Monday, October 31, 2011

"You think your dad could drive me and some friends to a rich neighborhood with a lot of trees?"

Happy Halloween, everyone! Tonight's the night when children extort candy from strangers under an implicit threat of violence, dressed in horrifying costumes like vampires, werewolves, or Justin Bieber.

In 1994, Daria appeared in a Halloween issue of the Beavis and Butt-head comic book. Thanks to Charles RB for directing me to the DariaWiki entry!

To get into the Halloween spirit, check out this collection of spooky Daria fanfic on Outpost Daria. If that's not enough for you, here's a monster list of even more Halloween fanfics:

Sunday, October 30, 2011


The PPMB is back up! Go forth and post, read, and rejoice!

A big thank you to Kara Wild and the admins, as well as to Deref for graciously hosting the refugees at the SFMB during the outage.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Or Is It Fronkensteen?

Today is National Frankenstein Day! The novel Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley, who not only created a masterpiece and revolutionized a literary genre, but did it at 18. No Musings rejection letters for her!

Frankenstein was one of O'Neill's "moral book" options in "Write Where It Hurts," and the novel was also used as a theme in The Angst Guy's Darius and A Hard Days' Night.

Richard Lobinske also wrote about Frankenstein in A Legend of Rebirth, but it's not the one you might expect. Read the fic to find out more!

In addition, this day in 1929 was "Black Tuesday," the point when the stock market completely collapsed and the Great Depression began. Good thing we don't have to worry about that kind of thing these days. Cough.

Speaking of crashes, the PPMB is still down, but you can get updates at Site5 or the SFMB.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Huddled Cynics Yearning to Breathe Free

It was exactly 125 years ago today that the Statue of Liberty was dedicated. Jane looks pretty good there for a national monument well over a century old!

This is also International Animation Day, so let's celebrate animation today by watching some kind of animated television program. If only I could think of a really good candidate. Hmmmm....

The PPMB is still down, but you can get updates on the SFMB as well as the Site5 forums. Also, discussion in general continues on the SFMB, and I'll highlight a few recent threads:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's Okay to Cry, and It's Okay to...Draw!

On this day in 1881, the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was fought between Frank McLaury, Tom McLaury, and Billy Clanton on one side and Morgan Earp, Virgil Earp, and Doc Holliday on the other. This happened more than a century before O'Neill came up with the O.K. to Cry Corral, and I think we can all agree that the camp would have been much more interesting if there'd been a shootout involved.

The Angst Guy crossed Doc Holliday over with Daria in Death Takes a Holliday, which is worth a read--especially for those interested in the Old West.

The PPMB is currently experiencing technical difficulties, but I'll post the fanfic update that I had as of last night. Obviously the links won't work until the board is back up, but when it does I will also add whatever I may have missed in the meantime. So...enjoy some fanfic fragments for now!

  • The Author as a Lesbian, Season 3, by DeacBlue (part 3): "Daria was unsurprised when, later, the intercom said, 'Ms. Morgendorffer, Ms. Burns, and Ms. Lane report to the office after lunch.' All three girls looked at each other and shrugged. Once they entered the office, Ms. Li motioned from her door. 'Come in, ladies.' When they were all seated, she continued. 'I'm sure that you're all aware of why you're here today.' 'Actually, we're not,' Daria said in a dry tone."

  • The Esteem of Haruhi Suzumiya, by Walter Kovacs (parts 3 and 4): "DeMartino gazed at Haruhi in a mix of despair and irritation. Then he turned to another student, a black-haired girl with azure eyes who was wearing a red jacket, a black shirt, grey shorts, black leggings. 'I have to apologize to you, Ms. Lane' 'Apologize for what?' 'I never thought I'd meet any students as irritatingly sarcastic as you or..' he turned his eyes to an oriental boy in a green T-shirt 'Your brother Kyon' He took a few deep breaths. 'But apparently the two Morgendorffer sisters are even worse.'" (Part 4)

  • Five Minutes to Midnight - 11:56, by untra (parts 1 and 2): "Jane is real, I'm sure of it. Because right now there is glass on my lap and my adrenaline is racing again and the mild northeast wind brushes hair into my eyes, and somewhere down the line someone will have to pay for that side view window. The gun is a revolver of some kind, I think. I don't know much about guns, but I know it holds six bullets. And now it has five. I take a deep breath and squirm uncomfortably as I realize glass shards are getting into my skirt, are brushing against my legs." (Part 2)

  • God Save The Esteem ep36: Occupational Hazard, by Charles RB (part 3): "'And then after the pitch, you say you want some fucking money. In those words.' Jake thought it over. 'Maybe say "bastard" again too, you may have to wing that one.' 'I see. And this has worked.' 'YES!' cheered the punks. 'Do you think this possibly might be because you are physically intimidating and the loan officer was afraid you'd hurt him if he turned you down?' 'Nah,' said Jake. 'I did a pie chart.'"

  • In My World, by 45Ranger (parts 5/6): "'Well, Daria! As long as you have your hand raised... Last week we began a unit on westward expansion. Perhaps you feel it's unfair to be asked a question on your first day of class.' Daria quirked an eyebrow at this and fixed her gaze on the man. 'I doubt it would make a difference if I did. Ask away.' 'Daria, can you concisely and unemotionally sum up for us the doctrine of Manifest Destiny?' 'Concisely? Yes. Unemotionally? I can try.' Her voice dripped with sarcasm."

  • Is It Halloween Yet?, by peapotmaster (part 1): "Meanwhile, at Lawndale High, the students are continuing to decorate the school for the Halloween dance this Saturday, and as usual it’s mandatory. 'Let me get this straight, Daria, you saw a ghost in your kitchen?' Jane Lane asked me. 'What’s next, Kevin will be dating Bigfoot?' 'I’m serious, Jane,' I replied. 'It couldn’t be Quinn, with her figure and all.'"

  • Rocksteemsters (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have: Last Friday Night!), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "The cougar-skin topped vehicle sailed down the dirt road at an amazing 60 miles per hour, powered entirely by Jake Morgenboulder's racing feet. He managed to avoid the giant flying insects as he drove, and for a man born in an ancient era he was surprisingly able to hold a conversation."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef - In the movies), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "JANE: Trent... (Trent smiles.) TRENT: Be sure and write - or whatever it is they do up there. (Daria starts the lift.) JANE: Daria! Daria, wait! (Daria stops the lift as Jane runs over, and steps upon the lift. Jane hugs her, and they both look upward as the lift starts up once more.)"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef - In the movies), by Chris Tucker (COMPLETE!): "In the background, Angela Li's car explodes, with Li in it. Closeup on Inspector Morgendorffer's battered and bruised face. 'A girl's got to know her limitations.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef - In the movies), by Grifter74 (COMPLETE!): "Daria lifted her Mother's sword once more as she pressed the wound, Count Schretcher the six-fingered man had given her with her other hand. With a wry smile, she said, 'Hello, my name is Daria Morgendorffer. You killed my mother! Prepare to die.'"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Okay, Then I Won't Mind the Bollocks!

