Wednesday, February 27, 2013

So...Yeah.


Not much appears to be going on today--no anniversaries or no wacky holidays connected to Daria or fandom, no episodes aired on this day, no one was born who was referenced on the show. Nothing. Unless anyone out there knows of something I missed.

Otherwise, what's going on with you guys? Anything you want to talk about, either in the comments or in a new blog post?

In the meantime, here's a picture of Tom as a wishing troll. Enjoy.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Put 'Em Up!


Happy Pistol Patent Day! This holiday celebrates the anniversary of Samuel Colt patenting his "revolving gun." Daria is thrilled, I'm sure.

Today is also the anniversary of the airing of "Partner's Complaint" in 2000. Daria and Jane work on a class project with different people because they're mad at each other over Tom. I think a pistol would have made the whole argument much simpler.

Fanfic Update!
  • Agreement (IC: Criminals of Lawndale), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'You're wrong.' 'Oh, I don't think anyone wants to hear any more self-righteous—' 'No, I mean you're wrong that I didn't plan to fight,' interrupted Daria."

  • As Though She Had Done It All Before..., by Shiva (part 4): "But sleep didn't come right away. Instead Daria found herself in a lucid state between being awake and dreamland. Strange flashes and images began to fly in her dimming vision once more, but they were all much to quick to make any sense. Then sleep claimed her."

  • A Cynical Earth, by RLobinske (part 5): "Cheerfully, the Doctor circled around the center console, operating controls seemingly at random. 'Next stop, Piccadilly Station.' Teasing, Dorothy said, 'Are you sure we'll get there, Professor?' 'Have I ever arrived at the wrong location?' 'Frequently.'"

  • The Dale of Lawn, by Wassersauefer (part 12): "'You actually plan on besieging them?', she asked with a deadpan voice. 'Yes', answered the brown haired overlord without turning around. Silence followed as the others seemed to wait for an explanation but she gave none."

  • DW: The Many Doctors, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 13): "'So, Felicia is in an earlier version of the TARDIS?' Jia'hale (now dry but still au naturale) asked as she entered the console room. The Doctor pointedly made eye contact with Jia'hale as he said. 'Yes, she is. Now we need to find out which earlier version.'"

  • Freewheelin', by peetz5050 (part 16): "'Quinn was talking about how you changed, you know, since your accident of course but even since you came to Lawndale, she says you used to avoid people before and stayed on your own but you seem friendly enough to me. Were you really that... I don't know, what's the word? Not lonely but.. a loner, were you a loner?'"

  • Free Will (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'Okay, Jodie. Let's use a test subject to see which of us is right. Brittany, you believe in the laws of science, right?'"

  • The Game of Six, by Erin M. (prologue): "Celestia smiled and let out a small sigh of contentment. Yes, things were going to change now that Twilight Sparkle was a princess. The ivory alicorn was certain her faithful student would have questions needing answers soon enough."

  • Hanami, by Staticblast (COMPLETE!): "Life had become very cold for him. His love had left him, traveled to a place he could not yet follow."

  • Heroes and Villains Part Three: The Madness of Quinn Morgendorffer, by Reven384 (parts 1 and 2): "Daria watched as the feed cut to what was on the tape. It was her sister! Daria stood up and had to fight her elation at finding out her sister was alive. What happened next would turn that elation into nausea." (Part 2)

  • Heroes: The Dark Side Of The Moon, by Brother Grimace (part 1): "WAYNE JOHNSON lies asleep in a recliner, a HUGE terrycloth robe wrapped around him like a blanket. Black, in his mid-thirties, there is a look of peace on his painfully ordinary face."

  • Lost in Translation (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "'The school received a call this morning from a Mrs. Johanssen,' started Ms. Li. 'She said...WHO THE HELL IS THAT?' The duo turned around to follow her eyes. There was a tall, bald man, who looked somewhat like Keegan-Michael Key."

  • Mack the Esteemer, by Shiva (part 17): "'Heh,' Jodie laughed out loud, 'When I told Rachel she'd have to fight for her independence, I'd didn't think she'd have to do it so quickly.'"

  • Mine (Iron Chef: Fresh takes on Veronica Morgendorffer), by Vukodlak (part 1): "Jane opened Daria's door and her mouth hung open with shock. If Jane hadn't seen it with our own eyes she'd never have believed it. There was Daria cradling her baby sister Veronica in a carrier sling gently rocking her back and forth and cooing at her."

  • A New Man, by SinisterExaggerator (part 2): "He eased himself out of bed and picked up the phone. A gruff voice greeted him on the other end, with a jaded color that could only belong to a newspaper editor. 'Uh, Morgendorffer...I've kinda got some bad news. Well, for you.'"

  • Of Hearts and Minds Book II: Present, by mac (part 3): "Quinn was almost power-walking as she sped out of the cafeteria, the news she just heard repeating in her mind. Daria and Kevin are working together on a project. I'll need to wait a few days, let some time pass, then use this to my advantage."

  • Sexy Daria: The Misery Sex, by Shiva (part 2): "Jane smirked as she and Scarlett got comfortable on the floor nearby. 'Well,' Jane began to explain, 'Tommy Sherman was the Quarterback that won the State Championship about three years ago for our school.'"

