Monday, April 27, 2009

Graphic News

I'm back again, and today (this evening) is World Graphic Design Day, per Jane Lane. Celebrate as you see fit.

BREAKING NEWS: Glenn Eichler had a message for Kara Wild. Check it out, in context.

Speaking of graphic design, NomadX offers a new Daria artwork worth a long look: "Boxcar."

Richard Riordan is the latest addition to DariaWiki. Thank you, Dennis.

Disco316 has, for reasons unknown, re-edited Ronin's "The Brain and the Beauty" so that it is legible. Those interested may click the link. Don't worry, there's no artwork.

The Angst Lord Time Trials are being conducted on PPMB.

Also, new mind-boggling ficlets are appearing on Scenes No Daria Fanfic Should Have: TGIF. Brace yourself.

FF.net
  • Even in Death, by Charliefox2012 (Part 1): “Dammit, Helen,” Jake said looking through a gap in the boarded up window, “They’re across the street, they’re attacking the Hendersons!” he yelled getting hysterical. “Hamiltons, Jake, and be quiet,” Helen said coming over to the window and looking. Six zombies were on the lawn of the house, and were pounding on the windows and front door. The family’s screams could be heard.
  • Lambda, by SigDiff (Part 28): They arrived at the White Forest missile base several hours later. It was a flurry of activity as soldiers appeared to be preparing for an attack. Upon arriving, Grey Team was directed into the former control building for the missile silos, which the Resistance had converted back into a military installation. Aside from the still-functioning missile controls, there was a lab for the scientists, extensive barracks, a mess hall, and even a field hospital. After reporting in at the front gate, Daria and company found their way to the sick bay, where she was given an X-ray. “Yep,” the medic began, holding the print up to the light. “Two fractured ribs on your right side, the fifth and sixth. Both in two places.” [And Part 29: “Warning: Striders and Hunters inbound. All teams outside to repel."]
  • Wristcutters: A Daria Story, by Charliefox2012 (Part 4): The girl scrutinized Daria a moment before she spoke, “Listen, my friend Rachel and I, we play this game where we try to figure out how people offed themselves,” Tania explained.

PPMB
  • Complications, by Legendeld (COMPLETE!): Jane Lane tugged at the collar of the dress that was making her uncomfortable, even more than her current activity was. David was sitting next to her looking almost as miserable. He leaned over. “Do you think they would notice if we snuck out?” Jane shook her head before answering. “Quinn already laid down the law with me. You might want to be careful Daria doesn’t hear you plotting to run away from family togetherness.”
  • Expecting Trouble, by Legendeld (Part 5): Quinn sat alone at the lunch table eating hamburger with a mountain of French fries. She didn’t bother to look around at the empty seats around her. She had moved in each of her classes to have a seat closer to the door. Aside from Daria and her teachers, she was certain she hadn’t spoken to a single living soul all day. She ignored the sounds of approaching feet because she couldn’t fathom a way that it would concern her. It wasn’t until chairs started being pulled out around her did she bother to look up from her plate.
  • Lawndale's Finest: The Dark Knight, by NightGoblyn (Chapter 3, Part 6): “Where’s your sister?” Jane asked, taking the empty seat next to Quinn. “Business,” Quinn said, rolling her eyes. “It’s still annoying, but at least it’s not like some stupid party or something. You wouldn’t believe the places she gets off to sometimes.”
  • Legion of Lawndale Heroes Special: Tokusatsu Team Up! by Lorenzo Sauchelli (Part 8): Charles swallowed hard when he realized what had happened. His body was back to normal –or at least as normal as the Planeswalker would allow– because Daria had seen him for what he was and was so disgusted by him that she had to break their mental link. His left eye was shaking, revealing the fear he had inside for all to see. He always thought he could one-up Daria and her accusations of pervert-hood any time he wanted to, but now?
  • On the Clock, by Legendeld (COMPLETE!): I buried my sister today. It should have been me. If one of us was going to die, it should have been me. She wanted to save the world. At least she got to do that before she died.
  • Tales of the Ringbearers: Temporary Duty, by Richard Lobinske (COMPLETE!): A couple hundred people were locked inside the track at Lawndale High School, from small children to the elderly. The worried and dejected looks on their faces had much more of an effect on Daria than their pale, lifeless skin. It made her furious at those responsible, as well as the guards holding rifles against her back as they prodded her through the gate and locked it closed.

4 comments:

Kara said...

Geez, TAG. You were on that bit of news like white on rice. ; >

The Angst Guy said...

I was gone for a bit and wanted to catch up quick.

undefinedlust said...

Is confused...

Was making "The Brain and the Beauty" legible Disco's stealth entry into the Angst Lord Time Trial?

Making it legible doesn't make it readable...

Disco316 said...

To be exact, it's not a plot-point by plot-point remake. That may become more obvious as I continue posting.

I'm still not certain I or anyone could make a Daria/Sandi relationship believeable, but I felt I had to make the attempt, as it was getting in the way of Falling From Grace.