Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Quick, Sandi, Tell a Skydiving Joke!


While I appreciate Sandi's attempt on National Airborne Day, the holiday is meant to celebrate the United States Airborne Forces. Not the people who just happen to be in mid-air...approaching the ground quickly.

Today is also National Tell a Joke Day, and this is the day. I can feel it. Jake is finally going to master the art. And even if he doesn't, could everyone just laugh anyway? We need to encourage him even when he fails.

Finally, I will be on vacation for the next couple weeks and won't be posting until the end of the month. Try not to let the cobwebs pile up too much around here while I'm gone, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Crystal Claw, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 1 - 4): "Everything seemed distant, eerie and somewhat out of place at Lawndale that night." (Part 2) (Part 3) (Part 4)

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Maybe She Should Get a Tattoo of a Bookshop!


I think Daria's going to want to celebrate National Tattoo Removal Day, because now that she and Tom have broken up that tattoo is going to be deeply awkward. Although it will definitely piss off her grandmother, so maybe it's worth keeping for that alone?

Today is also Love Your Bookshop Day, so once Daria's done getting that tattoo removed she should stop by Books by the Ton for some new reading material. Maybe something about caring for newly-removed tattoos?

Fandom News!

Friday, August 12, 2022

"Zappa digital...Zappa analog"


Trent invites everyone to celebrate National Vinyl Record Day, and reminds you all that "it's a richer tone." Unless you're listening to a fish sticks commercial.

Today is also National Middle Child Day, which would apply to not only Trent but also Rachel Landon, Sam Griffin, and either Helen or Rita depending on your opinion on their birth order.

Fanfic Update!
  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 37): "The day started to get quite gray and cloudy as Ethel's dazzling green Stratus traveled all casual through the peaceful city of Harrisburg, it was just a normal day for everyone and the cover up at Wildwood was so good that nobody had noticed anything unusual."

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

A Good Day for Lazy Lions!


Daria is clearly not enjoying World Lion Day, but lucky for Daria, real lions don't force people to dance with them. They just maul them to death.

Today is also Lazy Day, and I was going to make a joke about Trent here, but...meh. I don't feel like it.

Fandom News!

Monday, August 8, 2022

Definitely Don't Braid Any Cats!


Stacy, Quinn, and Tiffany are taking things a little too far for National Braiders Day, but I dare anyone to laugh at their hairstyles. Remember, those paintball thingies hurt!

Today is also International Cat Day, so say hello to Mr. Whiskers or any other feline friends you might meet. From a distance, though. Mr. Whiskers is not exactly friendly with strangers, and in fact very few cats are.

Fanfic Update!
  • All American Rejects, by Lady Evil (part 2): "Alfred read the back of a video cassette in the Lanes’ movie collection. 'The face of evil! The Soul of terror! The body of a babe! The bone chilling story of a motorcycle riding, eye gouging, brain eating zombie sex kitten who just happens to be insane!'"

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 36): "The peaceful parking lot at the entrance of Wildwood Park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania looked just as normal as it would be any other August morning, and yet something very, very far from normal activity was taking place right there that calm and windless day."

  • Shameless Self Insert Into Daria, by James the Lesser (part 9): "Adrian and the others chat about the nose job some girl got. 'I don't even remember what she looked like before.'"

  • Sour Keys, by booboothefoolish (COMPLETE!): "'Oh God damn it.' was the first thing Daria said when she looked at the little white stick with it's two red lines."

Saturday, August 6, 2022

"When dead clowns can't clown...."


I see Andrea got the memo about National Clown Day, but I'm still unsure about why she felt she had to join in. I guess if she already had a unicycle, doing otherwise would have been a wasted opportunity?

Today is also International Hangover Day, so if Andrea's unusual choice has anything to do with that flask she carries around, I expect she'll be regretting it soon.

Fandom News!

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Is There an Alien Coast Guard?


While I applaud Daria's enthusiasm for U.S. Coast Guard Day, I have to point out that in spite of their maritime mission the Coast Guard uniforms don't look anything like that. Then again, Daria doesn't technically look anything like that, either, so anything goes!

Today is also the anniversary of "The Lawndale File," which aired on this day in 1999. While no one turned out to be an alien (as far as we know), we did end on a shot of Daria and Jane that makes the swimsuit image look prudish.

Fanfic Update!
  • Family Ties, by Spikesnifty09 (COMPLETE!): "'That's a picture of your cousin Bravery graduating from Prince Academy.' King Charming told his children."

  • Kevin's Obsession, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Kevin, Jim, Chuck and Jamie were seated on the front porch enjoying the late summer day while drinking beer." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Quinn's Code 16: The Geek's Expose, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "Daria was seeing red. Kristen's mother had let everyone else in!"

  • Sisterly Forgiveness, by UnbiasedStorytellerno1 (COMPLETE!): "'Hey Daria!' 'Hey Jane..' Jane ran down the street to where Daria was slowly treading to school."

  • Stranger Without Time, by Spikesnifty09 (part 5): "Anna was walking to her science class when she spotted a girl but, this girl made Anna's heart pour."

