Friday, September 13, 2019

Beware!


Ms. Li is horrified to find that today is Friday the 13th, or maybe she just realized that she forgot to feed the bomb-sniffing dogs. Either way, keep in mind that today is also Defy Superstition Day, so go ahead and cross a black cat's path and walk under a ladder if you feel like it.

Today is also International Chocolate Day, so it's possible that Ms. Li just caught someone eating unauthorized chocolate. Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Fanfic Update!
  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 10): "'Here.' Clarissa said, giving Link a wrapped gift. 'I hope you like it. Happy birthday.' 'Thanks.' said Link. He decided he'd better be a polite party host. 'Want some party mix?' 'I can't.' said Clarissa. 'Nut allergy.'"

  • What You Deserve, by atiyatortilla (part 1): "Memory was a fickle thing. Daria Quinn Morgendorffer knew this better than most."

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

"Helen! What's the number for 911?"


Quinn is calling 911 to report a major fashion emergency because today is Emergency Number Day. If you think that's a poor use of emergency services, then you haven't seen Brooke wearing stripes and spots together. Ewwwww.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Does It Still Count as "Guest" Blogging?


Hey, remember that time I took over the Daria Fandom Blog II temporarily as guest blogger while The Angst Guy took some time off? Because it was exactly nine years ago today. I'm sure TAG will be back any day now. Any day.

Today is also Teddy Bear Day, so if you've been meaning to trade a bear for a mouse in order to steal your boyfriend back from a couple of scheming sisters, then...I think you should seek professional help. Just my opinion.

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 20): "It seemed that wherever she went, Daria Morgendorffer couldn't get away from those fucking pigeons and their incessant noise. Maybe they were following her. Yes, that sounded like about her luck."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 14): "Once Daniel had a shower and changed back, he headed toward the exit of the school. He couldn't wait to go home. His plan, however, shipwrecked miserably when he heard Jodie call him."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 28): "Erin and Brenda returned Dennis to the offices of Boston Products. Dennis ducked his head back into the car, 'Excellent work, Ladies. Is it the same time tomorrow?' Erin checked her schedule, 'I'm afraid so, Dennis.'"

  • The Funeral, by LadieTAG (COMPLETE!): "I looked over at the business's sign just as Google Maps said 'Your destination is on the right'."

  • Lawndale High: The Next Generation - season 1, by Peridaniel (part 1): "The bright September morning sun shown over Lawndale, many kids basking in its light as they enjoyed the final fleeting moments of summer before they were to go to school that morning."

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Beer and Football! A Winning Combination!


I think Jesse's loving beer just a little too much for National Beer Lover's Day, but perhaps he's just trying to hide from the sound of Kevin singing that stupid 99 Bottles of Beer song yet again.

Speaking of Kevin's favorite things, today is also the fortieth anniversary of ESPN. Then again, Kevin might prefer the Pigskin Channel, since ESPN has a bad habit of broadcasting non-football sports on occasion.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

You Had ONE JOB!


Daria and Tom are very disappointed that they ordered what appears to be cheeseless pizza on Cheese Pizza Day. For shame, you two. For shame.

Today is also Be Late for Something Day, so maybe the cheese just hasn't arrived yet. I would say that this is Trent's kind of holiday, except that Trent is generally late for everything.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 13): "What a great way to end the day. Daniel thought sarcastically as he changed into the locker room. P.E had always been his sworn enemy."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 9): "'Well, it's been a week since I had any bad dreams.' Link said at one of his therapy sessions with Dr. Becky. 'I haven't stolen anything since Jake told me not to. And at Thanksgiving I didn't hit Quinn with a pie, even though I really, really wanted to. I haven't cussed at any teachers, no matter how stupid they were. So I'm cured, right?'"

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Is the "E" for "Earrings"?


Quinn's just about to buy the cuuuuutest accessories on eBay, which is celebrating its twenty-fourth anniversary today! I'm sure Helen and Jake won't mind the higher-than-usual credit card bill, right?

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

I Don't Think He's Quite Right in...The Head!


The Backgrounder known as "The Head" is finally getting his turn in the spotlight, because today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the TV show The Head. All we know about this character is that he's a fan of the show and he (allegedly) has low self-esteem. He actually seemed pretty enthusiastic in class, which is surprising given that his teacher was Mr. O'Neill. Weird.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (parts 9 and 10): "'Mail call!' said the guards. 'Any letters?' asked Sirius. 'None for the likes o' you,' sneered Jennings" (Part 10)

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 28): "Daria sat staring at the computer screen. Today had started out as an emotional day, even though she hated to admit she had emotional reactions to things."

  • Into The Night, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "He fell to his knees, head bowed. Failure...... I'm a failure at everything. Seems like no matter what I do...... I can't win."

  • Scenes, by JPAGC (part 4.1): "On the steering wheel, Jane caught a movement on the seat to her left and commented: 'Stop looking at your watch, will you? We'll be there on time.'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Well, on Sick Sad Geeks, we'll be talking to the creative team of Ratboy: The Law of the Priests, the new limited series that is the follow up to the award winning Ratboy: Genesis and its ground-breaking sequel Ratboy: Exodus. We first spoke to writer Daria Morgendorffer."

Friday, August 30, 2019

Frankenstein Was the Scientist AND the Monster!


Jane is trying out a new style for Frankenstein Day, and I think she could do better. Then again, at least there's no hair dye involved. Also...is that Tom's sweater from "Jane's Addition"?