  • Tom and Quinn Have a Little Chat... (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "While waiting for Daria to come downstairs, Tom Sloane found himself sitting next to his girlfriend's sister, Quinn. He decided to break the fourth wall by asking, 'I wonder why there aren't more fanfics of us as a couple."

  • Unnamed story (Another bit on my Addams crossover), by Ranger Thorne (parts 4 and 5): "'They walked? No running or screaming, this time?' The last to speak was a thin woman who seemed slightly younger than Helen. Shee was pale, with her equally pale blond hair cut short. Pale eyes looked with amusement and disappointment as she looked at Quinn. 'Aunt Amy,' Quinn said, with a slight frown, 'it is tradition to wait three days to cause a riot in a new school." (Part 5)

  • Unnamed story (IC: Criminals of Lawndale), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "Quietly, the SWAT team carefully and quietly advanced up the apartment stairway to number 211838. The night helped them stay discreet; if any of the other residents knew that they there was a dangerous psychopath right next door, they'd run away screaming and the target would probably escape unnoticed. No, this had to be done very, very quietly."

  • Unnamed story (IC: Words Don't Kill People. I DO.), by mac (COMPLETE!): "'Guns don't kill people. I do.' Steve yelped. She was BEHIND him! 'Does my voice annoy you?'"

  • Unnamed story (IC: Words Don't Kill People. I DO.), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "'This can't be good for me....' Trent said as he and the rest of Mystik Spiral and the Harpies all smoked their joints together in the back room of the Zon on a circular couch. 'But I feel great!'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "'Jane, you are not going to believe this.' 'What?'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Quinn looked deeply into the eyes of her latest squeeze-for-a-night, Jimbo or Jambalaya or whatever his name was."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Daria examined the photographs in Jane's living room. 'Ever notice your father's porno 'stache?' asked Daria."

  • We Are One Spinoff/Hallowed Halls Tribute/Crossover, by PrecambrianStudios (part 5): "'I don't see why we have to dress up in odd costumes on a particular day appointed by society,' Ethan bemoaned as Gage sewed him up into his costume. "

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tennis, Anyone?


It's Play Tennis Day! Daria looks surprisingly enthusiastic--for her, anyway--to be participating in the holiday. I'm sure tennis team member Jodie would be joining in the fun...if she only had the time for it.

 Today is also the anniversary of the original airing of "The Daria Hunter" in 1998. Anyone want to see the Great White Shark?

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bet You Anything This Holiday was Invented by Greeting Card Companies!


Happy Card Reading Day! You can bask in the glow of your admirers like Quinn, or spend the day at the drugstore reading greeting cards to your date a la Daria and Tom. Whatever you do, have fun!

Fanfic Update!
  • All the Rage (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Quinn launched herself from her bedstead to find herself in a boundless, empty land. The gray void stretched into the distance, becoming one with the textureless ground."

  • The Amazing Adventures of Captain Invincible!, by Erin M. (part 4): "'I'm going out,' Spike said quietly, not turning around. 'I don't know when I'll be back. If you want to keep on reading, go ahead.' He opened the door and walked out of the library. He paused on the doorstep and looked back at Twilight, anger and betrayal still evident on his face. 'You reached the last story, anyway,' he finished."

  • Black Cloaks of Lawndale, by Waylander (part 9): "Jane Lane was hungry, sweaty and tired. Cleaning up after the tentacled monster was a thankless job. I wish that cleaning spell was s bit more powerful."

  • The Dale of Lawn, by Wassersauefer (interlude): "A lot of time people have asked themselves, how the massive armies of the Dale could have been fed by the civilians of the land. The answer was quite simple: They weren't, as there was no civilian population, thus the armies fed themselves."

  • Daria and Co. (Are Forced To) Read 'My Immortal', by Shiva (part 4): "The room had plush carpet, a roaring fire in a fireplace, and a series of queen sized beds. Mack counted them up first and said, 'Uh, there aren't enough beds for everyone to have their own.' 'What?!' Sandi snapped in outrage. Jodie just shrugged and said, 'We'll all have to pair up.'"

  • Daria and Jane: On Cow Pies (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Uh Jane?' Daria muttered while poking her friend in the belly to get her attention."

  • Daria and Jane: On The 10 o'Clock Rule (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "During yet another lazy night, Daria and Jane found themselves trolling the Paperpusher message board."

  • Dylan, by J-D (part 18c): "They drove to the flea market in the same van they’d used for the abortive expedition to Alternapalooza, Mystik Spiral’s drummer’s van, the one they called ‘The Tank’. Dylan found his second ride in it a little less awkward and uncomfortable than the first one; after all, things could hardly have gone worse."

  • Freewheelin', by peetz5050 (parts 13 - 15): "‘Jane? Did something...’ ‘Look I don’t wanna talk about it right now, OK? It’s not your fault... I’m not blaming you or anything so just drop it OK?’ Jane suddenly stood up and walked away stiffly, leaving her food behind. Daria and Andrea looked at each other but neither one had a clue what that had been about." (Part 14) (Part 15)

  • Heroes and Villains Part Two: Queen Sandi, by Reven384 (COMPLETE!): "Daria looked on from the shadows. It was like a warzone. She was horrified at the bodies and the sheer amount of death that surrounded the place. Her mind raced as she pulled out a gun from her holster."

  • The House of Cards, by Doggieboy (part 9.5): "Darkness...I can see nothing...nothing...nothing... She is next to me. I not only feel her, I can smell her. I’m not alone, anymore."

