Sunday, April 11, 2021

Shine On, Harvest Quinn


The three Js are serenading Quinn for Barbershop Quartet Day, but I don't think it's going to work. Not only are they one singer short for a quartet, but Quinn is really more of a "Boyz R Guyz" kind of girl. Nice try, though, fellas!

They might consider getting her an adorable little animal friend for National Pet Day instead, but then again her experience at the pet store might have soured her on animals as well. They really can't win with that one, can they?

Fanfic Update!
  • Brittany - Party Time, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "Daria watched Jamie leave. 'Quinn’s already causing trouble!' 'I’ll tell Andrea,' Donna responded."

  • A Comedy of Manors (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Daria knew something was wrong when she woke up and realized that the blurry darkness in front of her eyes was not the same blurry darkness she usually woke up to."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 61): "So it all comes down to this. Daniel thought as he sat down in one of the two black chairs placed in front of Ms. Li's desk."

  • Fifteenth Doctor Adventures, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "It was a dreary day. It had been pouring rain since there was enough light to see by that morning."

  • Lie Fishing (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "We see two identical steel bridges crossing the canal at opposite ends. They are the Bourne Bridge and the Sagamore Bridge. Cut to just west of the Bourne Bridge and we see a railroad bridge across the canal that looks like London's Tower Bridge." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Shut Up, Chuck! (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by Linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "As she got ready for work, Rose sprayed a blend of water and conditioner into her hair to rejuvenate the curls and began to reflect on how her life was going."

Friday, April 9, 2021

If You're Going Through Buxton Ridge, Keep Going!


Jake's looking quite distinguished (among other things) for Winston Churchill Day, but I wouldn't expect any quotable speeches from him. Unless "Gah, dammit!" is your kind of inspirational phrase.

If Jake wants everyone to call him Winston Churchill now, then today's the right day for it: Name Yourself Day! Dibs on Esmerelda.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Bottled Up


I think Jesse has taken National Beer Day much too far, but I guess he doesn't seem upset about it. I suspect Kevin's going to be celebrating this one, either by smashing cans on his head or singing all the way down from ninety-nine. Anyone else doubtful that he can count to ninety-nine at all, let alone backwards?

Today is also the anniversary for the episodes "This Year's Model" in 1997 and "I Loathe a Parade" in 2000. The Fashion Club got plenty of chances to pose in both, and Daria managed to torpedo their efforts both times. Everyone got to use their strengths!

Fanfic Update!
  • And So The American Experiment Begins, by Lady Evil (part 5): "Helen went upstairs to get her daughters. 'Girls, both of the boys are here. Oh, Quinn, you look lovely! That hairdo is so cute!'"

  • Common Ground (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by Linnofthewoods (part 3): "'I can't believe I'm doing this,' Daria spoke to Godzilla as she brushed her hair. 'I'm going into a movie theater full of little kids just so I can watch something I love way too much from my childhood.'"

  • The Creation of Beauty, by Crow Jones (part 3): "Quinn looked in the mirror at the damage her sister did yesterday. Her cheek had completely healed from the initial slap that she had landed, that was good."

  • Daria and Jane Discuss... Why the Morgendorffers Don't Celebrate Easter (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "JANE: 'Hey Daria.' DARIA: 'What Jane?' JANE: 'You know that Easter is tomorrow and I was wondering...'"

  • Daria on the Trail (Daria Landing In Another Fanfiction: An Experiment), by Meester_Lee (part 3): "Oh, boy, she thought. I’m definitely back in the Wild West era."

  • A Kiss to Build a Scream On (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Quinn Morgendorffer, first of her name (so far as she knew), finally had the world in her grasp."

  • Too Sexy For Her Brain (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Daria and Anderson are hastily throwing their clothes back on. Both of them visibly regret what they did the night before."

Monday, April 5, 2021

It Was One Slice Too Many....


Looks like Daria and Jane overdid it for Deep Dish Pizza Day, but someone should have warned them that deep dish is more filling than regular pizza. Not that that would have stopped them. For those two, "pizza" and "moderation" don't go together.

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

How About a Party of One?


Daria's really not into World Party Day, but given the kind of people she's with, can you blame her? My favorite parties are smaller affairs, quieter and cozy. It's reading, okay? It's sitting alone at home and reading.

Today is also Find a Rainbow Day, and if you can't find one, just ask Kevin. Apparently he's good at both creating rainbows and knocking down doors.

Fanfic Update!
  • And So The American Experiment Begins, by Lady Evil (part 4): "'Do you seriously call this a maze?' Ms. Barch asked as Brittany put a slice of American cheese on a maze on the back of a box of Cocoa Puffs."

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 11): "The Doctor and Felicia entered a large underground chamber from the staircase they had just descended. 'He must’ve extended a natural cave,' Felicia said."

  • I STAY, by O-L-D-D (part 6): "There was only one other time Jane had seen Daria in a bedraggled state and that was during their failed trip to Alternapalooza."

  • Tommy The Terrible (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Jim has sinced calmed down and is trying to coax Tommy into literally coming out of the closet."

