Saturday, August 23, 2008

Flame Wars on a Volcanic Level

This post is not really about "flame wars" online. It is about today being the date of the ancient Roman festival for Vulcan, their god of fire, and the curious fact that Mount Vesuvius began to show signs of life this day, 1,929 years ago, just before toasting and burying Pompeii and Herculaneum a short while later. Is there a student with an explosive temper at Holiday Island High named Volcanalia? Hmmm.

Today is also (takes deep breath) the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, which could have been shortened to Abolition Day or something. I mean, think about that poor student at HIH, trying to write his whole name out on papers or computer forms or whatnot. A worthy date, but shorter would definitely have been better.

Two crossover ficlets have appeared in response to two different Iron Chefs on PPMB. One is a Daria/The Wire minific by Scissors MacGillicutty, for The Barksdales of Baltimore, and the other is "A Party with a Rose," a Daria/Grendel minific by Grifter74, for Grendel Vivant.

Though rained out by Fay, durgarox has produced a marvelous color version of her sketch, "Hey, Daria," featuring a special Daria fanservice for us all. Love it, especially Jane's new hair, and especially the looks on their faces. YES!

Still working on a story idea. It is coming together nicely, but . . . it really is quite weird. Stay tuned.

  • Jörmungandr, by TAG (prelude): This one might be a little weird. Hope you like it. (SFMB)
  • Sometimes It Rains, by legendeld (Part 1): An unexpected addition to the Lane family knocks on the door, and the chaos begins.
  • Stacy Rowe, Seeker (Part II), by jtranser (continued): Oh, okay, that's what Maughers are. Ouch. LATE ADD: And it never pays to make Brittany forget her lines! OUCH!!!
  • Starbright, by legendeld (COMPLETE!): A tricky tale reaches a satisfying conclusion, although there is the matter of the sonic screwdriver. . . .
  • Tales of the Ringbearers: Tiger Cruise, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): “Is there any world where I’m not a cartoon character or constantly in either more drama that a soap opera or more action than Indiana Jones?”


Anonymous said...

I imagine any holiday related to the Roman festival of the god of fire would have pointy ears and thin eyebrows. It's only logical, after all.

The Angst Guy said...