Saturday, January 8, 2011

The King and the Goblin King

Today's the day for musical birthdays--both Elvis Presley and David Bowie were born on this day in 1935 and 1947, respectively. Aside from the alter egos shown here, there isn't much in the way of canon references for either. One of the canaries in "It Happened One Nut" is named Elvis and St. Patrick's Day criticizes Valentine's Day's voice because "it doesn't even sound like Elvis." However, breitasparrow has provided fanart of Trent as the Goblin King, the role played by Bowie in the movie Labyrinth.

Want a fanfic update? Well, too bad, 'cause you're getting one anyway!
  • And Then There Was One (Iron Chef: Dieselpunk Daria), by Ravynstone (COMPLETE!): "Quinn pulled off her mask and goggles - the new, lightweight style guaranteed not to give the wearer 'racoon eyes' - and undid the scarf covering her reddish hair. Her mother was doing likewise, shoving mask and goggles into an oversized handbag and unbuttoning her long overcoat. Beneath it, Helen wore a knee-length black skirt and a lace blouse. Her widow's pin glittered against her pale breast, an eagle with bowed head and spread wings. She never took it off in public."

  • The Cards You Are Dealt, rejected ending (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have: Damn The Torpedoes!), by Doggieboy (COMPLETE!): "The redhead stood there, an angry glare on her face and her eyes narrowed. She no longer wore her normal clothes, but instead wore a dark red and gold body suit with a gold bird decorating the chest. Her ankh still hung around her neck and she still had the stubborn lock of hair that hung over her left eye."

  • Falling Into Daria: An Interesting Start to the New Year, by Gouka Ryuu (part 3): "'As far as I believe, the omniverse, all of existence, has a universe for every possibility imaginable. From every choice every person in every universe makes to other scenarios. It's impossible for a unicorn to come barging in here, but I can guarantee you there are an infinite number of universes where one will appear' Nothing of course happened. However, in a universe both relatively close and an infinite distance away a unicorn did barge into the Morgendorffer domicile Kool Aid mascot style and started chewing on Quinn's hair, much to her delight."

  • First Briefing ('Flashpoints': A Worldburner Mini-Fics Thread), by RLobinske (COMPLETE): "She looked around and spotted Richard at his workstation, concentrating on a display. She walked over and near the room divider, said, 'Excuse, me. Are you Richard?' He swived the chair around and looked up. 'Yes. I'm a little busy.' 'Me, too, and I don't need your friends recruiting from my hypersphere. Do you have any idea of how hard it is to keep track of the Dalek timeline as it is?'"

  • The Fixer (Iron Chef: Dieselpunk Daria), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Ruttheimer sat in a small bistro in the corner of the station, eating and drinking the finest. It didn't have as many customers as it would at its height, but recession or no recession, they were alright, Johann (and you had to keep appearances up, wot?). But every time the serving staff could be heard saying something to each other in Belarusian, one of the customers would glance for a bit. They could be saying anything. They could be partisans."

  • Fugitive Chapter 1: Russian Heavy Metal, by Wassersauefer (COMPLETE!): "Perhaps I should get myself a Russian dictionary, she admitted to herself. A Russian killer-robot is living in my house. Okay, a nice killer-robot who likes to watch Sesame Street and hasn't killed anyone, but a killer-robot none the less. And I don't understand a word he is saying."

  • God Save The Esteem ep17: Bits and Pierces, by Charles RB (part 1): "'That offer of staying round my house is still there,' said Jane, as the girls waited in the security line for school. 'I didn’t want to impose. I've changed my mind though. Get ready to be posed.' Daria shut her eyes. “It's been a whole week since Weddignarok and those god corpses just lie there festering. Erin has only talked to anyone once, and that was only because Dad asked if she wanted some of his penne a la pesto. She said no.' 'That's just common sense.'"

  • Holiday Roadtrip, by Chris Tucker: "'OK, that's seen to. Get the clothes out of the washer and into the dryer tonight. Tomorrow after breakfast, check the weather and roads, pack, tearful farewells from the family, a no doubt embarrassing goodbye with Trent (if he's awake. Jane will make sure of that, knowing her.) hit someplace for food and drinks for the trip back, as well as money for tolls, and then off to New England. What unforeseen interference by reality will occur that'll make a mess of this best laid plan?'"

  • John Lane 48: A Boston We Will Go, by RLobinske (part 2): "'You're a pretty easy chaperone,' John said. 'Realistic. My job is to make sure you stay out of jail. Otherwise, you're adults who are responsible for your personal actions. Just don't wake me up with them.' 'Okay,' John said. 'I think we can do that.' Amy smiled. 'Besides, compared to your mother, you two are almost saints.'"

  • Lawndale and Sandi Griffin's Genie (Chapter 2), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "'I'm not hiding anything!' Torii said. 'Neither am I,' Andrea said. 'It is clear that you are hiding something. I'm hooking you up to the polygraph machine!' Ms Li said."

