Monday, December 30, 2013

Don't Forget to Nominate!


It's that time of year, again--time to nominate art and fanfic for the Daria Fanworks Awards, a. k. a. the Booties. See the official thread to find out how to send in nominations, whom to send them to, and other important information. There's been a ton of great fanart and fanfic this year, so make sure it gets recognized!

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 54): "Hero's expression became more placid as she came out of her momentarily angry stupor. 'Oh, yeah, I'm fine. It's just that my grandpa and I made a promise. I said that on my hundredth day volunteering here I'd finally visit the patient in room 53.'"

  • "Aw Mama...Can This Really Be The End?", by Scissors MacGillicutty (part 6): "Jesse Pinkman, although officially nonexistent, was working so hard at an occupation he had tried to escape, he was literally run off his feet. No sooner had he finished one batch of what he liked to call Goodbye Blue Sky meth—as much for its signal color as because he had to make it in windowless environments—then he had to dash to another lab to make another."

  • A Burning House, by ashk09 (COMPLETE!): "Daria woke up screaming; this wasn't unusual, and in fact, it was more alarming to her when she got a sound night's sleep."

  • Christmas Fluff (LongSnakeMoan's Fluff Thread), by LongSnakeMoan (part 2): "He turned to Sandi and shook her and Beavis' hand, betraying no sign that he found Beavis to be a bizarre figure. “Hello, I'm Tom. You must be Sandi and Beavis. You may remember me, Sandi. We briefly met a few years ago at Mrs Morgendorffer's house. You were in the middle of some sort of makeover.'"

  • The End of the Doctor, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Clara Oswald is sitting with her family at Christmas Dinner. SFX: TARDIS materialisation Clara: Everybody just stay put!"

  • Façade (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "She hates things that are not real. She loves things that she can create and people who can inspire her to create these things and Daria and Quinn and her brother and his band are these people. She loves her hate because it is real and it makes her love them more."

  • The Man Next Door, by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "'But what were you doing here in the first place?' Jane added. Her mother hesitated and glanced at Daria. 'Amanda, if you don't spill the whole story to them right now, I'll be forced to call in a hypnotist.' She said."

  • Mission: Impawsible, by Kristen Bealer (parts 1 and 2): "Fluffy paced the room in high agitation. His thoughts were limited to a single sentence: I have to protect Sandi. Finally returning to the dresser, Fluffy realized that there was only one option. He had to eat the make-up." (Part 2)

  • Revenge of the Sane, by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): " By the time Upchuck announced Quinn as a nominee for the Queen of Spring, Daria and Sandi had parted the crowd like the red sea. Students everywhere turned to see them in their lovely, and even crazier, outfits."

  • Superiority Complex (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "A harsh, staccato voice with a rising inflection spoke up from the backseat. 'WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF...MU-SIC?'"

  • Tom is the One Percent, by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "One day, a weary Angier Sloane came into his son's room and said: 'We need to talk about your status.'"

Saturday, December 28, 2013

"Deal me in."


Future Jake and Future Daria are celebrating Card Playing Day with a nice family card game. As I recall, they're playing Hearts. Or is it Future Hearts?

Hey, I just realized that by now they're probably Past Jake and Past Daria. Weird.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Boxing Fashionistas


Happy Boxing Day! Put away the gloves; today is generally considered a day for lots of shopping. The Fashion Club are observing the proper traditions with gusto, but Daria will probably spend the day in a refrigerator box to avoid the consumerism mania.

It was also six years ago today that CINCGREEN created the first Daria Fandom Blog. Although that specific blog is no longer being updated, the DFB tradition still continues today!

Fanfic Update!
  • Ah, Hell, by metameric1 (part 2): "He crossed his arms, leaning against the wall next to his bedroom door. Daria stood an arm's length away from him, thumbs hooked into the pockets of her jeans, her deep brown eyes focused on his chest. Had she always been this beautiful?"

  • "Aw Mama...Can This Really Be The End?", by Scissors MacGillicutty (part 5): "'How did you know?' Jesse Pinkman—his real name at last—was stunned. 'I mean, the guy who sent me your way said you had your fingers in a lot of pies—'"

  • The Double D Dilemma, by Smijey (part 2): "'Hmm, an interesting mystery...' Jane mused. 'You know, I remember a few years ago, when Dawn moved here. I think that was the time Tiffany Blum-Deckler lost all her weight.'"

  • Figuring It Out, by Anonymous (COMPLETE!): "Jane Lane is not a coward. She's just .... assessing her options before making a decision. She's being cautious. Prudent. Thinking ahead, which no Lane before her had done, ever."

  • From the Beginning, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Oh, great.' Dora Mayweather muttered to herself while resisting the urge to rub her eyes, the new contacts still irritating her, 'And here I thought things were going to be different.'"

  • A Great And Good Christmas #2 (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Cassidy looked around to notice a boy who looked about her age, with short black hair, blue eyes and a nice smile. He was dressed in a light blue sweater and black pants and was drinking some coffee."

  • Home for Christmas, by JoeMerl (part 1): "The man blinked as Stacy rose to her feet, giving him a very nervous smile. She felt her face burn. 'Your hat. It's just, you know...Christmassy. I mean, it's not exactly fashionable or anything, but, um—well, it's "in season," right?'"

