Thursday, July 31, 2014

Have a Magical Birthday!

When J. K. Rowling, who was born on this day in 1965, first wrote about witches and wizards in her Harry Potter books, I doubt this is what she had in mind. Still, there are quite a lot of Harry Potter/Daria crossover fanfics out there, so it's worth mentioning here. Among them are "Daria Morgendorffer and the Magic McGuffin" by Ranger Thorne, "Daria Morgenpotter & The New Same-Old, Same-Old" by Daniel Callahan, "Harry Potter and the Flack-Jacket Mafia" by Canadibrit, "My Daria/Harry Potter Crossover" by Brother Grimace, "The One and the Other" by JPAGC, and "One Year Later" by NightGoblyn.

Happy birthday, JKR!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On Second Thought, Let's Just Call Out for Pizza

It's the Morgendorffers' favorite holiday (or is that least favorite?), National Lasagna Day! Helen's serving up the first piece, so better get in line now. Unless you prefer your food to taste, you know, good.

This also happens to be International Tiger Day, and Jane's still trying to solve the dilemma of the Lady or the Tiger. Just keep away from the hair dye and everything will be fine, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 18): "Dmitri heard a series of frantic knocks at his door. He abandoned the essay he'd been penning and opened the door, finding himself faced with a wide-eyed Roan Breckenridge. 'What is it?' he asked."

  • Daria: High School Reunion, by Serrallonga (part 2): "He's a black man in his forties, dressed only with a gray jacket and a pair of red boxers with aliens drawn on them. His hairstyle reminds that of Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. He's holding a revolver in his left hand and is obviously insane, or stoned, or both."

  • In Her Footsteps, by SaraJaye (COMPLETE!): "Sandi can't ever remember her parents not fighting. Sure, they've had their good moments, times when it really seemed like they got along and loved each other, but for the most part all she remembers is yelling and screaming."

  • Oh, Danny Boy, by Indigo (part 4): "It was the night of the party and Jane had just called for Quinn. 'I managed to wake my brother up for long enough to give us a ride to the party.' Jane told Quinn."

  • Ow! My Ears - The Mystik Spiral Story, by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "As Max Tyler's band fall into obscurity and, as of time of writing, can only open for Doors tribute bands, Mystik Spiral entered 2012 in a position of relative strength. Corporate rock finally took notice."

  • Pack Mentality, by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "The warm embrace of sleep slipped away from Trent like a lover in the night despite his best efforts to hold onto his ebbing dreams. He opened his dark eyes, his room slowly swimming into focus."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 11): "'The elusive Matthew Morgendorffer,' said an unfamiliar voice, 'my, my, my.' That wasn't Daria, but he didn't doubt that she was in on this. Play it cool, that was the trick."

  • A Rumple in Time, by RLobinske (part 1): "'I can't believe that I've been in this town for almost a year,' Daria said as she and Jane sat at a break table in the student lounge of Tesla High School. 'Time flies when you don't have a clue?' Jane said."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Brittany's World Trip), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "Me and Ashley continue in our trip. This time I'm writing from Lisbon. We arrived the day before last, and already many things happened."

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Walking Tall

Mrs. Bennett is having a great time on Walk on Stilts Day, or at least I hope she's on stilts. Maybe those Fuzzy Wuzzy Wee Bits actually contain dangerous levels of human growth hormone. Still, have a good one...and try not to fall off!

Today we also celebrate the anniversary of the episode "Pierce Me," which aired on this day in 1998. Daria did something stupid for a guy, and then demonstrated superhuman healing abilities. But did she ever get that tattoo Trent suggested?

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Time to Piss Off the Camel Again

Daria's helping Jake celebrate Threading the Needle Day, although we could also ask Mr. DeMartino, too. Turns out Ms. Li was right: he did hem those pants himself.

Fanfic Update!
  • A 946430, by Brian Taylor (part 3): "The girl was happy to believe this meant he really did love her and really was concerned. For a girl who'd been Francis Hill's daughter from birth, the realization otherwise came embarrassingly slow"

  • ARC ch. 7 Another day, another pain, by ST91 (part 1): "Ouch. That was Claire's first thought when she woke up in the throes of a headache. After this, a series of questions as : where am I ? why am I naked? what happened yesterday? crowded into her mind."

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 17): "Roan couldn't think. She was deaf and blind to the world. For now, there was only one thing she could focus on: Karis Chapman. The little brat had lied to her, and as a result, over half the Mafia had been rounded up by the Fielding fuzz. She was going to pay."

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 18): "Helen is coming back from the doctors being extra cautious with the icy roads. 'March 12th. Only four more months. Less than that. Oh god. I'm not ready to be a mother, again. I can't be a mother again. Not to a baby."

  • Daria, Jane, and a new sick sad world, by SpookyZalost (part 2): "the sun was setting in the village, Daria and Jane had just come back through the portal to the net after having explored a bit further. The reason was because Jane was concerned about straying too far from their bodies physically due to signal lag which might cause what she called ghost separation anxiety syndrome."

  • Dead Cynic Like Me, by peapotmaster (part 1): "Daria turned to see the Grim Reaper and a deadpanned girl in a pink shirt walk towards her. 'Great, another cartoon celebrity crossover,' said the girl."

  • Giant Size Rise to Vote, Sir, bydogsbody32 (COMPLETE!): "Senator Daria Morgendorffer polished her glasses on the cuff of her blouse, replaced them on her face, and leaned forward to speak into the microphone. 'Director Hill, perhaps you'd care to enlighten this committee about certain projects which were carried out under your former organization's aegis.'"

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 151): "Tom showed Daria the three items in his hand. All of them were buttons. 'This isn't right. These are buttons and these aren't the kinds of buttons you lose from a white shirt or blouse. These aren't Fielding jacket buttons. They aren't suit buttons. Come with me!'"

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 10): "It was a fine evening to go running. This was a very broad category as far as Jane Lane was concerned, as, short of a monsoon or some kind of natural disaster, there was no day or time of day when she wouldn't go running. But today was an especially fine day to her thinking."

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Toldeth Thee Not to Call Me That!