This whole thing just took a dark turn, didn't it?

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Maybe Take It a Little Easy on the Wine, Though


Jane and Alison are enjoying National Red Wine Day, but Jake will stick to his usual martini. Helen will have whatever's available if she has to deal with either of her sisters for more than five minutes.

Today is also the anniversary of Leo Tolstoy's birth in 1828, which would probably be of interest to Aunt Amy. She did spend a lot of time "reading those weird Russian novels," after all.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (parts 7 and 8): "Matthew Stearne pulled in to the Bagpiper's parking lot. He didn't like the apartment complex; It was old, beat-up, and he didn't like his neighbors." (Part 8)

  • F is for..., by JAS (parts 2 - 4): "As the hot water flowed over her body, Quinn slowly felt herself to calm down. Warmth of the water drove away the coldness from within her. Now, awake and with the lights on, her nightmare seemed.. Well, a nightmare." (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 8): "'Daria....' Helen's voice sang out in the morning. 'Hm...wha?' she muttered. "Goway. Saturday." Daria rolled over. 'Daria, I'm sorry to wake you.' said Helen."

  • Harry Potter Morgendorffer, by Meester_Lee (part 34): "Daria's discovery of her magical powers had another consequence, one that she was aware of, but had previously left HJ to deal with alone: Support Group."

  • The Lion Meets the Mouse, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "That night, Stacy picked at her dinner as usual and then asked to be excused to make a phone call. 'Make it quick,' Brenda instructed her. Stacy looked up the Griffins' phone number and dialed it before she could lose her nerve."

Monday, August 26, 2019

Woof!


This sad little bulldog is hoping that Daria will refrain from trying to run him over with the car in honor of National Dog Day, but with her peripheral vision I wouldn't count on it. I just hope there's a puppy heaven to go along with kitty heaven.

In what had better be a coincidence, today also happens to be Women's Equality Day, to commemorate the Nineteenth Amendment being added to the United States Constitution on this day in 1920. This gave women the right to vote, but whether or not that translated into automatic equality is a matter for debate.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

"No one will ever accuse these kids of being Reds!"


Jake's doing his part to enforce the Communist Control Act, which passed on this day in 1954. Melody Powers, meanwhile, will be taking a much more...proactive...role in enforcing the law.

Today is also International Strange Music Day, so this would be a good time to find out whether Trent is beckoning to a U.F.O., attempting to save humanity from aliens, or just writing a jingle.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 12): "Jodie had begun to list various extracurricular activities when the bell rang. This saved Daniel, but only temporarily."

  • Daria in Capeside, by sonofapreacherman (COMPLETE!): "The Morgendorffers were on a road trip up the east coast, heading towards Maine. Jake took a wrong turn somewhere in Massachusetts. They were about to ask for directions when the car broke down."

  • The Lion Meets the Mouse, by Kristen Bealer (parts 2 and 3): "The rest of the day passed slowly, but Stacy began to pick up on a few things while she was supposed to be learning about multiplying fractions and the difference between a simile and a metaphor." (Part 3)

  • Never Again, by OzFerret (COMPLETE!): "Hot blood pumped through her fingers. Running down to cake her in filth."

  • Teaching is a work of heart, by Rémi (part 21): "Casa Lane. Jane's room. Jane is creating a sculpture by glueing together various items, while Quinn is seated on her bed. But the atmosphere between them is awkward. Jane isn't working with her usual spirit, and Quinn isn't prattling."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "The bell rang and a veritable stampede broke through the front doors of Lawndale High, hooting and cheering. Daria and Jane followed behind them at a more leisurely pace."

  • Windy City, by elainefr (COMPLETE!): "'Buy you a drink?' She didn't bother looking to see who it was. She simply signaled for another after finishing the one that she had."

Thursday, August 22, 2019

"Oh, go dance on the head of a pin."


I don't know whom Daria and Jane think they're fooling, but at least they're trying to fit in on Be an Angel Day. I'm sure Quinn's guardian angel will be around, too, unless he's too busy playing his string thing.

Today is also the anniversary of Dorothy Parker's birth in 1893, which is worth mentioning because I strongly believe that she and Daria would have gotten along very well. With Parker's gift for satire and wisecracks, it would be a perfect match!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Bzzzzzz!


Well, someone is happy about World Mosquito Day, but it's not any of the humans that serve as their meal. I'll be celebrating with some DEET and a few good swats.

If you'd rather stay in than be dinner, then you could observe National Radio Day instead. What better way than by reading "Free Radio Lawndale" by Ken Tremberth & Erin Mills? Sure beats listening to Bing and the Spatula Man!

Fanfic Update!
  • Baby Fever (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Jim were in the checkout line loading groceries onto the conveyer belt. Behind them was a young brunette woman trying to soothe her crying baby. 'It's okay,' the woman said to her baby in a soft voice, 'Don't cry.'" (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 11): "Thank goodness it's over. Daniel thought when he walked out from the classroom. Mrs. Barch's voice was unbearable, even when she didn't scream."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 7): "Daria lay on her bed looking through a gaming catalogue from Game Dash. She had a good idea what to get Link for his birthday. Trouble was, most of these systems were pretty pricey."

  • The Lion Meets the Mouse, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "'You realize, I'm sure, that moving to a whole new town and starting your first day at a new school is difficult under even the best circumstances, right?' Brenda asked her daughter. 'Of course, Mother,' Stacy replied automatically."

