Monday, February 6, 2023

What a Nice Name You Have, Ashley!


Quinn's got the right idea for Pay a Compliment Day, but I really think the point of the holiday is to compliment other people. Oh, well. At least she's spending quality time with her favorite person.

Today is also National Ashley Day, but unfortunately not Ashley-Amber Day. Sorry, Ashley-Amber. Go buy something super sparkly with Steve Taylor's credit card to cheer yourself up!

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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Did Trent Ever Get Paid to NOT Grow Crops?


Helen's all ready for Farmer's Day, or at least she has a wheel and a chicken. Those will come in super handy when she needs to teach the chicken to ride a unicycle. It's possible that I don't have a firm grasp on how farming works.

Once the vegetables have been harvested, why not celebrate Homemade Soup Day? Not you, Jake. One bite of Kitchen Sink Stew is more than enough for one lifetime, thank you.

Fanfic Update!
  • Quinn's Code 16: The Geek's Expose, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 6): "Back at the Leung-Bell's Keith watched as Jane sketched some game characters. 'You're quite good,' he said."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 56): "Lockie Allyngard could dream up and synthesize weapons so lethal that the very best chemists ever would have nightmares for weeks, her rockets were so good that they seemed unreal and yet she was not exactly good if you asked her to prepare breakfast in any ordinary kitchen."

  • A Sick, Sad World (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "NARRATOR: You walk through a portal at the back of the Good Time Chinese Restaurant. Inside is another dimension, a dimension of anthropomorphic holidays. You discover that there's no pizza, because all the pizza-themed holidays were executed after a bloody coup. You realize then that you truly live in...a Sick, Sad World."

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Brown Dog, Ground Hog!


Everyone wish Lawndale's luckiest bulldog a happy National Brown Dog Day! Seriously, though, that little guy should be glad he escaped Daria's driving in one piece.

Speaking of brown furry critters, today is also Groundhog Day, in which we as a society trust an oversized rodent to predict the weather. I feel like this isn't so much a holiday as a cry for help.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Just Don't Paint WITH the Cocoa!


Jane looks perfectly content on Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, and in fact it almost looks like the person in her painting is holding an actual heart. So there's an added layer of inspiration for you!

Since this is also National Hot Chocolate Day, why not inspire your heart with some nice hot cocoa? It worked for that really cute family of teens who got stranded during a hurricane in that TV movie Quinn saw.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Legend of Sporting Joe, by Meester_Lee (part 11): "Julia hung up the phone and smiled, looking at the paper she’d used to write down the name and phone number she’d just been given."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 55): "The harrowing travel to a distant planet called Earth had taken just a few days, and yet Anna Felicia Coulthard, now finally back at her new home at Somewhere Else, was feeling more like she had spent entire weeks at that place."

  • Lordy, Lordy, Quinn's Forty, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "A large party was gathered at a massive table. Quinn sat at the table while her husband, Jim, sat to her right and their triplet sons, Tommy, Timmy and Teddy, sat to the left." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Meet-Cute, Daria Style (Scenes no Daria fanfic Should Have: How did We survive?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "The Morgendorffers were hosting a special dinner, because tonight their eldest daughter Daria was bringing her significant other over to meet them for the first time."


Sunday, January 29, 2023

Welcome, Curmudgeons of All Ages!


Grandma Lane wants everyone to know that today is Curmudgeons Day, and Jane is getting the message loud and clear. Emphasis on "loud." If you consider yourself a curmudgeon, then enjoy your day by getting your walker and then hitting someone with it!

Today is also National Puzzle Day, so either get out that 1000-piece or just see if you can help Jake figure out what King Tut was buried without. Hint: it wasn't his diver.

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Cake AND Fun? Wow!


Quinn has absolutely outdone herself for Chocolate Cake Day, and while I'm a big fan of chocolate, cake, and especially chocolate cake I have to be suspicious. I mean, I wouldn't trust that girl to boil a pot of water, so that cake is definitely suspect.

This is also National Fun at Work Day, and since it's Friday I suppose the work day may be more fun than most. Helen, of course, doesn't know the difference between work and fun, so it won't make a difference to her.

Fanfic Update!
  • Annsteemsters, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (COMPLETE!): "That night, all alone in her cold and very dark personal room, Anna Felicia Coulthard lighted a huge black candle and sat down in total silence at the very center of her Pentagram."

  • Cold Heart Attack, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Jim and Vito were sitting in a holding cell. Vito was visibly worried while Jim was just plain pissed."

  • Lower Decks - An Aquatic Second Contact, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "'Captain’s Log Stardate 59063.3. The Cerritos has completed repairs after the Battle against Buenamigo’s Folly. We’re now on route to the Theta Aquarii System, home to a recently first contacted species, close to Klingon Space. We hope to get back into a routine of professionalism.'"

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Yad Etisoppo Yppah!


I see Quinn and Daria have traded places for Opposite Day, and I'm sure I'm not the only one hoping they'll switch back soon. I am currently the opposite of comfortable with this dissonance.

