Friday, November 27, 2015

I Bet You Stacy Won't Last Ten Seconds

The Fashion Club have their game faces on for Black Friday shopping, but I think they might lose their nerve when they start getting jostled by the crowds.

Instead, why not celebrate Buy Nothing Day? I suspect the girls would succumb to withdrawal, but I think it sounds pretty good.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Swing and a Miss!

Mr. O'Neill is even more bobble-headed than usual because today is the anniversary of Joe DiMaggio's birth in 1914.

Interesting connection for the two of them: in one of the Daria books: we see Mr. O'Neill using a writing exercise to try to help him remember students' names. It doesn't work, but his example for Jodie is Joe DiMaggio. Because it starts with "Joe Di," get it? Yeah, it's dumb. Welcome to Mr. O'Neill.

Fanfic Update!
  • I'm (Not) With the Band, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "'It's gonna happen, man,' Trent told his friend. 'Cool,' Jesse said, nodding. Then he looked up. 'Huh?' 'The band,' Trent reminded him. 'We're finally going to start up a band and get rich and famous. We're almost there, you know?'"

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (parts 23 and 24): "Quinn gasped. 'Aw, that poor kitty!' 'What about a kitty?' Daria asked as she entered the living room and headed for the kitchen. 'A kitten that had its brain transferred into a robot body died from a hairball messing with its circuits. It's just so sad!' Quinn explained." (Part 24)

  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 166): "And now, here I am. Helen Morgendorffer, unemployed lawyer. Maybe, ex-lawyer."

  • Too Nice (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "'Mommy doesn't like her misfit daughter I take it? If you want I can take off and we can just hang out later.' Daria shook her head. 'No, it's fine. She can just be a little... aggressive sometimes.'"

Monday, November 23, 2015

It's a Nutty, Nutty, Nutty Blog Anniversary!

Jake's contemplating his favorite nut for National Cashew Day, and if cashews have hijacked your brain then head on over to It's a Nutty, Nutty, Nutty World and pick up a bag. Remember: if they don't smile, the nuts are free!

Today is also the eighth anniversary of this very blog, as The Angst Guy began the Daria Fandom Blog II on this day in 2007. He may not be actively contributing to it anymore, but his creation is still going strong.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

That Goth

Andrea looks less than thrilled to wish actress Marlo Thomas a happy 78th birthday. Thomas was known for her role in That Girl, which Andrea is portraying very unwillingly.

This is also False Confession Day, so if anyone else wants to admit to killing Kevin in "Murder, She Snored," then now would be the time.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria: College Pains The Sophomore Year, by James the Lesser (part 12): "Conner watches the snow hit harder and harder. He and Daria had finished dinner with his family and had been thinking of leaving."

  • Guertena's exhibit at Lawndale, by Rémi (parts 1 and 2): "It was an ordinary saturday afternoon in Lawndale. Daria was trying to exit the Morgendorffer household without drawing unwanted attention, when her mother, having seen her put her boots, asked : – Where are you going, Daria ?" (Part 2)

  • Invader Quinn, by Anguirus1955 (part 8): "'Okay, now as part of our economic studies, we're going to be taking a field trip to the Millennium Mall tomorrow so that we can observe the various components of the economy in action, with supply, demand, customers, and advertising, and so on and so forth,' Mrs. Bennett said."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (part 22): "Amy Barksdale opened the cupboard to grab a pack of coffee grounds. She noticed that the cupboard was almost empty. There was one half-empty box and one unopened box left. She sighed as she retrieved a small brewing-cup and inserted it into her coffee machine."

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Smoking Upside-Down Doesn't Make It Healthier!

Mr. DeMartino had better put out the cigarette, because today's the Great American Smokeout and he should probably think about quitting, anyway. I can't imagine those things are doing his already-shaky health any favors.

You can also celebrate Have a Bad Day Day if you want, but I don't recommend it. Daria would probably say that every day is a bad day for her, but I think any day with pizza in it can't be all bad.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

And Knead Bread...Whenever You Feel Like It!

Helen's hard at work for Homemade Bread Day, but if I were her I'd just break out that bread machine. I don't like to eat bread with souls, anyway.

Once you've got your bread in the oven, it's time to go out and enjoy nature for Take A Hike Day! I'm sure Mr. DeMartino will be happy to come along, but don't eat any glitterberries while you're out there.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 165): "'All, this will be a very short meeting,' LauraJeanne said. 'We need to go over some of the basic rules for electing the new Tops Chair.'"

  • Invader Quinn, by Anguirus1955 (part 7): "Daria looked across the table at Stacey, who was wearing her new X-Scope goggles. Stacey had ordered them a week earlier from Crop Circle Magazine, and they had arrived on Friday."

  • National Cynic's Family Reunion (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "I hate Texas, Daria Morgendorffer thought to herself she drove the car past the state line. I was hoping I would never come back here. And yet, half of Dad's family had to live here."

Sunday, November 15, 2015

You Could Even Recycle Your Fridge!

The Fashion Club is working hard for America Recycles Day, or rather Stacy is working and Sandi is supervising. Be sure to recycle today, and I don't just mean wearing the same outfit more than once!

While you're at it, you might want to take a look at your fridge for Clean Your Refrigerator Day, too. Try not to think too much about what that red stuff might be.

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Friday, November 13, 2015


Today is a bad day to be superstitious, because it's Friday the 13th! Watch out for broken mirrors and indoor umbrellas, and especially watch out for Upchuck on the prowl. Then again, that's good advice every day of the year.