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The Kiss Heard 'Round the Fandom


Today's moment of horror is brought to us by the anniversary of the episode "Dye! Dye! My Darling," which aired on this day in 2000. I sometimes wonder if the edgy artistic side of Jane might have actually dug this look, once she got over the shock of it. Then again, if she had then none of the Triangle drama would have happened and...wait, what was my point here?

Today is also National Coloring Book Day, but don't tell Jane. If her distaste for paint-by-number kits is anything to go by, her reaction to her hair would be nothing in comparison.

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Watermelons AND Avocados? What a Day!


Jesse's thrilled to be celebrating National Watermelon Day, although everyone within a ten yard radius probably won't be as happy about it. Whether you smash it, wrestle with a greased-up one, or just eat the fruit like a normal person, enjoy the holiday!

Today is also National Avocado Day, so all those millennial stereotypes should put some on toast. Or you could make some guacamole and warn Helen not to miss it. Blurk.

Fanfic Update!
  • All American Rejects, by Lady Evil (part 1): "Helen looked at her highs school year books lined up on the shelf in the bedroom she shared with Jake. She had all four of them."

  • The Extreme Teens, by GuidingKey1234 (COMPLETE!): "(Haus Morgendorffer. Afternoon. Daria, Jane, Brittany and Jodie are hanging out and watching Sick Sad World)"

  • Fashion Club Entertainment, by tommyXmaserati (COMPLETE!): "La la la la laaaa... Suburban queens"

  • Flash Forward, by Spikesnifty09 (part 2): "Beep, beep, beep Violet shut off her alarm clock and got out of bed."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 35): "That cold and lonely morning, Anna knew exactly what she needed to take with her for the hard and uncertain travel back to Earth."

  • The Naked Truth, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Jim is sorting through some bills when Quinn enters. She's wearing a transparent blouse over a lacy black bra and a gray mini skirt so skimpy that if she were to sit down or bend over, she'd flash her panties." (Part 3)

Friday, July 29, 2022

Do Tigers Eat Lasagna?


To no one's surprise, Helen is celebrating National Lasagna Day today. The shock would be finding out the Morgendorffers ever celebrate National Not Lasagna Day. That would be newsworthy!

Today is also International Tiger Day, and Jane reminds everyone that they don't have to choose between the lady and the tiger. They might, however, have to choose between funky hair stripes and keeping a friendship intact.

Fandom News!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Walk Quietly--People are Trying to Sleep!


Daria is requesting that everyone keep it down for National Sleepy Head Day, which is technically a holiday in Finland but there's no reason the rest of us can't steal it. I mean, Trent practically invented it!

Today is also Take Your Houseplant for a Walk, Take Your Pants for a Walk Day, and Walk on Stilts Day, and I have to say that sounds like one bonkers walk. If you try all three, have fun but share photos!

Finally, today is the anniversary of the episode "Pierce Me," which aired on this day in 1998. Daria took her piercing for a walk; does that count?

Fanfic Update!
  • Flash Forward, by Spikesnifty09 (part 1): "'I've got the popcorn!' Jane yelled from the kitchen."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 34): "The snowy mountains just to the Northwest of Layndale, often visible from the town and its vast forest when the weather was clear, were a truly beautiful and remarkable place."

  • How Jodie Spent Her Summer Vacation, by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Mystik Spiral made it clear that Jodie wasn’t welcome back in the band until she had 'made some serious lifestyle changes,' although Max had called her a true criminale and given her a thumb’s up as they left."

  • The Naked Truth, by wilddogjj (part 1): "Kevin, Jim, Jamie and Chuck are on the porch having some beer and enjoying a warm June day. Kevin is also smoking a cigarette."

  • Prom Night Ahoy, by GuidingKey1234 (COMPLETE!): "(Lawndale High Cafeteria. The Fashion Club are having lunch)"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by NightGoblyn (part 5): "Daria dropped her bags off in the spare bedroom while Quinn stomped upstairs to her room and slammed the door."

Monday, July 25, 2022

Bonus Points for the Kilt, Though


I see Joey is enjoying Bagpipe Appreciation Day, but I hope he isn't intending to impress Quinn with those. Bagpipes played well can be lovely, but played by a beginner...well...not so much.

Today is also Threading the Needle Day, so go help Jake out with his mending and piss off a camel at the same time.

Fandom News!

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Hot Enough for Cowboys


Helen is making sure everyone knows that today is Hot Enough For Ya Day, in the most direct way possible. Considering the Daria fandom has a segment of very ardent Helen admirers, this holiday may have a double meaning! On a serious note, to those in harm's way due to the latest heat waves, please stay safe.

Today is also National Day of the Cowboy, so if you see Travis hitchhiking on the side of the road be sure to swerve in his direction. Or pick him up, if you feel like you aren't annoyed enough yet.

Fanfic Update!
  • Business Boom, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Jim Carbone is walking through the aisles of Wal Mart. He's trying to find the electronics section."

  • Business Boom, The Aftermath, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Tom is seated at his desk doing some work despite the fact that it's Saturday. He hears a distant sound of thunder."

  • The Geek's Expose, by cfardellbrenorenz29 (part 4): "In between classes, Mr. O'Neill took Daria aside. 'Why me?' Daria wondered."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 33): "So far from Somewhere Else and Layndale, back in Earth and so deep into the wildest forests in all of Pennsylvania, Daria Morgendorffer just could not stop thinking about her sister Quinn as she slowly tried to drink all of her coffee."