At the very least, Daria should far prefer A Room Of One’s Own Day, given that her room is her preferred place of habitation. Go ahead and get your own room today, and bonus points if the walls are padded!

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Monday, January 23, 2023

What About Foot Writing?


Daria's prepped and ready for Measure Your Feet Day, because she needs to know if she's still a six and a half B. Her shoe size, guys. Honestly.

Today is also National Handwriting Day, so I just want to warn Jamie to use a sharper crayon when he signs the card that goes with Quinn's flowers. Not that she'll remember his name anyway.

Fanfic Update!
  • Annsteemsters, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 4 - 6): "While Quinn was still shaken after having just moved to a completely new town, she was liking Lawndale, Pennsylvania a lot more with every hour that passed!" (Part 5) (Part 6)

  • Cold Heart Attack, by wilddogjj (parts 1 and 2): "Twenty-one-year-old Vito Carbone was strutting towards the velvet rope at Studio 54, the most famous disco in the world." (Part 2)

  • Daria on the Trail, by meesterlee (part 5): "'Good morning, Tywin,' said Genna, greeting her older brother and the Lord Paramount of the Westlands."

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Is It Squirrels Yet?


Give plenty of love to those rats with fluffy tails because it's Squirrel Appreciation Day and you don't want those adorable little hooligans knocking over your trash cans. Jake will definitely take a pass, unless he can appreciate the squirrels by trapping them and dropping them off somewhere far away.

This is also the twentieth anniversary Is It College Yet?, which means the twentieth anniversary of the end of the show itself. It's been a wild twenty years for fandom, and here's to many more to come!

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Don't Forget to Add the Crushed Ice!


Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie are in the right spirit (get it?) for Brew a Potion Day, and it wouldn't surprise me to learn they're trying to make a love potion for Quinn. Don't worry about her, though; I'm quite sure that the boys will knock over the entire cauldron when they start fighting over who gets to bring Quinn her drink.

Today is also National Tin Can Day, and I really hope everyone also remembers to bring a can opener. Poor 1950's Daria learned that one the hard way.

Fanfic Update!
  • All the Snark of Yesteryear, by welltemperedclavier (part 4): "Mr. DeMartino had gotten the yearbook. He’d let her know during third period history that day."

  • Annsteemsters, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 1 - 3): "Just as yet another normal day at Lawndale was starting, certain blue lexus speeded its way towards a distant and still mysterious Lawndale High..." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Brittany - Cafe of Contention, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "'So, what’s this about fundraising?' Donna Bolton asked. Daria explained what she had told Brittany earlier."

  • Daria After COVID (Scenes no Daria fanfic Should Have: How did We survive?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "It was funny how when you were in your thirties it forced one to look at your life and compare it to other people's."

  • Daria on the Trail, by meesterlee (part 4): "The train slowed down to a halt with squealing brakes and a toot of a whistle at the Westport station and the passengers began to get off."

  • Is It Adulthood Already?, by britabird (part 6): "It was now May, and the divorce went more amicably than Helen or Quinn could’ve expected."

  • Observe the Writing on the Wall, by A_Big_Old_Skeleton (COMPLETE!): "'I think we should break up.' Daria felt the words before she heard them, somehow."

  • Warrior Queens of Lawndale, by entrancedcat (part 1): "Daria smirked as Quinn’s lips twisted in disgust at the Sick, Sad World topic detailing exotic, possibly-still-alive cosmetic ingredients."

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

I Judge Those Peppers to Be Spicy!


Looks like Sandi's putting on her best judgmental face for Judgment Day, a holiday which fortunately has nothing to do with the apocalypse. Still, remember what Mr. O'Neill said: "Judge, and you get mental!" On second thought, don't remember that. It's stupid.

This is also National Hot Heads Chili Day and I am begging you, Jake, do not celebrate this one. Unless you want to see if your tongue can turn a darker shade than black.

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Sunday, January 15, 2023

Brrrrrrrrr!


I don't think Jane and Daria are especially enjoying World Snow Day, but maybe once they get all that stuff about boyfriends and blue M&Ms off their chests they'll feel better about it. They could make snow angels and build snowmen and get debilitating frostbite!

Whatever they do, I'm glad they have their heads covered because today is National Hat Day! But don't tell Helen that, because she hates the way she looks in hats.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria on the Trail, by meesterlee (part 3): "Elaine Barksdale’s phone rang just after dinner. She set her television on 'Mute,' then picked up the receiver. It was Helen."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 54): "Lawndale Hallows Cemetery was in deep silence, cold and eerie solitude that day."

Friday, January 13, 2023

A Dream of Paraskevidekatriaphobia!


Quinn's got her fantasies all lined up for Make Your Dream Come True Day, but I hope she realizes that it will take more than closing your eyes and wishing to make most dreams actually come true. Unless your dream is to take a nap, I guess. Looks like Trent's dreams are about to come true, anyway!

Let's hope no one's dreams become nightmares, because it's also Friday the 13th! I'm not superstitious, but if you are then maybe avoid mirrors and black cats today. Better yet, send the black cats my way so I can pet them!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Tryptophan Beats Nicotine!


