Sunday, May 1, 2016

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


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

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Dances with Trees


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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I Hope She's Not Expecting Any Time Off


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

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Monday, April 25, 2016

At Least She Remembered Her Lipstick


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Is This a Book I See Before Me?


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

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

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gimme Five!


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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Going Dutch


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

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Blah, Blah, Bats


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 15, 2016

As Certain as Art and Taxes


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

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

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Props for the Bingo, Though


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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 11, 2016

Harmonizing about Quinn


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

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

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 7, 2016

But How Many Bottles Are on the Wall?


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

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

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mmm...Processed Cheese


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Party Time!


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

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Friday, April 1, 2016

I Don't Pity This Fool


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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


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

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

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Monday, March 28, 2016

This Might Explain Some of His Song Lyrics


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, March 26, 2016

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


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

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

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Three Magical Anniversaries


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Amy, Stop or Your Face Will Stick Like That!


Amy's got the right idea for National Goof Off Day, although I'm not sure if her niece's wedding is really the best place for it. I suppose if the mood strikes, you just have to make a silly face.

Today is also World Water Day, but I don't recommend going on any school fundraising casino boats in celebration. You might end up much closer to the water than you'd like.

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

What Story Will You Tell?


Daria's celebrating World Storytelling Day by sharing some...interesting...reading material with her classmates. You can celebrate however you like: reading to seniors, putting a new spin on old fairy tales for the Gupty kids, or scaring the hell out of your family around a campfire. Daria's tried them all, so now it's your turn!

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 5): "'Good morning!' Ms Li called as she opened the door to the classroom. It was about seven minutes past ten, and O'Neill had already tried to suggest that Thoreau was a pioneer of the conservationist movement, and Brittany had showed that she'd watched the movie rather than read the book, and, as usual, didn't get the point."

  • Daria Morgendorffer as a practical politician, by Szcz (COMPLETE!): "Daria Morgendorffer sat in the old fashioned leather armchair, laid her legs in Doc Martens boots on the coffee table. In her hands, miss senator of the state twiddled a lash."

  • Dystopia, by mailorderannie (part 2): "Daria went to the door, and after looking through the eyehole, opened it, and let the caller in. 'I didn't think they'd send you,' she said. 'I thought you'd be opposed to helping brains on general principles.'"

  • Shadows of a Timeless Song, by Dennis (part 12): "Silence reigned until Tom the barman returned and showed them upstairs. Wordlessly, he opened the door on a good-sized room with two four-poster beds and a large bay window from which Daria could see the night sky."

  • Take a Walk in my Shoes, by DIsaac (part 5.5): "NARRATOR: We all have dreams. Daria has her dream of being a writer. Brittany's dream is actually to be in science which would be weird if you really didn't know her at all."

Friday, March 18, 2016

Don't Look So Smug, Jodie!


Jodie's pretending she's taking the first spacewalk, but in reality that honor goes to Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov on this day in 1965. Just this once, Jodie, you have to settle for second best. I hope your ego can handle it.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

That Was Even Further Back Then, This is Still Dumb


Helen, Jake, Willow, and Coyote are meeting up to celebrate the anniversary of the episode "That Was Then, This is Dumb," which aired on this day in 1998. I suppose a modern-day version of this episode would posit the Morgendorffers and the Yeagers as products of the 80s, which could be a whole new level of terrifying depending on which subculture you go with.

Fanfic Update!
  • Chemistry, by Captain Marbles (COMPLETE!): "Several minutes earlier, high in the sky above the action. Wildcat to Ultra--M is down!"

  • Dystopia, by mailorderannie (COMPLETE!): "Jane turned around, just outside the passenger terminal. 'Are you sure that you can't come with, amiga?' A wry grin graced her countenance."

  • End (Ideas!), by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "In the blink of an eye, he was gone."

  • For You, by metameric1 (COMPLETE!): "Coffee already made? No weird noises from her roomie's bedroom, not that she'd expected any."

  • James the Lesser Presents Vinny Lane, by James the Lesser (part 33): "Christmas was coming and Vinny was losing his mind. He went through Christmas before but never with a girlfriend."

  • Lawndale 2021 Season Three, by Anguirus1955 (part 8): "In the office of Helen Birdwoman, located in the upper floors of the main building of Sebben & Sebben, Helen 'Birdwoman' Morgendorffer neatly shuffled several papers into a folder."