  • Memory Lane, by Snow-Kitty (parts 1 and 2): "She whirled around to see a rather distinguished looking man sitting at a table, dressed in a tailored suit, nursing a glass of red wine and waving to her. Despite a slight change in appearance, there was no denying it was Anthony Demartino from Lawndale. What was he doing in Boston?" (Part 2)

  • Rude Awakening Chrismas (TAKE 2): A Christmas Tale, by DIsaac (part 2): "TODD: Remember, this is for business! This Stacy as of this afternoon. TOMMY: She looks depressed. TODD: She is. That face is the face of a woman who's life is a crossroad, and unfortunately there is no GPS."

  • A Very Ianuzzi Christmas (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "It was early on Christmas morning when Todd and Jane Ianuzzi heard the thud as something landed on the top of their RV that was currently hidden somewhere deep in the woodlands of West Virginia."

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!


X (short for X-Mas) would like to share this list of Christmas-related Daria fanfics, so settle in with some sugar-coated cookies or any baked good of your choice and enjoy! (And please feel free to add any stories I've missed in the comments.)


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Economical Reindeer


Mrs. Bennett is getting ready to help pull Santa's sleigh because tonight is Christmas Eve! (Or at least that's what I hope she's doing dressed like that. I'd rather not know any more than I have to about her and Herbert's hobbies.)

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Birthday Wishes from His Number One Fan


Amy is just phoning her favorite actor, Ralph Fiennes, to wish him a happy birthday. He turns 51 today, and with any luck he's forgotten about that restraining order by now.

Fanfic Update!
  • Ah, Hell, by metameric1 (part 1): "St. Peter handed him a glowing white harp. 'Go on in, kid. Welcome to Heaven.' Trent stared at the peculiar instrument dolefully, wondering how far he could push his luck. Heaven?"

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 7): "'Mm. Well anyways, Wehrung, we came by to collect you for what is apparently called a "Guys Night Out,"' Ethan explained."

  • Blame It on Ansel Adams (Dusty's Crazy Pairings Thread), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Stroke. 'Your turn.' 'Hmmmmm,' Looking up. Finger on chin. 'I'm going to the picnic, and I'm bringing...um...angel food cake!' Brittany said excitedly."

  • Calling Dan Webster, by RangerLou2 (COMPLETE!): "Riding home in Sandi's car, Quinn was staring out the window trying to think of how to go about this extra credit thing she had to do. As a result, she wasn't paying any attention to what Sandi was saying."

  • A Great And Good Christmas #1 (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "'So, got any big plans for Ashley's birthday?' Jane asked. 'Well, we're heading out to Ocean City to see Z-Shift. I managed to get some tickets a while back,' Daria replied."

  • It's Not Easy Seeing Green, by getrealordie187 (part 1): "In Highland she had stagnated but had been, in Lawndale she'd lived, and maybe Angel Grove was where Daria was going to die."

  • Little Pink Book, by Snow-Kitty (part 1): "Anthony ignored Kevin's moronic enquiry and scanned the room once more. His piercing gaze landed upon a mousy haired girl with braces sitting in the second back row. 'Ms. Brookston? Do you know what happened in the Teapot Dome Scandal?'"

  • Monday, by ashk09 (part 1): "An auburn-haired woman, maybe around twenty-five or so, was looking at him with a slight smile tugging at the corner of her mouth; McKay decided that she was rather pretty, in a geeky, stays-up-all-night-playing-Warcraft kind of way."

  • Paige Turner (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "As he looked to his left, he noticed one girl in particular who was attracting the attention of most males in the vicinity. She had a lean figure, with long, black hair that went past her shoulders, ruby red lips and was wearing a blue tank top and black skirt, with stylish black shoes."

  • Rude Awakening Chrismas (TAKE 2): A Christmas Tale, by DIsaac (part 1): "TODD: Well it's Christmas time in New England. No place I would rather be ... TOMMY: What the hell are we doing here in Boston. I'm freezing here!"

  • Star-Crossed, by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "WHUMP. With a whoosh of suddenly displaced air, the shape appeared. It was a large blue phone booth labeled 'POLICE' above the doorway, still steaming from whatever physics-defying process had brought it here."

  • Tidings of Comfort and Joy (LongSnakeMoan's Fluff Thread), by LongSnakeMoan (part 1): "It was weird to be back. For a moment Quinn almost thought it was weird to be home, but she stopped herself pretty quickly. Highland wasn't home anymore, if anything Lawndale was home now, not that she'd ever admit that to anyone, but it was strange to see all those places she remembered from childhood still there, perhaps even a little cleaner than she remembered."

  • Unbearable 2: The Lady and the Tiger, by Smijey (part 2): "'What's this about a bear?' the tiger asked, lazily, curiously. '...And now, ladies and gentlemen, a talking tiger,' Jane said dramatically. 'My life is now complete.'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "As Daria gazed her blurry eyes into the laptop screen, another yawn escaped her mouth. Instead of trying to cover up the sound, she just reached for her glass and took another swig of bourbon. she wished that she had more energy, but that wasn't possible."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "'Quh-winn, you really should take those colored contacts out. They're so...unfashionable.' Sandi placed her hands on her hips, as if to say 'so there'. Quinn cocked her head in response, an odd grin warping her features. Her green eyes were unreadable."

  • Untitled Crossover, by Scissors MacGillicutty (parts 1 - 4): "'You got the cash?' 'Yeah, yeah, I got—where's the—'" (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

  • A Wee Bit Crazy, by Smijey (part 1): "Mrs. Bennett clasped her hands together, a wild, joyous expression on her face as the last of the students filed into the class. 'Excellent, everybody's here!' she exclaimed, more exuberant than normal. 'Class, with your permission, I'd like to deviate from the planned syllabus today.'"