Fanfic Update!
  • Invader Quinn, by Anguirus1955 (parts 5 and 6): "Quinn rolled her eyes as she listened to Mr. Deckard, one of the science teachers at Lawndale High, hand out the class's homework assignment. 'Remember, this is due by Monday. You have tomorrow and the rest of the weekend to work on it, so no excuses for not having it done,' Mr. Deckard said." (Part 6)

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (part 21): "'Say that again,' Sparks requested over the microphone. 'We're sending down some Navy Seals to investigate a missing submarine in the area. With tensions running high lately between China, Russia, and the members of the United Nations, we're just taking precautions,' said the man on the screen."

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A Salute to Veterans

Mack is saluting not only George S. Patton, who was born on this day in 1885, but all veterans because today is also Veteran's Day. Thank you to all who served and still serve today.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

So THAT'S Why They Call Him "Mad Mack"!

Mack's concocting something especially good for Inventors' Day, although it might just be a potion that will stop Kevin from calling him "Mack Daddy" once and for all. Or one that will force Jodie to scale back on the overachieving and actually spend more than five minutes with him. Either way, the kid seems to be having fun!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Universe (I Dare You to Continue This), by neonhomer (part 1): "Jane sighed and pulled a spiral notebook out of her bag. 'Okay, Trent wants to exchange songs with "The Holidays".' 'So why are we going?'"

  • Evicted, by breitasparrow (part 1): "Wal-Mart had reconstructed itself in South Park since its demise, and the civilians were once again left with no other places to shop. Stan went with his mom to buy some groceries, and when they got to the checkout, it took incredibly long for the clerk to ring up their purchases."

  • Invader Quinn, by Anguirus1955 (parts 3 and 4): "Quinn reclined back in her seat as she watched a procession of data stream down her computer monitors. She looked over at GIR, who was busy eating some kind of Earth confection." (Part 4)

Saturday, November 7, 2015

I Read, Therefore I Am

Daria is set for Book Lovers Day, and I hope you are, too! Knowing this fandom, I'm sure everyone's celebrating this one.

Still, if you need some ideas for reading material , may I suggest Albert Camus, who was born on this day in 1913? If you do, make sure you remember to coordinate your wardrobe first. I recommend "pseudo-intellectual poser with accessories from the street fair."

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Remember, Remember....

Guy Fawkes Day has an important announcement to make, which is that today is Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night or whatever you'd like to call it. Guy Fawkes Day just calls it "Bollocks," just like everything else.

Fanfic Update!
  • Invader Quinn, by Anguirus1955 (parts 1 and 2): "Inside the cockpit of a small, purple ship, spherical in shape with four little engines or nasals attached to each corner, a set of fuscha eyes looked over a small screen with instructions. A green hand covered by black gloves moved forward and pressed a button on the control console." (Part 2)

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (part 20): "Daria and Jane slowly made their way to the bridge after school. 'So, I've just been thinking about it, and I was hoping to maybe join White Debbie and paint some of the dolphins or something,' Jane said."

  • Perception, by Princess_Pasta (part 2): "'Have you seen Kevin? I mean, I know you've seen him but what is up with that? I'm thinking Invasion of the Bodysnatchers? Or, he's been replaced by a clone; a smarter more elite version of himself that's here to disrupt the delicate balance of our world.'"

  • The Thompson Kids (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Jodie Landon looked at the e-mail on her computer screen with a raised eyebrow."

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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

Helen has lost her mind and quit her job just in time for Housewife's Day, so maybe the Morgendorffers will be eating something other than frozen lasagna tonight. Let's just hope her cooking skills are better than Jake's.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

It Does Take Courage to Write a Novel

It's the beginning of National Novel Writing Month, so warm up your pen, pencil, or computer keyboard and start working on that masterpiece! It looks like Daria has hit a few snags, but don't let that stop you.

If you need some inspiration, you could read The Red Badge of Courage, written by Stephen Crane, who was born on this day in 1871. Contrary to Mr. O'Neill's teachings, however, I doubt you'll find it has much in common with the Wizard of Oz.

Fanfic Update!
  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 25): "Doctor Margaret Manson was sifting through Morgendorffer files, looking for the small details that can serve as a clue to understanding the young Necromancer."

  • Casa Lane, by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "'Again?' Trent said one night while returning from Zon at the sight of a row of cars parked in front of his house."

  • Christmas Morning (IC: Amy with husband and children), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Amy nibbled on a cookie and took a sip of milk as she watched her husband struggle to carry in the pile of Christmas gifts for their children. 'Greg, are you sure you don't need any help?' she whispered, careful not to wake their boys."

  • Chuck (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "A thick covering of gray clouds had blanketed the evening sky, bringing with it chilling winds and rain. The entire week had been gloomy and dark, the awful weather affecting nearly everyone's mood."

  • Lawndale & Sandi Griffin's Genie: Future Excerpt 2, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "At Lawndale High, Sandi, Chris, Sam, Sabrina, Nicki and Jennifer had finished their search of the Math area, when they saw another person enter. 'Hi, can I help you search for the Emerald?'"

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (parts 18 and 19): "Daria Morgendorffer was sitting down at her communications console at her station on the bridge. She looked over at Sparks. 'Hey, Sparks?' Daria asked. 'Yeah?' 'You ever wonder why we're here?' Daria asked him." (Part 19)

  • Lawndale Z, by Kuriamo22 (part 5): "Jane yawned as both her and Daria sat on her bed at her house watching TV. It was the weekend, and they had fallen into the routine of not training on weekends."

  • Let's Dance, by 11tee (part ): "Elsinore Sloane hung up her gown and then zipped up the garment bag. She enjoyed the dancing, but her date to the Fielding Formal turned out to be a bigger prick than she first assumed."

  • Metal Rowe (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Oh, my God! The goal post fell! Tommy Sherman's dead! He's dead!' Stacy's head jerked up as that cry interrupted Sandi Griffin's criticism of the skort Stacy had chosen that day."

  • Not Alone (IC: Amy with husband and children), by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "The twins Alexander and Jessica Esposito-Barksdale realized something was wrong when they came home. They saw Amy Barksdale, their mother, talking frantically on the phone."