Somebody better tell Mr. DeMartino to stop smoking because it's Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day, and that's true even if you're hanging upside-down. It's especially true for people in high-stress jobs with a history of heart problems!

Instead, he should have a nice soothing glass of milk in honor of National Milk Day, but none for poor Jakey. Think of the cholesterol!

Fanfic Update!
  • All the Snark of Yesteryear, by welltemperedclavier (part 3): "Daria had spent the entire day mentally rehearsing what she’d say to Mr. DeMartino. The whole thing felt weirder the more she thought about it."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Legend of Sporting Joe, by Meester_Lee (part 9): "Daria put down the receiver and sighed, trying to sort out her mixed emotions after talking with Farrah."

  • The Engineer and the Time Lady, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 18): "'Say that again?' Emmerson asked. 'Hernandez was caught by the British agent?'"

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 53): "It was a dazzling and lovely day outside, the town of Grindelwald looked like a dream between all of those sharp and snowy mountains, everything felt quite peaceful and yet a shaky Ellie was far more scared than she had ever been in her life."

  • Song From An American Movie, by ladyevil (part 7): "Jane trained the camera on Doris as she whaled on the punching bag with both fists and occasionally a few strong kicks. The chain rattled as she grunted and her friends cheered her on."

  • The Wait, by Veritablefirestorm (COMPLETE!): "'Oh hi Daria,' Trent’s gravelly drawl greeted her from behind the barely open door before she could even see him. 'I think Janey’s out for a run.'"

Monday, January 9, 2023

The Airhead Pilots a Head Full of Air


Brittany and Kevin are having a blast on Balloon Ascension Day, although I fear it might be a bit cold for ballooning. That won't stop Terry Barry Barlow, though, as long as he has his (not-so) trusty Arno!

Jane, meanwhile, would rather celebrate Play God Day by taking people she knows and having them do whatever she wants. You know, just like a fanfic writer! Make 'em crawl, Janey!

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

One of the Most Accurate Alter Egos Ever!


Mr. O'Neill has finally found a use for his otherwise-useless but oversized head on National Bobblehead Day. I guess if you can't be competent at your job, you might as well be amusing.

Today is also I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day, which seems absolutely tailor-made for Mr. DeMartino. Try to relax, Mr. D. Take a hike, breathe deeply, tear a sink off the wall, whatever you need to do!

Fanfic Update!

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Beats Yet Another Night of Frozen Lasagna!


Helen and Jake are celebrating National Bird Day in an...unusual...fashion, but I'm not going to judge. Whatever a loving couple chooses to do in the privacy of their own bird's nest is their business.

This is also the Twelfth Day of Christmas, so you'd better go out and buy your true love twelve drummers drumming! Where you'd buy them and what your true love will do with them is anyone's guess.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Seattle Really Has a Lot to Answer For


Quinn's ready to jam for Women Rock! Day, but she'd better not let the Fashion Club catch her wearing "that, that grunge." She'd be expelled for life...unless she's attending another costume don'ts costume gala, that is.

Today is also Humiliation Day, so Daria will probably want to go pee in the woods while being watched by pervert squirrels and have someone dump paint all over her. Or rather, she won't want to, but it's likely to happen all the same.

Fanfic Update!
  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 52): "Everything at Aunt Ellie's alpine chalet just seemed far too good to be true!"

  • My Week At Lily's, by radiofox (part 3): "'We're here!' Camila cheered as she turned off the car and walked towards the trunk."

  • Unexpected Kindness, by radiofox (COMPLETE!): "On a beautiful sunny day in Lawndale; the teachers of Lawndale High were preparing for the usual day of classes."

  • You Want It Darker, by LSM (part 17): "'Hey.' 'The fact you picked up and are speaking means you have survived the holidays with your parents, sister and three kids. I commend your fortitude.'"

  • The Youngest Barksdale (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 6): "'I just wanted to make sure your visit to Lawndale High has been everything you hoped it would be,' the Principal said."

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Here's To a Great (or at Least Not Terrible) 2023!


Looks like Daria was up late partying to ring in the new year, and possibly even celebrating hard enough to qualify for National Hangover Day. I realize both scenarios are unlikely for someone with Daria's personality, but who knows? It's a brand new year! Anything could happen! Especially things that shouldn't happen!

This is also Ring a Bell Day, so follow Andrew Landon's advice and "ring the big bell!" But not too loudly. Some people might have hangovers.

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Friday, December 30, 2022

Nice Sweater Vest, Jesse!


Jesse's adding "Fore" to "Yeah" and "Cool" in his four-letter-word vocabulary because today is Tiger Woods's birthday! I hope Jake gets a chance to hit the course today to celebrate, because he deserves every chance to relax he can get.

Don't tell Jake about this one, but it's also Bacon Day. Just let him play golf and let his cholesterol stay right where it is, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Are We Crazy Yet?, by Lexarius (part 3): "'Sure, Dad.' Daria held her cell phone between her shoulder and head, as she hung another few t-shirts in her walk-in closet."

