it's Squirrel Appreciation Day! Jake will be hugging them. Hugging them very tightly, right around their little rodent necks, gah dammit!

Last, but of course not least, today is the anniversary of the final chapter in the Daria story, Is It College Yet?, in 2002. The final movie had a surprisingly upbeat ending, even if Daria still regrets not bludgeoning Ms. Li with that trophy. Cheer up, Daria; there's always the reunion!

Fanfic Update!
  • An Annoying Paradise - Daria, by Resop (part 4): "Daria walks into the music room expecting to see Sachiko-sensei but sees a different woman instead. 'Asamura Daria?' 'That's me.'"

  • Creak, by Jim North (part 10): "More than gone. It hadn't been patched up. The rest of the floor hadn't disappeared, turning the entire kitchen into one giant vacancy with all of its contents spilled into the basement. The hole was simply gone as if it had never been there, the scratched and scuffed hardwood back in its original configuration as if the entire event had been a video rewound to its beginning."

  • Dr. Sloane's Wonderful Androids, by Szcz (part 1): "Jodie Landon opened the front door and saw Daria, holding a Browning High Power. 'Jodie, you must know one important thing.', Daria said it and shot at Jodie's heart."

  • God Save The Esteem: Punk is Dead, by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Jake had asked for a Viking burial at sea but getting the corpse to the bay was impractical, so the mourners had rented a large paddling pool and set the burning coffin on that."

  • Skeletons, by CaffeineAddict94 (parts 3 and 4): "Daria had driven past the house many times but actually entering it was a struggle." (Part 4)

  • A Three Hour Tour, by Jim North (part 4): "'I have to say I was not expecting this at all,' he remarked ten seconds later. 'Yes, that's right, ladies and gentlemen,' came the loud, nasal voice from the docking stairs. 'It's everybody's favorite red-headed superstar!'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by Szcz (part 1): "Lawndale was a heart of the middle coastal region, the place of the important trade routes to the internal countries. The cruel family of Sloanes held the control over the region from their stone manor near the Bay."

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Spruce Pinto

Tom is showing just how eccentric a disgustingly wealthy man can be in this alter ego as Howard Hughes. The reason I'm posting it (aside from it just being a funny picture) is because on this day in 1937, Hughes set a transcontinental airspeed record flying from Los Angeles to Newark.

Today is also the anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth in 1809. Not only is Daria shown reading Poe's The Telltale Heart in the episode "Gifted," but The Raven also inspired both The Cynic by Steve Mitchell and A Raven, Nothing More by Lew Richardson.

Finally, today is National Tin Can Day. Anyone got a can opener?

The deadline to nominate for the 2017 Daria Fanworks Awards has been extended! Please nominate your favorite Written and Visual works, and if you've already nominated then please consider sending in more if you can!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Penny SAVED is a Penny--ARGGHHH!!!

Mr. DeMartino (or perhaps a distant ancestor) is trying his hand at science experiments instead of history lectures in honor of Benjamin Franklin's birth on this day in 1706. Either that, or he's trying to find a cheap source of electricity to save on his utilities bill. That man seriously needs a damn raise.

The deadline to nominate for the 2017 Daria Fanworks Awards is tomorrow! Choose your favorite Written and Visual works before it's too late!

Fanfic Update!
  • Creak, by Jim North (part 9): "After making sure all the lights were off and nothing was exploding or leaking gas, she grabbed her jacket, locked up the house, and settled into the musty interior of her car once again. She made the loop around the drive, giving the house one last visual inspection before pulling down to the street and getting underway."

  • God Save The Esteem: Punk is Dead, by Charles RB (part 8): "'We have gathered here not to mourn Jake Morgendorffer but to celebrate the life of—' 'No we're not, we're at a funeral!'"

  • Iron Chef: Truth or Dare, by Roentgen (part 2): "Quinn was terrified of the possibility of what could happen next. Which was worse, the Truth or the Dare? She kept thinking about it. 'The longer you wait,' Daria said with a smile, 'the worse it gets.'"

  • Priorities (Quinn, Season 2), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn is asleep in her bed while the curtains are drawn shut. Her alarm clock goes off. She opens one eye, then the other before reaching over and hitting the 'off' button. She slowly sits up and yawns." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Quinn's Skin (Quinn, Season 3), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Jim are having breakfast. Quinn is eating Model Crunch while Jim is having eggs and bacon. Quinn: How can you eat that junk and not gain wieght?" (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (part 19): "December barrels ahead in a blurry haze and January sits in waiting, fresh and new with the promise of revival. Daria still feels trapped by the cold embrace of winter."