  • Too Sexy For Her Brain (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "The bathroom door opens. Daria emerges with wet hair wearing a bathrobe, indicating that she's just taken a shower. Carrying her sleepwear in a bundle she makes her way down stairs." (Part 2)

  • Unnamed story (World's Shortest Crossover XV: A New Era In Crossovers), by Linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "A young Pokemon trainer from Lawndale had finally earned enough gym badges to challenge the gym in his hometown, and with his partner, Hawlucha, he had just made quick work of the last trainer he needed to defeat before finally taking on the leader himself: Trent."

Thursday, April 1, 2021

April Fool...and May...and June...and July....


I can't think of anyone more appropriate to play the fool for April Fools' Day than O'Neill, although it would be nice if he could be just a little less clueless on the other 364 days of the year. Just remember: don't believe anything anyone tells you today. Except for that part about not believing things people tell you. You can believe that.

Hey, remember when all of our possessions rose up in revolt against us and overthrew civilization as we knew it? Good times.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Words and Pictures!


Jake's all ready to paint a masterpiece in honor of Vincent van Gogh's birth on this day in 1853, but I think cutting off his ear was a step too far. If nothing else, how will he hear Daria's critique of his artwork?

Then again, Daria might be too busy re-reading Black Beauty to celebrate the anniversary of Anna Sewell's birth on this day in 1820. We know it's one of her childhood favorites, but it may also come with memories of her parents arguing. So maybe she'd better pick something else.

Fanfic Update!
  • Analyze Jim (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "Jim was back for another therapy session. He sat in the patient's chair hanging his head in shame over this. He was ashamed of the fact that he even needed help in the first place." (Part 3)

  • And So The American Experiment Begins, by Lady Evil (parts 2 and 3): "In the Morgendorffer garage, Quinn watched from the doorway as Alfred sanded and blew on a piece of wood. She tried not to faint with ecstasy at the sight." (Part 3)

  • Common Ground (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by Linnofthewoods (part 2): "The following late afternoon, Daria emerged from the subway car holding her breath with a disgusted expression; she'd been stuck sitting next to a man who smelled so bad that she wondered if his stench could peel paint off of walls."

  • Daria on the Trail (Daria Landing In Another Fanfiction: An Experiment), by Meester_Lee (part 2): "Despite Daria’s suspicions and the temptation to give in to panic, she knew that observation and keeping a clear head were the keys to survival."

  • Tommy The Terrible (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "Both Quinn and Jim are dressed in their Sunday best on account of it being Sunday morning. Tommy, Timmy and Teddy are wearing suits and ties. None of the kids are thrilled to dress like this." (Part 2)

  • Winter Is Coming, by Meester_Lee (part 28): "Breeze hit the REWIND and PLAY buttons to listen to her daughter’s message again."

Sunday, March 28, 2021

I'm Sure It's Just a Mild Cold....


Either Trent is really appreciating Weed Appreciation Day or he's just super content about something. His laid-back attitude and recurring cough make me suspect the former, but he'll probably be disappointed to learn that the weed in question is not of the recreational type.

Today is also the anniversary of the movie The Birds, which was released on this day in 1963. If any birds attack, just put Quinn in charge of them. They don't seem to last long around her!

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Sandi REALLY Has a Big Mouth!


In a switcheroo, a lady looks like a dude because Sandi's impersonating Steven Tyler for the singer's birthday today! Just so you're all aware, that was Steven Tyler, not Steven Taylor. As far as I know, Steven Tyler doesn't decorate his home in early petting zoo.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Lucky Strike" in 2001. Not only did that episode give us a rare DeMartino Triumphant moment, but he also got a lot of good lines. I mean, "This is Goodwill polyester I've been sweating in all night. I want to picket naked!"? Hilarious.

Fanfic Update!
  • America the Beautiful, by Lady Evil (part 4): "In the school auditorium, Ms. Li stood on stage at the podium during a school assembly."

  • Analyze Jim (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (part 1): "The Carbone family (Quinn, Jim, Tommy, Timmy and Teddy) , plus Daria, are sitting down at the kitchen table having dinner. Tommy was telling an animated story about his day."

  • And So The American Experiment Begins, by Lady Evil (part 1): "In Ms. Barch's class, Ms, Barch was describing how positive reinforcement affected animal behavior."

  • Ashtrapped (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "The caravanner studied the silt strider's exposed brain with watchful eyes. She raised her right hand, hesitated for a moment, and then pressed her index and middle fingers into a whorl on the organ's gray and rubbery surface."

  • Common Ground (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by Linnofthewoods (part 1): "It had been a long day of work and brainstorming for Daria Morgendorffer. She finally felt satisfied enough with her script for 'Late Night with Dennis Monahan.'"

  • Did I Really Just Do That? (Creative Writing - My class submissions), by neonhomer (COMPLETE!): "'So? What do you think?' Matt said to his father as they sat at the kitchen table during dinner."

  • Twenty Years Later, by WildDogJJ (part 1): "Daria Morgendorffer sat alone in her apartment in Hells Kitchen. She just stared at the blank computer screen and wondered what the hell was wrong with her."

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Ta-Daaaaaaaa!