  • Peacekeeper, by Zetor (part 1): "Lawndale is your average American suburb, just far enough from the city for it to be a pain to go there for anything but a special night out. Never mind which city, that's complicated."

  • Perception, by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "Even through the tears in her eyes, Brittany Taylor kept her eyes focused on her long-time boyfriend, Kevin Thompson. It would be hard leaving him behind even if their relationship was rocky at best."

  • Sisters of the Soybean (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Quinn walked over to Daria's room and looked at her sister as she slept. She looked at the clock on the stand next to her. Sighing, Quinn took a few steps forward and leaned over her sister's bed to look at Daria's sleeping form."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "The elevator opened, and the nurse started to pull Mrs. Sullivan's gurney into the hall. 'Someone was crying. From the children's ward.' Mrs. Sullivan said."

  • The Unveiling, by Anonymous (COMPLETE!): "The park was very quiet and very empty when Jane and Daria finished pulling the drop cloth off of Jane's installation. The result of four months of constant work, it towered fearsomely over their heads."

Friday, October 30, 2015

Find a Monster in the Back of Your Fridge? Time to Clean it Out!

Jake's celebrating Look in the Back of Your Refrigerator Day with gusto, although he may just be on the hunt for some cheese. Hard to tell with that man.

This is also Frankenstein Friday, so this would be a good night to curl up with Mary Shelley's most famous work. We know from "Write Where It Hurts" that Daria's already read it, so now it's your turn if you haven't done so before!

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I Don't Recommend Chocolate Plush Animals, Though

Mrs. Bennett's awfully excited about Plush Animal Lover's Day, and Upchuck seems to be as well for some odd reason. I'm not going to ask questions.

This is also National Chocolate Day, one of my personal favorite holidays. You can pry some chocolate away from Mrs. Johanssen, or just talk to Jane if you want to get your hands on some (evil laugh) unauthorized chocolate.

Fanfic Update!
  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 24): "A shiny red Mustang convertible was running through the streets of Highland. Several onlookers noticed something that left them speechless – there was no driver in the car."

  • Black Widow (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "'I'm bored,' Quinn Morgendorffer said as she lied down on the couch in Amy Barksdale's living room. 'Oh? I thought your name was Quinn,' her cousin Erin joked."

  • Broken (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Daria stretched her fingers as she climbed into the passenger seat of her father's Lexus. She'd been driving for two hours straight and her hands were cramping up like they always did when she had to drive."

  • Clothes Make the Crush, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Miss, miss.' The clerk didn't approach as quickly as a Cashman's employee might come running to wait on the Fashion Club president but she got up from her position behind the counter and gave me my needed attention."

  • The Duckling (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Jane Lane waved to her brother as she started running. Trent was kicking a soccer ball with his friend Jesse, and though she wanted to linger and watch her brother's best friend, she also wanted to get out and breathe and stretch her legs."

  • Escape (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Daria watched helplessly as her father ran down a marked off trail, ducking under a warning sign and disappearing around a bend. Her day just kept getting better."

  • GOING, GOING, GONE! (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Claire Defoe opened the door of her small apartment, a dripping umbrella in one hand and a stack of mail in the other. It had been an unseasonably rainy day in Lawndale, but she was thankful that she always came prepared for such things."

  • The Great Crusade of Quinn the Red (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "The summer sun shone down on Lawndale's beach, warming the sands and water to just the right temperature for all students of Lawndale high, now free from their studies for the summer."

  • Growing Pains (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Rain cascaded against the windows of an inconspicuous looking black Honda, parked neatly between a large pick-up truck and a tan SUV. It was dark, the only light coming from the flickering glow of a yellowing streetlight outside."

  • Inner Worth (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Awkward silence permeated the Morgendorffer living room while the only two occupants of the house tried their best to coexist without actually interacting with one another."

  • Jesse (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Daria sat on Jane's bed with a book sitting in her lap. Jane was sitting on a stool in front of her easel; a fistful of colored pencils in her left hand. It was a scene much like innumerable times in the past, but this night was different."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (part 16): "In the darkened halls of a secure facility, several figures, all high-ranking men of various nations and governments, sat around in a large room. These men were collectively known as The Tribunal."

  • Life And Love Of The Future Lane (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Jane looked over at Quinn after she came home. Both women were sharing an apartment in Lawndale, a place that neither had expected to return to after college."

  • Odd-Job Anthony (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Anthony DeMartino put his hand out to stop the youthful-looking man in front of him. 'ID,' he requested."

  • Perhaps (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Daria Morgendorffer sat across from her one-time teacher. Tony DeMartino was a fascinating man."

  • Possibilities, by Sureia (part 27): "For Matt, Monday was a slightly less pleasant affair than it usually was. He'd risen early to get a run in and his muscles were already taking him to task over it, but it was preferable to dwelling on the events of the weekend."

  • Rebirth (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'Daria! You've been in there for thirty minutes already! SOME more popular members of the house would like to brush their teeth before they turn fifty!'"

  • The Smart And The Ass (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "'So,' Michael Jordan 'Mack' Mackenzie said as he looked at Kevin, 'How does it feel to actually earn your title, Mr. QB?' Mack asked Kevin Thompson."

  • Strangers; Lovers, by 11tee (parts 1 and 2): "'Elsie... Come here. We need to talk about your... Situation.'" (Part 2)

  • Thirty Years, by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Claire Defoe and several of the other teachers looked at the slim girl as she made her way to the casket. She stepped forward and dropped a white carnation, then stepped back, tears in her eyes."

  • Unnamed story (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Jane walked down the hallway toward the Women's locker room, backpack in hand. It was a misty day; cool and dreary. Perfect for running."