Today is Neptunalia, the festival that celebrates Neptune, the Roman god of the waters. Mack is looking majestic as Neptune in this alter ego, although I wouldn't want to be the one who calls him "Mack Daddy" while he's holding that trident.

Jake's also firing up the grill for Hot Dog Day, so come on over for the Hot Diggety Dog Eating Contest! Hey, a man's gotta get rid of a crate full of hot dogs somehow.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

I'm Sure the Fashion Club Hates this Holiday

Tom just celebrated National Junk Food Day by stuffing his face full of gummi bears. Jane's about to celebrate by killing him for eating her art supplies. Let's all grab some ZooZoo Drops and Juicy Joes and watch the carnage unfold!

Speaking of brushes with death, today is also the anniversary of both "The Misery Chick" in 1997 and "Jake of Hearts" in 1999. Tommy Sherman died, and Jake nearly joined him two years later.

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 71): "On a Saturday morning, Gage, wearing only a set of black briefs, sat on a stool in Harris Studios, where he patched up an old leather jacket."

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 17): "Nevertheless, Roan was a people person and she knew it; that was also why she was a chief recruiter for the Mafia. She'd managed to induct seven new members in the past year alone."

  • Daria, Jane, and a new sick sad world, by SpookyZalost (part 1): "Daria was heading back to Lawndale, a place she hadn't been since she left this dump to move on with her life nearly a decade and a half ago."

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 150b): "'Jill, what are you doing out here?' Quinn said, pulling Jill into the van. The van started moving again. 'I wanted to catch you under way,' Jill said. 'There's a surprise coming up! How's your make-up?'"

  • Is This Adulthood?, by Princess_Pasta (part 9): "I ran my hands under warm water and scrubbed them with dish detergent while my mind wandered to more important matters. Specifically, where the hell Daria was."

  • Mine, by Vukodlak (part 10): "After the whole kiss incident things had been awkward between Jane and Daria but after a summer apart they'd been trying to patch things up but the guilt was making it impossible for them to return to normal while Daria had come clean of her betrayal right away Jane had only just worked up the courage to confess her own."

  • Old Shoe (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, uh, Jane,' Quinn said. 'It's Quinn.' 'Yeah, I know who you are,' Jane said. 'So what do you want?' 'Jane, I kissed your boyfriend.'"

  • Passion For Fashion (Iron Chef: It's always the quiet ones who...), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Tiffany Blum-Deckler knew that if anyone from the Fashion Club could see her now, she'd be kicked out immediately. Part of her thought that wouldn't be such a bad thing."

  • Tambourine Girl, by ashk09 (part 1): "Not for the first time that night, Stacy Rowe wondered what the hell she was doing stomping her hooves out here; the mud was ankle-deep, and her dark blue tennies were glomming into the mire so much that she was probably going to have to be air-lifted to safety once the concert came to an end."

  • Urban Hell, by Jeremy Garrett (part 5): "Eventually, a mentally as well as physically exhausted Stacy collapsed onto a nearby recliner and began to fall asleep. Unfortunately for her, just a few minutes was all she got as her phone rang."

Saturday, July 19, 2014

What Rhymes with "Ax"?

Trent's wishing an incredibly creepy happy birthday to Lizzie Borden, who was born on this day in 1860. Borden was tried and acquitted for murdering her father and stepmother. Looking at that alter ego, it's possible we may have solved the mystery of why Amanda and Vincent are away from home so much.

Speaking of horrific tragedies, it was on this day in 2000 that we got to see Quinn spill soda all over the front of her pants and completely humiliate herself. That's right, today's the anniversary of the episode "Groped by an Angel."

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Jane Lane and the Seven Dwarves

Jane's getting in touch with her cuddly side because it was on this day in 1955 that Disneyland opened its doors for the first time. As a result, Kevin Thompson knows exactly where he's going to go after he wins the Super Bowl.

Fanfic Update!
  • Critters, by Snow-Kitty (COMPLETE!): "He heard rustling from branches above his head, and glanced up for a moment, his eye bulging in annoyance, to see the source of the irritating noise. His face lit up when he noticed three squirrels sitting in a row on one of the branches."

  • Daria and Jane: In The 'Unethical' Experiment (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 17): "Daria sees Luke's new car pull up to the gates. 'You're two minutes late.'"

  • I do (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'So Amiga' Jane said with a smile. 'I always knew you'd end up as my sister-in-law and today is the day, mwahaahaahaaa!'"

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 9): "Matt ignored the shout and continued straight upstairs. He would not look back and he would not slam the door to his room. He would not give her the satisfaction."

  • Renewment, by RLobinske (COMPLETE!): "Seated on a lounge chair under an umbrella in the back yard, Helen deleted a file, set her tablet computer aside and rolled her head back in frustration. 'Ugh! That was worse than Twilight fanfiction.'"

  • Unnamed story (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part III), by BrownEyedBagel (COMPLETE!): "Without any warning or provocation Tom politely pushed past Angela Li and cut her speech for the Lawndale High graduation ceremony short. He glanced up to the sky and uttered a silent prayer for himself and those around him. He muttered an apology for what carnage he would soon unleash upon the world."

  • Unnamed story (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part III), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Moar food! MOAR!' Tom Sloane bellowed at his skinny, starving servants as they gathered even more food for their morbidly obese master."

  • Without Warning, by Princess-Pasta (part 18): "Summer descended upon Lawndale quickly, bringing with it sweltering heat and high humidity. The only consolation for Jace was the fact that school was out."

  • You and I, We're Angels (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "Drowning, apparently, was supposed to be a pleasant sensation. She wouldn't know. All she'd thought as she had sunk was that she couldn't let go. Never let go."

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


It's Cow Appreciation Day, but I don't recommend that you celebrate this one by sky-diving. Poor Roger found that out the hard way. But, hey, what's the point of a senseless tragedy if you can't find a little humor in it?

Today is also National Gummi Worm Day, and can Upchuck offer you a wasabi gummi fish? Actually, I don't recommend you try that, either.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Apparently Mr. D. Is Getting Really Desperate for Snacks

DeMartino is celebrating Embrace Your Geekness Day, although I don't think that's the kind of geek they meant. Since our fandom has more than its share of geeks, this holiday seems appropriate!