  • Moonstruck Dumb, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Only a few minutes after the flying saucers landed on the grass of the commons area shortly after the seniors had finished their lunch period, the US military surrounded Lawndale High."

  • Sisters and Friends, by metameric1 (part 28): "Quinn looked up from the dinner table. 'You guys are moving out?' Oh no! Where to? I've gotten so used to having Daria, Jane and Trent around--at least, just across the street...no more weekly dinners?"

  • Songs About Jane Lane, by with caution (part 2): "A few hours of painting later and Jane was finished with her latest masterpiece, unusually satisfied."

  • The Storm, by dmsfanman (part 1): "'I'm just about to leave for home, Daria. Have you decided what you are going to do yet?' Quinn said in her typically high pitched voice that almost sounded like a whine."

  • Trouble in the Future, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "It had been a long day. After the second day of Orientation 'O' Week, Leigh Steinhardt was ready to go to sleep. However, there was a knock at the door."

  • You'll Know When You Have Kids of Your Own, by metameric1 (part 12): "Bob Coleman smiled as he slowly made his way to the kitchen door. Opening it, he saw Rusty along with two other girls her age and a boy, who was pushing a hand truck loaded down with some equipment."

Monday, March 14, 2016

Mmm...Butterfly Pie


Daria's here to help teach us because it's Learn about Butterflies Day. Jane already knows all she needs to know about them: if you try to hold one tightly in your hand, it will blah, blah, blah. Whether or not she's tested her theory regarding tearing off its precious little wings is unknown.

For the math geeks out there, this is also National Pi Day. Celebrate by calculating the circumference of a circle, or by eating a nice piece of pie. Your call.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Scene from the Rougher Side of Jane's Past


This troop of little cuties is taking National Girl Scout Day to something of an extreme, but perhaps that will be a lesson to all about what happens when you fail to pay off your Girl Scout Cookie debt. Jane Lane learned that one all too well.

This is also the fifteenth anniversary of the episode "Camp Fear," which aired on this day in 2001. There weren't any Girl Scouts in that one, but there were some high-priced cookies courtesy of Earl and Barbara.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bullying A Dragon, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Nice cup. You always have your tea in a fancy cup.'"

  • Chemistry, by Captain Marbles (part 2): "'All right, Cadets Vargas--Robertson, you understand the mission?' 'Yes, Admiral Harriman!' 'Then get to it--and good luck.'"

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 4): "'A hundred miles? To go to a mall?!' Jake demanded. 'Dammit, there's a mall five minutes away!'"

  • Fever Dreams, by mabel (COMPLETE!): "After the break up with Daria... things got heavy. Bromwell was a first rate school, and no amount of old money could keep Tom enrolled if he did not pass his classes."

  • Just Living My Life, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "People would always try to say things about the LGBT members of the Legion. One day, on some show, some loudmouth in the audience tried to shout her way into a conversation and shout Daria down when she mentioned that she had no problem with any of her fellow Legionnaires being gay."

  • Lawndale 2021 Season Three, by Anguirus1955 (part 7): "'Gentlemen! I have finished my nap! Now, to unveil my latest creation!' Dr. Weird announced as he walked into his lab."

  • 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."

  • Party at 111 Howard (Iron Chef: Party at Casa Lane), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "'Did I hear you right?' Daria Morgendorffer asked her friend Jane Lane as they arrived at school. 'You're having a party?' 'That's right.'"

  • Songs About Jane Lane, by with caution (COMPLETE!): "'Later, Daria.' Jane shut the door of Casa Lane and walked into the kitchen."

  • Sonoma Coma, by jtranser (part 22): "In an abandoned steam whistle factory in the Swiss canton of Bern, tormented ship rivets were quietly sobbing steel tears as Upchuck's brass band played the evil polka of violence."

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Yet Another Category Where They're in the Minority


Jodie and Mack aren't actually very proud about their middle names for Middle Name Pride Day, but if you had a name like Mack's you'd probably feel the same way. As far as I can remember, Mack (Jordan) and Jodie (Abigail) are the only Daria characters who have official middle names. If you know of any others, let me know in the comments.

Today is also a triple anniversary for episodes, as "The Invitation," "Depth Takes a Holiday," and "A Tree Grows in Lawndale" all aired on this day in 1997, 1999, and 2000.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

"Today I'll be the perfect working wife and mother!"


