NEWER! Three Daria fanfics that feature Alaska up close: "North to Alaska, South to Lawndale," by Robert Nowall (in which Trent gets involved in a gold rush); "White Out," by Wouter (in which runaway Jane and her canine pal Zippo check into Fairbanks; and "Baked Alaska," by Brother Grimace, a Daylight story in which the Legion of Lawndale Heroes and the Alliance have their hands full saving a part of the world. Good times. (Why is it the Lanes who usually go to Alaska, and no one else?)
J.R.R. Tolkien was born 118 years ago today. Did Daria ever read The Lord of the Rings? Officially we don't know, but Tolkien is named in a number of Daria fanfics. Daria's Sick, Sad Life Planner does mention the event, however. (See below, and ignore the grammatical errors.) At least Mr. O'Neill appears to have read Tolkien's works. One very good Daria/LotR crossover in progress is "Shadows of a Timeless Song," by Dennis.
And Sergio Leone, King of the Spaghetti Westerns, was born 81 years ago. He is most famed for his crossover movies "Once Upon a Time in Lawndale" and "The Cynic, The Fashionista, and The Jackass." Excellent work, both of them. (And thanks to UU and Pinhead for both images!)
I plan to begin the 2010 fanfiction listing before the end of January, but for now I am taking a break from worrying about it. Updates will be posted here until then.
Cool discussion threads on PPMB worth reading:
- The Three Types of Arguments in Fandom (by Roentgen)
- Looking Back at 2009 in Fanart: What Happened? (by Kristen Bealer)
- Looking Back at 2009 in Fanfiction: What Happened?