This is also National French Fries Day, and you have a choice. You can either order them at Chez Pierre and pay an exorbitant amount for them, or just head out for some cheese fries with Daria and Amy. I know which one I'm choosing.

Finally, today we celebrate the anniversary of the episode "Fair Enough," which aired on this day in 1998. In honor of that, Quinn is going to make a dainty garland for her head and sing.

Fanfic Update!
  • Blade Robber (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part III), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Tom had followed Elsie outside the house. She was hugely excited about something, but refused to tell Tom what, insisting that she show him instead."

  • Mine, by Vukodlak (part 9): "'Oh god!' Jane gasped looking at the laptop screen in shock. 'Did you hear what this idiot candidate for Senator in Missouri said?'"

  • My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "And so, following the usual Bromwell experience of networking, discreet 'partying' as the rest of society would call it, and lining up potential wives from a roll call of his feminine contemporaries, Tom had set out on his Grand Tour."

  • Nobody's Home, by ognawk (part 1): "Trent reached into his pocket and fished out his house keys. As he went to put them in the lock, he noticed a note taped to the front door. He pulled it off and read it."

  • Trip Down Memory Lane, by Evil Icing (part 2): "He sighed. Grandma Lane was the exact opposite of his parents: strict, disciplinary, always in a mood (did his parents even have moods?)... And she had never been too fond of him."

  • Upper Echelon, by Princess_Pasta (part 6): "Tori Jericho was lounging in her room listening to Boys R Guys. Blissfully unaware that her social standing was about to go plummeting into the abyss."

Friday, July 11, 2014

Because If There's One Person Who Knows How to Cheer....

Brittany's doing her part for Cheer up the Lonely Day, so why not get out there and visit someone, too? Just don't read them "Howl." It's not likely to go over well.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

And Look Out for the Ones Shaped Like Hearts

Happy National Sugar Cookie Day, cookie lovers! Helen and Rita are going to have a batch ready for everyone soon, but first they have to figure out if the sugar is already in them. To be honest, you might be better off buying some cookies at a store.

Fanfic Update!
  • Ah, Hell, by metameric1 (part 19): "Dammit, Morgendorffer, you're supposed to be a strong woman. What the hell happened to that? You should be happy for him, and here you're sitting here thinking only of yourself."

  • Alienation, by malakite (part 16): "It hadn't been until her mother asked why she was staring at the door that she'd realized she'd forgotten to point her eyes the conventional way."

  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 70): "It was Sunday, which meant that there was a scheduled ASPS meeting in Michelle's dorm room at 3:00 P.M. Ethan and Karis had both shown up, but Gage and Wehrung had failed to make an appearance. 'It's not like them to be this sloppy,' Ethan noted from the corner of the room."

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 16): "Daria and the rest of Raft is uneasy as the days get closer and closer to Thanksgiving. The long break will be needed by many."

  • Daria 2097, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1.2): "The Morgendorffers were having dinner. It was quiet. The way all four family members liked it. However, to say that there was no communication going on would be false. There was a lot of information passing to and fro between the family members."

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (mini): "'We were going to watch some TV. Nothing you'd be interested in,' Elsie said. 'How about Monopoly?' Tom asked."

  • Ow! My Ears - The Mystik Spiral Story, by Charles RB (part 9): "Everyone who tried to book Mystik Spiral had a 50/50 chance of booking the wrong Mystik Spiral, due to the inherent laziness of the human species."

  • Renewment, by RLobinske (part 8): "'That song takes me back,' Helen said. 'Same here, and after all these years, we're together in California to enjoy it.'"

  • Tom Sloane, Lax Bro, by Shiva (part 23): "Mack: 'Yeah, it's me.' Daria: 'Why'd you call. H-how you'd know I was here?!'"

  • Unnamed story, by candy_darling (part 1): "She clenched the steering wheel until her hands were white. Her chest tightened and her breath was quick and shallow. She stared intently ahead, unconsciously, and her eyes were wide and full of panic."

  • Upper Echelon, by Princess_Pasta (part 5): "The Fielding Library was the last place Tom Sloane expected to find himself but, then again, nothing else in his life was making much sense."

Monday, July 7, 2014

Now She IS a Damn Chocolate Bar!

It turns out you really are what you eat, as Mrs. Johanssen demonstrates today, which happens to be Chocolate Day. It also happens to be one of my all-time favorite holidays.

This is also a double anniversary for episodes, as both "Road Worrier" and "It Happened One Nut" aired on this day in 1997 and 1999. Interestingly, both episodes feature Daria's unpleasant interactions with nuts. In the first, she sits on a peanut butter sandwich. In the second, she has to sell nuts while--ugh--smiling.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Hooray for Overworked Lawyers!

Helen's celebrating Work-a-holics Day with great enthusiasm, but she'd better cut it short and get back to that paperwork. The firm is counting on her, after all!

Today we also observe the anniversary of the episode "Mart of Darkness," which first aired on this day in 2000. In honor of it, we will be giving out free samples and holding a command performance of Madame Butterfly in the automotive department.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 15): "Halloween was coming and all the colleges were abuzz with various parties. People were talking about costumes. Daria ignored it all. She wasn't going to any big parties. Nothing would get her to go. So she thought."

  • Jane's esteem, by EntrancedCat (part 1): "'I've never taught self-esteem to teens, Angela,' Timothy O'Neill expressed to his boss, Principal Angela Li. 'I'm not sure I have the self-confidence to give these teens the self-confidence which they so desperately need.'"

  • Trip Down Memory Lane, by Evil Icing (part 1): "Oh. That's right. For some odd reason, Jane found herself victim to a reminiscing older brother, stuck on a road trip to—make things worse—the dreaded yearly family reunion. And every year they just got worse."

Thursday, July 3, 2014

I Think This Holiday Reflects Well on Her

Quinn's got the right idea today, which is Compliment Your Mirror Day, although I don't think it's common for the mirror to compliment you back. Only Quinn, am I right?

Fandom News!
  • Did you have a good Canada Day? Share it in the thread and wish our Canadian members of fandom well!