Helen's taking time out of her busy day to celebrate International (Working) Women's Day, but I give her about thirty seconds, max, before she goes back to working her twelve-hour shift. Even less if Eric shows up or her cell phone rings. Still, it looks like a fun break while it lasts.

Fanfic Update!
  • Changes, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "As one goes through life, there are changes in the way that person lives. As the person grows, their identity grows and changes as they mature."

  • Chemistry, by Captain Marbles (COMPLETE!): "Karen 'Burnout' Disher woke up feeling normal for the first time since the mosquito bite. Her brain had been on a roller coaster of highs and hallucinations interspersed with violent bouts of nausea for weeks, but that seemed to be over."

  • Maternal, by Indigo (part 4): "Daria and Jane were in Daria's room when Helen decided to bring them a snack. She did not intend to eavesdrop, but as she neared the door, she could hear Jane trying to talk Daria into something."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (part 15): "It was a vicious and exhausting battle, but in the end Darlene triumphed over the combined forces of Dust, Grime, and Cobwebs."

  • You'll Know When You Have Kids of Your Own, by metameric1 (part 11): "Dammit to Hell. Jake stopped the winding machine and decided to hang it up for the day."

Sunday, March 6, 2016

I'll Just Live With the Cavities, Thanks


Mr. O'Neill has apparently taken on a second job in honor of National Dentist's Day. However, if he's anywhere near as incompetent as a dentist as he was as a teacher, then I wouldn't let that man within a mile of my teeth.

I'm sure the Morgendorffers would be happy to know that today is also National Frozen Food Day, so their usual meal of frozen lasagna is actually appropriate today.

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Theresa's Big Day


Theresa looks pretty underwhelmed here, but she should be celebrating National Salesperson Day! It's also Employee Appreciation Day, but I suspect not even the double holiday will earn her any extra respect from the Fashion Club.

Fanfic Update!
  • Action Stories #6: Struck by Lightning, by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): "'A parade!' Livewire said, clapping her hands with delight. 'I love parades!'" (Part 7)

  • ASPS reboot, by PrecambrianStudios (part 1): "'So, here's what we do!' Rachel Ng splayed out a carefully drawn diagram on the table before the small audience contained within the cramped confines of their host's dimly-lit dorm room."

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 3): "'Hey Daria, you're a chick, right?' Kevin asked when she went to her locker to get her books. He'd been leaning against hers, so she had, unfortunately, had to announce her presence in order to get him to move."

  • Lawndale 2021 Season Three, by Anguirus1955 (part 6): "Daria Morgendorffer looked down at the food on her plate. 'Are you sure that this is edible?' she asked Quinn."

  • Mad Dog or Damned God, by baelparagon (COMPLETE!): "It was a rainy fall Friday evening in Highland Texas in the Morgendorffer residence. Mr. Morgendorffer was reclining in his chair reading the paper while Mrs. Morgendorffer was cooking in the kitchen."

  • Perception, by Princess_Pasta (part 5): "Fall was finally starting to make its presence known after several long weeks of unbearably warm weather and Kevin fully intended to make the most of it."

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Old Stuff, Old Episode


It's Old Stuff Day, and Helen and Jake are diving right in--literally, in Jake's case. I'm not sure what you're supposed to do with old stuff today, but there it is. It's stuff, and it's old. Enjoy.

This is also the anniversary of the episode "Quinn the Brain," which first aired on this day in 1998. Daria and Quinn each dabbled briefly in the other's world, then scurried safely back to their assigned roles.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap? Leap! Leap Leap!


Jodie and Mack are leaping in honor of Leap Day, and you can tell someone to go take a flying leap too, if you want! Or just enjoy the random extra day tacked onto this year's calendar. I just want to know one thing, though. If we were going to get an extra day, why did it have to be a Monday?

Fanfic Update!
  • Action Stories #6: Struck by Lightning, by NightGoblyn (parts 4 and 5): "'This is amazing,' Dr. Klein muttered, staring at her computer display. 'I'm going to have to revise some of my theories, and I'm not the only one. This could mean that we were in error about some of the fundamental underpinnings of scientific thought.'" (Part 5)

  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 2): "Daria didn't get to meet the infamously sleeping elder brother until about a week after the self-esteem classes were behind them."

  • Daria: College Pains The Sophomore Year, by James the Lesser (part 15): "Quinn screams with Lindy and a couple others as Mystic Spiral finish up their set. They are at a huge concert set up by MTV."