  • Hyde and Seek (IC: Criminals of Lawndale), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Something about the guy screamed danger, avoid but Andrea had gone with him anyway - she got the feeling that would be easier. She didn't want to push Eddie."

  • In the Bowling Alley's Supply Closet (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "During the wait for their cheese fries, Daria excused herself and left Amy at the table so she could go to the bathroom. A glance revealed that Brian had left the barstool he had been sitting on."

  • Leather and Lace (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by LadieTAG (COMPLETE!): "The sounds of Stevie Nick's haunting voice filled the room. The clock struck one in the morning and Jennifer "Burnout Girl" Wyeth covered herself with a light sheet. It was an unseasonably cool night for early September. Jesse's body heat provided enough warmth for her not to need a blanket."

  • My New Nemesis, by Brain Camper (part 3): "Helen: Could you feed your sister please? Daria: Tell Quinn to get her own snacks! Helen: You know what I mean!"

  • A New Man, by SinisterExaggerator (part 1): "A narrow swath of light pierced the darkness as his eyelids opened. The world was a white concrete haze, circling around him as he fumbled for his glasses. Out of nowhere, a clammy hand stopped him."

  • Nice Guy Mack, by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, Mack Daddy!' Goddamn retard. How many times – how many – had he told him? He’d have to beat the useless cretin to get it into his head. Maybe he would."

  • Of Hearts and Minds Book II: Present, by mac (part 2): "'Daria? Are you okay?' Brittany, always so full of kindness as long as her boyfriend, Kevin Thompson, wasn't cheating on her, had genuine affection for Daria, and had begun to refer to her as 'cousin' before Phoebe married Daria's father, Jake."

  • RA Episode 12 : The Holidays are just Crazy!, by DIsaac (COMPLETE!): "JAMIE: What do I do here? MACK: Do what we Mackenzies are good at. JAMIE: Drinking? MACK: You know we aren't good at that. JAMIE: True."

  • TDJS CH.4 Boston Baby!, by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "After visiting the classrooms, dormitories, laboratories, cafeterias and so on, the teens were interviewed, in both colleges, by a member of the staff that had the power to decide who to admit each year."

  • Through a Headlight, Darkly (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "'So, Daria,' Quinn started, 'how do you like your contacts?'"

  • To Carry Someone Through Hell (IC: Hell is Crossed People ), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "The sun was coming up and it looked like they were going to be caught on the highway with no cover, but Amelia spotted the RV. It was bashed in and someone had nailed a corpse to the side - she hoped it had been a corpse - and the inside stank of six months of decay, but it was the only game in town."

  • Unnamed story (I have no idea what I'm writing), by Payul (COMPLETE!): "The Tall one turn his head to her, even in his eyeless, expresionless mannequin-like face, she felt his penetrant stare piercing her eyes. Then he push another button, and the room became dark, except for a single screen, where it was a video of a couple dancing. 'Can you see their happiness?' He Asked."

  • Unnamed story (I have no idea what I'm writing), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "today i feel like crap thankfully not like absolute garbage because yesterday i went to my local thrift store to buy things but it started raining so i had to bike a half mile in the pouring rain and was quite soaked when i got there"

  • Unnamed story (Non-Daria), by PrecambrianStudios (part 1): "Balt Miller hated his life. Not to the point where he'd be willing to commit suicide, oh no. It was just that as of late, life had been so frustrating for him that his idea of a good time had recently become staring at his wall."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'N-now, now children,' Principal Li said, 'we have been abducted by space aliens, but just remain calm. We have a contingency plan - !' ' - what plan? WHAT PLAN?' Mrs. Bennett screamed. 'This is the end! THE END! ANARCHY! ANARCH-EEE!!!!' and she ran screaming off to the other end of the ship (which was probably miles away)."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'"Uh Daria?' 'Yeah Jane?' 'I have a question."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'I can't believe people think that we hate each other!' Quinn said as she lay next to her lover in said lover's bed."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Daria looked again at Jane. 'So what are they renaming the Zon after they rebuild it?'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Quinn was once again traveling the endless reaches of the PPMB, complete with a bandaged head and a fixed computer, courtesy of the troll from several weeks earlier. In preparation of another attack, Daria stood sentinel with an aluminum baseball bat."

  • Victor Morgendorffer, by Shiva (parts 1 -3): "'Is something wrong Victor?' his mother, Helen spoke up with worry. 'Just the new lenses, Mom.' he answered while rubbing his brown eyes a bit before the itchiness went away. He heard Daria mutter something about why he was bothering with them in the first place but ignored it." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • We Are One, by PrecambrianStudios (part 15): "Mack crossed his arms. 'They're two separate people, Kevin. They're twins. And they're not freaks.' Kevin frowned, concerned. 'But what if Tommy Sherman sees them? He might never come back here.' 'Our loss, I guess,' Mack said, his voice dripping with sarcasm."

  • We Are One Spinoff/Hallowed Halls Tribute/Crossover, by PrecambrianStudios (part 4): "'As we speak, Wehrung is making a delivery to LauraJeans SouthPursuit's dorm with a special package, disguised as a FedEx deliveryman. Our favorite Top recently tried to make some rather illicit deals with a girl over at Lawndale High. Thankfully, she refused, but we decided that Laura needed a sucky day anyways. Sorry I didn't call for a vote or anything, but it's the penultimate day of the semester. Kinda felt rushed.'"