Happy birthday to the late illusionist Harry Houdini, born on this day in 1874! Upchuck's paying homage, but I don't think Houdini went in for such flashy outfits. Also, when Houdini did his death-defying stunts the audience was hoping for his survival. Not so much for Upchuck.

Today is also an anniversary for both episodes "Cafe Disaffecto" in 1997 and "The Lost Girls" in 1999. Both episodes involve Mr. O'Neill forcing Daria to do something she really doesn't want to do, which ultimately leads to Daria instigating chaos. He never actually learns, does he?

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Monday, March 22, 2021

Nyah!


While I admire Amy's devotion to National Goof Off Day, I question her decision to celebrate right in the middle of her niece's wedding. Still, I guess I can think of worse places to goof off. Carry on, Amy!

Today is also World Water Day, so stay plenty hydrated while you goof off. But maybe don't go on any school-sponsored cruises. That's a little too hydrated!

Fanfic Update!
  • One Sappy Family (The Carbones), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "A now 38 year old Quinn is removing cupcakes from the oven while a tripod mounted camera records." (Part 2)

  • Sick, Sad Truth (Linn's short stories), by Linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "'Could a night of dancing at your favorite club cause you to become hypnotized and enslaved by aliens disguised as disc jockeys? Subliminal Vinyl, tonight on "Sick, Sad World!"'" (Part 2)

  • Winter Is Coming, by Meester_Lee (part 27): "It was Jake who started making the calls. He first called his Mom in Coalton, breaking the news to her about his older brother’s condition and telling her that Ben had decided to move from the Cedars of Lawndale to hospice care."

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Eat Her Dust, Fashion Club!


Stacy is in it to win it for International Sports Car Racing Day, and if Sandi doesn't like the way Stacy's dressed then she can take a nice deep breath of her car's exhaust fumes as she speeds away. Me, I'm just glad the poor girl finally found something that made her happy.

Today is also Extraterrestrial Abductions Day, so I hope Artie is keeping a careful lookout. Not because he doesn't want to be abducted again, but where else will he be able to get his pants pressed so nicely?

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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Anything for One More Extracurricular!


Jodie is trying to re-create the first spacewalk, which happened on this day in 1965. Of course, the American flag is an awkward addition since the first spacewalk was performed by a Russian cosmonaut.

In fact, today is the perfect day for awkward moments because it's Awkward Moments Day! For Daria, every day is Awkward Moments Day when Trent's around.

Fanfic Update!
  • America the Beautiful, by Lady Evil (parts 1 - 3): "'I've said it before, I'll say it again.' said Jane as a model plugged her encyclopedia on Sick Sad World. 'You have the coolest room.'" (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Daria Landing In Another Fan Fiction, by Meester_Lee (part 1): "Daria woke up with a start. There was something on her leg. Whatever it was, it was moving."

  • Did I Really Just Do That? (Creative Writing - My class submissions), by neonhomer (parts 3 and 4): "It has been over a month since I started a friendship with Abby. I am happy and she is happy, but I do not think Chris is very happy about it." (Part 4)

  • The Engineer and the Time Lady, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 10): "Aialah certainly hadn’t expected Nina to be a time travelling alien from a parallel universe. The TARDIS being larger on the inside than the outside certainly was a shock."

  • Winter Is Coming, by Meester_Lee0 (part 26): "Breeze Birdsong was a woman who constantly re-created herself. She firmly believed that constant re-creation was the way the universe operated and that creating herself anew was how she keep in sync with the workings of the cosmos."

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Nostalgia Just Isn't What it Used to Be


Helen and Jake are meeting up with their hippie friends Willow and Coyote to reminisce about their Sixties lifestyle because it was on this day in 1998 that the episode "That Was Then, This is Dumb" first aired. Hey, if the show was being remade today, the Morgendorffers looking back thirty years would mean the nineties. Holy cow, when did I get so old?

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

An Anti-Social Butterfly


Daria's gone a little overboard with Learn about Butterflies Day, but I guess pollinating flowers is still better than dealing with Quinn. It must be awfully hard to read books, though.

Today is also National Potato Chip Day, so take your pick of flat or ridgy!

Finally, I hope you didn't forget to turn your clocks forward one hour last night for Daylight Saving Time, which is still a thing for some reason.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Creation of Beauty, by Crow Jones (part 1): "'So, how do you feel like you did on the assignment Mr. Oniell gave us? It was about your favorite subject.'"

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 38): "Anton looked at Arnison and said flatly, 'I am into their systems command software. I have routed the docking release to the blue button over there. If we have to use it, I have set up a command block so that once activated it cannot be recalled.'"

  • Day Tripped (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by Linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "'Jess, I already told you, your bike is *fine*,' Trent said to his very worried friend over the phone."

  • New Americana, by Lady Evil (parts 2 and 3): "At the Mall of the Millennium, Mrs. Bennett was trying to read a map while addressing the class. It was not easy for her to be heard over the kids screaming as cars from the indoor rollercoaster speed past them." (Part 3)

  • When Daria and Jane Find Lawndale High Students that Stopped Being Polite, and Started Getting Real (Behind People's Backs) (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "Normally Daria and Jane ignored the gossip, hearsay, and vicious tittle-tattle that flowed like verbal diarrhea at Lawndale High. But these were not normal times."