  • How Jodie Spent Her Summer Vacation, by Kristen Bealer (part 2): "Walking inside, Jodie almost walked back out as the lights and noise immediately assaulted her senses. Many of the games were already in use, but her attention was quickly drawn to a large virtual reality simulator featured prominently in the middle of the arcade."

  • Reborn: The Origin Story Of Burnout Girl, by radiofox (part 1): "I opened my eyes for the first time in god knows when, everything felt so... rushed. I couldn't place a finger on it; till I realized I was being reborn."

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Mmm...Processed Chemicals....


Looks like Tom's in trouble again, and all because he just couldn't resist celebrating National Junk Food Day. I feel like a guy with as much money as he's got could afford to just keep a stockpile of snacks on hand, couldn't he?

Today is also the anniversary of both episodes "The Misery Chick" in 1997 and "Jake of Hearts" in 1999. Tommy Sherman died in one and Jake had a brush with death in the other. And in both, Daria has to deal with people pestering her even more than usual. Death sucks when you're an introvert.

Fandom News!

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Nyah!


Amy's got the right idea for Stick Out Your Tongue Day, but I don't think your niece's wedding is the most appropriate place to celebrate. Then again, any wedding should have at least a little bit of silliness thrown in!

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Groped by an Angel," which aired on this day in 2000. I have no way to verify this, but I'm almost certain Quinn's guardian angel stuck its tongue out at her at least a few times.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by Lady Evil (part 7): "'Well, that was 18 holes.' Jake said, wiping his brow."

  • Book Burner, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Jim and the triplets are watching the evening news. On the TV is Stacy. She's standing in front of the burned down ruins of the Kilmer Library." (Part 3)

  • By The Way I Push You Away, by Spikesnifty09 (COMPLETE!): "Daria was leaning against the vending machine. She was waiting for Jane to get out of Art Club."

  • Daria Agere, by Spikesnifty09 (parts 1 - 8): "Daria sat in her box, colouring book on the floor and Meow, the stuffed cat in hand."

  • Fates Entwined, by DeepMetal (COMPLETE!): "And so it began. After four years of high school, Daria was finally where she wanted to be, in college."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 32): "Lockie Allyngard was still quite cold, sleepy and sickened as she crawled her way out of that orange couch, her white and gray blankets slid to the wooden floor slowly, that heavy door upstairs was closed and locked so fast and after that there was nothing but silence."

  • How Jodie Spent Her Summer Vacation, by Kristen Bealer (part 1): "Jodie took a deep breath and entered the den. Here goes nothing, she thought. Literally. "

  • I miss you more than I anticipated, by ThePanicPancake (COMPLETE!): "Daria sat her state of yard ass on the couch taking a short rest break from studying."

  • A Laughing Cynic, by GuidingKey1234 (COMPLETE!): "Quinn: So Sandi said that the fashion club needs to be more charitable, even though we just gave some homeless guy a used scrunchie yesterday."

  • On The Other Side Of The Mirror, by Spikesnifty09 (COMPLETE!): "'Do you think this mirror looks nice?' Quinn asked. 'It really compliments your pores, Quinn.' Sandi Replied."

  • Star Trek: Voyager: Q Junior's Lessons, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): " The Princess had crawled down to Deck 7 before finding that the horizontal Jeffries Tubes were cramped."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by NightGoblyn (part 4): "Daria stood near the front gate of Fielding Prep, occasionally taking a drag off a clove cigarette."

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Get Some Ink and Then Get Some Rocky Road!


I think Jake has taken National Tattoo Day a little too far, but I salute him for his surprisingly high pain threshold. I shudder to think how Helen is going to react when she sees him.

Today is also National Ice Cream Day, so be on the lookout for Mack in his little hat and bell that goes ding-a-ling-a-ling-a-ling. A-ling.

Fandom News!

Friday, July 15, 2022

Old MacDonald's Got His Hands Full Today!


Looks like at least someone is having a pleasant Cow Appreciation Day...or at least she is until Roger the Skydiver falls on her. Poor cow.

In case that wasn't enough attention for farm animals, today is also Celebration of the Horse Day. Considering Daria has had nothing but bad experiences with horses, I think she'll be sitting this one out.

As a side note, this is the 4,000th post of this blog! Wow. That's a lot of bad jokes and fandom updates!

Fanfic Update!
  • Book Burner, by wilddogjj (part 1): "Nine-year-old Teddy Carbone is walking to the check-out desk with several books."

  • Daria on the Trail, by Meester_Lee (parts 9 - 12): "Daria had difficulty getting to sleep that evening. Despite her exhaustion, Daria found herself reviewing her encounter that afternoon." (Part 10) (Part 11) (Part 12)

  • Mega Mall Mega Problems, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "It took a while but Mrs. Bennet had found the Mall executive offices. However, while the meeting started out well, it soon went downhill."

  • Mystery Incorporated in Lawndale (World's Shortest Crossover XV: A New Era In Crossovers), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "The brightly colored panel van approached the large town. Fred Jones looked over at his friends, but found that they were all sleeping."