  • Teaching is a work of heart, by Rémi (parts 18 - 20): "Morgendorffer household. Daria and Quinn are eating dinner. At the end of the meal, Quinn takes two apples from a fruit basket and shows them to Daria." (Part 19) (Part 20)

Sunday, August 18, 2019

"Oh freddled gruntbuggly, / Thy micturations are to me / As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee."


Andrea's going to read you some of her original pieces for Bad Poetry Day whether you like it or not, so sit down and appreciate some poems about rotting bags of flesh. Otherwise she might send Quinn out to recite some gibberish about greasy fries.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Jane's Addition," which aired on this day in 1999. Love him or hate him, Tom was a significant change to the show, and you can't deny that he shook things up. Whether or not the result was positive or not is up for debate.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

At Least She Looks Happy!


Andrea's really gotten into the spirit of Sports Illustrated's 65th birthday, and I can only imagine how Upchuck (assuming they're still an item) feels right now. Come to think of it, there's more than one alter ego of Andrea in a bikini, which makes you wonder which animator had a crush on the backgrounder goth chick.

Today is also Madonna's 61st birthday. For some great Daria character makeovers in the style of Madonna's various looks, check out Kemical Reaxion's The Ten Faces Of Madonna!

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (COMPLETE!): "The Zeemobile pulled into the driveway of the Morgendorffer residence and the doors opened."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (parts 9 and 10): "The next day Daniel and Quinn were walking to school. Along the way, Daniel asked his sister something that made them exclaim, 'You want what !?'" (Part 10)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 6): "The Marshals apparated away with Stearne almost immediately afterwards. It was a rough landing; Stearne puked up the contents of his stomach when they arrived."

  • F is for..., by JAS (part 1): "F is for freshness! F is for friends! F is for fashion! Said the scarlet letters on a poster on Stacy's bedroom wall."

  • The Fugitive Meets The ThunderCats With Bizarre Noises Of Limbo, by Peter W. Guerin (COMPLETE!): "(We now see something akin to the old Cartoon Network 'Cartoon Cartoons' bumper they had in the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, except we see the Mark Zero Fan Fiction logo, which then zooms out. We now see the words 'EXCLUSIVE CREATIONS' form, then we see Snarf's head pop out of the 'O' in 'CREATIONS')."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 6): "Link took off his glasses and closed his eyes. Jesse spritzed Link's black curls with a misting bottle. 'The trick is to get it all wet first.' he said as he sprayed. 'Then just start at the tip and work your way up. Wide toothed comb works best.'"

  • Jane's Provenance, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "Nathan Rothko suppressed a shudder as the rail-thin shop girl's white knees flashed through her torn jeans as she came out of the back room of Stationary Jerry."

  • Lawndale Races (Iron Chef: Newly Employed in Other Media), by JPAGC (part 1): "[Narrator] - AAAAANNNNNDDDD... it's LAWNDALE RACES! The Whackiest set of auto racing pilots contesting a perilous off-road cross-country race in the county of Lawndale! Cars that will defy torrid desert sands (images of empty desert), daredevil mountain roads (images of narrow roads in high altitudes, surrounded by mountains) and neck-breaking highways where flying speeds can be reached... (image of a straight and empty large road in the middle of nowhere)"

  • To Reflect, by IRavenous (part 4): "The family car veered out of sight, no doubt with Helen on the phone to Eric about something work-related. She hadn't even had a chance to have a second thought, something Helen seemed to have relied upon."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Newly Employed in Other Media), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'So?' Morty asked. 'Uh, Rick, what's going on and why do I have a new sister?'"

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fiiiiiiiiiilm?


Tiffany's showing off one of the show's more obscure alter egos as director/screenwriter Lina Wertmüller, who was born on this day in 1928. I would hate to see any movie created by Tiffany, though. It would probably just be two straight hours of Tiffany staring into a mirror.

Today is also the anniversary of Doc Holliday's birth in 1851. Holliday is known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, but gets far less credit for his participation in the Okay to Cry Corral. I heard his lanyards sucked.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up...as long as you can't see my pores!


Quinn is ready for her close-up with Cecil B. DeMille, who was born on this day in 1881. I sure hope the late director was a fan of yoga and questions about her best side.

Today is also International Youth Day, so I'll be celebrating with my own favorite youths! Daria, however, will take a pass. "I don't like kids. I didn't even like kids when I was a kid."

Fanfic Update!
  • Chuck And Stacy: An Unlikely Love Story, by WildDogJJ (parts 2 - 4): "Chuck is showing Stacy how he did his trick. Stacy is amazed by just how simple it was. 'So, you had two tens!?'" (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 8): "That same afternoon, in her office, Angela Li was reading the reports sent to her by Mrs. Manson about the six new students. All things considered, she was satisfied."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 5): "At first, Ellen thought that just reporting Stearne's activities would be the end of her part of it, but when it was Marshal Dillon from the Marshal's office that called her back, she suspected that it wouldn't be."

  • First One Out of the Pan, by EntrancedCat (part 4): "'So, Mom, Dad,' Daria paced the living room in front of the TV, her rage giving her roles as presiding judge, duly seated jury, and ever-so-angry prosecutor. 'Did you bring her back to finish the job?'"

  • The Second Kiss, by Felix_Nicolea (COMPLETE!): "'Jane.' There was relative silence for several seconds. 'Oh, that's me,' Jane finally replied sarcastically, 'I thought if I just waited, you might keep talking.'"

