Wednesday, April 29, 2015

He's a Maniac, Maniac on the Floor!


Jake's cutting a rug for International Dance Day, although I think Helen and Quinn really wish he wouldn't. I mean, never mind the effect the vigorous activity might have on his still-recovering heart. What if the neighbors saw him dancing like that?

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Once Upon a Time....


It's National Tell a Story Day and young Daria's making a big impression on her sleepover friends. Of course, if slumber parties aren't your thing, then you can always read to seniors at the retirement home or put a modern spin on an old fairy tale to impress the Gupty kids.

Fanfic Update!
  • ВСЁ СТРАНЬШЕ И СТРАНЬШЕ, by Shad_Tkhom (COMPLETE!): "Позвонила Квин. Оказалось, что она в Бостоне. Как то необычно тихо и смущённо попросила о встрече. Лучше вместе с Джейн."

  • Daria: College Pains The Sophomore Year, by James the Lesser (part 7): "Daria wakes up when she feels Conner moving next to her. 'Hey.' She reaches over and grabs her glasses."

  • НЕЧАЯННО НАГРЯНЕТ ..., by Shad_Tkhom (COMPLETE!): "В гостиной повисла напряжённая тишина. Дарье вспомнилось с каким энтузиазмом когда-то отец вызвался быть судьёй, а Хэлен всю ночь не спала - рисовала "скрижали" с семейными "заповедями" для Дарьи и Квин."

  • Lies of Life, by Princess_Pasta (part 6): "He was reminded of the reason he avoided Dega Street as much as possible. There were too many painful memories, too many things that liked to slap him in the face and let him know that he wasn't over it."

  • Mysteries of Lawndale 02: The First Party, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "'I see,' Sandi said. 'I see that she's spending more time with the Mystery Club, rather than the Fashion Club! I have to do something about it.' She didn't know what at that time though..."

  • The Spoilsport Agenda: Erratic Pulse, by Silver (part 1): "The room was lit poorly, by two sources. One, the dim, stormy light of the impossible place that lay between worlds. The other the light at the base of the hologram, a constantly shifting fractal."

  • The Spoilsport Agenda: Fallen Angels and Sharks, by Brother Grimace (part 2): "After the word got out that a lot of us were tossed out, the job offers started coming in."

  • Threes Company (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Princess_Pasta (COMPLETE!): "Daria, Jane, and Tom exchanged worried glances before they turned to address their families."

Saturday, April 25, 2015

So...Genetically Modified Penguins?


Sandi's trying out a...unique...fashion statement in honor of World Penguin Day, which some Daria fans are more interested in than others. Cough.

This is also National DNA Day, and the school nurse is ready to collect your DNA samples and take your voluntary urine sample. Let's just hope Ms. Li isn't planning to unleash any unholy abominations on us.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Is She Wearing a Wig or Did She Dye Her Hair Again?


Jane's looking a little less than adorable for Shirley Temple's birthday. The late actress was born on this day in 1928, and I'd just like to see anybody try to convince Jane to sing or tap dance. Then again, Nathan got her to wear a snood, so....

It's also William Shakespeare's birthday (in 1564) and the anniversary of his death (in 1616). I'm not going to even try to list all the Daria fanworks that cross over with or reference Shakespeare, because then we'd be here all day. You can post your favorites in the comments, though!

Fanfic Update!
  • ВАРИАЦИИ, by Shad_Tkhom (COMPLETE!): "Джейн никак не могла понять саму себя — на самом деле у них с Томом всё шло к тому чтобы расстаться. Напряжение между ней и Слоуном только росло, а она не могла не замечать, что Тома явно и недвусмысленно тянет к Дарье. Надо было быть слепой чтобы не заметить."

  • Fallen Angels and Sharks, by Brother Grimace (part 1): "As everything was getting settled – and I woke up after the best week-long 'Fuck you, Judith, you're dead as TV dials and we're still here!' party the universe will ever see – every single Ringbearer that joined in with me to go after Judith was summoned to the Sky Vault Avalon."

  • Is it Curtain Yet?, by Zetor (part 3): "'This is just wrong,' Jane grumbled to herself as she walked through the mostly empty parking lot, 'Going back to Lawndale High, on a Sunday.'"