It's Punk for a Day Day! Join the latest fandom craze, as seen in Charles RB's God Save the Esteem series. Kevin's getting into it; why not you?

Today is also the Feast Day of Saints Chrysanthus and Daria. Okay, it's not the same Daria, but it's still kind of cool to say.

Finally, this is World Pasta Day. Enjoy some penne a la pesto before it oxidizes!

Fandom News!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I'm Not Sure "Good" and "Mornings" Even Belong in the Same Sentence.

Happy TV Talk Show Host Day! Celebrate by trying not to shudder in horror at the disturbing smiles plastered on the faces of the hosts of "Good Mornings with Daria and Jane."

On the theme of Daria and Jane's talk show, you may also enjoy the fanfics (Change The Story) Morning Glory by The Excellent S, The Interview by abe, and Drive and Could Someone Turn Down the Sun? by The Angst Guy.

You can also check out this fanart by S.C. or this fanart by Christ Oliver. That one (creepy) alter ego was fodder for a huge amount of creativity!

In other news, three-quarters of the Fashion Club made a cameo appearance in the online comic strip "Mall Monkeys!" on this day in 2002. Those girls certainly do get around! I wonder, though--where was Quinn at the time?

Fanfic Update!
  • The Author as a Lesbian, Season 3, by DeacBlue (parts 1 and 2): "'I wanted to be sure that you understood the repercussions of your actions last year.' Her eyes narrowed. 'Listen, if you don't -'she began to say when he held his hand up. 'I am not criticizing your actions at that time. Besides the fact that I was not there to see, I happen to agree with your mother when she gave her testimony - this school has needed a housecleaning for the last several years.' He looked into her eyes. 'But, justified or not, the actions of you and your partners have let loose a hornet's nest in this school.'" (Part 2)

  • The Best Teacher (Iron Chef: Cast Against Type), by ST91 (COMPLETE!): "'Sorry professor, but I could not do my homework because I had to train for tomorrow's game.'"

  • BTTF: The Lazarus Experiment (Non-Daria), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 1): "Marty saw the fire trails as the DeLorean reached 88 mph and travelled through time. He turned back to the house. But then he heard the triple sonic boom and the DeLorean landed again. Doc Brown hopped out of the DeLorean. 'Great Scott! Marty, did he say change what it means to be human?'"

  • Current Events, by Chris Tucker (COMPLETE!): "'Right. That settles it. Somehow, I am getting my family out of that damnfool jerkwater state and getting them up here. If I can get Dad set up as a cook in one of the Vietnamese restaurants, I can't see his Cajun-influenced take on traditional cuisine not being a hit. The problem is getting them up here, getting them a place to live, getting Mom and Dad work right away...'"

  • Daria is Raven's Apprentice, by project pegasus: "Daria: I feel like we should all be gathered in a library in some fancy mansion, seeing how Raven is about to reveal all the mysteries of this case. Raven: That’s enough, Daria. Daria: (histrionically) It was a dark and stormy night ... Raven: That’ll do, Daria! Daria: (mumbling) That’s what I get for trying to set the mood."

  • Daria/Power Rangers: Watching the Watchmen, by Charles RB (part 6): "Things would have ended there if Bulk hadn’t caught sight of something. Following his gaze and pointing, Daria saw... uh... She was Billy and Kimberly, of all people, dressed as punks. She was about to crack wise about it when she saw the two of them start pushing another student around – literally, they were pushing him – for no apparent reason except they could."

  • DW: The Many Doctors (Chapter 3), by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "'You know this "Jack Harkness", Doctor?' Jia'hale asked. 'He does recognise him,' she thought. 'Absolutely, he helped me defeat the Master more than once,' the Doctor said. Jia'hale shuddered, remembering the last time she and the other companions had helped the Doctor to thwart the Master's schemes. 'That is good,' she uttered."

  • The Esteem of Haruhi Suzumiya, by Walter Kovacs (parts 1 and 2): "'What was wrong with our friends from highland' asked Haruhi who continued 'Besides for the fact that they don't know how to use a phone' and then sighed. 'Dad probably means friends who aren't mutants, Haruhi.' replied Daria with a slight smirk on her face." (Part 2)

  • Esteemsters From 50,000 BC (Scenes no Daria fanfic should have: Last Friday Night!), by Smijey (COMPLETE!): "'Girls, me want you know me and Helen know it not easy moving to whole new town in future after big freeze for many year -- even for you, Daria, right?'"

  • Every Man's Reason... (Iron Chef: Give me an Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!), by OverlordMikey (COMPLETE!): "Ted stood before the girls wearing the school colors; although he had to buy the clothes himself as the school didn't have male uniforms - yet. 'I wanna be a cheerleader...'"

  • The Hootenanny (Schroedinger Chef), by Roentgen (part 1): "While the student body watched in horrid fascination, a janitor inched his way closer to where several open plastic cups of pre-poured soda had been poured. Mrs. Bennett - the dispenser of soda - had gone to the car to look for her cell phone, leaving the source of refreshment unguarded."

  • I Can't Stop Loving You (Iron Chef: Occupy Lawndale), by RX-87 (COMPLETE!): "No, don't be a whiner, Daria scolded herself as she fidgeted with the strap of her backpack. Don't be like them. Despite her frustrations, she knew, on an intellectual level, why it would never work. Too used to the bread and circuses. Too many attachments. Or maybe they were just too damn nice. Not everybody has it in them to hate the world more than they love what few good things they have in it."

  • LLH Mini - Timely Circumstances , by RLobinske (COMPLETE!): "'Daria, I have good news. By chance, your telepathic resonance frequency matched the quantum frequency of the memory device. So, breaking the link between you and River is a fairly simple affair.' River said, 'All he has to do is break the memory device.' 'Disable,' the Doctor said. 'Okay, you disable things and I break them.'"