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Burn, Baby, Burn


Daria's got the campfire all ready, so let's prepare some tasty treats for National S'mores Day! I'll take mine with extra chocolate, please.

Today is also Lazy Day, and I can guarantee you that Trent is celebrating. Or at least, he will once he wakes up.

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Here, Kitty Kitty GAHHH!!!


Jake thinks he's wishing Mr. Whiskers a happy International Cat Day, but he's really just moments away from the worst claw attack of his life. If you have a cat (or cats), give them an extra snuggle or just leave them alone, which they'd probably enjoy more.

Also, on this day in 2008, Daria revealed her greatest retail regret to Racked. Read the interview and see the original artwork!

Fanfic Update!
  • The Cause (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by OzFerret (part 1): "Daria looked around the room, taking in the faces of each of her compatriots. 'You all know why we are here tonight?' Daria asked. Everyone nodded. Daria's expression was rarely considered cheerful, but tonight she looked grim."

  • Chuck And Stacy: An Unlikely Love Story, by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Charles Ruttheimer the Third was positioned at the entrance to the Lawndale Mall. He was trying to wow passerby with his magic act. He was calling himself Charles The Prestidgitator. He had to admit the name was lame but it was all he could come up with so he went with it."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 7): "'DeMartino !?' asked Jake. 'Yes.' Daniel replied. 'Crazy Eye DeMartino !?' asked Jake again. 'That's what he said.'"

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (parts 2 - 4): "Daria joined her first potion-making class a week later. It was held at Mrs. Ocampo's, but not in her home. Instead it was held in a building behind it." (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • First One Out of the Pan, by EntrancedCat (part 3): "Next morning, Daria heard a commotion in the garage indicating that at least her father was home. She got up from her spot under the window to open the access door."

  • God Save the Esteem: AU Where Rita Goes Punk (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "Helen was sprawled out on her couch in Highland, surrounded by half a dozen other unconscious types. A gentle knocking came at the door; this failed to rouse anybody. After a long moment, the door was forcefully kicked open. 'Helen!' Rita shouted, as she stormed in. 'Where the heck are you?'"

  • In The Year 2019, by JAS (COMPLETE!): "First thing Daria became aware of when she woke up, was the headache. Next thing was that her mouth was dry and tasted like something died there."

  • Pack Mentality, by atiyatortilla (part 3): "It wasn't easy being a seventeen year old girl, especially when you had a horrible secret."

  • The Pilgrim's Inertia, by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Daria awoke with her entire body feeling like an enormous ache covered in dirt. At this point, she'd have been happy to deal with mom's judgmental aura if it meant a soft bed and warm food." (Part 5) (Part 6)

  • Rowe And Moreno: Taking The "C-Bus", by DIsaac (part 3): "DANI: STOP! That is NOT what happened! STACY: I'm improving the story! DANI: BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT HAPPENED AT ALL! "

  • Teaching is a work of heart, by Rémi (part 17): "Morgendorffer household. Daria is answering the phone. Daria (monotone voice) : Daria Morgendorffer speaking. Helen's voice : Hi, Daria ! I'm glad to reach you at last. I've been waiting for fresh news of Quinn and you for a while. Seriously, it wouldn't kill you to call your parents from time to time."

  • They Never Sleep (Daria and the Gang), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'Do you really think this is a good idea, Jane?' Daria and Jane walked into the laboratory where Daria worked as a part-time cryogenecist. She had a newly-minted master's degree from Raft University with a specialty in biology and cryogenics."

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Daria's Fifteen Minutes of Fame


Daria's wishing a happy birthday to the late artist Andy Warhol, who was born on this day in 1928. Jane's probably jealous that she's only featured in the alter ego as the artwork rather than the artist, but she can share the spotlight. She's probably used to that by now, anyway.

Today is also National Root Beer Float Day, so help yourself to a scoop of ice cream and a root beer...in a frosty cold can!

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Sunday, August 4, 2019

Open Swim!


I see Daria is in costume for Coast Guard Day, and I must say that it's nice to see she put Dr. Shar's practice boobs to good use. I'm pretty sure Beavis and Butt-head would both keel over and die at the sight of her, and I'm sure that's reason enough for Daria.

Today is also Sisters Day, and whether or not Daria celebrates that one depends on whether or not Quinn's claiming her as a sister or a cousin today. If nothing else, I'm sure Jane would be willing to loan out one of hers. If she can find either of them.

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "The Lawndale File" on this day in 1999. It turned out that Lawndale wasn't infested with aliens, but that doesn't make the town one bit normal as far as Daria and Jane were concerned.

Fanfic Update!
  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 6): "So far so good. Daniel thought as he finished eating. His parents were in a good mood that night."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "The Morgendorffers again attended Thanksgiving Dinner at the Temple in Sweetwater. Helen had thought of staying home this year, but Jake argued that this was likely to be the last time Daria would be able to come for some time, especially if she went off to boarding school." (Part 82) (Epilogue)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 1): "It was very early New Year's Day. Another year had started for the young witches and wizards of Highland, Texas, a year rung in by eating black eyed peas for good luck."