  • Tales of Lawndale - Festivus Frustrations, by Eduard Tubin (part 1): "Daria had noticed Amisha spending more time in his demon form when at home. He flew down the stairs and into the kitchen past her father, landed ext to the coffee and Jake didn't notice."

  • A Three Hour Tour, by Jim North (part 3): "While his first mate was getting settled in with the passengers, Tony was busying himself with making sure everything was in tip-top shape before they headed out."

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen and Brother Grimace (parts 92 and 93): "'So when do I get to make my "debut"?' Karen asked. It was hard to get Jodie's attention. Karen looked down at what appeared to be a carburetor lying at her feet, along with several socket wrenches, with a paper of mathematical drawings pinned by one of the wrenches. 'Hey, Jodie?'" (Part 93)

Monday, January 15, 2018

God Save the Queen of Sarcasm!

Daria looks very uncomfortable on the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth I's coronation on this day in 1559. I'm sure Daria would give us all the royal wave (or maybe something less polite) if only she were able to move even the slightest bit.

I hope that crowns count as hats, because today is also National Hat Day. This is probably one of Helen's least favorite holidays, based on her belief that she looks terrible in hats, but if Eric tells her to wear a hat then by God she will wear a hat!

Time is running out for the 2017 Daria Fanworks Awards! If you have any favorite written and visual works, please nominate them today!

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

I'm Not So Sure About This One....

Daria questions the veracity of my claim that today is International Skeptics Day, but since she's fandom's favorite skeptic I should think she of all people would know this holiday for sure. Enjoy the day, but remember to double check any claims you hear, okay?

Today is also Make Your Dream Come True Day, and Daria's probably just going to drag her family back to Pizza Forest to make them suffer again. Better that one than the one where people walking down the street burst into flames, right?

You still have time to nominate your favorite written and visual works for the 2017 Daria Fanworks Awards! If you've already sent one set of nominations, you can still make additional ones!

Fanfic Update!
  • Camping 'Trip (Quinn, Season 2), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Jim has just accidentally eaten glitter berries and Quin is in a panic. Jim: Are you sure? I feel fine and I didn't see those berries on the chart I printed out." (Part 3)

  • Creak, by Jim North (parts 6 - 8): "As the shock receded, however, the reality of the situation began to settle in and images of imminent water damage started to dance through her head." (Part 7) (Part 8)

  • Drake And Jane Diaries, by James the Lesser (part 5): "Dear Diary Ms. Li is up to something. What, I'm not sure yet. She is holding a meeting on Superbowl Sunday that she doesn't want anyone knowing about."

  • Iron Chef: Truth or Dare, by Roentgen (part 1): "It was Christmas and everyone was just a little sauced. Not really drunk, but friendly enough for most of the social barriers to fall."

  • A Meeting of Consequence, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Robert Towns entered the small cafe which lay in the middle of the shopping area which lay between the two universities. It wasn't busy, so he went to the counter and ordered the unusual drink that he had to order."

  • Skeletons, by CaffeineAddict94 (part 2): "The last time he saw Daria was the funeral. The rain is what he always remembered the most."

  • Standstill, by Princess_Pasta (parts 17 and 18): "Dread welcomed Monique from sleep. It followed her through her morning rituals and even hung around while she tuned her Fender. It grew bigger and more persistent the longer she tried to ignore it until she was forced out of the apartment." (Part 18)

  • This is my stop, by Honey-On-Toast (part 12): "Jane's head bolted up, a reflex, as if she'd fallen asleep in the car or in class. All around her, everything seemed to be warped and morphed in a hallucinatory drug-induced trance state."

  • A Three Hour Tour, by Jim North (parts 1 and 2): "Anthony DeMartino sucked a large breath of salty air in through his nose, held it, and then expelled it from his mouth with a great deal of satisfaction." (Part 2)

  • Troperrific (Iron Chef: Very Tropic Fic), by nightbeast37 (part 1): "'So, how's your story going?' asked Jane. 'It's going great,' answered Daria, in her deadpan, snarky tone. 'It would've been finished by now, but Mr O'Neill suggested that I tone it down, make it lighter and softer as he says.'"