  • Rise of the Green Goblin, by Jim North (part 3): "'Sorry about that. I've just been busy lately.' 'No, hey, don't pay any attention to me,' he told her with a dismissive wave of his hand. 'You're still getting settled in, got a whole new life to figure out, I understand. As long as, y'know, I'm still gonna be a part of it. Y'know.' She leaned across the table and kissed him lightly on the cheek. 'You know you will be.'"

  • Stacy Rowe, Seeker (Pt.III), by jtranser: "'It's a quasilegal psychotropic substance derived from an endangered plant species. I'm sorry to have to ingest it before your shocked eyes, but it allows me to intensely concentrate on the most complicated sections of your illegal plan, modify it, then develop an effective implementation of same. All in a matter of a few moments. After I do that, I can stand around, wait for it to really kick in and get ripped...'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Cast Against Type), by Walter Kovacs (COMPLETE!): "'You let Daria spend money on boys and... parties so don't stop me from buying the entire 10 volume set of Toynbee's "A Study of History"' whined Quinn."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef (SC): The Hootenanny), by DeacBlue (COMPLETE!): "'Look, Daria, clearly $20 a pop can keep out the riff-raff, but not the rats,' Jane said, as they saw a large rodent jump up on the drink table, put his nose in a cup, and take a long drink."

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out...and Sit Up!

Today is the anniversary of Timothy Leary's birth in 1920. Most people know Leary as the psychologist who advocated for the use of psychedelic drugs. Not as many people know Leary as the Yeagers' dog--one of several, apparently.

This is also National Nut Day! We're just nuts about nuts. Crunch nuts with your lunch. Buy them by the bunch. Send them to friends far away to munch. But don't forget to smile!

Fandom News!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Blog Post 9 from Outer Space

Happy birthday to the late Bela Lugosi! Born on this day in 1882, he was best known for his role as Dracula in the film of the same name. I wouldn't be surprised if some of his later work found its way to Daria and Jane's Bad Movie Night, as well.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Author as a Lesbian, Season 2, by DeacBlue (COMPLETE!): "She looked around at everyone. 'I'm sure that you girls know that the school is closed for the week, and have guessed the reason why. With the police having to execute several warrants, both search and arrest, in Lawndale High, the Superintendent for the Lawndale School District felt compelled to start its own investigation. All I have are some preliminary findings, but, girls,' and she looked over Daria, Jane, and Jen, 'you would have caused less damage to the school if you had blown it up.'" (Part 13)

  • Daria/Dorian Ch.16: Sugar High, by LadieT (part 1): "Dorian and Mack had practice after school. Jane decided to watch from the stands. Taking out her sketch book, Jane didn't notice that Ms. Li had sat down near her until she heard Ms. Li talking on her cell phone. 'Your crew will be here when? They can't come then. That's when our first home game of the year is. The Saturday after the game is fine. Yes, I understand I will be charged more for making them work on a holiday weekend. Goodbye.'"

  • God Save The Esteem ep36: Occupational Hazard, by Charles RB (part 2): "'Come on, Daria. Put some effort in, you need to know this more than me.' The outcast put her pizza slice down slowly. 'What does that mean?' 'You know what I mean.' 'I don’t,' said Upchuck, eavesdropping. 'I take it that this is some remark about my parents,' said Daria, the temperature of her voice dropping to Jotenheim levels."

  • Homeless Daria Episode 4: Cafe Dispossessedo, by RX-87 (part 2): "'Wait, Mack? Woah, now!' Buddy gasped, a look of desperation overtaking the saggy thing that passed for his face, 'No, no, no. Listen, I don't know what he's told you, but I'm all paid up for the month! Me and the Colonel have an understanding, see, and I'm doing everything I can to hold up my part of the deal, ask anybody. No reason for him to...' 'Oh would you knock it off!' Jane shook her head in exasperation, 'I was just wondering if you had any laptops. My friend's been wanting a computer.'"

  • In My World, by 45Ranger (parts 3/4): "'As you can see, our Lawndale High students take great pride in their school. That's why you'll each be taking a small psychological exam to spot any little clouds on the horizon as you sail the student seas of Laaawwwndale High.' Daria said nothing but thought to herself. 'Oh great, this woman seems to be suffering delusions of grandeur and she wants us to take a psychological test. I’d better play along with it'"

  • LLH Mini - Timely Circumstances, by RLobinske (part 4): "'Third time is a charm, sweetie,' River said. 'Now Daria, are you really a superhero telepath?' 'Yes.' 'When my dreams come alive, I get the good ones.'"

  • Rise of the Green Goblin, by Jim North (parts 1 and 2): "Standing in the middle of the alley was another woman, though her age was hard to determine given that she was wearing a full body suit and a mask that obscured all her features. The suit and mask were predominantly blue and red in color, and the red areas were covered in a web motif and a large representation of a spider. Her eyes were covered by wide white lenses that almost seemed to glow in the dim light. 'Well now, what have we got here?'" (Part 2)

  • She's Gotta Have It!, by Chris Tucker (COMPLETE!): "'Jane! Did you get the coke?' 'Yeah, chill. I got it, amiga, I got it right here.'"

  • Stuck Inside Of Lawndale With The Metafic Blues Again (reposted material), by Gregor Samsa: "Critic #2: What if Kevin's confusion is actually a symptom of deep neurological disorder? Its getting worse and worse by the day, and no one's got a cure. Prognosis terminal, but he keeps it to himself. Everybody's been laughing at him so long they don't know he was actually dying. Won't they feel bad when it happens? Critic #1: You mean like Tommy Sherman? Critic #2: Yes, but better! Tommy died walking into a post. And off-camera! Drawn out, visible death is always more angsty than sudden death. [pause] Unless the world is destroyed with it." (New part)

  • Unnamed story (A QB Abroad), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "Kevin: These guys are like, totally cool because they are not allowed to move. I think it's a Federal law over here, or something. This is really great, because you can do whatever you want to do to these dudes...and they can't do anything about it!"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: A Roll of the Die), by JPAGC, GlitterShrooms and Roentgen (parts 5 - 7): "Daria tried to lean down to catch the spilled money, but was stopped by the thought that she was still holding objects in both hands. As she tried to think how to handle that, however, Brett almost immediately went down on his knees and started to pick up the change. Daria stood there, pleasantly surprised, thinking how much of a tip she could afford to give him, when something clicked on her mind. 'WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU LOOKING AT, YOU PERVERT!?'" (Part 6) (Part 7)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Oh rapture, oh ecstasy--another scintillating computer game."

