Friday, February 17, 2017

Amanda Lane's Favorite Opera

Quinn's making a dainty garland for her head to sing an aria from Madama Butterfly, which premiered on this day in 1904. I'm sure Mr. DeMartino will be attending the command performance in the automotive department.

On the subject of singing, today is also the anniversary of the episode "Daria!" in 1998. The singing may not have been the best, but seeing Jake rhyme "Lexus" with "solar plexus" always amuses me.

Fanfic Update!
  • D. D. (Daria and the Gang Thread II), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "It was Daria and Brittany's first visit to the Taylors in years. Steve Taylor, after years of tackling his dislike of Brittany's new 'lifestyle', had decided to bite the bullet and put one of his feet in the 21st century."

  • Dear World, You Suck, by Edgelord (lostlikeme) (COMPLETE!): "Halfway into a pepperoni slice at Pizza King, Jane drops the confession like a trembling grenade. Daria blindly reaches for the fries, trying to ignore how the yellow walls are pressing in on them."

  • Feeling Special (Random Pairing Challenge 2017), by mailorderannie (COMPLETE!): "Daria turned to her companion. 'I don't get it, Jane. You've got the entire course memorized. How come you can't pass the test to get out?'"

  • Harmonize, by Princess_Pasta (parts 1 - 3): "It wasn't enough to be the best. She had to be perfect. Sandi Griffin ignored the idle chatter going on around her, choosing instead to focus on her stretches." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • My beautiful striped bell-bottoms (Random Pairing Challenge 2017), by tjdolf (COMPLETE!): "In principle, Brooke enjoyed around mid-level popularity at Lawndale High, she was invited to a few parties and got a few dates. In practice, she was needy, whiny, wimpy and lacking in self-confidence."

  • On The Road, by elainefr (part 37): "'Come in,' Valerie's voice called from the other side of the door that Jesse had knocked on. Jesse entered the room and watched as Valerie continued to pack without looking at him."

  • Places Flipped, by Leela (part 2): "Like every morning that she couldn't sleep in, the splash of icy water successfully jolted her awake. Putting on her glasses, she began to carefully examine every inch of her face for signs of wear."

  • Someone had to do it, by Rémi (parts 2 and 3): "Jane Lane sat at her desk, mentally preparing to relax while listening to Mr. O'Neill meaningless blatter. Everything was as usual in self esteem class : same bored students, same boring teacher..." (Part 3)

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