  • You Only Live Once... So YOLO! (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "One day as Ms. Barch went on one of her usual 'Kill all men!' rants in what was supposed to be science class. One student rose up quietly from his seat, fondling something in his hands."


Friday, December 20, 2013

"You see, Daria, you really (would have) had a wonderful life!"


Here we see Daria spending some quality time with Martin, her alternate reality boyfriend from the Beavis and Butt-head episode "It's a Miserable Life." They're singing not only because this version of Daria is happy and well-adjusted, but also because today is Go Caroling Day. This reality's Daria also observes obscure holidays, you see.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bacon, Anyone?


If Jamie didn't have an apple crammed in his mouth, he'd tell us that today is National Roast Suckling Pig Day! Quinn might not be able to remember the boy's name, but at least he'll make an entree she'll never forget.

Starting today, I plan to include both FanFiction.net and Archive of Our Own in my Daria fanfic updates. As always, please let me know if I miss anything!

Fanfic Update!
  • The Crimson Queen's Daughters, by macross (part 4): "At her approached the man swiftly turned to face her. She felt an excited chill run through her; it was always the same reaction whenever he graced her with his commanding presence."

  • Doctor Ewwww: Life In Plastic, by ognawk (part 3): "'Doctor, what the hell are those things?' Jane asked. 'They're called Autons,' The Doctor replied, 'Like, living, killer plastic people. They're soooo ugly.'"

  • Friends With Losers, by blockedthewriter (lostlikeme) (part 14): "You cannot enter a name because you already have one, and that name is DANIEL FENTON, though you prefer to be called DANNY. You have a variety of INTERESTS, and GHOST HUNTING is at the very top."

  • Jane, by PrecambrianStudios (parts 3 and 3.5): "Cassandra nodded. 'That was Todd. He's a goon. Just avoid him, and he'll probably avoid you in turn.'" (Part 3.5)

  • The Lawndale Manifesto, by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "Andrew Landon smiled as he walked into Morgendorffer Consulting. The look of ill surprise on Jake Morgendorffer's face reassured him that Jake hadn't expected him...he liked to keep the bastard on his toes."

  • Legend of the Mall, by PollyBunnyPeep (COMPLETE!): "When she reacted after barely reaching the elevator before the doors closed, Daria noticed who was next to her. It was Sandi Griffin."

  • May I have a Cheeseburger?, by metameric1 (part 4): "Yes I too haff one of dose nefarious cloth mousie things full of fricken 'nip."

  • Notes 1, by metameric1 (part 18): "The drive back to Boston was sweet. That SUV is a great ride, and it's not as big as some of the other urban assault vehicles on the road. Daria and I spent most of the drive talking, while Janey was out cold in the back."

  • Pasiphaë (Dusty's Crazy Pairings Thread: taking requests), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Mythology. Sue was beginning to hate it as much as she hated froshers."

  • Reunion GeneraXional, by taitolin (part 2): "5 am decia el reloj tomo sus gafas y se puso a trabajar noticias de portales, famosos, deportes todo lo actual o lo que paso el mes pasado para rellenar un programa mañanero."

  • Shards (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, Winters!' As Ashley turned around, the high school quarterback and school bully, Craig Asher, ran up to him. Ashley sighed as he caught up."

  • Sisters and Friends, by metameric1 (part 18): "Quinn stirred her one cup of coffee for the morning. 'I get that, Sis, but how do I come up with something that the Industrial Design school will see as a product?'"

  • Tom Sloane, Lax Bro, by Shiva (part 19): "So things settled into a pattern that was pretty damn bro! If I do say so myself"

  • Unspoken (Dusty's Crazy Pairings Thread), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "I just like to watch him. I like watching him run in track. I like watching him eat lunch in the cafeteria. Most of all, I like watching him talk."

Winter Is Coming! Holiday Season Art Update



October

* BloodyWilliam posted a new alter-ego piece, this time of Paris (from IIFY?) as Rei Ayanami from the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion.

* Breitasparrow contributed a Daria/Rage Meme piece just in time for Halloween... and judging from the comments, please view with caution, as it may induce nightmares.

* Ashk09 updated his art thread with a Daria/Doctor Who crossover, starring Daria as the Tenth Doctor, and Jane as the Doctor's second companion, Martha Jones!







November

* Dork posted a drawing for old time's sake, named "1967".

RLobinske shared some very creative "Falling Into College" artwork by a talented artist named Drocem, which can also be found on the Dariawiki now, so be sure to check it out!

* Speaking of RLobinske, he also began a scale model project, the model being Judith as Worldburner.  Looking forward to the finished piece!

* Wassersauefer created a map for the world of "The Dale of Lawn" - keep an eye out for any changes, as the map may gain additions to it as the story goes on!

* BloodyWilliam shared another alter-ego starring Vincent Lane as Vincent Van Ghoul from "The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo".

* Vlora posted a work-in-progress piece called "Overly Friendly Friends" starring Daria and Jane, and she's wondering who's interested in seeing a livestream of her art progresses.



December
(As of so far)


* BloodyWilliam produced a comic for PrecambrianStudios's ASPS fanfic series.  Be sure to click the link inside the link to check out the comic, by the way.

* Wouter posted some new fanart, including a work of Rogue from X-Men, as well as this comic that shows the potential dangers of shopping for cologne for that special someone...  Poor Kevin!  And most recently, he's updated his "Vacation Time With The Morgendorffers" series with its fourth installment - even Helen is astonished to see Daria in a bikini!

* Erin M. began a thread sharing some his works - and some interesting crossovers pop up, as well!