  • Silver posted a new Iron Chef in Creative Writing: Steampunk Daria.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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

Come grab a bowl of Firstdown Fudge on this fine Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day. Or, if that's not your favorite flavor, just come up with your own! Make sure you give a tub of it to Mack before he heads out in the ice cream truck, though.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 14): "Trent and the band load up the van as they prepare to drive out to Ohio. Jane and Lindy stand in the doorway of Casa Lane. 'Keep on eye on Trent for me.' 'I'll keep a lot on him.' Lindy laughs as Jane smiles."

  • The Many Doctors, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 24): "It had been days, possibly over a week, since Felicia had disappeared into an anomaly in the TARDIS structure."

  • Playing the Game, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "Charles 'Upchuck' Ruttheimer felt numb. He still could not believe what he had done."

  • Sonoma Coma, by jtranser (part 16): "'Yes, Jane, I know I can will Kevin back into existence. But why would I want to do that?'"

  • Upper Echelon, by Princess_Pasta (part 4): "Mr. DeMartino, Daria's US History I teacher, was a haggard middle-aged man with graying black hair and cold, dark eyes. It was obvious that whatever drew him to teaching in the first place was long gone."

  • Urban Hell, by Jeremy Garrett (part 4): "But one thing he did know was that even though he was baking inside it, Ted felt glad to now be wearing this loaded trenchcoat. It gave him an added sense of security, which he felt was sorely needed after what happened inside that Food Lord. And he also had this feeling that things would only get worse from here on out."

Sunday, June 29, 2014

"Quinn, get the camera!"

Jane probably just captured yet another of Daria's embarrassing moments for posterity, but that's okay because today is Camera Day! Which is my best side? I know they're both good.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Gifted," which aired on this day in 1998. Daria and Jodie learned to their surprise that Lawndale High is actually the lesser of two evils. Who knew?

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Boxing with Captain Kangaroo

Brittany's wishing a happy birthday full of bouncity bounce to the late Bob Keeshan, also known as Captain Kangaroo, who was born on this day in 1927. Keeshan played the character on the children's show for almost 30 years, and there's a very good chance Jake and Helen grew up watching it. Unless Mad Dog had some kind of issue with it, of course. Damn you, old man!

Fanfic Update!
  • A Butterfly Effect, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "Sometimes a small moment of distraction can have big consequences."

  • Dressing for Disaster, by PrecambrianStudios (parts 1 and 2): "Cassidy Hemming, a petite sophomore student with large spectacles and long red hair, saw Tom Sloane walk across the courtyard, yards and yards away from the wooden, gum-ridden bench. Her heart fluttered and leapt into her throat." (Part 2)

  • Fashion Hunters, by Sylvia_Locust (COMPLETE!): "'Dean?' his father asks, rubbing a hand across his tired eyes. 'Sir?' 'What’s your brother wearing on his feet?'"

  • Ow! My Ears - The Mystik Spiral Story, by Charles RB (parts 7 and 8): "Amelia Pines was born into an Air Force family and moved about the country - and also spent time in Germany - until the age of 12, when her parents settled in Limerick, Maine. It would be a stereotype to say that this left her socially awkward and timid around people, and also very accurate." (Part 8)

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 8): "She all but vibrated with enthusiasm and importance at her good fortune, taking dainty bites out of her salad. Helen smiled indulgently at her. It was so refreshing to see her daughters flourishing in their new environment."

  • Renewment, by RLobinske (part 7): "Jake knocked on the front door and they waited for a moment before Trent answered it. 'Hey, come on in. Oh yeah, Lindy and Jane kinda set up a party for you.'"

  • Stacy's Newly Made Man, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "As the pervert chatted her up, undressing her come hither outfit with his eyes. Stacy Rowe went through the motions of being coy but curious, the very essence of a naiveté teenage girl looking for an older man to 'make a woman of her'."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Everyone Goes to Fielding), by Princess_Pasta (parts 2 and 3): "Sue Bentley was enjoying a French fashion magazine in the quiet, solitude of her dorm room when Sandi made her unexpected entrance. Sue didn't take kindly to being disturbed, especially by someone who didn't even have the decorum to knock before entering a room." (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story ([Iron Chef – Round Robin – Free For All] Time Loops), by Wraith (part 24): "Ever since she found out about the nature of the Loops, Daria had been trying to play things safe. She really didn't want to risk doing something to alienate Jane just as she Awoke."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'But... what?' Jodie's face was lined with disbelief as Mack, a guitar in hand as he sat atop a lunch table with girls gathered all around him, shrugged and reached for a cookie that Stacy thoughtfully handed him."

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Some Boxes Are More Equal Than Others

Daria's wishing George Orwell a happy birthday, as the author of one of her favorite books, Animal Farm, was born on this day in 1903. Orwell also wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four, which Daria references in "Psycho Therapy."

And speaking of Young Daria, today is also the anniversary of "Boxing Daria," which aired on this day in 2001. It's thanks to that episode that I can never look at a refrigerator box the same way again.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Tickled Pink or Feeling Sick?

Quinn is ready to greet another National Pink Day, while Daria is asking someone else to hold the camera for a minute. She needs to excuse herself for mental health reasons. Or to grab some holiday-themed Pepto Bismol.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 13): "Daria had avoided Luke for a week and a half but knew she should call him soon. After turning down a couple more dates from other guys, and girls, she works up the courage to pick up the phone and calls Luke. 'Um, hey Luke.'"

  • Daria's pregnancy, by sparklingdaria (part 10): "Helen stared down at the pregnancy test she said 'Now what am I going to do? Quinn still lives here with her baby, I babysit for Daria's kids Maggie and Serafina often and Quinn has post natal depression! How am I going to cope with another child?!'"

  • Dee Dee & Crazy-dy, by ognawk (part 2): "'My my, good day, luscious lady.' Cassidy finally closed the locker and saw a boy with curly red hair, freckles and a leering grin. 'Who are you?' Cassidy asked with a frown."

  • Fielding Forever, by Princess-Pasta (part 2): "'Jamie!' Both of them stopped and turned in time to see a group of three girls approaching. The one who called was a wavy-haired brunette who had the haughty demeanor of someone who thought highly of themselves."

