Tuesday, September 1, 2009

September Surprises

This is an important month for fandom anniversaries. Kara Wild began working on Contrarian's Corner nine years ago this month. According to Richard Lobinske's Falling into College timeline, September is the month in which Wind Lane was born (41 years ago) and Helen Morgendorffer started law school (31 years ago). Quinn planned to break up with Skylar this month. And there was Daria's interview in Jump magazine eleven years ago, in which she passed along important advice on having a good school year.

Today also turns out to be an important day in a number of fanfics. Indeed, early September (and the start of school) figures prominently in even more stories. An attempt to list a few of these tales follows.
Perhaps the most unusual anniversary today is that 15 years ago a new animated series was begun on MTV that had a connection to Beavis and Butt-head, and thus to Daria. (Butt-head had a cameo in the first episode.)

The Head is little known nowadays, but it had very interesting characters, great dialogue, and an appealing and humorous atmosphere. If you manage to get a copy of the VHS tape for the first year of the show, grab it. Lots of fun to watch. If you can fit it together with Daria and Beavis and Butt-head in your fanfics, more power to you. I'm giving it a shot myself.

1 comment:

brnleague99 said...

I remember The Head! Oh God. Great show. Great show. I just watched episode one on YouTube. *grin*