  • Daria Enrolls at Nevermore: an experiment, by Meester_Lee (parts 6 and 7): "The three women from Georgetown accompanied Principal Weems and Miss Rosewood to a small dining room." (Part 7)

  • The Greatest Liar in Lawndale or, The Process of Stultification, by SPEEDCOREIDOLATER (COMPLETE!): "'...Brittany Taylor!' The sound of applause. 'Britt!' 'Britt!'"

  • The Village (Scenes no Daria fanfic Should Have: How did We survive?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Daria wasn't sure why she and Jane had decided to befriend the girl with the Swedish accent when they first got to Boston for their college years, but Ulla was so fascinating with her blond locks and her blue eyes and her knife collection and knowledge of pagan and occultic lore."

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Lights! Camera! Humiliate!


Daria and Jane are about to immortalize you for National Short Film Day, so make sure they get your best side! (I know, they're both good.) Tom will likely refuse to participate, ever since his last film on Jane-Cam went viral.

Today is also National Tim Day, but I hope Mr. O'Neill doesn't expect people to celebrate it. I mean, if he can't remember anyone else's name half the time then why should they remember his? Fair's fair.

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Monday, December 26, 2022

Maybe Daria is Part Cat!


Instead of either shopping or punching people, Daria has elected to spend Boxing Day by boxing...herself. Gotta say, of the three options this one sounds the most appealing to me, too. Throw in a good book and I'm set for the whole day!

This is also the first day of Kwanzaa, which the Gupty family...might...celebrate? Based on their owning a copy of Kaneesha's First Kwanzaa, anyway. With that group, I can't even guess.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Enrolls at Nevermore, by Meester_Lee (part 5): "Alder led Hopgood and the three women from Georgetown inside, leaving the cabbie in the small dining room that remained open after the end of Nevermore’s school year."

  • My Week At Lily's, by radiofox (part 1): "Lilith sat down on her double sized bed and scooped her phone into her nimble palm. She swiftly gripped the black iPhone and flopped onto the bed."

  • Song From An American Movie, by ladyevil (part 6): "Daria found herself on a stage in front of a muddled crowd of faceless people. Great, I’m having that nightmare about being naked in public again."

  • The Youngest Barksdale, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "First class was Language Arts. 'And so, in The Sound and the Fury, Faulkner give us a veritable kaleidoscope of P.O.V.s -- points of view. Of course, the title itself is from Shakespeare. Can anyone tell me which of the Bard's tragedies?'"

Saturday, December 24, 2022

The Clock is Ticking!


I see the Fashion Club is out in force for Last-Minute Shopper's Day, but as far as they're concerned it's always the right minute to shop. However, I think Quinn just made the mistake of telling them that, as it's also Christmas Eve, the point of the holiday is to shop for other people. Oops.

Today is also National Egg Nog Day, but be sure to check the date on the drink before you partake. The last thing you want to do is hallucinate a bunch of holidays escaped from Holiday Island.

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

"Sister, nuke the frozen bagel."


Looks like poor Helen just found out that no one wants to try her baking, even on National Date Nut Bread Day. Maybe if she'd ever shown any kind of aptitude at baking, we'd be more open to giving it a shot. As it is, I'd just as soon eat Jake's Kitchen Sink Stew.

Today is also National Short Person Day, and as both Daria and yours truly are the same height--five foot two inches--I hope everyone in fandom remembers to appreciate the little guys!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Enrolls At Nevermore: An Experiment, by Meester_Lee (parts 3 and 4): "'Sirius!' said Harry. 'It’s good to talk to you!' He’d had trouble getting in touch with Sirius for the last several days. He’d been on missions for the Order and usually left his magical mirror behind." (Part 4)

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 51): "At first, a curious Anna Felicia just waited for her mother to speak to her from the other side of the world."

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Know Any Singing Games?


Sir Mack is inviting anyone who's interested to join him in a game of poker for Games Day. I bet the Future Morgendorffers will take him up on it, but Present Jake might not--between Monopoly and Scrabble, he really doesn't do well with games.

This is also Go Caroling Day, but I think I'll pass. You haven't heard my singing voice (or lack thereof). Considering what we heard of much of the Daria characters in "Daria!" I think they might want to sit this one out, too.

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Sunday, December 18, 2022

Hanukkah Sameach!


Trent's revealing his previously-unknown Jewish roots in time for Hanukkah, which begins tonight at sunset! You know, Trent as a rabbi actually makes more sense when you realize the holidays begin in the evening rather than the morning. "The night holds the key."

Today is also Bake Cookies Day and, don't worry, Rita. The chocolate chips are already in them. Just try to remember to turn the oven on, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Enrolls At Nevermore: An Experiment, by Meester_Lee (part 1): "'So when is the last day of classes for you and Quinn?' asked Helen." (Part 2)

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 50): "At first, Ellie did not have to act anything, since she was quite shocked and surprised for real."

