It is less well known that today is also the 122nd birthday of one of the greatest science-fiction writers in all history: Olaf Stapledon, author of Sirius, Odd John, Last and First Men, and Star Maker. The latter is a future history of intelligent life in the universe covering billions of years to come, one of the great mind-blowers ever. Sirius, about an intelligent dog, gave me the idea for "A Hard Days' Night."
LATE ADD: Paris is in flames as Deref the Oz Barbarian and his Daria-crazed henchmen trample the French capital beneath their vegemite h—oh, wait, I've used that metaphor already. Uh, okay, skip it. If you want to read about the Daria-spawned chaos engulfing Europe, click here and be entertained.
22,500 hits! Here, I mean. And most of them aren't me!
- Avalon, by legendeld (Part 20): “It’s going to get nasty, amiga.” Well, that was an understatement.
- Crouching Monster, Hidden Magic, by Lorenzo Sauchelli (Part 6.2): "Aunt Amy? What are you doing here?"
- D.A.R.I.A., by Greystar (Part 1): It wasn't such a good idea for Jane to go through Daria's sock drawer after all.
- Falling Into College 62: Run It Up the Mast, by Richard Lobinske (Part 2): Michael screws up once again. Could have been worse, though.
- A Little Vacation, by Doggieboy (Epilogue 2): Robert's return . . . is not what you'd expect.
- The Other Side of Time: Witness to the Monkey Show, by The Sidhe (Part 2): The life and times of First Sergeant Jakob “Dutchy” Morgendorffer.
- Stacy Rowe, Seeker (Part II), by jtranser (continued): "That's the last time I go to an orgy at an accountant's home." Plus, Daria considers the proper way to administer corrective spiritual development to traitors.
- A Little Vacation, by Doggieboy (Epilogue 1): Once bitten, twice dead . . . unless higher powers get involved.