  • Mine, by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "Daria was exhausted; both physically and mentally fourteen hours of labor would do that to anyone."

  • Ow! My Ears - The Mystik Spiral Story, by Charles RB (part 6): "Trent will not say how he feels but he did bust into an a capella version of Betrayal. His friends and wife have confirmed that he was hurt: 'Mark left him miserable and tuned into some dark anti-vibes, and not in the good way that he normally did,' says Tulip."

  • Shake, Shake, Quiver and Quake, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "...Don't look down. Whatever you do, don't look down! Jake could see that he'd almost reached the top of the climbing rope. A couple more feet and he'd be within reach of the little flag hanging there, waiting for him to grab it. Just. Don't. Look. Down. He looked down." (Part 5)

  • Transplanted Hippie (Iron Chef: Everyone Goes to Fielding), by Shiva (part 4): "'I still can't believe that you guys talked me into this.' Ethan muttered to Elsie as they followed in Tom's wake as he bounded for the car they were borrowing for the night."

  • Unnamed story ([Iron Chef – Round Robin – Free For All] Time Loops), by Wraith (parts 22 and 23): "One advantage of having a brother like Trent was that he didn't question little things like his sister and another girl setting up to fight in the backyard." (Part 23)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

I Think, Therefore I Skate

Daria is enjoying Go Skateboarding Day with more than usual (for her) enthusiasm. In fact, we might want to check her pupils just in case she's in the middle of some kind of glitterberries-induced hallucination. Still, she's got some pretty good moves.

Today we also celebrate the birthday of Jean-Paul Sartre, who was born on this day in 1905. I'm sure he had Quinn's wardrobe and accessories in mind when he helped develop the philosophy of existentialism.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Would You Like Yours Shaken or Stirred?

Jake's got the right idea on this fine National Martini Day, and he's clearly in a better mood than usual. I'm not sure if it's because of the martini, though. It could just as easily be that Garfield said something funny.

Fanfic Update!
  • Ah, Hell, by metameric1 (part 18): "'We're spending a week in Hawaii, in a treehouse? This is your idea of cool?' Daria crossed her arms, fixing him with a glare."

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 12): "'Tony and I are going to the arts building tonight. Dantanius and Amalia are having a paint off. It should get interesting. You?' 'Nothing.' 'Then come with us.'"

  • Daria's pregnancy, by sparklingdaria (part 9): "Quinn looked at baby Matthew and said 'Isn't he the cutest little thing?'"

  • Fielding Forever, by Princess-Pasta (part 1): "Daria Morgendorffer ran her fingers over the Fielding crest that emblazoned the right side of her blazer. The letters: F, A, M, A, stood for a motto that she was now forced to uphold. Facultas, amicitia, manentia, audacia: ability, friendship, permanency, boldness. The words had no meaning to her."

  • Flat out Daria, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Oh no, kiddo,' her father said unable as usual to catch the sarcasm in his oldest daughter's flat, even tone. 'Today you and Quinn are gonna learn how to change a flat tire.'"

  • Ow! My Ears - The Mystik Spiral Story, by Charles RB (part 5): "It seemed like the band finally had a basis for ongoing success. 'And then they did a Spiral,' says Daria."

  • Shake, Shake, Quiver and Quake, by Kristen Bealer (parts 2 and 3): "'Buck up, Jake. If we do die out there, at least we'll die together.' Sitting up, Jake gave Randy a shaky smile. 'And maybe we'll take a few of the bastards down with us.' 'That's the spirit! Now let's go meet our doom!'" (Part 3)

  • Star Trek: Daria - Resurrection, by echopapa (part 9): "While Daria waited, she mused over the past few days. The adventure with Wesley in the holodeck had made her forget for a while, but she once again was faced with the overwhelming fact that she was stranded in a time over 300 years past her own, and absolutely everyone that she ever knew was dust."

  • Transplanted Hippie (Iron Chef: Everyone Goes to Fielding), by Shiva (parts 2 and 3): "'Sink or swim, Ethan. Sink or swim...'" (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Everyone Goes to Fielding), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "Unbeknownst to Clayton one of the new students he'd just soaked with a water hose was seventh grader Catherine Kain. It was ironic that her torment and humiliation came from water seeing as her family fortune was founded on a popular brand of bottled water. While the other girls ran she sat there and fumed before deciding to do something about it."

  • Unnamed story ([Iron Chef – Round Robin – Free For All] Time Loops), by Wraith (part 21): "'Remember that usually-a-guy named Ranma you mentioned?' Daria nodded. 'One of the original Loopers. I take it you met him?'"

  • What is Fashion?, by Smijey (part 7): "Mr. DeMartino began to laugh. He laughed for a solid two minutes, which began to really unnerve Sandi. 'Okay, Sandi. I'll tell you what fashion is.'"

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Give Me Your Tired, Your Snarky....

Looks like Jane has finally realized her dream of visiting New York City, because she's reenacting the Statue of Liberty's arrival there on this day in 1885. She seems pretty pleased with herself, but I hope her arm isn't getting tired, because she needs that to paint with.

Today is also Eat Your Vegetables Day, so I hope Kevin and Brittany kept one of the bags they brought to Andre Sakarynsky's Last Meal.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Great Father and an Expert Chugger

Jake's just enjoying a small drink to celebrate Father's Day, although it's also possible that he recently heard that Rita's coming for a visit. Or he had another flashback about his father. Or the credit card bill came in the mail. Whatever the case may be, happy Father's Day to any of you out there who are Dads!

Something important happened on this day in Angelinhel's story "61501," but I'm not going to spoil it for you if you haven't read it yet.

Fanfic Update!
  • Ah, Hell, by metameric1 (part 17): "'You can't be serious.' She reached out and took his hand. 'This is an offer from a record label. Isn't this what you've been working towards?'"

  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 69): "'Wehrung,' Gage called as he walked down the Underhill hallway, nearing his friend's dorm room, 'I got you the batter you asked for!' Usually, the cycloptic ASP would have scurried out of his room in excitement, but today, nothing. Gage frowned. 'Wehrung?'"