  • Sometimes Life Just Repeats... (Scenes no Daria fanfic Should Have: How did We survive?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'So, kids,' Daria said to her children as she drove on the road, 'I know that it's difficult to adjust to a new town and a new school, but...'"

  • The Youngest Barksdale (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "Daria arrived at Lawndale High the second time to find Scarlett waiting for her. 'Scarlett?'"

Friday, December 16, 2022

Chocolate-Covered Regency Pastiches?


I absolutely respect Mrs. Johanssen's commitment to National Chocolate Covered Anything Day, but I think she'd be happier eating something covered in chocolate rather than being something covered in chocolate. I suppose this way is better for her health, though. Assuming she's able to breathe in there.

This is also the anniversary of Jane Austen's birth in 1775, and we'll join Austen-style Daria in wishing her the best of every promise with which the world offers up each gentle day. Whatever that means.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Watch Out For Vicious Dogs!


Awww, look how happy Mr. DeMartino is for National Postal Worker Day! You can tell this was a wise career change because he has such a big smile on his face. He was never this happy when he had to teach Kevin. Good for you, Mr. DeMartino!

Today is also Monkey Day, so let's all give a big hand to Charles Darwin for always letting Curious George get away with his shenanigans.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria and Quinn Morgendorffer, by kllngjk2 (COMPLETE!): "June 3, 2023. Tonight, Daria Morgendorffer and her sister Quinn are going to Lawndale Metrodome stadium to see a Florence + the Machine concert."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Legend of Sporting Joe, by Meester_Lee (part 10): "Daria dialed Farrah’s number and waited for someone to pick up. Was Farrah there? Would she answer? Would she be willing to talk to her, or would she just blow her off? She waited, hoping for the best while fearing the worst."

Monday, December 12, 2022

The Price is...Cool.


Let's join Jesse in wishing Bob Barker a happy 99th (!) birthday. Or at least that's as close as I'll guess and hopefully not go over. Incidentally, can you imagine Jesse as any kind of game show host? The small talk with contestants would be cringeworthy.

This is also National Ding-a-Ling Day, and Daria's favorite ding-a-ling Kevin is probably going to ask Mack to ring his little ice cream truck bell.

And then he will immediately regret it.

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

The Customer is Often Wrong


Hang in there, Theresa! If the Fashion Club is trying your patience, just remind them that it's National Salesperson Day and I'm sure they'll start treating you with the same respect they give everyone else. Which is zero.

Today is also National Corey Day, so today is your day, Corey! Get out there and ask Quinn out! And then she'll laugh in your face and go back to tormenting Theresa!

Hey, maybe Corey should just ask Theresa out. Could be a perfect match, right?

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Legend of Sporting Joe, by Meester_Lee (part 9): "'That’s a problem,' said Daria. She sighed and returned to her Dad’s office. Her Dad was talking with one of his bosses when she came back."

  • Daria s big wedding, by ludma (COMPLETE!): "Big dining hall. Classical music on air. Big wedding."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 49): "It took a good time of wandering through the peaceful streets and gardens of the wealthiest area of Grindelwald, a few of the inhabitants threw curious looks at them every now and then and the alpine winds were getting a lot colder, but eventually Anna Coulthard discovered exactly the place that she had been so desperate to find."

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Maybe Get Some Earmuffs?


I see Mr. Matthews has already celebrated Take it in the Ear Day, or perhaps one of the canaries celebrated it for him. Regardless, I really think he needs to consider a career change. Before he starts losing more vital parts.

This is also National Christmas Tree Day, so either get out there and cut down an innocent evergreen or pull the artificial one out of storage. I'm still amused that the Morgendorffers store their Christmas tree fully assembled and pre-decorated. That's either lazy or genius or both and I love it.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

They Have a Miner Problem


Looks like the three J's are taking National Miners Day to new heights...or rather depths. Maybe they're on the hunt for gemstones to impress Quinn? If so, I hope for their sakes that they bathe before they present them to her. Unless all they want to hear is a loud "EWWWWW!!!"

Today is also the anniversary of the Altamont Free Concert in 1969. It may have ended tragically, but at least Jake got a full refund. Somehow.

Fanfic Update!
  • A's fifteen minutes of shame, by ludma (COMPLETE!): "The coolest girl on the planet is in my class. She 's got a psychic who's pretty cool too, but she's bad ass."

  • The nap police, by ludma (COMPLETE!): "My best friend Daria, in our favorite pizza place! Thinner ans paler, but still alive!"

  • Reborn: The Origin Story Of Burnout Girl, by radiofox (part 7): "You won't believe what happened yesterday! So, I was walking home from the skatepark when some strange ghost woman appeared in front of me."

  • The wheel of torture, by ludma (COMPLETE!): "Here we are, at this stupid medieval fair, trying to escape to Upchuck, once more."

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Mmm...Sock Cookies....


I don't think either Jane or Daria is particularly enjoying National Sock Day, but I guess that's not too surprising. Considering the sock came from the laundry room, I don't imagine that it smells very pleasant.

