Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fall Back!

For those who live in areas that follow Daylight Saving Time, remember to set your clocks back one hour tonight. This is probably Trent's favorite day of the entire year--he gets a full hour of extra sleep!

Daylight Saving Time is not to be confused with the Daylight shared world setting, which is really more about Daylight Destroying than Daylight Saving. Also, probably a bit less sleep.

And now it's time (get it?) for your fanfic update, as promised.

After Ragnarok, by Ravynstone: "Lawndale was abandoned. Uninhabitable. Too much psychic fallout lingering from that last, awful, battle. Even now, two years later, Charles still had nightmares about it. He made his way down the cracked streets, toward the school. Lawndale High had not survived that last battle unscathed. It had been ripped open, exposed to the elements and left to die."

Another normal day in Lawndale, by JPAGC (part 7): "Jodie straighten up on her chair, her eyes throwing daggers at Li. 'Why? Do you think there’s anything wrong?' Li opened her mouth but nothing came out of it. 'Are you perhaps suggesting my private life should be examined by others?' Again, silence. 'Or, perhaps, that I am incapable and lack the self-confidence to handle my personal challenges?' She now presented a steel smile to the principal."

Board Meeting (Write-off Challenge 6, Round 3), by Dennis (COMPLETE!): "Quinn Morgendorffer was in trouble, and she knew it. Beset on all sides, mind frantically searching for a way out, she met the eyes of her opponent and found only cold calculation there. She needed some ploy, some stratagem, to get her out of the mess she was in."

Daria/Dorian Ch. 10: Parades Stink!, by LadieT (parts 4 and 5): "Jane broke into a light jog in order to get ahead of the Fashion Club float. Her attention was so focused on trying to catch back up with the first few floats, she failed to notice that a piece of one of the floats had broken off and was heading straight for her." (Part 5)

Depth Takes a Holiday - Facebook Edition, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Chris Mass, Holly Hallows and Gunny Night have joined the Lawndale network."

"Expectavi"--Daria: Agent of Cobra, by Ranchoth (part 5): "'You made some mistakes. Old bean.' There was a note of sympathy in the voice, overlaid by a digital burr. 'You're a smart man, and you were performing something important for us. But you thought you were too smart for us. Thought we couldn't we couldn't find better. Do better. And you thought you were important enough to be irreplaceable. Untouchable.' He shook his head, exaggeratedly slow, resting his faceplate on his knuckles."

The fiercest battles lie within, by VPrad (part 23): "Wherever she looked, Quinn would only see faces that reflected fear, desperation, worry and despair. The bullet that Upchuck had been shot with had had a devastating effect on the spirit of the students. After having searched with her eyes around the people sitting on that room, Quinn finally realized neither Daria nor Jane were there, and that worried her. Where were they? Had those people done something to them?"

The French (Canadian) Teacher (Iron Chef: Scenes from French Class), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "Every girl in the French class - Brittany, Jodie, even Daria - felt her self-esteem sink slightly as the substitute French teacher walked in... all five-foot-ten of her."

In Silence Sarcastic, by Trscroggs (updated!): "Daria laughed, but suddenly turned intensely pink and hid her face with her hands as her shoulders shook rapidly. Worried that her friend had suddenly gotten worse, Jodie quickly rose to get help, but Daria put a finger in a 'wait' gesture. A few seconds later, Daria’s face returned to normal. 'Sorry,' Daria wrote, 'A picture of Brittany as a bobble head popped into my brain and free association got away from me.'"

Inversion Layer (Flinging Fourth the New Ideas Thread), by Wraith: "Jake looked in the rear-view mirror as they pulled out of the driveway of the new home. He had been a bit worried about how the girls would take the move. Leaving friends was never easy, and doing it in the middle of the school year was worse."

Iron Chef: In Their Own Words, by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Allow me to correct a few misconceptions...." (rglovejoy's entry) (Erin Mills's entry)

The James Lane Chronicles Chapter 3, by InvisibleDan (part 2): "She thought that moving to Lawndale she would find another version of what she had in Highland. At best she would get by, the days passing with a few words to teachers or other students, but she would otherwise be alone. Meeting James was the luckiest thing that had happened to her, but something about that also frightened her. Part of her was worried about getting too close to anyone, let alone someone she cared about. Someone who could find out everything about her and possibly reject her for what he discovered."

Jane Morgendorffer, by LadieT (part 22): "Penny was a little disappointed that Daria didn't want to ride with her. Trent had invited his older sister back into his life with open arms, but Daria was hesitant. Staring out the window, Penny thought about what it would take to get Daria to trust her again."