* Two more works arose from BloodyWilliam this month after the comic strip: Alison (from IIFY?) as Lum Invader from the anime/manga Urusei Yatsura, and Iron Daria, a special requested piece for SacredDust...  SO SHINY!!


Monday, December 16, 2013

"But look! Here approaches Mr. Lane himself, along with his sister's admirer, Mr. Moreno."


Here we see Daria and Quinn as characters out of a novel by Jane Austen, who was born on this day in 1775. Which novel they're meant to be referencing is a bit tricky--I'm almost certain that it's either Sense and Sensibility or Pride and Prejudice, but I can't decide which is more likely. Anyone else have any ideas?

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Where's the Man in the Yellow Hat When You Need Him?


Don't worry about Brittany and Kevin; they've having a little disagreement because today is Monkey Day, and although Kevin likes monkeys, Brittany is strenuously explaining to him that she is currently a gorilla.

That's okay, though: I'm sure they'll make up when he takes her out to Chez Pierre, because today is also National Bouillabaisse Day. Mmm. Pretentious fish soup.

Fanfic Update!
  • All the Same (Dusty's Crazy Pairings Thread: taking requests), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "'Hol' still now,' he said gruffly. 'This is gonna itch.' Jodie just nodded. She wasn't ready to look at what he was doing just yet. She busied herself by gazing around the room. It was dark and dirty, full of unwashed piercing tools that had he'd simply tossed aside."

  • Costumes (LongSnakeMoan's Fluff Thread), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "Anthony raises his eyes to the roof in exasperation and gives a long suffering exhale, that thing he does when he thinks I'm being unreasonable. I don't think I'm being unreasonable."

  • Jane Loves a Certain Letter, by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "Daria knelt down and took Jane's hand. 'Please, Jane, tell me!' 'I was stung by...' She gritted her teeth. '...a jellyfish!'"

  • Just Like a Lane (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Jane regarded her unexpected guest with a sour look. 'What are you doing here? Don't you knock?' Ms. Morris leaned against the kichen doorway, arms crossed."

  • Late Night Snack (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Tom was in a state of fear. He was in total darkness. As he looked around, he noticed pairs of glowing eyes all around, and heard the mad whisperings and giggling of various familar voices."

  • A Little Problem (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part II), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Tom was sat in the kitchen of the Hemming household. Over at the counter, Cassidy Hemming's mother Melissa was preparing some tea."

  • The Man Next Door, by SacredDust (part 4): "Something was wrong with Jane's mother. Daria could tell that much, and it wasn't just because she was looking to her for company."

  • Tom Gets Purged (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "In his green silk pajamas Tom found himself pacing outside of his father's study once more, it was 8 o'clock and an hour into the Purge."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "Sometimes, I really hate my life."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by Staticblast (COMPLETE!): "You don't live in Higland, Texas for half your adolescence without learning to recognize a gunshot."

Thursday, December 12, 2013

90 Years? That's the Closest Without Going Over!


Jesse is inviting everyone to come on down for game show host Bob Barker's 90th birthday! I can't see Jesse making a very good game show host, though. You have to be able to say more than two words. Do you suppose the Tank will be one of the prizes? And, if so, how much do they have to pay the contestant to take it?

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

It's a Big Improvement from that "Greasy Fry" Poem!


Daria is reading one of her favorite poems by Emily Dickinson, who was born on this day in 1830. We know that Ms. Barch is also a fan, although I think her admiration stems mostly from the number of X chromosomes possessed by Dickinson than anything else.

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 53): "'I said I wanted this place to come crashing down,' said the noticeably frustrated voice of Ethan. 'Just not like this. I despise being trapped in this building.'"

  • Brittany Gets a Phone Call (IC: Brittany at Great Prairie State), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Brittany smiled as she finished making her bed. 'There!' She said to herself happily, 'Nice, new pink sheets and a matching bedspread.'"

  • Daria: High School Reunion, by Serrallonga (part 1): "JAKE: (Talking to the video camera) DAMN doomed camera! It's my daughter's Prom, you traitor, you little... example of the dictatorship of the machines! Why don't you just... do SOMETHING?"

  • DW: The Many Doctors (Chapter 15), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Ten minutes later, there was a commotion in the Sherriff's office. 'Has this man done anything wrong?' the Sherriff asked. 'Nothing,' Felicia admitted. 'I thought you could ask him what he's doing in this town,' the Doctor said."

  • The Great and the Good: Hemming's Way, by ognawk (part 1): "The doctor returned and handed Melissa the baby. 'Congratulations, Melissa, it's a girl.'"

  • Hate/Love (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "It was early in the morning, and Jane Lane was sat up in bed with her cell phone next to her ear, listening to Tom speak. This was a very surreal conversation to her, and one she never in her wildest dreams expected to have, yet here she was, talking about the events of the previous evening with Tom."

  • His Fault (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part II), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "She was free. Free, but still hot. In fact, she felt gorgeous."

  • Shadows of a Timeless Song, by Dennis (part 10): "'I didn't get anything.' Daria sighed. 'I'm sorry. I'm not myself right now. Something weird is going on.' 'Is that why you look like hell?' Jane chimed in. Daria gave her friend a sour look. 'I doubt you'd look any better.'"

  • We Only Hurt the Ones We Love, by deneich (part 16): "We were in the middle of discussing our impressions of the first set, when Jane stated darkly: 'Oh great.' Following Jane's gaze, I noticed Kevin, Mike and two other boys – whom I recognized as classmates, but did not know their names – approaching from the opposite side of the club."

