Thursday, September 17, 2020

"Governmental THUGS!"

I don't think Mr. DeMartino is enjoying Citizenship Day, but that's only because Ms. Barch called INS on him again. You'd think after the first false alarm they'd be a little more discerning, and yet....

Today is also the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which started in 2011. For a fun switcheroo on the movement, see CharlesRB's "Occupational Hazard," in which the Landons occupy Dega Street. Yes, that's right. Now go read it!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy National Women's Frenemy Day!

Helen and Linda are catching up for National Women's Friendship Day, and by "catching up" I mean "competing until they both want to kill each other." It's a good thing they're talking over the phone rather than in person, and not just because of the pandemic!

Today is also National Linguine Day, and Jake's going to whip up a batch of his best pasta. It's probably Trent's favorite dish, as long as it hasn't oxidized.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Tell-Tale Art, by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Jane bowed before some clients, but not this one, not Haldskyr Bear-grip. It's not that she didn't respect him—but Nords didn't like bowing. Better for her to stand and watch as Haldskyr studied the three-quarters portrait she'd spent the last month working on for him."

Sunday, September 13, 2020

(drools blissfully)

Mrs. Johannsen and I wish you all a great International Chocolate Day, although it's up for debate which of the two of us is a bigger fan of the sweet treat. I will admit to never turning myself into a giant chocolate bar, so I guess I forfeit.

Today is also National Peanut Day, so you can mix up your chocolate with some peanut butter! Or take a cue from Daria and sit on a peanut butter sandwich. Or listen to Trent sing about peanuts that have hijacked your brain. Totally your call!

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Quinn's More Worried about Fashion Emergencies

Daria is calling 9-1-1 for Emergency Number Day, but the emergency in question is that everyone and everything sucks except her. So I don't think the dispatcher will be impressed. Jake, meanwhile, is still hoping that Helen will remind him what, exactly, is the number for 9-1-1.

We also observe 911 Remembrance Day today, the anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon tragedies in 2001. The Angst Guy wrote his first fanfic, "Nine-Eleven and Counting," on the subject and I highly recommend it.

Fanfic Update!
  • Raiders of the Lost Arkngthand, by WellTemperedClavier (COMPLETE!): "Ash-tainted rain poured down from a sky the color of rust as Daria marched uphill, drawing her mom’s old woolen robe tighter around her. Thunder pealed in the distance, booming across the jagged hills and blackened gullies of the Ashlands."

  • The Show Must Go Off, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Things didn't get any better over the course of the next few weeks."

  • You Must Not Know Who He Is, by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "Tommy Sherman was leaning against a bank of lockers and checking out the students, which Daria would have continued to ignored if one of those lockers hadn't been hers."

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Guess She's Not Going to the Teddy Bear Picnic

Daria's not exactly thrilled about Teddy Bear Day, but I don't blame her. I've seen much cuter teddy bears than that! Try harder, bear.

Today is also the tenth (tenth?) anniversary of the start of my career as guest blogger on this very blog. TAG's coming back any day now, I'm sure of it. (waits) Any day now....

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Monday, September 7, 2020

I Hear There are 99 Bottles on the Wall!

Upchuck has come prepared for National Beer Lover’s Day because he has the beer and he considers himself a lover. What everyone else thinks of him is another matter, but if he's offering free beer he probably won't get too many insults. Until he runs out of beer, that is.

Today is also the anniversary of ESPN, which launched on this day in 1979. I'm sure Kevin appreciates this one, because it means he has a backup if the Pigskin Channel ever goes down.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (parts 36 and 37): "Daria and the other First-year Ravenclaw girls in her dorm were out of the tower and waiting to catch the sleighs for the Hogsmeade station by 9:30." (Part 37)

  • The Show Must Go Off, by Kristen Bealer (parts 2 and 3): "Rehearsals began the following week, and while most of the actors had begun to memorize their lines, the script itself was as unintelligible as ever." (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by WacoKid (COMPLETE!): "'Daria?' 'Yes, Trent?' 'We've been dating for a while now.' 'Is that what we've been doing?'"

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Does Anyone Actually Like Cheeseless Pizza?

Poor Tom and Daria are super disappointed because today is Cheese Pizza Day and some thoughtless Pizza Prince employee appears to have forgotten to put cheese on their pizza. I'm not going to name any names--Artie--but I have my suspicions.

Today is also Be Late for Something Day, so be sure to celebrate that holiday tomorrow. Get it?

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Economics in the City

Mrs. Bennett is either a secret Sex in the City fan or she's really, really into National Skyscraper Day. Either way, she's likely to keep her students' attention (for once) if she's going to teach dressed like that.

Also on this day in 1970, Vince Lombardi died of cancer. I have it on good authority (fine, Kevin. I have it from Kevin, okay?) that he definitely did not go to hell.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 7): "Daria couldn’t let things end this way. She had to see Jane, to beg forgiveness for whatever it was she did."

  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit7 (part 23): "Jennifer looked up from the book she was reading, and took in the sight before her. Daria sat, stooped over her notebook, writing."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 50): "Over the next two hours, Heather showed Daniel and Quinn much of the college. Daniel, however, considered himself anything but satisfied."

  • Lawndale High: The Next Generation - season 1, by Peridaniel (part 6): "The bright September morning sun shown over Lawndale, many kids basking in its light as they enjoyed the final fleeting moments of summer before they were to go to school that morning."

  • The Show Must Go Off, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "The end-of-day bell had rung half an hour ago, but the halls of Glenfield Middle School were still surprisingly full. Over two dozen students were milling around outside a door with a sign that read 'PLAY TRYOUTS HERE.'"

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

If She's Tarzan, Who's Jane?

Looks like Jane is wishing author Edgar Rice Burroughs an extra happy birthday, which he might appreciate if he hadn't been dead for 70 years. Burroughs was the creator of not only the Tarzan books, but quite a few other fantasy/adventure books. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that Upchuck is a fan.

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