Monday, August 18, 2008

The Saga of Bob (con't.)

It's been a while since we've talked about Bob, one of the background characters, but I can now officially tell you more about him: he smokes and drinks.

Yes, in "Jane's Addition," Bob is seen lighting up a cigarette (tobacco, I assume) and drinking (alcohol, I assume) at a bar where Mystik Spiral is playing, even though he is in 11th grade at Lawndale High. I still think he's a punk wrestler/ weightlifter. Your mileage may vary. For more on Bob, click the tiny label "bob" below.

Do you get kind of a film noir vibe from this guy? Something kind of dark and eerie and mysterious, something unexpected. Has anyone used him in fanfic? He's a great blank slate. I have a pic of his car somewhere from "The Invitation," will post it later.

Lawndale Online is still down. Damn.

While over at DariaWiki, I started thinking that there weren't near enough Daria Universes on the Daria Multiverse page. Can you think of more to add? I know some good ones have been left out. Let's make this page the longest one ever!
  • Meet the Monster, by medea42 (COMPLETE!): Reads like the show. Loved Trent's method of making Quinn go away. Brilliant.
  • The Young Switcheroo, by Smileyfax (Part 8): We continue through the first season of this wild, switched-around world, now at "Cafe Disaffecto." And we learn who the thief was! And more!

  • She Knows Not What She Does, by psychotol (COMPLETE!): Daria's loathsome new career as a telemarketer proves to have an unexpected side benefit.

  • In the Midnight Hour, by Gum Wars (COMPLETE!): You know, I wasn't sure whether to post this one, but I figured hey, it's there, you may as well look at it.


legendeld said...

Actually in Esteem Roller "Bob" was the character Float.

The Angst Guy said...

Well, see, you shoulda called him Bob.

(Sorry, I loved "Esteem Roller," should have remembered him there.)

legendeld said...

I don't think I ever described him. He was just the character in my head for Float as I wrote it.

Hey I just checked out the Dariawiki and found out that Esteem Roller counts as a novel.


Anonymous said...

You were right to post the link to "In the Midnight Hour". It has a certain 'je ne sais quoi' that qualifies it for that very special award carved from a single block of cubic zirconia: The Ianthe Sena Ronin
Award. I have no doubt the Academy will give it the most serious consideration, especially if Gum Wars posts appropriate art work to give the story that extra dimension...