  • Same Crap, Different Limbo (IC: Symbolism), by SPEEDCOREIDOLATER (COMPLETE!): "'Dad, why are you bringing us here?' It wasn't that Daria didn't like going to the arcade."

  • skeletons come to life in my closet, by tiny_voices (COMPLETE!): "The thing about it is, it should've been a closed case."

  • These Boots are Made for Many Things (IC: Symbolism), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "'Dad, I want those,' Daria said, pointing to the pair of boots that had been pushed to the very edge of the display, as if trying to avoid detection."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by NightGoblyn (parts 2 and 3): "'So, what do you do for fun?' Jane asked. She was sitting across the table from Daria, having introduced her to her favorite pizza place." (Part 3)

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Shine On, Harvest Quinn!


Joey, Jeffy, and Jamie are celebrating Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, but I'm not sure barbershop works as well as a trio instead of a quartet. Still, as long as they harmonize better than they impress Quinn....

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Fair Enough," which aired on this day in 1998. In that one, we saw a performance of a much different style than barbershop, although I wouldn't be surprised if the three Js' singing also ended with audience members throwing food at them.

Fandom News!

Monday, July 11, 2022

Probably Beats Spending Time with Kevin!


Brittany's spreading a bit of kindness for Cheer up the Lonely Day, and I'm sure the nice people at Better Days Retirement Home appreciate the visit. Especially the dirty old men.

Today is also National Swimming Pool Day, so get in that pool and swim, you cow! Sorry. Blogger talk.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by Lady Evil (part 6): "'And it’s in!' Jake cheered as his ball rolled into the hole. He picked up his scorecard and made a note. 'And I made it in two under par! Not bad at all!'"

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 30 and 31): "Anna loved the view of her peaceful Feli Lake at almost any day of the year." (Part 31)

  • The Passion of the Chris, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "An old Honda Civic was going down the road. Inside, a visibly upset Andrea Hecuba was driving home from her job as a hairstylist." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria The Youngest Barksdale), by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): "Half of Jane's attention was on her brother's band, the other half following a nice looking boy across the way."

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Are Crappy Cars in Fashion?


Daria and Jane are appreciating the hell out of Tom's Jaguar for Collector Car Appreciation Day, but I think the holiday was created with the intention of appreciating cars in halfway decent condition. Tom's cars tend to be one good sneeze away from falling apart.

Today is also Fashion Day, and I think it goes without saying that the Fashion Club is celebrating. Of course, they're probably celebrating by insulting each other's outfits, but if that's what makes them happy then I won't stop them.

Fandom News!

Thursday, July 7, 2022

There's "Dive" and Then There's "Plummet"


Jake is obviously having second thoughts about celebrating National Dive Bar Day, but as long as the place serves martinis I'm sure he'll be fine. Mystik Spiral can take their pick of the Zon and McGrundy's, because it's a toss-up which of the two is the bigger dive.

Speaking of the band's questionable choices, today is also the anniversary of the episode "Road Worrier," which aired on this day in 1997. While the group didn't actually visit any dive bars, that diner probably wasn't a whole lot better.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Daria Witch Project, by vixens (part 2): "It was the 31st of August, one day left until their house imprisonment ended."

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

At Least Upchuck Is Happy


Andrea doesn't look even remotely amused by National Bikini Day, and I don't really blame her. Couldn't they at least have found her something in black?

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Mart of Darkness," which aired on this day in 2000. I bet Payday sells bikinis, but you have to buy a pack of twenty. Hey, maybe Andrea used her employee discount to get hers!

Fandom News!

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall....


You might think that Quinn is celebrating Compliment Your Mirror Day, but in reality this is how Quinn starts every morning. She's her own best friend.

Today is also Stay out of the Sun Day, which Daria will have no problem observing. All of her books are inside, after all. I'd like to think this holiday was invented by vampires so they wouldn't feel so lonely.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by ladyevil (part 5): "'OK, Becky,' Jake was saying. 'Before you take a swing, you need to address the ball.' He looked down at the golf ball and waved. 'Hello, ball! Ha-ha, little joke there!'"

  • Jim And Kevin's Excellent Misadventure, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Stacy, Nicole, Sandi and Tiffany are watching TV. Stacy: 'Thanks for having us over, Quinn.' Quinn: 'No problem, Stacy. I figured since our husbands are having a guy's night out, we might as well have a girls night in.'" (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Daria's Rugrats (Iron Chef: Runaway Daria), by cfardellbrenorenz29 (part 2): "Daria awoke. She sat up in the bed, she then recalled that it was her brother's birthday."

Friday, July 1, 2022

Much More Rewarding Than Teaching


It looks like Mr. DeMartino has made a career change just in time for National Postal Worker Day, and I wish him well at it. Plenty of hikes, no students to teach, and Ms. Li nowhere to be seen. It's paradise!

Today is also Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day, so feel free to join Mack and Kevin for some Firstdown Fudge or Pigskin Pistachio!

Fandom News!

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

There's More Than One Way to Get Liberated!


Helen and Willow are going all-in for International Mud Day, but I hope they're ready for the soon-to-come International Laundry Day. It's gonna be an all-day event, judging by those stains.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Gifted," which aired on this day in 1998. Daria finally got to hang out with students who were as smart as she is, and she hated every minute of it. I guess Kevin and Brittany aren't so bad, after all?

