Trent (or perhaps his grandfather) is on his way to college thanks to the G.I. Bill, which was signed on this day in 1944. Trent may not have to worry about paying tuition, but he'll still need to stay awake in class. I doubt he's going to have much success.
Today we also wish a happy birthday to both Carson Daly, born in 1973, and Cyndi Lauper, born in 1953. Carson Daly voiced the character David in Is It Fall Yet? and one of Cyndi Lauper's best-known songs, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," is probably Metal Mouth's least favorite.
- The Coffee Shop, by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "A snow fell lightly outside as Daria sat in alone at a table for two at a nice little quiet coffee shop in downtown Boston."
- Daria: College Pains The Sophomore Year, by James the Lesser (part 9): "Daria sits in her Women's Lib class bored. The professor seemed to have good intentions but was reminding Daria more and more of Ms. Barch every day."
- Exorcise in Futility, by Kristen Bealer (part 2): "Panting from the exertion, Anthony looked at Timothy. 'You know something?' he asked, now calm. 'I think there might be something to that new age crap after all.'"
- General Semantics, Private Angst, by gwrtheyrn (part 48): "At the end of her teleconference with President Landon, Daria 3 found that she had agreed to participate in the operation to pursue General Audhoyo's anticipated escape attempt, in an auxiliary capacity; -- auxiliary, because no one could be sure just how useful her odd talents would prove, in a paramilitary operation."
- A Griffin Story: Conception And Homecomings, by Meester_Lee (part 1): "Lucius Malfoy apparated into the foyer. It was good to be home again after several days in that beastly city."
- Little Talks, by The High-Fiving Chimp (COMPLETE!): "Daria couldn't get the dark and distressing image out of her head. Seeing her friend sink into her grave like that. And there was nothing she could do to prevent it."
- A Time For Us, by aeverett (part 4): "Helen Morgendorffer. Ever since that Saturday afternoon over pizza with Jane, Daria had become increasingly preoccupied with dredging up memories of her family, particularly memories of Helen."