Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Medium Who Was Below Average

Today is the 178th anniversary of the birth of Madame Blavatsky, a spiritualist who founded theosophy, which is hard to explain so I won't. A medium named Madame Blavatsky (at right) appeared in a 1994 Beavis and Butt-head episode named for her. She turns out to be a fraud, of course, but the episode is quite funny. I wonder if Daria knew about this lady when she lived in Highland.

Cat fancier/hater Erwin Schrödinger might or might not have been born 122 years ago today, yesterday, or tomorrow. He is or is not famous or infamous for devising a means of getting rid of cats using quantum physics, a feat for which he won or did not win the Nobel Prize. To my amazement, no one known has ever written a Daria fanfic that makes use of the Schrödinger's cat experiment. Why not? What's wrong with you people?

Today is also International Youth Day, though I have no idea what good it would do Daria and Jane.

MDetector5 offers new sketches of the Fashion Club on PPMB. Enjoy.

  • Daddy's Home, by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): Trent smiled as he stood in the doorway of the nursery, watching as his wife held up a crying infant from the crib, waving the child's tiny hand at him. "Look, it's Daddy," the woman said, smiling as the child saw Trent and stopped crying, holding out her hands for Trent to come and hold her. "Oh... you want Daddy to hold you?"
  • Once More, With Sitting, by Richard Lobinske (Part 1): "Are you going over to Jane's tonight?" "No, she heard that there was a traveling Andy Warhol exhibit in Swedesville, so she hijacked Tom and his rusty steed to take her there." "So, where are you going?" "I'm babysitting for the Guptys."
  • Partnership, by Dennis (COMPLETE!): Partnerships, I mused, are necessary in this business, but usually end badly. What's that, boss? Not planning on kicking Rocza and me out, are you? The mental voice of my familiar, Loiosh, was quizzical.
  • Reaped Out 2: Sickle Sad World, by Pinkminx (Part 2): Daria's mind remained with her sister. She not only recalled their brief encounter, but replayed the sisterly moments they had once shared, the good and the bad. She was guilt stricken as she realized the bad moments far surpassed the good. (
  • Tiffalicious, by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "We can't find Tiffany! She's on another one of her diets again... and when she goes on a diet for too long, she goes crazy."
  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Daria Kills Jane, Or Vice Versa...), by Gouka Ryuu (COMPLETE!): "She had disappeared about ten years ago, right after graduating college. Her friend had been distraught about the whole thing, even though she was the most viable suspect...."


undefinedlust said...

Funny you should mention it...

Schrödinger's cat will make an appearance in chapter 12 of Love is a series of Burning Sensations (assuming I finish ch.11 this week, expect Erwin to show up sometime later this month)

Ranchoth said...

Interestingly, an occultist sorceress named and based off of Blavatsky appears in the Wolfenstein games, the latest installment of which just came out a few days ago.

'Might be a fun backstory connection to Jake's father's presumed war days. "...sure, *I* was cold and hungry, but try telling THAT to 'Mad Dog Morgendorffer,' mister 'I had to charge at a seven-foot-Nazzy-sideshow-freak-with-chain-guns-for -arms with only a smatchet, a luger, and a bellyfull of cold bratwurst for company'! Rot in hell, old man!"


The Angst Guy said...

I'm surprised that my characterization of Schrödinger's thought experiment as a means of getting rid of cats did not create an uproar.

On the other hand, I'm not so surprised. :)

undefinedlust said...

Maybe the fandom is so smart they all know about der kitten...