  • Worst Superhero Ever (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "It was a peaceful day at the Lawndale Community Bank. People were walking in and out, going about their day. Suddenly, a bunch of masked men burst into the room, wielding sawn off shotguns."

Sunday, December 8, 2013

"A date which will live in infamy."


Daria and Jane are getting ready for the United States' entry into World War II, which happened on this day in 1941. The event was marked by Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Infamy Speech," which you can listen to here.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

I Think That I Shall Never See a Library Lovely as a Tree


The Lawndale Public Library, we see on the right, was named after the late poet Alfred Joyce Kilmer, who was born on this day in 1886. Why? Not really sure. Maybe someone involved with the show was a fan.

Today also happens to be the anniversary of the Altamont Free Concert in 1969. The concert is, of course, infamous for the tragedy and violence that occurred there. It was also referenced in "The Road Worrier" by Jake:

Jake: Altamont! Terrible tragedy, but I demanded my money back and I got it.

Daria: Wasn't Altamont free?

Jake: That's the same line they tried to use on me!

Gouka Ryuu's excellent story fragment touches on Jake's experience at the concert, as well.

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 52): "'Run for it!' Ethan shouted as over a dozen prostitutes and their customers (mostly lax bros), completely covered in raw eggs, chased after them."

  • The End of Her War (IRON CHEF: Daria in MASH), by malakite: "Franklin Piece had obviously gone nuts.He was singing yankee doodle in his boxers while dancing around the mess. She shook her head and wondered how long it would be for her."

  • Kim Possible: The Solo Missions, by Erin M. (part 1): "Kim entered the main common area of the dorm and went to a door behind the information desk. She knocked and waited. After a moment, a young woman in her mid-20s opened the door. She had shoulder length brown hair, glasses with thick black frames, and a somewhat sardonic expression."

  • T Story, by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "The Mr. T doll cautiously poked its head out from within the box. 'Hmm, so this is my new home,' it said gruffly. He scanned the room, one hand over his eyes. 'Strange, I don't see any other toys. Maybe this isn't the kid's room?'"


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Don't Worry; the Chips are Already In It!


Because it's National Cookie Day, Helen and Rita are offering everyone some "homemade" cookies. Do you want chocolate chip or peanut butter? Then again, knowing their (lack of) cooking skills, you might want to take a pass on the cookies. That could easily be a roll of ground beef Helen's holding.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Well. Ms. Barch Has Finally Lost Her Mind.


I'm pulling out one of the more disturbing alter egos because today is Britney Spears's birthday! I doubt even the Fashion Club would admit to being fans of the pop star, but it is relevant to fandom to point out that we have Ms. Spears to thank for the frequent misspellings of Brittany Taylor's first name in fanfic.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Big Piece Of Chicken (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2013!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "He lifted the box, which acted as a cover – and whistled a soft tune of admiration as he looked upon what Jane had left for him. 'Impressive, my young Lady Lane. Most impressive, indeed.'"

  • Fear and Loathing in Law Enforcement, by LongSnakeMoan (part 2): "At the window stood the tiny figure of Todd Ianuzzi, waving innocently as his father was being arrested and his mother was being held back by officers, stopped from reaching her husband and shouting words no woman should ever say."

  • The Great and the Good: A Great Deal of Trouble, by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Conrad Lanser was still looking over Alison's work with an air of concentration, stroking his beard as he did so. He didn't notice Alison walk up near to him, wine glass in hand." (Part 3)

  • Her Friend, by macross (part 3): "It had all begun with the phone waking her up at 8:25 am in her Boston apartment, after managing to find the accursed set on her nightstand she was bewildered to see the caller ID read Morgendorffer. Upon answering it she was alarmed to hear her six-year-old niece tearfully whimper, 'Aunt Amy please come get me.'"

  • Losers No More, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'So,' Jane drawled as one of the J's walked by while holding an icepack over his swelling face, 'On a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest, how much of a train wreck was tonight's festivities?'"

  • Loss of Heart, by RLobinske (part 5): "After several minutes of reading in silence, Quinn said, 'Daria?' 'Yes?' 'Are you ready to go back to school Monday?'"

  • Rude Awakening: The Holidays in NE are just as crazy!, by DIsaac (part 2): "DARIA: You know I can take solace in the fact that Sandi will NEVER EVER wear a Christmas Sweater in her life. (Sandi walks in with an extremely loud Christmas Sweater) SANDI: How does it look? DARIA: Oh. My. God. When did becoming a mom mean you lose all fashion sense?"

Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's a Good Day for Satirists!


Daria is reenacting Gulliver's introduction to the Lilliputians from Gulliver Travels, a work by Jonathan Swift, who was born on this day in 1667. Swift had a skill with satire that rivals even that of Our Heroine--a skill he shares with another writer who shares his birthday, Mark Twain, born in 1835. We already know Daria's a Twain fan, as we saw he was featured on her nightshirt in "Lane Miserables."

Fandom News!
  • Share any Black Friday shopping horror stories you've witnessed or heard about.

  • SacredDust is accepting requests for his burger reviews.

  • Happy Hanukkah to those in fandom that celebrate it!

  • It's not paranoia if they're really out to get you! Talk about conspiracy theories in a new thread.

  • Discuss the latest developments on Family Guy and look out for spoilers!

  • Talk about the new movie Frozen in the Weapons of Mass Distraction forum.

  • Erin M. is asking artists if anyone could design a logo for him.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

That's One Way to Stop Quinn from Shopping


Happy Thanksgiving to all of the posters in the U. S.! Whether you're stuffing your face, watching football, or alone with a TV dinner, I hope the holiday is enjoyable and free of screwed-up family problems that leave you depressed by the end of the day.