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria's Brother (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have), by shiva (part 1): "'Say kids,' Jake Morgendorffer said as he drove his new Lexus down the streets of Lawndale, 'I just want you to know that your mother and I understand that it's not easy moving to a new town.'"

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "Felicia Lovell awoke, on the floor of a TARDIS corridor. It looked much the same, but she knew that it was an even earlier version of the TARDIS."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 29): "The vast forest looked all calm and eerie under a clear twilight sky, there was almost no wind as the afternoon slowly transformed into yet another chilly night, everything was quiet and the silence was broken only by the whispers of a waterfall somewhere nearby."

  • Is It Adulthood Already?, by LadySparrow (part 4): "Now that Susan, the nighttime meteorologist, was back at the station, Ted finally had enough free time to begin to work on repairing and retooling what would soon be Daria’s new bookshelf."

  • One-Point Perspective (Iron Chef: Brittany's Got Artistic Talent), by Meester_Lee (part 1): "Daria completed her drawing and decided to take a breather."

  • Poison Pencil (Iron Chef: Brittany's Got Artistic Talent), by Meester_Lee (part 1): "Trent had just told Daria and Jane about his plan to see how models react to musicians when Brittany walked up the aisle, took a seat next to Daria, then started crying."

  • Sexual Miseducation, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Rev. Li was giving a sex ed lecture. To call it misinformation would be an understatement." (Part 3)

Monday, June 27, 2022

Check Out the Shades!


Jane and Trent are looking either super cool or super low-vision for Sun Glasses Day, because it can't be easy to see anything while wearing those in the evening. I suppose they probably would rather not see anyone at the family reunion, though.

If things really get bad, Trent could always get out his old tent and celebrate Great American Backyard Campout. Jane could even bring him some sandwiches for old time's sake!

Fandom News!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Boxing Catfish


Mack looks so proud of himself for National Catfish Day that I just don't have the heart to break it to him that I don't think that's really a catfish. Maybe the fish lied to Mack that it was a catfish when it wasn't, thus making Mack the first-ever victim of catfishing by a catfish?

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Boxing Daria," which aired on this day in 2001. So much insight into Daria's childhood and what made her the way she was, but also a funny episode at the same time. A great episode to end the show with!

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by Lady Evil (part 4): "'First thing to learn about golf, Becky,' Jake said as they drove to the first hole. 'Is that it’s all about your stance. Get into a good posture, bend those hips just right. I’ll show you how it’s done once we get there.'"

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Legend of Sporting Joe, by Meester_Lee (parts 4 and 5): "Julia hung up after talking to Daria. She frowned." (Part 5)

  • I’m in love with you and I can’t anymore act like I’m not, please be my girlfriend, Jane Lane, by letmeloveyoulikeawoman (COMPLETE!): "after summer of moving from Lawndale and flirting with best friend Daria is here, in her room in dorm."

  • Is It Adulthood Already?, by LadySparrow (part 3): "The next morning, Daria got out of bed and headed downstairs for her morning coffee (her morning schedule being much earlier than it had been before she was hired at the station), when there was a knock on the door."

  • Return of the Runaway (IC Runaway Daria), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 5): "Lillian followed Quinn away from the house into the streets of Lawndale. She hoped Quinn knew where she was going, otherwise they'd both be lost until sunrise."

  • Sexual Miseducation, by wilddogjj (part 1): "Daria and Quinn were in the kitchen catching up. Daria was explaining the reason for the surprise visit."

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Water, Water, Like, Everywhere


I think Sandi took National Hydration Day a little too far, but then again Sandi was never one for half-measures. Sandi, the water is supposed to go on the inside of you!

Today is also Public Service Day, so get out there and show some Awareness of Others! Don't bother collecting belly chains and go-go boots for the unfortunate, though. That job is already taken.

Fandom News!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

L8er, Sk8ers!


Apparently Daria's secretly into skateboarding, or perhaps she's just following directions from Go Skateboarding Day. Given that she doesn't tend to be a follower, the secret sk8er theory is more likely. Oh, the fanfic potential!

Today is also National Cookie Dough Day, so go join Helen and Rita in the kitchen for some sisterly bonding over cookie baking! Yes, the chocolate chips are already in the dough.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by ladyevil (part 3): "At the wedding, Helen got a little drunk and decided to tell off Rita."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 28): "That day the happy and peaceful inhabitants of Layndale woke up and started their activities as usual, all of them ready to continue with their lives while dark, secret and extremely dangerous things took place at a cold and lonely castle just a few miles from their homes."

  • Scary Christmas, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Jim's father, Tony, is paying an unexpected visit. Worse, the only other person who's home at the moment is his mother's new boyfriend, Marco."

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Thumb's Up to Dads Everywhere!


Jake's just living his best life alongside his best girl for Father's Day, with no annoying children in sight to mess with his good mood. Just as long as he doesn't think about his father, which would be an immediate mood-killer.

Today is also National Kissing Day, so Helen should lay one on Jake right now. Or she should race up to Daria's room to make sure Tom isn't up there.

Fandom News!

Friday, June 17, 2022

Road Trip to the Dump?


I'm not sure why, specifically, Sandi is upset about Global Garbage Man Day. Either it's because she's not a garbage man, she's a garbage fashionista, or because of her close proximity to, well, garbage.