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

  • The Geek's Expose, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "At the Morgendorffer's house, they were watching a home video, from Daria's third birthday. Young Quinn blew out the birthday candle's first. 'Hey! You're ruining my birthday cake!' Young Daria said."

  • Hana Hou, Pt 2, by metameric1 (parts 7 and 8): "She looked down towards the tiny cove, and even in the bright, early afternoon light the scene was surreal." (Part 8)

  • James the Lesser Presents Vinny Lane, by James the Lesser (part 32): "Vinny nears the track coaches house while out on a run. 'Show time.' The coach had started bothering him about joining the track team again."

  • Lawndale & Sandi Griffin's Genie: Future Excerpt 1, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "When Quinn, Daria, Trevor and Elly entered the assembly hall they found another person entering through another door. 'You are looking for the emerald to?' she asked."

  • New and Old (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge 2016!), by VolantRedX (COMPLETE!): "Daria had been at this fancy party ten minutes and was already regretting twisting Tom's arm about not asking her to these things."

Saturday, February 27, 2016

No, Really: Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?


This holiday, No Brainer Day, was made just for Kevin! If anything, he might even be overqualified. Today's the day to ask easy questions and/or give stupid answers, depending on your preference. Or just do no thinking at all. Pretend you're in Mr. DeMartino's class.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Rrrrr...Draw!


It's Pistol Patent Day, the anniversary of the day Samuel Colt patented his revolver in 1836. I'm not sure if Upchuck with a gun is scarier than Upchuck without one, but I'd feel better if he wiped that cheesy grin off his face.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Partner's Complaint," which first aired on this day in 2000. I think Jane should be glad Daria wasn't carrying a pistol when she kept going on about Tom, although they did work things out in the end. Without pistols, I mean--although that could be a fun AU fic.

Fanfic Update!
  • Acquainted (Ideas!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "The brisk wind hit Daria Morgendorffer full force as she rushed from the parking lot, the icy chill tearing through her auburn hair as she hugged her gray peacoat closer to her body."

  • Action Stories #6: Struck by Lightning, by NightGoblyn (parts 1 - 3): "'Ugh,' Quinn said, wrapping her arms around herself. 'Out of the fire and into the icebox.' She pulled out her Legion phone and powered it up, frowning at the small 'no service' icon." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Invader Quinn Season Three, by Anguirus1955 (part 1): "'No! NOOO!!! You'll pay for this,' Miss Bitters said into the phone. 'Well, students, despite my moral outrage, Principal Li is allowing you all to celebrate Valentine's Day today,' Miss Bitters said to her class with clear distaste in her voice."

  • Take a Walk in my Shoes, by DIsaac (part 5): "To say it was a normal at Lawndale High the day after that shooting star was a flat out lie. Things were Topsy Turvy."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (part 14): "Darlene wasn't sure what to expect as she approached the wrought-iron gates of the Old Cemetery. Was it going to be infested with zombies? Or she was supposed to find a passage to a secret dungeon in one of the old crypts?"

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Paintball Tennis, Anyone?


Daria's surprisingly willing to join an extracurricular activity for Play Tennis Day, but maybe Jodie finally wore her down. Or if Jodie couldn't talk Daria into joining her on the tennis team, maybe Jake did. Apparently he wanted to go to tennis camp instead of military school, so this could be his chance to live vicariously through his daughter.

Speaking of unwanted physical exertion, today is also the anniversary of the episode "The Daria Hunter," which aired on this day in 1998. Jane revealed her love of Great White Sharks while Quinn and Sandi's rivalry reached new heights.

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Sunday, February 21, 2016

Loooook Intooooo Myyyy Cryyyystal Baaaaall....


Tiffany's ready to tell your fortune on this fine Card Reading Day, but I wouldn't take her up on it unless you've got a few hours to spare. By the time she finishes predicting your future, the future will be here.

The deadline for voting in the 2015 Daria Fanworks Awards is today! If you want your vote to count, send it in by 11:59 PM (23:59) UTC.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cynic and a Six-String, by fringeperson (part 1): "When the Morgendorffer family were packing up their house in Texas, it was decided that they would also do a thorough clean-out – something they hadn't done the previous couple of times they'd moved, and almost didn't this time either."

  • Hana Hou, Pt 2, by metameric1 (part 6): "When we are gone, what then? Kimmy will remember us, and after that… Trent told me that was why he'd begun his archiving project, to create something of a repository for the less famous musicians he knows."

