Sunday, February 14, 2010
The Final Word on Luuuv
We at the DFB2 hope that this Valentine's Day brings you significantly closer to your Significant Other(s). And remember, if you can't be with your Significant Other(s), you can always rent.
Click on any image below for snide color commentary.
Daria Store provided by many Internet shopping outlets. Daria Time created by Karine Samson for CyberDaria (archived). Radio by Daria provided by Last.FM. Virtual Lawndale provided by Chuck Shepherd's News of the Weird and Pizza.com. The World According to Daria provided by Frappr! Beta. Party on.
My opinion only, though these sites do enjoy broad support within the fandom. Links are active if their websites were updated since January 1, 2010.
Daria supersites are comprehensive, content-rich websites designed by and for fans of the series. By definition, supersites offer a variety of links to other Daria fansites, but a true supersite offers much more—character descriptions, fanfiction archives, fan art galleries, essays and fan commentaries, message boards, screen-capture galleries, episode transcripts, downloadables, contests and quizzes, Dariacon information, etc. The designation of a fan site as a supersite is a matter of opinion, but the following sites (most of which are no longer updated) have made a serious effort to be comprehensive and offer a variety of material.
Daria summaries are webpages offering overviews of the TV series (1997-2002). Character images, episode synopses, and voice-actor lists are usually presented; some include links to other Daria sites. In most, little or no fan content appears, but some sites allow for fan reviews and commentary. Summary pages are often unoriginal copies of pages from Wikipedia or other sources about the show.
These are small groups of fan sites and web pages grouped by common interests. All the blogs named are by Daria fans, but some have only limited Daria content.
GAME RE-CREATIONS OF CHARACTERS
NEOPLANET'S DARIA BROWSER
These uncategorized websites include small-scale Daria fan sites, "altars" and "shrines," and intriguing curiosities from past eons when Angelfire, Geocities, and Tripod ruled the Internet web scene.
These websites have significant archives of Daria fanfiction, or fanfic archives with unusual themes. A few are active and currently accepting material.
Many thanks to Richard Lobinske for compiling the 2007-2010 fan art contributions.
Message-board links are marked active if relevant messages in a significant number have been posted there since January 1, 2010.
PPMB/SFMB Board Failure Updates
(check here if you cannot get into PPMB or SFMB)
Only galleries containing Daria-related art are included here.
A Dariacon is any meeting of two or more Daria fans for any purpose. Our fandom needs more Dariacons. Meet up and eat pizza!
As long as you're here, you may as well live the experience. The "Pizza King" pizzeria locator is wonderful, and everyone (here, anyway) likes sick, sad news. The Lawndale Mall is next. Turn on Radio by Daria and be at one with the suburb.
Internet stores and product reviews are mixed together below, as one often includes the other. Note the special section with reviews and advice on the Daria's Inferno computer game. See also the important information at the end of this list.
Daria items licensed by MTV are no longer available from Hot Topic, but these might be found on resale sites.
WARNING! Not all items that appear under search queries for "Daria" are officially licensed from MTV. No guarantees are made by this website for quality, relevance, or anything else. This list is only for your personal interest and amusement. Caveat emptor!
Thanks to the WayBack Machine at Archive.org, many of the Daria websites of yesteryear that were taken down can be recovered, in whole or in part, for our interest today. Earlier versions of current websites are also intriguing; many fanfics that were deleted by request of their authors turn out to still be available through the WayBack Machine. Suggestions for additions to this listing are welcome.
However, the WayBack Machine is not guaranteed to recover all or even most of a website. In some cases, just the skeleton of the site is left, without images or downloads. Some webpages are glitch-filled and need to be fixed by the Archive staff before viewing. (Write to the staff to describe problems in recovering old sites, if the issues seem fixable.) Enjoy surfing down memory lane.
The following are Daria websites that can no longer be recovered in any form, at least not at present. They are truly gone. Alas.
"Daria" and all related proper names and images are trademarks or copyrighted material of MTV Networks, and are used herein without its permission. This site is intended solely to celebrate and publicize these characters and their creators. No commercial benefit, nor any use beyond the "fair use" review and commentary provisions of United States copyright law and related case law, is either intended or implied. I'm not making any money off this, believe me, but I am having fun!