  • NMI (Daria and the Gang Thread), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'So, how is it going "Naomi"?' Jane asked. 'Ha ha,' Daria said. 'At least my middle name isn't a joke from a bad Tom Hanks movie.'"

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Out of a luxury private jet came Tom Sloane, his sister Elsie, and for some reason Charles Ruttheimer III, who was talking to the others."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

God Save the Teen


Brittany is looking very regal as Queen Elizabeth II, who is celebrating her 89th birthday today. We'd all be in a lot of trouble if Brittany ever ended up in charge of an entire country, mostly because she'd probably require everyone to attend pep rallies. Ugh.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Please Do Not Operate Bicycles While Tripping!


Daria's gotten into the spirit of Bicycle Day, although I should point out the holiday has less to do with bikes than with LSD. Still, that means today's probably an important one for Coyote and Willow Yeager, not to mention their dog, Leary--who is named after Timothy Leary.

Fanfic Update!
  • Ah, Hell, by metameric1 (parts 29 and 30): "'...So that's where she's at. She understands the situation but her heart is another matter. Trent wants to make it special for her, but they can't do it themselves while they're touring... I say this is the cure.'" (Part 30)

  • Another thrilling weekend in suburbia, by Zetor (COMPLETE!): "Another thrilling weekend in suburbia. I sink further back into the couch and flip through the channels. Nothing good is on, not even anything worth mocking."

  • ASPS, by PrecambrianStudios (part 82): "When he decided that he had walked far enough, Gage Thystun sank down onto the curb and took a bite out of his sandwich. After he swallowed, he said out loud to nobody in particular, 'Well, that could have gone better.'"

  • The College Diaries, by CaffeineAddict94 (part 2): "The sound of a door slamming shut woke Natalie Redmond from her light slumber, startling the slender redhead so much that she almost toppled out of bed."

  • Daria/Power Rangers: Watching the Watchmen, by Charles RB (part 16): "Tick, tock. A second Org had attacked Turtle Cove; infantry held it for three tanks with A10 air support to arrive and hit it with sustained fire, with the loss of only eleven servicemen (four of them in a tank crew) and twenty nine civilians."

  • Lies of Life, by Princess_Pasta (part 5): "Dega Street was exactly what Daria expected: grungy, dirty, and very faux-punk. She wasn't surprised to see that Lawndale made some sort of effort to cater to its alternative population, no matter how small that number may have been."

  • What if? What if? What if the town blew away?, by BrittaBot (part 1): "Just a few hours ago her school had broken out into song. Now, her world was falling apart."

Friday, April 17, 2015

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na Bat Jane!


Jane's doing an approximate impersonation of Batgirl for Bat Appreciation Day, and I don't think anyone can appreciate them the way Jane does: "I've always wanted to sleep upside-down and spread rabies." Whether or not she likes to use sonar to locate insects to eat is not mentioned, but I will note that her brother appears to be nocturnal. Perhaps battiness runs in the family!

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jodie da Lawndale


Jodie's being pulled in even more directions than usual today because it's the anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's birth in 1452. In addition to drawing the Vitruvian Man, which Jodie is being depicted as, da Vinci was a painter, an architect, a sculptor, an engineer, and so much more. If Jodie's parents catch wind of all his extracurricular activities, Jodie will never have a moment's peace.

Fanfic Update!
  • Ah, Hell, by metameric1 (parts 26 - 28): "Daria looked around the lovely space that she had called her office sadly. All her books and mementos that were to make the move were packed away safely, a few boxes dropped off at a charity, and a few items had made the trip back to Lawndale with her parents." (Part 27) (Part 28)

  • The College Diaries, by CaffeineAddict94 (part 1): "Pepperhill University was ranked at number ten on the list of the best schools in West Virginia, the campus itself both beautiful and historic. While academics were still a main focus, most of the students attended for the wide variety of social opportunities. Included in that number was Quinn Morgendorffer."

  • Consequences, by ST91 (part 9): "'You want what?' asked Ms. Li. 'You heard right, Ms. Li. I want my brother off the team.'"

  • Doctor Who: Season 8.5 (Chapter 1), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "'Thing is, since I found out that Gallifrey wasn't destroyed, I haven't done anything about it,' the Doctor said."