  • Lawndale 2021 Season Three, by Anguirus1955 (part 5): "Jane Lane opened her eyes groggily as Trent gently shook her shoulder. 'Janey, you need to wake up,' Trent said. 'Don't wanna,' Jane replied sleepily."

  • Morado Lluvia (Write-Off Challenge 1.3!), by baelparagon (COMPLETE!): "It was another day in Lawndale High as Ms. Defoe was surveying her students work. Around twenty students were currently splashing their brushes onto the canvas."

  • Mysteries of Lawndale 03: Night of the Coffee House, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Twenty five minutes later, the group arrived at the scene of the crime in Trent's car. 'Ms. Morgendorffer?' One of the officers on the scene asked. 'Daria,' she said holding out her hand."

  • A Night In, by Zetor (part 1): "Jane ran her fingers through her hair as she looked over the ruin of a living room. She loved her girls but they did more damage than an F5. Each."

  • Thanks-a-lot (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Daria was studying in her room when she smelled something. It was a faint scent, but despite the perfume which masked it, she recognized it immediatedly."

  • Unnamed story (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): "'Enter.' The woman, a short brunette in the green fatigues that served as casual wear on an Army base, pushed the door open and stepped into the office."

Friday, February 19, 2016

That's...Not How Feminism Works


Barch is, in her own way, observing the anniversary of The Feminine Mystique, which was first published on this day in 1963. I don't think her particular viewpoint was what author Betty Friedan had in mind when she wrote it, but I have little doubt that the book sits prominently on Barch's bookshelf.

Today we also observe the anniversary of the episode "Fizz Ed," which aired on this day in 2001. I suppose we'll never know if Kevin really decided to name his firstborn Ultra Cola Thompson, but I'd like to think he did.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

So She Really Did Make a Dainty Garland for Her Head and Sing!


Be sure you don't miss Quinn performing "Madama Butterfly," which premiered on this day in 1904. She'll be singing in the automotive department at Payday, and while you're there could you pick up some bootlaces and barbecue sauce?

Speaking of singing, today is also the anniversary of the musical episode "Daria!," which aired on this day in 1999. There weren't any people dressed as Vikings, but I'm pretty sure there weren't any in "Madama Butterfly" either.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bathroom breaks, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "In a reversal of their usual routine, Jane Lane headed for the bathroom at the Zon and her friend Daria Morgendorffer stayed to watch the end of Mystik Spiral's first set."

  • The Cynic and the Polyglot (Two Fluff Pieces for Valentine's Day Weekend), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'That's not possible because you don't have, eap...' Daria fell silent. Habits are powerful things and Daria just barely stopped herself from mouthing the reflexive snark which would have easily rolled off her tongue a year or more past."

  • Hana Hou, Pt 2, by metameric1 (part 5): "Where did you come from, really? Daria leaned against the girl's bedroom doorframe as her eyes adjusted to the darkness."

  • James the Lesser Presents Vinny Lane, by James the Lesser (part 30): "Vinny is at the zoo with Trent. He stares at a tiger and it stares back at him. 'I know what I'm going to do.' 'Ok.'"

  • Mysteries of Lawndale 03: Night of the Coffee House, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "It was late at night in Lawndale. It was quiet. It wouldn't remain quiet for much longer."

  • The Punk and the Fashion Plate (Two Fluff Pieces for Valentine's Day Weekend), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Monique, kick it off and let's kick ass,' Gretchen nodded as she commanded me to get the party started. I gave Gretch what I hoped was my sweetest smile." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Something Old, Something New, by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'I can't believe I invited you to this'. Jane Lane stood on the Morgendorffer's doorstep like she had several times before though this was no ordinary circumstance."

  • You'll Know When You Have Kids of Your Own, by metameric1 (part 10): "Les Michaelson put the old Telecaster down in a stand and stretched. 'Awesome track, Les,' came the word from the control room. Sam, the engineer, flashed him a thumbs up from behind the glass. 'Take five.'"

Monday, February 15, 2016

Please Do Not Wear Sandals Today...Trust Me On This


The Holiday Island High School presidents are celebrating President's Day, and I can only assume they have to share because they are really just that unpopular on Holiday Island. Or maybe it's budget cuts.

This is also Singles Awareness Day, so to all you single people out there...hi! We're aware of you!

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Holiday For All of the DJs Out There, Lame or Otherwise!


