Friday, August 29, 2008

Take a Walk on the Weird Side

Eight years ago today, Daria fan/writer/artist Admonisher wrote a critical essay called "A Rant About 'Evil' Tom." He claimed this Evil Tom thing was blown all out of proportion. Is his the voice of calm and reason, or is he another tragic victim of Tom Sloane's hideous mind-control powers? Read it and see.

The MTV alter ego at right: does anyone know what it was based on? Is Sandi supposed to be a famous icon, or is this a totally random thinger? Inquiring minds want to know.

Why did Tom break up with Jane? See "Facial Fixation" for the answer! Thanks, breitasparrow! (Eww!)

Some great threads are playing on the PPMB big screen:
  • Schismatic, by Smileyfax (Part 1): "How are you feeling, Daria?" No reply.
  • Avenging, by Lorenzo Sauchelli (Part 19): She slashed with the other sword, expecting it to be blocked and then, with her fist, she punched the other Daria in the face.
  • Sometimes It Rains, by legendeld (Part 3): "Does Dad have a bad habit of going around the country knocking up sixteen-year-olds?” “Beats me.”
  • Stacy Rowe, Seeker (Part II), by jtranser: That was certainly the most unusual way to die I've ever heard of. I'm still afraid Kevin will come back as a zombie, though. *
  • Dinner Is Absurd, by Gum Wars (COMPLETE!): "Dinner is served!" jake said proudly as he layed down a 4 course meal in front of his family. "Pasta ala rogue! It means the spagetti of the black and yellow thief! I got the recipe on google!" [sic]
  • Yordundal II, by Gum Wars (COMPLETE!): "Hello blane i'm calling about my weird cousin. She is soooo wierd. she reads books and stuff!" [sic]
* Contains adult content. Seriously. Hang on.


Scissors MacGillicutty said...

She's meant to be a character from John Water's Pink Flamingos, Edie, who is in love with the Eggman. See for a photo and more info

legendeld said...

I'm not giving you back your ring.

The Angst Guy said...

To Scissors: Oh. my. God.

To legendeld: Scissors' (Scissors's?) link gave me a wonderful idea for your next birthday present, to which Tux will contribute. Check your mail!

Anonymous said...

After reading Gum Wars' fics, I realize I can't compete with that. I'd better do something else, maybe start painting circus wagons, or perhaps take up drawbridge oiling.

Anonymous said...

There's a huge market for drawbridge oiling, I highly recommend it as a career.