  • Yunny, by Brain Camper (COMPLETE!): "yu se sed lee sacks ur vat yu puht shtuff in lik babiis" (Part 6)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Does Heliocentrism Make Me Look Faaaaat?


Happy birthday to Nicolaus Copernicus, born on this day in 1473. Copernicus, of course, is the astronomer who worked out that everything revolves around the sun, not the Earth. As far as Tiffany is concerned, though, she is the center of the solar system.

 It was also on this day in 2001 that the episode "Fizz Ed" first aired. Keep drinking!

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Quinn Will Make a Dainty Viking Helmet for Her Head and Sing


On this day in 1904, Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly premiered in Milan. Almost one hundred years later, it premiered in the automotive department at Payday. Or so DeMartino claims, anyway.

Today is also the anniversary of the original airing of both the musical episode "Daria!" in 1999 and Sarcastathon 3000 in 2001. What a day for singing, huh?

Fanfic Update!
  • The Big Truth (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'You wished to see me, Miss Morgendorffer?' Li sounded like she'd rather be having root canal work done."

  • Bonding Over Bad Art, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "To get over his breakup blues, Tom Sloane decided that he needed to indulge in what he did best. Snark the hell out of something to validate his worth as a human being." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • A Cut Above the Rest (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "'Tom,' Jane started, 'ten months ago, you stole my heart.'"

  • The Dale of Lawn, by Wassersauefer (part 11): "Theodore, called Ted by his parents once before he had killed them, watched the scene only a few miles outside his keep with keen interest. What a jolly, amusing sight it was. He had of course known of the presence of the enemy cavalry long before they had come into visual range, his flying scouts had noticed them easily."

  • Dylan, by J-D (part 18b): "'Can I spend the night at Rod's?' — 'You could spend some time with our friends. Kris is.' Dylan had seen Ellen Breger and knew what interested Kris, but he decided to leave that subject alone."

  • Heroes and Villains Part Two: Queen Sandi, by Reven384 (part 2): "'Touch that guy,' Quinn said. 'But he'll die,' Stacy said. Quinn's eyes blared into hers and what she saw in them frightened her. She touched the guy's forehead."

  • I'm Burning Up!, by PrecambrianStudios (part 1): "'So, when are you going to tell me where we're going?' Daria inquired to Jane, who like her bounced along with the rickety Tank 2, driven by Trent."

  • Life's Little Worries (chapter 1), by oni (part 1): "With the idea of the intruder possibly caring a gun entering Angier's mind, he bent down and slightly crept towards the desk instead of announcing his presence right there and going on the attack."

  • Of Hearts and Minds Book II: Present, by mac (part 1): "Daria entered the kitchen already dressed for school. Her hair was down, as usual if she wasn't practicing acrobatics or Karate, and she had upgraded her glasses to have no frame on the bottoms. Her prescription was too much for no rims at all, and Daria hated the thought of contacts. She was wearing black cargo capris, an orange t-shirt, and a green hoodie."

  • Old Married Valentines, by RLobinske (COMPLETE!): "Michael chuckled and said, 'Hold on, I have a cunning plan.' Daria shook her head, but smirked. 'A cunning plan? Should I be worried?'"

  • Poseurs (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "So Joey worked for a living. That was a new and daunting experience for him but he stuck with it. He had no qualifications, experience or skills so by day he sold nuts in a stupid hat for It's A Nutty Nutty Nutty Nutty World (SMILE) and by night he bussed tabes and swept up in bars and it STILL wasn't enough! He forensically examined the small ads in all of the local papers every night, there had to be something... wait a second..."

  • Sandi's Dirty Secret (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Once Sandi had her curtains shut, her door locked, and the latest (and most fashionable) pop music playing as white noise did she feel safe."

  • Should Not Be, by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "A couple of hundred yards ahead of her she saw three boys come up to Quinn Morgendorffer and surround her. They seemed to be talking to her but she was too far away to hear anything. Darian had stopped nearby. She saw one of the trio, the black haired one, walk over to him and shove him back."

  • The Summer Back, by Shiva (part 3): "As Jamie watched her walk to the front door, part of him wished that he had kissed her. 'It's too soon.' he reminded himself before driving away. Not realizing that Daria's train of thought was on a similar track."

  • Unnamed story (IC : Daria Characters Valentines Day Card), by Gnome (COMPLETE!): "Anthony pressed down on his pen as he tried to complete the message on the thin card he had bought with his meager salary, therefore ensuring that he couldn't eat for the next three days."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by Reven384 (COMPLETE!): "Monique knew the girl was hitting on her from a distance. Even after she left her group of friends she kept walking. Her walk oozed sexiness and she couldn't help following the girl. She was entranced."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Jim North (COMPLETE!): "The young woman with the round glasses was staring down at the items the cashier had just rung up. They sat in a plastic sack off to the side of the counter, with only a rudimentary sort of order imposed on the chaos of their jumbled positioning. A long pause followed, the sound of other checkout lanes the only backdrop."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Ranger Thorne (COMPLETE!): "'Here,' Jane whispered intently, 'this one should fit.' Daria gave the brown robe a sour look as she took it. 'You sure this will work?' she hissed as she slipped it on."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Tom kissed me Jane.' 'What?!' 'He kissed me Jane, I'm sorry but he did and... I hated it.'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "Daria stared at the computer screen, looking more than a little uncomfortable. Jane's expression was closer to horror than discomfort, and she spoke first, voice barely rising above the sobbing coming from the laptop's speakers."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Daria opened the mailbox to find a large manila envelope. It read on the cover, in simple red lettering, 'Fandom Louse Publishing Press'."