Bing--or is it Spatula Man?--is inviting everyone to celebrate World Radio Day today on Zeeeeeeeee 93! If you call in right now, you could win a free T-shirt! Or you could just save your sanity and change the station.

For all of you fans of non-annoying radio out there, here's Free Radio Lawndale by Ken Tremberth and Erin Mills. Enjoy!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria and Jane With Garterbelt (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "'So, let me get this straight,' Jane said inquisitively as she looked at the large black priest, with Afro-est Afro ever, who stood before her."

  • Fractured (Ideas!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'If you ever need to speak with anyone...' Something clattered against the floor and it took Daria a moment to realize that she'd dropped her fork."

  • Hana Hou, Pt 2, by metameric1 (part 4): "She'd long since grown accustomed to the way she would sometimes hear fragments of sound that spoke of smiles and laughter and sadness. They drifted down from the dry rustle of bamboo leaves and the hollow resonance of the culms when they happened to bump together."

  • James the Lesser Presents Vinny Lane, by James the Lesser (part 28): "Vinny calls Daria after throwing Tom out of Casa Lane. 'He ate my gummy bears!'"

  • The Knight Air (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge 2016!), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Jennifer 'Burnout Girl' Burns paused dramatically with her hand about to turn over and place the last card. She smirked at her friend, Andrea Engebretson. 'How much you wanna bet on what this last card is, Andy?'"

  • Lawndale 2021 Season Three, by Anguirus1955 (parts 3 and 4): "In the bridge of Sealab, Daria Morgendorffer slept peacefully at her post while Jodene Sparks played Mahjong on one of his communication consoles. Sparks glanced over at Daria and frowned. 'Hey... slacking off is my job,' he said to himself." (Part 4)

  • The Many Doctors, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 34): "The TARDIS materialized in a space that resembled a museum. The Doctor, Rose and Felicia emerged. 'Where is this?' Felicia asked. 'Earth. Utah, North America. About half a mile underground,' the Doctor answered."

  • Taking Things Slow (Zetor's thread for misfit stories), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Trent looked down at the crowd as Mystick spiral finished their set. They'd really been on their game; he'd counted seven people that noticed when they'd stopped playing."

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Try Not to Spill Milk on Your Friends, Either


Jake clearly gets the point of Don't Cry over Spilled Milk Day, as he doesn't seem about to spill any of the stuff at all this time. I do hope that he also remembers that one shouldn't clean up spilled milk with paper towels near open flames, either.

Today is also Make a Friend Day, so if you get stuck in any self-esteem classes then be sure to take note of any snarky artists in the room. You never know what might happen.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler!


Daria and Tom aren't into the Mardi Gras spirit, but then again who can blame them? Their last parade experience didn't go so well, after all. I also doubt that Lawndale's Mardi Gras parade is anything close to as exciting as the ones in New Orleans, either.

Fanfic Update!
  • Close to Heaven (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge 2016!), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Heads or tails? Heads or tails? Go inside or head home and spend another Saturday alone since Daria's gotten back together Tom? Heads or tails? Heads or tails? Jane watched as the quarter flipped through the air before she caught it in her hand and pressed it against her other wrist before lifting her hand up."

  • Daria Wars: Episode XXVII: A Medieval Menace (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Daria had had enough of the medieval fair, and she hadn't even met Jane yet. 'Where is she?' she asked aloud. She could see the Fashion Club nearby, at a pie booth."

  • Hana Hou, Pt 2, by metameric1 (part 3): "Truth lay folded before emergence, like the wings of a Monarch butterfly within the tissue-thin walls of a blackening cocoon."

  • Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh, by BardsAmbrosia (COMPLETE!): "'Daria, please don't leave.' 'I have no choice in the matter, (Y/n).' 'Damnit!'"

  • Passing the Torch (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge 2016!), by mailorderannie (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, thanks, Joey, for dragging all this equipment in," Kevin said as he unlocked the door to the coach's office, in the deserted locker room' 'No problem, it gave me a change of pace from getting things for Quinn.'"

  • Stacy Morgendorffer, by Rémi (part 3): "Daria was quietly watching an episode of Sick, sad world in her room when she heard a soft knock at her door. 'I am not there. If you have a communication to transmit to me, come back tomorrow. Or never. Preferably never.'"

  • Strange Reaction (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge 2016!), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Artemis Walker watched from the bushes as a rusted sedan pulled into the small forest clearing. He'd been tracking this one for weeks."

