Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's a Good Day for Omnipotence!

Want to bend the world to your merciless will? Well, this is your big chance, because today is Play God Day! I shudder to think what DeMartino would do with unlimited power, but I suspect things wouldn't end well for Kevin. Jane is busy making everyone crawl, I tell you. Crawl!

Of course, any fanfic writer will tell you that anyone can play God when it comes to fictional characters. Not that any of us ever let that power go to our heads or anything. Bwa ha ha.

Finally, you've got less than a week to nominate stories and artwork for the 2013 Daria Fanworks Awards. If you've already sent in your nominations, great! If not...what are you waiting for?

Fanfic Update!
  • Ah, Hell, by metameric1 (part 3): "She lifted the top carefully, and found herself staring at what lay inside. You're not a sentimental person, Morgendorffer. The past is what it was, and we have only the present and future to deal with. Still, she felt herself tearing up when she began to understand what her sister had done."

  • Another Parade (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by JPAGC (COMPLETE!): "An opening on the crowd to the street suddenly appeared almost in front of her. Without thinking, she boldly jumped to use it... only to find it suddenly blocked and bump into a large young man coming in the other direction."

  • ASPS 2, by PrecambrianStudios (part 8): "When he found it, he lightly rapped the knuckles of his fingers against the door. It opened. The visitor smirked at the surprised reaction written on Ethan's face. 'Edric,' the ASP blurted out."

  • Be Careful What You Wish For, by Doggieboy (COMPLETE!): "'Scarlett?' The co-ed recognized the voice of Mike Clements and felt the cold feeling in the pit of her stomach."

  • Benjamin Peter Morgendoffer, by Veleriphon (part 3): "Having to come back to the rest of this vapid carousel of torment, I reached down and took the paper. Some girl named 'Stacy' wanted to know what I was doing this weekend. A few giggles behind me confirmed that I was dealing with morons possessing increasingly-thickening skulls. I simply crumpled the paper back up and made a perfect shot on the trash can."

  • The DeMarTerminator (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Before he could finish his sentence, a strange, blue field of what appeared to be lightning appeared by the TV, causing O'Neill to shield his eyes. As the field disappeared he noticed a tall, skinny man stood in the room, who looked very familiar."

  • Emptystomach Climbers II (Pie, Pie, My Darling), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "Daria had relished the opportunity to escape from the cabin of hugging and jerky theft. She had very, very begrudgingly allowed Jane the traitor to tag along with her and Mr. DeMartino, and even let Jane huddle close to her for warmth and wind-breaking purposes."

  • Expedited Shipping (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Daria found herself in this position so many times before, a child catnapping in comfortable cardboard confines. However, she wasn't used to doing so as a teenager. Or waking up in the middle of a hurricane."

  • For Brief Periods, Spaced Many Days Apart (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "'That was nice, what you said,' Daria admitted as they walked back to the car. 'That we make a good team.'"

  • Gambling on Two Additions (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "As the Harpies sang their power ballad 'I Wish I Could Quit You' to the (mostly) uninterested crowd of students, most were focused on the games of chance to be found at the blackjack tables, the craps table, the poker tournament in the next room, or the various slot machines scattered about."

  • A Great Loss (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Having dropped Ashley off, Cassidy and Tom continued on their way, but Tom was confused to discover that Cassidy had driven to some mountain roads, instead of his house. 'Erm, Cassidy? I think you took a wrong turn somewhere,' Tom said."

  • Hands Up - Daria M Banks (feat. One Percent), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "(a rythmic beat plays over the Lawndale High parking lot - cars full of students in urban clothing start to nod their heads as Tom Sloane (dressed as Scrooge McDuck) and Daria Morgendorffer (herself with hand tatoos reading 'READ' and 'MORE') walk in, wearing shades."

  • High Cards (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "It was another day at Lawndale High School. President of the Fashion Club, Quinn 'Queen' Morgendorffer walked down the hallway with Vice-President Jodie Landon, Brittany Taylor and Stacy Rowe."

  • The Kiss and the Make Up (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "Daria cringed upon hearing her voice. She'd been a hanger-on at Camp Grizzly, and she'd dutifully palled around with Daria ever since she found out her 'old pal Daria' had moved to Lawndale."

  • Limericks (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "There once was a fellow called Luhrmann...."

  • Match Breaker, by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Daria trudged up to her room, lost in her thoughts. Not until she was gone did Quinn slowly peek out from the kitchen."

  • My Darlin' Singin' Cowboy! (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Howdy! I sure do appreciate this.' The blond and beautiful cowboy said with his Texas twang as he climbed into what passed for a vehicle."