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 16): "'Crap, crap, what do we do, what do we do?' Karis exclaimed with panic as a ravenous group of lax bros began to beat Gage."

  • Daria's pregnancy, by sparklingdaria (part 8): "Daria woke up at 3 in the morning with bad stomach cramps, early sign of labour."

  • Friday the 13th, by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "Daria Morgendorffer stared down at the faded letters, her eyes taking in every crack and inch of dust covering the wooden board. She honestly couldn't believe Jane was feeding into all of the Friday the 13th nonsense."

  • Quarton, by neonhomer (part 2): "'Dead...' She said aloud, to no one in particular. 'Where is this place?' 'A limbo, of sorts.' Said Quarton."

  • Shake, Shake, Quiver and Quake, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "A bugle blared, waking Jake Morgendorffer with a start. The sixteen-year-old cadet looked around at the drab, unpainted wooden walls of the barracks at Buxton Ridge Military Academy and sighed."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Everyone Goes to Fielding), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, Daria - love the hat.'" (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Everyone Goes to Fielding), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Ashley Winters and his girlfriend Jane Lane were sat in the Fielding lunch room. Jane had a wide smile on her face as she passed a sheet to Ashley. 'You got a B+ in Math?' Ashley said as he looked at the paper and handed it back, 'Impressive.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Everyone Goes to Fielding), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'So, Michael,' Sue asked. 'I really need an escort for my deb party, and I think you'd be perfect for it.' Mack couldn't believe it. 'Sorry, Sue, but I don't think this is a good idea.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Everyone Goes to Fielding), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Ethan Yeager dragged a hand through his shorn hair, it still felt weird to have it cut so short. However the reason for his former mane to be history wasn't just because he had had to deal with his parents arrest and trial for drug dealing."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "'They knew I was coming, Cass. And the security wasn't exactly on the Republic's Select List.' Quinn smirked as Cassie's eyes boggled."

  • Urban Hell, by Jeremy Garrett (part 3): "He stepped inside and paused to let the cool air conditioning hit his face. Satisfied, he then went over to the ice cold beverages and pulled out an Ultra Cola. And as he was about to pay for it, a man wearing a black trenchcoat marched in. The coated man then unveiled a sawed-off shotgun, with which he fired a shot towards the ceiling."

Friday, June 13, 2014

Just Keep the Fire Extinguisher Within Reach, Okay?

Jake's ready to whip us up a big batch of Kitchen Sink Stew because we're celebrating National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day, and Jake is their king. I'm going to go order some pizza, because Jake's latest cooking adventure is almost guaranteed to fail. After all, what else would you expect on Friday the 13th?

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I'm Pretty Sure Grass Skirts are a Fashion Don't

Stacy's dancing her heart out in honor of Kamehameha Day, a Hawaiian state holiday. If you don't tell Sandi about her glaring fashion faux pas, I won't tell her, either.

This also happens to be the anniversary of the episode "Prize Fighters," which aired on this day in 2001. Care for an imported wasabi gummy-fish, courtesy of Upchuck's new dot-com venture?

Fanfic Update!
  • The Baby Booze (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Jane had a feeling of trepidation as she walked up to the front door of the house. Visiting in the middle of the day at the weekend was a risky thing - hell, visiting any time was risky - but she made a promise, and she was going to keep it."

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 11): "She was finally free from home, Lawndale, and the old life. Now she would have Boston, College, and a new life."

  • Daria's Pregnancy, by sparklingdaria (parts 6 and 7): "Quinn woke up feeling happy and went to visit Stacy who just gave birth to twins a couple of days ago." (Part 7)

  • The Death of Grandma Barksdale (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "In a ridiculously opulent bedroom in an even more ridiculously opulent mansion that would have made Louis XIV say, 'This is too much, tone it down!' an old woman by the name of Georgina Veronica Edith Barksdale."

  • God Save The Great And Good (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "He parked the car nearby and both of them got out of the car. Tom looked at the sign near the door. 'The Zon. This is the place,' he said."

  • A Hope of Doubt, by LuxKen27 (COMPLETE!): "Trent stood in the center of the stage and stared out into the cavernous space around them. It was hard to believe that, in a few short hours, Madison Square Garden would be filled to capacity with Mystik Spiral fans, rabid and casual alike."

  • Lyrics, by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "Trent made a break from looking at the cracks in the ceiling to return staring at his song notebook. However, the page hadn't changed from last time. It was still blank."

  • Ow! My Ears - The Mystik Spiral Story, by Charles RB (parts 2 - 4): "That was it for Mystik Spiral: grunge was their sound. The raw intensity and underground passion was everything they'd been looking for." (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • The QB's Cousin, by Matryoshka-Sweetheart (part 1): "When Kevin's parents had told him his cousin Vera was coming to live with them for the foreseeable future, he had to jog his memory (or rather, his mother had to) before the memory of a grey eyed, brown haired girl came up."

  • Quarton, by neonhomer (part 1): "Jane had her back to the argument. She didn't want to get drug into the foray again."

  • Spiraling Out, by Princess-Pasta (parts 1 and 2): "The sweltering summer sun beat down on the top of Trent Lane's head, sending sweat raining down his forehead. With a calloused hand, he brushed strands of black hair away from his face and sighed. It wasn't such a good idea to accept the gig at the park." (Part 2)

  • Unnamed story ([Iron Chef – Round Robin – Free For All] Time Loops), by Wraith (part 20): "'Huh.' Jane thought for a moment. 'So, if all these worlds are backed up in others, does that mean we're a game or TV show somewhere?'"

Monday, June 9, 2014

Andrea as an Equestrian? Neigh!

Andrea's ready to race, but I'm not sure she'll be able to beat the record of Secretariat, who won the Belmont Stakes on this day in 1973 and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. And because I like you guys, I'm breaking with tradition and not using the Helen and Jake horse picture. You know the one I mean. You're welcome, by the way.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Pinch Sitter," which aired on this day in 1997. Do you remember what the vocabulary word for the night is? Ha! I made you say it!

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Mrs. Johanssen is not Impressed

Mack is feeling the wrath of the chocoholic because he served up what appears to be strawberry ice cream on National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. Don't worry, though. Sometime in the future, he and Kevin will invent Bro and QB's Firstdown Fudge and all will be forgiven.