If you need a break from the food and family, how about some Thanksgiving-themed fanfic?

And if that isn't enough fanfic for you, about about today's...

Fanfic Update!
  • The Dale of Lawn Book 2, by Wassersauefer (part 2): "'You are the lady in waiting for my bride, you pretty little thing you, aren't you?' It was not a question, not really, and instead of answering she blushed and tried to keep her head down, though she felt the urge to push a dagger into his heart. Or his neck. Or his lungs. Or just his eyes."

  • Different Tracks, by ognawk (part 1): "'Well, you're sort of a sports star now. It's not so cool to be hanging around with... you know, losers.' Jane thought about it for a moment. She had been a lot more popular with people lately, and much to her surprise, she didn't hate it. In fact, she kind of liked it."

  • Fear and Loathing in Law Enforcement, by LongSnakeMoan (part 1): "Flashing green eyes stared up from under a fringe of pink red hair, her mouth twisted in contempt. Oh, he was going to have fun with this one."

  • Jane's Rack (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, Daria,' Jane said to her friend, who was lazily reclining on her living room couch. 'Quick question.' 'Five, four, three-' 'Wanna see my rack?'"

  • The Man Next Door, by SacredDust (part 3): "Amanda once heard that there were two kinds of people: those who were taught that the world was a safe place, and those who were taught that the world was a scary place. She was the first kind."

  • Paying Respects (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2013!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'I only met him a couple of times. His people… I butted heads with them a few times, during my days when I was working out of Lackland. I tried my hardest to stay the hell out of Texas when I could. People like J.R. Ewing get uncomfortable when people like me show up unexpectedly, or decide to move into the neighborhood.'"

  • The Punk and the Snark, by Shiva (part 14): "'We're stranded in a cabin in the middle of nowhere with our classmates, the only teacher still here has wrapped herself up in a stolen sleeping bag and is still turning blue, the other ones walked out into the middle of an ice storm to get help.'"

  • Rude Awakening: The Holidays in NE are just as crazy!, by DIsaac (part 1): "STACY: (sounding suspicious) What do you mean you are not hosting the family for Christmas? SUSIE: Well, Mom and Dad want to break tradition and they want to hold it at your house for some weird reason this year."

  • Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2013!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "Chloe took a long glance at the tall redhead. 'Continuing. So, we're all watching this sex-ed film, and-' She stopped talking as she noticed how Jodie, Sandi and Stacy suddenly seemed to lose their appetites – and the other Legionnaires actually slowed their assault on the dinner table for a few moments."

  • Sleep to Dream Him (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "It was Saturday morning, and Jane was sat alone in one of Lawndale's local coffee shops. It was busy in there, and she was thankful to get somewhere to sit as she read the Arts section of the Lawndale Herald and sipped on her coffee. A man approached the table, but Jane focussed on her paper."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "'Yeah, but what I'm trying to say is, like, we've got all these memories and hopes and dreams and everything, and they're all made up of these chemicals and bioelectric thingamajiggies in our brains, right? Primal instincts and maybe even conscious thought melding together into human personality? Something like that.'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Hey Mom?' Daria spoke up while tugging on her mother's pant leg. 'Yes, dear?' Helen replied, turning off her holoband and glancing down at her three year old daughter."

  • X-Mas (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Sandi, for some inexplicable reason, was holding an orange. A demon whispered in Jane's ear, and she smiled."

  • The Zapper (My Annual Thanksgiving Fanfic Release - 2013!), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "'Not realistic - but we learned how to do something similar. Have you ever heard of a "railgun?' 'Of course. One of the better weapons in movies, but they don't work in real life.' 'Uh-huh.' 'Paula...?'"

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Cake Better Not Be a Lie!


Quinn has baked us a lovely chocolate layer cake in honor of National Cake Day, but I'm sure she has an ulterior motive. Perhaps she needs a ride to the mall, because today is also Shopping Reminder Day. Not that Quinn ever needs any reminding.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

"Darwin's the monkey guy, right? I like monkeys!"


Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie are monkeying around on Evolution Day, the anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin in 1859. It's just a pity that the three Js will never evolve past the invertebrate stage; when Quinn is around, they'll always be spineless.

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 51): "The bell rang. Students quickly filed out of their classrooms to move on to the next period. But Michelle knew something was wrong; the usual sounds of hustle and bustle were interspersed with hushed whispers and ambulance sirens."

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 6): "'Hi Utada. Hey, you didn't happen to see Karis, did you?' 'MmmmmmmmYEAH! She was going over to the library, I think.' 'Thanks,' Michelle said. She put her cane forward and immediately started down the hallway. I have to fix this, she thought."

  • Death Comes to Another Lawndale, by ognawk (part 9): "Elaine Swinton grumbled as she adjusted the apron that was part of her Payday uniform. She never expected to come down to this level."

  • The Great and the Good: A Great Deal of Trouble, by ognawk (part 1): "Alison turned to see the source of the voice, a petite high school age looking girl with short red hair and glasses, wearing a long yellow dress."

  • Her Friend, by macross (parts 1 and 2): "The sounds of preschoolers laughing and running amok grated on the nerves of the woman with Dark Auburn hair as she tried to enjoy the mimosa her sister had prepared for the adult guests at the birthday party. She had to admit to herself that the drinks were a lifesaver when it came to dealing with a bunch of screaming four-year-olds." (Part 2)

  • I Didn't See That One Coming... (LLH Mini), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'This bitch is such a phony.' Lance thought to himself as Celeste made some light conversation with Elise, letting everyone in the audience see how much empathy she had for the woman."