  • The Watcher (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Unnoticed in the audience, a teenage boy in cheap shoes, a grey sweater, and khakis had watched with more than a hint of wistfulness as his two exes participated in their High School graduation ceremony."

  • Yunny, by Brain Camper (parts 1 - 4): "so un dey drarnia wnet ta lis offooce dand dere sdas un owful sught ta buhudl" (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

Friday, February 15, 2013

For All Those People Who Aren't in a Relation-date-ship-thing


Yesterday was Valentine's Day, so it's only appropriate that today is Singles Awareness Day. If you're single, celebrate (or commiserate) with some half-price Valentine's Day candy. If you aren't, at least spare some sympathy for poor Daria there. Until "Dye! Dye! My Darling," that is.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dibs on "Esmerelda"!


Today is Get a Different Name Day, so this is your chance to follow the advice of Jake Morgendorffer: "Then you walk away. You change your name, move to another state, get some ID. It's not too late to start over, Daria, it's not too late! You're still a young man! You don't have to live with your mistakes! Get out while you can!"

Okay, maybe you don't have to go that far. Unless you really want to, that is.

Fanfic Update!
  • As Though She Had Done It All Before..., by Shiva (part 3): "A single voice emerged and began to speak. 'Daria...' And then there was light."

  • Camwhores (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Jane had installed a minicamera in the Art Department closet, where supplies were kept. There was rumor that a mouse was nibbling at the supplies, and Jane was going to turn it into an art project called 'The Hunger for Art'. 'Yeah. But F the mouse. F him real good. I've got gold on this cam!'"

  • Cracked Helmet (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Hey Kev, you alright?' one of the nameless football players asked the figure sprawled out on the ground."

  • The Dale of Lawn , by Wassersauefer (parts 8 - 10): "When she came into the room where the sewing circle was held she immediately noticed a girl she had not seen before. Not because she was good at memorizing faces or such, but because that girl was wearing a lovely pink dress which accentuated her pretty eyes and her scarlett hair well. She was, though not the most good looking girl she had ever seen, well dressed and graceful. She was cute and had clearly good sense for fashion and colors." (Part 9) (Part 10)

  • Daria and Co. (Are Forced To) Read 'My Immortal', by Shiva (part 3): "Five minutes into the latest break from reading, the first ray of hope since they had been brought into this hell emerged. In the form of a red door with a golden knob."

  • Daria and Jane: On Those Cool Lightsabers (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'So let me get this straight,' Jane said to Daria as they looked over the DariaWiki, 'An Angst Lord gets a cool red lightsaber, and a Cheer Lord gets a "cheersaber", right?'"

  • Dylan, by J-D (part 18a): "Their father welcomed the Bregers by name as they got out of their vehicle. 'Leaf! Raven!' At least, Dylan was assuming those were names."

  • Ellis Island (Iron Chef: Throughout The Ages), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "He kept time with his foot as he played the opening bars of the song on his penny whistle. His friend Barney chimed in on the lively melody with his banjo, plucking away at the strings with a big smile on his bearded face. After a couple of bars Neasy took the whistle from his lips and started to sing."

  • Full of It (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Daria stepped behind Kevin and winced. What she was about to do was all-out sacrilege towards any football player, or at least one of his caliber. But the sight of Jane gradually pulling a twenty-dollar bill out of her wallet spurred her on."

  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - 1861 (Iron Chef: Throughout The Ages), by LadieT (COMPLETE!): "'My father ran into yours after a meeting with the Governor. Jake told him that you had decided to join the Union Army. IS IT TRUE?! When were you going to tell ME? I thought you LOVED me??'"

  • Glorious Crap (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "'Hold on, hold on......you want me to do WHAT?!'"

  • Honest Trailers (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "Narrator, in one of those dramatic movie voices: From the man who shares his name with a type of house, comes the show about a girl who is so sexually unappealing that she was turned down by a pair of horny toads."

  • The House of Cards, by Doggieboy (part 9): "As Conrad carried Scarlett inside her bedroom, the normally placid and curious Roger the Mouse fled to the far end of his cage and squeaked repeatedly. 'Calm down, dammit!' the father said as he laid his daughter in her bed. 'It's just us!' Roger attempted to escape his cage on the opposite end from the bed. 'I don't get it,' Tananda said. 'Why is he acting like this? He's never been afraid of us before.'"

  • It's Okay To Cry, Amelia (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by Ms. Kinnikufan (COMPLETE!): "Amelia couldn't believe she deluded herself the same way again: that hero worship equaled friendship. No wait, it was far, far, worse this time: it equaled a crash that could be reciprocated."

  • Jake Loses His Sh*t (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "The first blood vessel popped. Then the other."

  • Kevin With His Mates (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "In the early light of the morning, Kevin found himself to be the first one to wake up. He had to remind himself that he was the only one who was a morning person."

  • Learning Something About Mack (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'So what is it that we're doing? I mean besides breaking countless laws?' Daria asked as she watched Jane pick the lock at the Mackenzie's."