  • Unnamed story (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Amy sat on the bench and enjoyed the morning sun. It was still cool enough to sit in direct sunlight without feeling like she was baking."

  • Unnamed story (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Daria sipped at her drink; it was an odd cocktail of Jagermeister, prune juice, and RedBull. Despite the potential ramifications of mixing such as odd concoction, she found it was an eclectic mix she enjoyed."

Monday, October 26, 2015

Wanna Shoot a Pumpkin to Celebrate?

I hope you're ready for National Pumpkin Day, although what you're supposed to do with the pumpkin once you've got it is up to you. Carve it, turn it into a pie, throw it at Upchuck, whatever you want. Enjoy!

This is also the anniversary of the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral in 1881, not to be confused with the Gunfight at the OK-to-Cry Corral, when the campers just got completely fed up with Mr. O'Neill.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Looks Like She's Even Got the Utility Belt!

Jane's off to save the day in honor of the late Bob Kane, who was born on this day in 1915. Kane created the Batman character, and while Jane's costume doesn't really match that of any of the Bat-related heroes, it's close enough for me. Whether Jane plans to stop supervillains or just sleep upside-down and spread rabies is up to her.

Fanfic Update!
  • Aftermath (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "The words on the page blurred in and out of focus as Jane fought back against the tears that threatened to overwhelm her. It was so personal that she felt disgusted for reading it but something compelled her to push forward."

  • All My Memories of Now (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Helen walked away from the parking area and over to the front entrance of the Zon, noticing the state of decay in the building's outer layers. This place should be condemned, she thought as she walked inside."

  • As One (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "'So, how does it feel to be a member of the graduating class of 1986?' 'It would feel a hell of a lot better if I wasn't out here getting eaten alive by damn mosquitoes. I really hate fish.'"

  • Before The Storm (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "A wide expanse of water stretched out before her, the quiet calm of the early morning making her pause a moment just to enjoy it. It wasn't often that Quinn got to relax and even less so that she got to go camping."

  • Busted! (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Daria walked home from Jane's house, contemplating what her friend was experiencing. Jane was dating a boy from another school for over a month, and while Daria was a little jealous at first, she was thrilled to see her friend actually connect with somebody- at least until last night."

  • Dammit Daria, by SexshiTiTePaNtZ (part 4): "Jane followed Daria out to the garage and watched as Daria swept her bushy bangs out from in front of her glasses. 'Do you need a hat to hold your hair back?' Jane asked as Daria opened the door for her."

  • Daria The Mighty, by Anguirus1955 (part 8): "As soon as Daria entered her room, she plopped down on her bed and fell asleep. Quinn turned off the light in her sister's room and closed the door before making her way back to her own room."

  • The First Time (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Jodie Landon looked across the table at her younger sister, Rachel. She had grown a lot over the years."

  • How I Met Andrea (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Trent paused the TV and looked over his family. Next to him on the couch sat his wife. Andrea wore her dark hair longer these days, but her various piercings were still visible; she loved the way they freaked out the other parents in the PTA."

  • The Hunt for Scarlett the Fairy, by Aloysius (COMPLETE!): "Have you ever wondered how you hunt a wild fairy? No?"

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (part 15): "We cut to the interior of Sealab as several crew members sit around a large table with envelopes, tablets, and papers. There are some computers in the room, with Upchuck stationed at one of them. He looks over at the camera before returning to his duties."

  • Rollin', by 11tee (part 2): "Jodie Landon pushed her chair frantically across the court amidst the yells and whoops of both her own team-mates and her opponents. She hurled the ball to her own team-member, then was hit- hard."

  • Smorgasbord Shuffle (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Steve Taylor looked at the unusual concoction on his plate. He had no idea what it was, and it smelled... potentially life-threatening."

  • Was it a Dream?, by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Jodie woke up with a start; her heart was pounding, and her sheets were soaked with sweat once again. The recurring nightmares were so vivid she swore she her body felt shattered as the last fleeting images of the wing-suit trip vanished."

  • Unnamed story (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Stacy strapped on her skates and looked out at the other early-birds to the practice. Brittany and Tiffany were present, but so far, none of the other team members were there."

  • Unnamed story (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "'J... Janet... Can we talk about this? Please?' 'Quiet, Skinny. It isn't your choice. Not anymore.'"

  • Unnamed story (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Trent looked at his little sister as she tried sitting up off her bed. He found her just minutes before on the floor with an empty soda bottle spilled across her desk. She was sweating, and her skin was very pale."

  • Unnamed story (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Quinn Morgendorffer looked across the blanket at the love of her life. The picnic was something they kept talking about but never had time for- not given their incredibly busy schedules."

  • Unnamed story (A different Type of Writing Challenge), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Tiffany Blum-Deckler sat in front of her computer; it was late on a Friday afternoon, and she was bored. Lawndale State was a mediocre university in most subjects, but in several areas it shined."

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Turn On, Tune In, Eat Some Nuts!

Happy National Nut Day! You can celebrate by eating some of your favorite legumes, like Jake here, or rub some pistachio dye on Quinn's neck and watch the fun! If you don't have any nuts, just drop by It's a Nutty, Nutty, Nutty World and Daria will be happy (or not) to help you.

If that's not interesting enough for you, you could also celebrate the anniversary of Coyote and Willow's dog's namesake Timothy Leary's birth on this day in 1920. Celebrate by...doing something totally legal, right?

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

That's Not How You Cosplay Twilight, Sandi!

Happy birthday to the late Bela Lugosi, who was born on this day in 1882. Lugosi was known for (among other things) portraying Count Dracula and other horror movie characters. Technically Sandi is channeling Gary Oldman more than Bela Lugosi here, but I figure it's close enough.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria The Mighty, by Anguirus1955 (part 7): "The ambulance ride to Cedars of Lawndale was nerve-racking for Daria as she held Jane's hand tightly. She silently begged her friend to hold on. 'Please, Jane,' Daria said with a cracked voice, 'Don't die on me. I need you.'"