  • The Pilgrim's Inertia, by welltemperedclavier (parts 1 - 3): "The air in the Morgendorffer house had grown stifling. Maybe it was the rising heat of late spring, made humid by vapors from the Odai River and the swamps of the Bitter Coast. Maybe it was mom's sullen disappointment as she dwelled on her eldest daughter's latest networking failure. Maybe it was just the inevitable result of four people crammed into a single home." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Teaching is a work of heart, by Rémi (parts 15 and 16): "Morgendorffer household. Daria is busy working, sitting in a chair in the living room, when Quinn comes in. Quinn : Guess what, Daria ? I've been accepted into a really exclusive modeling class ! Daria sighs." (Part 16)

  • Unnamed story (Walter's assorted stuff), by Walter Kovacs (part 1): "The atmosphere in Pepped Up Cafe Franchise #2984 was unhappy and grim this morning, even more grim than the usual atmosphere one gets in a giant, rundown space station."

  • You Want It Darker , by LSM (part 12): "It was the kind of place that Jane had come to love. A little haven on the Lower East Side."

Friday, August 2, 2019

Ninety-Nine Bottles of BEER!


Brittany's right on time for International Beer Day! Where's Kevin? Well, he started celebrating hours ago and is already in the hangover stage. Quinn the Keg Queen will be swinging by later with some additional refreshments, though!

Speaking of doing things you'll regret, today is also the anniversary of the episode "Dye! Dye! My Darling" on this day in 2000. Daria was not drunk on beer or anything else when she kissed Tom behind Jane's back, but I'm sure she was tempted to drown her sorrows afterward.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Puppies and Magic Go Great Together!


Here's a little pile of "awwww!" for National Mutt Day. I don't know for sure that Puddie-Pie, Fifi, Snuggles, and Bark are mixed breed, but I do know that they're adorable.

Today is also J. K. Rowling's birthday, and to celebrate let me offer you some Daria/Harry Potter crossovers. Enjoy!

Fanfic Update!
  • Chan's Crucible (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Jim and the three T's are at the kitchen table eating dinner. Jim said 'Chan lost his job today.'" (Part 3)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 78 - 80): "Daria was cleaning her room several days after Cuthbert and Mrs. Fink-Nottle had left Highland. It was going to be a long chore, she would not only be tidying up but also changing sheets and making her bed so she'd have someplace to sort and fold her laundry later." (Part 79) (Part 80)

  • First One Out of the Pan, by EntrancedCat (part 2): "Daria sat contentedly in the front passenger bucket seat on the drive returning to Schloss Morgendorffer that afternoon. Without embarrassment she hugged the neck of the huge unicorn plushie with its long soft black hair, twisty golden horn and silver mane, the legs of which she had splayed over her lap."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 5): "Helen and Jake lay in bed one night, Helen poring over one of the many books the counselor gave her and Jake going over a Pokémon player's guide he picked up after work. 'I'm wondering if this book is really relevant.' Helen mused. 'It doesn't quite apply to our situation and the author has a pretty misty view of childhood.'"

  • No Use Playing Dumb, by MorganAW (part 3): "'I think I'm finally finding out what it's like to be a Lane,' Daria said as they walked down the hall, blissfully close to the end of the year. 'That can't be since it's only afternoon and you're already out of bed.'"

  • When The World Stood Still, by neonhomer (part 1): "'I'm not comfortable with heights.' Came Daria's voice over the phone. 'I know sweetie, but you did say you would help chaperone the trip with Jane.' Said Helen Morgendorffer, Daria's mother."

Monday, July 29, 2019

Care for Some Concentrated Protein and Starch Nutrition Squares?


Now, you'd think that Helen is serving lasagna because it's National Lasagna Day, but in reality it's just what's for dinner. Every day. No matter what. Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me to learn that the Morgendorffers eat turkey lasagna on Thanksgiving.

Meanwhile, Jane might be celebrating International Tiger Day, but hopefully not by dyeing her hair. Instead, she should do something safer and less dramatic, like getting an actual tiger as a pet.

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

"Don't call him a cowboy until you see him ride."


Just because it's National Day of the Cowboy doesn't mean you're obligated to give Travis the Annoying Cowboy a ride anywhere. Just drive away, with or without running over his suitcase. Trust me; you're better off without that kind of hassle in your life.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Pierce Me," which aired on this day in 1998. It was one of the more shippery episodes, but don't be distracted by the cute Daria/Trent moments. The real focus of the episode should be on how Daria's belly button healed so quickly. My money's on E.T.

Fanfic Update!
  • Changing Lanes, by midnightabyss86 (part 21): "The summer passed. After each midday peak, the thick heat, once intense and oppressive in its power, mellowed, and the passions between lovers and friends cooled each night."

  • Chan's Crucible (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Kevin, Jim, Mack and Chuck are sitting on the porch drinking beer and watching the sunset. 'So,' said Jim, 'Who do you guys like for the Superbowl this year?'"

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 76 and 77): "School started the week after Daria and Quinn returned from the camp-out. Not that there were any ruffles and flourishes for the first day of school: there hadn't been any while Principal Strong had run James Ferguson Elementary School, and Principal Trimble chose not to have any, unless his insipid speech at a mandatory school assembly was supposed to be such." (Part 77)

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 27): "Erin sat in her usual Monday morning seat on her usual Monday morning train, drinking her usual Monday morning coffee, yet everything felt different."

  • No Use Playing Dumb, by MorganAW (parts 1 and 2): "*Knock knock* 'Come in,' Daria said without looking up from the pages of Anna Karenena." (Part 2)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Sew What?


Daria's having a blast celebrating Threading the Needle Day, even if the camel isn't happy about it. If you have any needles that need to be threaded, then go nuts! This holiday only comes around once a year, after all!