  • Take a Walk in my Shoes, by DIsaac (part 4): "Well Remember Andrea and Scarlett, The ones that I told you to remember for later on in the story. They noticed things were different right when they woke up that morning as well."

  • Typical Episode of Gundam or How the Eighth Fleet was Destroyed (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "Captain Matthews looked smugly on the as he gazed out the window on the bridge of the Earth Alliance Battleship Kirkpatrick a Nelson class ship at the center of the Eighth fleet enroute to Earth after completing their mission in the L5 colony cluster."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef : MMORPG, Lawndale style), by Waylander (parts 12 and 13): "After Razorfin's departure Darlene was torn between anger and embarrassment. She doubted the new players often find themselves in such a predicament. I wonder if I managed to offend some Altherran deity." (Part 13)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "Kevin and Brittany clasped their hands together, watching as their son raced down the football field."

Sunday, February 7, 2016

That Greeting Card Industry Isn't Going to Support Itself!


Quinn's clearly enjoying Send a Card to a Friend Day, although I'm willing to bet she didn't bother to send any cards of her own out. Such a shame, specially since she once had such a promising career ahead of her as a greeting card poem writer.

Today is also Superbowl Sunday, so be on the lookout for any school review meetings Ms. Li might be trying to sneak past you. Also, beware of dip--short for dipsaster!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

"What does science know?"


Don't touch that dial! It's National Weatherperson's Day, and you might want to stay tuned in case there's a hurricane on the way. You wouldn't want to get trapped in a shed with Kevin and Brittany, would you? Especially once they start singing.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 1): "It was a small one-story wooden house with novelty siding and a cheap asphalt-shingled roof built during a building boom that coincided with a build-up of manned bombers during the early Cold War."

  • Do You Have a Spare Pen? (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge 2014!), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "Jodie paused, took a deep breath and stepped into the room, ready to begin her first class at Crestmore University."

  • Hana Hou, Pt 2, by metameric1 (part 2): "The big Zodiac inflatable boat slammed into the crest of the wave, going airborne for a moment before dropping hard into the trough. Kyle rode the floor like a surfboard, throttling the twin two hundred horsepower Mercury outboards carefully to pace the face of the wave now rising just behind them."

  • Hunter (Random Pairing Challenge 2016!), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Charles Ruttheimer III looked down at his lecture notes and sighed. He'd been a rising star of the business world, at least until all those sexual harassment suits."

  • Invader Quinn Season Two, by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Daria and Jane had just walked in the door when Daria's cell phone rang. 'Hello?' she asked as she answered it. 'Hey, is this my favorite niece I'm speaking to?' asked a voice on the other end."

  • Lawndale 2021 Season Three, by Anguirus1955 (part 2): "When Daria Morgendorffer entered the bridge of Sealab, she noticed that Captain Murphy was unusually irate. She listened to his ranting as she walked over to her station and grabbed her headset."

  • Marathon, by smarty0007 (COMPLETE!): "'Daria? Hey, Daria. Wake up.' 'Don't wanna...'"

  • Morning In The Park With Jane, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Do we need to wait here? Why can't we just wait over by Legion Tower?' Barry Bruce ran his fingers over the neck strap attached to his Canon camera, and idly dreamed of the much, much better camera that he'd get one day, if he could ever get a really good photo of something worthwhile..."

  • Shelter from the storm, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "The snow was falling thickly as Daria pulled into the drive on Glen Oaks Lane. She was glad that she had decided to leave Boston for the Christmas break a day early, although the forecast of snow was not the only reason she had done so."

  • To Each Their Own (Random Pairing Challenge 2016!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'I can't believe the nerve of her!' 'I know, it's as if she has no interest in you whatsoever'. Tori Jericho rolled her eyes as she listened to one of her best friend's latest tirades."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge 2016!), by tafka (COMPLETE!): "Garrett looked at the new hire. The slight blonde girl could merely be under-sized, but if he was any judge, he'd guess under-aged. Still, she did have what they were looking for – some small talent and moderately presentable looks."

  • Watch the Carnage (Random Pairing Challenge 2016!), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "'Oh, yeah?! Do you think I'm, like, stupid or something?!' 'Well, it's not exactly smart to wear that top with fandango jeans, now is it?!'"

  • You'll Know When You Have Kids of Your Own, by metameric1 (part 9): "'Sam?' Trent called, hearing the muffled grunting as the recording engineer fiddled with one of the more vintage pieces in the effects rack."