  • Mysteries of Lawndale 1: Esteem of the Investigator, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Quinn flounced in, quickly taking in how the Griffin's living room appeared. (She didn't notice as much as Daria would have, but there were times in Highland that she had noticed something that Daria had missed.)"

  • Next Time, Aim for the Trash (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Daria moodily took another tasteless bite out of her pop cart. She chewed once, twice, three times before the thought entered her mind... What the hell did I just hear?"

  • Night's Heart (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "'So, my grandmother Ruth will be staying with us while my dad recovers.' Daria explained while trying not to nod off just yet."

  • Northbank Diaries #1: A Tale Of Three Suburbs, by ognawk (part 4): "Daria walked the streets of Highland in a hopeful mood. There was a chance, although no guarantee, that she could finally be leaving Highland."

  • Out of Place, by PrecambrianStudios (part 5): "Ognawk craned his neck to see and felt his heart skip a beat: with orange hair, glasses, and crazed love in her eyes, Cassidy was walking towards Tom Sloane. Ognawk tried his best not to squeal with joy. 'Oh my god.'"

  • Out Of Style, by ognawk (part 1): "'Hi, you're cool,' she said, earning a smile from the redhead, 'What are your names?' 'Quinn Morgendorffer,' she replied, and motioned to the girl with her, 'And this is my sister, Daria.'"

  • A Part of Who He Is, by lulamae-golightly (part 1): "'Hey!' Quinn suddenly exclaimed. Daria turned to see Trent walking through the door. 'Speak of the devil, or something like that.'"

  • Plots of a Feather Suck Together (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by SinisterExaggerator (COMPLETE!): "The PA system sprang to life with a piercing beep! First came the sound of a throat being cleared, then an announcement."

  • A Quickie (Iron Chef: Tommy Sherman student), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "'So whose this your cousin?' Tommy Sherman couldn't believe someone who looked like Tom would be picking up the Misery Chick."

  • See Jane Run from her Addition (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by Vukodlak (COMPLETE!): "Out of the corner of Jane's eye she could see a handsome young man checking them out. She smirked but kept her focus on the stage she was already seeing someone, it was to bad because he looked cute."

  • Shadows of a Timeless Song, by Dennis (part 11): "'I don't suppose you know where Arimathea is?' she asked Jane at breakfast one day. 'Oh, sure,' Jane said. 'That's all Trent and I ever talked about. His sleeping habits, avoiding bill collectors, and the location of Arimathea.'"

  • The Silent Treatment (Shorty Shorts), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "Daria was on the phone with her boyfriend, Ashley Winters. It was one of the strangest conversations she'd ever had, if you could call it a conversation."

  • Sonoma Coma, by jtranser (part 13): "'Reality, Jane? I don't even know what Reality is anymore.' 'Is that all you want? Reality? O.K., Reality is you, face down in a rain flooded ditch next to an overturned van with spinning wheels and leaking gas tank.'"

  • Strange Birds (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by SacredDust (COMPLETE!): "Daria wouldn't have believed it if she didn't see it with her own eyes. Her younger sister could drive, and surprisingly well at that. It was funny, she thought. They didn't talk much, but she never pegged Quinn as the independent, enterprising type."

  • Unnamed story (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "'I'm not interested in you, and I'd be stabbing my friend in the back if I even considered it,' Daria said, looking away from Tom."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Astrocar82 (COMPLETE!): "Daria couldn't help but think that their relationship was the best thing she had ever experienced as she starred at those beautiful, awe-inspiring orbs poking out from Brittany's chest. Well, it would be but for one thing..."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: Do What Now?), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "...until she caught the collective eye of a trio of young men, who snacked on a box of doughnuts from their place of honor - a cool patch of well-trimmed grass beneath the quartet of trees off to the left of the LHS main entrance, from which they could see and be seen, but not approached unless they wished it..."

  • Untitled (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (COMPLETE!): "'I'm talking about you making a friend or two. Don't be so critical. Give people the benefit of the doubt.' 'Well, a cheerleader did invite me to her party on Saturday night, after I helped her in art class.'"

  • We Broke Up That Week, My Darling (IC: Mix them up. DariaXDaria Crossover!), by ognawk (COMPLETE!): "As they continued, they noticed Brittany and Upchuck talking. The pair had been working on a science project together, and Brittany was protesting about something."

  • What is Fashion?, by Smijey (part 4): "Sandi had managed to corner Brittany just after school had let out, on her first day back from her corrective surgery. She figured it was now Brittany's turn to inspire Sandi into some new, misguided adventure."

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