  • Daybreak, by metameric1 (COMPLETE!): "'You know, that writer friend of yours is kinda cute.' In the dark, Trent rolled his eyes and gave the production assistant a dirty look."

  • Fixer, by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "Jeremy Lazenby had never before pondered possibly quitting his job as a fixer. Today though, I could tell that he was seriously considering becoming an honest citizen."

  • Lawndale Z, by Kuriamo22 (part 4): "Jake stood in the center of his dojo practicing his Kata, slightly scowling as he did, and not at his unseen opponent either."

Sunday, October 18, 2015

In Case You've Been Looking for an Excuse to Shave

Jake seems to have forgotten that it's No Beard Day, because he picked the wrong time to start regrowing his whiskers. Oh, well, I'm sure he'll fix that soon enough, once the novelty of fresh stubble wears off. I suppose Trent could shave off his goatee, but it's so small I'm not sure anyone would notice the difference.

Any other major characters on the show have facial hair? Either I'm drawing a blank or Daria was full of clean-shaven guys.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Out of Rehab and Ready to Celebrate!

Eric's freaking out because it's Boss's Day, and he forgot to call Helen and remind her to send him a card. I think it's unlikely that Marianne will be honoring Helen with any great enthusiasm, either, so I guess it all evens out.

Today is also World Food Day, so let's all take the opportunity to sample some exotic Daria-inspired cuisine, like frozen lasagna--no, but how about Jake's Kitchen Sink--hmm, maybe not--but perhaps some extra-greasy pizza...?

Okay, forget World Food Day. Just try not to get indigestion, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria The Mighty, by Anguirus1955 (parts 5 and 6): "Christella Revy swam gracefully through the water of the pool, allowing herself a rare moment of relaxation as she closed her eyes moved with the flow of the substance around her." (Part 6)

  • Rollin', by 11tee (part 1): "The girl wheeled herself down the school hallway amidst sideways glances and stares. She felt every eye was one her. The rich girl. The overachiever. The black girl. The cripple."

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Hair is for the Law-Abiding!

Max, the only major character I can recall offhand that has no hair, is ready to observe Be Bald and Free Day! Celebrate like a true criminale, Max.

Of course, just because a character on the show appears to have hair doesn't mean they aren't secretly bald. Any theories on what characters on the show might be wearing a toupee?

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Tell Us About Your Frustration in Spanish, If It Helps!

It's Moment of Frustration Day, and Mr. DeMartino is happy to share just one of many of his moments with everyone. Too many more moments like that, and his eye isn't going to survive the experience.

This is also Spanish Language Day, so Penny Lane can express herself in Spanish--or a near approximation of it--to her heart's content.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria The Mighty, by Anguirus1955 (parts 2 - 4): "After Daria and Jane returned to Casa Lane, as Jane's home was often called, the two retired to Jane's room to try and put things into perspective. 'Okay...I'm sharing a body with an alien from outer space,' Daria said after letting a breath go." (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Dreams Rewoven, by RLobinske (part 4): "Michael sat down beside her and slid the chair over. 'I know it's not what you had planned, but this might be a good time to consider jobs outside of academia. Trust me, it doesn't suck out here.'"

  • It Begins (Ideas!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "A darkness has descended over this miserable town. An inky blackness that only I can see. It ebbs and flows, leaking over cracks in the pavement and seeping in through open windows."

  • The other black chick, by 11tee (part 2): "Mack walked outside the Zon, Rachel at his side. He was keenly aware of how she looked."

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fortunately, He's Not Wearing the Metal Dentures

Mr. DeMartino is celebrating World Mental Health Day, mostly by letting go of the last shred of his sanity. It's a little scary how many images of DeMartino I had to choose from for this one, by the way. It's almost like the man isn't quite right in the head or something.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

At Least He Still Doesn't Need a Shirt!

Jesse's doing his best Crocodile Dundee impression for actor Paul Hogan, who was born on this day in 1939. I'm not sure if Jesse would be any good at subduing crocodiles, but he can't be much worse at it than he is with music.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria The Mighty, by Anguirus1955 (part 1): "As Daria turned a corner on a sidewalk, she heard a loud noise. She turned her head to see a large greenish light bloom from the vicinity of the next street over, just before the sound and light of an explosion drew the attention of everyone around her."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "'Long ago, on a frosty winter's night, a wagon appeared at the gates of Fort Klugman, carrying pioneers to the frontier. A young woman in the party, called Delia, was heavy with child. And though she had journeyed with the virile young men for nigh on one year, none had lain with her, though she was comely.'"

  • Sisters and Friends, by metameric1 (part 27): "'I did a simple cosmetic refresh of the basic tool.' Quinn stood her ground. 'I couldn't fault the traditional form, in terms of balance, usability and function.'"

  • You'll Know When You Have Kids of Your Own, by metameric1 (part 8): "'Hey, Sam.' 'Daria!' the recording engineer grins, squinting at the video screen at the security desk. 'You're looking good! I thought you were Ani for a second, but Trent told me she never has her hair a normal color these days. Where's the old man?'"

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Why is a QB Like a Writing Desk?

Kevin's ready for Mad Hatter Day, and there are times when I think he's crazy enough to pull it off. I'm pretty sure the Mad Hatter had at least some intelligence, though, so maybe not.

This is also German-American Day, and that includes the Morgendorffers (okay, except Helen). It may also include Upchuck, and I'm sure Daria and Quinn are just thrilled to have something in common with him.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015


Jesse's teeing off in honor of National Golf Lovers Day, which is much better than getting tee'd off. Then there's Jake, who probably has both covered. Damn ball in the damn sand trap it's all the lousy old man's fault, gah dammit!