The video game Daria's Inferno was released on this day in 2000. I've still got my copy, although I haven't played it in years. Maybe I'll crack it open again today, although I still remember how freaking frustrating that whole steam pipe sequence was.

This is also Evaluate Your Life Day, and Jake is here with some helpful advice: "You walk away. You change your name, move to another state, get some ID. It's not too late to start over, Daria, it's not too late! You're still a young man! You don't have to live with your mistakes! Get out while you can!"

Or maybe you could just try that new pizza place that opened up the other day. Whatever shakes things up for you, right?

Fandom News!

Monday, October 17, 2011

That's One Way to Get Jodie to Pay Attention to Him!

Happy birthday to Evel Knievel, the late daredevil, who was born on this day in 1938. Mack's letting out his inner adrenaline junkie over there on the left, and let's all hope he has better luck on that motorcycle than Kevin did on his.

This is also Mike Judge's birthday. This is an important one for fandom, because without Mike Judge there would be no Beavis and Butt-head, and with no Beavis and Butt-head, there would be no Daria! And with no Daria, there would be no fandom and we would all be let loose upon the world. Scary thought, that.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Author as a Lesbian, by DeacBlue (part 11): "Daria put her hands on her knees. 'Hold it, you didn't hear my excuse. I'm someone who doesn't want to get injured doing exercises that I'm not used to while you spend your time coaching cheerleaders. Now you can have us make up this class after school, but remember, that'll take up your time as well, and if you do that, I'm going to my mom, the lawyer, and we will go through meeting after hearing after discussion, all of which will take your time away from you, and at the end of, you will still lose. Now, how much time do you want to invest, Ms. Morris?'"

  • The Beginning of Our History , by ST91 (part 5): "'Exactly, we can take the exam tomorrow and take away the thought of spending another minute in there' 'Perfect, where do you keep the answers?' 'At my house' 'Good then let's go , what are we waiting for?'"

  • Daria is Raven's Apprentice, by project pegasus: "Beast Boy: (to himself) The coast is clear except for these Romans zebras. Seems legit. (Beast Boy opens the exit and peers outside cautiously. From behind, one of the zebras suddenly rears up on its hind legs and plunges a hunting knife into one of Beast Boy’s kidneys.) Zebra #1: (as she is shanking Beast Boy) Talk’s cheap, motherf***er!"

  • A Few Years Difference, by Vlora (part 10): "As the Holy Harpies announced they were taking a break, the crowd slowly split off into teens trying to score alcohol, and other teens sneaking out to smoke. Monique practically bounced towards them, her hair not moving an inch. 'Daria! It's so awesome to see you!' 'Yeah, because we're totally not here.' Nick laughed, ducking a little. Monique had lunged across to hug Daria, who was entirely surprised by how eager the other girl was. 'Hi Monique.'"

  • A Fistful of Scarletts, by Aloysius (part 3): "Just then, two smaller flashes lit up the room and the three people (plus the mouse) turned to see two redheaded fairies suddenly flying above the buffet table. One was dressed in clothing similar to the first two Scarletts, and even wore an ankh necklace, but the other was dressed in white and revealing clothing and wore an anarchy symbol on a necklace. Both held smaller versions of the invitation card. 'Oh, crap,' the pregnant Scarlett said."

  • God Save The Esteem ep36: Occupational Hazard, by Charles RB (part 1): "There was a pointed cough; Michelle Landon, noted executive and humourless being composed of pure annoyed, had overheard the conversation. 'I could not help overhearing. And I wanted to join in. One of the local flower shops has gone punk these days, for god’s sake! Is it too much to ask that we have somewhere to get away from the riff-raff?!' A waitress chose that moment to walk past, and all three rich people glared at her suspiciously."

  • Her Farewell (IC : Jane's Wrath ...... and also Trent), by OverlordMikey (COMPLETE!): "Amanda was still attached to the machines; her family knew there wasn’t much time. The aging Vincent; hair almost completely grey, sat by his wife’s bedside talking to her about all the places they had visited; apart and separate, and all the places they wanted to visit that they wouldn’t get to. Hoping that his words might sooth her before they pulled the plug and officially allowed her to drift away. He did his best to hold back his tears, but they where still flowing."

  • The Lane That Would Never Return (IC : Jane's Wrath ...... and also Trent), by LadieT (COMPLETE!): "The next morning while Jane was in the shower, she heard the sound of the front door opening and closing several times. Much to her shock, her parents were home and looking for her. She quickly got dressed and headed downstairs. 'We finally finished etching several Mayan temple carvings how is school going, Jane?' Amanda asked. Vincent followed, 'Yeah, any idea of where you want to go to college? You know we have a fund set up for you so you can take your pick.'"

  • Rude Awakening Ep.9: Join The Club by DIsaac (part 6): "QUINN: I think you are trying to start something, Sandi. SANDI: Not of the sort. I can read you well. I spent a lot time with you in High school to know your tendencies especially with pink and trying to keep things simple. I know you well enough to know there is something wrong. What is wrong? QUINN: What I'm about to say is going to shock you. I'm not proud about it - in fact I'm rightfully embarrassed by this. SANDI: It be can't something bad? I mean it's OK to wear UGG boots even though they been out of style for two years."

  • ST: A V-mail of Significance (Non Daria), by cfardell_Brenorenz29: "'Any other time, you would be welcome. However I received a message from an old school friend, just before I went on shift. I would like to view it alone. That is, if you don’t mind?' Samuel said. He was fidgeting. He would normally be happy to have Yolanda in his quarters for a chat, as the friends they were. But he really wanted to watch the v-mail he had received by himself."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: A Roll of the Die), by Roentgen (parts 3 and 4): "Bret Strand smiled. 'Hey...aren't you...Jane Lane?' 'Hmm. Let me think about it. I have answered to that name to the authorities.' 'Cool. You were in track!' 'Wow. You remember that'" Jane smiled, wishing that she had her lipstick on." (Part 4)

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Occupy Lawndale), by Dervish: "There was a knock at the door. Both froze and fear flashed across both their faces. Sighing, Helen smoothed her clothes down as she went to the door while Quinn suddenly regained an intense interest in her homework. She opened it with a false smile, though couldn't keep the look of fear from her eyes as she saw a half dozen well-armed grim faced deputies in helmets and body armor. 'Hi! How may I help you?' The lead deputy handed her a paper. 'I'm sorry, Mrs. Morgendorffer, but we're here for Daria.'"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

"Lousy mini-Mussolini!"