If you'd rather try out a new recipe, then you could celebrate Culinarians Day instead. Dibs on Kitchen Sink Stew. Mmmm...black tongues....

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

That Trident Might Come in Handy, Too!


Apparently Mack's been given a promotion from captain of the football team to God of the Seas for Neptunalia. I suspect that the only real difference will be that Kevin starts calling him "Mackerel Daddy" instead. The good news is that now Mack can summon a shark to eat him if he wants to.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Artist and The Fashionista, by Jabe Shepherd (part 5): "'So, how did your art project go?' Stacy asked. Quinn went through her locker to search for the self portrait Jane had painted for Ms. Defoe's class; eventually, she found it. 'Wow!, that's beautiful did you paint that?' Stacy asked as she observed the painting."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 74 and 75): "The Morgendorffers managed to eat breakfast despite Quinn's distraction by the hummingbirds. After a while most of them gave up and went back to the Gilrays' hummingbird feeder." (Part 75)

  • Esteem Effort, by Youth of Oz (part 1): "Daria idly wondered if Lawndale High really had such a problem with depressed and low-esteem students, or if it was an arbitrary choice - just enough random teens declared unfit for the principal to justify more funding."

  • First One Out of the Pan, by EntrancedCat (part 1): "'It's like pancakes,' Quinn said to Sandi, Stacy and Tiffany as the Fashion Club members gathered at the Schloss Morgendorffer kitchen table to discuss their strategy for Cashman's Winter sale over breakfast. 'Everybody knows you never eat the first one out of the pan. You feed it to the dog.'"

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 4): "'You don't have to pack a lunch for me, Daria.' said Link as he ate his corn flakes. 'I'm on the free lunch program.'"

  • Kevin The Bounty Hunter (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Jim is in the garage and has just wrapped up another car video. As he begins to put up his camera equipment his cell phone goes off. He answers."

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Monkeying Around While Quinn's Away?


I think the three Js have missed the point of the Scopes Monkey Trial, which was decided on this day in 1925. We know that Kevin will be interested, though, because he is quite clear on the fact that he likes monkeys. Especially if the monkey is Curious George.

This is also the anniversary of both "The Misery Chick" in 1997 and "Jake of Hearts" in 1999. Daria was forced to contemplate death in both, but only one of the episodes subjected her (and us) to the antics of wacky radio DJs.

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Oh, So THAT'S What the Red Stuff in the Fridge Was!


Trent's following in Lizzie Borden's (alleged) grisly footsteps in honor of the anniversary of her birth on this day in 1860. I guess Amanda found out what really happens if you hold a butterfly too tightly in your hands.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Groped by an Angel," which aired on this day in 2000. Quinn got in touch with her spiritual side, at least so long as spirits are willing to do things for her. Pretty on-brand for Quinn, really.

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 21): "Daria spotted them before Trent did, the news van parked in front of the warehouse apartments, naturally recognising her own immoral species."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 73): "Daria awoke before dawn the next morning, the tent's air still reeking of Quinn's floral-scented shampoo. It wasn't nearly so intense as it had been in the car trip back from the hot springs the day before, but it still lingered."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 3): "'No, sorry, really can't come over today.' Tom told Quinn over the phone on Sunday morning. 'See, my dad's got this really important client who's all churchy church and he's convinced him we are too. So now I have to spend a few hours in a pew trying not to go to sleep. Hope you understand.'"

  • Kevin The Bounty Hunter (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (part 2): "Sandi is in the living room with her new dog, a rottweiler named rex. 'This is your new home, Rex,' she said, 'Now, let's take that muzzle off.'"

  • OrchestraTed (The Ted Zone), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Ted and his parents were eating a peaceful dinner together when inspiration struck."

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hot Diggety Dog!


Kevin looks like a weiner, but that's okay because today is National Hot Dog Day. Jake's probably donated another batch of bulk-rate dogs to the school for another eating contest, but I think I'll pass. Help yourselves, though! Even if you're not hungry, it'll really gross Quinn out and that alone is worth it, isn't it?

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Awwwwwww!


Jake, Helen, and Daria are sharing a tender family moment for Global Hug Your Kids Day. Meanwhile, Quinn is...well, Quinn's probably hugging her mirror somewhere.

Today is also National Gummi Worm Day, but don't touch the ones in the bowl on the counter. Jane needs them for an art project, and she'll be pissed if you eat them.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (parts 71 and 72): "Despite their fatigue after a day of hiking and sight-seeing, the Morgendorffer girls still had enough energy to accompany Jake to the community campfire." (Part 72)

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 27): "Daria was happy that she was sitting in the inflatable habitat. Tom and Shamus had taken Herman with them to start observing and recording the information about anti-gravity technology."

  • Daria vs. Terfs, by Peridaniel (part 4): "'You know, Daria,' Quinn began as she prepared herself a bowl of cereal, 'since you're under my command or whatever now, maybe you should start being more respectful of me.'"

  • The Date, by elainefr (part 14): "Okay, this is no big deal. It's just dinner with Tom- who is my boyfriend- who has wanted to spend more and more time with me- who might misread this whole thing and think that something more is supposed to happen. I'm over thinking again. It's dinner and that is all."

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 2): "'Couldn't we have left the squad car door ajar or at least unlocked?' Officer Wildman asked his partner as they approached the Morgendorfer's front door. 'I wouldn't mind having an excuse to work that scum over again!'"

