Saturday, September 25, 2010
Oh, yeah? Censor this!
Jane: Run down the list of causes you volunteered for again?
Daria: I protested that book burning last year.
Jane: You yelled at the TV screen.
Daria: Hey, if more people spoke up--
--"The Old and the Beautiful"
This week, September 25th through October 2nd, is Banned Books Week. How will you celebrate? You could yell at the TV, like our esteemed heroine. You could read one or more books from one of the American Library Association's Frequently Challenged Books lists. You could even hold a book-burner burning. For legal reasons, I of course cannot endorse that last one, but if you choose to do so, remember to bring marshmallows.
And now, here's the fanfiction update from the PPMB:
The Adventure of the Tilted Windmill, by Erin Mills (part 1): "Daria gave me a serious look. 'Leopard Forest, the professional golfer, was found over there an hour ago. Someone apparently tied the poor bastard to the sixteenth hole windmill and slashed the hell out of him.'"
Daria/Dorian 8: Love Rescue Me, by LadieT (COMPLETE!): "Dorian entered the room and felt his feet plant into place. Jane was wearing the dress Dorian had bought her for Christmas. As he came out of his momentary stupor, Dorian slowly made his way to where Jane was waiting. Carefully zipping up the dress, Dorian looked into the mirror that Jane was standing in front of. Staring at Dorian's reflection, Jane could see the smile on his face."
The fiercest battles lie within, by VPrad (part 11): "Those words touched Daria deep. Certainly, that girl wasn’t the Quinn that had tormented her during her childhood and part of her adolescence. She could finally say she had a sister, in the fullest and most comforting sense."
Flynn at 1111 Glen Oak (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Candace Flynn looked at the red brick house in trepidation. Although she lived in Danville, 5 miles away across the Mississippi in Minnesota, she went to Lawndale High School. As such she knew the reputations of the two teens that lived at this house. She sighed. She had to do this! She shuddered as she thought of the contraption that Phineas and Ferb would be building and using in her absence!"
God Save The Esteem Ep7: I Am A Scientist, by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'Do you even own a pair of black high heels?' asked Jane. 'At least they aren’t saying I own knee high leather boots.' Tom winced. 'Well, actually...'" (Part 3) (Part 4)
The James Lane Chronicles Ch 2, by InvisibleDan (part 1): "Daria was different. She wasn't like the other girls at Lawndale High. He had gotten past his first impression of her and knew that some lucky guy would get to be her boyfriend. It just wasn't going to be him."
Jane Morgendorffer, by LadieT (part 12): "Trent walked out onto the stage to see his family, front and center, waving at him. He plugged in his Martin acoustic and began playing. He closed his eyes while his fingers moved across the fret board in an intricate dance. Helen and Jake watched with pride in their eyes. Five minutes later, Trent strummed the last notes. He opened his eyes to see the five people who mattered most to him, standing up and applauding. Taking a small bow, he ambled off the stage with a content smile over his face."
Judy Blue: A Worldhopper/Worldburner Prelude, by Erin Mills and Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "Judy's fist connected with Jane's mouth with absolutely no input from her brain. Jane reeled back in pain, caught by her little trolls. She reached up and touched her mouth. Blood was welling from one corner of her lips and between a couple of her teeth." (Part 6)
Kolchak: The Lawndale File, by Chris Tucker (UPDATED!): "As always, the police were confident of a quick arrest and swift prosecution, and they also begged the public for any information concerning the murder. That performance reminded me greatly of the Red Queen."
Law & Order: Idjits' Intent, by Brian Taylor (part 1): "'So, uh, like, what happened to Stewart, uh, doctor?' Beavis took a sip from his coffee. Butt-head noted it was his third for the day and made plans accordingly."
Moving the Goalposts, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "'Is everything okay, Sandi?' No! It's not! You've only been at this school for a few months and already you've got all the guys wrapped around your finger, you're stealing my club out from under me, and I can't figure out how to stop it because all I can think about right now is my cat!" (Part 4)
My World Alone : The Start of Jane Lane's Journey, by OverlordMikey (parts 2 and 3): "Jane continued to chase the person. It was definitely a person. A real moving human being. 'Please stop!' Tears where flowing down her cheeks. It had been so long since that day. She didn't care who it was just as long as she had someone! The person turned the corner, Jane followed, and..." (Part 3)
A Path Forged From a Lie: An Interactive Daria Fic, by OverlordMikey (part 1): "Robert nervously scratched his head. 'Um would it be okay if we went out sometime. Or you could come over my place. What I'm trying to say is... Daria wanna do something again sometime?' Daria was shocked. She ran past an equally shocked Quinn and went inside. She then proceeded to lock herself in her room and scream."
Politricks are Not for Kids, by Brian Taylor (part 8): "JANE: Since when am I not allowed to yell at the press? Because you promised me, Daria. You promised me that if I took this job, I was allowed to scream at idiots as much as I wanted to."
The Red Headed League, by nullset (parts 1 and 2): "The husband had become quite eccentric and had taken to pelting his wife with small plastic penguins across the dinner table. Even then, she didn’t snap and throttle him one day, as many would opine she’d have the right to. Actually, she poisoned him slowly with arsenic in his nightly glass of bourbon." Part 2
Road Trip, by Chris Tucker (part 2): "There was a sheet of paper taped to the front of the coffee maker. LARGE letters advised her: 'Janey. There's coffee in the filter and it's been filled with water. Push the button. Love you, Trent.'"
Sleepwalker, by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "With infinite patience, Daria followed around from the other side. The girl tromped her boots as she walked with no worries regarding stealth. She was too powerful. Her prey had nowhere to go. Stacy would would eventually be cornered and she would have to decide between perfect symbiosis or a brutal death."
Sleepwalker: Endless Nights, by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "Stacy sucked on her cigarette until it burned all the way down to the filter. 'It's a paintball mask,' she said. With a completely nonchalant air, she reached out and stubbed the cherry of her cigarette right in the middle of the mask's viewport." (Part 2) (Part 3)
Y-Me?, by HolyGrail2007 (part 8): "Quinn started to buy her own soda, but she couldn’t. To buy her own when there was an available man who could have gotten it for her meant she was unpopular. And Quinn was not unpopular. She went without."
Unnamed Story (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have: Ouch Time), by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "A gentle smile came over his face as he watched her, bathed in morning sunlight and frowning prettily as she set to her task. A strand of hair fell across her forehead and he extended a finger to brush it away."
The Vision of the Burning Cities, by jtranser: "'What psychotronics does is effectively continue this process that would have otherwise been discredited, abandoned and replaced with something else. Its power is strong enough to continue forcing people into jobs they loathe, parking them under their bosses' thumbs, converting them into a herd of sycophants and forcing them to keep their opinions to themselves. And that brings us to you.'" (Another part here!)
Y-Me?, by HolyGrail2007 (part 9): "Quinn now needed two things to work on: Something to make her stand out more, and something to make Brenda stand out less. Quinn needed some mud to find. Brenda Matthews could not be first, only Quinn Morgendorffer was allowed for first place."