Happy Boss's Day! Okay, put down the rotten vegetables. Today we celebrate the people we work for, even if they dangle the partnership carrot in front of their employees without ever actually following through. Not that I'm referring to any specific boss here, mind you.

Today is also the day that Marie Antoinette was beheaded in 1793. We may never know for sure if she really had the champagne glasses molded after know...but the thought will forever entertain high school students and their tutors.

Fandom News!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Double Oh Seven And Two Triple Zero!

Happy birthday to Roger Moore, who was born on this day in 1927. Moore is best known as one of the actors who played James Bond in the film series, but the name itself may also be familiar to many in Daria fandom. (Coughs nonchalantly.)

Another fun tidbit for today: this, according to my stats, is the 2,000th post on this blog. Woo hoo! To celebrate, let's have another fanfic update:

  • All Washed Up (Iron Chef: Today's challenge ingredient is...), by RX-87 (COMPLETE!): "'Jane, meet Lovecraft,' she said, nonchalantly, then turned to address the thing behind the glass, 'Lovecraft, this is Jane.' she turned back to me, 'Lovecraft's a Mimic Octopus. They change color and contort their bodies into various shapes to fool potential predators or prey. They're pretty unique in the animal kingdom. Lots of animals mimic others, but they're the only ones that can disguise themselves as more than one kind. Neat, huh?'"

  • The Author as a Lesbian, Season 2, by DeacBlue (parts 9 and 10): "Daria and Jane looked at each other, then Daria went into her purse and pulled out her cell phone. Quickly walking away from the stage before the next number started, she dialed her mom's cell number. 'Mom? Yes, it's me. Listen, you need to come down to the Zon, right now. Why?' Daria shook her head, then noticed the band about to play their next song. 'Because Trent's band is playing...this!' And with that, she held her hand up and pointed her phone in the direction of the stage." (Part 10)

  • The Boys And The Girls Are Doing It (Iron Chef: Daria's First Time), by Brother Grimace (COMPLETE!): "Okay, then, girl - let's see just how much of this you can really handle. The muscles on the left side of Daria's face twitched; sounds Jane had never heard before somehow seeped out of her best friend as her head began to jerk wildly, her hair snapping back and forth."

  • Daria is Raven's Apprentice, by project pegasus: "Raven: Good. Now, I’ll divide the rest of us into groups of two. Each group will fan out through the maze, hopefully driving Beast Boy to the exit. With any luck, we’ll all converge together near the exit and overpower Beast Boy together. But if he attacks before then, use your wrist communicators and send out an SOS. The rest of us will come to your aid. Staci: But what if we can’t find each other through the maze? Raven: I know that each of you can handle yourselves. Otherwise I wouldn’t send you out there. Biden and Robin will comprise one group. Starfire will be with me, and Daria and Staci ... (looks over to see Daria pickpocket Staci). On second thought, Daria, you’re with me. Starfire will accompany Staci. Let’s move out."

  • The Inevitable Places You Must Go (Iron Chef: Quantum Daria), by OverlordMikey (part 1): "She sat up, this was probably one of her teenaged versions as she was in her old room. She stood up and felt odd; her body was heavier. Let me guess, I’m fat? She looked into the mirror; at first she saw herself as she was, but then a new image took hold and she was shocked at what she saw. I’m a man..."

  • In My World, by 45Ranger (parts 1 and 2): "Daria heard the scream and immediately identified it as Quinn. She shoved all her books in her locker and slammed it shut, fear gripping her heart. From the volume, Daria knew her sister was in serious trouble and she started running." (Part 2)

  • Is It Ours Yet?, by RX-87 (part 7): "'Well,' Kokopelli attempted to explain, 'You see, the thing of it is...' 'Hey, shut it,' Dung Beetle admonished the thin man, 'If you spill the beans now, who knows what the kids'll do?' 'Perhaps...' Kokopelli said, unconcerned, 'At any rate, the fact of the matter is that this machine's unbridled destructive power is rather difficult to control and minimizing collateral damage to somebody else's world is of little concern to me. My priority is defeating that thing.'"

  • Leapsters (Iron Chef: Quantum Daria), by InvisibleDan (part 1): "'You know, Darius, we haven't known each other a long time but I feel a connection to you. It's strange, it's like I've known you a long time.' 'That's nice. Shouldn't we go back to these notes.' Daria was starting to feel uncomfortable. AlterJane was sitting very close, and she noticed that her new friend smelled really good. Not just in a nice way, but differently. It was causing a reaction inside her that she was unsure of. 'We can look at those later. Can I ask you to do something?' 'What?' 'Take your glasses off. Just for a second. I want to see your eyes, how they really are.' 'Um...'"

  • Legends of the Metal: The Drowning Doom Triumphant!, by Ixmythot (part 1): "The Killmasters, Quinn, Stacy, Sandi, and Tiffany nodded in agreement. 'She's right, you know? This has trap written all over it.' Tom sighed, looking over the collected group. 'I know it does, but we have to see this though! Just because the road is a little bumpy doesn't mean we can stop now. We're almost there, we can stop Daria, I just know it!'"

  • LLH Mini - Timely Circumstances, by RLobinske (part 3): "When Daria returned, she said, 'I'm going to block certain things out of my mind and not think of them. Ever. Now, what are we going to do?' The Doctor said, 'Figure out why you have this link with River Song.' 'Sure, no problem,' Daria said. 'Do you have any idea of where to start?' 'As a matter of fact, yes I do.'"

  • Miles to Go Before I Sleep, by Chris Tucker (part 1): "Movement near the gate caught her eye. The binoculars were to her eyes in a second. Yes. It was him. No doubt in her mind. The tinted window on the passenger side of the car silently slid down. She raised the pistol as she turned towards the opened window. The thumb safety clicked into the FIRE position. She breathed normally and sighted down the length of the pistol. She breathed in and out, in and..."

  • Octopus (Iron Chef: Today's challenge ingredient is...), by respite (COMPLETE!): "'Poor Columbia. Is the war propaganda poster business so dried up that's she's reduced to hentai to earn a buck?' Jane nearly dropped her glue gun as she jumped three inches off of her chair. 'Jesus, Morgendorffer. Warn a girl if you’re going to sneak up on her like that. And don’t you have to get packed? I thought the Bs were on the road this weekend.'"