  • Mack the Esteemer, by Shiva (part 16): "Rachel looked down at her baby brother, keeping him calm was becoming an impossible task; normally she resented the hell out of being his nursemaid. This time... She looked into his soft, innocent brown eyes and said, 'We can't take this anymore.'"

  • My Night at Daria's, Ad Infinitum, by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "There was a rap at the door. 'Come in,' the old man's voice called out. The door opened, spilling light into the dim room. In walked a young woman wearing a tube top, a miniskirt, and high heels. She was not the maid."

  • A New Set of Rules, by Dennis (part 26): "'You want me to what?' she said, trying very hard to control her voice. 'I want you to come to the game this Saturday,' Kevin said, sitting up from where he'd stretched out on her couch."

  • The Partnership (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by Gnome (COMPLETE!): "Jane looked longingly at the bottle of off-brand port sitting on her fride, as once again her mother's even monotone, mixed with her logic, started a mild headache. 'Look mom, I'm sorry to bother you, but I was wondering if that position at Ashfield for the summer was still available.'" (Part 1.2) (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • The Peculiar Art of Friendship in the Time of the Raj (Iron Chef: Throughout The Ages), by deneich (COMPLETE!): "'Helen, my dear, this girl's name is Jayna and she will be serving the Family as Daria's personal attendant.' 'Excuse me, Father, but what did you just say?' said the shorter of the two younger ladies. Her words were spoken politely; however, they were accompanied by a menacing stare."

  • Pope Jane (Iron Chef: Throughout The Ages), by Dennis (COMPLETE!): "Iana looked at the body of the dead man and then back to the feverish eyes of her friend. 'You want me to what?' Shock made her voice tremble. 'Become pope,' Teodaria said. 'It's our only chance.'"

  • Quinn's Code 07: The Grounded Geek, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 6): "'All that is happening is that I unfairly got grounded.' 'Grounded, what for? Wait, what about the Jury Pruce Dancing?'"

  • Reality Bites (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "'Sandi? Sandi Griffin is that you?' 'Oh... Hi Keh-winn. I... I... didn't expect to see you here... How are you?'"

  • Requisite untitled AU Book I: Past, by mac (COMPLETE!): "'Daria! Are Aunt Phoebe and Uncle Jake back from their honeymoon yet?' Daria just managed not to flinch at hearing Brittany call her father 'Uncle Jake.' 'Not yet. They should be back soon, though.' 'Yay! I'll wait! I want to hear all about their trip!'"

  • Schlossstecken, by Pumpkin Panic (part 3): "artistickLicense [AL] began pestering devilsDictionary [DD] at --:--"

  • Sexy Daria: The Misery Sex, by Shiva (part 1): "Daria used her new lock and opened the door, then found herself stammering out a, 'uh... Hi!' In front of her was Trent, and since he had just gotten a massive whiff of Daria's perfume, and the luscious vision that was Daria right in his face, he wasn't operating on all cylinders either."

  • Something in Common (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "After a moment a figure came around the ventilator shaft she'd been hiding behind and crawled over to the next aperture in the wall. The figure was holding... no freakin' way! He had a rifle!"

  • Sonoma Coma, by jtranser (part 5): "After Daria clicked the byzantine icon with her face, the required notice popped up in their minds: 'Psychologist General's Warning: Unfiltered dreams can cause serious damage to untrained brains. Please do not confuse with reality, augmented or otherwise.'"

  • Soul Reforged (Iron Chef: Funhouse Mirror Time (AU Crossovers with Canon)), by baelparagon (COMPLETE!): "Stupid Sandi. The girl thought as she lay on her back. Why does she always pick on me? All I did was comment on how cute those earrings were, why would she say they looked tacky? I hate her so much! Stacy felt her eyes begin to close even as tears flowed down her cheeks. I wish my life could be different."

  • Sound and Fury (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "'Girls, I just want you to know your mother and I realize it's not easy moving to a whole new town -- especially for you, Dar-' A loud fart cut off Jake mid-sentence. 'Oh my GOD!' Quinn screamed, hurriedly rolling down a window."

  • SS, DD (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Hey, he thought, a chick! Have I gone out with this one yet? He studied her features and attempted to correlate them with his muscle memory. Uhh...no! Wait, what's her name, Ann, Annabelle, Andr-- As if possessed, he experienced a rare moment of sense of self while gazing into her eyes. Oh crap, I'm still on the floor."

  • TDJS CH.4 Boston Baby!, by ST91 (parts 4 and 5): "Now Jane had seen various pictures of Amy on as many magazines but only now, as she saw her greet the Morgendorffers she realized how much she looked like Dario. Same auburn hair. Same complexion. Very similar features. For a moment Jane wondered if she was Dario's mother instead that Helen." (Part 5)

  • Three Guys at a Bar, by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'Nah, it is that bad. See...I was thinking about this girl I knew. She was free spirited, artistic, funny, sweet. Like a Manic Pixie Dream Girl without the annoying part. I knew she was for me. She was the most different girl I had ever met. She was freedom come to life.'"

  • Truth Potion (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Uh Jane?' Daria asked as they approached Chez Pierre. 'Yeah Daria?' 'Why are we here?'"

  • Two for One (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Daria looked at the link on which Jane was about to click. 'Why did you bring me to your computer? And why is that webcam pointed at me?'"