Fanfic Update!
  • The Hallowed Halls of Fielding, by Roentgen (part 164): "Helen stared at two columns written on a yellow legal pad of paper. Stay in Lawndale Go to DC"

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (parts 13a - 13c): "Daria Morgendorffer opened her eyes groggily as she climbed out of bed. She slowly made her way into the bathroom to freshen up before making her way into the kitchen, where her aunt, Amy, was already sitting down." (Part 13b) (Part 13c)

  • The other black chick, by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Mack sat at the bar; the old bartender from years back was gone; in his place stood Andrea."

Friday, October 2, 2015

Okay, Please Go Back to Frowning!

I think Daria's taking World Smile Day a little too far, but I'm afraid to tell her to tone it down. You go ahead; I'll wait a safe distance away.

Good grief! Today is also the 65th anniversary of the Peanuts comic strip, beloved by many and inspiration for Petrel/CINCGREEN's fanfics "New Kids in Town" and "New Kids in Town II: 'Batting Practice'."

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kevin Must've Pissed Everyone Off Again

Daria's off to solve another mystery as the protagonist of Murder, She Wrote, which first aired on this day in 1984. Whether the case involves a skydiver falling on a cow or a mysterious goalpost collision remains to be seen, but I'm sure our plucky little detective is up to the challenge. Unless there's something good on TV.

Fanfic Update!
  • Hit the Blum-Deckler, by Vaahti (COMPLETE!): "Jane comes in with homework. 'I thought their intentions were making me want to kill myself LESS,' said Daria."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (part 12): "'Look, I'm-I'm just gonna' lay my cards on the table. Maybe you'll think it sounds crazy, and who knows? Maybe I am crazy, but if this is crazy, babe, then I don't want to be sane. I'm in love with you, Wendy,' Captain Murphy said."

  • The Many Doctors - Chapter 32, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "The Doctor looked at the Drahvin. She looked similar to all other Drahvins he had faced off against. 'How did you get in here?' she asked."

  • Night Witches, by Panzerfaust 150 (part 10): "President Reagan and his National Security Team were assembled in the Situation Room, for the now-usual morning military briefing."

  • See Jane Ride, by dammit.taken (part 2): "Silence. The woman sat on her bicycle looking down the trail."

  • Sisters and Friends, by metameric1 (parts 25 and 26): "'I want one of these things,' Annie smiled, driving the last of the nails into her new bed frame. She reached over and shut off the little compressor, setting the air nailer back into its case." (Part 26)

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Daria and her classmates wake up groggily. They are in their nightclothes or in various states of undress."

  • You'll Know When You Have Kids of Your Own, by metameric1 (part 7): "After a long moment, Daria opened her eyes and handed the headphones back to her husband. 'Damn, she's good.'"

Monday, September 28, 2015

Bonus Points for Beer-Related Stupid Questions!

Today is Ask a Stupid Question Day, and I'm sure Brittany has cooked up a good one. Or a bad one, depending on your perspective.

I don't even want to know what Kevin's contribution is going to be, but I'm sure Mr. DeMartino will hate it. Especially if Kevin has also been celebrating Drink Beer Day, which wouldn't surprise me.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Ring a Bell and Kevin Will Plant an Apple Seed!

Kevin's hard at work for Johnny Appleseed Day, but someone should probably check his bag. For all we know, the genius is planting jelly beans.

Today we also celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Ivan Pavlov, the janitor physiologist who is best known for his work with classical conditioning.

Fanfic Update!
  • Evening, by JPAGC (part 2d): "When Daria and Jane stepped into the foyer, Quinn and Sandi were knocking on the visitors' bathroom door. 'Stacy, are you all right in there?' asked Quinn through the closed door."

  • General Semantics, Private Angst, by gwrtheyrn (part 50): "Mr Caswall was planning how to break into a house, but needed to develop some skills to do so."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (parts 9 - 11): "Tommy Sherman looked at his clock before returning his attention to the TV. 'They're darn good pa's, but they break the law! American Psycho-Dads on the next Sick Sad World!'" (Part 10) (Part 11)

  • Slow Flows the River, by UU (part 4): "'In '69, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy because I wanted to sail the seven seas! Instead I found myself riding a Swift Boat—in Vietnam! We were the swamp guerrillas, rollin' on the river!' Amy was sitting at the bar next to her new acquaintance."

Thursday, September 24, 2015

This Blog Post Was Brought to You By the Letter "D"!

Daria's wishing an enthusiastic happy birthday to the late Jim Henson, who was born on this day in 1936. I'm not sure which is creepier: the fact that Daria is morphing into a muppet or the smile on her face.

This is also the anniversary of the Nirvana album Nevermind, which was released on this day in 1991. Trent is probably interested in this one, although Quinn is cringing as we speak over "that...that...grunge."

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

What About Those Hobbit Business Women?

Linda's pissed because she just found out that Helen got voted onto the board of the Lawndale Business Woman's Alliance. That's only fitting on Business Women's Day, though. And anything that annoys Linda Griffin is probably a good thing no matter what it is.

This is also Hobbit Day, so today would be a good day to get that special someone a candle that's vaguely shaped like a hobbit. Or, you know, not.

Fanfic Update!
  • Anger meets her match, by dammit.taken (part 1): "Andrea slipped out of her work-clothes, tossing them into the hamper in her closet. She pulled some clothes out at random, then pulled on a clean bra and started getting dressed."

  • Dreams Rewoven, by RLobinske (part 3): "'Pardon my frustration, but that position was made for you,' Amy Barksdale said over her cell phone. 'And now it's going to someone with tenure. You know how the game works.'"

  • Is it real life yet?, by michaelscarn (part 1): "Daria held the final box filled with her things and looked back at her empty dorm room. She didn't want to admit it, but she'd miss her home for the past six years."