  • So Totally Not Cthulhu, by Lord Yellowtail (COMPLETE!): "Reality was long periods of training and twisting the circumstances to your best advantage, then a flashbulb’s worth of motion as you rushed to lay your opponents out before they spilt your intestines onto the floor and bashed your skull to paste. Assuming they didn’t like to play with their food before they ate it. By chance or serendipity, most of the JSA were women, so it was something they had to take into account. Question couldn’t kill them, so she couldn’t match their speed, ferocity, and brutal efficiency. She had to surpass it."

  • Unnamed story (IC : Legion of Lawndale Super Villains), by NightGoblyn (COMPLETE!): "Trent reached out and took his sister’s hand. 'You’re always my little sister, Janey. I picked you to be my sister, and that makes you special.' Jane stared down at Trent's hand for a moment, as a smile slowly spread across her face. 'I am, aren't I?' 'What?' 'Special.' Jane stood, pulling away from Trent. She lashed out with one fist, and the kitchen table exploded into shrapnel. Trent cried out in pain as the jagged wooded spikes buried themselves in his body. 'I'm finally the special one. The one with power. And now everyone is going to pay.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Occupy Lawndale), by Charles RB (COMPLETE!): "'How long are you intending to stay camped out here?' asked Angier Sloane. 'Because we kinda need the garden for a dinner party.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Occupy Lawndale), by respite (COMPLETE!): "Daria and Jane sat in their usual booth at the Pizza King, Daria's face buried in the paper, Jane's in a slice of Sausage-o-rama. 'Jane, here's the answer, right here. I knew the Lawndale Sun Op-Eds were good for something.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: Occupy Lawndale), by Staren (COMPLETE!): "Daria and Jane stood transfixed at the strange sight. Jodie was across the hall, her back to them. What made the sight strange though, was her head half buried in the dent she had put into the door of her locker using her face."

  • Un-sureness, by roguebert (part 2): "Taking stock, 'Get a grip, Lane. You can either...' When that line of thought stopped abruptly, she made another attempt, 'If you try to get up, you’re just going to wake her up and then what? She gets embarrassed and goes home in the rain? No, you’re not doing that. You’re going to lay here and go back to sleep and tomorrow will be tomorrow.' Making up her mind, she thought, 'Right. Sleep.'"

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef: A Roll of the Die), by Roentgen (parts 1 and 2): "'Wait!' Stacy cried, the lone voice of rationality. 'I - I have a fair way to solve this.' There was silence. Stacy wasn't one to speak out. 'Go on,' Daria said. 'Uh...let's use of one these dice thingies. Daria will be #1.' '- a-HEM!' 'Sorry! Sandi will be #1,' Stacy said. 'Quinn #2, Tiffany #3, and me #4. Then Daria will be #5 and Jane will be #6. I'll just roll the dice, and whatever number it lands on has to get the pizza.'" (Part 2)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

This Is a Blog Post about an Anniversary...Or Is It?

Today is a kinda-maybe-sorta anniversary for the Paperpusher's Message Board, which was started at least as far back as this day in 1999. Until we can get access to some kind of ID or birth certificate, this might be the closest we get to a genuine anniversary for the PPMB. So, happy birthday! Maybe!

Today is also International Skeptics Day, which fits Daria perfectly. Then again, who can be sure? You should really take that opinion with a grain of salt.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

We've Got Pizza Prince and Pizza King...Why Not Pizza Pope?

The Second Vatican Council, also known as Vatican II, opened on this day in 1962. This led to a lot of changes in the Catholic Church, including allowing churches to use the vernacular language in their mass. It also allows me to use the woefully-underused "Jake as Pope" alter ego shown on the left. Everybody wins!

Today is also National Sausage Pizza Day, a holiday that Daria and Jane probably observe regularly and with great zeal. Except when they celebrate National Pizza with Everything (except Anchovies) Day or National Cheese Pizza Day, of course.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Author as a Lesbian, Season 2, by DeacBlue (part 8): "Helen turned to Quinn. 'Stacy is allowed over, but no parties. If we find everything the way we left it, your privileges will be expanded. But if you abuse our trust in you...' her voice trailed off. 'I'll be like Rapunzel, only able to get in or out using my hair, and I'll have time enough to grow it that long, too.' Helen smiled. 'I'm so glad that I have two very intelligent daughters.'"

  • The Beginning of Our History , by ST91 (part 4): "'Your name is Jane right? I do not want to sound like a bitch to you and I don’t like to behave in this way, but listen carefully : Darius is a serious and intelligent guy, but he's very clumsy with the girls. He has already suffered a lot in the past due to a whore who betrayed him without thinking about it twice. Now I don’t know you and don’t know what your intentions are, but make him suffer and I will make your life a living hell ... have I been clear?'"

  • A Fistful of Scarletts, by Aloysius (part 2): "'Some of these women are telepaths, sir!' Lewis said. 'And I don't even know what a Ringbearer is!' A chuckle could be heard from the intercom. 'I do know what they are, Kevin,' he said. 'I know how to handle them. That's all that is important. As far as the telepaths are concerned, keep your thoughts polite and neutral. Step back and let my workers get their jobs done.' Then the intercom clicked off."

  • In Any Other World, by Charles RB: "'Helen, it's Eric. We're having problems with the McConchie case. A "friend" of ours has warned us that the tax inspectors have found new evidence-' Damn it, Eric, don't admit to having inside sources over the phone! 'What is it?' 'There's a new witness: ex-employee, made redundant, you know the drill. With the case on Monday, I'm betting they were going to let us know as late as they could to keep us off-balance. We need to adapt the case now-'"

  • LLH Mini - Timely Circumstances, by RLobinske (part 2): "The Doctor pressed a lever and the same, rhythmic sound that heralded the arrival of the TARDIS filled the room. Michael said, 'So, where are we going?' 'To an orphanage to hopefully rescue a little girl.'"

  • A Tale of Three Tired Tropes (IC: The Tropes Have Risen From Beyond The Grave), by Aloysius (COMPLETE!): "She squinted to see who was inside the car, but the windows were tinted too darkly to tell. Just then, Daria stepped out of the driver's side door and waved. 'Lane!' she yelled. 'Get your skinny butt in a coat and let's go!' 'Daria?' Jane asked, confused. 'Where did you get a Jag?'"

  • Unnamed story (IC : Legion of Lawndale Super Villains), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "'So,' Daria said to Brittany and Sandi. 'Did you find this rat bastard Assmaster?' 'Yeah,' Brittany said, 'we found him.'"

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ultra Cola...the Refreshing Way to Explore the World!

