Sunday, February 3, 2013

Another Year, Another Rodent Weather Prediction!

Well, the groundhog didn't see his shadow yesterday, so that means an early spring this year. Unless it doesn't. Either way, I'm sure Bill Murray was happy to wake up this morning.

Late add: I also just found out that today is Super Bowl Sunday. In the words of Angela Li, "Go, teams, go!"

Fanfic Update!
  • The Art of Dollars and Cents (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by LadieTAG (COMPLETE!): "'Daria, Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane?' Daria and Jane stood there with their mouths hung open. 'Mrs. Bennett?'"

  • Daria and Co. (Are Forced To) Read 'My Immortal' (Iron Chef; You're Standing on My Immortal), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "The five minute break somehow extended into fifteen minutes since it took a while to recover from that atrocity. It didn't help that there was more to come."

  • Daria Dance Party – Facebook Edition (Iron Chef: Facebook episodes), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Jane Lane, Daria Morgendorffer, Jodie Landon and 212 others are attending the event Jackson Pollock Memorial Dance. Sandi Griffin, Stacy Rowe, Tiffany Blum-Deckler and 10 others are attending the event Party at Sandi’s House."

  • Daria meets ME, by Roentgen (part 4): "I was talking to Ruth while we were driving on the way to La Botana, one of our favorite restaurants. 'Have you heard of Manatee College?' I asked her."

  • Daria's World, by baelparagon (part 2): "'I mean, you're not popular, but you're not too unpopular to go to my party this Friday.' Daria was surprised at this, although not in a bad way. 'Are you inviting me to your party on Friday?'"

  • Falling Free (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by LongSnakeMoan (COMPLETE!): "Blackout worked to bring equality to the people, to let them work according to ability, to move and to marry who they wanted, to bring medicine and education that the people deserved. The Protectorate called them terrorists and enemies of freedom. Rachel Landon knew differently and she had the courage of convictions and the surety of her devotion to Blackout."

  • Familiar Strangers (Iron Chef: Funhouse Mirror Time (AU Crossovers with Canon)), by thatLONERchick (COMPLETE!): "When she stumbled, moaning, from the stall, Daria took a wrong turn and pushed out through the fire door at the back of the restroom. And emerged into almost total darkness."

  • Happiness, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Benedika hadn't had a very pleasant childhood, then again not many fat girls ever did."

  • Heroes and Villains Part One: The Incident, by Reven384 (part 5): "Jane looked at the TV and noticed Daria had walked down the stairs, 'It seems that Tiffany has had a bad reaction to being a pshycic. The Sloane organization has a lot to answer for,' Daria said. 'I’m going,' Jane said quietly."

  • The Ice Queen, by LadieTAG (COMPLETE!): "Jane looked at the address on the cabin, then back down on the paper shaking in her hand. Her vision blurred as she thought back to the last time she and Daria spoke. Jane, you've been quiet all morning - what's going on? I kissed your boyfriend. I kissed Tom."

  • Jefferson’s Interest (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "'There’s something I need to tell you.' 'What is it?' Joey asked. 'It has taken me a while to realize this, but I don’t want to go out with Quinn anymore.'"

  • Lawndale and Sandi Griffin’s Genie (Chapter 8), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 7): "The three kids appeared at the top of the pile of jelly beans. However their position was unstable. They quickly fell over and began sliding down the pile towards Louisa and her house. Whilst she was slipping, Stephanie had lost her grip of the emerald, which fell down the opposite side..."

  • Love Gone Wrong (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by DIsaac (parts 1 and 2): "(LAWNDALE) The small sleepy community of Lawndale is in shock after one of their teachers at the town's high school was arrested yesterday." (Part 2)

  • Non-Daria Script-Writing Practice, by PrecambrianStudios (part 1): "Man 1 (the Middle-Eastern guy): You sure it’ll be safe? Man 2: Can’t be worse than Leland. Booksin Elementary would have been a really poor spot to defend. Too many openings and chain-link fences. So there’ll be probably be few walkers, if any."

  • Ocean City (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'Listen Mack Daddy, I need you to do me a favor. Brittany's going to this party tonight, right? Well you know what those guys are like right? Real horndogs. So... would you do me a favor and keep an eye on her, maybe dance with her even? She gets lonely without me.'"

  • Penis Snakes in a Classroom (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "As Janet Barch unleashed her hatred of all things male on her science class, as usual, one Michael Jordan 'Mack' Mackenzie had the air of a man that was waiting for something."

  • Requisite untitled AU, by mac (part 6): "Jake began to nod, then stopped. Although culinary school had kept him away from home more than he wanted this past year, he did his best to keep up with his daughter's small circle of friends, including Jane Lane. He thought back to everything Daria had ever told him about Jane, even accessing memories from as far back as the previous school year."

  • She Rule 63'd Me With Science (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by TheExcellentS (COMPLETE!): "In front of the girls of Lawndale stood one Janet Barch. The science teacher was normally a tense, screechy woman, but today she looked like the proverbial cat that ate the cream. 'I'm glad you are all here today,' she started, speaking at the podium on-stage, 'Because you ladies are about see something truly historic and ground-breaking.'"

  • Tasty (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by breitasparrow (COMPLETE!): "Tears flowed from Tom's eyes as he continued to chop. This was the part he dreaded most of all."

  • TDJS CH.4 Boston Baby!, by ST91 (part 3): "Along the way he found himself passing beside the Zon; despite being in the car he heard the music that played inside and was hit by a bout of nostalgia. Trent parked but didn’t get out of the car. What do I do? Should I go in ? he asked himself."

  • That Night at Napa Valley (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by Gnome (COMPLETE!): "The worst part, I hate to drink alone, it makes me feel like my mother. But hey, not like I had a choice. So that's why I was pleasantly surprised to see the young man with something familiar about him walk into the bar."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "Trent stepped out of the room and walked down the hall - where a red-headed forty-something woman seemed to be waiting for her. 'Very nice work. Shame that you couldn't take a few minutes to... enjoy... the German-American cuisine laid out for you in there.'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "Sitting on the living room couch watching TV, Trent, with trembling fingers, withdrew a small box from his pocket and offered it to his sister, sitting next to him and looking as bored as could be. 'M-mary.......jane?'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "In the center of what used to be a sitting room in Sloane Manor, Tom Sloane was enjoying the afterglow as he got more comfortable on one of the mattresses in the room."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "It had been one of those weeks. Three pop quizzes, a test, Ms. Li having a third of the faculty arrested on false charges using shoddy circumstantial evidence, and the multiverse had temporarily thrown them into yet another bizzare crossover scenario."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Daria looked ahead at the man standing in front of her. As he spoke, his mouth seemed a separate entity from the rest of him, up to and including his wardrobe, hat, sunglasses, hell, even his face."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes that should be: Polite Requests), by Ranger Thorne (COMPLETE!): "Daria started to reply, then stopped. 'I'm confused,' she finally admitted. 'What are we fighting about here?' Jane smiled as she said, 'Ah, Daria, this isn’t a fight.' Reaching out, she grabbed the lapels of her friend’s jacket and yanked her until they were nose-to-nose. 'This is a fight!' she growled."

  • Unusual Foodie Delights (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Quinn looked sick to her stomach as she witnessed what Daria and Jane were doing with that weird food they were eating."

  • A Very Guilty Pleasure (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Daria looked both ways before opening the freezer door. Not that she expected anyone to be watching, but one could never be sure."


Anonymous said...

No. Groundhogs do not predict the weather. They control it.

Kristen Bealer said...

I knew it!