  • It's A Small World After All, by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "Alison opened one eye and saw the motel room was empty. She heard movement coming from the bathroom, though, so she knew Jane was still present."

  • I Wanna Make It With You (LongSnakeMoan's Fluff Thread), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "From the moment he looked at her he couldn't take his eyes off her and as soon as they'd started talking he was mesmerised. All thoughts of getting her into bed and then out his life seemed to have melted away and the only thing he'd wanted to do was to be with her for as long as possible."

  • The Lost Woman, by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "Val scrutinized Daria for a long moment, before she gave the young cynic a sad smile. 'Oh Dar...Daria,' she corrected. 'You remind me so much of myself at your age.'"

  • The Man Next Door, by SacredDust (parts 1 and 2): "Amanda Lane stood back with her arms crossed and glowered at her latest painting, as though she could frighten it into coming out like she wanted." (Part 2)

  • Out of Place, by PrecambrianStudios (parts 3 and 4): "Scissors MacGillicutty opened the door. Two smelly teens stood in front of him, each one smelling like alcohol and covered what looked like vomit. 'So. How was the Zon?' he smirked." (Part 4)

  • The Poem, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Timothy O'Neill sighed and planted his elbows on the desk, spaced out enough to avoid hitting his keyboard (again), he put his head in his hands and moaned."

  • Retro is Dead (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "It was a cool evening in Lawndale, and Nathan had decided to head out for a stroll."

  • Unnamed story (IC: Daria is Tesla reborn), by ashk09 (COMPLETE!): "She couldn't remember how it had all started, Daria thought as she began assembling a hodge-podge of components – some pilfered from scrapheaps, some bought with her Montana Cabin Fund – but one night, as if something had possessed her momentarily, she'd found herself wandering through the house in a state of disembodied reverie."

Friday, November 22, 2013

"Now, cashews, those are what the big guys eat...the CEOs!"


Jake is searching through his bag of airplane nuts because he knows that today is National Cashew Day, and life is too short to settle for peanuts. Just watch out for those salted goldfish.

Also, fifteen years ago today, paperpusher posted his fanfic "Her, Uh, Cane" on FanFiction.net, and that happens to be the oldest Daria fanfic posted to that site. A red-letter day for fandom!

Fandom News!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

D'awwwwww!


Quinn is doing her most adorable dance for us because today is Universal Children's Day. I'm sure Daria wants nothing to do with any of it, considering her stance of "I didn't even like kids when I was a kid."

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 51): "Hero turned in her swivel-chair at the sound of a palm brushing against the hallway room outside. Her younger cousin Balthazar walked into her bedroom. The bandage over his eyes was the color green, representing his mood."

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 5): "BREAKING NEWS: A school shooting has been reported at Fielding Preparatory Academy. Around a dozen students have been reported as injured. We will bring you updates as they come in."

  • Commune Family, by Shiva (part 3): "Quinn finished her early morning yoga session on the mat she had set up in the center of her new bedroom, she wasn't finished decorating it yet but she already had her posters of Sublime and Pink Floyd up along with the big tapestry of Krishna and her lucky Buddha was in pride of place next to her bed."

  • Darius Taylor, by Shiva (part 17): "The humidity of Washington DC made the summer heat even worse, however as Darius lounged in a deck chair, digging the sunshine since he was only wearing a pair of board shorts, it was clear that it wasn't bothering him all that much."

  • Dylan, by J-D (part 33a): "There was a new announcer and she looked pretty good to Kris. She was also saying something about some kind of bad weather on the way, but Kris's father turned the report off, saying how good the weather was looking."

  • Geeky Boy and Shallow Girl and Five and Counting (LongSnakeMoan's Fluff Thread), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "'Do you remember when we first met?'"

  • The Great and the Good: The Winters Tales, by ognawk (parts 2 and 3): " You can talk to her just fine, but why can't you take that big step? Then the doubts crept in. She's pretty, she's smart and she's popular. She could have any guy in school she wants. Why would she be interested in you? She'd laugh in your face." (Part 3)

  • Groped by an Angel Food Cake (Pie, Pie, My Darling), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "What had happened was...monumental. It changed the lives of everybody who witnessed it, and from then on the day was as burned into their memory as was the Kennedy assassination for their parents, or the Pearl Harbor bombing for their grandparents."

  • The Joke's On Them (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "'Now,' Doc said softly as he unwrapped the bandages from her face. 'Let's see how we did.'"

  • A New Direction, by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "Daria was contemplating making a run for it when a boy about her own age with dark hair and green eyes wearing an usher's badge on a lanyard came over. 'Excuse me. Ms. Morgendorffer? Your father asked me to see if I could find you, would you come out to the bar please?'"

  • The Story of Rocket Lane (Iron Chef - Jane plays Football), by DIsaac (parts 1 - 5): "Folks, I'm about to tell you the tale of how Lawndale High won their first back to back state title in the history of the school." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5)

  • Victor Morgendorffer, by Shiva (part 23): "'Enter.' Victor called out a bit miffed at the interruption. However he brightened slightly when Daria stepped in, shutting the door behind her."

  • Watching a Sunset (Getting to Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "It was difficult under the best of times to be a kid wandering around without any seeming adult supervision, and the more kids involved the more likely it was to be noticed."

  • When the Bough Breaks, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "The two of them ate breakfast together, and Jodie heard Zion begin crying through the monitor just as Mack was heading out the door. He gave her a worried look, but she waved him away. 'I've got it,' she said with far more confidence than she actually felt."

