Tuesday, October 14, 2008

When It Happened

Richard Lobinske has done a very unusual thing, which is to give a real date to the moment when Daria Morgendorffer met Our Heroine, Jane Lane. That moment was on October 14th, 1996 (as best as we can tell). Happy twelve years, you two.

In celebration, you may wish to read two of Richard's stories with this date: "Esteeming Lysistrata" and "John."

Today is also an important date in UFOlogy, which Daria would love. To learn more about it, check this out. Our alien masters would be proud. In honor of that, you may wish to read a special anthology of Artie fics, right here.

And, last but least, today is World Standards Day, who without a doubt is the most boring anal-retentive kid at Holiday Island High. I have spoken.

Damn, has there been a lot of fanfiction written lately!

  • Daylight: Trek, by Smileyfax (Part 1): Daria has a most unusual companion in tow when things take a bad turn.
  • Blood, Sweat, and Cheers, by Kristen Bealer (Part 3): TURN AWAY! AVERT YOUR EYES! IF YOU READ THIS, YOU'LL NEVER BE CLEAN AGAIN!
  • Daylight: Dayside, by Legendeld (Part 1): A very bad way to have your dinner interrupted.
  • Daylight: Final Field Trip, by Lorenzo Sauchelli (Part 1): "Daria? Is that you?" It was Jane. She could feel the sheer terror in the other girl's voice.
  • Daylight: Remember When the Music, by Dennis (COMPLETE!): Mystik Spiral, in the long years after.
  • End of the Line, by Legendeld (Part 6): Three fanfiction characters in a very peculiar training session—but now these other "family" members have appeared! Weird!
  • I Knew It! by Legendeld (COMPLETE!): Daria learns the truth, and then learns a new truth that makes her whole. [Great ending.]
  • Mobius Strip, by Legendeld (COMPLETE!): Quinn knelt down as well. Daria saw her exhale as she worked the equation through her head. No longer was Quinn bound to use the watered down version Mobius had created for her. She was now the true master of the Continuum.
  • Origins of the Ringbearers: Let Vengeance Ring, by Richard Lobinske (Part 7): Her laugh was cut short when she felt that something very terrible was about to happen. She reached to her friend and said, "Jane..." [This is intense.]
  • The Quinn Show, by Disco316 (Part 5): Ho-lee Moses. My jaw hit the floor on this chapter. Whoa.
  • Turnabout Confusion Part II: All The King's Horses, by Dennis (continued): Helen meets with The Man . . . but not, fortunately, with Himself.


the bug guy said...

Slight correction. The date I gave in the story "John" was October 14, 1996. ;) The radio announcer specifially said "Good Morning Maryland. It’s October fourteenth. Columbus Day observance for those lucky few who get the day off." October 14 was a Monday and the observance day in 1996. In 1997, it was on a Tuesday and the day after the observance.

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