Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Three-In-One Day!

"This Year's Model" got its first airing on MTV 13 years ago today, with Daria in her triumphant prime, and "I Loathe a Parade" appeared 10 years ago, with Daria in a less-than-prime state. Damn heart smart chili! On top of that, this is the 16th anniversary of the Beavis and Butt-head episode, "Water Safety," which featured Daria as well, the tiniest of ninth graders at Highland High. (Save the episode quickly, people. It's pretty funny! Daria has some great moments.) We know for a fact now that Daria can swim and is "drown proofed."

For what it's worth, this is also World Health Day. Do something good for yourself. Speaking of which, this is also No Housework Day, and a Helen Morgendorffer from another universe is our mascot for that. She looks weird as a homemaker, doesn't she? Must be the eyes and her... um... never mind. (Click on any image to enlarge it greatly.)

  • An American Girl in Paris, by Quiverwing (COMPLETE!): I waited for Quinn Morgendorffer at Le Ciel De Paris, a comfortable and elegant restaurant on top of the Montparnasse Tower. It has one of the most beautiful panoramic views overlooking Paris, and not surprisingly, it was the place she had especially chosen for our lunch date. Quinn arrived thirty minutes late. She explained she had a meeting at Chanel that morning that concluded later than expected. She had to rush home to change and later struggled to find a taxi in the busy Paris afternoon. “The only rule is don't be boring and dress cute wherever you go. Life is too short to blend in,” she said with a giggle.
  • The Dream of the White Darkness, by jtranser (continued): The Shot was detonated. As the plutonium went supercritical in four dimensions, a brilliant blue flash initiated a strange pyrocumulus cloud in the shape of a double Moebius loop propagating through the various realities and associated alternate dimensions, then, just as quickly, disappeared. It was in that moment, as the peculiarly dilatated flash spread across the desert floor, Daria could see the true nature of the planet Earth. Instead of the comforting curved horizon denoting an oblate spheroid with water, rocks and people spinning around its star, she could look down over the edge to see the backs of four enormous elephants holding up the flattened Earth as they stood on the shell of a tortoise whose size dwarfed theirs as he floated in space, his eyes fixed on the burning Mandelbrot set that replaced the sun. [Wow....]
  • NEW! Finn Morgendorffer 41: It's Called Boston, by HolyGrail2007 (Part 5): “That’s nice.” All of the men still seemed to have their eyes on Finn, and they didn’t even look at Jane. She knew what was coming, but it was so funny to watch it unfold in front of her.
  • NEW! Ring-a-Ling, by Doggieboy (Part 3): “Lovely,” the policewoman said and frowned. “Some pathetic loser, sitting at home in his underwear...or naked, getting his jollies off while scaring women with his equally pathetic fantasies. I’ll just have to make sure the Taser is all charged up when we finally arrest his freaky ass.”


Ranchoth said...

Another anniversary for today: it's the 65th anniversary of the sinking of the Japanese battleship Yamato; the largest, most powerful battleship ever built.

Significance to Daria fans: absolutely none! But to certain naval historians and anime fans, it's a big deal.

Quiverwing said...

Heh, you quoted the paragraph of my story with the most number of grammar mistakes! I already edited them. :)

MDetector5 said...

Those were nice episodes. And once again, Helen fills out well :)

Summer's coming...

The Angst Guy said...

Heh, you quoted the paragraph of my story with the most number of grammar mistakes! I already edited them.

What mistakes?