  • Kevin The Bounty Hunter (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Kevin is waiting in line to have his driver's license renewed. He notices the guy in front of him is wearing a dark blue cap."

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Three Part Harmony


The Three Js are one short for their quartet on Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, but even if they added one more person I doubt Quinn would be impressed by their efforts. I'd be surprised to find out even one of them could carry a tune, honestly.

Meanwhile, Daria and Jane will be enjoying National French Fries Day today. Extra points if they get cheese fries.

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "Fair Enough," which aired on this day in 1998. There were no fries or barbershop music at the medieval fair, but there were turkey legs and a madrigal singer. Does that count?

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Gimme an "L"! Gimme an "O"! Gimme an "N"! And so on!


Brittany's definitely the best candidate to celebrate National Cheer Up The Lonely Day with, because Daria has no interest in cheer and would much rather stay lonely. Still, if she has a new Melody Powers story ready she might stop by and see Mrs. Blaine. Anyone else wish we'd had some kind of follow-up to that? I guess that's why God gave us fanfic.

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 20): "It seemed that wherever she went, Daria Morgendorffer couldn't get away from those fucking pigeons and their incessant noise."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Highland Years, by Meester_Lee (part 70): "The campground manager's office was modest: a cabin so small that it looked more like a shed than someplace where people actually lived."

  • Daria vs. Terfs, by Peridaniel (part 3): "'Ready for day two of shameless bigotry and obnoxiousness?' Jane asked Daria as they walked into the school the next morning."

  • Getting By, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'You look great, Jake,' Andrew Landon smiled as he straightened Jake's tie. 'You've been meeting with bankers and backers for years. Don't know why you're more nervous than me.'"

  • Happy Adversity, by Lady Evil (part 1): "Tom rang the doorbell at the Morgendorfer residence and was greeted by a very plastic looking Guy Fawkes. 'Ugh. What a creepy face.' he said. Daria lifted up the mask she was wearing. 'Aah! What an even creepier face!'"

  • Knight In Pink Shining Armor (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "A medieval themed amusement park outside Lwandale is bustling with tourists. Over the main entrance is a huge arch sign that says "Medieval World". Cut to a rear entrance with a modern gate and guard post. Jim's Camaro pulls up to the gate." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Quinn Got In The Car, by Lady Evil (COMPLETE!): "Jane and Daria were walking to Daria's house, Daria carrying her duffle bag. 'So, Trent told me to tell you,' Daria was saying. 'That Jesse didn't mean the kind of crabs you thought he meant. He meant the kind with claws that sing calypso songs to discontented mermaids and go great with garlic butter.'"

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

"Yes, grunge was wrong, but you can't blame the whole state."


Quinn is getting into that, that grunge in honor of Courtney Love's birthday. I can only imagine what Sandi would say, although the Fashion Club's willingness to attend Alternapalooza means she might not mind so much.

Today is also National Sugar Cookie Day, and Daria baked some just for you! They're shaped like hearts.

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Chocolate and Nuts? What a Great Combination!


Anyone care for a chocolate-covered Mrs. Johannsen for Chocolate Day? I'll pass, but only because I have plenty of chocolate stashed away already. You have fun, though!

Today is also the anniversary of both "Road Worrier" in 1997 and "It Happened One Nut" in 1999. Daria sat on a peanut butter sandwich in one and dispensed nuts in the other. Someone working on the show was just nuts about nuts!

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 19): "'We're going to the Hamptons.' 'We're doing what now?'"

  • Daria: A Post-Electric Play, by Roentgen (part 1): "'I'm sitting here in a railray station got a ticket for my destination...hmmm hmmm....' Poe finished sweeping the floor. Or at least she thought she had finished sweeping it. All it took was one little wind from somewhere to bring the dust right back into this run-down shack somewhere along the Mississippi."

  • Getting By, by EntrancedCat (part 11): "Kevin's mouth gaped on empty air as Tiffany broke their kiss by dropping down from tip-toes. 'What is it, babe?' Kevin asked as Tiffany turned her face from his. 'Is my Honest Abe costume beard tickling you, dollface?'"

  • Timmy The Model (Life After Thirty), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "It's late August so Quinn and Jim are at the mall with Tommy, Timmy and Teddy to do what all parents do in the waning days of summer: shop for back-to-school clothes. They are currently in the pre-teen section of Cashmans. Jim is loaded down with the latest styles for school age boys." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Truth or Dare (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Saga Goes On), by Shiva (part 1): "Inexplicably Daria and Jane found themselves playing Truth or Dare during a sleepover at Jane's place. The reasons for all of this are inexplicable and have no baring on canon beyond what you are willing to believe."

Friday, July 5, 2019

Is a Trip to Bikini Island In Order?


Don't let the festive beach ball or the cute swimwear fool you. Andrea is clearly not enjoying National Bikini Day...although I'll bet Upchuck is.

Speaking of Andrea, today is also the anniversary of the episode "Mart of Darkness," which aired on this day in 2000. I think we got more insight into Andrea's character in that brief exchange than we saw in the rest of the series put together!

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

But No One Will Compliment That Awful Mirror in the Girls Bathroom That Adds at Least Two Pounds!


Quinn's either celebrating Compliment Your Mirror Day or just doing what she does every morning when she sees her own reflection. I'm just glad she finally found a friend she can actually appreciate.

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 18): "'Do you want to go somewhere tomorrow before you go back to Lawndale?' Trent just looked at her. 'Are you serious or just yanking me around? Coz I'm getting too old to go chasing after girls.'"

