Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick or Treat!

Happy Halloween, everyone! It's a day for costumes, begging for candy, and digging up random alter egos for blog posts. If you're looking for some good Halloween fanfic to read, check out the Outpost Daria collection.

Not only that, but Outpost Daria has been updated! Thanks, Martin!

RLobinske has gained another feline overlord. Check out the pictures throughout the thread!

MartinUK is back from his Vancouver trip and has promised pictures soon.

Charles RB asks if any of the characters on Daria had functioning parents?

Brother Grimace asks about establishing character moments. What scenes really sum up Daria characters?

Kara Wild is looking for scary movies...but not too scary!

And now for the fanfic update. Quite a few new Halloween fics posted and completed in this one, so turn out the lights and get reading!

All Hallows' Peeved, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Jake pressed his ear against the door, listening with a hand on the doorknob. The bowl of candy sat forgotten on the table next to him as he strained to hear any noise at all from outside. At last, a grim smile spread across his face as he discerned light footsteps on the porch. He immediately swung the door open, jumped forward, and yelled, 'I'VE GOT YOU NOW, YOU NO-GOOD LOUSY PUNKS!'"

The Cards You Are Dealt, by Doggieboy (part 3): "John frowned as the memory of the conversation left his mind. 'I should’ve died,' he muttered. He thought of Scarlett and her cryptic smile; the pang of guilt hit him as it repeatedly had through the previous four months. If you had died, where would that leave her, you dumbass?"

Daria/Dorian Ch. 10: Parades Stink!, by LadieT (part 3): "Arriving at Schloss Morgendorffer, Dorian walked in to see Quinn standing up with a toga in her hand and the rest of the Fashion Club looking at him like lions during feeding time at the zoo."

An Early November Weekend at Boston Fine Arts College, by Chris Tucker (COMPLETE!): "The artist will show that strength in her hands. They are not the hands of a pampered suburbanite, nor the hands of a privileged city girl. These hands have known hard labor. Months after she has hauled on the last line, carried the last bin, pulled the last net ashore to dry and be mended, the cuts and scars and calluses have yet to fade from those hands and fingers. Hands that cradle a student's textbook and fingers that wield a scholar's pen. The artist will show that, too."

From a Distance, by RLobinske (COMPLETE!): "I watch the attractive woman dance to the beat of the grunge band performing on stage. I seem to remember that the lead singer is Jane Lane's brother. If he had half the talent at singing that she has at painting, they would be a hot band. But, since he has about half the talent I have…they're a little above painful."

God Save The Esteem ep10: Hell Is Other Parents, by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "The dread figures drew up next to the Sloane’s table. Helen stared down at them and menacingly picked her nose before wiping it on the very expensive tablecloth. Angier moved in his chair slightly so he was between them and Kay. Every eye in the room stared, until Jake looked back and then everyone scattered." (Part 5)

The James Lane Chronicles Chapter 3, by InvisibleDan (part 1): "James did not finish his sentence before he heard the front door slam. He thought it might be Trent but then he heard a feminine voice come from the living room. 'Hello? Is anyone home? Could someone help me with these boxes?' Oh crap, he thought. It's Mom."

Jane Morgendorffer, by LadieT (part 21): "Entering Trent's room, Penny looks around and sees a photo taken the last time the Lanes were together. Daria was maybe a year old. Running her fingers across the picture, Penny drew and long breath and sighed and wondered where things went wrong. At least the two of you will have a chance at a normal life."

Lawndale and Sandi Griffin’s Genie (Chapter 1), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "'Mom, if one talked about magic, extra floors appearing on school buildings and rumours of pool water in classrooms the listeners would be convinced that the speaker was going crazy, or that they were making up a story. And that is just what I had heard by the end of the day,' Daria said."

Lawndale's Finest: Detective Stories #6, by LSauchelli (part 1): "She furrowed her brow under her cowl, knowing full well her aunt didn’t approve. 'Aunt Amy knows that Quinn is not only my responsibility but also she's my salvation. But her loving me has nothing to do with her well-being, or Gotham's.' As quickly as the thought came to her mind, she forced herself to forget it."

A Necessary Loss, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Annihilation wave approaching the monitoring station on Epsilon Eridani,' the voice of Amy Barksdale echoed through the cavernous Tactical Response Center, as Dr. Anton Davidson looked across the room at the soft sound of his deceased wife’s voice. 'Contact has been lost with Transluminal Beacon Eridani One.'"

Patience, by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): "He shook his head, wondering what the significance of the picture was, because he knew it was important. It was probably the last thing his sister ever painted, four girls alone in the woods, and it probably said something about what had happened to them. Maybe even where they were now, maybe he could find them and rescue them." (Part 8)

The Prank, by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "'We should prank the Halloween dance,' Jane said abruptly."

[series name redacted], Book 1, Chapter 1, by vlademir1 (part 1): "Daria plunked down on the living room couch rapidly thinking if there were any of her sister's friends she hadn't called. Finally she dialed her mom's cell phone, and when she answered just said, 'Mom, Victoria is missing again.'"

The Spectacular Spider-Girl, by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "Though Jane felt no sense of triumph as they led her brother's killer out of the courtroom, no feeling of righteous vengeance, she did feel some small, cold satisfaction that her words to him on that night had indeed come true. He had finally gotten what he deserved."

Spiral Dynamics, by RLobinske (part 1): "Henry pointed back toward his tow truck. Attached to the back was a battered black van. Even a casual observer would've noticed that there was something odd about the van, like it was sitting on the wrong frame. A lanky young man with black, spiky hair and a goatee climbed out of it and started to walk up. Henry said, 'He claims to be a relative.'"

Two Body Problem, by RLobinske (COMPLETE!): "Anton said, 'So what do we do?' Amy closed her eyes. 'We have to decide who loses their dream.'"

Unnamed story (Scenes That Should Be: Breakfast of Zombie Champions), by Doggieboy (COMPLETE!): "'Thanks for inviting us,' Quinn said. The redhead was dressed as an Egyptian queen from the time of the pharaohs. Daria was dressed as an airline pilot from the 1920s, while Jane was dressed as a gangster, circa 1930, complete with a realistic-looking Thompson sub-machine gun."

The Vision of the Burning Cities, by jtranser (updated): "As she moved very carefully toward the Gate of Horn, Daria began to hear intermittent snippets of conversation. First, the man with his face turned away. His height and broad back screened off any sight of the woman trying to talk to him, though there was something familiar to the cadence of her angry muffled voice."

Way Too Cute, by Smijey: "Daria grunted again and (very slowly) slid back her hood and removed her baseball cap. She shook out her long, golden locks of hair and in an instant Quinn Morgendorffer's name was forgotten by every boy present."

Y-Me?, by HolyGrail2007 (parts 28 and 29): "Things were not going right, Quinn knew that. And Daria was anything if blunt. If there was a problem, Daria would state it. Particularly if it meant she could be mean." (Part 29)

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