Friday, March 12, 2021

Plant a Campy Flower!


The ghost of Tommy Sherman is participating in Plant a Flower Day; why aren't you? I mean, just because there's still snow on the ground (at least where I am) is no excuse!

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Camp Fear," which aired on this day in 2001. Feel free to celebrate by playing a game of Catch the Greased Watermelon or eating some cheese-and-cellophane sandwiches!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Jodie, Do You Even Have Time to Stalk the Night and Drain the Innocent of Blood?


If there are any would-be slayers who want to celebrate the anniversary of the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Jodie's a pretty easy target right now. The show premiered on this day in 1997, and not only was Quinn a fan, but it was one of the rare real-world pop culture references on the show.

Not to be outdone, Daria has three episode anniversaries today: "The Invitation" in 1997, "Depth Takes a Holiday" in 1999, and "A Tree Grows in Lawndale" in 2000. Teenagers going to parties and supernatural elements? Why, it's practically a Buffy crossover!

Fanfic Update!
  • Before the Battle of Jazshi's World (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "It still struck her as funny that in pretty much all of human Sci-Fi fiction that humanity saw itself as 'average' and most alien species were portrayed as either being smarter, stronger, more dangerous fighters and warriors."

  • Day Tripped (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by Linnofthewoods (parts 1 and 2): "'...Oh, yeah, everything's great mom.' Rose was on the phone with her mother, Veronika, as she petted her kitten, Trixie." (Part 2)

  • New Americana, by Lady Evil (part 1): "'Seventy-eight bottles of beer on the wall, seventy eight bottles of beer!' Kevin sang as the bus drove to the Mall of the Millennium. 'If one of those bottles should happen to fall, seventy-seven bottles of...'"

  • Straight from the Art (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Jane blew on her cold-numbed hands and wished she didn’t live so far north."

Monday, March 8, 2021

"No, YOU'RE the Most International!"


Helen and Linda are wishing each other a happy International Women's Day, and I'm sure they're not being passive-aggressive or insulting at all. While they compliment each other through gritted teeth, be sure to wish any women in your life a happy day!

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

He's Not Exactly the Tooth Fairy


Looks like Mr. O'Neill is changing careers just in time for Dentist's Day, and in some ways it's a good switch. I mean, who needs novocaine when your voice alone can put patients to sleep?

Today is also National Frozen Food Day, so you can follow the Morgendorffers' example by eating a dinner of frozen lasagna! Er, please feel free to heat it up first, though.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Pie, by Lady Evil (parts 2 and 3): "Daria, Jane and Alfred walked down the street with their boxes of fundraising chocolate. Daria told them about the last time she had to sell chocolate for a school fundraiser." (part 3)

  • A Whale of a Time (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "Mystik Spiral had spent several days camping at Venice Beach. They were flat broke and getting more than a little tired of sharing a single tent."

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Nothing.


So I checked all the way in the back of the Daria Blog Fridge and couldn't find anything in particular to post about today. No relevant celebrity birthdays, no fandom-related random holidays, no episode anniversaries, not anything. So I guess this is just a post to celebrate "the idea that the negative, which is the nothingness of being and the annihilating power both together, is nothingness." Or you can chime in with comments if there's something going on today that you think is worthy of mention here.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Time to Go Through Your Unused Junk!


Jake and Helen are having a little stroll down Memory Lane for Old Stuff Day! They'd better be careful, because from there it's a very easy detour onto Massive Argument Boulevard.

Hey, speaking of arguments, today is also the anniversary of the episode "Quinn the Brain" on this day in 1998. Fandom has debated over whether Daria changing into Quinn's outfit means she's secretly super hot for so long that I'm surprised the debate hasn't shifted to whether that dead horse smeared on the ground is super hot.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Pie, by Lady Evil (part 1): "Alfred read the note that had been slipped in his locker."

  • Garden Variety (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "It was a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, and one of the days Rose had devoted to volunteering at the Landon Community Garden. She was particularly excited this time because Trent and his sister Jane were meeting her there."

  • Party in the USA, by Lady Evil (part 3): "Quinn crouched behind the ceramic tiger and came up with a plan. It was a simple one. All she had to do was untie one of her rose dawn suede Vans, pretend to trip over a lace and let Alfred catch her."

  • Perfection, by Tentaculiferous (COMPLETE!): "Quinn was so perfect. Stacy was staring at her bouncy sleek red hair hanging over the desk in front of her, tuning out Mr. DeMartino’s rants in favor of a more pleasing subject: Quinn."

  • The Wedding Wringer (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "'Hey, are you hungry? Huh?' Not that Satheri needed to ask. Tollie always wanted a snack."

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Awww, They're So Cynical When They're Sleeping!


Daria and Jane are all over Public Sleeping Day, although they have a long way to go to catch up with Trent's record. If you decide to sleep in public, just make sure you check your face for embarrassing markings when you wake up.

Also, happy birthday to actor Geoffrey Arend, who provided the voice for Upchuck. Although Daria was among his first acting jobs, he's gone on to a pretty good career since then!