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 5): "Daniel trained for more than an hour; it was the best way to shut his brain down. Then he took a quick shower. When he was done he went downstairs to see what his sister was doing. He was not surprised to find her in the kitchen intent on washing lettuce."

  • The Date, by elainefr (part 13): "Tom stood at the entrance to the Lane household poised to knock. He wasn't sure what he was going to say, but he wanted to get this thing with Trent out of the way."

  • Erin Chambers, by OzFerret (part 26): "The unzipped, borrowed jacket and the over-tight leather pulled Erin's shoulders back into a display of confidence she did not feel. She wanted to feel in control, but instead she felt like a fraud."

  • Fates Entwined, by Deep Metal (part 31): "'So, what do we have here?' Mr. Candy kicked open the door. In front of him he saw David Van Driessen at work on the camera."

  • Getting By, by EntrancedCat (parts 8 - 10): "'Okay, Chief,' Dexter and Jane's boss said to the artist Dexter. 'Get busy with the background to, let's see, Design C10, over them rental boxes there.'" (Part 9) (Part 10)

  • Quinn Got In The Car, by Lady Evil (part 11): "Daria woke to the sound of her phone buzzing. She opened her eyes and looked around. Where was she again? Oh, yeah, Jane gave her the couch in her cabin to spend the night on. Daria put on her glasses and picked up her phone. It was 11:37 am and Link had sent her a text message."

  • Quinn's last steps, by Rémi (parts 5 and 6): "A church in Lawndale. Well-dressed people are gathering for Sunday service. Quinn and Daria are coming in, wearing their usual clothes. Some people are throwing weird looks at them." (Part 6)

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries #2), by Roentgen (part 189): "Yesterday, Jamie White's celebration of his unanimous election to Deputy Leader was bittersweet. More sweet than bitter."

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Sensitive Pseudo-Scotsman


I see Mr. O'Neill is celebrating International Tartan Day, which is weird because "O'Neill" is Irish, not Scottish. Then again, why would he start being right about things after all this time?

Today is also Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day, and I'm sure Bro and QB will be here soon with some Firstdown Fudge for everyone. Unless Mack finally snaps and kills his business partner, which is likely to happen any day now.

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Say Cheese!


Everybody grab their cameras (or cell phones, I suppose) and start clicking because today is Camera Day! Jane's already gotten started, but I'm sure you can find all kinds of embarrassing moments to capture for eternity. Have fun!

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Gifted," which aired on this day in 1998. Although Daria and Jodie decided to stay at Lawndale High, they had a good time learning that smart kids can be just as irritating as dumb ones.

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 17): "'Thomas Andrew Sloane! What the hell are you doing here?' Kirk demanded, his face tight and drawn. He was wearing a long grey overcoat and black gloves and was one top hat away from looking like the villain from a silent movie."

  • The Artist and The Fashionista, by Jabe Shepherd (part 4): "Later that weekend, Quinn is approaching the Lane's house. She knocks on the door; it took a while, but Trent answered the door. 'Oh, Daria's sister?' Trent asked surprised."

  • Quinn's last steps, by Rémi (part 4): "Brittany's house. Daria and Quinn are coming in, Daria pushing Quinn's wheelchair. Teens are partying around. Quinn : That was nice of Jodie to get us invited to this party. Daria : Yes, I'm so glad to be bored here rather than doing my own thing in my room."

  • Unnamed story (LLH Short Entries #2), by Roentgen (part 188): "'Anyway,' Sandi said, 'I had an ulterior motive for our little get together.' 'What?' Quinn cried. 'You're running again?' Jane chuckled. 'You took all of us to New York to tell us that?'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover XV: A New Era In Crossovers), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Jane: Are you sure this is safe? Trent: Jane, it's as safe as it's going to get."

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Future's So Bright, They Gotta Throw Shade


Jane and Trent are perfectly happy to celebrate National Sunglasses Day, especially if it means they can alienate the "normal" members of their extended family. Daria's going to stick with her regular glasses, which do more than enough alienating as they are.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Mack Caught a Fish Thiiiiis Big!


Mack's gotten a head start on National Catfish Day, although I don't think that's a catfish. Anybody know? I'm not good with fish.

In other news, today is the anniversary of the episode "Boxing Daria," which aired on this day in 2001. There weren't any catfish there, either, but we did get a ton of insight into what makes Daria tick and a very fitting end to the series (aside from the final movie).

Fanfic Update!
  • Am I A Grownup Yet?, by jones2000 (part 16): "'What are all those cars for, d'you suppose?' 'I'd say reporters.' ' Already?' 'It doesn't take long.' Daria said. 'Death and destruction are our bread and butter.'"

  • Getting By, by EntrancedCat (parts 6 and 7): "'So Miss Deshima,' Mr. DeMartino paused in front of Tiffany's desk. 'PERhaps you would CARE to give us the reasoning of the Imperial Army in their inVASION of Manchuria?'" (Part 7)

  • Quinn Got In The Car, by Lady Evil (part 10): "O'Niel pouted as all the campers cheered for "Uncle Anthony". Meanwhile, Daria and Link were on the other side of the bus saying their own good-bye."

  • Rowe And Moreno: Taking The "C-Bus", by DIsaac (part 1): "After coming home and crashing out on the couch. They start talking about their future In Radio. STACY: So tired. Don't. Want. To. Move. DANI: I seconded it."