Today is also National Cookie Day, and Daria wants everyone to know she baked enough for everyone! They're shaped like hearts!

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Friday, December 2, 2022

Let's See That Jump Shot, Lane!


I have to say, if Jane ever wanted to participate in Play Basketball Day (not that she would, since she isn't a joiner and hates manufactured holidays), then playing as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters is absolutely the way she'd do it. I suspect Mack will sit this one out, lest anyone tease him about his middle name.

This is also World Computer Literacy Day, so ask "one of the cuter technical types" to teach you how to set up a website or go viral on social media or even just get logged into your e-mail. All depends on your current level of expertise.

Fanfic Update!
  • And Sandi Makes Three, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Tom Sloane was seated at his ornately decorated desk going over his paperwork. Suddenly, there was a knock on the door. Tom looked up." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Are We Crazy Yet?, by Lexarius (part 2): "'Uncle Fester, you have to stay!' Gomez Addams exclaimed, 'The whole family must welcome our new guest. We must make a good first impression!'"

  • Hair Dye, by ah_shit (COMPLETE!): "Quinn walked into Daria's room holding a phone. 'It's your weird friend,' was all she said as she dropped the phone on her sisters bed."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 48): "Anna just blinked as the awful Dark Star dungeon vanished in her flash of white light, for a timeless instant there was nothing and then reality came back all around her in the form of a wild, vast and dazzling landscape of unspeakable beauty."

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Rumors Of His Birthday Have NOT Been Greatly Exaggerated!


Daria's ready to wish Mark Twain a happy birthday, as the satirist was born on this day in 1835. I don't know what Twain would have thought of Huckleberry Hound, but I'm sure his commentary would have been sharp and spot-on.

Today is also National Personal Space Day, which Daria will also be celebrating. Just as she does every day. Even when Mr. O'Neill makes it difficult.

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Mr. PotatO'Neill


I see that Mr. O'Neill has taken Make Your Own Head Day literally, and it remains to be seen whether or not his new head is an improvement over the old one. I'm pretty sure this one is just as empty as the old one, though, so don't get your hopes up.

This is also Red Planet Day, so what better day to find some atomic communists from Mars? You know, Reds from the Red Planet?

Fanfic Update!
  • Convergence on Lawndale, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 7): "Daria awoke early. She wondered what was happening with the Doctor’s investigation. She looked out at the TARDIS, before wandering over to her closet."

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Legend of Sporting Joe, by Meester_Lee (part 8): "The following morning Daria decided that however grim the lack of creature comforts at her Dad’s worksite were, she did not want to spend another day at her Mom’s law office. She decided to make her thoughts known at breakfast."

  • Market Value, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Kevin, Jamie, Jim, Chuck, Tony, Rev. Li, Tom and the guy with too much jewelry were seated at a conference table. At the head of the table sits a skinny red-haired man in a business suit with a laptop." (Part 3)

  • Song From An American Movie, by Lady Evil (part 5): "'Watch where you spray that stuff, Tori!' Quinn snapped. 'Sorry.' Tori said carelessly."

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Is This Cake Legal?


Quinn's got you covered for International Cake Day, but given Fashion Club bylaws about weight gain I assume she's going to pass. Good. More for me! Us! I mean us, of course.

Today is also both National Law Day and National Eric Day, so if you're a lawyer named Eric then...stop calling Helen on her day off, dammit! Do your own freaking work for once.

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

The BC QB


Don't worry, Kevin. Now that it's Evolution Day I'm sure your development will finally start moving forward. Soon you might even progress to cave drawings!

In the meantime, maybe he could club a turkey for us since it's also Thanksgiving. You know, the holiday for a lot of screwed-up family problems and getting depressed by the end of the day? Jane probably has her TV dinner in the microwave as we speak.

Fanfic Update!
  • God, Guns and Killer Dogs, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Kevin was waiting in line to have his driver's license renewed. He noticed the guy in front of him is wearing a dark blue cap. The guy was incredibly muscular with a long mullet and a biker mustache." (Part 2)

  • Market Value, by wilddogjj (part 1): "It's Thanksgiving and Jim and Kevin were standing in the driveway enjoying the cool November air."

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

At Least It's Not the Tank?


If Daria and Jane want to celebrate Go For a Ride Day then they'll need to actually enter the car. However, given Tom's questionable taste in vehicles, it might be better if they stay outside. And I won't even get into the problematic history of Daria getting into Tom's car as it is.

This is also both National Amelia Day and National Nathan Day, so let's hear it for two of the least popular one-shot characters on the show!

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Maybe Let the Runner Take a Shower First


I don't think Daria's going to go for International Hug a Runner Day, but it might not be because she thinks Jane has sold out her ideals or because she's jealous of the quality time she's lost out on with her best friend. Have you considered that maybe Jane just finished a race and she might not smell particularly...huggable?