  • Lawndale 2021, by Anguirus1955 (parts 6 - 8): "'No. I need to adjust the formula a bit more,' Dr. Quentin Q. Quinn said to himself as he observed the results of his latest experiment." (Part 7) (Part 8)

  • Sandi, You Hoopy Frood, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Everyone, calm down! It's only been a couple of hours past our return time - and since they haven't been able to contact us on the radio, I'm certain that the authorities have already started a rescue effort!'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "New York City was silent. The four brave heroes on top of the apartment complex looked confused as their opponent disappeared."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "'It's truly horrible. A cryin' shame.' Anthony said sadly."

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tennis, Anyone?

Daria's got her game face on because today's the anniversary of the famous "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in 1973. I'm sure it was one of Ms. Barch's favorite moments in history.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Daria Can Has Cheezburger

Daria's set for National Cheeseburger Day, but she hasn't decided yet if she'll eat the burger or stick it in her boots for that squishy feeling around her toes. Jane, on the other hand, is probably going to eat at least two jumbo burgers without feeling a thing.

Fanfic Update!
  • The DJ, by 11tee (part 1): "Tiffany sat at the table, her eyes misting with tears."

  • Geek and Freak, by Princess_Pasta (part 1): "Ted always had a difficult time understanding people."

  • A Griffin Story: Early Pregnancy, by Meester_Lee (parts 1 - 5): "Linda Griffin left work twenty minutes early, satisfied that nobody had either seen her pregnancy test kit or worse, seen the results." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)

  • Lawndale 2021 (Iron Chef Challenge: [daria swim]), by Anguirus1955 (parts 2 - 4): "Inside of the main control room of Sealab, several personnel were tied up to a couch and several chairs." (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)

  • Searching For a New Hope, by thatLONERchick (part 13): "Daria opened her eyes, and the first thing she saw was Jake's worried face."

  • Stunt (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Quinn hummed happily as the elevator climbed up to her floor. She'd taken off work early so she could get her apartment ready. Her mom was flying in to visit for the weekend and she wanted everything to look good, which meant cleaning up Stacy's mess."

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"Mom's going to miss the guacamole!"

Jake's getting a little too into National Guacamole Day, and Helen's so concerned about it that she actually let go of her cell phone. It really must be serious.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Her Fashion Reporter Experience Finally Pays Off!

Daria's just checking out "People Weekly," in which she appeared on this day in 1998. She was a judge for best and worst dressed, which really seems like more of a Fashion Club thing. Still, it seems like she had fun. Or whatever passes for fun with Daria.

Fanfic Update!
  • Champion (Ideas!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Sandi embraced the feel of the Egyptian cotton sheets as they blanketed her nude body, wondering if she could stay here forever. If there was anything she deserved, it was the best and the finest."

  • Daria: College Pains The Sophomore Year, by James the Lesser (part 11): "Daria feels rushed as Thanksgiving comes closer and closer. Conner had invited her to have it with his family."

  • Death of a Secret (Daria daughter of ? Iron Chef challenge), by Cap (COMPLETE!): "Daria sat in her car watching her father through the restaurant's large plate glass window. Even with the painted lettering obscuring part of her vision she could clearly see him embrace a young woman."

  • Doctor Who: Season 8.5 (Chapter 1), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "The TARDIS materialised in the tower less than a day after they had left during the Doctor's regeneration."

  • Don't Feed It After Midnight, by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "'More importantly,' Daria added, 'We need to find Stripe and the other gremlins,' Daria said." (Part 9) (Part 10) (Part 11) (Part 12)

  • Elsie's new wheels, by 11tee (parts 1 and 2): "Elsie walked up to the house and looked at the van. It was ugly." (Part 2)

  • Lawndale 2021 (Iron Chef Challenge: [daria swim]), by Anguirus1955 (part 1): "In Miss Defoe's Art Class, everyone was following an assignment on drawing how they see themselves five years from the present."

  • Oh Kiddo (Daria daughter of ? Iron Chef challenge), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "'Dad, I want you to know that I met a boy and I think I really like him' Daria shyly announced."

  • PerforaTed (The Ted Zone), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "As Ted was walking through the hall before school one day, he heard a voice coming from the girls' restroom. 'Oh, no. The toilet is talking to me again.'"

  • Silence (Iron Chef: Silent Movie), by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "The rain falls all around her."

  • Still Waters, by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "Raindrops slid down the glass of Tiffany's window. She sat at her vanity table, though her powders and potions were pushed aside. A large, thick sheet of cream colored paper dominated the glass vanity top. In her small hand was a bamboo brush, a pot of ink close by."

  • Things Could Be Worse... (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "As Mr. Breyer continued to drone on and on in Lawndale's English class, most of the student body was fighting falling asleep."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Thunderous rain – Upchuck, posting about Aeon Flux on the internet, looks up as he hears a knock on the door. Ominous music plays"

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Pew! Pew! Pew!

Daria's already celebrating National Video Games Day, although it's possible she's just putting off her latest writing project. I won't judge; I know the feeling all too well.

Still, this is also National Day of Encouragement, so how about this: You can do it, Daria! Write that story! Bust through that plot hole! Conquer that writer's block! And if that doesn't work, then nail that head shot!

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Another CAPTion ConTEST!

Caption this scene in the comments!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"Hand-kneaded bread has more soul."

Helen's busy kneading away for National Date Nut Bread Day, although if she wanted to get out the bread machine I promise I won't tell Willow. Then again, I'm not sure I'd want to taste anything baked by Helen "every night is frozen lasagna night" Morgendorffer.