Today is also Take a Road Trip Day, so pack some friends into the van and try to go to Alternapalooza. Emphasis on "try."

Fanfic Update!
  • And If You Don’t Rate, Overcompensate (IC: Sick, Sad World the show), by SPEEDCOREIDOLATER (COMPLETE!): "'You have the shot? Sweet. We’re moving in.'"

  • Daria in the Background, by cfardellbrenorenz29 (part 8): "'Is Mr. Thoreau really turning his back on the world by moving to Walden Pond, or is he, by his example, trying desperately to save the world after all?' He looked at one of his students. 'Normandy?'"

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 27): "After a very cold night, it was yet another bright day at the beautiful city of Layndale."

  • Scary Christmas, by wilddogjj (parts 1 and 2): "Jim was on a step ladder stringing Christmas lights over the front door. This plus the thin layer of snow on the ground lets us know that it's December." (Part 2)

  • Stupid Love, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Sixteen-year-old Angie Thompson was making out in the driveway with Chris Carbone, her forty-two-year-old boyfriend."

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Doesn't He Have a Heart Condition?


Mr. DeMartino is immediately regretting his decision to re-create Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment, which happened on this day in 1752. If he's having second thoughts now, just wait until science teacher Ms. Barch finds out he's encroaching on her territory.

Speaking of dangerous weather phenomena, today is also Global Wind Day, although maybe the holiday refers to Jane and Trent's older brother. I'd rather have the one that could hypothetically blow Lawndale away.

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Get You a Man That Can Cook AND Sew!


Jake's got National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day covered, although I'd say he's less of a klutz and more of an all-around disaster. You'll know dinner is ready when the smoke alarm goes off.

Today is also Sewing Machine Day, which Mr. DeMartino will celebrate by hemming a pair of pants...assuming he's saved up enough for a second pair.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by ladyevil (part 2): "Daria was in her happy place. It wasn’t an imaginary landscape this time. It was The Zon, last New Year’s Eve."

  • Blond Bimbos! (Random Pairing Challenge 2020), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "As the music pumped through the speakers, the lights flashed, the drinks flowed, the crowd of beautiful people in expensive clothes danced on the dance floor."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 26): "Larry Cappstein had always thought about fire as a deeply beautiful and fascinating creature."

  • Is It Adulthood Already?, by LadySparrow (part 2): "Helen had insisted that Daria wait until after the New Year to job-hunt so that all of the holiday fuss would be out of the way, much to Daria’s annoyance."

  • A Lane's Return to Lawndale (Random Pairing Challenge 2020), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Timothy O’Neill wasn’t sure why he had come out to the cafĂ©. He still a lot of work to do planning the next few days of classes."

  • Stupid Love, by wilddogjj (parts 1 and 2): "There was a banner in front of the school that read 'Lawndale High Homecoming Dance'. Inside, the kids were all dancing to the latest hit by one of the biggest contemporary pop stars." (Part 2)

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Giddy-up, Helen!


Hey all you horse-racing fans! Today's the day of the Belmont Stakes, and Helen and Jake look like they're in it to win it. At least, I hope that's what they're doing. If not, please don't tell me.

Speaking of competition, today is also the anniversary of the episode "Prize Fighters," which aired on this day in 2001. Not only did Daria, Jodie, and Upchuck have to compete for a scholarship, but Lawndale High held a hot dog eating contest. Will the conflicts never cease?

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Ew, La La!


Mr. DeMartino is clearly interested in National Sex Day, although I don't think anyone else is going to take him up on the offer. If you want to have some real fun, ask Daria about her black high heels.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Pinch Sitter," which aired on this day in 1997. No sex in that episode, thank goodness, but we did learn a lot about deprogramming brainwashed children.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Boy, by Lady Evil (part 1): "'Ouch!' Daria yelped as the saleslady stuck her with a pin. 'Hold still.' The saleslady scolded. 'I'm having a hard enough time with your body as it is.'"

  • Call Of The Mild, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "Quinn, Jim, Tommy and Teddy are seated in the audience. Timmy is notably absent. Quinn has a proud smile on her face."

  • Hell-o-ween, by wilddogjj (COMPLETE!): "The trees are now a wonderful collage of red, brown, orange and yellow which, combined with all of the Halloween decorations, let's us know it's fall. In the garage of Casa Carbone Kevin was lying dead on the floor while Jim draws a chalk line around him." (Part 2)

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 24 and 25): "Anna's house looked sad and almost lifeless that night from outside with just a few windows glowing softly here and there, the great hemlock tree swayed a little as a cold wind whispered through Layndale and everything was quite silent and peaceful that night." (Part 25)

  • The Snake, the Crossover and the Dog, by Blake C Stacey (COMPLETE!): "'It's hard to imagine how Daria, of all people, could have gotten into trouble,' said Ramses Emerson as he stepped from the carriage into the remnants of a London fog."

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Pink Dandies?


Helen's got her Pink Lady on in honor of the premiere of "Grease" on Broadway in 1972. Or maybe she's celebrating the extra quart of grease Pizza Prince added to their recipe.