  • Lawndale Rumble (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have: Damn The Torpedoes!), by TheExcellentS (parts 3 and 4): "O'NEILL: 'Here's an unknown entity for you. This is Guy Crawford, and he's making his PPV debut tonight having defeated Spike Rose in the last chance qualifier last week.' BARCH: 'Bony little guy, isn't he? Looks like the heaviest lifting he's ever done is picking up the phone.'" (Part 4) (Part 5)

  • Life Beyond Highland, by LadieT (part 9): "Listening to Daria and Jane talking with each other made her thank the higher powers the site existed. Throughout that night, every time she received a text from Daria, she smiled. When Quinn arrived home with a bunch of phone numbers and email addresses, Helen knew that her daughters were going to be alright and hoped that someday she would be able to join them."

  • A loss in the family, by VPrad (COMPLETE!): "Quinn walked home alone, she couldn't stop thinking about the events that had taken place during the day. Right until that morning, she felt she had everything under control: she was popular, cute, the boys were literally fighting each other to date her... But the sudden death of a popular guy and the fact that she couldn't help her friend when she was going through a rough time was a reminder that she couldn't control everything." (Part 3)

  • Spirit of the Game, Nature of the Beast, by HolyGrail2007 (part 6): "'Thank you, Tom. This is part of the reason why I came over to America, to experience new things and have a little fun.' 'That's not the only reason?' Tom joked. 'No. Another is to find someone to enjoy it with. Good night.' Bianca smiled for a moment, and then kissed Tom on both of his cheeks. It shocked him, a little. Even on the cheek, a kiss wasn’t something most girls threw freely."

  • Stay Curious, PBS (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by Wraith (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, is that Ms. Li?' 'I like the new look.' 'Great. She's finally snapped.' Ms. Li was watching the construction workers with a smile on her face. And a shiny foil hat on her head. The girls were just close enough to hear her mutter, 'The damn PBS won't be able to get me now!'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Dieselpunk Daria), by Chris Tucker (COMPLETE!): "Jane reached for the bucket of tennis balls by the door of the hanger cum workshop, grabbed one of the felt covered spheres, and with a deadly aim born from years of experience, whizzed a sidearm fastball at the back of the steel and leather armored figure, leaning into the rivet gun on the scaffold 20 feet in the air. The ball walloped the back of the auburn-haired head. The reaction was as expected, the riveting stopped and a stream of sulfurous blasphemies filled the air."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Dieselpunk Daria), by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "A feeling of exultant joy raced through her chest as she propelled herself out into the sky. Brilliant blue marbled with streaks of white filled every degree of her view, and her aural world became naught but the sound of rumbling wind as she cut through the air. She wanted to live in that world forever, a world of falling through infinite sky, but the pressures of reality had to be let back in eventually."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Dieselpunk Daria), by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): "'Captain Lane,' the office said, transferring his glare from one woman to the other.'Frankly I find you to be just as distasteful as this . . . kraut. A woman's place is in the home, not flying fighter planes for the Army. I don't know why you get to be the exception, and . . . .' He stopped speaking when the door slammed open, admitting a tall black man in the full dress uniform of a United States Marine. His chest fairly dripped with ribbons and medals, and the look on his face said he'd earned every single one and didn't like remembering any of it. He quietly closed the door behind him."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have: Damn The Torpedoes!), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'Not that ol' Jakey should depend on anyone!' roared Jake. 'NO TRUSTING PEOPLE IS FOR GIRLS ISN'T IT OLD MAN!!!' A harsh, disembodied voice spake: 'Quit your whining, boy! Boys don't whine! MAN UP!' Jake's jaw dropped open."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have: Damn The Torpedoes!), by InvisibleDan (COMPLETE!): "Venkman: Okay, and for capture and storage of the beast I'm gonna have to charge five big ones. That's five thousand dollars. Jake: I can't afford that! Dammit, I should have gone to the other guys. They have a gorilla in a trench coat with a fedora."

  • Use Your Head ('Flashpoints': A Worldburner Mini-Fics Thread), by Raskolnikov (COMPLETE!): "They sure had cut the electricity of the house again. Always with their fees, and bills, and, and taxes, and... headed letters! Like they were playing their game! Damn it! She felt so outraged at the unfair situation in which the asskissing lackeys of The Man had put them (it’s always like that, they can’t stand free people), that she didn’t realize there were someone sitting in the couch, and even when she saw... her? It was a her?...the thought that a stranger sitting in the darkness in the middle of a house that should be locked can had something to do with the mysterious lack of electric fluid didn’t cross her mind."

  • Worldburner: The Fixer's Finest Hour, by Charles RB (part 1): "'Charles Ruttheimer the Third, Extradimensional Handyman!' He gave a salute as he hopped into his strange transport. 'And since I know exactly what you’ve done as a Provincial Party Leader, can I ask you to keep staring in this direction as I turn on the Jumpship engines?' Manfried actually did. To be fair to him, he didn’t know then that the light of a nuclear-powered craft tearing a small hole in dimensional space would blind you."

  • Worldhopper (Chapter 3), by Erin M. (part 1): "She crossed a street and stopped in front of a storefront display which held several TV sets, all tuned to KSBC. External speakers had been mounted form the aluminum awning over the sidewalk. A few people had gathered around to watch the broadcast. Daria hunched her shoulders and lowered her head, joining the crowd. Hopefully, whatever was coming on next could clarify things. It didn't. If anything, it made her more confused......and frightened."

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