  • Unexpected Hookup: Relative Madness, by Shiva (part 9): "Before she could ask the obvious question, her mother answered it for her. 'Your cousin will be staying with us for a little while,' Helen said while looking over some papers, 'She, well...' 'I'm getting divorced.' Erin stated simply while sipping her coffee."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by baelparagon (COMPLETE!): "'Is something wrong Mack?' The large African teen nodded, running a hand through his hair. 'Jodie, we need to talk.' Jodie nodded her head, closing her locker and leaning back, a bad feeling sitting in her stomach"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Throughout The Ages), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "One day as Daria and Jane were headed back to their quarters they smelled something oddly funky. 'Gotcha!' A pair of strong arms encircled Daria from behind and swung her about. She recognized the voice immediately as Tom's and bit her lips to keep from squealing."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "Kevin and Brittany walked forward first, looking generally terrified. But after a moment, Brittany summed up the courage to flash them. Shirley-Phelps Roper screamed, and in her haste to cover the eyes of her children, she dropped her signs and stepped on them with muddy boots."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Everyone in the halls of Lawndale High froze in mid-step as suddenly the janitor's closet, (AKA the makeout room) burst open and Robert stumbled out, wheezing and panting and covering his mouth."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Well I'll be a monkey's uncle.' Daria said aloud once she and Tom were in their bedroom."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "'It's a paycheck.' Daria's flat, even statement was a contrast with her father's infuriated expression plastered on his face, which was currently colored an interesting shade of puce."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "The tube of tightly rolled paper fell to the ground from a second-floor window at Casa Lane, conveniently in front of the Tank and the three awake members of Mystik Spiral (read: all but Trent). As they looked down at it, they inspected its contents to find a green and leafy mess inside."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "The crisp air highlighted the coffin standing above an open grave. Tearfully, Mr. O'Neill stepped up to the dais to eulogize the deceased."

  • Upchuck Asks About the Skirt (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Oh my sweet little flower,' Upchuck said in his usual Upchuckie voice, 'There is a question that burns deep in my soul-'"

  • A Vegas Morning... (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria had woken up with a killer hangover and was now staring at her ring finger. Which had a gold wedding band on it."

Monday, February 11, 2013

"Dammit! Where does Helen hide the mop?"


Today is National Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, but it's a little too late for Jake. Considering spilled milk played a significant part in his nearly burning the house down, anyway.

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Rowr! Another Caption Contest!



You know what to do. Caption this scene!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

No Signal? Now That's Roughing It!


Happy birthday to both Laura Ingalls Wilder and Charles Dickens, born on this day in 1867 and 1812. Both inspired at least one throwaway line in the series each, with Jane's reference to "little hell on the prairie" in "Camp Fear" (a reference to Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series) and Daria's "God bless us, every one" in "Depth Takes a Holiday" (quoted from Dickens's "A Christmas Carol").

Helen is doing her best to emulate a pioneer like in Little House on the Prairie, but I'm sure she's completely lost without her cell phone.

Fanfic Update!
  • Barch Nemesis (Iron Chef: Random Pairing Challenge!), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "The bartender set the glass down in front of Jake, giving the silently-fuming man a sympathetic look before moving on to the next customer, a short brunette with a permanent scowl on her face. She looked familiar, but Jake was too busy struggling with his own demons to pay much attention."

  • Barch's Experiment (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Jane and Daria walked into Janet Barch's Science Room. After classes had officially ended. Normally they wouldn't be caught sane doing such a thing. But this wasn't the normal way of doing things."

  • Burn, Baby, Burn (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "O'Neill's cass lol umpatentely slummed deir desksss ass dey wained dor deir teacheror."

  • A Conversation.... (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by DIsaac (COMPLETE!): "O'NEILL: I would like to talk with you about your latest story, Love Gone Wrong. DISAAC: Why? O'NEILL: It kind of disturbing. It has me as a..... DISAAC: A Molester. Yes."

  • Daria and Stacy (IC: Stacy Morgendorffer), by Shiva (part 3): "Daria then took the podium. In bored tones she began to speak. 'No one can battle a terrible problem like low self-esteem on their own. It takes good coaching...' She stopped for a moment before giving a massive yawn. 'Sorry, I'm not good at faking that I care, or reading out loud meaningless buzzwords to make a certain teacher feel self-important.'"

  • Daria meets ME, by Roentgen (part 5): "There was a teenage girl at the door. She had long red hair - I suspected hair extensions - and was wearing a little pink T-shirt and skinny leg jeans that showed off what she had quite nicely. If your eyes were drawn to boob level - and given the bare-midriff shirt, they soon would be - the shirt had a little logo of a smiley face with a halo. 'Hi!' she chirped. 'I'm selling long distance phone cards!'"

  • The Divine Cynic, by PrecambrianStudios (part 3): "Daria inquired, 'So, what weapon do you use? A paintbrush?' Without looking at her, Jane reached into her jacket pocket and procured just that. Daria said, 'Why am I not AH!' The paintbrush suddenly transformed into a scimitar. The blade was several feet long and its razor-sharp point seemed to give off a deadly hum. 'I call it Wit. Because it's so sharp.'"

  • Finders Keepers (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "She sat paralyzed in the chair as he limbered toward her, knife in hand."