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 68): "'We guys are genetically superior to you girlies,' Wehrung smirked to Michelle, only half-serious. 'It's the sad truth of biology, Michelle. Our muscles grow at a greater rate than yours.'"

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 15): "Gage held the paper in trembling, furious hands, a full-on scowl on his face. He grabbed opposite ends of the paper and pulled. 'Lying,' rip, 'Idiotic,' rip, 'Garbage-eating cretins!' The pieces of the paper fluttered onto the floor."

  • Behind the Counter, by NightGoblyn (part 10): "'Man, it must suck to have to work Christmas.'"

  • Daria 2097, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "The lower-middle aged man put aside his tablet (from which he was reading the local news) and said. 'You know, girls, it's not easy moving to a whole new town, especially for you, Daria, right?'"

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (part 10): "Jane is with her brother in the kitchen as Lindy talks to some one on the phone. 'I promise they're even better in person. Yes, no, keep the CD we have plenty more. Thank you.' She hangs up the phone. 'We're in! We're going to South Carolina.'"

  • Daria's pregnancy, by sparklingdaria (parts 4 and 5): "Daria held Jane's baby Logan in her arms she felt the love but she felt it more than ever when she had her precious Maggie her baby girl." (Part 5)

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 150a): "Sue stopped reading. "Hiding a secret?" WHAT SECRET? SHE HAD NEVER KNOWN SUCH A THING! William Olstein? WHO THE HELL WAS WILLIAM OLSTEIN? SHE WAS A BENTLEY!"

  • An Ounce of Prevention, by SacredDust (part 1): "Sidney could tell it was going to be a rough day."

  • Ow! My Ears - The Mystik Spiral Story, by Charles RB (part 1): "A man gets to the stage, wiry and unshaven and covered in old tattoos. He coughs, hard, and announces – he sounds as if he's not slept in days – that this band is Mystik Spiral 'but we're thinking of changing our name'. The crowd roars."

  • Plastic is Fantastic (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria walked into Casa Lane, the domicile of the only human being to be her friend (Amelia's delusions not withstanding of course) and found herself freezing in shock at what she was seeing." (Part 2)

  • Target Practice (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "They had counted on not being remembered, that they would be forgotten. Jodie hadn't forgotten. She remembered every sneer, every put down, every lunge for the jugular."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Modern Day Daria), by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): "Charles clicked the 'x' button, closing down his browser, and leaned back from the computer, feeling nauseous."

  • Unnamed story ([Iron Chef – Round Robin – Free For All] Time Loops), by NightGoblyn (part 19): "'Oh, hello, Daria,' Twilight said, smiling at the green earth pony as she walked into the library. 'Did those history books I loaned you help out?'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "'Darrrrrr-iiiiiiiii-aaaaaaaaa!' 'Behold, the sound of the apocalypse,' Jane quipped from the chair she occupied in the dining cubby of Schloss Morgendorffer."

  • Urban Hell, by Jeremy Garrett (part 2): "The thing of it was, Stacy always had a feeling something such as this could happen, but she just didn't want to believe it. But now, it truly was happening and it was much too real."

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Happy Economical Birthdays!

Mrs. Bennett invites you all to join her in celebrating the birthdays of two famous economists. Adam Smith was born on this day in 1723 and John Maynard Keynes was born on this day in 1883. I suspect that even both of them working together would be unable to interpret Mrs. Bennett's insane chalkboard diagrams.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I Saw Saw the Best Best Minds Minds....

Daria is performing a special reading of Allen Ginsberg's Howl because the poet was born on this day in 1926. Once she's done, I guess it'll be time for us to get our walkers and hit her with them.

Daria is performing a special reading of Allen Ginsberg's Howl because the poet was born on this day in 1926. Once she's done, I guess it'll be time for us to get our walkers and hit her with them.

Oh, did I forget to mention that today is Repeat Day? Because it is. Feel free to grab yourself a nice helping of echolalia. Echolalia.

Fanfic Update!
  • At Last, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "Daria Morgendorffer stood patiently as her sister Quinn adjusted Daria's lace veil for her. The moment had almost arrived, today was the day that Daria Morgendorffer would become Daria Lane."

  • Daria's pregnancy, by sparklingdaria (part 3): "Daria and Trent held their little girl Maggie they adored her"

  • Daria's Surprise, by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "John Lane thought he knew his girlfriend well. At least until Daria suggested that she let him in on a secret of hers."

  • First Day (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "The perky, anointed one's taking entirely too long in the bathroom. Again."

  • Jane's Tangle, by Snow-Kitty (part 2): "Friday was a busy afternoon, for everyone except Jane. She would be spending the evening at home alone, confined to the indoors, given the dreary weather outside."

  • Lunchtime Banter (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Daria – why do you always do that?' Daria and Jane looked up to see Jodie place her tray on the table before them as she took a seat."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 7): "Jake looked up from setting the table as Helen walked in with a rare smile on her face. She really did have a lovely smile, though she wouldn't admit it."

  • Star Trek: Daria - Resurrection, by echopapa (part 8): "'So, this is a Holodeck, huh? Doesn't look like much.' Daria was standing in the middle of a chamber about the size of a classroom."

  • Unnamed story (Ideas!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): " I made my way towards the back of the restaurant where there appeared to be an empty seat. As I got closer, I realized one side of the booth was occupied by a tall girl with piercing blue eyes and short cropped black hair."

  • Urban Hell, by Jeremy Garrett (part 1): "And as he was thinking of how disgusting they were, his clunker of a car ups and dies. At that point, Ted can take no more."

Sunday, June 1, 2014

"I don't like kids. I didn't even like kids when I was a kid."

Daria and Quinn are super excited about International Children's Day...or at least one of them is. I think Daria is asking, "Is it adulthood yet?" Still, let's give them both a big round of "D'awwwwww!"

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Whatever You Do, Don't Wear Sandals Around Him

Andrea is looking very statuesque (ha, ha) because today is the anniversary of the day the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in 1922. We could go ask Brittany about how Lincoln died, but I'd prefer to keep my sanity in one piece, thank you.