Today is also Future Teachers of America Day, and I'm sure Mr. DeMartino will be telling every potential teacher to run away as fast as they possibly can. That said, I still think that Kevin could, under certain circumstances, become a good teacher. He likes kids and he's got a good heart. All he needs to do is become smarter than a grade schooler!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria on the Trail, by meesterlee (part 23): "Greetings from the Oregon Trail! Our Company has just crossed one of the worst obstacles we have yet encountered on our journey to our new home. We have crossed Rocky Ridge."

  • The New Prime Minister (Scenes no Daria fanfic Should Have: How did We survive?), by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "Daria Morgendorffer-Black sat in her office reviewing letters from her constituents."

  • Stranger Without Time, by radiofox (part 7): "Inside a brown bricked house near the cast forests of Lawndale, Anna was beginning her morning as usual..."

Friday, November 18, 2022

No Prince Charmings Need Apply


Daria is (rather uncharacteristically) celebrating National Princess Day, but I bet she's only doing it to make Quinn angry. She's even wearing her sister's signature color! Clearly she's using the pretty pretty princess getup as a psychological weapon. Classic Daria.

Of course, Quinn is probably getting revenge by living well at Chez Pierre for National Vichyssoise Day. Whether or not she can pronounce "Vichyssoise" is anyone's guess. Who else thinks she's going to complain that it's cold, too?

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

I'd Like an Order of Things, Please!


I see Daria and Jane are wasting no time in celebrating National Fast Food Day, and I hope it goes without saying that, yes, they do want fries with that. The question is, do they want regular or cheese fries?

This is also National Charles Day, and maybe if Upchuck would act like a human being instead of, well, Upchuck, we'd actually call him Charles today!

Fanfic Update!
  • Brittany Does Museums (Iron Chef: Brittany's Got Artistic Talent), by Meester_Lee (part 1): "When Daria enrolled at Lawndale High, she assumed that scheduling would be much like they’d been at Highland: Classes, teachers, gym, idiot students, and the inevitable football games."

  • Daria in Les Enfants Terribles, by Pre-Animation Man (COMPLETE!): "Upchuck takes the exit ramp too fast and they have to swerve to miss a half-ton box truck wheeling out of the Sears service driveway as the Mazda merges onto Duckworth, exit eight, Lawndale."

  • Song From An American Movie, by Lady Evil (part 4): "The next day, after school, Daria, Jane and Alfred were walking to Jane’s house. 'You seriously invited homeless people to your house?' Daria asked."

  • Video Assignment Chaos, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "Andrea's room was dark, with black walls and curtains."

Monday, November 14, 2022

Loosen Your Mind but Twist Your Tongue!


Jake's celebrating Loosen Up Lighten Up Day, and I say good for him! Of course, it's not like he had any other direction to go. If that man was wound up any tighter I'm pretty sure he'd explode. Literally.

Today is also International Tongue Twister Day, and everybody say it with me: "Welcome to It's a Nutty, Nutty, Nutty World. We're just nuts about nuts. Crunch nuts with your lunch. Buy them by the bunch. Send them to friends far away to munch." Bonus points to any of you who threw in a reference to crunching our lunch and sending your nuts.

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Saturday, November 12, 2022

I Hope Pizza Prince Has Enough of "the Works"!


Looks like most of Lawndale has shown up for National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day, which is one of the most specific holidays I have ever seen. Go ahead and pile up those toppings, and my sincere apologies to those of you out there who like anchovies on their pizza. All three of you.

This is also the anniversary of Auguste Rodin's birth in 1840, something that artist Jane would probably appreciate. Even if she has her doubts about whether or not that Lawn Jockey with Lantern is an original or a forgery.

Fanfic Update!
  • Are We the Fools for Being Surprised?, by Pre-Animation Man (COMPLETE!): "College is exactly what Daria imagined it would be, while managing to be completely and utterly different."

  • Daria on the Trail, by meesterlee (parts 21 and 22): "Jake came home a couple of hours later. Helen motioned for him to sit down." (Part 22)

  • Everyone's Favourite Disease, by SPEEDCOREIDOLATER (COMPLETE!): "Sunday. 12:30PM. So marks my weekly visit to the retirement home."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 47): "It was just as cold, scary and dark as it had always been at the Level Three containment cells of Area Seventeen."

  • How Could I Forget, by Pre-Animation Man (COMPLETE!): "They laid side-by-side on Jane's bed, the slow, steady beat of Moby pouring out of the speakers mounted on either side of Jane's bedroom wall."

  • Unnamed story (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by wacokid (COMPLETE!): "At Lawndale High, a very, very serious meeting was taking place in the principal's office. An ... incident had occurred in the girl's gym shower room, and Janet Barch was demanding action be taken."

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Daria Muppetdorffer!


See? Even one of the most notorious cynics can't help but smile for Sesame Street Day! If you need a pick-me-up of your own, check out Mike Xeno's "D is for Daria." It's both funny and sweet, the perfect Sesame Street combination.

And try to remember that today is also National Forget-Me-Not Day, but I'm sure Mr. O'Neill still won't be able to recall any of his students' names. Except for Trent, weirdly enough. I have no idea why Trent made enough of an impression that Mr. O'Neill still remembered him years later, but I'd love to hear that story.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Shhh! She's At the Good Part!