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Daria Never Has This Problem With Her Boots


Daria is taking Tell a Fairy Tale Day a step further by acting it out in full. I think I prefer her modern takes on fairy tales, though, and so do the Gupty kids.

Today is also one of Quinn's least favorite holidays, National Pistachio Day, but only because she's allergic to pistachio dye. Seems like Daria could use that weakness to her advantage, kind of like Lex Luthor keeping Superman at bay with kryptonite.

Finally, it was on this day in 2001 that the episode "Sappy Anniversary" first aired. There weren't any pistachios and it didn't have a fairy tale ending, but it was kind of sweet in its own way. Even Jake's melty hobbit candle.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Idiot, by Lady Evil (COMPLETE!): "'Quit following me, Daria!' Quinn whined as they walked back from school."

  • Big Mer on Campus (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Students came in and out of Drenlyn Academy all the time."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 60): "Sunday flew by. Before Daniel knew it, he and his sister were walking to school."

  • Daria: Winter Is Coming, by Meester_Lee (part 25): "Daria stared at her computer screen, searching for words and thinking that anything she came up with was either flat or insipid."

  • Leaving Lawndale, by Ravynstone (COMPLETE!): "It was snowing the day they buried Jake Morgendorffer."

  • New Faces, by linnofthewoods (part 2): "Daria headed home after Trent's performance; she was no night owl, and wasn't fond of dancing, either."

  • Party in the USA, by Lady Evil (parts 1 and 2): "'Do you have to follow me to school as well?' Quinn groaned." (Part 2)

  • Why Daria should never be allowed to make Children's Programing (Re: Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "'Who the fuck let YOU make a children's show for PBS?' Sandi asked Daria as the TV was turned on."

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Care for a Feisty Beer?


Upchuck is taking the opportunity of World Bartender Day to offer everyone a few cold ones. Of course, there is no amount of beer goggles that would make Upchuck attractive, so I fear he's wasting his time.

Speaking of eyewear, today is also the anniversary of the episode "Through a Lens Darkly" on this day in 1999. Turns out the world is just as lame viewed through contact lenses as it is through glasses. Sorry, Daria!

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Could Someone Please Reboot Brittany?


Brittany's trying to celebrate World Thinking Day, but I think it was a little too much for her. She should have started out smaller. Maybe National Thinking Day? Statewide Thinking Day? Area the Size of a Shoebox Thinking Day?

Today is also Walking the Dog Day, but please be careful not to walk any dogs while Daria's having a driving lesson.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Idiot, by Lady Evil (part 7): "After school the next day, Daria, Jane and Alfred were watching TV in Jane’s room. 'And now, back to Sick, Sad World.' said the announcer."

  • Birds of a Feather (Random Pairing Challenge 2021), by Kristen Bealer (COMPLETE!): "Jodie lay back on her bed and listened to her favorite song. Of course, whatever Travis chose to sing was always her favorite song, and today was no exception."

  • Convergence on Lawndale, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "The Doctor thought about what Quinn had asked. He ran the sonic over the Zero Point Energy device and the table device it was powering. 'Hmm.'"

  • Daria and the Bimbo Ray, by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "'You’ll never get away with this, you bastard!' Daria shouted, struggling against the bonds on the metal chair."

  • Daria's Great Adventure, by dmsfanman (part 37): "Daria checked Tom's connections on his spacesuit. These were the new lighter weight models, since no extra vehicular activity (EVA) was scheduled on the flight back to Earth."

  • The Day the Spiral Died (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "It was another Saturday night, and that meant Trent Lane was going to perform with his band, The Mystikal Explosion, at Ruttheimer's."

  • New Faces (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (part 1): "Rose's first week performing at Ruttheimer's passed by very quickly, but she was expecting it to."

  • Papa Trent (Life Goes On), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "At a place called Kara's Wild Family Fun Center there was a party going on. Inside the main building there was a banquet hall directly adjacent to the arcade." (Part 2) (Part 3)

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Who's a Good Boy? Who's a Good Boy?


Leary is looking especially lovable for Love Your Pet Day, although I'm sure the Yeagers are too busy taking on Rainbow Hammocks to give him their full attention. If you have a pet, give them some extra love today!

Also, send a little love to Daria voice actor Amy Bennett, who turns 46 today! Bennett was the voice of characters Mrs. Johansen and (of course!) Mrs. Bennett.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Don't Look Now, but Kafka's Feeling Jealous!


Daria's all dolled up in her finest in honor of the anniversary of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which was published in the United States on this day in 1885. I absolutely get why Daria would be a Twain fan--they have the same dry sense of humor--but her strong opinions on Huckleberry Hound came as a bit of a surprise.

Also on this day in 2000, we got to see "Behind the Scenes with Daria" and, if you didn't, then I guess you're out of luck because there appear to be no clips, transcripts, or anything like that. Can anyone point me to anything more substantial than the occasional online reference?

Fanfic Update!
  • American Idiot, by Lady Evil (parts 5 and 6): "At Daria's house, the family was eating dinner while raptly listing to Quinn prattle on about how wonderful her day was, Well, the parents were, anyway." (Part 6)

  • Blocked (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "Trent and Rose Lane had spent a wonderful month as newlyweds. They were continuing to happily settle into their new life and new routines."