Mean Green (Scenes That Should Be: Breakfast of Zombie Champions), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "To the horror of his class, O'Neill flexed his mighty chest, and ripped the tattered remains of his shirt away, his pants miraculously remaining intact. He growled as if fighting with some remnant of his dignity, and the last of the milquetoast intructor disappeared with a mighty ROAR as the monster before them screamed -- 'O'NEILL SMAAAAASSSHHH!!!'"

Raft College: The First Year, by rglovejoy (part 31): "Quinn's thoughts were interrupted by the sound of footsteps coming down the hall. They came from a young man of medium height, carrying a bag from the Crestmore Cooperative Society. There was little to distinguish him, other than a crop of curly black hair and an intense look in his eyes."

Raft University & BFAC: The First Day of Classes, by Chris Tucker: "In the week she'd been using the communal facilities on the floor, her surgical scars had been a minor item of interest for a day. By now, no one noticed them. Daria was simply Daria. She'd been sick, she got better. End of story."

Remembering an Anniversary, by RLobinske (COMPLETE!): "Michael Fulton watched his wife carrying the serving tray and said, 'I know it's fish day and all, but a full sampler platter?'"

Spiral Dynamics, by RLobinske (part 2): "Jake got out of the car and hurried around it, 'Hey there, young man. Jake Morgendorffer. Genius Consultant.' Jane whispered, 'He's a genius?' 'No,' Daria whispered. 'He thought it sounded better than "Consultant to Geniuses."'"

Ten Years, by LadieT (COMPLETE!): "Daria's eyes widened as Jane's words repeated in her brain over and over again. Thousands of questions flowed through her mind at once. Seeing the inner chaos going on in Daria's mind, Jane decided to take control of the situation."

There Will Be Brawl: Battle Scars (non-Daria), by Erin Mills: "LAKITU: Welcome back. It has been six months since the violent fall of the Mushroom Kingdom's mafia dons, the final rampage of the so-called Butchers, and the massive slaughter on the streets which has become known as "the Brawl." As many know, it was discovered that among the victims claimed by the violence was Princess Peach, who was killed shortly after her latest kidnapping by the mastermind behind the Butcher, the now-deceased mafia kingpin Ganondorf."

Unfinished Sympathy, by medusaspath (parts 1 - 4): "Jane couldn't help but feel a bit anxious. It was just weird having a total stranger come to your house and sit in your room, naked, just so you could explore your artistic terrain. And she hadn't put any sort of preference regarding gender or body type in her ad, so it could literally be anyone. In hindsight, she was worried she should have specified female. Perhaps depending on Trent for safety wasn't the wisest choice." (Parts 3 and 4)

Unnamed story (Iron Chief: Jake's Trash Freakout), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Jake sat at the kitchen table, his face obscured by a copy of the Lawndale Sun-Herald. He had to pretend that everything was normal after he found that pregnancy test in the garbage can. Using the newspaper as a blind, he figured he'd remain silent, figuring that sooner or later someone would give away the truth."

The Vision of the Burning Cities, by jtranser: "Hurriedly passing through The Gate of Horn, accompanied by the sprightly, yet eerie notes of the first Movement of Poulenc's Sonata for Piano and Clarinet, Daria entered the abandoned aquarium, now maintained as a sacrificial temple where lost dreamers are fed to the night sharks, especially Noctilucentadon, the great six finned shark that glows in the darkness..." (Also here)

Way Too Cute, by Smijey (part 2): 'My two best "friends" used to be these two idiots who were at least amusing to watch, but once my breasts came in, they did nothing but look at my "thingies", as they called them. Ever since then, every boy I've talked to has wanted to paw me, and every girl I've talked to has either been a catty bitch, or also wanted to paw me. This is the first real conversation I've had with somebody outside my family in three years.'"

Y-Me?, by HolyGrail2007 (parts 30-32): "Quinn supposed there was no reason to dwell on it. Lawndale Quinn made her miserable, and now was the time for Pepperhill Quinn. Her interaction with Tanya was already better than most of the time she had here already. There wasn’t any more time to waste on Sandi." (Part 31) (Part 32) (Part 33)


InvisibleDan said...

I'm always amazed by what you choose to include as an excerpt from my stories. Maybe that's because I'm half asleep when I write them...

minx said...

unless you live on the underbelly of the world where you set your clocks [/back/] an hour- then its trents- and my, worst nightmare lol

oh by the by, cant get the rest of my art done anytime soon- college calls for my artistic talent so 'resident zombiedale' is as complet as it will be for a while

Shotgunblossom said...

Apropos of absolutely nothing... my friend came back from her holidays in the US and all she brought me was A DARIA DVD BOX SET! Whoo hoo!

I've done the hack to make my DVD player region free, all I need to do now is put the pizza in the oven :D