National Hugging Day. Mr. O'Neill, stay back and keep your arms where we can see them unless you want that lawsuit.
You could also hug some squirrels, because it's Squirrel Appreciation Day! Jake will be hugging them. Hugging them very tightly, right around their little rodent necks, gah dammit!
Last, but of course not least, today is the anniversary of the final chapter in the Daria story, Is It College Yet?, in 2002. The final movie had a surprisingly upbeat ending, even if Daria still regrets not bludgeoning Ms. Li with that trophy. Cheer up, Daria; there's always the reunion!
- An Annoying Paradise - Daria, by Resop (part 4): "Daria walks into the music room expecting to see Sachiko-sensei but sees a different woman instead. 'Asamura Daria?' 'That's me.'"
- Creak, by Jim North (part 10): "More than gone. It hadn't been patched up. The rest of the floor hadn't disappeared, turning the entire kitchen into one giant vacancy with all of its contents spilled into the basement. The hole was simply gone as if it had never been there, the scratched and scuffed hardwood back in its original configuration as if the entire event had been a video rewound to its beginning."
- Dr. Sloane's Wonderful Androids, by Szcz (part 1): "Jodie Landon opened the front door and saw Daria, holding a Browning High Power. 'Jodie, you must know one important thing.', Daria said it and shot at Jodie's heart."
- God Save The Esteem: Punk is Dead, by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Jake had asked for a Viking burial at sea but getting the corpse to the bay was impractical, so the mourners had rented a large paddling pool and set the burning coffin on that."
- Skeletons, by CaffeineAddict94 (parts 3 and 4): "Daria had driven past the house many times but actually entering it was a struggle." (Part 4)
- A Three Hour Tour, by Jim North (part 4): "'I have to say I was not expecting this at all,' he remarked ten seconds later. 'Yes, that's right, ladies and gentlemen,' came the loud, nasal voice from the docking stairs. 'It's everybody's favorite red-headed superstar!'"
- Unnamed story (Scenes that should be: Pacific Rimmers), by Szcz (part 1): "Lawndale was a heart of the middle coastal region, the place of the important trade routes to the internal countries. The cruel family of Sloanes held the control over the region from their stone manor near the Bay."