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (parts 90 and 91): "Trent Lane felt that he was being brought to the Principal's Office. He recalled the string of events that brought him to where he was right now. On Saturday, he came to Daria's room and told her that he wanted to quit." (Part 91)

  • We Need To Talk (Quinn, Season 2), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Jim are seated at a table on a dinner date. Jim: Quinn, have I mentioned how beautiful you are this evening? Quinn smiles." (Part 2) (Part 3)

Thursday, January 11, 2018


It looks like Daria has been on the receiving end of Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day, but someone should tell Jane that the puddle should be full of water, not paint. This is not likely to end well, but fortunately Jane is a fast runner. Go, Jane, go!

Please remember to nominate your favorite works for the 2017 Daria Fanworks Awards. Click to find the rules and links to the nomination forms for Written and Visual works.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hey, Little QB Buddy!

Kevin's wishing a happy birthday to Bob Denver, who was born on this day in 1935. If there's one person in pop culture that could rival Kevin for incompetence, it would be Bob Denver's well-known character Gilligan. As far as I can tell, no one has written a Daria/Gilligan's Island crossover. All I want to know is, why not?! After all, today is also Play God Day, and what better way to play God than to manipulate the lives of your favorite fictional characters?

Don't forget to nominate for the 2017 Daria Fanworks Awards! Read the rules and nominate your favorite Written and Visual works.

Fanfic Update!
  • Blizzard, by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "So these here six strangers moseyed into the old town o' Tristram, armed and dangerous (and wet). ('This never happens in the game!' – 'WE KNOW!!')."

  • Camping 'Trip (Quinn, Season 2), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Jim and Quinn are seated at the table having dinner. Quinn: ...so now that Dad's back and Erin is working there I have more free time on my hands. Jim: Glad to hear that it's all working out. I wish I wasn't so busy with my job lately."

  • Creak, by Jim North (part 5): "The dreamless void's hold was deep, but when Burnout next opened her eyes, the nighttime sky hanging outside her window suggested that it had also been brief."

  • Daria in: A Bad Night Can Always Get Worse, by TheBadWolfDoctor (COMPLETE!): " Oh, yeah, said Daria's brain, more than an hour too late for the information to be of any practical use to her, we moved to a different town, didn't we?"

  • Drake And Jane Diaries, by James the Lesser (part 4): "Dear Diary Jane is moving in. My mom won custody. My best friend, and girlfriend, will be living with me."

  • Erin's Flight (Quinn, Season 2), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Jake is reading a newspaper while Helen is reading some legal briefs. Jake puts down the paper. Jake: Helen, I forgot to tell you, but Erin is staying at Quinn's."

  • God Save The Esteem: Punk is Dead, by Charles RB (part 7): "Jake had made a few specific demands in his will for his funeral procession: 1) A cardboard coffin so that he could easily break out of it 'in case I've just been sleeping really heavily' 2) The corpse needed to have five dollars in its hand 'to pay Charon and have some change after' 3) While a normal hearse was requested, it had to be blaring "Die Die My Darling" out the window at full blast 'because it has the word Die in it'"

  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (part 18): "The next morning, Helen started to make her arrangements for the trip. She began by reviewing her travel documents first. Everything was in order."

  • How cliche could you get?, by starwater09 (part 8): "I don't know how, I don't know why but someone is definitely screwing with my life. Daria thought to herself with a sigh as she watched Kevin drive away."

  • Model Student (Scream Scenes), by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "Every part of Jane's brain was screaming at her to turn around, go back outside, and call the police, the fire department, the coast guard, any and everybody she could possibly get."

  • The Most Evil Daria of Them All... (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "There are many universes, there are many clusters of universes, some focus on specific periods of history, others are just dead husks, others still are dumping grounds for leftover waste from civilizations that use dead univereses as landfills, but a few find their focus on specific people."

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen and Brother Grimace (parts 86 - 89): "Danny, You can congratulate me because I stopped using the 'I' at the end! Yay! You get pouty when I use 'Dani' or 'Danni' and I got it right for once!" (Part 87) (Part 88) (Part 89)

  • Winning (Iron Chef: Very Tropic Fic), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "SETTING: TRENT LANE and DARIA MORGENDORFFER lie curled up together on the bed in Daria Morgendorffer's room in Lawndale, Maryland/Texas/California. It has the same feel, but is neater and there are a few additions. Her computer is clearly new, there is a vanity against one wall, and her open closet is filled with fashionable clothes."