  • Heroes and Villains Part One: The Incident, by Reven384 (COMPLETE!): "Days past and it was not a good time to live in Lawndale. Police had a hard time keeping the criminals under control and Jane was getting angry about how they had yet to do anything, but held her tongue."

  • Heroes and Villains Part Two: Queen Sandi, by Reven384 (part 1): "Sandi said, 'Anyone else got any bright ideas. Stay loyal and you'll be kings. Betray me,' she stabbed the corpse with her bone sword a couple more times, 'Well you get the picture. As you can see. I can't die. I'm a goddess. Stick with me and you'll go far.'"

  • Life Imitates Art (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Tommy Sherman descended into his cheerful chiding of Daria as his appearance at the football game awaited."

  • The Line-Up (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "Trent set the needle on the record as he popped the DVD into the disc drive. 'So Janey,' he exhaled, 'let me get this straight. If you play Dark Side and The Wizard of Oz at the same time, they line up?'"

  • The Lost Girls – Facebook Edition (Iron Chef: Facebook episodes), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "Val as in 'Val' became a fan of Lawndale"

  • Mack the Esteemer, by Shiva (part 15): "If Daria had thought that her last return to Lawndale High was a March of Triumph, it didn't even compare to coming to school in a shiny red new (looking) red Infiniti with the top down."

  • Nurse Goodnsexy Finds a Cure for Da Blues! (The Adventures of Nurse Goodnsexy), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Poor Nurse Goodnsexy was in a funk. Oh sure, her work in curing the many ills of the good men of Lawndale (and Oakwood, and Fielding Prep, and a whole bunch of other places) was fun and all but... There was something missing now."

  • Rapture (Iron Chef: The Convert), by peetz5050 (COMPLETE!): "In the distance toward the town center she saw what she at first took to be a flock of large birds ascending toward the burgeoning clouds now covering half the sky. She then stood stock still for several minutes blinking rapidly and swallowing hard trying to maintain control of herself. Her knees started to tremble and her breakfast threatened to make a reappearance as she realized exactly what she was looking at."

  • Requisite untitled AU Book I: Past, by mac (part 7): "Jake Morgendorffer paced around his living room. He checked his watch. He looked at the stairs to see if his daughter had appeared (she hadn't). He looked out the small window above the front door. He looked at his watch; only thirty seconds had passed since the last time. Stairs; still no Daria. Door. Watch. Stairs. Door. Watch. Stairs. Door."

  • Sexy Daria: Sexy Runaway, by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Breakfast time in the Morgendorffer house the next morning was a silent affair. That could be chalked up to the fact that Jake Morgendorffer was nursing a major hangover, Quinn didn't feel like talking, and now Daria and Helen were M.I.A."

  • The Tomb: An Adventure Story, by peetz5050 (part 1): "After several steps the lodestone shot out to the right. That was the first stone. She stepped forward, the lodestone dropped, forward again, there it was, the second stone, just as Willoughby had promised. The one in between therefore, was the gateway. 'Are you sure about this Daria? The Irish are gonna go ballistic when they find out you're desecrating a national monument.'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "The burly oxen in the Polk High football uniform looked up from his pizza and glared across the length of several tables as Daria looked up and accidentally made eye contact."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Demon-Something (COMPLETE!): "Tommy Sherman strutted down the hall, the very image of a conceited, absolutely-totally not washed up ex-football star for a moderately successful high school team."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "The signal was two knocks and then a rapid knock-knock-knock. Upchuck felt for the door handle, and, noting that the door was unlocked, walked in and quietly closed the door behind him. Daria smirked. Tom tried not to laugh. It only took about twenty seconds. 'EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "In the Headmistresses office of Hogwarts, one Daria Percivella Wulfurica Brianna Dumbledore was justifying making Harry Potter's life a living nightmare so he would be in the right state of mind when it came time for him to die for the Wizarding World."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Jake watched his little kiddo stumble out of the downstairs bathroom, she was walking a bit bowel-legged, which would have raised warning flags in anyone else."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fanfic should have: Delightful and Naughty), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "'Can't believe I got forced into this.' Daria griped, striding firmly down Lawndale Junior High's hallways. 'This' happened to be the mentoring program LJH ran."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "As Daria read 'The Writer's Guide to Making Your Audience Vomit,' by Stephanie Meyer, Quinn suddenly emerged from the bathroom with a pair of testicles attached to her chin."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "They froze. Daria checked their surroundings. 'Where the hell did THAT come from?'"

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fic should have:Stupid, Silly and Disturbing), by PrecambrianStudios (COMPLETE!): "Strapped down to a chair in a darkened room, Kevin screamed as he felt his crotch being gripped by an iron hand."

  • We Are One Spinoff/Hallowed Halls Tribute/Crossover, by PrecambrianStudios (part 3): "Eventually, Wehrung looked up and said, 'So, you guys hear that Tipsy Stillwell beat the living sh*t out of Heisenberg?'"

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

"What does science know?"


Happy National Weatherperson's Day! I suppose this is the day when forecasters take back the weather business from those pesky groundhogs. Also, Al Roker says there may be a hurricane on the way. Shall we go hang out on the Lawndale High School roof?

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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."

Friday, February 1, 2013

This Month is For the Birds!


Today is the start of National Bird-Feeding Month, and Helen is on the case. I guess frozen lasagna doesn't sound so bad now, does it?

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