It was also on this day in 1911 that the first Indianapolis 500 was run. This is an important fact for Future Stacy who, according to the end credits of Is It College Yet?, will one day be a race car driver.

Fanfic Update!
  • Cassaoke (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part III), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Tom parked his Jaguar on the kerb just outside his destination. He looked at the house and got out of the car, making his way to the front door. Almost as soon as he rang the doorbell, the door swung open and he saw the familiar red hair and glasses of Cassidy Hemming in front of him, an excited looking grin on her face."

  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (parts 8 and 9): "On Saturday morning Daria wakes up. 'I'm on my floor, why?' Daria sits up and feels her head pounding. 'Damn, drinking, what the hell was I thinking?'" (Part 9)

  • The Fall Before The Pride (Ideas!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'My dear Pope, you must be mistaken.' Pat Hackney VII wiped his wire-rimmed glasses with a cleaning cloth while Tom Sloane reclined in a leather armchair. 'I'm serious, Pat, Clayton Arbusto.' The name alone was enough to sour Tom's mood."

  • Jane's Body, by Princess-Pasta (COMPLETE!): "The road sign leading to the small, rural community was more of a running gag to Daria Morgendorffer than an invitation to the nonexistent tourists. It made the town sound evil and scary or at least like it had some interesting history...which it didn't."

  • Jane's Tangle, by Snow-Kitty (part 1): "Anthony DeMartino stared despondently into the glass of eight-year-old scotch sitting in front of him, his head slumped in misery as he contemplated the events of that day. It had been his third week as acting principal of Lawndale High School, and the public education system had already been made a mockery of at his fist board meeting for the term."

  • Line Up (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Leaving the house, Daria made her way to Casa Lane. She got to the front door and knocked, but got no answer. She could faintly hear music coming from inside the house, so decided to let herself in. Once inside, she could hear the music more clearly and was confused."

  • The Machine, by DIsaac and Excellent S (part 2): "Griffin: Before I begin, you may notice that Tiffany and Tori are not with me. Reason is because... what I'm about to say is very personal."

  • Oh, Danny Boy, by Indigo (part 3): "'Low self-esteem is a terrible thing to deal with so it is a good thing that I don't have it. What I do have is low esteem for any female that thinks that she can use me in her little schemes to get to my brother Danny. Oh and just to let you know ladies, he feels the same way about that'"

  • Star Trek: Daria - Resurrection, by echopapa (parts 6 and 7): "Captain Jean-Luc Picard was a slim man of medium height. He was balding, (very), with a thin fringe of white hair around the back of his head. He wore a red tunic with four pips on the collar. 'Allow me,' he said with a rich, cultured British accent, shaking Daria's hand, his eyes shining with friendliness. 'I am sorry that duty has kept me from making your acquaintance until now.'" (Part 7)

  • Unnamed story ([Iron Chef – Round Robin – Free For All] Time Loops), by Wraith (part 18): "Daria gestured. Against one wall was a monstrosity of pipes, pressure chambers, tubing, valves and nozzles. Jane blinked. 'I didn't know you were taking up modern art.'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "AUSTIN - Backed by a costumed paramilitary armed with home-made weaponry, the gang leader Daria Morgendorffer has toppled police stations and government buildings across Highland County, Texas. The National Guard is mobilising to..."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Name is Daddy...Mack Daddy!

Mack's taking a little trip in honor of the late author Ian Fleming, who was born on this day in 1908. Fleming created the James Bond character and series, which undoubtedly influenced Daria's Melody Powers stories.

Today is also National Hamburger Day, so why not take the opportunity to down a few Cluster Burgers? If you don't care for the taste of greasy hamburgers, then you could always stick one in your boots and enjoy the squishy, squishy feeling around your toes.

Last but not least (depending on your opinion of the episode), today is the anniversary of the episode "Life in the Past Lane" in 2001. We met Nathan, who is one of the least popular characters on the show, but we also got to witness Stacy's moment of triumph over Sandi, who is so naive.

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Monday, May 26, 2014

"Maybe someone could turn down the sun?"

Daria is clearly enjoying this lovely Memorial Day, and I hope the rest of you in the U.S. are, too. Still, please also take some time to remember those who died serving in the military. And to those in fandom who are veterans: Thank you.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria: College Pains Redux, by James the Lesser (parts 3 - 7): "Quinn, Tiffany, and Sandi are are the mall wondering where Stacy was. 'She said she would be here.' Sandi looks around annoyed." (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 6) (Part 7)

  • Everyone They Ever Slept With (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: No longer in the 1%), by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "Jackie immediately spun around as her would-be paramour snatched back his hand. She only had time to say 'What the hell—' before the woman's fist collided with her face, and the next thing Jackie knew she had been pushed against the wall, the woman's arm pressed painfully against her neck."

  • Hemming's Way, by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "As she went to turn a corner, she stopped as she saw Tom and his best friend, Ashley Winters, stood by Tom's locker talking. She quickly ducked back around the corner to listen."

  • The Machine, by DIsaac and Excellent S (part 1): "But, in 2012... The game changed forever when Stacy Rowe, Dani Moreno, Danny Todds, Brittney Taylor, Evie Morgendorffer and Jodie Landon Created the greatest faction to ever hit the LFC, The Machine."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 6): "'So Linda, what compelled you to fit me into your schedule?' Linda Griffin took a sip of water and glared at him, almost willing him to back down. Jake met her gaze calmly and levelly, waiting."

  • Renewment, by RLobinske (part 6): "'So many changes in our lives,' Helen said. 'Beginnings, endings, transitions, all joining together – it can almost make your head spin.' 'Mom, if you start singing The Circle of Life, I'll have to do something drastic,' Daria warned."

  • Unnamed story ([Iron Chef – Round Robin – Free For All] Time Loops), by Wraith (part 17): "Helen tried to derail his rant. 'Jake, were you listening? Daria said...' Although Helen's comment didn't do anything to stop the flow, what happened next did."

  • Without Warning, by Princess-Pasta (part 17): "The term 'Lazy Sunday' was an understatement at Casa Lane. Trent and Jace got as close to hibernating bears as humanly possible on Sundays."