  • Fifteen Years Later, by Meagana (part 2): "Helen was weak, it had been a day since the heart attack, she was lying there, but still on her blackberry, or trying too, she couldn't do much in her current state."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "'Quinn Morgendorffer, as author of the essay 'Academic Imprisonment', the High Council of Fashion finds you guilty of unfashionable intellectualism and treason against the ways of Fashion. As such, we strip you of the right to be fashionable. You are now and forever branded heretic, cast out as neither brain nor fashionista. You are, now and for the remaining days of your life, a hipster! Doomed to be too fashionable for intellectualism, but too intelligent for fashion!'"

  • Y Esto Es Mystik Spiral II, by taitolin (COMPLETE!): "-pensar que cuando miraba los programas de la tele donde mostraban la vida de los famosos yo pensaba porque no... algun dia... y asi paso mi vida pensando en que algun dia haria algo..."

Monday, April 13, 2015

And Then Celebrate Winning the Game by Playing the Harmonica!


Daria's enjoying a nice, prison-focused board game in honor of Scrabble Day, and I don't think it's surprising to anyone that she's winning.

Interestingly, today is also the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth in 1743. The episode that Scrabble picture was taken from, "The Big House," also featured several quotes that may or may not have been from him (or was it Stalin?).

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sweet Ade-Quinn!


Joey, Jeffy, and that other one are singing for Barbershop Quartet Day, although they really need a fourth member if they want to be accurate. Regardless, unless they know any Boys 'R' Guys tunes then I doubt Quinn will be impressed.

This also happens to be National Submarine Day, which provides a good excuse to read The Blue and Yellow Submarine by the late, great Decelaraptor. Not that you need an excuse--it's an excellent story!

Fanfic Update!
  • ASPS 3, by PrecambrianStudios (part 5): "'The fourth failsafe?' Karis said as Michelle paced nervously back and forth across her room, her artificial eye buzzing loudly. 'What’s that?'"

  • Consequences, by ST91 (part 8): "From that moment on, things went well for Clint and Jane. Over time their bond grew stronger. Until one Friday night, taking advantage of the fact that Clint's house was free, they decided to go all the way."

  • Great Professor Dario Ch. 1, by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "'Nice to meet you Ms. Lane, I'm Dario Morgendorffer. Mr. Morgendorffer is my father.' 'I imagine so. If you were my patient, my presence here would be useless. May I come in?'"

  • The Many Doctors - Chapter 27, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "'No way. This is too mad. You're telling me I can phone anyone, anywhere in space and time on my mobile?' she asked. 'Yes,' Felicia said, holding up her own phone."

  • Notes, by metameric1 (part 20): "Wow, it's been awhile. Things are going nuts around here."

  • ТРЕТИЙ СОН ДАРЬИ МОРГЕНДОРФФЕР, byShad_Tkhom (COMPLETE!): "Пе­чаль­ный го­лос док­то­ра: «Мне очень жаль ... Мы сде­лали всё, что мог­ли ... Но ...» Блед­ный как сте­на, к ко­торой он при­валил­ся, Трент. Су­дорож­но сжа­тые ку­лаки. 'Дже­ни­ии ...' По­белев­шие кос­тяшки паль­цев."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Scissors MacGillicutty (COMPLETE!): "DARIA (VOICE OVER): I'll never forget the weekend Jane died."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Scissors MacGillicutty (COMPLETE!): "'Yo, Mack Daddy—better get out here,' Kevin called from the hallway. Mack cuffed Daria to the bed. 'I told you not to call me that,' he replied."

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Rrrr...Delusional!


Upchuck is living out his greatest fantasy--and the Fashion Club's greatest nightmare--in honor of Hugh Hefner's birthday. The Playboy publisher turns 89 today, and I have little doubt that Upchuck would love to follow in his footsteps.

Today is also National Cherish an Antique Day, so it's time to gather up all of your old valuables. I don't care if it's a pink water pistol, a peanut-butter sandwich from the tank, or a complete 1985 California Raisins posable eraser set; start cherishing them all!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Just Don't Let Kevin Start Singing about Beer on the Wall


It's National Beer Day and Brittany's already making the rounds. Kevin's probably knocked himself out trying to smash the glass mugs on his head, thinking they're beer cans, and don't worry about running out; the Keg Queen is on her way.