Monday, November 18, 2013

Of Course, the Real Mystery is What She Saw in Upchuck


Andrea invites everyone to join her in observing Occult Day, in which we explore the dark mysteries of life. Also, the mystery of which aisle the shoe laces are in. Stacy, meanwhile, has had more than enough experience with the occult after her brush with curses and potions. Still, I wouldn't accept any soda offers from her if I were you.

Fandom News!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Do You Want Fries With...Oh. Right.


Daria and Jane are just grabbing a quick meal in honor of National Fast Food Day. They were going to stop at the Beef N' Cake, but apparently they're still having refrigeration problems. For a hilarious view of the Fashion Club's experiences with fast food, see S-C's brilliant fan art "Burger World."

Fanfic Update!
  • 50 Shades Of Germs (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Wait a minute. 'Mr Grey, I may regret this, but how many different people have you...'"

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (parts 3 and 4): "Wehrung sat in a chair across from Michelle as she explained to him the conversation she'd just had with Karis. He bit his lip, and made a soft humming sound as he mulled over what she'd just told him. 'Well, gotta say I didn't see that coming,' he said." (Part 4)

  • Commune Family, by Shiva (parts 1 and 2): "It had been surprisingly painful to see the old commune in the rearview mirror for the last time, but Daria figured that was because it had been her home her entire life." (Part 2)

  • The Dale of Lawn Book 2, by Wassersauefer (prologue and part 1): "Princess Sandi Griffon was steaming with rage. Not that any one could see it, as her features were perfectly calm and schooled into giving away nothing." (Part 1)

  • Daria Goes GOP, by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "Andrew Landon looked at himself in the mirror, feeling ridiculous. 'Are you sure this will get your friend Daria to register as a Republican, Jodie?'"

  • The Depths of Cedars, by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "'Room 213.' Daria was suddenly concerned. That's where Jodie is, she thought. Tom spun round, having heard Daria's thoughts. 'Who's Jodie?'" (Part 4)

  • DW: Escape from Trenzalore, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "The Doctor ran, as fast as he could while holding the Impossible Girl in his arms. He didn't look back..."

  • The Façade (Iron Chef: Oh, No! O'Neill!), by ashk09 (COMPLETE!): "Checking himself out in the mirror, O'Neill arranged his features until he found an expression that conveyed pretty much the opposite of what he was actually feeling in his gut; a pleasant, open demeanour might not get you everything you wanted in life, but damn, it brought you close."

  • The Great and the Good: The Winters Tales, by ognawk (part 1): "'Hi Ashley!' As he turned around, he came face to face with one of the prettiest sights he'd ever seen, Leanne Stevens."

  • Loss of Heart, by RLobinske (part 4): "Watching Helen and Amy join the others in the living room, Daria said to Quinn, 'It's probably a good thing that none of Dad's clients showed up. With this much family in place, we don't need any more volatility.'"

  • Out With the Old (The All New All-Purpose Creative Writing Thread), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "As she made her way to the lockers, she saw who she was looking for. That weird art chick in the year above her, Jane. She walked up to Jane as she was putting her books back in her locker."

  • No Strings Attached (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane - Part II), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Tom Sloane wrinkled his nose as he walked through the doors. He hated coming here, but he felt obligated to visit Cassidy once in a while. Despite her mental disintegration--and the obsessive, borderline sociopathic personality that came out in the whole mess with Daria and Jane--she was his friend once upon a time."

  • Of All The People That Won't Be Missed, by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "Well, the voice inside his head may sound sexy as hell but it was still something that they could send out the men in white coats to get him for and so it could get the hell out of his head. Either that or he was laying off the hallucinogens for a while in case this was some flashback."

  • The Selling (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'So Mack,' Jane said to her fellow alumni of the hellhole that was Lawndale High during their mini-reunion in her apartment, 'How'd you do it?'"

  • A Sinking Vote (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'They're jokes, Jane. I mean, both sides are exactly the same and voting is a waste of time, but I'm just a comedian and I bet this has no influence on people's behaviour. Cough.'"

  • Something (Slightly) Wicked Ch3, by macross (part 2): "As the bus slowly made its approach the eleven-year-old boy turned to his sister and said, 'I really don't wanna go to school today, or ever to be completely honest Andy.'"

  • A Sticky End (1,001 Deaths of Tom Sloane), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "'Hmm,' Tom thought, examining the stairwell, 'We're going to need to find a way across to the other side. Daria, do you have an extension cable somewhere in your apartment?"

  • Sweet Dreams (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'Yeah...uh...Quinn...I have a secret to tell you....' God, Stacy, I hope you're not gay! Quinn thought. She held her breath. 'O...kay?'"

  • Tom Sloane, Lax Bro, by Shiva (part 18): "As soon as the front door was firmly shut, Kay found herself sighing with relief. Her husband was now out of the house, her darling daughter was in New York with friends for a weekend shopping trip, and her son was... somewhere."

  • Untitled Random Story #5 (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "The whale was flying in the sky before it splashed down back into the blue skies with their fluffy white clouds but it needed the sweet, sweet water that contained the air that it breathed."

  • When Love Takes Another Path (IC: Early Meeting), by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "Bernard Barksdale had just arrived at the top of the stairs when he heard himself called. 'Dad , have they stopped screaming ?'"

  • When the Bough Breaks, by Kristen Bealer (parts 4 - 6): "How do other people do this? She thought about her own parents. They went through it three times. How? And why would anyone have another one after experiencing this?" (Part 5) (Part 6)