Sunday, January 7, 2018

The Fashion Club Really Rocks!

The Fashion Club is getting delusions of grandeur--or at least more so than usual--for Old Rock Day. Quick, someone call Sandi old and watch the fireworks!

Today is also International Programmers' Day, so I'm sure the Fashion Club will be extra excited to learn that they have to share the spotlight with a bunch of (ugh!) computer geeks!

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Where's One Stone When You Need It?

Jake and Helen are being especially weird for National Bird Day, but I suppose what two consenting adults do in their spare time is their own business. Meanwhile, Mavis, Venus, Elvis, Chloris, Clovis and Posh continue to miss their colleague, Travis. For the record, I don't mean the canary that got stuck in the mall's air filtration system. I mean the singing cowboy, who also happens to be a birdbrain. At least Travis the canary never sang off-key country music.

Fanfic Update!
  • Creak, by Jim North (parts 1 - 4): "The young woman stared intently at the flier, carefully reading each word as the cherry slowly burned down the length of her cigarette." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Damn it Daria. No one understands, by Ranma (part 1): "'Daria!, get up damn it!' came an angry but familiar voice from the bottom of the stairs."

  • Erin's Flight (Quinn, Season 2), by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "We see Jake and Quinn at the desk in Jake's office. The healthier lifestyle he was forced to pursue after his last heart attack has slimmed him down to his old self and de-aged him somewhat. Quinn is bringing him up to date on the business now that he's ready to retake the reigns." (Part 2)

  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (part 17): "It was one of those morning commutes. Helen Morgendorffer had driven in from the southwest and had been caught up in a traffic jam on Interstate-35."

  • Match Made (Pasta's Never-Ending Ideas Thread 2), by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "'I thought the whole point of getting breakfast was to relax'. Across the table sits her best friend, Jane, who is half-way through a bacon omelette and on her way to her third mimosa of the day."

  • Off Day, by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, mamacita, what's the haps?' Daria looked up from her desk to see the lanky form of her best friend leaning against the doorframe. 'Hey, Jane,' she said. 'Nothing.'"

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (parts 82 - 85): "The Legionnaires - 'Blue Team' - opened the doors to the top of Legion Tower. They could see the lights of Lawndale far off in the distance and the only noise in the air was the faint drone of military helicopters." (Part 83) (Part 84) (Part 85)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "Life is hard and for suffering. Even for Tom Sloane, though he would be the first to admit that as straight white male with no health problems in one of the highest income brackets his life was somewhat easier than most."

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Daria and Jane are all set for Festival of Sleep Day, and ask that you please celebrate quietly or, better yet, elsewhere. I don't know if this holiday has a patron saint, but if it does my money's on Trent.

Today is also Humiliation Day, and I could start pointing out places in Daria where characters were publicly humiliated, but then we'd be here all day. For now I'm going to go with Daria getting splattered with paint during the Homecoming parade and leave the comments open for everyone else to post their favorites.

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Monday, January 1, 2018

I Hope They Don't Want That Flag in a Hurry

Tiffany's showing some hidden skills as Betsy Ross, who was born on this day in 1752. If that's a new fashion she's working on, then I think Sandi might need to have a word with her about mixing primary colors during daylight hours.

Today is also New Year's Day and National Hangover Day, and I have no doubt that the two being on the same day is no coincidence. Have a happy (but quiet) new year!

Fanfic Update!
  • God Save The Esteem: Punk is Dead, by Charles RB (part 6): "Day brought with it Aunt Amy and Erin Chambers with tired eyes and tired faces. Amy and Helen embraced like they hadn't seen each other in an age, and Daria took an instinctive step back when Erin tried to do the same with her."

  • If Elected, I Will (Not) Serve, by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "Daria hadn't eaten all day, so she took a break from her computer to get some pizza. Which meant, of course, that she got the Secret Service agents to get some pizza for her."

  • I Now Pronounce You Upchuck and Stacy (Quinn, Season 2), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Stacy by some mirrors while a seamstress (the same one from I Don't) works on Stacy's wedding dress. The dress is similar to the one Erin wore in I Don't." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Karen and Quinn Do a Promo! , by Captain Marbles (COMPLETE!): "'Shouldn't that be "Quinn and Karen?" I've got seniority, you know!' 'Let's just do this thing while I'm still young!'"