  • Cat in the Cradle (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (COMPLETE!): "It was 11:30 AM. Many of New York City's denizens had been hustling since before dawn, but not Trent Lane."

  • Daria: Winter Is Coming, by Meester_Lee (part 24): "The nurses at the hospital’s Emergency Room finally got around to checking Ben back in as a patient over an hour and a half after he’d been taken there by ambulance."

  • I STAY, by O-L-D-D (part 4): "‘Okay this is not good; this is not good at all. Why did you even come here -you don’t know any of these people, not really! You think you’re smarter than them but you’re not, dammit! What does that even mean? Being smart doesn’t mean shit and you’re an idiot for thinking so!’"

  • Job Dissatisfaction (Life Goes On), by WildDogJJ (COMPLETE!): "On 50th street directly across from Radio City Music Hall is a building with a familiar rainbow colored peacock logo on the front. The network is called CBN, the Corporate Broadcasting Network (for copyright reasons, and to avoid a defamation suit)." (Part 2)

  • Mack and Joey: How They Met, Dated, Married, and Wound Up Working In a Certain Industry... (Random Pairing Challenge 2021), by Shiva (COMPLETE!): "When our fans first found out that we both went to the same high school, the question that was asked was if we had dated back then."

  • Mi Amiga (Creative Writing - My class submissions), by neonhomer (part 2): "I can’t believe I spent an hour on the phone talking to someone, much less a girl! The conversation started off really awkward. I think she was as nervous as I was."

  • Opportunity Rings (Linn's short stories (or ficlets, drabbles...)), by linnofthewoods (parts 1 - 3): "Phew! Rose thought as she was finally able to relax for the evening after cooking dinner for her parents, followed by cleaning the whole kitchen." (Part 2) (Part 3)

  • Unnamed story (Scenes No Daria fanfic should have: The Closing Walls of Schloss Morgendorffer and Casa Lane), by Lord Goring (COMPLETE!): "'Hey Jane' 'Bonsour. To what do I owe the please of your phone call, m'amie?'"

  • Wizards Off the Coast (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "They called Sadrith Mora a city, but it looked more like a fungal nightmare that had erupted and grown until it covered half of the rocky island it called home."

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Daria, Do NOT Try For Any Beads!


Daria, Tad, and Tom don't seem particularly interested in the parade, but that's just because it's nothing compared to the usual celebrations you'd see today for Mardi Gras. Of course, these aren't usual times, so maybe a scaled-down version is better anyway.

Today is also the anniversary of the episode "Arts 'N Crass," which aired on this day in 1998. It was the first episode of the second season, and followed the Daria Day marathon, which gave us all kinds of fun behind-the-scenes insights. For example, the Morgendorffers don't eat lasagna; they eat concentrated protein and starch nutrition squares. And now you know!

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Hearts and Wheels


Cupid hopes everyone is having a super-romantic Valentine's Day, but reminds you that if you aren't, there's always the Love Taser! (My advice: don't accept his offer.) Daria has already shared her thoughts on this particular holiday.

Today is also Ferris Wheel Day, so why not surprise your sweetie with a ride that goes around in circles? Try not to share a car with Stacy, though. That's a real romance-killer.

Fanfic Update!
  • American Idiot, by Lady Evil (parts 3 and 4): "Alfred’s favorite fast food hamburger was actually Whataburger, but those were hard to come by this far north." (Part 4)

  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 42): "Daria put the coins in the slot and then dialed the operator. She looked around to see if there were any Muggles close enough to overhear her reading the numbers off her credit card."

  • Doctor Who - Changes in Time and Space, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 10): "Kiara saw Felicia enter the elevator, after the culprit had used another. Unfortunately there were only two elevator doors on that floor."

Friday, February 12, 2021

Four Score and Many More Years Ago....


President's Day is celebrating half of itself because today is Abraham Lincoln's Birthday! That's gotta be a little weird, honestly. Does one of the presidents get jealous on the other's birthday? Do they even distinguish between the two anymore? So many questions.

Today is also the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth in 1809. Darwin, who revolutionized the scientific world with his research and theories on evolution, would be stunned by the lack of development of some of Daria's classmates.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Under Her Umbrella...ella!


Not sure if Andrea is looking up to see if it's raining or just rolling her eyes because Umbrella Day is a kind of ridiculous holiday. I guess it's cool because it props up the vital umbrella industry? Anyway, stay dry if it rains by utilizing a shielding device of some kind!

Fanfic Update!
  • American Idiot, by Lady Evil (part 2): "Alfred took a seat in the history class. He took off 'Texas' for one good polish with his shirt tail and psyched himself up."

  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (COMPLETE!): "The last day of camp, everyone was in the parking lot, saying their good-byes, or just whining like Skip."

  • Mysteries of Lawndale 03: Night of the Coffee House, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 7): "Jane got to her homeroom in time. 'A Little tardy Lane!' Miss Morris grouched."