Everyone be quiet so you don't disturb Young Daria on Young Readers Day! Seriously, don't mess with readers of any age. We hold a grudge.

Today is also Dunce Day, so for those people out there who aren't smart enough to leave a reader alone, have a pointed cap. I have no doubt that Brittany and Kevin are (completely unknowingly) celebrating this one somewhere.

Fanfic Update!
  • Are We Crazy Yet?, by Lexarius (COMPLETE!): "'I give up, Jane.' Daria Morgendorffer threw her hands up in the air in frustration. She closed her laptop and made a ball of paper, throwing it into the bin next to her friend and confident."

  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 32): "Quinn climbed the stairs in silence, she explored a little and soon it turned out that the Garden House was just as cold, dusty and lonely upstairs as it had been down there at ground level, with empty hallways, sad and empty walls and quite empty rooms as well."

  • Daria on the Trail, by meesterlee (part 20): "I awoke the next morning feeling unsettled. This was the day we’d be crossing Rocky Ridge."

  • The Front Fell Off (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by Two-Eyed Charlie (COMPLETE!): "DARIA: Secretary Landon, thanks for coming in. JODIE: It's a great pleasure, thank you."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 46): "It was yet another great and fun night at Heaven for Anna."

Sunday, November 6, 2022

What's THAT Supposed to Mean?


I don't know why Michele Landon looks so upset; it's National Michele Day and they even spelled her name right! Maybe she's angry because she doesn't like that people just assume she wants her own holiday? You got me on this one.

This is also Zero Tasking Day, so try not to accomplish anything. Channel your inner Trent or follow Mr. DeMartino's advice: "Conserve your energy. Do as little as possible. Pretend you're in class!"

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Common Sense and Candy Don't Mix Well!


I see Daria and Tom are way ahead of the rest of us on National Candy Day, or they will be until Quinn finds out who took her chocolate. Save some for me, guys!

Today is also Use Your Common Sense Day, but I don't think very many Lawndale residents will be celebrating that one. Still, there's a first time for everything!

Fanfic Update!
  • DariaBrittany (Iron Chef: Brittany & Daria Swap), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Before Kevin could try again, Mr. O'Neil started the lesson. As soon as the lesson finished DariaBrittany rushed out of the classroom..."

  • Daria on the Trail, by meesterlee (parts 18 and 19): "Daria: Our next few days were a continuing slog as we continued along the Sweetwater River towards the turnoff for the Lander Road. By now most of our company had been sold on the idea of taking the Lander Road instead of one of the older cut-offs: a returning gold-seeker’s description of the awful descent down Big Hill had filtered from a neighboring company to our company and nobody wanted anything to do with it." (Part 19)

  • "Expectavi"—Daria: Agent of Cobra, by Ranchoth (part 5.5): "The thing wrenched, struggling at it's bonds. To no luck—they held. So did it's limbs, to Daria's utter relief."

  • Gall in the Family, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Quinn and Jim are arguing. In this particular marital spat the topic is that Quinn wants to have another kid while Jim doesn't." (Part 3)

  • Tom Lin, by JoeMerl (COMPLETE!): "Everyone knew about the forest of Carterhaugh—that it was haunted by a mysterious fairy named Tom Lin. If any maidens should venture into the woods alone, she would have to leave him some sort of token, such as a ring or a cloak."

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

"If I weren't stressed, I'd get stressed by everyone telling me I'm stressed!"


I guess it goes without saying that Jake already knows it's National Stress Awareness Day. Take deep breaths, Jakey. Think nice thoughts. Fluffy kittens, soothing ocean waves, your father being six feet underground....

Speaking of the dead, today is both the Day of the Dead and Plan Your Epitaph Day, and if that's not an ominous sign I don't know what is. Keep calm there, Jake. Remember your heart condition!

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Monday, October 31, 2022

It's Spoooooooky!


Looks like Daria and Jane are going to spend Halloween in a cemetery, which seems like an odd choice. I mean, sure you don't have to worry about annoying living people bothering you, but you also won't get much candy, either. I much prefer the trick-or-treating route.

This is also National Magic Day, so Upchuck will probably get out his sparkly suit and show off his prestidigitation act. Or maybe he'll take pity on us and not.

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria on the Trail, by meesterlee (parts 16 and 17): "We remained at Independence Rock another day. Despite Captain Trout’s precautions and his requiring that our wagons should be in good running order, the Willards’ wagon had a broken wheel rim that needed repair." (Part 17)

  • Gall in the Family, by wilddogjj (part 1): "Event planner: 'So, Mr. and Mrs. Carbone, will this do?' Quinn and Jim both smiled and nodded."

  • Song From An American Movie, by Lady Evil (parts 2 and 3): "At Lawndale High, in Mr. O'Neill's class, Mr. O'Neill was giving a new assignment. 'So, as an exercise in living literature, you'll all be making your own movies. We have Daria to thank for that exciting suggestion.'" (Part 3)