Monday, September 22, 2008

And It's Autumn, and That Means . . . Oh, No.

Yes, it's football season once again (American non-soccer to you Europeans, who by the way lost the Ryder Cup, and I could hear people screaming from Valhalla all the way to my house). The Lawndale Lions shout their enthusiasm silently in this still from "Daria!"

Today is also the 29th anniversary of the mysterious Vela Incident, which might have been an atomic bomb. Oh, who are we kidding, of course it was. But whose? I remember reading about this years ago, and people said it was just a meteor and I thought, no, that's not possible. Then I heard there were two explosions on different days, then I heard they were Israeli/ South African nuclear tests, so I dunno, whatever. Can this be fitted into a Daria story?

One page in DariaWiki has gotten frequent updates lately. See if you can guess which one before you click here.

The SFMB commentary thread on BlackHole's "Size Does Matter" continues to grow. Feel free to join the fun.

Nothing new on Lawndale Online for a while. Hmmm.

Now 978 fans on the Daria Fan Club. Let's see just a little more action here, could we?

Lots of new fanfic, but I'll wait until tomorrow to look at that. Party on, folks.


Anonymous said...

My favorite mysterious nuclear incident is the sinking of a Golf II submarine near Hawaii in the 60s:

(The book cited in the Conspiracy Theory section is a really great read. If it's accurate, you can just forget the Cuban Missile Crisis).

Anonymous said...

Dammit! It wasn't my page.

I hate you all.

E. A. Smith said...

Every time I see the word "ringbearer", I get excited that someone's doing a Daria/LotR crossover, before I remember that's not the case. I'm too much out of the loop now to guess what "Ringbearer" actually refers to (though, given the recent activity on Dariawiki, I'm guessing it has something to do with Legion of Lawndale Heroes, since those are pretty much the only stories getting any attention over there anymore).

medea42 said...

There's some fanfic from me that looks new but isn't, really. I decided to spent a feverish night reformatting the really poorly formatted ones on, and I did stick in a couple new gags on Underrated and Bait and Switch, but they are essentially the same story with much better grammar and formatting.

The Angst Guy said...

Medea42: I've got those on my to-publish list.