Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My Night at Daria's was Too Cute!

Yesterday was the 12th anniversary of the premiere of "Too Cute," from the first season (at right), and tomorrow will be the 8th anniversary of the first showing of "My Night at Daria's," from season five. Today is just the day between. Which of these two episodes did you like best, and why? That's today's Comments question.

Disco316 has provided us with a DariaWiki page on Dariarotica. About time! Just be careful what gets added to it.

More in a few minutes. Just got out of the hospital (long story, doesn't involve a penguin, forget it), need to catch up on stuff. brb!

BACK: More discussion of a possible Midwest Dariacon 2009 around Labor Day is being held on PPMB. Interested? Post about it!

And now for the fun stuff.

  • Action Stories 3: Two Knights Defense, by Nightgoblyn (Part 4): “I’m glad this day is over,” Quinn said as she stuffed most of her books back into her locker. “You say that every day,” Jane replied. “Today, I’m especially glad.”
  • Daylight: Fallen from Grace: I Should Have Been Home Yesterday, by Disco316 (Part 7): The sun was nearing the west horizon as Quinn, Sandi, and Stacy approached the Interstate 64 overpass at Golf Mountain Road. The area was desolate compared to the relatively well-populated areas of Tyler Heights and Cross Lanes, which had combined into one settlement referred to by many as Tyler’s Cross.
  • Daddy's Home, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): Stacy screamed as she opened the door of her room only to find... [I won't spoil it. ]
  • Daria, Agent of COBRA: Expectavi, by Ranchoth (Part 3): Interrogator shook the last splatter off the tip of his baton, before wiping it passably clean on his coat. The stain blended in well with the others. "How's it coming?" [The goodness continues!]
  • Falling into College 68: Judging January, by Richard Lobinske (COMPLETE!): "Okay, if this is such a learning moment, what am I supposed to learn?" "We can never get rid of our unconscious biases, but we can learn to control our conscious ones. Do your best to judge Nell's project as you would anyone else's." "A lot easier said than done." [Bonus nerd points for finding the Red Dwarf reference.]
  • For a Time, by Dennis (COMPLETE!): "Helen!" Jake shouted, "I am not going to have a..." Pain suddenly stabbed his chest, and his head exploded in pain. Breath failed him and his vision began to telescope down to a pinpoint. No! I'm leaving them, just like he left me! The rest was blackness. [Happy Father's Day!]
  • Mystik Spiral Bitchen Party, by Disco316 (COMPLETE!): [Songfic time! The link leads to another link giving you the music and setting!]
  • Paper Medal, by Angelinhel (COMPLETE!): [A heartbreaking but beautiful story that you have to read, written by a master.]


undefinedlust said...

Looks good Disco, although the legal question on child porn is not quite correct. If you want to PM me at PPMB I can dig up the relevant law (although it will be at least early next week before I have time to do a serious legal analysis).

Essentially, written works and illustrations are not, under US law, child porn. Of course this is not cut and dry and some court decisions are contradictory.

Still I can see where the concern about legality could scare off a writer

Kristen Bealer said...

Just got out of the hospital (long story, doesn't involve a penguin, forget it),

Well, whatever it involved, I hope you're okay now!

The Angst Guy said...

I apparently will be by Monday. In theory.

The Angst Guy said...

I liked "Too Cute" better. Much funnier, excellent one-shot lines.

undefinedlust said...

Give me "My Night at Daria's" over "Too Cute".

I admit it, I like season 5 best of all the seasons, and "My Night at Daria's" is my second favorite episode. ("Boxing Daria being #1)

The only thing I didn't like about those two eps is that all the reasons for the eventual Tom/Daria breakup as shown in IICY are there yet neither Tom or Daria seem to realize it.

As a bonus it has the exchange that most heartens Daria/Jane 'shippers everywhere:

"Daria: Tom and I didn't have sex, and we're not going to any time soon. Unless, of course, a bomb goes off and, as Earth's last two survivors, we must replenish the human race. Although, frankly, that's not motivation enough for me."

Helen - Well, I can't say I'm not somewhat relieved. I just want you to know that whatever decisions you make in life, I'm on your side and...

Tons of great lines in it too, plus the angst (subtle psychological stuff, fear, insecurity, value system questions, the stuff that makes my heart warm!)

undefinedlust said...

Just noticed the hospital bit... Hope all is well or will be soon

Dennis said...

Deeply dislike "Too Cute." Seems like a lazy caricature of an important issue.

It does have some nice Daria/Quinn moments though, and probably Andrea's best line: "Aren't you even a little worried that there might be a Hell?"

Doesn't compete with "Sushi sucks! Sake rocks!" from MNaD, though. And MNaD does a better job of dealing with a sensitive issue, even if the ending seems like a bit of a cop out.

Also, hope the theoretical becomes reality on Monday, making you A-OK!