Happy Columbus Day! Today we observe the anniversary of Christopher Columbus discovering America. The anniversary is technically on October 12th and not the 10th, but then again Columbus technically didn't discover America, either. So it all works out.

Columbus Day was also celebrated by Beavis, Butt-head, and Daria in Beavis and Butt-head issue 22, in which the intrepid duo succeed in discovering new ways to piss Daria off. Thanks to Charles RB for the head's up about the link to the comic book summary!

Today is also both Thanksgiving in Canada and World Mental Health Day, and it's fitting that the two go hand-in-hand. After all, the Holiday Island version of Thanksgiving has "a lot of screwed-up family problems and always gets depressed by the end of the day." Why should Canada be any different?

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Crocodiles? Cool.

Happy birthday to Paul Hogan, best known for playing the character Crocodile Dundee in the movie series of the same name. I could start quoting stuff about knives and mates, but I suspect the Australian members of fandom would start throwing things at me. And since I'm pretty sure everything in Australia is in some way poisonous, I think I'll play it safe.

Fanfic Update!
  • The Author as a Lesbian, Season 2, by DeacBlue (part 7): "'Umm, why would anyone care if you're happy and vivacious?' Daria gave him a look. 'Wow, you really have been home-schooled.' She shook her head. 'Gay is a slang term that means lesbian or homosexual, depending on who it's referring to. They don't like me because I'm emotionally and sexually attracted to women.' Ted's jaw dropped. ' how would you reproduce?'"

  • The Beginning of Our History, by ST91 (part 3): "'hello can I sit here?' 'sure get comfy, I am Darius, Darius Mogendorffer' 'Jane Lane extraordinary artist, so this is your first day here, what impression did you get from Laaaaaaawwwwwndale High ?'"

  • Crossing Stars, by Silver: "'I've got IFFs, and you aren't going to like them.' Mack's voice carried the hard edge she'd known it to take when things got really bad. 'How bad?' Daria asked at last. 'Bad. Whoever wants this cargo wants it bad enough to have hired Corvus. I count half-a-dozen Ravens, a Cutter Corvette, and an Oxen tug.' Mack's frustrated sigh was half-audible in her suit's headset. 'Get back up here.'"

  • Daria the Fair (PLOT BUNNIES: free to good home), by Trscroggs: "This whole world had been weird. Not just the green wave that had brought them here, but the night sky had two much smaller moons instead of one large one and a faint ring could be seen if you looked at the sky in the right way. The impression of weirdness had grown exponentially on the sixth day when they ran into a detachment of the palace guard which had exactly the right number of horses for the group. Jane blinked a bit when she was ushered into a very brightly lit throne-room. The throne itself was empty, but many fancily dressed men and women stood talking in small clumps around the room."

  • Fashion Zombies, by Smijey (part 1): "Quinn entered the room, and Daria could already tell from her red, puffy eyes that something had her deeply upset. Internally, she groaned. 'What's wrong now, Quinn?' It was only the beginning of the week when Quinn had been upset about losing popularity over the plastic surgery fad that had swept Lawndale High. 'Brooke's gotten really sick,' Quinn said."

  • In the Trunk, by Smijey (part 2): "'My shift ends in fifteen minutes. I need you to give me a ride.' Upchuck blinked in confusion. 'Um. Sure. Where do you want me to drive you?' 'Oh, you have your car? I guess you can give me a lift after.' 'After...' He finally made the connection. 'Oh.' Despite the very serious situation he was in, he was unable to resist the smirk which sprung up on his face, nor could he stop himself from growling: 'Feisty!'"

  • The James Lane Chronicles Chapter 6, by InvisibleDan (COMPLETE!): "'Um, Jesse, do you think Trent would ever hit on a girl who was maybe a bit underage? Even if he thought there was no way he could be caught?' 'Nah.' 'Good.' They walked a while and then James said, 'Are you sure?' Jesse was silent but shrugged his shoulders."

  • LLH Mini - Timely Circumstances, by RLobinske (part 1): "Unconsciously, Daria grasped his hand as they walked toward the door to her quarters in the Legion Tower. Opening it, Michael looked up and down the hall before saying, 'I wonder what your cats are up to.' 'I'm sure that they're keeping themselves entertained. They're very good at it.' A rhythmic, rasping sound drew their attention, then the slow appearance of a blue shape a short distance away."

  • On Edge (Scream Scenes), by RX-87 (COMPLETE!): "'Daria, please. It doesn't have to...' Jane said, looking like she was on the verge of tears, 'Just come back inside with me, OK? We can talk more there.' 'I can't. I'm sorry. I'd come back with you if I could,' she sighed, 'But no. It's too late. I have to go through with this.' 'Why?!' Jane shouted angrily, 'Dammit, Daria! Don't you care what this is going to do to me?! Or your family?!' 'I do. I'm sorry. I don't want to hurt any of you.'"

  • Quinn's Code 04: Geekery at the Mega-Mall, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 4): "'How about a fifty dollar coupon for you, little lady?' 'Don't insult me,' Daria said, repeating Jodie's line from earlier. The executive held out another coupon. 'One hundred dollars, final offer.' 'I'll take it,' Daria said. 'What got into you?' Mrs. Bennett asked. 'Integrity,' Daria said."

  • Unnamed story (Crossovers Still Crossing Over), by Erin M. (COMPLETE!): "Milo Kazinsky, the so-called crime lord of Lawndale,fumed as he saw the destruction of his main drug production facility. This made six hits in the last week. His men all had reported that it was the same two men. One in a chauffeur's outfit, the other in a green overcoat and fedora. Both had full face masks that obscured their features. No one knew their real names, only the moniker the leader went by.They had cut a swath through Kazinsky's holdings throughout the suburb, taking out his operations and then setting up their own."

Friday, October 7, 2011

"I don't like to smile unless I have a reason."

Today is World Smile Day! Even Daria is getting into the spirit, although I think I'd rather she didn't. Brrrr.

On a more serious note, Yom Kippur begins today at sundown. To those in fandom who observe the day, may you have an easy fast.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Why did I survive, grow tall and strong, only to SQUANDER all my potential by becoming a TEACHER?!"

Happy World Teachers' Day! I have no doubt that this holiday is more than enough encouragement for Mr. DeMartino to rediscover his love of teaching and find the strength to face each day with a smile.

Right up until Kevin opens his mouth, of course.

Today is also the Sh33p's Fluff Message Board's 8th birthday! It was created on this day in 2003 by Thea Zara and Gamer, and while the board has been through several changes over the years, their legacy still lives on. Have an adult-themed birthday cake, SFMB!