  • The Summer of My Ashlander Nomad (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Daria first started practicing the arcane a week after her return from Caldera."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Bojack Horseman is a Sequel to Daria and Diane is in Fact Daria), by waldnorm (part 1): "Well it looks like my past may finally have caught up with me."

Monday, February 8, 2021

John Jacob Jingleheimer RUN!


Better pay your cookie debts now, because it doesn't look like those cute little girls are going to take no for an answer on National Girl Scout Cookie Day. Jane, I'm looking at you. Pay the girls before they tear you apart!

Then again, those Girl Scouts should be defending their turf because today is also National Boy Scout Day. I do not want to see that fight go down. Sugar and spice my ass.

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Quack! We're Going on a HIKE!


Mr. DeMartino is leading the way for Lame Duck Day, except that those ducks are clearly able to walk and therefore are not lame. Honestly, this was just an excuse to post that alter ego, which I find adorable.

Today is also Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, and I'm sure Mack the Ice Cream Man will be around shortly to make sure everyone has their full serving for the most important meal of the day!

Fanfic Update!
  • Daria Ravenclaw: The Year of the Owl, by Meester_Lee (part 41): "Daria woke up not long after sunrise the next morning. Not that waking up that early made her an early-riser: the sun rose late and set early in this latitude."

  • The Salt in Our Stars (General "Daria in Morrowind" Thread), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "Synda Grilvayn no longer liked to be seen."

  • Shameless Self Insert Into Daria, by James the Lesser (part 7): "Daria ignores the others as they walk over to Jane's. 'What are you going to do Jane? Without a partner you have to do all the work.'"

  • Star Trek: Voyager: Q Junior's Lessons, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "Janeway knew she didn’t have much choice, but she knew turning the Princess over to that fleet wasn’t a good idea."

  • Sunspots, by atiyatortilla (part 3): "Brittany’s house put the simple one-story Jane shared with her brother to shame. The mansion was located in a subdivision that Jane didn’t even know existed - an area that seemed out of place in a town as unassuming as Lawndale."

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Guess It's Time for the Annual Morgendorffer Housecleaning!


Helen has clearly misunderstood the point of Create a Vacuum Day, but in her defense this seems like a difficult holiday to celebrate under normal circumstances. So, kudos for the effort, Helen! Now get back to the law firm before they notice you're missing.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Charlie's Groundhogs


Looks like Quinn's rethinking her hairstyle choice, even if it was super popular when the late Farrah Fawcett, born on this day in 1947, wore it. Still, an Angel's gotta do what an Angel's gotta do. Even if it isn't fashionable anymore.

If you're wondering what the future holds for weather, you could always ask a large rodent his opinion because it's Groundhog Day and, why not? I've heard of weirder things, anyway.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 29): "'Bless me, Mother, I have sinned.' 'Yes, my child.' 'Mother, I was tempted today to leave the order.'"

  • Into Dust, by gracelikesdaria (part 1): "The red numbers blinked viciously at Daria as she strained her neck to check her alarm clock from her position on the floor, the movement becoming the only sign of life to be witnessed from her in the past half hour."

  • Sunspots, by atiyatortilla (part 2): "Two weeks into the school year and Jane hadn’t spontaneously combusted. Yet."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Comrade Mad Dog), by welltemperedclavier (COMPLETE!): "It always started with the hydrangeas. Him and his buddies, sitting there in stifling, comforting boredom while the old ladies droned on and on about flowers, the thick rain outside making a rat-tat-tat not quite like machine gun fire on the hotel's windows."

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Art? Only On Days That End in "Y"!


Jane's very content at how she's observing Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, but then again she does this pretty much every day. Unless artist's block strikes or her arm hurts from painting copies. Aside from that, though, I'm sure it's a new inspiration every minute.

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Morgendorffer, P.I.


Daria's looking more colorful than usual in celebration of Tom Selleck's 76th birthday. The actor played the title character in Magnum, P.I., which was in turn parodied in the Daria episode "Murder, She Snored."

Today is also Freethinkers Day, which definitely fits Daria. Kevin and Brittany will just have to wait for Nonthinkers Day.

Fanfic Update!
  • Star Trek: Voyager – Horrors of the Delta Quadrant, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Voyager was stopped. On the bridge, Captain Kathryn Janeway looked at the viewscreen showing the nebula on their path to the Alpha Quadrant."

  • Sunspots, by atiyatortilla (part 1): "It was Jane Lane’s first day at a new high school. She had a brand-new pair of combat boots, a backpack with a broken zipper, and a headache."

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

"Curiouser and curiouser!"


Stacy's going to play a nonsensical game of croquet as Alice to celebrate the anniversary of Lewis Carroll's birth on this day in 1832. There have been so many Alice in Wonderland/Daria crossovers in fanfic that the Dariawiki has a special "Alice Story" page devoted to them!

Of course, it's not a birthday unless there's cake, and today just so happens to be Chocolate Cake Day! Of course, if it were up to me then every day would be Chocolate Cake Day....

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Monday, January 25, 2021

!yaD etisoppO yppaH


Daria and Quinn are having a very thorough (and slightly disconcerting) Opposite Day! Of course, to truly be opposite Quinn should be reading and Daria should be on a date, but that's going too far even for Opposite Day.