Today is also the anniversary of Beau Brummell's birth in 1778. As an early fashion icon, Brummell is probably the patron saint of the Fashion Club. However, I don't think cravats are coming back anytime soon.

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Sunday, June 5, 2022

Who's the Airhead Now, Kevvy?


Kevin's always had a swelled head, but it's even worse for Hot Air Balloon Day! If you take part in this one, do not go with Terry Barry Barlow. Arno's okay, though, as long as you don't get him started on the teeth.

Economics teacher Mrs. Bennett will be glad to know that today is also the anniversary of the births of both Adam Smith in 1723 and John Maynard Keynes in 1883. Or maybe she won't. It's hard to know what school of economics she prefers, because her diagrams are completely insane.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Girl, by ladyevil (part 6): "At the end of the school day, Daria stood outside the library with Jane and Alfred."

  • Chrissy Had a Boo-Boo, by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "Wanda Wendt was pissed off. She was so pissed off that she’d backed him against a wall in an alley off Degas Street and for the first time Chris Griffin wondered if he might have gone too far."

  • Feast of Fools, by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "The house is a fairly decent white sided two story. Inside was Nicole. An exuberant Jamie entered the room. 'Nicole,' he said, 'Do you know what day it is?'"

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 23): "Shadow laughed as Avalon told her something about the crows and ravens that just kept storming the corn plants in his garden, then she tossed a few coins into a basket for a young lady that played her guitar in a corner, they walked the pedestrian street between a cafe and a wine shop and it was then when they saw her at last."

  • Is It Adulthood Already?, by LadySparrow (part 1): "Daria climbed into the driver’s seat of the rented U-haul after double-checking that the sliding door in the back was securely in place."

  • Semiversary, by Erin M. (part 1): "The late February sun rose over Caladan Cemetery, the rays slowly rolling over the grounds and various plaques and monuments that marked the final resting places of many former residents of Lawndale. Except one."

  • Shadows of a Sick Sad World, by Hawkeye01 (part 5): "'So, I’ve been thinking,' Brittany said as she and the others stopped for lunch. 'Thought I smelled smoke,' Jane replied."

Friday, June 3, 2022

Mmmm...Repetitive Doughnuts....


It's National Doughnut Day, so all you twisted little crullers out there should get yourselves a treat. Unless you're not into baked breakfast sweetbreads, in which case you should steer in circles in your car at a fast speed. It still counts!

Today is also Repeat Day, and Jake would like to remind everyone that "Jake Morgendorffer doesn't repeat himself! Doesn't repeat himself!"

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Nice Legs, Though!


Jeffy's really, really enjoying Wear a Dress Day, so much so that I think we should give him some privacy. Thinking about it, I think Tiffany is about the only character on the show to regularly wear a dress--the rest either wore pants or skirts. So for once Tiffany's the one whose on the ball? Crazy.

Today is also National Heimlich Maneuver Day, and we already know Daria can perform this. Even if the person in question isn't choking.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Girl, by ladyevil (part 5): "Dr. Becky scheduled a meeting with Ms. Li at eight thirty. It was best to have this handled early. She entered her office."

  • Daria's New Scientific Career (Scenes no Daria fanfic Should Have: How did We survive?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'So now that Daria's an important scientist, what exactly is it that she's doing?' Jane asked her husband Tom."

  • The Daria Witch Project, by vixens (part 1): "Adjusting to a new time zone was hard for everyone in the household, but especially for Daria. Something was keeping her awake, even when she was exhausted."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 22): "The cold wind smelled of forest, candies and bread, the people chatted casually as they walked around carrying colorful paper bags, there was a light post nearby glowing with a soft orange light and a musician lady played a sweet, beautiful composition somewhere in the distance."

  • Opening up, by UnderTheFire (part 1): "Daria had spent her summer with Jane, her best friend, and her soon to be partner."

Monday, May 30, 2022

Have a Creative Memorial Day!


Poor Memorial Day is not enjoying herself, but that may just be because she's stuck inside a high school instead of going out surfing or on a picnic or any of the other fun Memorial Day activities her day is known for. It doesn't help that Lincoln keeps pestering her to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, either.

Today is also National Creativity Day, and between Jane and Daria I think they've got it covered. I'd throw in Trent for musical creativity except that 1: he's probably asleep and 2: I don't know if "creative" is the most accurate description of his song lyrics.

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

"Burger! Get! Get burger!"


Daria's way ahead of us for National Hamburger Day, although whether she'll eat it or put it in her boots to enjoy the squishy, squishy feeling around her toes remains to be seen.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Life in the Past Lane," which aired in 2001. The episode is largely infamous for introducing Nathan, who is probably only exceeded in fandom's disdain by Ken Edwards. Poor Jane, like Aunt Rita, really knows how to pick 'em.

Fanfic Update!
  • The 25 Best Movies for a Bad Movie Night, by Erin M (part 6): "It’s Abby’s first day at the ultra-trendy Canadian Cotton Clothiers store and, lucky her, her first shift is an overnight store set up all for the season’s new collection."

  • The Engineer and the Time Lady, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 14): "'A day to Earth,' the ENH stated. '24 hours exactly?' Alpha asked. 'Yes,' the Pilot answered."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 21): "Anna Felicia Coulthard had known that she was somewhere very special since she had taken her first steps outside of that house, and yet now, about seven hours later, she was even more convinced that her life on Earth had ended for sure and now she was somewhere else for real."