Also, the episodes "This Year's Model" and "I Loathe a Parade" first aired on this day in 1997 and 2000. Two unsolved mysteries: did anything ever come of Kevin's modeling career and did Jake ever get his hands on some toilet paper?

Fanfic Update!
  • Changing Lanes, by TheTuxedo (part 1): "'We have a new STUDENT, Trent. Seeing as SHE'S already introduced herself, it's ONLY FAIR if you introduce yourself to her.'"

  • Consequences, by ST91 (part 7): "Things were not going well for Clint and Jane. Now mind you, their date wasn't a disaster, but it was full of embarrassed silences and awkaward behavior."

  • Fifteen Years Later, by Meagana (part 1): "Daria life was perfect 15 years after High School, but it would do."

  • Jane's First Game (Iron Chef - Jane plays Football), by DIsaac (COMPLETE!): "After Jane's literal verbal dissection of Ms. Li at that assembly. I thought she would be shunned by Li. She wasn't."

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "Daria sat at the small table on the generously sized, dome-covered balcony. Luxuries like this were few amongst the Data Angels, available to those who'd managed something truly impressive."

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Joey's Easter Surprise


Happy Easter! I don't have any pictures of the Easter Bunny, but here we see Joey providing everyone with plenty of Easter Eggs. Um, you go ahead. I'll pass.

On a less creepy note, please enjoy these Easter-themed fanfics and fanart from the Sh33p's Fluff website: Fandom News!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Like Helen Would Miss Work Even If It Wasn't Fun


Helen's clearly enjoying herself, possibly because it's Don't Go to Work Unless it's Fun Day and I'm not sure she makes any distinction between "work" and "fun." I guess if that makes her happy, who am I to question her priorities, life choices, and/or sanity?

Passover begins at sundown tonight, so "Chag Sameach" to the Jewish Daria fans out there.

Fanfic Update!
  • A Boring Summer, by ST91 (part 7): "Ground, please swallow me up! Dario pleaded mentally after hearing Brittany giggling."

  • Daria: College Pains The Sophomore Year, by James the Lesser (part 6): "Daria is walking to the parking lot from class when she sees Tony. They had not spoken since he had broken up with Mary. 'Uh, hey.' 'Oh, hey Daria. Just out of class?'"

  • Getting out of Mandatory Summer Activities (World's Shortest Crossover, Part XIV: The Crossover Awakens!), by Kuriamo22 (COMPLETE!): "Daria walked down the back alley to the Good Times Chinese takeout restaurant while carrying a suitcase in addition to her backpack."

  • In Defense, by neonhomer (COMPLETE!): "Under the carport, Trent paused as he closed the umbrella, shaking the water from it, before placing it into a plastic bag. He turned to follow after Jane, who was standing in front of the double wooden doors, hand on the handle, unmoving. 'Janey?' 'I'm okay, Trent.' 'No, you're not.'"

  • Is it Curtain Yet?, by Zetor (part 2): "Jane stood back from her latest work, tapping her finger against her cheek, trying to figure out why she wasn't satisfied. Her brother poked his head in her door 'Hey Janey, Daria's on the phone,' he said in his usual raspy voice."

  • A Nutty Day at Work, by HetaliaLove88 (COMPLETE!): "Daria Morgendorffer had been forced by her mother to begin to work at Nutty Nutty Nutty World a few days ago. Unfortunately, she worked alongside Kevin Thompson, who still hadn't learned to read the labels on the tubs of nuts in the little stand that the both of them worked at."

  • Redux, by Princess_Pasta (part 18): "Quinn didn't expect to have anybody barging into her room while she was getting ready but, then again, she didn't know what to expect anymore."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria Fan-Fic Should Have: The Madness Sets In), by Silver (COMPLETE!): "The duo sat down heavily at one of the empty tables in Good Times Chinese Restaurant. They looked the odd pair, the scrawny Trent Lane and the much stouter 'Mack' Mackenzie."

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fool!


Aunt Amy is in a silly mood for April Fool's Day, the day when you cannot trust anything anyone says to you, under any circumstances. Including me. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!

So, remember back on this day in 2007 when all the inanimate objects in the world came to life and plotted their secret takeover? Good thing Jane Lane was able to warn us ahead of time.

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