When Quinn is done pretending to be her sister (I mean cousin), she should make a long distance phone call in honor of the anniversary of the first transcontinental telephone call, which took place on this day in 1915. Just don't let Jake see the bill afterward.

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 28): "'And I win!' said Allen, crossing out the O’s on the tic-tac-toe Link drew on the fogged up window."

  • Convergence on Lawndale, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Glen Oaks Lane was usually quiet at night. It certainly was unusual that a strange grating sound could be heard somewhere in the street. In the back yard of a large red brick house, a blue box slowly appeared."

  • Evil Deed Blues, by atiyatortilla (part 5): "High Hills Park was busy for a Saturday afternoon, teeming with people who wanted to make the most out of such a sunny day."

  • Quinn's Of The Past, by WildDogJJ (part 3): "Marina is returning to work after the days karate class. She enters the office sweet and immediately gasps. Cut to her POV and we see the reception area is trashed as Brent tries in vain to wrangle very unruly triplets."

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Feet and Pies...Do NOT Go Together!


Daria's just checking to make sure she still fits into a size six and a half B for Measure Your Feet Day. I mean, you never know after the holidays. I'm sure Jake's still a solid 10 D, though.

Today is also National Pie Day, as opposed to Pi Day, so you can have your pastry without any math. But why would you want to do that?

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Don't Try to Hug a Squirrel, Though. Trust Me on This.


Daria, Helen, and Jake are all sharing a rare tender family moment on National Hugging Day, but Quinn's going to sit this one out. She doesn't want to wrinkle her outfit and she's got a big date tonight! Be careful whom you hug today, too. Not only is there a pandemic going on (in case you haven't heard), but Mr. O'Neill can tell you that some hugs end in lawsuits.

Today is also Squirrel Appreciation Day, so go find a fluffy-tailed rat and tell it how much you care. Better bring some nuts, though. Squirrels aren't big on words.

Finally, it was on this day in 2002 that Is It College Yet? aired, ending the show and sending Daria and Jane off to Boston. We may not have gotten to find out what happened to them next (unless you count the alter egos at the end), but the fanfic will keep us going for years to come!

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 27): "'Why do I have to be at this thing?' Hanley asked as he, Trent and Jesse walked through the woods."

  • Bobbie Caller, by Meester_Lee (part 6): "The media descended on Lawndale High School on Tuesday. Bobbie had gotten a ride with Aunt Callie and saw them from over a block away before she heard them: some sort of media circus was clustered around the school’s main entrance."

  • Daria: Well, It Is Friday (Iron Chef: Daria has a huge crush on Brittany.), by Meester_Lee (COMPLETE!): "For most people, Friday was the end of the work-week and when most of them could kick back, relax, and have fun for a couple of days. That wasn’t the case for one Daria Morgendorffer, aka Cynic, one of the Wards attached to Baltimore’s Parahuman Response Team."

  • Did I Really Just Do That? (Creative Writing - My class submissions), by neonhomer (part 1): "My name is Matthew Mathiesen, and I hate school."

  • Quinns Of The Past (Life Goes On), by WildDogJJ (parts 1 and 2): "Quinn was on her computer. She has a very annoyed expression on her face when Jim comes in." (Part 2)

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Tapping at My Bomb Shelter Door


I don't think Daria's enjoying National Tin Can Day, and not just because someone forgot to leave her a can opener. I mean, you try being happy while wearing a poodle skirt!

Maybe she should just forget about the can and relax with some Edgar Allan Poe on the anniversary of the man's birthday on this day in 1809. I've heard that "The Tell-Tale Heart" is super romantic!

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Early to BED and Early to RISE....


Either Mr. DeMartino is taking a more visually-oriented approach to teaching history or he's found an interesting way to celebrate the anniversary of Benjamin Franklin's birth on this day in 1706. I hope the lightning doesn't have a negative impact on either his eye or his heart condition.

If you haven't done so already, better give up on those New Years resolutions because today is Ditch New Years Resolutions Day. Unless your resolution was to not make any resolutions, in which case you're all set!

Fanfic Update!
  • Bearing the Summer, by Lady Evil (part 26): "Jane sat on the porch steps of the clinic. Any other day, she’d be mildly curious about the small mob of clamoring girls, one giggling like a hyena on nitrous oxide. Right now, she was too worried to care."

  • Burned Out, by Wrabbit7 (part 24): "The girls all lined up in the gym, dressed in identical blue shirts and yellow shorts, though with the way some of them filled them out, one could be excused for thinking there was some 'customizing' going on with them."

  • Danny Morgendorffer, by ST91 (part 59): "'Oh! Hell Mr. Landon, Mrs. Landon. I'm sorry I didn't notice you.' Daniel said, taken by surprise."

  • Daria in the Background (IC : Daria doesn't need glasses), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "Art Class was interesting. Daria knew she didn’t have any real talent in the subject. She knew that her strengths lay elsewhere. However, even she could do basic things like perspective."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria has a huge crush on Brittany.), by Sureia (part 1): "'Miss Defoe, I need a new pencil, I used up the eraser...'"