Fanfic Update!
  • The Author as a Lesbian, Season 2, by DeacBlue (parts 3 - 6): "'What Quinn's talking about is that, to push the point home that she's not abandoning fashion, just the Fashion Club, she wants to design clothing and make us up for the next dance. Since I came up with this, I'm committed.' She took a deep breath. 'Will you two go to the Valentine's Dance with me? And will you let Quinn dress you?'" (Part 4) (Part 5) (Part 5.5.) (Part 6)

  • Beavis 2.0 (Iron Chef: Twilight Zone Daria), by Roentgen (COMPLETE!): "(SCENE: The girls bathroom. Cassandra is finishing up Daria's 'tattoo' which has been applied by pen.) Cassandra: I hope this washes off. A skull. It doesn't convey your nobler, gentler spirit, Daria. Daria: To hell with that. This is a scam. And I'm going to prove it. I don't know what the hell they're up to, but unlike most of my fellow students, I'd like to learn something before I graduate. But I have to get Beavis and Butt-head to drop the facade."

  • The Beginning of our History, by ST91 (parts 1 and 2): "'Please mommy tells the story again please, please' said a girl with long dark brown hair and a gorgeous pair of blue eyes 'But I told you already have a lot of times Elizabeth , why you want to hear it again?' said Jane Lane to her 6 years old daughter" (Part 2)

  • Daria is Raven's Apprentice, by project pegasus: "Daria: Great! It’s like a maze down there. It’ll be like 'Pac Man': we’ll be like the ghosts and chase Beast Boy, who will be like Pac Man--a murderous, serial killing Pac Man who has a hard-on over dismembering us and reanimating our reconstituted corpses."

  • Friendship is Tragic (Scream Scenes), by Smijey (part 1): "'Jane, you're going to help me with the surgery I'm going to perform on this horse.' Jane's eyes practically bugged out of her head. 'Uh, Daria? I don't know if you think I just forgot to mention it, but I haven't gotten a degree in veterinary medicine, horse surgery, or anything like that since we last saw each other. What about that guy who's supposed to advise you on stuff like this?' Daria smiled, and Jane started to feel uneasy. 'Oh, I don't need his help with this. Besides, he died.'"

  • Interstellar Portals - A worldbuilding scenario, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 2): "The mercenary leader looked at the public house where his informant had told him that the representative of the Haudenusaunai kingdom was waiting for him. It was an average pub for the City. It stood 3 stories high, and had upwards of 100 rooms. There were stores on either side. The pub was located in an area of the city close to the centre of the city, completely outside of the portal."

  • John Lane 51: Promises Kept, by RLobinske (COMPLETE!): "'We watched the sun set from the Lincoln Memorial.' 'That sounds so romantic,' Helen said. 'I'm sure you're going to remember that for a long time.' Daria took a breath and said, 'I think I'm going to remember this more,' before showing her hand with the ring. The single, small diamond glittered in a circle of six tiny emeralds."

  • Legacy (Iron Chef: Crazy Pairing Story!), by RX-87 (COMPLETE!): "'W-what are you talking about?' Summer sobbed in confusion. She'd never been the best mother, but she'd never done anything before to elicit such violence from any of her children. Adrian loomed over the crying woman menacingly, 'Oh, you don't know? You just put it out of your mind, hoped it would go away? Is that why you never gave a shit about me and Courtney going off on our own? Didn't want to be reminded of what you'd done?'"

  • Quinn's Code 04: Geekery at the Mega-Mall, by cfardell_Brenorenz29 (part 3): "Quinn hoped that the situation wouldn't go out of hand. As she placed the phone down it rang again. 'I guess that this is Xavier!' she thought with slight agitation. 'Hello?' 'Quinn, I hope I am not too late!' Xavier said. 'Depends how you define "too late."' 'I'm too late, aren't I?'"

  • Remembrance, by HolyGrail2007 (part 19): "'Ah, the eternal dilemma. Too much to do. Have to prevent murders, but how to determine what sets off the murder? Obviously a serial killing, targeting females all of a certain age, but the age advances even after the time skip?' That wasn't exactly common, if someone was after young women, why would it change to older women after that? Stacy and Andrea did not look alike, have the same friends, or the same cliques, so it had to be some sort of other trigger. Perhaps something triggered by a third party. That left the avenue open to...just about anything."

  • Rude Awakening Ep.9: Join The Club, by DIsaac (part 5): "UPCHUCK: We need evidence, Mack. CHIPMUNK: Really good evidence, it will take cunning. UPCHUCK: It will take skill. It will take - MACK: Running her name on Google?."

  • Save the Last Trance for Me, by jtranser: "'Jane, tell me how all these stock footage dream endings got into this show? And this orgy! I didn't plan all this, this...' 'You can't. All that omniscience just gets in the way. So we usually hire somebody else to plan it. Don't worry, it'll get out of hand soon enough.' 'What? You mean this was plotted out by a orgy designer?' 'No, Daria, more like an orgy architect....'"

  • The Screaming Whisperer (Scream Scenes), by OverlordMikey (COMPLETE!): "The room was dark; not in the lighting sense, in that sense it was quite bright. It was a room filled with all kinds of makeshift devices; most seemed to be for torturing people. The walls where designed like a dungeon. Charles himself was strapped to a strange alter stripped of any clothes. Before him stood someone; someone he knew, a member of the Fashion Club."

  • So Totally Not Cthulhu, by Lord Yellowtail (part 1): "And if nothing else, Daria Morgendorffer forged herself into the Question to fight corruption. Evil government conspiracies were part of the natural order of her universe. Power Girl had mostly just reinforced Question’s own beliefs. Which is probably exactly what she intended. But this ..."

  • Unnamed story (Iron Chef - Jodie the Inventor), by Chris Tucker: "There was a look to her, a look of fear and uncertainty. 'When he was speaking, I could HEAR metal creaking, I KNEW it was the vertical stabilizer connected to the fuselage. The metal was starting to fracture. I could hear it. I shouldn't be able to DO THAT!'"

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Caption Party!

Why is Quinn so shocked? Post your ideas in the comments!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

"It's Lame DJs, Charlie Brown!"

Today is the 61st anniversary of the debut of the comic strip Peanuts, which was written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz until his death in 2000. Considering Jake's affinity for comic strips, I would bet anything that he's a fan. For anyone else who likes the strip, I also must recommend New Kids in Town and New Kids in Town II: "Batting Practice," two fanfics by Petrel.

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