On this day in 1921, the first Miss America was crowned. Apparently the winner was not named "Darya," and in fact appears to have no Y in her name whatsoever. There goes that theory, I guess.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Banding of Daria, by EntrancedCat (COMPLETE!): "'Students, we have an exciting fund-raising activity coming up,' Ms. Li said from behind the imposing podium at the hastily-called assembly." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Bounce, by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "Jodie Landon checked her harness one last time. They were approaching the maximum altitude, and she wanted to shine on her HALO jump."

  • Fashion War, by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "During Quinn's junior year something happened, something that had a great impact on her life."

  • The Fight, by dmsfanman (COMPLETE!): "It was late afternoon on a mild spring day in Boston with the sun shining occasionally, but mostly spending its time behind the clouds. Tom and Daria walked next to each other through the Raft Quadrangle."

  • Here (Iron Chef: Silent Movie), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "She parked the car at 12:08. She finally left it at 12:26"

  • Is it Curtain Yet?, by Zetor (part 7a): "'Excuse me. Excuse me.' Daria snapped out of the daze she'd been in and looked up at the woman scowling down at her from across the counter, arms crossed and the tapping her foot impatiently."

  • It Happened Four Weeks Ago, by Anguirus1955 (part 1): "That was the e-mail conversation that had ensured that the lives of Timothy O'Neil and Janet Barch would never be the same."

  • Lawndale Z, by Kuriamo22 (part 3): "It had been a few days since Daria resurrected Jane. They had spent the time training, and preparing for their confrontation with Piccolo the self proclaimed Demon King."

  • The Lord of the Mushrooms: The Sampling of the Shrooms (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Anguirus1955 (COMPLETE!): "Hey, Sandi, I just got home today after shopping at the mall. I bought some mushrooms from this guy named Tom at the mall."

  • Maternal, by Indigo (COMPLETE!): "Jake Morgendorffer pulled up outside Lawndale High. His youngest daughter Quinn was in the front seat, her older sister Daria in the back."

  • See Jane Ride, by dammit.taken (part 1): "Jane sat on her couch, looking at her latest art project; realizing how much it had changed her life these last three months."

  • Two thousand and fifteen, by Astrocar82 (part 2): "'So, I'm Daria,' Daria muttered to Jodie after the meeting. '...Which you know already, but hey. You're actually nice, can we walk home together?' 'Sure,' Jodie smiled."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Silent Movie), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "The bag swung as the brunette with wild hair hit it. Each time her fist or foot contacted, the bag threatened to launch the man with curly orange hair off the back of the punching bag."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Silent Movie), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "The young man parked his Jeep and stepped out to survey the park."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Silent Movie), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Daria handed the cabbie her fare and climbed out into the chill autumn evening. A strong wind whipped around her tan longcoat, revealing the black slacks and dress shirt underneath."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Princess_Pasta (part 3): "410: you okay? Please answer. Mom & Dad are worried. I'M worried. If you don't answer in the next five minutes, I'm leaving."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Ranma (parts 1 - 3): "Flake: sis where are you? STNR: Ran out of papers, whts it to ya." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Vukodlak (parts 1 and 2): "Mom this is really hard for me to tell you but I'm pregnant." (Part 2)

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "The Consensus subconsciously generated by humanity writ large set the rules, and breaking them had consequences. Those consequences were collectively known as Paradox."

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Got Any Books on Procrastination?

Jodie's all set for Read a Book Day, because Jodie always does what's expected of her. She does seem to be enjoying the book, though, so I'll leave her to it.

This is also Fight Procrastination Day, so if there's a book you've been putting off reading then today's the perfect day to start it. Unless you're only reading because there's something else you should be doing and you don't want to.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

And the Award for Most Gratuitous Cameo Goes To....

Daria and Jane appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards on this day in 1997, although if you blinked you probably missed it. Read the transcript to find out what they thought of the experience.

Fanfic Update!
  • Dammit Daria, by SexshiTiTePaNtZ (part 4): "'Daria?' Jane called through the house as her rain soaked body dripped onto the carpet upstairs. She called out her girlfriend's name repeatedly without any response back."

  • Don't Feed It After Midnight, by Anguirus1955 (parts 4 - 7): "Daria and Jane entered the classroom swiftly, with Daria holding a big shoebox in her hands. 'Is the...animal in there?' Deckard asked her." (Part 5) (Part 6) (Part 7)

  • Lawndale Z, by Kuriamo22 (part 2): "Daria stood near the edge of a barren plateau in the middle of the New Mexico desert late one afternoon. She was wearing a pair of black shorts that almost reached her knees, a burnt orange t shirt, and a pair of black boots."

  • Mask (Write-off Challenge Zetor VS BG, Round 1: FIGHT!/Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "'Um...' Brittany scanned the surrounding area, her eyes lighting up when she spotted Daria. 'Daria, Mr. Thompson and I are not speaking, so do you want to do the economics project with me??'" (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • Slow Flows the River, by UU (part 3b): "'What will happen now?' Amy wondered aloud when Patrick shut the apartment door behind him. At first she wanted to accompany him, not so much for the sake of adventure but out of unwillingness to stay behind, alone and ignorant of the nature of trouble Maud was in."

  • Straight Outta Bromwell, by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Intro (Elsie Sloane): 'You are about to witness the winners of class warfare.'"

  • Texts From Last Night (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by 11tee (COMPLETE!): "505: yo Jo, i need help- met a dude a couple weeks ago"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Anguirus1955 (part 1): "Skinny, four weeks ago, I suspected that the condom broke. Earlier today, a purchase from the pharmacy proved it."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by 11tee (parts 1 and 2): "GothicT: hey GingerLuv: My Dearest Sweet Queen of the Night. My Babe in Blue Boots" (Part 2)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "J@N3: HEY! U made it! OK. I have confession 2 make!" (Part 2)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef challenge: Texts From Last Night!), by Ranma (COMPLETE!): "J. Lane: Daria? I know you're mad at me, please answer your cell." (Part 2)