  • The Raid on Scarlett the Dark Fairy (An Alternate 'Hiding In Plain Sight/LLH-Universe Fic), by Aloysius (COMPLETE!): "This a tale of one of our favorite fairies, and how a particular New Year's Eve changed everything for her."

  • Skeletons (Pasta's Never-Ending Ideas Thread 2), by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "The world spiraled around him while he stood motionless, still, the only movement coming from the steady rise and fall of his chest. Bitter wind tore at his face like shards of glass and he cast his dark eyes up towards the sky, searching for an answer in the blanket of clouds."

  • Trent Boosted (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'I didn't take your brother for the mechanically talented.' 'Neither did I Daria, neither did I.'"

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries : Thread #2), by Roentgen (part 81): "Quietly, Quinn Morgendorffer entered the elevator at Legion Tower, having just arrived back in Lawndale after her Christmas in New Mexico with Danielle Todds's parents."

  • Ylem On Cookies, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Hello, Bonnie. Love your place.' Ylem frowned. Bad enough to be interrupted now, here, by her... and I hate it when she calls me that."

Saturday, December 30, 2017

He's Grrrrrreat!

If you think Jesse is an odd choice to emulate professional golfer Tiger Woods on his 42nd birthday, then let me explain the flawless logic. Although Jesse doesn't seem like the active, sporty type, he does like Frosted Flakes, and the Frosted Flakes mascot is named...drumroll...Tony the Tiger!

See? It makes perfect sense.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

"Deal me in."

Mack is inviting everyone to join him in a game of poker for Card Playing Day, and the Future Morgendorffers are just about to start a game of Hearts as well. Perhaps the rest of us should follow their example! Unless you would rather not share a heartwarming family moment, in which case fair enough.

I, meanwhile, will be celebrating National Chocolate Candy Day, and don't ask me how that's different from any other day. It just is, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Ashley The Seal, by Brother Grimace (parts 1 and 2): "Ever have that strange feeling where you're not sure if you're awake, dreaming or in a really good fantasy - and you don't even care? Welcome to where I am, right now." (Part 2)

  • God Save The Esteem: Punk is Dead, by Charles RB (part 5): "Daria left a night full of punks to enter a house full of punks. You may think there are only two but the smell of puke was akin to an entire squat of crust punks on its own."

  • The Grace Kelly of Our Day... (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "The dress was fitted and tight in places that Daria tried not to think about too much, her hair had been styled and tied back into an elaborate bun, the borrowed jewelry from the Prince's collection felt strange on her fingers, wrist, neck, and the less said about all of the makeup on her face and neck the better."

  • My What Big Teeth You Have, by Anonymous (COMPLETE!): "Daria woke up in the forest, naked and covered in mud. This was not okay."

  • Reflections, by Lady Evil (part 12): "Jane lay face down on the ground as the sound of musket fire filled the air. Play dead she thought. That's what they're paying you for. Just lay on the ground and do nothing. Gotta say, this is the easiest buck I ever made!"

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (parts 79 and 80): "James Brown tunes were playing overhead on the tannoy - Daria didn't know that the Godfather of Soul played so much Christmas music. She had to admit that she was enjoying a little bit of Christmas spirit." (Part 80)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Boxing Brittany

I think Brittany's got the wrong idea for Boxing Day, unless this is how she always goes shopping. I suppose the boxing gloves would be an advantage in beating other people (the Fashion Club, for example) to the best deals at Cashman's.

Today is also the start of Kwanzaa, which the Guptys apparently celebrate for some reason per "Pinch Sitter" and Kinesha's First Kwanzaa.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

'Twas the Night Before....

Christmas, I mean "X," is a little on edge because tomorrow is his big day and he's still got a lot of work to do to get ready. I don't know how he'll manage to juggle his Christmas responsibilities along with his hiphop-punk-electronica band, but if anyone can do it, he can.

Perhaps he should relax with one of those cottages made of gingerbread as well as some eggnog for National Eggnog Day. Just make sure the nog is in season, because the last thing we need is another wacky hallucination-based Daria episode.

Fanfic Update!
  • David M., by ST91 (part 6): "David was in agony. He was tired, sweaty, and every muscle in his body begged for mercy."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 24): "Daria awoke in fright on New Year's Day from a dream where a single day kept repeating itself over and over again. She put out her hand to touch her younger sister's shoulder to reassure herself that this was 1988, not 1987 all over again."

  • Dylan, by J-D (part 37b): "Despite Rod's assurances, Dylan was worried when he saw the two Attorney-General's investigators still showing their faces around school that day, or at least as much of their faces as their dark glasses didn't hide."

