Thursday, February 4, 2010

Happy Birthday, Facebook... and What a Gift!

Today is Facebook's sixth birthday, and Kara Wild has discovered that MTV gave us a great birthday present: an official Facebook presence for Daria! Daria World is now open, with the promise of massive amounts of content to come. Sign up for the newsletter, if you like, get into the message boards, have some fun. Wonder if the Daria section on the main MTV site will be upgraded/fixed so all the links work. That would be very nice. I should update the Daria Directory at left with new links.

Kinda weird, in a way. I was wishing to myself that another new Daria fan site would appear, and there it is. Cool. Oh, and Kara also has quotes for you to read. I wonder if this is the beginning of a Renaissance for our fandom, new people coming in, new stories to be told and pictures to be painted, more websites.... I sure hope so.

Funny, here we all have been sitting around for a decade wondering if Daria would return, and now she's on her way. The DVD should be out in spring. Whoa. This is an exciting time for the fandom. Those of us who hung on all these years waiting, it's coming at last. I'm definitely buying this DVD the second it hits the stores. Or maybe I should pre-order it through Hmmm.

A well-known character from Richard Lobinske's most excellent Falling into College series turns 28 today. Guess who?

Ten years ago today, Kara Wild finished "Primarily Color," a powerful Driven Wild Universe tale about racism at Lawndale High. A great read.

Vlora has a magnificent portrait of Jane Lane online. It is to be adored and worshiped! Thank you!
  • Dull Days, by a440 (COMPLETE!): Lawndale was now no longer the small town 'burb it had been since the Morgendorffers' arrival. Indeed, over the years the town grew, spreading out with new landscaping and new buildings springing up, until it spread to the size of 338 times greater than Hibbing, Minnesota....
  • D-Force, by Patrick Moore (Part 1): Daria Morgendorffer wasn’t herself the day the Galactor killed her parents during the invasion. She wore a white outfit that made her look like a hawk. “Damn Galactor,” she said under her breath. (Daria/Gatchaman) (
  • Daria Is Raven's Apprentice, by Project Pegasus (continued): "Goddamn it! If we don’t act quickly, the Incarnation Ceremony will destroy your friend Raven and bring about Trigon’s return to the world!" "And I won’t get any booty!" "What?" "Nevermind."
  • The Dream of the White Darkness, by jtranser (continued): "The true dream self hides inside the vapors of hallucinatory dream. It is much more than a master control program and does not accept just any login one may choose to enter."
  • Finn Morgendorffer 30: Parental Discretion Advised (Parts 2 to 4): “Alright, so now we’ve wasted one hundred and six minutes of our lives watching blood-bursting eyeballs.”
  • General Semantics, Private Angst, by Gwrtheyrn (Parts 4 to 8): Of course, Daria couldn't let herself be noticed. But she could see Jane from her vantage with telescopic clarity for the few seconds before she vanished into the Medical Arts Building, and couldn't help falling in love with her all over again. Oh, snap.
  • Sisters, by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): Even without her glasses, she could recognize her dim surroundings. Padded walls. A non-functioning television on a steel frame high up in the corner of the room. A plastic model of the human heart. Home.
  • Their Satanic Majesties Request, by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): Daria pulled out a pin, and quietly—but painfully—jabbed her finger. The drop of blood fell on the contract, and the damnable deed was done. From the top of the attic to the corner of the garage, Satan's laughter rang throughout as he was resplendent in his absolute triumph!
  • A Ticket to Ride, by Doggieboy (Part 3): The digital clock read 2:49 and Ted DeWitt-Clinton lay awake and still in his hotel room bed. Wrapped up against him, Linda Griffin was asleep, a half-smile on her face.
  • Trapped, by Jim North (COMPLETE!): While Jane and Daria tried to figure out what to do with a situation that seemed more surreal to them than any of the nightmarescapes they had been through, Burnout stepped up on the dais DeMartino was hanging over, slipped her knife under one of straps wrapped around him, and started sawing at it. (
  • Wrylight, by Minx (Part 6): Then there were the other strange things that Daria had noticed about Jane, her preference for the dark, her icy cold touch, the absence of her family, the strange red stain in her freezer, a kitchen that looked like it hadn’t been used in a number of years, her ability to predict the future and her brother’s gift of reading minds. (


Disco316 said...

For those curious, 338 times the size of Hibbing, Minnesota, is 63,037 square miles.

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How much of that is slag heap?

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