Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"Yes, I'm Dictator-for-Life Daria. May I help you?"

If you are a Virgo, that is too bad, but this is the Virgo time of year so we may as well say something about it. I would have mentioned it sooner, but, you know, whatever. Our thanks to Mrs. Johanssen for her modeling help. The only Daria-related thing I could find for today was that some girls punched each other in a fanfic on this day years ago, so we'll just move along. However, a very interesting fanfic idea popped up during my research.

Today is the 42nd anniversary of the creation of the Principality of Sealand, a micronation off the coast of England. Micronations are just what they sound like, little bitty self-proclaimed countries that no one pays any attention to except the people living there, and websites devoted to them on the Internet.

How could a Daria character set up a micronation his her or his own? Why would someone do a thing like that? Where would such a place be? What kind of stupid laws would they pass? Could this lead to a guest spot on Sick, Sad World? Food for fanfic here.

What fanfiction is coming through the rest of the year? Check it out on PPMB and add your own.

CROSSOVER SHIPPING: When a Daria character and one from another fandom must absolutely, positively hang out overnight, what pair would you pick? Join in the discussion! Be inspired! Write a crossover fanfic! Match Jane Lane with the Creature from the Black Lagoon!
  • D Is for Daria, by Fringeperson (COMPLETE!): "It's about that guy who was hanging around.” “You are referring to the jerk-wad who calls himself Tom Sloane?” “Right. Why didn't you go out with him?” “Apart from the fact that he's Jane's ex-boyfriend, I don't like the guy and I'm dating Trent." “But Trent isn't here to know." [Finished at 10 parts!]
  • Pigskin Caduceus, by HolyGrail2007 (Parts 7 and 8): “So, Joey, tell us.” Jamie was eager to speak once we were in the car and away from the prying ears of other people. “Tell you what?” Joey asked. “You know, dude. Tell us about Ruby. Go all the way?”
  • John Lane 42: Legally Halloween, by Richard Lobinske (Part 3): His hair also dyed blond, Tom got out of his car and said to Quinn while watching the others, "I'm still trying to figure out how you talked me into dressing up as Spike." She said, "I told you, silly, that going as Angel would be too predictable."
  • Regifted, by Ajar (Part 15): “Hey, Mack. Why so down?” “Jodie betrayed me.” “What?” “You heard me, Jodie betrayed me.”


Anonymous said...

It is strange, that while nobody has written crossover "Dr. House and Daria". It would be amusing!

The Angst Guy said...

There was one excellent shot at that, actually. It ended early but it was terrific.

The Angst Guy said...

"Housing Daria," by Lorenzo Sauchelli. It's good. Now we just have to make him finish it.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Thank you very much! :)