  • Freakin' Friends Forever, by Princess_Pasta (parts 3 - 5): "Jane to Daria I haven't heard from you in a few days but I know you're the model college student and you're probably sleeping in the library." (Part 4) (Part 5)

  • God Save The Esteem: Punk is Dead, by Charles RB (parts 3 and 4): "The memorial for Jake raged on at the Zon. The club was a trashed mess and covered with sweaty, half-drunk arseholes and the toilets had clogged up days ago, and as well as the normal day-to-day running it was hosting a memorial for Jake." (Part 4)

  • How cliche could you get?, by starwater09 (part 7): "'Hello Street that hasn't changed one bit.' Jane says with fake esteem. 'Hello Shop that never gets any business but is still open.'"

  • If Elected, I Will (Not) Serve, by JoeMerl (part 2): "Daria was quickly relocated from her isolated Montana cabin to an isolated Montana motel. This seemed redundant, but apparently the Secret Service agents were able to secure it better, being stationed in rooms on either side of her."

  • A Silver Penny, by Shiva (part 3): "Daria Morgendorffer stepped through the entrance of Cedars of Lawndale, her father having dropped her off and was currently looking for a parking space."

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (parts 77 and 78): "Charles Ruttheimer and Quinn Morgendorffer walked into the empty meeting room. Both still wore their Legion uniforms, because neither had bothered to change out of them when returning from outdoors." (Part 78)

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Meester_Lee (part 1): "Daria Morgendorffer sat uncomfortably in potions class. She wished that she'd kept her subjective age; she felt it undignified to have been de-aged four years and thrown in with eleven year-old."

Friday, December 22, 2017

But Will She Make a Dainty Garland for Her Head?

Quinn's warming up to sing her solo from Madama Butterfly in honor of Giacomo Puccini's birth on this day in 1858, and I hope it goes better than the last time she got onstage for a performance. Hide the turkey legs, everyone! Of course, since the performance (according to Mr. DeMartino) is taking place in the automotive department at Payday, she might need to be more concerned about tire irons.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fa La LA La La!

I know, it's disturbing to see Daria happy, smiling, and singing with a significant other, but let's just consider it a Go Caroling Day miracle. I'm sure she'll be back to her grouchy, snarky self soon. In the meantime, perhaps we should find out if she does any requests. "Christmas at Ground Zero" is a personal favorite of mine!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 23): "Her dad put a Menorah in the window a day later. Since it was in the middle of Christmas season, Daria didn't think anyone along Whirlwind Drive would pay much attention to what her Dad put in the window or much care. But the girl across the street did."

  • Daria Rewind: 2017 (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria and Jane were in front of a Skype cam in Jane's bedroom chatting with Tori Jericho. 'So Daria and Jane I heard that 2017 was a crazy year for you,' Tori said to them from her studio in New York."

  • Defiant Round Robin Spinoff - Other Characters Appear in Lawndale!, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Daria and Jane had fallen asleep watching Science Fiction B-Movies. Then Daria vanished, only to be replaced by another young female..."

  • Freakin' Friends Forever, by Princess_Pasta (parts 1 and 2): "Daria to Jane My transition into adulthood started at 7:00 AM and ended after my mom broke down in tears in the middle of the Raft parking lot. I would've taken photos but I still have a shred of dignity (not much but some)." (Part 2)

  • God Save The Esteem: Punk is Dead, by Charles RB (parts 1 and 2): "Across New England, as the news reached them all, every punk-owned business and record store raised a flag so they could lower it to half-mast." (Part 2)

  • How cliche could you get?, by starwater09 (part 6): "God I hope she gets here soon! Daria thinks to herself shivering as she waited outside in front of her car at the train station. 'Finally.' Daria says in relief as she sees her sister approaching her with three luggage bags."

  • Leverage (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: 600 Years Afterward.....), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "'Let it go, let it go And I'll rise like the break of dawn Let it go, let it go That perfect girl is gone!' Sang Daria to her six year-old son, who smiled with glee at his mother's performance."

  • Unnamed story (LLH - Short Entries), by Roentgen (parts 75 and 76): "'Oh the weather outside is fright-ful! But the fiii-iiire is so DEE-light-fullll!' Quinn practically danced, singing as entered the lobby of Legion Tower, barely carrying six shopping bags." (Part 76)