  • The Sappiest Place on Earth, by wilddogjj (part 4): "Daria, Quinn, Jim and Teddy were waiting for Jane, Tommy and Timmy to show up. Jim looked at his watch."

  • With the Band, by vixens (COMPLETE!): "Leisure day was tomorrow, which meant Lawndale students finally had a chance of having a long weekend. Daria took it as an opportunity to stay over at the Lane household, also giving herself a break from the annoying family she was tired of putting up with."

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Dancers and Cowboys


Check out Jane's dance performance in honor of Isadora Duncan, born on this day in 1877. While Jane usually goes in for the visual medium, art is art! I just hope she dances better than she sings.

Today is also John Wayne's birthday, which I'm sure Jake is pleased about. I wonder if he ever got that collectible coin out of the sink drain.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

D'awwwwww!


Jane and Trent are sharing a sweet moment for National Brother's Day, or at least a lot sweeter than anything going on between Sandi and her brothers right now. Honestly, it wouldn't surprise me to find out that the Griffin house is surrounded by police tape at this very moment.

Today is also National Escargot Day, so pull up a chair at Chez Pierre and--what? You don't have a reservation? Then no snails for you!

Fanfic Update!
  • American Girl, by ladyevil (part 4): "'So, Mom started telling me about how she learned from you and other sources how emotional neglect can produce toxic stress hormones.' Daria said to Dr. Becky."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 20): "It took Hemlock Allyngard some time just to decide exactly what kind of tactic to follow, it seemed that looking after the broken Anna Coulthard would be a lot more difficult than she had imagined and eventually she walked into the house trying to stay calm."

  • The Sappiest Place on Earth, by wilddogjj (parts 2 and 3): "Daria, Jane, Quinn, Jim and the triplets were at baggage claim. They'd just finished taking their luggage off the carousel." (Part 3)

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Yay, Goths! I Mean...Whatever.


Andrea looks uncharacteristically cheerful because today is World Goth Day. Not that goths would care about getting the approval of an official holiday, right? That seems very un-gothlike to me.

Today is also National Maritime Day, and I encourage Mr. DeMartino to take the opportunity to finally live his dream of a life at sea. It's never too late, and a bit of seasickness is worth it to be free of Kevin, isn't it?

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Friday, May 20, 2022

A Million Dollars Could Buy a Pretty Sweet Racecar!


Stacy's clearly enjoying NASCAR Day, and with no Sandi around to ruin it for her, why shouldn't she? Keep on driving, Stacy--leave the Fashion Club in your literal dust!

Today is also Be a Millionaire Day, but this one is a little tricky to celebrate. Unless you're a member of the Sloane family, anyway. Still, I'm happy to give it my best shot. Who's going to give me a million dollars?

Fanfic Update!
  • American Girl, by ladyevil (parts 2 and 3): "Jane, Daria and Alfred were in the cafeteria at lunch. 'So, rather than fly off to another Lane family reunion,' Jane was saying. 'Trent and I went out for Chinese on Thanksgiving. I had the Fu King shrimp with Fu King rice and a Fu King Coke.'" (Part 3)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Legend of Sporting Joe, by Meester_Lee (part 3): "Helen came home while Jake and Daria were cooking dinner. Jake had silently marveled at how his oldest girl had improved her kitchen skills."

  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (part 17 - 19): "At first, everything in that place looked and felt exactly like Lawndale." (Part 18) (Part 19)

  • A Variant Lawndale - Beach Party Invitation, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "'Look, two types of chips,' Daria said in a tone of fake excitement."

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Musing on Museums


It's International Museum Day, but you aren't limited to the Museum of Medical Oddities. You could also visit the Dog Collar Museum in England, Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in America, or the Avanos Hair Museum in Turkey...or be boring and go to a regular art museum, I guess.

Today is also Visit Your Relatives Day, but I think Jane and Trent will pass on the opportunity to go to another family reunion. Given the choice, I think they'd rather go to the hair museum.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Don't Pierce Your Barbecue!


Daria's already gotten started celebrating National Piercing Day, but I hope she's ready for My Belly Button Itches Like Hell Day tomorrow. (Yes, I just made that up. Don't fact-check me.)

Today is also National Barbecue Day, so why not pave over that bomb shelter and make a grill to entertain the neighbors? Just check that everyone's out of the bomb shelter first, okay?

Fanfic Update!
  • Her Last Words, by Sheila Wisz Ellayn (parts 13 - 16): "It had been going on for quite some time already." (Part 14) (Part 15) (Part 16)

  • The Sappiest Place on Earth, by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Daria and Jane were in their usual booth chatting over pizza, a habit from their days as teenagers in Lawndale that they continue as forty-year-old New Yorkers."

  • Tori In A Box, by arsyncosplays (COMPLETE!): "'Michael’s going away for a week,' I say, Becky and I are walking down our school hallway. I graduate next month."

  • Why the Morgendorffer's Don't Have a Third Child (Scenes no Daria fanfic Should Have: How did We survive?), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "The seven-year-old Daria stood solemnly next to the makeshift guillotine, her handmade Marrianne of France costume held together by safety pins and prayers."